Cuba Model Photo Workshop

Varadero, Cuba, which has one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, attracts tourists from around the world.  We will be using the white sand beach, clear blue waters and resort greenery as the backdrop for our images on this week-long workshop.

This is a hands-on instructional workshop using natural light, flash and reflectors/diffusers to create outdoor portraits. The goal is to help you learn both the technical and creative techniques that will help you with the process of creating remarkable images outdoors on a location photo shoot.

Topics that we will cover:

• Lighting :  Natural Light, Flash and Reflector/Diffuser

• What to look for when making an image.

• Posing Techniques

• Lens Selection for Portraits

• Controlling Depth of Field – How to deal with backgrounds

• Selecting a location and background choice

• Post Processing Techniques during non-shooting times

We will be photographing in a number of different shooting locations at the beach and around the resort, using a variety of lighting set ups, such as: hard, soft, bounced, reflected, diffused light and flash fill.  During the week, there will also be an optional day trip to Havana for photography. Photographing in Havana is something that everyone really seems to want to do, so we might go there a couple times during the week.

Each participant will have ample shooting time with each model.

The price of this workshop is $1895 This includes six hours of photo instruction/photo shoots per day,  return flight from Ottawa to Cuba with Air Transat, and all-inclusive deluxe room at the Ocean Varadero El Patriarca, based on double occupancy. (single occupancy + $311 and upgrades are also available)

Departure date from Ottawa November 26th return December 3rd. This workshop is being held in collaboration with Algonquin TravelPlus Gloucester Centre.  A non-refundable deposit of $250 is required at time of booking.  Payment can be made by credit card, cheque, cash, or email money transfer through online banking.

If you have any questions, please send an email or call Garry at 613-824-1564.

Class size limited to 6 photographers

Want to know what to expect? Here’s a short video shot by Sue A. Lefebvre, one of the photographers on last year’s photo shoot, this will give you sense of what we will be doing.



Booked through

Algonquin Travel Gloucester Centre

1980 Ogilvie Rd., Ottawa



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