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I had the opportunity to take a photography course taught by Manuel Gaetan. Our class was comprised of all levels of photographers and Manuel addressed everyone's needs. He encouraged us to ask questions. He was interested in helping us improve our photography skills. He was a motivational instructor and worked toward helping us learn how to turn good pictures into excellent ones. He provided critiques of our photographs, telling us what we did well and how we could improve. I highly recommend him and hope to take another class from him in the future.Mar 2, 2015
I great enjoyed our time together on the one on one lesson I had with you. You made me feel comfortable and explained everything very clearly to me. I only wish we could have covered more new material. My lesson with you mainly confirmed concept I already had understanding of. I feel I was not clear on what I wanted to learn and this is possibly why the material was slightly redundant. I hope to return for future lessons as I do have interest in seeking a career in photography and feel you can assist me on that quest.Feb 28, 2015
Thank you Don Gaetan for sharing your time, photography experience and knowledge with me. I really appreciate all the details and insights that you gave me to improve my shooting. All those little details needed, to take great pictures. Thanks to you I'm ready to go back into photography, as it is very especial and unique to me.Feb 25, 2015
Initially I only took one course with Manuel and because I enjoyed the class so much I decided to inquire about whether he offered one on one tutoring. When I found out he did, I then took 3 individual sessions in one day(was better for my schedule) which expanded my knowledge and gave me the additional knowledge that I was looking for when it comes to photography. Because of my experience with him I plan on expanding my knowledge even more, so that I may be able to explore a professional career. Thank you so much Mr. Gaetan! You are a great teacher!Mar 13, 2014MGR Enterprises, LLC's reply
Antoinette: Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope that your dreams come true. Manuel Gaetan
Manny was extremely knowledgable about photography and different editing software. He allowed me the opportunity to push myself and try new things. Manny introduced me to some of his collegues and friends who are using their photography skills across different industries, which helped me to see how I can turn this hobby into a career.Oct 3, 2013MGR Enterprises, LLC's reply
Jennifer, I sincerely appreciate your generous comments. Given your determination, I am sure that you will achieve your ambitious goals.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing schedule is listed in my www.MasteringPhotography.com website and is flexible depending on how much you want to take.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My love of photography started while I was in high school as one of the yearbook photographers. Later in my professional life, I switched from engineering to journalist and a camera is a basic tool that I carried with me all over the world capturing images.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I teach my customers how to use all the features of their digital cameras; when and why to use the different settings.