Hi everyone! I’ve got some exciting news to share with you all. As you may already know, I launched my own online learning platform back in September called Masters Academy. It was designed to help users master the tools of their digital trade: Photoshop, Lightroom and Photography. Up until recently, Masters Academy members would log in to a private, member-only Facebook group to watch the videos, ask questions and interact. While this worked, we knew that Facebook wasn’t the ideal platform for the academy and I am excited to announce some huge updates, improvements and member benefits.
First of all, I have partnered with Craig Swanson (co-founder of CreativeLive) and his company, Digital Product Studio. It is this partnership that has fueled many of the Masters Academy improvements, including a new, dedicated website for hosting the videos. At the time of this post, the site is a bit bare-bones because it is geared toward current members, but it will become full-fledged in no time. As part of launching the new site, we have also secured a new domain name, MastersAcademy.com.
When members view a lesson, they will now have a clickable table of contents, downloadable practice images for all lessons (where appropriate) and PDF companion guides for all new lessons. We no longer rely on PayPal for payments, and we froze the pricing for existing member renewals (the price for new members will continue to increase as we add new features). We have also have started recording in a professional studio in Seattle, so the quality is light-years better than it was in those initial lessons!
If you become a member today, you’ll immediately gain access to the 24 existing lessons and then will get a new lesson every week for a full year. In general, this project is where I’m dedicating all my time. My calendar is clear of all Photoshop/Lightroom-related speaking events so that you pay a single price for my entire output this year!
As you can see, we’ve been extremely busy and will keep you posted as we continue to make improvements to Masters Academy!