Panama: Panama Tribes and New Year's eve
8 DAYS // Dec 27, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016


With breathtaking scenery, sensational beaches, modern infrastructure and few tourists, it's easy to see why Panama has gained a reputation as Latin America's most spectacular up-and-coming photo travel destination.

Experience and photograph modern Panama, as well as the country’s timeless countryside where indigenous traditions still flourish. Venture deep into the rainforest to photograph the indigenous community, Embera, in Chagres National Park. Then unwind on the beaches of the San Blas Islands and soak up the cultural traditions of the Kuna people.

Join PQA to celebrate our 8th anniversary during an unforgettable New Year ’s Eve celebration and a photography adventure of a lifetime.


  • Private photo shoot with The Embera tribes who intricately paint their faces with deep purple, almost black, juice from the jagua plant
  • Photograph the breathtaking scenery and tribes of the San Blas Islands
  • Visit and photograph the Nalunega Community & Pelican Island
  • Photograph the Ngobe Bugle (also called the Guaymi), Panama’s most populous indigenous group


  • Join our New Year's Eve Celebration in Panama City
  • Photograph capuchins and howling monkeys, as well as numerous bird species at Monkey Island
  • Photograph white faced monkeys, three toed sloths, iguanas, caiman, blue morph butterflies and various frogs and lizards


  • Camera settings
  • Location lighting: how to use Quadra Packs, soft boxes, reflectors, and gels
  • Portrait lighting techniques using one flash and multiple flash set ups
  • How to tell a story with your images
  • How to pose and photograph models