Pat Maccariella-Hafey

Pat Maccariella-Hafey

I had been planning a trip to Acadia National Park and wanted to capture the Milky Way when I was there in late July. Out of 5 days I only had 2 nights with clear night skies. This was one of very few times I had ventured out to photograph the Milky Way on my own. Armed with the knowledge I learned from Brad G. during his workshops, I planned my location and setup. I had to work with several other photographers at the location. Just being out there was so peaceful and inspiring. I was happy to come away with this memento of my trip there and that is why this image is my favorite. It is a magical place.

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Brad goes above and beyond to make sure that everyone is comfortable and getting the help they need, both out in the field and in post-processing. He is always there to answer any questions and he does so with kindness and patience. The small class size is perfect, and because he does not bring his own camera to the workshops, it allows him to spend quality time with each participant. – Jenny

Brad bleeds excellence in everything photography-related. He is kind, intelligent, quick-witted, knowledgeable, but most of all, caring. At no additional cost, Brad offered to lead during extra nights when weather threatened planned photoshoot evenings.  He purposefully left behind his camera to ensure focus on helping students.– Roger

I just attended my third Goldpaint Photography 5 day workshop in beautiful Mt. Shasta. That alone should tell you a lot about Brad’s workshops. I love Brad’s work professionally and love that he teaches his own processes to his students. He is the only instructor of workshops I have attended who does NOT bring his own camera. His full attention is on his students.– Patricia

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