• Carolyn

    POSING AND DIRECTING

    This class is amazing! I took about 10 pages of notes and can’t wait to try these techniques out on tomorrow’s wedding. I’ve been shooting for 4 years now and am constantly looking for new ways to energize my shoots and bring new life and strong connections to my images, and this posing class nails that. Thanks Ben!!!

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    Masson

    Editing and Consistency

    One word, WOW! I was a bit hesitant at first due to the price, but after finishing it I am fully convinced that it was worth every single penny. I’ve done a few seminars and photography courses, but nothing really went in depth into the editing like your videos did. It was EXACTLY what I was missing in my arsenal and it really has taken my perspective and editing to a whole new level.

    You are in my top 3 favorite photographers of all time, so to be able to see your workflow and techniques is a huge blessing! I look forward to applying your techniques for my future clients. Thanks so much, and look forward to seeing what other videos, photos, etc. you put out in the near future.

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    RYAN

    FOSTER Workshop

    Ben is making a really incredible move into education and building community with photographers, and we all benefit. His years of experience in photography and education come together in FOSTER. It was so comfortable right away and was a catalyst for new friendships and skill-sharing with so many like-minded and talented photographers. The other talent he brings in is also great for seeing the spectrum of creative process. I’ll be going to every future one I can.

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    Sally

    Editing and Consistency

    I don’t know that words can really express how much I loved these videos. After purchasing the course, and seeing that the videos aren’t super lengthy, I was a bit worried. I’m just use to courses being so long. BUT now that I am finished watching, I am so thrilled about what I just learned. The videos weren’t filled with any fluff, they weren’t too slow or too fast. Just right. They truly give the perfect amount of information to add some OOOMPH to photos! Heck Yeah!!! I’ve been thinking about switching over to film, thinking that it was the look of film that my images were missing. But nope, they are just missing some much needed editing. I mean, and maybe a bit of composition, but I’m almost there! I watched these videos in one night. It’s 3:45 am and I am just soooo pumped.  I don’t think I will sleep for days because I just want to get out and shoot, and edit. Then shoot and edit some more. I almost sent out some recent wedding images to a client, but have decided to first use the techniques I have learned here. I am just so impressed that I didn’t have to watch days worth of videos to learn this. Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhmazeballs. Uhmazeballs. Like, wow. Love this. AND I CAN WATCH THEM AGAIN. Alrighty. Needless to say, I’ll be using all the techniques I learned from these videos like right now. And then once my portfolio is put together better, I’m buying the portfolio review course. You are thanking me below, but I need to THANK YOU for changing my life. Maybe that’s a little overboard? No, I think not. And, I’m out.

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    Ryan

    Style and Brand

    Best decision ever. The Style and Brand class was a turning point for me. I purchased this class a while ago and felt like I needed to come back to leave a new review. I’ve had more bookings, and more couples that fit my style than I have in the past 4 years of shooting. I love that Ben gives you very tangible things to focus on and I can tell you from experience, they make a huge difference. I have been recommending this class (and Ben’s Editing and Consistency class) to just about everyone I know.

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    Liz

    Social Media | FB + Instagram

    This class completely opened my eyes into the back end of Social Media and what goes into creating a massive online presence. I honestly has no idea that there were so many tangible ways to gain followers, make your posts more popular, or anything else. I’m pretty blown away right now about how helpful this class was!

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    Jenna

    Posing and Directing

    There are a lot of classes from lots of different photographers about posing. This one blows all of the rest away! I’ve been looking for something more directing & motion based to move my posing in that direction, and this is exactly what I was looking for. This is going to completely change the way I shoot. Thank you so much for being willing to share your tips! It is so encouraging to know that there are other photographers out there who are willing to put community over competition. THANK YOU!

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    Steven

    Editing and Consistency

    One of the greatest things about Ben is that he has no secrets. I came into the session pretty happy with my work but looking for something to really take it over the edge. Ben delivered that and more. I spent time the week before really trying to figure out the best questions to ask but after a few minutes of talking and asking those questions I realized I was getting answers to questions I didn’t even think to ask. He doesn’t hold back and getting to pick the brain of such a great photographer was invaluable.

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    Amanda

    Posing and Directing

    I was feeling “stuck” with the posing portion of my photography. I felt like every session, I was doing the same. exact. thing. with my clients and it lacked so much personality. I purchased Ben’s “Posing + Directing” class and I’m SO GLAD I did. There are things in there I would have NEVER thought of. So many variations of the same poses, so many tips and tricks, and so many ways to get your client engaging in different ACTIONS. I’ll never go on another shoot without my book of notes from this class. EVER!

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    Karlin

    Editing and Consistency

    Ben! Thank you so much for truly inspiring me to see my work in a different light! I have been in this business six years and have to constantly remind myself that I am never to old to stop learning. Thanks for being that reminder! You are awesome at what you do and a fantastic teacher!

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    Jacki

    Editing and Consistency

    I learned so much from Ben in our session, and I feel like he really invested himself into my learning process! I came into it feeling very stuck and a little frustrated with where my work was at, and left feeling refreshed and my creativity renewed. I am so inspired to take it to the next level, and Ben was gracious enough to encourage me and help me figure out what my next step should be! Don’t let the opportunity to do a session with him slip by- it is more than worth it!

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    Jessi

    Posing and Directing

    I’ve seen a lot of posing + directing tips, but I’ve struggled to come across any that actually create the natural, authentic look that I love! This workshop really opened my eyes to so many more possibilities, and gave me ideas as to how I can be more intentional with my couples, AND their individual portraits! I feel like I’ve recently come to a ‘posing plateau’- and I hate to use the word ‘posing’, but that’s what it feels like it’s become. This workshop, however, has definitely turned things around. I can’t wait to start using these tips & tricks in future shoots!

    Thanks for being so community-driven, Ben! I’m so thankful to learn from you!

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    Kim

    Editing and Consistency

    I recently did an online mentor session with THE Ben Sasso! WOW! First of all, we talked like we were old friends. Ben has a way of making you feel comfortable and he is very open and honest about the way he edits. I felt like this was the advice I had been needing to hear to turn the look of my images around! Thank you, Ben!

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    Yanshu

    Editing and Consistency

    I had an awesome session with Ben!  I was very interested in how Ben achieves his beautiful, clean, and film-like images.  Ben demonstrated each step of his post processing in detail, and was very thorough in explaining why and how he does his adjustments.  I was really amazed to see how the photos were transformed using his simple yet effective techniques.  He also gave me some great tips on making the subjects pop, creating golden light, and creating great skin tones.  After showing me his post processing, Ben let me apply the techniques I just learned on my photos and gave me tips on what he would do differently.  All in all I learned a ton during the two hour session, and can’t wait to apply these things to my work going forward.

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    Lauren

    Editing and Consistency

    Being mentored by Ben was an absolute eye-opener. It’s amazing to watch him work because there is always a reason for everything he does – he puts so much thought and effort into creating images that connect with the viewer.  This was absolutely worth every penny I spent!!

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    Marie

    Style and Brand

    WHOA. This class was  a life changer. I felt so lost in my style and direction for the past few months and this has completely refreshed me and helped me figure out so many things I have been struggling with. I have a clear path forward now and I’m so excited to start heading down it. Thank you SO much!

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    Brian

    FOSTER Workshop

    FOSTER is a breath of fresh air, and aptly named. In just three days, this workshop fostered a tight-knit community, real-world skills, practical knowledge, open discussion, a support system, and much more. Ben and Katch (guest teacher) are two extremely kind, fun, rad people. I’ve walked away with new friends, fresh ideas, and an open mind. If you’re on the fence about it for some reason, get off the fence and hop onto the FOSTER side. I seriously wouldn’t trade the FOSTER experience for anything. Heck yeah!

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    Nikki

    Social Media | FB + Instagram

    I immediately loved this class and was blown away by how much information was packed into it but I wanted to wait a bit before I left the review so I could implement what I learned to let you know how much of a difference it’s made. WOW! Not only am I gaining more followers (on Instagram and Facebook) per day than I ever have, but my audience seems so much more engaged and invested than before. It’s nuts how different my social media is than before this class and I’m so thankful for it to be refreshed. You are brilliant. Thank you so much, Ben!

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    Katie

    Editing and Consistency

    The Editing and Workflow class has been HUGELY helpful! Not only do I feel like I’ve come away from it with so many useful new skills and tips, but more importantly  I feel like I got a glimpse into the ideas that shape why Ben creates his images the way he does. His communication is clear, well-paced, and I love how he reviews everything he’s gone over. I’m so inspired to get out there and start using the new knowledge I have. Thank you!

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    PHILLIP

    FOSTER Workshop

    FOSTER was an AMAZING experience! Imagine a bunch of creatives huddled together in a cozy cabin in the mountains being taught by some amazing photographers who are not afraid to share what they know and how they got to where they are. Whether you’re an experienced photographer or brand new to photography, this workshop will definitely leave you feeling more inspired than ever. If you’re on the fence about attending one of Ben’s workshops, just do it. Seriously. You’ll be glad you did.

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    Haley

    POSING + DIRECTING

    Another killer education piece from Ben Sasso! The information in this class is so practical and he explains it very simply. The entire class flows nicely with options to jump around if needed or progress beginning to end. I am so grateful that I have had the opportunity to discover Ben’s work and have access to all his tips, tricks and education that he shares so freely. Thank you, Ben, for being awesome and for helping other photographers expand and become better photographers! You rock!

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    Mary

    Editing and Consistency

    These tutorials were absolutely incredible. Ben has such a talent for explaining and simplifying all aspects of editing. I had no idea what capabilities I had with Lightroom, I’m so excited to edit my photos with Ben’s tips! Thank you for your willingness to share and teach!

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    DANAEA

    FOSTER Workshop

    FOSTER, FOSTER, FOSTER, what can I say? You were everything I had hoped for and more. Seriously, thank you for creating a comfortable and approachable environment where the instructors and attendees could become peers. I was able to learn a ton and connect with fellow photographers. I walked away with a list of things to tackle that will help me refine my brand and process as well as better explore where I am going in my career. These are things I find getting pushed to the side, especially during the Summer (The Pacific Northwest’s “Go-Time” Season) so it was nice to have an inspiring jolt right in the middle of it. So many little tips, tricks and truths in a community centered atmosphere. Thanks for sharing Ben! It was totally worth that life threatening LA traffic and trek down from Canada.

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    Vanessa

    Editing and Consistency

    Thank you so much Ben! This was such a great learning experience. I recommend it for anyone who still needs a little help with their editing. I was able to follow along and take in everything. I can’t believe how simple it really was to create such stunning photos. My mind is blown! Thank you so much for having this available!
    Much love from Texas

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    Zack

    Style and Brand

    YES! This class was exactly what I needed. If you are reading this and trying to decide if you should sign up, do it! I love the way Ben lays everything out so clearly and how honest he is about what he shares. It seems like a rare thing these days. I’m honestly so thankful that I came across this class when I did. SO thankful!

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    Nicole

    FOSTER Workshop

    FOSTER was such an amazing experience! It was surrounded by incredible, laid back creatives who truly listened to every question asked and presented one another with ways to better ourselves and better the photography community. Ben and Katch are talented beyond the moon and I’m so thankful to have had several days to learn from them and push for bigger and better things to happen this year.

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    Simon

    Social Media | FB + Instagram

    MIND BLOWN. My social media game is about to rock thanks to Ben’s class. It is packed with tons of brilliant information and I’m SO glad that I signed up for it. I had questions answered that I didn’t even know I had. Thank you SO much for being such an amazing teacher!

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    Nikki

    FOSTER Workshop

    Foster was such an amazing experience. Watching two amazing photographers go through the in’s and out’s of their successes and failures was incredibly helpful.  I loved the session on Style and Brand, and felt like I left having clear direction and practical steps for my business.  The atmosphere was so laid back and really encouraged community between the other photographers, and don’t get me started on the location….gorgeous.  I am so thankful to have attended and learned from the best!

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    Allison

    Editing and Consistency

    I can’t thank you enough for your guidance and help today.  I am so honored to have had the chance to spend the time with such a talented and respected artist! You have truly inspired me to work even harder and better to produce top-notch results!  Thank you SO SO SO SO much for sharing your knowledge.  There aren’t a lot of people that are willing to share and I appreciate the additional education you have offered to enhance my own craft. You’re the best,  Thank you again!

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    Janessa

    Social Media | FB + Instagram

    BEN! Thank you so much for being so open with your knowledge! I’ve taken classes in the past that have only skimmed over certain topics and yours was the complete opposite. The Social Media class was SO helpful to ma and I’m so grateful for it. It’s so clear that you put a ton of brain power into creating these classes and I hope you know how appreciated it is. THANK YOU!

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    Liana

    FOSTER Workshop

    FOSTER ruled! Spending a few days up in a secluded mountain town with a house full of creatives was exactly what I needed to spark more creativity in my own art. In a field that constantly feels like one big competition, it was a breath of fresh air to be able to slow down and have a safe place to share experiences, questions, and victories with others. It gave me the opportunity to not only take my art and business to the next level, but to not feel so alone in my fight to breathe truth into my work. Thanks, Ben!

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    Jessie

    POSING AND DIRECTING

    THIS WAS KILLER! On my way to a wedding and this was beyond helpful. It’s so easy to get stuck in the same “poses” and interactions and this just blew my mind. I can’t wait to get out and shoot today!!!!!!!! Thank you!

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    Yer

    Editing and Consistency

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!! This is exactly what I have been missing! I finally understand the key to consistency now! The simple but yet so affective and personal style of editing that Ben teaches will definitely teach you to  edit with your heart. I took what he said, tweaked it to my style, and wow! I finally feel like a pro! My pictures finally look professional! I am so so so thankful!

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    Brooke

    Editing and Consistency

    This was so much fun and so real! The process was much more simplified than I thought and that’s good! Things don’t need to be complicated if they don’t have to be. I was also amazed at how much retouching you can do in Lightroom!

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    Megan

    FOSTER Workshop

    FOSTER was such a great experience! Everything was so laid back and easy going. I loved the blend of teaching and discussion based sessions. I think my favorite part was watching Ben edit an image from start to finish. It was neat to see the tweaks he made to pull together the whole look! Oh, and the sleepover. That was totally awesome. Thanks so much for everything!

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    Jacob

    Editing and Consistency

    DANG. Ben’s Editing and Consistency class has completely changed me. I had no idea that it would be as helpful and game-changing as it was. He is an amazing and open teacher and his classes are priceless. I would sign up again in a heart beat.

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    Alexandra

    Editing and Consistency

    This self guided class really changed my perspective on defining my style.. I’ve been kind of struggling with it for some time now and I feel like I am finally ready to go out there a do what I love to do with confidence! No matter how many years of photography you have under your belt, I guarantee you that you will learn something new in “Editing and Consistency.” Thank you Ben! I can’t wait to take the rest of your classes!

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    Brian

    FOSTER Workshop

    The work and care you put into FOSTER was truly inspiring. This workshop was the best possible experience for me right now. I taught on the college level for a while after graduating with a degree in fine arts and I could see that you are a natural educator in the way you encouraged group discussions, answered questions thoughtfully, demonstrated techniques with clarity and patience, and created a supportive environment for everyone to engage, experiment and learn. I had a great time meeting everyone and I had some really wonderful conversations. I enjoyed meeting you as well. You’re a great guy, easy to talk to and very perceptive. You mentioned that you want to move in the direction of education and with FOSTER you did a fantastic job. Thank you!

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    Tom

    POSING + DIRECTING

    Honestly, one of the best classes I’ve taken in my photography career. All of the tips and tricks bring so much more into a shoot, and to have them all in one place is phenomenal! I truly believe this class will bring my work to the next level, and It has brought so much inspiration back into my head. Thanks so much for the killer class, Ben! It’s So worth it.

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    Julie

    POSING AND DIRECTING

    This is one of the most simple, yet best, educational decisions I’ve made. I completely ate up every single word Ben had to say regarding posing and directing. This is a GAME changer for me and I CANNOT wait to #getoutthere and #makeithappen!! Thank you, Ben, for being so honest and having a heart to educate and help others!!