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Street Photography Workshop
Hollywood Beach FL - USA

Juan Jose Reyes

Learn what makes a winning street photography image.

May 19-22, 2022


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Hollywood Beach Boardwalk

This is a in-person workshop where you will learn basic and advanced concepts of street photography and how to create images that are interesting , compelling and with potential to win photo contests.

The workshop is designed to help you identify photos that could be selected as finalist in most street photography contests based on Juan's experience overseeing the panel judging of the “MSPF Finalists”, the final cut from among thousands of images submitted to the largest street photography contest in the world and widely recognized as the best of contemporary street photography.

The Boardwalk at Hollywood Beach is by far the best place to shoot street photography in South Florida. It has lots of color, great light, plenty of interesting subjects and ..the beach!!
Juan has been shooting almost exclusively in this area for the last 3 years and is finishing a book, called The Beach is My Street, based on this project.

Juan will walk with the group and show you the best spots on the Boardwalk. You can choose to shoot with the group, along with Juan , or completely on your own. Some people prefer a little bit of guidance and some are more experienced, so either way is fine and it's up to you.
We will meet in-person every morning to review the work and receive feedback. Juan will share a structured way that you can easily apply to select your best photos and submit to contests.

Some of the topics we will cover:
• Basics of street photography, definition and boundaries, equipment etc
• Do’s and Don’ts when shooting on the streets
• The Three Types of Street Photographers
• The Five Levels of Street Photography
• The three key elements to help you decide if it’s a winning image
• The one question to ask yourself every time you edit your photos
• What are Visual Push-Ups and why you need them


Thursday 19
10AM-12PM Initial street photography talk and assignments
4-6:30PM Shooting session with Juan (Boardwalk)

Friday 20
10 AM -12 PM Critique and feedback session (optional lunch as a group)
4-6:30 PM Shooting session ( Boardwalk or Pier)

Saturday 21
10 AM - 12 PM Critique session and feedback ( optional lunch as a group)
4-6:30pm: Shooting Session (Boardwalk)

Sunday 22
10AM - 12PM: Final Critique session and discussion.
End of workshop

This is an in-person workshop and Covid vaccination is required.
*Feedback and critique sessions may be done online via Zoom instead of a classroom depending on the number of participants. After the Zoom session we will all meet and shoot together on the beach.

Note: Price is for tuition only, it does not include meals, accommodations or transfers/airfare. Flexible cancellation policy .
You can send Juan an email to with any questions before signing up.

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Street Photography Workshop
Hollywood Beach FL - USA


Juan Jose Reyes

Juan Jose Reyes is the founder and Executive Director of the Miami Street Photography Festival, the largest and most widely recognized event in this genre.
He also co-founded the festival’s European partner, Street Photo Milano, offering a combined international platform that provides participating photographers with true worldwide exposure of their work.
Juan started photographing in his college years and has been shooting street photography exclusively since 2008 after learning directly from world-renowned teachers Alex Webb and Jay Maisel. He writes a street photography blog and his articles, as well as his images, have been published in all the popular street photography sites.

As executive director of MSPF, Juan oversees the panel judging of the “MSPF Finalists”, the final cut from among thousands of images submitted each year to MSPF and widely recognized as the best of contemporary street photography. He also runs MSPF-Workshops, which offers street photography workshops around the world with the best street and documentary photographers and educators.

In 2012 he started the Miami Street Photography Festival which has grown since then into a major international event held every December in Miami during Art Basel Miami, one of the leading art fairs in the world. MSPF is an international festival showcasing the best of contemporary street and documentary photography and has featured some of the best names in photography such as David Alan Harvey, Constantine Manos, Susan Meiselas, Bruce Gilden, Alex Webb, Martin Parr and many others. MSPF offers talks, lectures, portfolio reviews and exhibitions as well as contests that are open to anyone around the world.

In 2018 Juan developed Street Photo Milano with the goal of creating a cultural exchange where photographers can have their work exhibited in galleries in two major cities. Every year thousands of people attend exhibitions in both cities.

Juan was born in Paraguay and moved to the United States over thirty years ago to practice medicine. He is a board-certified paediatrician and besides photography, he is very interested in wellness and integrative medicine. He is also a meditation and yoga teacher and practitioner. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL



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