South Florida


with Peter Lorber & Courtenay Gilbert

South Florida

February 22-27, 2015

Escape the cold of winter and join us for this photography workshop in sunny tropical South Florida.


We are excited to host this workshop right here in our own "backyard". We will bring you to many of our favorite locations where we have captured some of our most iconic photographs.


South Florida offers many diverse and photogenic locations to capture and create exquisite images.


You will be photographing the exciting and vibrant South Beach located in the city of Miami Beach. Here you will shoot the white sand beaches dotted with colorfully painted lifeguard stands looking out over the clear blue water of the Atlantic Ocean. We will then wander through and photograph the amazing architecture of the Art Deco district and of course, dine at one of the gourmet restaurants South Beach is known for.


You will venture deep into the heart of the Everglades in a private Airboat and Swamp Buggy safari. The wild and untamed landscape and abundant wildlife offer a photographic experience you will never forget.


Some of our other shooting locations will be Vizcaya a stunningly beautiful 1916 mansion inspired by the architecture of Italian villas and its tranquil European gardens, The Ancient Spanish Monastery of North Miami Beach originally built in Northern Spain in 1141, dismantled and rebuilt here in 1953, and other local destinations.


This workshop is led by Peter Lorber, a master panoramic photographer, and Courtenay Gilbert, a professional photographer, post production specialist. They will work with you to expand and improve your photography skills. They will also show you how to create technically perfect and artistically stunning panoramic images using various panoramic VR drives from manual heads to the top of the line Seitz Roundshot motorized VR drive. You will learn how to stitch your panoramas using professional stitching programs such as PTgui and, finally, how to optimize your images in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.


Hasselblad, Nikon, Canon and other brand shooters will benefit from Peter and Courtenay’s over one hundred years of combined photography experience. They will share tips, technics and camera set-ups learned over time.


Our small group sizes allow us to customize our workshops to your individual needs. We make sure you get the personal attention you need to get the most out of your time with us. We have  planned this workshop to take advantage of the beautiful South Florida winter weather and limited our shooting to weekdays to avoid the weekend crowds.


Due to popular demand, in addition to four full days of guided photo shoots, we have added an extra day to the end of this workshop to work on the amazing images you will capture during the workshop. We will go over organizing your images, learning proper stitching techniques and answer any Photoshop and Lightroom questions you may have. We will be spending the day at our photography studio located in Boca Raton.


This workshop is designed for the advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced photography enthusiast interested in taking great photos in beautiful locations and having an amazing photography workshop vacation!


This is not a workshop where you spend most of your daylight shooting hours sitting in a classroom. We get you up and out to make the most of each and every day to capture as many great photo opportunities as possible.


Our small group sizes allow us the luxury of customizing our itinerary to meet the group’s needs keeping our schedule flexible.


A detailed day-by-day itinerary will be handed out during the “Welcome Meeting” at the start of the workshop.


A typical day consists of:

  • Sunrise location shoot

  • Early morning location shoot to capture the beautiful low angle light

  • Late breakfast/early lunch

  • Midday break, instructional

  • Afternoon and sunset location shoot

  • Fine dining dinner to unwind, tell our stories of the day, enjoy great food, and most of all share lots of laughter with your new found friends!


Our base of operations will be at our studio located at 1385 West Palmetto park road, Boca Raton, Florida 33486 


Some of the locations we will be photographing include:

The Florida Everglades, South Beach, Miami Beach, Boca Raton, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, The Ancient Spanish Monastery and more.


Registration and/or More Information 

Contact - Addie Lorber 

E-mail -

Phone - 561-361-0031, Toll Free - 877-692-0911


February, 22-27, 2015


Workshop Cost

$1095.00 - Per Workshop Attendee

No Charge for Spouse/Guest (except for Airboat, Swamp Buggy and other entrance fees)



Click here for PDF

or contact Addie Lorber, 561-361-0031



To and from shoot locations from our base of operations will be included for the first 3 people to register for the workshop (not including to and from airport or to and from hotel) 



6-8 Maximum


Activity Level



  • Four full days of guided photo shoots and expert instruction

  • One full day of post shooting image editing and instruction

  • Instruction and use of Seitz Roundshot VR Motorized Drive

  • Instruction and use of GigaPan EPIC PRO VR Motorized Drive

  • Instruction and use of NovoFlex VR - System II Manual Drive

  • Adobe Lightroom Instruction

  • Adobe Photoshop Instruction

  • Hasselblad Phocus Instruction

  • A print of your best workshop image up to 24 inches by 96 inches!


Not Included

Lodging, meals, transportation



Hotel of your choice in the Boca Raton, Florida area.


Our base of operations will be at our studio located at 1385 West Palmetto park road, Boca Raton, Florida 33486


Recommended check-in date,  2/22/15

Recommended check-out date 2/28/15


For more information and hotel recommendations contact Addie Lorber at 561-361-0031 or


What to bring
  • Camera gear 

  • Laptop with good processing capability 

  • Memory Cards, at least 6, no smaller than 16GB - plan on shooting at least 16GB per day

  • External hard drive for backup copies (optional, but highly recommended)

  • Card reader

  • Tripod, good quality

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Four weeks prior to the start of the workshop we will send out a more detailed "What to Bring" list 



Tel. 561-361-0031



Custom Photo Images

1287 West Palmetto Park Rd

Boca Raton, FL 33486




Monday - Friday:  9:00 - 6:00

Saturday:  Appointment only

Sunday:  CLOSED


All images and content on this site are Copyright ©2019 Custom Photo Images