Testimonials, feedback, and messages of support from photography clients and participants of my classes, workshops, speaking engagements, & guided tours since 2006.
"I don't know if you are told this often enough, but you are a great teacher. Your passion for photography & wanting to share your knowledge really comes through! I have learned so much from taking your classes."
Helpful and fun
"The class is very helpful, and it is fun. I am getting what I hoped to obtain from a basic course, so I am very interested in continuing with your next, intermediate, class. I’ve also enjoyed your website. Your photos are excellent. I like your technique and subjects. Keep doing what you're doing!"
"I was a guest on a podcast today and I mentioned you and your photography class that I took five years ago. It was a catalyst for my current career! Thank you!"
–Julie Bird Portraits, pro photographer
Things I enjoyed about the class are: "The relaxed, non confrontational atmosphere. Constructive, but kind criticism. Pleasant and very knowledgeable instructor. Fun people to laugh and socialize with. I appreciate how positive and encouraging you are to students"
EAST Initiative student
“Alex was a very helpful, informative, and nice trainer. This class was great! I learned more here than I have ever learned through Google!”
“I feel inspired when I leave your classes!”
Informative at any level
"The class was relaxed and very informative for anyone at any level. At first I was afraid I was going to be the most ignorant student, however I was made to feel very welcome. The class made me feel as though I could take as good a picture as anyone else with enough practice."
"Alex is easy to listen to, and I am glad he is so knowledgable. Alex made me feel like he was on my team. He was not preachy or “above” any ones’ photo. I enjoyed the class."
–Caroline Holt, pro photographer
"I like the open communication between Alex and the students. He is always willing to answer any questions. I learned a lot from his class."
$$$ and time well spent
"I found the class very informative, well organized and interesting, money and time well spent. Thank you for keeping it like that, I am sure it can be trying at times and days are sometimes long."
–Jason Van Pelt
“Great class! You were able to answer my questions without me even asking!”
Hey Alex, Im looking forward in taking my next course with you. I honestly don’t think I could have gotten any further in photography without taking your intro class. It's been very useful.
"This (Lightroom and image processing) is an area I have avoided with my pictures. He presented it in a way that I am now ready to move forward and try this [Lightroom]. I have very thankful these classes are available."
Things I enjoyed about the class are: "The way he progressed through each of the settings, the interaction with the students, the opportunity for questions, and the examples he used to how it all worked. This class could NOT be improved! Alex is great as always!"
"I do like your classes very much and plan to take more of them. You are a very resourceful instructor, and I have had a few and by far I learn more in your class than any of theirs’."
“Thanks so much for providing such great info, education, and inspiration. Great class this morning!”
"Great balance of information and inspiration. Alex is great - knows the material and is very personable! Very tactful critiques"
"I thought it was nice that several levels of students could benefit without feeling lost or like their time was wasted."
Clear and Concise
"You are an excellent teacher. Your approach to basics is clear and concise. Your outlines are very helpful. Better yet, your slides are perfect for illustration."
Better than expected
"I learned SO much and loved the assignments. This class was better than I assumed in that there was a ton of info presented in a clear way. Alex is a fabulous teacher! Very clear and easy to understand"
“This was exceptional. I would highly recommend it and have done so to my friends. Alex is a perfect fit for teaching this class. He gives information in a clear concise manner. He has excellent knowledge and interpersonal skills providing a comfortable relaxed atmosphere for learning. Very professional! Definitely worth the $ I paid!! I will be taking more classes in the future!”