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Maxis Gamez

is a self-taught professional nature photographer living in Sarasota, Florida. He began photography as a hobby, but has decided to devote his passion, time, and energy to his craft full-time. Through photography, Maxis discovered a medium that enables him to express his creativity and use his skills to teach and educate other photographers. Gamez is capable of capturing wonderful images through his unique perspective. His images have been featured in local parks, galleries, published in magazines like Audubon, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Nature Photographers Magazine, and now published by National Geographic in Bird Coloration and Birds of North America Pocket Guide.

Gamez offers a mentorship program and field instructional photography workshops for anyone interested in learning his experienced techniques. If you would like to schedule a private class or would like to participate in one of his workshops, you may contact him directly here. Specializing in bird photography, Gamez captures images of nature such as wild birds and landscapes. He takes full advantage of the beauty of this wonderful state.

Public Lectures

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 this form. He will contact you within 24hrs.


Gamez is an avid cyclist riding over 5000 miles per year. If you are a cyclist and would like to follow him, you can use STRAVA by following this LINK.

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  • A Few Words From Participants

    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!

    Tim Harty

    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.

    Harry Selsor

    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.

    Ginny Wood

    Previous Workshops, Festivals and Camera Clubs Gallery

    Current Equipment List


    • Canon R5 Mirrorless
    • Canon 1D MKIV (x2)
    • Canon 5D MKIII (x2)
    • Canon 5D MKII (Infrared)
    • Canon 7D MKII (x2)
    • Canon 7D (Collectable)
    • Canon 40D (Collectable)
    • Canon 30D (Collectable)
    • Canon 20D (Collectable)
    • Canon 10D (Collectable)
    • Sony NEX 5R (Collectable)
    • Sony a6600
    • Sony a7R II
    • Sony a7R III

    • Flash Equipment:

    • Canon 600EX-RT flash (x3)
    • Canon 580EX II flash (x2)
    • Canon 550EX flash
    • Quantum Powerpack (x2)
    • Canon CP-E4 battery pack
    • Calumet Powerblock 900 battery pack
    • Canon off camera shoe cord OC-E3
    • Better Beamer flash extender
    • Wimberley flash brackets

    • Bags:

    • ThinkTank Airport Security V2
    • Lowepro 400AW backpack
    • Custom vest to fit the equipment above
    • Pelican Cases (6)

    • Digital Darkroom:

    • Surface Pro 3 (replaced my laptop)
    • Dell 38" IPS Curved Monitors
    • Epson Digital Projectors
    • NIK Software Suite
    • Topaz Software Suite
    • Lumina Software Suite
    • Adobe CC Suite

    • Canon 800mm L f/5.6 L IS USM lens
    • Canon 500mm L IS f/4 USM lens
    • Canon 500mm L f/4.5 L USM lens
    • Canon 400mm L f/5.6 L USM lens
    • Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L USM II
    • Canon 70-200mm L f/4 L IS USM lens
    • Canon 70-200mm L f/4 L USM lens
    • Canon 100mm L f/2.8 IS USM Macro lens
    • Canon 85mm L f/1.8 USM lens
    • Canon 24-105mm f/4 L RF USM lens
    • Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM lens (x2)
    • Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM lens
    • Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM lens
    • Canon 1.4x TC III (x2)
    • Sony 28-70mm lens
    • Kenko Extension Tubes
    • Sigma MC11 Adapter

    • Support:

    • Wimberley gimbal head II (x4)
    • Induro CT414 8X carbon fiber tripod
    • Induro BH2 ball-head

    • Filters:

    • A range of Sigh-Ray filters
    • B+W Circular Polarizer Slim MRC filters
    • B+W 10 f/stop filter

    • Aerial Photography:

    • Octo-drone capable of carrying pro body and lens
    • Two-person set up
    • Live feed


    Picture the picture...Before you create the picture.

    Maxis Gamez
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