We have been touched and gratified by the many thank-you notes and comments
we have received from both our participants and those whom we fondly
call our "spousal units," including these from various Scouting & Shooting days before our workshops. For more comments from other workshops, click here.
"Hi! Thank you for the most wonderful photographic experience! You and Arnie are excellent teachers, and I am so energized!"
... and later ...
"It sounds a bit corny, but a Scout-and-Shoot day followed by the Summertime on the Maine Coast has changed my "photographic life". I have been involved in photography since childhood and have taken six courses at an adult photographic school, but it was my experience with Margo and Arnie that was most pivotal and enlightening!
"I started the course "documenting life", and in less than one week, the way that I appreciate color, light, and composition took a major step towards creating art! When asked to define my goal on the first morning with Margo and Arnie, I stated that I wanted to create an image that I would be proud of and happy to hang on the wall of our home. I not only reached that goal, but my wife and I have selected eight images to frame and hang in our family room!
"Margo and Arnie have an endless knowledge base to share and help students develop and improve at their own pace. A kind nudge, recurrent reminders, and encouragement are provided in a non-intimidating but professional fashion. This, with a generous dose of humor, makes the Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures an exceptional experience! I returned home with new-found enthusiasm and the desire to sign up for another course!
"Margo and Arnie, thank youfor helping me begin to create art! "
Marc Laufer, Massachusetts, USA
"In today's environment, most of us have limited discretionary funds. We really need to decide what will give us the biggest return on our investment ...invest in the Scouting/Shooting option and do not leave early the last day. Both will have a huge impact on your learning which will show in the photographs that you make and the enjoyment you get from photography.
"Scouting/Shooting with Margo and Arnie was the foundation that I needed since digital photography was new to me. We also went to a beautiful location that was not practical for a group the size of a workshop. An opportunity to photograph in this secluded location with the setting sun, the shell covered shore line, the waves rushing by the trees, alone was worth the $.
"The last day several participants had to leave early. The chance to see how each participant's photography had evolved was amazing. And the opportunity to get feedback one more time was invaluable. Staying one extra night was worth it.
"As you consider registering for a workshop, also consider making the most of it by registering for the scouting/shooting option and make your reservations so you can stay for the entire length of the workshop."
"I enjoyed and appreciated the workshop. You made a greater effort than in any others I have attended to really give meaningful instruction and assistance...
"Keep me on your mailing list as I hope to be with you again one day. After years of taking pictures, I am at last beginning to be more atuned to the light!!!"