Pentax 67 + Cinestill 800T

Pentax 67 + Cinestill 800T


March 24- April 04, 2019. Sold Out.

Analog/Digital Portrait Adventure Photo workshop

In 2019, we want to do something excitingly new, something close to our heart. We decided to launch Analog/Digital Adventure Workshops.

During this workshop to Cuba, our friend and film photographer Ryan Muirhead will be guest lecturer. Ryan’s work is personally meaningful and inspirational to many. Read more below. Here is Ryan’s IG.

Bring plenty of film and share 12 days among people and friends who are equally passionate about analog photography, it’s about enjoying shooting film for our own reasons and sharing that passion with the rest of the group, learning more about film photography and returning home with amazing images (digital cameras are of course also welcome) We’ll be making plenty of portraits.

Our Journey

The Cuba round Road trip. Explore the real Cuba during this unique 12-day road trip journey from bustling Havana, exploring many towns and villages along the way, passing through Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba all the way to the untouched eastern shore. Having our own transport, this will be a journey on the road less travelled.

The itinerary will start in the bustling capital Havana, from here we will visit the perfectly preserved Spanish settlement of Trinidad. Trinidad is a town in central Cuba, known for its colonial old town and cobblestone streets. Its neo-baroque main square, Plaza Mayor, is surrounded by grand colonial buildings.

From Trinidad we will travel to Camaguey, the third largest city in Cuba, know for its labyrinths-style street layout. Onwards through historic charming Bayamo, we will reach Santiago the Cuba, the cultural capital of Cuba which has a huge historical significance with its Afro-Cuban origins and its history as the cradle of Cuba’s numerous revolutionary movements.

From Santiago de Cuba we will travel on “La Farola” - a stunning mountain pass road build in the 1960s to Baracoa, often described as Cubas best kept secret which was visited by Admiral Christopher Columbus on November 27, 1492.

On our way back to Havana, we will stay overnight in Santa Clara, Cuba's 5th largest city which is located in the most central region of the country.  It’s known for its revolutionary landmarks. In the city's west, the Che Guevara Mausoleum is the resting place of Che Guevara and other fighters. It’s crowned by a massive bronze statue of the revolutionary leader.

Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

The workshop

We’re passionate about teaching the different aspects of photography, both, Analog and Digital.

This workshop is suitable as an introduction to shooting film for the dslr user as well as for the experienced film shooter.

We will explain how to become comfortable photographing strangers in unfamiliar environment. You will receive our E-book "For the right reasons”, a breakdown of different situations you may find and how to approach them.

We want you to understand the zone system for better B&W film results, mastering spot and incident metering for better negatives/files.

We discuss the different film stock we use and when we use them and teach you how to deal with different available light situations.

Group Size

Small group size

Nikon + Kodak Tri-X

Nikon + Kodak Tri-X

Experience | Difficulty

Open to all levels of Analog/Digital film photographers

Non-photographers and adventure seekers are welcome

Moderate schedule

Moderate elevation changes and lots of walking


Lecturer | Host

Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

Harald Claessen  

Born in the Netherlands - Flying Dutchman (a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever). Harald is a Social Documentary and Portrait Photographer who has been exploring Cuba for the last 11 years and he lives partly in Russia and Cyprus.

Harald’s Instagram

Guest Lecturer

Ryan Muirhead

“I’m a human who found art when I needed it most”

If you would like to know more about Ryan and his work, these video and links will provide additional insight. 

Ryan’s Instagram

What’s included

  • All Accommodations in beautiful Casa Particulars (Cuban family houses), Single occupancy, Air-conditioner and warm water

  • All breakfasts

  • Local transportation, Taxi, Car, Minibus, Vintage American cars

  • Professional photographers | host | tuition

  • Small group size

  • Ebook "For the Right Reasons" - Becoming comfortable photographing strangers

  • Portrait Photography, Social Documentary 

Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airport: Havana (HAV). Our adventure begins in the afternoon on the first day and ends at Noon on the last day (Departure day). International travellers who require a Cuban visa can get their visa through the Cuban Embassy or Consulate in their respective countries.

US travellers

Our Photo workshop itinerary is designed fully compliant with the regulations of the US DEPARTMENT OF STATE. Our travel falls into one of 12 categories of authorized travel. Our category is: (8) Support for the Cuban people (see §515.574). e-CFR data is current as of December 20, 2018