Lives in Cuba Havana, Cuba
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at gavilondophoto.com
Joined on Aug 10, 2010


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Rilbelust: I'm gonna post the same comment that I posted under the video on Youtube:

I hate the new "tabless" Camera Raw. Why do I have to scroll to find what I need? Can't I just keep the tabs? This is stupid. Tabs are easier for me. I hope there is an option to keep the tabs. But If I know anything about Adobe, it's not going to happen.

Think the same as above. Please Adobe return the tabs, or at make it an option. This was one of the things LR was way behind ACR. Also, they changed the crop tool to a more LR type functionality, that is, you move the image, not the crop lines. I hate this after so many years used to the previous way. At least Photoshop (the version I have), has the option to do it both ways.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 10:23 UTC
On article A photographer's guide to Cuba (44 comments in total)
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selimseval: Yes, Cuba is a photographers' heaven.

1. Try to be discrete and take permission while photographing people. I was carrying a Canon EOS 1Ds MkII and Canon EOS 5 D MkII in the streets with a backpack of several lenses (whites included). I was interrogated by police at the airport on my return flight. If you are photographing as a tourist, bring a tourist camera then it is totally safe and OK.
2. It is safe country, but keep all your gear with you at all times.
3. Make sure that your travel itinerary includes Trinidad and Santiago, in addition to Havana.
4. Have a local guide with you. He/she may take you off the usual tourist paths.
5. Go to a parador (home restaurant) and make friends with the family operating the venue.
6. Go to the cemetery in Santiago. Beautiful place!!! to photograph.
7. No chance that you will miss old American cars.

Enjoy your photography and a glass of Bacardi.

Here is my website for my Cuban photographs: www.selimseval.com/en Go to Places and then to Cuba.

I think that Ron Santiago is made in the old Bacardi factories, and is one of the preferred in the country. Havana Club, Mulata, Matusalem, and several other brands are also made in other factories in Cuba and exported worldwide. Yes, all are owned by the government but for example Havana Club (that I understand comes from the Arrechabala rums) has a joint venture with Pernod-Ricard, the French conglomerate. Bottom line, you don't really have to smuggle rums into Cuba, just use the available brands. Decisions of which is best is an individual matter.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 11:40 UTC
On article A photographer's guide to Cuba (44 comments in total)

I am a Cuban photographer presently collaborating with American photographers travelling to Cuba with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops (Santa Fe, NM), NatGeo, etc. Cuba is indeed a photographic paradise. Color, textures, people, architecture, dance, music, nature. Please check my website: http://gavilondophoto.com and check my Folders if you are interested in an insiders view in these themes, and in many others mentioned by the other comments in this series.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 11:31 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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