Havana Photography Workshops
$1850usd per person, (cad + 15% hst for Canadians).
$500 is required to hold your space. Balance due 8 weeks prior to start date.
Refunds may be made 8 weeks prior to start date, a 25% administration fee will be deducted. Payment is otherwise nonrefundable unless the trip is cancelled by Dan due to low enrolment, illness or any other unforeseen circumstance.
Accommodation with breakfast every day, dinner at home base, (5 days), and workshop tuition.
What’s not included: Airfare, ground transportation, Cuban meals other than those provided at home base and all other personal or incidental expenses including entrance fees, taxis etc.
Digital camera and laptop with editing software. Ideally something like Lightroom or Capture One.
What to expect:
Small Group - Individual Attention - Cultural Immersion
The small number of participants ensures I can give you individual attention and attend to the different skill levels. We explore different areas of the city every day and return to home base where we will edit, process and generally discuss our images.
I am there to give you guidance every step of the way. A small group of like minded people from different backgrounds and age groups makes for a great learning environment.
We live with Cuban families in a busy Cuban neighbourhood within walking distance to the big hotels and tourist areas. There are very few tourists in our immediate neighbourhood and there are great photo opportunities right outside the door. We will hit the must see tourist areas but also go where few tourists can be found.
Saturday - Participants arrive
Sunday to Thursday - Photography activities
Friday - Personal day
Saturday - Participants depart
Secure accommodation in a private room with bath. Part of the cultural experience is meeting Cuban's where they live. We stay in 2 or 3 B&B's, depending on the size of the group, all within a couple of blocks. We gather each morning at home base for breakfast together. There we discuss the day ahead and return to edit, process and discuss our photographs. Home base is where we gather day and night. We arrange wonderful family like dinners at home or venture out to one of the many restaurants in the area. Cuban food is no longer the disappointment it was 10 years ago and there are some very good eateries within walking distance, including a very good one right across the street where the average meal is around $10. There are also many higher end restaurants popping up around the city.
Breakfast at home base is excellent and generous. Fruit, bread, eggs, Cuban coffee.
The airport taxi to downtown is $25CUC’s. From home base we’ll walking most of the time, but taxis or bicycle cabs, ( for 2 ppl), are everywhere if you’re feeling tired, and usually cost btw 4 and 7 CUC’s to anywhere in Havana, (except the airport!).
A ride in a 1950’s taxi can be quite a thrill!
Note: Visitors to Cuba now must have proof of valid medical insurance. Participants are responsible for ensuring all necessary documentation is current and valid.
Money must be converted to Cuban Convertible Peso at the airport or at a bank.