Laws regulating travel to Cuba have once again been changed. It is still possible to visit this intriguing country if providing support for the Cuban people. This is your chance to experience a visual paradise while doing your part to preserve our international connection with the people of Cuba.
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From the streets and shoreline of Havana to the historical, coastal town of Trinidad, every day and evening will be filled with glowing photographic opportunities. And when the sun goes down, the fast lenses come out and ISOs go up as we explore the hidden intrigue and magnificence of Cuba at night. Any digital camera is welcome — from DSLR to Mirrorless to iPhone — as long as you have a way to get your images onto an iPhone or iPad for viewing and editing.
We’ll enjoy a lightweight, modern approach to our image making with photo critiques and classes all based on iPhones and iPads. That’s right, you can leave your laptops at home because it’s better spending your time making photos and memories rather than trudging through Photoshop and Lightroom. You’ll discover the joy of editing on your iPhone during lunch or on your iPad in the middle of the night. You’ll be amazed at what you learn from Dan (author of iPhone Artistry and Making Digital Negatives) as you shoot and process the modern, compact and lightweight way — a dream for the travel photographer!
The workshop includes 8 days/8 nights in Cuba. Beginning in Havana, you'll be picked up at the airport and stay in Old Historic Havana for three nights. After time in Havana, we're traveling by private, air-conditioned bus to Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its colonial architecture, spending 2 nights capturing its cobblestone street charm. Returning to Havana, we'll continue to explore classic neighborhoods, artist communities, farmers' markets and Cuban urban life. The group is limited to 10 participants and the workshop price is $4500.
• Eight nights in beautiful casa particulares (B&B's) in Centro Havana and Trinidad
• Various location fees and shooting opportunities
• Ground transportation in Cuba
• All breakfasts and dinners
• Most lunches
• Daily workshop instruction during classtime or photo outings
• Daily assistance from local Cuban photographers and guides
• Supplemental Health Insurance for Cuba
• Tips and Gratuities
• Airfare to Havana and baggage fees
• Entry Visa (available from your airline for $50-75)
• A few lunches
• Travel/Medical Evacuation Insurance (available from your travel agent)
• Bottled water and all alcoholic beverages except for one Cuban beer or drink per meal
• Personal expenses
Our Cuban liaison is Havana photographer Marcel Fernandez Diaz who knows Cuba and her people. He helps smooth our journey and ensure we discover unique photographic opportunities.
Any digital camera is welcome — from DSLR to Mirrorless to iPhone — as long as you have a way to get your images onto an iPhone or iPad for viewing and editing.
iPhones and iPads should be newer models that have the smaller Lightning connectors (not the wider, 30-pin charging cables from days of old) because these models make it much easier for us to share images during classroom critiques and lessons.
Bring lightweight clothing and comfortable walking shoes because you’ll spend lots of time on your feet.
Before your departure, you will receive tons of helpful, detailed information to help you prepare for your adventure. From camera gear advice to packing suggestions, you’ll get lots of help to ensure your trip is one of learning and image making instead of problems and hassles.
Here are some happy memories from past trips.