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Roberto Valenzuela's
Posing & Lighting Workshop

Roberto Valenzuela's Posing & Lighting Workshops: August 16-17, 2024


Workshop is $1750.00 but early bird through August 1st is $1250.00.



White Moose Studios Midtown, 11 NE 11 Street, Suite 217 | Oklahoma City, OK

Day 1: 

Picture Perfect Posing – A Hands-On Workshop to Learn How to Flatter Anyone Regardless of Body Type and Number of People. Step into the world of effortless elegance and learn the art of natural and flattering posing in photography. Join us for an immersive workshop created by Roberto Valenzuela to refine your posing skills and elevate your portraits to new heights of sophistication. 

Led by top-selling author and Canon Explorer of Light Roberto Valenzuela, this intimate workshop is tailored for photographers of all levels seeking to master the delicate balance between authenticity and elegance in posing. Through a series of hands-on exercises and live demonstrations, you'll discover how to create poses that are both relaxed and refined, capturing the essence of your subjects with grace and charm.

Guided by the principles of body language and composition, you'll explore techniques for eliciting genuine expressions and gestures that reflect the true personality of your subjects. From subtle shifts in posture to gentle guidance on hand placement and facial expressions, you'll learn how to create a comfortable and collaborative atmosphere that brings out the best in every individual.  This workshop celebrates the beauty of all body types, equipping you with the skills to create flattering poses that highlight your subjects' unique features and attributes. Whether you're photographing individuals, couples, or groups, you'll leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of how to evoke emotion, tell stories, and create timeless portraits that resonate with authenticity and warmth.

Day 2: 

Unlocking the Art of Light: A Photography Lighting Workshop

Join us for an immersive journey into the heart of photography lighting, where shadows dance and highlights sing. Whether you're a seasoned pro looking to refine your skills or a budding enthusiast eager to illuminate your photographic vision, this workshop is tailored just for you.

Led by acclaimed photographer and top-selling author Roberto Valenzuela, this hands-on workshop will delve deep into the nuances of lighting techniques, transforming your understanding of how light shapes and defines every image. From mastering natural light to harnessing the power of artificial lighting setups, you'll learn how to sculpt mood, evoke emotion, and capture stunning imagery that resonates with viewers.

Through a blend of theory and practical demonstrations, you'll explore the principles of light manipulation, understanding how to control contrast, direction, and intensity to create captivating compositions. From soft, diffused light to dramatic, high-contrast setups, you'll experiment with various lighting tools and modifiers, gaining the confidence to craft visually compelling photographs in any environment.


Roberto Valenzuela's Bio:

Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer, author, and educator based in Beverly Hills, CA.  As a member of the prestigious Canon Explorers of Light group, Roberto is considered to be one of the most influential photographers in the world. Roberto developed his unique teaching style by following the same rigorous regimen he developed as a professional concert classical guitarist and educator before becoming a photographer.  Roberto believes that it is not talent but deliberate practice that is at the core of skill and achievement.   He has traveled to every area of the world, motivating photographers to practice their craft as musicians practice their instruments before performing on stage. 

Roberto Valenzuela is one of the most well-known photography authors globally.  His book trilogy Picture Perfect Practice, Picture Perfect Posing, Picture Perfect Lighting, and Picture Perfect Flash have become staples in the photography industry and in academic photography departments.  The books have been translated into numerous languages, including German, Chinese, Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Korean. His new book series Wedding Storyteller Vol. 1 and 2 are the top selling wedding photography books in history.  Roberto’s latest book titled “The Successful Professional Photographer” applies his college degree in Marketing, and Consumer Behavior to help photographers be recognized, hired, and maximize potential sales.

Roberto serves as a chairman and judge for some of the largest photography competitions in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and South America.  


Roberto Valenzuela is an avid educator and has been the keynote speaker at some of the largest photography conventions and events worldwide.  He also teaches private workshops on posing, lighting, and wedding photography.  

Roberto Valenzuela has been nominated by his peers as one of the ten most influential photographers and educators in the world.  He has photographed the major campaigns for Canon USA for the 5D Mark IV. Recently, Roberto was commissioned by Canon to photograph the global campaign for Canon’s top mirrorless cameras, the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6.


Aside from Photography, Roberto is a dedicated student of the Culinary Arts.  The Food Network program is always on at his house, and he is known to create a colossal mess when trying to replicate the dishes.  So far, the only people who eat his food are his wife Kim, and his sons Lucas and Evan.

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