For those of you who would like to attend one of my workshops, but can’t for whatever reason – like me not being able to be everywhere, for instance I’m please to share a little teaser of something coming very soon that will make a lot of people happy…
Together with my production partner, KH Yeo – who’s also the man behind the iPad app and super-server that now serves up nearly unlimited bandwidth downloads for video customers, we’ve spent a good chunk of the last few weeks producing the workshops in a series of videos that can be absorbed at your own leisure. My workshops are typically intensive and 3-4 days long; that’s a lot of material to digest at once, and not everybody has the time. What I intend to do with the video series is produce something accessible that you can watch on your ipad, go out and do an assignment when you’ve got the time, then move on. The videos will extend to both more basic and more advanced topics than I can cover in the workshops – it doesn’t make sense to hold a one person session in one country on one specific topic, but there might be dozens of people in various locations that will find it interesting.
So far, we’ve got a series of 11 planned, perhaps more, depending on the response. The first two videos will cover the fundamentals of imaging, and what is usually the first morning of day one of the workshops – light, subject and framing. These are undergoing final production and will be available in a week or two. We’ll complete the first and second days of the Outstanding Images workshop series syllabus, explore style, look at subject-specific topics, speedlight use, street photography, wildlife photography, a compact camera masterclass, and one or two other topics.
The best news is that they’ll of course also be significantly cheaper than the in-person sessions – we haven’t finalized pricing yet, but I expect the complete series of 11 to come in around the same ballpark as the Email School. Everything will of course also be available via direct download. I see this video series as a compliment to the Email School (and I’ll be doing a special pricing offer on both, too) and an alternative if you want to but are unable to attend one of my workshops. Unfortunately what we can’t do via videos is give instant live feedback, nor can you see me work in person in the same location as you’re in – you’ll still have to attend one of the workshops for that.
One last thing – if you can’t wait and would like to do a workshop in person, I’ve got a final slot left for the Prague session in October due to a scheduling issue with one of the participants. If you’d like more info, please click here, or send me an email. MT
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