Clarita Alave has always had an interest in photography, ever since she was a child. It wasn't until 2016 though that she truly started to hone her skills as a photographer. She attended the International Center of Photography School (ICP). It was here that she learned how to work with a DSLR camera and began experimenting almost exclusively in manual mode. In addition, she became proficient in post-processing images using programs such as Adobe Lightroom and Adobe photoshop. Furthermore, she has been gaining experience working with off-camera flash. Clarita started out shooting landscapes but eventually found that she preferred shooting portraits. She is currently focusing on high fashion, weddings and events, and family portraits. She has attended a number of workshops throughout NYC, Boston, and San Francisco. These workshops focused on a wide array of topics, such as, how to style a wedding, how to manage a photography business, the legal side of a photography business, how to take headshots, handling difficult clients/how to direct models, and how to properly use a flash for both men and women. Clarita is taking her lifelong love of photography and implementing it in ways that are positive for both her and her clients.
I love capturing the perfect moment through the lens of a camera. Directing my clients in such a way that creates a meaningful moment for them that they can look back on for years to come. Seeing them smile as they look at my work brings me a great deal of joy and satisfaction.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I enjoy shooting engagements and weddings the most because I get to capture a truly happy moment in a couple's lives. Capturing their emotions of love and happiness truly brings me joy.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I have entered several local contests and managed to win three of them. The first contest was for a product called Balls Vodka and the other two were portrait contests.
A fun fact about this photographer
I grew up on an Alpaca farm in Southern Peru and I have a background in veterinary studies.