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Photographic experience in Havana

La Habana, Cuba

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Experience hosted by David

3 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

The street photography is like a box of surprises or rather like a "hunt" a "safari", you never know what you are going to find or what you are going to "shoot", this makes the experience something more exciting and fun The most important thing is to be able to observe, to be comfortable with your equipment, to know all the hidden places and of course to know the stories that can be around the scenario.

That’s why I have selected an attractive route, both for professional photographers and amateurs, interested in documentary photography. The best time is early in the morning, when there are not many people and there is perfect light, but the photo tour can be customized according to your wishes and needs. Don’t hesítate to contact me before booking.
I propose that in addition to the typical tourist places, to go through different ones to achieve original and at the same time beautiful photographs that allow to capture people, urban art and architecture of the city. During the walk, we can count on or not with the participation of Eduardo, a good friend of mine, very talented Artist of the Plastic and lover of photography also, great connoisseur of History and Art.
Other things to note
Prepare to walk around 2 or 3km. You can bring any kind of camera or phone.
Bearing in mind that the experience includes a photography class, it is very important (but not obligatory) to have a camera with manual mode, which allows modifying the aperture, speed and ISO parameters.
If you do not have a camera of this type, I can provide a professional camera for an additional cost of 10cuc. You must let me know in advance.

To learn more about my work you can visit:
- Instagram: davidmdlp85
-Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/people/147011563@N04/
The street photography is like a box of surprises or rather like a "hunt" a "safari", you never know what you are going to find or what you are going to "shoot", this makes the experience something more exciting and fun The most important thing is to be able to observe, to be comfortable with your equipment, to know all the hidden places and of course to know the stories that can be around the scenario.

That’s why I have selected an at…

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What's included

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Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I'm David, an engineer in Telecommunications and and also a photographer for more than 6 years, work in which I have already won multiple awards. I live in Havana and besides my wife I have this great passion that is photography, especially street photography, where I can capture interesting stories of the city and people. My main objective is to show you the Havana from the inside, the people and their lifestyle, besides helping you to know Cuba, while i give you useful tips and teach to take better photos. I also speak English and I love meeting people from all over the world, telling them about the experiences I have had taking photos and sharing my vision of this unique city in the world.
I'm David, an engineer in Telecommunications and and also a photographer for more than 6 years, work in which I have already won multiple awards. I live in Havana and besides my wife I have this great passion that is photography, especially street photography, where I can capture interesting stories of the city and people. My main objective is to show you the Havana from the inside, the people and their lifestyle, besides helping you to know Cuba, while i give you useful tips and teach to take b…
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Where you'll be

As a photographer I enjoy walking Havana so the places included in this experience are some neighborhoods and places of the more picturesque characters of this peculiar city.
For our experience we will choose as a starting point the Central Park, then we will select a route depending on the type of photography we are looking for

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 196 reviews.

Jonathan
December 2020
David is a great tour guide, accomplished photographer and fluent in english. We were his first guests since the pandemic started. He met us in Old Havana and catered his tour to our interests and requests! Highly recommend for a deeper look at the super picturesque Old Havana and the surrounding areas. He even set us up with a friend of his for an easy (and cheap) taxi ride to Viñales. Thank you David!
David is a great tour guide, accomplished photographer and fluent in english. We were his first guests since the pandemic started. He met us in Old Havana and catered his tour to o…
Julie
March 2020
This was one of my best Airbnb experiences. I teach photography and I was so impressed with David's skill, knowledge and how he came up with perfect locations for my taste in photography. My images of Havana are sensational thanks to David. My friends Pam and Peter sa6ud he was AWESOME. Go on this experience, if you went the best photos of Havana.
This was one of my best Airbnb experiences. I teach photography and I was so impressed with David's skill, knowledge and how he came up with perfect locations for my taste in phot…
Christine
March 2020
I had a wonderful morning with David as he showed me areas of Habana Centro that I wouldn’t normally find on my own. I booked him as a private tour because I have been doing photography for years and I didn’t want other tourists joining the tour especially if they had little to no knowledge of shooting in manual. I wanted the focus of the tour to be about capturing street photography and gaining another persons perspective instead of learning how to use your camera. David did a great job showing me around the city and leading me into buildings and places that I never knew existed and I got some amazing photographs from the tour. David gave me a new perspective on balconies and I will never look at a balcony the same way again!
I had a wonderful morning with David as he showed me areas of Habana Centro that I wouldn’t normally find on my own. I booked him as a private tour because I have been doing photog…
Calista
March 2020
David is such an amazing teacher! I had an incredible time. Not only is he an expert in photography, but he’s incredibly knowledgeable about Havana! I am a beginner in photography, and he really helped me improve. I feel more comfortable on my own. This is perfect if you’re already an expert photographer or a beginner (like me!)
David is such an amazing teacher! I had an incredible time. Not only is he an expert in photography, but he’s incredibly knowledgeable about Havana! I am a beginner in photography,…
Stacy
March 2020
This was a great photo class. This is not the typical tour, I learned about the history of Havana in a unique way through Central Havana. It was great walking through an area that isn't touristy but just people living in their community. In addition, I learned some great tips on taking pictures that I'll use in the future. I highly recommend this experience, David was great!
This was a great photo class. This is not the typical tour, I learned about the history of Havana in a unique way through Central Havana. It was great walking through an area th…
Diana
March 2020
This is a must do activity. With David we got to see the real face of Havana and felt well guided. As well, his knowledge about Photography is remarkable, we get out of this experience with new cool tricks for better traveling pictures. Our friends were amazed by the very unique photographies we shot during David's guidance. He will help you getting a great view on Cuban's life and guide you for great shots. He has a very welcoming way and we would do it again and again!
This is a must do activity. With David we got to see the real face of Havana and felt well guided. As well, his knowledge about Photography is remarkable, we get out of this experi…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

You must bring your photographic equipment: camera or cell phone.

Protection for the skin, the sun is usually strong at certain times of the day