CUBA: October 2017   //  Playa Larga / Las Salinas
Fish . Photo . Travel

Join Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures for a hands-on, adventure-filled outdoor and fishing photography workshop in beautiful Cuba. This nine-night / ten-day school will take place at Playa Larga/Las Salinas in Cuba August, 2017. This immersive workshop will be led by two well-known and accomplished outdoor and fishing photographers: Bryan Gregson. The school includes daily classes and instruction, three full days of guided fishing, field trips, all lodging and meals. Full details are listed below.

Who Should Attend:
Everyone! Whether you just purchased your first camera and are wondering what all those buttons are for, or you’re a seasoned amateur to intermediate photographer wanting to make the most of your fishing and travel photography, this workshop will advance your skill level and improve your photos in the field. With three working professional photographers instructing, we’re able (and happy) to teach and accommodate photographers of any skill level. The diversity of instruction and a curriculum designed specifically for outdoor, travel and fishing photography, this workshop will help you to “up your game” and make the most of your future fishing trips.

Location: Playa Larga/Las Salinas – Cuba
Dates: October 14-25, 2017 (11 nights / 10 days)
Cost Per Person (All Inclusive): $6995.00
Photography Instructors:  Bryan Gregson, Jim Klug

School Itinerary and Daily Schedule:
• October 14Arrive to Havana; Overnight in Havana accommodations
• October 15 _ Half day Havana City Tour with Classic Cars; Afternoon photo class
• October 16 _ Morning in Old Havana for shooting; Afternoon transfer to Playa Larga Hotel
• October 17 _ Fishing day 1 at either Las Salinas flats or the Rio Hatiguanico  (return back to hotel by 3 PM)
• October 18 Fishing day 2 (return back to hotel by 3 PM)
• October 19 Fishing day 3 (return back to hotel by 3 PM)
• October 20 _ Fishing day 4 (return to hotel by 3 PM)
• October 21 – Return to Havana visiting Don Yoyi’s handicraft taller on the way. Shooting along the way. Overnight in Havana accommodations
• October 22Transfer to Vinales; Los Jazmines Hotel in Vinales for overnight
• October 23 _ Tour Vinales (mural, cave, etc) Afternoon craft market and town. Dinner at the Gardens Restaurant at sunset – O/N at Los Jazmines Hotel
• October 24 _ Early morning shooting in Vinales; return transfer to Havana; overnight in Havana
• October 25 _ Departing flights

Curriculum For Workshop Includes Such Topics As:
• Creative composition for outdoor photographers
• Effectively using circular polarizers and ND filters
• Underwater photography: equipment and techniques
• Night photography: stars and light painting
• Proper fish handling techniques and shooting great “hero” shots
• Packing and travel advice for outdoor photographers
• Recommended “kit” and equipment lists for fishing photographers
• Sunrise and sunset shooting techniques
• Travel photography: Food, fishing, people, places and things
• File handling: downloading, labeling, editing and organizing
• Social media techniques for the independent outdoor photographer
• Nighttime photo walks
• Daily (evening) photo critique for all participants

Photo Workshop Package Includes:
• Nine nights of double occupancy lodging
• Destination Meals
• All transfers to and from lodge
• Open bar tab (local beer, liquors and soda)
• Daily classes, seminars and photo instruction for all five days
• Use of fishing equipment (if needed)
• All taxes and service charges
• Participant gift bag

Package Does Not Include:
• Transportation to and from Cuba
• Gratuities for fishing guides and lodge staff
• Single supplement upgrades (if desired)
• Personal camera equipment
• Additional fishing equipment (other than rods and reels)

Workshop Instructors

Bryan Gregson 
Bryan is one of the most recognized names in the world of fishing and outdoor travel photography. He’s an incredibly accomplished independent photographer specializing in creative visual imagery in both still photography and cinematography. After years of focusing his photography in the winter action sports industry, Bryan turned his lens to capturing fly fishing around the globe. He is the recipient of numerous awards and large-scale assignments, with work ranging from major magazine covers to billboards to groundbreaking cinematography shorts. On the commercial side, Bryan has worked with Patagonia, Volvo Cars, Scott Fly Rods, Hatch Outdoors, Trout Unlimited, Scientific Anglers and dozens of other brands, conservation groups and publications.

Kristen Tripp
Cuba Travel Director
Kristen Tripp is Yellow Dog’s Program Director for Cuba. A love of travel, culture, the outdoors and angling were cultivated from growing up in Nepal with summers in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming. With travel in her blood, Kristen has lived and traveled all over Latin and South America (including Chile, Argentina, Peru, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba) along with a long list of countries in other continents as well. Despite her global travel experience, she still maintains a healthy bucket list for future exploration. Kristen’s international travel experience combined with her Spanish language skills and an aptitude for complex trip logistics give her the skills necessary to provide travelers to Cuba with a fantastic experience. An angler, paddler, biker, hiker and general outdoor enthusiast, Kristen loves to get outside when possible to explore, and always loves the opportunity to put her Spanish to use. A “logistics addict” with a get-it-done attitude, you can bet that Kristen will work hard to take care of your trip details. If she ever lacks for an immediate answer to your questions, she will work hard to track down the information for you and can troubleshoot in two languages, a must for Cuba trips!

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