I have taken an abstract photography class from Joe and participated in one of his Great Falls, Virginia weekend workshops. I plan on signing up for more classes and workshops with him. I would highly recommend Joe to anybody who wants to improve their photography. I walked away with photographs that I would not have been able to get on my own, plus an increased set of photographic skills and knowledge. What I liked the most about him is that he puts so much energy into teaching his students and works with each one of them one on one out in the field to be sure that they will come home with some amazing shots. His passion for photography was clearly evident throughout the sessions.
Debbi Koplen, Virginia, Chesapeake Bay, 2007
Joe is student oriented. He covers his subjects clearly, in great detail, gives examples, listens, and makes himself available even when the class is completed. Joe follows up with you to make sure you have no questions. You can always reach Joe
George Lovelace, Virginia Great Falls, 2007
Joe is a remarkable photographer…his images are just breathtaking. When you attend one of Joe’s workshops you get this full attention and you walk away a better photographer. His engaging personality makes the experience all that much better
George, Maryland Shenadoah, 2007
I had a great time and learned a lot at Joe’s last workshop. Joe taught things I would not be able to get out of a book or magazine. He provides hands-on advice on how to make the most of the current subject or scene conditions – you can not get that out of a publication
Mark Serfass, Great Falls, 2007
Joseph has an artistic insight and passion for photography which are inspiring. He is able to enthuse and engage his students to extend their own skills. The suggestions concerning equipment, accessories, planning and technique are invaluable. I would recommend his instruction to anyone and look forward to taking more workshops and classes
Susan Watling,Virginia, 2007
Joe is a fantastic instructor. He is very informative and he manages to give each workshop participant as much personal attention as they desire. He is very knowledgeable about his subjects and is always able to answer any questions you may have. I have learned a great deal participating in his Great Falls and West Virginia workshops. He has led me to becoming a better photographer. You simply can not go wrong with one of Joes workshops
Alex Mody, Virginia, Private tour, 2007
Just wanted to say thanks again for a great trip! I don’t think I’ve ever been so tired in my life (that means it was great!). I’m just recovering now! I really liked your approach and teaching style. I do think you offer something different from the other workshops. Keep it up! I liked seeing the pictures you took on the trip as part of your lecture. Your images are spectacular. And I also enjoyed the hiking. I went through my pictures quickly and got some really good shots especially of sunrise
Wendy Sisson, New Jersey, Shenandoah, 2008
I participated in Joe’s winter workshop at Blackwater Falls, WV, his HDR workshop in Annapolis, MD and his spring workshop at Great Falls, VA. As a result, I’ve taken some giant steps as a photographer. My ability to “see” photos has greatly improved. I’ve learned a lot about key skills such as digital blending and multiple exposures. I come home with more images that are exhibition quality. The things I’ve picked up in Joe’s classes save me tons of time in post-processing. Joe is a terrific teacher. Whether dealing with the fundamentals or advanced techniques, his zeal and passion for the art shines through. I recommend him to every shooter who wants to take his or her photography to the next level.
Rick Barnard, VA USA Great Falls, 2008
I highly recommend Joseph Rossbach’s workshops. His knowledge of photography and artistic talent are outstanding and he is an attentive and personable teacher. His workshops provide an excellent mixture of training and experience so that participants gain fully from Joe’s knowledge.
Christine Z. Great Falls, 2008
I had a great time and learned a lot at Joe’s last workshop. Joe taught things I would not be able to get out of a book or magazine. He provides hands-on advice on how to make the most of the current subject or scene conditions – you can not get that out of a publication.
Mark Serfass, Great Falls, 2008
I really had a wonderful photography workshop experience with you and friends in Shenandoah National Park and learned so much photographing skills. Your dedicated in photography is respectable and I hope and would like to learn and upgrade my skill with the professional teacher like you when I return USA next time. You always said “you do good job” to me, from my heart you are truly and honestly to say”you do good job”, thank you for your encouragement which mean so much to me!
James.Chan Pan-chung Taipei, Taiwan Shenandoah, 2009
I finally have a few images from our Vermont Workshop trip to
show you what I was doing. Thanks again for all the good things you taught me. The possibilities are endless.
Eva Kahn Vermont, 2009
Hi Joe, Thanks again for a great workshop and for sharing your approach and insights(and wine) with me. I’m most grateful for your time, encouragement and support. I saw you’re recent postings from the Vermont trip and as always,they’re stunning. Look forward to seeing you again in a future workshop.
Alan, Vermont, 2009
I just got back from the Vermont workshop, and I wanted to be sure to let you know before too much time passed that it was excellent. I really enjoyed the entire workshop. Joe is a talented leader; he has a great style and he shared his techniques and ideas with everyone in the group and tailored his instruction to each individual. Thanks for providing this opportunity! I’ll hope to attend another some day soon.
Theresa, Vermont, 2009
Well I’m late getting this out but I just wanted to let you know
That I really enjoyed your workshop. I especially liked the extra time you took to make sure that I understood the “ combining images the right way” and the “5 step to a masterpiece” techniques you taught us. I will be practicing the techniques you taught us and I am sure that my pictures will be the better for it.
Don Bennett, Olympic National Park, 2012
Joe, I wanted to thank you and Ian for a most fantastic workshop. Everything was perfect. You guys did a great job picking out locations, adapting to non sunrise (sunset) alternatives, etc. I felt the instruction was the best – always ready to help when asked and making the rounds for those who were too quiet to ask. You dealt with our diverse group with patience and humor. I had the most fun, was amazed at the beauty and learned tons. The Photoshop instruction was also terrific. But, I need a PDF of the steps – as my notes suck! Looking back thru my pictures I feel I improved as the workshop progressed – even finding a leading line or two. I would recommend this workshop to anyone and look forward to attending more of your creative vision workshops. I love the southwest, and you guys made it really special.
thanks so much!
Robin Harrison, Arches and Canyonlands, 2010
Workshop Testimonial: I attended the West Virginia Waterfalls weekend in May, and it was a superb experience. Joe is hardly satisfied with snapping photographs from overlooks, so I truly enjoyed climbing and hiking along with him to reach more unique locations. You can be sure to return with original photographs on one of his workshops. I plan to return for more.
Michael Blanchette, West Virginia Waterfalls, 2010
Man…what a great day!! Sunset was just absolutely gorgeous! You know I couldn’t wait to get home to process the image that was still set in my mind. I got one of the sunset up on my main page so please feel free to give your honest critique. I ended up using one image because I like the reflection off the water when exposing for the sky. I made a copy of the original image, brought up the exposure for the cascade and then blended in the sky…than follow your steps that you taught us for Photoshop. I can’t say enough how much I enjoy shooting with you and I’m learning so much on the way. I learned a valuable lesson tonight, I was ready to throw in the towel but you kept us there to see a stunning view. I will remember that next time!
Bernard Chen, Acadia, 2010
Belated thanks for leading a very productive workshop in the Blackwater Falls State Park area. I achieved my goal in learning several good tips per day to improve my photography!
I’ll be on the watch for your future workshops and hope my schedule can accommodate. I’ve signed up for your newsletter to stay in touch.
Steve Sattler, West Virginia, 2010
Thanks for the great workshop. I learned a lot and had a great time. This was the first photo workshop I have attended and it was nice doing non-sports shooting for a change. The group was great and your enthusiasm was inspiring. I hope to attend another one of your workshops in the near future.
Jerry Niehaus, Vermont, 2010