Capture Cuba Photography Workshop and Tour

$2,495.00 $2,095.00

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Capture Cuba Photography Workshop

  • Looking for a way to get better at photography?
  • Do you want to add unique photos to your portfolio?
  • Do you just want to hang out with me and other passionate photographers?

    You’ve come to the right place.

    Hey everyone! Edin here.

    I’m currently accepting spots for my photography workshop in Cuba where I’ll guide you step-by-step to all the best viewpoints, help fine tune your technique, and make sure you get those beautiful and rare photos to add to your portfolio.

    Cuba has long been inaccessible for Americans until recently, but it now presents a great opportunity to get amazing photos of a country frozen in time. The people, the architecture, the cars… Cuba is truly one of a kind. You really have to be there to experience what a fascinating place Cuba is.

    BUT… it won’t be like this for long. As the US embargo has been lifted, Havana and surrounding areas are rapidly expanding— which means the future looks a bit brighter for some Cubans, but for photographers, this means more touristy attractions and less of the preserved raw ambience.
    So quite honestly, if you’re a photographer and want the best shots, now is the time to attend a photography workshop in Cuba.

    I’ve taught thousands of people through my workshops and online products. If you’re going to take a tour, take it from an experienced professional photography expert (like me).

    Below you’ll find details about the trip. Should you read through this and still need some questions answered, do not hesitate to shoot me an email at edin@edinchavez.com.

At a glance

  • 4 Nights and 5 Days
  • Two Cities – Havana and Viñales
  • 10 max participants
  • Housing Accommodations included
  • Personal instruction from an experienced professional photographer
  • Transportation

Havana

Viñales

Itinerary

(Subject to Change)

Day 1

Fly out to José Martí International Airport in Havana. You will be picked up by a taxi service and arrive at the Casa Particular, our home away from home for the next 4 days. We will hold a Meet and Greet with Edin after settling in and head into Old Havana for an afternoon walk and an authentic Cuban meal for lunch. It will be followed by beautiful sunset shoot over the famous and historic Malecón, where the fisherman and locals walk. Go out to dinner.

Day 2

Wake up and eat breakfast then head into Havana for a walking tour of city center. The tour will include visiting the Plaza de la Revolution, Jose Martí Memorial, and National Capital. The famous cigar factory, for a chance to take some snaps at this world renown spot! This will be awesome street photography opportunities and also to explore the old historic buildings. We’ll break for lunch at a local spot in the city, hang out after to explore some new areas. We’ll go catch the sunset followed by dinner.

Day3

Eat Breakfast then take a trip to the rural countryside for the opportunity to capture a cigar farm and vegetable farm. We will be walking through beautiful landscapes and learning about how the farms began, a chance to engage with the workers and locals. We’ll stop for lunch and

Day4

We’ll wake up for a special sunrise shoot. Head back to Casa for breakfast and head to Cuba’s oldest boxing club, Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym, to photograph some boxers and fights. This spot is an open air gym where Olympians have trained, it will be a fantastic opportunity to get some close ups of the boxers. We will stop for lunch then Hemingway’s Daiquiri and mojito bar, famous vintage cars will all be great subject matter. We’ll be sure to stop for a nice lunch break. We’ll head back to the Casa and post process for the rest of the afternoon. We’ll head to the famous Malecón at a different spot for a beautiful sunset and have our farewell dinner to celebrate our last night in Cuba!

Day5

Depart early in the morning to José Martí International Airport.

FAQ

  • Cash is the only currency accepted on the island. Your US credit cards and traveler checks will NOT work. We will be exchanging dollars for the Cuban currency called CUC once we are there.
  • Camera equipment insurance is a good thing to have. Though not required, I highly recommend it.
  • Camera, wide angle and telephoto lenses, laptop, external hard drives, Lightroom installed, tripod, cleaning cloths, comfortable camera bag, and flash.
  • Shoes that you feel comfortable walking all day in.
  • The fee for the workshop, shared accommodations, transportation in the city, and breakfast. Entrance fees to above mentioned spots, lunch and dinner are NOT included.
  • Price includes shared accommodations. If you’d like a room all to yourself, we have a single room supplement charge, please let us know.
  • Please, leave your photographer vest at home. The last thing you want is to be seen as an American photojournalist. You want to blend in as much as possible, as this will benefit your street photography shots and make you less intimidating when asking a local for their photo.
  • You will need to arrive in Miami the day before the flight takes off if you are traveling from afar. We have group rates at 2 suggested hotels for you, though you are not required to stay there. Accommodations and travel costs are not included in Miami.

What’s NOT included:

  • Visa, round trip airfare, Additional events or museums that are not mentioned in the itinerary, tips, lunches, dinners, alcoholic beverages, internet access, phone, airport taxes upon departing Havana (30 CUCS/ $30.00 USD), insurance (travel, health).
  • You need around $100 per day for spending money. (most of the time you will not spend half that)

 Can I bring guests?

  • If you want to bring a non-photographer friend or spouse, we’ll offer a 30% discount for that second person and you can also share the same room accommodation.

Price

  • $2,495.00 Cost for Trip. Flight to Miami is NOT included, accommodations in Miami, NOT included. Airfare to and from Cuba NOT included, visa NOT included, but I will help you get it.
  • Payments can be arranged. Payment must be paid full 3 weeks prior to the event.

3 reviews for Capture Cuba Photography Workshop and Tour

  1. 5 out of 5

    I highly recommend the Capture Cuba Photography Workshop and Tour, organized by Edin Chavez. The accommodations were convenient and clean. The tour guide was informative and provided valuable insights to the history and cultural dimensions of the Cuban people. The tour was exactly what I wanted with plenty of time to shoot cars, people, architecture, cultural sites, scenic views, sunrise and sunsets. In addition, during the downtime from shooting while enjoying the nightlife of Cuba I developed enduring friendships with other photographers. And to top it all off was the informative and generally helpful photography and processing advice offered by Edin that was an invaluable resource that made my trip and even better bargain. Toward the end of the trip I was not feeling well and I will be forever grateful for the kindness and attention provided by Edin and other tour members that helped insure that this would become the best Photography tour I have ever been on.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I was a tag long on this trip with my husband who is the photographer. I was enthusiastically welcomed into the group and was able to see unique places which I would have otherwise not been able to go to. Our organizer was on top of everything and our guide and driver were very laid back, friendly and welcoming. The food was awesome and the housing was much better than expected. I had a wonderful time would highly recommend this trip!

  3. 5 out of 5

    My husband came along on this trip to Cuba with me (I’m the photographer), and we had an absolute blast. Edin was an exceptional workshop leader and communicator. This was my first time doing any sort of street photography, so I felt really out of my element at first. Edin was able to reassure me and calm any nervousness that I felt. I learned so much about compositions, camera settings and also post processing, that I now feel much more confident in approaching these new situations and it has also improved my other photography interests as well. Edin had an excellent tour guide and driver. The tour guide spoke excellent English and spoke knowledgeably about all aspects of Cuban history and culture. If Cuba is on your radar, a trip sooner rather that later is important as Cuba is rapidly changing with the large influx of tourists. Don’t miss it and sign up for one of Edin’s workshops now! Thank you so much Edin!!

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