Miami Beach - Fine Art Photography Workshop

Fri, November 30 2018, 8:00 AM - Sun, December 02 2018, 12:00 PM [EST]


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Miami Beach - Fine Art Photography Workshop Partial Approval -$1,250.00

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Fri, November 30 2018, 8:00 AM - Sun, December 02 2018, 12:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

Please join Hasselblad Master, Jorge de la Torriente, and multiple international award winning photographer, John Kosmopoulos, for a 3 day fine art workshop in Miami Beach, Florida!  During this workshop, we will explore the unique Art Deco Architecture, the colorful Life Guard Stands, Beach Life and Street Beach Vignettes that encapsulates the striking cultural ambiance of this unique area.



Participants will enjoy 1:1 guidance on striking compositions and how to tap into their own fine art impulses and vision beyond the postcard view using conventional, long exposure and other creative techniques and edits.  The workshop also includes an in-depth review of participant work with online follow-up to enhance what they have learned in the workshop and one 24x36 print from the workshop.







Weekend Plans:


Day 1 – Orientation and breakfast 9 am (at Hotel or Location TBD).  Beach Area and Art Deco Lifeguard Stands (Between 5th & 10th Street).



Day 2 – In the morning, we will walk over to South Point Park along with some other Lifeguard Stands. We will then stop for lunch and start our tour of the famous Art Deco Buildings and Details along Ocean Drive. As the day progresses, we will also photograph the umbrellas and beach vignettes (participants may try a telescopic pole to get a new perspective on these scenes). As sunset is early, we will enjoy a chance at some creative photography and then have a nice dinner together.



Day 3 – (9 am - 12 pm) – Additional Art Deco Buildings and sit-down (TBD) to review photos and post-processing.

Note: The itinerary is subject to change based on circumstances such as weather, access, etc.



What You Need to Be a Creative Superhero:


Open to All Levels:  Enthusiastic Beginners, Amateur Photographer and Professionals.


•             DSLR Camera

•             Tripod & Remote

•             ND Filters (13 - 16 Stops is preferable for daytime long exposures) and Holder.

•             Hoya r72 IR filter for infrared long exposure photography (suggested / not necessary).

•             Laptop with ACR - Adobe Camera Raw (or other Program for RAW processing), Photoshop & Plugins (e.g., Nik Collection / Luminar).


Although the focus will be on conventional and long-exposure photography of some of the main areas in the city, it also means being creative and trying other genres of photography (e.g., street photography). This is about your own creativity!





Payments & Cancellations


Payment: PayPal.

Exclusions: The fee does not include the cost of food, hotels, flights and transportation.

Hotel Headquarters:  The Angler’s Hotel in Miami Beach.  



Please note that we reserve the right to cancel the event at any time for any reason (e.g., if not enough people are registered, an emergency arises, etc.).  Sometimes Life happens!  But we are sure that everything it be fine. In the event that there is a cancellation or not enough people, an alternative date will be considered or an alternative rate will be provided for registrants to consider running the workshop with fewer numbers. If demand is high, we will consider another potential weekend.  Refunds are possible if there is a cancellation by October 15th, 2018. After that date, no refunds (unless the event is cancelled).



Additional Information:

When attending the workshop, please ensure that you have or that you purchase health and travel insurance for our time in Miami. Please also ensure the care, welfare, safety and security of yourself and others (e.g., avoid getting into precarious situations to get a photograph; being mindful to not block others with your tripod; security warnings, etc.). This is just to state that we should all have a good time and enjoy some amazing photography while exploring the city. 



Some Final Thoughts…

We look forward to greeting you in one of the most vibrant cities for photography and taking you on a round trip in visualizing, photographing, processing and printing!






Jorge & John

About the Organizer

Jorge de la Torriente is a Hasselblad Master (2018) and co-owner of De La Gallery in Key West, Florida. His modern and minimalist photography has earned him multiple distinctions along with distinct images of the Miami area. John Kosmopoulos is a multiple international award-winning photographer who specializes in black and white, infrared and “muted color metallics” photography across genres. His work has been published and exhibited in several international interviews, magazines, product promotions, galleries, billboards and film. As fine art photographers and educators, they both enjoy imparting their knowledge about how to achieve your own inspired images using various practical and effective techniques in the field and in the digital darkroom.

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