Deposit Cuba Workshop #2,  April 20-26, 2023

Deposit Cuba Workshop #2, April 20-26, 2023

Regular price $1,000.00 Sale


This workshop is currently Waitlisted.  Please email us to be alerted if/when a spot opens. 

 

Total fee: $5,495, a remaining balance invoice will be sent on request or ~90 days from start of workshop. 

Includes meals, lodging and ground transportation

Co-instruction with: Rick LePage 

Cuba is a unique place, and I love its rich photographic environment. The island is amazing, full of generous, friendly people; great food and drinks; Old Havana’s beautiful architecture; Viñales’ limestone cliffs; tobacco farms and horse-drawn carts; old cars; and the music and dancing. Yes, Cuba is a vibrant, special place to be, especially for the photographer. 

These all-inclusive workshops will be special. We will ride in vintage cars through Old Havana, and we’ll 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 Viñales. 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 you’re going to be amazed at how special the experience truly is.

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Planned Workshop Schedule:

Each day includes instructor Q&A time. We’ll do our best to have daily image review sessions, but that will depend upon the schedule and our location. 


Day 1: Thursday, April 20 — Arrive Havana 

Airport transfer 

Meet your guide to discuss Cuban tourism as private enterprise 

Dinner at rooftop paladar. 

Day 2: April 20 — Havana 

Talk with our guide about Havana’s past, present and future 

Walking and conversation tour in Old Havana, including farmers market, church, and artist studios 

Dinner & drinks at rooftop bar

Day 3: April 22 — Havana 

Sunrise around the old church plaza 

Walking around Old Havana 

NostalgiCar Mechanic Shop 

Classic car tour at sunset/blue hour at the Jesus statue on the hill 

Meeting/dinner with a group of Cuban photographers for talk and sharing 

Day 4:April 23 — Viñales (Hotel Jazmines) 

Walk through the valley 

Lunch at Organic Farm 

Hotel Jazmines for sunset 


Day 5: April 24 — Viñales (Hotel Jazmines) 

Sunrise hike 

Tobacco Farm and Dry House to visit with Cuban tobacco farmers 

Sunset at Hotel Jazmin or at organic farm with dinner


Day 6: April 25 — Return to Havana 

Lunch at Coffee Plantation Buena Vista 

Salsa dance class with Cuban instructor 

Dinner 

Music night; choice between Buena Vista Social Club or Jazz Club 


Day 7: April 26— Depart Havana 

Breakfast 

Airport Transfer

 

Payment terms:

Participants who reserved their position with a deposit instead of the full fee will receive an invoice for the balance remaining no later than four months (120 days) prior to the workshop. The balance must be paid in full 90 days prior to the workshop to hold your place. 

All workshop payments are fully refundable less a 10% fee up to 90 days prior to the first day of the workshop. If you cancel anywhere from 89 to 60 days prior to the workshop, we will make every effort to find a replacement. If we can fill your spot, 90% of your workshop fee will be refunded; if we cannot find a replacement, we will refund 50% of your workshop fee. Any cancellation within 60 days is non-refundable.

 

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