Update – Just finished watching the latest video in this series and it’s great, I’d recommend this. I also learned that when the full 8 videos have been released, the price will go up, which is worth noting (although still a month away I think?)
I just wanted to post a quick thing pointing to something I recently signed up for.
If you spend any time looking at photography videos on Youtube, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some by a guy named Toby, aka Photorec Toby (also aka CamerarecToby I guess?) His videos are quite pleasant, and he does a good job of reviewing gear, doing overviews of general photography stuff/techniques, etc.
He also has a weekly video podcast called Photo MishMash with a lady named Christina, and together, they’ve put together a video course on how to use Lightroom. I’ve been watching it, and I’m enjoying it so far, and I just wanted to link to it. It’s only 2 episodes in, but the style is good, and while I thought the first video (on importing images, setting up Lightroom, etc) would be too basic for me, I watched it anyway and learned a lot about some settings I didn’t really understand.
The really nice part about it is the price – it’s $2.50 per episode (they have 8 planned in total), which is extremely cheap compared to other courses (also it’s free if you subscribe to his Patreon campaign). Of course I can’t find it now, but I’m positive I saw a course for maybe $150 on a very popular photo blog the other day which I can’t remember the name of now, ugh. Apparently it’s like the most popular photography blog?? (note to self: edit this when you remember that site!) Ugh, I can’t believe I can’t find that site, but I just googled for “lightroom tutorials” and I found a bunch of other paid ones ranging from $40 to $110+.
This one is $20/month but includes other stuff, and actually doesn’t look like a terrible deal, but that’s a pretty huge cost over a year – you’d have to really make time to watch a lot of videos to get your money’s worth, but if you did that, and if the courses are decent (they look okay at first glance!), I’m sure it’d be worth it. Actually the more I look at it, it does look pretty appealing, I’m going to bookmark that and think about joining.
Also worth mentioning, I’ve been a member of a few different video training sites – mostly web-related ones like Treehouse, Codeschool and one or two others – and I’ve seen good and bad videos, and know what works and what doesn’t, and the PhotorecToby are quite good.
So anyhow, that’s all I have to say about it really, you can check it out here, I just figured I’d mention it quickly for people who haven’t seen it (and cause I haven’t updated this blog in 2 days haha!)