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3 Day Workshop
Students Are Talking About Our Workshops at Beavers Bend in the Fall
"Interested in photography? Take a class with Kevin. He's fantastic."
"Great teacher! Very patient and always making sure I understood. Learning in the classroom and then going out and applying what we learned was so helpful!! Would recommend this class to a friend for sure!"
"Even though I am pretty familiar with basic photography, the course really brought me up to speed with digital techniques and familiarization with my own equipment and its capabilities."
"I came into the Beavers Bend Fall Photographers Boot Camp knowing nothing, other than I liked other's photography. I left the workshop with a wealth of usable knowledge, and an ability to create lovely photographs. I am very happy I went, and am excited about my new hobby."
"I just wanted to tell you again how much I enjoyed the workshop. I felt like I got a lot out of it and I loved your teaching style."
"I learned a lot of technical things about photography, but the personal experiences that Kevin shared really touched my heart! It was great to see the positive things people are giving back to the communities in which they live. I'd recommend this class to anyone who has a desire to make new friends & see the world in a new way."
"Kevin Gourley has it together from beginning to end! His attention to detail has you prepared for anything so that your experience is at it's best. The information is great and he presents it with humor. We had a great time! Kevin and Gail are very nice people and a joy to be with. I would recommend any of Kevin's classes!"
"Kevin is a great instructor. I really appreciated how organized Kevin was and how he truly maximized our instructional time by adapting the schedule for the weather. The classroom location with nearby trails made it easy to run outside and put the classroom training to use."
"The Beavers Bend Fall Photographers Boot Camp at Beaver's Bend was an amazing experience. I had already taken Kevin Gourley's Photography 101 class, but found I still learned a lot going through it the second time. The added benefit of the hands-on experience and ability to ask questions on the spot really helped me understand how to adjust my camera settings. Kevin did an amazing job of adjusting the schedule to the rainy weather we experienced so that we were able to be in the field as much as possible. Kevin and Gail explored the park ahead of time and knew exactly where to take us to get some amazing shots. They are great hosts and really know how get a group of complete strangers to gel. I came away from this workshop knowing much more about photography and made some great new friends. Thank you!"
"Kevin is a fantastic teacher and has a great ability to communicate to all ability levels and backgrounds. He truly loves what he does and it shows. His sense of humor and positivity are great to work with. He has a great knowledge of the many camera bodies and lenses and their quirks and is able to adjust the walks in the park as the need arises due to weather because of his knowledge of the park which is a great benefit. I'd recommend this class to anyone - beginner and advanced alike!"
"Beavers Bend provides a beautiful setting in which to hone photography skills, and having Kevin there to take us to all the best spots and provide coaching made the experience fun and valuable."
"Kevin's workshop was better than I had expected or imagined. First, the organization was incredible. Despite making adjustments for impromptu photo ops or lighting, everything was still organized. Having class time to review basics and apply knowledge to trip conditions was good as well. Kevin also allows you to be comfortable asking anything and will work with you to achieve the picture you want to capture. The park was so beautiful and having locations already scouted for photo opportunities was great."
"To me, taking a class like this is like hiring a guide to take you hunting or fishing. You may be comfortable using your equipment, but you may not know the best place to take it for the end result you desire. In this case, amazing photographs!! Kevin was very knowledgeable about the park, and knew what places were best to photograph and the best time of day to be at those location. Kevin's teaching skills and photography know how were like an added bonus when you were stumped by your camera. Kevin offers a positive learning environment where you are encouraged to ask questions and never made to feel like you should know the answer already. My advice to anyone interested in learning or furthering their photography know how? Take Kevin's Classes!"