These comments go back a when I was teaching group classes and I have included them typos and all.
For more recent comments please check out the Yelp Reviews. Unlike some Yelp reviews, these are not cooked reviews and personal references are available.
Thanks for all of your comments - helps me to fine tune the presentation. Of the people who provided feedback 97% said that they world recommend this class to a friend -working for a 100%.
Thank you so very much Glen- you have been much more than a photography teacher! B*** has not only started to really embrace the art and skill of photography but is feeling much better about himself! For that we are most grateful!!! May 14, 2016
Jim R. Got a deal through the excellent 'Living Social' website to attend one of Glen's introduction to digital photography 3 hr sessions. Excellent. Glen's an accomplished speaker/teacher: calm, clear, patient, assured, humorous and knows his subject. The time flew by. He gave us all invaluable photocopies of the information and talked as through all the basic aspects of photography. I would recommend his classes to anyone who wants to get a clear understanding of how a camera works and how to take great pictures. I'm always a little worried about ending up spending time with a crackpot teacher and wasting money. Not here. Wonderful man, great class. 1/27/12 4 Stars Yelp - Glen Graves Photographer
Mathias S. Attended Glenn's course "Introduction to the Craft of Digital Photography" in Santa Clara and it was great! Content was very balanced between technical know-how of cameras and photography and best practices how to plan, compose and shoot great pictures. Highly recommend the class to anyone who knows the basics of their camera and wants to start putting it all together. 1/23/12 4 Stars Yelp - Glen Graves Photographer
Cherryll S: Just attended Glen's Intro to Digital Photography class. Great combination of technical information and creative design for the novice. Encouraging and fun class! Glen Graves photographer Facebook Page
Nancy J. W. : Thanks Glen! It was a GREAT class and I really appreciate you making yourself - and your expertise - available to newbie/wannabee photographers like me! Can't wait for our first field trip! PhotoArts Main Facebook page
Too much beginner material. Too much showing of his own work. Not enough digital camera work. Not hands-on enough. January 22, 2012
He is an excellent teacher. The course was well crafted and well taught. I look forward to taking more courses from him. January 22, 2012
Very informative. He was able to explain in simple terms the relationship between lens opening and shutter speed for optimum picture insulation. I would very much recommend Glen to anyone interested in photography. And he is a nice guy. He has the patience to work with you so you can grasp the concept. January 22, 2012
Great Intro/overview class if you know nothing about using the manual settings on your camera and want to learn more. Would recommend at least reading up on f stop, shutter speed and ISO before you go to the class... Glen is a great photographer and I can't wait for the field trips!
January 23, 2012
very informative and useful information to get you going on your own January 23, 2012
I attended Glen's Introduction to Digital Photography seminar. It was a perfect mix of technical information (for the amateur photographer) combined with creative composition. He's knowledgeable, informative and inspiring. Look forward to attending other workshops Glen presents. January 25, 2012
Very informative, but BORING. And not enough personal attention that I needed with my camera. Lotta talk, not alot action. January 25, 2012
More hands on instruction would be very helpful when learning the different settings etc., its hard to know how things work until you try it on your camera. But overall great class and valuable information. Can't wait to start shooting! January 25, 2012
Amazing class. Glen renewed my passion for photography. February 19, 2012
Glen was really organized, had great input, advice and information. I learned to much during that time, well worth it!! February 19, 2012
Thank you for a most informative, well prepared class. Your photos are beautiful and informative. I really appreciate your desire to share and teach the art of visual beauty as it really exists. I plan on taking more classes in the future. February 20, 2012
I enjoyed the class would love to do a field trip as part of part 2 after the introduction. February 21, 2012
I was under the impression this was a introduction class for people getting to know the basics in how to use their digital camera. It was very confusing and should of been taught to intermediate or advanced people. I heard a lady in back of me comment that even after taking this class three times she would still be confused. I feel it was a waste of money for me. The instructor was very pleasant. April 2, 2012
I enjoyed the class. Great info and handouts. Wonderful sense of humor! April 18, 2012
Very informational. Instructor provided a lot of information and provided helpful printouts. He answered all questions and made good use of the four hour class. April 19, 2012
Not only was it professional but it was a very comforting environment. I felt extremly comfortable with Glen. I can't wait to do it again. April 26 2012
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The following are comments from two Zone System MeetUps.
August 23, 2014
The Zone System - Getting it right the first time.
Very informative! Thanks for taking the time to explain things so throughly, Glen. (And for those that, like me, missed the info night meeting, it's definitely worthwhile to attend this follow-up!) M.
Thanks for your time and dedication, Glen. Great venue for explaining and practicing being in the Zone(s). LW
Glen was a great teacher. I learned a lot. He was patient, answered everyone's questions and really did a great job at the event. MM
Wonderful lesson Glen, thank you so much for helping us understand the theory and putting it into practice. Beautiful day for a demo too :) DP
Thanks, Glen. Very informative and fun! MS
Much appreciation for the time and effort it took to put together this meet up on the Zone System. Thank you so much. HB
Thx Glen for all the work entailed in putting this together, great job! MMB
Glen did a great job of teaching us and giving time to(sic) ML
Glen thank you for showing me how to make Manual Mode easy to use. Previously I seldom used it; since my exposures were often off. Now I will start using Manual Mode. I plan on pasting your guidelines on the back of my grey card. JN
Good job, Glen. Well taught JH
Glen was patient and determined we would understand and be able to use the Zone System intuitively if we kept notes on the intention of each shot and the success of our attempt. I am glad it will be given again. EL
Thank you Glen for taking the time and putting in the effort on Saturday to help us with the manual settings approach to making photographs. Hopefully, that instruction, plus learning how to use the Zone System will help many of us become better photographers. You are a real asset to our club. I thought it was very worthwhile, but I have a lot of practicing to do. ES
I finally got it. Thank you Glen. RE
September 13, 2014
With more photos popping up, it is fun and enlightening to see all the perspectives... and so much talent. Again, thanks Glen, for your help and insight and tons of tips & pointers!!! Thanks Glen, very helpful!! KM
This outdoor class, graciously hosted & coached by Glen--- sure got me back into my creative wave… even though I initially, couldn't find some functions on my new (apparently more complex) Sony camera. Fortunately, I seemed to sense how to toggle to, & adjust the aperture, after I selected the correct ISO, while in Manual mode--- which I happily played with for the very first time, (and was thrilled to use); while I'll upload some light-to-dark Seminary photos asap! Thank you so much Glen, for your kind & enthusiastic inspiration… to coax me out of my comfort zone, by getting me into using +/- zeroing out, to get some detailed light-to-dark, high contrast photos! Great! :-) T
Wonderful information, Glen Graves opened up a new door for shooting in manual mode. Very educational and enjoyable 2 hours. Fantastic meetup! LW
Glen Graves was great at giving an important explanation of the zone system as it applies to digital photography. He also took the time to answers each participants questions. He also shared the importance of shooting in manual mode versus "automatic" on a digital camera. I look forward to future meetup with his leadership. Thanks Glen. BH
So many light bulbs of understanding went off I think I'll be lit up for a year. This was a great workshop. I finally understand and mostly embrace the use and need of the manual setting. And I really appreciate your comments regarding when to use the Auto settings. GT
Thank you, Glen. Very much enjoyed today - and now challenged to get it right in camera! SD
I got the most out of this two hours and learned to use my camera! PS thank you Glen.MG
Glen, thank you! I've read about grey cards for decades, but never used one. This really does work! Thanks again. SS
Great location, and learned a lot about exposure. Thanks Glenn. Great meeting everyone.