Houston, Texas Workshop – Deposit


A 2-day intensive and unique workshop experience with Roberto Valenzuela. Limited to 15-20 students.

The deposit of $375 will hold your place towards the total tuition of $1250 USD. Balance is due 30 days before Workshop Date.

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Workshop Philosophy

Roberto Valenzuela is and has been an educator since he was 17 years old. His
teaching methodology is unique in the sense that he opens up your mind so you can
see photographic potential quickly in any situation and gives you the tools to correctly
practice and hone your skills from the comfort of your home. He understands the
difference between simply showing you how “he” does something and actually teaching
you how to do it for yourself. Roberto’s goal at workshops is to transform his students
into independent problem solvers. Roberto Valenzuela has been regarded worldwide
as one of the best photography educators in the industry. His book Picture Perfect
Practice is used as the textbook for photography programs and across the country and
it is a top selling photography education book. Investing in one of Roberto’s 2-day
workshops is an investment that will alleviate the constant struggle with posing, how to
make the best out of any location, how to speak to clients to get the natural expression
you desire, how to carefully create and combine different emotions to build an album
that will double your profit margin, how to close a deal during a client meeting, how to
manage large groups or difficult people etc… So practice your creativity, make your
business profitable, and join us for one of the best educational opportunities you will

About the 2-day intensive workshop

The workshop is designed to be taught in 2 days in order to maximize one’s attention and focus on the topic and art of posing.
This is truly an intensive workshops based on Roberto’s Picture Perfect Posing System (P3S) that is easy to follow.  The workshop will challenge you and push you to take you out of your comfort zone and
thus create results. Roberto will only except 15 students in order to pay close attention
to each attendee. There will be challenge based photo shoots each day where
professional models will be provided. Each day will begin at 9:00 am and end around 5:30 pm or 
6:00 pm. The photo shoot on the first day will be catered to address student’s weaknesses as well as how to get the best out of any location. The second day’s photo
shoot will be aimed at getting deep into how to finesse and create natural beautiful and
flawless looking poses.

Tuition, payments, and cancellations

The tuition of the workshop is $1,250 USD per student. 15 students max will be
allowed. To reserve your seat, a 30% deposit ($375) must be made and the balance of
($875) will be due 30 days prior to the workshop. The tuition is non-refundable if a
student cancels. In the case of an unforeseen circumstance, less than 8 students sign up within 30 before the workshop, or an act of God, Roberto
Valenzuela has the right to cancel the workshop. In case of a cancellation by Roberto,
a full refund will be issued to each student. All students are responsible for their
equipment, travel, food and accommodations. Drinks and snacks will be provided
during both days of the workshop.

Workshop satisfaction is 100% guaranteed

Roberto Valenzuela will refund you the entire amount of his workshop if you feel you did not learn what is said in the workshop description or you are not satisfied with the material taught.  Roberto Valenzuela wants you to feel comfortable with your educational investment and if you feel the workshop was not worth your time, you will get 100% of your money back.  Note that requests for a refund need to be done within two days after the workshop.

Location: TBA You will receive an email as soon as the location is confirmed. 

Topics covered

Posing and Creative Topics:

First and foremost, this workshop was primarily designed by Roberto Valenzuela to teach and help photographers master  posing using his Picture Perfect Posing System (P3S).

Besides this objective, others topics that will be discussed are:

  • Student photo review session by Roberto Valenzuela
  • Posing master class based on Roberto Valenzuela’s Picture Perfect Posing System (P3S).
  • Go over how to best use natural light, flashes, and strobes based on the pose and the location
  • How to read and harness a locations photographic potential based o the desired pose.
  • Understanding how to pre-visualize the shot before you push that shutter button.
  • Pushing yourself creatively. (framing, sculpting light, video lights, and reflectors)
  • Posing both men and women with intent.  Posing is not a set of rules, it is a set of decisions you make.
  • Shaping different face types with light
  • Hide what you don’t want to show
  • Why and when to chose certain lenses and understanding angles
  • Anatomy of the beauty shot
  • Standing shots, sitting shots, and laying down shots
  • How to achieve natural and believable expressions
  • Positioning hands, legs, and spine
  • Understanding posture
  • Groom portraits with style
  • Strategies for photographing groups in a way that everyone looks their very best
  • Posing men
  • Separating yourself by creating gorgeous bride and groom portraits
  • Identifying posing problems and creating solutions
  • Deliberate practice techniques and how to practice posing at home

Business Topics: (If the need arises or student’s ask)

  • Client meetings
  • Preparing for a client meeting
  • Setting client expectations ex. available light, post production editing, blemish removals vs. liquifying. Removing objects, etc.
  • Limiting album choices
  • Pricing albums for strategic upgrades on layouts
  • Educating your clients on top issues and timeline management
  • Closing a deal with a prospective client by understanding how they think

Usage rights for portfolio images:

Roberto works very diligently to provide you with a beautifully stylized photo shoots, in inspiring locations, with personally picked models to give students the best shooting experience possible.  We want you to be proud of your images and use them, however, we do ask that you mention somewhere in your blog that the images posted were taken at a workshop and NOT at a real wedding.  This is to keep the integrity of the work we show prospective clients.

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