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Featured Testimonial

A couple of years ago I purchased a DSLR after seeing some breathtaking photographs online and deciding to pick up a hobby. To my dismay, my expensive investment didn't get much use because I didn't know how to take breathtaking photos of my own. I started looking for photography lessons. I don't quite remember how I stumbled upon Nick's website, but I was amazed by his work. More importantly, he offered lessons...in my area and at a good rate!

Although I was uncertain what kind of learning experience I would get, I quickly found Nick to be easy to get along with and knowledgeable about his craft. Even better, he was prepared with a plan! He began our lessons by discussing the curriculum he had planned for me. For our lessons, he prepared teaching material and examples that would prove useful in explaining concepts. Rather than be told how aperture and shutter speed affect a photograph, he showed me. He was also able to explain concepts to me in various, yet effective ways. Whether it was his ability to convey a clear message or explain a concept through analogy, I found Nick to be a patient and effective teacher.

Since my lessons, my camera no longer sits around collecting dust. I may need more practice before I can take the kinds of amazing shots Nick does, but I can say that I'm making tremendous progress in taking better photographs. I amaze myself with some rather stunning photos I've taken. In the near future, I'll be looking into some of the intermediate and advanced classes Nick offers.

-Ted

For information on private lessons, click here. For a list of upcoming seminars, click here.

Registration Now Open for Landscape Class

Registration for the Spring session of my very popular Landscape Photography Class at the Irvine Fine Arts Center is now open!

This class starts on April 28th and meets every Thursday night for 4 weeks in a row (actually, the third class will be on Saturday, May 14th instead of Thursday, May 12 - that's the field shoot!). The previous 3 sessions of this class filled up full, so we've added 2 more seats to accommodate the demand! Sign up before it's too late.

For just $99, you get 10 hours of instruction covering shutter speed, aperture, ISO, manual metering, filters, composition secrets, focal length, equipment, shooting techniques, getting the sharpest image possible, workflow, editing, output, a student image critique and even a shoot in the field with me!

Click here for more info or click here to sign up right away!

Featured Testimonial and Student Image

The following is a testimonial from one of my students, Kim Murphy. Kim has done a few of my seminars and lots of private lessons with the bulk of our discussions centering around landscape photography. Her work is superb and is even giving mine a run for its money, as you can see with the sample photo below taken by Kim.

Here's what she had to say about my services...

I first took Nick's Landscape Photography class which is jam packed full of information. Soon after that I started taking private lessons to learn to gain control of my camera. In a short period of time, with Nick's help, I went from auto to full manual control. My snapshots became photographs that actually resembled the landscape that I was seeing. From that moment on, I was hooked! Nick awakened in me a passion for landscape photography. I absolutely love it! Nick has taught me everything from manual exposure to setting up Lightroom. Nick is an excellent teacher. He is very laid back and not intimidating. He has an abundance of knowledge and experience which he is very gracious in sharing. I feel very fortunate to be a student of Nick's. He is an amazing talent and person. I have two of his fine art pieces in my home...they and he inspire me.

- Kim Murphy

Photo by student Kim Murphy

For information on private lessons, click here. For a list of upcoming seminars, click here.