As many of you know, one of my offerings at MCP Actions is one on one photoshop training. I have been doing these customized trainings for over 2 years now. And I often get requests to do “in person” workshops, as they are so popular with photographers.
I have not seen a need for training in person since cost is high to travel and since I can share via my computer screen and phone every move I make in Photoshop.
I continue to have many photographers asking me if I would consider doing online workshops. This is a strong possibility for fall or winter.
If I conduct these, they would be group style online classes with around 3-8 people. Each session would focus on a specific topic. I would teach LIVE on my screen and you would call into a conference number to hear the audio portion.
All of these topics can be covered in one on one training, but the group format would have the benefit of a more formal approach and Q&A where you can learn from hearing answers to other photographer’s questions.
I am giving some thought to trying this out, but I really want to hear what my readers and customers think.
If I do online workshops, I would set specific dates and times for the trainings and specific a particular topic. I would also list what you need to know prior to attending so that trainees are at a similar skill level.
Pricing likely would be vary depending on the length of the class (1 hour, 90 minutes, etc).
What I would love to hear from everyone is the following:
Would an online photshop workshop be of interest to you?
What topics would you be most interested in learning about in this online 1-2 hour workshop format?
Some of my one on one trainees have said these are some areas they would want to take a “workshop” in:
The power of layer masking
The mystery of curves – using curves from beginning to advanced
How to get rid of color casts/fix skin tones, etc
Methods for enhancing color
Fixing Faces – smoothing skin, enhancing eyes, getting rid of under eyes shadows, wrinkles, etc
Methods for converting to black and white
Using MCP Actions – how to get the most from each set
Methods for sharpening and when to use each
Workflow – what order to edit in
Polishing – how to see what’s “missing” in your images to polish them to perfection
Cool tools (how to use certain photoshop tools to their max)
Customizing actions for increased workflow and batch processing
Using and/or making storyboards and templates
Please leave your thoughts in the “comment” section below. Once I gather more info, I may be a poll on the blog for more feedback. I appreciate your help and I will keep everyone updated should I decide to offer these trainings. Until then, please consider my one-on-one Photoshop training.North vs South – which direction light is better?
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