I really like Micheal's photo so I wanted to buy his master class spcifically to learn his retouching process.
I paid $40 for the class and for that price, it is VERY VERY good value for money.
One point that is bugging me a bit is the level for whom it is adressed.
Some of the video describe the lenses and strobes that Micheal is using. If you are a beginer, you can't afford it and if you are experienced, you probably already have it or close to it. For instence, I would not recommand a beginner to use/buy/rent a 200mm 2.8 or to have 2 camera bodies... And if you are a pro, you probably already have 2 profoto/broncolor strobe with all the lenses and bodies needed. So those videos were a bit weird to me.
For beginners, a shoot with an 85mm 1.4 and 1 godox strobe + octo would have been a better introduction to studio shooting. A beautyshoot with a 5 light setup isn't really for beginners...
The editing in itself is really good ! This is not aimed for someone who has never used photoshop. This is aimed at someone who has seen youtube tutorials on Frequency separation, D&B but wants to learn more and is not experienced yet. It was easy to follow along and I learned a lot.
What I would imrpove :
Other master classes, cheaper but shorter focused on editing technics and the theory behind them.
For instance : 3 hours just on posing for beauty shoots for $30 or 5 hours on skin retouching for $50 but focused on every technics, colour grading, etc to help on any…