Santiago de Cuba, Pentax 67 + Cinestill 800T

Santiago de Cuba, Pentax 67 + Cinestill 800T

Dates

November 24 (Sun), December 07 (Sat), 2019

Vale de Vinales, Pentax 67II, Kodak Portra 160

Vale de Vinales, Pentax 67II, Kodak Portra 160

Our Journey

Our 14-day Cuba Road Trip is the result of exploring all corners of the island since 2007, each with its own unique charm.

Having our own car, this will be a journey on the road less travelled, which gives us plenty of unique photo opportunities. Once we travel further east from Trinidad, you will visit a Cuba few other photographers have seen.

The itinerary will start in the bustling capital Havana, from here we have a short visit to 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. Here we may photograph the rehearsals for their famous Ballet, subject to their travel schedule.

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. Santiago is a place filled with unexplored photo opportunities. We will stay several days in Santiago, a place to re-energise and also to use as a base for day trips to the surrounding areas.

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.  The next morning we will visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum before heading to Playa del Este, the beach of Havana.

We will continue our travel to Vale de Vinales, home of the best tobacco plantations in the world, known for its famous cigars, honey and coffee. Here we will stay several days to walk the endless tobacco plantations and to visit our welcoming farmer friend and his family, before returning back to Havana.

Vale de Vinales, Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

Vale de Vinales, Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

The workshop

We’re passionate about teaching the different aspects of photography, both, Analog and Digital. We travel in small groups which enables us to teach according to your requirement and level.

This workshop is suitable for digital photographers of every level as well as analog photographers for whom we will explain everything one needs to know about shooting film.

We will explain how to become comfortable photographing strangers in unfamiliar environment and discuss low light photography.

Group Size

Small group size, 4 persons per car. Maximum 6-7 participants.

Vale de Vinales, Nikon FM3a + Kodak Tri-X

Vale de Vinales, Nikon FM3a + Kodak Tri-X

Experience | Difficulty

Open to all levels

Non-photographers and adventure seekers are welcome

Moderate schedule

Moderate elevation changes and lots of walking, bring comfortable shoes.

 

Vale de Vinales, Leica MP, Kodak Portra 800

Vale de Vinales, Leica MP, Kodak Portra 800

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 has been exploring all corners of Cuba for the last 12 years.

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What’s included

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

  • All breakfasts

  • Car rental

  • Professional photographers | host | tuition

  • Small group size

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

  • Portrait Photography, Social Documentary 

Vale de Vinales, Leica MP, Kodak Portra 800

Vale de Vinales, Leica MP, Kodak Portra 800

Vale de Vinales, Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

Vale de Vinales, Mamiya RZ + Kodak Portra 160

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 authorised travel. Our category is: (8) Support for the Cuban people (see §515.574). e-CFR data is current as of May 6, 2019

Price

Round trip Cuba

14 days  | Adventure Photo Workshop

Early booking fee USD 3450,-

Limited amount of places - Small group size, 7 participants.

Seats are transferrable but not refundable.

Non-refundable deposit:  USD 1000,- Ask us about our Cancellation policy.

To register, send an email to mail@haraldclaessen.com mentioning in which workshop you would like to participate.


Partners

Vale de Vinales, Pentax 67II, Kodak Portra 160

Vale de Vinales, Pentax 67II, Kodak Portra 160