Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Treasure Trove of Giveaways at Photo Workshops Miami, April 25

Mark Your Calendars Saturday, April 25!

Think Tank Photo
Peak Design Camera Straps

A Treasure Trove of Giveaways 

We've been gathering loads of giveaways for our attendees at Chasing the Light 2015 presented by Photo Workshops Miami and hosted at the Coral Gables Museum this Saturday, April 25th.

This is just a sampling of product we'll be giving away through out the day. We also have gift certificates and discounts from our many sponsors. Bring your lucky hat with ya... and your camera, never leave home without it!

3 Legged Thing | BlackRapid | Bay Photo | Books & Books | Canon | Dale Labs | Electric Avenue | ExpoImaging | Leica Store Miami | Peak Design | Polaroid Fotobar | Think Tank Photo | Westcott | + more
Join us at the Coral Gables Museum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Events starting at 8:30AM until 8:30PM 
285 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134

For one full day you’ll share the fun and creativity of photography with some of the best in the business. Intended for the professional, amateur or photo enthusiast, who dreams of improving their photography skills, we’ve planned Photo Workshops Miami with you in mind.Take your craft to the next level; join us and START LIVING THE DREAM!

For more info call 305-796-4377
Camera Superstore  259 East Flagler, Miami, FL 33131

Portfolio Review with Rick McCawley Presented by Photo Workshops Miami on April 25

Mark Your Calendars Saturday, April 25!

Portfolio Review with Rick McCawley

Presented by Photo Workshops Miami on April 25th

Rick McCawley is a photographer, designer and professor of graphic design at Broward College, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 12 years as a staff photographer for the Miami Herald (1980-1992), he got shot at during riots, dived to capture the first photos of the rediscovered treasure ship Nuestra Señora de Atocha, and lived in a trailer photographing the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew (part of the public service Pulitzer Prize team). Other favorite assignments include shooting the Miami Dolphins, the first space shuttle launch, and four Presidents and the Pope. His photos have appeared in Time, Newsweek and countless other publications. Rick is a Photoshop expert and has written two books on Photoshop for the photographer and Photoshop for the designers, which are now being redesigned into iPad ibooks. His consulting firm Digital Renaissance specializes in training and creating digital arts curriculum for universities in the Southeast U.S.

Rick has an MA in photography from BarryUniversity and is finishing his MFA in graphic design at Florida Atlantic University.
Video Compilation by Rick McCawley
Rick McCawley
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Feeling lucky? We’ll have plenty of valuable prizes we’ll be giving away throughout the day from our product sponsors. 3 Legged Thing | BlackRapid | Bay Photo | Books & Books | Canon | Dale Labs | Electric Avenue | ExpoImaging | Focus Pyramid | Leica Store Miami | Peak Design | Polaroid Fotobar | Think Tank Photo | Westcott | + more
So join us as Photo Workshops Miami presents, CHASING THE LIGHT 2015, hosted by the Coral Gables Museum on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Events starting at 8:30AM until 8:30PM 285 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134

For one full day you’ll share the fun and creativity of photography with some of the best in the business. Intended for the professional, amateur or photo enthusiast, who dreams of improving their photography skills, we’ve planned Photo Workshops Miami with you in mind.Take your craft to the next level; join us and START LIVING THE DREAM!
Camera Superstore  259 East Flagler, Miami, FL 33131

Saturday, April 18, 2015

CONTEST: Enter to Win Free Photo Gear and Tickets to Chasing the Light: Photo Workshops Miami

DESCRIPTION:

From now through April 21st, 2015 at 12:00am, you’ll have the chance to enter to win one of three grand prizes from Photo Workshops Miami!

WHAT THE WINNER GETS.
1. Grand Prize: One Ticket to Photo Workshops Miami All-Day Workshop & Lecture Series, Think Tank Photo Retrospective Shoulder Bag, 3 Legged Thing Monopod, Bay Photo 16x24 Metal Print. ARV: $770+.
2. First Prize: One Ticket to Photo Workshops Miami Morning Lecture Series, Think Tank Photo CityWalker Messenger Bag, Bay Photo 16x24 Thin Wrap. ARV $330+.
3. Second Prize: One Ticket to Photo Workshops Miami Morning Lecture Series, Peak Design Leash. ARV $130+.
WANT TO KNOW HOW DO YOU WIN? To assist us in giving away a wealth of education and camera swag, we’re having everyone through a handy widget with a secure database that helps us select winners at random. You have options to enter daily which gives you an extra entry point or two so keep tweeting, sharing, and commenting.
TO ENTER.
Fill in your info below and select any options for an additional entry point. Enter daily for more chances to win! The giveaway is open NOW through April 21st, 2015 at 12:00am, winners announced via email and social feed. Good luck to you all!
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This promotion is sponsored by Photo Workshops Miami. No purchase necessary to enter; purchase does not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 and older to enter. Odds of winning depends on number of entries received. Winner will be randomly selected. Entries must be received by April 20th, 2014 at 11:59pm EDT. Winner will be contacted via email within 3 days. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (ARVS):
Grand Prize: One (1) ticket to Photo Workshops Miami All-Day Workshop & Lecture Series ARV: $299, Think Tank Photo Retrospective Shoulder Bag ARV: $166, 3 Legged Thing Monopod ARV: $204, Bay Photo 16x24 Metal Print ARV: $104. Approximate total retail value: $773.
First Prize: One Ticket to Photo Workshops Miami Morning Lecture Series ARV: $99, Think Tank Photo CityWalker Messenger Bag ARV: $130, Bay Photo 16x24 Thin Wrap ARV: $104.  Approximate total retail value: $333.
Second Prize: One Ticket to Photo Workshops Miami Morning Lecture Series ARV: $99, Peak Design Leash ARV: $35. Approximate total retail value: $134.
All federal, state and local laws and regulations are applicable. If you do not meet these requirements, violate any applicable laws, or take actions that the Sponsors determine, in their discretion, is contrary to their business interests, you are not eligible to win the prize. By entering the giveaway, you consent to receive email messages from each of the Sponsors in accordance with their respective privacy policies found on their websites. By entering, entrants agree these Official Rules, participants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Contest are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering, entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Florida and hereby waive any objection to such jurisdiction and venue. Any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to this Contest or these Official Rules must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose regardless of any law to the contrary. In the event any such claim or cause of action is not filed within such one (1) year period, such claim or cause of action shall be forever barred.
 You may also enter this promotion by emailing your name, email address and photo to Sponsors at aldiaz@photoworkshopsmiami.com with the subject line: "Contest" during the promotion period.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wim Wenders’ Striking Visual Ode to Sebastião Salgado

The Salt of the Earth makes its commercial debut on Friday, April 17 at MDC’s Tower Theater.
With deep empathy for the human condition, Sebastião Salgado’s photographs directly confront injustice, inhumanity and horror, while capturing the dignity within every subject. In multi-year, globe-spanning projects such as Workers: Archaeology of the Industrial Age, Sahel: The End of the Road, Migrations, and Genesis. Salgado’s stunning black-and-white compositions chronicle the lives of forgotten people—rendering them unforgettable.
Sebastião Salgado
Sebastião Salgado
Born in the Brazilian mining state of Minas Gerais and trained as an economist, Salgado moved to France in 1969 after Brazil’s military coup, and in the early ‘70s, in close collaboration with his wife Léila Wanick (then an architect), set up a home and studio in Paris to focus on photography. Devoting decades of his life to documenting the world’s darkest corners—among them the unspeakable horrors of the Rwandan genocide—left him deeply traumatized, and he decided not continue capturing such unimaginable horror. He couldn’t. In 1990, he returned from exile to the desiccated remains of his family’s formerly verdant farm, where his wife Léila said, “Let’s plant a few trees.” The ‘few’ trees became over a million through an experimental program of replanting. Their technique proved so successful that the project, called “Instituto Terra,” has now reforested parts of Brazil’s Atlantic (Mata Atlântica) rainforest and is a model for similar efforts worldwide.
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Refugee camp in Rwanda
Having collected Salgado’s photographs since the 1980s, German filmmaker Wim Wenders already knew that this Salgado really cared about people; what he didn’t know was that he was going to discover much more than just a photographer. His latest film, The Salt of the Earth (Le Sel de la terre), co-directed with Juliano Ribeiro Salgado(Sebastião’s son), is a fascinating amalgam of insider and outsider perspective on the Salgado family’s story. “Salt,” which earned a 2015 Oscar-nomination for Best Documentary Feature (Wender’s third, following Pina in 2011, and Buena Vista Social Clubin 1999) is a stunning visual odyssey through Sebastião’s career.
Dinka group of Pagarau cattle camp, South Sudan, Africa 2006
Dinka group of Pagarau cattle camp, South Sudan, Africa 2006
For the past decade, Salgado has moved on to take pictures of pristine territories, our planet as it was created, hence the project’s name “Genesis”. His hope is that these images of absolute peace will help counter-balance the onslaught of negative imagery that we are exposed to on a daily basis. Lélia, the curator of the exhibit says that “Genesis is a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed for millennia before modern life accelerated and began distancing us from the very essence of our being”.
Wenders, who received Miami International Film Festival’s Career Achievement Tribute in 2006, created a clever, cinematic way of filming Sebastião discussing his work in The Salt of the Earth. By projecting the master’s photographs onto a semi-transparent mirror, he allows audiences to see both image and man. In this manner, Wenders elicits memories of various monumental projects, turning ordinary talking-head visuals into emotion-filled interactivity. Following its Florida premiere at #MiamiFF32 last month, The Salt of the Earth makes its commercial debut on Friday, April 17 at MDC’s Tower Theater—Tatyana Chiocchetti

Location Lighting Workshop with Rick Friedman Presented by Photo Workshops Miami on April 25th

Instructor Rick Friedman
On Location with Instructor Rick Friedman & Model Susan at
Casa Palma Miami and a Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Roadster Convertible.
Location Lighting Workshop with Rick Friedman 
Presented by Photo Workshops Miami on April 25th
Join Rick on location at Casa Palma Miami with model Susan and a Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Roadster Convertible. This dynamic, intensive, interactive workshop is designed for portrait photographers, photojournalists, corporate and event photographers, wedding photographers, and serious amateurs who want to improve their knowledge of lighting.  The workshop begins with creating interesting light with one Speedlight, progresses through using multiple Speedlites with many different light modifiers, using grip equipment, adding colors to your images and ends with mixing both Speedlights and studio strobes. 

To learn about portable lighting techniques that have enabled Rick Friedman to capture his on location, award-winning imagery around the world, sign up and join in for one of his upcoming workshops. One of the key things that he will share in a "very hands-on way" is how to better control your lighting.  If you attend Rick's class, you can plan on leaving feeling empowered to capture great images no matter what lighting situation you come up against!  Rick teaches using both Nikon and Canon.

Participants must bring their own cameras. A complimentary print of your choice size 16 x 20 or 20 x 24 of your days work will be provided by product sponsor Dale Labs.

Your day begins at the Coral Gables Museum for our Lecture Series with LaRae Lobdell, Al Diaz and Marc Serota from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Rick Friedman’s Workshop begins at 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

We’ll toast the day with Bacardi’s Hatuey Beer and refreshments during our Closing Reception at Leica Store Miami from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. PURCHASE TICKETS
Reserve Your Session Today Purchase Tickets Here!
Feeling lucky? We’ll have plenty of valuable prizes we’ll be giving away throughout the day from our product sponsors. 3 Legged Thing | BlackRapid | Bay Photo | Books & Books | Canon | Dale Labs | Electric Avenue | ExpoImaging | Focus Pyramid | Leica Store Miami | Peak Design | Polaroid Fotobar | Think Tank Photo | Westcott | + more
So join us as Photo Workshops Miami presents, CHASING THE LIGHT 2015, hosted by the Coral Gables Museum on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Events starting at 8:30AM until 8:30PM 285 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134

For one full day you’ll share the fun and creativity of photography with some of the best in the business. Intended for the professional, amateur or photo enthusiast, who dreams of improving their photography skills, we’ve planned Photo Workshops Miami with you in mind.Take your craft to the next level; join us and START LIVING THE DREAM!
Camera Superstore  259 East Flagler, Miami, FL 33131

Monday, April 13, 2015

PHOTO WORKSHOPS MIAMI: Maximize Your Portfolio Review Experience

Mark Your Calendars Saturday, April 25!

Maximize Your Portfolio

Review Experience


At Chasing The Light 2015 
Presented by Photo Workshops Miami 
Hosted at the Coral Gables Museum
Portfolio Review Session: 
Perhaps the most valuable learning experience for an emerging photographer, portfolio reviews allow you to present your work to an established professional, engage in a conversation about your work, ask questions, find out what’s working and what’s not, and gain invaluable feedback that will set you on the right course.

Having a truly productive portfolio review is about more than just showing up, plan to actively participate in the process, ask questions, don’t let the reviewers do all the work. Be open to constructive criticism and be ready to listen, give no excuses.

We are delighted to see our portfolio review sessions filling up. It's no wonder with our outstanding and international award winning reviewers.

What to Bring: 
Be ready to take notes. Your portfolio can be presented on an iPad, laptop or a beautifully printed portfolio. Display your best work but be ready to show unedited files if the reviewer requests it.


Portfolio Reviews from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m
Included is a one-on-one, 20-minute portfolio review session with the photography instructor of your choice (more than one session can be purchased).
Purchase in Advance $49 
$59 at the door

(This ticket includes Closing Reception Hosted at Leica Store Miami 

and sponsored by Bacardi 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)

PURCHASE TICKET 

THEN CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION 305-796-4377

Our Portfolio Reviewers: 

Patrick Farrell Recipient of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography—awarded for his photographs of the devastation in Haiti caused by a particularly brutal hurricane season. Farrell is an adjunct professor of photography at Florida International University, where he is helping develop a photojournalism program for the FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

LaRae Lobdel is an environmental portrait photographer, artist consultant, and online personality with nearly 20 years of experience photographing, producing exhibits, and speaking in the photography industry. LaRae is a former host of Creative Live and while employed at BlackRapid created the the world’s first camera strap designed just for women.

Rick McCawley is a v
isual artist and professor at Broward College and former Miami Herald staff photographer. McCawley has worked with the brightest minds in the field including Jerry Uelsmann, Carol Guzy and Brian Smith. Rick is a Photoshop expert and has written two books on Photoshop for the photographer and Photoshop for designers, now being redesigned for iPad ibooks. His consulting firm Digital Renaissance specializes in training and creating digital arts curriculum for universities in the Southeast U.S.

Marc Serota is world renown and an award winning photographer, shooting the biggest news, entertainment and sports stories from from Super Bowls, the Olympic games, the World Series, the Stanley Cup, the Daytona 500, Nothing is outside his limits. Marc has edited portfolios at Photofussion Photographic seminars at the West Palm Beach Photographic Center for many years. Marc routinely lectures at Nova University School and the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale in all Genres of photography. He has shot, edited and published over a dozen coffee table books on Hall of Fame athletes and celebrities ans has conducted photo workshops in the Turks and Caicos Islands as well as Islamorada in the Florida Keys.

Maggie Steber Recipient of the  Leica Medal of Excellence. Maggie is a documentary photographer known for her humanistic stories of people and cultures. She has worked in 65 countries, producing significant bodies of work on Haiti, Native Americans, and memory loss. She has been a photo editor with Associated Press and at the Miami Herald where she served as Director of Photography. Clients include National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Smithsonian, The New Yorker and many American and European publications.  Her work is exhibited internationally. Maggie has judged many competitions and grants. She teaches workshops around the world and is a popular and encouraging editor who sees things in the work of photographers and steers them toward their final goals for their work. Maggie also mentors people around the world. She has helped many photographers get their work introduced or published after these reviews. 
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But wait, there's more, plenty more! We have awesome giveaways from all our product sponsors: 3 Legged Thing | BlackRapid | Bay Photo | Books & Books | Canon | Dale Labs | Electric Avenue | ExpoImaging | Focus Pyramid | Leica Store Miami | Peak Design | Polaroid Fotobar | Think Tank Photo | Westcott | + more
So join us as Photo Workshops Miami presents, CHASING THE LIGHT 2015, hosted by the Coral Gables Museum on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Events starting at 8:30AM until 8:30PM 285 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134

For one full day you’ll share the fun and creativity of photography with some of the best in the business. Intended for the professional, amateur or photo enthusiast, who dreams of improving their photography skills, we’ve planned Photo Workshops Miami with you in mind.Take your craft to the next level; join us and START LIVING THE DREAM!
Limited seating available - tickets on sale now.
Camera Superstore  259 East Flagler, Miami, FL 33131