Tuesday 25 August 2015

Infrared Photography in Cuba

Cuba is a fascinating place for photography, with its blend of Spanish colonial architecture, old vehicles and picturesque scenery. It has an infrared legacy as well, if you recall the movie Soy Cuba. I took a roll of infrared film on my trip, almost 20 years ago, although the only place I used it was in Varadero, which is not necessarily the place to go to experience the real Cuba. The shot at the top of the page is from Varadero ... in the older part of town away from the tourists on the beach.

So, if you are based in the USA and fancy an infrared photographic trip before Cuba changes (which I hope it doesn't) then you could do worse that go in the company of Laurie Klein.

Camera Voyages have organised the logistics, flying from Tampa, Florida and visiting Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad between December 3rd and December 10th. Take plenty of dollar bills (the locals may ask you for some!), or pens or soap.

This isn't just an infrared trip, Bruce Byers will be exercising a Phase One digital back as well. Basically, as the trip promotion says ...
Laurie will help you find unique ways to capture the feelings, sights and sounds of a culture different then ours at home, through method acting, taping into your inner creative voice and having fun.

Bruce will help you capture the streets and the motion with in the frame. The culture is all around. He will help you tell the Cuban story with your camera.

[September 5th: Only one place left ...]