If you think that creative vision is more important than the camera,

Then You're In The Right Place!

Introducing the Creative Path Academy

After 15 years of leading workshops and personally working with hundreds of photographers, I'm pretty sure your greatest challenge isn't access to gear or information.

You're drowning in options, but what you need is the clarity to focus on what actually can help you make meaningful image. 

I know this because I too was stuck in information overload.

What made a difference was focusing on the right things; composition and visual design, having control over the tools (instead of letting them have control over me and my creative vision,) and committing to the path of mastery. 

  • You often don't know why you should use a particular lens or camera setting, even though everyone else says that's the "rule."

  • You have a difficult time staying motivated and inspired, and feel all of your images look the same.

  • You wish you had a stronger foundation in composition and visual design.

What's Inside the Academy

Creative Cafe Webinars

Intro to the course, then dive into the user interface, managing catalogs, organization and basic workflow.

Monthly Live Q+A Sessions

Explore photo organization, keywording, searching and filtering, and batch editing techniques.

Online Courses

Get hands-on with the Develop module, learning basic editing, and local adjustments.

Exclusive Newsletter

Push your skills further with advanced editing & local adjustments, b&w conversion and editing, and more.

Creative Resources

Exporting and sharing, and our final session where you can share one of your images for editing feedback and ideas!

Academy Members Community Forum

Our final bonus session where you can ask me anything about Lightroom and what we've covered in the course. 

Also Included!
Support & Feedback in our Private Community

When you join, you’ll also get access to our private community, where you’ll be able to interact with me and other students.

Our amazing community is ready and available to provide quick answers to the questions you have.

Lifetime Access

Start when you’re ready, take your time, and go through the course as often as you like - including access to updates. 

30-Day, Money-Back Guarantee

If you’re not happy with the Academy during your first month, I'm happy to give you a full refund, no questions asked.


10 min excerpt from session 3.1

Hey, I'm Robert Rodriguez Jr

I'm a landscape photographer that loves sharing my emotional connection to the natural world through my photography. That connection is based on gratitude, and which informs every aspect of my work and my life.

I've been on a journey of creativity and self-discovery as an artist my entire life, first as a full-time musician, and more recently as a photographer, writer, painter, and educator.

I also deeply enjoy working with others and so I want to help you build the bridge between feeling stuck or frustrated to feeling confident and creative.

My Teaching Philosophy

I firmly believe in teaching the 'how to learn' as much as the 'what to learn.' My philosophy is grounded in first principles thinking—breaking down complex ideas to their most basic elements and building understanding from the ground up.

My goal is to explain difficult concepts in a way that's easy to grasp, ensuring that you not only learn techniques but also understand why to use them in a way that works best for you.

Please choose the dates for the masterclass that you prefer from below!

Lightroom Masterclass (Aug 2024)

Session Dates: TBD

Days: Every Tuesday & Thursday
Times: 1:00-2:30pm EST
Plus a 1 hour Q+A session (to be scheduled)

Sale Price: $299.00
(Regular: $349)