“I have taken several advanced photography courses taught by Asif at George Brown College and can, without any reservation, recommend Asif and the courses to anyone is serious about photography. His courses cover a wide range of technical elements and he covers them very well, going to great lengths to ensure the students fully understand. He moves quickly, but is always, and without recrimination, prepared to be pulled back to basics for those of us who just did not “get it” on the first go-around. His classes are entertaining, full of energy and wide open to discussion and challenge, which he heartily encourages.
What I believe makes Asif stand out, is his personal interest in the learner’s success. I believe Asif gets his “teaching high” when a student finally “gets it”. It is a great site to see, it is a great class to be part of, and when you are the student, you can feel the sun shine.”
Lawrence (Larry) Schreiner
Principal at Management Bandwidth Corporation
“Asif is not only an incredible photographer but he is also a fantastic teacher. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn about digital photography form Asif. Asif combines the perfect mix of humour, technical knowledge, and direct honest feedback to challenge and inspire his students. Asif’s passion for photography is contagious. You can’t help but be inspired by someone that loves what they do as much as Asif loves photography and art. Asif gives praise where it is due, but he is also not shy about being critical of his student’s work and providing honest feedback. His ability to deliver criticism in a constructive way is a big reason why Asif is such a great teacher. Asif has challenged me to push the boundaries of my photography and I’m having a tonne of fun doing it!”
Deepak Verma, MBA
Account Manager at Financeit
“I have had the pleasure of taking numerous classes with Asif and even started seeking out classes that he specifically taught. He is a great, personable and patient man, making him a wonderful teacher and mentor. I learned more from my classes with Asif than I could have ever hoped. If you have the opportunity to take classes or workshops with Asif, I would highly recommend that you do. It will be the best money that you ever spend and you will see instant results in your photography and design work.”
Manager, Strategic Planning at Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Communications Branch
“I had the honour and the privilege to study digital photography with Asif at George Brown College.
Asif is the consummate professional who delights in sharing his knowledge, energy and passion for photography with his clients and students. I found that I learned more and grew more as a photographer in Asif’s courses than in any others I took at George Brown.
Asif is a true photographic master, a great teacher and a superb mentor. I would recommend Asif to anyone looking for a creative photographer or exceptional instructor.”
“I found Asif to have more than a purely technical understanding of photographic techniques in his teaching. His “mission” was to show the fully artistic potential of the camera as a photographic medium and to encourage the student to fully explore that medium. Asif’s insights and personal experience proved to be invaluable when it came to teaching how to make the most use of light and equipment. His classes were, to say the least, challenging, but everyone who stuck with them moved from “taking pictures” to “making photographs” of their subject. That’s a rare talent and his willingness to share his skills and knowledge were exemplary.”
Technical Writer at Manulife