CP3Photographer: What a rave review. You must have signed up for a class that was way below your talent level to feel so let down about the Master Class. I can't speak about the New York Master Class but I can speak about the Master Class in Atlanta, Ga.
As for the outline goes Mr. Clay went over all the outlined topics and asked if anyone had questions. We all had a chance to get up in front the class and perform his teachings first hand. We had two students win half off his one on one class. One of the students had the pose and lighting correct but failed to raise the camera above the head to shoot the photograph and won half off his one on one class. We spent most of the day outside on location around Atlanta shooting with five models and shooting one another in different poses while Mr. Clay and Mr. Calvin walked around from small group to small group checking on how we were progressing.
Thanks to Mr. Clay for what he does for our industry!! CP3
I accepted Mr. Medford's (producer of the tour) invitation to call him and discuss my experience of the workshop. I called and he explained that an assistant's error of forgetting to put a wedding job on the calendar had as one of its repercussions the scheduling of the engaged couple's photo shoot which encroached on the class time. Also, that Blackmore's car had been broken into that day and his speedlights stolen. Since the workshop I had purchased did not conform to its description, indeed, fell quite short of its promised components, I was offered a refund. Although that does not compensate me for the travel expense to and from NYC from South Central PA, it is fair enough. According to Mr. Medford, the workshop, when not bedeviled by overlooked wedding shoots and stolen speedlights, is better.
As you acknowledged, you can't speak about the New York Master Class. But I can, having attended it.
The only thing I would add is that two days ago, after emailing a complaint, I finally received the promised software.