I can't say enough about Noel and his workshops, of which I’ve attended three now. He has taken concepts I thought I knew and broken them down in a way I can actively apply during my shoots. I realized I knew the basics of the concepts but not the particular nuances.  He taught me the "extra details” and how to recognize them during a shoot.  His classes apply to all genres of photography and he has taken my images to the next level.  I truly cannot thank him enough for sharing his experience, knowledge, and time with us.  I can't wait until his next workshop. 


– Brandy Deshotel, Wedding and Portrait Photographer



This was my first photography workshop and I couldn’t have asked for a better one. Noel was extremely professional, thorough, and answered all the questions asked. He provided excellent feedback of my work in the portfolio critique. I learned more from his workshop than I have watching any videos. I would highly recommend any workshop he provides to my photography counterparts, whether they’ve been shooting for a very long time or are just starting out. 

– John D. Kittles, Landscape Photographer


I recently attended the “Elevating Your Eye” workshop series. It greatly broadened my knowledge and took my education into the fast lane. I would highly recommend Noel’s workshops as there is something for everyone, no matter your skill level or genre. Most workshops are worth it if one “a-ha” moment occurs for the student, and Noel’s workshop had several for me. We were even surprised with in-depth editing methods in Lightroom and Photoshop. I’m primarily a landscape photographer, but it definitely took my portrait shooting up several levels as well.


– Richard Fobell, Landscape Photographer

I really had a great time at the 2018 Photography Masterclass in Bali. Noel's teaching is fantastic and focuses on the needs of each participant, and at the same time I’ve learned a lot about the Balinese culture. I would definitely recommend the workshop (even for non native English speakers). I’ve learned a lot about photography in an amazing surrounding, my expectations are completely fulfilled.

Amy Lee, Amateur Photographer

I can't express how much I enjoyed the photo workshop of Noel Marcantel! Also, Ellie Chadwick and Aaron Hussain are fantastic hosts! These folks are mindblowing. Not only have they taught me all the ins and outs of photography, but they also introduced me to the local culture I wasn't aware of yet. Recommending them would definitely be an understatement!

Niels Lange, Amateur Photographer

Very grateful to Avalon for working to keep the diversity of this planet alive. If you get the chance to take part in a course jump at it. it will open your eyes.

 Regina Amalia - Beginner Photographer

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