Photo workshops & tours since 1979

Cuba photography workshops and tours since 2001

Nobody knows Cuba like Steve.

If there’s a photography workshop that can also be considered an escape and an opportunity to become intimately familiar with the subjects one photographs, Anchell Photography Workshops is at the top of the list.

Spearheaded by Steve Anchell, an internationally published photographer and author, these workshops not only provide you with intimate instruction in photography in small group settings limited to 10 - 12 people, they also get you into the heart of the landscapes, people, culture, and history of the area.

In New Mexico, Steve will lead you through the landscapes of Ansel Adams and the subjects that inspired Georgia O'Keeffe in the towns, pueblos, arroyos, soaring cliffs, and desolate landscapes of New Mexico.

With an emphasis on landscapes, people, and travel photography, you’ll dive deep into the subject matter. You’ll learn not just about how to improve your photographs, but also about this area that has inspired so many artists over the years, as you explore the streets of Santa Fe, the Rio Grande Gorge, the ancient dwellings of the Anasazi First People, and beyond.

And then there’s France. On this whirlwind photography tour, Steve will introduce you to the streets of Marseille, the historic district of Avignon, and Arles, the artistic home of Van Gogh and Cézanne. Traveling between the three major locations you will stop to photograph in small towns and villages, sampling the local wine and cuisine.

No matter if you’re a novice or a seasoned veteran behind the lens, Steve’s photography workshops will provide you with the type of instruction and photographic experiences you need to further your skills and become a better photographer. That’s true whether you use a digital camera, film camera, or even a smartphone. Not only will you come away with

Scheduled Workshops

Scheduled Workshops


April 25 to May 4
Santiago de Cuba Photography Workshop

July 25 to August 5
Best Peru Photography Workshop
Cusco Valley & the Amazon Jungle

December 3 to 9
Fine Art Nude Photography Workshop in Cuba

December 13 to 21
Havana Street Photography Workshop

the knowledge and skills needed to take improved photos, but you’ll also leave having had the experience of a lifetime.

Or, if you prefer, you can accompany Steve to Cuba, a country that has experienced rapid changes among its people and culture in recent years. No photographer knows Cuba better than Steve, who has led photography workshops there since 2001.

In Cuba, your time will focus on architecture, street photography, and people. You’ll hone your skills using the methods Steve taught at the International Center of Photography in New York City and Santa Fe Photo-graphy Workshops. From art deco architecture to street dancers to visits with Cuban people in their homes, you’ll be immersed in this vibrant culture from moment one.

Santiago de Cuba
Photography Workshop
April 25 to May 4, 2019

Santiago de Cuba photography workshop

You haven’t seen the real Cuba until you’ve been to Santiago de Cuba. One thousand miles as the crow flies and light years apart from Havana, Santiago de Cuba is the center of Afro-Cuban culture and the Santeria religion. Everything in Cuba begins in Santiago, from music to revolutions, and it’s all fueled by rum.  At least one visit to Santiago is essential to fully understand Cuba.

Best Peru Photography Workshop
Cusco Valley & the Amazon Jungle
July 25 to August 5, 2019

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The Peru Photography workshop in the Cusco Valley and Amazon Jungle will take you to hidden places deep in the Andes including one of the wonders of the ancient world – Machu Picchu, city of the Incas. We will photograph off-the-beaten-tourist-track villages and areas not yet discovered by packaged tours. The workshop will include instruction on portraits, lands-capes, wildlife, documentary, and night photography.

Fine Art Nude
Photography Workshop in Cuba
December 3 to 9, 2019

Havana NUDE photo workshop - Cuba

Cuba is not only an exotic destination, it has one-of-a-kind locations for fine art nude photography. In this nude photography workshop, you will have the opportunity to create unique images inside neoclassic and art deco homes as well as crumbling concrete structures. Examples of the amazing range of locations and working styles can be seen in the accompanying photos made on the 2017 Fine Art Nude Photography Workshop in Cuba.

Havana Street
Photography Workshop
December 13 to 21, 2019

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Cuba: a photographer’s paradise. Whether it's people, architecture, or landscape; cities or villages; old cars or horse drawn carriages; Cuba is the place to be and now is the time to be there. Sponsored by the Cuban Photographers’ Union, Fototeca, this is a workshop to learn and practice the techniques of street photography as taught by Steve Anchell at the International Center of Photography in NYC.

France Photography Tour
Marseilles, Avignon, & Arles
October 4 to 11, 2019

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To come

Steve has led more Cuba photography workshops than any other photographer.
Travel with Steve and see his Cuba.

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

Stavros Bashiardes
Strovolos, Cyprus


Thank you for guiding us and letting us explore and take advantage of what I may describe as a most creative road all through Habana Vieja with spontaneous detours.  This was not just another 'out of the box trip' but a thoroughly creative and unique adventure.

Thomas Hartmann
Asheville, N. Car.


This was one of the greatest adventures we have experienced. Exploring and learning about Havana was totally worth the trip. To add an overnight stay in the rural tobacco country was ‘over the top’ wonderful.

Doris Potter
Eugene, Ore.

Photography Workshops since 1979

Anchell Photography Workshops

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