Based on an internet article written by David, I had tried to arrange a live session with him in Europe. But my schedule didn’t fit, and then Covid hit. So, when he offered up a live internet experience, I jumped at it, all 27-hours. It was fabulous. There were no hiccups with the Zoom technology, screen sharing was perfect. He is a wonderful teacher, even demanding, moving on to the next phase only after I was comfortable with the present. Recording the sessions was critical, and I have reviewed the lessons many times over the last few months. Starting David’s program from scratch, from the perfect Raw file, is so rewarding. But I have also found that I can apply some, but not all, of those steps to older pictures in my archives. Without reservations, his course is top notch.
Richard Gaston, Cotati, California, USA
David unlocked the key to the Photoshop mystery for me! I first noticed David’s painterly “museum quality” masterpieces on the internet. When I discovered he was offering online courses via Zoom, I jumped at the opportunity. I could not be more happy with my decision; his step by step approach to learning his complete workflow was seamless. David made the entire process learnable with his extreme knowledge, wonderful personality and had patience with every question I often had. Since I purchased all three parts of the course, it began with the camera and photography issues, then importing files to Photoshop followed by all the retouching steps in easy, logical order. Zoom saved me time and money since I live in the western section of the U.S. and having the ability to review the recorded Zoom sessions was the genius touch that sealed my decision. David is there, present with you, and if you have a question it can be answered and demonstrated in real time. With my new camera soon to arrive, I am planning on additional tuition with David and am blessed to have his 35+ years of photography and Photoshop experience at my fingertips.
Lance, Sedro-Woolley, Washington, USA
It was very easy to learn with Zoom, it’s almost like being together in-person, yet I am in France. David is very patient and explains well, why he uses each tool and also explains in what order they should be used. David believes it is very important to understand the reason behind doing things, not just to do them. The course is very well structured and the learning is progressive. First, David showed me how to do the step and then we practiced the step again, together. You work under his gaze as if the teacher were next to us; and he intervenes to correct and advise when required. This ‘hands-on’ approach is very important because it is only by handling the tools ourselves, that we can check if we have understood correctly. You learn how to highlight the subject and how to create the illusion of a three- dimensional world. He passionately conveys his artistic vision. I am a beginner photographer and with this course I also learned how to capture better quality raw files for enhanced shadow detail. The whole course is recorded so it is easy to review the videos later. David is very creative and his photos looks like paintings and that is what I love in his work. I fully recommend David as a tutor and the course.
Maite H, Biarritz, France