Leica Akademie Miami: Dawn and Dusk February 2020

21 - 23 February 2020 

Explore the visual extremes of Miami with Photographer Phil Penman. From early morning light and color of South Beach to evenings of bright lights and shadows, the cityscape of Miami will be the inspiration for this Leica Weekend to remember. 

Phil has photographed Miami for many years and enjoys photographing the city at these times. He will take us around to areas rich in texture when bathed in early morning, evening light and long into the night. He will also be giving us insight into his creative process from how he sees to how he selects and then edits the final images.




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



Friday, February 21
5pm — 8pm: How to shoot the golden hour of sunset

Saturday, February 22
5am – 8am: The how-to’s of shooting the early light of dawn
Breakfast on your own
11am — 3pm: Image Processing
5pm — 8pm: The Afterglow of Dusk

Sunday, February 23 –
11am — 3pm: Image Processing Part II and Image Review at Leica Store Miami
5pm –8pm: The Streets at Dusk-Portrait Shoot




Anyone interested in the landscapes and lifestyles of Miami as they are lit by early morning and late evening light. This is also a rare opportunity to get creative insight from Phil.

5:00am is not a misprint. It’s early, but that is a time the light is the best. You should have a good understanding of your camera as well as an understanding of basic image editing. You can use any camera and we will have a selection of Leica Cameras available for you to try for the weekend.
Attendance is strictly limited, so be sure to sign up at your earliest opportunity.


Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.