6th August, FRIDAY
Day1: The journey and the inspiration
6:00 PM – Check In
6:30 PM – What it takes to be a successful photographer. A story of determination.
Roberto will talk about his photographic journey, his struggles, and overcoming barriers to his photographic success.
7:30 PM – Q&A with Roberto. Ask him anything about photography.
8:15 PM – What makes an Image?
Roberto will show you images, and talk about how they were made and the thought process behind them. This is the beginning of the inspiring images and words you will experience this weekend.
Many photographers are uncomfortable posing their subjects. They don’t know where to start, or how to direct their subjects. They lack knowledge and confidence about good posing. Their subjects can FEEL the photographer’s discomfort. In the end, the subjects look unnatural or awkward, and nobody's happy with the result.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Dallas PPA’s Little Red Schoolhouse is hosting Roberto Valenzuela, a world leader in posing education, to help you to see posing in a different way. No longer will you feel lost when it comes to posing your subjects. Roberto will break it down and take the mystery out of posing. He will show you how he poses and photographs his subjects. You will gain confidence and flow in your posing. You will experience what it feels like to understand posing instead of guessing.
Roberto will also tackle lighting. Think you know all you need to know about lighting? There is always more to learn about lighting and Roberto breaks it down for you. By the end of the day you will have a whole new confidence in your skills of posing and lighting.
7th August, Saturday
Day 2 The Art in the camera - Pose and Light confidently
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Posing and Lighting techniques
12:30 PM to 01:45 PM: Lunch on your own
01:45 PM to 05:30 PM: Fashion shoot using advanced posing and lighting
8th August, SUNDAY
Day 3: Translate your vision to print - Shoot, Edit, and Print
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Capture Fine Art Images
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM: Lunch
01:45 PM - 05:30 PM: Post processing and producing the final product in print
The day will start with Roberto doing an Avant Garde Fine Art photo shoot. You will see in action the techniques you learned the day before. He will show you things to take into consideration during the shooting phase to aid in getting the best printed product. From there Roberto will move into his post processing. He will show you post processing techniques to produce a beautiful physical print whether you print it yourself or the lab prints a fine art portrait for you. You will be amazed by your final portraits when you learn how to think about the end product during each phase of the creation process.
If you want total control of your image, you can do your own printing. Roberto will talk about all you need to know to do your own printing. Things like printer and paper selection, color space, and more will be examined. If you aren’t doing your printing now, this class may just get you to try it!
One of our papers that Roberto will be featuring is our AGAVE paper by Hahnemühle. Hahnemühle representative, Veronica will be passing out free AGAVE sample kit during the event to all tables as well.
Roberto is the author of 6 highly popular books. He highly recommends having the books Picture Perfect Posing and The Successful Professional Photographer as reference material in the class to optimize the experience and to make it easier to take notes.
Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel
15201 Dallas Pkwy,
Addison, TX 75001
*Below is the hotel reservation link to book rooms at a discount for LRSH
*Food won't be provided due to hotel policies so please, arrange your own food during the event.
The event is hosted by the Dallas Professional Photographers Association
and is open to both members and non-members.
is a PPA Continuing Education System class:
1 PPA Merit