Last Day of CreativeLIVE’s Photo Week FREE-Streaming Online

Today is the last day of the Creative LIVE Photo Week 2017. These are five days of FREE live-streaming classes, with TWO parallel channels running per day (think of it as ESPN and ESPN2). There is a variety of content planned: 40 classes, five keynotes, and five photo critiques.

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Starts Thursday 12pm ET: Day #4 of CreativeLIVE’s Photo Week FREE-Streaming Online

It is Day #4! Running this week, October 9-13 (Monday through Friday) in 2017, Creative LIVE is having their Photo Week 2017. There are five days of FREE live-streaming classes, with TWO parallel channels running per day (think of it as ESPN and ESPN2). There is a variety of content planned: 40 classes, five keynotes, and five photo critiques.

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Starts Wednesday 12pm ET: Day #3 of CreativeLIVE’s Photo Week FREE-Streaming Online

It is Day #3! Running this week, October 9-13 (Monday through Friday) in 2017, Creative LIVE is having their Photo Week 2017. There are five days of FREE live-streaming classes, with TWO parallel channels running per day (think of it as ESPN and ESPN2). There is a variety of content planned: 40 classes, five keynotes, and five photo critiques.

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Starts 12pm ET: CreativeLIVE’s Photo Week is here with Two Channels of FREE-Streaming Online Photo Classes

Running this week, October 9-13 (Monday through Friday) in 2017, Creative LIVE is having their Photo Week 2017. There are five days of FREE live-streaming classes, with TWO parallel channels running per day (think of it as ESPN and ESPN2). There is a variety of content planned: 40 classes, five keynotes, and five photo critiques.

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Heads Up: CreativeLIVE’s MEGA Photo Week is October 9-13

This is a heads up. I will post more reminders as we get closer, but in case you want to plan ahead for this, next week, October 9-13 (Monday through Friday) in 2017, Creative LIVE will be having their Photo Week 2017. There are five days of FREE live-streaming classes, with TWO parallel channels running per day (think of it as ESPN and ESPN2). There is a variety of content planned: 40 classes, five keynotes, and five photo critiques.

Instructors include Lidnsay Adler, Joe McNally, among a total of twenty photographers. You can find a detailed list of the classes and the schedule under the various sub-tabs at the Photo Week page.

During the five day Photo Week (October 9-13, 2017) you can watch the live streaming classes for FREE. If you want to watch them at any point after the promotion ends, you can purchase the whole bundle of 40 classes for $200 total as a special promotion running during Photo Week 2017. That’s $5 per class. If you are only interested in one or two of those classes, you can instead buy them individually.

This is a screenshot of Day #1 of Photo Week, aka Monday October 9 in 2017:

Starts Thursday 12pm ET: FREE to Watch: Fuji X-T20 Fast Start Online Class

Starting at 12pm ET on Thursday and running for about 24 hours after that, you can watch online for FREE the Fuji X-T20 Fast Start Class by John Greego at CREATIVE LIVE. The class is made of 20 video lessons, which you can see under “Class Materials”.

During the FREE-to-Watch promotional period, you can watch it as much as you want. Once the promotional free-viewing period ends, if you want to watch it again, you have to either purchase it or wait for a possible future re-airing.

You can see the current and upcoming schedule of FREE-to-Watch classes at their ON-AIR Schedule page.

FREE to Watch NOW: Sony a9 Fast Start Class (until Wedn 12pm ET)

All apologies, because of technical difficulties I couldn’t post it early in the AM! Running now until Wednesday 11:50am ET is another John Greego “Fast Track” camera class, this one focused on the Sony a9. The class is FREE to Watch during this promotional period.

After the free-viewing period ends, if you want to watch it again, you have to either purchase it or waiting for a future free-viewing promotion.

Speaking of Fast Start classes, starting on Thursday 9/28/17 at 12pm ET is a Fuji X-T20 Fast Start Class.

You can see all classes eligible for Free Viewing at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR schedule.

Stacksocial round-up: Self-Stirring Lens Coffee Mug, Pay What You Want (two Photo bundles for $1+ each), various Photography and Adobe Courses, 2TB cloud, Etc

We haven’t done one of these in a while, so it’s time for a Stacksocial round-up!

Lens-shaped coffee mugs have their own variations on a theme. For example, some of them are self-stirring like this one, going for $13 and powered by two AAA batteries. This looks like a variation of the more common “24-105” type of a cup.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

+ Pay What You Want: Complete Photography Bundle for $1+ (two classes: DIY Photography and Advanced Creative Skills)
+ or pay $12.84 or more for SEVEN more classes

+ Pay What You Want: Expert Photography Bundle for $1+ you get two classes: Night Photography and Off-Camera Flash
+ or pay $19.50 or more for NINE more classes

+ DSLR Photography Bundle for $24

+ Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography for $20

ADOBE and DESIGN

+ Pay What You Want: Design Asset Super Bundle for $1+ (three items), or pay $17+ to unlock ten more items

+ Professional Photo Editing Bundle for $19 includes five “Edit Like a PRO” classes

+ The Ultimate Photography & Photoshop Bundle for $20

+ Ultimate Adobe Photo Editing Bundle for $30

+ Adobe Photoshop & Editing Mastery Bundle for $41 includes five courses

+ Adobe CC Essentials Training Bundle for $29

+ Adobe Lightroom CC: Photo Editing Masterclass for $41

+ Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle for $65

+ Adobe Creative Cloud Bundle for $45

+ Digital Design with Adobe bundle for $31 (three courses included)

EVERYTHING ELSE

+ 2TB of Lifetime access Zoolz Cloud Storage: for $50
+ 1TB is Instant Vault and 1TB is Cold Storage

+ a handful of various WordPress Themes starting at $25 with ThemeJunkie’s lifetime subscription

Coming later in September: FREE to Watch Online Classes on Sony a9, Fuji X-T20, Canon M5/M6

If you are a fan of online camera classes, good news! According to the schedule of FREE to Watch Classes at Creative LIVE, three camera “Fast Track” classes are coming up as follows:

+ September 25: Canon M5 and M6 mirrorless

+ September 26: Sony A9

+ September 28: Fuji X-T20

As usual, the classes will be free to watch during their promotional airing. You can watch them as much as you want. Once the promotional airing ends (typically 24 hours), then you have to buy them if you want to watch them again ~ or wait for possible future free airings again.

FREE to Watch: Using Multiple Flashes CLASS

FREE to Watch (not to own) for a limited time, among the latest CreativeLive FREE to Watch Online Classes is an introduction to using Multiple Flashes by Mike Hagen. An artful science some could argue.

Judging by the schedule over there, the class will repeat until 9am pacific on Friday 9/15/17. The class consists of 27 video lessons. It is free to watch during this promotional period. If you want to it after that, you have to either purchase it (on sale for $39 during this promotion), or wait if/until it runs for free again as part of another re-airing promotion.

CreativeLIVE Sale, plus FREE 1.5 hour Photoshop Troubleshooting Class

Good until Sunday night, CreativeLIVE has a flash sale on 12 Online Classes for $29 including “Food Photography”, “The Art of Seeing”, portraiture, and more.

They also have a free 1.5 hour class by Ben Willmore, Photoshop Hall of Famer, on Beginner Photoshop Troubleshooting.

For more current and future free-streaming classes at Creative Live, check their On-Air Schedule. You can use the Subject/Topic based sub-listings. The default on the page is “All Classes”. The “Photo & Video” filter is right next to it. There’s a variety of topics coming up, but no camera “fast start” guides scheduled at the moment.

FREE to Watch: Adobe CC Intro Class by Dave Cross

Running until Thursday night 8/31/17, FREE to Watch online, is the Adobe Photoshop CC for Beginners online streaming classes by Dave Cross at CreativeLIVE. During this promotional period, you can watch it for FREE as it streams.

After the promotional streaming period ends, you have to buy it in order to watch it, or wait for a possible rerun in the future.

For more current and future free-streaming classes at Creative Live, check their On-Air Schedule. You can use the Subject/Topic based sub-listings. The default on the page is “All Classes”. The “Photo & Video” filter is right next to it.

Starts 6pm ET: Nikon D850 Live Panel II

Nikon D850 Learnings Part II! Starting at 6pm ET today, there will a brand new live video-streaming six-person panel talking about the Nikon D850 and its capabilities. The panel will have both still and video experts, including the one and only Joe McNally.

You can watch it at Adorama and B&H Photo. The stream is using Livestream technology which may require Adobe Flash.

For pre-ordering options, check the Stock Tracker.

LIVE NOW: Nikon D850 Live Stream at B&H

If you are curious about the Nikon D850, starting at 1pm ET today (Monday 8/28/17), B&H Photo will have a Nikon D850 Live Stream with a panel discussing the camera live on video. A second separate live stream is planned for Tuesday at 6pm ET with a panel of six, including Joe McNally. The video-streaming is using Livestream.

NOTE: the video stream may require Adobe Flash. The D850 is available for pre-ordering ~ check Stock Tracker for options.

Save the Dates: Nikon D850 Learnings: B&H planning two LIVE Streaming panels on Mon and Tue

The Nikon D850 is now a real product, available for pre-order for $3300, and it has already been added to the Stock Status Tracker.

If you want to learn more about it, and ask specific questions that you want answered from people in the know, B&H is planning not one but TWO LIVE PANEL Discussions on this very camera!

On Monday 8/28/17 at 1pm Eastern (10am Pacific), a panel of four, including two Nikon Ambassadors will be talking about the camera.

On Tuesday 8/29/17 at 6pm Eastern (3pm pacific), a panel of six, including the one and only Joe McNally, will be having a hands-on with the D850 live, with both stills and video experts in the panel.

If you have any questions you want the panel to answer or want to follow the online discussion about it, check the #BHPhotoLive Twitter hashtag. Tweeting a question also enters you into a drawing to win a Nikon D850!

Streaming will happen using LiveStream technology (not YouTube), so if you have a mobile device that can’t handle Livestream, make sure you are near a device that can handle it.

Starts 4pm ET Friday (FREE to Watch): Fuji X-T20 Online Class

Starting at 4pm Eastern today (Friday 8/11/17) at CreativeLIVE, another John Greengo FAST START online class will be streaming for FREE, this one focusing on the Fuji X-T20. You may need a Flash enabled browser if you are not seeing video on a browser without or if you have turned off video-playback and such in your browser.

Free to Watch (with Ads): “The Invisible Wildlife Photographer” (2011)

And now, welcome to the Noisy Cinema Club 😉 Amazon has a variety of video options. One of the lesser known options is to watch some movies for FREE but with ads. One of these options is the The Invisible Wildlife Photographer (2011) (51 minutes; Bence Mate). It averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 5 customer reviews.

I added it to my Watch List but I haven’t watched it yet. We will discuss this movie at the next “Noisy Cinema Club”. Popcorn is included 🙂

PS: make sure you click on the “Free With Ads” button, not the Rent or Buy buttons that have a price on them.

Starts 12pm ET: FREE to Watch Canon 77D Online Class

If you have a Canon 77D APS-C DSLR, or you are curious about it, starting at 12pm Eastern today (Saturday 7/28/17), the CreativeLIVE Canon 77D Fast Start online class with John Greengo will be streaming LIVE and for FREE until 11:50am ET on Sunday. This means the class will repeat during the day. A total of 27 lessons are part of it, you can see them under the “Class Materials” tab over there.

During this promotional period, you can watch the class for FREE. If you want to watch it later, you have to purchase it or hope for a future rerun. If you like it, they have it on sale while the free-streaming promotion is running. For buyers, the class is also available for download (mp4 files in HD or lower resolution for mobile/cellular).

In addition to this one, according to their ON-AIR SCHEDULE the following other camera classes are scheduled to STREAM for FREE during the following days:

+ August 11: Canon M5 and M6
+ August 11: Fuji X-T20

Starts 12pm ET: FREE to Watch Canon D-Rebel T7i Online Class

If you have a Canon D-Rebel T7i DSLR, or you are curious about it, starting at 12pm Eastern today (Friday 7/28/17), the CreativeLIVE Canon D-Rebel T7i Fast Start online class with John Greengo will be streaming LIVE and for FREE until 11:50am ET on Saturday. This means the class will repeat during the day. A total of 27 lessons are part of it, you can see them under the “Class Materials” tab over there.

During this promotional period, you can watch the class for FREE. If you want to watch it later, you have to purchase it or hope for a future rerun. If you like it, they have it on sale while the free-streaming promotion is running. For buyers, the class is also available for download (mp4 files in HD or lower resolution for mobile/cellular).

In addition to this one, according to their ON-AIR SCHEDULE the following other camera classes are scheduled to STREAM for FREE during the following days:

+ July 29: Canon 77D
+ August 11: Canon M5 and M6
+ August 11: Fuji X-T20

Starts 12pm ET: FREE to Watch Nikon D5600 Online Class

If you have a Nikon D5600 or you are curious about it , starting at 12pm Eastern today (Thursday 7/27/17), the CreativeLIVE Nikon D5600 Fast Start online class with John Greengo will be streaming LIVE and for FREE until 11:50am ET on Friday. This means the class will repeat during the day. A total of 22 lessons are part of it, you can see them under the “Class Materials” tab over there.

During this promotional period, you can watch the class for FREE. If you want to watch it later, you have to purchase it or hope for a future rerun. If you like it, they have it on sale while the free-streaming promotion is running. For buyers, the class is also available for download (mp4 files in HD or lower resolution for mobile/cellular).

In addition to this one, according to their ON-AIR SCHEDULE the following other camera classes are scheduled to STREAM for FREE during the following days:

+ July 28: Canon D-Rebel T7i
+ July 29: Canon 77D
+ August 11: Canon M5 and M6
+ August 11: Fuji X-T20

Adobe Lightroom CC Photo Editing Masterclass for $9.50 after coupon

Stacksocial launched a new limited time coupon, coupon code SANTA90 (yes, we are five months away from Christmas 2017), gets you 90% off online courses offered at their website which include their Adobe Lightroom CC Photo Editing Masterclass dropping from $95 to $9.50.

There are 55 lessons in this class produced by VideoSchoolOnline, with 6 hours of content, 15-day satisfaction guarantee, and lifetime access. Check the aforelinked product page for all the details. The Course Outline is available further down the page over there.

PS: the math is easy for this coupon. A 90% off discount means you pay 10% of the original price. So all you have to do is take a zero away from the online course price you see on their website 🙂

Starts 12pm ET: FREE to Watch Sony a6500 Online Class

If you have a Sony a6500 or you are Sony a6500 curious, starting at 12pm Eastern today (Tuesday 7/25/17), the CreativeLIVE Sony a6500 Fast Start online class with John Greengo will be streaming LIVE and for FREE until 11:50am ET on Wednesday. This means the class will repeat during the day. A total of 24 lessons are part of it, you can see them under the “Class Materials” tab over there.

During this promotional period, you can watch the class for FREE. If you want to watch it later, you have to purchase it or hope for a future rerun. If you like it, they have it on sale while the free-streaming promotion is running. For buyers, the class is also available for download (mp4 files in HD or lower resolution for mobile/cellular). Lesson #1 is available as a free download if you want to test how it works/looks on your PC, tablet or phone.

In addition to this one, according to their ON-AIR SCHEDULE the following other camera classes are scheduled to STREAM for FREE during the following days:

+ July 27: Nikon D5600
+ July 28: Canon D-Rebel T7i
+ July 29: Canon 77D
+ August 11: Canon M5 and M6
+ August 11: Fuji X-T20

Starts 12pm ET: FREE to Watch Olympus E-M1 II Online Class

If you have an Olympus E-M1 II or you are E-M1 II curious, starting at 12pm Eastern today (Monday 7/24/17), the CreativeLIVE Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Fast Start online class with John Greengo will be streaming LIVE and for FREE until 11:50am ET on Tuesday. This means the class will repeat during the day. A total of 32 lessons are part of it, you can see them under the “Class Materials” tab over there.

During this promotional period, you can watch the class for FREE. If you want to watch it later, you have to purchase it or hope for a future rerun. If you like it, they have it on sale for $36 while the free-streaming promotion is running. For buyers, the class is also available for download (mp4 files in HD or lower resolution for mobile/cellular). Lesson #1 is available as a free download if you want to test how it works/looks on your PC, tablet or phone.

In addition to the E-M1, according to their ON-AIR SCHEDULE the following other camera classes are scheduled to STREAM for FREE during the following days:

+ July 25: Sony a6500
+ July 27: Nikon D5600
+ July 28: Canon D-Rebel T7i
+ July 29: Canon 77D
+ August 11: Canon M5 and M6
+ August 11: Fuji X-T20

Select CreativeLIVE classes for $19 each [also new FREE-to-Watch Camera “Fast Start” Classes Next Week]

CreativeLIVE is back with another photography class sale. A number of classes in a variety of topics are on sale for $19 each for a limited time only.

But if you prefer not to pay, and you have schedule flexibility, you can watch classes for FREE when they are originally recording online. Check their ON-AIR SCHEDULE for the upcoming schedule. There’s a variety of classes, including a set classes focusing on Posing. On the camera training front, they plan the following camera “Fast Start” classes:

+ July 24: Olympus E-M1 Mark II
+ July 25: Sony a6500
+ July 27: Nikon D5600
+ July 28: Canon D-Rebel T7i
+ July 29: Canon 77D
+ August 11: Canon M5 and M6
+ August 11: Fuji X-T20
+ these will be free to watch while they are recording live or streaming promotionally to attract new potential buyers

CreativeLIVE Sale: a dozen classes for $19 each

CreativeLIVE is back with another sale, this time they offer a dozen online classes for $19 each. It is a diverse set, from building DIY Lighting Gear, to authentic portraits, to being a second shooter, and more.

But if you prefer not to pay, and you have schedule flexibility, you can watch classes for FREE when they are originally recording online. Check their ON-AIR SCHEDULE for the upcoming schedule. There’s a variety of classes, including a set classes focusing on Posing. On the camera training front, they plan the following camera “Fast Start” classes:

+ July 24: Olympus E-M1 Mark II
+ July 25: Sony a6500
+ these will be free to watch while they are recording live

CreativeLIVE: up to 50% off Classes

Online classes too are jumping on the Prime Day hype train. CreativeLIVE is having a Mid-Year up to 50% off Sale on their classes. The price you see over there, is the price you pay. No coupon code needed.

But if you prefer not to pay, and you have schedule flexibility, you can watch classes for FREE when they are originally recorded online. Check their ON-AIR SCHEDULE for the upcoming schedule. There’s a variety of classes, including camera-centric courses (eg T6, 80D, 77D, D-Rebel T7i), and photography and post-processing and more.

Starts 12pm ET Friday: Canon D-Rebel T7i Fast Start FREE to Watch LIVE Class

Per the ON-AIR SCHEDULE at Creative LIVE, the following “camera classes” are scheduled for today:

+ starts 12pm ET on Friday: 1-Day Class on the Canon D-Rebel T7i
+ this is the original recording
+ one day class

+ a repeat of yesterday’s 1-Day Class on the Canon 77D
+ this is a rerun, but free to watch for this period
+ this is why you see John Greengo on both video streams at the same time 🙂

Starts 12pm ET Thursday: Canon 77D Fast Start FREE to Watch LIVE Class

Per the ON-AIR SCHEDULE at Creative LIVE, the following “camera classes” are scheduled for today:

+ starts 12pm ET on Thursday: 1-Day Class on the Canon 77D
+ this is the original recording
+ one day class

+ + FREE broadcast today, a Canon 80D Fast Start Class
+ this is a rerun, but free to watch for this period
+ this is why you see John Greengo on both streams 🙂
+ HTML mess corrected 🙂

Starts 12pm ET: Canon 80D Fast Start FREE to Watch LIVE Class (Thursday: Canon 77D)

Per the ON-AIR SCHEDULE at Creative LIVE, the following “camera classes” are scheduled for today:

+ starts 12pm ET today, a 2-Day Class on the Canon 80D
+ this is a rerun, but free to watch for this 2-day period
+ I’m not sure if this is a 2-day long class or a 1-day class but the free stream will run for 2 days

+ starts 12pm ET on Thursday: 1-Day Class on the Canon 77D
+ this is the original recording

+ these are FREE to watch while they are on the “ON AIR” schedule page and have the “Free Broadcast” or “Free LIVE Broadcast” tags on them. Apparently they rerun some classes for FREE as well, they are not only free during their original recording.

FREE to Watch (Monday and Tuesday): Canon 5D Mark IV Fast Start Class

Happening now, recorded LIVE on Monday (today) and Tuesday (7/4/17), John Greego is teaching his Canon 5D Mark IV Fast Start Class on CreativeLIVE. The class is FREE to watch while it is recording during these two days. But if you want to watch it later, you have to buy it. This is the CreativeLIVE philosophy, free to watch when it’s originally recorded, but you pay to watch later.

50% off 15 CreativeLive Photography Classes (Lighting, Portraits, Etc)

Good until Wednesday night (7/5/17), CreativeLIVE is offering 50% 15 Photography Classes. Four of them are on lighting, two of them are on people and portraits, and more in food, landscape, night, Photoshop, color, and more. The price you see is the price you pay. There is no coupon code.

But if you prefer not to pay, and you have schedule flexibility, you can watch classes for FREE when they are originally recorded online. Check their ON-AIR SCHEDULE for the upcoming schedule. There’s a variety of classes, including camera-centric courses (eg T6, 80D, 77D, D-Rebel T7i), and photography and post-processing and more.

50% Portrait Photography Classes by Sue Bryce

Good until Saturday night, CreativeLIVE has a 50% off sale on portrait photography classes by Photographer Sue Bryce. The price you see is the price you pay, there is no coupon code to enter.

But if you prefer not to pay, and you have schedule flexibility, you can watch classes for FREE when they are originally recorded online. Check their ON-AIR SCHEDULE for the upcoming schedule. There’s a variety of classes, including camera-centric courses (eg Canon 80D, 77D, D-Rebel T7i, T6), Adobe Lightroom, wedding, story telling, business, sports and more.

Select Photography Classes for $19 each at CreativeLIVE

CreativeLIVE has launched a Weekend Sale, featuring select photography classes for $19 each until Sunday night. No coupon is needed, the sale price is shown on their website while this promotion is running. Topics covered in the sale classes including wedding, posing, speedlight, post-processing, droning, scrapbooking, and more.

But if you prefer not to pay, and you have schedule flexibility, you can watch classes for FREE when they are originally recorded online. Check their ON-AIR SCHEDULE for the upcoming schedule. There’s a variety of classes, including camera-centric courses (eg Canon 77D and D-Rebel T7i), Adobe Lightroom CC crash course, wedding, story telling, business, sports and more.

The B&H Optic 2017 Conference LIVE Streams June 4-7 in 2017

B&H Photo is live-streaming their OPTIC 2017 Conference and Trade Show, happening physically in New York June 4-7 in 2017. The schedule of events for each day can be found further down the page.

Speaking of live-streaming events, Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference will live-stream on Monday June 5 in 2017 at 1pm eastern, and other things equal, I will be live-tweeting it since these things can be fun 🙂

Up to 40% off Adobe Classes at CreativeLIVE

CreativeLIVE has a new flash sale, you can get up to 40% off on select Adobe Classes. The prices reflect the sale, there is no coupon code to enter. New classes entered their database this week as last week was Photoshop Week with a number of new classes recorded.

But if you prefer not to pay, and you have schedule flexibility, you can watch classes for FREE when they are originally recorded online. Check their ON-AIR SCHEDULE for the upcoming schedule. There’s a variety of classes, including camera-centric courses (eg Fuji X-T2 [still on-sale for $1500 to $1516], Canon 5D IV, Nikon D750, Olympus E-M1 II, etc).

CreativeLIVE: up to 40% off Photography Fundamentals classes

CreativeLIVE is having a new limited time sale, up to 40% off b>! View select Photography Fundamentals classes. No coupon is needed, the sale is factored in on their website while the promotion is running.

OR if you prefer free classes, check the latest ON-AIR SCHEDULE. You can watch any class for free when it is recorded LIVE on their website. After it is recorded, you have to pay to watch it. The upcoming schedule includes classes from Lisa Jacobs, Joel Comm, along with camera guide type of classes (Fuji X-T2, Canon 5D IV, Nikon D750 and D5600, Olympus E-M1 II, Sony a6500, etc).

Note also that PHOTOSHOP WEEK is currently underway. Check the schedule above for classes. It’s the first “On Air” box at the top left corner of the page!

FREE OPTIC 2017 Conference (New York, June 4-7 (2017)

If you are going to be near New York City or near a computer with a broadband connection between June 4-7 in 2017, that’s when the B&H Photo OPTIC 2017 Conference will take place. You can attend in person or stream it online. There are four days of events planned, the scheduled of which you can find at the aforelinked page. Registration is FREE! Brook Jensen and Art Wolfe are among those scheduled to speak.

The first two days will have two parallel tracks of speakers. The other two days will have a mix of portfolio reviews/critiques, photo walks in the outside world, and such. Check the website for all the details.

15 CreativeLIVE Classes on sale $29 each

Another limited time offer, CreativeLIVE offers 15 different Classes for $29 each. Participating classes include “Understanding Light” by Mark Wallace, “The Art of Seeing: Macro Techniques for Flowers and Plants”, “Fine Art Women’s Portraits” by Jennifer Thoreson, and more. The sale prices are factored in the website, no coupon needed.

OR if you prefer free classes, check the latest ON-AIR SCHEDULE. You can watch classes for FREE online when as they are recorded LIVE. So in TV terms, watch the live premiere for FREE, but you have to pay to watch the reruns 🙂 Classes include Art Wolfe (in progress), along with upcoming classes from Lindsay Adler (starts Saturday), more Art Wolfe (starts Sunday), Peter Hurley, Chase Jarvis, along with a variety of classes on specific cameras (Nikon D5, Canon 5D Mark IV, E-M1 II, a6500, D5600, etc)

25% off CreativeLIVE classes

To celebrate National Teacher’s Day, CreativeLIVE is offering 25% Off Sitewide on the various classes offered at CreativeLive. The sale is factored in on their website, no coupon needed.

OR if you prefer free classes, check the latest ON-AIR SCHEDULE. You can watch classes for FREE online when as they are recorded LIVE. So in TV terms, watch the live premiere for FREE, but you have to pay to watch the reruns 🙂

Pay What You Want Photography Bundle: $1+ gets you two items, $13+ gets you nine items

I forgot about Dre, and I also forgot about the Stacksocial “Pay What You Want” Complete Photography Bundle. If you pay $1 or more (your choice), you get two items, a food photography class and a “Advanced Creative Photography Skills” class. If you meet or beat the current average price (currently $12.84), you get seven more items, five of which are classes, and the other two are bundles of stock photos to be used for educational (post-processing) purposes.

These have instant digital redemption and come with a 15-day satisfaction guarantee. The “Leaderboard” you see there is if you want to pay more and get your name/brand prominently featured.

Meanwhile, if you are curious about getting started with WordPress, their Pay What You want developer bundle offers the “Basic WordPress Course” (20 hours, 12-month access only) if you pay $1 or more.

Speaking of WordPress, there are a few WordPress Theme bundles available as well (these are sold separately, not part of that “Pay What You Want” offer). One is a meta bundle even, you get a mix of various themes and educational material, the “The All-In-One WordPress Business Bundle” for $39.

Having said that, there’s plenty of FREE WordPress material available online (including the default annual themes by Automattic), so you don’t have to buy any classes or themes unless you want or need them.

In addition to the various for-pay items at Stacksocial, they also have a Freebies section. They typically require some kind of social media action (share on twitter, like on facebook, or email a friend about the offer (honor code system), etc).

IMPORTANT: if you are not familiar with Stacksocial, make sure you check each particular offer’s terms. Some offer lifetime access, others offer access for only a limited period of time (eg 12 months). Some courses are streaming only, others are accessible through apps, some may be downloadable. And so forth…

Speaking of free, don’t forget to check the CreativeLIVE On-Air Schedule to see if there any classes of potential interest coming up. They are free to watch when they record/air originally, but you have to pay for the “DVR” later.

Online Classes: all Family and Portrait Classes under $100

A new promotion is now live at CreativeLIVE, all their Family and Portrait Photography Classes are on sale for under $100. No coupon is needed, the sale is factored in on their website while the promotion is running.

CreativeLIVE uses a different model. Each class is recorded LIVE online and everyone can watch it for FREE while it is recording LIVE. After the original live stream is over, then you have to pay to watch or rewatch it. So if you have a flexible schedule and fast-enough internet access you can watch a LOT of content for free.

For the upcoming schedule of classes and details on each class, check CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes page. Upcoming instructors include John Greengo, Mike Hagen, Lindsay Adler, Joey L, Jasmine Star, and more.

Day #2 of Joe McNally Lighting Class Streaming at 12pm ET

Day #2 of Joe McNally’s Lightning Class “Lighting, Logistics, and Strategies for a Life in Photography” will begin streaming LIVE at 12pm eastern on Thursday and will be free for all to watch while it is recording live.

CreativeLIVE uses a different model when it comes to online classes. Each class streams live online as it is recorded (in other words, classes are recorded live) and everyone can watch it without paying. After the original live stream is over, then you have to pay to watch or rewatch it. So if you have a flexible schedule and fast-enough internet access you can watch a LOT of content for free.

For more details, check CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes page. Other upcoming classes include Lindsay Adler, Jeremy Cowart, Ben Willmore, and more.