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4.6 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 starsposted 1 week ago
I came across SmarterPics while searching for photography classes as my community education class was canceled. What a blessing that my community education was canceled! I called and spoke to Mark and after talking for a few minutes, sharing my goals and what I was looking for, I registered for the the Intro class and the weekly 3 part Basics Class.
In each class, I found Mark to be very knowledgeable and informative. I walked away after each class, excited to practice what I had learned, and happy to see my pictures improve (amazing how holding the camera correctly will help in that).
I appreciated Mark's smaller classes, the pace of the class and the willingness to come in a few minutes early or stay a few minutes late to answer any questions or in my case took a few moments to check a an issue I had with my camera or helping me with settings on my new camera.
I enjoyed the opportunities to practice what I was learning by going to Old Town and shooting. This type of hands on teaching is priceless and I will definitely be taking more classes.
Thank you Mark for your time and expertise, it is much appreciated by this student.
5 out of 5 starsposted 5 months ago
My wife and I attended one of the Saturday workshops, as a birthday gift for her. We purchased an entry level DSLR a few years ago, and while I knew much of the technical details, neither of us had really learned how to translate that into taking great pictures.
This class was a great introduction, we went over all the important features of our camera, and got some time to use what we had learned taking photos in Old Town. We had such a fun time, and Mark even offered us a discounted maternity shoot with him.
The next week we went to Mark's studio for some maternity photos. He spent a very long time with us, going through a variety of poses and styles, and took some beautiful photos.
We would definitely recommend Mark to anyone looking to learn more about their camera, or looking for a good photographer. We had a lot of fun both taking the class, and doing a photo shoot with him.
5 out of 5 starsposted 6 months ago
My wife and I discovered Mark and Smarterpics through Groupon. We took the offered class and found the it to be just what we needed (we are new to digital but longtime film). We have since taken several other classes from Mark, including the 6hr basics class. We found something useful, helpful, and informative in each of them. Mark explains well and listens to your questions. If he does not answer your question to your satisfaction please tell him you still don't understand. We have found that he will take as much time as you need to understand.
We have recommended him to some friends and even taken some to class with us.
If you are not sure of digital photography give Smarterpics a try.