Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160


March 09-16, 2019

Analog/Film Photo workshop

In 2019, we want to do something excitingly new, something close to our heart. We decided to launch 4 Analog 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 8 days among people 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.

Our Journey

Our 8 day photo adventure workshop will start in Havana with an in-depth exploration of the backstreets and of its 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 and the fishing village Cojimar where Ernest Hemingway found the inspiration to write "The Old Man and the Sea". We will also visit a beach close to Havana where people from town go to relax, Playa del Este.

We will then stay in Valle of Viñales, a picturesque tobacco growing region where we visit welcoming farmer families before returning to Havana.

Both, the home stay in a beautiful Cuban Casa Particulars, and all aspects of the daily itinerary are designed to offer photographers access to the vibrant and authentic daily life of the amazing Cuban people. 

 Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

The workshop

We’re passionate about teaching the different aspects of photography.

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 have a presentation on how to deal with different available light situations.

Instead of editing digital images in the evenings we can stay in the moment of enjoying this wonderful island and its’ people.

 Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

Group Size

Small group size - Maximum 10 participants

 Nikon + Kodak Tri-X

Nikon + Kodak Tri-X

Experience | Difficulty

Open to all levels of Analog film photographers (non-photographers and adventure seekers are welcome)

Digital camera’s are also welcome), but we will not have our usual editing and review sessions.

Moderate schedule

Travel by communal taxi or minibus

Moderate elevation changes and lots of walking


Lecturer | Host

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 partly lives 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), double 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

  • Social Documentary, Travel Photography, Street Photography, Landscape Photography, Environmental Portraits


Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airport: Havana (HAV) 

Our adventure begins at Noon 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 can obtain a Visa at the Visa desk in Miami (reason for travel: Support for the Cuban People)


Havana - Cojimar - Valle de Viñales  

8 days  | Analog (Film) Photo Travel Adventure

Price USD 2750,-

Above price is based on Double occupancy. Single occupancy supplement (if you want to have your own room) USD 300,-

Seats are transferrable but not refundable.

Non-refundable deposit:  USD 1000,-