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Date

March 16-23, 2018

Our Journey

Our 8 day photo adventure workshop roundtrip starts with an in-depth exploration of the backstreets of 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. 

The next destination after Havana will the the city of Santa Clara, Cuba's 5th largest city which is located in the most central region of the country.  It’s known for its revolutionary landmarks. In the city's west, the Che Guevara Mausoleum is the resting place of Che Guevara and other fighters. It’s crowned by a massive bronze statue of the revolutionary leader.

We will then continue our journey to the colonial, 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 back to Havana to complete our roundtrip.

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 spent on reviewing your work during the travel with a detailed feedback and assistance from our side. Our aim is to help you to become comfortable photographing strangers in unfamiliar environment, recognise favourable photography situations, judge the quality of natural light and adjust to low light situations. Our Ebook will be provided to you to help with your learning and we’ll make sure you return home with a beautiful photo essay.

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Group Size

Small group size - Maximum 10 participants

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Experience | Difficulty

Open to all levels (non-photographers and adventure seekers also welcome)

Moderate schedule

Travel by car 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.

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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)

Price

Havana, Santa Clara, Trinidad, Havana 

8 days  | Creative Adventure Photo workshop

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,-

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