Current & Future Workshops information
December 5-7, 2014
Bosque del Apache During Full Moon!
Bosque del Apache is Spanish for "woods of the Apache," and is rooted in the time when the Spanish observed Apaches routinely camped in the riverside forest. Since then the name has come to mean one of the most spectacular National Wildlife Refuges in North America. Here, tens of thousands of birds--including Sandhill Cranes, Arctic geese, and many kinds of ducks--gather each autumn and stay through the winter.
Feeding snow geese erupt in explosions of wings when frightened by a stalking coyote, and at dusk, flight after flight of geese and cranes return to roost in the marshes.
January 10-11, 2015
Everglades Nat'l Park
Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, boasts rare and endangered species. It has been designated a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, and Wetland of International Importance, significant to all people of the world.
The Everglades National Park is one of the world’s premier destinations for the bird and landscape photographer in Florida. The Everglades offers endless opportunities to photograph many wild native species around the park. During our workshop, we'll photograph hidden locations within the park that not many people get to photograph from. These locations offer terrific landscape opportunities all within an easy hike.
January 24-25, 2015
San Diego Birds and Landscapes
While San Diego is a heavy populated area, San Diego also offers a large and magnificent variety of wild life opportunities around a small distance radius within the city. San Diego is also very rich with landscape opportunities that we'll take advantage of during the workshop including but not limited to the San Diego coastline and inland locations. I've been to these locations before assuring your opportunities to achieve great images under my guidance.
Unlike other San Diego programs, my workshop is a mixture of Bird Photography and Landscapes basically at the SAME LOCATIONS. We'll dedicate few afternoons strictly to landscapes, while mornings can be dedicated to Bird Photography.
#1 Tour February 18-22, 2015
#2 Tour March 18-22, 2015
Florida Bird Photography Tours
- Florida Bird Photography Tours is dedicated to deliver a large range of species around the state of Florida for you to benefit from.
Maxis Gamez, a Floridian resident will not only help as a guide, but will also help deliver a diversity of photography tips and techniques so that you may take full advantage of every opportunity.
- 5 days of hard-core shooting will deliver an experience you'll never forget!
April 11-12, May 2-3 &
June 6-7, 2015.
Burrowing Owls Workshops
- Yes! they are very close!
The owls are often in contact with humans, allowing us to get very close. We'll be able to photograph the owls in their own habitat. However, we will NOT disturb them and we will keep our distance. During my workshop, there is a good chance to photograph owlets as well.
S.W. Florida Shorebirds
May 16-17, 2015.
Yes! this workshop is all about learning how to successfully approach and photograph shorebirds. The techniques you are about to experience I learned from many early mornings and late afternoons photographing shorebirds all around Florida. How many times have you approached a subject only to be disappointed?? My techniques will help you achieve results!
This workshop CAN take place in different S.W. Florida areas including but not limited to: Ft. Myers, Sarasota and St. Petersburg. I will make a decision based on the current bird migration activity. Full itinerary will be e-mailed to you upon registration.
October 6-8, 2015
The Grand Canyon - North Rim
- The North Rim offers incredible and peaceful opportunities to any landscape photographer looking to capture images from the most scenic side of the Grand Canyon.
The North Rim is less traveled compared to the South Rim attracting only 10% of the tourist. Elevation ranging from 8,000-8,8000 can provide all types of "drama" improving the opportunities to create dramatic images.
November 8-10, 2015
Death Valley Nat'l Park
- Death Valley is located near the border of California and Nevada. The Valley is filled with incredible desert geological formations and scenery. Death Valley is part of 3.3 million acres of canyons, sand dunes, breathtaking views and is home to a very special range of wildlife. Death Valley is also the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere featuring “Badwater” at 282 feet below sea level.
1.- download workshop waiver form (click here)
2.- Fill out registration form (click here)
3.- mail waiver form, deposit/full tuition to: (4489 mcintosh park drive, apt#1603, sarasota fl, 34232)
4.- Registration package will be sent to you via e-mail within 72hrs.
5.- e-mail, call or text if you have any questions (941-623-5155)
1.- How do I register to one or multiple workshops?
2.- i don't like large groups. how large are your group size?
3.- What's included with each workshop?
4.- what's not included?
5.- i would like to be well equipped for the workshop. what if i'm missing equipment?
6.- What if I get sick or can't attend the workshop?
7.- What's your cancellation/refund policy?
8.- one last question...What is your smoking policy?
9.- Got more questions? feel free to call (941.623.5155) or e-mail me directly.
1.- Everglades national park workshop
The Everglades National Park is one of the world’s premier destinations for the bird and landscape photographer in Florida. The Everglades offers endless opportunities to photograph many wild native species around the park.
2.- San diego, ca workshop
San Diego is also very rich with landscape opportunities that we’ll take advantage of during the workshop including but not limited to the San Diego coastline and inland locations. I’ve been to these locations before assuring your opportunities to achieve great images under my guidance.
3.- Florida Bird Photography Tour (5-days) workshop
Florida Bird Photography Tours is dedicated to delivering a large range of species around the state of Florida for you to benefit from. Maxis Gamez, a Floridian resident will not only help as a guide, but will also help deliver a diversity of photography tips and techniques so that you may take full advantage of every opportunity.
4.- Spoonbills & More workshop
Each year, up to 18,000 nesting pairs of 16 to 20 species of birds nest on the Alafia Bank Sanctuary, making it one of the largest colonies in Florida and one of the most diverse colonies in the continental United States. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has listed Alafia Bank as the most important colony in the state, due to its size (number of birds nesting), longevity of nesting activity, and species diversity. (Source: Audubon)
5.- Florida's Birding & Photo Fest
One of the most popular Photo Fest events out there. Come an enjoy the beauty of St. Augustine while you learn more about digital photography.
6.- public presentations & Seminars
Few times per year I conduct public presentations to Camera Clubs, photography events and seminars. Here are few pictures of such events.