After each workshop I send out a “Post Workshop Questionnaire” asking attendees for their input on workshops. Many of the quotes below are from these questionnaires. When you see referrals from workshop leaders like myself, you only see the good ones. Have we had some unhappy folks? Of course. Anyone who tells you they never had a unhappy customer is lying. However, I can honestly say that about 90% of the comments I get back are positive. My workshop attendee return rate every year is about 30%. I take a lot of pride in that.
Below are just a few referrals from over the years. Please contact me if you would like to talk with some past attendees who have offered a telephone referral.
Jack … I think of you whenever I am out in the field with my camera. I learned so much from you and always recommend your workshops to others. Thanks for your help and I hope to see you again at a workshop in the future.
With all the valuable information given before the workshop, the locations taken to during the workshop with the ability to change with weather conditions, the useful information given while in the field, and the offer to critique images even after the workshop is over; if there were awards for workshops (like Emmy’s and Oscar’s) yours should be up for nomination as the most complete workshop.
This was an excellent workshop experience, on a par with the best of the many workshops I have attended. Jack obviously has thorough knowledge of the locations photographed, and also obviously scouted them out in the days before the workshop to see which areas were best regarding fall foliage, etc. With all the pre-workshop info provided about locations, weather, equipment and gear suggestions, with all the motel and park permit arrangements, and with all the daily personal attention to be sure that each attendee was happy and getting what he/she wanted out of it, it was obvious how much work, care and attention Jack puts into the workshops which bear his name. Highly recommended. I’ll be doing it again.
Jack, I had a fantastic time at the workshop. I feel like I started to put everything together and produce some fairly decent images…not just pictures. I will definitely see you again in the near future. I can’t thank you enough for the time and effort you put in to the workshop and for helping me with my photography. I can tell you love what you do.
Take care and I’ll see you again soon!
This is a letter of recommendation for Jack Graham as a Photo Workshop Instructor. I have taken a variety of workshops since returning to photography including two from Jack. What sets Jack apart from the other instructors I’ve had is his “Philosophy on Photography”. Not only has Jack taught me the “How To’s” to create a great photograph, but also the “Why’s”. While continuing to take classes and workshops from other instructors, I have already booked this years major workshop with Mr. Graham.
I have attended several of Jack Graham’s workshops. What a great experience. Jack made his workshops the most memorable and enjoyable workshops I have ever attended. Communication was great from the time I expressed interest in attending right to the end of the workshop. He sent me a list of items he suggested I bring as well as an agenda on what, where and approximate times we would be shooting in various locations.
I hope to attend another of his workshops in the future. They’re always great.
I could go on and on about how great his workshops are. Jack is a great instructor, fun to be around, and takes the time to work with anyone in getting great images. He never just took us to shooting locations and left us alone, but instead, worked with us to get the great images that were there for the taking. I fully intend on doing another one with him in the very near future.
I considered myself a serious photographer and had attended a few workshops provided by others before I attended my first Jack Graham workshop. However, it was Jack who finally got through to me and inspired me to change much of how I go about making images. It was not until I attended a Jack Graham workshop that I began to employ many of the methods of a serious photographer. In addition to the great teaching he provides at his workshops, the post-workshop support he provides is like no other I have seen.
I needed a workshop that could give me a chance to work on both the technical and aesthetic sides of photography, and this one satisfied that need perfectly. Jack is one of the most knowledgeable leaders I’ve ever had at a photo workshop. There was never a question that they couldn’t answer.
The small group size was perfect for getting people organized and being able to move to other locations if needed, it also allowed for more interaction with the instructor. Jack knew the areas we were shooting very well and also was able to change locations quickly if a location wasn’t going to work out.
The location was great; I’ve lived in Ohio for 40 years and never been to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Jack was very knowledgeable of the area and all aspects of photography. I feel very comfortable with the camera technically; I wanted to improve my composition skills which I feel Jack was able to help me with.