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.

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!)

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

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).

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.

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.

Free 24pk single-use batteries with Harbor Freight coupon

Harbor Freight has coupons in many places these days, including printed glossy magazines. This coupon I spotted in the Valpak envelope coupons that come with the weekly grocery ads in the mailbox. The coupon gets you a FREE 24-pack of single use batteries, AA or AAA, your choice. You can walk into their store and get these for free after coupon. Not sure if you have to pay sales tax. Coupon expires 3/1/18.

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)

A quick reminder before this goes live! Running today (Wednesday 10/25/17) 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 at CREATIVE LIVE. 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.

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!)

Prime Reading for FREE: Shutterbug and CR November 2017 e-issues

If you are a Prime member, one of the Prime Benefits is the Prime Reading program that lets you read for free from a list of roughly 1000 ebooks. You can read as much as you like but you can only have ten items checked out at any one time, so if you are getting close to ten, some strategy may be needed – mix some quick reads with some long-running reads so you are not out of picks. But even if you are, you can return something and re-borrow it again a few days later [assuming it doesn’t leave].

One of the lesser known benefits of Prime Reading is that single issues of magazines are also available. Among the latest additions, of potential photography interest, they have:

+ Shutterbug (November 2017)

+ Consumer Reports (November 2017)

+ and the usual “six degrees of separation” from photography: fashion, sports, nature, etc

As with all Netflix-style services, you can only read as long as you are a paying member. If you cancel the Prime membership, or return a book/magazine, you can no longer read it. However, there is no time limit on how long you can keep it checked out. I’ve found things I had checked out for over a year. No late library fees here 🙂

When logged in to your account, each magazine tells you which devices (in your account) it can be read from. For magazines, it is typically iOS and Android only, so the biggest reading screens you can get are probably iPad PROs and 2-in-1 Chromebooks with Google Play. Or that giant old 18.4″ Samsung Galaxy View.

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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FREE 8×10 inch Walgreens Photo print with coupon

For a limited time only, coupon code FREEPRNT gets you a FREE 8×10 inch print at Walgreens Photo. Free store pickup. If you prefer shipment to your address of choice, shipping is extra unless they have a free shipping promotion.

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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Free DxO OpticsPro 11 Essentials software

This promotions is back! For a limited time, you can get a free license of the DxO OpticsPro 11 Essentials software. It is simple…

Step by step instructions after the break if you haven’t done this before:

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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.

Ten FREE 4×6″ photo prints at CVS on next T-Mobile Tuesday

If you are a T-Mobile customer, you are automatically eligible to get some “freebies” every Tuesday as part of their “T-Mobile Tuesdays” magenta overload program.

For Tuesday October 3 in 2017, one of the freebies are ten 4×6 inch photo prints at CVS. The offer is only good for store pickup, you have to be physically near a CVS stores, or have the orders print near someone else you know that can pick them up.

The offers are typically per line, not per account, so if you have more than one T-Mobile line on your account, you may be able to get multiple freebies. I think this is the first time they offer CVS photo print freebies, so I don’t think it is known how the mechanics of the offer work.

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.

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 (Google PLAY): Fast Camera HD Camera

If you are part of the Google PLAY ecosystem, for a limited time, the premium (for pay) app Fast Camera – HD Camera is FREE to own. It typically goes for $1.99. The developer makes three versions of this app, this is their most advanced app that is free for a limited time.

Speaking of app stores, one of the Apple announcements that flew under the radar, starting with the new iTunes version 12.7, the App Store will be removed from the desktop iTunes software. If you used that to manage or download apps (eg your iOS device wasn’t compatible with an app, but wanted to grab it for the future because it was free or it was on sale), make sure you keep one iTunes installation at a previous version.

FREE 50 4×6 inch Photo Prints with Coupon

Good until Sunday 9/17/17 at 11:59pm pacific, coupon code FREE50PRINTS gets you fifty 4×6 photo prints for FREE at Amazon Prints. You must order more than 50 prints for the coupon to work, eg 51 prints, so you have to pay at least a few pennies 🙂

Prime members get free shipping. Non-Prime members pay shipping unless the order total is $15+.

These are the detailed Terms and Conditions.

Happy printing!

YMMV FREE 14-day rental of DJI MAVIC PRO for Nat Geo competition

National Geographic is running a photography competition with DJI, and as part of that competition, you may be able to rent a DJI MAVIC PRO for FREE for two weeks (14 days) from your local DJI Store.

You have to sign-up for this promotion. Selection is done randomly per the page, not based on photographic or drone piloting qualifications. There is no guarantee you will be selected. Details on the promotional page over there.

Promotion expires 10/31/17.

FREE (iOS): 8mm Vintage Camera app by Nexvio

Free camera app for iOS users! The 8mm Vintage Camera app by Nexvio is currently FREE to get on iTunes. Previously it went for $2. Some features however are only available via in-app purchase (99c themes). This requires iOS 8.0 and later.

If you have an older device or don’t have an iOS device now, but you may be getting one in the future, you can still grab the app for future use. You obviously can’t get it from a non-existent iOS device, but you can grab it using iTunes for Windows ~ if you are willing to run that Beast 🙂

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.

Heads Up (T-Mobile customers): Ten Free Walgreens prints next Tuesday

If you are a T-Mobile customer, every Tuesday you can get freebies as part of the “T-Mobile Tuesdays” promotion (website or app). For Tuesday 8/29/17, one of the offers is ten free prints at Walgreens, using the Walgreens app and picking them up at your local Walgreens B&M store. The teasers so far don’t mention print size. More details will be revealed on Tuesday over there when it goes live…

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.

LIVE NOW (Free to Watch): Canon M5 and M6 Online Class

LIVE NOW and FREE to Watch during this promotional period at CreativeLIVE is a Fast Start class on the Canon M5 and M6 by John Greengo. 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 24-page Solar Eclipse eBook (PDF)

Freebie time! As part of the Solar Eclipse Festivities, the photographers group National Parks at Night (not affiliated with the actual National Parks) is offering a FREE 24-page Solar Eclipse guide. The ebook is available in PDF format. You enter your email address and after that you can download the PDF file immediately.

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

Photographer Freebies on Tuesday July 18 T-Mobile Tuesdays: Free Prints and N.Geo N.Parks e.Book

If you are a T-Mobile customer, rejoice! They finally have some photography-themed freebies for their July 18 (2017) “T-Mobile Tuesdays” freebies. Anyone who is a paying T-Mobile customer qualifies for these offers, and better yet, you get one set of freebies per line, not per customer or main account holder.

If you are not familiar, you can get the freebies at the T-Mobile Tuesdays website or by downloading their Tuesdays app (this is a separate app, not the regular T-Mobile app). Prepare for your screen to be taken over by magenta overload 🙂 You login using your T-Mobile account number and password. If you have multiple accounts, login with each phone number if you want to claim more than one set of freebies.

For Tuesday July 18, 2017, the two photographer freebies are:

  • free digital prints with free shipping from the Freeprints service: ten 4×6″ and two 5×7″
  • free e-book version of National Geographic’s National Parks. This comes from the BookShout service, not the popular ebook reading services. You can read it on the web or using the Bookshout app. No DRM-free downloads as far as I know

Also, some of the prizes to be won (if you play the “games” on their app or website include National Geographic prizes.

Screenshots of the freebies after the jump…

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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.

Udemy: Free 1.5 hour Introductory Photography course

Photographer Chris Bray is offering a 1.5 hour “Introductory Photography Course” for FREE at Udemy. You need a Udemy account to sign up for this. It is free to create a Udemy account. The class is 1.5 hours of on-demand video, with lifetime access.

(ENDED) Sony a6500 Class at CreativeLIVE (Free to Watch LIVE)

UPDATE: the live recording of this class ended…

Streaming LIVE today for FREE is a “Sony a6500 Fast Start” class with John Greengo at CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes. While the class is recording live, it is FREE to watch for all.

You can page further down the page to see other upcoming free-streaming classes. Of camera interest, there is a Nikon D5600 Fast Start class starting June 7, a Canon 77D Fast Start on July 6, and a D-Rebel T7i Fast Start on July 7. You can also filter the upcoming classes by clicking on the gray horizontal tabs over there.

Photoshop Week at CreativeLIVE (Free to watch until Saturday)

Good until Saturday (May 20), it is Photoshop Week at CreativeLive with lots of Photoshop-related classes streaming live. It is FREE to watch any of the classes that are streaming/recording for the first time ever, so if you have flexibility with your time, you can watch a LOT of Photoshop classes this week!

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.