Focht Creative is truly inspiring. Straight forward, no nonsense information presented in a light-hearted manner. Kevin and Essie ROCK!!!
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You made my day, I have been putting off launching my trial because I did not really think I would be able to spend the money on it, I got behind after three events in three days so I launched it during the superbowl. I was blown away attained truly professional results in a fraction of the time. comments are all over my smugmug account about the beautiful pics. –
I’m loving your class and thank you for the critique of my photos. I’ve taken a few other photography classes through PPSOP in the past, all have been text based. What I really enjoy about your class, first and foremost, is YOU! HA! I love how animated you are, your enthusiasm, and how you make me feel like I am sitting right there in a class with you. It’s great to be able to see the visual in “real life” and get a true feel for what you are talking about. The printout is also great to look at after watching the video so it all makes much more sense. And then to have the Q and A forum for additional questions just makes the class an entire package. I think the greatest part is hearing you speak, watching you move around, and just getting more of a sense that there is a “live” person there teaching. It makes taking the photos for the assignments much more intriguing to complete. I know when I took past classes, it felt like I was just doing things on my own and it didn’t make me feel as motivated to get feedback.
I would definitely take more of your classes through the video format. I think it’s great how along the way you give us ideas on how to grow our business or things to be aware of in the industry. That is so helpful. Also, I really like the funny commentary that occasionally pops up along the way. Basically, I am very much enjoying your class. I watch your video quite a few times to try and take in everything you say and then go back and read your handout. I’m looking forward to this weeks assignment. Thank you for all you do!!!! –
I “LOVE” the videos and the fact that I can watch them over & over and pick up something new every time (just like watching a movie more than once). The printed version is then icing on the cake because I will have a printed copy as reference when the video is no longer “airing” (again, I like the visual drawings on paper showing exactly where the lights are in relation to the subject)The class I took before was more “lessonish” and what still sticks in my head is the short video clips Bryan did.What I admire about the video, and you, is that we all know you’re a pro, but you allow yourself to be “real”. I love that.I have images of Cora shooting salad & Johanna flappin mud stuck in my head!Brilliant idea, that video thing. (I think you found another “Hook”)In regard to another video, I was contemplating your Seniors or Wedding class before signing up for the Lighting (saw it last minute).I’m very new to doing anything outside auto and info still tends to get lost somewhere between my head and the shutter button.One final thing before I go. I appreciate all you guys and your willingness to share what to me would be considered trade “Secrets” –
I really enjoyed taking the class to help refresh and get some new ideas and perspectives on photographing intimate portraits. I really like how Kevin focuses on little details as to what to say to the client as well as making them feel comfortable when being photographed. I find it is sometimes to easy to get caught up in taking the image and not really saying anything to the client while photographing. And he shows how to have good contact with the client and how to make them feel more comfortable, which helps result in better images. Overall the class and Kevin rocked and I highly recommend taking the course, you will def. benefit from it!
Beth Anne Opperman
Great information for a reasonable cost. I like that everything was presented to be as simple as possible. It makes it much easier to remember during a shoot. I learned so many simple techniques that produced great results…all at a great cost.
One word…fantastic! I don’t think that the photography community could ask for a more complete overview of weddings, seniors, lighting and the business of photography! Kevin, your video clips are helpful and humorous which makes my day each time I watch them. And Essie… boy you should be thankful for her. She is so sharp and I can tell she keeps you organized in a way that allows you to teach us everything we need to know! Keep it going..you guys are amazing!
Kevin’s t-shirt proclaimed him the “Genius behind the camera.” Not every photographer lives up to the jargon on the shirt – Kevin does. Within seconds of our outdoor shooting session he had me looking at light and faces in a whole new way. Likewise in our indoor sessions. With his simplified lighting techniques my images were beautiful SOOC, needing little, if any, retouching. But Kevin isn’t only the genius behind the camera, he’s the genius behind the bucks as well, endorsing business formulas and marketing plans that are focused enough for even the most creative right-brained photographer to follow. I’m in the learning/planning stage of my business and so thankful for Kevin’s ability to teach and willingness to share his genius behind the camera and business. In one day, he altered my path with inspiration, knowledge and confidence. Thank you, Kevin Focht.
Kevin Focht has so much knowledge and experience with photography and what sets him apart from others is his willingness to openlngly share his failures along with what has made him a success.
I knew from the first online class I took with Kevin that my photography business would greatly benefit.