Raw Class Testimonials
Damien’s Raw class was eye opening to me. It certainly cleared away the fog I have been wandering around in. I have read everything I can get my hands on about Photoshop and especially ACR and this was by far the clearest, most easy to understand explanations out there.
I absolutely loved your layers and masks class. I love the way it was laid out, so easy to follow.
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!
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!
I can’t thank you enough for your awesome Raw class. I have been processing Raw files for about 18 months, and thought I knew what I was doing. At the end of your course, I thought I had only learned a little bit – until I processed my first session. WOW you taught me a lot. Suddenly I really understand what the controls in ACR/Lightroom do. I don’t need to muck around to see what works – I can just go right to it and do it. It takes me half the time.FINALLY I have found that x-factor that was missing.
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.
Damien, your raw class was by far THE BEST money I have spent since beginning my little photography business! The steps were so clear and easy to follow, and the videos were extremely helpful as well. I just wish I would have found you and started shooting RAW a long time ago!
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 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?
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!
We shouldn’t be allowed to touch Raw before this class…It should be mandatory. Like a car license, only it’s a raw-license.
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 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! 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 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.
After reading through the RAW class a few times now and following the workflow, I feel like I am no longer sinking. This class is amazing! I am super excited to continue this journey and finally gain some confidence in the work I am doing. Thank you!
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 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.
I just completed the Clean Processing in RAW class and am amazed at the difference in my results! If you *thought* you knew how to process in a nice clean way, but wonder why you aren’t as happy with your results as you’d like – if you are missing the WOW factor – take this class. Take it slowly, and really absorb the information. I am going to go back through an old session and edit it all again, and I can’t wait to see the differences!
Damien’s tutorials rock! I have several books on Lightroom and Photoshop, but after taking Damien’s raw class everything is so clear and better explained than in any of those books. Taking the RAW class gave me the confidence in my workflow that I needed and now I KNOW I am taking all the right steps to create my own style of processing. Thanks Damien!
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 was increasingly frustrated with my lack of knowledge with what do I do first when editing. Do I adjust exposure, blacks, midtones, WB….what first, what second? It was ALL covered in the raw course! I had a HUGE lightbulb moment when I discovered how important a few key steps were that I was missing altogether in my workflow. Thanks to Damien I’m on the road to cleaner processing and quicker processing!
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.
I am taking your RAW class right now and just felt the need to stop for a moment and tell you how much I love it. I have never felt this in control of my editing. Thank you for making a class that is affordable and absolutely full of the stuff we actually need!
AMAZING!!! The raw class has blown me away. The results are spectacular but the steps are quick & make sense.
Taking this class has made everything much more clear and understandable. Things are starting to make complete sense now. Thank you Damien.
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 amazing! I have shot in raw for a couple of years and played around with ACR and Lightroom but really had no idea of the benefits.I would recommend this class to anyone and everyone! Everything is so clearly explained and easy to understand. I have invested in other courses before and this one by far was the best money I have spent with regards to PS editing.Thank you, thank If anyone is on the fence about whether or not to take Damien’s RAW class, jump in and DO IT! I have taken numerous online classes over the past few years, but this class is truly the best, easiest to understand, get-excellent-editing-results-quick class I’ve taken to date. Totally worth the money – you will immediately see improvement in your RAW editing.
One of the most well written and helpful classes I have taken! Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge! I feel so much more confident with RAW and feel like this course made my workflow so much smoother and with better end results.
Damien’s teaching style is extremely easy to follow. He explains things in everyday terms and uses examples that are easy to relate to. In addition, he is lightning-fast about replying to questions!