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Santiago Cuba April 16th to April 24th 2021
Trips start in Santiago
WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH TRAVEL TO CUBA?
Camera Odysseys has traveled to Cuba for the past 10 years. We have great friends and connections to make your trip a once in a lifetime. The USA travel restrictions only effect the cruise ships from the USA. Camera Odysseys is Licensed to bring groups into Cuba under the: “Support for the Cuban people” No further permission from OFAC is required to engage in transactions by a person who meets all criteria in a general license.
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This trip will run on the eastern end of the island. Santiago, the sugar farms, the Santiago Rum. This exciting trip will provide flexible and personalized opportunities for both artists and photographers. Bruce will provide photographic guidance and expertise. Carlos is a renowned Cuban painter and printmaker and will be available to provide instruction as well as one on one consultation. Bring your camera and some art supplies and, if desired, work in progress that you would like to discuss. Once you sign up for the trip you will be contacted about your photography and art expectations for the trip.
Your adventure starts the moment we land.
We will stay in a CASA, which is a private home. Each room will have queen beds and their own private bathroom. Breakfast each day will be served by your casa. Water will be supplied. This is a trip that will let you be a native. We will travel overnight, to Baracoa on the east end of the island. Boracoa is the first city of Cuba and we will capture the history, culture and meet the people.
Will be with us on the streets, photographing people and the architecture of Cuba. This will be his 20th trip. Bruce designs the trips to make sure you’ll never see, or photograph, the world quite the same way again. He is very excited about our upcoming trips and thinks you will be as well.
· Learn to approach and create with local Cubans
· Develop a “street style” for shooting on the streets
· Bruce will help you become comfortable with your equipment
· Onsite editing so you learn as you create.
Then over the trip you will learn
· The difference between creating an image and a snapshot.
· How to see with your eyes and capture with your camera.
Over the course of the trip, you will learn:
· The difference between photography and storytelling.
· Learn to tell visually rich stories.
· The use of design in photography through color, texture, light, perspective and detail.
· To craft your own unique visual voice.
Carlos Aguilera, Cuban Artist
Carlos has opened his print making studio to those who want to work with a true Cuban print maker. Our Cuban artist Carlos Aguilera, will be our host and guide. We will walk the streets of Santiago to photograph and those who love print making will work in his studio. Carlos is a renowned Cuban painter and printmaker and will be available to provide instruction as well as one on one consultation. Our Cuban Artist will also be with us to introduce us to the world of Cuban artist. Born in Santiago with a famous Cuban artist father. Carlos will be our window into life and culture of Cuba.
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Early sign up $125 off discount by March 10th 2021
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The adventure starts. Santiago, is very different from Havana and Vinales Cuba, it has the Santiago rum, the sugar cane and the art.
April 17th: Saturday
Welcome to Cuba
Early morning we will be on the streets with the sunrise.
April 18th: Sunday
April 19th: Monday
April 20th: Tuesday
Head to Baracoa
Early departure for Baracoa. On the east coast. The first city of Cuba.
April 21st: Wednesday
Streets of Baracoa
Early sunrise location shoot
April 22nd: Thursday
April 23rd: Friday
This will be a day of local artist just outside Santiago. Great for portraits and landscapes.
Farewell dinner at local cafe’ with music
April 24t: Saturday
Fly home to the USA (or stay ask Bruce)
What's NOT included:
Note: Final schedule may deviate from plan due to conditions on the ground.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cuba
Must be valid at time of entry. You need 6 months on the passport. USA requirement.
Two pages are required for entry/exit stamps
Tourist travel to Cuba remains prohibited. You must obtain a license from the Department of Treasury or your travel must fall into one of 12 categories of authorized travel. See ENTRY, EXIT & VISA REQUIREMENTS below.
U.S. credit and debit cards do not work in Cuba. Bring cash to cover your stay. The Cuban government requires that travelers declare cash amounts over 5,000 USD. Travelers should note that the Government of Cuba charges a 10 percent fee for all U.S. dollar cash conversions; this does not apply to electronic transactions or cash conversions in other currencies.