About Portrait

Workshop with Estela de Castro

Saturday, May 25th 

Look, feel, breathe… I propose shooting less and thinking more. Care for every inch of that portion of the world we have chosen to create an image, to tell a story, to make a portrait.

Portraiture is one of the most complex genres of photography because it not only involves technical aspects like handling light or composition, but also requires us to face the person we are going to photograph.

We will discuss how to introduce the subject into the environment without overshadowing them and how to make our images more balanced and correct. We will analyze the most common mistakes we tend to make when taking a portrait and how to correct them. I will share my working method, tips, and anecdotes.

Estela de Castro

She is a portrait photographer specialized in portraiture. Part of her work is linked to the fight for human and animal rights.

Trained alongside photographers like Eduardo Momeñe or the Vallhonrat brothers, in 2011 she began the project “Fotógrafos,” exhibited at PHotoEspaña 2014.

Between 2017 and 2019, she developed her series “Zoocosis,” participating in the Capital Animal project directed by Rafael Doctor. In 2017, she created the “PHES” project “Fotografía Española Solidaria,” and in 2018, the “33.293” project, which gives voice to displaced people from 17 nationalities.

In 2019, she created the official portraits of Their Majesties The King and Queen of Spain and the princesses. In 2020, she produced her work “Resiliencia, which will be part of a collective project in book format co-edited by La Fábrica and Fundación ENAIRE and exhibited at PhotoEspaña. In addition to her project  “The Animals,” in which she portrays animals rescued from different types of exploitation.

In 2021, the documentary series “Detrás del Instante”, broadcast on TVE2, dedicated an episode to her career as a photographer.

In 2022, her project “The Animals,” in which she portrays animals rescued from different types of exploitation, was exhibited at PHotoEspaña and edited in book format by La Fábrica. In 2023, her book “The Animals” received the award for Best Art Book of the Year by the Ministry of Culture. Additionally, she won the first prize in the “Amigos de los Animales”competition with her project “Retratos de Familia”  by the Ministry of Social Affairs and was a finalist in the “Pilar Ciloter” competition.

She teaches at various photography schools. She has worked as a freelance photographer for the Planeta Group and Spainmedia. Her work has been published in media outlets such as El País Semanal, El Mundo, La Vanguardia, and The Times.

Photography © Eduardo Momeñe


Language: Spanish / Catalan

Vilassar de Dalt Library – Can Manyer. Miquel Martí i Pol, 6, Vilassar de Dalt, Barcelona

Saturday, May 25th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The price is 60€

Available in the Nacho Rivera + Eduardo Momeñe + Estela de Castro Pack, which includes this workshop along with “Photography and Mindfulness” and “The Portrait and Other Photographs”. Purchase it at checkout.

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