Since undertaking photography courses with Neil my photography has changed out of all recognition. Prior to this my camera was never off the automatic setting, since my first beginner course, it has never been back on this setting. I have also mastered enough Photoshop to make a huge difference to the quality of the images I produce, and now would not dream of posting an image without a little tweaking to improve it.
The best thing for me is the monthly projects set for the Moments in Time group. They make me take images that I would not think to try without the impetus of the project, and looking at everyone else's take on the subject, and of course the very pertinent feedback from Neil adds to a very engaging learning experience.