Here is what some of the many happy Camera Odysseys' participants have to say.
Anyone with a curiosity for Cuba, Bruce and his local contacts allow you to really "see" Cuba, more as a local and less as a tourist - Cuba offers everything a photographer looks for and more!
Cuba has maintained it’s historic and cultural charm but modern times may influence a transformation.
So there has rarely been a better time to visit. And as you wind through the streets of Old Havana with camera in tow you have what few trips can deliver.
Bruce Byers - a professional photographer. A guide with a wealth of photographic knowledge, stories and humor – all at your daily disposal.
I had the opportunity to participate in a travel/photography to Cuba, led by Bruce Byers and team. A week long trip to Havana and Trinidad was a trip of a lifetime. Given Cuba had recently opened to travel from the US, I was impressed with the accommodations and itinerary planned for our workshop members. Bruce did his homework ahead of time by being on location ahead of the planned workshop, ensuring the itinerary would be executed flawlessly.
Bruce's photography skills are excellent- he shares his knowledge and experiences, applying various photographic techniques with the group. Throughout the trip, Bruce readily pointed out interesting places to photograph, paying attention to details, making the trip enjoyable for everyone.
My overall experience as member of the travel/photography workshop was above par. Having a guide with Bruce's skills and background makes for an excellent experience and adventure!
Regards, Mike Baker
Bruce has amazing contacts and guides in Cuba, and you could never have this experience on your own. Plus, you don't have to be a photographer to benefit from his expertise. You just need a point and shoot, and the desire to see and capture your surroundings in a whole new way!x
This trip found us in northern Sri Lanka helping 40 patients have their lives back. Photographers were embedded in the medical mission, able to stand shoulder to shoulder with the doctors as they worked.
As a novice photographer going on the trip with my boyfriend, I was a bit intimidated to join Camera Odysseys Nepal trip and worried if I would be bored if I wasn’t into shooting as much the rest of the participants. In reality, seeking authentic scenes meant that we went to back streets, ancient villages and witnessed incredible ceremonies. The local guides working with photography guru and teacher Bruce Byers were wonderful - they helped us speak with farmers, visit a brick factory and thankfully advised us to stay away from street food. Bruce didn’t push me to shoot everything, but offered helpful tips and taught us how to really see our surroundings. I snapped a few amazing photos and the entire experience was invaluable. I would definitely go on another Camera Odyssey in the future.