Rarely have I had such a fantastic time scouting for a workshop as I did for this trip. Cuba is one of the more exciting, rich photographic locations I've been to in a long time. Wonderful people, great landscapes and cityscapes, gorgeous beaches, music and good food abound. We're going to have a ton of fun on this all inclusive workshop to explore Cuba and its culture. Our group will be traveling on pre-arranged 'help the Cuban people' visas and we will meet, photograph and interact with artists and local crafts people. We will stay in Old Havana and the spectacular farming valley of Vinales. I can't wait to get back and I hope you'll join me.
This all-inclusive workshop is special. Of course we will ride in vintage cars through Old Havana, and see how cigars are made, but we’ll also meet with Cuban artists — including a dinner with local photographers. We’ll stay in a gorgeous private residence in Old Havana, as well as a hotel with spectacular dawn and sunset views in the limestone-rich agricultural valley of Vinales. We’ll photograph salsa dancing and have a lesson ourselves. This trip is not just a photo workshop; it will also be a cultural exchange, and I think you’re going to be amazed at how special the experience is.
Planned Workshop Schedule :
Each and every day includes image review and instructor Q&A time
Arrive in Old Havana
Meet and greet with guides, instructors and other participants
Sunset rooftop dinner
Discussion with local entrepreneurs about Cuban life
Old Havana walking tour
Visit farmers market, church, artists’ studios
Dinner and drinks at my favorite rooftop bar. The ‘Jimmy Hendrick’s’ is epic!
Sunrise at old Cathedral
Tour vintage car mechanics shop and meet owners
Classic car tour of Havana to photograph sunset and blue hour from overlook
Dinner and discussion with local Cuban photographers
Travel to Vinales (No need to completely vacate your rooms in Havana)
Lunch at organic farm
Walk through the valley
Photograph sunset from our hotel’s overlook
Dinner in town
Options for early sunrise hike or photographing dawn at the hotel.
Tour tobacco farm and drying house
Sunset at organic farm with dinner.
Travel back to Havana
Lunch at photogenic coffee plantation with lovely great views
Salsa dance photography and lessons
Music night at Buena Vista Social Club
Participants who reserved their position with a deposit instead of the full fee will receive an invoice for the balance remaining no later than 60 days prior to the workshop. The balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the workshop to hold your place.