Canon Explorer of Light

Sponsored by Canon

Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer based in Beverly Hills, CA.  He has been honored by Canon USA to be one of the few chosen photographers to be part of their prestigious Canon Explorer of Light program.

Roberto developed his unique teaching style by following the same practice 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 corner of the world motivating photographers to practice and break down the various elements of photography in order to master them through goal setting, self-training, and constant dedication.

Roberto serves as a chair and judge for some of the largest photographic print competitions in Europe, Mexico, South America, and the most celebrated International photography competitions held in the United States through the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) in Las Vegas, NV.

Roberto Valenzuela teaches private workshops, seminars, and platform classes for the largest photography conventions in the world.  He has been an International first place winner three times and has been nominated by his peers as one of the ten most influential photographers and educators in the world.  His first book Picture Perfect Practice is currently the #1 best seller in Amazon for the wedding photography book category.  His second book Picture Perfect Posing has also joined the ranks of its predecessor as a best seller and has changed the way people learn posing around the globe.  His latest title, Picture Perfect Lighting is also ranked the #1 top selling book in the world for lighting books.  His new book is titled Wedding Storyteller Vol. 1.  Roberto’s books have been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian, and German, just to name a few and are sold in bookstores worldwide.

Aside from the world of photography, Roberto enjoys piloting high performance remote control helicopters.  He is a (not so good anymore) classical guitarist, and a table tennis fanatic always in the lookout for a good challenge.

Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 1pm-3pm.

Monday October 4, 2021 from 9:30am- 10:45am.

Elevating Existing Light to Create Photos That WOW!

Most photographers can work with existing light just fine.  But very few, can turn that light into magic.  What does the highest level of existing light look like? If you don’t have ideal light, can you still make that magic happen?  Canon Explorer of Light Roberto Valenzuela will be joining us at the SPX 2021 event to share how to do just this! This will be an exciting class with very applicable techniques you can all try at home to give your portrait lighting an unexpectedly big boost!