Photography and Writing Workshops in Cuba and Southern France

Anyone can take you to Cuba; Steve will teach you how to photograph the people and their culture.

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Cuba Photography Workshops
since 2001

Since 1959 Cuba has been forbidden fruit for most U.S. citizens. Due to the isolation imposed by the embargo it has hardly changed at all since then.

With the rapprochement begun by President Obama and Raul Castro and the re-opening of the U.S. embassy, almost anyone can legally travel there. So why travel with a group? Quite simply, you travel with Steve Anchell for his experience and knowledge of the island and the people, and to learn how to photograph the changing culture.

Steve knows the island, the people, and the culture, better than anyone. And he can teach you to be a photographer of people, culture, and change.

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Cuba Writers Retreat
June-July 2016

Join a select group of established writer’s on this first annual Writer’s Retreat in Cuba. We will stay at the all-inclusive resort Hotel Melia in Varadero. Mornings will be spent writing; afternoons editing; evenings sharing. The rest of the time we will eat, drink, and do what writer’s do when they’re not writing. Donna Conrad (historical fiction/memoir), Jacqueline Sullivan (fiction/fantasy), and Steve Anchell (technical writing/editing) will be there as writing coaches and editors, should you need assistance.

Further details will be posted soon. Register on this site to receive updates.

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Southern France
May 2016

Photo of Rocamadour by Frank Bacherenn

Everyone, whether young or young at heart, is welcome to join Steve on this unique workshop photographing the villages and countryside of Southern France. We will be staying in Carcassone and Aix-en-Provence where we will eat the finest food and drink the best wines. From our base in these two historic medieval cities we will take excursions into the surrounding villages and countryside to photograph the people, architecture, and landscape.

Further details will be posted soon. Register on this site to receive updates.

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Not only did you help my photography technically and aesthetically with all your advice but most importantly you have motivated me to want to pick up my camera once again after a long time.”

Stavros Bashiardes
Strovolos, Cyprus


I am very inspired. I have been taking pictures everyday. You are an amazing artist/photographer.”

Audra Canestrari
Melbourne Beach, Fla.


This was one of the greatest adventures we have experienced.”

Doris Potter
Eugene, Ore.

Anchell Photography and Writing Workshops