The Photo Creators Conference
A Lighting and Printing/Retouching Focused Conference
Tanque Verde Guest Ranch: Tucson AZ. May 18-21, 2020
The Photo Creators Skill Rotation Experience is boutique photography conference created by Roberto Valenzuela. The conference is taught at a beautiful ranch in Tucson, AZ, and it is designed to give attendees a one of a kind experience where they will learn the lighting techniques, from beginning to advanced, from some of the world’s leading experts in their individual field of expertise.
The event is organized by taking each attendee through four rotations with each of the instructors. Two 4 hours and 45 min. rotations on the 19th. of May, and two 4 hours and 45 min. rotations on the 20th of May. The rotations are organized to maximize retention of the information and techniques presented by the instructors. Each rotation has an instructional segment where the instructor will teach a concept, than do a live demo of each concept to ensure student understanding of the material. The second segment of each rotation will give students the time to practice the material covered by doing a hands-on practice photo shoot with beautifully stylized fashion models. Each rotation will be limited to around 18 people to keep the groups small and maximize the student/instructor interaction. The rotation taught by Rocco Ancora will teach students the photo retouching techniques by one of the best in the world. Furthermore, Rocco’s second half of his segment will teach attendees how to master the incredible potential of inkjet printing by creating custom profiles and editing techniques to bring your photos to life with the highest accuracy of colors and tones throughout the printed photograph.
Despite the great education and hands-on shooting opportunities, this conference is based on a retreat experience with many opportunities for socializing and all of us having fun together. We all eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner together. We also have evening social events planned over a big bond fire.
Note: The Tanque Verde Guest Ranch is an incredibly fun place for spouses and children. In the past, many of the attendees bring their famlies with them. If you bring children, there are a large number of activities for them at the ranch throughout the day. Trust me, spouses or children will be very well entertained!
Monday May 18th. 2020
Attendees arrive at the ranch anytime. 5:00 pm. – 10:00 pm: Welcome Dinner and Social Event at the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch
Tuesday May 19th. 2020
Rotation 1: 8:00 am to 12:45 pm Lunch: 1:00 to 1:45 pm Rotation 2: 2:00 pm to 6:45 pm Dinner: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Bond Fire Get Together: 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Wednesday May 20th. 2020
Rotation 1: 8:00 am to 12:45 pm Lunch: 1:00 to 1:45 pm Rotation 2: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Outdoor Cowboy BBQ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday May 21st. 2020
Horseback Ride to Cowboy Breakfast: Horse stables at 7:30 am. To 10:30 am.