Street Photography with Phil Penman: Miami | Feb 17-19, 2023


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Join Phil Penman, the Leica Akademie and Leica Store Miami as we explore Miami, "The Magic City". During this workshop Phil Penman will highlight many of his favorite locations in Miami, while demonstrating his approach to "seeing" and capturing both the dramatic compositions found in his work, in addition to creating images that capture a sense of a place and its people. 

There are thousands of stories to be told in Miami, learning to find these visual stories is the focus of this Masterclass weekend.


• Planning your day of shooting
• Finding the light
• Chasing the light
• Seeing light and shadow
• Composition
• Gear and lens selection
• Image editing and processing

AGENDA (A detailed itinerary will be provided in the weeks ahead of the workshop)

Friday, Feb 17
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, Feb 18
7:00am – 8:00pm

Sunday, Feb 19
8:00am - 5:00pm


Anyone interested in honing their skills as a street photographer will benefit from this weekend intensive.  This is also a rare opportunity to get creative insight on your images from Phil Penman directly.


Participants are expected to have good understanding their cameras as well as an understanding of basic image editing. Owning a Leica is not required. We will have a selection of Leica cameras available for you to try throughout the weekend. This is a rain or shine workshop, so you will need to be prepared for the weather.


The workshop involves a good amount of walking. During each of the photo walks, participants should expect to walk at least 5 miles as we move through the city looking for where light meets shadow and seeking out the dramatic and often fleeting moments on the street. 

Enrollment is strictly limited. If the program is sold out, please contact to be added to the wait-list.


Phil Penman comes from a tranquil village called Briantspuddle located in the county of Dorset, England with only 360 inhabitants and what feels like 30,000 sheep. Today he works as a freelance street photographer in New York City.

Phil had an interest in the visual arts, photography and darkroom at an early age. After studying photography at the Berkshire College of Art and Design, his first job was at The Wokingham Times, a local newspaper published in Berkshire. Penman photographed just about everything, including babies, sheep, and local politicians. Soon after, he received an offer from a photo agency to oversee taking all of the corporate portraits for Microsoft UK.

Wanting more opportunities to express himself creatively, Phil set out for the United States and landed in Los Angeles, where he worked for a celebrity news agency photographing living legends such as Jennifer Lopez, Bill Gates and Christopher Reeve. Six months later, the agency sent him to New York to establish an office there.

Phil has covered the biggest entertainment and news stories in America, including the September 11th World Trade Center terrorist attacks, for which his work won worldwide recognition. Since then, he has focused on documenting a broad spectrum of New York life. Phil’s work has been exhibited at the Leica Gallery in New York City and has been featured in Leica Fotografie International. He currently travels across the world photographing assignments for a diverse range of clients including popular lifestyle magazines like: People and Hello as well as British newspapers: The Independent, Daily Mirror, The Sun, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian. In the United States, you will see his images in American newspapers such as, USA Today and The New York Post.


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