The US$30 Epson Print Academy Online Experience combines tutorials on Photoshop CS, printing and more with video interviews and how-to sessions featuring photographers Jay Maisel, Bruce Dale, Jack Reznicki, John Shaw and others. Each Sunday night, the Online Experience is updated with new content for the week ahead, for a total of 60 lessons over a 12 week period.
Though geared towards the advanced amateur photographer, the lessons and especially the video sessions with the top-flight photographers we've watched so far appear to make the US$30 subscription cost a solid value, while the production values are superb and the streaming video quality reasonable if a bit oversmoothed.
The Online Experience is fully compatible only with Windows-based systems currently. Epson expects Macs will be able to properly display both the video and notes that appear alongside the video starting on March 26, 2004. Week 1 kicked off on February 9, 2004; subscribing to the Online Experience this week means that all the content of Week 1 and Week 2 is available for viewing, along with text notes and other tutorials in the site's Video Library.
Epson Print Academy Online Experience Screenshots
Host Graham Nash (Zoom)
Bruce Dale (Zoom)
Jay Maisel (Zoom)
Julieanne Kost on Photoshop CS (Zoom)