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.
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. Do not blindly crank up your ISO setting and continue like it was day.
We want you to return home with a personally meaningful photo essay.
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
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.
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
Small group size
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
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?
Transport to- and from Valle de Vinales
Professional Photographer | Host | Tuition
Small Group Size
Portrait Photography, Social Documentary
What is Not Included?
All Visa Fees
Affordable Lunches and Dinners
To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning which workshop you would like to join.
What to expect?
Some images from our previous Cuba Adventure Workshops.