The following are testimonials from past
participants of my photography workshops and safaris. Some of these folks
have gone to just a single seminar, just a single 1 day workshop, while some
have gone to a number of seminars and on multiple day safaris. My efforts
have always been to make these events a great photographic experience for those
who attend. Whether it is using their equipment properly, composition,
positioning, woodcraft, or just getting out and shooting - these comments say it
all about my philosophy during seminars, workshops, and safaris.
"Brent's seminars really helped
me get a grasp on how to use my camera and what techniques to
use in different situations. His safaris helped me take my
photography to the next level. The hands on experience of a
safari is wonderful and I truly learned a lot. I now feel
confident when I pick up my camera that I know what the settings
need to be in order to capture the best image that I can.
Starting from scratch as a photographer I am so glad that I
found Brent and was able to have these amazing learning
experiences through him."
"Thanks so much for our time in
Yellowstone. Your knowledge of the park and the wildlife it
contains is nothing short of impressive and greatly
enhances/compliments your knowledge of photography.
The expertise you've shared with me has shown through in my own
photos and brought me a level of satisfaction above
expectations. I will never forget our experience with the Great
Gray Owl and how you precisely predicted it's whereabouts
putting us in the prime location to achieve that perfect
photograph. Then there was the fox sporting a perfect fall coat
that you placed us once again in prime spot as to allow the
buffalo to push the animal in our direction. The light to our
backs was no doubt intentional and the shots were rewarding.
All this while providing the most accurate instruction on camera
setup including subtleties such as tripod height and stance.
Your a true expert in your field! I look forward to our next
"Just got home from my third trip
with you and I had to write to thank you for the most memorable
experience I have ever had behind a camera. The bears and elk of
Yellowstone were fabulous but the wolves you put us on on the
last day of the trip were something I will never forget. And I
have the pictures to prove it! Anyway, you are the best and I
hope to go on another trip with you soon."
|"I am a
wildlife photographer from Laredo, Texas, and recently went with
Brent Paull on a photo safari to
Yellowstone and Tetons parks. Brent spent all day, every day,
using his familiarity with the locations, to put us on some great
photo opportunities. During this process, I got some priceless
images of two Bull Elk fighting, and a great Grizzly Bear, among
other great animals and scenics. He was always ready to answer
questions or give great advice. This experience was worth
much, much more, than I expected. We will be close friends from now
"I have had the pleasure of
working with Brent on several occasions in workshops and
safaris. The last safari that I took with
him was into the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
It was a great day in which we went to several places to
shoot the landscape and flowers of the area. Brent
really knows his stuff and is able to get significant ideas and
concepts across in a pleasant and direct manner.
He is good at helping you to understand what you are
looking at and then letting you decide how and what to shoot.
This was important to me because it allowed me to have my
own eye as to the shots. I highly recommend
Brent for both his safaris and his workshops.
He is top notch."
|"Brent Paull is a professional in
the total sense of the word. On his safaris he is out there for his
clients. You can use his equipment, use him to help set up shots,
or just pick his brain ... he will never lose patience
with you. He wants you to go away feeling better about your
photography skills. He can work with a straight beginner to someone
that has enough knowledge to be dangerous. He has a large geographical database
in his head. He WILL always find great places to shoot. You
will be impressed. I was! Whether you are a first timer
or just want to get away and shoot Brent is the perfect
compliment to whatever it is you are looking for in a photo
safari. The cost is nothing. Photography can be a very
solitary hobby but it is so much better to be able to have
someone there to help you improve and critique. I highly recommend him!"
“Working with Brent has improved my photography more than anything
else I’ve ever done. No manuals, no DVDs, no websites come close to
having Brent demonstrate with his equipment, assist me with my
equipment and then share his many years of professional experience
to evaluate my images - then make suggestions for improvement. His
safaris are worth their low price just for his familiarity with
beautiful sites and animal habitats but also since he shares his
technical expertise and artistic composition skills they become the
best value out there. You’ll never regret the time you spend with
"I purchased the Canon 55-250 IS zoom lens as you advised. The
results are fantastic. I am able now to play with the long zooms
like I used to with my old Panasonic super zoom and a lot more.
The pictures are more crisp and detailed. Anyway, you have a
good summer and again thanks for your advice."
Tampa Bay, Florida
"The photo safari with Brent was outstanding. We were able to
experience first hand the techniques a professional photographer
uses out in the field. His equipment is top notch. The cost is
minimal considering the amount of time that Brent spent with us. The
safari was informative and fun. The class has helped us produce
outstanding photographs on our own."
Rory & Jennifer S.
|"I enjoyed my
Yellowstone Photo Safari. The small group size provided plenty
of time for one-on-one learning. And being on location as much as we
were --- before sunrise until after dark --- maximized the
photo opportunities, which was important to me. Overall this was a
good value and I learned some helpful tricks."