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Really rewarding and hands on intuitive learning. I’m absolutely hooked and addicted!
I was pushed outside of my comfort zone shooting, and allowed to experiment in ways I never have before.
This class has been the highlight of my week throughout!
I was lost and now I have found the way to the light.
Respect your negatives! It’s the most important thing!
Darkroom courses are truly one of a kind. It's the kind of one-on-one experience that is often lost in large campus-style classes. I will definitely be back for more - highly recommend SoL!
The Darkroom is full of light.
It was invigorating and inspired me to shoot more film.
More than just a well-equipped darkroom, Andrew's photographic experience is an incredible resource for Los Angeles photographers. Not only that, almost everyone I've met at print nights is equally passionate and excited about the creative process and makes the whole experience outstanding.
This has been the single most affirming and confidence-building experience of my life. Very, very fulfilling and life changing.
I had such an amazing experience taking a one-on-one Black & White Photography class with Andrew, the founder of The School of Light. It's literally the only place in LA that has a darkroom and teaches the processing and developing of film.
It was such a wonderful experience and it almost felt like I was traveling to a new place even though I've lived in LA the past 8 years.
I'm looking forward to taking many more classes. There is so much to learn with photography and anyone looking to learn, definitely needs to go here. Andrew is so patient and knowledgeable on everything cameras.
I love going here.
Into The Dark course at The School of Light. I found Andrew to be a patient, encouraging, inspired teacher. A true artist, who works very much in the spirit of mentorship, treating the student teacher relationship as one of equality and sharing.
The darkroom was my meditation. Hours would slip away in there and I'd always leave feeling a million times better than when I arrived. The meticulous attention to detail printing requires was a really good exercise in mindfulness and patience.
One of the most valuable things I learned at The School of Light was that the details matter-meticulous attention to the process shows in your results. As a whole I had an awesome time, and took my artistry to a new level.
The School of Light has far exceeded anything I could have hoped for in the way of an authentic, hands on education in REAL photography. From the get-go, you get the sense that Andrew has distilled all of his hard-earned wisdom down to a pure concentrate of analogue academics that will help you get your shots printed the way they should be.
I am very pleased with the work I have produced and always appreciate learning new printing techniques. The School of Light has given me the opportunity to create art in an intimate environment.
Great instruction with no pressure and lots of creative freedom.
Lectures were creative and relevant, great darkroom and studio space, and experienced, hands-on instruction. The class made driving downtown after a long day’s work a motivating ride. I actually found myself pulling over and shooting on my way into class!
Andrew is a passionate mentor and I value his considered guidance and honed methods. I look forward to watching many more prints develop at The School.
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