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 Client feedback about Mike's Courses and Photography

Mike has helped me in so many ways to learn the fundamentals of photography. He is patient and knowledgeable. Mike is the kind of teacher who can take your love of photography to a new level and still keep it fun. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Vickie, Fredericksburg, VA

I was really struggling with trying to learn Photoshop on my own. Mike's excellent teaching helped me learn and get right up to speed on Photoshop. I'm so happy that he was able to explain things to me in a way that I could easily understand. Now I can comfortably use Photoshop for all my photography editing. Thanks Mike!
Diane, Stafford, VA

In one session I learned a great deal to get me jump started on what will now become a life long passion. Mike has given me enough knowledge to point me in the right direction. I look forward to learning more from him in the future! He has given me the tools to use to begin this EXCITING journey.

Andrea, Fredericksburg, VA


Mike combined patience with expertise to tailor a class that suits the aptitude and desires of his students. Time with Mike is well spent.

Dorothy & James, Fredericksburg, VA


Mike is very knowledgeable and is able to break  processes down in a series of small steps to produce the desired results.  He is very patient and willing to go over the procedures several times if necessary.  And he will answer questions later if necessary.

Norma, Fredericksburg, VA



Afraid to use your camera?  Feel silly because your camera has so many buttons and the only ones you understand are "off/on" and "shoot"?  Looking at your pictures and thinking why do I have this great camera and I'm still taking pictures on "auto" or essentially point and shoot with the results just being snapshots?  Seeing things that you want to capture on "film" but just don't know which buttons to push to get it right?  Leaving your camera on the top shelf in the closet because it's just so overwhelming?  Wanting to take pictures that will be worth framing and make an impression on people?  Want to tell a story through your pictures?  Want to feel "one" with your camera and use it like an extension of yourself?  Well, this is how I was feeling and Mike is the person that got me on the road to enjoying my camera and getting the most out of it.  Spend some time with Mike and his love for photography combined with his patience and skills and he will move you to the next level.

Roxanne, Prince William Country, VA

In early 2013 I contracted Mike to do a one day photo shoot for the JC Penny H.C.S.C  National Convention at the Crystal City Marriot in Washington DC. There were about 300 guests for a awards dinner for 50 years retirees and their spouses. Mike did group, individual and candid photos of the event.The event took place on a Saturday and by Monday I had a complete edited CD of the finished images. Feed back from all was outstanding. I would recommend Mike Fleckenstein for any photo shoot of this size.

Harry Smart, J.C. Penny

Mike, I just wanted to thank you again for the awesome portraits! Among all the professional photos I've ever done, yours are my favorite. It was a pleasure working with you; your patience and professionalism are amazing. Thanks for your talent and passion for photography.

Yelena, Fredericksburg, VA


We are thrilled that Mike Fleckenstein was referred to us for Photography work. His photos are just beautiful and showcase our homes perfectly. Mike responded quickly to all our projects, was very accommodating. Augustine Homes is looking forward to working with Mike on the next one.

Leslie Mytrysak, Augustine Homes


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! 

A few months back I came to you requesting a personalized class to learn HDR and Composition.   I had just received a new camera and asked to change the training to include a  how-to section for my new Nikon.  Without hesitation you jumped right in and taught me the functions and features I needed to know to get started.  Also...I wanted to say thank you for my most recent class where you taught me how to prepare for Real Estate Photography. Your teaching style made it easy for me to understand and I already have my first Real Estate Photography booking!  I would not have had the confidence to take on this assignment without your help!   From Pre-photographing to post processing, you guided me through the complete process. I look forward to booking a session with you again. Again, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Judy, Fredericksburg, VA


I just want you to know how pleased I am with the finished product of my dad's portrait.  You took an old (dated 1927) group picture and made it into a 5X7 portrait of my father as a young man.  I was amazed that you could also fix his tie to the proper length.  I know my two sisters will also be delighted with their copies of the portrait. Next time I have a need for a photographer I will be calling you, Mike.

 Jane, Stafford, VA


Mike was asked to photograph various areas of the Lee’s Hill Community, that we wanted to feature on the community website.  Mike was able to capture exactly what we wanted, and the photos he provided showcase the community beautifully.  It was a pleasure working with Mike, as he was both professional and knowledgeable.

Melissa Wine, Cardinal Management Group