The Photography Boot Camp


Enlist in The Photography Boot Camp!

Saturday, August 2, 2014


from 10 am – 3 pm


“If you ever get a chance to hear Ralph speak or take a class of his, do it!

You won’t be disappointed!”

~ Molly Godfrey


For high quality photography instruction in Orange County and elsewhere,  join travel photographer and award-winning travel blogger Ralph Velasco for this 5-hour seminar. 



“Ralph is an engaging and knowledgeable photographer that puts his world class experience in your hands.”  ~ Steve Grove

“The photo critique alone [at the Photography Boot Camp] is worth the price of admission.” ~ Shaune Kelly

“Great examples clearly demonstrated the points Ralph made.  His teaching methods made many things much simpler to understand.  I thoroughly enjoyed this class!” ~ Brenda Hatcher

“This was my second Photography Boot Camp with Ralph and I’m surprised at how much more I learned about the basics again this time.” ~ Ed Dunne



Ralph Velasco selected to “The Top 100 Travel Photographers of 2014”


“Open Photographer of the Year”

~ Professional Photographers of Orange County selected one of the “11 Best New Travel Blogs of 2011” & “Best Travel Blogs of 2012”

Space is limited…reserve your seat now!





Camera Basics

We’ll explore concepts such as the exposure triangle, including aperture and how it affects depth of field, shutter speed for showing motion or stopping the action, and ISO.  Additionally, we’ll discuss white balance, how to read a histogram, file types, camera gear and more.

Elements of Composition

Learn to create impact with your photography.  You’ll develop skills such as creative use of design elements including lines, patterns, textures and color. We’ll also delve into a number of artistic principals including the Rule of Thirds, proper use of negative space, the importance of foregrounds and backgrounds, symmetry and balance, among other basic and intermediate photography concepts.  This seminar will surely help you to understand what should be included, or excluded, from within the frame.

Image Review and Feedback Session

Each participant will be asked to send in 5 (five) of his or her top images, or those he or she has questions about.  Then we’ll put them into a slideshow and present each image individually before the group where Ralph will discuss how they might be improved, or exactly what the photographer did right.  This is one of the best ways to learn, and we’ll use your images!

No camera necessary for class.


Wow! Special Events

18063 Redondo Circle

Huntington Beach, CA 92648


Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm


By attending you’ll automatically be entered to win one of many really great prizes from our sponsors, which may include:


Original Gorillapod by Joby valued at $19.95


Original Joby Gorillapod

Original Gorillapod by Joby (cameras not included!)

For more Details, CLICK HERE



“Ralph has a knack for making a complex subject simple to follow.” ~ Terry H.

“Ralph’s passion for his craft draws you into the class.” ~ George Noa

“Ralph, you always do a great job!” ~ Carol Lloyd

“Loved the class.  Would take it again and would love to do a tour with Ralph.” ~ Jeannette Langer

“Ralph, I really enjoyed your class. I learned so much in the short time I was here, I will recommend it to others.” ~ Selwyn Arocha

“Ralph is very patient and knowledgeable!  I really appreciate that he doesn’t mind repeating the same concept over and over. Thanks, Ralph, you’re great!” ~ Diane Costanzo

“My wife and I will be taking more classes with you!” ~ Norm Langer

“This is a class I would highly recommend!  As a beginning photographer I was amazed at how much information was provided!  I couldn’t write quickly enough!” ~ Steve T.

“This is my second class with Ralph.  I am amazed at how much I continue to learn from each session.” ~ Richard S.

International Cultural Tours, Photo Events, Photo Walks, Photo Tours, Public Speaking, Seminars & Training, Cultural Events, Photography App, Walking Tours, Photography Course, Photo Tips, Photography Classes, Corporate Events, Photo Classes, Photo Boot Camp, Corona del Mar, Orange County CA

Ralph Velasco is a professional photographer and instructor who has traveled extensively and taken photographs in over 40 countries. Ralph Velasco Cultural Tours offers unique cultural touring opportunities that combine compelling locations with breathtaking views, relevant local history, scheduled activities and time to explore on your own. His events are available in dazzling international locations around the globe and his services include public speaking, corporate cultural tours and events, corporate photo walks, photo walking tours, photography eBooks, photography classes and group training seminars. His photo walking tours provide the opportunity for hands-on photography experience with a professional instructor to develop the skills necessary to capture a variety of photo subjects, settings and lighting. Ralph gives private photography lessons and his photography boot camp includes a seminar and training on camera basics, elements of composition, and a personal review of your own photography. United States and international locations; Corona del Mar & Orange County CA.

Ralph Velasco Cultural Tours | Corporate Photo Tours, International Cultural Tours, Photo Events, Public Speaking, Corporate Events, Photo Walks, Seminars & Training, Photography Boot Camp, Cultural Events, Photography Apps, Walking Tours, Photo E-books, Photography Courses, Photo Tips, Photography Classes, Photo Boot Camp, Photo Classes, United States and International Locations, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, Huntington Beach, Laguna Woods, Fountain Valley, Laguna Hills, Dana Point, Coto de Caza, Santa Ana, Tustin, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Tustin Foothills, Orange County CA, California | 422½ Carnation Avenue, Corona del Mar CA 92625 | (949) 698-2859 or Toll-Free (888) 974-6869