Travel Photography Bootcamp in Cuba.

Full program 2020.

In collaboration with ROOSTERGNN Academy.

Limited spots available.

Open to all nationalities, including U.S. students.

Open to participants of all ages and background (you DO NOT have to be a university student to enroll in this program).

ROOSTERGNN Academy and ROOSTERGNN Artist Residency, both non-profit organizations, are offering Travel Photography Bootcamps in Cuba.

AVAILABLE DATES.

WINTER 2020.

  • INTENSIVE BOOTCAMP: HAVANA. Monday, January 6, 2020 to Saturday, January 11, 2020. (6 days, 5 nights).
  • BOOTCAMP EXTENSION: VIÑALES VALLEY. Sunday, January 5, 2020 to Monday, January 6, 2020. (2 days, 1 night).
  • BOOTCAMP EXTENSION: TRINIDAD & CIENFUEGOS. Saturday, January 11, 2020 to Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (4 days, 3 nights).

BOOTCAMP DESCRIPTION.

During the Travel Photography Bootcamp in Havana, Cuba, participants will form part of an intensive travel photography training program, led by an RGNN Academy Travel Photography Expert and Mentor and coordinated by a local bilingual guide (English/Spanish).

The Intensive Bootcamp: Havana includes:

  • January 6, 2020: Arrival & Welcome Day.
    • Arrival in Havana throughout the day.
    • Check-in at Havana housing.
    • Accommodation included: Havana.
  • January 7, 2020: Photographing Colonial Havana: History, UNESCO World Heritage Sites & the Spanish Influence.
    • Morning: Travel Photography Bootcamp Tour through colonial Havana, exploring the Spanish influence, historic buildings and more, with RGNN Expert and Mentor and local bilingual guide.
    • Afternoon: Travel Photography Feedback and Critique with RGNN Expert and Mentor.
    • Meals included: breakfast.
    • Accommodation included: Havana.
  • January 8, 2020: Exploring Art Déco Havana: Monuments, Architecture & Classic Cars.
    • Morning: Travel Photography Bootcamp Tour exploring Art Déco Havana, classic cars, the American influence, with RGNN Expert and Mentor and local bilingual guide.
    • Afternoon: Travel Photography Feedback and Critique with RGNN Expert and Mentor.
    • Meals included: breakfast.
    • Accommodation included: Havana.
  • January 9, 2020: Documenting Havana & its People: Quotidian Life.

    • Morning: Travel Photography Bootcamp Tour documenting the quotidian life in Havana, the life on the streets, horses, carriages, with RGNN Expert and Mentor and local bilingual guide.
    • Afternoon: Travel Photography Feedback and Critique with RGNN Expert and Mentor.
    • Meals included: breakfast.
    • Accommodation included: Havana.
  • January 10, 2020: Discovering Cultural Havana: Art, Salsa, Music, and More!
    • Morning: Travel Photography Bootcamp Tour discovering the rich cultural landscape of Havana, including art, salsa, music and more, with RGNN Expert and Mentor and local bilingual guide.
    • Afternoon: Travel Photography Feedback and Critique with RGNN Expert and Mentor.
    • Meals included: breakfast.
    • Accommodation included: Havana.
  • January 11, 2020: Departure Day.
    • Check-out housing Havana.
    • Depart from Havana throughout the day.
    • Meals included: breakfast.

The Bootcamp Extensión Viñales takes place BEFORE the Havana Bootcamp and includes:

  • January 5, 2020: Arrival & Welcome Day.
    • Arrival in Havana throughout the day.
    • Check-in housing Havana.
    • Accommodation included: Havana.
  • January 6, 2020: Nature at its Best: the Viñales Valley.

    • Morning: early departure for the Viñales Valley.
    • Full day: Travel Photography Bootcamp Tour of the Viñales Valley, with RGNN Expert and Mentor and local bilingual guide.
    • Afternoon/evening: Return transfer to Havana to join the Havana Bootcamp group.
    • Meals included: breakfast and packed lunch.
    • Accommodation included: Havana.
    • Transportation included: Havana-Viñales-Havana.

The Bootcamp Extensión Trinidad & Cienfuegos takes place AFTER the Havana Bootcamp and includes:

  • January 11, 2020: Transfer Havana-Cienfuegos-Trinidad.
    • Early morning departure from Havana to Cienfuegos to Trinidad.
    • UNESCO World Heritage Tour: Cienfuegos with RGNN Expert and Mentor and local bilingual guide.
    • Check-in housing Trinidad.
    • Meals included: breakfast and packed lunch.
    • Accommodation included: Trinidad.
    • Transportation included: Havana-Cienfuegos-Trinidad.
  • January 12, 2020: UNESCO World Heritage Tour & Time Travel: Trinidad.

    • Morning: Travel Photography Bootcamp Tour, discovering the UNESCO World Heritage City of Trinidad, with RGNN Expert and Mentor and local bilingual guide.
    • Afternoon: Travel Photography Feedback and Critique with RGNN Expert and Mentor.
    • Meals included: breakfast.
    • Accommodation included: Trinidad.
  • January 13, 2020: Beach Excursion!

    • Morning: Beach Excursion to Playa Ancón in Trinidad with local bilingual guide. In case the weather does not allow going to the beach: excursion to the Valle de los Ingenios.
    • Afternoon: Final Travel Photography Feedback and Critique with RGNN Expert and Mentor.
    • Meals included: breakfast.
    • Accommodation included: Trinidad.
    • Transportation included: Trinidad-Beach-Trinidad.
  • January 14, 2020: Trinidad-Havana: Departure Day.

    • Check-out housing Trinidad.
    • Transfer Trinidad-La Habana.
    • Drop-off in central Havana or Havana airport. End of program.
    • Meals included: breakfast and packed lunch.
    • Transportation included: Trinidad-Havana.

The Intensive Bootcamp: Havana, as well as the extensions to Viñales and Trinidad & Cienfuegos, include:

CULTURAL IMMERSION. Cultural Immersion and people-to-people contact is the differentiating aspect of this Travel Photography Bootcamp Program in Cuba.

ALOJAMIENTO. Accommodation in colonial “boutique” style houses with Cuban host families. The Bootcamp Tuition Fee includes housing in colonial “boutique” style houses with Cuban host families specifically selected by RGNN in Havana and Trinidad, with a Cuban family to welcome and attend to them. The accommodation is shared in double rooms (2 people per room). The rooms, of a colonial style, are spacious and well illuminated, and all of them have their own bathroom and air conditioning. All of the houses moreover have a spacious common area, such as a salon or rooftop terrace, to work on the projects assigned. The accommodations will be assigned by ROOSTERGNN according to the availability of the different Academy locations in the selected city.

LOCAL EMERGENCY SUPPORT, 24 hours. The Bootcamp includes a bilingual local emergency support phone number (Spanish / English), available twenty-four (24) hours a day.

FOOD. The following meals are included in the Bootcamp:

  • Daily Breakfast. The Tuition includes daily breakfast throughout the Program. Breakfasts take place at the “boutique” style accommodations in Havana and Trinidad. The breakfasts are ample, and usually include, depending on the house, cheese, ham, bread/sandwich, butter, jam, honey, eggs or omelettes, sweets and desserts, pies, in addition to coffee, tea, milk, juice, for example.
  • Packed lunch. On excursion and transfer days a packed lunch is included (for example, sandwich and water). See full itinerary.

TRANSPORTATION.  The following transportation is included:

  • Viñales Extension:
    • January 6, 2020: Havana-Viñales-Havana.
  • Trinidad & Cienfuegos Extension:
    • January 11, 2020: Havana-Cienfuegos-Trinidad.
    • January 13, 2020: Trinidad-Playa-Trinidad.
    • January 14, 2020: Trinidad-Havana.

LOGISTICAL & BOOTCAMP WELCOME PACKETS. Before the start of the program, enrolled participants will receive a Logistical Welcome Packet via email with logistical information. The Academic Welcome Packet, with details such as the updated Schedule, will be given to participants in person on the first day of the Bootcamp in Cuba.

INSTA-PHOTOGRAPHER. The photography Expert will document the activities of the Bootcamp, making varied visual material available to the participants for their personal and professional use, as well as social media publication.

LANGUAGE. English. No knowledge of Spanish is required. All Experts and Mentors are bilingual (Spanish-English).

MINIMUM OF STUDENTS. A minimum of five (5) people is required for the Viñales and Trinidad-Cienfuegos extensions to be carried out.

CURRICULAR AND ACADEMIC BENEFITS.

Completing the goals of this Travel Photography Bootcamp allows students to obtain the following academic or curricular documentation.

1. Travel Photography Bootcamp Certification.

2. Publication of Travel Photography Portfolio. The best works can be published, in digital format, on the RGNN.org platform, social networks and / or other communication channels of the agency.

ROOSTERGNN follows a strict evaluation process for issuing academic and/or curricular documentation. Students must have completed all requirements of the Program to obtain any type of academic and/or curricular documentation.

All processing of academic and/or curricular documentation is conducted EXCLUSIVELY via email residency@roostergnn.org. Academic and/or curricular documentation is issued via email in PDF format, within twenty-five (25) business days after the last day of the Bootcamp.

ENROLLMENT. To enroll, please visit the following link.

TUITION FEES.

Given that spots are extremely limited, it is recommended that students formalize enrollment as soon as possible.

INTENSIVE BOOTCAMP: HAVANA (7 días, 5 nights). 850 Euros.

EXTENSION: VIÑALES VALLEY (2 días, 1 nights). 200 Euros.

EXTENSION: TRINIDAD & CIENFUEGOS (5 días, 3 nights). 500 Euros.

TUITION FEE PAYMENT.

The following payment plans are available:

Single payment. Once a student has been accepted by ROOSTERGNN, he/she will have three (3) business days to pay the full Tuition Fee.

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Bank transfer (direct bank transfer, Transferwise, Western Union bank transfer, etc.).

With the application or first payment the student expressly accepts both the LEGAL FRAMEWORK of the Program and the TERMS OF USE of RGNN.ORG, published in the following links:

CONTACT.

residency@roostergnn.org

Updated August 19, 2019.

View Spanish version here: https://rgnn.org/residency/cuba-bootcamp-program-spanish/