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.