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I the past my photography was flat and lifeless due to lack of consideration to actual lighting, having done this course I have life and interest in my images through looking and thinking of what is happening especially with light.

Jim Kerins

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I the past my photography was flat and lifeless due to lack of consideration to actual lighting, having done this course I have life and interest in my images through looking and thinking of what is happening especially with light.

Jim Kerins

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Graeme-carroll

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I think Mike is one of the best educators around. His explanations make everything clear and he does it all in a very relaxed way.

Graeme Carroll

Neil-Lanternier

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This webinar was a great refresher for me with lot of new info for modern day cameras and the way things were explained was so easy to follow too. Thank you Mike, looking forward to the next one.

Neil Lanternier

For me it was absolutely value for money.  I now have worksheets and notes which I can watch and refer to over and over (slow learner) and because of my time constraints just now that suits me very well.  Your style of teaching suits me down to the ground and I find my understanding of some of the tricky issues has improved a lot.

Sally Johnston

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j-kimberleyHaving been impressed with the 7BB course it made sense to be able to keep track of all these new photos, but my main concern was how to organise my old photos so this LR course looked ideal. I was not disappointed.

Jonathan Kimberley

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Phyllida-profile-pic7 Building blocks help me think through a sequence of questions logically and piece different aspects together. Finally beginning to understand focal length a bit better. Block 8 videos showed the building block process brilliantly.

Phyllida Acworth

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Paul-Merhaba

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Was very wary of 'internet' photo courses, researched Mike and he had a good following with great feedback. Took the plunge. So glad I did, there were so many gaps in my basic knowledge and that was stopping me for getting the rewards for the work I was putting in.

Paul Merhaba

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Being able to find my way around my camera has given me the confidence to go out and attempt to take pictures in environments that before UBC I wouldn't have considered. UBC has taken away the panic and headaches caused by not knowing how to control exposure. It has left me concentrating on composure and lighting which are my weaknesses but I am working on them in your 7 building blocks course.

Gary Dyett

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Ga-Bee

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Thank you Mike, I always enjoy your tutorials, you have an amazing way of keeping it interesting and you explain things so well. I was able to attend your webinar live, as I live in Australia and would have been on my way to work at the time it was on. I look forward to seeing your next webinar and in the meantime, I will keep practising. :)

Regards Gaby

I am a lot more confident with the important controls on my camera, also by learnt much more about using my camera and where to find the controls.

Patricia Brooks

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SamSherouse

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I've always enjoyed listening to and watching Mike on his videos and in the Photography Locked Down competitions held. He has a natural, easy-going way of teaching people and helping them gain knowledge and understanding about the world of photography. He cares for those he teaches and is with. I would encourage every one to take any of his courses and see for themselves how true this is.

I know what I'm doing instead of guessing. Trial & error now has a purpose, because I know why & what I'm doing.  I can create instead of take (and hope) photos with a purpose in mind.

Kent Adams

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I've nearly always shot in auto mode and hoped for the best and was generally fairly happy. Have only gotten one great photo and lots of 'nice ones' this way in 10 years since getting my DSLR. Now I have a better understanding  of how the camera works, why it gets some things wrong and how to be analytical in making setting adjustments. Early in the course I got plenty of practice deleting the "dud" shots but now I get far fewer "dud" shots to delete.

Phil Habel

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In 1988 (when I graduated high school in the US), I took a photo class (developer, stop bath, fixer days.)  I had a Canon AV-1 and AE-1 back then. It is something I truly enjoy and have done since then. I feel like I am recapturing my youth.  I am getting much more serious about this hobby - hence the investment in UBC.

Jeff Cooper

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I would like to thank Mike for this course and for helping me get a better understanding of photography and camera usage. I can now go out with more confidence in taking photos. I look forward to taking my photography to the next level.

Philip Benbow

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lesley-mcguire

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The Choreography of Composition webinar was really good. Highly recommend for all levels of photographer, just gets that brain thinking again and for me moving those feet. Thanks again Mike for another awesome webinar even if it is a 4 am time slot here in Australia. Still worth it.

Anita-Urquhart

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Mike Browne's way of teaching is more like sharing his knowledge, with many examples included. His webinars and his courses are great fun and yet packed with information to improve any budding photographer's images. He inspires and motivates in his own inimitable style. You just want to get out there and put it all into practice! Downloadable notes are a great reminder of what you've been learning.

I have struggled for at least three years trying to learn Lightroom.  I have taken other courses and at the end was no better off.  With your course Mike I found it very interesting and easy to follow.  

David Haas

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Playing with shutter speed - to make water soft - not been game to do this before the course (see pic below) this was my first attempt please don't judge too harshly. Thanks for everything and I am signing up for Lightroom next...

Lesley McGuire

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Building blocks help me think through a sequence of questions logically and piece different aspects together. Finally beginning to understand focal length a bit better. Block 8 videos showed the building block process brilliantly.

Carolyn Eyles

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laurence-handI have owned a D3500 + Kit Lens for over two years. I thought I understood the Camera Controls and now I realise I did not understand them. Completing the UBC has helped me instinctively think about the settings I require for a particular situation --- it makes you think.Laurence Hand

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I think the biggest difference after completing the course  was that I now have a road map to follow..step by step, the 7 blocks go through your mind before you hit the shutter..an invaluable tool... thanks Mike!

Dan Ausec

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I would, and have recommended this course to friends. The benefits of having each aspect of photography laid out logically and clearly are apparent when you follow this UBC course.

Judith Stewart

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Before [UBC] I thought I was a good amateur photographer,  but looking back my results for a 'good photo' were pretty low. Now my hit rate has vastly improved and the number of pictures I am "proud of" have increased dramatically.

Norrie Anderson

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I am much more confident in how my camera works and what I need to do to achieve the look I want. I do need to practice further until everything becomes second nature, but I am very happy that I now understand terminology that sounded like a foreign language at first.

Noreen Brown-Bolton

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I have watched Mike's YouTube videos for years, and they started me on my journey in photography. The photography lockdown has helped me so much and given me a sense of community. It also has helped me stay sane during this crazy time. The class was the next step for me, and I really have loved it.

Ashley Butman

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The UBC confirmed to me some stuff I already 'knew' but explained to me how and why it worked, it also gave me plenty of 'oh, so that's how you do it' moments! As a result I feel I have a stronger base knowledge, and have more confidence that the shot I take will be somewhere near what I am trying for!

Ian

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john-marshall

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Just completed the Ultimate Beginners Course from Mike Browne. I've played with photography for some time without fully understanding what I was doing. This course not only confirmed stuff that I already 'knew', and explained why it worked, but also gave me plenty of 'Oh, so that's how it's done' moments! 

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I had Canon 5D for all these years with no basic understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO.UBC course is well structured and easy to understanding the basic elements you can control.I am looking forward to take next level up.

Itsuji Hatano

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lesley-mcguire

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Mike thanks for an awesome Light webinar. I didn't make the live one but watched the recording you sent through. Have learnt lots today. As always webinar easy to understand and very well presented. Keep them coming.

herve-guilbault-Gallais

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Just completed my UBC course and attended 2 webinars so far, going for more. Mike Browne teaching make it easy to understand how to use your camera settings, he is the kind of Dude you like to hang around with. The more you practice what you've learned the better you become. I am just at the beginning of my photography journey.....love it!

john-marshall

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Fantastic course, photography takes a lot of dedication and practice, but Mike explains it simply, really good teacher. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in photography, thanks Mike.

Before 7 Blocks I would go out and take loads of photos, now I am choosier in what I shoot it has also slowed me down and made me think more.

John Marshall

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Orion-Bellatrix

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The courses have given me strong impulses and I know it will continue to do so in the future. It gives me a great pleasure to learn from the worksheets, videos and webinars and to carry out the examples shown themselves. I notice a positive change in how I handle my camera and how I see the world more and more from a photographer's point of view. And it fills me with joy and pride when I succeed in pictures that I know I would never have made otherwise. 

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Definitely worth the money. I didn't know anything about photography but I wanted to start to learn. My sister who is a good photographer recommended Mike's videos. I loved them and wanted to have a better understanding of the things I really needed to know. Now I have them.

Shona

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Shona-Louis

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I loved Mike's photography course. I had to learn the basics and danced around in his videos for a while but kept getting confused about what I had to learn to get going . It has taken me a long time, longer than the 5 weeks, but that was due to my schedule and actually working at it. 

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Peter TorokfalvyThe value of this course goes beyond the monetary  value as it puts us in control of the expensive photographic gear we use in assisting the creation of memorable images. So, yes, excellent value for money!

Peter Torokfalvy

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When I'm finished with this UBC I will get the 7  Building blocks of Photography. Doing the Focal Length webinar on 6 August. To finish this UBC properly this going to take me bit more than 5 weeks, 3 hours a week is not enough for me, maybe I'm a slow learner....Ha ha ha!!!!

Herve Guilbault

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Changing the setting to STANDARD blew me away, along with taking onboard the white balance setting for the light I am photographing the object is in, in my case the shade of my shed. I am gobsmacked, rejuvinated, I was questioning this craft and whether I was cut out for it, but now fired up.

Dave Carrera

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A big thank you to Mike and his team for a thoroughly enjoyable and informative course. It's up to me now to go out and put my new found knowledge into practice and keep improving.

Chris Rochefort

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Susannah-Smith

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Lots of helpful advice provided in an easy to understand format. Mike provides a useful 'tool' of thinking of light like water which I found made things much clearer and I'm sure others would too.

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My sincere thanks to Mike for his extraordinary efforts in keeping  his followers and others focused on photography during Lockdown, a very difficult adjustment period for many. Whilst I don't do social media and thus, did not submit my photos, I found each weeks challenge educational, illuminating, and inspiring and gained significantly more skill for my participation. Unfortunately, due to a health emergency, I was unable to complete all the exercises but once mobile again, I will be going back to the weeks I missed, to ensure I continue to learn, improve and build confidence.

Jane Milloy

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I have never been a member of a Photographic Society or Club and apart from reading about photography, basically self taught. Now fully retired and having watched many of your instructional videos over and over again, I invested in your UBC. Wish I had done it before. I always need structure to improve which in turn builds confidence I want to take better photos not 'run of the mill'.

John Brackpool

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jason-moffatt

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Mike's webinar is like having a good old chat with a good mate.

Wilbur

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I think Mike explains things in a simple and easy to understand way. Good Teacher.

A big thank you to Mike and his team for a thoroughly enjoyable and informative course. It's up to me now to go out and put my new found knowledge into practice and keep improving.

Bob Kennedy

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Ultimate Beginners Course has everything you need to know to start shooting in manual. And Mike explains everything in a way that's easy to grasp.

Ann Marie

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I was taught photography in 1961 whilst in the military. It was set in tablets of stone and very formulaic. Throughout life I've just stuck to the formula and produced photographs of record quality because the last thing the military wanted was artistic impression or individualism. 7BB has shown me that artistic impression is not only allowed but encouraged and I can now be individualistic because I'm in charge...it's my picture!

Ivan Grange

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brian-hesketh

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What do you get when you have access to both Mike Browne and Simon Taplin during one of their Asia photography workshops? Lots of expertise, a photography-focused holiday, and lots of laughs guaranteed.

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