Our clients talk about us
You can find on this page a selection of opinions left by our trainees, following their participation in our different courses and/or workshops.
Hundreds of them have already trusted us, and many of them have taken several of our courses.
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I met David several years ago at a Fujifilm seminar. Immediately very friendly, we ended up having a drink with a small group of enthusiasts. I've been following David's work since then on 500px and more. I've always been bluffed by his art, which for me is out of the ordinary and always seemed out of reach for me. I couldn't begin to understand how he did it. I finally did one of his workshops in 2019 to learn. Indoor training on the computer on Saturdays with a small group. Good atmosphere, very good pedagogy step by step and individual attention. Photo outing the next day very instructive also in the field. Since then, I've felt able to imitate him. I even made several black and white architectural renderings that I am proud of and he congratulated me (see attached picture). And even after the workshop, we exchange from time to time on what we publish on social networks and possible technical improvements. So, yes, learning with David Duchens is worth it and it's a unique opportunity in Paris and soon on tour.
It is my husband who offered me for Christmas 1 Photoshop Initiation course with David. The course is via Skype with screen sharing (a first for me) which I think is absolutely great! Everyone in front of his PC, sitting quietly without needing to leave room for either one or the other for explanations or lab work.
Photoshop was for me a huge "three-headed monster" impossible to tame. The interface, the millions of useful icons available, the layers, the merge masks, etc., are all very useful. Anyway... Hell... Compared to Lightroom which has a rather simple interface, with which I'm comfortable, for Photoshop I had a real problem. So it was a big challenge for David.
But here it is... David, is quiet, very patient, an excellent teacher like few others. Passionate, he passes on his knowledge with a rare generosity. He takes the time to explain, to guide, again and again, as long as it is necessary, without ever losing patience. He's reassuring.
I was finally able to begin an approach to this software that clearly I had been avoiding until now.
A really exciting class with the teacher.
David is not only a very talented photographer but also a truly outstanding teacher!
In conclusion, if for you... Photoshop is a software which like me before you seems much too complicated to approach, take or make you offer one of its courses "Initiation Photoshop". Really, I...
After several training sessions with David, I decided to do this color workshop in addition to the black and white one, in order to better understand the use of colors in Photoshop.
Always very pedagogical and patient, David is not stingy with advice adapted to each one and even less with his time, during of course but also afterwards to ensure the after-sales service :)
The particularity of this workshop was to go as far as photo printing. So meet us the next day at the Parisgraphie workshop where a team of enthusiasts is waiting for us. After the technical explanations of printing and paper, it's time to get down to business. The result is simply amazing in terms of quality and fidelity, and what a pleasure to leave with a print of one of his photos.
In summary, a very good pedagogy and mastery of photoshop tools, a group with a limited number in order to be able to follow each one, a well equipped place adapted to the training. The little extra, the group outing allows you to deepen your knowledge of urban photography and of course to share a moment of conviviality.
See you soon for a new course or a good restaurant!
In addition to internships already done with David, I participated in the last architecture workshop in N.B. Talented photographer and expert in image retouching, David gives us his know-how with pedagogy and enthusiasm. Nothing is left to chance, no unanswered questions, the implementation of its process is done step by step with method and precision. We are beyond a simple technical course based on a few manipulations. We enter into a real artistic process that leads us, with a little time and experience, to transform our images in a dazzling way! David communicates his passion to us in a friendly atmosphere. Not stingy with his time, he will take you to the most coveted spots of the capital. In short, if you like his style, you will be delighted by his classes and delighted to have made a beautiful meeting. Thank you again David and see you soon!
Very attracted by architectural photography but totally new in this field, I chose to do the "composition" internship proposed by David by asking him for a photo session on the site of La Défense in Paris. 3 hours (and much more...) to walk around the place and discover the art of composition and the power of lines. David is there to accompany us and to dispense his skills with passion, patience and pedagogy, making us discover mythical spots as well as less known places equally photographic. The key elements of this particular art of architectural photography are reviewed and explained simply and effectively. At the end of the course we are able to make (already) some surprising and very flattering pictures!
Thank you David for these enriching moments and your natural empathy which is undoubtedly your second specificity after your qualities as a photographer and Photoshop magician! See you soon for sure! It was a great moment.
I met David through a friend. We took a photo class at the DOD all afternoon. That was so cool!!!
Thank you David for all the good advice. I was very proud of my photos!
I just took a 3 times 3 hours course on photoshop with David. The formula course by skype is a very good idea. Everyone is comfortably seated at home and screen sharing allows you to follow what the other is doing. I recommend these courses. David was able to adapt to my level and I learned a lot.
Thanks to you David ! I won't hesitate to call on you in the future.
I have just participated in David Duchens' black and white workshop and I must say that I came back dazzled. Several reasons: perfect welcome with coffee, pastries, tables, big screen, unlimited drinks (water, coffee, juice) and even pencil and paper, very interested and nice participants. David very professional and very nice, the manners explained several times in different ways so that everyone understands whatever his level it's very professional but also very friendly and very attentive, his workshop is not limited to these few hours, if you "catch" he's there to answer
Thank you David, you just have to practice now.
This is my second course with David, I started with the black and white course, very instructive, I recommend it.
With this photomontage course I broadened my knowledge, incredible what I could learn in three hours.
I have been using photoshop for 5 years now, but I am still improving my knowledge.
Thank you, David, for your kindness, your advice, and your patience.
Let's get back to class real quick.
I will make it simple: an extremely educational course where David takes us step by step towards the realization of an archi image in black and white by sharing his recipes and tips without ever getting lost in too complicated techniques and adapting to our level.
The course on skype is very interactive, with an alternation between observation and realization so that you never get lost
. Moreover, David is very nice and from the first contact at the end of the course (and even more) he is a very pleasant conversation companion.
In addition to the Paris walk and photo course, we have also chosen the night photo course. What can I say? Paris is beautiful at night and with David's precious advice, we were able to improve the quality of our photos. 3 hours of the course initially planned have been largely exceeded, David really seeks the satisfaction of these trainees. Thanks to you David for the good times spent in your company, for all your precious advice, your availability, your good mood.
See you soon for a photoshop course
David offers a well-developed and structured course with a precise methodology. He is very educational and does not hesitate to explain things several times if necessary. The 3 hours of lessons went by particularly quickly, so interesting is the subject and the teacher!
I highly recommend those who wish to progress in photo retouching to go through David!
For a first try of Photoshop courses on the internet, it was a masterstroke.
David is very pedagogical, patient and adapts to the level of the person facing him.
It met my expectations perfectly, guiding me through the meanders of this software.
I can't wait for the June workshop, and the rest, because I can't wait to continue my experience with him.
Thanks a lot David, see you soon!
If you are wondering how Daniel and David get such renders on their photos, then this workshop is to be followed without any hesitation.
This workshop takes place in a very pleasant and warm setting.
Daniel and David give all the techniques and tips to make beautiful pictures; from the shooting to the post-processing.
All participants are accompanied, regardless of their level.
For this workshop, there was a very friendly and motivated team of participants with a lot of exchanges.
Conclusion for the next date of this workshop, don't hesitate to book, you won't regret it, and you won't do your shots in the same way anymore.
Quite frankly, a worthy training and trainer. I hadn't used Photoshop for almost five years and David is a wonderful guide throughout his training and reveals his secrets as an artist. Because photography is art! Bravo and thank you for the training. In connection, very modestly, my first achievement, following David's training
We wanted, together with my wife, to start the photo together so that we could then progress together. Thanks to this course, we learned good basics, which David took the time to explain to us and to make us put into practice, and this in a great conviviality and pedagogy! Thank you!
An excellent quality course with clear and precise explanations. I advise it in private lessons to any beginner in difficulty or who wants to improve.
(Received the summary of the course in addition, quite nice)
Nice to have this particular course. Thank you, Mr. Duchens.