Come along to Cuba




The photographic workshop I am teaching in October this year, still has space left for anyone who is interested in joining an intense and very rewarding workshop. Over the eight days the workshop takes place we will focus on the creative process of photography. You will get a chance to work on your own project with feedback from two very experienced world-photographers who knows Cuba in and out. My colleague – and friend – Sven Creutzmann will take you through the amazing cultural landscape of Cuba, this fascinating and contradictory Caribbean country. If you follow this blog, you know me – at least to some extent, but Sven is a rewarding-winning photographer working for magazines like GEO, Stern, Spiegel, New York Times Magazine and is a member of Corbis Image. Come along on this extraordinary workshop and discover a country full of colours, sensuality and strong cultural roots. The workshops starts out in Havana with its blend of decay, revolution and intense living, then heads out to the picturesque Trinidad, one of the most scenic, colonial cities in Cuba. The workshop takes place between October 7th and 14th 2013.


Another bit of exciting news – at least for me: In addition to this workshop in Cuba I will soon launch a whole new eWorkshop. This will be a workshop you can take at home, going over eight weeks where I will put you on the track of finding your photographic voice. You will receive a little PDF-booklet every week with information, ideas and thoughts on the week’s theme as well as photographic assignments. I will the review the pictures and give you feedback on your work. This is really going to help you find a direction in your photography. Stay in tune. I will soon be back with more concrete information.

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101 thoughts on “Come along to Cuba

  1. wow, how i would love to be there! being Cuban and having to leave, it’s hard to come back for me. I left at the age of 1 year old but gave up my citizenship! It’s been one of my DREAMS to go back and photograph!!!

    1. I can certainly understand that going back to Cuba is a dream for you. Might be somewhat difficult, though, wouldn’t it? Thank for stopping my, Lazaro!

  2. Beautiful photos and this about your workshop very exciting stuff. Never been to Cuba, but I have a couple of friends that been there and they all just love it. Sweden is a bit too fare away from Cuba, but I will follow your adventure.

    1. As you say a little further down, we are almost neighbours, so Cuba would be more or less equally far away for both of us… But, yes, it is far away. Most people visiting Cuba, though, like you friends, end up being in love with the country. Thanks for the comment, Viveka!

  3. Norway is fare from Cuba too … just read that your lives in Norway. Exciting with a next door neighbor. I and your eWrokshop could be something for me.

  4. Agree with Phillip, a wonderful series of shots and I too love places like this. Old crumbling plaster and the colour that only seems to be available in places like this. Waiting for more Otto. 🙂

  5. I am sure this will be, as always, a very rewarding and memorable time for anyone who joins you and Sven. All the best and will look forward to your updates.

  6. Your art always inspires. While the workshop is enticing, October is not possible. I would like to learn more about the eWorkshop, which may be the way to learn more from you.

    1. Well, likewise I find your blog very inspiring. New workshops will come around in the years to come. As for the eWorkshop, more info will be posted in a couple of weeks, as I have mentioned in a couple of comments already. Thank you for the comment, Sally!

  7. I wish.
    I’ve taught History of Cuba and The Cuban Revolution, but to go there to photograph would be supreme!
    Needless to say, a teacher cannot afford such luxuries 🙂 Have a great time!

    1. I hope will one day get to experience Cuba – despite your teacher’s salary. It’s quite a place as you probably already know. Thanks for the comment, Sandra!

  8. Sounds very interesteing, I wish you luck and lots of fun. The first image is my favourite, a real eyecatcher. It has all it takes to make a winner.

  9. I always enjoy your posts and photos after you’ve returned from Cuba. I will look forward to some exciting vicarious travel. And congratulations on your new venture. I can only imagine it will be very popular. I am also sure a lot of work, but isn’t it exciting what can be accomplished on-line!

    1. Cuba er veldig fascinerende, men jeg skjønner godt at det finnes mange grunner til ikke å reise dit. Jeg vil komme tilbake med mer info om eWorkshopen. Takk for kommentaren, Rune!

  10. Beautiful pictures! Would be cool to take part at your online workshops, although my experience in photography does not actually exist… Are these only for people, who can already call them photographers or for complete beginners as well? Greets from Poland 🙂

    1. My workshops are for photographers of all levels. I have had complete beginnings as well as long time professionals in my workshops. I put emphasize on the creative process and making picture, so it doesn’t matter what technical level you are at. Thanks for your interest and for your comment, Agnieszka!

  11. That is an exciting news! The eWorkshop is a brilliant idea to develop one’s photography skills. Beautiful images of Cuba. A piece of a rich, treasure of the past and its culture with each picture.

  12. I love the textures and colors of these images. A photo visit to Cuba sounds so wonderful!! I enjoy the time locked feel of places like this. Years ago for me it was the Phillipines but I was more interested in underwater photography then and only wish I’d spent more time on the people and the life! Later I visited Egypt and there also enjoyed being at the portal of another time. Good luck with your journey; it will be wonderful!!

    1. Thank you for the nice words, Judy! Yes, Cuba is going to be great, it’s a fantastic place for any photographer. I have never been to neither the Phillipenes nor Egypt, they both look like very amazing places.

  13. Simply beautiful photos, Otto. When you and your students bring more like these back home after the workshop, you will have some lovely treasures and wonderful memories to be sure.

  14. I have just spent last hour reading and looking at the photos on your blog ! Wow !! I am now following and looking forward to reading more from you in the future
    Best wishes

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