Recent Workshop Testimonials
I took the Death Valley, Through Your Eye course in December 2018. It was my first photography class, and after this experience, I know it will not be my last. David and Jennifer took time to scout out great shoot sites so that the participants could get great photos. They were super keen to timing, and being there long before the golden hour, and a bit after so that everyone could get great shots. Their style is low key, not persnickety, and they are not asking for perfection. The best part was their ability to adapt to all skill levels and make it worthwhile. They definitely made me, a newbie, feel good about how I could approach a shot, and learn from my mistakes. The post processing presentations allowed a lot of time for questions, examples and time to dive into how to make it work. I feel so lucky to have picked this as my first class, and know that my work will greatly improve, especially my post processing work! I highly recommend David and Jennifer, and really look forward to taking another class with them in the future.
I participated in the Anza-Borrego workshop this month led by David and Jennifer. It was a very enjoyable workshop and my expectations were exceeded. Both leaders were very welcoming and took good care of every workshop participant. The attention to detail was outstanding and every activity ran very smoothly. Both David and Jennifer have done a great deal of preparation in scouting the best sights providing the group with the best photographic experience possible. David's professional guidance helped me to take my landscape photography to the next level. I benefited greatly from David's picture critique session, an innovative workflow discussion and Lightroom and Photoshop sessions. Both hosts are very passionate about their work, nature, and environment and are dedicated to providing the best learning experience to their clients. Thank you, David and Jennifer, for the wonderful experience! Looking forward to the next workshop with David and Jennifer.
This was my first workshop with David and Jennifer, and I had a great time. Both were very helpful and available for questions and advise. They know the area well and we visited many different locations throughout Anza Borrego State Park and Borrego Springs. I look forward to my next adventure with them and will recommend them to my friends.
This was truly one of the best workshops I have attended. David and Jennifer are attentive, knowledgeable teachers, and two of the nicest people you will meet anywhere. I found the workshop to be an excellent mix of field time and classroom time, and I came away feeling more confident in my ability to take photos with strong compositions, and edit them properly afterward. I will happily take part in future workshops with them any time, any place!
This was my first photo workshop. I didn't really have any expectations going in but when it was over, I was sad it was over. I had a wonderful time with the group. David and Jennifer are very knowledgeable and patient. The weather didn't always cooperate but they were flexible in the scheduling and got us out to some really cool locations. The between shoot post-processing sessions were extremely educational. I finished the course a better photographer than when I began. I can't recommend it enough.
There are good photography workshops and bad photography workshops, and David and Jennifer are among the best. Small session sizes, extensively researched locations and intimate knowledge of the area, easy going and friendly, and the ability to determine your strong and weak points and work with them to make you a better photographer. They're not there to get their own photos, they make sure you're getting the best pictures you can. I've seen some workshops where the instructors turn their students loose to fend for themselves, but that's not what you'll get here. Always available, and always offering tips without being overbearing, David and Jennifer are the best.
This was a great workshop. A few things that I really appreciated: David sent handouts ahead of time, this allowed me to look over the material and make a point to ask about things I did not understand. Sometimes during the presentation, the amount of information can become overwhelming to process. Both David and Jennifer were easy to approach and ask questions. Like many other reviewers have stated, they are there to help you. I liked that we got to do both, take photographs and edit. I learned quite a bit about Lightroom. The small group size was nice. One felt like, you got the one on one attention time to ask questions. Definitely recommend a workshop with Exploring Exposure.
First class experience. David and Jennifer provided the exact right mix between support and freedom, instruction and relaxation. It's hard to imagine a better workshop. I learned about the absolute critical importance of great light. And I realized more powerfully than ever before the importance of careful composition. I am now a confirmed tripod-using, exposing to the right, (for me, black and white) photographer. Be sure to go on a workshop with these gentle, knowledgeable people.