Testimonials

Brilliant one-on-one Creative Photography Workshop with Melanie who is a passionate, creative, patient and knowledgeable trainer. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and it was great to learn many new skills and techniques on how to capture photos creatively in a camera which has changed the way I see and take photographs. Thank you so much Melanie!
Angela Scruwagen

Baie dankie vir jou inspirasie en geduld. Ek leer weekliks meer en geniet ons training klasse baie.
Rozelle Homann

Sherri and I found your Basic Introduction to Photography course which we completed in December 2017, informative and a great way find our way around our camera. Since our course we have used our camera and had some great results. Besides all the information you gave us and allowed us to test our camera in different situations, we also had laughter and fun.
Janice and Sherri Fish Hoek High School

I love the way Melanie understands how my creative mind works and teaches me ways to explore it more. She has an excellent knowledge of what is possible to create in-camera, but even more important is her ability to think out of the box! She is a mentor, very supportive and always positive!
Hetsie Otto

There is a vast amount of photography information on the internet, Youtube, ebooks, but there is no replacement for a teacher that can say, “this is what you do, and this is the result” Melanie explains with confidence and ease, and the tutor feels relaxed and comfortable. Seize the opportunity and be rewarded with the results, you won’t regret taking the lesson!
Michelle Hamilton

I was privileged to spend time with Melanie when I attended a creative workshop with her. Her hands-on style of teaching, not only ignited the creative spirit in me but made it a fun day of note!Next…..flash photography!
Tanya Starigaros

Melanie is a patient and lovely photography mentor. There is no such thing as a “stupid question” for her and she has the ability to make you feel more confident every time you complete a session with her. She is a great teacher who clearly has a passion for her art of photography!
Rebecca Lane

This is just a quick note to thank for taking me under your wing.
At our first meeting, you explained the nitty-gritty of photography in such a manner that it was easy is to grasp. I decided there and then that I was going to jump in with both feet and pursue my interest in photography. 

Our two subsequent field trips were amazing, your great easy-going personality together with the manner in which explain camera settings in a non-complicated way is just perfect for me. 
I’m looking forward to our next field trip.
Many thanks. Kindest regards,

Deon Alexander

I had an exciting fun few hours walkabout with Melanie.  She is ever so creative, knowledgeable, positive & so patient.  Melanie gives one confidence to think out of the box. Thank you so much, Melanie, I am looking forward to the next one. 
Marion Jackson

I have recently had a very successful consultation with Melanie Bentley Cornelius re my photographic career and how to market my work on social media.

She systematically examined my website, my Facebook business page and then my Instagram account. She explained in detail my logo and my branding and then she discussed my Facebook homepage and its appearance, giving me sound advice.

Finally, she discussed Instagram and gave me very useful tips on what do to get my work known.
the session was very helpful and well worth the two hours we spent together.
Kind Regards,
Jenny Powis

Melanie is a true artist..capturing products, wildlife and any other form of photography with an exceptional eye. not only is she very good at what she does but is a gifted speaker in business and marketing your business.
Rene Maritz

Thank you for the privilege of being able to attend your course yesterday. I gained a lot through it. I enjoyed the course and the interaction with other photographers and walked away with new knowledge gained. I did a thorough Business Plan course through the UWC and funnily enough, had a business plan for previous businesses but never gave it a thought when it came to my photography PASSION. Thank you therefore for your time and course yesterday.
Petra Scholtz

Baie dankie vir ’n baie inspirerende oggend – ek het ongelooflik baie baat daarby gevind.   Ek het gevoel asof my bekertjie dolleeg was, maar hy is beslis nou weer vol en ek is sommer weer lus vir fotos neem .
Jacoba Van Zyl 

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was packed with good info and advice. And it was nice to meet people who I’ve known online for a while.
Steff Hughes

Thank you, Melanie Bentley Cornelius, for a very interesting course this morning. Love your insight and your heartfelt generosity in your desire to help.
Sue Brasler 

Dankie vir jou onbaatsugtige bydrae tot ons almal se lewens en kennis…Sien uit na volgende jaar en die belofte van nog werkswinkels.
Theresa de Gruchy 

Thanks for a great morning, Melanie. Well presented and very informative. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to some more workshops with you in the future.
Denise Vermeulen

I attended Melanie’s workshops recently as an absolute novice with a very basic camera – and a fair amount of trepidation! However, Melanie’s patience and personalised approach and exactly what I needed. After two lessons, I have learned so much – new techniques, new perspectives and I am incredibly inspired to keep learning and creating on this new journey. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, skills and passion with me, Melanie.
Sharon Moller

Thank you, Melanie, for a great photography two-hour individual training session at Kalk Bay Harbour. You were patient and interactive and I could try out all the new techniques. Thank you so much. We will have some other sessions for sure. Weereens baie dankie!
Johan Greeff  

I spent a wonderful morning with Melanie. She is so inspiring, so talented and so creative. She is also a very good teacher explaining concepts and techniques in a very clear and detailed way. She has an excellent eye for unique compositions and shares these willingly with her students. I can’t wait to do more of her workshops.
Yvette Jordaan

Not only does Melanie have a great eye and produce beautiful work she also offers a really helpful business plan and marketing workshop which I attended over the weekend. The informal and relaxed nature of the session together with loads of interaction and her warm and approachable manner ensured that the event was a success and worth every penny.
Jason Boud

Melanie is an amazing teacher, offering tangible and detailed lessons.
Jacqueline Hinz-Peter

WoW .. where do I start? I’ve learnt so much from spending one morning with you and now so inspired to continue my journey and experiment. Thank you so much for everything I learnt … looking forward to our next meet up.  
Charmaine Pypers Venter