Americas Playground

Americas Playground. When you think of Americas playground what comes to mind? Vegas to me, however, there is a way better playground. (trust me I would know, I grew up in Nevada)

This playground is surrounded by beautiful beaches where beautiful people from all over the world flock to hang out and play. When I took this photo, that’s the first thing that came to mind. Americas playground. When I shot it, I couldn’t help but have a fat grin on my face thinking how fortunate I was to be part of this beautiful place.

About the photo: I shot this with a 600mm lens. I wanted to compress the city and the boats together to give it that classic look. I have a feeling this photo in 50 years is going to be EPIC.

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Americas Playground, Miami

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Chasing the Light

Chasing the light. My endless quest to catch the perfect sunset never ends. As I walk along the shoreline and look up at the sky, the colors pull me in. As the light changes, I start to look around desperately to find a composition, this particular spot had a dingy tied to the rocks at the bottom of the sea, I had to use it as my main focal point before it disappeared into the night.

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Miami Timelapse From the Beach to The City

This Miami Timelapse is short and fast. Miami, there is no other place in the world like it. They call it the magic city for a reason. Its full of life, full of energy, alive 24 hours a day. The weather is just right all year. We have a few months of extreme heat but the rest of the year is perfect. 

I have been photographing Miami for a long time. I also have lots of video and timelapse from Miami. Here is a short Miami timelapse I put together from some old clips I had in one of my hard drives. 

I cover Miami and Miami Beach in this Timelapse. I wanted to make it as energetic as Miami is. If you have ever been here, you know the energy has is something else. In this fast-paced city, there is no time to sleep. 

From the sunrise to the sunset to the streets, this 30-second clip gives you a glimpse of what Miami is all about.  I used a Nikon D810 to shoot most of this timelapse and I put it all together in Final Cut X.  

Miami Timelapse

I love shooting timelapse, its fun especially when you are at an epic location. Miami is one of those places, everywhere you look is a beautiful photograph. When shooting timelapse you always have time to sit back and enjoy the scenery. 

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Best Photography Spots Miami Florida Has

When you think of Miami, you think of sunshine, life, beautiful people, and a beautiful skyline. As a very active photographer in the city, when I am not on a paid shoot, I am always looking for the best photography spots Miami has to offer. As such, I am continually finding new places in this beautiful place we call Magic city.



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Best Photography Spots Miami Has For You to Explore

Below is a list of the best photography spots Miami has to offer. These are places I often visit and have my seal of approval. I also wrote when the best times to photograph at these locations are. The best photography spots Miami has are all effortless to access. Pack light and get to work. If you hustle, you can get all these done by the time your vacation is done.  The image below was shot from a friend’s balcony; that is why it did not make the list of the best photography spots Miami edition. But it’s a pretty picture. One of my favorites. I shot it with my Nikon and my Nikon 70-200.

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The gear I used for all my photos: Nikon D800 with a Nikon 14-24mm and a Nikon 24-85mm.  A MeFOTO tripod and a wide-angle is a must. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets, download them, and give them a try.

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1. Matheson Hammocks Park. This park is lovely. It took a beating from Hurricane Irma; however, you can still get beautiful images there. This is a popular location for engagement photoshoots as well.

Matheson Hammocks Park best photography spots Miami has to offer

2. Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. This is an iconic place where a lot of famous films and TV shows are filmed.  This place is a must at sunset and or at night.

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3. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This place is fantastic. It is full of history and epic for photoshoots. The best time to shoot is really all day as there is beautiful light all day in the gardens.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Best photography spots Miami

4. Miami Skyline under MacArthur Causeway. This is one of my favorite places to shoot and hang out at. This place is located right next to the Miami Children’s Museum. It is straightforward to find and a great place to catch a sunset over the skyline.

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5. Miami Beach Surfers.  You can find surfers in Miami Beach in the wintertime. As we get a cold front from the Bahamas, the waves get bigger, and the surfers come out. This is a very relaxed time to catch a sunrise and hang out with the chill crowd of Miami.

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6. Key Biscayne Beach. This place is really excellent, and one of the only dog-friendly beaches in South Florida.  The best time to shoot is at sunset. Bring a beer or a nice bottle of wine and enjoy the scenery.

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7. Miami Skyline on top of the MacArthur Causeway. This is the view from the top of the MacArthur Causeway. You can access it from the Southern side of it. There is a nice long ramp that takes you to this spot—Park at the Miami Children’s Museum.

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8. Sunny Isles Pier. This is a great place to come shoot the sunrise. You have to be up early to make it, but it’s well worth the short drive. There is almost never anyone here.

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9. Ball Harbor Beach. Beautiful views of the Atlantic can be seen from here. The best time to come is at sunrise.

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10. South Pointe Pier. I shot this photo from the top of the pier. From here, you can catch beautiful views of Miami just about any direction you look. The best time to come is at sunrise and or sunset.

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11. South Pointe Park. This is one of my favorite places to come enjoy the sunset. You can see the port of Miami and watch the ships go in and out of the harbor. It’s a site to see.

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12. Maurice Gibbs Park in Miami Beach. You have beautiful views of the islands from here. The best time to come is at sunset. This place is right around the corner from me. We might possibly run into each other as I come here often.

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13.  The Miami Skyline from the Venetian Bridge. This is another view you can get of the Miami skyline. I shot this from the Venetian bridge closest to downtown. The best thing to do is to rent a bike and ride it across. Its only 2-3 miles each way, and it is a beautiful ride. I do this bike ride twice a day just to relax and get the blood flowing.

14. Miami Beach Lifeguard Towers. These can be found all over the beach, and they are very colorful and beautiful. The best time to catch one of these beauties is during sunrise. Anywhere in Miami Beach, these can be spotted.

15. Alice Wainwright Park. This is a great park to relax and catch a sunrise—lots of palm trees and water views. You also have this cool benches that say Miami on them.

 

16. Bayside Mall. To get this particular shot, you have to walk up the bridge from Bayside Mall. It’s a short walk and well worth it. I recommend a wide-angle lens for this shot.

17. The rocks in Miami Beach. These rocks can be found on the beach in 30th street. The best time to come is at sunrise during low tide.

18.Brickell Key. This is shot from Brickell Key looking East towards downtown. Best time to come in at sunset and or at night.

19. The Miami River. This is the Miami River; you can find a path to walk it downtown. It is a beautiful walk with plenty of photo ops. The best time to come is at night.

20. Sunrise at the bach. This is as simple as it sounds. Head to the beach for an epic morning, kick back, and enjoy the scenery. This is Miami Beach, of course.

21. Haulover Inlet. This is an excellent spot to come for sunrise. There are lots of fishermen unless there is a storm. I captured this image during a crazy storm in the hurricane season.

22. Faena Hotel. This is the only place in Miami and possibly the world that has a golden Mammoth. Gret place to take photos, and it is right on the beach.

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23. The Everglades National Park. If you have time, you absolutely must go to Everglades National Park. Just look at this photograph.

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24. Wynwood Walls. Alone or with a model, Wynwood is a must. It is a really cool trendy area covered in graffiti full of like-minded artists. While you are there, stop at Panther coffee. Trust me, its OK.

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25. Downtown-Brickell skyscrapers. There are so many cool buildings all around Miami. If you are into architecture, you need to come here at night. Remember to look up.

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26. Deering Estate. This is a cool property owned by the state. You need to have permission to come here, and it is $20.00 to get in. It is not always open. Make sure you check availability before you arrive. The best time is sunrise.

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27. Brickell City Centre. This is a new mall, and its all the rage. Come here to get some food and enjoy the beautiful modern architecture. The best time to come is at any time.

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28. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. This is a beautiful park you can come to and relax. This is great, especially if you have a shoot to do.

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29. Little Havana. Little Havana is a small taste of Cuba. There are restaurants and people playing dominoes. This is the perfect place to give your street photography a shot. It’s the closest place to Cuba you can get without actually being there.

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30. Boca Chita Key. This place is just stunning. However, you will need a boat to get there unless you are an incredible swimmer (jk). Once you find a ship, head there at sunset. The best lens to use is 24-70.

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That’s my list of the best photography spots Miami has. This is a comprehensive list, and I update it often. Please come back and check out the new locations. If you only want to shot Miami Beach, I also have a location list. Check it out. Please leave me a comment if this was helpful in any way and share this with your friends.  That is the best way to say thank you. You can also buy me a beer ;)

These are the best photography places to shoot in Miami, Florida.

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Paris Hilton Dj’s Art Basel

I had the pleasure of shooting Paris Hilton During Art Basel week. She made an appearance at a private party, and let me tell you she still has a massive following. After about an hour of her taking selfies with fans and on the red carpet she made it up on stage. I thought she was going up to wave a the crowd, but instead, she started to tear up the turntables. I had never seen Paris play before, and I was pleasantly surprised. She can get down and pump up the crowd.

As soon as she started playing the floor filled up with people dancing and trying to sneak a photo of Paris with their cell phones, it was impossible to get through that crowd, so I waited until her set was almost over to get in the crazy crowd and get a shot.

Here is one of my favorite photos I shot of her. She was dancing, pumping up the crowd and just having a good time.  It’s good to see Paris in Miami, especially during Art Basel.

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