Posing and Lighting Workshops 2018 & 2019 SCHEDULE (Limited to 20 People)
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I am truly humbled when I'm asked to teach photographers from around the world. My one desire is to pass along my knowledge to photographers with a strong desire to learn.


I'm the author of three best-selling books in photography education. My first book, Picture Perfect Practice, is a book dedicated to teaching photographers how to harness the greatest photographic potential out of any location. In addition to teaching composition, it is also a guide to help readers understand how to get the most out of any practice session by improving or speeding up techniques to ensure mastery. I'm thrilled to say that Picture Perfect Practice has been translated into 5 languages and is #1 selling book in the Wedding Photography category on Amazon.com. Buy Picture Perfect Practice.

Roberto Valenzuela Books

My second book, Picture Perfect Posing, was written to share how to understand posing by helping the reader understanding how the body works, the energy it gives out, and the body language of our subjects. This book teaches the reader how to build a pose that communicates a desired message to viewers. This book is currently the top selling book in the United States on the subject of Posing. Although Picture Perfect Posing has only recently become available, it's #1 selling book in the Posing category on Amazon.com. Buy Picture Perfect Posing.

My third book is Picture Perfect Lighting. This book is currently the No. #1 New Release on Photographic Lighting books on Amazon. Here is the description from my publisher Rocky Nook: "In Picture Perfect Lighting, Roberto has created a truly original system for understanding and controlling light in photography. After discussing the universal nature of light, Roberto introduces the five key behaviors of light, which are essential to understand in order to improve your knowledge of light. With those behaviors established, Roberto introduces his concept of “circumstantial light,” an ingenious way of examining and breaking down the light around you in any given situation. Providing a detailed analysis of circumstantial light, Roberto develops the top ten circumstantial light elements you need to know in order to fully harness the power of the light around you to create an image that is true to your vision."

My latest book is Wedding Storyteller Vol. 1. Published by Rocky Nook. This book includes the Wedding Storyteller Skills Components to help readers become highly skilled an versatile visual storytellers.

Educational Wedding Videos

The online video titled Wedding Evolution is an educational video that gives photographers a unique insight into how I photograph weddings. Through this video, viewers will learn how I problem solve difficult situations and still create amazing images. This educational experience includes almost 4 hours of coverage and educational material that includes the bride getting ready, portraits, the ceremony, the reception, and all of the other moments that happen on a wedding day. The video shows you why I chose to shoot where I did and why I ignore other areas. It also shows you how to bring out a natural expression in your subjects and how you can create images that are clean, beautiful, and convey a message. Buy Wedding Evolution.

Creative Live

I have been honored to teach 4 Creative Live courses over the past two years. The subject matter that I've discussed includes a large array of material in photography including posing, lighting, and the hundreds of other things that wedding photographers must consider when photographing a wedding. These downloadable videos were recorded live in Seattle Washington with two of the courses spanning a period of three days of educational content. View my Creative Live Courses.