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 Summer Season of classes and workshops for those interested in learning and improving their skills in various media. 


A new photography class, FOLLOWING THE LIGHT, meets at the Art League of Daytona Beach, on Thursday evening, June 21st., from 5:00 to 8:30 PM, for its first session and early evening field trip. 

Each following Wednesdays, the group will meet at different area locations —to be announced at previous class— for field work in outdoor near-night photo skills. 

Students will need a camera capable of setting a Manual Exposure Mode as well as Manual

Focus. A solid tripod, flashlight and notebook will be needed for some exercises outdoors. 

Students will need a zoom or prime lens capable of shooting at long telephoto settings as well as a wide angle lens for landscapes. 

There will be a moderate amount of walking but students may drive their vehicles as well. 

Registration is required no later than Sunday, June 17 via email to instructor Rafael Torres at suburbanexplorer@gmail.com 

Fee for each weekly class and/or field trip is $30 payable on attendance. Course will run for 6 weeks, with a special night class to shoot fireworks on Wednesday, 4th. of July, 2018.

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


Field Photo class on an excursion