Just taught my first online zoom photography workshop and learned a lot. This is just a stream of some of my personal thoughts and lessons.

MY EXPERIENCES TEACHING MY FIRST ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY ZOOM WORKSHOP

ERIC KIM WORKSHOPS >>>

Is this the future?

First thought–

Is this the future? Is there any more reason to teach in-person workshops anymore?

Zoom is amazing.

Holy moly… Zoom is fucking epic. It is sooooo much better than anything I have ever used or could imagine. To share screen, connect my screen via iPad and more… this is so seamless and sooo good.

iPad Magic!

Using Zoom and iPad connected via lightning cable to demonstrate composition

Best part:

Sharing my screen via ZOOM with my iPad and using pro-create to sketch images and draw.

Very fun!

A huge thing I didn’t anticipate:

How fun this would be.

I see several benefits of an online workshop vs in person workshop:

  1. No time necessary to commute
  2. More seamless
  3. More efficient for teachers and students (no need to fly, commute, ride an uber, meetup)
  4. Cheaper (no need to book a conference room in real life)
  5. Easier to share-screens as an instructor to teach (no more needing to fuss around with real life projectors, contrast issues, connectivity issues, etc).
  6. Ability to record the whole thing, only audio, and also the chat transcript.

Tips with Zoom

Some tips:

  1. Upon entry, have all the students have their audio and video on by default. Introduce every human being in the room by name.
  2. Ice breakers work well online: Have students introduce themselves by name, their passion, where they are from, and have an open ended question to answer like: “Why photography?”
  3. Teaching online is similar to real-life. Switch it up. Switch between chatting via webcam, to sharing screen, showing examples, and keeping it visual.
  4. I did my first 2-hour workshop online, and the structure was simple: Brief introduction to myself, using around 20 minutes for everyone to introduce themselves… around 1-2 minutes per person, and having a toilet break at the 1-hour mark. And then continuing the presentation until the very end.

Don’t just tell; show.

When you are talking, don’t just say… show.

For example when analyzing compositions, break it apart. Analyze it in real time!

Or when recommending an app to download, literally open up the App Store and show them which app you’re talking about.

Google Slides is epic.

Google Slides Public Link

Also, create your presentation in Google Slides. Sooo easy. And drag in animated Gif files, and use it as a skeleton when presenting. No need to follow slide by slide; just skip around. You will always go off-script, and this is what makes it fun!

Just try it for yourself.

I just did one online workshop, and plan on doing more in the future. I say this:

Just try and experiment!

No way to know how they will turn out; just have fun with it!

ERIC KIM


How to Become an Entrepreneur

eric kim melbourne benjamin thompson
ERIC KIM x HENRI NECK STRAP

Enroll in my Udemy Course:

‘Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Photography Entrepreneurship’: Create Your Own Future >


Entrepreneurship Philosophy

Photography Blogging

wordpress.org is our best friend.

Money

Self-Empowerment

Marketing and Branding

Conquer fear disrupt art selfie

Entrepreneurship Lifestyle

Entrepreneurship Mindset

Eric Kim red selfie


Photography Entrepreneurship 101

Life and Productivity Hacks

How to Make a Living from Your Passion

Put a Dent in the Universe.

How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

entrepreneurship overview eric kim course


The Modern Photographer: Tips, Strategies, and Tactics to Thrive as a Visual Artist in the Digital Age

THE MODERN PHOTOGRAPHER by HAPTICPRESS

Marketing, Branding, Entrepreneurship Principles For Success

MODERN PHOTOGRAPHER is your new philosophical and practical primer to succeed as a modern photographer in today’s digital world.


Business Mental Models

ERIC KIM x HENRI NECK STRAP
ERIC KIM x HENRI NECK STRAP

How to Monetize Your Photography

EURO CAMERA MONEY by ANNETTE KIM


Why Become a Photography Entrepreneur?

Take control of your own photographic destiny:

  1. Photography Startup Manual
  2. PHOTOGRAPHY ENTREPRENEURSHIP MANUAL
  3. On Risk Taking and Entrepreneurship

THE MODERN PHOTOGRAPHER


Photography Entrepreneurship Articles

Google advance up arrow

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS 101

CAMERA MONEY GBP by ANNETTE KIM


KEYS TO SUCCESS

Table of Contents

Learn how to make a living from your passion:


Photography Business 101

How to Make Money with Photography

CAMERA MONEY USD by ANNETTE KIM
CAMERA MONEY USD by ANNETTE KIM

Photography Marketing 101


SELLOUT ERIC KIM

How to Hustle.

Entrepreneurial Principles

How to be a Full-time Photographer

Photography Blogging

How to Teach Photography

Social Media

How to Save Money

START HERE >

ERIC KIM workshops red hand

Unleash your creative potential:

2020:

2021:

Be notified of when new workshops are live here.


ERIC KIM NEWSLETTER

Free Motivation for You >






Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Photography
Master Photography >
Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Photography Entrepreneurship - ERIC KIM Udemy
Seize Your Destiny >
ARS First Double Blind Photography Feedback Platform
Get Real Feedback on Your Photos >
Zen of ERIC KIM why app. Orange logo with y and cloud thinking bubble
Never Stop Asking Why?