On and Off the beaten path!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
After 2 amazing educational trips, Infocusvisions is heading back to Cuba again! You do not have to be a photographer to join us. Debra and Fredda will assist in pointing out great images as we learn about Cuba before it changes.
Often when people come to Cuba for the first time, their experience is limited to the “surface”—the popular sites, engaging with the Cubans they meet in tourist areas, photographing the exterior Cuba (including the colors, cars, and people they see on the streets), etc. While Cuba is a visual paradise, and the popular sites are worth seeing, the Cuban people are incredible; We think it’s worth taking your finger off the shutter for a moment to get beneath the surface. And you’ll make much better photographs as a result! Our aim is to make this trip as intimate as possible, introducing you to our Cuban friends from all different parts of Cuban culture. They’re excited to meet you!
Our trip begins at the airport, where our group will board a flight to Cuba. Upon arrival, a driver will take us to our casa particular (Cuban bed & breakfast) to check in and meet the Cuban family who will be hosting us. We will all be staying in the same house. A group dinner will follow that evening at a wonderful, local Cuban restaurant.
The next morning we’ll start our adventures in Havana. We will spend the week in Havana with day trips to spots with a lot of photographic opportunities. We will see popular sights as well as travel off the beaten path, interacting with locals as often as possible.
The trip will be limited to 10 people. This small group size will allow for flexibility and we can tailor the trip to our participants.
Requirements and Equipment Needs: You must sign up in advance. Prior knowledge of photography is not necessary. The only thing you will need is a digital camera, chargers and lots of memory card space!
Cost of $4099 Includes
–Rountrip Airfare from NYC
–6 Nights Accommodations in an authentic Cuban home
–Breakfast 5 Days
–2 additional Meals
–Cuban Tourist Visa Card
–Cuban Health Insurance
–Local bilingual guide for on and off the beaten path
–2 Accomplished Photographers
–Optional Portrait, Street, and Night Photography and Lighting Exercises
–Optional Photograph Critiques
Costs Not Included
–$25 airport-departure tax
–Entrance fees for cultural events and institutions, and excursions not listed on itinerary.
–Meals and drinks except as noted on the itinerary.
–Personal expenses including, but not limited to, laundry, cell phones/SIM cards, and internet access
–Trip cancellation insurance.
Please note, itinerary is subject to change.
Arrive at accommodations.
Group dinner at authentic, local Cuban restaurant
Explore Havana and connect with the people
See the beautiful architecture and old cars.
Evenings will include musical excursions (not included).
Early start for day trip to Vinales (Included).
See how the famous cigars are made.
Authentic Cuban Meal included.
A trip to the beach.
Evening at Art and Culture Music Center.
A day in Old Havana including a visit to a boxing school.
Evening at Art and Culture Music Center.
Travel back to USA
DEBRA L. ROTHENBERG Photography, LLC
Debra‘s first book, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN IN FOCUS, PHOTOGRAPHS 1980-2012 hit book stores in October 2013. The Wall Street Journal said it was one of “the best photo books for fall” and The NY Daily News called it “amazing” and it was #2 on the Amazon best sellers list for several months. It won a first place IPPY Award at the Independent Publishers Book Awards Gala in late 2013. Her second book, “You Don’t Have to Be Purrrrfect,” was released in 2015 and is humorous photographic book, featuring her two cats and teaches children that daydreaming is fun, friendship is important, and that it’s ok to be different.
Debra’s latest ventures brought her to Haiti and Peru for CMMB.org where she documented the lives of women and children getting healthcare and education to better their lives.
Debra is an award winning photographer residing in New York City and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photographic Illustration/Photojournalism from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is an accomplished professional whose photographic range consists of music/concerts, celebrities, news, sports, CD and book covers, newspapers and magazines, portraiture, children, events, and public relations. Among her many accomplishments is a National First Place award in the sports category from the National Press Photographers Association. She also has lectured about her career across the United States.
Her photography has been distributed and exhibited worldwide in galleries, newspapers, magazines, books, CD covers, and many web sites. You can learn more about her on her website: www.debrarothenberg.com.
FREDDA GORDON Photography, LLC
Fredda has been working as a photographer for many years. Her work has been shown in various New York City galleries and in group shows including the Ordover Gallery in the San Diego Museum of Natural History. She is the current president of New York City based Professional Women Photographers (www.pwponline.org). Her work includes organizing and teaching workshops, photographing events, concerts, portraits, and graphic design. She is excited about her latest CD photographs and design for Bill Evans, the sax player.
She has traveled to Cuba and is excited to bring other photographers to discover the beauty of that country before it becomes overly commercialized.
You can learn more about Fredda at: www.freddaphotography.com.