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Jeremy Bruskotter and Bob Lemieux are both professional photographers who got their start taking Jim's classes at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Dear Jim:  On behalf of my clients and "fans" on my web site I want to thank you for the influence you have had on my growth and development as a professional nature photography.

Your classes made the business of photography understandable and exciting. In my case, the way you simplified the creation of images that impact the viewer, has made my efforts rewarding spiritually and financially.

I have enjoyed sharing my work with thousands of viewers via the many exhibitions and shows I have presented.

Sincerest thanks for your patience and commitment to introducing me to a vocation of creating images in nature. - Bob Lemieux

I began to read every book about photography that I could get my hands on, learning about the importance of shooting from a tripod and carrying very sharp lenses. I also enrolled in a nature photography class taught by Jim Doty.  Jim's class proved incredibly helpful, covering many specific techniques employed by professional photographers that weren't in any of the dozens of books I owned. Jim's class helped me to develop technically, and the results were instantly apparent.  - Jeremy Bruskotter

Jeremy is a nature and landscape photographer who specializes in fine art prints. He teaches in the department of nature resources at The Ohio State University. Each summer, Jim and Jeremy team up to lead a weekend Outdoor Photography Workshop at Ohio State University's prestigious Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island in Lake Erie. More info here.


"The best class I've had to date." - Russ

"It's clear how passionate you are about photography. You get the class excited too. You give great amounts of info, all useful. Thanks for everything!" -  Wendy

"I will always be grateful for your knowledge and your ability to teach. Thank you!" -  Ken

"Great enthusiasm, attitude, knowledge, supportive. Great information."  - Clare

"Excellent organization and presentation." - Dave

"Really one of the best photography classes I have taken." -  Scott

"Jim is very organized and the most informative instructor I've had."  - Pam

"Excellent! Thank you."  - Sandra

"Wonderful class. Presentation informative with high energy and enthusiasm. Well worth the money and time." -  David

"Outstanding class! Really enjoyed it."  - Sarge

"One of the most enjoyable classes that I've taken. Excellent, in-depth enthusiastic teaching! Organization, handouts, etc. much better than most classes. Demonstration - teaching slides were outstanding!" -  Bob B

"Great help - good patience."  - Kimberly

"I enjoyed this class tremendously. I have learned photographic techniques that I had a hard time grasping in the past. My photography has and will continue to improve. I got much more out of this class than I ever expected."  - Mike

May 17, 2011
Updated July 3, 2014

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