Thursday, March 5, 2015

PHOTO WALKING TOUR - Carnaval on the Mile Saturday, March 7, 3pm

Presented in partnership with Leica Store Miami, this event will include the use of Leica cameras for the first twelve registrants. Get some pointers on Street Photography from a Leica representative before you embark on this downtown walking tour during Carnaval on the Mile! 

The guided tour will provide many fun facts about the downtown area, while the festivities will provide many opportunities to explore your street photography skills with Leica products! 

Participants are encouraged to enter their best photo into Capture Coral Gables, the fourth annual photography contest and exhibit presented by the Coral Gables Museum in which the grand prize is a Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) camera! 

Tour starts at the Coral Gables Museum. Parking available in public garage across the street. Bring an SD card to record your photos! $10; $5 for Museum members. 

To register, call 305.603.8067. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Leica Lounge with Maggie Steber | Thurs, March 5, 2015 | 7pm - 8:30pm

Free Event
Join us in the Leica Lounge on Thursday, March 5, 2015 with National Geographic photographer Maggie Steber. Known for her documentary work covering cultural stories, wars, political upheaval, even fashion, Maggie Steber has turned to the darkside. In THE SECRET GARDEN OF LILY LAPALMA, Steber will show her dark inner child and how this naughty prankster sees the world. This is Steber's new playground and a reinvention to part of her photographic life. With decades of work behind her, Maggie is returning to the kinds of photographs she shot when she was first photographing: dark, mysterious, haunting. Says Steber, "I believe photographers need to bust out once in a while and do things that are only for them, not caring what others think. It's a very liberating feeling when one has had to keep clients' needs in mind covering stories and assignments. This is a way to reinvent yourself and surprise editors."  
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 Maggie:

For over three decades, Steber has worked in Haiti. Aperture published her monograph, DANCING ON FIRE. In 2013 Steber was named as one of eleven Women of Vision by National Geographic Magazine, publishing a book and touring an exhibition in five American cities. Steber has served as a Newsweek Magazine contract photographer and as the Asst. Managing Editor of Photography and Features at The Miami Herald, overseeing staff projects that won the paper a Pulitzer and two finalist recognition. Her work is included in the Library of Congress, The Richter Library and in private collections. She has exhibited internationally. Clients include National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, AARP, The Guardian, and Geo Magazine among others. Steber teaches workshops internationally including at the World Press Joop Swart Master Classes, the International Center for Photography, Foundry Workshops and and the Obscura Photo Festival.Photographer Maggie Steber has worked in 64 countries focusing on humanitarian, cultural, and social stories. Her honors include the Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, the Overseas Press Club, Pictures of the Year, the Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson and Ernst Haas Grants, and a Knight Foundation grant for the New American Newspaper project. 
To view more of Maggie's work, visit her website.

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