Workshops & Webinars

Real life and online high-end workshops

Educational Services

Workshops, Webinars, Mentorships & Consults

Educational Services – Workshops & Mentorships

Why choose a workshop with Joel Tjintjelaar?

When it comes to the evolution of structured methods and techniques in digital B&W post-processing, post-processing styles, and theoretical approaches, Joel Tjintjelaar has been widely seen as one of those very few innovators and pioneers in digital B&W photography. Joel made significant contributions to the advancement of digital B&W processing methods and visual styles that are trending now or have become a global standard. Learning from Joel means learning from the original source. Where others emulate and consolidate, Joel always leads by improving himself first.

About My Teachings & Specialties

My workshops are customized towards the preferences of the students and cover in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics and skills but my specialties for which I enjoy a worldwide reputation are the following:

  • B&W photography and post-processing: Since 2011 I’ve been teaching my iSGM2.0 method of B&W post-processing that has since become the B&W method for many award-winning photographers. Today, this method has evolved and improved so much that the manual method has been automated in my B&W Artisan Pro plugin for Photoshop. The panel therefore plays an important role in my processing workshop to speed up the process but can also be replaced by a manual workflow. If you are a photographer who likes to be on the forefront of what is possible in digital B&W photography, then I will show you what’s there and beyond.
  • Fine-art photography: Fine-art photography is more than just a beautiful B&W photo. It is also about intention, meaning and emotion: it is about communicating an authentic experience. My ideas on Fine-art are supported not only by personal motives but also by more scientifically based findings and the history of art. I can introduce you to the world of fine-art photography and to my personal ideas on what fine-art photography and what art in general is. With a few simple criteria, you will be able to separate art from everything else and are able to create art yourself.
  • Architectural Photography, landscape photography and still life photography: These are the genres I’m specialized in but that I always approach from a fine-art point of view. When it comes to architectural photography, as a commissioned architectural photographer, I will teach you how to celebrate the design and everything else you won’t learn anywhere else, so potential clients will notice you for commissioned projects. Fine art architecture is far more than just post-processing. It’s a 3-phase process that starts with the architect’s idea, incorporated in a physical and cultural environment, then through interpretation and execution in the field, you will end with the processing.

Paid and Free Webinars

Live Interactive Webinars

A few times a year Joel conducts Live Webinars focused on a specific skillset or on one of the plugins

Live Interactive Webinars

A few times a year Joel conducts  Live Webinars focused on a specific skill or on one of the panels.

Paid Interactive Webinar

Focused on a specific topic or skill
from $ 130
  • $130 to $200 per person depending on the specific topic/skill and are not focused on the Artisan or Quick Mask Pro panels
  • Minimum attendance 15, maximum 50 people
  • Webinars are announced via newsletter or our booking site
  • Duration: 3.5 to 5 hours
  • Via Zoom video conferencing
  • Recording only available to attendees

Free Panel Webinars

For B&W Artisan Pro X or Quick Mask Pro users only
$ Free
  • Free webinars are focused on the B&W Artisan Pro X or Quick Mask Pro panel and will occur only few times a year
  • Maximum attendance 99 people
  • Webinars are announced via newsletter or our booking site
  • Duration: 3.5 to 5 hours
  • Via Zoom video conferencing
  • Recording available on YouTube

Group Workshop

from $ 1600
  • Starting from $ 1600 per person depending on the location, the number of workshop days and the maximum attendance
  • Group workshops will have a limited attendance to ensure the interaction, attention and exclusivity
  • Note that the workshop fee doesn’t include your costs for traveling and accommodation. Click on the 'Check Availability on Booking site' button below to check if there are any new workshops announced.

Private Workshop

from $ 2000
  • Prices start from $ 2000 per person for a 2-day workshop and depend on the number of attendees and location.
  • The attendance is always limited to a maximum of 4 students
  • Prices only include workshop fees, your travel and accommodation are not included. Click on the 'Check Availability on Booking site' button below to check if a private workshop is open for bookings. Or feel free to ask a quote if you have a specific request.

1-on-1 Online Mentorship

3 month minimum
$ 600
  • Duration: 3 month minimum, with option to extend for 1 or more months.
  • 4 Weekly live video-sessions of 1.5 hrs each
  • Designed to guide you over a longer period of time
  • Highly personalized curriculum
  • Via Zoom and email

Difference between a workshop and a mentorship

The difference between a workshop and mentorship is that workshops are usually designed for acquiring a set of mostly practical skills within a limited period of time (6 to 8 weeks) while the mentorships are designed for acquiring the same practical skill sets over a longer period of time in which continuous evaluation is an essential part. There is more time to discuss topics, complete practical assignments and hence there’s a more realistic learning curve and a more realistic assessment of the progress. Due to the longer time frames, mentorships also allow for acquiring more theoretical knowledge and skills on top of the practical skills, that will give you broader insight into what fine art photography is. This allows you to not only know HOW to photograph and edit a scene but also WHY you do that and place that in a specific perspective, meaning: development of artistic vision will play a more prominent role in online mentorships.

Portfolio Review

Up to 10 images per session
from $ 250
  • A live portfolio review session including demonstrations will take around 2 hours. This live video session will be preceded by an email exchange with the images to be reviewed.

Live Video Consults

For anything related to (black and white) photography
$ 180
  • For questions related to fine-art photography, architectural photography, long exposure photography and other topics that can be handled within around 1.5 hours.

Many people who have attended one of my online or in person workshops know that I’m specialized in portfolio reviews. I always keep in mind the original vision and intention of the student/artist and I believe that this original and personal vision should always form the foundation of this portfolio review. Performing a review purely based on the technical merits of a photo is useless if you don’t know the artist’s intention. The review should always be inside the contextual boundaries of the artist’s artistic intention. Needless to say that I always respect the artistic intention, that is sacred.

Roughly a portfolio review will be performed according to the following criteria:

  1. Technical execution (basic camera skills, composition, etc.).
  2. Black and white conversion (optional, if the photo is in B&W).
  3. Realization and expression of the original artistic vision: “how did the artist express his vision and is this visual expression a logical and effective one, keeping in mind the artistic vision?” – this will include both criteria #1 and #2.


Online portfolio reviews will include in-depth reviews of specific images with detailed suggestions and if needed on-line live video demonstration on how to improve.

Besides online portfolio reviews, I also do video consults on anything related to black and white fine-art photography, architectural photography or long exposure photography. So if you have a question that can be handled in roughly less than 1.5 hours then you can fill out the form below and we will set a date together.

Sucha OllekFine-art Photographer
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Joel, Thank you for the wonderful seminar today, which really builds on the your prior seminars. As has been mentioned, google is wonderful to find the 10 best tips, the latest tricks to give your image the “wow” factor that seems to be in vogue just now. There are many photographers that teach how to adjust your image to create whatever might strike my fancy. But few, if any, and certainly no one I know of, photographers actually understand and can cohesively explain the theory and principals that underpin what contributes to a fine art image. Until I started watching your seminars and reading you excellent blog, I was just making adjustments to change he contrast, dodge and burn, and creating a path for the eye to go through the image. I got better with much practice, but without understanding the impact, and why, the changes had on the viewers perception, in the end it was hit and miss many times. By looking at the principled approach to editing an image based on the theory and fundamentals you elucidate, I now feel my image editing has a purpose and an end goal. It will be so much easier to map out the required adjustments to get the result I seek. It will also help me avoid changes that do not add to the final image. With your principles, I will have a chance to know what is or is not needed but more importantly what will contribute to a better final image. This philosophy will control and guide the image editing. Thank you and I hope you will follow up with some more in-depth seminars.
Henk BijlBW fine art photographer and Radiation-Oncologist
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I have known Joel for 6 months and I consider him to be one of the best BW fine art photographers. He has his very personal and unambiguous style of photography. The photos have delicacy and are delightful with magical beauty. For me these fine art photos are true master pieces. These master pieces have triggered my passion for BW photography. Before that moment I was dissatisfied with my photos and I have been searching for a personal style. Joel changed all of this. Since January, 2014 I am very proud and honoured to be one of his mentor students. During the first video chats I knew that he ís a Master (as well as an open person). In the beginning he taught me his techniques in a very interactive way and always open for discussion and questions. Joel states that “technique and post processing is a very crucial aspect but to develop your personal style/vision is the most important and at the same time the most difficult aspect in fine art photography”. How to become an artist? We talk and discuss a lot about personal style and vision, actually it takes most of our time. The combination of a unique artistic personality and the outstanding teaching qualities make Joel the perfect mentor. In April, 2014 we met for the first time in New York City during a Vision Explorers Fine Art Architectural Photography Workshop. It was a great time and it turned out that he is also a fabulous and outstanding teacher/mentor in the field. During a portfolio discussion I had the opportunity to show two of my BW fine art photos that I made the last three months in the class room in front of the others. The reviews were excellent and Joel showed his enthusiasm and told me that he was very proud. So if you are a serious BW photographer who wants to increase and improve your artistic level I would highly recommend Joel Tjintjelaar.
Gittan BeheydtFine-Art Photographer
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One of the finest contemporary Fine Art Photographer ever, who beside his immense talent loves to share his knowledge with so much passion, yes, Joel, you are a great Mentor/Teacher and certainly a wonderful human been. You are an inspiration Master to me and for so many of us whom are deeply touched by your photos who tells a great and melodious story. My deeply thanks for the wonderful journey on taking my photography to a higher level; it was a great honour to be your pupil, an experience that I will never forget. I can’t thank you enough for everything you learned me. One of the most important lessons to me was how you helped me evolve my vision and how to translate it into my images. Thank you for being who you are and thank you for your immense talent!
Irena PrikrylFine-art photographer and owner Maud Creative gallery/ studio Brisbane Australia
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I have met Joel Tjintjelaar in 2014 on one of the Vision Explorers workshops in New York where he was the presenter. I was very impressed with what I had learned at the workshop, but I wanted more. I had approached Joel about his one-on-one mentorship programs and I was successful in securing a spot. The mentorship program that Joel provides is extremely detailed and not an easy one to do. There is a lot of emphasis on background theory and history study of fine art photography as well as many practical assignments. Whilst there is a weekly structure in place to follow, there is also a room for an individual tailoring of the content. The weekly video chats were constructive with invaluable feedback. I could see my improvements in many aspects of fine art photography, to the degree that I have won one Gold award with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers and several Silvers. I was also pleased to have received two Honorary Mentions from PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris White competition, all under Joel’s guidance and mentoring, as well as several Silver and Bronze awards in the International Loupe Awards. I am planning to continue with the advanced mentorship program with Joel next year. I can highly recommend Joel’s mentorship program to artists/ photographers who want to learn the magic of Fine Art Black and White Photography.
Joanne ScherfFine-Art Photographer
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Joel’s B&W online workshop is a highly personalized forum catering to individual goals, strengths and areas of development. More than just sharing secrets and workflow, Joel moves beyond the technical to help you discover and unleash your artistic potential by translating your personal vision. Overall the goal of the workshop is to create your best B&W image by capturing the essence of a subject to evoke an emotional connection with your viewer. Joel is very adept at scheduling regular video chats on a global time zone that are comprehensive, customized and productive; often going well beyond the agreed upon duration. He also is known to extemporaneously offer further guidance to his graduates where his insight has proven invaluable when entering (and winning!) prestigious international exhibits. Joel is indeed a master of his craft who has a highly contagious passion, and remarkable sense of ease about him that makes you feel like his peer rather than a student. I enthusiastically recommend any workshop by Joel Tjintjelaar as the ultimate creative experience; an opportunity not to be missed.
Simos XenakisFine-art photographer
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I was part of Joel’s exclusive online B&W masterclass and it was the first formal art training I had ever received. If I were to go back and start my journey in fine art photography today, I would take his class again because it was the best foundation I could have asked for. Joel gives you the tools to process your images in accordance with the way your mind’s eye interprets the scene. You learn a lot in a short period of time. I came out of his class with the technical ability and confidence to create better images than ever before. Joel has a fun style of teaching. He is very approachable and cares that his students are learning the content. What I loved most about the experience is that it felt more like a mentorship than a workshop. Although there is a set structure with weekly assignments, Joel caters his instruction to your specific needs. He keeps things laid back and is open to discussing topics not directly related to the class. He assisted me with contest submissions and gave me some great career advice. Being that Joel is one of the best modern day B&W fine art photographers, where else would you want to go for this type of one-on-one access? Note that while Joel talks about vision and has you do an assignment on the topic, it takes years, if not a lifetime, to hone your artistic vision. The good thing is that when you find your vision, you will have the technical ability to bring that vision to life.