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BSOP Winter/Spring 2014 Calendar


As someone who’s been self-taught on almost everything I’ve learned in the creative fields, it’s incredible to learn so much in such a short period of time. I wish I’d discovered your school sooner!

This class was, for me, one of the most practical experiences I have had in the many classes I have taken to hone my photographic skills. The theoretical aspects of macro photography were well-explained beforehand, followed by the full-day opportunity to put this learning into practice. Of particular value was the ongoing chance to share our attempts and receive honest critical appraisal of the positives and negatives of each image. I appreciated Paul’s understanding that class members were all at different points on the continuum of learning, as well as his ability to make concepts clearer through demonstration and guidance. I will DEFINITELY be signing up for another BSOP course!!

I took a college photography course a few years ago, I learned more in these past two days than I did in four months full time courses.

Guaranteed to significantly improve your confidence and quality of photographs in one short weekend. By far, one of the best classes I’ve attended for a long time.

I have taken a few continuing education photography classes at MacEwan University and was not very impressed. I thought that because I was in a college setting that I would learn the most there is to learn and get the most for my dollar but I was very wrong. I took a basics class on my new DSLR Camera and found that I was more confused than when I first walked into the class. I feel that there was too much theory and not enough practicality. I then spoke to an individual about taking a course on Lightroom and she highly recommended Paul Burwell at the Burwell School of Photography and said that I would really enjoy his teaching methods and would learn a lot about the software. Paul is very patient and explains things very well. He is very thorough and teaches you step by step on how to do something. We looked at the notes he provided us but also took down a bunch of notes throughout the class and practiced each and every step that there was to learn. I highly recommend this class for people who want to learn Lightroom and I highly recommend taking any classes on photography or any software with Paul Burwell. I will definitely be taking more classes with him in the very near future!

I found Chris Stambaugh to be an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and outgoing teacher who is full of information he is more than willing to share.

March Update

  The March of Winter Seems Stalled… I don’t know about your part of the world, but from where I’m sitting in my office in Edmonton, Alberta, winter has overstayed its welcome. We’ve just gone through the coldest week of the winter and now we are promised snow each day until the weekend, when finally, […]

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Interview with Portrait Diploma recipient, Shellaine Ulmer

Our congratulations go out to Shellaine Ulmer who is the first recipient of our diploma in Portrait Photography.  To be eligible for the portrait, Shellaine completed seven different classes and then honed her craft until the point where she was comfortable submitting a portfolio of 20+ photographs that she felt would meet our standards. Shellaine started […]

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BSOP Portrait Graduate, BSOP Instructor news and more! – Late Nov News from the BSOP

  TABLE OF CONTENTS • Lots of Big News! • First recipient of our Diploma in Portrait Photography • Congratulations to BSOP Instructor Darlene Hildebrandt • Studio Lighting Class • Gift Certificates • Travel Photography Class • Nicaragua Photography Tour • Until next time… New Class Calendar Available The printed edition of our Winter/Spring 2014 […]

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November 2014 News from the BSOP

  TABLE OF CONTENTS • Trade Show Winners • Macro Photography Class This Weekend! • Wedding Photography Class • Studio Lighting Class • Landscape Photography Class • Until next time… Gift Certificates! The holiday gift-giving season is just over a month away.  Now is the perfect time to get some shopping out of the way […]

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