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 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.
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.
Small group size - Maximum 10 participants
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.
Travel by communal taxi or minibus
Moderate elevation changes and lots of walking
Lecturer | Host
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.
“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.
All Accommodations in beautiful Casa particulars (Cuban family houses), double occupancy, Air-conditioner and warm water
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
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,-