Pentax 67 + Cinestill 800T

Pentax 67 + Cinestill 800T


October 12 (SAT) - October 20 (SUN), 2019 | 7 Full Workshop days / 8 Nights | $1750,-

OCT 12 (SAT) - Arrive in Havana as per your itinerary and meet us at the accommodation. Let’s meet in the evening. We start OCT 13 (SUN) with our workshop.

OCT 19 (SAT) - This is the last day of our workshop where we will enjoy our last evening together. OCT 20 (SUN), Departure day.

Creative Adventure Photo workshop

This workshop is meant for those photographers and adventure seekers who want to spend 1 week on the island of Cuba and who want to see the best places in Havana and Valle de Vinales without spending too much travelling time in Cuba. This shorter workshop, derived from our 14-day Cuba Round Trip will be offered at a very reasonable price since we do not need our own, and costly, transport. From the US, you can fly to Cuba on Saturday and return home on Sunday the week after. This will give us 7 full workshop days to create beautiful images.

Explore of the backstreets of Havana, it's exotic neighbourhoods including Havana Centro, Old Havana and Vedado. We will visit a famous boxing gym, the oceanside promenade Malecón, and the Prado. During day trips we will visit the communities of Regla. We will also visit a beach town close to Havana, Playa del Este.

We will then move onwards to the most picturesque tobacco growing area of Cuba, Valle de Viñales. We will visit welcoming farmer families and find our about their lives.

Both the home stay in a beautiful Cuban casa particular with gorgeous architecture, and all aspects of the daily itinerary are carefully put together to offer photographers access to the vibrant and authentic daily life of the amazing Cuban people. 

The workshop

We’re passionate about teaching the different aspects of photography. A good amount of time will be spend on:

  • Giving you detailed feedback and assistance/suggestions from our side

  • Help you to become comfortable photographing strangers in unfamiliar environment with Respect and Dignity towards your subjects. Even if you don't speak the language, Empathy has no language. In return this will make you feel relaxed and confident, which is important for making environmental portraits or street photography.

  • Recognise favourable photography situations. Not everything is interesting to photograph. We will make your internal sirens go off meaning "We've got a situation!" when photographical interesting elements which are resonating with you are aligning. Find 2-3 a day and you had an amazing day. We speak about what such "situations" are and what to do when you find them.

  • Judge the quality of natural light and find the good light at any time of the day. Not only in the early morning or afternoon/evening.

  • How to adjust correctly to low light situations.

    We want you to return home with a personally meaningful photo essay.

Our Itinerary

SAT 12 October - Your arrival day. Workshop will start the day after. We will meet in the evening. Accommodation SAT-SUN is included.

SUN 13 October - Day 1 - First day of the workshop. Havana

MON 14 October - Day 2 - Havana

TUE 15 OCT - Day 3 - Havana. Travel to Valle de Vinales

WED 16 OCT - Day 4 - Valle de Vinales

THU 17 OCT - Day 5 - Valle de Vinales

FRI 18 OCT - Day 6 - Valle de Vinales. Travel to Havana.

SAT 19 OCT - Day 7 - Havana. Last day of the workshop. Accommodation SAT-SUN is included.

SUN 20 OCT - Day 8 - Your Departure day

Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airport: Havana (HAV).

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 authorised travel. Our category is: (8) Support for the Cuban people (see §515.574). e-CFR data is current as of July 10, 2019

Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

Group Size

Small group size

Pentax 67ii + Cinestill 800T

Pentax 67ii + Cinestill 800T

Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

Experience | Difficulty

Open to all levels of Analog/Digital film photographers

Non-photographers and adventure seekers are welcome

Moderate elevation changes and lots of walking


Lecturer | Host

Harald Claessen  

Born in the Netherlands - Flying Dutchman - Harald is a Social Documentary and Portrait Photographer who has been exploring all corners of Cuba for the since 2007.


What is Included?

  • All Accommodations

  • All Breakfasts

  • Transport to- and from Valle de Vinales

  • Professional Photographer | Host | Tuition

  • Small Group Size

  • Portrait Photography, Social Documentary 

What is Not Included?

  • All Flights

  • All Visa Fees

  • Affordable Lunches and Dinners

To register, send an email to mentioning which workshop you would like to join.

What to expect?

Some images from our previous Cuba Adventure Workshops.