OVER MIAMI: Aerial Photography Workshop | Sat, Feb 17, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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OVER MIAMI: Aerial Photography Workshop

Join the Leica Akadamie and Master Photographer Tom Grill for a workshop in Aerial Photography. Learn first hand the techniques necessary to take great photographs of Miami Beach at sunset from a door less helicopter.

Before stepping into the helicopter, Tom will guide you through the dos and don’ts of aerial photography, ensuring that once in the air, you are ready to make photographs. A custom flight plan has been designed to put you in the best position to capture dramatic lighting of the Magic City and access to the latest in Leica professional series cameras, means you will have no shortage of photographic options.

Over the course of one afternoon, you will learn everything you will need to know to capture great once in a lifetime images above one of the worlds greatest cities.

Due to space in the helicopter, attendance is strictly limited so be sure to sign up at your earliest opportunity.

Topics covered include:

  • Choosing the right lens
  • Exposure recommendations
  • Metering options, while in flight
  • How to keep your camera and yourself safe
  • Creating a pre-flight checklist
  • Hands-on shooting session

Who should take this workshop?

Photographers of all experience levels are invited to join this program. You are expected to have a basic understanding of photography and photographic terms and be comfortable with the functions of your camera. Previous experience with aerial photography is not required. You are not required to photography with a Leica to take part.


Tom began his career as a photojournalist in Brazil where he taught photography at the University of Brasilia for three years. He returned to New York as a beauty photographer shooting major ad campaigns for L’Oreal, Clairol and Revlon, and went on to develop a thriving assignment career. Meanwhile he continued shooting architectural, scenic, and landscape photography in the United States and around the world.

Specifically in the last 10 years Tom has focused his work on architectural and scenic pictures of New York City. He has created dramatic, high-contrast black and white as well as color photography of the city’s most famous buildings, bridges, and city-scape views. He also consistently shoots aerial photographs of the city from unusual angles and positions in the sky. Using the advantage of dramatic natural light and weather conditions with high speed lenses he captures New York unlike any other artist.

Discover more of Tom Grill’s work here.

Refund/Cancellation Policy
All fees are nonrefundable if you withdraw from a workshop less than thirty days prior to it’s start date, unless we are able to fill your seat. Leica reserves the right to cancel any workshop up to one week prior to the start date if the minimum enrollment is not reached, in which case a full refund will be issued.  In the event the flight is cancelled, due to weather, a certificate will be provided for a future flight.


This workshop location is to be determined, but we will be flying out of  FlyNYon North Perry Airport, FL

All images ©Tom Grill unless otherwise indicated



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