One Day Workshop
Sat, April 15, 2023
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Taught in English and Spanish
(20% off for members)
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
“In a portrait, I am looking for the silence in somebody” Henri Cartier – Bresson
In this one-day workshop students will learn the basics of portrait photography. There will be discussions on the importance of light, natural and artificial, the different types of portraits and the results that can be achieved. We will review individual and group portraits and talk about what makes a good, natural portrait that honors and shows the character of the people we are photographing.
Students are invited to use all types of cameras, including phone cameras, to explore, with their classmates, the different possibilities when making a portrait.
The main goal is to learn the basics about portraiture in terms of the basic technical aspects, as well as to how to approach the subjects, whether they are familiar people or not, to achieve results that are satisfactory for both the photographer and the subject.
A few photos per student will be selected, shared, and reviewed with the group after the practices.
A few things you will learn:
- Basics of artificial lighting.
- Natural light.
- Individual and group portraits.
- How to photograph familiar people versus people we are just meeting.
- Ethics and responsibilities of doing portraits.
Refund & Cancellation Policy: Attendees can request refunds up to 24 hours before their class start date. Classes must meet a minimum enrollment number to run.
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.
Clara is a resident artist at The Bakehouse Art Complex and member of Women Photographers International Archive WOPHA.
She has participated in solo and group exhibits at The Bakehouse Art Complex, in the exhibit Capture Downtown Coral Gables 2022, at the Coral Gables Museum, at the group exhibit Los Colores de Miami at MIFA and the Mexican consulate. She participated in the art fair Clandestina and has a solo exhibit at the Tory Burch Store in the Design District in Miami during Miami Art Week in 2022.
Clara is a winner of a 2022 Ellies Creator Award for her project “Eight minutes”.
Bring to class:
A charged phone or a charged digital camera with a card that has enough memory available and your card reader to download the pictures. Memory cards can be bought online or at local stores that carry photography supplies.
Before the class it is important to share with the instructor the equipment that will be used in order to prepare for the downloading of the photos during the workshop.
This workshop is part of a series of 1-day Photography workshops we offer monthly. You don’t need to take all of them, but you will find different topics to learn each time!