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. 


If you are interested in joining the upcoming 2019 WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS at the Art League of Daytona Beach, please be informed that instructor Rafael Torres plans an 8-week course starting on

Saturday, January 12th., at 433 South Palmetto Avenue, Daytona Beach. Please arrive around 8:45 AM to sign for enrollment. 

The course will alternate with classroom and studio sessions on shooting and post-processing images with various Central and North Florida field trips. Cost of each weekly class is $38.00. A 15% discount is available when purchasing the entire 8-week course on enrollment. 

Students will provide their own laptop computers for the class exercises. Field trips will be announced the week before to take advantage of good weather and wildlife availability. A minimum of six students is needed on first class to develop this course. Please advice instructor Torres if you are planning to attend before the first day of January 2019.  

Also, a new BEGINNERS PHOTO COURSE is tentatively planned for Wednesday mornings starting on February 6th at 9:00 AM. This is a basic class to help users of digital cameras learn the controls and methods of exposure. Good composition and practical hands-on skills on many subjects for each class. 

The classes will meet every Wednesday morning for five weeks finishing on March 6th. Cost is $30 per weekly class and those signing up on first class for the entire five week course will receive a 15% discount. A minimum of six students need to enroll before the first day of January, 2019. 

More information is available from instructor Rafael Torres via email at Suburbanexplorer@gmail.com

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


Field Photo class on an excursion