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Welcome to the DPA workshops in Miami, taught by professional photographers Michael Thoennes and Mikelle Moore. Classes are held at Carousel Studios, located in the Design District and within walking distance of beautiful Magnolia Park and Biscayne Bay. The space has two studios, one 1,800 square feet, the other 1,300 square feet – and rents every kind of photographic gear you can name and does on-site flash repair. Not surprisingly, all that plus a pair of on-staff photo experts have attracted a host of world-class photographers, including Tim Geaney, Sid Hoeltzell and Joyce Tennyson.



Comments to “Miami”

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    “What a pleasure it was today with Mr. Gatz! Totally made up for the first experience. He is very knowledgable and experienced. Highly satisfied.


    -Jessenia Bovell

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    “Yes, Richard. I did enjoy the class. Thank you for the positive feedback. It was blazing hot that day. I took the composition handout and gave it to our journalism teacher because I thought it would be an excellent primer for our first-year students”

    -Cristina Ramirez

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    “The class was great! Bernardo was a wonderful teacher; very knowledgable about cameras, composition and the art of photography as well. He patiently explained the camera, and then worked with me to master all the functions and different buttons as we walked around. I stayed for the Composition in the Field portion of the class and found the experience to be very valuable. Getting the chance to compose my own pictures and then show them to Bernardo for feedback was a good way to get feedback on how to improve aspects of each shot- be it composition, changing the exposure or even using the flash in some cases.

    I’m more than satisfied with my day spent learning more about photography, it has definitely encouraged me to get out there and shoot more! Once I get the chance to put my photos on the computer I’ll send some your way to show you what we accomplished!

    Best Regards,”

    -Chris Thome

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    “After taking both your intermediate and advanced classes, not only have I learned a great deal about photography, technique, and process, but your classes have sparked my interest and made me want to learn more. While on safari in Africa, I was able to utilize what I learned from you and my photographs turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I am even more passionate about digital photography than I was before and I have recommended your classes to many people!

    Attached are a few of my shots from Saturday morning. You are a great teacher and I’d love to take more classes with you!”

    – Blake Roberts

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    “Matt Trask recently joined Michael Thoennes and other Advanced students in Miami for a great sunrise shoot.”

    – Matthew Trask

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    “I just completed the advanced DPA class with Michael Thoennes. This is my second class and this one was certainly as rewarding as the previous if not more. I loved the field shooting better this time around. Michael is a great instructor and has really helped me develop my style with these two classes. I’m VERY interested in taking more advanced classes.. The topic I would love to see are Studio Lighting (portrait/model).”

    – Matt Winer

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    “This was my first advanced class and I loved it. Michael Thoennes is a great intructor and the field shooting was awesome. I would definetely be interested in participating in future advanced classes.”

    – Christina Voswinckel

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    “The class was great. I truly enjoy small groups. The venue was very different than what I had expected from the class. It was a wonderful opportunity to explore a new place, excellent coordination. Michael was excellent and provided guidance, suggestions, and many ideas that helps the students to think (or take pictures) totally out of the box.”

    -Yvonne Debesa

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    “I really enjoyed your class on Sunday.”

    – Jo

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    “It was a pleasure meeting you and working with you. I look forward to staying in contact and will send photos as you suggested.

    You did an excellent job. Would not change anything.”

    – Lilia


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