Mr. Peter;  We are absolutely thrilled that Zachary absolutely loves photography and we are grateful that he has such a wonderful and dedicated teacher to guide him.

                                                A. Samakovlis - parent

                                                Brooklyn, NY


Thank you, Peter, for the wonderful work you are doing with our young people!  They're learning so much and enjoying what they're learning!

Sister Joan - Principal

Saint Brenadette Catholic Academy

" Lucy had a fantastic and rewarding experience in your class, thank you for facilitating it.  I do hope its offered again next year.  Also just noticed you mentioned you might even offer it again this summer - we'd be interested."  C.S. Brooklyn, NY

" I want to thank you sincerely for being such a terrific teacher to these kids! Lucy has had nothing but positive things to say about your photography club. And I have always looked forward to your emails and new website postings. Your dedication and passion to the subject has gone above and beyond!
I certainly hope Lucy has the opportunity to work with you in the future. I will encourage her to do so because I feel your positive energy and feedback has been extremely valuable to her.
Again, thank you so much!"     Mary Baldwin


I cannot thank you and Olaf's Photography enough for the wonderful experience that our children are having!  It's creative, engaging and thought provoking!  What a wonderful combination.    

                        L.T.  Principal

                Lutheran Elementary School

                          Brooklyn, NY

To whom it may concern;

     It is my great pleasure to recommend to you the boundless and extraordinary teaching talents of  Mr.Peter Bredholt.

     I was privileged to be a student of Mr. Bredholt’s when I lived in Brooklyn.

     As a former newspaper staff photographer, I rather had my own set, albeit quite antiquated, view of photography. Mr. Bredholt flung open the door to the exciting new world of Digital Photography and Photo Editing showed me all its possibilities.

     Mr. Bredholt’s skills as photographer are generously matched, not only by his considerable knowledge of its complimentary computer programs-“Photoshop and General Photography”, but also by his innate ability to share this knowledge.

     I freely admit to being computer illiterate and perhaps a bit computer-phobic.  But Mr. Bredholt possesses a profound ability to share his broad diversity of knowledge. He is uncannily able to tailor his teaching style and skills to the abilities, strengths and weaknesses of his students, with all the questions fully and patiently answered. 

   My own particular case was perhaps more challenging than most as I was recovering from massive surgery for a brain aneurysm.  Mr. Bredholt’s wisdom, patience, compassion and understanding of both the subject matter and the pupil made it all a wonderful, invaluable learning experience that I will not soon forget.

     In addition to the classroom learning, he fully recognized lingering apprehensions I felt regarding my independent implementation of these new skills. I fairly dreaded shooting an impending wedding, although I at one time earned a living doing just that.

     Mr. Bredholt generously offered to serve as my “wing man”, not only backing me up at the actual event, but then sharing a special lesson where we worked side by side on our computers, going through programs and special features until a very satisfying body of work was the end result.  This also illustrates the compassion and caring he shows not just me but all his students.  He is a true professional who is passionate about photography and teaching it to others.  His enthusiasm is contagious.

     I am proud of say my “comfort zone” now proudly includes digital photography, as brought to full fruition by that former nemesis, the computer.

     Therefore, I take great pride in recommending to you the talents in tutelage of Mr. Peter Bredholt. He is indeed a master with the consummate skills to share his structured, detailed, goal-oriented lesson plan which openly tailors itself toward the levels and capabilities of the student.

     I am quite certain he will be a wonderful, solid asset to your worthy staff of professionals.

Please feel free to call or email me if you have any queries. 

                                                                                                                                                                                     With kindest regards,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Carla H.   Florida

"Love my Head Shots!  Thanks for helping me to feel comfortable in front of the camera.  I really enjoyed our session.  The 8x10's came out perfectly."

                                               C.S. NYC

"It was a great night (as you will see from facebook)! We made about $9,000 - $10,000 and the photography was a big hit! There were many bidders.  The student photographs are awesome."  C.K., LES, Brooklyn

"We are grateful to Mr. Bredholt and Olaf's Photography for sharing his expertise and love of photography with the Digital Photography Club members of Saint Anselm Catholic Academy......."

                                              The Saint Anselm Publicity Committee

"Peter, Thanks for another great lesson.."  J.M. St.Anselm Academy​​

"You are not only a  talented photographer but an excellent teacher (or should I say magician).  My son use to be very shy and withdrawn but recently my husband and I have noticed that he is more outgoing and appears to be getting more confident around ohters.  He loves taking photographs or should I say "creating photographs" as you have taught the children and he reminds me of that whenever I say taking pictures.  He can't wait to create photographs of anything and everything.  I think he is catching your passion for photography.

Thank you so much for being such an inspiring teacher..."  J & A Savatto