✔ Let yourself be guided to places you will never know as a standard tourist.
✔ Share the day with a local photographer. Photo tours every day.
✔ Havana is a wonderful "jungle" for photography enthusiasts.
✔ All the tourists are in the same places and we will NOT be there.
✔ I will show you a little visited Havana and you will be able to take different pictures.
✔ More than 100 reviews with 5 stars on Tripadvisor. Check the opinion of travelers-photographers who discovered Havana with us.
✔ The rest of the offers on Tripadvisor are about "vacation photography", where you will be the model of the photographs.
✔ This is different, it is a photo walk for photographers of any level who are looking to improve their technique and take good pictures of people and the city.
✔ Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, your trip will be different if you share it with a local expert who is as passionate about travel photography as you are.
✔ If you are a traveler visiting Havana, without a doubt I advise you to participate in a 1-day photo trip in Havana to get to know the city in-depth, and learn how to approach people to obtain great portraits.
I am Louis Alarcon, a professional spaniard cuban , teacher and photographer 100% specialized in Cuban photography.
This is my major specialization; I am not a tour guide with a camera strapped to my shoulder
I am passionate about photography, lighting, teaching and the Cuban culture.
I organize photography tours around all of Cuba, as well as daily photo tours in Havana, where I undertake most of my personal projects, as you can see in the following link.
In this one-day photo trip in Havana, the main subjects are:
✔ How to use the camera in a simple manner to focus on Cuban life and forget about the camera’s technicalities
✔ Discovering streets away from tourism.
✔ Visit special places like a boxing gym, neighborhoods in the outskirts of the city.
✔ Visits to believers of the Afro-Cuban religion.
✔ Visits to family homes, markets, architecture, panoramic views of the city, etc…
We cannot guarantee that all these activities will be done in one day.
These are activities that we have participated in over the years guiding travelers and photographers all over Cuba.
✔ Markets in Havana, know more cuban photographers,
✔ Outlying districts (no tourism there).
✔ Old Havana (I like to call “the new old Havana”).
✔ Graffiti and paintings on the walls of Che Guevara & Callejón Hamel (special street painted).
✔ Religion: visit a house of a “Santero” (Afro-Cuban priest).
✔ Colonial houses (old furniture and old Cuban owners).
✔ Outdoor Architecture (Buildings with charm).
✔ Panoramic photography from the other side of the city,.
✔ Malecon life, Sunset in special places, One of the most special and high terraces in Havana.
✔ Tobacco harvesting and factory.
✔ Charming streets (street photography and contact with the people are two of the strongest points of this photo tour), Portraits.
✔ Review and analysis of pictures.
✔ Fototeca de la Habana Vieja (National photography institute).
✔ Visits to photographic expositions, Looking for changes in the new Cuba.
✔ Hemingway route (Hotel – bodeguida and Floridida Pubs where the writer was living in Cuba), Old Cuban cars, Cuban parades ,.
✔ Afro-Cuban dancers.
✔ Visits to painters in our day to day.
✔ Retro amusement park, Family houses.
✔ Contact with Cuban photographers and other professionals, Old Gyms in Havana.
I also help my students understand which photographs should not be taken in Cuba, since due to the country’s characteristics, it is better not to.
This is an exciting photo tour day where we will discuss lighting, photography, the Cuban culture, cuban photography, how cuban photographers live working in photography in a socialist country .
✔ How to approach people in a friendly way to get our portraits, and how to obtain professional photographs by avoiding the most common mistakes made by amateur photographers.
You can send me an e-mail at email@example.com if you need more information about my one-day photo tours in Havana.
At the north eastern region of Cuba, in Viñales and in Pinar del Rio you can find Guillermo Seijo. This Cuban photographer has been offering photo tours and photography workshops for years, and showing Valle de Viñales to travellers interested in getting to know the rural culture, good landscapes and human photography.
Guille (that’s how everyone calls him there) is authorized by the Cuban National Cultural Tourism Company, called PARADISO, to organize these guided photo tours.
Reviews in Tripadvisor
Photo tours in Vinales and Pinar del Rio with Guillermo Seijo
Guille will help you get integrated with the Cuban environment; you will see how simple it is to approach people and make friendships and good portraits if you have someone from Cuba guiding you.
Viñales has a great advantage over other places such as Havana, which is that by being a small town, people’s personalities are much more relaxed and laid back than in the Cuban capital.
Here is how you can contact Guille.
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Phone mobile: Fixed +53-48696652 Movil +53-55450771
You should know that Guillermo doesn’t have just one route set for his photo tours; you can let him know what you’d like to visit.
You may want something more rural, or maybe something with more landscapes, a long tour, or maybe a short one. There are many possible excursions depending on what you seek, and if you are also interested in photographing birds, you can tell him so and he will lead you to the best spots.
Enjoy this tour with a great photographer and a great person… you’ll see for yourself.
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In Trinidad you can find Carlos Sentmanant .
This Cuban photographer has been offering photo tours and photography workshops for years, and showing Trinidad to travellers interested in getting to know the rural culture, good landscapes and human photography.
Is a personal friend, nice person and a great photographer/guide to visit Trinidad beyond the touristic places.
His mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
His mobile is : +53 53836650
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