One Day Workshop
Sat, Feb. 25, 2023
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Taught in English and Spanish
(20% discount for members)
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
During this 1-day workshop, students will learn the basics of nature photography. We will discuss the importance of light, textures, and compositions. Long exposure and other techniques will be practiced to achieve results that step away from the traditional photos of nature.
Students will use all types of cameras, including phone cameras, to explore the tropical landscape on Lincoln Road, the beach with the ocean and its vegetation, and other possibilities of nature photography.
The goal is to learn the many possibilities a camera or a phone offer to create images that steer away from the traditional nature photos. We will talk about technical aspects, the role of light at different times of the day as well as how to explore textures, and the difference between horizontal and vertical compositions.
A few photos per student will be selected, shared, and reviewed with the group after the practices.
Students will learn about depth of field, shutter speed, filters, and other basic concepts in order to control the outcome of the photos they want to make.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Clara Toro is a Colombian industrial designer and photographer. She graduated from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, and studied at Université de Montreal and Pratt Institute. Clara was an elementary school teacher and an art teacher for over ten years in Miami and Weston, Florida.
She holds a degree in Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism from the International Center of Photography, where she received a Director’s Fellowship. She participated in the Eddie Adams Workshop, where she completed a project for which she received an award from The Wall Street Journal. She does freelance work for Univision.com, The 19th.com, The Wall Street Journal and volunteer photography work for nonprofits.
- Charged phone or a charged digital camera
- Memory Card with space
(Memory cards can be bought online or at local stores that carry photography supplies.)