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Class NameTestimonial
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassSince I received my camera as a gift I was almost too intimidated to use it, especially taking it off the automatic settings. I really enjoyed Paul's straightforwardness and sense of humor to help relieve any apprehension I felt using all the features on my camera. For that I thank you Paul. For the first time I truly understand Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed, and much much more. I was so excited to discovery more about photography that I rushed home that first night of classes and registered for my next class! I would highly recommend this class. Take the first step and register - you won't be sorry that you did it! ===> Diane D.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI returned to SLR photography this year for the first time since my last film camera in the 1990?s. I loved what the DSLR could do but was baffled by all of the options – it was difficult to find a starting point which would let me grasp what would happen if I took the camera off automatic. In two days Paul Burwell gave me the grounding I needed to really make use of my DSLR, taking me through the maze of buttons and settings, explaining how to use them and what impact they would have on my images. I cannot think of another two day period in which I mastered so many skills that I will find useful. I would definitely recommend this course and am looking forward to taking other courses from the Burwell School of Photography. ===> Chris H.
Off Camera Flash ClassI expected to feel like my head was swimming with information after the course, but instead I felt like I had a real understanding of how to use my flash and begin to use it more creatively. I like how Bruce made sure we knew the foundations before we move on. ===> Donna B-K.
Wedding Photography ClassI found Chris Stambaugh to be an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and outgoing teacher who is full of information he is more than willing to share. ===> Don R.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassWhen you are looking for a camera or photography class and you are doing all the research; looking up all the testimonials and course options and costs and times and class sizes and requirements, you are still essentially playing Russian Roulette. You really have no idea if the course provider edits their feedback or if they are any good at what they do, or if what it says it offers is what you’ll get. You have to take a bit of a blind leap if you have no one to personally recommend a class to you. I can only be grateful that my blind leap led me to Paul and the BSOP!! I hunted and searched and weighed all my options and Paul’s BSOP Digital Camera Fundamentals class seemed to be closest to what I was looking for, and was I ever blown out of the water by how much more it really was than I even dreamed it would be. He is an amazing teacher, he is kind and friendly and personable. He is knowledgeable about all the technical workings of the camera, and by looking at his work, you can see that he is highly skilled in the art of it as well. I will be taking any further training through his courses and I would recommend to anyone looking to take a class, from beginners all the way to professionals, to look at taking them with Paul and the BSOP. He is a genius at what he does, but still never makes you feel stupid while showing you what you need to do. ===> Melissa S.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI learned more in 12 hours with Paul and the BSOP than I did in two full courses At NAIT. If you want to learn, then Paul should be your teacher. ===> Mark B.
Creative Photography Fundamentals ClassI just completed the Photography Fundamental Class at the Burwell School of Photography. It was an excellent course and Paul’s teaching style is superb! My photography skills improved greatly over the 2 week period and I look forward to putting my new skills to practice. I travelled from Scottsdale, AZ to take this course and it was worth every cent. I look forward to attending more classes at the Burwell Photography School. ===> Michelle C.
HDR Photography ClassIt was a great class for sure, I was doing HDR for a while but with no thought process and just moved sliders bars around and hoped for the best. It was a hit and miss thing for me until I took Darlene’s HDR class. I definitely don’t have all keeper HDR photos now, but the satisfaction rate has greatly incased!===> Barry R.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassWhat a great weekend spent at the Burwell School of Photography. Walking in on Saturday with a new DSLR camera, that I knew very little about and leaving on Sunday afternoon with the ability and confidence to use the camera in manual mode, making custom adjustments etc. was a very uplifting experience. Paul is an excellent instructor, and his approach to teaching this class made it very easy for even the beginner to leave feeling more confident. I thoroughly enjoyed this weekend and I am looking forward to attending next weeks class on Photography Fundamantals.===> Michele C.
Lightroom ClassI have taken a few classes at Grant MacEwan College on photography 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! ===> Lenda S.
Wedding Photography ClassChris is so enthusiastic and inspiring! His qualities, teaching skills, and experience in the field, really helped me to be more confident and interested in Wedding Photography! Thanks for this opportunity!
Off Camera Flash ClassAside from the learning, and inspiration provided by the instructors I love the atmosphere in these classes. ===> Kathy P.
Portrait Photography ClassI took a college photography course a few tears ago, I learned more in these past 2 days than I did in 4 months full time courses. I found the portrait class to be very informative. It really helped me fine tune some of the areas I needed some help on, and highlighting what does and does not work for posing and why. I am now much more confident to tackle family groups. ===> Heather M.
Lightroom ClassI came to the course with a list of things I wanted to learn over the weekend, by Sunday morning the list was checked off and I was learning things I didn’t even know enough about to formulate a question. Paul Burwell has a very clean clear way of teaching. He uses the “I’ll show you then you do it yourself” method that ensures every student actually performs the lesson on their own computer. His knowledge of the subject matter is remarkable and he will approach the subject from whichever direction it takes to get the point across. I’m stoked and ready to “Lightroom my world”. I got my monies worth by 10:00 Sunday morning. ===> Ray R.
Lightroom ClassPaul was a very knowledgable instructor who was always willing to help and assist his students. His knowledge of the subject was excellent and obviously enjoys photography. ===> David A.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI can only comment on the course I took from Paul, but I’m sure that his other courses are excellent as well. I have take courses from other instructors and never got much out of the course. With Paul and a smaller class size(12) it made it a lot better as he doesn’t move on to the next part until he is sure everyone has it. If you’re lost or can’t find it (a feature) on your camera it is no problem as he will show you over and over if that is what it takes. Best course ever best instructor ever. Have a question after the course is done email Paul on anything he will answer it. Take the the course from Paul well worth the money and a nice feeling when you leave knowing you will take great pictures. <<==>>Danny S.
Lightroom ClassPaul made sure this workshop was very laid back, yet very informative and thorough. I was a bit intimidated by the “bootcamp” part of the course name, but Paul is a great instructor and made learning the program easy. I highly recommend this workshop. <<==>>Shaeleen B.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassIf you are wondering what all those buttons on your camera are all about, don’t miss the opportunity to spend two days with Paul. I fell into a love for photography (as opposed to taking pictures) quite by accident when I won my DSLR camera. Unlike most photographers who have moved from film photography to digital photography, I had absolutely no knowledge or aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc. and when I started reading my camera manual, it was like reading a foreign language. So I started using my DSLR camera in its auto mode and the built in “scene” modes, with great success (I think). But then I became frustrated with not knowing how to use the camera. Paul’s 2-day bootcamp has given me a whole new outlook on my camera … I now understand how it works and how to make it work for me. Thanks Paul. I look forward to attending more workshops and to continue growing as a photographer. <<==>>Jocelyne
Creative Photography Fundamentals ClassI recently attended the Photography Fundamentals class and would rate it a 10 out of 10. The structure of the class allowed for lots of hands on practice. I found the critique of my photos (as well as those of my fellow classmates) to be the most helpful for my learning curve and the improvement was evident. Can’t wait for the next class!
Wildlife Photography ClassI learned more in four days than I’ve learned in the last year! <<==>> LO
Creative Photography Fundamentals ClassI had been photographing animals over the past few years, and had found that I’d reached a level where I was wondering if I was getting the best results, as I have learned about most of the technical aspects of photographing them through experimenting, as opposed to studying them. This course seemed to touch upon the specific practical questions that I’d had in mind recently, and therefore, the timing of it, for me, was perfect. I found that the class served to inform me of a few things that I did not know about composition, and also, confirmed that obtaining the right settings for the conditions is not that difficult; both can make the difference between a good photo, and a striking photo. The small class size makes the instructor very accessible, the students were friendly, and it really was a great experience all around. <<==>> Tracy P.
Wildlife Photography ClassPhotography enthusiasts in the Edmonton area are very fortunate to have access to Paul Burwell’s School of Photography. Paul shares not only his knowledge and skill as a professional photographer but also his passion for maintaining the habitat in which there is wildlife to photograph. <<==>> Stuart M.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassMr. Burwell’s patience, clarity and presentation was very helpful and encouraging. Any questions – regardless of the person’s experience or knowledge – was answered with warmth, humour and easy to follow terms. His level of professionalism is outstanding. I’m a big fan of Paul Burwell – both his photography and teaching style. I look forward to future courses with Mr. Burwell!! <<==>> Stacey S.
Wildlife Photography ClassThe Wildlife Intensive Weekend was an excellent investment of my time and my money. I brought back an album of wildlife photos that I never even dreamed of being able to shoot. A couple of things that I particularly enjoyed were the presentation on the equipment that Paul uses to capture his amazing images and his practicle approach to aquiring the gear. The presentation on the techniques used to get the images was especially helpful…. it puts getting high quality images within my reach now. The critique on the photos we took was really helpful because it was totally constructive and informative… didn’t feel critized but instructed on where to make small adjustment to improve the overall images. <<==>> Ray R
Lightroom ClassThis is the second of many workshops I will be attending, put on by the Burwell School of Photography. These workshops are far superior to any book oe online tutorial that is available today….In My Humble Opinion!!! All questions are answered in such a manner that all will learn something from the response. The atmosphere is great and the material presented is second to none!! I would strongly recommend any and all workshops offered are a must attend, everyone from basic beginner to advanced pro everyone will come away with new and exciting knowledge.<<==>> Pat W.
Wildlife Photography ClassYour knowledge of workflow and processing software is the best I have ever seen from an instructor. I could spend much more time at a workshop learning from your instruction. <<==>> MH
Lightroom ClassI attended the Paul Burwell LightRoom 3 boot camp. I would highly recommend this course or any other that Paul teaches. His knowledge and teaching skills are fantastic. The class was well organized, easy to follow, and full of great info you would not find in a book. I have taken many other courses and Paul’s was definitely the best I have ever attended. I received excellent value for my funds spent on the course. I will definetely sign up for another. (Thanks Paul) <<==>> Darren M.
GeneralTotally experiential and relaxing – best way to learn without trepidation of “screwing up” or fear of annoying the instructor. Strongly recommended as a first time course for the conscientious beginner and the amateur wishing to hone skills.<<==>>JJ
Photoshop Elements ClassThe workshop given by the Burwell School of Photography is a fantastic workshop which I would recommend for anyone who wants to start learning the Photoshop program, brush up on their skills or anyone who wants to better themselves within the photography world. This course is excellent for either amateur photographers who are trying to pick up some new skills as well as avid photographers to go over their Photoshop skills and learn faster ways at doing things/different ways of using the program. There is something within the program for every one. Thank you very much for allowing me to take part in this very informative program. <<==>> Michael N.
Triple D Photography Workshops ClassPaul, I have been to a lot of workshops with a lot of different photographers and yours was by far one of the best. Very relaxing atmosphere. You kept it to a small group, you said 8 people and we didn’t show up to 12, and everyone got along great. Thanks for everything, hope to see you in the near future. <<==>> BH
Wildlife Photography ClassBefore I took Paul’s “Wildlife Intensive Weekend Workshop” I had a very hard time taking photos of wildlife and felt it was next to impossible for me. I love wildlife and always admired the photographers who took breath taking wildlife photos. Paul, in his workshop gave me the knowledge, guidence and field trip experience. The rest was up to my imagination and creativity. In a totally unrelated photography course, I submitted one of my photos from Paul’s workshop as a homework assigment due the same weekend as Paul’s workshop. Comments were made from students that I could sell the photo with extremely positive comments from the instructor. <<==>> Irenva V.
GeneralThis is my second workshop taken with Paul Burwell and I enjoyed the workshop even more than I did the first one! Once again, I was on overload of all the information learned by the end of the workshop and Paul Burwell is a fantastic instructor/teacher. The Providence Renewal Centre is a perfect location especially for this workshop. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone interested in photography even if it is just so you can take better photographs for your own personal use. I definitely plan to take other workshops in the future. Thanks again, Paul!
Wildlife Photography ClassI found Paul’s Wildlife Tips, Tricks & Techniques intensive Workshop to provide some good insight into getting better wildlife shots and a nice ‘behind the scenes’ look on how professional photos are made. The course was accessible enough in price and content that most anyone could attend and have fun. I found Paul Burwell to be accessible, humble and professional. Most low priced courses are just a big advertisement for an instructor’s expensive courses, but this course had real content and very little upselling. Also most intro courses are all classroom and no fieldwork, but Paul’s course had two distinctly different shoots in the field. For the price, this course was great.<<==>>Tony W.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI went into this course not knowing anything about the use or functions of a DSLR camera, when I came out I was alot more confident in my ability to take better pictures and better understanding of how this type of camera works. Paul is very knowledgeable in this area, and I wouldn’t hesitate to partake in another workshop offered by him. <<==>>Jordan G.
Lightroom ClassI attended the Adobe Lightroom 3 Intensive workshop held recently at the Ramada Inn, Edmonton. The workshop was a wise investment, it gave me a real jump start into using the software. I had not used the program before attending the workshop, and experienced Paul to be a great instructor, he utilized the meaning of Intensive… covering a great of information in two days. That couldn’t be done without knowing the software as well as Paul did. I highly recommend if you are upgrading or starting fresh you won’t be disappointed by either time or money that you invest in the workshop. <<==>> Kim Taylor Fine Art Photography Bragg Creek, AB
Triple D Photography WorkshopsSince I first bought my digital camera approximately 3 1/2 years ago, I have attended many photo workshops from some world famous photographers. None have been as well organized and thought out as Paul’s workshop. Most importantly Paul didn’t shoot a single frame for himself, the entire workshop was about improving the participants skills. It was exceptionally organized as well, moving from relatively easy wildlife shooting to much more difficult animals (foxes scamper very quickly!). The range of opportunities were fabulous. Of course I got excellent photos at the controlled shooting of DDD, but I went into the workshop a pretty good wildlife photographer; I came out a far superior one. I know as I continue my journeys into the wild, I will have much better skills when those golden opportunities occur. <<==>> AJ
Lightroom ClassI had been struggling with Lightroom 3 for some time and was becoming more and more frustrated with it (I must admit I’m not a computer wiz). After viewing a few on line tutorials which were very good I became lost very quickly. I had succumb to the idea that indeed my computers, software and cameras were indeed smarter than I. My wife recognizing my frustration and out of the blue said here is a course you should attend…..and it’s in Edmonton!!! I looked at the advertisement and recognized Paul Burwell’s name immediately. Knowing a bit about his photography style and the courses he has offered through his school (Burwell School of Photography) not to mention his reputation within the photography world I registered for the Lightroom Intensive Weekend Workshop. Being a little sceptical on my abilities on the computer and past outcomes with Lightroom I was very pleased find the class size small which afforded all questions to be answered not only too my satisfaction but too the entire classes satisfaction as well. I found his teaching method easy to follow and Paul was a Veritable Gold Mine of information. I have not learned so much in a short period of time as I did on this course. I would recommend this course or any other courses offered by Paul Burwell, and simply say they are a must take and well worth the time!!
GeneralA lot of material presented in a short time but presentation was well organized and flowed easily. Instructor knowledge and relaxed enthusiasm made the material easy to digest. <<==>> Brian H.
Triple D Photography WorkshopsI gained a great deal of knowledge and met many new friends, over the course if the weekend Photo workshop at Triple D Game Farm. The animals are exceptionally well cared for and looked fantastic with their winter coats. Staff at Triple D are very friendly, courteous and go above and beyond to ensure your expectations are met in getting to photograph a wild variety of animals in a safe and efficient manner, all while taking the outdoor conditions into consideration for optimum photography conditions for the different animal species. Instruction was great covering topics such as metering, exposure compensation, exposure modes, changing focus points, histogram & how to utilize, auto focus vs manual and when to use, composure, and basic techniques to get sharper images to name a few. Time between photo shoots, at the triple D offices, was used to illustrate techniques to edit photographs in software such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Viveza & Silver Efex and critiquing photographs from all participants which was extremely insightful. During the photo shoots Paul provided constant reminders to check our camera settings to ensure topics discussed were being practiced and not forgot and also to warn of changing conditions. It was the perfect arrangement, for me, as I wanted to learn as much as possible in a condensed amount of time. Being able to learn new tips & techniques, from others as well as the instructor, and having the ability to use them right away on the beautiful animals and to see the results before you’ve left the workshop was hugely beneficial. Thank you <<==>> Brian S.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassThis was an excellent, open, warm engaging couple of days where my time and money were very well spent. I would highly recommend Paul’s class to anyone wanting to learn how to better use their DSLR camera. Paul is definitely your man. His patience is infinite, as is his knowledge. His ability to explain what you need to know in the simplest of terms with the best examples is extraordinary. Thank you, Paul!<<==>> Valerie
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassThe DSLR Fundamentals workshop was an excellent source of information. Paul’s knowledge is incredible!! I will not hestitate to sign up for another session or recommend his school to anyone!! <<==>> Trish S.
Triple D Photography WorkshopsCame back from Paul’s workshop with thousands of great shots! The animals at Triple D are amazing… and Paul tells you exactly what to look for to get the best shots. I’ve learned so much from Paul’s laid back, informative style of teaching! Looking forward to more workshops with him in the future!! <<==>> Anita E.
Triple D Photography WorkshopsI thoroughly enjoyed the Triple D workshop with Paul and came away with great images and information I will use to become a better photographer. An excellent instructor, Paul is open to any question and is thoroughly versed in gear, image creation, and post-processing technique. Thanks Paul for sharing your excellent skills I highly recommend your workshops. <<==>> Lou Ann G.
Triple D Photography WorkshopsThe combination of Paul Burwell’s instruction and the animals & trainer from Triple D ranches led to a great experience of being up close & personal with wildlife in their natural settings and provided an excellant skill set development & improvement in the art of Wildlife Photography. <<==>> Brian H.
Wildlife Photography ClassPaul puts on a wonderful workshop-he is very knowlegable about Wildlife Photography, the natural history of the animals he photos, is concise, patient, thorough. Paul clearly outlines a “road map” for each and every student on how to attain great wildlife pictures! This includes equipment selection, attaining proper exposure, composition, evaluation of the photos and enhancing the photos on the computer. Now I am planning on taking Lightroom through Paul so I can continue to learn more!! <<==>> Jim
Triple D Photography WorkshopsThe trips to the Triple D Farm are a must for any wildlife photographer. Paul’s teaching methods are really good and he is very patient with his students. The facilities are fabulous and the animals are gorgeous. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every session and will be going back in the future for more sessions. Thanks to Paul and all the staff at Triple D. <<==>> Jacki J.
Triple D Photography WorkshopsThis is the first workshop i have taken,It was more than i had expected to be doing or learning. For some one just getting back into taking pictures, It opened my eyes up to what i have been doing wrong, and what i need to change to do it right. It was a very busy week end. the trip to the field was very help full. Paul was very helpful with any question you my need ansers to. A great week end and the other students were great to be with, as every one was there for the same information.
Triple D Photography WorkshopsPaul thank you so much for your time. I really enjoyed this course and would seriously recommend it to others. I learned a lot from you and would love to go out on other shoots with you. You were very patient and I definitely got a lot from your critiques. Your material was explained in a manner that everyone could understand and you are very generous with your knowledge. Thanks again!
Triple D Photography WorkshopsI learned so much about photography and not just wildlife. I can apply it to other aspects of my photography not just wildlife. Made it very comfortable and not afraid to ask questions. Would recommend this course to other people. Postponed my trip overseas and was very glad that I did. Well worth the money.
Wildlife Photography ClassThank you Paul for a wonderful workshop experience. The information that you provided was presented in an applicable, relevant manner. You were focused on your students and their needs. I have felt that my photography has taken a boost not only technically but in a practical way too. I am glad that I have not invested a lot of money into equipment (yet!) as your helpful advice will allow me to make more informed decisions as I move into a more advanced SLR system of camera and lenses. I had a lot of fun in the class and in the field. What a wonderful opportunity to take the skills learnt and immediately apply them in the field. The added bonus was having you critique them too. You will certainly see me sitting in a class or on a trip you lead in the future. <<==>> Cathy H
Photoshop Elements ClassI was very very impressed with this course! The notes are awesome and Paul did an excellent job presenting the information. I love that he stayed on topic the entire time. Thanks! <<==>> JH
Triple D Photography WorkshopsPaul Burwell was recommended to me by professional photographer David Middleton. And it’s been an excellent experience. Paul has a great working relationship with Jay at the Triple D. Together they really try to provide the best opportunities for participants to get the best shots they can. Paul isn’t doing his own photography during the workshop. So he’s always available to answer questions or remind us to “check your histograms”. Seeing healthy, happy animals in a natural setting is an awesome experience all by itself. Then given the variety of animals means you can come away from a short workshop with a portfolio of images that would have taken weeks or months to get in the wild; without nearly as much success. The best recommendation I can give for Paul Burwell’s Wildlife Photography Workshops is that I’ve signed up for two more of them. <<==>> RD
Triple D Photography WorkshopsNaomi and I want to thank you for a great workshop experience. I am still quite a novice with the camera, but I came away with a vocabulary word that I am now dreaming about and can’t get out of my head. That word being “HISTOGRAM”. The importance of the histogram was certainly the lesson of the workshop that I truly enjoyed learning more about. You did a marvelous job of encouraging and helping a novice like me getting on track. I certainly would like to join you for another photographic adventure and I enourage anyone who might be considering going with you to jump on board. You will not be disappointed. <<==>> BB
Triple D Photography WorkshopsAs for my experience on the trip and with you, I don’t know how to summarize just how great this whole trip was. You are a true gentleman, funny, knowledgeable, passionate about your subjects, eager to share, and your joy is infectious. I will travel again with you , and would recommend you to anyone who asks. In fact, I already have. <<==>> GS
Triple D Photography WorkshopsPaul’s workshops are held at outstanding locations and times. Unlike many others, he does not photograph during workshops, instead, concentrates on understanding each participant’s needs and helping them improve their skills and results. If you are interested in reaching the next level in your photography in a small group environment with someone who is thoroughly prepared, knowledgeable and responsive to your individual needs, I can highly recommend Paul Burwell. <<==>> HL
Wildlife Photography ClassI want to say that in the two days of shooting I think I learned more in this workshop with you than I have in any other workshop I have been on in a long time. You are really a terrific teacher — low-key, and very effective. The critiques were right on — and I learned from others’ critiques as well as my own. I have already ordered Viveza and a ColorSpace UDMA — and next will be Lightroom. <<==>> BC
Triple D Photography WorkshopsFirst time I have felt like I was really at a ‘workshop’. Paul was fully prepared with his materials and very willing share his knowledge. When out on location he was there for ’us’ – he only looked at his camera to provide feedback on settings, meter readings, etc. and the rest of the time he ‘walked the line’ – giving us hints, advise and encouraging us to move our location; stand up more, get lower in the shot……all things that some of us tend to forget in the heat of the shot.His critique sessions when we were not shooting were honest without being brutal! Great insight to how it could have been framed differently, lit more dramatically or enhanced in the editing processing using a different crop for example.All in all – I want to take more workshops with Paul. <<==>> CT
Triple D Photography WorkshopsI would highly recommend both Triple D and Paul to any of my photo friends. This was an incredible experience that I still can’t believe I got to participate in. The trainers were amazing and I applaud them for caring for the animals’ safety to the level they do – as well as ours. At all times I felt safe and felt the animals were in very good hands. Paul has a terrific sense of humor and a very casual way to teaching photography that makes people feel at ease. Over the next couple of years, I plan to visit Triple D for at least two different sessions (January is my top priority). Thanks for an awesome experience. <<==>> SL
Triple D Photography WorkshopsThe Wildlife Intensive Workshop was most enjoyable. Paul covered the essentials expertly and with good humour, the field trip was excellent and over way too fast, and I met lots of nice people. The whole experience has boosted my enthusiasm to get out there and PPP. <<==>>Marcia M.
Triple D Photography WorkshopsI’d like to say my experience with Paul Burwell and his workshop was unique and refreshing–and novel, in that he was there for his class——not for himself or personal image collection.His critique segment was excellent-and suggestions delivered gently, with care and forethought.–He is a real Pro–who genuinely cares for his students, and really works hard to help them leave his workshop with a greater knowlegde, than when they’d arrived.–He is there to tutor and coach–and yet, is not pushy or rushed..I am grateful to have found Paul, his expertise and gentle manner have set for me, a new standard in what I’d like to recieve in way of a photography workshop.–He even went slowly step-by-step during critique over how he might minimally post process our images.—–This ! was an outstanding experience, and I’d consider it a real privilege to have Paul allow me to accompany him in another workshop. <<==>> DT
Triple D Photography WorkshopsPaul does an outstanding job in his workshops. He is always approachable and very practical in his instruction and advice. <<==>> Michelle N.
Triple D Photography WorkshopsIf having the pleasure of taking photographs of well trained and well cared for wildlife in great settings in what you want, then this workshop is for you. Mr. Burwell also assists you by preparing you for the experience by providing a helpful book. Check your histogram, you can move location and thus background, capture the eyes and detail of the animals…all great advise. Have fun! <<==>> JL
Photoshop Elements ClassMaterials & Instruction were excellent. Presentations fast & humorous- the time flew by! <<==>> LH
GeneralI enjoyed this course!! Paul is an excellent instructor! <<==>> BD
Triple D Photography WorkshopsThe workshop with Paul Burwell at Triple D was a wonderful experience. In addition to the opportunity to photograph a diversity of wild animals in lovely natural settings, the extra benefits of this workshop provided by Paul included excellent on location and classroom instruction. The critiques of each group members efforts provided learning opportunities for all. In addition the availability Paul provided to each individual for questions specific to their concerns and level of expertise was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend this photographic journey. <<==>> LG
GeneralPaul is awesome! He is knowlegeable, kind and friendly <<==>> AN
GeneralWell presented and organized! I would recommend to anyone.I LOVED the Travel Photography course. Darlene was a fantastic instructor sharing her passion for photography and inspiring ideas for my travel to India! I highly recommend this course to anyone planning a trip. She led us through what to pack, security while travelling, and sooooooo many ideas for how to use your camera and create a "story" that will leave you with treasured memories for the future!
Travel Photography ClassI was very happy with the wide range of topics covered in the class and the instructor was excellent; I felt like I came away with more knowledge and ideas than I could have anticipated! <<==>> Trina
Travel Photography ClassI LOVED the Travel Photography course. Darlene was a fantastic instructor sharing her passion for photography and inspiring ideas for my travel to India! I highly recommend this course to anyone planning a trip. She led us through what to pack, security while travelling, and sooooooo many ideas for how to use your camera and create a "story" that will leave you with treasured memories for the future! <<==>> Tamara
Lightroom ClassSince I am not the most computor literate guy in town, I felt the demo of lightroom was much to confusing and that I would be better off with simpler programs. Upon completion of this program I realize the power and capabilities of Lightroom. Even if I just take advantage of the sorting and simpler editing I will be much better of long term, and it can be fast with a little practice. Paul puts it in terms for all to use. <<==>> Rob
Lightroom ClassGreat value for your money. Can't beat the hands on and visual how too's compared to trying from the book alone! <<==>> Anonymous
Lightroom ClassThis course was an excellent course, very well designed and well organized. The process of working through the modules was clear and easy to follow. For someone who has tried to self teach from video's it is a great relief to finally "get it". Paul's in depth knowledge coupled with a dry sense of humour made for a great learning experience. An added bonus is the resource materials, exercises and follow-up provided afterwords. <<==>> Katherine
Lightroom ClassExcellent course Paul. The pace of the course was perfect and you were able to answer everyone's questions. Appreciated the fact that the course always started on time as well. Nice location to hold the workshop. <<==>> Vangi
Lightroom ClassIf you use a camera and want to manage your pictures, this is the course to take. Lightroom beats every other program I have used in the overall ease of use and functionality. Paul makes it easy to learn. The pace of the class is perfect, managing a balance between beginners and those with experience. It is more than a simple how to. He injects his experience, humour and helpful tips. Very good value for the money. I'm already looking at what to sign up for next. <<==>> Beth
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI have taken a couple of Introduction photography classes years ago at various places. This was by far superior. Paul is extremely knowledgable, approachable, patient, and very willing to share his experience and skills. I have since contacted Paul and he has continued to offer great advice. I will definitely take more classes from Burwell School of Photography. <<==>> Tamara
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassWell worth the money and my time! I learned so much so quickly and Paul has a way of explaining technical stuff so that it isn't so scary! Will definitely recommend and take more classes myself. Delicious meals as well, nice little extra surprise <<==>> Tina
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassThis was a wonderful way to learn about my camera. I will no longer be approaching photography as hit and miss. The class environment was amazing - a comfortable, casual way to learn. Paul is a great instructor. I will be attending other courses at the Burwell School of Photography. <<==>> Sharon
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassThis class was exactly what I was looking for. I feel confident that I understand the fundamentals of my camera. It is now up to me to practice practice practice. Paul was very approachable and ensured each student understood what he was talking about. I'm already looking at what class to take next! <<==>> Deanna
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassThis class was a real head turner! The manufacturer provides a user manual, but no one to interpret the application of the statements therein. This class opened the door to a more pleasurable photographic experience. The class is true value for dollar spent. <<==>> RJS
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassFor me, this class was a breath of fresh air! The first hour alone delivered a number of aha moments. While I still have a long way to go, I feel more confident and will certainly be practicing (and practicing and practicing) in manual mode to hone the skills I have learnt this past weekend. I am already thinking about another course with Paul down the road! <<==>> Lorie
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassPhotography is my current passion - since the birth of my daughter. My desire to record my child's life moments has led to the dream of becoming a newborn/child/family photographer...to help others capture their special memories. This class has given me a big step in the right direction. I look forward to growing my knowlege and opportunities through more classes at Burwell! <<==>> Kirsten
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI found the class to be fantastic. Great atmosphere, lots of interesting material, nice class sizes, lots of hands on time, evenly paced and all of my questions were answered in a fashion that I fully understood what I needed to know. I would highly recommend this school to anyone, I plan to take more classes myself! <<==>> Anonymous
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI now feel like I have an understanding of the settings on my camera and will use it so much more effectively to take the kind of photos I envision. The class room experience and hands on activities, as well as the homework combined to help me gain confidence in using my camera outside of automatic mode. I came away from this class inspired and excited to experiment! <<==>> Catherine P.
Portrait Photography ClassI have been taking photos for a lot of year but I learned so much in this class. Chris was an excellent teacher that knew what he was doing! He was very willing to make sure that your questions were fully answered! Can't wait for the Wedding Photography class with Chris later this month. <<==>> Carla V.
Portrait Photography ClassChris did a great job of teaching a huge subject in 12 hours. The practical scenarios and practice allowed us to implement the skills taught right there, no waiting. His method of answering questions with "set it up and see how it looks" was way better than just telling the class how to do it. Good fun for a weekend! <<==>> Art B.
Portrait Photography ClassThe Portait class was excellent. I learned so much and was able to ask questions that have been on my mind for a long time and get great answers. It was great that I could take it over one weekend as sometimes 4 nights just doesn't work. The knowledge that I learned was well worth the money spent. Thanks Chris for a great class. <<==>> Dianne W.
Business of Wedding Photography ClassThe Shandro's were a wonderful and intelligent couple. They are very thorough and very enjoyable to learn from. The course was fantastic and I feel privileged that I was able to attend. Thank you for putting this on. <<===>> Amanda S.
Lightroom ClassDarlene really knows her Lightroom stuff! She is like a human encyclopedia on everything Lightroom and she is so good at conveying the information. <<===>> Sandra G.
Lightroom ClassBecause the classes are smaller the instructors seem much more available to help the students on an individual basis. Also supplying a manual for the material is unique and not always practiced in schools like NAIT. <<===>> Karen B.
Lightroom ClassWhat I learned in two days in this workshop would have taken me weeks to figure out on my own! <<===>> Andrea F.
Lightroom ClassLightroom is an amazing tool for photographers and Darlene Hildebrandt made it even more amazing. She has an excellent teaching style - never leaving anyone behind. She is knowledgeable and a fun instructor. I'd take any class Darlene teaches! <<===>> Wendy C.
Lightroom ClassI look forward to more courses from Burwell School of Photography. I especially liked Darlene Hildebrandt as an approachable and knowledgeable teacher. Thank you. <<===>> Bob S.
Off Camera Flash ClassI had a idea as to what I was doing with off camera flash but after attending the course I came away with confidence. I would certainly recommend the course to anyone. <<===>> David N.
Off Camera Flash ClassI have taken photography courses through several providers. The Burwell courses are always the best: small class sizes, excellent experienced instructors and lots of hands-on practice. I highly recommend Burwell School of Photography. <<===>> Shirley B.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI have been using my camera for YEARS and have taken a couple of beginner classes throughout that time. This is the first time I have gone home and felt like I was intelligently using the settings on my camera. Before this class, I was almost at the point where it was a frustration to pick up my camera. Now, I cannot wait to get home from work to practice what I have learned and play with the settings...and I cannot wait to sign up for another course at BSOP! <<===>> Nicole T.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI have already recommended the class to a couple of my friends who have talked about taking a class. It was fabulous and I'm so glad I chose this school over the rest on the net. I have owned my Canon for 5 years and I learned more about it in the first hour of the class than I have in the 5 years I've owned it!! Paul is a very talented Photographer and I'm glad to have had him as my instructor. I will definitely be taking more of the courses over time! <<===>> Carrie T.
Digital Photography for Beginners ClassI've always had a camera and upgraded to an SLR a few years ago. Decided to take the beginners class and realized that there's always things to learn. Ian Scott was very informative and had a wealth of knowledge. I'm so glad I took the class and I'm looking forward to taking the next one as well. Thanks <<===>> Anonymous
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassThis class was AMAZING! Paul is an excellent instructor who knows the material inside and out. The hands-on experience in class allowed us to see our learning right on our camera. I would strongly recommend this class to anyone looking to get out of "auto" mode. <<===>> Anonymous
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI love being able to dedicate and entire weekend to photography! Learning from qualified, current and creative photographers/instructors, inspires and motivates me to learn more and get out there and practice what l love. I am thankful that l found this school. It provides me with exactly what l want: 1) all questions answered, 2) new areas of photography explored and many tidbits of information and techniques that l can incorporate into my work as an amateur photographer. I look forward to completing all the courses offered by Burwell School of Photography. There is plenty to learn and enjoy! <<===>> Magdalena B.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassThis is a class with so much hands on exercises it really helps you. The one on one instruction is great. As I had just bought my camera and new nothing about this camera other than the automatic mode. After taking this class I now know not to trust what every sales person in retail is telling you.. As this is their job to sell. I will find a real camera store with trained personnel, for any future purchases. Well worth every penny spent for taking this class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <<===>> Dawn K.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI have used a DSLR for about 10 years and have always managed okay, even in manual mode. The course cemented the concepts I was familiar with and made clear many that I still struggled with. I now understand the ISO, shutter speed and aperture triangle which will be a turning point for my photography with some practice. <<===>> Anonymous
Creative Photography Fundamentals ClassA non threatening, very friendly atmosphere were learning comes easily. Lots of assignments to practise the methods taught at the course. <<===>> Leif B.
Creative Photography Fundamentals ClassThis is my third course with the Burwell School of Photography, my second with Paul. I is a fantastic teacher and I recommend his school over any course out there. Thanks Paul. <<===>> Lorrie C.
Creative Photography FundamentalsI took my first Burwell class (Photography Fundamentals) with Paul this past weekend and I was very satisfied with the dynamic of the class, the sharing of knowledge and the beautiful place. I am going back to another class in November and hopefully will continue afterwards. I am already recommending the school!! <<===>> Marisela O.
Creative Photography FundamentalsWe all enjoy taking photographs. We all want to take better photographs and receive the praise of our peers. This class uses building blocks of information, in a practical application atmosphere, to really advance your understanding of what makes a "great photograph." With Paul Burwell's approach to learning, without a doubt, you'll leave this particular class, a much better photographer for having taken it. <<===>> Robert S.
Creative Photography FundamentalsThis course was excellent for me. Although I have been 'taking photos' for about 35 years, I, like many others, fell into the trap of the 'P' mode (automatic) when digital SLRs became mainstream. Click-click-click-click! Paul brought me back to the 'good old days' of thinking about what you are doing! (composition, exposure paramets etc), and I'm certainly glad to be back. When time permits, I will attend more courses as I do feel they offer excellent value. <<===>> Bruno L.
Creative Photography FundamentalsAnother incredible class. Well worth the time and money. Learned lots now to get out and practice. <<===>> Beth M.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI feel that I am able to select other modes than program. The course has taught me more than I would have ever imagined. Paul teaches the histogram which is very important whether you get a good shot or not a very good tool. I recently just returned from Las Vegas the week after the course ended and took quite a few pictures (300 +).I never used the program mode other than a couple of times but mostly in aperture mode. Most were good and did not feel to comfortable with the results in the histogram. The following day I went out to reshoot them and the looked pretty good in the histogram and then I was happy with the results. A good course to take. Will continue to take more courses through Paul <<===>> Frank L.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassPrior to the class I was excited. After completing the class I was inspired! The digital camera fundamentals course provides the tools to understand your DSLR and take properly exposed shots. My Canon will never switch to the evil green automatic mode again 😉 <<===>> Quentin K.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI took the Digital Camera Fundamentals Class, with very little knowledge about the camera other then point and shoot. Paul is an excellent teacher and full of knowledge. This class has lots of theory behind the camera, but the theory is backed up with great hands on training. You will walk away with a lot better understanding of your camera, and be eager to learn more. Class takes places at a great location and serves a great lunch. I can't wait to take my next course with Burwell School of Photography. <<===>> Christopher P.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI have been using my digital camera for several years this is the first time it feels like a friend instead of a stranger, took several classes before this one and will never go anywhere else again. <<===>> Andrea F.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI took another class a few months ago and I felt pretty good about my camera but then I took Paul's class and I feel so confident using my camera. I went straight to the Muttart after class and took pictures of flowers for two hours and only went home because I needed to make dinner. The way the class is taught breaks it down so nicely. I feel comfortably playing with my camera is manual and have never had so much fun using it. Thank you so much Paul! <<===>> Ellyse K.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassSince I received my camera as a gift I was almost too intimidated to use it, especially taking it off the automatic settings. I really enjoyed Paul's straightforwardness and sense of humor to help relieve any apprehension I felt using all the features on my camera. For that I thank you Paul. For the first time I truly understand Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed, and much much more. I was so excited to discovery more about photography that I rushed home that first night of classes and registered for my next class! I would highly recommend this class. Take the first step and register - you won't be sorry that you did it! See you in September Paul! <<===>> Diane D.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassThe Burwell digital camera fundamentals class was excellent - A professional course for Armatures. If you have a digital camera and want to have a better understanding of your camera then I highly recommend this course. The instructors make it easy to follow and you can't help but walk away a better photographer. Even if its just better holiday pictures. <<===>> Tom D.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassOne of the things that stands out the most about the Digital Fundamentals class is the level of experience and knowledge that the instructors have. There are many options out there but when you look at who will be teaching you the Burwell School of Photography stands out. <<===>> Bradley A.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI enjoyed the class. I was familiar with SLR and the manual functions when I was shooting film and though I was ready for a digital SLR, I was intimidated by the user's manual. Not anymore!. Thank you Darlene and Burwell. See you again. <<===>> Anonymous
Business of Wedding Photography ClassI truly enjoyed the Shandro's course on the Business of Wedding Photography. I found several solutions that I can take forward and apply to my business. <<===>> Anonymous
Business of Wedding Photography ClassThis was one of the best workshops I have participated! Exquisite experience! Michael and Haley passed to the group precious information about business in photography. They demonstrated interest in sharing their experience with generosity, honesty and professionalism. Both are this kind of people that you fall in love with! The contents were extremely relevant not only for wedding photography, but for any person who is interested in business in general. The reflexions and the experiences shared were inspirational! I really appreciate the class, from the beginning to the end (including the field trip to their studio - thanks!). The course was very well structured, well presented, and comprehensive. Any person who wants to start a business in photography should take this course! I am glad I did! <<===>> Angelica M.
Business of Wedding Photography ClassYour class was such a great learning opportunity. It was great to learn from people who were not so long ago where I am now. It is inspirational. I really hope that you continue to teach this course in the future because there must be tons of photographers out there who would find all of the information you gave us super beneficial. My boyfriend and I are so excited to get our company going. Although sometimes it can get very tough and discouraging when you don't have much work. We won't give up though. We will keep pushing ourselves to do better! I aspire to be at your level one day, making photography and video a sustainable full-time career. Again, thank you so much! Monikah Wiseman (This was sent to Shandro Photo from me via Facebook) <<===>> Monikah W.
Creative Photography Fundamentals ClassA class where you start to think outside of the box and your creativity just keeps flowing. Excellent class <<===>> Daniela B.
Lightroom ClassI found this workshop extremely helpful in explaining how Lightroom 4 works and the many ways in which it can be used when working with photographs. The step by step, hands on approach is an excellent way to learn, understand and remember so much new information and is a lot of fun as well. This course opened up all sorts of new possibilities for me. <<===>> Anonymous
Lightroom ClassI learned more in two days with Paul than I did in three months of trying to figure it out on my own; I feel extremely confident in my new skills and would highly recommend this class to anyone! <<===>> Trina S.
Lightroom ClassI appreciated how each step, even the minutest of finding what icon or menu to click on the screen, whether to right or left click something and explaining keyboard shortcuts to simplify the process were all explained so that nothing was left to assumption of previous knowledge of the student. Everyone was able to keep up. <<===>> Chantal C.
Lightroom ClassI felt like I should have a "that was easy" button. Each topic was covered succinctly & clearly followed by time to practice. I was switching over from Aperture and was daunted and to be honest a little overwhelmed at the prospect of learning Lightroom yet all day I kept thinking, well that was easy. I was amazed at how quickly we covered the vast amount of material that is in the Scott Kelby book. Thanks Paul. <<===>> Karen A.
Lightroom ClassBest class I have taken. I learned so much in just two days. <<===>> Anonymous
Lightroom ClassThis course was great, very overwhelming of how much information there is in this program. Paul is great, patient and very knowledgeable! I'd recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn about Lightroom! Cheers! <<===>> Judy C.
Lightroom ClassThe pace of the course was excellent. And the growth curve for me was exponential. Learning the basics of Lightroom along with some wonderful "short cut" tricks was awesome. The class size was right, and it gave the instructor time to walk around as we worked on exercises, Much faster than learning from a book on your own. I feel most confident that I can touch up my photos to have a wow effect. <<===>> Bill A.
Available Light Portrait Photography ClassThis is the second class i took with Burwell School of Photography and the easy going atmosphere and lost of hands on exercises during class made the time go by super fast. The instructors were very knowledgeable and approachable and gave us lots of tips even on questions asked beyond the course material. <<===>> Anonymous
Available Light Portrait Photography ClassVery impressed by Darlene's delivery and ability to have the entire class involved during the entire two days. Very happy she took the time to explain and ensure I understood the answer to each question I had. <<===>> Jason B.
Available Light Portrait Photography ClassI enjoyed the knowledge and confidence of the instructor. Darlene was very approachable with all aspects of the course. There was great interaction with the other class members which make for a great learning environment. I have learned a great deal about available light, setting up models, and fine details of the camera in this course. I have already noticed a difference in the photo I have taken after the course. Thanks Darlene. <<===>> Jill R.
Available Light Portrait Photography ClassTwo full days with Darlene Hildebrandt is a great way to learn 'Available Light'. The class size was small which allowed for individual help and sharing. The information given to us by Darlene was very clear and easy to understand. Having time for 'hands on' practice and then sharing was very beneficial. <<==>> Brenda D.
Macro Photography ClassThis course brings out your creative side. Not only will you learn about Macro photography, but the hands on approach/practice you do in class will give you experience and confidence to continue with Macro photography. <<===>> Daniela B.
Macro Photography ClassNote sure if this will help, but this may help. Prior to the course (macro) I though I new the concept, after the course I still have only touched the surface, but the course has given me the knowledge and access to the photo resources that I now have a new hobby within a hobby. Plus I have gained the confidence to apply the concepts using both traditional and creative approaches. <<===>> Leon M.
Macro Photography ClassAs a tactile learner, the combination of macro & photographic theory combined with the hands on stations really challenged my creativity and expanded my macro skills way more then I expected. <<===>> Laura M.
Macro Photography ClassI have attended several courses at other venues, and this by far was the best. We were able to put into practice immediately, and get feedback...immediately about what was good, and what was not so good. The pace was perfect and the instructor extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend The Burwell School of Photography highly, and will be taking more courses through them. <<===>> Dave R.
Night Photography ClassI went into this course with no understanding whatsoever about painting with light and in a couple hours was astonished at how it works and how quickly I understood how it worked. <<===>> Wendy A.
Night Photography ClassI could not be any happier with the classes I have taken at Burwell each class so far has been so easy to understand. the instructors have been so nice and helpful and this is so important to me especially when I have questions about my passion. I can not wait to enroll in more classes. I have not only expanded my knowledge and experience with my photography but have met some great photographers! Thank you so much Paul and all other instructors for these classes they are so much fun pretty amazing and I have already recommended them to everyone I know who also enjoys photography! <<===>> Charmin T.
Studio Lighting ClassDevelopment of new skills sometimes requires the student to be placed in the drivers seat. With the instructor at arms length, the student is challenged to make hands on decisions necessary to achieve the goal and purpose of the course. The students personal confidence and future decision making are strongly influenced. The instructor, the assistant, and the model's chosen makes this course a must have. <<===>> Bob S.
Studio Lighting ClassYour instructor impressed me very much. He was a very good speaker who was easy to understand and to learn from. <<===>> William S.
Studio Lighting ClassOf all the courses taken, this was one of the most enjoyable courses. In large part that statement is based on three key item's; the instructor, the assistant, and the models chosen. Personally I came away wanting more of the same. <<===>> Robert S.
Studio Lighting ClassBruce Clarke was an incredible instructor! He knows his stuff, loved his sence of humour and he just made the class fun and made you want to get involved learning to setup softboxes,the backdrops, models he chose were great to! I'd recommend Burwell School of Photography to anyone! <<===>> Judy C.
Studio Lighting ClassThe course provided me with a good move back into portrait work. The instructor was skilled, organised, and very personable. He fostered good comraderie with the group and adapted well to the loss of one of the models. For most students, the was a follow-up to a course they did with the same instructor the previous weekend. I did not have a problem joining this group. I think that BSOP has developed a good system for delivering photo education and oportunities. <<===>> Ken H.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassPaul is FANTASTIC!! Loved having him as a teacher and a leader. Paul knows his stuff. I own a Nikon and he never failed to know how to get to the options. I cannot wait to attend more classes with Paul. <<===>> Carla V
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassGuaranteed 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. <<===>> Donna S.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassAnyone wishing to learn more about their camera should take this class. It gives you the confidence to take the camera out of the automatic mode and start experimenting. Paul does a great job of explaining, and gives you lots of opportunity to try the different techniques. I would highly recommend this course! <<===>> Jenn G.
Macro Photography ClassI have attended several classes at the Burwell School at this location and every time I have come away with a good feeling. The instructors are approachable and knowledgeable in a setting that is casual yet disciplined. My knowledge about photography has increased to the point that the confidence is there to put into practice what I have learned. The ratio of lucky shots from the past has gone down greatly and has now been replaced with good shots based on technique and know how. I highly recommend these classes to everyone that likes to increase their knowledge about photography. <<===>> Peter S.
Available Light Portrait Photography ClassDarlene was an amazing instructor, she was so approachable and her knowledge of available lighting is very evident. It's nice to see that the teachers here are obviously doing what they love. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to be able to get dramatic lighting effects with minimal equipment and a good knowledge of their camera functions. <<===>>Mark H.
Macro Photography ClassPaul is very knowledgeable on any photography topic and all technology related to it. He was patient throughout the course as we asked lots of questions and wouldn't move on until it was answered. He kept it interesting by demonstrations and adding his dry humour. The second day was all our photography and the challenges he presented were both interesting and fun. Reviewing everyone's photos was great and Paul was encouraging and positive throughout. Overall an excellent instructor and topic and one of the best photography courses I have taken. I will definitely be taking more courses from BSOP. <<===>> Bob D.
Macro Photography ClassThis workshop 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!!<<===>>Colleen S.
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI loved being in an atmosphere where I didn't feel judged. My lack of knowledge was something I shared with the majority of the people in the class and we all learned together. It was a great way to meet some new people and learn new things about a hobby we all have in common. Overall, there isn't anything I wouldn't change about the course. <<==Sarah S.==>>
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassPaul is extremely knowledgeable about photography, and he teaches very well. His sense of humor is great, and it helps make the class more enjoyable. I have learned so much in just 2 days, I can't wait to start taking amazing pictures and practicing all the time. I definitely will recommend this course to anyone interested in pursuing photography! Had a great experience, and I am looking forward to taking some more courses at this school!
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI really enjoyed the pace of the class and Paul's patience and attention to individual questions. He never let anyone lag behind and ensured that everyone understood the concepts and had time to complete the in-class practice. His explanations and feedback of our photos made learning "realtime" and allowed us to see the results of the changes we made. I know I'll be shooting with more confidence, with more control of my camera. It's a must-have course for anyone wondering what all those different controls are, on the digital SLRs. The small class size is great. I know I'll be back for additional courses. <<==Peter D==>>
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassThe Digital Camera Fundamentals class at Burwell School of Photography was excellent. I knew practically nothing about cameras/photography going in to the class, but have come out not only functional (no more auto button for me!) but also inspired!! I have already signed up for another course. Best photography school in the city.<<==Larua S.==>>
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassThe fundamentals class was worth the money by the end of the first morning. Although there was a lot of information over the two days, the way it was presented, along with the exercises, made it all seem so easy. All those mystery buttons on my camera are no longer a mystery; as suspected, they are essential to getting the shots I always envisioned but didn't quite get. I am now the boss of my camera.<<==MKL==>>
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassWhen trying to decide which company to register with I was nervous to finally "pick one" as it felt like going on blind faith. Could it really be as good as all those reviews on the website? Were any negatived reviews just omitted? This course exceeded my expectations. It actually was as good as all those reviews. I am amazed at how much I learnt about my camera and photography in just two days. I am excited to practice all that I learnt and hope to have the opportunity to take more courses at Burwell School of Photography.<<==Laura B.==>>
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI feel everyone could benefit from taking this course, small classes, hands on instruction,would highly recommend this course. Will take more classes offered from Burwell!!!<<==Jill Victoor==>>
Photoshop ElementsPaul has a way of taking a broad subject (such as Photoshop) and breaking it down into manageable segments so that it doesn't seem so overwhelming. I now feel able to begin to learn on my own after being introduced to the basics of the software.<<==Connie G.==>>
Photoshop Elements ClassWhen I saw the course PSE for Photographers I signed up for the first course that fit my schedule. I got nervous after reading the description more thouroghly as I have been using PSE for a few years and began to question if I woud learn enough to justify taking the course. By mid mornng the first day, I knew I had made a good decision about taking the course. I had played with some and used many parts of PSE but taking the course from Paul helped me understand what the various adjustments could do, when to use them and why. Now I will get much more out of PSE - from organizing my digital files right from my card, to processing those that need adjustments.<<==Brenda D.==>>
Photoshop Elements ClassI have taken a few courses from BSOP over the past few weeks and have enjoyed all of them, as well as learnt a LOT of information. Our instructor Paul was excellent at conveying information to all different types of learners, and the pace of the course was awesome. I think any person with any level from beginner to intermediate would get lots of value from this course. It was so fun, and it has really inspired me to keep getting better and better.<<==Laurel N.==>>
Studio Lighting ClassThe instructor for this course has a firm grip on the material he teaches. He is obviously a professional in this field and conducts himself as such. If you paid attention in the course there is no reason you shouldn't be able to confidently set up a multi light studio session and get very good results. (that's what I paid for... I'm not disappointed)<<==Ray R.==>>
Studio Lighting ClassThe course cleared up a bunch of issues i was running into with my own studio lighting shots. It also helped out with equipment selection with respect to modifiers and lighting.<<==Dave R.==>>
Lightroom ClassI attended the Lightroom 5 workshop. I enjoyed every second of it. Paul is very approachable and willing to help you with whatever question you have. I email this poor man all the time with questions regarding Lightroom and other aspects of working toward my diploma and he has ALWAYS responded. Thank you Paul !!<<==Melanie L.==>>
Digital Camera Fundamentals ClassI have owned my DSLR camera for 4 years, and pretended I knew how to use it that whole time, attempting in vain to understand the concepts of Shutter Speed, Aperature and how they work together. it wasnt until about 12:00 on Saturday morning in Pauls class (4 years later) I actually got it. In the first 3 hours of Paul's class I finally understood those missing concepts. 6 hours in Pauls class and I was taking "perfectly exposed photos of Paul" everytime, and after 12 hours in Pauls class I was confident I would never again be using my camera and frustratingly flipping between modes and resorting to Auto because I couldnt figure it out. I got it, and now I can confidently use manual all the time!<<==Leslie-Anne O.==>>
Digital Photography for BeginnersOlivia was wonderful! Great attitude, a wealth of knowledge. I really enjoyed the class.<<==Carla I.==>>
Digital Photography for BeginnersI found my first class at Burwell Photography School to be excellent. The instructor was fabulous and really taught us a lot in a 6 hour sit down class without it ever being boring or too much information. The handouts were amazing and meant that you took the whole class home with you to review and refer back too. The food provided was great and made the day so relaxing. Very well organized! I will certainly take more classes in the future!<<==Sarah B.==>>
Digital Photography for BeginnersGood learning opportunity for a one-day class..prepares you for the next advance class to learn more of your camera functions. Instructions were conveyed clearly and I found it easy to understand. I'll go for another class for sure.<<==Ed J.==>>
Digital Photography for BeginnersGood learning opportunity for a one-day class..prepares you for the next advance class to learn more of your camera functions. Instructions were conveyed clearly and I found it easy to understand. I'll go for another class for sure.<<==Dave H.==>>
Digital Photography for BeginnersI bought my DSLR over 2 years ago had no idea what everything did on my camera so i thought i give this course a shot and wow Olivia was very knowledgeable on my camera and give me what the next course i should take for what i'm looking to do i learned a lot but i'm sure ill learn even more.<<==Curtis M.==>>
Available Light Portrait Photography ClassI found the instructor to be very knowledgable, with a vast photographic experience to draw on! Darlene related all aspects of course material effectively to the various levels of photographic experience of the students. The two day course was fun, informatitive and great value.<<==Rick H.==>>
Available Light Portrait Photography ClassDarlene is very down to earth and easy to have a conversation with, and not just be talked at. I love her common sense approach, and how she made it comfortable to ask even what may have been the most simple question.<<==Darlene C.==>>