ULTIMATE CUBA: EXCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

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Combine Exclusive Photography, Personal Tutoring, and Luxurious Relaxation

Please note that this is a past workshop. But we have two exciting photo tours in Cuba you can join! Have a look at our Cuba Photo Tour in Havana & Vinales, and our Cuba Photo Tour in Havana & Trinidad

Enjoy an exclusive, luxurious photography workshop in one of the most photogenic countries in the world. With its unique atmosphere, its vibrant culture, and its irresistible photographic quality, Cuba is a dream setting for photography. During this 7-day photography workshop, you’ll be able to capture some of this magic. You’ll photograph the timeworn but striking architecture, the colourful people, and the pulsating music scene in Havana and Trinidad. Along the way, you’ll be tutored and assisted by two award-winning photographers, who will make sure to bring out the best photographers in you. You’ll also have time to unwind at your luxurious hotel. It’s a perfect combination of relaxation and an enthralling urban photography experience.

QUICK FACTS
QuickFacts Place - Ultimate Cuba: Exclusive Photography Workshop Havana, Cuba
QuickFacts Dates - Ultimate Cuba: Exclusive Photography Workshop October 24 -31, 2016
QuickFacts Photography Type - Ultimate Cuba: Exclusive Photography Workshop Culture, City & Landscape Photography
QuickFacts Leader - Ultimate Cuba: Exclusive Photography Workshop Leader: Tyrone Turner
QuickFacts Group Size - Ultimate Cuba: Exclusive Photography Workshop Group Size: Max. 4
QuickFacts Level - Ultimate Cuba: Exclusive Photography Workshop All Photography Levels
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
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Explore Cuba

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

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One-on-one Tutoring

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

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Photography and relaxation

Combine photography workshops with relaxation at luxurious accommodation

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Daily Workshops

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 a 2:1 ratio of participants and workshop leaders

  1. Explore Cuba
  2. One-on-one photographic tutoring
  3. Combination of photography and relaxation
  4. Daily Workshops
  5. Personal Tutoring
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THE DESTINATION

Cuba is a country of contrasts, colours, and culture. It is a country of vibrancy and undefinable beauty. It’s also a country that lends itself incredibly well for photography.

In Cuba, there is an unmissable and unique sense of history. This a country that embraces the present, but also celebrates its turbulent past. This tiny island has seen more than its fair share of hardships, but it’s a country full of hope and optimism, of passion and self-belief, fuelled by people who have never given in or given up.

For photographers, Cuba is a dream setting. The preservation of Cuba’s history gives a unique sense of a time gone by. Its architecture is timeworn but magnificent. 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.

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THE PHOTOGRAPHY

Days are arranged to afford you the best mix of photography and relaxation. We will begin the day with breakfast at the villa, before heading out to our first shooting location of the day, each carefully selected by our team based on their extensive local knowledge. Later, we return to the villa to relax and review your images. You will receive expert guidance in post-processing, enabling you to get the very best from your work.

We try to keep this workshop as fluid and relaxed as possible; there’s no fixed agenda as we will shoot for the conditions and opportunities as they arise, but here’s a few of the high- lights you can look forward to:

Visual Storytelling Masterclass: Throughout the week we will mentor you on the art of capturing and engaging with your audience through compelling and striking images.

Old Havana: The real heart of central Havana is the district known as Old Havana. We’ll guide you through the backstreets and alleyways, to the find the plazas, market places and hidden gems.

Cityscapes to Landscapes: From rooftops to rolling hills we will guide you around the best locations for capturing spectacular images – and – with two award winning photographers on hand at all times to provide mentorship you’ll be guaranteed to achieve everything you want.

Convertible Cruise: Slow the pace and step back into the past as we take a leisurely tour of Havana from the comfort of a classic American drop-top. No trip to Cuba would be complete without one.

YOUR WORKSHOP

You will be given personalised photographic tutoring throughout your stay in Cuba. 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 four you’re guaranteed a large amount 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 & 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 7-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrival at Josi Marti International Airport

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

Day 2 - 6 : Photography Havana

Our days during this workshop 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 will either serve you a delicious meal at our villa, or we’ll take you to one of Havana’s exciting restaurants.

Day 7 : Transport you back to Josi Marti International Airport

Time to head! We’ll transport you back to Josi Marti International Airport, where we’ll say our goodbyes.

QUICK FACTS
QuickFacts Place - Ultimate Cuba: Exclusive Photography Workshop Havana, Cuba
QuickFacts Dates - Ultimate Cuba: Exclusive Photography Workshop October 24 -31, 2016
QuickFacts Photography Type - Ultimate Cuba: Exclusive Photography Workshop Culture, City & Landscape Photography
QuickFacts Leader - Ultimate Cuba: Exclusive Photography Workshop Leader: Tyrone Turner
QuickFacts Group Size - Ultimate Cuba: Exclusive Photography Workshop Group Size: Max. 4
QuickFacts Level - Ultimate Cuba: Exclusive Photography Workshop All Photography Levels

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation in a luxurious villa with our own private pool
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers to and from Josi Marti International Airport
  • All transport on the ground
  • Constant and personal photographic tuition
  • Entry visa for Cuba
  • 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 (Josi Marti International Airport)
  • Personal travel insurance
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RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
  • Camera and lenses
  • Spare batteries and memory cards
  • Computer with editing software
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WORKSHOP LEADER

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WORKSHOP LEADER

Andy Scaysbrook’s career in photography began with studying portraiture and editorial photography at Leamington Spa College, under world-renowned photographer Bill Jackson. His subsequent training and experience as a newspaper photographer taught him that an expertly-taken picture is often the most powerful way of conveying a story, a personality or an emotion.

After 13 years working in newspapers as both staff photographer and picture editor, Andy launched his freelance career, fulfilling a long-held desire to travel and pursue his own creative projects, which has included the publication of four photography books. His latest work, ‘People,’ is a celebration of humanity; over 100 images, shot across 15 countries.

Andy’s work has been featured in many publications, including National Geographic, the Sunday Times, the Observer, and the Daily Telegraph. Andy was also the photographer behind the world’s first charity e-book; Holding onto Hope; a series of celebrity photographs in aid of OvaCome, a charity which is particularly close to Andy’s heart.

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Andy Bell’s career in photography began with studying portraiture and editorial photography at Leamington Spa College, under world-renowned photographer Bill Jackson. His subsequent training and experience as a newspaper photographer taught him that an expertly-taken picture is often the most powerful way of conveying a story, a personality or an emotion.

After 13 years working in newspapers as both staff photographer and picture editor, Andy launched his freelance career, fulfilling a long-held desire to travel and pursue his own creative projects, which has included the publication of four photography books. His latest work, ‘People,’ is a celebration of humanity; over 100 images, shot across 15 countries.

Andy’s work has been featured in many publications, including National Geographic, the Sunday Times, the Observer, and the Daily Telegraph. Andy was also the photographer behind the world’s first charity e-book; Holding onto Hope; a series of celebrity photographs in aid of OvaCome, a charity which is particularly close to Andy’s heart.

$ 6 795

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation in a luxurious villa with our own private pool
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers to and from Josi Marti International Airport
  • All transport on the ground
  • Constant and personal photographic tuition
  • Entry visa for Cuba
  • 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 (Josi Marti International Airport)
  • Personal travel insurance
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WORKSHOP LEADER

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WORKSHOP LEADER

Andy Scaysbrook’s career in photography began with studying portraiture and editorial photography at Leamington Spa College, under world-renowned photographer Bill Jackson. His subsequent training and experience as a newspaper photographer taught him that an expertly-taken picture is often the most powerful way of conveying a story, a personality or an emotion.

After 13 years working in newspapers as both staff photographer and picture editor, Andy launched his freelance career, fulfilling a long-held desire to travel and pursue his own creative projects, which has included the publication of four photography books. His latest work, ‘People,’ is a celebration of humanity; over 100 images, shot across 15 countries.

Andy’s work has been featured in many publications, including National Geographic, the Sunday Times, the Observer, and the Daily Telegraph. Andy was also the photographer behind the world’s first charity e-book; Holding onto Hope; a series of celebrity photographs in aid of OvaCome, a charity which is particularly close to Andy’s heart.

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Andy Bell’s career in photography began with studying portraiture and editorial photography at Leamington Spa College, under world-renowned photographer Bill Jackson. His subsequent training and experience as a newspaper photographer taught him that an expertly-taken picture is often the most powerful way of conveying a story, a personality or an emotion.

After 13 years working in newspapers as both staff photographer and picture editor, Andy launched his freelance career, fulfilling a long-held desire to travel and pursue his own creative projects, which has included the publication of four photography books. His latest work, ‘People,’ is a celebration of humanity; over 100 images, shot across 15 countries.

Andy’s work has been featured in many publications, including National Geographic, the Sunday Times, the Observer, and the Daily Telegraph. Andy was also the photographer behind the world’s first charity e-book; Holding onto Hope; a series of celebrity photographs in aid of OvaCome, a charity which is particularly close to Andy’s heart.

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