Cuba Tips for Photography

Cuba Tips for Photography

Wander, Be Bold and Pay Up

 

Cuba tips photography
Smiling Cuban Girl Dancing In The Street                       ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

The musician makes eye contact. On this cue his body shifts into a striking pose. Guitar strings are raised and fingers flexed. You know he has done this before, but not for you. His eyes are twinkling that universal message of commerce. You can take my picture for a fee. Caribbean harmony.


1. Wander off del Prado and the popular tourist squares of Viejo Havana. You will find anything going on in the side streets and mostly the unexpected. An impromptu dance session, a car under repair, a cigar smoking momma, a parade and more local color treasures. Architecture, cars, people. Mix and match as you desire or as they roll out on any street.

2. Change your perspective. Head to the rooftop or poke the lens into a mass of men street battling out a chess game. Separate yourself from the rest of the tourists roaming the plazas and promenades.

3. Pay up for portraits. It is the culture and many have gone before you so. Be prepared with small (US) dollar bills in amounts you know will be acceptable locally. Helping locally will have you feeling more connected to your travel destination.

4. Work the pose for your unique style. Travel is no reason to leave your creativity at home.

5. Be mindful of the sky. In the Caribbean it can change to a mother nature drama in minutes. Just make sure a hurricane is not brewing.

 

 

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This Havana Man Can Fix Any American Car ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

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Neoclassical Under Caribbean Skies                ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

Havana Cuban Dancing
Cubans Dancing In The Streets Happens Anytime           ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

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Cuban Art Displayed on El Prado                              ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

 

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Check Mate on Havana’s Streets                                ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

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Working Dogs                                                                                                                                ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

 

For more Cuba tips for photography, see also:

Cuba Street Photography – Who Says Tropical Must Be Colorful?

Havana, Cuba – It’s All About Baseball In The Streets

More Havana Hot Rods

Havana – A Canvas Creeping into Modernity One Stroke at a Time

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