"This course was worth every penny! Thank you so much for offering it. I have learned so much, and I've come to really enjoy spotting and retouching. Sometimes I have to force myself to stop. I never thought I'd say that!"
"Thanks for sharing. I shoot film and digital, film for dedicated black and white. I will get a backup image on digital just to make sure sometimes. Either approach requires a learning curve, and it is a good time to get into analog because there is so much used equipment going for far less than the original cost out there. There is always the hybrid approach, scan your film and process electronically, but I would miss the darkroom and those beautiful prints that result."
"The Wet-Dry brush is worth its weight in gold! No one has ever explained that before. Thanks!"
Pei Te Kao
"I want to tell you how amazed and thankful I am for this class!!! With what you are teaching I feel a whole new world of possibility opened up for me. Spotting/retouching is not being taught in wet darkroom classes, or taught very little.
Definitely didn’t feel I had much confidence these last 15 years. When you offered your class, I was excited. Now I feel I will have the right foundation to go on and to use this in the tool kit for artistic creativity. You just opened up a whole new creative world for me. A big thank you to you and Carol.
I will keep going back to the videos and audios, and like it can be worked around my schedule. Most importantly, the nature of having the master like you as a resource for questions/advice, a one-on-one session, with updates being added is a big WOW!"
"I was hoping for such a course for a long time and so happy I found out about you - from Alan Ross. I learned many things, especially about palette set up, color wheel and chart that will be very helpful from now on. Many thanks! Additionally (referring to a particular retouch) That looks better than anything Photoshop could do, especially on the textured fabric and the light hairs. So you are better than the digital process of cloning, healing, and smoothing."