Friday, February 20, 2015

Capture Coral Gables 2015 - A photography contest and exhibit presented by the Coral Gables Museum
The Coral Gables Museum invites YOU to submit your photograph for a chance to exhibit at the Museum and win amazing prizes! This is a skill-based photography contest open to teens and adults. This contest will culminate in an exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum in summer 2015.

The objectives of this contest are to invite the public to explore and examine the City of Coral Gables through a photographic lens, as well as to recognize local talent. Awards will be determined by a professional jury and a public vote. Grand prize is a Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) Digital Camera!
Deadline to submit is May 4, 2015.
To Submit Your Photo, visit

2015 Guest Jurors
Photo by Maggie Steber
Maggie Steber
Photo by Brian King
Brian King
...and a third Juror to be announced.
2015 Photo Categories 
Photo by Adolfo Ruo

Digital Photo Manipulation
Street Photography
Culinary Arts

2015 Prize Donors 
Photo by Jennifer Jensen
Leica Store Miami
Miami Photo
City of Coral Gables
Business Improvement District
Biltmore Hotel and Country Club
Coral Gables Art Cinema
Peterbrooke Chocolatier
Think Tank Photo
Books and Books
Talavera Restaurant
Jaguar Restaurant
Peacock Garden Cafe 

Coral Gables Museum  |  285 Aragon Avenue  |  Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-603-8067  |

Coral Gables Museum exhibits and programs are made possible with the support of
the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council,
the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. 


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Photo Workshops Miami: Chasing the Light Postcards

Printed postcards for Photo Workshops Miami: Chasing the Light 2015 are at the printers now! Our in-house graphic designer Cindy Seip has done a fantastic job once again carrying the look of the website theme to print. This is the front and back of the card. Hope you'll join us April 25th at the Coral Gables Museum. We close out the event at Leica Store Miami. Visit for details.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Branding your Photography Business Workshop with Pascal Depuhl February 18th, 2015

Professional Photographers Guild of Florida

Wednesday February 18th, 2015
7 PM -7:30 PM Meet and Greet Program 7:30-9:30 PM
Hollywood Jaycees Hollywood Blvd West of I-95
directly across from the train station on Jaycee Blvd. Next to the west side of the railroad tracks. (Directions:

Cost: Free to current PPGF members

$5 to PPA, FPP, ASMP and NPPA members
$15 for guests, $5 students with ID card
3 Students for $10

You are, who you are online and more. Like it or not, you have an online brand. You can choose to ignore it or choose to foster it, but your clients are looking at you online right now. In today’s day and age Google is where many clients will find you – actually that’s not true, Google is the place many clients will look for you, and it’s up to your brand if they find you. (A great place to see how influential you are is
Brand trumps Skill (kind of)! Your clients are looking for a strong brand. A strong brand online gets you photography assignments.
  • What are your plans for 2015 when it comes to your online strategy?
  • How do you use your online presence to make yourself more valuable for potential and existing clients?
  • What’s the biggest success story you’ve had that you can trace back to your online audience?
Branding is continuing process for your business. And what works for others may not work for you based on your particular goals. Ignoring Branding can cost you serious time and money. Let this seminar jump start your thinking!

Pascal Depuhl
Photographer | Cinematographer | Visual Content Creator 
Story Teller | Blogger | Mind changer |
Pascal has been crafting images for over 2 decades now and loves creating the visual content that his clients need to share their stories with their own customers - be that video or still photographs. An artist is a person that refreshes your vision.- Pascal speaks, teaches and blogs about photography, cinematography and technology in his business
Pascal assisted the Masters of fashion photography in the late 90's working with Richard Avedon, Arthur Elgorth, and Bruce Weber. He can work with large format cameras or produces video for still image clients. See his award winning documentary shot in Afghanistan on his TEDx talk and photographer@photosbydepuhl

Questions? Robert Stolpe 954 224-8122 Visit 
Professional Photographers Guild of Florida is also on Meetup and Facebook.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Perfect Shot with Charles Trainor Jr.

Ever go to a Miami Heat game and wonder about how photographers get those perfect action shots? Here is how Miami Herald photographer Charles Trainor Jr. does it. Video by Aubrey Leigh.

The Perfect Shot from Aubrey Leigh on Vimeo

Thursday, February 12, 2015

PHOTO EXHIBIT: Clyde Butcher's Everglades Gallery Opens Friday February 13 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Clyde Butcher's Everglades Gallery
GRAND OPENING in Coconut Grove

Friday February 13   2:00pm - 8:00pm
2994 McFarlane Rd Miami, FL

Coconut Grove has always been one of my favorite towns. All of the independent-minded and vibrant spirited people make the Grove an exciting place for creative peopnd I’m happy to be a part of this wonderful community.

GALLERY IS NOW OPEN 7 days a week 1:00pm-8:00pm
Clyde Butcher's Coconut Grove Gallery GRAND OPENING Friday February 13 2:00pm - 8:00pm 2994 McFarlane Rd Miami, FL

Clyde Butcher Photo Gallery Opens in Coconut Grove

Clyde Butcher, whose famed photographs of primeval Florida rest upon the patient art of standing in water and muck until the light and the elements arrange themselves into the perfect composition, doesn’t actually seem to do a whole lot of sitting still.
There are the talks, the open houses and book signings at his galleries in Venice and in Ochopee on the Tamiami Trail, the traveling exhibits — there’s one in Sarasota, “Preserving Eden,” featuring photos of Florida, and another, just closed at the Museum of the Rockies in Montana, of American landscapes — and, this week, the grand opening of his third gallery, in Miami’s Coconut Grove.
Always, too, there are new photographic journeys.
Butcher, who works only in black and white, just got back from photographing majestic old oaks in Louisiana and will soon head to the Florida Panhandle to photograph coastal dunes local activists are trying to save from development. This spring and summer, he will work in the Ten Thousand Islands in the Everglades and return to his beloved stomping grounds in Big Cypress, and then it’s on to Denali in Alaska, a state he has never visited. That will leave only one state he has never shot in: North Dakota. READ MORE HERE
Clyde Butcher Everglades Gallery in Coconut Grove 2994 McFarlane Rd Miami, FL   Photo by Patrick Farrell

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

LEICA LOUNGE: with Omar Cruz | Thurs, February 12, 2015 | 7pm - 8:30pm

Leica Lounge with Omar Cruz | Thurs, February 12, 2015 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Leica Lounge with Omar Cruz | Thurs, February 12, 2015 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Leica Lounge with Omar Cruz | Thurs, February 12, 2015 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Leica Lounge with Omar Cruz | Thurs, February 12, 2015 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Leica Lounge with Omar Cruz | Thurs, February 12, 2015 | 7pm - 8:30pm

Leica Lounge with Omar Cruz | Thurs, February 12, 2015 | 7pm - 8:30pm

Free Event

Join us in the Leica Lounge on Thursday, February 12, 2015 with portrait photographer Omar Cruz. Omar will be sharing the stories behind some of his photographs, discussing his relationship with the camera and showing a collection of final prints.
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 Omar:

Omar Cruz is considered one of the most important portrait photographers among celebrities. He has worked with household names including President Obama, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony, Pitbull, Eva Longoria, Juanes, Shakira, Zoe Saldana, Sofia Vergara and Thalia, to name just a few. In his commercial work brands like Got MilkT-MobileAbsolut Vodka and Pepsi trust his vision. (Photo credit: Thalia)
Says Cruz, "Photography is not only a medium I use to express my vision, it's been the center of my life. Everything to me is a possible photograph. I am constantly meeting amazing people who become my subjects; the world is my location and my everyday feeds my vision."
Omar was born in New York and raised in Puerto Rico. He started to experiment early on with light and shadows and eventually mastered that intuitive vision which makes every picture far more than a good composition. His career came up through the ranks during the 90s in Miami, with the boom of Latin music that allowed him to travel the world with his art.
His images have been featured in magazines such as TimeVanity FairVogueGQPeople Magazine and People En EspaƱol to name a few. His photography accomplishes classic tones, sophisticated points of view, and a film treatment. Every piece of his work involves the viewer in such a way it brings them closer to his subject’s essence.

Monday, February 9, 2015

PHOTO WORKSHOPS MIAMI: CHASING THE LIGHT, hosted by Coral Gables Museum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Photographers, Welcome! Photo Workshops Miami presents, CHASING THE LIGHT, hosted by Coral Gables Museum on Saturday, April 25, 2015. We've assembled a team of instructors who have a combined 245 years of professional photography experience. In an intimate setting they’ll bring you hands-on instruction with photo workshops, seminars, location lighting and portfolio reviews. For one full day you’ll share the fun, creativity and photography with some of the best in the business. 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.

We close out the evening at Leica Store Miami as we toast to what surely will be a memorable experience! Limited seating available - tickets on sale now. 

Convenient parking is available in the Municipal Parking Garage located just across the street from the Coral Gables Museum: 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134  Leica Store Miami: 372 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134.   


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