Who? Me? (About)
Welcome to Ron Valiente Photography!
A little about me… I was born and raised in the Philippines. When I was 14, my family got our first personal computer: a Packard-Bell equipped with Corel Draw and Photopaint. I picked up the mouse and learned to manipulate images and graphics. It was at that point I discovered my love for photos.
At age 16, a local print shop hired me to be one of their graphic designers. A few years later, I moved to California and was hired in a printing company located in West Hollywood. This was my first exposure to Adobe Photoshop, Hollywood level photos and elite photographers.
In 2004, wanting to start a family on my own, I decided to work in an office while maintaining my graphics skills on the side by accepting print jobs, invitation work and other graphics related items. I also picked up my first camera and in 2007 picked up my first digital SLR. With my working knowledge and knowhow in the printing industry, I used the digital SLR to its full potential with travel and people photography in natural light.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Information Technology in 2010. To celebrate, I decided to do a full day hike with my camera and have been hiking almost every weekend ever since, photographing everything along the way. This opened the door to Nature and Landscape photography.
In 2012, my brother married and gave me the role of “Official Photographer.” This was a title that I was more than pleased to fulfill. This also led to my decision to become a professional photographer and enjoy what I love doing most: photography.
Ever since picking up my first digital SLR, I made it my personal mission that Photography as a passion… is Life itself.
Please enjoy my portfolio and if you have any questions or inquiries, or just wish to say hi, please contact me:
Call/Text Message/iMessage: (714) 642-4031
e-mail/iMessage: ron [at] ronvaliente.com
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