Havana, Cuba

 

March 2019

Day 1 Havana

  • Arrive at Havana Jose Marti Airport then head for hotel, check-in and if needed refresh for a couple hours or so.
  • Late afternoon photography around el Malecon.

  • Visit to The Museo de la Revolucion which is housed in the former Presidential Palace.

  • Welcome dinner at a chosen restaurant in Havana Vieja.

Day 2 Havana

  • Early outing to old Havana to capture the morning light and the vibrancy of the waking city and its people.

  • A visit to La Fototeca, Havana Museum of Photograph in old Havana to meet with Nelson Ramírez de Arellano Conde who is the director and if he is available will give us a short lecture on the history of photography in Cuba.

  • Visit a local agriculture market

  • Dinner at chosen paladar

Day 3 Havana

  • Early morning trip to Cojimar where Hemingway used to have his boat the Pilar and to meet and photograph fishermen. This small village was the home of Gregorio Fuentes who was Hemingway’s captain and his model for the Old Man and the Sea.

  • Visit the Mercado Cuatro Caminos a bustling market

  • Visit El Cristo, The Christ, while taking a boat across the bay.

Day 4 Trinidad- Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Leave for Trinidad after breakfast

  • Arrive at hotel and have a quick refresh

  • Meet local photographer and author Julio Muñoz who will be our instructor there and to make it easier for everybody each morning his home will be our meeting & departure point. All participants must be pront and respectuful so we can all be out on the street shooting at the choosen time

  • Lunch at Cubita Restaurant

  • Walk around the town pebble covered streets while discovering fascinating faces and places.

  • Meet a dancers of the folkloric dance school in Trinidad

  • Sunset photography walk through trindad’s wonderful colonial streets

  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant

Day 5-Trinidad

  • Early rise to capture the beauty of the place which is the most preserved colonial city in America.

  • Lunch at an organic Farm

  • Visit a unique place chosen by my co-instructor Julio or Miguel.

  • Dinner at a local restaurant

Day 6-Trinidad

  • Discover other unknown parts of the city

  • Lunch

  • Travel back to Havana

  • Dinner at Paladar Osmany

Day 7-Havana

  • Visit one of the Synagogue in Havana and talk and photograph some of its members.

  • Visit a dance company and take photos of the dancers

  • Walk around old the train station and Old Havana.

  • Dinner at a local paladar.

Day 8-Havana

  • Visit Finca la Vigia in San Francisco de Paula which was Ernest Hemingway home from 1940-1960.

  • Lunch at a local paladar in Havana

  • Final group dinner at Paladar Guarida with its Nueva Cocina Cubana.

Day 9-Havana to Miami

  • Depending on Airport time , we can repeat favorite spots or some that were skipped due to lack of time.

Terms & Conditions

To hold your space, we require a non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00 USD

Fees Included:

  • Workshop fees
  • All Lodging is included.  A single room is subject to availability for an additional fee.
  • All breakfast and two group dinners with one alcoholic drink per participants
  • All transportation in the host country related to the itinerary.
  • Local guide/translator or assistant photographer.

Fees Not Included:

  • Flights to the workshops host country.
  • All paperwork/doc/visa compliance with the nation we are traveling to (Cuba trips all docs are included)
  • Any airport taxes due
  • Extra luggage weight
  • Meals outside of breakfast or the two group meals.
  • Travel/cancellation insurance
  • Any medical insurance.
  • Any tips for an assistant photographer, translators drivers, bellboy, mini bar or any food items or drinks consumed from your hotel/house room.
  • Any optional event that requires entry fees such as: night club, musical event, sports venue, night clubs or any additional cost not included in the itinerary.

What to bring

At least two sets of DSLR camera bodies with five or more large memory cards. Also one wide-angle lens, a 50mm or 85mm lens, a telephoto, a light tripod to shoot during low light or at night and any other photographic tools that you may need during the workshop, including extra batteries, a charger and your laptop to download your images for review & critique. All participants must be able to download and backup you work since each day will be very intense and the instructors won’t have the time for that. I also encourage you to bring a backup system to save your work. External hard drives or flash drives work great. I can give you tips as to the best external hard drive to get. There won’t be any spare computers to be used, so please bring your own with you and PLEASE be very familiar with all your personal equipment.

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