"I took two classes, taught by Claire, focused on portraiture. I found both classes to extremely useful. Claire provided a very practical and balanced blend of necessary concepts, artistic vision, and some "paint by numbers" tools to educate the class composed from people of different experience levels. I found her focus on telling a story through photography especially important in moving, at least me, from taking snapshots to taking photographs. I said it to her in person and I am saying it again - she changed the way I view photography. On a separate note, I find Claire to combine a rare blend of artistic nature, hard work, and business acumen to be an exceptional and successful artist."