Photos of Havana Cuba That Will Make You Want to Visit

Photos of Havana Cuba That Will Make You Want to Book A Flight

Havana Cuba. Here are my favorite images from Cuba. I have been there so many times and have so many images. I have gone through about 500 out of 6000 and these are my top 40. If you have never been to Cuba, you really need to plan a trip there. The place is untouched and has been for 60 years. It is a photographers paradise. I teach photography workshops down in Havana and Vinales, however, if you want to go on your own I have you covered. I created a list that details the must go to places to photograph in Havana. You can find that list here.

People are Really Friendly in Havana Cuba

People are so friendly down there, just about anyone is happy to get their photo taken. The music, the architecture and the cars are just incredible. I love it all. I will be posting more photos from Cuba in the following weeks, months and years, so stay tuned. If you have any questions about Havana or Cuba in general, drop me a line in the comments below.

The best times to photograph are in the mornings and in the afternoons. The sun can get really hot in Havan so make sure you are prepared with lots of water, sun lotion and a pair of good walking shoes.  There are bars and restaurants in just about every corner in case you need to take a break. I must warn you, once you start taking photos in Havana, you will not be able to stop.

If you have a trip coming up, don’t forget to download my list and take it with you. It is a must when you are down there. Trust me on this. Here is that list of must-see places in Havana. To edit your street photos, check out my Lightroom Presets. Click here to see the full gallery.

The Gear

The gear I used for all my photos: Nikon D800 with a Nikon 14-24mm and a Nikon 24-85mm.  A MeFOTO tripod is a must when shooting the sunset.

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Havana Cuba is Magical

If you have never been to Havana Cuba you will never understand it. It is a place full of history, from the people to the Architecture, and it is an incredible place, to say the least. Words will never do it any justice.

Stepping into the streets of Old Havana is like stepping into a 1960’s movie set, just add the smells, sounds, and real Cuban people. The cars are so old they all have a mix and match parts from other cars, some look really nice some not so much.

You see people everywhere, all day long and all night long. Kids playing in the streets, adults walking around, and people just living their daily lives. From one hustle to the next, people keep the busy day in and day out in Cuba.

I love this place so much, it is unlike any other place in the world. Everytime I visit, it is bittersweet when Ieave. I am happy to go to the comforts of home, but I am sad to leave such an incredible place behind.

Photo shot with my Nikon D800, and Nikon 24-85mm. The video was shot with my favorite vlogging camera.

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Stuck in Cuba Day 3

This was our final day in Cuba, but my favorite one. Why you ask? Well, we went to one of my favorite places in all of Havana. Rafael Tejo Boxing Gym. I love this place, it has so much history, and the trainers and boxers are all my friends. That is always a plus :)

It was sad to see our trip come to an end, but like everything good in life, it must come to a bitter sweet end.

There are lots and lots of photos from this epic location, I will do a separate blog post on this soon. You can see a schedule of my upcoming Cuba workshops here.

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El Malecon

Here is one of my favorite photos of El Malecon in Havana Cuba. The winds were crazy making this insane waves crash onto the street. I had to time it precisely so I could get this particular shot. It was a bit tough since it was so windy where I was at and it kept moving my trypod and lens. Here is the location where this was shot from.

Camera settings: 1/100 sec F3.5 ISO 100 70-200mm

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Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym, Havana

Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym in Havana is one of the most famous boxing gyms in the world. A lot of gold medalists have came out of this particular gym. I have herd stories about this place since I was a kid, it was great finally getting to see it in person and actually getting to talk to some of the boxers.

I spoke to lots of them and their passion and devotion for the sport is contagious. At one point I wanted to put on some gloves and start training.

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