What students are saying about Chris Hurtt and his courses:

Understanding Exposure
The Art of Seeing
Mastering Nikon Flash Photography

Chris HurttThis has definitely been a great class! I don’t know if any other online class will ever be better than what we had these 8 weeks. Confession: When I first saw there was nearly 48 people enrolled in this class I thought the teachers were going to be spread thin and would have to rush through critiques…. BUT… having a group this size made the class! (i.e. ideas, interaction, encouragement…) Bryan and Chris are fantastic teachers. Their class was much more than I expected.(Thank you!)


Bryan & Chris,

What a great class. I just want to tell you how much I learned by taking this course. I have been shooting for more than 20 years and an avid fan of you and your photography. I needed something to jump start my photography since I retired recently, and this course was exactly what I needed. I recommend this course to anyone wanting to start learning or needs a refresher. Thank you so much for the work you do in helping your students become much better photographers. On to the next class and as I say to you both, “you keep teaching”.

-John O’Brien

I’ve taken quite a few online classes on different things and this group has been so wonderful-and Bryan and Chris, all I can say is WOW! I’ve learned more in this class than I could have possibly imagined. Your teamwork is great-all questions answered and all photos critiqued both honestly and gently in a very timely manner.


I wanted to tell you all how much I am enjoying viewing everyone’s work in this class and how inspiring it is to see so many beautiful and interesting photographs! I’m also learning so much by reading Bryan and Chris’ comments on everyone’s photos. Thanks instructors and students for creating such an energizing online community. I wasn’t sure how the online format would feel as a class compared to an in-person class, but I am loving it!

-Susan G

Yes, my ultra thanks too. It’s been wonderful, Bryan/Chris you two have a great encouraging style and I respond quite well to it. I also love the energy of the students in this class.


Bryan/Chris, Thank you so much for the bonus lessons. Both of them are subjects I’ve been curious about. Also, just wanted to let you know what a FANTASTIC class this is. Your presentation of the information and interaction with the class are wonderful. The Q & A section is another great source of info. And, getting to know and learn with people from all over the world is just plain fun! Many thanks to both of you.


It sure was a great class! I learned more in 8 weeks than I have since I owned my camera (almost 2 years!) It has become part of my day to check this site… Thanks to all of you for your informative input and good luck to all!


I have had so much fun learning exposure from you guys. Learning is one thing, but gaining the confidence in your abilities is also very important. Through your teachings, Q&A area, and critical evaluations, I have not only learned, but have truly gained confidence in shooting. Thanks! You guys are the best!


In addition to learning from this partilcular assignment I have learned more in the last few weeks than I have since I started in photography when I was 14 years old. I’m 72 now and I’m having a ball with you and BPSOP. I have a real sense of meeting your assignment challenges and gaining great confidence. Again, Chris, Your revision of the rose portrait image is awesome in its beauty. Thank you for the honest critique and caring attention to the detail of the work. I am learning to pay more attention to detail, now.


Do you ever sleep? Bryan and Chris, I want to thank you both for a wonderful eight weeks filled with great information. Our questions were answered quickly and the critiques were delivered in a timely and encouraging manner. Bryan, your enthusiasm is infectious. How did the two of you find the time to do this, plus travel abroad, refine this site and manage the other classes you taught? How did you find the time to sleep


When I started this course, I had NEVER used the manual setting on any camera. Now that I’ve completed the course, I haven’t taken it off manual. I have really appreciated all the encouragement from Bryan and Chris, but also from fellow students. It can be REALLY intimidating for a brand new photographer to mix in with the amazing talent that a lot of you have shown in this class, but I have learned a lot from you as well. I still have tons to learn from these lessons (which is great because I feel it is a course that will keep on teaching long after it is over) but I now feel so much more confidant in my ability to get a great exposure everytime.

This may seem rather silly but at the start of the course I was hoping to get just 1 “perfect picture” from Bryan, lol kind of like that little gold star, I did end up with several but I’m even more happy with the knowledge I am now armed with about how to achieve them.

Sorry such a long way to say that this course is the best, I’ve recommended it everywhere and every time I’ve had the chance. Can’t wait to take some more.


Many Thanks Bryan and Chris I just wanted to say thank you for all your helpful advice. I have learned so much from this course. It is amazing how my photography keeps improving, especially now that I actually know what I am doing – well a lot more than before I took this course! Thanks also to the rest of you; it’s great to learn from fellow students too. There are some great photographers out there – keep shooting and best of luck!


I can’t begin to tell you how much I learned and how much fun this class was! Bryan and Chris are passionate photographers and their sense of humor alone is worth the cost of the class:) I highly recommend this class and can’t wait to take my next class at BPSOP.


Thanks! Your opinion means a lot. Im LOVING the macro class! I always really liked macro photography, but felt like an awkward freshman when shooting it. Like I was missing something in the technique . The section in lesson 1 with the ruler showing the DOF REALLY MADE IT CLICK!