Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why online? Why not an in-person workshop?
A: I agree, there's nothing like in-person interaction, and I love working with people face-to-face. However, I know that parents are very busy and have differing schedules and I want to be able to reach as many parents as possible at an accessible price point while still being able to provide personalized interaction.
Also, much of what I teach is about developing habits and systems that you incorporate into a regular routine, and a one off workshop limits the possibility for ongoing support and encouragement. A regular series of ongoing in person workshops is certainly a challenge for most parent's schedules, not to mention my own!
Having said that, depending on where you are located, we do offer occasional free and discounted opportunities for in-person interaction to supplement the online workshop.
Q: Ok, so I understand about the scheduling, but won't an online workshop be a bit impersonal? How do I know that my needs will be met and my questions answered?
A: I'm glad you asked! We've found that the online format is not impersonal at all - through the blog posts and live Q&A calls, participants have the chance to interact, and even more so with the Instant Photosanity Premium Workshop that includes a private facebook group, for more opportunity for personal interaction. You can actually end up with a more personalized experience than there is in a group workshop in some ways. In the private facebook group in particular, I can spend time answering questions from individuals without taking up the time of all the other students, while still giving everyone an opportunity to learn from the interaction as they can read it later.
Q: How do I know that I will get my money's worth?
A: Another good question. Take a look at the list of what you will learn, and consider the value of those things to you, assuming that you do learn them through the workshop. If at the end of the workshop you completed and posted all of your assignments on time and there is something on this list that you did not learn, let me know and I will make sure that you get personal instruction from me to learn those things at no additional cost to you.
Q: How do I know if this is the right workshop for me?
A: This is the right workshop for you if
This is not the right workshop for you if
Q: Do I have to be NYC based to participate?
A: No, not at all! We have workshop participants from all over the country and even from overseas.
Q: Do I have to be a parent with young children? What if my children are older, or I'm a grandparent, or aunt, or uncle or I'm expecting or hope to soon be expecting my first child?
A: The workshop is focused on parents or young children, but's also suitable for expectant parents (now is a great time to get ready to photograph your new little one!), grandparents, aunts, uncles, or anyone who enjoys and spends a lot of time photographing the children in their lives.
If your children are older (teenagers) you will still get a lot out of the workshop but photographing teenagers requires some different strategies that won't necessarily be focused on. You are welcome to join us though as most of the other tips and techniques will still apply, and you probably have tons of photos you'd like help organizing and turning into keepsakes.
Q: What if I still have more questions or am not sure?
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have, and on the contact form, you can also sign up for a free photosanity report and photosanity tips. If you find these tips helpful, you will love the workshop!