Pinar del Rio, Western Cuba ©Yvonne J Butler, All Rights Reserved

Yvonne Butler, Authorized Group Organizer, ybutlergroup@gmail.com 727-317-9824  (All cameras and smartphones are welcomed. Program is open to all levels.)

Three iPhone Images.

 ©Yvonne J Butler, All Rights Reserved

©Yvonne J Butler, All Rights Reserved  (iPhone)

NB: All program tours provide a program-and-services equivalent of the number of listed Days of Service; and typical days are 12-16 hours long, i.e. 5-day/4-night means five days of program and services and four nights of stay.

All images ©Yvonne J Butler, All Rights Reserved  (iPhone)




This is a Cuba Educational and Cultural Photo Tour, with a focus on using your camera gear to capture your cultural and educational experiences, with a particular emphasis on people, street, panoramic landscape/seascape, and environmental portraiture photography. Several blocks of time in this ambitious yet exhilarating and well-managed itinerary are devoted to image capture using DSLRs, mirrorless, and iPhone/Smartphone gear and on-the-fly critiquing with your leader. Group members will engage with the Cuban people going about their daily lives and in specially-selected locations in and around Havana and Valle de Viñales.

The Cuba photo program is geared toward directly experiencing the people and activity, seeing history-making changes taking place, learning history, and enjoying the beauty all around you while pursuing your craft or hobby in photography. The program is open to photographers of all levels and with any type of photography equipment. Yvonne Butler will work with all cameras and phones, and offer iPhonography.

We are traveling only under US license category (see Travel Affidavit) for Cuba cultural-educational exchanges, NOT TOURISM that still is not permitted to date for US passport holders, or for any COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, such as commercial photography or journalism. No additional special events or excursions will be permitted outside of the program listed below and in any subsequent published itineraries. Contact your photography leaders regarding photography-related questions on program content.​​

















​​PROGRAM FEATURES:

* Nicely-appointed, centrally-located hotel stay in Havana that will allow us plenty of opportunities to get to planned and spontaneous photo shoots and cultural-educational experiences.

* Photography Instruction & Mentoring, with emphasis on getting to know the people and the culture with your eyes, heart and lens.


* iPHONOGRAPHY/iPHONE/SMARTPHONE GUIDANCE FOR THOSE WHO BRING iPHONES OR SMARTPHONES.


* Cuba-experienced and well-traveled Professional Photographer Leaders. 

* Lots of time to explore leisurely on foot, and even a vintage car if you wish.

* Dinners at Private Paladars (restaurants), with fine dining Chefs, and time to share your day's experiences.

* Special Visit to western part of Cuba and an incredible Farm-to-Table Meal at an Eco-Farm, with magnificent mogotes and rural landscape vistas. 


* Farewell Night at Cafe Taberna, an evening of jazz and fine dining.











                                           




            YButler Tours Guest, Havana                                                                          Yvonne Butler, in Habana Vieja 


Photo Tour Leader Yvonne J Butler is a seasoned travel pro and photographer who has led photo tours and workshops since 1999. Perhaps Yvonne is best known for developing and directing in 2001 the Shutterbug Magazine Digital Photography Workshop Series for four plus years and/or editing and co-writing The Advanced Digital Photographer’s Workbook (Focal Press, 2004) and co-writing RAW Workflow from Capture to Archives (Focal Press, 2006.) For the past five years, Yvonne and her company, YButler Group, LLC, have been developing and producing cultural/educational tours, with a heavy focus on Cuba photo tours. Yvonne is now well-versed and experienced in all things Cuba and, in addition to being tour leader, photo mentor and coach to tour participants, provides local history and color beyond what is provided by an English-speaking Cuba guide who accompanies photo tour groups for local guidance. She is passionate about and loves what she does!



​​REGISTRATION DETAILS - DEADLINE TO GET ON LIST AND THEN REGISTER IS JULY 21,  2017.


Please download the Program Flyer, Registration form and Affidavit (click on buttons above) and submit forms with $500 deposit. Make check payable to YButler Group, LLC. See below.





FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO PLACE YOUR NAME ON LIST:

Contact Yvonne Butler, Cuba Program Director/Producer

727-317-9824

​ybutlergroup@gmail.com


TAMPA, FLORIDA DEPARTURE
Hotel, Old or Central Havana, Cuba Four-star Standard; Double room with bath, or Single (limited number of singles; first-come, first-served basis)

Group Size: Minimum: 12 /Maximum: 16


Registration and payments: Non-refundable $500 deposits (per person) are due immediately but no later than July 8, 2017, to hold airline seats and hotel space. (Both are in very high demand and we highly recommend that you send your paperwork and deposit right away!) Balance is due, at YButler Group offices, no later than August 24, 2017.


Full Registration is considered:

>>>>    S500 deposit, by personal check
>>>>    Cuba Travel Application (registration) form,
>>>>    Copy of first page of your US passport

            (valid at least six months AFTER our return date)

>>>>    Cuba Travel Affidavit (Check Educational Program)



                                                                                                                                VALLE DE VIÑALES (Mogotes/Tobacco Farm) (Sony Mirrorless)


Registration Instructions:

1. Click on the buttons above that will open in a new window, download to computer.

2, Complete, scan and email all documents (copy of your passport page, Cuba affidavit, and Cuba Travel application (registration form) to ybutlergroup@gmail.com, along with the scanned copy of your passport information page. Send a scanned copy of your current passport copy even if it will expire; email copy of renewed passport as soon as you receive it.

3. Mail $500 non-refundable deposit using a personal check or bank draft, payable to YBUTLER GROUP, LLC to:


                     YButler Group LLC, 2442 Enterprise Rd. Ste 4, Clearwater FL 33763


REGISTER & PAY DEPOSIT IMMEDIATELY TO SECURE A SPACE. 
CALL 727-317-9824 FOR PRICING, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION & TO REGISTER NOW!
PRODUCED BY YBUTLER GROUP, LLC; Coordinated by Yvonne J. Butler, Authorized Cuba Group Organizer/Manager.
























YVONNE J BUTLER, Professional Photographer Leader, featuring iPhone, SmartPhone, & iPhonography 


October 24-28, 2017 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS - HAVANA – VALLE DE VIÑALES/LAS TERRAZAS/PINAR DEL RIO PROVINCE

                                      Words alone cannot describe your cultural travel experiences with us.