Starts 12pm ET FREE to Watch: Photoshop CC Brushes Class (World Premiere)

A world premiere begins at 12pm eastern today at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR, it is the “Working with Brushes in Photoshop CC” online class by Lisa Carney. The class is free to watch during this promotional ON-AIR streaming.

AMONG the UPCOMING CLASSES
+ Dec 13: Create an Online Portfolio (World Premiere)
+ Dec 14: Photography Starter Kit for Beginners
+ Dec 15: Download, Organize and Share Your Photos
+ Dec 16: Beyond DSLR Basics: Composition & Lighting
+ Dec 17: Beginner Photo Retouching
+ and so on

Meanwhile their 50% off Green Monday sale has morphed into an up to 50% off sale on their classes.

Green Monday is 50% off All Classes at Creative LIVE!

Oooops! I almost missed this one! The Green Monday promotion at Creative LIVE is a 50% off sale on all their classes! There is no coupon code to enter, the price is reflected automatically on their website while this promotion is running!

60% off Course Bundles at SkillWise with coupon

Skillwise is a parallel website to Stacksocial (same login) and as part of the Green Monday festivities, they are offering 60% off course bundles using coupon code GREEN60 over there. You can use the search box over there to look for topics of interest (eg photography, adobe, photoshop, etc).

On the other hand, if you prefer physical hardware products (not software or classes) coupon code GREEN20 gets you 20% off at their sister site Stacksocial. Stacksocial has coupon code GREEN40 for courses, apps, and software.

CreativeLIVE Twenty Classes for $20 each (including Canon 5D Mark IV Fast Start)

Good until Sunday night, CreativeLIVE is offering 20 Classes for $20 each. There is no coupon code to enter, the sale price is reflected on their website while this promotion is running.

Among the participating classes there are photography classes on Posing, Lighting, Wedding Photography Problems and Solutions, Boudoir, Headshots, and one camera gear class, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Fast Start with John Greengo.

On the “Free to Watch” streaming front, check their CreativeLIVE ON-AIR schedule for the latest classes that stream for free for a limited time each.

LIVE NOW: Nikon D850 World Premiere Online Class

I knew there was something I forgot! Today is the world premiere of the Nikon D850 Fast Start class at Creative LIVE ON-AIR. After the recording ends in the afternoon, the stream will be repeating overnight until typically 12pm ET tomorrow morning. Or longer if the stream will rebroadcast on Thursday as well.

The DSLR itself continues to be not in-stock. For the latest updates on that, check the Stock Status Tracker. If there are any other new cameras or lenses you’d like to see there, please leave a comment or use the online contact form.

(ENDED) Thursday Free to Watch: Nikon D850 Class at CL

This promotional free-stream ended… It made its world premiere yesterday, but this class is now in reruns, FREE to Watch until Friday morning. “This” refers to the Nikon D850 Fast Start class by John Greego at Creative Live (CL).

For all other free-running classes, check their Creative LIVE ON-AIR, a way to stream video and learn at the same time! Instead of un-learn by watching TV 🙂

Starts 12pm ET (Free to Watch): Portrait Photography Fundamentals

One of the Tuesday FREE to Watch video-streaming classes at CreativeLIVE On-Air is “Portrait Photography Fundamentals” by Scott Robert Lim. All the classes on that page are free to watch during their scheduled “On-Air” dates. Of potential interest:

+ Dec 6: “Nikon D850 Fast Start” (World Premiere!)
+ Dec 7: Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC world premieres
+ Dec 8: Authentic Children Portraits
+ Dec 12: Brushes in Photoshop CC (world premiere)
+ Dec 13: Create an Online Portfolio (world premiere)
+ Dec 16: Beyond DSLR Basics: Composition & Lighting
+ Dec 16: Craft Photography Fundamentals
+ Dec 19: Foundations of Photoshop CC
+ Jan 3: Choosing the Right Lens (world premiere)

Starts 12pm ET (Free to Watch): Intro to B&W Film Photography

If you want to learn about black and white film photography or want to rekindle the flame, one of the Friday FREE to Watch video-streaming classes at CreativeLIVE On-Air is “Introduction to Black and White Film Photography” by Daniel Gregory. All the classes on that page are free to watch during their scheduled “On-Air” dates. Of potential interest:

+ December 2: “High Speed Photography: Capturing Motion”
+ December 3: “Lightweight Location Lighting”
+ December 4: “Portrait Photography Fundamentals” (World Premiere!)
+ December 6: “Nikon D850 Fast Start” (World Premiere!)

(ENDED) Planet Earth II 4K UltraHD BluRay for $28 w/FS

This sale is over…

For fans of nature photography and videography, or a great gift for anyone and everyone with a 4K TV, Amazon is offering the new condition Planet Earth II 4K UltraHD BluRay set for $28 with free shipping. Limit up to two sets per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal.

Many Udemy Classes for $10 each

If you are a fan of Udemy, they are currently offering most of their online classes for $10 each. Not everything is $10 however. Search for your topic or instructors of interest. Of the photography classes I searched, 3 out of 4 of them were at $10, the rest at higher prices. There is no coupon code to enter. The price you see is the price you pay. Check individual class for details and terms/conditions.

CreativeLIVE Up To 60% Off SiteWide

Creative LIVE is back with another site-wide sale, this time the promotion is up to 60% off all their classes. The “up to” is the crucial part since it is the maximum discount, not the minimum. I do not know which classes are at the 60% tier.

As always with Creative LIVE the classes at their ON-AIR SCHEDULE page are free to stream during their broadcast window. Among those running today is an “Introduction to Large Format Photography” class with Daniel Gregory.

Monday Only: 50% off CreativeLIVE

The Cyber Monday offers keep on rolling! For Monday, Creative LIVE is offering 50% off Everything! No coupon is needed – the price you see on the page is the price you pay! This is a great opportunity to get any classes that rarely get discounted or you want to start watching them now and don’t want to wait for future re-airings.

(ENDED) CreativeLIVE BF Sale: up to 50% off Every Class!

This 3-day promotion expired…

CreativeLIVE has a 3-day Black Friday promotion, you get up to 50% off every class they offer on their website. They have many and more classes, photography and beyond. No coupon is needed, the prices you see are the prices you pay!

Learn to Become A Master Photographer 2017 Bundle for $29

And now something education! The Stacksocial Learn to Become A Master Photographer 2017 Bundle of eight different photography courses is on sale for $29 for a limited time. Details on each class over there… Another sale there, for $15 is their The Award-Winning Speed Reading Bundle: Lifetime License

30 Classes under $29 at Creative LIVE

Learning something new or learning more on a favorite subject is one way to drown out the Black Friday madness. Running now at CreativeLIVE is a sale of 30 classes under $30, with prices ranging from $15 to $29. At the $29 price tier, they have a “Food Photography” class (lessons #5 is free to stream), “Anatomy of a Photoshoot” (Mark Wallce), “Photography 101” (Erin Manning), “Nature and Landscape Photography” (John Greengo, the gear guy who does most of the “Fast Start” camera classes), “Speedlight Photography Basics”, etc. At the $19 tier, there’s a wine tasting class (wine NOT included).

You can also watch as many and as much of the “free to stream” classes as shown at their ON-AIR schedule page. This was an innovative way for Creative LIVE to set up their business, a freemium model that works for all parties involved.

Starts Wedn 12pm ET (FREE Class): Camera Buying Guide

If you missed it yesterday, fear not! According to the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule, starting at 12pm ET today (Wedn 12/22/17), there will be rebroadcast of the Camera Buyer’s Guide by John Greego that premiered/recorded yesterday. Rebroadcasts typically rerun over and over until around 12pm ET of the next day, so you have multiple chances in the next 24 hours to catch it.

Starts Tuesday 12pm ET (FREE to Watch Online Class): Camera Buying Guide [World Premiere]

If you want to escape the Black Friday madness productively, we have an educational alternative for you! The Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule where you will find a variety of photography and creative classes streaming for FREE!

ON-AIR free-streaming classes start at 12pm ET, and among today’s classes is the world premiere (recording LIVE) of a brand new class, Camera Buyer’s Guide by John Greego!

Other potentially interesting classes
+ November 24: Tabletop photography
+ November 26: One Light Wonder
+ November 27: Another Look with Art Wolf
+ November 28: Intro to Large Format Photography
+ December 6: Nikon D850 Fast Start
+ and many more

Starts Monday 12pm ET (FREE to Watch Online Class): Fine Art Landscape and Travel Photography

If you want to escape the Black Friday madness productively, we have an educational alternative for you! The Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule where you will find a variety of photography and creative classes streaming for FREE!

ON-AIR free-streaming classes start at 12pm ET, and among today’s classes is the “Fine Art Landscape and Travel Photography” by Peter Eastway and Tony Hewitt. If you want a sneak peek, go under “Class Materials” and there you will find the Transcripts of all 48 lessons.

Meanwhile on Tuesday 11/21/17 at 12pm ET there will be the world premiere (recording LIVE) of a brand new class, Camera Buyer’s Guide by John Greego!

Other potentially interesting classes
+ November 24: Tabletop photography
+ November 26: One Light Wonder
+ November 27: Another Look with Art Wolf
+ November 28: Intro to Large Format Photography
+ December 6: Nikon D850 Fast Start
+ and many more

Planet Earth II 4K for $30 w/free S&H

If you enjoy nature photography and videography, the new condition Planet Earth II 4K BluRay + 4K standard edition is on sale for $30 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to two sets per customer.

(ENDED) CreativeLIVE classes for $15 each includes Lightroom 101, Home Studio, SR Portraits, Etc

This sale ended…

I am trying to have a mix of all kinds of deals since it’s raining from all directions, so now time for some learnings! Ending Sunday night, CreativeLIVE has a 15 Classes for $15 each sale which includes “Lightroom 101” with Jared Platt, the “Inside the Home Studio” class, Senior (school, not age) Portraits, lighting, and more.

50% off Photography Bootcamp Classes

CreativeLIVE is going to be running a variety of specials during this season as well. At the moment, their featured promotion is 50% off Photography Bootcamps, among which:

+ Portrait Photography Bootcamp for $74
+ Boudoir Photography Bootcamp for $74
+ Adobe Lightroom CC Photo Editing: The Complete Guide for $99
+ Newborn Photography Bootcamp for $149
+ 28 Days of Portrait Photography for $149
+ Master the Business of Photography for $149

No coupon is needed, the sale price is reflected on their website while this promotion is running. This is a sale on existing classes, they are not airing for free promotionally.

PS: Clarifcation ~ the Newborn Photography class is photography of newborns, not teaching newborns about photography 🙂

Wednesday 12pm ET FREE to Watch: “Authentic Children Portraits” (World Premiere) and “Adobe Photoshop 101” online classes

Wednesday is here and according to the CreativeLIVE On-AIR Schedule, today we have the world premiere (recording LIVE today) of another brand new photography class by Tamara Lackey, Capturing Authentic Children Portraits. This records in front of a live studio audience in Seattle.

As usual, the class starts at 12pm ET today (Wednesday 11/8/17) and it is free to watch during this promotional FREE-to-Watch window. If you like it well enough to want to watch again, they have a pre-order sale for $55.

Also starting at 12pm ET today, it is a FREE to watch rerun of Ben Willmore’s Adobe Photoshop 101. This consists of 48 lessons. If you can’t wait for the free-to-watch stream to begin, locate the “Class Materials” sub-tab, and page down. Lesson #6 (Contrast and Color) is FREE to download in SD or HD (no login or sign-up needed to download it).

And if you are on the Nikon D850 Hype Train, SAVE THE DATE! December 6 is when CreativeLIVE will have the live recording (world premiere) of their Nikon D850 Fast Start class with John Greego. Fear not, I will post more reminders as we get close to that. The pre-order price for the class is $39.

Monday FREE to Watch (World Premiere at 12pm ET): Building Your Family Portrait Business Online Class with Tamara Lackey

According to the CreativeLIVE On-AIR Schedule, today we have the world premiere (recording LIVE today) of a brand new photography class by Tamara Lackey, Building Your Family Portrait Business starting at 12pm ET today (Monday 11/6/17). You can watch for FREE during this promotional window until Tuesday PM [it will probably rerun through the night, it’s not a 24×7 live class].

A bit of a disambiguation on the title, it is “Family-Portrait Business”, not “Family Portrait-Business”. It teaches creating a business taking portraits of families, not creating a family business dealing in portraits 🙂

Coming up in the next few days:
+ Wednesday: “Capturing Authentic Children Portraits” with Tamara Lackey (LIVE)
+ Wednesday: “Adobe Photoshop 101” by Ben Willmore
+ Friday: “Family Group Posing” (LIVE)
+ November 13: “Posing 101: Essentials” by Lindsay Adler
+ November 14: “Studio Lighting Basics”
+ November 16: “Practical Adobe Photoshop Basics” (LIVE)
+ December 4: “Portrait Photography Fundamentals” (LIVE)
+ no “Fast Start” camera classes scheduled at the moment

“LIVE”, as designated with a yellow tag in the On-AIR Schedule listings indicates that a class is recorded LIVE, it is the world premiere. Classes without the LIVE indicator are rebroadcasts/reruns but still free to watch during the dates shown in the On-Air schedule.

Sunday: FREE to Watch: Photo Week 2017 reruns continue

12pm eastern (9am pacific) is the start of a new streaming day at Creative LIVE and according to their On-AIR Schedule, continuing today is a FREE to watch repeat of the Photo Week 2017 which has two parallel channels of online classes. These repeat throughout the night. This will continue until November 6 (Monday).

Coming up in the next few days:
+ Wednesday: “Adobe Photoshop 101” by Ben Willmore
+ Friday: “Family Group Posing” (LIVE)
+ November 13: “Posing 101: Essentials” by Lindsay Adler
+ November 14: “Studio Lighting Basics”
+ November 16: “Practical Adobe Photoshop Basics” (LIVE)
+ December 4: “Portrait Photography Fundamentals” (LIVE)

“LIVE”, as designated with a yellow tag in the On-AIR Schedule listings indicates that a class is recorded LIVE, it is the world premiere. Classes without the LIVE indicator are rebroadcasts/reruns but still free to watch during the dates shown in the On-Air schedule.

Saturday FREE to Watch: Adobe Lightroom CC Photo Editing: The Complete Guide with Ben Willmore

According to the latest On-AIR Schedule at CreativeLIVE, starting at 12pm eastern on Saturday, they will have a FREE to Watch re-airing of the Ben Willmore class Adobe Lightroom CC Photo Editing: The Complete Guide. The class will be free to watch during this promotional re-airing. If you like it well enough to want to watch it later again and again, you can purchase it for $149 during this promotional window.

But that’s not all. You can also download for FREE the first lesson. Click on the “Class Materials” sub-tab and then page further down and down until you get to the “Video Downloads” section. You will find the first lesson (56 minutes long) available for download as an SD (95MB) or HD video (354MB).

If you are not familiar with their website, here’s a screenshot:

But if you are not interested in Lightroom, fear not! Continuing today is a FREE to watch repeat of the Photo Week 2017 which has two parallel channels of online classes. These repeat throughout the night. This will continue until November 6 (Monday).

Friday FREE to Watch: Photo Week 2017 reruns continue

12pm eastern (9am pacific) is the start of a new streaming day at Creative LIVE and according to their On-AIR Schedule, continuing today is a FREE to watch repeat of the Photo Week 2017 which has two parallel channels of online classes. These repeat throughout the night. This will continue until November 6 (Monday).

Pay What You Want Adobe CC Training Bundle: $10 gets you nine courses

Among the currently running Pay What You Want offers at Stacksocial they have one running that is Adobe CC themed. It is the Pay What You Want: The Adobe CC Lifetime Mastery Bundle. If you pay $1 or more, you get two free classes.

But if you meet or beat the current average of $9.82, you get all nine bundles. The nine-course bundle includes two classes on Photoshop CC. This bundle covers a variety of Adobe CC software. They offer lifetime access. Details on each class in the slide further down the page over there.

Thursday FREE to Watch: Nikon D7500 Fast Start Class, Photo Week 2017 reruns continue

Per the On-AIR Schedule at Creative LIVE, FREE to watch, re-running today, until 12pm ET on Friday will be the Nikon D7500 Fast Start Class with John Greego. Since this is a re-run, it will repeat throughout the night until its expiration Friday AM.

Continuing until November 6 is a free to watch repeat of the Photo Week 2017 which has two parallel channels of online classes. These repeat throughout the night.

Adobe Classes up to 40% off at Creative LIVE

Separately from the previously mentioned Free to Watch online classes, CreativeLIVE has a sale with a discount of up to 40% off (percentage varies by class) on their various Adobe-related classes covering Lightroom, Photoshop, CC, Premiere, along with related Tools and Techniques (retouching, layers, blend modes, etc).

FREE to Watch: Photo Week 2017 re-airing at Creative LIVE

The Photo Week 2017 collection of 40 classes, five keynotes and five critique sessions is now re-airing FREE to watch at Creative LIVE until November 6 in 2017. Since this is a rebroadcast, it will loop through throughout the day. A new day should begin at 12pm ET every day.

If you like what you see, they have a promotional bundle for $200 that gets you all 40 classes, five critiques and five keynotes.

For all the classes currently airing for FREE, and planned to air for FREE in the next few days, check their ON-AIR Schedule.

Starts 12pm ET Today: FREE to Watch Nikon D7500 Fast Start Online Class World Premiere [also: Canon 6D II rerun]

We have another “world premiere”, a new class recording LIVE today, starting at 12pm eastern (Tuesday 10/31/17), you can watch LIVE and for FREE, with John Greengo, it is the Nikon D7500 Fast Start class. This is the latest Nikon APS-C model, and it is in-stock and shipping [see Stock Status Tracker].

But that’s not all! If you missed yesterday’s Canon EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start class, it will be re-running today for FREE starting at 12pm ET.

You can find future classes scheduled to stream for FREE at the Creative LIVE On-Air Schedule. Classes with that yellow LIVE tag means they are recording for the first time on that date, a world premiere. Classes without that tag means they are rebroadcasts. The classes you see on that schedule are free to watch on the days they are listed under.

PS: the correct name of these classes is “Fast Start” but I often call them “Fast Track”. I cannot easily unwire my brain, so this is a known error 🙂

$15 photography classes at Udemy [also: some FREE] {updated}

UPDATE 11/1/17: the price is now $15 instead of $12 per class…

Good until tonight (Tuesday 10/31/17), Udemy has a $12 online class sale which includes a number of photography classes. There is no coupon code to enter, the sale is factored into their website. Use the search box over there to search for topics of interest, eg “photography” or “lightroom” or anything else you are interested in.

Each class’s individual listing has a box below the price that lists the length of the class along with the terms and access. Udemy classes can be viewed with a desktop web browser, a mobile web browser, iOS and Google Play apps, along with Apple TV (only watch/listen; the other features don’t work on Apple TV).

If you are not familiar with them, you can get a feel of the website, the apps and how the courses work by getting some of the free courses. This includes an 8-hour “Learn Photoshop from Scratch” class by Eduonix Learning Solutions available for FREE.

Also FREE is a 4.5-hour “Photoshop In-Depth: Master all of Photoshop’s Tools Easily” online class by Chad Neuman, Ph.D.

Starts 12pm ET Today: FREE to Watch Canon 6D II Fast Start Online Class

Starting at 12pm eastern today (Monday 10/30/17), you can watch LIVE and for FREE the world premiere (it is recording LIVE) of the John Greengo Canon EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start class. You can watch it for free while it is recording. If you want to watch it in future dates, you can purchase it for a pre-order special of $34 or wait for a future free re-airing.

This is the first of two “Fast Track” camera training classes premiering this week. Per the Creative LIVE On-Air Schedule:

+ Tuesday 12pm ET: Nikon D7500 Fast Start

+ November 4th: Adobe Lightroom CC Photo Editing: The Complete Guide

Starting Saturday 12pm ET: nine different Lightroom online classes FREE to watch

If you are interested in learning more about Lightroom, today is a good day! There are nine different Lightroom online classes scheduled to stream for FREE starting at 12pm eastern today (Saturday 10/28/17) at Creative LIVE per their On-Air Schedule:

October 28 Lightroom-palooza
+ Adobe Lightroom CC Photo Editing: The Complete Guide with Ben Willmore
+ same day: Combining Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for a Seamless Workflow
+ same day: Lightroom CC: Organizing Your Digital Photo Life
+ same day: Beginner Workflows in Lightroom
+ same day: Adobe Lightroom CC for Beginners
+ same day: Advanced Workflows in Lightroom with Tim Grey
+ same day: How to Use Adobe Lightroom CC Mobile
+ same day: SLR Lounge Lightroom Presets
+ these are all previously recorded classes, they are re-airing as FREE to watch during this promotional day. After the streaming window closes (typically next day by 12pm ET), you can either purchase them if you want to watch them again, or wait for a future free re-airing – check their On-Air Schedule to see what’s coming…

CAMERA FAST START CLASSES COMING
+ October 30: Canon 6D Mark II (world premiere!)
+ October 31: Nikon D7500 (world premiere!)

Friday FREE to Watch ReBroadcast: Lightroom CC for the Professional Photographer

If you missed the world premiere of this class on Wednesday, fear not! Creative LIVE is re-running this class online and for FREE until Saturday 11:50am ET. This calls being Jared Platt’s Lightroom CC for Professional Photographers.

It consists of 14 video lessons, the transcript of some of them is available under the “Class Materials” sub-tab. During this promotional window, if you like this class well enough to want to watch it in the future, you can purchase it for a one-time $39 price.

UPCOMING CAMERA CLASSES
Per the On-Air Schedule, the following camera “Fast Start” classes are scheduled, along with a Lightroompalooza for Saturday October 28:

October 28 Lightroom-palooza
+ Adobe Lightroom CC Photo Editing: The Complete Guide with Ben Willmore
+ same day: Combining Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for a Seamless Workflow
+ same day: Lightroom CC: Organizing Your Digital Photo Life
+ same day: Beginner Workflows in Lightroom
+ same day: Adobe Lightroom CC for Beginners
+ same day: Advanced Workflows in Lightroom with Tim Grey
+ same day: How to Use Adobe Lightroom CC Mobile
+ same day: SLR Lounge Lightroom Presets

+ October 30: Canon 6D Mark II (world premiere!)
+ October 31: Nikon D7500 (world premiere!)
+ November 4: Adobe Lightroom CC Photo Editing: The Complete Guide with Ben Willmore

Starts Wednesday 12pm ET (Free to Watch): Lightroom CC for Professional Photographers (LIVE)

This is a heads up so you can plan ahead if interested! Per the Creative LIVE On-Air Schedule, on Wednesday 10/25/17, running from 12pm ET to 7pm ET you can watch LIVE and for FREE the world premiere (and recording) of a new class by Jared Platt, Lightroom CC for the Professional Photographer.

You can watch this class for FREE while it is recording live. If you like the class and want to watch it again, you can purchase it for $39 as a pre-order special.

UPCOMING CAMERA CLASSES
Per the On-Air Schedule, the following camera “Fast Start” classes are scheduled:

+ October 30: Canon 6D Mark II (world premiere!)
+ October 31: Nikon D7500 (world premiere!)

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.

(ENDED) Starts 12pm ET Thursday (and repeats until Friday 9AM): “DIY Lightning” FREE to Watch streaming class

This particular stream expired but there are many more upcoming at the CreativeLIVE FREE On-Air schedule

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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.