"Our first class was amazing! I was so impressed by your knowledge, professionalism and patience you exhibited with our barrage of questions! Can't wait for the next class! The world should know there is someone like you working at their trade and TEACHING." ~ Nan Cuccia, Laguna Niguel, CA
"Thank you for the wonderful class! It was exactly what I was hoping it would be and I especially appreciated the focusing (maybe a bad pun) on the few things that really mattered. It was also amazing how you knew so much about so many different cameras. The more I have had time to explore things, the more I realize how much I learned from your short course! I really hope I can take some more of your classes!" ~ Nancy Fitch, Brea, CA
"Thank you again so much for all of your hard work to share your vast knowledge! Both my mom and I greatly enjoyed your beginner photography class. Not only did we learn photo techniques, composition strategies, and ideal camera settings, but we can now read the camera manual with understanding! Your knowledge of every camera model represented in class is astounding. We enjoyed the relaxed, fun-filled environment and appreciated your patience in explaining concepts and showing us hands-on application that have opened up a whole new world of photographic options." ~ Michele M., Orange, CA
"Thank you for leading such a wonderful class today! I really enjoyed it.
Your expertise was so apparent, and your patience as you guided all of us was greatly appreciated.
I am interested in furthering my knowledge and experience through one of your six-week courses. I am most interested in hearing about opportunities for future classes."
~ Katherine D., Costa Mesa, CA
"I have taken many digital photography classes with Mary. What amazes me is her extensive knowledge of photography, composition, all types of digital cameras and accessories, and Photoshop. Along with her expertise, Mary brings to the classroom patience, professionalism, a sense of humor, and an ability to create a comfortable relaxing atmosphere where it is fun to learn. You will find yourself anxiously looking forward to each class as I did. Mary encouraged me and gave me confidence to pursue my passion and for that I am truly grateful."
~ Marijane Troche, Scottsdale, AZ
"I sure am enjoying the class Mary! It seems to be so important to keep taking classes and hearing over and over the things you teach. I learned so much tonight just doing exactly what you said we should do over and over again! You are a GREAT teacher and I'm looking forward to taking more classes with you in the fall!! See you Monday!
~ Susie Campbell, Laguna Beach, CA
"I took Mary's 4-hour "Walking Photography Class" at Laguna Beach today and I really enjoyed it. I walked away with learning how to take great close up shots with a blurred background and understand the White Balance and technical aspect of manual photography. The location was breath taking too!! Considering we had a large class, Mary did a great job being able to answer all our questions and still give the one-to-one attention. She is also very patient. Thanks Mary for a fun and educational class!!!!"
Yelp Review ~ Carolina L., Fullerton, CA
"I just wanted to compliment you on the excellent technical workshop you did a couple of weeks ago! I was so happy that you knew the specifics of my camera so I could look up the correct terminology in my
manual. You gave me enough to get comfortable with some key manual features and the confidence to explore more! You also reminded me of the basics which was a great refresher. I look forward to taking more classes with you as my baby permits. :)"~ Michelle Cornell, Laguna Beach, CA
"I have been taking photography classes and Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom classes from Mary for a few years. I love these classes and have learned so much. I highly recommend these classes. It is money and time well spent. Thank you Mary!!!" ~ Donna C., Newport Beach, CA
"I started taking painting classes with Mary Gulino one year ago. Not only have my painting skills improved, but I've had the opportunity to be taught by someone who truly knows the art of taking what she has mastered and tailoring for my specific way of learning. She does with every student. To me, an extraordinary teacher is one who can show what they know in a language that an amateur can understand and apply. There is nothing more fulfilling than feeling mastery over a hobby. Also, she is one of the nicest, understanding, warm and patient people that I've had the opportunity to work with. Painting in Laguna Beach while overlooking the ocean every Saturday morning has become a treat that I look forward to. I highly recommend you taking her classes. You will be happy you did! Thank you Mary, for being who you are, a wonderful person who shares her gift developing our creative sides." ~ Shelby S., Dana Point, CA
"Mary brings years of photography experience, teaching know-how, high energy enthusiasm, a caring attitude and refreshing humor to her students. I took her 6-week beginning photography class in Laguna Beach. I wanted to learn how to use an SLR camera that my daughter handed down to me and wean myself from limited iphone photography (as much as I love my iphone for convenience!). I am a bit technology phobic, but I now feel comfortable shooting on manual mode which is saying a lot considering that I had no knowledge of my camera when I started. Mary gave us a great syllabus packed with information that I will use as I continue to practice. I really appreciate her diligence and attention to detail as well as her fun nature. It's a great combination to have in a teacher. I highly recommend her classes!"
~ Betsy G., Laguna Beach, CA