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Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon

Calle Prado 408, 10100, Cuba
+53 5 2734160
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Professional photo tour

Louis was out of the country, so he recommended a tour with his associates--Alfredo and Alfonso. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ifakhoury
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Nazareth, Israel
Wonderful Tour

I was traveling solo in Cuba with no Spanish skills. Alfonso and Alfredo were great guides who took... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alex F
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On our Private Photography Tour of Havana, we take you where your typical tourist will not go, uncovering the real Cuba. In Havana, you will get to experience and photograph daily Cuban life, mixing and mingling with the locals at unique locations such as boxing gyms, colourful Afro-Cuban streets and smoky Jazz Clubs. Louis Alarcon is an artist and documentary professional photographer based in Havana.-
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Calle Prado 408, 10100, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Louis was out of the country, so he recommended a tour with his associates--Alfredo and Alfonso. We started the tour with a visit to community center where a group of young dancers were practicing their moves. Alfredo had good tips about capturing the movement and...More

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Luis A, Gerente at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comment. Making photography in Cuba is wonderful because the light, the colors and the kindness of the people are fantastic, but sometimes it is necessary the accompaniment of a professional to show you special places in your photo tour, it is important...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was traveling solo in Cuba with no Spanish skills. Alfonso and Alfredo were great guides who took me to places I normally couldn’t access. We went to a dance studio first, then after lunch went to a boxing gym and walked around the streets...More

Thank Alex F
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Luis A, Manager at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comment. Spend a day among photographers who know the city where you travel may be one of the best thematic tours that a person can do. We are very happy that you felt good with us and that you...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Last June, I booked a photo tour with Louis' friends Alfonso and Alfredo, who were both accomplished photographers. (Louis was already booked on the day and recommended both) I thoroughly enjoyed the day. I'm a UK based photographer, but don't speak Spanish and the tour...More

Thank Christine O
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Luis A, Gerente at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you very much Christine. As you could see in this photo tour with Cuban photographers, you have to adapt to the reality of Havana, it is a sometimes chaotic city in which everything changes very quickly. For photographers it is a paradise but many...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

My wife and I recently spent a terrific day with Luis' close friend and accomplished photographer Alfonso Blanco. I'm a street photographer and my wife an artist and our goal was to photograph the Havana that we as foreigners would not normally be able to...More

Thank QCDoc
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Luis A, Gerente at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you so much for your comment, this is our goal to enjoy one day among cuban photographers, knowing the reality of the city with our cameras. My favourite sentences of your review is "Since they are good friends with Alfonso, they just ignored us...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We contacted Luis Alarcón to see if he was free to guide us on one of our free days in Havana. Another photo tour commitment meant that he was not available on our dates. But he put us in touch with Alfonso. We had an...More

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Luis A, Gerente at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

I am glad to know that your day with Alfonso and Alfredo went well, they are great people who know the most unknown and authentic Havana, also know how to identify the activities in which travelers are interested to adapt the cuban photo tour to...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Luis is inspirational. If you are lucky enough to get a full day's workshop with him on one of his photo tours in Havana, do it! Don't hesitate! Luis is 100% hands on with you and your camera and so quick and willing to help...More

Thank MuzikStar
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Luis A, Gerente at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

wowh Jovis! What a beautiful comment, I am speechless, it was a magical day but it was because you came with a very good attitude and a lot of desire to learn. You are an ideal traveler because you were very sociable and that makes...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

A wonderfully unique photography day in Havana. I had reached out directly to Louis however our dates did not work to meet in Havana. He referred me to Alfonso and Alfredo. Alfonso a professional photographer with numerous international shows and Alfredo who is a professor...More

Thank Jeff L
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Luis A, Gerente at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Hi Jeff As you can see, this tour is an authentic photo tour for amateur and professional photographers , learning with Cuban photographers and enjoying photography and social relationships in one of the paradises for street photography and portrait ... Cuba. Thank you for your...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

My wife, son (16), daughter (13) and myself had the pleasure of spending an incredible day in Havana with Louis. I stumbled upon Louis' website as we researched Cuba for our family vacation. Part of my motivation for booking this tour with Louis was the...More

Thank sonya c
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Luis A, Gerente at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thank you for your comment and thank you for letting me be one of your family :-) It was a pleasure to guide you through Havana teaching you special places and enjoying your hobby for photography. As you saw, Havana is a giant city with...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Louis arranged access to a Havana Mansion House along with some dancers from the Havana State Ballet. It was a fabulous photographic opportunity that couldn't be re-produced any where else in the world. I got some absolutely fabulous and unique images.

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Luis A, Gerente at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thank you for your comment Adan and congratulations for your photographs of Cuban ballet dancers, congratulate your wife also for the photo of the dancers jump. Best regards.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I had the good fortune to have almost a full day of photography with Alfonso and Alfredo in Havana (Luis, whom I know from a previous, separate photography tour, was unfortunately not in town). I was solo, so this was particularly special for me. I...More

Thank Decoamie
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Luis A, Gerente at Cuban Photo Tours led by Louis Alarcon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thanks for your comment Monnet. As the Cuban photographers say "you are a crazy Cuban" ahahahaha. I wait for you on your third visit to Cuba, the more you know a place, the better photos you get, so prepare to improve your portfolio. Warm regards.

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Sandra G
30 May 2018|
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Response from Alex F | Reviewed this property |
I just got back from a tour with Alfredo and Alfonso. I’m not sure what the title of the tour was but we did at least five hours of walking, with small stops in areas to take photos (where I was still up running around). It... More
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JimCostello
20 November 2017|
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Response from Luis A | Property representative |
Hi Jim. I offer my daily Photo tours only un Havana. Do you need in Havana o Varadero? Best regards from the crazy and fantastic Havana.
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Jerrold P
30 December 2016|
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Response from Luis A | Property representative |
Hi Jerrold. Depending on your interest, I mean if you are interested just in street photography or perhaps you prefer to work with models : dancers, boxers, afrocuban dancers, etc.. Let me know and I will answer you. best... More
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