Raw Class Testimonials
I have reviewed your Raw Class twice now and I can’t believe how much I’ve learned. The first time I was so ecstatic when I finished. Too sad it was over. I went for round two and learned even more. The only bad thing I have to say is that it finished. I want more. Can’t wait for more courses to come. I will sign up for anything that is offered by you. You are such a great teacher. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.
I love this class it has helped me so much! I’ve already received compliments that my photos have improved. I now know the histogram a lot better. I feel more confident with my Raw edit workflow. This class is so worth it and very necessary!
Thank you so much Damien!
Wow. It took me almost a year to immerse myself in the class because I was truly afraid of shooting RAW. I really didn’t know where to start with workflow. I have been using ACR for a bit to edit JPEGs, but the straight-forward knowledge of how, when, and why to use each slider and also learning how to truly read a histogram is priceless. I also had no idea that the Noise/Sharpening tab was there! I’m off to set my camera to RAW and jump in!
I learned a ton from Damien’s RAW/photoshop class. I was really lacking in having a concrete workflow. I would adjust a slider here or there, but not with a lot of purpose. I have to say that this is probably the best money I spent on learning – by far! No exaggerations! I feel so much more confident knowing what I am doing.
Everyone new to photography post processing should start with the raw class first! I was getting so discouraged trying to figure out how to edit and process my photos and your class was exactly what I needed!
The RAW class completely changed the way I edit and the way my images look – thank you!!
OH MY GOODNESS just doesn’t seem to cover it all. I’ve been doing photography for over 30 years, I taken classes all over the world and NO ONE has ever made MORE sense or explained in such detail as Damien. The raw class was extraordinary and I plan to go back and apply ALL that I’ve learned to my past files.
I can’t say enough good things about Damien’s classes. My only regret is not taking them sooner. The material easy to understand and he’s so helpful in the class groups answering questions and giving critique.
I didn’t think I’d need this class, because I’ve been shooting in RAW and “editing” for over six months and felt there probably wasn’t THAT much I would learn. Well, I was wrong. Not only was there no real consistency in my post-processing, but I had no idea what I was really doing when I’d play around with the sliders (it was mostly guesswork, pushing them around, seeing if I like the results, and then playing some more).
I also wasn’t aware of how using the most basic tools in LR or ACR can really do most of what is necessary for a “clean edit”. While I am not an editing expert, I at least am now confidently capable of producing consistent results with my images, and knowing what I should be doing with images through my RAW software to obtain a simple, clean edit, ready for anything creative I’d like to add in PS (if anything at all).
Thank you Damien! Definitely worth every penny!
I am no longer willy nilly, trial and error, and taking hours to process a photo set. I have a clear understanding of what my histogram is telling me, and how to use the information. If I look at the sheer time I am saving, I am completely amazed. If time is money, then I’ve already made my money back on the RAW class! It is sooooo much easier, simpler and straightforward than I was making it.
Oh my goodness! I can’t believe how much I have been missing all this time without knowing what to do with RAW files. Blown away with what I have learnt at every step of the class. Highly recommended and I encourage anyone who is hesitating to just do it! The class itself is so well presented and flows perfectly. It must have taken HOURS to put together, well done and thank you Damien!!
Thanks so much again Damien. You are endlessly patient, answer all my questions so quickly (no matter how tedious!) and explained things in such a straightforward and gentle way. Am excited to be giving images another go, rather then cringing at the thought of going in circles trying to white balance, sort out colour, noise reduction, etc. You are amazing!
After months of mulling over whether or not to take the RAW class, I finally did and I couldn’t sing higher praises for it. I learned more in a few days than I have in a few years of doing it on my own. My workflow has been sped up 10 fold and it’s all because I now understand what I need to do, and how to do it quickly and effectively. Thank you!
I have taken Damien’s RAW class and was pleasantly surprised. There were many eye-opening moments. Before this class, I thought I had a basic understanding of RAW processing. Now, I have a more comprehensive knowledge. Damien teaches you why it is necessary to understand the concepts before you edit a photo in RAW. Then he shows you how RAW editing can enhance your workflow and lead you to an amazing final image (Foundation Photoshop Skills class). I enjoyed perusing the slides as well as the videos because they forced me to really see the importance of starting out clean. I highly recommend taking this course. If you want to learn from an expert, look no further. Damien is it!
Damien’s know-how made my editing process TREMENDOUSLY quicker, and my end product RIDICULOUSLY better. My only complaint is that I spent too much money on actions before taking his raw class. If you rely on actions, stop. Take his class instead.
Damien’s Raw Class is fantastic! If you’ve been wondering why to shoot in raw or want to begin, this class is for you! I finally understand what it truly means and how important it is to keep shooting this way. During his class, I had several “ahaaa” moments — and you know we can’t put a price on those! I have a much better understanding of white balance, exposure, contrast and saturation. My workflow is more streamlined and I can’t wait to put all I learned to work.
I had dabbled in raw, but oh my gosh did I learn a lot! He is a wonderful instructor and made it seem so simple.
I seriously considered skipping the RAW Class and going to the Layers Class as I have used Bridge/ACR/Photoshop to process my photos for several years and understood ACR but decided if I was going to give Levels a fair chance I needed to do RAW Damien’s way. I can honestly say I have more than got my money’s worth +++. It is one thing to “understand” the sliders, another to know when and how much to use each. Having someone critiquing your images is priceless. I purposely choose difficult images to process in order to benefit the most. Just do it!! You won’t regret it.
The wealth of information he packs into the lessons are amazing.
I signed up for the Clean Processing in RAW class in part out of curiosity and in part out of never having experienced any sort of post-processing training. Heretofore, what I have learned about post-processing has been through trial and error. I somewhat blindly twiddled this and tweaked that to arrive at an image that I found pleasing. I didn’t totally understand what I had done. After completing my first run through of Damien’s class, I now have a better grasp of not only what I’m actually trying to accomplish but also the tools at my disposal.
Damien’s RAW class is AMAZING!!! The best money I’ve ever spent in my photography journey. I THOUGHT I knew how to process RAW images, and I was so, so wrong. My before and after is truly incredible and now I barely have to spend any time in Photoshop. Don’t think about it – just take this class!
Your Raw Class has the most informative, clear and concise information about post processing that I’ve ever come across. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.
The RAW class is so amazing! Damien really helped me understand exactly what I’m doing to a RAW file in ACR. I can now quickly process an image and get consistent, amazing results. Thank you Damien! 5 STARS!
I finished your RAW Class and have learned so much. Taking RAW images was new to me and therefore editing them was new for me. I thought I could figure it all out on my own but struggled. I invested into the class and learned so much. However, today is when I realized that I learned more than I thought I had learned. I had completely under-exposed a picture by pure accident and after about 2-3 clicks of that picture, I realized it and adjusted my settings on my camera. However, that under-exposed picture was by far the best one out of that series. I figured I would try to do the things I learned from class to save the picture.I was soooo happy that I was able to. The client LOVES the image and I did show them the before/after and they were amazed. I would have never have been able to do this prior to the class. I still have sooo much more to learn and frequently go back to the material. Damien you rock.
Just finished taking Damien’s Raw Class. His way of teaching is informative and down to earth! I can now say that I no longer just “play” with the sliders, I actually know which ones to move and why! Thank you for a wonderful class! Worth every penny and more!
I have been shooting RAW for about a year now and never really knew what I was doing in ACR or Lightroom. I just messed around with the sliders till I thought it looked good but never realizing what each one did. Yikes! After taking Damien’s class, I will never do that again. I don’t have to. He is so good at explaining each step and why you should do them in a certain order. He explains what you are doing to your image every step of the way with great examples.
I’ve taken several online courses over the past year and and I have to say, Damien’s raw class is one of the best I’ve taken, especially for the price. Everything is written in plain english, and he actually made it very interesting, like a book you want to read cover to cover! He explains theory without getting overly technical, then shows you, using pictures, video and illustrations, how to apply that theory to your own images. He covers LR and ACR users. It’s incredibly organized and easy to navigate.
Taking this class has made everything much more clear and understandable. Things are starting to make complete sense now. Thank you Damien.
I joined the RAW class because I had no idea where I have to start when I edited the photos. I pretty much guessed and tried different buttons on LR and see whether it worked or not. I definitely see a difference on the workflow in editing and in the result itself. From many minutes to a few minutes.The explanation in the tuts makes the sense why I have to do some processing first then the others. I have less worries now when the sooc pics are not good in terms of lightings and wb. Thank you, Damien 🙂
Damien, your RAW class is in the top three best investments I’ve made into my photography journey… and it was the least expensive. Thank you.