FILM SCHOOL ROAD TRIP - Cuba Feb 7th-10th 2025

This is an all-inclusive 4-day film photo retreat in Havana & Vinales, CUBA.  We will be staying in a casa particular in the heart of Havana near the Malecon and Old Havana. All meals will be provided each day. However, there will be no styled shoots, no models, and no random brides in the street. This is going to be a real-life on film completely curated photo experience. All you have to do is show up. We will have 4 personal drivers (with 55' Bel Airs) and we will tour Old Habana, street shoot on the Malecon, have drinks at the National Hotel , Hemmingway's bar, & on the roof of the tallest building in Habana, tour a tobacco farm in Vinales, participating in the town festivities, a trip to a private beach, and wandering the streets of both Old Habana & Vinales armed with film and cameras. Each attendee will receive all portraits taken by Jonathan Canlas after the workshop.  Each time slot below represents 1/12 spots available for the workshop.

7th - (STARTS AT NOON) Private Beach Swim | Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro for sunset | Private Dinner

8th -Parque Almendares (Voodoo Forest) | Malecon Tour | Lunch on the roof of the FOSCA Building | Tour of Fusterlandia | Shooting in Old Havana | Buena Vista Social Club Show & Dinner

9th - Vinales Day Trip | Horseback Through Vinales Valley | Tobacco & Coffee Farm Tour | Farm to Table Lunch | Pork Roast Dinner at our Airbnb

10th - Interior shoot of our Casa Particular | Last stroll through the Neighborhood (ENDS AT NOON)

The workshop starts at noon on the 7th and ends at noon on the 10th. You can fly in 7th or fly in the night before on the 6th, and fly out on the 10th or the 11th. Each attendee is responsible for all travel to and from Cuba and getting to and from the airport.  Taxis will be arranged but the cost of said taxi to and from the airport is the responsibility of the attendee.

To reserve your spot, click one of the time slots below to pay your retainer.  If the time slot is gray, it is taken, if it is black, it is available. And obviously, the workshop is not 5 minutes, its 4 days :).

Balance due Dec 31st, 2024.

Session Details
Duration: 5 minutes
Fee: $2,750.00
Location: Cuba

  • Includes all lodging, meals, transportation while in Havana once you get to the house!
  • $750 due now, $2000 due Dec 31st 2024 (Payment plans available, please inquire to make it happen)
  • Limited to 12 attendees
  • All transportation to and from the workshop is the responsibility of the attendee
  • Files of all photos taken of each attendee by Jonathan Canlas
  • Additional nights at the casa particular are available for $55/night/person available on the 6th, and 10th
  • Obviously, the session isn't 5 minutes. This workshop is Feb 7th-10th starting and ending at noon (check-in at noon on the 7th & check-out at noon on the 10th).
Select a Spot
February 7, 2025 (Friday)

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