Cuba Photo Workshop

CUBA

PHOTO WORKSHOP

JOERG ALEXANDER REICHARDT

Cuba is bursting with culture, nature and ‘joie de vivre’.

Enjoy the vibrant culture of Cuba while improving your photographic skills during your photography workshop & masterclass. Photographing Cuba offers us the rare opportunity to capture its warm people alongside its natural beauty and breathtaking architecture. Relaxed Caribbean island culture mixed with the big city life of Havana, where American vintage cars from the 50s drive past you on Havana’s Malecon. You’ll learn to capture some of it’s magic, the timeworn beautiful architecture, the colourful people, and the pulsating music, dance and art scene.

The Photo Workshop with Jörg Alexander combine on-site work with a very exciting visual tour. You learn through a mindful photographic approach to connect your photography and mind by expanding and deepening your vision. In addition to a great experience and amazing locations, you will get a better understanding of what it takes to take a great photo. Joerg Alexander teaches you his philosophy in photography - how to develop concepts, work in the street, make portraits, work with body and movement, photograph with natural and artificial light and bring images to life in post-production.

Compact, easy going

Down to earth and practically oriented. You will learn that ingenious photos are less about technical know-how and more about using your most valuable instrument: Your eyes

Small Group Size

The workshop is limited to 5 - 8 participants The small size of this group will allow to offer each participant very dedicated photographic instruction and daily photo review sessions.

Experience level

Improve your image making Open to photographers at all levels who are passionate about improving their image making, in a mindful approach.

Get inspired, create and learn.

FEBRUAR + MARCH 2021

Cuba Photo Workshop

HAVANA

After the long standstill due to the pandemic that forced us all to stay at home, we are now happy being able starting again with our first workshops, which will take place over 4 days in Havana, one in February and one in March.

These workshops are intended for participants who are in Cuba in this time. After you have reserved your place, we will see which days are best suited for interested participants and will set the workshop dates.

On each workshop day, we will meet, depending on our days theme, either early in the morning or at noon for 4 to 5 hours and take a photographic assignment in the context of the city and its culture and history. Based on the individual photographer’s concept, which we will tailor to each participant during the workshop, you are free to continue the other half of the workshop day alone or with fellow photographers to explore the city. The next day we will review your photography before we begin our next assignment. 
In addition, there are parallel special photo opportunities, for example working with models, dancers or visiting a special indoor location, a vintage car tour or participating in a ritual from an African-Cuban Santeria religion. 
The additional fees or charges for the tours, locations or models and dancers, will be shared between the interested participants. 

 

All Levels

This Workshop is open to photographers at all levels who are basically technically self-sufficient, and passionate about improving their image making, in a mindful approach.

Enjoy very personal tutoring

4 – 8 participants

What you get

Street, people, dance, urban and landscape photography | Professional photographer | Guide | Photo walks & tuition in the field | Lectures | All local transportation, Taxi, Car, Minibus | Post Production Process with Lightroom & Photoshop | Individuell lessons

Excludes

Participants make their own travel arrangements.

Once the workshop dates are confirmed, travel details, suggestions, and tips where to stay in Havana are provided.

Equipment&Gear

We require all attending photographers to bring their own cameras (and 1-2 lenses) plus support gear (memory cards, extra batteries, charger, card reader, external hard drive, power adapter, small photo bag, pocket torch, lightweight tripod) We also encourage you to bring your laptop to download your images for review & positive criticism and to edit the images in the postproduction process.

If you prefer to participate on a daily basis, the basic day fee is 200,- $. Depending of the class and the individual activities, additional fees will compline. As well, if you’re interested in one-to-one teaching lessons, please enquire for availability and possible special arrangements.

$600

/ pp
Februar / March 2021

Cuba Photo Workshop

4 Day in Havana

*A deposit of $ 250,- is required

*All prices are per person.

 

**Any non-photographer (spouse, friend or significant other) who wishes to come along is counted as a participant and as such must pay his/her way. However, we offer a 25% trip discount to any non-photographer.

Reserve a space

Thanks for signing up! We will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your place and give you more details about the upcoming workshops & masterclass.

Meet your Tutor

Joerg Alexander Reichardt

Joerg has been a freelance photographer since the eighties. After studying art in Basel,Switzerland, he was involved in a number of theatrical and film productions before dedicating himself exclusively to photographic work in Berlin, Paris, Milano and New York. Joerg has never lost the sense of the theatrical and the dramatic, shown by his urgency and energy to the images he creates.

Joerg‘s work is diverse, ranging from a basis in staged commissioned photography and portraiture to personal documentation and fiction. It expands from the often glorious world of advertising to that of the non-profit, as well as the playful, and hidden inner worlds of the heart and soul.

In his work Joerg is concerned with finding new approaches to story and character, as well as with exploring the limits and possibilities of language and images itself, poetically charged, fueling the imaginary space. In his staged photography Joerg’s work merges the timelessness of composition with the liveliness and presence of spontaneously unfolding events. In his documentary work he is drawn to the exploration of social ideas and beliefs, confined in the perspective of an outsider witnessesing the social game that enfolds. Working across these contradictory contexts Joerg approaches related ideas time and again from diffrent angles, in the urge to get closer to the issues and experiences that interest him – always in search of a new perspective however different, deviating, or rewarding it proves to be.

His clients include many different brands, institutions and agencies, among them:  Nikon, Absolut Vodka, Deutsche Bahn, Bank Austria, Raiffeisen Bank, Commerzbank, Deutsche Grammophon, Puma, Adidas, Toni Gard, Mondo Uomo, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Komische Oper Berlin, Residenztheater München, Berliner Philharmonie, Publicis Paris, TBWA Paris, Jung von Matt and Ogilvy&Mather.

Camera Bodies – Nikon Z 6, Nikon D800 
Prime Lenses –  Zeiss 28mm f/2.0, Zeiss 35mm F/2.0, Zeiss 50mm F/1.4 , Zeiss 85mm f/ 1.4
Zoom Lenses – Nikon 24 – 70mm f/4.0  Camera Storage – 32GB CF card (2) & 32GB SD card (2), 64GB XQD Card, Card Reader
Camera Accessories – SmallRig Cage with Wooden Handl
Lens Accessories – Nikon FTZ Adapter, Variable ND Filter Tripods – Travel Tripod w/ Ball Head, Gitzo Onestand Tripod w/Ball Head


Camera Phone – iPhone 6s, Huawai Mate 20 Pro
Camera Phone Accessories – Zhiyun Smooth 4

Gimbal – Zhiyun Wilbilly with extra side grip, Zhiyun Smooth 4

Audio – Rode Video Mic, Rode Lavalier Go,  Audio recorder Sony PCM-D50, Head phones, Audio extansion cable

Laptop – Apple MacBook Pro 15″
Software – Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
Storage – WD-Black 4TB (2)

Bags – Belingham Canvas Bag, Photo Backpack, Pelican Air Cases (airplane carry on)

Accessories – Chamois leather cloth, Image Sensor Cleaning Kit O-ICK1, USB Power Pack 20000mAh 5V/2.1A , Black Gaffers Tape, Brackets, Light torch, Letherman Multitool, Extra strong glue, Mini rain jacket, Ruggard Rain Shields, Notebook, Pencils 

"You make a mistake and you learn, and then you can climb up the ladder."
Theo Jansen