Cuba Expedition  No one could have invented Havana. It’s too audacious, too contradictory, and – despite 50 years of withering neglect – too damned beautiful. How it does it is anyone’s guess. Maybe it’s the swashbuckling history still almost perceptible in atmospheric colonial streets; the survivalist spirit of a populace scarred by two independence wars, a revolution and a US trade embargo; or the indefatigable salsa energy that ricochets off walls and emanates most emphatically from the people. Don’t come here with a long list of questions. Just arrive with an open mind and prepare for a long, slow seduction.

Dates 

Havana, Cuba / June 22-25 2018


The Expedition you've been waiting for.

This is the most requested expedition in the history of the SHAMAYIM Expeditions. It's finally open to registration and more than likely will book out completely in a few days. Journey throughout the electric and historical city of Old Havana for an incredible photo shoot opportunity at every turn. This is certain to creat dynamic images that add bold atmosphere, personality, character, and drama to your porfessional body of work. This expedition is perfect for those who are seeking to strong editorial images.

Current Spots Available for this Expedition. Once all spots have been filled we will close registration for this expedition.

  • 1 Makeup Artist / 1 Hair Stylist
  • 2 Photographers / Videographers
  • 2 Models
  • 1 Wardrobe Stylist

Lodging

This magnificent apartment is located in the historical center of Old Havana, a few steps from the most interesting places for our visitors, is very spacious and bright, a few meters away is the Old Square, Obispo Street, El Convento de Belen, the Cathedral and the Capitol, Ideal for those who want to know the history of the city and to know the life of the Cubans. It was remodeled respecting all the parameters of its colonial architecture.

What is a Shamayim Photo Shoot Expedition?  Fashion photographer Shamayim has hosted photo shoot expeditions for over a decade. Shamayim has taken models, image makers, and creatives all over the planet to build dynamic images and raise their level of professional work. From his Expeditions careers are shaped and life changing experiences are made. An Expedition is essentially a collaborative project with the purpose of organizing fashion and beauty professionals together to enhance their body of work in exotic and diverse locations. Dynamic locations add impact to a professional portfolio. Strong images in awe-inspiring locations give a competitive edge to your professional body of work. The Expeditions are organized to provide an inclusive experience. Through collaboration; productions are more affordable, efficient, and creative. All divisions of fashion / beauty creatives are invited to join the Expeditions


Production

Photo Shoots are the primary focus of every expedition. Dynamic locations that inspire creativity and range are the backbone to every Expedition. Shamayim's team works to organize local collaborations and networking whenever possible. Shamayim has many relationships with publications and often organizes editorials during expeditions for publication submission. When registering let us know if you'd like to prioritize your shoots for submission.

Travel

Each individual is responsible for their own flights to the Expedition destination. We recommend websites like http://momondo.com for affordable airfare. 

Airport is Havana, Cuba

Airlines that are flying to Cuba from the United States now include American, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United, Spirit, Alaska, and Delta.

Experience

Expeditions provide an affordable and safe way for creatives to not only build stronger work but also great life experiences. Travel the world with other individuals who share a mutual interest as you and build friendships and networking relationships.


Expedition Rate is $450 if booked by Feb 15 and $650 after Feb 15th while spots remain.

THIS EXPEDITION WILL BOOK OUT VERY QUICKLY. 

There are no payment plans for thie expedition.

Once spots have filled the expedition registration will be closed.

Joining a SHAMAYIM Photo Shoot Expedition is a personal career investment. The expedition rates are always priced affordably so that most people can afford to take advantage of the opportunity to travel and build a stronger professional body of work.

All Expedition Rates include:

  • Your lodging at the apartment for duration of the Expedition. 
  • Group Transportation to the apartment
  • Production Fees*
  • Project Manager Fees**

* Production Fees include the cost associated with organizing the expedition and the individual photo shoots. This may include additional equipment that needs to be rented. Photo Editing. Agent fees. Shipping fees.

** Project Manager Fees include the commission of a designated person who is responsible for all of the project details and organization. A person who's total responsibility is making certain that this project runs effortlessly for the team so that each person can focus on their primary goal, elevating their body of work.

Not included in your Expedition Rate.

Flights are not included in your expedition rate. The Project manager can assist you with purchasing discounted airline flights for an additional fee. Personal Transportation is not included (This includes taxis, bus, train, etc). Food, Tourism Expenses, Location Admissions and Personal Expenses are also not included in this rate. We will try our best to give you an estimated quote of how much you should prepare for additional expenses.


CUBA PHOTO SHOOT INSPIRTAIONS

REGISTRATION

Your Expedition Rate or Deposit is due at time of booking to secure your placement on this expedition. Once your registration form has been submitted and approved by Shamayim's project manager we will provide you with a custom payment link.

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Waiver of Liability *
This Waiver of Liability releases SHAMAYIM Studios and it's affiliated members from all liability relating to injuries that may occur {during production, on the expedition, photo shoot.}. By clicking this agreement and submitting this booking form, I agree to hold SHAMAYIM Studios entirely free from any liability, including financial responsibility for injuries incurred, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence. I also acknowledge the risks involved in the production. These include but are not limited to physical or mental injury. I swear that I am participating voluntarily and that all risks have been made clear to me. Additionally, I do not have any conditions that will increase my likelihood of experiencing injuries while engaging in this production. By clicking the agreement below I forfeit all right to bring a suit against SHAMAYIM Studios or it’s affiliates for any reason. In return, I will receive the agreed-upon services offered. I will also make every effort to obey safety precautions and all laws during the production or expedition. I will ask for clarification when needed. * Please check that you agree and acknowledge the Waiver of Liability.
Cancellation Policy *
Cancellation: (a) The Client will be required to complete a Booking Form, upon receipt of the booking form, SHAMAYIM Studios will send an email as confirmation. Once initial payment has been received the booking will then be considered Confirmed. (b) As a result, once a booking is Confirmed, there are no refunds on sessions. All session rates are immediately applied to your production fees. In the event that the client must cancel their attendance, they have the option to find another individual to take their spot for the session and take on their payment obligations. (c) In the event of an emergency, the client may cancel and transfer their production fee another session by SHAMAYIM Studios within 14 days. All contributing parties in your session that are not employees of SHAMAYIM Studios (including but not limited to makeup artist, hair stylist, models, wardrobe stylist, designers, assistants, etc.) are considered independent contractors and NOT included in the Cancellation Policy. * Please check that you agree and acknowledge the Cancellation Policy