Cuban Photography Adventure
HAVANA, PINAR DEL RIO, VIÑALES, CIENFUEGOS, TRINIDAD, ZAPATA SWAMP, AND TOPES DE COLLANTES.
It is difficult to be unemotional about Cuba. It is a magical place, full of romantic images, Santeria ceremonies interspersed with the Catholic church, conga drums sounding late into the night, ballet, dark rum, architecture, and the Cuban cigars. Cuba is indeed a beautiful island: Its soaring green mountains, gently rolling hills, and stately palms whose eternally rustle in the trade winds have a soothing quality to them.
This workshop will guide you to places that take you behind the scenes of Cuba’s tourist veil, showing you the inner culture, “The Real Cuba”.
We are able to do this by working with the local people and having native Lazaro Lugo as our tour guide on the whole trip to take us to the most photographic locations. You will get to visit places few outside of Cuba have been able to see. At the same time, our tours are very safe because our guide is local and very knowledgeable.
Havana is one of the pearls of the Americas, a city of memories.
The olde city center is still defined by the eastern edge of the harbor and the boundaries of a defensive wall that was build in the sixteenth century and torn down in the nineteenth century.
Within this neighborhood, which Unesco has designated a world heritage sight, are 908 historically buildings. Other notable locations we will visit near Havana include: Hamel Alley, Afro-Cuban areas, Colon Cementary, Ernest Hemingway’s Finca Vigia, and more.
The other cities we visit also include numerous Unesco World Heritage sites for breathtaking photography opportunities.
Within the Zapata Swamps are over 900 autochthonous plant species, Cuban Crocodiles, 175 species of birds.
In trekking “Topes de Collantes”, the big attraction are caves, river falls, grottos, canyons, and birds.
The 10 Day photographic course will include individual and group lessons and discussion, and include topics such as:
How to organize elements inside the picture.
Animal and Nature Photography.
The importance of the quality, direction and reflection of natural light.
Street photography and travel photography.
Cuba is the place all photographers fall in love with.
Experience / Difficulty
Beginner, amateur, semi and pro photographers.
Ample activities scheduled.
Travel by air-conditioned mini bus and opportunity to ride in vintage American cars locally.
10 day itinerary with hotel and breakfast included.
Students bring their own camera and laptop.
Weather / Sun
Assistance at the airport.
10 nights of accommodation.
Transportation in air conditioned mini bus.
Guide-photographer highly qualified in English, throughout the program.
Taxes for entry areas and parks.
Hotel Raquel – Havana.
lberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad- Trinidad.
Los Jasminez – Pinar del rio.
Hotel Playa Larga – Zapata Swamp.
Hotel Los Helechos – Topes de Collantes.
Price 10 Days
Price 2260 € Single room. 2070€ Double room
Subject to change.