$300 deposit (refundable if the CVD19 warnings keep us from traveling. We will only be going if it is safe to trave)
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Our trips are small so that we can travel as friends, care like family, and be open to spontaneous experiences.
We pick you up at the airport and travel to Antigua on day one.
You'll have the amazing opportunity to photograph and enjoy pre-Easter ceremonies when the people lay elaborate flowers in the streets. More details on http://www.LaughingPlanet.org
After a few days in Antigua, we travel in a private van to incredible fascinating Lake Atitlan and stay at a local Mayan hotel by the lake. You'll have options to canoe, climb a volcano, hang out in your hammock, visit small villages, photograph inside a butterfly refugee and eat great food.
The 2021 Journey to Havana and around
Cuba 2021 in the planning - Plan now for a 6-day trip to Cuba while we can still go.
All lodging and on the ground group transportation. We pick you up at the door of the Havana airport and take a leisurely drive to our rooms. Havana is a festival for the eyes and especially to photograph. Where ever your skills are in photography you'll find photos around every corner in Havana. After we have a few days exploring Havana and surrounding towns we take an overnight trip to a Cuban tobacco farm. You can opt to horseback ride across the limestone hills or enjoy a sunrise photography opportunity in Viñales Cuba.
We'll witness the organic tobacco harvest up to the making of the Cuban cigar. It's a fantastic process to see and to photograph. We stay the night near the farm and have plenty of opportunities to roam the village for night photos in the evening.
Two photography coaches and two speakers in Cuba will join us. Elaine Diaz the Editor-and-Chief of Cuba's online environmental magazine will join us for a morning talk. Hal Klepek, a professor at Havana University will share his vast knowledge with us as well.
(Cuba tuition for 7 days is $2900. SALE FARE AFTER COVID There is no extra charge for rooms for solo travelers. Bringing a second person? Ask about a discount.
* Visas -This opportunity to travel legally to Cuba under the new OFAC Regulations published January, 2020 follows the General License category “Support for the Cuban People. This travel program includes activities intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba and spread goodwill amongst all.
We have daily interactions with Cubans and we stay in lovely air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. Cubans have gained special recourses to set up special rooms for visitors. You'll love your room and the special breakfasts our hosts provide. You have complete privacy in each room.
Guatemala 2021 Open and Travel Photography to Cuba 2021 open
October 2021 Guatemala
GUATEMALA TRIP Date to be announced
Cost $2800 for nine-days includes all hotels and ground transportation.
We pick you up at the airport in Guatemala and your journey begins in this spectacular country of the Mayan Indian. Guatemala is my favorite country in Latin America. As you step across the threshold into the mysterious and breathtaking wonders of the ancient Mayan world you may feel you've stepped back in time.
Where ever you are as a photographer you'll make some incredible photos to bring home. We get up early to photograph with the best light and take the opportunity to do some nighttime shooting during clear nights and the night culture. Every few days we circle around to critique and share photos because that's the best way to get better and it's fun to see what everyone is shooting.
Towering volcanoes, the colorful Mayan indigenous culture, and ancient Lake Atitlan each offers with its own magical journey. You'll be up close with the Mayan cultures and awe-inspiring natural wonders.
Did you know there are 22 native languages spoken in Guatemala? There's so much to experience.
We kickstart our journey in the colonial town of Antigua. Then the next day we'll travel to the highlands and cruise across the lake in a motorboat to our hotel. We'll stay at a lovely quaint locally owned hotel right on the water's edge. We choose local to support the local economy and the indigenous people.
Options include Canoeing, mountain climbing, fishing, bird watching and a coffee farm tour or hanging out in your hammock and meandering through the streets with your camera.
We have many group activities and have several photo shares in the evening where you can ask questions about your photography and show your images if you choose. If you want critiques it is included in the trip. http://www.laughingplanet.org
includes All hotels for nine nights
all ground transportation on the road and airport pickup
4 breakfasts and one lunch
Does not include
air transportation, boat transport, or optional choices
tips, gifts or personal items
We pick you up at the Guatemalan airport on October 30 during designated times. We'll firm details with you and get your plane schedule.
Physical Level - This trip is physically easy but you have the option to choose volcano climbing, canoeing and walking rather than using local tuk-tuks to get around the town and villages.
We give alternatives to anyone who wants to sit out an activity. There are plenty of lovely corner cafes and the lovely park to enjoy.
Each trip we will spend some time giving back to the culture that we visit, whether it be visiting a community, lending a helping hand or shooting a day in the life in a village as a goodwill gesture. We believe in philanthropy, looking for ways to help and creating photographs to document story and history. It's fun to give
If you are interested in a photography workshop to Cuba contact me, Sherrlyn.
It's a short journey on earth so do what you love and do it well. If a picture is worth taking, it's worth doing it well.
Travel Photography Workshops Eugene Oregon Photographer covering Eugene, Portland, Bend, Salem, Medford, Oregon Coast, Guatemala, Iraq (Middle East) and the world. I shoot portraits, editorial, advertising, commercial, storytelling photography, and video. If you have a big project I can bring it together with a video crew and still photographers.