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Continue your learning after class has finished


I created the Practice Makes Perfect 

Monthly Workshop Mentor Group

for this reason: 

 I know a handful of my students want to keep practicing and learning together with me and other students without having to wait for my next class at GPTC to start.

You learned A LOT in class

But honestly, you might feel a little lost now that class is over.

If you want to continue the small group learning experience and keep practicing with your camera while getting guidance and mentorship from me 

JOIN THE Practice Makes Perfect Monthly Workshop Mentor Group.

It's the perfect complement to your class room experience.

Here's what you get:

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ #1 How much will it be?  

The introductory price is $40/month.  You will lock in that price for as long as your membership stays active.  If your membership lapses, you'll have to renew at the new current membership price.  


FAQ #2 When is membership enrollment open?

Membership enrollment is only open on the last day of class when I have a class in session at GPTC and it's only open for 7 days.  I teach classes about two times a year, so that is how often you'll have the opportunity to join.  

*Membership will be limited to 10 people.

 FAQ #3 Can I just attend the workshops that I'm interested in?  

 Yes you can, for a one-time non-member price of $100 (and I've limited that to 2 spots per workshop).  

FAQ #4 What will we do in case of bad weather?  

I am opening and welcoming you into my home studio during the months where the weather is too bad to photograph outdoors.  I expect that to be about six months of the year.  I'll also plan for back up dates in case of inclement weather.

FAQ #5 You've done free photowalks.  Why are you charging for this now?

These are monthly all day small group hands-on workshops, not a casual photowalk. I organized the casual photowalks because I knew that I wanted to give my students an opportunity to get together after class and go places that we couldn't possibly go during class.  I had no forethought about where to take the idea.  The reality is that I realized after-the-fact that giving up a whole Saturday for free as a photography business owner isn't something I could continue to do every month.

There will still be free photowalks however they will only occur when I have a class is in session at GPTC, they will only be in town, and they will only last 1 hr.

FAQ #6 Do I have to commit to a membership?
 Committing to a membership is not for everyone, however I am not asking for a commitment from you without being fully committed myself.  I am interested in working with students who want to be part of a very intimate mentor group.

Your membership payments hold your spot in the Monthly Workshop Mentor Group.  There are only 10 spots.  Whether you attend the workshop on a particular month or not, if you'd like to hold your spot in the Practice Makes Perfect Monthly Workshop Mentor Group you'll need to continue to pay for your membership.  

It's just like Netflix or my daughter's dance tuition.    If I choose not to watch anything on Netflix for a month I still have to pay for my spot and the ability to use their service.  My oldest daughter spends four months out of the year visiting her dad in Louisiana.  I still have to pay her dance tuition for those months or she loses her spot at the school.

Would you like to join so you can continue the small group learning experience 

and keep practicing with your camera

while getting guidance and mentorship from me? 




Membership is limited to 10 members.

Only past students of Annabel Valencia are eligible.


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FAQ #7 There are much cheaper ways to learn photography so why should I pay for this?  

Yes, there are cheap and even free education sources all over the place.  None of them include spending an entire six hours in a small group face-to-face with the instructor for hands-on learning at the ridiculously low membership price that I've set.  The price will go up to $50 after May 23rd, and may go up again, so now is the time to join.

I realize that this isn't for every one.  But if you think it might be for you, I would love to have you as part of the group!

Send me any other questions you have!  Email me at

What I WON'T be teaching:

I won't be covering business practices, marketing know-how, or anything that teaches you how to make more money with photography and become my competitor.  For that you'll have to pay for ONE-ON-ONE private mentoring.

The monthly workshops will concentrate on giving you opportunities to make fabulous photographs with teaching, mentoring and guidance.

Call 580-536-5947


Tue - Sat 12 PM- 6 PM

Valencia Photography

Private Home Studio

6719 SW Chaucer Dr

Lawton, OK 73505

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