A selection of testimonials from some of the pupils in my photography lessons:
The staff at The Legatum Institute wanted to be able to take a few pictures at meetings and events, when they didn't have the need to hire in a professional, so I went in to help improve their photography skills at their stunning location in Mayfair.
"Thanks so much a for a wonderfully helpful session yesterday - I think we will make great use of your wise words often in the near future, and will certainly do the ISO tests in the coming week so we have everything ready for last-minute requests." Katharine Mineyko,
Ben and Emma are about to escape the January Blues and head off on safari and really wanted to get to grips with their cameras so they could make the most of their forthcoming adventure. Despite it being pretty cold on The Heath - they braved the temperatures and actually we were really lucky as the sun shone almost all morning.
"Susannah is a great teacher. Being total novices, Susannah judged the level of the lesson perfectly. In a relatively short period of time, we were able to pick up the key aspects of photography and understand how to use our camera taking account of this new knowledge. Susannah was very clear at explaining concepts and patient when necessary. The session was great value and had a really good balance between theory and practical application. I'd strongly recommend to anyone with a basic level of photography who is keen to develop their understanding and skills in a fun and relaxed environment!" Ben and Emma Harper.
"Susie is great company and an excellent teacher, explaining technicalities in a clear and engaging fashion. I started the morning pretty much a total novice but by the end of the lesson I felt very comfortable with depth of field, F-stops, shutter speed and even controlling the manual settings to get the best results. Susie has re-ignited my interest in photography and I'm looking forward to taking it further." Kathryn McGeary.
"Susie's passion for photography created a relaxed and fun environment to learn in, enabling us to clearly understand how to capture creative photos using the different camera settings. We would certainly recommend Susie's practical lesson to those who want to understand their camera and be more creative. I look forward to booking up my next course." Dave Rogers.
"I speak for both of us in saying that we thoroughly enjoyed your lesson. We became more familiar with our cameras, learned many good new tips, and left feeling considerably more confident! Best part was it being so much fun!" Beth Antonius & Angela James.
"I just wanted to thank you for today. I found the session to be really informative, yet relaxed and enjoyable. I found the combination of valuable instruction, knowledge sharing and practical application meant I took away a tonne of new knowledge and refreshed some of the bits I knew." Brad Currin.
"It was very nice to meet you today and we are all happy that we attended your workshop to learn and understand how the cameras work." KC and Nina.
Beth and Jessica were great students and showed true spirit when they both opted to go ahead with the lesson despite blustery weather and a few heavy showers. Luckily the sky cleared towards the last hour so they were able to put into practise the functions I'd been teaching them under the shelter of the bandstand.
Beth emailed me later to say "Thanks for a lovely photography session yesterday, was snap happy all of yesterday afternoon."
"Thanks for the session, it was extremely helpful and interesting." Makharadze
"Thank you for the interesting lesson. Impressive. I can certainly recommend your classes."
"Just wanted to say that Jeff and I thoroughly enjoyed our photography lesson with you the other weekend. Thank you so much for an enjoyable and 'easy to process' lesson!"