This course was excellent. Gavin provided detailed information on the technical aspects of beginning landscape photography, covering exposure, focus and other details. Gavin was adept at explaining the basics and provided excellent individual attention. His discussion of composition and photographic expression was also excellent, especially for a beginning course. I would very highly recommend this or similar course. It was illuminating even in the rain.
I spent an evening with Gavin while on Vancouver Island. It was well worth it. I am still a beginner when it comes to taking photographs. We discussed aperture, shutter speed, and ISO among many other things. He helped composed some pictures and what things to do to improve those compositions. He taught me and then had me teach him what I had learned. That helped solidify the information and he guided me as I taught him. I was not afraid to say ‘I don’t know’ when he asked questions, which he appreciated so he knew if I was grasping it. We took a lot of pictures and discussed them. He was patient and reassuring during the entire lesson. The entire evening was well worth it.