This is my second purchase on Pro-Edu. The first was the retouching series by Michael W.
Full disclosure; I have also bought other course such as the Retouching Series by Pratik Naik and the Fashion series by Lara Jade on competitor websites.
The posing part :
It isn’t great… Compared to what Lindsey Adler gives for free on youtube, this course is very weak in the posing.
As a young photographer that plans to do test for young and inexperienced models, I expected a lot of detail advices. For instance: “What standard poses to use for POLAS ?” could have been a good 15 minute video. Reviewing POLAS from pro models and commenting on what’s good and what’s not good and why would have not been too difficult to do. It could have given great advices to young photographers that could provide POLAS to agencies.
You could find better advices on youtube.
The editing part :
I understand that test shoots are lightly edited unlike editorials or beauty shoots but this part was also very weak. I also understand that she is a photographer and not a retoucher but It really lacked depths and techniques.
The Agency part :
This is a part that I was really looking for. “How to talk to agencies” or “How agencies can help photographers” or simply having a few interviews with bookers to understand what they are looking for in a photographer to allow them to do tests…
The commercial/high fashion models :
This is a good part but not exploited enough. Understanding the difference between commercial…
Thank you for your detailed review of the Pro-Edu product. We appreciate your honest feedback and we apologize that the posing and editing sections of the course did not meet your expectations. We will take your suggestions into consideration and strive to improve these areas in future courses.
Regarding your idea for a retouching course focused on pictures that you would see on the cover of VOGUE or HARPER’S, with techniques explained in depth, we think this is an excellent suggestion. We will consider developing such a course and incorporating guest photographers to showcase different editing styles.
We understand that you found the course to be relatively expensive compared to other courses you have purchased, and we apologize for any disappointment this may have caused. We will continue to strive to provide our customers with high-quality content at fair prices.
Once again, thank you for your review and for sharing your ideas. We hope to continue providing you with valuable educational resources in the future.