Anchell Cuba Photo Workshops & Tours 2017 is not affected by the new travel regulations

Santiago de Cuba Photo Workshop

Santiago de Cuba Photography Workshop

Photographing the Annual Festival of Fire

July 2 to July 9, 2016

Santiago de Cuba Photo Workshop - In July we will fly from Miami directly to the eastern side of the island to spend 7 days photographing the internationally famous Fiesta del Fuego in Santiago de Cuba,  the center of Afro-Cuban culture and the Santeria religion.

Fiesta del Fuego is Santiago's weeklong celebration of Caribbean music and dance culture with concerts and dance exhibitions in the Parque Céspedes and throughout the city.

In Santiago you will work with Steve on street photography and then photograph both on your own and with the group. During the week we'll take day trips to the Spanish fortress of El Morro; the famous Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre church where Pope Francis held Mass; and the historic and picturesque town of Las Tunas. We will have dinner and traditional music on the island of Cayo Granma; listen to jazz at the Iris Jazz Club and dance to traditional Cuban music at Casa de la Trova, across the street from the Hotel Casa Granda.

We will be staying at the historic Hotel Casa Granda directly across the street from the main event location, Parque Céspedes

You will travel with veteran photographer and former Oregon State University photography instructor, Steve Anchell. By the end of the visit you will have learned to create your own stunning street photographs - even if you're using a cell phone!

Dates: July 2 to 9, 2016

U.S. Citizen - Double: $3630US
U.S. Citizen - Single: $4180US
non-U.S. Citizen - Double: $3280US
non-U.S. Citizen - Single: $3630US
Student - Double: $2950 (full-time students or under 18 years of age)

Tuition includes round-trip airfare from Miami to Santiago de Cuba; accommodations in Cuba; all breakfasts ; two additional dinners; Cuban Visa; legal travel documents for U.S. citizens; Cuban health insurance; photographic instruction provided by Steve Anchell.

  • U.S. Citizens will depart from Miami on a charter flight.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens who fly directly into Santiago de Cuba and do not require legal travel documents will be discounted accordingly.

Summary Itinerary

  • Saturday, July 2 - Meet in Miami
  • Sunday, July 3 - Fly to Santiago de Cuba
  • Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 8 - Photograph the Fiesta of Fire at night with day trips into Orienté Province including the island of Cayo Granma, Las Tunas, and the Church of El Cobre.
  • Saturday, July 9 - Return to Miami directly from Santiago


Santiago de Cuba Photo Workshop - We will stay in the landmark Hotel Casa Granda located across the street from Parque Cespedes where most of the Festival of Fire events take place.

Festival of Fire
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Cuba photo tour - cuba photo workshop - Santiago de Cuba

Cuba photo tour - cuba photo workshop - Santiago de Cuba

Garage band Santiago-style!
Cuba photo tour - cuba photo workshop - Santiago de Cuba - Hotel Casa Granda

Hotel Casa Granda, Santiago de Cuba
Cuba photo tour - cuba photo workshop - Santiago de Cuba - Church of El Cobre

The Church of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre