Florida Surf Film Festival – November 6-7, 2015


Florida Surf Film Festival is honored to present a photography workshop on November 6, 2015, by Morgan Maassen.  He will be attending the festival, and on Friday, Atlantic Center for the Arts will host a workshop to discuss and teach the craft and art of photography in the modern market of surf photography.

Workshop includes:

  • 9:00AM – Meet and Greet
  • 10:00AM – Slideshow
    • Past/current work,
    • Stories, anecdotes,
    • Equipment, etc…
  • 11:00AM – Camera Systems
    • DSLRs
    • Water housings
    • Memory cards
    • Backpacks
  • 12:00PM – Water Housings/Shooting Tips
    • Water housings & shooting in the water
    • Traveling tips and advice
  • 1:00PM – LUNCH
  • 1:30PM – Freestyle/Shoot/Mess Around Time
    • Portfolio/ Slideshow Review
    • Ask Anything
  • 2:30PM – Editing and Style
    • File structure
    • Backup
    • Editing applications
    • Experimentation
    • Web storage
  • 3:00PM – Photographic Theory, Business, and Social Media
    • Open conversation on business
    • Career
    • Passion & everything in-between
  • 4:00PM – Question & Answer
  • Florida Surf Film Festival 2 night Patron Pass
  • Exclusive Dinner with Filmmakers of the Festival on Saturday
  • Festival T-shirt and other sponsor donated take aways
  • 20% Discount on Lodging at Atlantic Center for the Arts
  • Price = $495

Apply here.

Please bring:

  • DSLR camera, required.
  • Water housing, not required, but helpful for further knowledge.
  • Laptop and editing software, very helpful.

Morgan Maassen is a photographer from Santa Barbara, California and was born in 1990. His interest in photography started in his teens after experimenting with my family’s home video camera at the beach, goofing off with friends and exploring the central coast. He graduated high school early at the age of sixteen to concentrate and explore visual media freely and intensely via many different mediums. After working in the graphic design industry, he decided to pursue filmmaking and then photography as both a creative outlet and occupation.

Growing up in and around the ocean has provided him with his favorite subject to photograph. The majority of his work is water-related and involves the oceanic lifestyle. He’s also frequently incorporated his passions of traveling, nature, architecture and fashion into his work. While he strives to capture what he see as beautiful, this is often not the perfect moment. Instead, light, textures, and the abstract nature of the earth are what truly fascinate him – the human element and the infinite variables of emotion keep him on his toes when working with people.

He considers himself an active participant in the digital age. The Internet has allowed him to communicate, network and collaborate with people, places, and subject matter across the world. He enjoys working with both film and digital mediums, and motion pictures are the apple of his eye. He dreams of nothing more than visiting the next new country, capturing whatever beauty it may hold.

Press and Sponsorship Inquiries:

John Brooks, Festival Director, at john@floridasurffilmfestival.com

Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3), interdisciplinary artists-in-residence community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition and the visual, literary and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops and exhibitions.