Sat, Jan. 28, 2023
10 a.m. -4 p.m.
(One hour lunch)
Taught in English and Spanish
(20% discount for members)
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.” – Robert Frank
In this one day-workshop students will learn the basics of urban photography using all types of cameras, including phone cameras, to explore the buildings, alleys, architectural details, reflections, and many of the elements that are part of the urban landscapes around Lincoln Road.
We will discuss the importance of light, darkness, shadows, colors and shapes to create photos that are either abstract in nature or photos that celebrate the historic elements of Miami’s architecture.
Students will learn about the basics of photographing urban landscapes and to use elements such as shadows, reflections, patterns and geometry to make aesthetically interesting photos of any city. A few photos per student will be selected, shared, and reviewed with the group after the practices.
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!
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.
- 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.)