Who should attend?
Experience Level
Masterclass is designed to accommodate all levels. Please note that all instruction will be done in English (or German).You will encounter poorly maintained roads, steep staircases, and cobblestone streets on this workshop. All participants are expected to be in reasonably good health and able to carry their own equipment while walking several hours daily.
Is the cost of the flight included?
Travel Expenses
No, participants have to arrange their own flight to and from Cuba.
How to get there ?
Travel Destination
Book your flights to the corresponding airport:
Arrival and Departure Airport: Havana José Martí International Airport (HAV)
Upon arrival in Havana, take a taxi to the hotel.
Cost is approximately $30 CUC.

What should I expect?
Expectations
Expect to come away with a greater understanding of what it takes to capture a great photo. Joerg’s approach will help you determine what’s a great shot, and what’s not. Joerg’s objective is to help guide you through your approach when looking through the viewfinder. There are literally thousands of photos surrounding us at any given time. How we choose what we shoot, how we frame or compose, and how we expose, are often the deciding factors to a great photo. Joerg will also discuss the use of editing and post-processing, which done properly, can turn an ordinary image into something spectacular.
What to bring?
Equipment&Gear
We require all attending photographers to bring their own cameras (and 1-2 lenses) plus support gear (memory cards, extra batteries, charger, card reader, external hard drive, power adapter, small photo bag, pocket torch, lightweight tripod) We also encourage you to bring your laptop to download your images for review & positive criticism and to edit the images in the postproduction process.
Weather&Sun
Climate
October to November- Temps 85/71 F – 29/21 C Approx. Sunrise 7:26December to March- Temps 80/63 F – 26/17 C Approx. Sunrise 7:10April to May- Temps 88/69 F – 30/20 C Approx. Sunrise 6:56

Travel Arrangements

FAQ

Visa
Custom
A Visa ( Tourist Card ) is required for all non Cuban Travellers and can normally be bought at the airport with your flight carrier.
Health Insurance
Custom
Visitors to Cuba must have proof of valid medical insurance. Participants are responsible for ensuring all necessary documentation is current and valid.
Personal Safety
Cuba
Cuba is safe. Violent crime is virtually non-existent and the majority of crime is non-confrontational (pick-pockets, scams, and petty theft). Use common sense and keep an eye on your belongings at all times.
Money
Credit Cards
Only non-American VISA credit cards work in Cuba to take out money at an ATM in the city, it is always wise to bring cash as some back-up, to cover your cost. Money must be converted to Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) at a bank.