Student Testimonials

Here is what past participants have said about our classes and workshops:

  • "I have taken several classes with Mary Louise, including in-person, zoom and private 1:1 instruction. She is a very patient, positive, encouraging and knowledgeable instructor. Mary Louise provides clear, detailed information to help you get the most from your equipment and photography programs. She is an excellent teacher for beginners, as well as a reliable resource for those with experience, because she has so much experience and skill herself. I am looking forward to an upcoming 4 day workshop with Mary Louise and look forward to many more fun learning opportunities with her, both on-line and in person." - Sharyn W

  • "Thanks so much for all you brought to this wonderful class. I was especially impressed by your ability to organize such complex info in accessible, intuitive ways! I was also blown away by your ability to deal with soooo many different cameras in use simultaneously. This class would take a lot of individual attention from the teacher, even if everyone had the same model camera in their hands in a face-to-face setting. Doing this in Zoom with 10 different camera models was really, really challenging, but you pulled it off!!"  - Thomas W.

  • "Mary Louise – Thank you! I am getting a lot of value from this class. Your teaching style is very effective and the examples are most helpful. While I have had my D5600 for over two years, I wasn’t really comfortable with it, and you have opened the door to its features, buttons and dials in a way that I couldn’t get from the owner’s manual or other sources. Thanks again for giving me back my enthusiasm for photography!" - Linda H.

  • "It would be hard to overstate what a terrific workshop Mary Louise provided us in September. Despite the challenges of the pandemic (and in part because of that), she and her wonderful assistant Alan Clark gave us far more attention and instruction than we could have expected through a series of detailed Zoom meetings. As one who was struggling with the technology of a new camera plus Lightroom and Photoshop, I emerged with much more confidence. Then the trip to Sylvan Heights Bird Park was the icing on the cake. This reserve, set up mainly to educate the public and protect endangered species, is a perfect place for practicing photography among thousands of beautiful and obviously very happy birds." - September 2020 Artistic Bird Photography Workshop participant Julia M.

  • “Mary Louise has incredible knowledge and delivers it clearly, concisely and in a manner that’s easy to understand.” – Esther H.

  • “Examples were focused and illustrated technical info nicely.” – Kerry C.
  • “Well presented for understanding.” – Sharon S.

  • Instructor was personable and enthusiastic” – Kerry C.

  • “Dispels a lot of mysteries” – Anne B.
  • “Very informative, I learned a lot about my digital camera” – Carolyn L.

  • “Mary Louise could talk based on extensive experience as a professional photographer.” – David B.

  • “One of my concerns was that a good photographer might not necessarily be a good teacher. Not a concern here!! – Zoe S.

  • “Loved it! She makes it exciting and fun.” – Esther H.
  • “Mary Louise was well prepared, informative and willing to make sure you understood” – Joyce C.

  • “Each week I discovered something new about my camera that I didn’t know about before” – Kim R.

  • “Mary Louise shares her experience and tips” – Michelle M.
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