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.
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.
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.
- Black and white post processing method (Photoshop required)
- Rules of good Black and white photography
- Long exposure photography
- Advanced Selection techniques (first ‘public introduction’ of my new technique)
- Architectural Photography
- Still life photography and my personal lighting techniques for still life
- Theory behind fine art – what is fine art and how to create meaningful photographs
- Theory behind aesthetics in art – ways of creating beauty
- Fine art color post processing
- In-depth portfolio reviews
- Business of photography – how to price your work
- 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:
- Know how to use layers
- Know how to use layer masks
- Know how to use the gradient tool
- Know how to use the basic selection tools like Quick Selection tools and Lasso tool.
- 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 Date||Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4|
|Week of July 10 (first 3 students)||July 10 - July 16 (Day/Time and topic depending on students preference) 1.5 - 2 hrs Skype video chat and e-mails||July 17 - July 23 (Day/Time and topic depending on students preference) 1.5 - 2 hrs Skype video chat and e-mails||July 24 - July 30 No Skype video - only e-mails||July 31 - August 6 (Day/Time and topic depending on students preference) 1.5 - 2 hrs Skype video chat and e-mails|
|Week of July 24 (last 2 students)||July 24 - July 30 (Day/Time and topic depending on students preference) 1.5 - 2 hrs Skype video chat and e-mails||July 31 - August 6 (Day/Time and topic depending on students preference) 1.5 - 2 hrs Skype video chat and e-mails||August 7 - August 13 No Skype video - only e-mails||August 14 - August 20 (Day/Time and topic depending on students preference) 1.5 - 2 hrs Skype video chat and e-mails|
The price of the Summer Course is $540.