Testimonials and Feedback

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Here are some random Testimonials and Feedback given by those who participated in past activities with James Doyle Photography.

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testimonial icon“The Queensland Camera Group, one of Brisbane’s oldest photography clubs, had the honour of James as its guest speakers at our September monthly meeting last Thursday the 6th September. James entertained us for nearly two hours with stories of his life experiences as a cinematographer and still photographer. He also used the time to impart much of the knowledge he has gained with over 40 years in nature photography with lots of practical hints and tips, in a very hands on and no fuss down to earth way, for our budding nature photography buffs. Thanks for a great presentation. We’ll be looking forward to having you back at some time in the future. Take care. Would Highly Recommend”

Queensland Camera Group (Tony FitzGerald), Guest Speaking

testimonial icon“Thank you James for a great Astro photography field trip. I learnt so much from it and hope there are more in the future, highly recommended.”

Donna Lucas, Enviroplan Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Had a great time today at Flinders Plum Picnic Area field trip. James was great.. very knowledgeable, very helpful and easygoing. Great time to practice and be with others interested in nature photography. Gleaning from a master … highly recommended. Thank you James.”

Tami Ce , Enviroplan Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“A good afternoon field walk with James and other enthusiasts organised by Ipswich City. I enjoyed James’s subtle and quiet manner plenty of friendly hints and tips, I look forward to catching up again. Would Recommend”

Vern Beecham , Enviroplan Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“I joined an event lead by James at White Rock Conservation Reserve in Ipswich. It was great to be out with a small group of keen photographers. James is a very experienced and knowledgable nature photographer and he was very willing to share his knowledge. Thank you James. Would Highly Recommend”

Chris Beecham , Enviroplan Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Spent a great afternoon with James. He’s very knowledgeable and has a great easy going teaching style. He took the time to understand what I wanted to get out of the session and adapted to suit. Would Highly Recommend”

Scott Warner, Half Day Private Tuition

testimonial icon“Thanks for pointing out the similarity and difference between landscape and scenic photography. Although perhaps close in subject matter I can look at my photographic art and see a difference. Would Recommend.”

J. Chelten Davis, General Comment

testimonial icon“Thank you James for a fantastic day. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learnt so much, you are a very patient man. :-) Lunch with a real tablecloth took me by surprise (nice touch). I’ll get out and practice some of the things you taught me. At the moment I’m going through the camera settings and setting things up properly. Next I shall buy a good field book and start to learn more about wildlife, then I’ll buy a good tripod as you recommended. I promise I will use it! LOL Thanks you again James and I’ll tell my friends to book some tuition with you. Highly Recommended.”

Bianca Bostock, Full Day Private Tuition

testimonial icon“The tuition session with James was very insightful! He explained concepts in easy to understand ways and I really enjoyed the day out with him. Would highly recommend anyone interested in nature photography to spend half a day or more with James. :) Would Highly Recommend.”

Jessica W, Private Tuition

testimonial icon“I have now done a workshop and most recent field trip and I must say it was well worth it. James explains the processes in an easy and simple to understand format which actually make sense. I learnt more in the 3 hour workshop than potentially years reading articles online or watching youtube. The field trip was perfect to put what was learnt in the workshop into practice and James was more than happy to explain the why, what and how and assist in helping to get the perfect shot. Highly recommended and I look forward to doing further field trips in the future.”

Michael G, Workshop & Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Hello James, I have to say I enjoy your workshop and learned more in those few hours than I have in years at camera club! Your way of explaining things was easy and clear. I am sure I will produce sharper images (which out of focus images have been my downfall for a long time) Julie and I will be out more often to practice so I dare say we will see you again around the ridges. Thank you for your time and knowledge. Happy snapping :-)”

Noelene, Workshop

testimonial icon“Thoroughly enjoyed James Doyle’s Nature workshop. He explained many fundamentals in an easy to understand format. Thanks. Would Recommend.”

Julie Elliott, Workshop

testimonial icon“Great field trip with James to the Border Ranges National Park. Opportunity to photograph in a number of different places in the National Park. Well and truly worth the early start to get there at a reasonable time. Learnt a lot from James, from tripod recommendations, depth of field, setting up for macro, using large lenses for bird photography to taking great shots of cascades. James is very easy company and a great source of knowledge and skills he has built up over many years. Would Highly Recommend.”

Frank Walker, Full Day Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“I recently had two days tuition with James. As I was just starting out in photography, we started with the basics of setting up the camera and James gave lots of tips about things you wouldn’t think of, that are handy to have in your kit. I found James to be very knowledgeable and freely gave information and tips. Overall, the two days were great fun and James is a rather likable person who puts you at ease and makes you feel comfortable very quickly. I learnt heaps and would highly recommend him to anyone interested in getting into nature photography or just wants a couple of days out or as James would say an adventure in nature. :-) Thanks heaps James.”

Rick Simon, Two Day Tuition

testimonial icon“Recently James gave a presentation at Mount Gravatt Photographic Society. The presentation was called ‘On the wing’ fitting with an upcoming club competition we are having ‘Anything that flies’. The expertise and depth of knowledge that James demonstrated was extremely well received by our members. James showed he was a very talented photographer, someone who really cares about nature, highly recommended by myself, a photographer with over 50 years of experience. ”

Clive Hammond, Mt. Gravatt Photographic Society, Presentation

testimonial icon“My wife Christine and I really enjoyed our time with James. He gave us lots of information about getting started in nature photography. We would highly recommend James and will be back to do further workshops with him.”

Frank Walker, Workshop

testimonial icon“Really Great day, learnt a lot about my camera, the subjects i was photographing and photography in general. it was great day and James Doyle was excellent. I would highly recommend one of his courses, workshops or tours.”

Timothy Little, Workshop

testimonial icon“Thank you James. Since changing over to Lightroom, I have been completely confused as to how to use it! Your private tuition session on how to use Lr made it so easy to understand importing, filing, editing and exporting, and I am now in complete control over it. Thank you for your patience and easy to understand approach to tutoring. Would Highly Recommend”

Gai Hatch, Private Tuition

testimonial icon“Thank you for a fantastic day on a Waterfall Photography Fieldtrip in the Gold Coast Hinterland. I learnt so much today about composing my photos and exposure during changing weather elements, and that sometimes to get the shot you need to get wet! Getting dirty in a rainforest has never been more educational or fun, thank you :) Would Highly Recommend”

Lisa Spencer , Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“What a wonderful day with James. He is such a knowledgeable guy, I learnt so much from him. His passion for nature is refreshing and inspiring. I would recommend him to anyone interested in photography or even just having a great day with outdoors.”

Susan Richie, Private Tuition

testimonial icon“I recently had a one on one tutorial with James on macro photography. I learnt a lot. I particularly appreciated Jame’s thoughtful approach to the subject and his preference to focus on ‘reading’ the light and understanding the technique rather than rushing into taking lots of photos. Would Recommend!”

Paul Campbell, Private Tuition

testimonial icon“James’ passion for the beauty and protection of our wonderful flora and fauna shows not only through his photography, but also for the way he encourages others to see it. His stories are endless, and his knowledge amazing! Being mentored by such a patient, gentle, knowledgeable and talented man was such a privilege, and an experience i will long treasure. Would Recommend!”

Lisa Spencer, Private Tuition

testimonial icon“After seeing James Doyle on television a few weeks ago, I booked a day of tuition with him to learn how to use my camera. James was very patient with me.  James is full of information about photography and nature which he shared with me in a way I could understand even with my limited skills. I would highly recommend James if you are interested in learning about nature and photography, as he is easy to talk with, patient and knowledgeable.  James is a gentle soul when he is talking about nature and photography, which is how I saw him on television, a genuine lover of nature and his photography. I had never heard of James until I saw him on television and I want others to get to know him and what he has to offer, so please check him out as I highly recommend James to everyone interested in photography.”

Katherine Peterson, Private Tuition

testimonial icon“James has a great sense of humour and doesn’t take himself too seriously. What he does take seriously is helping you succeed in your nature photography and appreciation of the natural world.”

Robert J, Private Tuition

testimonial icon“Had a session with James today and learned heaps. He really is knowledgeable about photography and I would highly recommend him to my friends.”

Anglia Bartlet, Private Tuition

testimonial icon“I’ve been out with James on a number of occasions and have always had a wonderful experience and I always learn something new. I highly recommend James to anyone interested in nature photography.”

Paul Robson, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“I had the privilege of joining James on a sunset shoot at Mary Cairn Cross Park and had a great day. I would absolutely recommend James to anyone wanting to better their skills and learn more about nature photography, plus you get to meet likewise people and make great friends.”

Steve Bass, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“I’ve been out a number of times with James and each and every time I’ve been amazed at his knowledge, patience and persistence. His photography captures the true spirit of his subject and his workshops are outstanding. If you’re thinking of trying your hand at nature photography, James is definitely the guy to help guide you.”

Danni C, General Comment

testimonial icon“James Doyle is an amazing guy and an accomplished nature photographer. Nature is ‘his thing’ and he never holds back on sharing his knowledge and experiences. James has an unassuming way of explaining complex camera techniques and he genuinely loves to see you improve. Highly recommended!”

Sandra T, General Comment

testimonial icon“Your photos are unique and beautiful, really capturing the true beauty of Australia. I especially love your bird shots”

Lesa Corrine, General Comment

testimonial icon“James is one of those sorts of photographers that quietly go about doing what he obviously loves, nature photography. He is unpretentious, very knowledgeable about his photography and nature. I have spent time with him on several field trips and a couple of tuition sessions and have thoroughly enjoyed my time with him. He may not be as high profiled as some photographers but I believe he is just as worthy as other well known photographers. James also will support you after any outing if you need help, something I found very refreshing. I would highly recommend James to anyone that wants to learn about nature photography in an ethical way.”

Mark B, General Comment

testimonial icon“My wife and I spent the day with James photographing waterfalls. Had a delightful day with James, very well organised. Got lots of photos of things we never would have seen if it wasn’t for James’s knowledge and experience. Highly recommended.”

Peter & Sue J, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“I went out with James today to photograph waterfalls and wasn’t disappointed. James is such a relaxed guy who just oozes stuff about nature photography, very knowledgeable guy. We worked a number of falls, some in the rain and it was a great experience being out with James. Highly recommended, worth every penny.”

Steve R, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Love looking at nature and wildlife photography? Then check out James Doyle’s spectacular work on his website!”

Meg W, General Comment

testimonial icon“Hi James, just been looking at your website, your website and photos are absolutely amazing!!!!!! I love the behind the scenes photos, shows you are what you say you are, a professional and very talented photographer. Thank you for sharing. Regards Jane.”

Jane H, General Comment

testimonial icon“WOW WOW!!!!! Paul (my boyfriend) booked me a day’s fieldtrip with James. I didn’t know what to expect as I hadn’t heard of him before but Paul showed me his website and his photos are amazing and to think many were taken around the Brisbane area. We had an early start and we were photographing a short time later. James is such a nice guy to be around when needing advice and James is happy to provide you with his knowledge. Recommend him? I sure would and I think Paul is happy that I had such a great day. Thanks James.”

Beverley A, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“My husband and I are from NZ and we booked a day with James Doyle Photography while we are in Australia on holidays, hoping to see some sights and maybe take some photos. James was fantastic, a real gentleman and he made sure we did get to experience some sights and indeed take some photos. The experience and enthusiasm James has is infectious. We highly recommend anyone that really wants to take photos of nature should book a day with James.”

Megan & Mark H, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“I recently have had one on one tuition with James covering Lightroom 4 and how to use this software program to get the most out of my pictures. James was a very patient teacher and I came away from the event with a higher level of knowledge to enable myself to start working on my pictures. I highly recommended James to anyone who is interested in advancing their knowledge in photography whether it is of a practical or theoretical nature.”

John H, Private Tuition

testimonial icon“Booked a day with James to photograph some of the waterfalls I saw in James’s photos on his website. He didn’t let me down. The day was action packed and we did work a number of falls and smaller streams with cascades throughout the day. James really knows his stuff and freely shares his knowledge. Even during lunch we were still talking shop. :-) I will definitely recommend James. I’ve been on other workshops and didn’t have as much fun or learn as much as I did with James. Thanks mate had a great day!!! ”

Brian O’B, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Spent the morning with James learning how to do macro shots (or as James would describe it, close ups). I thought I know a fair bit already but I will admit I know only a few things about close ups. James is just a wealth of knowledge, I guess from his years of being a photographer. Nevertheless had a great morning and learnt many things from James. Highly recommended!”

Charles T, Private Tuition

testimonial icon“Our bushwalking club got James to give us some pointers about taking photos of nature while we are on our bushwalking adventures. James really helped us understand how hard it is to get really nice shots of birds but he left us with a better understanding of photography and we are most grateful to James. Would we recommend James? Most definitely.”

Mandy C, Private Tuition

testimonial icon“Absolutely great day with James. We covered many things about photography and the digital darkroom. What I found refreshing about James is that if he doesn’t have an answer he admits it and will try and find a answer for you. Highly Recommended.”

Bill P, Private Tuition

testimonial icon“It just goes to show it doesn’t matter what camera you use, with a good instructor to teach you to slow down and to see, you can improve your photos. I have a long way to go photographically so I’ll be back in the future. Highly Recommended.”

Tracy V, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“James really knows his stuff and is willing to share. He “tells it as it is”, sometimes he would buck the normal suggestions you read on the net but he explains why and it makes sense. He has given me inspiration to get out more often with the camera and take photos. Well done James and thank you so much!!!! :-) Recommended.”

Shelly B, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Massive thanks to you as always, James. Always ready with a good tale to tell, oodles of handy hints to help our photography, the patience of a saint and our constant source of excellent adventures. Thanks heaps for your reconnaissance missions to find us stuff to take photos of. Hope your belly is full, your laugh quota is overflowing and you’re already thinking of our next adventure :) I look forward to it. Many thanks again.”

Danni C, Camping Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“I had a great weekend. Thank you to all involved.”

Sherryn D, Camping Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Well what an AWESOME weekend that was… A mixed bag weather wise… Fantastic food, Lovely company, Great camping spot… James thanks for suggesting this camping fieldtrip… I enjoyed myself… ( now I need time to recover ).”

Linda R, Camping Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Thanks James very much for coming to our club. It was a most enjoyable night with plenty of practical tips and information for all. If you have any workshops that you feel might be of interest to our members, please feel free to email us with details. Thanks again and we will certainly keep you in mind for a future meeting.”

Beaudesert Camera Club, Presentation

testimonial icon“What a GREAT day at the Cascades and it was huge. Lots of learning once again and lots of time to put it into practice…thanks James…good company and beautiful surroundings. There is really nothing better than being in the rainforest after rain but I agree that icy blue water didn’t not invite a walk up the creek. That sure is a summer time activity. I am ready to go again so just name the day.. ”

Maureen G, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“James was generous and supportive with sharing his expertise and passion for nature photography and the environment.”

Heather H, Camping Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“James out did himself with a excellent field trip… Lots of photo opportunities everywhere, I enjoyed myself greatly… ”

Linda R, Camping Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Awesome weekend – great to meet like minded people, barrel of laughs and a few good shots I hope!”

Sandra T, Camping Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“It was really useful and enjoyable to get back out with my camera and talk with others about photography again – thanks James for organising it.”

Kathy M, Camping Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“I had a thoroughly enjoyable first trip with the group and will definitely be attending more, if not just to hear James’ duck calls :- ) Great company, loads of brains to pick, photo ops galore and excellently organised trips. Brilliant!”

Danni C, Camping Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Had a great morning out with James. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in a great day out in nature. Morning tea was a welcomed bonus after working the morning light.”

Peter C, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“I agree with other testimonials, James is great to spend time with, very passionate and knowledgeable about nature photography and freely shares his knowledge, very unpretentious. Be prepared, for James can talk about almost anything but tells it in a fun way. Highly recommended.”

Simon M, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Another great day with James. Didn’t get many shots but I still left with a feeling that it was a great day as James taught me a few more tips for next time. Well done and thank you James.”

Martin G, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“James is an encyclopaedia of photography and his passion for sharing this knowledge is most definitely appreciated by me. Plus it is expressed in layman’s language with down to earth understandable facts. Thank you for another great learning curve.”

Judith B, Workshop

testimonial icon“James, some fantastic information, thank you so much. I particularly loved the info on metering/exposure – would love to pick your brains about this, plus lens choices further.”

Tiffany M, Workshop

testimonial icon“A very in depth workshop, focusing on f stops and in particular with Aperture, shutter speed and ISO dealing with halves and doubles… The head is still digesting it all… James did a wonderful job keeping his head when most of us had blank faces… Thanks James… ”

Linda R, Workshop

testimonial icon“Thanks James the Workshop today was very interesting and informative…You are a wealth of knowledge. Looking forward to the next one as well.”

Bec V, Workshop

testimonial icon“Thanks again James, it was a great way to spend a few hours, I have switched my camera to manual, i’ll get exposure if it kills me…LOL. Also one thing that stayed in my head was about how birds will always take off and land into the wind (a great tip)…Saving for a real tripod…. ”

Ross B, Workshop

testimonial icon“Was a member of a group of six who spent the morning with James. James knew the area very well and was familiar with all the native species that we were able to see. Before taking off on the walk, James spent a short time explaining what we could expect at this time of year and day, the general condition of animals and birds and general information about some of their habits. His keen eye found items to point out. He was very willing to offer photographic tips and kept us well aware of the safety issues we needed to know. At the end of the trip, James gave us a few further tips a cup of coffee, cake and biscuits. Overall, an excellent fieldtrip with friendly and knowledgeable leadership. Strongly recommended.”

Doug H, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“I had a great time today, was good to meet everyone, and James was very good to listen to, very informative. cant wait till the next one.”

Darren B, Workshop

testimonial icon“A very informative couple of hours spent with James. I highly recommend anyone spend time with him and learn from his vast knowledge look forward to the next available field trip.”

Graeme B, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“A fantastic morning with lots of knowledge shared by James. Understandably, James has such a wonderful collection of images. The world’s beauty is exposed through James great eye and photographic expertise.”

Julie G, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Fantastic if first impressions are anything. Looking forward to the future.”

Martin T, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Great afternoon at the location shooting wader birds and the kangaroos are so tame. James made me very relaxed and is very knowledgeable. Worth every penny. I highly recommend James if you are interested in nature photography.”

Karen S, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Fantastic day outing. James is really knowledgeable when it comes to nature and able to pass on his knowledge in a easy understandable way. Will be back again in the near future. Thanks James.”

Martin G, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“After an adventurous afternoon of photographing cascades at Mt Glorious, muscles are tied but I shot some great shots with James’s guidance. James has a laid back personality which helps put you at ease. Will do another tuition & fieldtrip with him.”

David M, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“My second trip with James Doyle Photography, didn’t see much at the first location on the day so on James’s suggestion we went to different location which proved to be very successful. Once again I learnt a lot from James and was very worthwhile.”

Anna C, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Had great morning with many waterfalls and macro opportunities at a easily accessible location. James has a very relaxed manner while being informative. Looking forward to the next outing.”

Chris M, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Very enjoyable trip. The tips I learnt will apply not only to nature photos but to all of my photography efforts.”

Anna C, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Great fun on fieldtrip, learnt heaps in a practical way.”

John E, Fieldtrip

testimonial icon“Very good day really, will come again”

John E, Fieldtrip

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