FREE 8×10″ print with Walgreens Photo coupon [ends Sun PM]

Good until 6/19/22 at 11:59pm central time, coupon code FUNINTHESUN gets you one FREE 8×10-inch enlargement at Walgreens Photo.

Elsewhere at Walgreens Photo they offer 60% off same-day Canvas and Floating frames with coupon code SUNNYWALL60 and 50% off “Everything Photo” with coupon code FUNSUN50. These coupons are good until 6/25/22 at 11:59pm CT.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply as usual…

FREE-Streaming This Week at Creative LIVE

If you like free-streaming content and you have the time-flexibility to be able to watch them [some of those classes are looooong], here’s the schedule for the next few days of the free-to-watch classes at Creative LIVE ON-AIR:

  • Monday: Creative Portraits with Props, Creating your own stamps, YouTube ads, etc
  • Tuesday: LIVE LAUNCH: Black Women Photographers, Color Theory for Photographers, Illustrator, Stamping, etc
  • Wednesday: Sony a7 III Fast Start (over 5 hours long) with John Greengo, Facebook, Mixing Music, etc
  • Thursday: LIVE: Capturing History and Herigate; Posing 101 with Lindsay Adler, WordPress Themes, Snapchat, etc
  • Friday: Composition Basics, Instagram, Interactive PDFs, etc
  • Saturday: Black and White film photography, Linked IN (with bonus clipboard clips LOL), Graphics for the web and social media, etc
  • Sunday: Photography 101 with SLR Lounge, social media plan, etc

As usual, each day’s free-streaming classes begin at 12pm eastern and end 24 hours later. Classes that are under 24 hours in length continue repeating immediately after their end during the 24 hour window. There are no “Netflix controls”, so you have to watch the classes sequentially, you can’t jump around or rewind…

Save the Date [starts Friday 12pm ET]: 12-hour Nikon Lenses Complete Guide [FREE to Watch]

Save the Date if you are into Lenses or the Nikon system! There’s a 12-hour marathon coming! Per the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule, starting on Friday at 12pm eastern, they will be live-streaming for FREE the 11 hour and 36 minute “Nikon Lenses the Complete Guide” [CORRECTED LINK] class with their resident camera-gear-guru John Greengo. Lessons #1 and #4 are always available to stream for FREE, so you could watch them and see whether this class might be of interested.

Given the duration of the class, there are two full planned airings:
+ starts Friday at 12pm ET
+ starts Friday at 11:36pm ET
+ streaming ends Saturday around 11:50am ET

UPDATE: speaking of Creative LIVE, and for “post economy”, they have another limited time sale, 12 classes for $12 each that includes a class on Macro Flowers [Franz Lanting, 5 hours], portraiture, speedlights 101, long exposure, narrative, and more…

Keep in mind, almost all classes have at least one chapter/lesson available to stream for free always, so you can get some feel for the instructor and the nature of the class…

FREE Streaming: Choosing the Right Lens (4h17min) [ends Wedn 12pm ET]

Free-streaming until Wednesday 7/1/20 at 11:55am eastern time, headlining the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule is the 4 hour and 17 minute John Greengo class “Choosing The Right Camera Lens”. The class is FREE to watch during this time period.

The class repeats immediately after it ends, so the approximate start times are:

+ Tuesday 12pm ET
+ Tuesday 4:17pm ET
+ Tuesday 8:34pm ET
+ Wedn 12:51am ET
+ Wedn 5:08am ET
+ Wedn 9:25am ET [incomplete]
+ free-streaming ends Wedn 11:55am ET

FREE Streaming at CreativeLIVE This Week

If you prefer to spend exactly $0 but want to listen and watch and learn about photography and other related creative fields, CreativeLIVE continues with their ON-AIR free-streaming classes. These begin free-streaming at 12pm eastern each day and run for 24 hours. IF the class is under 24 hours, it begins re-running immediately until the 24 hours are done.

So here are some potentially interesting classes:

+ Sunday: Vision-Driven Photography with David DuChemin (12~ hours)

+ Monday: Storytelling with Mobile Photography, WordPress, etc

+ Tuesday: Choosing the Right Lens with John Greengo (4 hours and 17 minutes), Street Photography, Logic PRO, Doing Less, etc

+ Wednesday: Stock photography, Lightroom for scrapbooking, etc

+ Thursday: Nikon Lenses – the Complete Guide with John Greengo, live-recording of the weekly CL “We Are Photographers” podcast

+ Friday: Skin 101, for photographers, not for cosmetics 🙂

+ Saturday: getting started with HD-DSLR cinema with Vincent LaForet

+ Sunday: Experimental Portraiture with Jeremy Cowart

FREE Streaming at Creative LIVE this week

A new week is already underway, so the time is right to spotlight some of the potentially interesting free-streaming classes at Creative LIVE ON-AIR during the next few days. Remember, classes start at 12pm ET and run for 24 hours. Reruns begin immediately after each run ends, so if you add the durations, you will find all the subsequent air times…

+ Tuesday: “DSLR Film Making”, “Graphic Design Portfolio”, “Screen Printing”, Etc

+ Wednesday: “Color Theory for Photographers”, Digital Scrapbooking, Drawing, Mixing Master Class, Etc

+ Thursday: Headshots, Craft Photography, online business, etc

+ Friday: Shooting & Editing on a smartphone, mixed media, etc

+ Saturday: “Fundamentals of Great Prints”, Design, Etc

+ Sunday: music photography, sketching, teaching craft classes

+ Monday: “food photography” with Penny De Los Santos [fun class from the parts I watched the previous time it aired], on being an artist, scrapbooking, graphic design, etc

+ Tuesday: Diversity your photography, DJ fundamentals, etc
+ NOTE: “Total Focus” is NOT about photography and AF/MF systems 🙂

+ Wednesday: “Commercial Portraiture”, Logo Design, Music Theory, Etc

NOTE: when browsing the Creative LIVE website on a laptop/desktop, note that they are making single button “open in new window” hard which I personally find extremely irritating 🙂

FREE to Stream (Next Few Days at CL): Lots of High School Photography

It’s that time of the year once again, the start of the Grads & Dads season, and to celebrate that, the next few days at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR are headlined photography-wise by high-school related photography classes. A plus if you are interested in this market segment, a minus if you are not interested…

FREE to Watch (starts Sun 12pm ET): Photoshop CC Complete Guide

The headliner of the Sunday 5/17/20 CreativeLIVE ON-AIR classes starting at 12pm eastern and running until 11:50am ET on Monday is the Ben Willmore class Photoshop CC – The Complete Guide. The class actually runs for a bit over 25 hours, but each day there’s a hard cut-off on streaming, so the last 80 minutes or so will not be broadcast. That’s when Daenerys and SPOILER does SPOILER with SPOILER and then all goes SPOILER!

FREE (Starts Thur 12pm ET): Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp

If you are quarantined indoors and you have enough caffeine to keep you awake for 22 hours straight, starting at 12pm ET on Thursday 5/14/20 at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR is a 22-hour class free streaming until Friday at 11:50am ET on Photoshop. More specifically, it’s the “Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp” wth Blake Rudis… Also streaming is an Instagram Hype class, a product line strategy, a website planning and wireframing class and a music class…

Starts Wedn 12pm ET (FREE to Stream): Adobe Premiere Pro CC Complete Guide

If you are dabbling into video and want to learn video-editing using Adobe Premiere PRO CC (Cash Cow edition, OOOOOOOPS Creative Cloud edition), starting at 12pm eastern on Wednesday, as the headliner of the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR classes is a free stream of the Abba Shapiro class “Adobe Premiere Pro CC Complete Guide”. This runs for 18 hours and 2 minutes, so after the first full airing, it will re-start on Thursday at 6:02am ET but it will end mid-way at the daily cut-off point, Thursday at 11:50am ET…

FREE Streaming: Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Complete Guide

Streaming for FREE until 11:50am ET on Tuesday 5/12/20 is the Ben Willmore 24-hour class “Adobe Lightroom Classic CC: The Complete Guide” at Creative LIVE…

Speaking of CL, they have a Lighting and Portraiture sale with prices for $29 or less. This includes “crappy light”, studio lighting, first-flash shooting, speedlights, cinematic lighting, headshots, posing, engagements, lifestyle and lots more…

UPDATE: speaking of dailies, the Adorama daily deal (changes Tuesday 10am ET) is the new condition HP Omen 27″ QHD LED Gaming Monitor for $450 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile among the NewEgg dailies you can get the new condition 120GB Patriot Burst 2.5″ 120GB SATA III Internal SSD (model PBU120GS25SSDR) for $24, up to three per customer, no coupon, no mail-in rebate, sold by NewEGG itself…

FREE to Stream: 26-hour Fine Art Photography Guide

Good until Saturday at 11:50am eastern, Creative LIVE will be live-streaming for FREE the “Fine Art Photography: The Complete Guide” with Brooke Shaden at Creative LIVE ON-AIR. Because the class is longer than 24 hours, the last couple of hours or so will not be live-streamed. Don’t worry though, it’s not a TV show, you can survive if you don’t watch the final two hours 🙂

Starts Sun 12pm ET (FREE to Stream): “From Capture to Print” (8.5 hour class)

We forgot about Dre printing photographs, that’s how the “From Capture to Print” class begins and the class attempts to make it easier and better for photographers to print, and this 8.5 hour class is FREE to stream for 24 hours starting on Sunday 5/3/20 at 12pm eastern at Creative LIVE ON-AIR.

Airtimes:
+ starts 12pm ET Sunday (full)
+ starts 8:34pm ET Sunday (full)
+ starts 5:08am ET Monday (partial)
+ streaming window closes 11:50am ET Monday (and every streaming day)

Five of the 34 chapters are available to stream for FREE at any time, so you can use those to get a feel for the class…

FREE to Stream (starts Fri 12pm ET): 24-hour “Fundamentals of Photography” CL class

If you have nothing scheduled for the next 24 hours or so, the headliner of the Friday Creative LIVE ON-AIR classes is a 24+ hour long “Fundamentals of Photography” class with John Greengo, the guy who makes their “Fast Start” camera-guide classes. This is not just a photography-101, it covers beginners to advanced topics.

Greegon’s teaching style is even-keeled and matter-of-fact, I’ve watched four of the always-streaming teaser-chapters for this class. This starts on Friday at 12pm eastern and ends on Saturday at 11:45am ET. Since this class is just over 24 hours long, it will not repeat. It will not even finish 🙂

But wait, there’s more. On Saturday at 12pm ET there’s a 7.5 hour long “Photography 101” class free-streaming at CL, and this one is by SLR Lounge, a more beginner course as the name suggests, and a more stylized approach. Since it’s under 8 hours, it will repeat three times during the 24 hour window…

FREE Streaming: Color Theory for Photography

Two photography-related and relatively short classes are among those streaming for FREE on Thursday 4/30/20 at the CreativeLIVE ON-AiR. The free-streaming window is from 12pm eastern until 11:45am ET of the next day.

Of photographer interest is an 81-minute class on Color Theory for Photographers and a 2.5 hour class on various file formats. Since these are short classes, they will repeat multiple times during the 24 hour window. Since you can’t watch these Netflix-style (meaning you can start/stop and jump around the video), you have to calculate the various start times if you want to watch from the start.

So for the 81 minute class, the time math is like this:

+ first airing 12pm ET
+ second airing 1:21pm ET
+ third airing 2:42pm ET
+ fourth airing 4:03pm ET
+ and so forth

FREE to Stream NOW: Understanding Light (15 hours)

Good until Tuesday at 11:45am ET, you can stream for FREE the 15-hour class “Understanding Light” with Mark Wallace. The first airing of the class ends at 3am ET on Tuesday. That’s when the second airing of the class begins and it will terminate at 11:45am ET on Tuesday because that’s when the 24-hour free-streaming window closes…

UPDATE: speaking of CreativeLIVE, they have a sale on Videography classes with prices ranging from $19 to $29…

Starts Sun 12pm ET (FREE to Stream): 14hr “Final Cut X PRO”

The headliner of the Sunday 4/12/20 FREE-to-Stream classes starting at 12pm eastern (9am pacific time) at CreaitveLIVE ON-AIR is a 15-hour class on Final Cut X PRO with Vanessa Joy and Rob Adams…

In the meantime, the Saturday headliner good until 12pm ET on Sunday is a near 4.5 hour class on Setting Up a home photography studio by John CorniCello…

Starts Thur 12pm ET (FREE to Stream): “Food Photography” class (Available Light, Real Food only, 14 hours long)

If you are interested in food photography, real photography, not smartphone-food-bloggies, and available light photography at that, using real food, not props and such, using manual exposure for everything, starting on Thursday 4/9/20 at 12pm eastern at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR they will be streaming the “Food Photography” with photographer Penny De Los Santos.

If you can’t wait to get started, Lesson #4 is streaming for FREE all the time as part of the class’s promotional material. Lesson #4 is 43 minutes long and it is titled “Principles of Food Photography” and it will give you a very good idea whether you would be interested in watching the class in full…

NOTE: this is a 14-hour class, so it will only air once in full during the 24-hour streaming window. Its second airing will begin around 2am ET but there’s only 10 hours until the next rotation, so the second airing will be incomplete. If you like it well enough, it is on sale for $39.

PS: the photographer, Penny de los Santos has already co-authored a number of published print cookbooks

UPDATE: another solid class will be offered on Thursday starting at 12pm ET, if you are interested in music mastering, there is a nine hour DIY Mastering class with Jesse Cannon [not Nikkon] 😉

FREE (and Upcoming) DXoMark webinars

Dxo is also in the free streaming classes and seminars game and they already have seven previously recorded seminars, a mix of DXo software and general imaging. They also have Upcoming Webinars, the next one going live on Thursday at 1pm eastern, “How to reveal details in shadows and …”.

More seminars are coming in April 2020, including “hyper real landscapes”, “Nik Collection 2.5”, “enhance color and drama with VIVEZA” (not to be confused with a vuvuzela)…

OR if you prefer a different user interface, you can find them on their YouTube Channel

FREE to watch: Nikon School Online classes

Nikon has joined the parade of “free to stream” with a handful of classes and tutorials at the Nikon Online School. The options are a mix of Nikon gear (SB-5000 Speedlight, Z50 video content, DSLR getting started) and Photography (Fundamentals and Beyond Fundamentals, Children and Pets, Macro, Landscape, Making Music Videos).

Duration is manageable for today’s context-switching generation, classes range from 15 to 69 minutes each…

NOTE: you have to sign in to watch. Otherwise Nikon’s marketing department would run to the server room and pull the plug on the computers 😉

Starts Mon 3pm ET (FREE stream): AlphaUniverse with Colby Brown on Photography Websites

Streaming action, free to watch of course, Alpha Universe will be live-streaming starting at 12pm pacific (3pm eastern) on Monday 4/6/20 with Colby Brown on photography websites. The official title of the live stream is “The Anatomy of a Great Photography Website”

Me on the other hand, I will be offering a parallel tutorial, “The Postmortem of a So-So Photography Website” 😉

FREE classes to stream at CL in the next few days

The weekend is coming, and time for some great indoors adventures for those working Monday to Friday. So how about some free classes streaming? That’s right, it’s the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule for the next few days, starting with Friday 4/3/20, with classes starting streaming at 9am pacific and continuing for 24 hours…

Of potential interest (not a comprehensive list):

  • Friday: “The Business of Photography”, “Social Media for Food Photography”, “Power your podcast with storytelling”
  • Saturday: “How to write and publish an ebook”, “Concertina Collage books”, “how to improve your SEO”
  • Sunday: “high volume senior photography business”, Illustrator CC, “fulfilled your creative purpose”
  • Monday: “Experimental Portraiture”, Personal Branding, Etsy 101
  • Tuesday: Mobile photography, branding
  • Wedn: “Music Photography” with Todd Owyoung, Adobe InDesign, “Write a Story”
  • Thursday: “Food photography”
  • Friday: Family Photography, LinkedIn
  • Saturday: home studio, languages
  • Sunday: Final Cut Pro X, online store, design

Sun (starts 12pm ET): FREE to Stream: Photoshop Layer Tips, Color Fundamentals, Etc

An interest set of free-to-stream classes are scheduled, starting at 9am pacific time, for Sunday 3/29/20 at Creative LIVE ON-AIR. These continue repeating (depending on the length of the class obviously) for 24 hours…

OF potential interesT:

  • advanced Photoshop layer tips (under 2 hours)
  • color fundamentals (under 3 hours) {UPDATE: this is geared towards art/coloring/painting, not photography}
  • sound design 101 (under 3 hours)
  • screen printing

Given today’s durations, you can easily watch multiple classes even if you don’t have the whole 24 hour day available 🙂

PRO TIP: some classes have the first couple of lessons in a class available to stream for free at any time as a “class teaser/trailer”, so if there’s more than one class of interest, you can watch their intro chapters to see which one sounds more appetizing/interesting…

Monday (Free to Watch starting at 12pm ET): Pets and People Photography

The Monday 3/23/30 rotation of free-to-stream classes starting at 12pm eastern time at CreativeLIVE On-AIR is headlined by the “Pets and People Photography” class by Vicki Tauper, 42 lessons running 13.5 hours. Given the #CoronaSituation2020, CL is mixing in a variety of other interest in their daily freebies, and today we have making your own tote bag (can also be useful for DIY promotional material for your home studio/photography freelancing), songwriting, watercolors and ganache (or is it gouache) paints and “What Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast” (spoiler alert: most of them have rich parents 😉

Looking at the new schedule here are some other potentially interesting classes coming this week:

  • Tuesday: Animal Photography
  • Wednesday: Business of Fashion Photography, Build a successful blog, become a working artist, songwriting class
  • Thursday: Typography fundamentals, turn personal projects into a career
  • Friday: Wedding Photojournalism, Color for designers
  • Saturday: commercial fashion photography, color techniques for drawing, story telling techniques
  • Sunday: advanced Photoshop layer tips, color fundamentals, sound design 101, screen printing
  • Monday 3/30: Pricing, Pitching Clients
  • Tuesday 3/31: Start-n-Grow your Photography business, Illustrator CC, Art Journaling, Command the Fees you Deserve

Sunday (Free to Watch at 12pm ET): The Art of Wildlife Photography

The headliner of the free-to-watch online streaming classes at Creative LIVE On-AIR on Sunday 3/22/20 is the “The Art of Wildlife Photography” class by Tom Mangelsen. It has 24 lessons and runs for 10.5 hours.

The classes stream for 24 hours, so you can watch whenever it is convenient. Of course some may find it more helpful if they watch a class from start to end. Every day the new classes start at 9am pacific time. In the meantime, the classes from the previous day continue to stream. So in a way, if you wake up early or are in the eastern time zone, you can watch yesterday’s and today’s classes in marathon binge 🙂

Corona DownTime Idea: Watch the FREE CreativeLIVE ON-AIR classes

If the Corona-Virus kerfuffle has given you new unexpected downtime, one way to productively spend it (instead of watching the never-ending screeching drama of the national and local news) is to learn and read! Time to learn or rekindle a music instrument, make progress on your book shelf or digital bookshelf, or learn new skills. Or you can watch the various free-to-watch CreativeLIVE ON-AIR classes.

Each day has a list of about half a dozen classes you can watch for free during the 24 hour calendar day window. You can watch any and all, these repeat over and over during the 24 hour window. Better yet, there’s a schedule of the upcoming classes, so you can plan ahead if you see topics of interest. About half of them are photography-n-video related, the rest are general creative classes (business, marketing, etc), along with other creative endeavors (music, arts and crafts, etc)…

For example, the schedule below is for Wednesday 3/18/20…

FREE (with DRM): “The Camera Does the Rest: How Polaroid Changed Photography” ebook

We have an ebook freebie that is of direct camera-and-photo interest, and for a limited time, the University of Chicago (UoC) is offering it for FREE. However, the ebooks they sell come with DRM, Adobe Digital Editions, so you need to install their crap on your computer or use a mobile app that is compatible with their crap in order to read it.

The UoC freebie ebook for this month is “The Camera Does the Rest: How Polaroid Changed Photography” by Peter Buse (320 pages). UoC offers one free ebook each month but every time it is with Adobe’s nasty DRM stuff.

IF you are curious about the ebook without committing to Adobe’s DRM, you can “Look Inside” at amazon.com (they only have a Kindle preview, no preview of the hardcover).

PS: typically Kindle previews are a number of pages (or a percentage of the ebook) starting from the front cover, while hardcover previews jump all over the book and you can get a better feel for it ~ depending on the book of course…

FREE 8×10″ Print with Walgreens Photo

Good until 3/26/19 at 11:59pm central time, coupon code MARCHFREE gets you a FREE 8×10 inch photo print at Walgreens Photo. Free pickup at a nearby (or faraway if sending to another person elsewhere) Walgreens store. Shipment to an address of your choice costs more (unless there’s a free shipping promotion)…One per household during the promotion…

Meanwhile, good until 3/30/19, coupon code HAPPYPICS gets you 50% off Everything Photo at Everything Photo

Stacksocial Freebies include VSDC Video Editor

Stacksocial is also offering a handful of freebies at their website, among which you can get the VSDC Video Editor. Terms and conditions apply on this 1-year license for two-computers and non-commercial use. Updates are included for the year of the license. Works with Windows 7, 8 and 10.

Among the other freebies, they have this Ultimate Coding Bundle (27 hours; Rudy, Go, Java, Javascript, Full Stack) as well. A total of 27 hours between all the included courses.

Starts Fri 12pm ET (Free to Stream): Animal Photography

A new day, a new sale promotion at CreativeLIVE. This sale features 12 classes on sale for $20 each. No coupon code needed. Classes include: Commercial Photography, Low Fuss Lighting, Men’s Portraiture, real estate photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, Color Techniques (for retouching), typography, and mo(i)re…

On the free-to-stream front, starting on Friday at 12pm ET at Creative LIVE ON-AIR the headliner is the “Integrating Animal Photography into your Business” class. Fear not, integrals are not needed to do this 🙂