"I'm so glad I went to the Toronto workshop! I learned sooo much. I loved the mix of learning while having fun with a great group of people. It was the first time I've been with a bunch of crazy photographers like me. I will definitely go to one of Chris' workshops again."
"I have been trained a lot of times in a lot of stuff by a lot of people. I am in no way exaggerating when I say this was one of the top 5 in my career. Chris was engaging, friendly and very generous with his time during, before and after workshop hours. He joined the participants at meals offering candid responses to all sorts of questions. We spent the first day attending a quick briefing, then launched out on a full days photo shoot at the heart of DC in the area surrounding the Capitol Building.
Shooting opportunities were wide and varied. There were plenty of architectural shots, naturally but the agenda allowed for street photography and even macro opportunities in the beautiful Botanical gardens. I must say, that for a very reasonable investment I learned a great deal. I must also point out that the folks who joined me on this adventure were of a wide skill set, yet there was no discrimination in the attentiveness or patience of our celebrity instructor. I have followed Mr. Marquardts " Tips From The Top Floor " Podcasts for quite some time and I am now even more impressed after having had the opportunity to watch him in action. If you have the opportunity, you should definitely attend one of these work shops. Chris only gets to the States once or twice a year so make plans now."
"If you fancy yourself a photographer then you are constantly striving for a photograph with that wow factor. I started getting those wow shots on the first day of Chris's workshop and his instructions have helped me keep them coming ever since. My workflow has improved from selection of sites/subjects, getting a proper exposure, to processing my images. I have pictures hanging on my wall that I simply did not know how to pull off before taking his class. I highly recommend taking a workshop with Chris, and after you take one you will understand why."
"Not only does Chris possess a thorough understanding of both the technical and artistic sides of the photographic medium, he is able to convey those concepts in a very clear and concise manner. That is the sign of a truly gifted teacher. The Toronto workshop was a wonderful experience with talented co-host Sean Galbraith and a fantastic group of fellow enthusiast photographers. I look forward to attending future workshops with Chris Marquardt! Highly recommended!"
"I've had a lot of teachers over the years, and Chris belongs at the top of the list. He knows his subject, knows how to explain the intricacies and the broad concepts, and shares his love of photography in a way that can't help but keep you engaged. This was my second workshop with Chris; it was informative, educational and just plain fun. I came away with a better understanding of both the technical and the creative aspects of photography, had a variety of new experiences, and felt reinvigorated in the process. And so, potential attendee, will you. Happy shooting indeed!"