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Luca Martinez

The best bio I can share is a compilation of my photographs. They tell the story of

who I am as a photographer, where I go, what I see and how I interpret it through

my lens. It was likely meant to be, when I think back to as far as I can remember as a little boy, I’d wake up and the first thing I wanted to do was go outside. I couldn’t

wait to be in nature and growing-up in South Florida meant I could be outdoors

almost every day of the year.


Most of my weekends and every summer were spent on the beach, in the water, or

around the mangroves in Key Largo. On one unforgettable day, I watched my

favorite bird, the osprey, dive and catch a fish only a few yards in front of me. It was

beautiful. Elegant. Powerful. It left a profound mark on me; and I wanted to share it. I got my first camera soon after that experience. I was seven-years-old.


My love of photographing ospreys took me to the Everglades where I've been

shooting regularly for the past two years. I lose myself for hours in the subtropical

wilderness among the grasses, the flowers, the interestingly shaped trees, awaiting the perfect moment. From hardwood hammocks to black water swamps, the abundance of life in the Everglades is breathtaking. It’s truly unlike any other place I’ve seen.


Photography is how I connect with nature and memorialize its beauty. I hope to be

doing this forever.

 

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Luca's Seminars & Workshops

 

Downtown St. Augustine Photo Walk (Co-lead with Noah Buchanan

SAT 5 - 8 P.M.

Explore Historic Downtown St. Augustine and all of the architecture, history and views it has to offer as you walk and photograph alongside Noah of Hunt’s Photo & Video.

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Downtown Gazebo in the Plaza, 170 St. George St.

Price: $50

*ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE $20 HUNT’S GIFT CARD

Difficulty: All Levels

Max No People: 12

Suggested Gear List: DSLR or Mirrorless camera, mid-range zoom lens (24-70 or similar)

Beyond the Sawgrass: the Wonders of the Wetlands

SAT 3 - 4:30 P.M.

Luca has been photographing wildlife since I was 13 years-old, and for the last two years I have been primarily shooting in Everglades National Park. In this presentation, I will take you on a photo journey highlighting the magic of the park. From the haunting beauty of black water swamps to the elegance of a great blue heron. Although seemingly simple, a closer look reveals a world like no other. I look forward to sharing with you!

Photography Seminar

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A South 

Price: $25

*ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE $20 HUNT’S GIFT CARD

Difficulty: All Levels

Max No People: 30

Sunrise Photography at Marineland Rocks (Co-lead with Noah Buchanan)

SUN 6:30 - 8:30 A.M.

Join Noah and Luca for a morning at the beach photographing Marineland rocks at sunrise! We will be focusing on the beautful rocks on shore and focusing on slower shutter speeds to capture the water moving over the rocks! There may also be some opportunites for birding too, so bring a long lens as well! 

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Marineland Rock Beach, 9700 Oceanshore Blvd.

Price: $50

*ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE $20 HUNT’S GIFT CARD

Difficulty: All Levels

Max No People: 12

Suggested gear: DSLR or Mirrorless camera, wide angle lens for landscape, telephoto lens for birds, tripod, CPL and ND filters, comfortable shoes (waterproof if possible, we may get into the water a little bit) and clothing to walk around in.