Nat’s Photography Student Results

© Ron Cooper

“I’ve taken both group and private instruction from Nat on topics ranging from Lightroom and Photoshop to basic photography technique and composition. I’ve also participated in several of Nat’s nature photography workshops.  Regarding Lightroom and Photoshop, Nat is an excellent teacher who makes complex technical subjects easy to understand and to implement. He helped me set up my Lightroom catalog, database and workflow, and he’s gotten me up the learning curve so I can now use all of Lightroom’s tools productively and easily.  Nat is also a great teacher of the artistic dimensions of photography.  Participating in his field workshops, as well as private “coaching” sessions, has helped me become a better photographer.” – Ron Cooper, Englewood, Colorado


© Dan Gerth

“This was unquestionably the best workshop I have attended. An almost perfect balance between shooting and image processing/critique, the workshop covered the entire photographic workflow, from pre-visualization to final image critique. I was also impressed with the generous one-on-one time Nat provided during the shoots. The suggestions and immediate feedback really made me think about exactly what I needed to do to achieve my vision. Highly recommended!” – Dan Gerth, Santa Fe, New Mexico


“This has been an amazing photographic summer for me. I had the good fortune to meet and work with Nat Coalson… need I say more? Not one, but two really wonderful location workshops. In June, Nat and Bret Edge (both amazing fine art photographers in the truest sense) led a workshop in the Grand Tetons, Wyoming. In July, Nat led a workshop in Crested Butte, Colorado. Absolutely unbelievable scenery!

© Vicki Tillard

Nat’s relaxed style and generous spirit made both workshops wonderful experiences. I have to admit I’m a workshop junkie, but these two were particularly meaningful for me. For one thing, I learned some technical tips that have made a world of difference. But most importantly, Nat’s willingness to listen and respond to my lamenting over photographer’s block has been a turning point for me. Nat, thank you thank you thank you for reminding me again and again about photographing with intention! I am starting to get it! I’m looking forward to working with you again soon!” – Vicki Tillard, Douglas, Wyoming


“I have taken several photographic workshops over the past few years and have found the ones that I took with Nat Coalson to be the best.  Nat is very knowledgeable, has a great feel for the camera and post-production (Photoshop and Lightroom) and is inspirational in spurring you on to reach greater goals and to learn more about photography (and to enjoy it).  On one outing, I was stuck and just couldn’t figure out what to shoot. Nat gave me a personal assignment on the spot which opened up a whole new photographic vision for me.  And on top of all this, Nat is just a great guy with a terrific sense of humor.” – Frank Damon, Pacific Palisades, CA


“Many thanks for all the tips you provided during the workshop. I realize I was on the lowest end of the spectrum in terms of knowledge/experience, but you were so patient and helpful. I’m thrilled w/ my pictures. I learned so much and simply loved the experience. I’m now the proud owner of Photoshop and am working my way through that program. I’m already planning on your workshop next year. Again, thanks so much for everything and best of luck to you.” – Harry Goodman, Lancaster, Pennsylvania


© Tom Tenenbaum

“I wanted to send you a note of thanks for an excellent workshop! It took a lot of research and effort on your part to plan and you were very adaptive to make changes when the weather did not cooperate with the previously chosen location. I especially appreciate that you had a ‘bonus’ shoot for those who came to Aspen a day early. Both my compositional eye and technique improved very noticeably from your instruction and the opportunity afforded by the intensity of the shooting schedule, as well as the opportunity to learn more about post-processing. I was visualizing as I composed the shots how they would later look after post processing. This has also improved. The group of enthusiastic participants freely shared their knowledge and results and were enjoyable to be with. The workshop was like a mini-vacation. It got my mind off work and other external matters and allowed me to fully experience ‘the moment.’ I look forward to joining you again!” – Tom Tenenbaum, Highlands Ranch, Colorado


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