The Nations's Only Boutique Photography Conference Focused Solely on Lighting and Printing Education

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Lighting Focused Conference with World-Class Lighting Educators

The Photo Creators confernce is mini boutique confernce designed by Roberto Valenzuela that is focused on photography lighting education and printing.  The conference is designed with four rotations to maximize your learning curve and retention.  Every rotation will cover a separate topic of lighting.  Each rotation is split in two parts.  Part one: This is where the instructor will teach their lighting concepts and techniques through lecture and a real photo shoot using professional models.  Part Two: This is where students can put their new aquired skills into practice by photographig the models at the ranch with the guidance from the instructor.  This is a four-day experience with the classes being held in days 2 and 3. 

Rotation Format

There will be four rotations total that each student will go through.  Two rotations on tuesday, and two rotations on Wednesday.  Each rotation will last approximately 5 hours with breaks.  There will be a maximum number of 18 students per rotation for a total of 72 students for the entire conference.  

Lighting Topics Covered By The Four Instructors In Thier Rotations

Learn the "why" behind all lighting decisions! You'll learn the fundamentals of professional photography and receive invaluable lighting guidance from some of the nation's top wedding, portrait, commercial, and fashion photographers. The workshops cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Flashes & Flash Modifiers
  • With Roberto Valenzuela
  • Strobes & Modifiers
  • With Joel Grimes
  • Natural Light & LED Lights
  • With Jen Rozenbaum
  • Photoshop Retouching
  • With Rocco Ancora
  • Inkjet Printing
  • With Rocco Ancora

Portfolio Building

Build your portfolio with guidance from a professional. We work with professional agency models against the beautiful backdrop of the Sonoran Desert. This is a fantastic chance to make your portfolio shine.

The Ranch Experience

The Fountain Girl & Horse In The Field Lunch Tables The Cattle
Firewood Fountain & Tree The Road Rays Of Sunshine Rustic Bedroom

Photo Projects

Get unique insight into the mind of a professional photographer. Our Creator Gurus lead photo walks that give students the chance to understand the creative process from start to finish.