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As I reflect upon the courses I have taken with you over the past two year
(Beginner, Advanced, Studio Lighting, Wedding & Private Lessons) I am
prompted to write to you both to express my sincerest appreciation.
It is great to see two people still so passionate about something after such a
long time in the business. I am so glad that you have chosen to share that
passion with others. Bob, you really are a technical and photo-editing wizard
and Colleen gives dedicated insight to the creation of her photographs every
step of the way. You offer the practical tools and support for people to find the
confidence and knowledge necessary to take the most amazing
I am appreciative of both the technical and motivational support I received
from both of you and it has definitely contributed to the success I’ve achieved
since opening my studio. Your direction has altered the way I take my
pictures in such a positive way! I look forward to putting all that I have
learned into action throughout my career!
I found your courses and explanations much more understandable than
those given in the books/articles I have read on the subject. I also enjoyed
the relaxed atmosphere during the courses and personal attention to my
“problem areas” during our private lessons. My confidence and skill level has
vastly increased with the wealth of knowledge and experience you have both
provided me with!
It is absolutely true to say that after attending your courses I see things in a
very different way and see opportunities for great photography where
previously I may have ignored. Thank you for reigniting my appetite to take
great pictures. You’re great coaches and I look forward to teaming up with
you again in the future and appreciate your support and encouragement as I
pursue my photography career.
I am happy to not only call you my mentors but my friends also. Thanks
again for everything!
Thank you so much for sharing your passion of Photography with me. I feel
that be taking the courses you have offered that my knowledge has
I have and will continue to recommend you both to anyone who is wanting
to learn more in the area of your expertise. Oh yes, and thank you for
lending out your camera and lenses...words cannot express my
Terri Lynn Blanchard
Terri Lynn took Beginners, Advanced and Wedding workshops.
I'd always dragged my camera everywhere I went, was the go-to photog for
the family and loved messing around with editing, but I was a slave to
automatic settings and wanted to know more about my DSLR's capabilities.
I didn't know it then, but my GREAT shots, were mostly flukes.
In my short few weeks attending Bob's workshop, I was forced out of my
comfort zone. I loved that there were weekly assignments - I had to get out
there and try things...gulp...off automatic. During the workshops, I'd ask a
question, Bob would chuckle and say "read your manual" and then proceed
to explain it in a way that I could understand. (If you're like me, your camera
manual is tucked nicely away in it's original plastic, full of intimidating
Having an experienced photographer like Bob critique my photos was
awesome. I could use the advice right away and it helped develop my own
eye. But the biggest thing Bob's workshop did for me was give me the
confidence to build a portfolio and start a photography business of my own.
I haven't shot on automatic in almost two years now. Go ahead, find the big
"M" on your camera and give Bob a call! You won't regret it.
Play Photography NS
Taking the Beginners’ Photography course finally got me out of Auto Mode.
The first night of class, I admit I was lost, but with the notes passed out to read
at home, fun homework assignments and helpful critiques, I enjoyed the
course very much and have lost any fears of adjusting settings to try
something new. Learning how to structure shots also makes for better pictures.
Bob is very knowledgeable in all areas of Photography. Many people
are...but what sets Bob apart is the ability to impart this knowledge in a
systematic, effective and progressive way. The classes are even FUN! Every
question and comment is valued and respected. Individual feedback is part
of the course, (which is really helpful) and Bob is very generous with both
time and expertise. It is remarkable to see the steady improvement in all of
our photos as we advance through the weeks. I LOVED it.
Kathryn Deveau / The Custom Cottage
I didn't realize how much I love photography until I took the introductory
course from Bob Federer. Through this course I increased my skill in using my
camera and knowledge of composition. The information was delivered at a
good pace and technical aspects were well explained. In particular, I enjoyed
the way in which the course was structured to apply what we learned. With
weekly homework submissions and feedback, both individually and as a
group, I had many opportunities for learning. As my knowledge and skill
increased I found my passion for landscape photography grew stronger. I
always look forward to that next outing with my camera.
Colleen and Bob are wonderful photographers in their own right. I have
worked with them on a couple of projects. They are easy to talk with, sharing
ideas and encouraging the creative side of their clients. I can see these traits
translating very well to their workshops.
I have learned so much from the beginners and advanced photography
workshops and can see an improvement in my photos. Will definitely
recommend Valley Photo Workshops to others.
Korona Lacasse Photography
Korona took Beginners and the Advanced workshops.