An exclusive US legal Photo Tour to Cuba, visiting Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos and Trinidad, Private Photo Sessions and spontaneous work with world-class photographer Harry Fisch. Whatever your country of origin is you can now join our renowned US People to People photo tour.
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Several photo sessions -with more than 16 people posing for us!- and photographic encounters have carefully been planed and created but, finally, It’s up to the photographer what they want the experience to be. We will have access to A Vodoo session (Santeria). Cuba National ballet dancers while training and shoe makers working and a few surprises along the way.
I will offer you many photographic opportunities related to people and cultural diversity: unique locations, spontaneous street photography, planed private photo sessions in very special surroundings.
The Cuba Photo Tour can be, depending on what you make of it, an intense photo tour or a light workshop.
It's one to one instruction, where I personally address all questions and concerns. We will also conduct two to three photo reviews along the trip .
Travel Services for this People to People trip provided by In Touch Travel Services LLC under special from the US Treasury Department License No. CT-2014-313005-1, licensed under the guidelines outlined by the United States Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Being a professional travel photographer, totally fluent in Spanish and having visited Cuba for the last 8 years I lead small groups, 10 people max (exceptionally 11).
We will rarely be taking pictures as a whole as, in people photography, it is preferable to have a maximum of two photographers working together with their subjects. It's a one to one instruction, where I personally address all questions and concerns of the photographer and concentrate on supporting the photographic opportunities we have found and planed for you and also discover together.
We are mainly oriented toward people photography and buildings: short lenses, close distance, atmospheric places. Dancers, shoemakers, barbers, old art nouveau buildings, decadent structures. We will have access to spontaneous street photography, portraits, Vodoo session (Santeria). Also, private photo sessions with dancers while training and shoe makers working and a few surprises along the way.
A Real-Life Cuba Photo Tour and a photographic adventure.
This photo tour is geared above all towards personal skill development, but also personal interest. Ultimately, it’s about our experience with Cuban people, so we try to also keep it flexible. The photo tour will alternate between active photo sessions on the streets and central neighborhoods of the city. We will be sharing moments of real life with the city and subjects, seeking opportunities in the most interesting spots and encounters in Havana; from the budding business of markets, barbershops to working with professional models who will pose for us. We will have free, daily personal photographic contact with the denizens of a vibrant city that offers continuous photographic opportunities. Getting around the music filled streets in classic cars, browsing the Art deco buildings of the harbor area, and capturing the city waking up each morning are among the fantastic photo opportunities we’ll have, and this is just the beginning. This is not a tourist visit. We will enjoy the city, and see some sights, of course, but it isn’t a tour with camera included: we’ll be there to photograph first, sightsee second.
It is an opportunity to really meet and connect with the Cuban people, and experience the quickly-shifting cultural landscape they live in. Cuba is one of the spots on the map that is alive; ever changing, ever evolving, but ever beautiful. So come along with Nomad and capture this face, this angle of this enchanting country before it sweeps into its next era. Harry is an international award winning, bilingual Spanish-English photographer, and a seasoned traveler of Cuba who knows all the out of the way spots where followers of Santeria (a variation of Voodoo) practice, Cuba’s best boxers take to the canvas, and where to hang out with Havana’s rising small-business entrepreneurs. This is a once in a lifetime chance to see the real Cuba and it’s day to day life, beyond the razzle dazzle put out for tourists. Harry, will also advise you on how to approach the subjects, the preparation, the photographic vision, analysis of the situation. He has traveled enough in Cuba to know the best way to approach people on their own cultural ground, which is invaluable to any traveling photographer.
What To Expect in this photo tour
- We will have the chance to photograph spontaneous and also formal portraits with proper preparation in photo sessions. - We’ll have time to work on capturing the atmosphere, because let’s face it, it’s all about atmosphere. Even the most perfectly crafted shot means nothing if it doesn’t evoke feeling, transmit the ambiance, or carry the magic of the moment. - We will enjoy the city, and see the main sights, of course, but this isn’t just a tour with camera included: we’ll be there to photograph first, sightsee second - Harry will be with you interacting with locals, and guiding you through the whole process. - Every day will have its own special photographic itinerary to take the best advantage of the plethora of photographic opportunities and adventures that await. New options will be presented to us every day.
This is a 100% legal tour for US citizens. Certain categories of travel to Cuba are permitted, such as educational and people-to-people trips to the island. Travel Services for this People to People trip provided by In Touch Travel Services LLC under special from the US Treasury Department License No. CT-2014-313005-1, licensed under the guidelines outlined by the United States Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). All payment, travel arrangements and services will be made to and by the licensed travel agent.
I picked his tour on a whim even though I don't do people or street photography. My only reason was to go to Cuba. Not knowing much about Harry Fisch or his photography was a blessing in disguise as there would be no disappointment without much expectation.It was a wonderful trip seeing Cuba through his eyes who has been there many times. My initiation into street photography began under Harry's expert guidance. I have had the privilege of being on many photo tours with some exceptionally talented photographers. Harry also belongs there in this genre of photography. His patience,interest and knowledge helped me develop respect and fascination for this genre. I would recommend his tour highly if one wants to go to Cuba and do people photography. Since people photography has never interested me I am still so glad that I gave it a try. Street photography a la Harry Fisch is not for the faint of heart as he uses prime, wide angle lenses for his shooting which requires someone to be up,close and personal to get the shots that he has in his portfolio. His portfolio an Varanasi and Ethiopia blew me away. It will be wishful thinking on my part to think that I can have such a portfolio someday. It takes years of dedication and discipline to master such a difficult genre as one has to have genuine interest in people and in storytelling. Hats off to him for mastering this type of photography.
Usha Peddamatham (Texas USA)
Compelling educational visits to dance and artist's studios, local produce markets, boxing arenas, agricultural and livestock farms, and music venues, to name a few of our well-planned locations will alternate between cultural exchanges, active photo sessions, spontaneous and also formal portraits with proper on the streets and free, daily personal photographic contact with the denizens of a vibrant country that offers continuous photographic opportunities. Getting around the music filled streets in classic cars, browsing the Art deco buildings of the harbor area, and capturing the city waking up each morning.
Dinner will be served at Paladar "El Idilio" in the neighborhood of El Vedado.
|Prices per person|
|9-10 Participants||5680 US$|
|7-8 Participants surcharge||730 US$|
|Single Room Supplement||830 US$|
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and for 9-10 travelers (see the surcharge for less if aplicable). A limited quantity of single-occupancy rooms are available for an additional charge.
The maximum number of participants are listed under "Maximum Group" in the Price section of each individual workshop. However, we reserve the right to add by up to one, the maximum number of participants per workshop at any time.
Flight from Miami to Cuba (Est. 550 US$)
Harry Fisch Bilingual Photographer and Tuition
Cuban bilingual guide
All meals while in Cuba , breakfasts, lunches and dinners except two nights on you own.
9 days total 8 nights
First-class accommodations in hotel in Havana
Accommodation in private homes in Viñales and Trinidad. (Private bathroom, hot water, safe box...)
All local ground transportation
Admission to all vistis and public buildings listed in itinerary
Coordination of all listed activities
Pre-trip departure information
Health Insurance while in Cuba
Compliance with U.S. Treasury Department regulations
A journal-guide for recordkeeping the trip
Full schedule of guided people-to-people activities
Airline baggage fees
Airfare to/from Miami
Hotels in Miami
Tips for local guides and drivers
Meals other than listed on itinerary
Individual house/hotel expenses (minibar, room service, laundry fees, etc.)
Cuban Airport Departure tax(25CUC)
Cuban Visa Fee 85 US$
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and for 9-10 travelers unless expressly listed . A limited quantity of single-occupancy rooms are available for an additional charge.
A deposit of $700 per person is required to guarantee your reservation, which will be applied towards the cost of your tour. Deposits are generally non-refundable, except in rare cases when we cannot confirm all components of a booking at the purchase price.
Any pending balance must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to departure.
IMPORTANT: The information provided herein is a brief summary, but not a comprehensive description of payment policy by our partner People to People Licensed Travel Agency. It is very important that all travelers understand the cancellation policy. If it is not clear, please contact us for clarification and a complete description.
All itineraries provide a full time schedule of educational activities that will result in meaningful interactions between you and individuals in Cuba. U.S. law requires that all persons who participate in this program adhere to this full time schedule, and imposes on The Travel Agent the obligation to ensure such adherence.