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Great instructor and very valuable information and guided practice time. It was well worth the cost and spending of my Saturday.Beth on 1/7/2017 about Adobe Photoshop Hands-On
Great instructor and I'm very satisfied with the help and knowledge I've gained from BDA!austin on 12/17/2016 about Camera Movement: Dollies, Sliders and Jibs
I really like the space where the class was held this weekend and the bright open area for working when class is on break. The instructor, Dave Taylor, was very knowledgeable. I took away at least a dozen new ideas and concepts as tools for Digital Marketing and that made the two day experience worthwhile.Christy on 12/7/2016 about Digital Marketing Certificate Intensive
Angela, thanks for the great, great experience of your WordPress theme development class. I have been struggling for a few years to bring all the pieces of WordPress development together into a working knowledge of WordPress. I certainly appreciated all the content and your generosity in sharing all of your resources. I had high expectations for this series of classes and you exceeded them at every step. I love that I can now call myself a WordPress developer! Thank you!Doug on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
Angela’s class on how to customize themes with the JumpStart Framework has been the foundation for all of my website work since taking the class. Although I’d been making websites for years before taking the class, the tools I acquired gave me a leap forward. Angela is an engaging and patient teacher. She not only does a thorough job of teaching the class, but is extremely generous with her support after the class. I highly recommend this class, and Angela as a teacher.Eliana on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
Angela’s WP Jumpstart class is so rich with content that I went back again this past year to review. Review? No way! I learned all new things that I am applying daily to my websites. Everything was perfectly layed out in an easy to follow program. The supplemental material has been super helpful. Don’t miss out on your chance to impact your business, your web design and your stress levels with Angela’s teaching.INGRID on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
As a graphic designer focusing on branding my clients were always asking me if I could develop the websites I designed. After I went to a javascript based full-stack web development bootcamp I felt a lot more comfortable navigating code and building websites and even web apps from scratch, but I still wasn’t confident in building sites for clients that they could update easily themselves. I wasn’t about to start offering a service that I didn’t feel completely comfortable with and that’s where Angela’s course came into play. Not only is WordPress a great solution for client sites, but I learned how to navigate a very robust theme framework that allows me to actually build the custom designs I create. Without guidance I would have been floundering around it for ages and not even be able to fully utilize it’s custom abilities, but with Angela’s instruction it was actually a really easy class for me. Angela went above and beyond her role as the instructor to really try to answer any question we had during the course. Thanks to her sage advice from being in the industry for years I am confident not only about building client websites but also about how to talk to clients as an expert in the industry, anticipate problems that may arise, and how to recognize and avoid time-sucking projects.Katherine on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
The jumpstart WordPress class by Angela Bowman is a fantastic resource for professionals that want to keep their skill up to date in the ever changing sea of WordPress. Angela is a highly informed, dedicated and determined teacher. I really like the detailed notes that she provides on her website, so you can always go back and reference the lessons in the future. I would highly recommend this class.Homa on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
I can’t recommend Angela’s class(es) highly enough. She knows her stuff and, more uncommon, she knows how to teach. She works hard to stay up-to-date and she’s amazingly generous with her time. She’s honest about what she does not know (that’s very little btw), and if you have a question she can’t answer you can be sure she’ll get back to you with an answer before you’ve given it another thought. Sign up, open up, put in your time, and you’ll learn.michael on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
As a science illustrator new to website development, I was leery about keeping up in Angela Bowman's advanced JumpStart theme customization class. How surprised was I?! It was exciting to go these classes packed with information, resources, and sense of camaraderie inspired by Angela as an outstanding teacher. Not only was Angela a gifted and deeply knowledgeable teacher, but she also was able to create a sense of community between us as students. This, in turn, helped all of us to learn, despite our wide-ranging levels of experience. I ended up accomplishing my goal. As a fledgling website designer, I gained a solid "under-the-hood" understanding of website development, with all its byzantine online complexities. In fact, the class was so valuable that I'll be taking it again to move up a notch or two in my skill level! Thank you, Angela!Jenn Paul on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
It was a great experience! The teacher was able to provide technical information and real-world experiences. The attendees of the class were of all levels, and with that said, the teacher was able to accommodate everyone's needs. I will be attending more classes, especially if Angela Bowman is teaching.kimberly on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
This class gave me a quantum leap into the world of WordPress customization. I am so much improved at my customization skills now then when I began, and it feels so good. Angela provides a wealth of information and I often refer to her online documentation that is, as well, filled with useful snippets and wise counsel. If you are curious about how you might find your WordPress niche and gain experience with a flexible WordPress theme, ‘WPJumpstart with Angela Bowman’ is for you!Zoe on 11/30/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
Lowel is great! You can tell he is really passionate about what he does so it was really fun to learn from him.Kate on 11/16/2016 about Video Lighting Hands-On Intensive
I just completed BDA's Digital Photography Certificate program and enjoyed my experience immensely. Over five days, I studied lighting, composition, editing, and business. I know we only scratched the surface but I feel like I got exactly what I signed up for. I hope BDA will offer an advanced course so I can further develop my new skills. Thank you!Rebecca on 10/24/2016 about Digital Photography Certificate Program
I haven't been in a classroom in a long time. Dave Taylor was outstanding. He is extremely knowledgeable, stayed on track, and was very engaging to listen to. I was very impressed.Rob on 9/28/2016 about Introduction to Search Engine Optimization
This class was outstanding! I had high expectations coming into the class and Lowell far exceeded those expectations. I came away with more knowledge than I could have imagined. Lowell is extremely knowledgeable and a natural teacher. He was great about answering each and every one of our questions and provided invaluable equipment recommendations. Thanks for an excellent week!Mark on 9/28/2016 about Video Production Certificate Program
Doug Wray is incredibly insightful and knowledgeable. With his years of experience in the web development field, he was able to answer all the questions asked in class, and had a great way of connecting the dots for us.Rob on 7/26/2016 about Web Development Fundamentals
The class was very well organized. Steve covered a lot of information with us in a very engaging way. The material was well presented and easy to grasp. The class was extremely helpfulKathi on 7/24/2016 about Hands-On Digital Photography Introduction
Outstanding class. Steve Gandy is a great presenter and organized. Got a really strong foundation for using Lightroom.Craig on 7/19/2016 about Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom
Justin is extremely well organized, thorough and clear in presenting his expertise. Excellent!Doug on 7/6/2016 about Getting Started with Google Analytics
As an instructor Mike Scalisi is invaluable! He presents the content of Adobe Premiere Pro in a clear and focused manner. Mike provides the right amount of time to work with and absorb the different aspects of Premiere.chris on 7/4/2016 about Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program
I learned in one day what I've been working on for the last several months.Patty on 6/27/2016 about Adobe Lightroom Hands-On
Michael Chavez is one of the best instructors I have had!Fabricio on 6/1/2016 about Adobe Illustrator Hands-On
The level of education combined with the reasonable tuition and flexible schedule, is unlike any other program I've come across. For those like me, it's just too difficult to think about going back to school even part-time. I love what you guys do at BDA!Stephanie on 5/16/2016 about Graphic Design Certificate Program
There was very valuable information shared in this class. I learned a lot and was given resources to continue the process on my own.Ali on 5/9/2016 about Improving Your WordPress SEO
Brendon was an engaging, a patient teacher, and very thorough. I was pleased that he considered the needs of his students which enabled us to dive in deeper on some of the topics of interest. He made a long day whiz by. It was informative and enjoyable with lots of tips that I will start using immediately to significantly reduce my time editing.Karen on 5/9/2016 about Final Cut Pro X Hands-On
I thought that this training was fantastic. It really helped me understand Premiere Pro and allowed me to figure out where I can troubleshoot and work through some of the major issues I was experiencing with projects. I think this is going to really change how I work in Premiere and will help me excel at my current job and any other positions I hold in the future.Victoria on 5/2/2016 about Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On
Great class! Not only does Mike cover the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro but also includes how to tackle the task of arranging and organizing media. It's one thing to know the basics of this program, but it's priceless to understand how a professional editor works to get the job done. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to dive into the editing world with Premiere Pro. I will be signing up for the advanced class soon! Thanks Mike!!Blair on 4/28/2016 about Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro
I must compliment BDA on their great snack and drink selection! Aside from that, I was very impressed with Rich Clarkson and with BDA for getting a speaker of his caliber. While photography isn't my focus, it was great seeing the photography community able to connect with each other in a nice space to meet a legend in their field.Tina on 4/22/2016 about FREE Spring Digital Salon: 60 Years of Sports Photography with Rich Clarkson
Doug was great! He is passionate about what he does and wants to make sure his students understand what he is teaching. He is funny and engaging.Laura on 4/8/2016 about Web Development Fundamentals
"I am very impressed with Mike Scalisi as a teacher. He was very informative with the right mix of lecture and hands-on training. In addition, he was very patient and encouraged questions, which helped me get the most out of the class. I would definitely take another class from him in the future."Megan on 3/28/2016 about Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program
"Angela is a great instructor with an incredible depth of experience. She is very helpful and works very hard at helping the students to be successful."Scott on 3/26/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
"I am extremely happy that this class was available and will most definitely use what I learned."Toni on 3/26/2016 about Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program
Bethany packs so much information into her classes and handouts! I took the two-afternoon WordPress class as well. She makes a point of finding out what each person is trying to get out of the class, and adjusting her instruction to address people's needs.Lisa on 3/22/2016 about Effective Email Newsletters: How to Get and Keep Customers/Clients
Great class! I enjoyed meeting the instructor, Bethany, and having the chance to learn from her years of experience in the digital marketing industry. I didn't think the class was too rudimentary and I was especially pleased that Bethany shared so many take-home resources with us! I can say with certainty that her class is going to help me improve my company's email marketing. Class size was small and felt very personal. Bethany facilitated some conversation among the class and I enjoyed getting to know some of my other classmates and hear why they were there.Tina on 3/21/2016 about Effective Email Newsletters: How to Get and Keep Customers/Clients
"Angela is an incredibly organized and knowledgeable teacher. This was hands down the most useful/worthwhile course I have taken at BDA. I'm truly sad it's over."Ali on 3/16/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
Angela is a great instructor with an incredible depth of experience. She is very helpful and works very hard at helping the students to be successful.Scott on 3/16/2016 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
"The instructor was excellent. She answered all of my questions."Leticia on 3/2/2016 about Navigating the Legal Landscape for Independent Filmmakers
"The material presented by Betty Taylor was super approachable and she was able to teach and share her expertise without pretension. If people had questions or got lost, she never got flustered. Great class, great instructor."Laura on 2/29/2016 about Adobe InDesign Hands-On
Dave Taylor is an excellent and engaging instructor. He packs his classes with information and keeps the session moving.Lance on 2/29/2016 about Digital Marketing Certificate Intensive
"Dave Taylor is an excellent and engaging instructor. He packs his classes with information and keeps the session moving."Lance on 2/29/2016 about Digital Marketing Certificate Intensive
The material presented by Betty Taylor was super approachable and she was able to teach and share her expertise without pretension. If people had questions or got lost, she never got flustered. Great class, great instructor.Laura on 2/23/2016 about Adobe InDesign Hands-On
I thoroughly enjoyed the overall class. The program, teacher, and BDA went well above my expectations. The class was so engaging, interesting and very comfortable. It was exciting to be in an environment with an incredible teacher as well as other students that not only help with what you are learning, but also motivate you.Laura on 2/15/2016 about Graphic Design Certificate Program
"The program, teacher, and BDA went well above my expectations. The class was so engaging, interesting and very comfortable. It was exciting to be in an environment with an incredible teacher as well as other students that not only help with what you are learning, but also motivate you."Laura on 2/15/2016 about Graphic Design Certificate Program
"Mike did a really great job teaching this class. I like his teaching style. He uses a nice mix of lecture style and hands on activities. I really learned a lot in a one day class."Ryan on 2/10/2016 about Adobe After Effects Hands-On Class
"Angela was fantastic!"Melissa on 1/22/2016 about Improving Your WordPress SEO
Angela was fantastic! She kept my interest on a subject that could have been very dry.Melissa on 1/22/2016 about Improving Your WordPress SEO
I really loved the Landscaping photo class and the instructor! He was extremely well prepared, organized and knowledgable.Marion on 1/19/2016 about Landscape Photography
"Wonderful instructor, very knowledgeable and flexible."Karen on 1/15/2016 about The Art of the Video Interview
"Clear, detailed info from very knowledgeable instructor. I left feeling that I know enough about the technical side to get some basic equipment and systems set up and get started with podcasting. Terrific."Carolyn on 1/13/2016 about Getting Started with Podcasting
I really enjoyed this class and would recommend it for anyone that wants a solid understanding of what UX is, a tool box new skills, and an awesome portfolio piece!Brooke on 11/22/2015 about UI/UX Design Certificate Program
Stephen is a just a wealth of knowledge and a good guy. I'd highly recommend this class! Also, as a new member of BDA, I'd like to give them a major shout out for organizing and offering such a great experience! Thank you!Richard on 10/28/2015 about Studio Lighting for Photography
BDA more than exceeded my expectations. The information gained will definitely help me in my career. Thanks for everything.Corey on 10/24/2015 about Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program
I greatly enjoyed this class! The instructor was friendly, knowledgeable, and clearly very passionate about landscape photography.Katie on 9/27/2015 about Landscape Photography
Lowell is a great instructor. Knows his stuff and explains it well. The class contained practical knowledge, advice, methods, and procedures that I can immediately put to use. I'm leaving here with tools that I'll be able to use on my job next week.Larry on 9/25/2015 about Video Production Certificate Program
This was my favorite class I've taken at BDA so far and it really made me excited about entering a career in web development!Emily on 9/3/2015 about Web Development Fundamentals
Jeff is the man. He's super personable, enthusiastic and organized. I give Jeff high marks for being completely knowledgeable and accomplished. Glad I took the class and like the idea of a lab class, where we could watch Jeff do his thing and actually construct a podcast from start to finish. I'd sign up in a flash.Jan on 8/6/2015 about Getting Started with Podcasting
Wes is an exceptional instructor who has a wealth of information and experience to share in his classes. He was really engaging (hard to do on a Saturday for 8 hours) and generous with his personal time and answering any individual questions I had. He did a really great job meeting every participant where they were at making sure no one was left behind. I would highly recommend any class of Wes's and look forward to taking others of his in the future!Kodiak on 8/6/2015 about Adobe Photoshop Hands-On
Bob did a good job of surveying a exceedingly broad topic. It was clear he spoke from great experience, from many years as a news photographer, and his more recent transition to freelance work. Good stuff!Vince on 8/3/2015 about Learning the Business of Photography
The instructor was outstanding.Keith on 8/2/2015 about Adobe Photoshop Hands-On
Course could not have been taught any better. I don't give 5 star ratings easily, but Wes earned every one. Well worth the cost/time!Doug on 8/1/2015 about Adobe Photoshop Hands-On
Bob did a good job of surveying a exceedingly broad topic. It was clear he spoke from great experience, from many years as a news photographer and his more recent transition to freelance work. Good stuff.Vince on 7/28/2015 about Learning the Business of Photography
I got exactly what I wanted and needed from this class. Bethany is well-prepared, patient, thorough, and easy to follow. Thanks!Abigail on 7/23/2015 about WordPress for Beginners - How to Run Your Own Site/Blog
Great class on all the technical stuff needed!Jana on 7/9/2015 about Hands-On Digital Photography Introduction
Great class! Instructor was personable and answered all questions enthusiastically. Very enjoyable!Kari on 7/9/2015 about Getting Started with Adobe After Effects
Great content, always on topic, valuable information in short time of 3 hours. Simply loaded with good stuff!Jana on 7/8/2015 about Basics of Blogging
I loved Beth's teaching style and attitude. She knows what she's doing and made the class engaging. I could ask any question I needed and get a clear answer.Michelle on 7/8/2015 about Basics of Blogging
Jeff conducted a great introductory class to podcasting. I felt I got the nuts and bolts that I needed to successfully create and launch a podcast. Jeff's class saved me hours and hours of online research in figuring out how to create and launch a podcast. Highly recommended!!Craig on 6/30/2015 about Getting Started with Podcasting
I thought the instructor, Lowell Pierce, was excellent. This was a lecture class and he still found a way for us to get hands on experience. I've taken several class in Photography and no one ever explained lighting the way he did!Veronica on 6/27/2015 about Video Lighting Hands-On Intensive
If I had left the class after the first hour, the class would have been worth the admission! The whole day was full of golden nuggets I will use to improve all of my projects.Veronica on 6/27/2015 about Adobe Premiere Pro Hands-On
The entire class was enthusiastic about a follow-up session, involving producing a short podcast in the classroom/studio! Jeff (the instructor) agreed that a hands-on gathering would be excellent!Joseph on 6/24/2015 about Getting Started with Podcasting
Jeff is the man! He's super personable, enthusiastic and organized. Glad I took the class and like the idea of a lab class, where we could watch Jeff do his thing and actually construct a podcast from start to finish. I'd sign up in a flash!Jana on 6/23/2015 about Getting Started with Podcasting
Love BDA and believe y'all are very good at what you do.Geremy on 5/7/2015 about FREE Entrepreneur Lunch & Learn
Madeline was fabulous, providing a wealth of real world experience from her years in the field. I particularly appreciated the role playing, as it very much helped to visualize ourselves holding court as the interviewer. It was a great class and I was happy I attended.Todd on 4/17/2015 about The Art of the Video Interview
Appreciated the fact Brian geared the class in the direction the two of us needed for our career. It helped us out a lot. He was very thorough and was easy to ask questions when we got lost.Kristen on 4/14/2015 about Getting Started with Adobe Dreamweaver
Great experience! I learned so much during the week and will definitely be coming back to BDA!Kate on 4/11/2015 about Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Certificate Program
Angela is top notch, in her mastery of the material, the organization and pacing of the class, her ability to answer questions and teach things clearly, her attention to students needs, and her obvious enthusiasm for teaching.Chris on 4/10/2015 about Maintaining Your WordPress Website to Prevent Hacking & Data Loss
Ethan is a great instructor! He's passionate about the subject and keeps you interested. I truly feel like I'm ready to make a compelling video now. Before the class, I just knew the technical side of editing.Linley on 4/8/2015 about Aesthetics of Editing
Mike gave a wonderful introduction with examples to Adobe After Effects. I highly recommend the class. He left time at the end for questions too, and I learned even more. Craig on 4/5/2015 about Getting Started with Adobe After Effects
Tremendous class to get you off and running with editing. Pretty cool that after just 3 hours you will be equipped with the knowledge to import footage, edit, and export - a great return on your investment.Matt on 4/3/2015 about Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro
Thank you once again for an AMAZING experience and tremendously helpful informational material.Hannah on 3/27/2015 about Studio Lighting for Photography
[The instrustor's] enthusiasm about building websites made it a really fun class! It was money AND time well spent! Donna on 3/22/2015 about WordPress Web Development Certificate Program
I thought Bob was a great speaker and ran a very informative session. He covered a broad spectrum of topics in a friendly and open manner that allowed for questions without feeling intimidated.Shea on 3/17/2015 about Learning the Business of Photography
Hearing about Bob's real world experience was helpful and meaningful. This was a great class and I really enjoyed the topic and the instructor. Bob kept the course on track, and easily and fully answered all of our questions.Donna on 3/17/2015 about Learning the Business of Photography
Really enjoyed this class. As a newcomer to e-newsletters this was the perfect overview of all aspects that I need to consider. The instructor was well organized, engaging, and very informative.Darla on 3/9/2015 about Effective Email Newsletters: How to Get and Keep Customers/Clients
Great instructor, lots of great ideas!anonymous on 3/7/2015 about Camera Movement: Dollies, Sliders and Jibs
This class was very helpful and fun.Elizabeth on 3/7/2015 about Marketing with Social Media
I was so impressed with Dave Taylor! What an incredible teacher! He was engaging, dynamic, funny and very informative. I intend to take his certificate class, hopefully later on this year.Alexandra on 3/4/2015 about Marketing with Social Media
Great course. Angela is a great instructor. John on 3/4/2015 about Creating WordPress Image Galleries
Edward Popovitz is an amazing and engaging instructor. It was a very informative intro class that makes me excited for the second part! Stephanie on 3/4/2015 about Getting Started with Adobe InDesign
Great class yesterday. I think how all the adjustments we make affects the histogram finally clicked. Steve really tied that all together for me. I also learned so more nuances of the system I had not learned before. Bonnie on 3/1/2015 about Adobe Lightroom Hands-On
Great class! Lots of very helpful information presented in an understandable way. I look forward to more classes at BDA. Pamela on 3/1/2015 about Adobe Lightroom Hands-On
Angela is absolutely amazing! In one hour, we covered material that could have taken several weeks to touch on. She is fantastic at explaining steps quickly and clearly, and her fast grasp on what I was trying to ask was phenomenal. It was the perfect balance of her "driving" the mouse while I took notes, and her being patient while I drove sometimes too. The follow up material and additional resources were exactly what I needed to be able to keep proceeding forward. I could not have done this without her help, and I look forward to many more classes at BDA with her, and also some she suggested with other professors at BDA. Thank you so much for this opportunity! The one on one consulting is perfect for anyone who has specific questions and a busy schedule!Jessica on 2/22/2015 about WordPress One-On-One Consulting
Angela was just great! She shared both tactical and strategic options for my website. It was just what I was looking for. Thank you!karen on 2/21/2015 about WordPress One-On-One Consulting
You guys are great. Thanks so much!Nika on 2/18/2015 about Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop
I think more people should take this class. I thought Mike was extremely knowledgable and helped us.kris on 2/17/2015 about Copywriting for the Web
Really enjoyed this class. It was exactly what I wanted. The instructor was well organized, very approachable, and made sure to make it relevant to our work experiences. We covered a ton of information! Make it a 2-part class!Darla on 2/17/2015 about Copywriting for the Web
Fun & informative class, I would gladly take another class with Brian Brown!Nika on 2/10/2015 about Introduction to DSLR Video
Wes is awesome! A great mix of instruction and then "requests" at the end. It shows that he clearly wants his students to succeed!anonymous on 2/9/2015 about Adobe Photoshop Hands-On
Great class. Best parts - very knowledgeable instructor, knows his stuff, able to make geeky stuff accessible, good sense of humor/playfulness. I appreciated seeing his “wall of shame.” Great to see bad examples. We’ve all made enough mistakes, and it takes guts to show them. It really helped me understand the concepts better. Really Helpful!anonymous on 2/9/2015 about Adobe Photoshop Hands-On

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