Mike Browne Photography Course Reviews
from our lovely students - photographers just like you...
The Ultimate Beginners Course is well worth the money. It is easy to follow and well planned.
Before the Ultimate Beginners Course I didn't have any sort of system, now after, I can look and think a lot better about what I am doing when I take my camera in the hand.
Mike is an awesome teacher. He provides a non-pretentious environment for learning that allows one to relax, have fun and learn. His structured approach for teaching photography is easy to follow and fun.
Really the folder tree was a great start, knowing that my photos would end up where I want them. Then key words, something that I had never paid any importance to, a very different story now.
I now have a much better workflow system than I did thanks to a more ruthless first edit and the use of Lightroom tools of which I was only vaguely aware.
I would say that if you have a sense of adventure, are flexible with what will happen, don't expect 5* luxury, want to be well away from the crowds and be in the company of fantastic guides and like minded people then what are you waiting for......?? Get signed up!
I now approach every day looking at the world with a photographers eye. My enthusiasm has infected my wife, she is now a keen photographer too and eager to learn new skills to take her camera out of auto mode.
I am a nature and landscape kind of photographer and I am now getting better photos in terms of composition and colour/exposure. I have posted several photos on the Ultimate Beginners Course facebook page and have even felt confident to post one onto the "Digital Photography: Photo contest group" where I have received some good feedback.
Since studying this beginners photography course I have learnt a lot, especially the funtions and controls on my camera.
It's been a blast - great company, fantastic atmosphere and an amazing country. Mike and Simon have a real gift for sharing their knowledge.
The Ultimate Beginners Course has put me in control of my photography.
Definitely would recommend the course, after having done the Ultimate Beginners Course first, they both go together like a hand in a glove!!
The Ultimate Beginners Course has helped me understand how to visualise a scene and use the settings on my camera to obtain the effects I want to create.
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.