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Arches & Canyonlands Evaluations

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Global Preservation Projects asks all participants for feedback in the form of evaluations at the end of each workshop. The evaluations are both numerical giving a percentage approval rating and written so comments can be added. The form is kept the same for all workshops so a yearly over all rating for all locations can be obtained.

Arches & Canyonlands 2006

Overall rating 94.8%


Quality of Handbooks 93.3%

"Very inclusive handbookcovering activities, equipment, supplies, and technical photographic considerations applicable to the trip."

"If you read the handbook before hand, you will be well prepared and have no unpleasent surpises on site. (Particulary important for a novice like I am.)"

Pre-Expedition Instruction 96.7%

"It got me there."

"Add in the e-mail instructions and it ranks a 10."

Quality of Instruction by Thomas I. Morse 93.3%

"Very knowledgeable photographer with keen and innate eye for making good photographs, even from subjects that are lacking."

"Tom's 30+ years of experience and constant updating of his skills usually anticipates most of your questionsbefore you can ask them. His instruction includes how to recognize and compensate for variables."

Quality of on site instruction 96.7%

"Excellent - very helpful, without being too intrusive."

"Pay attention to the instruction and you're almost guarenteed good image results. Tom will even show you how & where to set up for each subject. And suggest variations to obtain unique images. (including images for stitching')"

Locations 100%

"The parks were spectacular. I wish we had better weather, but there's nothing you can do about that. We made the most out of the few good sessions that we got."

"Can't account for weather though. We did great with what we had."

"Arches, Canyonlands & Bryce are some of the greatest opportunities in the world. Having snow just adds to the quality 10 fold. Tom's historical research in predicting the probability of snow at this time can't be taken lightly."

Quality of Planning shooting time 100%

"Well planned, researched, and led expedition yielding unique and exciting photo that would otherwise take years to find. Programincludes not only the best places to shoot, but also the best times."

"Knowledge of our subjects and projecting the variables of weather & lighting changes gave the plan flexibility to maximize our shooting time. You can't beat Tom's knowledge & experience in accomplishing that. We never got"skunked" completely by weather or lighting."

Quality of Photoshop demos

"Great! Even though we've had to call and e-mail for functional details we forgot. (I need to keep better notes during these sessions.)"

Arches & Canyonlands 2005

Overall rating 96.3%

"Tom - I was extremly satisfied with this trip, and I'm eager to do mopre trips with you in the future. I appreciate all your preparation. I learned a lot about photography, and would have never captured those shots without your help and guidance."

""Happy Ending" was had by all. Seriously!"

Quality of Handbooks 90.0%

"I especially liked the sections on compostion - they were very helpful to me."
"Quite a bit of material did not apply or was not covered/utilized in workshop. Idea: Make printoutable version much more compact. It didn't need to be 48+ pages."

Pre-Expedition Instruction 100.0%

"I appreciate the time you took on the phone to make sure I was fully prepared and had all my questions answered."

Quality of Instruction by Thomas I. Morse 100.0%

"I liked the way you were able to quickly and efficiently get us to the right spot at the right time to maximize the light and get the best shots. That was a HUGE help"

"Tom you should get more control of the weather. Otherwise a very good workshop."

Quality of Instruction by Jack Flesher 100.0%

"Jack knows more about digital processing than anyone I know. His session on color spaces and file formats was very good. I wish we had more time, and a projector, so that we could get more of jack's knowledge during the week."
"Jack gave me many good points. Goes out of his way to oblige."
"You sir, Are a scholar and a gentleman. And boy can you make a great martuni!"
Quality of on site instruction 96.7%

"Excellent - very helpful, without being too intrusive."

Locations 90.0%

"The parks were spectacular. I wish we had better weather, but there's nothing you can do about that. We made the most out of the few good sessions that we got."

"Can't account for weather though. We did great with what we had."

Quality of Planning shooting time 96.7%

"Again, all the preparation to know exactly when to be at each location for the best light - it was very helpful."

Quality of Photoshop Instruction 93.3%

"The subject matter was good, but it was hard to see in that small room, without a good projector."

"Excellent but still over my head at times."


Arches & Canyonlands 2004
Overall rating 91.7%

Quality of Handbooks 80%

Quality of Instruction by Thomas I. Morse 97.7%

Quality of on site instruction 90%

Quality of photographic locations 100%

Quality of Planning shooting time 100%

Quality of Photoshop demos 90%)

Arches/Canyonlands 2001
Overall rating 94.7%

Quality of Handbooks 92.5%

Quality of Pre-workshop phone instruction 95%

Quality of Instruction by Thomas I. Morse 95%

Quality of on site instruction 95%

Quality of on site E-6 processing 97.5%

Quality of planning of shooting time 95%

Quality of digital imaging & PhotoShop demos 100%


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