Anchell Workshops travel to Cuba is not affected by the new travel regulations

Havana NUDE Photo Workshop


Havana NUDE

November 29 to December 5, 2017

“I am going through my images in preparation for my book Human Landscapes - I have a publisher, a distributor, and the images I need to create a beautiful book - thanks largely to you.” –Philip Miller, Los Gatos, Calif.

Cuba is uncharted territory for the nude, though some of the finest Cuban photographers, such as Roberto Salas, have explored the form. Cuba presents its own unique challenges, such as a prohibition against nudity in public; and rewards, such as crumbling infrastructure and neoclassic architecture.

This workshop is for photographers who are advanced in their work and would like to share time and ideas with a small group of experienced photographers working with the nude form. All aspects of working with the nude form, including posing and coaching, will be covered. Personal guidance will be given to photographers who have not previously worked with models.

Co-instructed by Steve Anchell and an internationally published Cuban photographer, there will be six, three-hour photography sessions during the week. Sessions will take place in private homes and other indoor locations. There will be an evening review of digital capture from each day's session (it will not be possible to review film capture). There will also be at least one life drawing session held during the workshop.

By limiting this workshop to eight participants, each photographer will be able to spend more time working one-on-one with models. It will also be possible to use locations not accessible to larger groups. Emphasis will be placed upon developing and refining personal style and vision.

Photographers who have not previously attended a workshop with Steve must obtain permission to participate. If you are not certain if you qualify, please contact Steve, 503.884.3882 or email

All camera formats are welcome, including large-format.  Digital, film, color or black & white.

Each participant or couple will have a private room and bath in a classic Cuban casa.

Early Registration
Single Room:  $4785 (after July 31: $5285)
Limited to: 8 participants

Traveling Companion: $1595 (shared room only)
(Traveling companions may participate in all workshop events including dinners and critiques but may not participate in photo sessions. An English speaking Cuban guide will be available to take them on daily excursions in and around Havana.)

Workshop tuition includes:  Private room and bath; welcome and farewell dinners; models; locations; transportation to and from location sites; photographic instruction provided by Steve Anchell and Leysis Quesada.

What is not included: Travel to locations other than for the workshop; travel to and from Cuba; meals except those included, above.

Travel to Cuba: Book your flight for the most convenient location for you. More information will be sent upon registration, including information on visas, etc.

Havana NUDE

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Claudia at the Bath House, Havana, Cuba, 2017

“I published an article in the Chinese photography magazine Photography Companion. I mentioned that you are the most influential teacher to my nude photography.”
–John Ouyang, Beijing, China

Nude of Claudia at the Bath house in Miramar, Cuba

“I just wanted to thank you for a great workshop. I really appreciate your spending a lot of time working with me. I enjoyed working with the nude photography and will certainly do more.”
–Gail Miller, Sonoma, Calif.

Nude of Claudia at the Bath house in Miramar, Cuba

"I have been fortunate to have taken multiple workshops with Steve over the past twenty years and have always left with a new vision of what I could accomplish."
–Fritz Fenyvessy, Titusville, Fla.