About the Speaker...About the Speaker...Programs are conducted by various photographers from all over the United States and local. BPPA schedules these key speakers to come to our monthly meetings to educate and share with you tips and knowledge of your trade. We strive to schedule different educators in all fields of photography to provide a well rounded educational year.  In addition to monthly programs, two times each year we have Salon Competition.

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January 2020 Monthly Program:  ​Rob Vanelli - Luminar/Aurora


Luminar can be used as a standalone application, an external editor or as a plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Photos for Mac and even Capture One. This class will show how to build an efficient and creative workflow using Luminar that can be added to your current workflow. After attending the class, you will have a clearer understanding of Luminar and all of its powerful tools to help you unleash your creativity.​​

Program and Speaker

About the Speaker...


Rob Vanelli is a working sports and portrait photographer, educator, and author living in Florida. He has had the opportunity of capturing images of special VIPs, including the President of the United States, former president of Toyota / Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda, various martial arts legends and has shot for Inside Lacrosse Magazine. 

After a successful career as a three-time, Triple Crown Karate champion, Vanelli turned his attention to teaching the visual arts. As an experienced educator, Vanelli has created videos for LinkedIn Learn, has written hundreds of articles, taught at major photography conferences and has developed many photography and digital workflow programs including Click for Kids.

Currently, he is the Director of Education at Skylum Software, teaching workshops, writing for Photofocus and creating tutorials for the Vanelli and Friends series.

You can find Rob Vanelli’s articles and video at https://vanelli.studio/author