February 22. – 28.2022 | March 28. – April 04.2022
Cuba - Body and Soul
7 Days | Cuba – Havana and Trinidad | Masterclass | 5 – 8 Participants
Enjoy the vibrant culture of Cuba while improving your photographic skills during your Photography 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 Photography Masterclass with Joerg Alexander Reichardt combine on-site work with a very exciting visual tours. 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.
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.
Workshop dates : 7 days / 22.Feb. – 28. Feb. 2022 | March 28. – April 04.2022
Workshop location : Cuba, Havana and Trinidad / Meeting Point : Plaza Vieja, Calle Ignacio #358 / entre Teniente Rey y Muralla, Havana Vieja
Tutor/Photographer : Joerg Alexander Reichardt
Group size : max. 8 photographers
Workshop Language : English, German. Spanish on request.
Application dates: open 01.July 2021 / close 2 month before start of the Masterclass. 21. Dec.2021 / 28. Jan. 2022
Workshop fee : € 2.100,- . Upon workshop acceptance a payment of € 600,- ; payment is due in full 2 month before the Masterclass begins: 21. Dec.2021 / 28. Jan. 2022
In our Masterclass, we divide our time between Havana, the vibrant capital of Cuba, and Trinidad, a distinctive colonial city on the country’s south coast. Sensual Cuba is a land of intense rhythms, colours, emotions, aromas and flavours. We will experience the rich and colourful culture and real life in Cuba and you will visualise it with your photography. You can expect incredible opportunities for portrait, street and cultural photography.
During the day we will fully immerse ourselves in our Masterclass with different tours and photo walks and various photo sessions. We will meet the locals, visit musicians, dance groups and religious rituals and follow their music and rhythm. We will work with dancers, models and real people and focus on their expression, the body and its shapes, lines and movements, surrounded by the rhythm of culturally vibrant Cuba.
The masterclass requires empathy and you will develop a sense of form and rhythm as we leave the beaten track, move in the field and develop our own visual stories, at the most inspiring locations in the best light of the day.
Enjoy very personal tutoring
4 – 8 participants
What you get
Small group ( 4-8 guests )
7 nights accommodation in 4 star casas, pp share, Breakfast daily
All local transportation, Taxi, Car, Minibus
Professional photographer | guide
Cuban Co-Tutor, Driver
Photo walks & tuition in the field
Street, people, dance, urban and landscape photography
Post Production Process with Lightroom & Photoshop
with individuell lessons.
Explore Havana & Trinidad
Experience Cuba’s vibrant live and culture through your lens. Improve your photography skills during daily workshops, and put your skills into practice straight away. Cuba is not just unique, but one of the most rewarding photographic and cultural experiences you will ever encounter. Because Cuba is so different it requires an open-minded and rewarding sense of adventure. As is often said in Cuba, “It’s not what you want, it’s what we have”. Prepare yourself to be completely wowed.
Where we stay
Havana – Colonial Casa at Placa Vieja – Trinidad – Casa similar in quality
We spend the night in cosy and comfortable Casas Particulares, typical Cuban guesthouses, where we enjoy Cubans warm hospitality. All rooms have private bathrooms. In the breaks we will use the time to select and edit our pictures and plan our next photo sessions with Joerg’s competent support and teaching.
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.
Participants make their own air travel arrangements
to arrive in Havana in time.
Once the trip is confirmed, travel details, suggestions,
and tips to help participants travel to Cuba are provided.
*Visas can be purchased at the airport
before departure from your air carrier.
*Visitors to Cuba must also have
proof of valid medical insurance.
If you prefer to participate on a daily basis, the basic day fee is € 300,- . 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.
Everyone must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to attend this workshop, and bring a copy of their vaccination record on the first day of the workshop.
Havana; – straddling between socialism and capitalism, decay and glamour, seditious colours and melancholic interiors, racing in many opposite directions due to its slower development into an uncertain future. 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. Photographing Cuba offers us the rare opportunity to capture its warm people alongside its natural beauty and breathtaking architecture. You will experience the real Cuba against the background of the contrasting movements between emerging modernity and magical decay.
Havana is in an exciting phase of development and there may be new opportunities for activities that we would like to include. Although we do our best to adhere to the listed itineraries, travel requires flexibility and changes in activities, weather or other circumstances may occur. The program may therefore vary slightly.
The blue line shows our the 300 km route from Havana to Trinidad.
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