Reviews and Testimonials from SSP Students
I wanted to thank you for making photography somewhat easier. I have subscribed to your tutorials and I find them very easy to learn and understand. Being very busy with work, they allow me to learn at my own pace.
What you are doing for the photography community is really commendable and I applaud your dedication and passion; I enjoy your live sessions and photo tips. I often do not have the time to watch you live due to time difference and work commitment, but I make it a point to catch up with all your videos. If I may suggest, perhaps you can export all your video chats into your site for the subscribers to access from one platform, so they all can be in one place. Also, I want to give you some feedback and I am sure many may be in my plight too. I travel quite a bit for work and i'd like to be able to download your tutorial videos to my iPad so I can continue to follow along offline. Most of the time, I will have downtime during flight and airports and it will be good to learn during that time.
Recently I took a trip to Africa and I used some of the learning from your tutorials, and came back with some amazing shots. I was very proud of my improvements in knowledge and technique. I am still far away from being great but I am determined to learn slowly but surely.
Continue your great work and thanks for being a mentor for so many.
My friends were little skeptical in the beginning about learning photography through on-line video tutorials. This concept was really new to our country. Though I was doing photography for last 2 years, the learning was through observations and on-field experiments. At times I was worried that why my pictures are not sharp.
Once I enrolled for these on-line tutorials, I started going systematically through each module by module. I used to keep my camera in hand and playing with each learning. I went through these tutorials many times. I understood the importance White Balance and how to use it based on the situation.
After that I learnt about the technical detailing about stop value, using ISO, 18% Grey, Depth of Field, metering and focusing. Understanding of the exposure triangle - ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed and their relationship with each other, helped me to take good pictures. Most important learning was composition. How to compose the on field situation, understanding the behaviour of the subject and giving importance to the subject in the frame. This was further helped by 'Back-button-focusing'! My focus has now shifted from 'taking an image' to 'making an image'.
In my recent visit to Tanzania, I could apply these learnings, including pre-visualizing the situation on the field and I was very happy with the outcome.
I highly recommend photographers and amateurs who want to enhance their photography skills to go through these high-quality video tutorials. Another advantage is that you can watch these tutorials at your convenience and many times till you get satisfied. The yearly subscription is really good idea and these tutorials are available for you for full year once you subscribe.
Nevertheless your extensive knowledge sharing with excellent photographic skills has proven you to be the one of the best photographer and a mentor. Now your latest initiative on your learning portal has laid an undoubtedly a wonderful platform for all those budding/pro photographers to learn and to take their interest to their next level.
Not to restrict just for photographers, we see nature lovers and hobbyists are too admiring your pictures. This would just not only yield the interest in others to show their interest towards nature and wildlife, also creates awareness and responsibilities in them.
Your video tutorials are really worth watching, contents of the videos are very determining and simple for even those who are very new to photography.
For me … few concepts you have explained in the tutorials were very new and is helping me to try it out on the field. Thanks for sharing. Wish to see more work in coming days. Wish you have a great success. All the best.
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