How many times have you seen or participate in a workshop when there is a large number of participants involved? Fair to you? Absolutely Not. Say NO to BIG GROUPS!
Smaller groups allows me and participants to interact at a much larger scale. My workshops are about YOU. Heck, I don't even shoot at times. It's all about you. The participant.
Every participant should have a goal before attending a workshop. Small groups allows me to listen to your needs and stablish a strategy during the workshop to target what you need help with most. Always have a goal and you will see how your photography will improve. Reach out if you have any questions.
Since I started photography, my groups have been small. Say NO to large groups.
Anyone you'll talk to about my workshops will tell you the same thing. "The learning experience is massive! He just won't shut up!"
Do you have a buddy that is teaching you how to become a better photographer? That's cute! Over and over again I hear the same thing. Only to find out later that everything you've learned is nothing but a waste of time and money. Learn from the people that truly know Bird Photography!
When you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. I bring the same possitive and exciting energy to my workshops because I simply love helping photographers become much better at what they do. Makes me happy see them grow!
Everyone learns at a different pace. Patience is key when you attend my workshops. You don't learn from yelling camera settings and such. I interact with my participants.
I'm always open to questions and such. May not be able to reply right away but I do my best to reply as soon as I can. Reach out if you have any questions.
Our 5-day tour will begin with 2 separate boat trips to photograph nesting birds in the S.W. Florida area. This tour will allow tremendous opportunities to photograph several species nesting including Spoonbills. Limited to 6 participants. I'm very excited and I hope you will join me!
Private workshop will begin with a short and pleasant boat ride to an offshore Rookery in the Sarasota, FL area. Our experienced, U.S.C.G certified, licensed and insured boat captain will maneuver us safely to the rookery.
Wow. They owls are very close. 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. Join me!
Private field lessons and instructions are available during the winter months (Nov-May). Private software and workflow lessons are available all year long. 1-ON-1 private lessons are ideal for those seeking a personalize experience and have specific goals in mind. From the perfect manual exposure approach to a more challenging fill-flash techniques. Photography private classes will teach you the skills and confidence you need to capture award-winning photographs.
Portfolio reviews are a great way to share your current work with a professional. Porfolio reviews also helps you save time and money by having someone suggest constructive and informative opinion of your work and photography gear.
This individualized Mentor Program is designed for those who wish to learn, grow, and progress by learning from one source. No more "he said, she said". This program is dedicated to bird and landscape photography only. Working with a mentor allows you to expand your photographic knowledge and skills, and to refine your photographic style. A Mentor Program is often goal-oriented; it can lead to expanding your field techniques and digital workflow, managing your equipment, and learning what it truly takes to create award-winning images. Let me be your Mentor!
Gamez enjoys educating photographers around the world. If you wish to see him speak at your local camera club or photography related festival or event, please fill out the request form. He will contact you within 24hrs.
My wife and I have had the pleasure of attending several private workshops and one group workshop (Bosque Del Apache) with Maxis over the past three years. Maxis is a great instructor, very capable and helpful to his students. He takes the time to understand each person's level of experience and helps them to maximize their capabilities and improve their photography skills. His students take first priority over any shooting he might do himself. He handles himself very well and has a great, friendly personality which makes the experience very enjoyable. I would highly recommend his workshops!
I have known Maxis for over a decade and have taken several of his workshops (Spoonbills and Five Day Florida Bird Photography tour) and attended his lectures at several Foto Fest workshops. He is in a class of his own in my opinion. He is very knowledgeable on various brands of camera settings and techniques. His post processing training is outstanding and it has made a huge difference in the quality of bird photography I do now. Picture the Picture is his favorite mantra. If you want to take award winning bird photos, Maxis Gamez is the one to go to.
I took Maxis Gamez Florida Bird workshop on February 5-9, 2020. It far exceeded my expectations. Maxis was so knowledgeable and patient, the best teacher ever! Even Pat, who was more experienced than myself was so excited about the things she learned. We learned so much about shooting with manual exposure and using flash. I can still hear all his words of wisdom ringing in my ears. Not only did I learn a lot but we all bonded as a group developing friendships that will last far after the workshop is over. Thanks Maxis for an awesome 5 days.