It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. And it helps if the words are flattering rather than aghast because in the crowd photo people’s heads weren’t included, or the outdoor nature shot is overexposed. Making friends with your camera, and mastering the art of photography, is a lot easier if you take advantage of classes and workshops offered by those with years of expertise. Here are some excellent tutors in South Florida able to teach you how to work with a camera, whether it’s taking family photos or venturing out into the wild.


South Florida Photo & Video
1350 E. Sunrise Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 357-0553

Professionals at South Florida Photo will help you learn how to use your camera and take your skills to the next level. In business for over 45 years, it offers interactive classes and photography tips to save you money and improve your technique. Weekday and weekend classes are available, as well as one-on-one private classes tailored to fit your schedule. And the learning process doesn’t end when you leave the workshop, because lifetime access to instructors is included with each course.

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Creative Arts School At Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 243-7922 x478

This art school believes photography should be both personal and meaningful. The numerous workshops included in its “Art of Seeing” program are designed to introduce students to an experience which will help them “learn to see the world through new eyes.” If you’re just getting comfortable with your first camera, the curriculum includes composition basics. Should you wish to introduce more creativity into your photos, instructors will show you how to use your camera like an artistic tool. Teaching is conducted in the classroom as well as through off-campus field trips.


Nature & Wildlife Photography Workshop
2237 30th St.
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
(954) 941-7901

To learn the art of nature photography, get out and about South Florida with the “Stroll with a Pro” workshop. The workshop allows shutterbugs to practice various camera skills on morning or afternoon walking photo tours. Strolls take place at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and Butterfly World, as well as other locations. Class size is limited to no more than five or six members to maximize the personal instruction. You can also arrange for custom-designed strolls with your own small group.

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Classes
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156
(305) 667-1651

The tropical climate of South Florida supports a bounty of exotic flora and fauna. Classes on how to photograph the natural beauty are held at the garden, as well as with trips to the Everglades. The garden is named after David Fairchild, the most famous plant explorer in history. Fairchild traveled the world for thirty-seven years collecting specimens. With a group of “passionate plant collectors,” he opened this unique 83-acre botanic garden (including two acres of orchids) in 1938. Visit the website to view Summer and Fall class schedules.


Photo Workshops Inc.
210 Almeria Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(786) 251-0830

Marilyn Scavo and Carlos Osorio have trained some of the best photographers in the industry. They host workshops ranging from teaching the basics, to sharing professional make-up tips for photographing models, and everything in between. Their concept is simple – you learn more from a hands-on workshop than you can by reading a book or taking formal classes. Workshops include composition, photo editing, lighting techniques, Adobe Photoshop, and even a night photo walk to learn how to take timed exposures. Private lessons are also available.

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