Participating in a photography tour is a tremendous way to learn the basics of good photography and to develop your photography skills, by learning from a professional photographer and tour leader.

A photo tour is one of the best ways of discovering your dream destination, be it Cuba, Colombia, Oman, or Mozambique. And joining a photo tour under the guidance of a professional photographer tour leader who has mastered the subject and can share the basics of “photography 101” virtually guarantees that you’ll return home with amazing photos that you’ll cherish forever.

There’s a reason Cuba is one of the most popular destinations for photography tours and workshops. Simply, it’s one of the most photogenic (and fascinating) places on earth!

On a tour led by a professional photographer, you’ll be able to capture the essence of Cuba and the remarkable time-warp architecture, classic cars, and vivacious street life that make this destination such a uniquely endearing and rewarding place. And you’ll to do so by learning and using the key elements of composition, control of light, etcetera, that professional photographers all understand and utilize to guarantee National Geographic standard images.

To truly discover Cuba and capture unique moments from behind the lens of your camera, join award-winning National Geographic photographer and Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker on one of his annual photography trips for Jim Cline Photo Tours and Lumaria Workshops.

Hailed by National Geographic as “one of the world’s foremost authorities on Cuba travel and culture,” Christopher has written and photographed seven travel books to Cuba, including the National Geographic Traveler Cuba and Moon Cuba guidebooks, as well as feature articles for hundreds of leading international publications, from BBC Travel and CNN Travel to National Geographic Traveler and even Penthouse. He has also led more than 100 tours to Cuba, including for National Geographic Expeditions, Jim Cline Photo Tours, and Santa Fe Workshops. Working with Cuban photographers, his itineraries are considered the ultimate insider’s tours.

Choose a selection of itineraries that focus on Havana, the stunningly beautiful tobacco country of Viñales, plus the colonial-era UNESCO World Heritage city of Trinidad. He also has tours of Central Cuba and Eastern Cuba for those who have already done the “Holy Trinity” of Havana, Viñales, and Trinidad.

Plus, this year, Chris will introduce his own ‘Sensual Havana: Glamour and Fine-Art Nudes’ photo tour, with seven days dedicated to erotic and sensual, yet respectful, photography of Cuba’s top female models and ballerinas of the acclaimed Nacional Ballet de Cuba.

Havana is as fantastic a backdrop for glamour, erotic and sensual fine-art photography as exists in this world, given its mixture of Spanish colonial and faded baroque architecture, its wealth of 1950s American cars, and its stimulating aura of exoticism. The sense of romantic, time-worn drama is unsurpassed! To which add Cuba’s stunningly beautiful women, and their joyous at-ease delight in being photographed and in expressing their sensuality. No wonder Cuba is a top destination of choice for such publications as ElleVogue, and Vanity Fair.

Join Chris and one or more leading Cuban female photographers specializing in the genre on this one-of-a-kind photo tour that makes the most of Havana’s fantastic settings and beautiful, self-assured women. Chris’ respectful and elegant treatment of the subject pays tribute to all that is positive about the Cuban Revolution and its advancement of women’s rights and self-determination, while also honoring their own unashamedly and affirmatively self-confident pride in expressing their sensuality.


Christopher P Baker


Christopher P. Baker, one of the world's most multi-talented and successful travel writers and photographers has been named by National Geographic as one of the world's foremost authorities on Cuba travel and culture. Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award 2008 as 'Travel Journalist of the Year,' he has authored more than 30 books, leads tours for National Geographic Expeditions, Edelwiss Bike Travel, and Jim Cline Photo Tours, among other companies, and is a Getty Images and National Geographic contributing photographer.