Jack Hollingworth.

Hi, I'm Jack.

I am an iPhone photographer, author, speaker, and leading expert among discerning and discriminating iPhone photographer hobbyists. I teach people how to begin to take the best photos and videos of their lives, with the world’s most popular camera.

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iPhone Portrait: Street Photography – Taking it to the Streets
February 17-24, 2023

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Photography is a language, and the iPhone camera is its most accessible dialect. Let us embrace its possibilities and capture moments that transcend time.

Jack Hollingworth.

Course Enrollment closes on January 31, 2024

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In today’s digital landscape, mobile photography has transformed from a convenience into an indispensable means of expression. With smartphones equipped to capture life’s nuances, this medium has democratized visual storytelling. Join our workshop to harness the power of mobile photography, elevating your skills and enabling you to engage, communicate, and create with impact in our image-driven world.

We are thrilled to announce an extraordinary workshop on iPhone photography in the captivating streets of Old Havana, led by none other than Jack Hollingsworth – acclaimed author, speaker, influencer, and leading expert on iPhone photography.

Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Old Havana, Cuba, as you join our captivating photography workshop. Wander through cobblestone streets lined with pastel-hued colonial buildings adorned with intricate wrought-iron balconies, capturing the interplay of light and shadow that dances upon their facades.

The vibrant rhythm of daily life unfolds before your lens in bustling plazas where locals gather, their stories etched onto weathered faces and the artistry of their hands. From the iconic Malecón promenade, where waves crash against the historic seawall, to the hidden courtyards adorned

crash against the historic seawall, to the hidden courtyards adorned with tropical foliage, your camera will capture the essence of this UNESCO World Heritage site, where history and culture converge in every frame. Under the guidance of seasoned photographers, you’ll refine your skills in capturing the essence of this rich tapestry of life, creating visual stories that resonate with the heart of Havana.

Unleash Your Creative Potential 🎯
Under the expert guidance of Jack Hollingsworth, tap into your creative genius and elevate your iPhone photography skills to new heights. Learn the art of street photography, master architectural shots, capture tantalizing food compositions, and create captivating portraits.

Unlock the Power of Your iPhone Camera ✨📱
Discover the full potential of your iPhone’s camera features as Jack shares his invaluable insights. From lighting and exposure techniques to leveraging advanced editing tools, you’ll learn how to transform ordinary moments into extraordinary visual stories.

Here’s what people are saying about Jack

Emil Pakarklis

Jack, you are a legend in the photography industry. You have traveled the world, shot for major clients, and published numerous books. You’re also a pioneer of iPhone photography, and a generous mentor to aspiring photographers.

Shutterbug Magazine

Hollingsworth’s approach to iPhone photography is the same as it was for film and digital photography: learn and master the basics. He believes that to get a good image you must pay attention to the craft—to color, light, composition, design, exposure; to all those things that don’t change when the tools do.

Mobiography

Jack Hollingsworth is one of those rare photographers who has managed to bridge the gap between traditional photography and mobile photography.

Product Peel

This creative veteran says that the iPhone is a marvel of modern times. His thorough exploration of its capabilities and wise counsel to others in his industry has earned him the title of “King of iPhoneography”.

Mobilini

Jack Hollingsworth is one of the most influential iPhone photographers in the world. He has traveled to over 100 countries and has shot over half a million images with his iPhone. He is also a speaker, author, and educator who teaches others how to master the art of iPhone photography.

Greg McMillan

Jack’s passion for iPhone photography is infectious. His approach is serious, his teaching ability is stellar, and his photos are amazing. He’s a straight shooter who uses the iPhone like it was meant to be used. A true iPhoneography pioneer, Jack has been taking photos for decades and not only has a lot of knowledge and wisdom about what camera settings are needed to get the shot, but he knows a lot about the medium in general. He’s done his homework.

Camera+ App

Jack Hollingsworth is one of those photographers who has made a successful transition from DSLR to iPhone photography. He’s also one of the best teachers when it comes to explaining how to take better photos with your iPhone.

CapMac

Jack Hollingsworth is a legend in the photography industry.
He has traveled the world, shot for major clients, and published several books. He’s also a pioneer of iPhone photography, and a generous mentor to aspiring photographers.

iPhone Portrait: 

Street Photography

Febrary 17-24, 2024 - Havana, Cuba

How to begin to take the best photos and videos of your life, with the world's most popular camera-the iPhone.

This is a specific iPhone photography workshop, dedicated to photographers who shoot with iPhone cameras. The emphasis of the workshop is intentionally not based on classroom instruction but maximum, field-shooting experiences-solo and with the group. At the end of the day, you should have a basic understanding on your iPhone camera, its strengths and limitations, and begin taking the best photos and videos of your life, with the
world’s most popular camera.

The early morning sessions (dawn/sunrise), as well as the later evening sessions (sunset/dusk) are completely optional. You can opt in or opt out depending on your energy level and/or interest. Additionally, each day from 12.00pm-300pm we will have several hours of free time to recharge, relax, or photographically venture out on your own. My goal for each of you is simple-to try to shoot at least 10 portfolio-worthy, iPhone photographs, every day. 

By the end of our time together you have a body-of-work with at least 60 hero images of Old Havana-faces, places and spaces.

We will have a total of 6 full shoot days, with one of those days, being completely on your own, to explore, as you wish, on your own photographic themes and topics. For the other shoot days, we’ll do our best as a group to stay focused on a special genre or type of photography (i.e., Travel, Street Portraits, Models, Food, Architecture, Video, Interior, etc.). On the last day (November 10), we will spend the morning together, as a group, reviewing our 10-15 best shots of the trip.

All meals are Dutch treat and all optional. You can join the group or not join the group. It’s totally up to you. I will be attending all evening dinners, for anyone that wants to hang out with me, Wilber and Yirka, and get some added fellowship and inspiration time. Additionally, if all goes as planned, we hope, each night, before dinner, to find a picturesque rooftop bar where we can have a drink and shoot a few shots before dinner-a great way to wrap up each day.

The below schedule will be subject to change, based on the weather and the group’s general interests in shooting a particular subject or scene.
We will finalize the schedule upon arrival.

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In the art of iPhone photography, my goal is not to mimic reality, but rather to encapsulate its essence freezing fleeting moments with honesty and authenticity.

Jack Hollingworth.

Daily Schedule

Feb
17

Saturday – Arrival

5:00 pm – 3:00 pm:Most should arrive and be settled
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm:We’ll have a group dinner, outdoors (Dutch), someone convenient to AirBnB

Note: Again, you are going to need to bring cash since credit cards will not work in Cuba. Additionally, you won’t be able to use your credit cards for cash advances, so you need to come prepared. Bring more cash than you think you’ll need, and we can exchange it into local currency upon arrival.

Feb
18

Sunday, Day 1 – The Spirit of Place: An Introduction to Old Havana (Travel Photography)

6:30 am – 8:00 am: Dawn/sunrise shoot (optional)
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Breakfast (optional)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: TBD
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Hamel Alley (Callejon Hamel in Spanish)- a show of Afro-Cuban dancers takes place every Sunday
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Lunch/rest/shoot, on your own
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Classic cars sit parked alongside the Plaza Central in Havana, Cuba: You can’t miss them:
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Street life in and around Plaza Central
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Rooftop cocktails/sunset
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Blue Hour
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Dinner/Night/Shooting-on your own

Feb
19

Monday, Day 2 – Face to Face with Perfect Strangers (Portrait/Street Photography)

6:30 am- 8:00 am: Dawn/sunrise shoot (optional)
8:00 am- 9:00 am: Breakfast (optional)
9:30 am- 12:00 am: Street Portraits, part 1, Women in Rumba dress (be prepared to tip)
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Lunch/rest/shoot, on your own
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Street Portraits, part 2, Everyday Cubans, on the streets
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Rooftop cocktails/sunset
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Blue Hour
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Dinner/Night/Shooting-on your own

Feb
20

Tuesday, Day 3 – Life. Camera. Action (Model/Fashion/Lifestyle Photography)

6:30 am – 8:00 am: Dawn/sunrise shoot (optional)
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Breakfast (optional)
9:30 am – 11:00 am: Model Photography, part 1
11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Model Photography, part 2
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Lunch/rest/shoot, on your own
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Model Photography, part 3
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Rooftop cocktails/sunset
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Blue Hour
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm:  Dinner/Night/Shooting-on your own

Feb
21

Wednesday, Day 4 – Shoot on your own (Free Day)

You will be on your own, to go and shoot as you please: No restrictions

Feb
22

Thursday, Day 5 – Developing your own Unique Style

6:30 am – 8:00 am: Dawn/sunrise shoot (optional)
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Breakfast (optional)
9:30 am – 11:00 am: Lesson-Putting the YOU in your photos
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Lesson-Light and Exposure
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Lunch/rest/shoot, on your own
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Lesson-Color and Emotion
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Lesson-Design and Composition
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Rooftop cocktails/sunset
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Blue Hour
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Dinner/Night/Shooting-on your own

Feb
23

Friday, Day 6 – Exploring Popular Genres (Food, Video, Interiors, Show n’ Tell)

6:30 am – 8:00 am: Dawn/sunrise shoot (optional)
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Breakfast (optional)
9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Model-Show-And-Tell: Pick your best 10-15 shots (we’ll be meeting indoors)
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Lunch/rest/shoot, on your own
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Lesson on Food Photography
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Lesson on Interior Photography
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Lesson on Shooting iPhone video
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Rooftop cocktails/sunset
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Blue Hour
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm: Final dinner/Dutch treat/Location TBD

Feb
24

Saturday – Departure

Thank you so much for coming. Safe travels!

Bonus material

If you sign top for the workshop, you will get access to some amazing bonus material that will take your iPhone photography to the next level.

Bonus 1

Zoom Critique of Your Work

If you sign up for the workshop, you will get a one-on-one, private Zoom critique of your 20 favorite iPhone photos you took in Havana, Cuba, during this workshop. This is a rare chance to get personalized feedback and advice from an experienced iPhone photographer and instructor. You will learn how to improve your composition, lighting, and storytelling skills, as well as how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls. This bonus is valued at $250, but you can get it for free if you enroll in the workshop now. This is a limited-time offer, so don’t hesitate and sign up today.

Bonus 2

5-Page PDF Cheat Sheet

One more bonus material that you will receive if you sign up for the workshop is a 5-page PDF cheat sheet of all the top workshop tips, tricks and techniques for shooting next-level iPhone photography portrait and street work. This cheat sheet will be sent to your inbox, via email, 2 weeks after the completion of the workshop. This cheat sheet will help you review and apply what you learned in the workshop, as well as give you some additional insights and resources to improve your iPhone photography skills further. This bonus is worth $150, but you can get it for free if you enroll in the workshop right now. This is a great deal that you don’t want to miss.

Bonus 3

5-Minute Video tutorial on Editing

The last bonus material that you will benefit from if you sign up for the workshop is a 5-minute, instructional video tutorial on how I go about editing my photos, in the Photos app, with the focus being on work created at the Havana workshop. This video tutorial will show you how to use the powerful editing features of the Photos app, such as cropping, rotating, adjusting exposure, contrast, color, and filters, to enhance your iPhone photos and make them stand out. You will also learn some of my personal tips and tricks on how to achieve the best results with your photos. This bonus is valued at $100, but you can get it for free if you enroll in the workshop as soon as possible. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a professional iPhone photographer and instructor.

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As an iPhone photographer, I believe in the magic of simplicity. Let the purity of your images speak for themselves and watch as they connect with viewers on a deeper level.

Jack Hollingworth.

About Jack

In the ever-evolving world of photography, where the analog, digital, and smartphone eras have left their indelible marks, I have remained steadfast, passionately advocating a traditional and photographic approach to iPhone photography. For the past twelve years, I have immersed myself in the captivating realm of iPhone cameras, tirelessly capturing the essence of the world through my lens.

With a career spanning over four decades, my commitment to the craft of photography has been unwavering. Since February 2011, I embarked on an extraordinary journey, exclusively shooting with various iPhone cameras, amassing a remarkable portfolio of over one million iPhone photos across fifty countries. This unparalleled dedication has established me as a leading authority in the realm of iPhone photography, acknowledged by peers and enthusiasts alike.

Beyond my body of work, I have authored two definitive books on iPhone photography: “The Joy of iPhotography” published by iLex Press and “52 Assignments: iPhone Photography” by Ammonite Press. These literary endeavors serve as invaluable resources for aspiring photographers seeking to unlock the true potential of their iPhone cameras. Recognition of my expertise has not been limited to the literary world alone. One of the most significant achievements came when I was featured in a #shotoniphone commercial showcased during the prestigious 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games. This global platform further amplified the significance of my photographic prowess and solidified my position as a trailblazer in the world of iPhone photography.

Reflecting on the transformative impact of the iPhone camera, I aptly express, “When all is said and done, it is my humble opinion that the iPhone will be remembered as the most influential and popular camera ever manufactured in the history of photography.” This belief captures the essence of my vision—a conviction that iPhone photography possesses a unique power to capture moments and evoke emotions, rivaling the timeless beauty of traditional photography.

At the core of my success lies my unwavering dedication to upholding the principles of photography. I remain committed to the foundations and fundamentals of the craft, such as light, color, design, exposure, focus, and white balance. Amidst the influx of editing apps, fleeting aesthetic trends, and accessory-driven approaches, my genuine and steadfast devotion allows my photographs to transcend the realm of illustrations and retain an unmistakable authenticity, mirroring the simplicity and beauty of real-life experiences.

My reputation as an esteemed teacher, influencer, and brand promoter in the iPhone photography space is testament to the profound impact I have made. My expertise and unique perspective have made me one of the few individuals worldwide who exclusively shoot both personally and commercially with iPhone cameras, showcasing my unwavering belief in the remarkable capabilities of these devices.

My remarkable journey over the past twelve years epitomizes the transformative power of iPhone photography. With a humble yet resolute demeanor, I have navigated the ever-changing landscape of the medium, remaining steadfast in my commitment to a photographic approach. As we celebrate the rise of professionals embracing iPhone photography, it is imperative to recognize and honor the pioneering contributions others have made in the space—a true luminaries whose dedication has paved the way for countless photographers to explore the artistic possibilities within their pocket-sized cameras.

Throughout my illustrious career, I have shared invaluable insights and wisdom with aspiring photographers through workshops, conferences, newsletters, online courses, and classes. My genuine desire to empower others and foster a community of passionate iPhone photographers has been unwavering. My teachings resonate with a profound belief in the power of simplicity, naturalness, and a lyrical approach to photography—a philosophy that continues to inspire and shape the next generation of iPhone photographers.

Why You Want to Take this Workshop

You love taking photos with your iPhone, but you want to take your skills to the next level. You want to capture stunning portraits and street scenes that reflect your unique vision and style. You want to learn from a professional iPhone photographer who has traveled the world and knows how to make the most of any location and situation. You want to join a small group of like-minded iPhone enthusiasts who share your passion and enthusiasm for mobile photography. You want to have an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world: Havana, Cuba.

If this sounds like you, then this workshop is for you!

This is not one of those casual photowalk workshops. This is designed for discerning and discriminating iPhone photographers who not only want to learn to improve their craft, but also want to build a body of iPhone photography work that they are proud to share, publish, and

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to use the iPhone camera and its features to create stunning photos in any lighting condition.
  • Discover how to compose, frame, and edit your photos to enhance their impact and express your artistic vision.
  • Explore the rich culture and history of Havana, Cuba, and capture its colorful architecture, lively street life, and friendly people.
  • Receive personalized feedback and guidance from your instructor, who is an award-winning iPhone photographer with extensive experience in portrait and street photography.
  • Meet and interact with other iPhone photographers from different backgrounds and levels of expertise and learn from their perspectives and insights.
  • Have fun, make new friends, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This workshop is more than just a photography course. It's an adventure, a challenge, and a reward. It's an opportunity to unleash your creativity, hone your skills and expand your portfolio. It's a chance to see the world through a new lens, literally and figuratively.

Don't miss this opportunity to join us in Havana, Cuba, for this amazing iPhone Portrait and Street Photography workshop.
Spaces are limited, so sign up today!

Workshop fee

1

SINGLE participant

This is you coming to the workshop alone and staying in your own, private room.
$ 1500+
  • RT Airfare
  • Airport Transfers
  • AirBnB accommodations
  • All Food and Beverage
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Items
2

SINGLE Participant with a +1

This option is you brining a partner but that partner not participating in any of the workshop activities.
$ 2000+
  • RT Airfare
  • Airport Transfers
  • AirBnB accommodations
  • All Food and Beverage
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Items
3

COUPLE Participants

This is you coming with a partner, who would participate in all workshop activities and stay in your room.
$ 2500+
  • RT Airfare
  • Airport Transfers
  • AirBnB accommodations
  • All Food and Beverage
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Items

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The true artistry lies not in the editing apps or gadgets but in the photographer's ability to master light, composition, and the subtleties of the moment.​

Jack Hollingworth.

FAQs

February 17 – Arrival
February 18 – Shoot, Day 1
February 19 – Shoot, Day 2
February 20 – Shoot, Day 3
February 21 – Shoot, Day 4
February 22 – Shoot, Day 5 (Free Day, On Your Own)
February 23 – Shoot, Day 6
February 24 – Departure

You will pay, on your own
Airport Transfer (roughly $30.00 each way)
Airfare (you book and pay for your own RT air, see below)
Hotel-$60.00-$100.00 per night (7 nights)
Food/drink-$50.00-$100.00 per day (approx)
Street Tips-$15.00-$25.00 per day (depending how generous you feel)
Alcohol, soda, water, gifts, ice-cream, snacks, etc-on your own

You will pay me (in advance, in full, through an online portal, prior to arrival)
Workshop fees-$1500.00 (details to come)

Singles/Couples/Supplement
The Workshop Fee of $1500 is per-person. If you plan to bring a partner along, the additional cost, to you, is:

  • $500.00-non-participating spouse (Stays in your room but doesn’t attend the group functions)
  • $1000.00-participating spouse
I would highly recommend that each of you book your own RT travel through American Airlines.
There are two daily flights on American Airlines from Miami to Havana each day. The flight numbers are AA 242 and AA 252. The flight duration is about 1 hour and 10 minutes. The prices start from $199 for a round trip.
 

Here are the departure and arrival times for AA 242 and AA 252 on 08/12/2023:

  • AA 242: Departure from Miami (MIA) at 8:14 AM EDT, arrival at Havana (HAV) at 9:30 AM CDT. Departure gate: D20, arrival terminal 3
  • AA 252: Departure from Miami (MIA) at 1:30 PM EDT, arrival at Havana (HAV) at 2:45 PM CDT. Departure gate: D31, arrival gate B1
 
You can find more information about the flights, such as departure and arrival times, baggage allowance, seat selection, etc on the American Airlines website. You can also book your tickets online or contact their customer service for assistance.

Cuba. Each passenger traveling to Cuba may only check up to 2 bags with a maximum weight of 70 lbs / 32 kgs per bag, plus 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item. All published bag fees apply at each check-in location and are base rates according to travel dates and destination; applicable taxes are not shown.

Traveling to Cuba as a U.S. citizen involved certain restrictions and requirements due to the embargo and diplomatic relations between the two countries. Please note that these regulations might have changed since this writing. It’s crucial to check the most up-to-date information from official sources before making any travel plans.

At the time of my last update, U.S. citizens were required to fall under one of the 12 categories of authorized travel to Cuba. These categories included things like family visits, educational activities, humanitarian projects, professional research and meetings, etc. Tourism for leisure was not one of the authorized categories.

If you were traveling under one of the authorized categories, you would need to:

  1. Book Your Flight: Booking your airfare through American Airlines or any other airline is the first step.

  2. Cuban Tourist Card (Visa): U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba for authorized purposes needed a Cuban Tourist Card (visa). This can and should be purchases through the airline (AA, in Miami) you’re flying with.

  3. Travel Insurance: Cuban authorities typically required U.S. travelers to have travel medical insurance that covers them while in Cuba.,This insurance can also be purchased, in Miami, right at the AAS check in.

  4. OFAC Documentation: The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) required travelers to keep records of their travel transactions and hold onto them for five years. This could include records of expenses, itinerary, and any activities related to your authorized category of travel.

  5. Customs and Immigration Forms: You would need to fill out the necessary customs and immigration forms both when leaving the U.S. and when arriving in Cuba.

  6. Passport: Of course, your valid U.S. passport is required.

Keep in mind that regulations and requirements for travel to Cuba have been known to change, and they might have evolved since my last update. I strongly recommend checking with official government sources like the U.S. Department of State and the Cuban Embassy or Consulate to get the most accurate and up-to-date information for your planned travel dates. It’s also a good idea to contact American Airlines directly for any specific information they might have regarding travel to Cuba.

You can asking your AirBnB host to arrange transportation from the Airport you your AirBnB. So upon arrival, after clearing customs, head out to the Taxi stand and look for a driver with your name and AirBnb. In the event of any miscommunication, make sure you have a typed out address, on paper or on your phone, in both English and Spanish, as to you AirBnB address, so you can use, on your own , if necessary, to catch a cab to your AirBnB (just show the cab driver the printed address). The one way far should be, approximately, around $30.00. It’s fine to pay in USD dollars as most cabbies like

This is the AirBnB we will all be staying in. I would suggest immediately booking and paying for your room. So that you are sure to have a spot. November, because of the collie temps, is a popular time to be visiting Old Havana. Don’t procrastinate. Book immediately.
 
A beautiful house from the early 20th century restored maintaining its original features such as floors, interior and exterior carpentry, glassworks and ironworks. Famous restaurants, museums and buildings are nearby our property. Transfer and tour Services are arranged by a professional of the industry.
 
The property is located at a short walking distance of the main attractions from Old Havana: The Cathedral, The Capitol Hill, La Bodeguita del Medio, El Floridita, etc.
 
Full access to the interior garden, traditional dinning room, restrooms.
 
Please be aware that price advertised is just for one double room in our property. Also you may be sharing your stay with other guests.

Daily high temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 83°F to 81°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 87°F. 

Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 71°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 60°F or exceeding 75°F.

You are free to take pictures of just about anything in Cuba except government buildings and police and military personnel. Cubans are quite willing to be the subjects of some of your most memorable photos. It is polite in any culture to ask permission before taking someone’s photo, and Cuba is no exception. Often holding up your camera with a simple nod is enough to ascertain whether or not somebody approves of having their picture taken. 

You may come across people dressed in elaborate historic or ethnic attire in Old Havana or other tourist areas. If you take their picture or pose with them, be prepared to pay a tip.  This is how they make their living.

For each of our 5 shoot days, as a group, we will have have a daily 2-hour window, where you can break off from the group and shoot on your own. No restrictions. Your call.
 
You can go back to the AirBB top rest and recharge.
Or, if you prefer, you can break off on your own, to explore one of your own, special photography themes

This workshop is an embodiment of the art of capturing moments in real-time—a true shooting expedition. To put it plainly, our attention will be firmly fixed on the act of shooting, with approximately 80-90% of our time dedicated to hitting the streets and crafting images that resonate. The essence of our collective experience will be about venturing into the vibrant tapestry of Old Havana, lenses poised to seize the fleeting narratives that play out before us. While the evenings will naturally invite informal conversations, likely around dinner tables, where apps and editing might spark dialogue, it’s crucial to note that these discussions will not be the primary thrust of our engagement. Our focal point is the act of creation itself—of composing, framing, and seizing the magical instants that define this captivating city. The night is an open canvas; whether you choose to continue your photographic exploration under the moonlight or opt for other pursuits is entirely at your discretion, an autonomy that contributes to the rich diversity of experiences that makes this workshop truly exceptional.

Embrace the transformative power of your iPhone’s lens as we embark on a photography journey that’s uniquely tailored to the artistry of mobile capture. While the workshop welcomes all devices, I wholeheartedly encourage you to dive into the world of iPhone photography. Each tap, swipe, and frame you capture through your phone will be seamlessly intertwined with our instructional content, assignments, and shared experiences. The intimacy and spontaneity of iPhone photography offer an unmatched opportunity to immerse yourself fully in the artistic process. Through this lens, you’ll uncover hidden perspectives, master the nuances of mobile editing, and refine your storytelling skills with tools that fit right in your pocket. As we explore Old Havana’s intricate textures, vibrant colors, and lively characters, let your iPhone become an extension of your creative soul, connecting you with the heart of this city in ways that traditional cameras might not. Your journey with us isn’t just about capturing moments; it’s about embracing a new perspective, a fresh way of seeing, and a canvas that fits snugly in the palm of your hand.

In the realm of creative expression, diversity reigns supreme. While I eagerly anticipate wielding the prowess of the upcoming iPhone 15 series, it’s paramount to emphasize that this workshop opens its arms to all iPhones, regardless of their stripe. Whether your device is a tried-and-true companion or a state-of-the-art innovation, each iPhone holds within its lens the potential to capture the soul of Havana. So, whether you’re capturing moments with a time-tested classic or unleashing the capabilities of the latest technology, rest assured that every iPhone, in its own unique way, will contribute to the tapestry of images we weave together.

This meticulously crafted workshop is tailored to cater to the aspirations of advanced hobbyists who are eager to delve deeper into the realms of their craft. Centered around a series of theme-driven assignments, our schedule is intricately designed to provide a rich platform for those who are passionate about building a captivating portfolio of images that authentically capture the spirit of Havana. Whether you’re an experienced photographer seeking to refine your skills or an enthusiast with a keen eye for composition, this workshop beckons those who are committed to pushing the boundaries of their artistry. Each theme is carefully selected to guide you in creating a collection of images that speak volumes about the vibrant energy, history, and essence of this enchanting city. Your passion and commitment are the driving forces behind this journey, as we come together to hone our craft and curate images that transcend the ordinary and reveal the extraordinary.

Get ready to elevate your iPhone photography skills to new heights during two extraordinary shoot days that promise to be a true highlight of our workshop. We are thrilled to announce that we will be joined by not just one, but two seasoned professional models, exclusively at your disposal. This is a rare opportunity to master the art of portraiture and lifestyle photography with the very best in the industry, all while using the versatile lens of your iPhone. Immerse yourself in the dynamic interplay of light and expression, capture the essence of our models against the captivating backdrop of Old Havana, and refine your ability to tell compelling visual stories. This isn’t just a chance to learn from the pros; it’s a chance to curate your own unique vision, under their guidance, using the tool that’s always at your fingertips. It’s an occasion to seize, a leap toward becoming a more adept iPhone photographer, and a testament to the power of artistic collaboration in this immersive workshop experience.

Prepare to be guided by the authentic voices of Old Havana itself—our local companions, Wilber Zada Rosendi and his captivating wife Yirka. Their Cuban heritage and profound affinity for the art of photography make them not only remarkable guides but also conduits to the heart of this enchanting city. With a seamless command of the English language, they’ll weave Old Havana’s history, culture, and secrets into captivating narratives, all while sharing their profound insights into the world of photography. Wilber and Yirka are the embodiment of our bridge to Cuba, effortlessly bridging the gap between our vision and the pulsating life of this vibrant city. Their expertise is boundless, their passion contagious, and their presence a reminder that this workshop isn’t just about capturing images—it’s about immersing ourselves in the very soul of Old Havana, under the thoughtful guidance of those who know it best.

Update your IOS software, BEFORE coming

A Protective case for your iPhone

Apple EarPods (to use as a remote trigger for s Street Photography)

A Bluetooth Remote Shutter

A Thumbdrive (ie, Sandisk, IXpand) for additional storage space

Micro Fiber cloth (to clean this tiny lenses)

A wristlet to attach your iPhone to your body

Several Power Banks for keep your iPhone charges all day long

Cords cables, connectors

Conversion lenses if that is your thing

A Mini-tripod

A sturdy, metal tripod adapter

A Full-Length tripod

Install a VPN app like Proton VPN and an Offline Map (maps.me)

Cuba, including Old Havana, predominantly uses Type A and Type B electrical outlets. These outlets are characterized by two flat parallel pins (Type A) or two flat parallel pins with a grounding pin (Type B). The standard voltage in Cuba is 110 V, and the frequency is 60 Hz.

However, it’s essential to note that electrical standards can change, and there might be variations in specific areas or accommodations. Before you travel, I strongly recommend checking with your accommodation or an up-to-date travel guide to ensure you have the correct information about electrical outlets and voltage for your trip. Additionally, consider bringing plug adapters and voltage converters if your devices use a different type of plug or operate on a different voltage.

Here are a handful of prudent health tips for Americans visiting Old Havana for the first time:

  1. Stay Hydrated: The Cuban climate can be quite warm and humid. Ensure you drink plenty of bottled water to stay hydrated throughout the day.

  2. Mosquito Protection: Depending on the time of year, mosquitoes can be present. Pack insect repellent to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

  3. Sun Protection: The sun in Cuba can be strong, so remember to use sunscreen, wear sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat to shield yourself from the sun’s rays.

  4. Food and Water Safety: While Cuban cuisine is delightful, be cautious about consuming tap water and uncooked street food. Stick to bottled water and choose well-cooked meals to avoid any digestive issues.

  5. Medical Essentials: Pack a small travel medical kit with essentials like pain relievers, antacids, and any prescription medications you might need.

  6. Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies and any unexpected situations.

  7. Hand Hygiene: Carry hand sanitizer and use it regularly, especially before meals.

  8. Local Health Facilities: Familiarize yourself with the location of nearby medical facilities in case of any unexpected health concerns.

  9. Cultural Etiquette: Respect local customs, including wearing appropriate clothing in religious or cultural sites, to promote a positive and respectful experience.

  10. COVID-19 Guidelines: Stay informed about any specific health and safety regulations related to COVID-19, including mask mandates and social distancing rules.

By prioritizing your health and safety through these simple measures, you’ll be well-equipped to fully enjoy your time exploring the captivating streets of Old Havana.

The currency used in Cuba is the CUP (Cuban Peso), but it is possible to pay in Dollars or Euros in certain places such as restaurants or private stores.

In government restaurants you must pay with CUP, while in government stores, you must pay with an MLC card issued by Cuban banks or with VISA or MasterCard cards, although the use of these cards in Cuban stores may cause problems with your bank in the United States, so it is recommended not to use them. Most products sold in government stores can be purchased in CUP in private markets.

The exchange rate from USD to CUP ranges between 120 – 200 Cuban pesos.

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(Private home in Old Havana)
16 guests • 12 bedrooms • 22 beds • 12.5 baths

NOTE: Since you are booking and paying for your own room, you can choose to stay anywhere you want. Just make sure it is in/near Old Havana

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You will also be able to sign up for the iPhone Photography Workshop in Havana, Cuba, February 17-24, 2024