I hire a lot of photographers to shoot events. Approximately 8-10 times per year. After getting burned too many times by self-identified "pros" off Craigslist, I finally learned my lesson and hired a professional: Bernhard Uhl. It was a risk. Bernhard cost more than the so-called professionals I had tried in earlier attempts. But WOW, the results were worth every penny!
For one, Bernhard is a complete dream to work with. Fun. Great sense of humor. And he has a certain Buddhist-like lightness that I really appreciate. He showed up at the right place, on time, without hassle. With Bernhard, I now have the confidence to know I can book him and know photography is handled. What a relief! In the end, it saves so much time and money and heartache and anxiety to go with someone that is reliable and responsible and respectful. Now is he always my first call. I don't want to work with anyone else. Ever.
Secondly, he is a professional with great skills, great gear, and most importantly, a great eye. I showed him the program and list of shots, and he seemed to just "get it" immediately. He took great pictures for us, and completely exceeded my team's expectations. His editing is also top notch, and timely. He sent us the files in less than 24 hours, as agreed. We were blown away with the results. And so relieved, because you only get once chance to get the shot!
Third, he is a leader. He knows when to step up, and when to step back. He was able to direct my team to get the pictures we were so desperate to get. I was really grateful for his artful direction and willingness to lend his editorial prowess. He knew what we wanted better than we did!
In short, Bernhard brings so much value to every shoot. I can't recommend him highly enough.
If you're tired of dealing with yet another Craigslist amateur with a DSLR camera who thinks they are a pro, look no further. Hire Bernhard. You won't regret it.
I'm happy to discuss my experiences with him!
Jim Ace, Senior Campaigner, Stand.Earth
Bernhard is the best photographer I have ever worked with. His attention to detail and colors is exceptional.
The images are the best ever! Thanks a bunch for your diligence and patience.
Bernhard has been very professional and easy to work with. I highly recommend using him for your photography needs.
I would not hesitate on hiring him again to photograph my own work when needed.
I am very happy to work with Bernhard: he is quite knowledgeable and is able to develop effective
photographic approaches to difficult subjects like sculpture, even better is his willingness to accept shifts and
changes within the working process with infinite patience.
I have never seen such attention to detail in general and color in particular. That is what impresses me the most.
Moreover, the way Bernhard listens to a client is simply unprecedented in my experience. Finally, Mozart meets Salierie!
Ineffable technical ability meets superb artistic sensibilities. Highly recommend!
Bernhard is not only a fine photographer - though he certainly is that - but he is an extraordinary artistic and technical
consultant and teacher. I am a technophobe, but he taught me and coached me in building a website to display the
art of my wife, Arlene, who died in 2013. He did it with sensitivity and aplomb, and I am totally grateful to him for the
Terry A. Kupers, M.D.
Bernhard's skills are evident in every photograph. What is less visible but equally important is his endless
commitment to find the perfect solution to his client's needs, as well as his gift at putting everyone around
him at ease.
Kristi Chester Vance, Deputy Director, Stand.Earth