Rafael Torres

Rafael Torres

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WITH RAFAEL TORRES – Schedule varies, check back  for current schedules.   

 Rafael began his art career as a painter’s apprentice in Cuba, and continued as a graphic artist/editorial illustrator for a Florida newspaper.  “Always an admirer of photography,” Rafael relates, “I began taking pictures of people and places, eventually teaching myself the mysteries of the chemical darkroom.  It would be decades later when I turned off the red safe light for good and chose the computer screen to process my photographs.”

Today Rafael’s images reflect many subjects, including the natural world and people and places.  Most of his work is in color, but once in a while he returns to the allure of the abstract black and white image.

The Art League of Daytona Beach, 433 South Palmetto Avenue in the historic downtown district, is opening its doors for a Fall Season of classes and workshops for those interested in learning and improving their skills in various media. 

Starting in October, as soon as the weather outside gets cooler, we will provide a series of classes in Nature Photography incorporating field trips to interesting locations in Central Florida as well as practical lessons using Photoshop to improve and enhance pictures. 


On Saturday, January 28, 2017, a new Nature Photography Course starts at the Art League of Daytona Beach, 433 South Palmetto Avenue. First class will meet at 9:00 AM with a classroom session followed by a local field trip and lunch.

This Nature Photography Course is designed to capture images of Winter in Florida for 9 consecutive weekly classes, beginning on January 28 until March 25, 2017.

Every third class will feature a classroom session to help students work on personal images using their computers at the Art League studio. Adobe Photoshop and Elements will be the applications necessary for those studio exercises. Participating students will provide their own laptops with a copy of the Adobe program of choice.

For this limited attendance course, pre-enrollment by phone or via email is necessary as groups must be limited in size.

Cost of each weekly session is $35 payable on attendance. If a student wants to pay for the entire course, a 15 percent savings is available on first class registration.

Individual field trips will be announced on first class and could be changed due to unpredictable weather and field conditions. Students can use any digital camera and lenses of their choice for the variety of subjects to be found on each different field trip. A basic knowledge of photography is assumed in order to take advantage of this course with practical situations and exercises given each week by the instructor.

On final class, a complete evaluation and critique of the students images will be provided to each individual.

For more information and to register, please contact the Art League of Daytona Beach at 386-258-3856 during office hours or instructor Rafael Torres by email at suburbanexplorer@gmail.com

Rafael C. Torres
Digital Photography Instructor
Art League of Daytona Beach, FL


Field Photo class on an excursion