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"I want to sincerely thank you for the courses in Studio Lighting and Off Camera Flash. I was not satisfied with the photos that I was taking of my daughters. They just were not impressive to me. From Studio Lighting I learned about the types of equipment as well as how to use light to create form and shape and some basic set ups. From the Off Camera Flash class I learned how to create the effects using only a Speedlite or two with a reflector. The result is that I have leapt in progress as a photographer and am now able to take much better photos without breaking the bank. Attached is a photograph that I took of my 10 year old daughter during my first attempt at using the techniques at home. I have much to learn, but I really love the photos that I am taking." Keith C.
"I had a blast with you all on Saturday. Was just nice to be around everyone and watch them shoot. I always love to see what John does with the models. Susan, you are a super gifted teacher and I have learned so much from you both :) I consider myself very blessed to be a part of your group of students." Valerie C.
"I just want to thank you so much for my first class!! I don't know when I have learned so much, so quickly and been so comfortable with someone's style of teaching. You filled every minute with information and were patient when I jumped subjects every 5 minutes! I am really looking forward to more classes." Kim R.
"I just wanted to thank both of you for a great class on Saturday. I didn't realize until we got started how intimidating it would be to be instructed on such a personal level by two amazing photographers but both of you made feel comfortable and never once did I ever feel talked down to. I feel like I came away a more comfortable and knowledgeable aspiring photographer and for that I feel like I owe you a debt. I can't thank you guys enough! You guys are worth every single penny and if I come across any aspiring photographers I will make sure to send them your way." Steven R.
"I've been thinking about what a pleasure it was to take Studio Lighting with you and John. You are gifted teachers and great people. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with me! I had mentioned to John about taking a wedding workshop at the end of June, and for financial/scheduling conflicts I'm going to hold out for the next one. I'm really looking forward to taking another workshop with the two of you, I learned so much in such a short time! Alyssa B.
"Thanks again for the great class last night!! I had high hopes I'd learn something useful, but had no idea it would be so comprehensible and so easy to put into practice immediately. I've always been afraid of flash because I had no idea what I was doing, and after seeing two or three or eighty terribly blown-out images, I did everything in my power to keep away from using flash. Well, thanks to you, I already know how to begin applying the lessons, and can't wait to see the difference this makes in my work." Mike S.
"I finally had a chance to sit down and work with the program (Lightroom). I am amazed at how much I was able to pick up from you. This was exactly what I needed to get on track. My photos already look noticeably better." Dave C.
"Loved the class Saturday. thank you so much for all your knowledge and enthusiasm. it has really filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge with the transition from the old school camera to my digital one. looking forward to next week!" Grace M.
"I gave the pictures to the couple and they told me that a lot of my pictures came out better than their professional photographer and it was all thanks to what your classes have been teaching me, so thank you again. You've given me photography bug and I can't wait to learn more and apply it." Bryon I.
"Just wanted to thank you for a productive & effective class on Friday. Thanks again for a wonderful evening! You both are always very willing to share your knowledge & experience with us novice photographers & that's what makes all the difference in the world. " Jen C.
"Thank you, Susan! I really enjoyed the class. I feel like I have much better understanding of my camera. I'm looking forward to taking other classes/workshops in the very near future."
"I have not thanked you properly yet for a wonderful instruction you gave me on Sunday. I did see the light in the end of the tunnel and am very grateful for that. Hands on experience with professional guidance was what I needed. Thanks again for your good natured guidance. It was very pleasant, fun and educational. I definitely do not say that about all the classes that I have taken."
"I loved your Intro class, and it helped me dramatically in taking photos tonight of the fireworks and of my family in the dark."
"I recently took an off-camera flash class at Harmon's. It was definitely one of the best classes I have taken to date! John was very knowledgeable on the subject and able to present it well. Not only did he know the subject but he was able to share it at the level of the class participants so that I walked out feeling like I better understood flash and felt more confident in how to use it, and even master some of the techniques he taught us."
"Hi Susan, I really enjoyed your class and look forward to taking some others. The hands on projects really helped me understand and visualize what was occurring with the pictures. You are such a great teacher, I found it very easy to learn from you. I've been telling all my friends about your class and showing off my new skills."
"I really enjoyed the class - it was so much fun. I learned so much. Thanks for answering all my questions so thoroughly. You and John are really fabulous teachers!"
"John is a great teacher, I also had lots of fun in his class. Who thought that f stops are entertaining? The teacher makes the difference! Seriously, I already think differently - bouncing surfaces, bounce cards, and do not miss the dome at all!!!"
"I had a blast and learned quite a bit. I was really unsure about lights. I think I'm in love! "
"I have enjoyed you and John very much and I have spoken highly of your company and classes. I wish I had known of you years ago! I look forward to future classes. You guys have changed the way I look
through the camera! Thank you both so much!!"
"Thank you for a fun and helpful workshop. I especially enjoyed working with John and learning about how he goes beyond the rules and creates edgy images."
"I want to thank you for including me in that Leu Gardens shoot last May. Although I seriously screwed up my color profiles between initial post-processing and submitting them for consideration, I did manage to get one picture accepted for the Leu Gardens book. Better yet, my partner and her son got three pictures included, and that led to a very nice article in the Sentinel this past weekend."
"Thank you so much, Susan (and John)! It was a fabulous class and I feel like I can apply several things to my personal photography!"
"What an incredible presentation you gave last evening"
"Great class from start to finish.. I really enjoyed a lot."
"Thank you for the Studio Lighting class. I learned a lot and enjoyed it very much!"
"You have a beautiful gift of relating to others"
"Thank you again for the Canon Rebel class you taught. It was so incredibly helpful to me; I feel more in control of the camera rather than it controlling me."
"I wish to take this opportunity to extend a personal thank you for your teaching talents specifically in the art of Nikon Speedlight photography".
"Thanks, again, to both of you for an excellent (Studio Lighting) class. I think this was my favorite one so far. Great mix between theory and hands-on. I will definitely recommend it."
"It was because of your shared insights that my photography business radically changed and so did the quality of my work for my clients."
"I just wanted to thank you again and let you know how much I enjoy taking your classes."
"I have to say the studio lighting class was absolutely amazing. I had so much fun in class learning about a topic that I knew so little about going in to. I've already recommended it to several friends of mine."
"What a GREAT presentation last evening. You so totally waxed poetic with your zeal on this particular software product and we were quite impressed, not only with the software, but also in how you made it come alive for us"
"The class was very good, just what I needed."
"I owe you and Susan a thank you note, as always both of your insights helps me grow like you can't imagine."
"Great (off-camera flash) class last night... thank you very much.. Please tell John he does a great job... The PDF is great."
"Great job with the Posing 101 class. Loved it! There were so many tips and tricks to remember."
"I wanted to thank you and John for the great workshops that I have attended. The instruction has always been great and I appreciate the opportunity to watch the "Pros" work."
"Great class from start to finish.. I really enjoyed it a lot.."
"Thank you so much, It was a great class, I always learn so much from you and Susan."
"I just wanted to take a moment and tell you how glad I am that I took the Nikon class that John taught.. After the class, I haven't even bothered to put my setting on Auto. My pictures look better and I like that I have complete control over how they look."
"I just wanted to say thank you for offering these classes and look forward to just how much more I can learn."
"Susan and John, Thanks for a fantastic workshop! It was great instruction and a fun shoot. When is the next shoot....can't wait!"
"Thank you so much for your time and ingenuity: putting on such a worthwhile, fun event. Seeing Joe's method and intensity up close was truly inspiring. Perhaps unintended, you two are my new unofficial mentors."
"Last night's class was fun, interesting and relevant. Kudos to you and John."
"Thank you so much for your assistance. You are quick and precise as always!! I enjoyed your class tremendously. You are very clear and to the point. I think you give great examples and explain things in ways that everyone can understand. I especially like that you ask to make sure we do understand what you are explaining and then you do the hands on."
"Outstanding! Joe Drivas's passion, knowledge and business savvy made the workshop a success. It was a fun, eye-opening experience about an approach to commercial photography about which I knew very little beforehand."
"I wanted to say to the both of you. I have enjoyed your classes and I have intentions on attending more. You both are very sincere, knowledgeable, and hospitable. I am so glad I have found you and enjoying meeting everyone including the both of you."
"I really enjoyed the workshop on Sunday and look forward to attending future classes and workshops."
"I am attaching a picture from the seminar yesterday. I had a blast and I will definitely will be doing more!!"
"Thanks for a fantastic workshop! It was great instruction and a fun shoot."
"I am a big fan and supporter of your school!"
"First, let me say thank you for the awesome class last night about on - camera flash. I really learned a lot and have already begun practicing the techniques on using manual and ambient lighting. I am so happy that I found you guys and have already recommended you to several of my friends."
At Harmon's School of Photography we believe that the best advertisements come from our students, many of whom come back again and again for classes, workshops and field trips.
We are thankful for their loyalty and for what we have learned from them.
We greatly appreciate the positive feedback and many kind comments we have received about our classes.
We will let our students speak for us.