from a few program students:
Charlie, I would like
to thank you for sharing your expertise with me throughout this
course. When I finish a photo shoot or finish retouching a photo
in Photoshop, I am amazed at how much I have learned. A year ago
I could not have imagined that I would have experienced so much.
Hello , I
wanted you to know that the commercial class was perfect for
what I needed in Photography. I am so pleased with my ability to
photograph, I got exactly what I was hoping for .You were really
helpful and patient returning every question I had, Being a self
taught photographer I had no idea what I was missing or what I
needed to achieve these beautiful images.
I hope one day
I can go full time into the commercial field but until then I'm
so excited about my Portraits and Wedding photos. I'm not sure
if there were any thing after the portfolio but I really enjoyed
the class and just wanted to say thanks so much.
Charlie was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and vested in my
success as a commercial photographer. Without this course, I am
confident my business would be nowhere as successful as it is
now. It not only gave me the skills and confidence I needed to
launch my commercial photography line of business, but
dramatically improved my portraiture skills and made me a strong
competitor in senior photography in my area.
(Note: Brad started this course in
September 2008 and as you will read below, was quite happy and
his work was extraordinary. In March 2009, before Brad completed
the program, he was offered a full time staff photography job.
Way to go Brad!)
I just finished the first module (out of 3) of Charlie's
commercial photography course and all I can say is thank you so
much Charlie! Making money shooting photos has always been a
dream of mine, and as far back as I can remember I have stared
at magazines and wondered how the photos were made. I have now
been given more than just the basics of lighting and have
grasped the information enough to really begin getting my name
out there as a professional photographer. Several of my friends
have commented on how my photos have gone from good to
professional in just a few short months. I just started my own
photography website and nearly all of the content has been
photographed since starting the commercial photography program.
I have done alot of publicity shoots recently and had a few
published pieces, and I think that once I finish module 2 and
head into the final chapter of the course, I will be making all
of my income from photography. Charlie's advice is priceless:
being a 30-year professional, he sees details in the photos I
send to him for critique that I would not have seen with my
amateur eye. He constantly has me thinking outside of the box
and I already feel confindent when shooting most any subject
matter, even things I've never tried before. I'm usually
self-taught in everything I do, and I figured Charlie's course
would help accelerate my learning curve, which it definitely did
in a big way, but I was not prepared for the amount of knowledge
Charlie offers in this course as far as things that I may not
have ever discovered on my own. The course is challenging and
requires commitment, but that's exactly what I was looking for
at this point in my life and I have not looked back since I
started. I'm so excited to see how much further refined my
technique will get with Charlie's help!
Thanks so much Charlie!