Fine Art Nude Photography
in Havana

April 20 to 26, 2022

“I'm 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 not only an exotic destination it has one-of-a-kind locations for nude photography. In this fine art 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 photographs.

The Havana fine art nude photography workshop is for photographers who would like to share time and ideas with a small group of like-minded photographers. All aspects of fine art figure photography, 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 internationally exhibited Cuban photographer, Alberto Arcos, there will be six three-hour photography sessions during the week, and a free day to explore. Sessions will take place in homes and other locations in and around Havana. There will also be a life drawing session held during the workshop.

By limiting this workshop to four participants with at least four models (usually more), 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.

While you don’t need experience photographing the nude, 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 Cuban casa particulare (private home).

Single Room: $4985
(5% discount for previous participants of this workshop)

Model Ratio: 1:1 or better depending on model availability

Limited to: 6 participants

NOTE: A stay in a non-government owned hotel can be arranged upon request. The additional cost will be added to your tuition.

A special companion rate is available for photographers who wish to travel with a companion.

Companion Rate: $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 Alberto Arcos.

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.

We ask that you refrain from cell phone usage during workshop sessions, including shared meals, and traveling between destinations. Exceptions are family emergencies. If you must use your cell phone for business or social interaction, please wait until you can safely remove yourself from the workshop.

“I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic workshop. I feel that I gained a lot from the time I spent with you in the nude workshop.” Stavros Bashiardes, Strovolos, Cyprus

“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

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

Fine Art Nude Photography Workshop
in Havana