Seven years go, I not only picked up a camera for the first time, but I also moved to my home, Miami Beach. I like to think it was fate that I happened to be introduced to both photography and this lively city at the same time. The vibrant colors, the beaches, and the architecture have made Miami the perfect place for me to hone my skills as I find inspiration around every corner.
In that time, I have found some pretty amazing places that I love photographing from, and it’s not at all uncommon for me to return to these places every week. And now, I am sharing them with you. I hope when you come to Miami, you shoot me an email and we can get together to shoot!
1111 Lincoln Road
All across the country, some of the best urban views of a downtown are seen from the top floors or parking garages, and Miami is no exception. For me, the best time to shoot is at night as you watch the city come alive.
Maurice Gibb Memorial Park
Ocean Drive in front of the Beacon Hotel
When you think of Miami, you think of neon signs and palm trees. Well, this strip of Ocean Drive is straight out of a movie. Literally, ‘Scarface’ has scenes from here, as well as many other Hollywood Films.
The Miami skyline is beautiful, and there are few better vantage points than the Venetian Causeway. While it’s always a great view, my favorite time to photograph it is at night, as there is nothing like Miami lights.
The Beach Lifeguard Towers
There are a lot of them, as we have a lot of beach here in Miami, but the below location is the coolest one. By far, the best time to shoot them is at sunrise, as you will have beautiful light and clouds, but most importantly, and empty beach, which is near impossible any other time.
Best Buy Parking garage on 5th and Alton
South Pointe Park & Pier
The Bay Walk
A version of this blog originally appeared on Edin Chavez’s website.