Student Comments About Sam D’Amico

Student Comments About Sam D'Amico's Photography Instruction


Thanks for working with me to help you with your photography studies and practice. After completing every class or course,  I send a follow-up email that addresses our meeting(s) and includes a link that leads to a page requesting student comments about me,  Sam D’Amico. And this is the page.

Above all, my work is to help you be a better photographer, and I hope I’ve helped you do that. Additionally, your opinion and candid comments are valued because they help me ensure that our time together was effective as possible and assist me in improving how I teach.

And just as I strive to help you be the best photographer you can be, your unvarnished comments help me be the best photography teacher I can be. And your addition to the student comments about Sam D’Amico is appreciated.

Thanks for your feedback.


Student Comments About Sam D’Amico – Some Guidance

Could you please take a moment to let me know what you thought of the structure and presentation of the material covered during the class(es) and how I did as a photography teacher?
Below you’ll find a “Leave a Comment” area. Can you please leave your comments there?
Additionally, you can use the following questions as a guide if you’d like, but don’t feel that you need to stick to a “script”; instead, answer as a narrative, spontaneously and honestly.

  1. How did you work with Sam? In-person? Online? Private lesson(s)? Group class?
  2. If you participated in group instruction, what was the name of the class?
  3. Were there any concerns about taking the class?
  4. Did you get what you wanted out of Sam’s instruction?
  5. What specifically did you learn as a result of working with Sam?
  6. Was there anything specific that you liked most about this class?
  7. What are three other things that you found helpful about this class?
  8. Would you recommend this class? Why or why not?
  9. Can you comment on Sam D’Amico as a photography instructor?
  10. Is there anything you’d like to add?

8 thoughts on “Student Comments About Sam D’Amico”

  1. Sam’s one-on-one photography intro lessons were incredible. He explained concepts very clearly and had a structured approach to his teaching. Thanks to Sam, I now have a much better grasp of how to get the most out of my camera and make pictures with intent, keeping in mind tonality and exposure. I am now able to operate in manual mode with confidence and can better critique the photos I make as I continue to practice. Thanks, Sam!

  2. I signed up for an in-person class to learn how to use my camera (off automatic!). It turned out that I was the only person in the class for that session so I got one-on-one instruction with Sam. He did a wonderful job of showing me the functions of my camera, like using aperture, shutter speed, and shutter size. I had lots of opportunity to practice taking photos (we met in the courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery), and Sam also gave lots of examples of how and when to use the different features. He is super patient and I look forward to taking another class!

    1. Thank you for your comments, Suma.

      I hope you’re using your camera more intentionally and making pictures that you enjoy seeing.

      Thank you for taking the class.

      I enjoyed working with you.

  3. I attended a virtual online introduction Photography class to understand my camera and receive basic instructions so I can “get out” of the pre-set modes on my camera. I gained a lot of insight on the usage of my DLSR. Although virtual, Sam created a welcoming and receptive environment, responding effectively to my many questions. He was patient, straight forward, and easy to talk to. He is my type of teacher. I would suggest to others to give him a try; I don’t think anyone will be disappointed! Two thumbs up on the course! Thanks Sam!

    1. Thanks for your comments, Steve.

      I enjoyed working with you and am happy you found our remote photography lesson helpful.

      While working remotely requires patience, I think it can be as effective as face-to-face instruction, and our remote meeting proved it is.

      My thanks to you, Steve!

      And please continue your studies and practice.

  4. I attended an in person class for getting to know your camera and gained a lot of knowledge. It was nice taking the time to go through the settings and figuring out what each buttons do. I also enjoyed getting the basic understand of aperture, shutter speed, ISO and metering and knowing how to adjust in different situations. I definitely would recommend this class!

    1. Thank you for your comments, Sabrina.

      I enjoyed working with you and am happy you now understand how aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and metering play in an effective photographic composition.

      Please continue to study and practice.


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