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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.

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.

Featured Testimonial

With over 100 private lesson clients under my belt, 600+ hours of private instruction and 100+ hours of classroom instruction experience, I've received tons of positive feedback from my students regarding my services as a photography teacher.

I'd like to start sharing these testimonials from my students in this new blog feature called "Featured Testimonial." If you're on the fence about doing one of my services, maybe it will give you the confidence you need to join me for a private lesson, seminar or online course. Here's the first installment from one of my private students by the name of Sheri Pascual.

"I took private lessons with Nick Carver in 2010 and I am back for more this year. I have taken a course at our community college and a few on line courses and have not found any to be as informative and easy to understand as Nick's instruction. He is patient and truly understands how to teach a DSLR camera. Most of the people that I have asked know very little about digital cameras. I purchased my Nikon D5000 from an expert photographer, but he had very little understanding about how to use my digital camera.

"Nick doesn't use my camera type or manufacturer but he had no problem figuring out how to show me the functions. I am planning to take one of Nick's group seminars at the next opportunity. He is very accomplished and will get you creating amazing pictures with your digital camera. If you would like to get a well rounded understanding of how to shoot your SLR camera and apply your knowledge in a creative way, I can highly recommend Nick."

- Sheri Pascual