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  1. JLEphoto

    JLEphoto TPF Noob!

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    So, I have been asked by my Church to go to Cuba during their next mission trip. My sole purpose would be to, through photography, document the trip. I would have a couple of days to explore Havanna but primarily I will be taking pictures of the people and their families. If you have been to Cuba how do the authorities feel about DSLR cameras.

    Any tips if you been there or concerns? I have no intention of taking thousands of dollars worth of equipment but enough to get the job done.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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    Are americans even allowed to travel to cuba?
     
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    Yes, they all get one-way tickets.:mrgreen:
     
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    You may want to contact the person in your church who is organizing this trip. It might be your fastest way to get a good answer.


    BTW:
    I smoke cigars!!! hint, hint, hint;)
     
  5. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    i thought if americans went to cuba, they couldnt come back? or is that uruguay or something?
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    If you want info on Americans travelling to Cuba, go the the US State Department's web site www.state.gov, or just do a quick Bing search: traveling to cuba - Bing

    If you're worried about theft of your photography gear while traveling or while in a foreign country, talk to an insurance agent.

    Out of the 63,000 TPF members I'd bet you'd be lucky to find 2 that could answer your question about how the Cuban authorities feel about cameras of any kind, and I'd also bet those 2 aren't active members and won't see your query until 2 months after you get back.

    Does anyone out there really know how to use the Internet? :lmao:
     
  7. skieur

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    As Canadians, we have few or no problems in Cuba. I would suggest two cameras a DSLR with a wide angle and telephoto zoom and a good quality compact/pocket camera with a good zoom and manual options.

    I would also suggest that you learn some Spanish. It is really easy to learn although apparently I speak it with a German accent, although I am a Canadian with no German background.:lmao:

    skieur
     
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    Yes
    Come to this site, post a question, and wait for your response.;):mrgreen:
     
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    AnneRiceBowl TPF Noob!

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    Some internet "users" confuse forums with Google and God.
     
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    I've been to Cuba a few times and it's probably one of the safest places to travel. No one would even consider the thought of stealing anything since the penalties are quite severe. I took pictures of military people and their vehicles and pretty much everything else I could shoot and was never bothered. Cuba is quite poor and tourists are a huge part of their economy which is great for anyone visiting. To sum it up, I would rather forget my camera bag on a bench in Cuba than anywhere in North America.
     
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    I know nothing about Cuba except that it's illegal for U.S. citizens to travel there. If you take a bunch of photos - I can see big brother using them as evidence to prosecute you.
     
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    You are out-of-touch with with the reality of travelling in Cuba.

    skieur
     

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