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Melbourne

★★★★★
5 5 1
All of Peter’s workshops are presented in an extremely professional manner and yet each participant is made to feel included and comfortable so that everyone will get the time and attention to take some amazing images.

Brisbane

★★★★★
5 5 1
Having learned a great deal from the Inspire tutorials. I was wondering if I may have already had the good info. But being there in person you pick up on all the little extras you cannot get from a computer screen, plus small tips Peter throws in during discussions. The process of watching the set ups come together and seeing the real results first hand is invaluable for anyone wanting to learn how to achieve great results with minimal gear. I added to the knowledge already gained from Peters teachings and am bursting to try the techniques learned for myself as soon as possible.

Brisbane

★★★★★
5 5 1
I wanted to take a step up in terms of the quality and variety of my studio photography. Peter’s master class has definitely increased my confidence in working to achieve high quality results. Thanks Peter and Bec!

Paris

★★★★★
5 5 1
The Paris workshop was perfectly prepared and organized, all went well, and the learning experience was immense! Helpful hints, suggestions and explanations concerning the different lighting sets, and technical comments just in the right balance. Peter just provided great encouragment to "just try and see the result", there were plenty of "eye-openers" for me! Most of all I enjoyed Peter´s focused approach to teaching, and at the same time he did it in a relaxed and wonderful way. Inimitable! I really have the feeling that I learned something! Great workshop! With kind regards, Ruetger.

Melbourne

★★★★★
5 5 1
I've attended two of Peter's workshops now and have found both invaluable. Peter is very generous with his time and knowledge and I've come away feeling inspired and with more confidence due to the skills learned. Thank you to Peter and his wonderful team.

San Francisco

★★★★★
5 5 1
It was a first class workshop. Worked with my style, enough pro, but not too much where things are unobtainable or staunch. Peter was very approachable on his method and receptive and fun and easy going.. A hard combo to achieve, and was remarkable to see. Learned plenty from a seasoned pro. Well done team.

★★★★★
5 5 1
One of the best workshops I have attended. I can honestly say that after two days with Peter I can go out and take a better picture the next day.

SF, USA

★★★★★
5 5 1
By far the most outstanding and simple skill of recognizing different characteristics of how light reacts was something Peter delivered poinently. It's very refreshing to see things in a whole new way yet that's been there all along.

Sydney

★★★★★
5 5 1
I have been working in graphic / web design for 10 years but I have always loved photography. I have been following Peters work for several years and when I finally got a chance to attend his 3 day workshop, I was blown away by Peters vast technical and creative knowledge as well as his willingness to share. During the 3 days I was immersed in the wold of photography. I have learned so much more about photography and light than I did during all my time working in the creative industry. Rosie also brought a huge amount of personality to the set and was very accomodating - It was an amazing 3 days that ran perfectly smooth - Thanks guys!

★★★★★
5 5 1
I loved every minute of it. Peter is not only professional photographer but an amazing person too. Attention to details, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I feel inspired and ready to move my photography to the next level. It was a pleasure to meet Peter and see how much he loves what he does and how great he is in seeing the light and with models, he can make everyone feel good in front of camera. Big thank you to Rozanna too for taking a good care of us, always being around, helpful and patient. If you come with a new workshop to London - I am in!

London

★★★★★
5 5 1
I learnt more in 4 hours than I have in the last 2 years that I have been shooting. Peter is fascinating to watch and listen to, Rozanna has a wealth of knowledge too. I will definitely attend Peter's workshops again an would recommend them to others. I think my photography will now go in the direction I was looking for.

Amsterdam

★★★★★
5 5 1
This has been a terrific workshop. Peter has no secrets, is very good in explaining technique but above all seeing light and interacting with models. His enthousiasm is contagious. Can't wait to put it into practice beyond the workshop!

Amsterdam

★★★★★
5 5 1
This workshop has given a great boost to my confidence as a photographer. I now have the tools to be in control and know exactly what I'm doing and why and it has reignited my love of photography. Peter and Rozanna were fun, friendly and encouraging, I feel transformed in the best possible way. Thank you so much!

UK

★★★★★
5 5 1
The informal format really suited me - I loved that there were no formal breaks for lunch or otherwise. Peter was such a huge source of information that I felt we got great value for money as literally every minute he spent sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience. Peter really has no secrets and happily answered any questions the class had about his techniques, workflow, or even business strategies. The most important thing I learned from the workshop was the importance of evoking real emotion from a model, and exactly Peter's approach on how he does this (and I hope to replicate!). Easily the mos valuable workshop that I've been on.

Sydney

★★★★★
5 5 1
This was my first ever photography workshop, and coming from a children's portraiture background it was a little daunting. In a word, it was 'inspirational'! Despite having a shared studio, and owning a set of strobes, I have an innate fear of using them! Peter, in his amazingly simple, yet detailed way, explained all the technical aspects needed to get the best out of each lighting setup, and although it was not 'sold' as a workshop per se, I felt Peter's constant pearls of wisdom made it feel like I was being taught throughout the day. He's got such a down to earth approach that cuts through the jargon and clichés, I was pleasantly surprised how easy going he was despite being an industry leading photographer. I left the workshop feeling refreshed, as a photographer, and inspired to challenge myself when I next pick up the camera. The models were amazing, and made the experience all the more enjoyable. I'm already waiting on your next Sydney portfolio-builder! Big love, Phat

NSW

★★★★★
5 5 1
It would normally cost a fortune and take an eternity to get that many great shots of that many great models with great hair and makeup, but with Peter's Portfolio Builder you can get all that and more in just one day and at a tiny fraction of what it would cost you if you tried to do it by yourself. Any photographer, from hobbyist to professional, will get such incredible insight from this time spent with Peter. One of the best value-for-money courses out there.

Sydney

★★★★★
5 5 1
All staff very helpful and friendly for this Portfolio Builder workshop. Explanations clear and complete. All questions answered particularly well, including those beyond the scope of the workshop. Great models. Resulted in a large and varied collection of photos for all participants. Well worth the cost. I would be keen to do another workshop.

Sydney

★★★★★
5 5 1
An excellent day, I learnt so much. Peter has the ability to break down years of experience and teach others in way I haven't seen before. I loved it!

Sydney

★★★★★
5 5 1
Peter was superb enjoyed every second of the workshop, would do it all over again every time he comes to Sydney.

Newcastle

★★★★★
5 5 1
I've attended two of Peters workshops so far and learned a lot about lighting, interacting with models etc. I also found the workshops very friendly and welcoming and everyone involved very approachable .

Sydney

★★★★★
5 5 1
My day shooting with Peter allowed me the freedom to express myself through his knowledge, and the experience I gained opened my eyes to seeing the light properly for the first time.... a real masterclass from a top guy and consummate pro.... Many Thanks Peter.

Sydney

★★★★★
5 5 1
Very inspirational, I loved his simplicity and will always try to get that "Coulson" look on my black and whites from now on!

USA

★★★★★
5 5 1
I flew halfway around the world for this workshop and it was worth every bit of effort and expense. I would love to attend again in future. I learned more about what I need to do to become a better photographer during this week than from all my tutorials and hundreds of hours of online education combined. Besides being an amazing photographer, Peter is the perfect host; patient, attentive, humble, and respectful. Rozie is the amazing too, making light work of all the arrangements an other admin, while providing great input and assistance throughout the week, as well as pre and post the workshop dates.

Brisbane

★★★★★
5 5 1
Peter is not only an excellent photographer but also a great teacher. He explains his knowledge with easy words demonstrating his techniques to everyone. He gives the guidelines and tools and let the participants to create using his taughts and their imagination

Melbourne

★★★★★
5 5 1
The format and presentation of workshop was outstanding. Our questions were answered with detailed explanations that will take you to the next level in portrait photography if you apply what was taught. If you want to effectively learn where various sources of light are located, its direction, and contrast in relationship to your subject this workshop is for you.

Dubai

★★★★★
5 5 1
I have just completed the week long workshop with Peter Coulsen. It was an amazing experience. There is lots of time to learn from Peter and consolidate the information.I walked away confident in the direction of my photography and inspired to develop my own creative style.

NYC

★★★★★
5 5 1
It was without a doubt the best workshop I have taken in a long while. What I learned is applicable to what I normally shoot which is not models nor fashion. Peter’s emphasis in finding and using the light was very instructional.

NYC

★★★★★
5 5 1
Peter's NYC weekend workshop was an amazing experience, I highly recommend the beginner, intermediate or established photographer attend if you're serious about taking your photography to the next level . The in-person instruction encompassing exposure, lighting, working with models, camera use and techniques, studio photography, natural light and night photography as well as Peter's in-depth post-production and Photoshop techniques you will not find anywhere else. Likewise, his personal instruction in the overall study and behavior of light is invaluable, you will never see your photography in the same "light" again.

Hawaii

★★★★★
5 5 1
I had never heard of Peter Coulson but looking at his work and the description of his workshop I felt I needed to go. Peter is the kindest sweetest man and a wonderful teacher but more than that he understands people and didn't fail to deliver what I was seeking, a transformative experience. I must have appeared a poor fit...compared to the rest of the students. I didn't come to only to learn the techniques of photography, I came to transform and I believe Peter helped me do that. I don't know where it will lead me but I have several personal projects in mind and I think at the end of it I will be a better person and a better photographer. Thank you Peter!!!

NYC

★★★★★
5 5 1
I learned more in this workshop than I have in all of my previous classes/lessons combined. Peter has a subtle way of pushing you past your boundaries and unleashing your creative ability. I fell in love with photography all over again in this class. I'm beyond grateful I was able to attend.

★★★★★
5 5 1
This very short email to thank you for your generosity and kindness during this last workshop in Belgium. I know you already on another one in Paris. I would have loved being in this last one but unfortunately, I was not available for this schedule. I have been so glad to share the 2 days with you and be inspired by your way of deconstructing things and make them so simple ! Once again thank You Thank You to Rosie too… Thank you for her availability and discreet but essentiel help !

★★★★★
5 5 1
I just wanted to send a big thank you to Rozie and Peter for the Portfolio Builder Workshop on Saturday. I learned so much and I don’t think I’ve ever been on such high energy event. You and Peter worked so hard to make the event and it is very much appreciated.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you for arranging for two of the best photo days I have had in a long time.

★★★★★
5 5 1
This 4 days exceeded my expectations and what I came away with was simply invaluable. Peter was professional, personable, approachable, humorous and was always ensuring that the learning experience was complete, relevant and of the highest quality. The impact on me and the change in my photography is almost impossible to explain. This workshop has made my path clear and in my middle age that is very important to me. The organization and planning was faultless and the the four days ran seamlessly a testament to how Peter and his assistant Rozanna ensure that everything runs smoothly. The models were fantastic, accommodating and very patient. Just gorgeous people. In closing this workshop experience with Peter Coulson has changed me, changed the way I view my photography, changed how I shoot and the knowledge gained has made my pathway clear. What more could I have asked for? Nothing. If you want the best to grow as a photographer you cannot beat these workshops. So do yourself a favor and book in. Rozanna thank you to you and Peter for the best experience. I learnt bucket loads!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dear Rozanna and Peter , and all of the Models. I recently atttended the four day workshops in Melbourne. I have been slowly working through my notes, my feeble memory and the shots that I took, in an effort to gain the most benefit from the workshops . There has been lots to learn and to absorb! Thanks again to everyone involed.
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