Friday, March 27, 2015

PHOTO: Brian Smith talks Portrait Psychology to ASMP Miami 04.09.15

Hey South Florida photographers! Stop by the Miami Ad School on Thursday, April 9, where I’ll be speaking to ASMP South Florida about ‘The Psychology of Portrait Photography’.

ASMP-SFL Presents: Brian Smith – Portrait Psychology

Portrait photography is 10% technique and 90% psychology – the most important buttons you push are not on your camera. Learn how to engage your subject and capture the essence of their personality in a single portrait. Miami celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith will share the keys to creating thought-provoking conceptual portraits to lift you portraits to the next level. Find out how to sell your ideas to your subjects and clients and how to improvise and let go of the reigns when it leads to the best shot.
Miami celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He won a Pulitzer Prize at 25, he’s told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on The X Factor, exhibited at the Library of Congress, dined with the President and 3,000 of their closest friends, shared cupcakes with Anne Hathaway, gotten drunk with George Clooney and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on…
Thursday, April 9, 2015
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Social time starts at 6:30 PM)
Miami Ad School – 578 NW 28th Street, Miami, FL
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$0.00 — ASMP member
$0.00 — Miami Ad School students & faculty
$6.50 — non-member
$3.00 — Other student – non member
Register Here
Other Registration Options: Besides registering via our website, you can register by calling ASMP at 215.451.2767 from 9-5 EDT. Attendance may be limited, so please register early.
Sponsored by: Capture Integration

Pitman Photo Darkroom Solo Exhibition with Jonathan Brooks

Pitman Photo Darkroom Solo Exhibition with Jonathan Brooks

April 1-30, 2015 (Opening Day 12pm-7pm) 10am-7pm Daily, Sundays 12pm-5pm

Pitman Photo Supply 13911 South Dixie Highway Miami, FL 33176
A photography exhibition by Miami's 
award-winning photographer/visual artist Jonathan Brooks
Contact: (305) 256-9558
Jonathan Brooks

Friday, March 20, 2015

LEICA LOUNGE with Al Diaz Thursday, April 2, 2015

Free Event

Join us in the Leica Lounge on Thursday, April 2, 2015 with Miami Herald photojournalist Al Diaz. 
Leica Lounge is a lecture series hosted by Leica Store Miami which features presentations by local members of the photography community. Held monthly, these free events are designed to create and inspire the local photography community through sharing images and exchanging ideas.
The Leica Lounge is kindly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Participants will be able to sample some of their amazing craft beers during the event. Brooklyn Brewery is one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, producing a portfolio of traditional and experimental beers sure to impress any beer drinker.
About Al:

In 2014, Miami Herald photojournalist Al Diaz was presented the Humanitarian Award by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) for his efforts in the CPR rescue of baby Sebastian de la Cruz on a busy State Road 836 expressway in Miami. Diaz flagged down police after the infant stopped breathing, then captured one of the rescue’s most dramatic moments. The photograph was awarded “Photograph of the Year” by the Associated Press Media Editors (APME). Diaz believes, “A still photograph can change the course of history, affect policy, raise awareness and cause leaders to act, as in the image capturing the breath of life. Once viewed, it has inspired others to become trained in CPR techniques so they too can save a life.”
Diaz doesn’t wait to be handed an assignment—he never stops shooting. He wakes up each morning raring to tackle the waiting-to-be-photographed world. From the US invasion of Panama, balseros in Cuba, the coup attempt of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the devastation of Hurricane Andrew and the deadly earthquake in Haiti, he has had his boots on the ground. 
His photo of the Miami Heat’s glitzy launch of their “Dream Team” players—Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh—spoke to the essence of that NBA-on-steroids moment. He has photographed Super Bowls, the World Series, NCAA championships the NBA Finals, and the Olympic Games. His sense of timing and eye for the revealing shot have also personified the likes of Madonna, Paul McCartney, OJ Simpson, Britney Spears, Penelope Cruz, Shaquille O’Neal, Tiger Woods and five U.S. Presidents.
Although perfectly at ease photographing boldface names and superstar athletes, Diaz’s visual journalism is at its most poignant when he’s capturing the “common” man and woman. His tender portraits of the homeless, the hungry, and the disenfranchised in Florida won him a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. 
Diaz is a member of the Miami Herald news team that won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for the newspaper's coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and the McClatchy President's Award for Journalism Excellence for coverage of the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010. 
Diaz, a Miami native, joined the photography staff at the Miami Herald in 1983 upon graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism. Diaz takes pride in always being ready before the moment.
To view more of Al's work, visit his website.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pitman Photo: "The American West" Photo Exhibit by Robert Karafel

"The American West" 
A collection of 50 silver gelatin black & white prints made from 35mm and medium format (120) film in a conventional darkroom 15 years ago. The images are from Montana, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and California.  Many of the images are from National Parks in those states, including Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Mesa Verde and Glacier. Exhibit on display at Pitman Photo until Sunday March 29th.  

Pitman Photo:located at 13911 S. Dixie Highway, Palmetto Bay, Open from 10 AM to 7 PM Monday to Saturday and Noon to 5 PM on Sundays. 

Reception with photographer, Robert Karafel
Saturday March 14th from 4 to 7 PM. 

The Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography with Chris Rainier, Cultures on the Edge

The Arnold and Augusta Newman
Lecture Series in Photography
The Lowe Art Museum is proud to host The Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography, which invites distinguished photographers to the University of Miami to discuss their work.

Chris Rainier

Cultures on the Edge: Photographing a changing world

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7 – 10pm

: 7 p.m., UM Fieldhouse
1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
(Adjacent to the BankUnited Center) 
Admission: Lowe Members & UM Students: Complimentary; Non-Members: $10 
Complimentary Parking at Pavia Garage
RSVP: . Admissions at the door will be cash only. 
Parking: Complimentary parking available onsite 
Considered one of the leading documentary photographers working today, Chris Rainier is committed to immortalizing endangered indigenous cultures around the globe through his images. Rainier is a National Geographic Society Fellow who has co-founded multiple programs and contributed numerous articles, books, and TV productions at National Geographic, including the Last Mile Technology Program which aims to empower endangered traditional cultures. He has photographed for a number of publications, including Time magazine and The New York Times, and is contributing editor for the National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Rainier is also a photography correspondent for NPR’s Day to Day. His photography, including work on global culture and conflict, famine, and war, has been exhibited and collected by museums around the world, including the Australian Museum in Sydney, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, the International Center of Photography in New York, and the United Nations.

Lowe Art Museum exhibitions and programs are sponsored by Beaux Arts and the general membership. Additional support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Previous lecturers include:
Deborah Willis: Re-Imagining Beauty 
October 23, 2014
Elliott Erwitt
February 13, 2014
Jerry Uelsmann: Process and Perception
October 23, 2013
Mary Ellen Mark
February 28, 2013
Sally Mann
February 16, 2012
Duane Michals: Photography and Reality
March 3, 2011
William Wegman - Three Mistakes
October 21, 2010

Thursday, March 12, 2015

PHOTO EXHIBIT: More Land Than People by John R. Van Beekum in Wynwood

"Over the course of a year, I traveled to the Texas panhandle region to photograph friends, acquaintances and anyone I encountered in their daily lives. These images reflect the rhythm of the region." 
John R. Van Beekum
Opening reception in Wynwood for  
Master of Fine Arts Photo Exhibition 
on the next two Saturdays, March 14th & 21st.
UM’s Art Gallery in Wynwood. 
2750 N.W. 3rd Avenue

During the last five years, after I took a buyout from the Miami Herald (when it was still standing and on the bay), I have gone back to school at the University of Miami, earning my Bachelor’s Degree in 2012 and, fingers-crossed, this May I will receive my Master of Fine Arts in Photography/Digital Imaging. 

The next two Saturday nights, March 14th and 21st, I will be hosting opening receptions at my University of Miami Master of Fine Arts in Photography Thesis Exhibition at UM’s Art Gallery in Wynwood. 

March 14th is my official Department of Art & Art History opening. However, UM is on Spring Break until March 16th. In order to give my students (yes, I’m teaching one class–ART 210 this spring semester) and anyone else who is actually breaking, an opportunity to see the show, snack a little, drink a little, tell big lies and visit. 

I’m hosting an alternate opening reception on March 21st and calling it a Friends & Family reception. I'm inviting past co-workers, friends, neighbors, family, and random people I meet on the street, to come see what kind of images I’ve been taking the past two years. Anyone I know (or don’t know yet) can come to either reception. No RSVP’s needed. If the tinyURL didn’t work, here the BIGurl: Y’all come.