We have been touched and gratified by the many thank-you notes and comments
we have received from our participants, including these from our various European workshops. For more comments from other workshops, click here.
"Thank you for all your help during the workshop in Ronda. I've been doing some editing on some of the images with Lightroom, and I'm getting used to working with the tools. I do appreciated all your explanations, information, and help during the workshop. I've walked away with so much info and knowledge about photography from the both of you.
"It was a fun and hard work week. I'm glad I signed up for the workshop and would love to do it again in the future."
An Vo, Texas, USA
"Margo and Arnie, I just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful week! We laughed, ate, drank, and photographed, and I learned so much and had a blast!
"Enjoy France - wish I was there..."
Melanie Shalam, New York, USA
"The opportunity to photograph Andalucia was excellent; the opportunity to do it with Margo and Arnie was phenomenal.
"I will always remember Margo saying "Watch those intersecting diagonals!" But the best part, for me, was Arnie's response to my request for a holistic evaluation of my photographs. He told me things I needed to hear, and he gave me assignments that helped me broaden my range of skills.
"I will always be grateful for that guidance. I am a better photographer because of y'all. "
Nat Dean, Florida, USA
"I obviously can't thank you and Arnie enough for all your generosity ... you guys were amazing! Considering I was only there for a week, I learned a phenomenal amount, and I have so many wonderful memories to go with it! I've been doing my best to go out and shoot when I'm not at work (even though Vermont isn't quite as exciting as Italy), and I think I've had some successes. I couldn't have asked for a better graduation present or better people to spend it with. I loved meeting everyone else in the workshop--what a fun group of people!
"Jon had an incredible time as well (I've never seen him so relaxed!), and he really appreciated your willingness to let him tag along and see so much of Sicily.
"Thanks again for everything! It was such a wonderful experience, and I hope I have the opportunity to do something that awesome with you guys again!"
Katy Towers, Vermont, USA
"Hey, what a GREAT time! This was our third European workshop, and we never seem to get tired of them! New people, new places, and learning all the time! The wine never seems to be bad, either.
"The first time that I saw what the others in the group were shooting, I knew that I was going to have to step up my game. I'd need to stop and look a little harder and not just shoot the usual snapshots that I tend to do. I'm afraid that I'm just a vacation photographer at heart, but Margo and Arnie ask the questions and make the suggestions that get you to see more in the image than what I'm used to looking for. Finding the essence of the photo, by Margo saying, 'Remember what drew you to the image,' and Arnie repeating the mantra, 'Simplify and isolate.'
"I figure that about three or four more workshops and I'll begin to get it.
"Again, it's just plain fun, traveling, meeting people, eating well, and learning photography all at the same time! What more could you ask for!"
David Enochs, North Carolina, USA
"Thank you so much, couldn't have been better in so many ways - sights, sharing, learning, fun....." (except for more - even longer days and longer nights for sleep)"
Joanie Alexander, North Carolina, USA
Wine Country of France workshop struck the right
balance between shooting, processing, critiques,
and good fun. The lessons were designed to challenge
how we think about photography as well as provide
perspectives that can lead to more personal creativity.
In Burgundy we were able to get into places and
meet people your average wandering person would