How do you make meaningful photographs in a new place? There is a delightful dance between being filled with the wonder of a fresh location and reaching for solid photographic skills. They must both be present.
We have the fresh place covered. As tourists flood into Havana, Camaguey, Cuba’s third largest city, remains authentic. The maze-like streets would be enough of a draw, but the gracious people are the city’s treasure and its most dynamic force.
In addition this unique opportunity to engage with the Cuban people and to discover the allure that is Camagüey through your lens, photographer and seasoned traveler Eddie Soloway surrounds you with ideas on how to capture the vibrant scenes on the city streets, how to break through your shyness when meeting strangers, working with all kinds of light, and coming home with images that speak about the essence of Cuban culture and the abundant moments unfolding in front of us.
Moving past the straightforward view, and stepping gently outside our comfort zone, we explore creative photographic expressions to help turn a postcard view into a personal view. Short indoor creative sessions, a chance to review your work, and on-location guidance from Eddie help take your photography in new directions
In alliance with Cuba’s premier photographic organization, Fototeca de Cuba, and its director, Nelson Ramírez, our eight-day, U.S. government-approved educational program offers a cultural exchange with the Cuban people as well as a rich photographic educational experience. To offer you unparalleled access to the inhabitants and culture of Camagüey, two English-speaking, Cuban photographers serve as your local guides and translators.
Join Eddie and experience the Cuba that lives off the beaten path and outside the realm of normal tourist experiences. With your camera as your entrée into people’s lives, this inspiring week expands your photographic life as well as your understanding of this beguiling island. You leave Cuban not only with images that matter, but memories and friendships that last.
True to the requirements of a people-to-people General License with U.S. Treasury Department, The Magic of Camagüey focuses on educational exchanges with the Cuban people and recording their amazing lives with our cameras.