“Roy teaches a thoroughly informative session on high speed flash hummingbird photography. Roy is both engineer and artist, in immense equal parts as far as I can tell. He lays the foundation by explaining the physics principles very clearly. These principles are applied to complete equipment set ups and a clear demonstration of operational techniques. When the shooting begins, physics and art come together rapidly supported by the student actually understanding the process. Although the shots from my session are average by Roy’s standards, I left with captures and knowledge that far exceeded my expectations.”
– Keith Brown, Amateur Photographer, Newbury Park California
“Roy, I was a bit excited after a quick look at the pics; but now that I’ve caught my breath I can try to express my appreciation for the course and for the opportunity to shoot the hummers. Not only have I come out with my best hummingbird pics but I feel that a door has opened into a new photo realm for me. As soon as I’m done processing the images I will take a look at your CD and begin to imagine how I can apply some advanced (for me) flash techniques; you will be getting some questions from me. The course was well worth the cost and I do believe it is an absolute bargain”
– Paul Abravaya, Photographer, Thousand Oaks, CA. www.paulsnatureimages.com
“The shoot was amazing and I learned a great deal….I found the total experience a wonderful opportunity because of your knowledge and attention to detail. Thanks for providing us an opportunity of a lifetime.”
– Mark Reden – Photographer, Woodland Hills, CA
“What a great afternoon! Literally hundreds of captures of hummingbirds. The difficult part was choosing which ones were more outstanding than the rest! Roy is a tremendous teacher and workshop leader. An awesome experience that I will always treasure.”
– Ray Laser – Photographer, Thousand Oaks, CA.
“Roy’s class is ‘top notch’. His love and knowledge of whatever animal he is photographing (whether it is spiders, mammals or hummingbirds) comes through clearly. You will learn a lot about attracting and feeding the birds whose pictures you will be taking. The setting is a beautifully landscaped backyard with picturesque hills at your back and a panoramic view at your feet. Roy has all his equipment on display, so when you decide to go to the ‘next level’ you know exactly what to do. If you never take another hummingbird picture again, the course fee is worth the knowledge and the pictures you will come away with (not to mention a very nice CD summary of the course) from a delightful afternoon of fun shooting. You can apply what you learn from Roy to close up lighting and photography in general. If you don’t come away with hundreds of hummingbird pictures, then there is something wrong with your camera (in which case, I’m sure Roy would loan you one of his!) If there was a course evaluation, I would check: Exceeds expectations!”
– Bob Peltzman, Photographer, Westlake Village, CA.