We’ll meet at the Vedado Hotel and walk deep into central Havana to visit the spots that tourists don’t normally get to see. I’ll teach you to let go of your worries and how to take very close pictures candid of people without being afraid. You’ll learn how to look for that special shot that highlights the streets and everyday cuban life. I’ll share street photography tips, necessary settings on the camera. We'll move to the Havana center neighborhood, and once there we’ll walk around. We'll chat about the street photography before we explore the area. We'll explore the streets with our eyes wide open, and focus on people and their interactions to capture the essence of real Havana life. To know what we going to do take a look to my Instagram (@havanastreetphotography)
I have over 10 years of experience in street photography. For the last five years I’ve worked as a photojournalist for the Havana Times. I won a contest where I was a noted by the US Embassy for my work during the commemoration of the beginning of Cuba-US relations. I never leave my camera at home, and I shoot every day, even if it’s just for five minutes. I want to share my passion with you.
We walk from Vedado, Havana Center to Old Havana. These places are important because they are where real people live and interact with each other. People are one of the most important elements in street photography, and crowded cities are perfect for capturing human moments. Getting close, taking candid and naturals shots from differents angles, looking for special moments, tell one history through your picture. Taking pictures with your heart.
For the street photography we need motivation, passion and patience and some times be bold. We going to take candid picture of people from close distance, looking for the context.