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David Watson - Master of Jazz - Cuba photo workshop

Masters of Jazz: David Watson

The Pacific Northwest, from Portland, Ore. to Seattle, Wash. has a vibrant music scene. Jazz is especially prominent, with world class players moving here from NYC, Chicago, and elsewhere because of the great weather. What? You don’t like rain?I have been photographing blues musicians since 1989, L.A.:Blues, and since moving to Oregon I have been […]

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California Fire Relief - ThinkTank camera bags

California Fire Relief

ThinkTank camera bags are my bag of choice. Not only are they, in my opinion, the best made bags on the market, but they are designed by real working photographers, not industrial design grads. The company also has a conscience. I just received this email asking for donations to victims of the California wildfires. Even […]

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Cuba Travel Advisory – Part 2

Yesterday I posted “Cuba Travel Advisory – Part 1.” Today I would like to share an update I received from my U.S. licensed Travel Service Adviser, Lee Marona of Vaya Sojourns Travel. Hopefully this will shed more light on the situation and help allay any doubts you may have about traveling to Cuba. I will […]

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Cuba travel Advisory - part 1

Cuba Travel Advisory – Part 1

The U.S. State Departments travel advisory has people concerned about traveling to Cuba. The State Department has gone so far as to say that due to the reduction in embassy staff “the embassy would not be able to assure our security.”While pronouncements of this sort by our government should be taken seriously it needs to […]

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Legal Travel to Cuba

Legal Travel to Cuba

The people-to-people group license for legal travel to Cuba was created during the President Clinton administration (so it is not a new program). In January 2004, it was revoked by the Bush administration. It was reinstated and enhanced by the administration of President Barrack Obama, allowing US citizens to travel as individuals.  After President Trump’s […]

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Havana Photo Workshop Registration

As most of the information is required for everyone please fill out and submit an individual form for each person in your party. When you click on SEND the page should automatically refresh and you can re-enter additional members.In order to finalize your registration you will need to e-mail a scanned black and white copy […]

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First Flights to Cuba

There’s been a lot of buzz about legalizing American carrier flights to Cuba. On Thursday, July 7, the US government finally announced “tentative” airline flight schedule and ports of departure. These are not official until approved by the DOT, after which the carrier has 90 days to comply or loose approval.The following is the proposed […]

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The Darkroom Cookbook at 22

The Darkroom Cookbook at 22A lot has changed since the first edition of The Darkroom Cookbook in 1994. But for those who work with large format and silver some things never change. The exuberance one feels standing on a hilltop watching for the magical moment when the clouds and light align, the feel of the […]

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Cuba Photo tour - Cuba photo workshop - Rolling Stones

We Were There

We Were ThereWe were there on December 17, 2014 when President Obama and Raul pledged that they would work to ease the trade and travel restrictions between our two countries.We were there in December 2015 when it was announced there would be a normalization of mail service between our two countries.We were there on Monday, […]

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