Reminder: B&H’s OPTIC 2022 is June 12-15

Our last reminder, the 2022 B&H Photo OPTIC 2022 Trade-Show/Conference event is taking place June 12-15 in 2022 in The Big Apple! This is a hybrid in-person and virtual event! Registration is FREE! You can find, at the aforelinked page, the schedule and details and also check which events are in-person (eg photo-walks) and which are virtual and which are both.

1-Year prepaid CreativeLIVE Subscription for $99 AC

The sale is back thanks to coupon code SUMMER99 that gets you a 1-year prepaid CreativeLIVE subscription for $99 for the first 12 months of your new subscription!

It comes out to $8.50 per month but it is paid initially at $99. Great if you will be having the time/energy to watch a lot of content in the next few months!

A few instructions and classes are excluded per prior agreements. This is a Netflix-style subscription, once the paid membership ends, you do not own the classes.

Save the Date: OPTIC is June 12-15 (2022) [FREE to register]

If you miss the in-person conferences, save the date! June 12-25 in 2022 is when the B&H Photo OPTIC conference will be taking place. This time it will be both in-person (pending monkey-pox dramaz) and online!

Speakers old and new, young and old are included, including the usual names of McNally, Kelby, etc. The physical event will take place at the New Yorker Hotel. There are two days of presentations, and two days of photo-walks. Me personally, I would have preferred two days of feasts 🙂

Registration is FREE for either/both the physical and the online events. Event management is through the EventBrite website/service.

100 new classes at CreativeLIVE (plus, $20 off $28+)

One hundred new classes have arrived at the CreativeLIVE website on many favorite/popular photography topics (lighting, adobe, etc) with a heavy emphasis on new lighting classes with Mark Wallace, and multiple instructors on various Adobe-related subjects…

Speaking of CL, coupon code MAY20 gets you $20 off a shopping cart of $28+ over there. From the verbiage, it looks like this coupon is good until the end of May 2022.

The coupon can also be used towards the CreativeLive Netflix-style membership. You can even use it on the monthly subscription, dropping the first month from $39 to $19. Useful if you are going to have plenty of free time to watch these classes…

$20 off $28+ at CreativeLIVE with coupon

You can make your own kind of music, and you can also make your own kind of deal at the Creative LIVE website thanks to a limited time $20 off coupon code MAY20 that gets you that discount on an order of $28 or more!

Speaking of educational, Amazon is having a limited time sale on just about all of their e-readers including the “free cellular” models…

$20 off a $28+ CreativeLIVE coupon

Good until the April 2022, coupon code APRIL20 gets you $20 off a class of $28+ at the Creative LIVE website… Terms, conditions, restrictions, etc, apply as usual…

1-Year CreativeLIVE membership for $99 AC

To celebrate their birthday, for a limited time, CreativeLIVE is offering a 1-year membership subscription for $99 after using coupon code BDAY50 over there. This is a Netflix-style annualized subscription.

You can follow the FAQ links over there for more details and the list of classes/teachers not included in the subscription.

FREE Registration: B&H Depth of Field on March 23 and 24 [online conference]

If it’s FREE, I’ll take THREE! The fifth annual B&H Photo Depth of Field conference takes place on March 23 and 24 in 2022, and you can register for FREE for the online experience!

The usual content is expected, webinars, classes, lectures, critiques, contests, brand booths, and of course special offers and promotions. Kelby and Duane Michals are the keynote speakers with lots of other well-known photographers (McNally, Baird duo, Hurley, etc) participating…

1-Year CreatorPass for $99 after coupon

Coupon time again! Coupon code 50FEB gets you $50 off a 1-Year CreatorPass subscription, making it $99 for a year (365 days). This is their Netflix-style plan, you can watch almost all classes while you are a paying member, but when it expires, you own nothing…

Elsewhere in the recent offers:

+ FREE 12oz “Rockstar Unplugged” energy drink tin for Lucky’s Rewards members

+ Weekend Sale at DiscountMags
+ no camera/photo this time

$25 Bootcamps [CreativeLIVE]

For a limited time, Creative LIVE is running a $25 Bootcamps promotion. Don’t worry, you won’t sweat and you don’t have to stretch. These are bootcamps of the Photoshops and Lightrooms and Portraiture and Wedding and Fine Art photography kind 🙂 There’s also Outdoors, Newborns, Boudoir, Premiere, and Social Media too…

Meanwhile the DiscountMAGS weekend sale (typically ends Monday night) has a $5 theme, $5 per magazine per year with a selection of 90+ options. No camera/photo magazines this time around…

PS: “Photoshops” and “Lightrooms” are plural because they have different versions, “CC”, “Classic”, etc…

1-Year CreativeLIVE Netflix Plan (CreatorPass) for $99AC

With Omikron threatening to lock us up inside once again, the time may be right for more learnings instead of mindless TV and web surfing and forum dramaz 😉

With that perhaps in mind, for a limited time, coupon code NEWYEAR22 gets you a 1-Year CreativeLIVE CreatorPass for $99. This is a Netflix-style plan and for one year (365 days), you can watch over 2000 classes at CreativeLIVE whenever you want, as many times as you want. As with Netflix, when you stop paying, you stop watching 🙂

Basic FAQs on the service at the bottom of the page over there, but for more, head on to their FAQ page. Offline viewing is only available on select classes, only with the CreativeLIVE iOS app. SADLY they don’t have an Android app.

They offer a 7-day refund. They (relatively) recently launched a Roku channel, and they have a limited functionality AppleTV app. You can also GIFT the CreatorPass to others. A very …creative gift that keeps on giving for a whole year!

Per CL, 98% of the classes are included in the CreatorPass streaming plan, but due to prior agreements with instructors, select classes/instructors are not included in the plan. You can find them at the Exclusions page.

FREE to Watch (Class Premiere): Understanding Light and Light Modifiers with Mark Wallace

Creative LIVE is having a class premiere and for a limited time it is FREE to watch as part of their ON-AIR free-streaming program. The class is by Mark Wallace, 6 hours and 22 minutes long, “Understanding Light and Light Modifiers”. This is free to watch for this limited time window, you do not digitally-own the class for FREE!

The class premiered at 9am pacific (12pm ET), so it will repeat every 6 hours and 22 minutes. So 6:22pm ET, 12:44am ET, 7:06am ET.

The FREE-streaming ON-AIR schedule classes typically run for 24 hours, starting at 9am pacific (12pm eastern) every calendar day.

SPEAKING of CL, running until Thursday night, they are offering 30 classes for $10 to $15 including minimalist photography, portrait-related, editorial, multiple-flashes, Art of Seeing (Lanting class), boudoir/glamo(u)r, retouching, landscaping, PhotoChop CC, etc…

Wedn: select Adobe Classes $16 to $18 each

Running until Wednesday 12/15/21 at 11:59pm, CreativeLiVE is offering select Adobe classes for $16 or $18 each. This includes Lightroom, Photoshop, CC, Presets, Classic, Premiere, Camera RAW, and Illustrator…

$9 Class sale at CreativeLiVE (8 options)

Creative LIVE is back with another sale, this is a $9 sale with eight classes offered, including multiple flashes (Mike Hagan), posing, lighting for boudoir, video for photographers, etc…

Following the $9 block of offers, there are also $19 and $24 blocks. The $24 block includes a couple of bootcamp classes (weddings, newborns) and the Fine Art Photography complete guide.

PRO TIP: weddings and newborns are highly saturated markets, HOWEVER, one untapped market segment is …”Divorce Photography” 😉

Saturday: 15 Classes for $15 each [CL]

Good until Saturday 12/5/21 at 11:59pm pacific time, the Creative LIVE Days of Deals deal of the day is a “15 classes for $15 each” sale. Topics include weddings, newborns, social media for photographers, seniors (the young seniors that is), and more…

Cyber Monday CreativeLIVE coupon: $20 off a $40+ purchase

Cyber Monday arrives with a coupon at the Creative LIVE website. Using coupon code CYBER20 you get $20 off a purchase of $40+. This is a limited time coupon offer.

Reminder, CreativeLIVE still does not have an Android app BUT they have a Roku channel, so you can watch their content using your Roku(s) and your CL credentials.

85% off near site-wide sale at CreativeLIVE

CreativeLIVE has gone wild. As part of the Black Friday festivities, they are offering 85% off nearly site-wide, on almost all the classes they offer. The price you see on the individual class page is the price you pay. No coupon code needed…

Note however that a small number of classes/bundles are not eligible for the discount because of prior agreements/arrangements with the instructors…

1-Year of CreativeLIVE Season Pass for $99 after coupon {ends Friday 3pm ET}

Time is of the essence for this offer. Running until Black Friday 11/26/21 at 3pm eastern time, coupon code FRIDAY99 gets you a 1-Year prepaid CreativeLIVE Creator Pass for $99. That’s 365 days of access to almost all the classes on their website. The offer price is only for one year (12 months) of a subscription.

A small number of classes are excluded from the Creator Pass (aka Netflix-style watching) due to prior arrangements with the instructors…

1-Year CreativeLIVE Creator Pass for $99 AC

For a limited time, coupon code 50CP gets you the first year of a CreativeLIVE Creator Pass subscription for $99. This price is only for the first year (12 months aka 365 days) of subscription…

This is a Netflix-style subscription where you can watch as many classes as you want, as many times as you want, AS LONG as you are a paying subscriber. Over 2000 classes are available but not every class. A few instructors and classes are not eligible per prior agreement.

While Creative LIVE still doesn’t have an Android app (only iOS), there are some good news on the Roku front, they have now a Roku channel, which averages 3.6 out of 5 based on 27 ratings…

75% off bundles at Creative LIVE

For a limited time, Creative LIVE is running a sale on photography bundles. The price you see is the price you pay. Bundles include lighting, Adobe, beginners, outdoorsy, food, Photoshop, Frans Lanting, DIY lighting, and Ben Willmore ~ among others…

15 CreativeLIVE classes for $15 each

For a limited time, CreativeLIVE is running a 15 classes for $15 each promotion. No coupon needed. Topics include Adobe Camera RAW, Lighting, Newborns, flower photography, compositing, business, portraiture, the “art of seeing”, and more…

Speaking of limited time, starting at 10am pacific time (1pm eastern) on Monday October 18 in 2021, Apple will be live-streaming on the interwebs a new product-announcement event. And as fate would have it, I will be live-tweeting the event on the Twitter at @1001noisycamera (without a final “s”)… Because why not ???

You can also watch the Apple event YouTube-embedded below…

1-Year prepaid CreativeLIVE Netflix-style subscription for $105 after coupon

For a limited time, coupon code 30AUG gets you a 1-Year CreativeLIVE subscription for $105 for the first year (12 months). This is a Netflix-style subscription. The sale price is only for the first year of the subscription. A small number of classes are not included in the subscription (per CL agreements with the non-participating instructors)…

1-Year CreativeLIVE Subscription for $109 after coupon

For new subscribers, CreativeLIVE has a surprise coupon for their 1-Year Creative LIVE subscription, their Netflix-style plan that lets you watch most of the online classes on their website for 1-year, Netflix-style for $109 thanks to limited time coupon code SUMMER40 entered over there.

I do not know when the coupon expires, presumably when it stops working 🙂

The list of exclusions can be found by looking up the relevant question under the “See All FAQs” further down the page over there…

CreativeLIVE sale: $19 per class (many but not all)

CreativeLIVE is back with yet another sale, the summer heat is heating up their marketing offers 😉 This is sale features $19 classes. Many of the individual classes on their website are on sale but not all of them. Check the individual product page of each class of interest to see if it’s on sale.

As usual, this is a limited time offer. I do not know when it is scheduled to expire…

Top Photography Bundles for $29 each [CL]

Education, education, not war! The latest offering at CreativeLIVE is $29 bundles sale featuring bundles of different topics for $29 per bundle. Bundles include Lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom, Outdoor, Foodie, Compositing, Wedding Week, Night Pho, Architecture, studio/portraiture, etc.

They also have bundled based on individual photographers (eg Sue Bryce, Ben Willmore, etc).

MEanwhile the current Adorama daily deal (changes Wednesday 10am ET) is the GYTECH OSMO POCKET VLOG Set (includes Action Camera Extension Pole Tripod, Phone Holder and Gimbal Protector) for $65.

80% site-wide at CreativeLIVE

If you prefer digitally-buying classes instead of signing up for Netflix-style subscriptions, for a limited time there is an 80% off sale at the CreativeLIVE website. No coupon code is needed. The sale price will appear automatically on the individual class product page…

PS: some classes may be excluded due to prior agreements with the instructors…

70% off near site-wide at Creative LIVE

For a limited time, CreativeLIVE is back with their 70% off near sitewide sale. The price you see on the individual class page is the price you pay. There are no coupons. Some classes are not eligible for the sale due to prior arrangements.

Meanwhile the weekend sale at DiscountMags is an “employee discount sale” but the three usual photo-related magazines are not participating. They also did not participate in last weekend’s sale if I recall correctly.

1-year of prepaid CL Creator Pass for $129 total

If you are fond of learning about different topics or refreshing your knowledge, or getting different perspectives, the recurring sale is back at Creative LIVE! You get a 1-Year Creator Pass for $129. You prepay the full amount right away and you have access to almost all of their classes for 12 months (365 days or so, not sure what their policy is on leap years, but that’s not an issue until 2024).

This is Netflix-style type of watching while you are a paying subscriber. Due to prior agreements with creators, a few classes and instructors are excluded from the Creator Pass. You can find them at the Exclusions page

FREE to Watch (starts Sunday 11:30am ET): B&H Depth of Field Day #1

If you have time and bandwidth to spare, starting on Sunday March 7 at 11:30am eastern time (aka New York time) is the 4th annual B&H Photo Depth of Field Conference, Day #1 of 2. Each day has a schedule of speakers who will be talking about photography-related things, one at a time. This is what I call the “main stage”.

In addition to the main stage, thanks to the miracles and wonders of Zoom, they have three different virtual ballrooms, each one having its own day-long schedule running in parallel.

Gear-heads may be very interested in the “Grand Ballroom” where the talk focuses on cameras and lenses including Nikon Z-series, Sony Alpha 1 and A7s III, Canon R5 and RF/EF lenses, and more…

More gear-talk but not camera/lens-centric can be found in the “Crystal Ballroom”…

Then to the “B&H Expert Room” you may want to head on if you are fond of Q&A on various photo-related and tech-related topics and such…

And if you want more, in the runup to the show B&H had previously scheduled various webinars and you can rewatch them now or in the future for free.

You can also find the stream of the “main stage” YouTube-embedded below. If you feel like joining the live chat, you have to head on over to the YouTube live-streaming page…

So to summarize, you have four options to watch at any time. The “main stage” YouTube-live stream [embedded-above] and three Zoom seminars [think of this a little bit like watching a presentation at a manufacturer’s booth]

Enjoy! 🙂

Conferences On Sale for $39 each (Photoshop, Photo, Night Pho)

If you prefer digitally-owning classes (instead of Netflix-style “renting”), Creative LIVE is having a Conferences Sale for $39 or less! This sale includes:

+ Photoshop Week 2019 or 2018 for $39 each
+ Photo Week of 2018 for $39
+ Night Photography Week for $39
+ etc

PS: if you prefer Netflix-style watching of classes (instead of digital ownership) the 1-Year Prepaid Annual Pass sale continues for $129 for the year (12 months aka 365 days)…

PS2: in case the title accidentally brings in foodies, “Pho” in “Night Pho” is short for Photography, in order for the headline to fit in a single line. This is not a class teaching you how to make Pho at Night 🙂

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deals, good until Tuesday at 10am ET include two items:

+ 3Pod Small Portable Table Top Tripod with Ballhead for DSLR & GoPro Cameras (2-Section) for $19

+ Berrcom Non-Contact Infrared Digital Thermometer for $14