A few years ago I had the pleasure of taking a workshop with reknown Canadian photographer Dave Brosha of Dave Brosha Photography. As a self taught, modest and incredibly talented photographer, Dave has taught me, and so many photographers, to come out of our comfort zones and embrace new skills, such as off camera lighting and working with models, while also being creative in the most drab or strange of backgrounds to work with.
Did you know that in just over 2 hours, you can sneak away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas strip and find yourself in a scenic viewpoint that looks so surreal you would swear it was a green screen in your photo backgrounds? We knew it was out there but on our third trip to Vegas it was finally time to rent a car for the day and make the trip out to the West Grand Canyon and see what we could find along the way.
Cuba is one of those places set back in time, maintaining it’s culture and authenticity and the feeling that everyone comes together as one large family, at least that’s how it was in 2015 when we made our trip, just before the US lifted the embargo.
Our journey to Cuba was for a friend’s wedding, and the groom happened to be a local Cuban, now living in Canada, so not only did we get to enjoy this new destination for it’s beautiful tourist destination, but we also experienced the feeling of Cuba + family and how everyone comes together to love and to share.
If you’ve ever met anyone who has been to Maui, Hawaii, then generally their first statement is “Maui! I LOVE Maui” followed by a big pile of advice to help you plan your vacation. I was so thrilled to receive detailed hand-noted maps of the islands with recommendations for the best food, best places to see the Turtles (Goal #1 for me) and best beaches to relax. And I SO appreciated all the tips and advice, and now would like to share in return.