Cuba: the perfect place to perfect your photography skills.

ROOSTERGNN Academy is joining forces with ROOSTERGNN Artist Residency to offer a once in a lifetime experience: our Travel Photography Bootcamp in Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Viñales, Cuba. Participants will complete an intensive travel photography program, led by an RGNN Academy Travel Photography Expert and Mentor and coordinated by a local bilingual guide (English/Spanish).

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Don’t miss out!

Housing in Havana/Trinidad included.    |    24-hour local emergency support included.

Program language: English.    |    No Spanish language skills required.

Open to all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, including U.S. applicants. You DO NOT have to be a current student to apply.

Limited spots available.

Itinerary: HAVANA

The Intensive Bootcamp will take place in Havana, Cuba. Bootcamp Extensions are available to the Viñales Valley and to Trinidad and Cienfuegos, Cuba. You can do them all and get the full picture!

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.

Extension: VIÑALES VALLEY.

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

January 5, 2020

Arrival & Welcome Day.

  • Arrival in Havana throughout the day.
  • Check-in at Havana housing.
  • 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.

Extension: TRINIDAD & CIENFUEGOS.

The Bootcamp Extension 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.

Logistics.

Everything you need to know.

Housing, food & 24 hour local emergency support.

✔️ Housing. Accommodation in colonial “boutique” style houses with Cuban host families in Havana and Trinidad included. The accommodations will be assigned by ROOSTERGNN according to availability of the different RGNN locations in each city. The accommodation is shared in double rooms (2 people per room).

If you are applying with a friend/partner and would like to be placed in the same accommodation, please email academy@roostergnn.org to indicate this.

✔️ Food. Daily breakfast and packed lunch on excursion/transfer days included, please see full itinerary.

✔️ 24 hour local emergency support included (English & Spanish).

✔️ Logistical & Bootcamp Welcome Packets. Before the start of the program, enrolled participants will receive a Logistical Welcome Packet via email with logistical information. The Bootcamp 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.

Included – your personal Insta-photographer!

Finally! No need to ask your friends to take photos of you for your family and friends back home. Our Photography Expert will document all the activities and share the photos with you, so you can use them on your social media and keep your friends and family updated!

Academic & curricular 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.

 

Selection process. The selection process is rigorous and selective. Previous experience is not required, but a passion for travel photography is a must. You will be asked to include a personal statement in your application, explaining your reasons for applying to the program.

Once we have received your application, our Admissions Department will evaluate it within five (5) business days. If you are accepted, you will receive an official acceptance letter via email, including instructions and more information on your upcoming program.

Dates & tuition fees. 

INTENSIVE BOOTCAMP: HAVANA. Monday, January 6, 2020 to Saturday, January 11, 2020. (6 days, 5 nights). 850 Euros.

BOOTCAMP EXTENSION: VIÑALES VALLEY. Sunday, January 5, 2020 to Monday, January 6, 2020. (2 days, 1 night). 200 Euros.

BOOTCAMP EXTENSION: TRINIDAD & CIENFUEGOS. Saturday, January 11, 2020 to Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (4 days, 3 nights). 500 Euros.

 

 

Please read the full program here for more information on payment deadlines, payment methods and exactly what is included.

Contact.

Questions? Please contact academy@roostergnn.org