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I was impressed with the caliber of Photo 101 and noticed great improvement in not only my skills but my confidence! It was a fantastic experience for me and I will eagerly use what I have learned in Europe next month. John covered camera theory which gave me a knowledge of my camera I did not have before I started. Although the first lesson on reading my manual cover to cover seemed daunting, it was really a very valuable exercise that I thoroughly enjoyed. Cameras are really amazing things and there are so many ways to be creative using the different settings. Although I did not normally shoot in auto mode, it’s great to have the understanding to know what I am doing and some level of confidence and speed when I think about shooting something.The lesson on lenses and filters gave me an understanding of what the various equipment does so I now know what I want to buy and why. I learn best through practical application and found the examples and explanations were easy to understand. I was self taught before I started the course and felt alot more prepared for anything afterwards. It is great to understand my camera, fstops and shutter speeds and the various facets of lighting and composition.John is an incredibly patient and talented individual. I recommend this course for any novice, or self taught enthusiast!Shelley Baker, Victoria, British Columbia

Foto.101 was a remarkable learning experience. The course challenges you to learn the foundations for good photography methods and lets you apply what you learn in the form of interesting photo assignments. I thoroughly enjoyed all the assignments and reviews of the assignments by master photographer Mr. John Buck. Richard Thompson, President, Camera Club of Brevard, Melbourne, Florida

Foto 101 is the best course I have ever taken. It is not easy to follow a course online, thanks to John’s concern on his students and permanent feedback added to the excellence of his course. Here I could find a real effective course with evident and soon results. I strongly recommend it!Thanks John C. Buck for your devotion to teach and your wonderful lessons!Liliana Macri, Mar Del Plata, Argentina

“When I was asked to participate in the first “FOTO.101” photo instruction class, I was not sure how I would benefit, since I taught black and white photography years ago, and take some digital photos. Well, I was truly surprised at how much I learned from this knowledgeable and talented teacher/photographer/designer/artist. The course material was logical, starting from a point that I was comfortable, knowing some photography. For me all the lessons revealed a mountain of information that I was not aware of, and the material and John challenged me to learn new digital camera information and photo techniques I would have never learned on my own. The most valuable was John Buck’s sensitive and thorough reviews of the visual work. Oh, how I improved and now am on track finding more new images to capture and felling more satisfied by the images I now produce. This course was truly an exceptional opportunity and well worth time spent. I’d highly recommend it to anyone, regardless of your level of expertise – it is effective, fun and rewarding!”Jim Kaufman, Pueblo West, Colorado

Foto 101 is a stimulating course demands that you get to know your camera and teaches you exactly what you can do with it by setting specific photo assignments followed by one on one discussions with John. With his vast photographic expertise and ability to discuss photography at a level that is understandable to you, John reviews individual assignments and suggest possible improvements to your photos, encouraging you to try different things. Foto 101 is a fun course from which everyone can benefit, no matter what type of camera you own or your level of understanding of photography. Lynne Spink-Garman, Rochester, NY