About CourseJoin Mia McCormick and Roberto Valenzuela as they sit down to discuss Roberto's inspiring career as a wedding and fine art photographer. Based in Beverly Hills, CA, Roberto is known for his ability to create wedding photographs that are elegant, timeless, and romantic. Roberto credits his success to his commitment to deliberate practice that he brings to all aspects of his craft and business, which has allowed him to hone his photographic and business skills into being considered one of the most influential wedding photographers in the world.
Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer based in Beverly Hills, CA. He developed his unique teaching style by following the same practice regimen he developed as a professional concert classical guitarist and educator. 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 judge for photographic print competitions in Europe, Mexico, South America, and the most prestigious 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 at 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 became a top selling photography-training book and it is sold worldwide translated into multiple languages. His new book Picture Perfect Posing broke the sales record for single book sales in a convention for his publisherâ€™s Peachpit 27 year history. Aside from the world of photography, Roberto is a high performance remote control helicopter pilot, a (not so good anymore) classical guitarist, and a table tennis fanatic. He is also a major foodie and is still searching for the most amazing red wine and the most pungent cheeses. His search for the perfect steak is over; he found it in the Japanese Wagyu.