Raw Class Testimonials
Yay! I just finished Damien’s Raw Class and it has been sooo helpful. I thought I had a good grasp before but now I know I was just adjusting things left right and centre with no underlying knowledge or consistency. This is going to speed up my workflow considerably!
Damien not only made it enjoyable to take his raw class, but he wrote it in a very understandable way. When I had questions, I posted them, and he was quick (MAN, was he quick!) on responding to each one of them. I could also read through others’ questions and answers, which helped me, too.I really recommend taking this course if you struggle with ACR, or just need a deeper understanding of it. It really is a great, efficient tool to accomplish a good clean edit quickly and simply.
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 am self taught and many times I feel like I am missing pieces to my puzzle and guess at things rather than know. I just felt like I got all my puzzle pieces I had lost or never had in the first place, thanks to the raw class. It was very simple and easy to understand.
I have had a few real turning points in my photographic journey, and your explanation of the histogram and how it relates to editing an image was definitely one of them!
Thanks damien!!! I THOUGHT I knew how to edit in raw before this, but I was so wrong. I was doing everything by eye and not paying any attention to the histogram. Now I will never edit without taking it into consideration.
Damiens 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.
Wow! I just finished the RAW class and I am blown away by the amount of knowledge I have just consumed. Yes, photography and photo editing is an art – but there is a basic science in how they should be approached; it doesn’t have to be like shooting in the dark! This course is great!!! Without question, the quality and the amount of information was well worth the price of admission.And I loved the format. It’s awesome that you can go at your own pace, refer back or review as needed, have the benefit of previous participants’ questions and Damien’s answers to them – and that you can ask your own questions as they arise. I also love that there are links to additional information (blog posts, videos,etc). I can’t wait to put what I’ve learned into practice.
The raw class was GREAT! I wasn’t sure if I needed it or not. I felt I had a pretty good understanding of ACR and Raw files. I knew if I moved certain sliders around I would get the desired effect, but now I actually KNOW what I’m doing when I’m moving them, I’m not just doing it willy nilly. Thanks so much!
I just completed the raw class tonight and it has totally changed (not to mention shorten) the way I edit. His teaching is so easy to follow and so precise you will be blown away.
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.
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!
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.
I just have to say – I finally wrapped up one of my before the RAW classorders and I feel the need to go back and re-edit EVERY IMAGE! Taking that class really, genuinely brought me to the next level. I knew most of the content, but you brought it together in a way that made the pieces work together. THANK YOU!!! TOTALLY worth it! and it doesn’t even take vast amounts of time to get through.
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 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 had so many lightbulb moments during this class; it totally blew my expectations out of the water. Before starting, I thought I had a fairly good grasp of the concepts covered in this class, and just wanted a quick refresher before going on to other classes, but boy was I wrong! I didn’t know before how much I didn’t know. Now I have a much better understanding of why to make certain editing choices and why to do things in a certain order. I feel much more in control of my editing process, so that good outcomes will not be lucky (and inconsistent), but rather the result of conscious choices and consistent application. Oh, and did I mention how much TIME this knowledge will save me when editing?
Damien, I LOVED the raw class and continue to use your steps with every single photo. I wouldn’t be where I am in my post processing had it not been for you offering this. I will be forever grateful. Many, many thanks!!
Damien’s RAW class is fantastic! I was hesitant to take it since I’m not brand new to editing. I learned a lot of great information and saw an immediate improvement in my work. The class is easy to follow and great for the beginner and intermediate level! (Can’t say anything for advanced since I don’t consider myself to be there yet.)
Thanks to Damien’s RAW class, my processing takes HALF the time it used to.It really is so easy to follow along with him – he has a great way of explaining things that makes it easy to understand!
Hi, anyone wondering about doing Damien’s Raw Class, I have only one thing to say DO IT!! I have just completed the class, AND the support is still there to help me perfect what I have learnt. Damien, great class and very easy to understand and follow 🙂 *Big thumbs up*
Holy smokes, the raw class has rocked my world!!
I’m so glad i chose to take the Raw Class. I was a little worried at first. I was worried I would have trouble comprehending the modules since most of it was written and not videos. I’m the type of person that visual or hands on works best for me…… But! I had no trouble what so ever understanding any of it! It was very easy AND very interesting. It had my full attention for long periods of time and I did not want to stop learning.
I have searched You Tube and Facebook groups for a few years now trying to learn all I could. but no matter how I edited my photos something was missing. I just couldn’t figure out for the life of me what I was doing wrong. until now! This Raw Class was the missing piece! I never knew how important White Balance or Histograms are. But I do now.
Thanks Damien for sharing all you know.
I have just taken a 5 nights to go through Damien’s Raw course, for the first time. I have already learnt a lot. The course is easy to follow and Damien comes across as very knowledgeable and helpful. Thank you. Looking forward to practicing and reading through again.
Wow! I was a bit hesitant about signing up for the RAW class as Id used Photoshop and Lightroom for a number of years so thought I knew it all. How wrong I was. Yes I knew what the sliders were, but not how to use them.. to really use them. The course has been a revelation all the things I got frustrated with (like how to correct white balance properly), and searched the internet for answers to, are here. Highly recommended and worth every penny!
Photographers – for anyone looking to take their editing to the next level, or even for newbies who aren’t exactly sure how sliders work, or how to read a histogram, or why to shoot in RAW… go take Damien’s classes. Heck, even if you’re an advanced user, TAKE HIS CLASSES. You will learn something, I promise!!!
Damien’s RAW class was awesome! I’ve been using Photoshop for a while now and have numerous books on it. However, I found Damien’s tutorial easy to understand and he explains ‘why’ more than other tutorials I’ve read. I love the variety of teachings (ie theory, video & pictures), it kept my interest and ‘the penny dropped’ on so many occasions. Well done Damien, you truly did a brilliant job.
Just finished the RAW class…it rocks! Everything ‘clicked’ and I get it now! Beyond my camera and lens this was the best money spent 😉 Thanks for providing me sanity Damien!
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!!
I just got finished with Damien’s Raw Class. It was amazing. I *thought* I understood why I was doing certain things in Raw…but now I realize I was very wrong. I feel like I have improved 100% since taking the class! I definitely recommend it to everyone! It was SO easy to understand and Damien explains things like he is talking to a friend instead of acting talking like an ‘instructor’ who knows more than you do. I’m so happy I spent the money!