Picture Perfect Lighting


Don’t rely on Photoshop tricks to make your portraits pop – learn how to use light to capture the moment in a camera. In Picture Perfect Lighting, Roberto Valenzuela will teach you how to make the magic happen with on-camera, off-camera, and natural light.

Roberto is a photographer and educator committed to helping other photographers overcome roadblocks and produce their best work. In this class, he’ll teach you how to achieve perfect lighting in your portraits without always relying on bulky and expensive modifiers. 

You’ll learn:
  • How to handle Speedlites
  • The best way to use natural light
  • Studio lighting techniques
Roberto will demystify lighting and help you become a more confident practitioner of your craft. You’ll learn to embrace lighting as a source of creativity and expression, rather than a source of fear.

In Picture Perfect Lighting, Roberto will help you reduce the time you spend retouching in Photoshop so you can focus on what is really fun about photography: taking pictures. You’ll develop a better understanding of the principles behind photography lighting and learn about the gear that will make your work more beautiful – without weighing you down.

If your unedited images could use a little boost, don’t miss your chance to learn how create Picture Perfect Lighting with Roberto Valenzuela.


Intro and Who This Class is For
3 Groups for All Lighting Scenarios
My Progress in Lighting
Analyzing Circumstantial Lighting
Circumstantial Lighting Q & A
Using a Reflector the Right Way
5 Behaviors of Light: Overview and Angle
5 Behaviors of Light: Inverse Square Law of Light
5 Behaviors of Light: Relative Size
5 Behaviors of Light: Relative Size Continued
5 Behaviors of Light: Color
5 Behaviors of Light: Reflective Surfaces
5 Behaviors of Light: Q & A
Location SWOT Analysis and 10 Things to Look For
Location SWOT Analysis: Examples and Exercises
Overview Q & A
Speedlites: The Basics and TTL
Speedlites: Manual Flash
Speedlites: Zoom Flash
Speedlites: Zoom and Rotating Flash Head and Reflectors
Speedlites: First Curtain vs. Second Curtain Sync
Speedlites: High Speed Sync
Speedlites: Optical vs. Radio Systems
Speedlites: Groups and Channels
Location Lighting Upgrade Examples
Indoor Lighting: Building on Ambient Light
Outdoor Lighting : Speedlights in Direct Sunlight
Outdoor Lighting: Using Speedlites in Shade
Outdoor Lighting: Romantic Look and Patterns with Speedlites
Indoor Lighting: Creating a Window with Strobes and a Curtain
Indoor Lighting: Moody Light with Speedlites and Gels
Indoor Lighting: Reflective Surfaces
Indoor Lighting: Shooting Against a Window
Indoor Lighting: Adding a Reference Point and Ambience
Indoor Lighting: Shooting into a Mirror and Creating Separation
Why You Need to Learn to Get it Right In Camera
Location Photo Review and Analysis
Intro to Reception Lighting SWOT Analysis
Reception Lighting Setup
Image Critique: Lighting Problems and Solutions
Don't Limit Yourself As A Photographer


  • Im sitting in my office listening to Roberto with my earplugs on and I know I have already left 2 reviews but he's so funny…. my family comes into the office asking me "whats so funny" Roberto makes me laugh out loud with his jokes but at the same time, he is SO great at teaching. Im watching for second time to make sure all his good info is ingrained. HIGHLY recommend you take his workshop on Picture Perfect Lighting if you truly want to take your photography to the next level! WOW thats 3 reviews now…can you tell I am impressed
  • Roberto has the personaliyy and gift to relate to others.He is honest and shared some of rhe disaters that occurred, even with high paying and important clients when he failed to follow his proven and tested approaches. He has shared from his extensive knowledge developed by hard work and effort to master his craft. His dedication in attacking his weaknesses and making them a strength is inspiring. I have purchased many CL classes and all have worth the investment so I hesitated to purchase this course because I didn't think there was much new information. However the clear teaching and extensive knowledge shared by Roberto in his unique style caused me to purchase it gladly and believe it is an exceptional value. Roberto has shared his extensive tools, but you will never be the master of the craft without putting in the hard work and testing that roberto testified to. Thanks again CL for bringing the best to us and Thank you Roberto for taking the time and preparation to achive excellance in in this class.
  • I can say enough about this class, the best class ever I've seen about lighting. Roberto Valenzuela, as a professional photographer and artist is the best also as a teacher. If you are beginner, enthusiastic, o professional photographer and want to craft and master lighting for ever and ever, please buy this class. Thanks Creative Live for the opportunity of been part of this. Roberto you are the best. "Eres el Mejor Amigo, Gracias"