Mike Browne Photography Course Reviews
from our lovely students - photographers just like you...
It has helped me understand how to visualise a scene and use the settings on my camera to obtain the effects I want to create.
Paul Froggett (AKA Paul Frote on YouTube)
Hundreds of pounds worth of camera equipment has not improved my photography anywhere near the level achieved by doing this course.
I now know were the various controls are and what they do. (mostly without looking for them...) I understand depth of field and how to blur the background, I am not quite so sure how to judge focal length but I am working on it .
Thank you Mike, I've really enjoyed this beginners photography course it has been such fun and I've learnt so much! It really has brought new life to my photography!
I now have a much better understanding of the various non-auto functions, terminology, and the situations when to use them. Mike explains in detail throughout each week, followed by practical exercises for the user to complete.
Knowing how light works, how to use it and what to look for when creating the composition made a huge difference in my photos. Before, luck played a part in my shots - now I know what to do to take nice pictures and going from luck to knowledge is invaluable!
If you want to learn how to take better photos and understand your camera you need to do this beginners photography course. It is BRILLIANT , you can do it at your own pace plus you can refer back to any part at any time...
I am beginning to be more aware of the importance of natural light and how best to use it and I'm more aware of composition - looking more carefully at the subject, where to stand, positioning myself.
It is worth the money, Mike spoke so I could understand, and I loved the worksheets!
I've been taking photos with reasonably good cameras for ages but decided to take the Ultimate Beginners Course and have been very glad I did. My photography was intuitive and there were many things I didn't fully understand but got by. I am very glad I chose this course as it's put me onto the right track to full control.
Photography now seems more straightforward, I have better control of the camera and a better understanding of light.
I'm shooting raw images now, which I rarely did before. I understand the histogram better. I had experience with film photography and was comfortable there. Although I was an early adopter of digital, I never acquired the confidence with digital as I had with film. This is why I started with the Ultimate Beginner's Course...
I am very happy with the improvement in my photography as I have a greater understanding after completing this course.
I'm enjoying 7 Steps to Workflow Mastery but it's work in progress and I've literally had to start over from scratch!
Before I took Mike's course I had been taking photos for a while, and thought I was doing okay but could do with some tutoring. After completing the ultimate beginners course I realised I knew very little about my camera, and the fundamental's of photography - composition, light, exposure etc.
You won’t believe this, I just got hired to do some corporate photography...
I like your style and how the information is presented, I will be going back over it many times. There is gems in there like you pressing the DOF preview button which I use all the time, and get push back when suggesting it's value to getting the right aperture.
I look at things like composition and lighting differently now, plus what obscure subjects might actually be worth a try at taking a picture of...
As a learner of photography, I now have a much greater understanding of various parameters e.g., exposure, focal lengths, white balance etc. I am able to make much better use of my camera.
This is the third course of Mike's that I have purchased (I still have to finish 7 blocks of photography). I just feel that his style of delivery and straightforward approach fits what I need perfectly.
7 Steps to Workflow Mastery has helped me manage Lightroom properly.
The photography workshop taught me to slow down and think about what I want for the photo, what settings are required and move around looking it from different angles.
I was totally overwhelmed with info before and could not disseminate it all - I genuinely feared the camera. Now I'm the boss!!!!
The 7 Building Blocks of Photography Course has made me take more time with my photos and think about the shots instead of just clicking away. I find I take less photos but end up with a lot more quality photos that I'm happy to share.
So now after taking your "7 Steps to Workflow Mastery - Lightroom Exposed" course I can quickly, easily and confidently process batches of photos by following an efficient workflow process.
The whole course has made me think about my photos a lot more before pressing the button. For example being much more aware of the light and how it changes possibly minute by minute. It is going to take me a lot longer to digest all of the information but I will get there in the end.
Mike is a great teacher and takes you though each and every step when taking a photograph. Post processing techniques in the digital dark room is also a key element that is covered. I throughly enjoyed the Lanzarote workshop.
From week 1 this course made a difference to my workflow. I had images all over the place and had tried using several different filing systems which created a very messy Lightroom.
Now, I have one filing system which is organised and easy to use! I no longer import photos I don't want and understanding how to use smart folders and key words has made locating photos so much easier - happy days!
My goal was to learn to be more creative in my photography and broaden my overall skills and I definitely achieved both of these goals. The exercises and abundance of photo opportunities in the workshop pushed boundaries in many photo areas (landscape, street, night) and allowed me to grow in every area.
I was trapped into looking at too many disjointed videos of what other people can do, and of course, I couldn't do it with any satisfaction. You INVITED me to show what I could do; with your classic confidence and quiet expertise.
The beginners workshop increased my understanding of some basic concepts eg the compressing effect of zooming in and also making minor changes in your position. I was aware of these in theory beforehand but the workshop really helped cement them.
With Mike's guidance on the beginners workshop in Mudeford, it became obvious to me that I needed to open my eyes to the realms of photographic opportunities around me.
After the Zurich workshop there has been a marked improvement in the quality of pictures by losing inhibition of what people would say
I would be prepared to pay between £150-£200 for this course but I appreciate everyone has to adhere to different budgets. Most practical one day workshops I've been on locally have been priced at around £85. The 7 Steps to Perfect Pictures course is very good value for money and I'll always have the resources to refer to as and when I need to.
Despite having been using Lightroom for some years, this Lightroom course helped a lot with regards to the use of brushes, which I had avoided... and it was also helpful concerning the settings/parts of Lightroom that I don't use because I didn't see any difference using them - same as Mike!
7 Building Blocks improved my photography, I've been trying for a number of years and this course just linked it all together for me.
Now I can organise my photos and know exactly where everything is. It has also helped me keep just the keepers instead of having hundreds of pics I know I'll never look at let alone use. As always like you have managed to simplify a very complicated subject.
Excellent videos and notes, which make the process interesting and easy to follow. Looking forward to starting the course on post production next!
I have mastered most of the tools and creativity and am now going through the course a second time to go back over the bits I was unsure of. I've not had a chance to go out on a photo shoot and upload any images where I can try out these new skills but I will send you some images of future work.
I have a much greater understanding of my camera and the controls. I love working in manual mode over the semi auto modes now, even if it takes longer.
I used to use another program because I thought it was easier than Adobe products... but i just didn't know where to start and just got more confused and frustrated. Now my workflow makes sense and finding pictures is a lot easier.
7 Steps to Perfect Pictures has taught me how to gradually build up adjustments and revisit them. It has also introduced me to a creative workflow and given me considerably better knowledge of LR's capabilities