“ Highly recommend this course and instructor. ”
— Jay on Jan 22, 2017.
“ Ian is an easy going, full of wit and very informative instructor who teaches as to the learners ability. Fun and knowledge have always been the outcome from his workshops and outings! ”
— Cheryl S. on Dec 11, 2016.
“ It's just a joy to see how much improved my shots are after some gentle guidance from Ian. ”
— Anthony H. on Nov 16, 2016.
“ Excellent photo workshop to the full color fall Vermont mountains. This was more of an experience than just a meetup. Great and had a memorable time. ”
— Kevin C on Oct 9, 2016.
“ Terrific ”
— Jon L. on Aug 21, 2016.
“ I have been attending photography workshops for a few years and last month I discovered Ian through an event organized by my camera club - what can I say! Ian stands head and shoulders above any other educator. He managed to explain the theory of light to us in a way that made it totally understandable. not only that, he was articulate, witty and blessed with a wickedly seductive accent😊 ”
— Shelley F. on Jun 30, 2016.
“ Ian is a great teacher, his classes are jam packed with tons of great tips ad tricks from a master photographer's point of view. I am excited to use my camera again and getting better shots than I have in the past! ”
— Barb on Apr 16, 2016.
“ Great content and classes ”
— Chris M. on Feb 21, 2016.
“ Ian is always great to learn from. ”
— Jackie on Aug 11, 2015.
“ Ian is great, very knowledgeable and very professional. I look forward to taking more workshops with him in the future and would recommend him to anyone looking to learn more about photography! ”
— Mathew B. on Apr 28, 2015.
“ Ian is the best! He is patient and thorough. He cares that you learn and retain what is taught. His teaching is organized, he presents the material, gives example, reviews it, then summarizes the key points in the end. He has plenty of experience and good advice. I highly recommend learning from him. It is exciting to see the joy he still gets from his craft after so many years. ”
— Ann-Marie F. on Apr 5, 2015.
“ It was worth the wait! I'm so glad Ian and Les were able to reschedule the workshop. I was able to put into practice the principles we discussed in the morning. The format of having a discussion and then the photo shoot was invaluable to me. Ian helped me troubleshoot to improve my pictures between sets. Les Sampou is a phenomenal singer/song writer. I loved her music. I'm looking forward to seeing her perform again. I also enjoyed talking to the other photography students and fans who came to hear Les. ”
— Kym D. on Mar 29, 2015.
“ Since the Fall of 2014 I have attended about 8 or 10 of Ian's classes. Each class I attend leaves me looking forward to the next. Saying that Ian is an good teacher and his Meet up classes are informative does not do him or his Meetup group justice. He makes you feel welcome and part of his Meetup family. He has a relaxed way of sharing his knowledge with you. He is clearly not just following a script but rather adapting the class to the individual needs of each person in the class. He is clearly someone who loves his trade and enjoys sharing it with us. Those of us that have found him as a mentor are extremely fortunate. Thanks Ian ! ”
— Scott on Feb 4, 2015.
“ great, so glad to belong to this meetup ”
— Deb D. on Jan 25, 2015.
“ There are some great photographers and just a few photographers who are expert at teaching their subject. Ian is one of those unique souls who not only excels at both but does so with a grace and skill that surpasses understanding. His teaching style is gentle and fun but highly effective and he does it without his ego getting in the way. If you haven"t yet tried one of Ian's classes you should do it now - he is so good at this that he is likely to be snatched away from us by Canon or some major college ! Take advantage of his ridiculously underpriced workshops while you still can! ”
— Joheal1963 on Sep 16, 2014.
“ I have learned an incredible amount in just two meet-ups. Ian inserts brilliant trade secrets into his classes, which clearly comes from a great deal of real world experience. I highly recommend this group and look forward to attending more workshops with Ian. ”
— Ben B. on Aug 21, 2014.
“ Whether you are looking to improve your studio and lighting skills, learn about performance photography, or wanting to take a better street photo or scenic photo, this is the Meet-up group that will help propel you to the next level in your photography. ”
— Michael K. on Jun 14, 2014.
“ Best ROI you could hope for. Amazed at how far I have come in several classes in several months. More to come! Always more to learn... ”
— Lynne K. on Feb 23, 2014.
“ I just had a class with Ian at my usual group night. He kindly led a portrait workshop for us. I was blown away by this guys knowledge and teaching skill. I have spent thousands of dollars to hear and see the 'best in the business' but I found Ian to be by far the best I have ever seen. His patience, humor, and willingness to give up his knowledge is unique and extremely refreshing. I wish I had discovered him years ago. He taught us more in two hours than I have gained in days from other teachers and he made it all so easy. I will definitely be spending more time at Ian's classes and I would recommend him to anyone who is serious about learning photographic skills. Ian is certainly the best photography teacher in New England and I susoect he ranks in the top five in the USA. He should be charging ten times what he currently charges - and if he did it would still be great value! I urge you to join this group and attend his workshops. ”
— Robert R. on Jan 24, 2013.
“ Consistently excellent and relevant workshops taught by a great teacher. ”
— Leslie on Dec 9, 2012.
“ Great Meetup as expected! ”
— Terry on Nov 10, 2012.
“ I have yet to be disappointed with the workshops I have attended ”
— Darrell R. on Oct 28, 2012.
“ This was my first workshop and it was excellent. I recommend it, not only for improving ones studio lighting skills, but "light' in general. 6 hours has never gone by so quickly! Thank you Ian. ”
— Denise M. on Oct 28, 2012.
“ Wonderful presentations and learned much more than expected. ”
— Mike E. on Oct 27, 2012.
“ Looking forward to more! ”
— Cara S. on Oct 1, 2012.
“ would do another ”
— jeremy on Jul 25, 2012.
“ Its great to be a part of this group. ”
— Ashutosh S. on Jul 25, 2012.
“ This is a GREAT way to hone your skills and meet other people having fun with photography. Ian really makes you feel comfortable. There are no stupid questions...there are no "lectures"...it is a TRUE conversation about photography and how to improve. ”
— Kerry R. on Jun 30, 2012.
“ Ian is a great teacher and very patient! ”
— Carolyn on Jun 3, 2012.
“ great teacher ”
— ryan f. on May 24, 2012.
“ Great, thanks for your help and patience! ”
— Amanda R on May 20, 2012.
“ Know matter how much you know you always learn something new. ”
— Michelle M. on May 20, 2012.
“ Ian's workshops are terriffic. Lots of variety and quality! ”
— Jim F. on May 15, 2012.
“ Great and good coverage.Don H ”
— Donald H. on May 1, 2012.
“ I think this is a great group. Ian is knowledgable, eager to share, and personable. I look forward to going to more events. ”
— Bob P. on Apr 30, 2012.
“ I appreciate the workshops Ian offers because it's focused on imparting wisdom vs. centered around talking at us or bragging. I've been to some workshops where I didn't learn a thing other than how large the ego of the facilitator was so I appreciate that I leave these workshops better educated than when I went in. ”
— Jean G. on Apr 23, 2012.
“ Whether you are a point-and-shooter, and avid amateur, or a professional photographer, you will learn new things about photography and visit locations that you didn't know about before. Ian's calm method of teaching is fun, welcoming, and enjoyable. ”
— Neal S. on Mar 27, 2012.
“ I have experience with a number of good Meetup Groups. This one stands much taller. ”
— Ed H. on Mar 19, 2012.
“ good learning environments. ”
— Frank D. on Mar 9, 2012.
“ Excellent. ”
— Marie A H. on Feb 1, 2012.
“ The three I have just taken, Vision, Light, and Composition have been well thought out and put together in an easily understood presentation--looking forward to the fourth one--Technique. ”
— Carolyn H. on Jan 21, 2012.
“ This was my first time attending Photography Workshops. There are many more on the calendar that I look forward to attending. ”
— Denise B. on Dec 2, 2011.
“ I'll definitely sign up for more classes - that's the best endorsement I can give! ”
— Ann W. on Nov 27, 2011.
“ Great Resource. Highly recommended for any amateur photographer who wants to learn and to enjoy photography. ”
— Alfred N. on Oct 24, 2011.
“ Excellent! Clear, concise directions provided in a warm style. ”
— Muriel T. on Oct 23, 2011.
“ IThis is my first. If the rest are as good as the first night they hold alot of promose. ”
— Billy G on Oct 20, 2011.
“ I loved the class! For sure I will do other courses. Ian was very patient and explained everything very clearly. Thank you for the class. ”
— Karine R. on Sep 30, 2011.
“ I gained so much practical knowledge. I feel more comfortable and knowledgeable using various features on my camera that i can use to take night, as well as day photos. ”
— Lori on Aug 28, 2011.
“ Ian is an excellent teacher and I love that he keeps his students at a minimum number so you get a more personal experience. I highly recommend this group! ”
— Effie on Aug 24, 2011.
“ If you want to be challenged and yet still have the freedom to do your own thing, Ian's meetup is the way to go. ”
— Stephen I. on Aug 24, 2011.
“ This was my first and I loved it Ian is great!! ”
— Dorothy Marie Z. on Aug 13, 2011.
“ GREAT!!! Will be participating more!! ”
— Marilyn U. on Aug 1, 2011.
“ Ian has some great workshops; I have enjoyed and learned from each of them, and look forward to going to many more. ”
— Andrea G. on Jun 22, 2011.
“ I'm hooked. ”
— Adrienne K on Jun 22, 2011.
“ awesome! love the small class atmosphere and intend to take many more workshops ”
— Pam T. on May 15, 2011.
“ I look forward to working with Ian again. ”
— dehrens on May 8, 2011.
“ I need to attend more. This workshop was very helpful. Going back to basics and a simple approach to photography was very encouraging for me. ”
— Ilse H. on Apr 24, 2011.
“ Ian makes a grat teacher!! ”
— Elizabeth Ann K. on Mar 17, 2011.
“ awesome! just what I need ”
— Frank M. on Jan 17, 2011.
“ Love it! A great group of friendly and talented photographers who are passionate about continuing to learn and improve. ”
— Lynne S. on Oct 31, 2010.
“ Great group of people who are willing to share their knowledge. ”
— Ed on Sep 22, 2010.
“ A good learning experience. ”
— Joyce P. on Sep 19, 2010.
“ The groups in this meetup are terrific. always friendly and fun. ”
— Jeff on Aug 16, 2010.
“ Really good!! ”
— jeff w. on Jul 2, 2010.
“ Ian is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, but remains low-key and relaxed. You will definitely improve your photography on any of these outings. ”
— Jake J. on Jun 28, 2010.
“ This was my first Meetup that I participated in and found Ian very approachable and helpful and the participants willing to share information and ideas freely. Very nice! ”
— Jean C. on Jun 28, 2010.
“ Ian provides a comfortable setting in which to explore your own ideas while providing guidance. He is truly inspiring ... I look forward to future meetups. Joyce and Constantine were a joy to meet as well and very supportive to this newcomer. Thanks to everyone! ”
— Maureen B. on Jun 26, 2010.
“ I think others should join the meetup group because Ian makes it all the more enjoyable, and he is a mountain of information. ”
— Pat S. on May 26, 2010.
“ Excellent Teacher. ”
— Brian P. O. on May 20, 2010.
“ Our Organizer, Ian Murray, makes it fun and easy to learn. What a great day! I look forward to the next one! ”
— Lori M. on Apr 25, 2010.
“ Very good. Just what I was looking for. ”
— Marc G. on Aug 15, 2015.
“ I look forward to the next time I can do a workshop with Ian. ”
— John D. on Aug 16, 2015.
“ This was my first meet up with this group. All were open and honest with their assessments and receptive to the suggestions of the group. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. ”
— Gary E. on Sep 13, 2015.
“ I am hooked! ”
— Rachel J. on Feb 20, 2016.
“ Great. ”
— Susan K. on Nov 18, 2015.
“ Ian's programs are always worth the money. He gives individual attention along with the chance to take some great shots. ”
— Frank K. on Dec 20, 2015.
“ Great !!! A good course taught by a knowledgeable teacher. ”
— Maureen T. on Jul 15, 2015.
“ One of my favorite workshops. Always more to learn. ”
— Jen S. on Apr 23, 2015.
“ As always Ian had a great deal of knowledge to impart, and did a great job dong so. ”
— Tom D. on Feb 26, 2015.
“ This was an excellent class where Ian spoke thoroughly and thoughtfully about how to run a photography BUSINESS; it's not just about having equipment and/or talent. What an amazing value from an experienced, successful photographer. Thank you, Ian! ”
— Corinne C on Mar 16, 2013.
“ Ian is a great instructor. He's thorough and very informative. I look forward to attending more of his workshops. A very enjoyable experience. Thanks, Ian! ”
— Walter K. on Feb 16, 2013.
“ this was my first experience - so far it gets an A++ another workshop...another A+ I enjoyed the "Senior Portrait" evening workshop. I don't anticipate ever shooting a senior portrait, but think that the learning here applies to other aspects of photography as well. As usual, Ian's class was fun, stimulating and challenging. ”
— Larry C. on Dec 6, 2012.
“ Awesome! ”
— Bradley R. on Apr 30, 2013.
“ We're a lucky bunch to have Ian as our mentor for this group :-) So giving and talented!...and a real nice guy!!! ”
— Virginia S. on Jun 21, 2013.
“ Each class I have taken has been extremely beneficial to me. I have learned a great deal in each one, and have truly been able to take my photography to the next level. Anyone looking to learn something would enjoy a class taught by Ian. ”
— Amy on Jan 13, 2014.
“ Highly recommended. ”
— Ken W. on Sep 23, 2014.
“ Classes are interesting, well organized with lots of opportunity for hands on practice. Ian is a terrific teacher. ”
— Elyce on Jan 27, 2013.
“ Had so much fun photographing the adorable models! Learned so much! Thank you, Ian!! Fun group of people as well! ”
— Connie P. on Jan 18, 2014.
“ Ian has a great way of leting one learn at one's own pace but encouraging:)) ”
— Carol F. on Nov 15, 2013.
“ Enjoyed the class and got a better understanding on how to use my camera manually. No more auto set for me!! ”
— Judy on Feb 1, 2014.
“ It was great! Ian is extremely knowledgeable and patient. I will definitely be taking more workshops with him. ”
— Michelle G. on May 14, 2014.
“ Terrific! We had a great day. Good company, instruction when needed, autonomy when we didn't need help and some great spots. Lots of great hints. Fantastic day!!!! ”
— Deedee G. on Jun 9, 2014.
“ excellent ”
— Russ S. on Feb 7, 2014.
“ Went to Ian's meetup and it was great. Learned a lots from fundamental to tips & tricks. Ian is a great teacher, he taught non-basic stuffs in simple and easy to understand ways. Would like to go again when my time permits. ”
— Cuong on Oct 12, 2014.
“ I have attended 3 of the 4 classes on Photoshop by Ian. He make them plain and simple but very informative. I look forward to taking more classes with him as time goes on. For me one at a time is good and can supply me with things to do in retirement. ”
— Richard K. on Jan 8, 2015.
“ It was a great workshop with interesting subject matter. I highly recommend this workshop! Thanks Ian! ”
— acline on Jun 27, 2014.
“ Highly recommend any one of them. ”
— Cherie' B. on Feb 26, 2013.
“ This was my first meet up with the group and I absolutely loved it. The weather was perfect and I had and amazing time at Rockport. Ian was very helpful and shared some really helpful techniques. The other two people Abby and Elena are awesome and I look forward to meeting all of them again. ”
— Priti A. on Oct 13, 2013.
“ Great experience. Enjoyed the company of the other participants. ”
— William D on Oct 20, 2013.
“ I was extremely happy with the workshop and results. ”
— Diane B. on Oct 26, 2013.
“ Great workshop ”
— Paul E. M. on Nov 17, 2013.
“ As above, just great. Thanks. ”
— Craig on Jul 30, 2013.
“ It's so much fun to be with other photo "geeks". Who else would get excited with you about the way the light is hitting something or the fantastic lines and angles? Lights and darks. Natural lines. ”
— Patty L. on Aug 4, 2013.
“ I've been to 2 of these workshops now and have found them very well done and lots of fun. ”
— Mark M. on Feb 25, 2013.
“ The group was fantastic. ”
— Paul P. on Feb 23, 2013.
“ Great ”
— John B. on Jun 14, 2013.
“ This was my first one but will definitely attend more in the future. ”
— Almis K. on May 20, 2013.
“ !st one I enjoyed it ”
— Paul M. on Jun 14, 2013.
“ Excellent! ”
— Maria on Apr 18, 2013.
“ Very good. ”
— Lowell P. on Mar 24, 2013.
“ fun, good to be outside for mostly a whole day. ”
— Mitch R. on Jun 11, 2013.
“ great workshops, I walk away from each workshop with real practical knowledge I can apply instantly, thank you Ian ”
— pia p. on May 11, 2013.
“ Love em! ”
— Annette on Mar 9, 2013.
“ excellent ”
— Kirsten S. on Mar 2, 2013.
“ Very informative and fun. ”
— Ed C. on Mar 10, 2013.
“ This is the second of many workshops I hope to attend. They are well worth the travel and bang for your buck! ”
— Ellen K. on Mar 3, 2013.
“ Still crazy after all these years ”
— Michael R. on Mar 9, 2013.
“ Always a great experience and i have yet to be dissapointed. ”
— Leslie P. on Mar 2, 2013.
“ Thank you, Ian, for a great workshop. You explained all of the topics you covered very well and in an easy to understand fashion. Your presentation helped me gain a working knowledge of what to do and why to do it. Thank you again. Lorraine ”
— Lorraine on Dec 9, 2012.
“ Great! ”
— Lisa R. on Jan 20, 2013.
“ Great class I learned a lot ! Ian did a great job... ”
— Rich C. on Feb 3, 2013.
“ My first class and I thought it was great. Thank you very much. ”
— Maureen H. on Feb 3, 2013.
“ I always enjoy Ian's workshops! ”
— Ann A. on Feb 4, 2013.
“ Had a good time at the Absolute Beginners Class, learned quite a bit! ”
— Jim M. on Jan 5, 2013.
“ What a great opportunity for photo enthusiasts to learn and hone their vpcraft with other photographers! ”
— Joni R. on Jan 20, 2013.
“ A wonderful group! ”
— Marissa O. on Jan 25, 2013.
“ Would have to attend more workshops to give it a fair rating. ”
— Irwin L. on Aug 8, 2012.
“ I need to take some more! ”
— Linda H on Apr 8, 2012.
“ The was first time at one of their meet ups and I thought it was very good and friendly ”
— John S. on Oct 3, 2011.
“ Good location and good set up. ”
— Ken Cruise J. on Oct 10, 2011.
“ First one, but I hope I can attend more ”
— Michael C. on Oct 11, 2011.
“ A good way to learn more, meet other people with similar interests, and have a good time. ”
— Desa D. on Sep 27, 2011.
“ So far, terrific. ”
— Gene S. on Jun 5, 2011.
“ I would like to receive notices of upcoming workshops. ”
— Ellen H. on Jan 31, 2011.
“ A group that subliminally encourages you to think outside of your safety net. Gives you the freedom to explore with a knowledgable guide to help you if you get lost along the way!! Great job yet again Ian.. ”
— Jodie on Apr 16, 2010.
“ Others who are interested in learning useful tips about photographing movement will do so by joining this group. ”
— Muffy L. on May 16, 2010.
“ To learn details about photographic skills. ”
— Kinjal on Jun 8, 2010.
“ You will be with other photographers that are looking to gain more knowledge. ”
— Nancy S. on May 16, 2010.