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Roberto Valenzuela Podcasts

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Roberto Valenzuela. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Roberto Valenzuela, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Roberto Valenzuela. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Roberto Valenzuela, often where they are interviewed.

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Roberto Valenzuela - Defying the Odds

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Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer, author, educator and a Canon Explorer of Light.  He was recently commissioned by Canon to shoot global campaigns for the new Canon EOS R5, EOS R6 and PRO-300. Roberto’s book trilogy Picture Perfect Practice, Picture Perfect Posing, and Picture Perfect Lighting have become staples in the photography industry. His new book series Wedding Storyteller Vol. 1 and 2 are the top selling wedding photography books in history. Roberto has been nominated by his peers as one of the ten most influential photographers and educators in the world. He 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. 

Growing up in Mexico City and moving to the U.S. under challenging circumstances, learn about Roberto's early life as an immigrant. Hear how Roberto defied the odds winning one of the fiercest competitions for the top politically-savvy students in Arizona state and then the country - Boys State and Boys Nation. Find out what motivated Roberto to overcome adversity every step of the way in his life and career. 

This is We Are Photographers with Roberto Valenzuela and this is his story.

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Aug 25 2020 · 1hr 10mins
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Roberto Valenzuela - Beyond the Basics

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I got to sit with Roberto Valenzuela at WPPI a couple weeks ago and it was legit. He’s a force. He’s one of those “you can’t stop him, you can only hope to contain him” type of guys. And he really knows his stuff. I love his philosophies and the way he sees things. Roberto is a great balance between an artist and a business person. He’s a master producing amazing images and he has a very strong acumen for numbers and value and time well spent. On top of that, he makes me laugh…hard. Roberto is a Canon Explorer of Light which means he’s also all about teaching. And teaching well. Get ready to laugh and learn, friends. Enjoy.
Mar 09 2020 · 40mins
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The InFocus Interview Show special edition with Joe Edelman, and Roberto Valenzuela | Photofocus Podcast May 3, 2019

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In this "Best Of" InFocus Interviews episode:

Olympus Visionary photographer, author and photo educator Joe Edelman shares his insight on why he shot an assignment using the JPEG format and not RAW. Then it's Photographer, Educator, Author and a Canon Explorer of Light, Roberto Valenzuela. Roberto shares tips on how he uses Light to Communicate.

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May 03 2019 · 25mins
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The InFocus Interview Show with Roberto Valenzuela | Photofocus Podcast August 3, 2018

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In this episode:

Photographer, Educator, Author and a Canon Explorer of Light, Roberto Valenzuela shares his tips on Lighting to Communicate.


  • Lighting to Communicate
  • Why you need to Practice
  • YouTube Channel
  • Window Light vs. Reflector vs. Flash
  • Picture Perfect Lighting Workshop
  • Learning to be Proficient

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Aug 03 2018 · 43mins
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Episode 15: How This Photographer Got 10 Clients on His First Day in Business Featuring Roberto Valenzuela

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Award-winning wedding photographer Roberto Valenzuela discusses his methods for picture perfect practice, gaining “subconscious competence,” and the importance of investing in education.
Jan 27 2017 · 1hr 18mins
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TPX02: Roberto Valenzuela – Get Better at Photography or Get Lost

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Roberto Valenzuela of has dedicated himself to the art of wedding photography and to becoming a master of the craft for over a decade. At the start of his career, after having photographed one wedding, Roberto priced himself so high that his experience never came into question.

Roberto is based in Beverly Hills, California, but travels anywhere in the world to shoot weddings. In fact, as this interview was recorded, he was driving to Arizona to deliver a workshop and I'll be seeing him in Melbourne Australia in a couple weeks time.

This guys resume is incredible!

  • Sponsored by Canon USA
  • Top selling author in Amazon for photography books
  • Before photography, he had a 10 years career as a classical guitarist.
  • He has a degrees in Economics, Marketing, and International Business.
  • He was also a High School Economics and Finance teacher
  • He's been named one of the ten most influential photographers and educators in the world

The list could go on and on…

Here’s some of what we cover:

  • Why Roberto gave up a career in teaching to become a wedding photographer
  • How Roberto became of all things photography, a wedding photographer
  • How Roberto found the style he uses for his wedding photography
  • How to find your own photography style
  • How to book 10 weddings at your first bridal fair
  • Understand consumer behavior and it's importance when marketing your photography business
  • Pricing your photography high to prevent people questioning your experience
  • Using personality and charm to win over clients
  • A bridal fair is overwhelming for people and a massive visual stimuli
  • Do you really lose passion and excitement with photography once you gain more experience
  • Clients will want a photographer whose excited to be at their wedding
  • Why Roberto decided to go full-time as a wedding photographer
  • Are photography workshops really a waste of time
  • The benefits and downsides of photography workshops
  • Why it is OK to copy other photographers
  • How to develop your own photographic style
  • Copying someones style is a learning process
  • The bad stigma surrounding photography workshops as money-making ventures
  • Roberto's secret to his success as a wedding photographer
  • Why you need to constantly practice photography despite the success you have achieved
  • Practice exercises to become a better photographer
  • Practicing photography techniques allows you to be in command of every decision you make
  • Why Roberto prefers finding inspiration from modern photographers over old classics
  • Why Roberto wrote his own books on photography
  • Why even documentary photographers need to learn how to master lighting and posing

What is your big takeaway?

Following this interview, I’d love to know what your biggest takeaway is – what is the one thing that you’d like to implement or learnt from what was shared? Let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments below.

People really responded to how passionate I was about photography and they wanted to hire somebody who felt that way more so than somebody who was technically good – Roberto Valenzuela

If you have any questions that I missed, a specific question you’d like to ask Ian or if you just want to say thanks for coming on the show, feel free to add them below.

Your clients deserve a performance, not a practice session – Roberto Valenzuela

It is inevitable that you are going to copy somebody – Roberto Valenzuela

I consider a wedding or a portrait shoot a performance, like a guitar performance – Roberto Valenzuela

You only live once so you have to take a chance – Roberto Valenzuela

Links to people, places and things mentioned in this episode:

Roberto Valenzuela's Website

Picture Perfect Practice – Roberto Valenzuela's Workshops

Roberto Valenzuela on Periscope

Roberto Valenzuela on Twitter

Roberto Valenzuela on Instagram

Roberto Valenzuela on Facebook

DECA Competitions

Parker J Pfister

Jeff Ascough

Helmut Newton

Richard Avedon

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Rocco Ancora

Johnson Wee

Cliff Mautner

Susan Stripling

Marcus Bell

Episode 012: Jerry Ghionis – Cooking Up Wedding Photography Success, Don’t Get Caught in the Fire

Episode 077: Yervant – It’s Time to Get Serious About Your Photography Business

Ryan Schembri

WPPI: Wedding Photography Association

Picture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models (Voices That Matter)

Picture Perfect Lighting: An Innovative Lighting System for Photographing People

Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)


Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens

Profoto 24 In. OCF Beauty Dish

Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish

Thank you!

Thanks again for listening to the show and thanks to Roberto for coming on and experimenting with a new and different format for this photography podcast.

I priced myself so high that my experience never came into question – Roberto Valenzuela

If you have any suggestions, comments or questions about this episode, please be sure to leave them below in the comment section of this post, and if you liked the episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post!

That’s it for me this week, hope everything is going well for you in life and photography!

Thanks and speak soon

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May 12 2016 · 57mins
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157: Weekend Wisdom with Roberto Valenzuela – The art of perfect practice

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Episode #157 of the podcast features an interview with Roberto Valenzuela. Discussion topics: Constantly improving, practice makes perfect, playing with light and stepping out of the box.
Aug 08 2015 · 34mins