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.
I was impressed by Gavin’s landscape photographs when I saw them on.line, so I signed up for a class from him. I found out that he’s an excellent teacher as well. His method of teaching makes you experience the process by doing it yourself: making sure you understand how to set up, how to use the setting,for differnt situations and wants you to ask him at any time if you don’t understand. Thanks Gavin
Gavin is an awesome coach.. The course is great for a beginner and even for someone who wants to brush up his/her photography skills . I recommend this course to those who are starting …A+
I met the criteria of “beginner” with little difficulty. Brand new to photography, and a first timer at anything close to a course like this, I was welcomed warmly by Gavin and even felt comfortable pulling out my “beginner” camera! Anyone wanting to learn the basic principles of capturing the beauty around us, needs to check out one of Gavin workshops. There were, quite obviously, experienced photographers there too, and I fully believe Gavin was able to add value to each individual. Note to beginners; you may get addicted and find yourself lingering in the camera section at every store after this! Thanks again Gavin, I’ll be back.
I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to go beyond Lightroom in post processing. Photoshop had always seemed confusing and frustrating for me. Gavin is an excellent teacher who has the ability to simplify the confusing parts and walked me through step by step until I felt confident in all the steps -from Bridge to Camera Raw Processing to Photoshop layers and back to saving for print or web. Besides being a very patient and positive instructor with a genuine desire to share his knowledge and skills, he has a great sense of humour that makes learning fun.
Gavin will take you through a steps in order for you to photograph and process the image with ease. Beautiful experience for the first time milky way shooter. Highly recommended!!
I just had to write you and tell you how excited I am to be able to use these presets! I didn’t even own Lightroom when I saw your advertisement for these presets, but between seeing your amazing photographic work and reading the description of this offering, I decided on the spot to go out and buy Lightroom and your presets. I just now downloaded them and played around a little bit and I am SO EXCITED!!!! I am an extreme novice with Lightroom, so I am just fumbling my way around in it until I get the hang of it, but already I am super-impressed with these presets. I started my vacation last night and I’m leaving today for a 3 day trip up to Mono Lake, CA to shoot the Milky Way! So the timing was perfect for me! 🙂
This is so much more than I could have asked for, especially considering the price. Thank you for this!!! I hope one day to meet you in person and personally thank you!
This was an incredible workshop that I would recommend without hesitation. Gavin has extensive knowledge of the region and how to adapt choice of location based on existing weather and light conditions to really get the most out of each shoot. His technique for shooting landscapes was new for me. It took a short period of time to get used to and then I absolutely loved it. I will never shoot landscapes any other way! Plus, he’s a funny and generous and an all-around pleasure to work with. This workshop really exceeded my expectations and I am so thrilled with the photographs I came back with.
Thank you Gavin!
I came into the course with limited knowledge and a new camera expecting to be overwhelmed by the photography jargon. I was pleasantly surprised with photographers of all levels and great tuition from Gavin. I took my skills from the basic composition of a picture to full advanced camera settings and digital post-processing in the space of 4 days! I would never have been able to do this without the workshop. As an added bonus you are in one of the most beautiful places in the world! I certainly now have the photography bug.
Would recommend Gavin’s workshops to photographers of all levels. Cheers