CUBA PHOTO TOUR, HAVANA & TRINIDAD

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Explore Cuba’s Best Cities During An Exciting Photographic Adventure.

Explore the gritty and unique charm of Havana and Trinidad during this 10-day Cuba photo tour.

With its nostalgic architecture, vibrant culture, and colourful people, Cuba’s main city has an undeniable allure, and provides a dream setting for photography. During this adventurous photography workshop, you’ll be able to capture some of this Cuban magic through your lens. We’ll explore Havana’s backstreets, photograph its pulsating music scene, and practice portrait photography when meeting the city’s welcoming inhabitants. To get the full Cuban experience, we’ll also venture to Trinidad, a city with a unique character and stunning natural surroundings.

Throughout this Cuba photo tour,  you’ll be guided by professional photographers, who will help bring out the best photographer in you. Since we work with small group sizes, the tutoring will be tailor-made to your level – so whether you’re a beginner or a semi-pro, you’ll be able to hone your skills and return home with some stunning images. Find out more about this Cuba photo tour by reading on, or get in touch if you have any questions!

QUICK FACTS
QuickFacts Place - Cuba Photo Tour, Havana and Trinidad Havana & Trinidad, Cuba
QuickFacts Dates - Cuba Photo Tour, Havana and Trinidad November 17 – 28, 2019
QuickFacts Photography Type - Cuba Photo Tour, Havana and Trinidad Culture, Portrait & Street Photography
QuickFacts Leader - Cuba Photo Tour, Havana and Trinidad Leader: Andy Scaysbrook & Andre Bel
QuickFacts Group Size - Cuba Photo Tour, Havana and Trinidad Group Size: Max. 6
QuickFacts Level - Cuba Photo Tour, Havana and Trinidad All Photography Levels
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
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Explore Cuba in an authentic, off the beaten track way

Explore Cuba in an authentic, off the beaten track way, and enjoy unique photographic opportunities

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Receive photographic tutoring

Receive photographic tutoring, tailored to any level, by award-winning photographers

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Vibrant music and fashion scenes

Experience Cuba’s vibrant music and fashion scenes through your lens – and get your salsa shoes on if you’re up for it!

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Improve photography skills

Improve your photography skills during daily workshops, and put your skills into practice straight away

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Personal Tutoring

Enjoy very personal tutoring because of an exceptionally good ratio between participants and workshop leaders

  1. Explore Cuba in an authentic, off the beaten track way
  2. Receive photographic tutoring
  3. Vibrant music and fashion scenes
  4. Improve your photography skills
  5. Personal tutoring
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THE DESTINATION

For photographers, Cuba is a dream setting. The preservation of the country’s history gives a unique sense of a time gone by. Its architecture is timeworn but magnificent. It is a country of vibrancy and undefinable beauty. Cuba’s people are open and welcoming, their culture vibrant. The street scenes are captivating and ever-changing. There’s something to inspire every photographer, and we’ll help you immerse yourself in Cuba’s story.

During this Cuba photo tour, we’ll explore the two most exciting and photogenic cities; Havana and Trinidad. The first, the country’s capital Havana, is a vibrant mix of colors, music, and architecture. You never know what can happen in Havana, it’s a city of surprises and escapades – and that’s what makes it such a great location for photography. We know all the best places to shoot and be seen and we’ll introduce to the best hotspots.

After that, we head down to the coolest place on earth; Trinidad, Cuba. There we encounter cowboys, cobbled streets and courtyard bars. We’ll keep the photography workshop as fluid and relaxed as possible; there’s no fixed agenda as we will shoot for the conditions and opportunities as they arise, ensuring that we don’t miss out on the best opportunities.

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YOUR WORKSHOP

You will be giving personalised photographic tutoring throughout this Cuba photo tour. Each day, there will be a combination of group and one-to-one sessions, all in places we know intimately, with activities designed to help you progress every aspect of your photography. The tuition is split, roughly, 70/30 in favour of practical over theory.

With a maximum group size of six, you’re guaranteed plenty of one-on-one mentorship throughout the workshop. We tailor-make a specific program for each participant, designed so you can improve the areas that matter most to you.

Throughout the workshop we will explore a variety of photographic styles and genres; street based and urban, landscapes, portraits, architecture, fashion and food, in both colour and black and white.  We will examine the work and approach of well known and less well known photographers from different eras and countries and understand who they were influenced by, who in turn they influenced and what impressions they left on both the photographic landscape and the world at large.

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YOUR 10-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrival at José Martí International Airport

Arrival at José Martí International Airport in Havana, where you’ll be picked up and taken to your hotel. After settling in, we can all get to know each other during dinner.

Day 2 & 3 : Three days photographing Havana

We’ll spend three days photographing Havana.
A typical day will start with a brief group discussion over what we are planning on shooting that day – then going out photographing, where there will be a mix of one-to-one and group teaching. After returning to our accommodation, we take time to review and assess everyone’s images, and to discuss photography theory. For dinner, we invite you to explore Cuba’s exciting restaurants – and possibly its pulsating night scene.

Day 4 : Travel to Trinidad

Our private transport will collect us from our accommodation and we’ll head out of Havana and down to Trinidad. The journey will take around 4 to 5 hours, including a rest stop for refreshments. Once we arrive and you’ve unpacked we’ll either relax in new home or take a brief stroll around the town.

Day 5 - 7 : Trinidad

We’ll spend a few days exploring Trinidad, for a taste of the colonial majesty in the UNESCO world Heritage site. Here, we continue with the same structure of photographing during most of the day, and returning to our accommodation late afternoon for theoretic tutoring and reviewing of everyone’s work. We’ll work in one day where you can go off on your own, either to relax, or to do some individual exploring, as Trinidad lends itself brilliantly to both.

Day 8: Playa Ancon

A short taxi ride from Trinidad is Playa Ancon, warm golden sands, palm trees, beach bars and the Caribbean Sea to swim or just dip your toes in. Dotted along the front are a handful of Communist Era hotels which provide for some unique photography, or try your hand at being Martin Parr for the day shooting the tourists on the beach. In the evening you’re guaranteed (practically!) a fabulous sunset over the sea, with beautiful warm light and incredible colours in the sky. Once the light fades we’ll head back to Trinidad.

Day 9: Return to Havana

Return to Havana and continue to explore the city.

Day 10: Departure

We’ll wrap up the workshop, say our goodbyes, and transport you back to José Martí International Airport for your flight home.

QUICK FACTS
QuickFacts Place - Cuba Photo Tour, Havana and Trinidad Havana & Trinidad, Cuba
QuickFacts Dates - Cuba Photo Tour, Havana and Trinidad November 17 – 28, 2019
QuickFacts Photography Type - Cuba Photo Tour, Havana and Trinidad Culture, Portrait & Street Photography
QuickFacts Leader - Cuba Photo Tour, Havana and Trinidad Leader: Andy Scaysbrook & Andre Bel
QuickFacts Group Size - Cuba Photo Tour, Havana and Trinidad Group Size: Max. 6
QuickFacts Level - Cuba Photo Tour, Havana and Trinidad All Photography Levels

£ 1795

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation in comfortable bed & breakfasts and casas (single rooms)
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers to and from José Martí International Airport
  • All transport on the ground including transport to/from Trinidad
  • Constant and personal photographic tuition
  • An indirect contribution to the Penda Trust, as part of our proceeds go towards funding the running costs of our charity
  • A tree that will be planted on your behalf by Greenpop, as a way to help compensate for your carbon footprint
EXCLUDES
  • Flights to and from Havana (José Martí International Airport)
  • Personal travel insurance including camera insurance
  • Drinks
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RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

We recommend the following equipment for this photography holiday:

  • Camera and a range of lenses; ideally including a wide angle lens
  • Tripod or bean bag
  • Spare batteries and memory cards
  • Computer with editing software, if you want to be tutored on post-production
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WORKSHOP LEADER

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Andy Scaysbrook. From musicians and artists such as B.B. King, Pavarotti and Lee Scratch Perry to African tribesmen and Cuban tobacco farmers, Andy’s pictures get inside the subject. His style is reportage; one of observation and patience; a master of the decisive moment and of knowing when the image will emerge. Andy was the photographer behind the world’s first charity e-book; Holding onto Hope; which ran as an exhibition at London’s Menier Gallery – A series of celebrity photographs in aid of OvaCome, a charity which is particularly close to Andy’s heart.

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Andrew Bell. From sunrise in the Annapurna mountains to sunset at Stonehenge, stopping at frozen beaches, forgotten villages and disused railways: Andrew’s travels have taken him all over the world. Andrew’s style is documentary; shooting real life, just as he finds it; whether that’s locals on the beach, landscapes in rural France or rock concerts in Cuba. Andrew’s projects have been exhibited on their own and as part of collections of work with other photographers, including one with Goldsmith’s University & Magnum.

£ 1795

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation in comfortable bed & breakfasts and casas (single rooms)
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers to and from José Martí International Airport
  • All transport on the ground including transport to/from Trinidad
  • Constant and personal photographic tuition
  • An indirect contribution to the Penda Trust, as part of our proceeds go towards funding the running costs of our charity
  • A tree that will be planted on your behalf by Greenpop, as a way to help compensate for your carbon footprint
EXCLUDES
  • Flights to and from Havana (José Martí International Airport)
  • Personal travel insurance including camera insurance
  • Drinks
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WORKSHOP LEADER

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Andy Scaysbrook. From musicians and artists such as B.B. King, Pavarotti and Lee Scratch Perry to African tribesmen and Cuban tobacco farmers, Andy’s pictures get inside the subject. His style is reportage; one of observation and patience; a master of the decisive moment and of knowing when the image will emerge. Andy was the photographer behind the world’s first charity e-book; Holding onto Hope; which ran as an exhibition at London’s Menier Gallery – A series of celebrity photographs in aid of OvaCome, a charity which is particularly close to Andy’s heart.

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Andrew Bell. From sunrise in the Annapurna mountains to sunset at Stonehenge, stopping at frozen beaches, forgotten villages and disused railways: Andrew’s travels have taken him all over the world. Andrew’s style is documentary; shooting real life, just as he finds it; whether that’s locals on the beach, landscapes in rural France or rock concerts in Cuba. Andrew’s projects have been exhibited on their own and as part of collections of work with other photographers, including one with Goldsmith’s University & Magnum.

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