ONLINE BLACK AND WHITE SUMMER COURSE

It’s been 4 years ago since I last did an online workshop. Therefore, I’ve decided to do another online workshop this summer. This one-off online workshop will be limited to only 5 students. You can learn anything you want and ask anything you want, as long if it’s related to the art of photography. You want to learn tips and tricks for instant results? Or want an in-depth portfolio review? Maybe you want to be among one of the few people who like to be inducted into the secrets of creating the most advanced, accurate selections in the fastest possible way (no you won’t find anything similar anywhere else)? Or perhaps you want to ‘take the red pill and go deep down the rabbit hole’? It will be a 4 week course starting at various moments in July with 3 one-on-one video chats of around 1.5 hrs per video chat. Of course there will be email communication as well and you will receive relevant documentation when applicable. In case you don’t have my Black and White Speed workflow video tutorial yet, you will get it from me as part of the course. The topic will vary per student: the student decides and can choose from a few topics that are described further down this post. Anything is possible but if you want to learn basic Photoshop techniques then I would recommend other courses that are much cheaper. This one requires a basic knowledge of PS.

WHEN TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP

Registration of this online workshop has now started and will be closed Thursday June 29, 2017 at noon Central European Time / 6am EDT / 3am PDT or when all available places have been taken.

1-ON-1 LEARNING

This is a highly individualized 1-on-1 workshop where you will be enabled to communicate directly with me through Skype video on 3 separate calls that will take up around 1.5 hours to 2 hours on average per video session. During those Skype video chats (after registration I will contact you to set the dates and times for the Skype sessions) I will do demonstrations by sharing my screen. You’re of course allowed to record those sessions on video so you can watch them back later. The 3 video chats will take place during the 4 weeks in week 1, week 2 and week 4. Of course we also communicate through email when there are no video sessions and there’s no limit to the amount of emails/questions you can ask, but of course all within reasonable hours and frequency.

Besides the Skype sessions and the email Q and A’s you will also receive relevant documentation and presentations as PDF files, depending on the topics you’ve chosen and the Black and White Speed Workflow video tutorial.

INDIVIDUALIZED COURSES

You can choose from the following topics at any given level. The student decides the topic and the entry level. You can choose at least one Major course – this will be the main topic throughout the workshop – and one or more minor courses – this means that we will go into those topics whenever time permits and if the goals of the major course have been achieved.

  1. Black and white post processing method (Photoshop required)
  2. Rules of good Black and white photography
  3. Long exposure photography
  4. Advanced Selection techniques (first ‘public introduction’ of my new technique)
  5. Architectural Photography
  6. Still life photography and my personal lighting techniques for still life
  7. Theory behind fine art – what is fine art and how to create meaningful photographs
  8. Theory behind aesthetics in art – ways of creating beauty
  9. Fine art color post processing
  10. In-depth portfolio reviews
  11. Business of photography – how to price your work
  12. Any combination of the above.

It would be impossible to have all topics mentioned above for this workshop but a good combination would be Black and White post processing with Advanced Selection Techniques and Rules of Good B&W photography for example. I can advice you what the best program is for you, depending on your interests and goals and your experience and skill level.

SKILL SET AND EXPERIENCE

Since the student gets to choose the Major topic and Minor topics and the online course is individually customized, this course is open for beginners and advanced professional photographers.

Some basic knowledge of Photoshop is recommended. Especially if you want to focus on my black and white processing method only. If you don’t have this basic Photoshop knowledge then this workshop might not be for you. Of course I can teach you the Photoshop basics too but there are far cheaper (sometimes even free) courses to get you up to speed with Photoshop on the Internet. If you want to get up to speed with Photoshop before this course starts and want to sign up, then this is what you need to know for Photoshop:

  1. Know how to use layers
  2. Know how to use layer masks
  3. Know how to use the gradient tool
  4. Know how to use the basic selection tools like Quick Selection tools and Lasso tool.
  5. Know what the Channels panel contain and how they relate to the layers panel

For all other topics you need to have some basic camera knowledge and of course a healthy dose of enthusiasm.

2 STARTING DATE OPTIONS

START DATEWEEK 1WEEK 2WEEK 3WEEK 4
WEEK OF JULY 10 (FIRST 3 STUDENTS)JULY 10 – JULY 16 (DAY/TIME AND TOPIC DEPENDING ON STUDENT’S PREFERENCE) 1.5-2HRS SKYPE VIDEO CHAT & EMAILSJULY 17 – JULY 23 (DAY/TIME AND TOPIC DEPENDING ON STUDENT’S PREFERENCE) 1.5-2HRS SKYPE VIDEO CHAT & EMAILSJULY 24 – JULY 30 NO SKYPE VIDEO – ONLY EMAILSJULY 31 – AUGUST 6 (DAY/TIME AND TOPIC DEPENDING ON STUDENT’S PREFERENCE) 1.5-2HRS SKYPE VIDEO CHAT & EMAILS
WEEK OF JULY 24 (LAST 2 STUDENTS)JULY 24 – JULY 30 (DAY/TIME AND TOPIC DEPENDING ON STUDENT’S PREFERENCE) 1.5-2HRS SKYPE VIDEO CHAT & EMAILSJULY 31 – AUGUST 6 (DAY/TIME AND TOPIC DEPENDING ON STUDENT’S PREFERENCE) 1.5-2HRS SKYPE VIDEO CHAT & EMAILSAUGUST 7 – AUGUST 13 NO SKYPE VIDEO – ONLY EMAILSAUGUST 14 – AUGUST 20 (DAY/TIME AND TOPIC DEPENDING ON STUDENT’S PREFERENCE) 1.5-2HRS SKYPE VIDEO CHAT & EMAILS

PRICE

The price of the Summer Course is $540.

SIGN UP FOR THE BLACK AND WHITE SUMMER COURSE

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5 replies
  1. Chris
    Chris says:

    Hi Joel
    One I have been waiting for many moon’s but will not be able to join thus time but PLEASE will you repeat this course.

    Regards
    Chris

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    • Joel Tjintjelaar
      Joel Tjintjelaar says:

      Thank you Chris but it isn’t very likely I will be doing this again any time soon. I’m sorry about that. But there’s always a possibility of course. Thanks again.

  2. Annette Zeyer
    Annette Zeyer says:

    Highly interesting Summer course and approach ! I am very much interested but will not be available this summer. I hope, no … I am sure your potential client’s response will be so encouraging that you repeat this course in 2018 or even before. I will be glad to be among your students. Have a wonderful inspiring summer ! Annnette

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  3. Mario Mifsud
    Mario Mifsud says:

    Hi,good morning,

    My hobby is photography and now serving me as therapy after my accident in which i have lost my left hand up to the wrist.

    I have 62 years and on pension so honestly I can afford to pay for this kind of workshop. I am ready to send certificates of my accident and my pension.

    Please can you by any how help me to learn. I have a good idea how to use Photoshop,such as layers,masks,and tools.

    Thanks in advance

    Mario Mifsud ID card 343955M mariomifsud781@hotmail.com

    Reply

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