MASTER COURSE FAQ
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Do you expect to release this Master COURSE in a language other than English?
Not in the short or medium term. It took us more than seven years to put together this course in English, and therefore versions in other languages will have to wait!
What are the admission requirements?
This course caters to photographers of all levels. How is that, you might wonder? This course will not deal with the basic technical aspects of photography, since this knowledge is easy to obtain from manuals or other existing learning material provided by other authors. This course deals with the expressive and creative potential of photography, covering, in depth and with intensity, all aspects involved in the photographic process, from A to Z.
Thanks to this Master COURSE, beginners and intermediate photographers will literally become advanced. Advanced photographers, in turn, might very well experience an inflection point in their philosophy and practice of photography. If you are an advanced photographer who is able to produce at will aesthetically pleasing images but who feels that something is lacking, then this course is made for you. It will expand your views, push you to abandon old ruts, leave your comfort zone, and experience a radical change of mindset when it comes to your photographic practice.
What if I do not like the Master COURSE once purchased?
We are one-hundred-percent certain this Master COURSE will make you a much better photographer. That is why, if after having gone through the course for the first thirty days you feel that it cannot help you make more meaningful photographs, talk to us before those thirty days are up and we will give you a full refund.
Can I purchase just a few modules of the Master COURSE?
No, since if we let you buy isolated modules, you will not learn as much as you could with the full course!
This Master COURSE has been planned, designed, and put together as a structured, coherent, and comprehensive course. Our aim was to create something we know will really have a huge impact on your photography. Every single module is put in context with the rest, and only by starting at the beginning and ending at the end will you understand that everything is linked:
The message ignites the expressive process
Natural light defines visual design
Visual design informs composition
Post-processing in the studio is just an extension of composition in the field
Final printing and presentation of the image is the logical culmination of the whole process.
When purchasing this Master COURSE, you are not buying a “bunch of ebooks and videos,” but enrolling in a whole learning program. The unique and valuable character of this Master COURSE resides not only in the quality of the different isolated modules it consists of, but in the way they are linked together. Just like in good photographic composition or in good cuisine, one plus one is more than two.
Am I required to finish one module before starting another?
No. Once you have purchased the Master COURSE, you will have free access to all modules from day one, and therefore you can jump from one module to another at will, with total flexibility.
That being said, and for the reasons stated above, we cannot overemphasize the importance of following the order and structure we have laid out for the course. Only like this will you take full advantage of the Master COURSE.
How can I pay? Are my payment details secure?
We wanted to make payments as easy and safe as possible. This is why we use Stripe to process the payments, one of the most widespread, trusted, and safest payment gateways available on the market right now. When you pay, only these gateways receive your confidential personal information. This information is not shared with us nor our server, so even if the security of our website were to be compromised, you would be totally safe. Furthermore, our website is SSL secure, and you can access a constant, secure connection on every page of our site.
Is your website secure?
Our website has SSL security enabled. Our visitors can access a constant, secure connection on every page of our site. Through SSL, you will see a lock icon next to our URL in the browser, showing that your information is safe.
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a technology that secures the connection between your browser and the website you’re visiting. To verify that SSL is protecting a page, look for a URL beginning with https://, instead of http://, and a green, closed padlock icon. This means that you can navigate the website and submit information through a secure connection.
SSL provides three important security benefits:
Privacy: Encrypts the connection between the browser and web server and securely transmits information (like login credentials) to prevent unauthorized parties from eavesdropping.
Data integrity: Prevents unauthorized parties from altering data during transmission (such as during a Form Block submission).
Authentication: Protects against impersonation by requiring web server proof of identity.
Can I pay in separate instalments?
Yes, you can. When enrolling in our Master COURSE, you can decide whether you want to pay the whole amount straight away, or whether you would prefer to pay it in twelve monthly instalments. However, when paying the full amount up front, a significant discount will be applied. Bear in mind that there is a full money-back warranty of thirty days, so you do not really run any risk when paying the full amount at once, and you can benefit from a good discount.
How can I access all the Master COURSE material?
Once you have proceeded to the payment, you will be able to create your account with a username and log-in password. From that moment on, you will be able to have private and exclusive access to the Master COURSE area of our website for two full years. From there, you will be able to download all the PDFs corresponding to the learning modules from day one. You will also be able to view all videos in streaming, without having to download the large files, and be able to watch them directly from any mobile device or computer.
How long does it take to fully complete the Master COURSE?
This Master COURSE consists of sixteen different modules, around 1’000 pages of written content, and around 30 hours of video. For a normal person with limited amount of time available, this course might take around 6 months to 1 year to be completed, by allotting a few hours every week, enjoying the process without it becoming a burden. That being said, you can also finish the Master COURSE in three months if you do not sleep at all, or take as long as twelve months if you want to take it easy. It is up to you. What is important is that this Master COURSE has been designed and created not only to help you become a much better photographer, but also to fully enjoy the learning process. Learning should be fun, and addictive!
How much time do I have to complete the Master COURSE?
Once you enroll in our Master COURSE, you will have two full years of free access to the Master COURSE area. This is more than plenty of time to fully go through the course even at the slowest pace, without having to stress. Bear in mind that during this time you will be able to download all the PDFs, so that means you will in any case keep all that material with you, even when the twenty-four months expire. In order to keep the videos up-to-date and limit the hassle of downloading heavy files, videos can be viewed in streaming. As you have twenty-four months of connection to the Master COURSE area, you have plenty of time to review them again and again!
Do I need to be a techie to take this course and use the website?
No, you do not need to be an expert with computers, or be a geek when it comes to cameras and devices! Our whole Master COURSE revolves around expression, intent, and creativity. Sure, there are many aspects that are quite technical… but we have spent a lot of time to provide all the details, in depth, with a language that will allow anyone to ultimately understand it all. The website and the material has also been designed with ease of use in mind. And if you have any problem, we will always be here to help.
Is this Master COURSE just for landscape or outdoor photographers?
Not at all. Our Master COURSE caters to creative photographers who use photography as a tool of personal expression. If you conceive of photography as a tool that allows you to express feelings, concepts, thoughts, emotions… then our Master COURSE is for you.
Many of the examples and case studies that have been used throughout the Master COURSE revolve around landscape and outdoor situations. However, all concepts discussed are general and apply to any expressive photographer, no matter what they photograph. In fact, there are quite a number of examples that focus on still life, conceptual projects, etc.
One of the things that you will learn throughout the Master COURSE is that, when approaching photography as a tool of personal expression, the subject matter is very often different from the subject of the photograph itself. When you use non-literal channels of expression like signs, symbols, metaphors, and connotations, you can photograph a landscape, a portrait, or a still life and still be referring to the same concept, emotion, or feeling. In other words, personal and expressive photography is not bound to subject matter. This is why this course will help you, no matter what subject matter you photograph, and help you identify, hone, and cultivate your own personal vision and expressive potential.