A sincere thanks to both of you for providing
me with a truly remarkable photographic experience at Mammoth
Lakes. I have heard it said that true growth only occurs when
you are in chaos. In a positive way, that is where I find myself
now. You have challenged in in the way I do things mechanistically,
artistically, and organizationally, Between our sessions and your
CD (Digital Nature Photography -From Capture to Output) I now
have a wealth of information to distill down to my personal needs
and direction. In addition, it was a long-time goal realized for
me by attending one of your courses and getting to know you both
personally and professionally. In that regard, too, I had a great
Dave K, MN
I wanted to thank all of you for the
terrific week at Digital Wildlife (sic-D-CNPC).... We have both
had cameras about 2 years. We have gone to several 1 and 2 day
seminars by top rated pros and taken their internet courses. We
have read several books by the same Pros and others. This week
was a revelation, we learned more in 6 days than in the last 2
years. And, we had a great time doing it.
Phyllis S, Georgia
Thank you, not just because it was perfectly
coordinated, or the punctuality, the contents, etc., etc. Or because
of all of what we learned and the fun we had ...Or because I needed
to start a diet today to loose the many pounds I gained with the
great food (and late night Negra Modelo beer), but because you
opened your 'house" and your hearts to me during last week
... It was really VERY special.
Ignacio C, NJ
You've probably received accolades from
all the June D-CNPC participants by now, and I want to add mine.
Your course was terrific! You are both great teachers and gracious
hosts. I enjoyed the course tremendously, and I certainly learned
a lot about exposure (among many other things). Now, when I go
out to shoot I feel very confident that exposure will not be a
problem ... I never really felt that way before.
Thank you so much for another PERFECT
experience. In every way the hummingbird shoot exceeded my wildest
expectations. My pictures are fabulous, all 500 of them.
Cynthia K, Arizona
Just a note to thank you for the outstanding
nature photography workshop. Painful though it was, I was happy
you forced me out of my 'matrix comfort zone' and taught me how
to begin to properly meter a scene. I know everyone in my class
thought the course was intense but very helpful. And we all enjoyed
hearing firsthand from working pros ... Thanks again for the instruction.
I can already see improvement in my photos.
Grady D, TN
Just wanted to let you know that I'm
glad I took the course. It was what I needed. Although I stressed
myself out too much, the class forced me out of my safety zone
and into new areas ... Thanks again to you and your great staff.
Ellen D, VA
I just wanted to send off a brief but
sincere Thank You. The expectations I had for my experience at
Hoot Hollow were all met and, in many cases, surpassed. I now
have an even stronger passion for photography, and feel like I'm
armed with an entirely new arsenal of knowledge to help me carry
out that objective. ...My experience with Hoot Hollow was nothing
less than superb - from the very first emails and telephone conversations
with Margie, Kay, and Maxine as I researched and signed up for
the course - through Joe's quick response after returning from
your Utah trip and onto the course. Margie, Kay, and Maxine are
not only great ambassadors for Hoot Hollow, but contribute immensely
to your product and customer.
John F, DC
From a parent's letter: ...Two comments I've heard him make were, "It's one of the hardest weeks of my life," and "I learned more in the first day -if it had been the only day - it was definitely worth the money.
From our California CNPC - Hi again.
Just a brief note to say thanks again for the great class. It
was everything I had hoped. There is still a lot to learn ...
Jim C., Ohio
I just wanted to drop you both a quick
line to let you know how much I enjoyed the workshop in Mammoth
Lake. It was by far the best workshop or seminar that I have attended
(and my wife would argue that I attend too many). I am looking
forward to the hummingbird workshop next spring ...
Tom A., Washington
Your hospitality, teaching skills, personal touches, and patience are world class. Also thanks so much for the use of your truck. You inspired me to work hard ... A Pro Wildlife/Landscape Photographer, Utah
I've been in education for 40 years. I've taught workshops and, of course, I've attended many, many others. However, I believe the 2006 Intermediate Photoshop Workshop has been the best workshop I've attended. Thanks so much for the opportunity to be with the BEST. I'm looking forward to future workshops. Jim P, Texas.
Thought the class was great! It reinforce things I learned in AZ at the Digital Nature Photo Course, as well as other places, and added significantly to my awareness of tools, methods and short cuts. Tom W, Pennsylvania
I really learned a lot his week in the course. The most important thing I learned was the use of layers and that raw is the only way to go. There were a few things that were a little hazy finally click into place when we went over the graduation pictures. Thanks to you and Ellen I have a good foundation to embark on a new great adventure in digital photography. Thanks for all the help and advice you gave to me during the course. Bill S, Texas
Thanks to Joe, Mary Ann and Ellen for the great week at Hoot/Hollow.
It was a lot of work and a lot of fun.
My goal was to get better at masking and selections and that certainly happened. What was unexpected was being introduced to the creative side of Photoshop. Thanks so much, Mark
The class was well done and informative. We kept at a good
pace with time to repeat what we did not comprehend.
All in all well worth it.
Very patient instructors.
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