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Photography Workshop in Cuba

Date: 15th November - 20th November 2022

Length: 6 days

Price: 1200.00

Exploring the streets of Havana and Trinidad

Cuba: every time a photographer hears about it the instinct to pick up a camera and just go there becomes almost irresistible. La Habana Vieja, el Malecón, el Centro, Trinidad, are some of the most evocative places you can visit as a street photographer. Cigars, rum, 1950s cars, colourful buildings, smiling people and irresistible music are some of the best experiences you can have in Cuba, and we are all familiar with the beautiful images we have seen.

Join us in an immersive and intensive exploration of the streets and people of Havana and Trinidad while we help you take your photography to a new level. The group will be limited to 8 participants and will be led by both of us.

Itinerary

Each day we decide where to go, but will be visiting the following places:

  • La Habana Vieja (Old Havana)
  • El Malecón
  • El Centro (Central Havana)
  • Vedado
  • Fascinating local streets
  • Trinidad

What does a workshop look like?

We generally start early in the morning and stay out as long as participants like, then review our images each evening in a group session.

On the first day there will be an introductory briefing about the week ahead, highlighting what we will be looking for and where we will be going each day. We will also give a small presentation on street photography and techniques we can use to produce an interesting portfolio. We will talk about moments, layering, light, working the shot, background selection and more.

Optionally, Flavio can do a morning refresher session on camera settings and controls for street photography on the first day and an evening session on editing and post processing  for street photography.

This workshop is street and travel photography based, with an encouragement to shoot un-posed images containing people in a context that shows the viewer an image that tells a story. Whilst we do take street portraits, this is not the focus of the workshop, but it is fine when kept in context.

We will be with you every step of the way, from when we meet in the morning through to critique and dinner in the evening. We will split in rotating groups of two throughout the day so we will have a chance to shoot with each of the participants but also you will have the opportunity to have some quality 1-2-1 time with us.

What photographic experience do you need?

These workshops are geared towards photographers with at least a basic understanding of the exposure triangle and having familiarity with the camera controls. Although technical advice will be given we won’t be able to concentrate on grasping the basics.

What gear will be needed?

We normally shoot light with one camera body and a single prime lens. Any camera model/make will be fine, but we encourage the use of a prime lens of choice among 28mm, 35mm or 50mm in full frame terms (that would be around 18mm, 23mm and 35mm in APS-C terms). If you feel more comfortable shooting with a zoom it’s fine.

A laptop with a post-processing program installed, Lightroom or similar. We strongly advise also installing PhotoMechanic for the initial editing: it will save a lot of time. They offer a free 30 day trial, so we suggest installing it just before the workshop date and learning the very basics to be ready for the workshop.

No flash, tripods, long and telephoto lenses will be needed: travel light and you will enjoy the day much more.

Photography Workshop in Cuba

£1,200.00

Spend six immersive days in Havana and Trinidad on and off the beaten track locations to “Shoot the Street”. Cuba is a street photographer’s dream: join us and make that dream come true! The deposit is due at registration, the full balance is due by 02 September 2022

Available seats: 2

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