Mike Browne Photography Course Reviews
from our lovely students - photographers just like you...
I loved the relaxed Lanzarote workshop atmosphere, the banter, the informal way in which knowledge is imparted and interacting with fellow photographers for nearly a week really got the creative juices flowing.
I am using manual mode exclusively. I feel I am getting more in control. I need to practice more. I know I have a lot more to learn especially composition.
Ultimate Beginners Course is taught in a simple, friendly and effective way. Lots on the worksheets and the tasks move in a logical format. Already there are improvements that can be seen and I was controlling the camera in a way I haven't before.
Ultimate Beginners Course is bargain of the century with all the knowledge that you're given - in a way that is easy to understand and not overly technical. Plus the way it's delivered in bite size chunks stops you from being overwhelmed with information.
You teach in such a way that after you finish a lesson you want to put everything into practise and has you look forward to the next lesson. I was actually disappointed after the last lesson, thinking I had nothing to look forward too the next week. I want to carry on learning.
I would highly recommend the Ultimate Beginners Course to anyone that is starting out and wants a logical sequence of how to move forward taking beautiful photos they can be proud of.
I almost didn't take the Beginner course, but am so glad I did. My photos improved immediately, and more importantly I feel I know how to actually practice to become a better photographer. I appreciate how organized the course is, the printouts are great. Very useful reference.
Beverly W Del Giudice
7 Steps to Perfect Pictures has made my work time quicker, and not so frustrating to do. Much more happier with my pictures, and that I actually know what to do and what the tools can do - this saves me from a lot of frustration.
I had a basic understanding of the 'technical' aspects of photography and camera settings, but the Ultimate Beginners Course has given me a much greater understanding of the 'creative' side of photography.
Since Ultimate Beginners Course I know what the camera controls are for.
Since Ultimate Beginners Course I have completely moved away from the auto settings and now shoot in both manual and semi-auto modes putting me in control of my photography.
Before taking this Ultimate Beginners Course I would spend too much time fumbling with settings, often unsure as to where to start and usually miss the shot...
Mike's Ultimate Beginners Course filled all the gaps left from the college courses, I'm still practicing both the exercises and the suggested photo shoots to really lock it all in place in my brain and make it second nature.
Before the Ultimate Beginners Course I never moved out of auto. Now I have just done a photo shoot for my daughter all in manual mode and it didn't seem daunting at all. I can't say a big enough thank you!!
Mike's Ultimate Beginners Course on Photography has encourage me to get out and take photographs using the knowledge he has given me over the last few weeks.
I have just received a certificate for finishing the Ultimate Beginners Course on Photography from Mike Browne in England so I am giving a few words about the course.
It's precise, to the point and detailed. It will teach you very quickly how to be proper photography if you want it!
Absolutely worth every penny! Before the Ultimate Beginners Course I was an absolute beginner and knew nothing about photography (other than point and shoot in auto mode). Now, after the beginners photography course I understand so much more about exposure, composition and lighting and no longer have to shoot in auto mode.
There are two main things I got from 7 Building Blocks: 1. Settings don't create a picture - a picture gives the settings. 2. Camera doesn't take the picture - you take the picture.
I definitely recommend this beginners photography course - learn how to use your camera, even if you have owned it for a while. It is eye opening, literally.
If you want to do more with your photographs and learn the basics of lightroom 7 Steps to Perfect Pictures is perfect. Thanks for a great course!
After 7 Building Blocks I've learned to think like a photographer.
John A. Koehm
7 Building Blocks is the best photography course on the market.
This beginners photography course has improved my knowledge of photography and the limitations of a camera irrespective of price or sophistication. I know the reasons why I take poor to mediocre photographs, all that's left to do is practice, practice practice!
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.