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 🙂

Starts Thur 12pm ET (Free to Watch): Animal Photography

On the free-streaming front, starting at 12pm ET on Thursday 6/14/18 the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule is headlined by “Animal Photography” class with Rachael Hale McKenna. Other classes include networking, design, floral, etc… Then starting at 4pm eastern is the world premiere (recording LIVE in front of a live studio audience in Seattle) is another “Photographic Critique” class with Alex Strohl…

Starts Tue 12pm ET (FREE to Watch): Outdoor Photography class

The latest limited time CreativeLIVE sale is a 50% off sale on a dozen personal/professional development skills, almost all of them of interest for professional photographers and amateur and hobbyists photographers too.

Meanwhile, starting at 12pm ET today at the free-streaming Creative LIVE ON-AIR is the “Outdoor Photography Experience” class with Chris Burkard, along with a class on Color (from the design perspective), a couple of business classes and more…

Starts Mon 12pm ET: Location Lighting with Lindsay Adler (free to stream)

Starting at 12pm eastern today, Monday June 4, 2018 [one of the reasons I fully type the date is so I can remember what day it is!], among the latest free-to-stream/watch online classes at the ON-AIR schedule is a repeat of the Lindsay Adler class “Location Lighting 101”.

Coming Up
+ June 5: Business of Photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ June 6: Color Fundamentals
+ June 7: Posing Masterclass
+ June 8: Landscape Photography and blogging for creatives
+ June 9: Fundamentals of Pho; Pho = Photography, not cooking Pho 🙂

Last Day of FREE Streaming: Photoshop Week 2018

Today (Saturday 5/19/18) is the last day of the Photoshop Week 2018 at CreativeLIVE, and as before, you can watch for free all of today’s live-streaming online classes. There are two channels running in parallel and classes typically repeat overnight up until 12pm eastern of the following day. During this promotion, you can purchase the whole Photoshop Week of 2018, a total of 42 classes, for $299.

Photoshop Week is now LIVE at CL, Free to Watch, Two Parallel Streams

The wait is over! Photoshop Week at CreativeLIVE is now live! There are two parallel streams of classes running Monday through Saturday afternoon. The classes are FREE to watch during the live-streaming/recording, in typical CreativeLIVE fashion. Classes will repeat overnight, so if there are two classes of interest running in parallel, you can watch them when they rerun at night.

You can find the complete schedule Monday through Saturday at the Photoshop Week page. During this promotional period, they are offering the whole Photoshop Week bundle (42 classes total) for a one low price of $299.

The individual classes are not shown at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR schedule, instead they have a single block entry for the whole Photoshop Week 2018. Click on that and it will take you to the aforelinked Photoshop Week page. If you are not interested in Photoshop, check the aforelinked ON-AIR page to see what other classes they are offering.

FREE 8×10″ Print at CVS Photo w/store pickup

For a limited time, coupon code MOMPRINT gets you a FREE 8×10 inch photo print at CVS Photo. Free store pickup, otherwise S&H is extra unless they are running a free shipping promotion.

Live Now (Free to Watch): Portraits and Lightroom Classic

Live-streaming for FREE now at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR schedule are the “Powerful Portraits using Body Language and Lighting” with Stacy Pearsall, and a continuation of the Lightroom Classic complete guide by Ben Willmore. There’s also classes for Adobe XD and In-Design …design.

Meanwhile the Photoshop Week 2018 is getting closer and closer, a total of 42 classes will stream between May 14-22 in 2018 in the world premiere. CreativeLIVE is offering a conference pre-order sale for $299 for all 42 classes that will be offered.

Starts 12pm ET (FREE to Watch): Fundamentals of Pho

Starting at 12pm eastern today (Thursday) at the CreativeLIVE ON-Air are the following free-to-watch classes during the promotional stream window:

+ Fundamentals of Photography
+ two World Premieres (the yellow “LIVE” tag over there) of Adobe In-Design classes
+ continuing of the long-running series, eg Adobe Lightroom Classic
+ and more!

Free To Watch NOW: Lightroom Classic, Portraits, Etc

Live-streaming right now at the CreativeLIVE ON-Air are the following free-to-watch classes during the promotional stream window:

+ Adobe Lightroom Classic – The Complete Guide with Ben Willmore (a long running series)
+ 28 Days of Portrait Photography with Sue Bryce
+ Powerful Portraits using Body Language and Lighting

Meanwhile today is Day #2 of the previously mentioned free to watch B&H Depth of Field Conference

Starts 12pm ET (Free to Watch at CL): Powerful Portraits [World Premiere]

CreativeLIVE is currently running a 20% off Photo Bundles coupon sale but if you prefer free-to-watch streaming of classes, their latest CreativeLIVE ON-AIR schedule has the following action planned for Monday starting at 12pm ET:

+ Powerful Portraits using Body Language and Lighting [WORLD PREMIERE]
+ some business-related classes, including world premiere of “How to sell the way your customer buys”

Free to Watch NOW: Lightroom Classic Complete Guide, Workflow, 28 Days of Portraiture

Streaming for FREE to watch right now at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR schedule are the following photography-related classes:

+ 28 Days of Portrait Photography with Sue Bryce

+ Adobe Lightroom Classic: The Complete Guide with Ben Willmore

+ “Professional Photographer’s Digital Workflow” with Michael Clark.

FREE to Watch at 12pm ET: Photoshop CC Complete Guide and Pro Photog’s Digital Workflow

Meanwhile at the free-to-watch CreativeLIVE ON-AIR schedule streaming page they are having two photography-related classes starting at 12pm eastern today:

+ Adobe Photoshop CC: The Complete Guide with Ben Willmore

+ “Professional Photographer’s Digital Workflow” with Michael Clark.

In-Progress: Lightroom Classic The Complete Guide Series

For the next four weeks, CreativeLIVE is running their Adobe Lightroom Classic The Complete Guide series, until May 4 in 2018 with instructor Ben Willmore. This is to watch during this live-recording promotional period. Classes repeat overnight, so if you miss the live recording, you still have a couple of chances to catch them on the overnight reruns.

FREE at CreativeLIVE: Wedding Story, Photoshop CC Bootcamp

Another round of free-to-watch classes begins today at 12pm eastern at CreativeLIVE On-AIR including the brand new class “The Wedding Story: Capture Creative and Authentic Photos” by the Kudish duo. Today is also the last day of the long-running Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp. A season finale! Will it end with a cliffhanger? 🙂

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ APR-09 thru MAY-04: Lightroom Classic: The Complete Guide (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-23: Powerful Portraits using Body Language and Lightning
+ MAY 14-19: Photoshop Week with 42 Workshops
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

Starts 12pm ET (FREE to Watch): Wedding, Night, Flash

A new round of free-to-watch classes begins today at 12pm eastern at CreativeLIVE On-AIR including:

+ Business of Wedding Photography
+ Night Photography Critique
+ Flash for Children/Family Images

These classes will repeat overnight, so you can watch them all if you have flexible and available time…

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ CONTINUES: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp until April 6
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-09 thru MAY-04: Lightroom Classic: The Complete Guide (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-23: Powerful Portraits using Body Language and Lightning
+ MAY 14-19: Photoshop Week with 42 Workshops
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

Starts 12pm ET (FREE to Watch): Portrait Photography Bootcamp and Flash for Kids

A new round of free-to-watch classes begins today at 12pm eastern at CreativeLIVE On-AIR including:

+ Portrait Photography Bootcamp with Lindsay Adler

+ Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)

Continuing from yesterday are these classes:

+ “Understanding Light” with Mark Wallace
+ “Flash for Beauty Images”
+ “Flash for Dramatic Images”

These classes will repeat overnight, so you can watch them all if you have flexible and available time…

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ CONTINUES: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp until April 6
+ MAR-31: Posing 101 with Lindsay Adler
+ APR-01: Fundamentals of Photography
+ APR-03: Lightning and Posing for Wedding Photographers (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-04: Business of Wedding Photography
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-09: Lightroom Classic: The Complete Guide (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-23: Powerful Portraits using Body Language and Lightning
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

Starts 12pm ET: Using Flash for Dramatic and Beauty Images (two World Premieres)

Light is the theme of today’s classes streaming FREE starting at 12pm eastern today at the CreativeLIVE On-AIR. We have two world premieres (recording LIVE in front of a live studio audience), first up starting at 12pm ET is “Flash for Beauty Images” with Mike Hagen and the same instructor will launch at 4pm ET the “Flash for Dramatic Images” class.

We also have a repeat of the “Understanding Light” with Mark Wallace.

These classes will repeat overnight until up to 11:59am eastern of the following day (Friday), so you can watch them all if you have flexible and available time…

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ CONTINUES: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp until April 6
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-03: Lightning and Posing for Wedding Photographers (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-04: Business of Wedding Photography
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-09: Lightroom Classic: The Complete Guide (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-23: Powerful Portraits using Body Language and Lightning
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

FREE to Watch (starts 12pm ET today): Craft Photography, Lightroom CC Photo Editing

Two potentially interesting classes are streaming today for FREE at the We have a world premiere starting at 12pm eastern today at the CreativeLIVE On-AIR and repeating until 11:59am ET of the following day:

+ Craft Photography Fundamentals with Candice Stringham

+ Lightroom CC Photo Editing: The Complete Guide with Ben Willmore

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ CONTINUES: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp until April 6
+ MAR-27: Fine Art Photography: the Complete Guide
+ MAR-27: Adobe InDesign CC Intermediate: Beyond the Basics (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-28: 28 Days of Portrait Photography
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Understanding Light with Mark Wallace
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-03: Lightning and Posing for Wedding Photographers (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-04: Business of Wedding Photography
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-09: Lightroom Classic: The Complete Guide (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-23: Powerful Portraits using Body Language and Lightning
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

Starts 12pm ET (FREE to Watch): Business of Commercial Photography: The Survival Guide (WORLD PREMIERE)

We have a world premiere starting at 12pm eastern today at the CreativeLIVE On-AIR. This class will stream for Thursday and Friday for FREE, it is The Business of Commercial Photography: The Survival Guide with John Keatley. This is a two-day class. Today is day #1. It records live in front of a studio audience in Seattle between 12pm and 7pm eastern (9 to 4 pacific). They do take a lunch break as most humans do.

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ CONTINUES: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp until April 6
+ MAR-23: Business of Commercial Photography (second day)
+ MAR-24: Premiere PRO CC Starter Kit
+ MAR-25: Another Look with Art Wolfe
+ MAR-26: Lightroom CC Photo Editing: the Complete Guide
+ MAR-27: Fine Art Photography: the Complete Guide
+ MAR-28: 28 Days of Portrait Photography
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Understanding Light with Mark Wallace
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-03: Lightning and Posing for Wedding Photographers (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-04: Business of Wedding Photography
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-09: Lightroom Classic: The Complete Guide (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-23: Powerful Portraits using Body Language and Lightning
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

Monday (12pm ET) FREE to Watch: Action Photography, Etc

Spring is in the air and action and outdoors sports and fun activities will increase. So must needs the photography of it [that’s a tortured sentence]. Starting at 12pm eastern today, free to watch/stream, as part of the CreativeLIVE On-AIR schedule is the Action Photography with Red Bull photographer Corey Rich ~ Red Bull not included, you won’t find it under your chairs unless you put it there 🙂

Per yesterday’s listing, continuing today should be the Leica M Typ 240 with John Greengo. This is a half day class. On the other end of the duration spectrum, continuing for the next few weeks is the Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp class, free to watch during the stream-a-thon binge-a-thon window…

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ CONTINUES: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp until April 6
+ MAR-20: Photo Transfers for Mixed Media Collage Work
+ MAR-21: Adventure Photography
+ MAR-22: Business of Commercial Photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-24: Premiere PRO CC Starter Kit
+ MAR-25: Another Look with Art Wolfe
+ MAR-26: Lightroom CC Photo Editing: the Complete Guide
+ MAR-27: Fine Art Photography: the Complete Guide
+ MAR-28: 28 Days of Portrait Photography
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Understanding Light with Mark Wallace
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-03: Lightning and Posing for Wedding Photographers (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-04: Business of Wedding Photography
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-09: Lightroom Classic: The Complete Guide (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-23: Powerful Portraits using Body Language and Lightning
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

Sunday (12pm ET) FREE to Watch: Leica M Typ 240 Class

There is another camera “fast start” class in the Sunday CreativeLIVE On-AIR schedule. The “broadcast day” begins at 12pm eastern every day and ends at 11:59am eastern the following day. The camera class is a repeat of the Leica M Typ 240 with John Greengo. This is a half day class and it will be streaming until Tuesday 3/20/18 so many opportunities to catch it as it repeats throughout the day and night.

Continuing for the next few weeks is the Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp class, free to watch during the stream-a-thon binge-a-thon window…

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ CONTINUES: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp until April 6
+ MAR-19: Action Photography with Red Bull photographer Corey Rich
+ MAR-20: Photo Transfers for Mixed Media Collage Work
+ MAR-21: Adventure Photography
+ MAR-22: Business of Commercial Photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-24: Premiere PRO CC Starter Kit
+ MAR-25: Another Look with Art Wolfe
+ MAR-26: Lightroom CC Photo Editing: the Complete Guide
+ MAR-27: Fine Art Photography: the Complete Guide
+ MAR-28: 28 Days of Portrait Photography
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Understanding Light with Mark Wallace
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-03: Lightning and Posing for Wedding Photographers (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-04: Business of Wedding Photography
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-09: Lightroom Classic: The Complete Guide (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-23: Powerful Portraits using Body Language and Lightning
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

Also Free to Watch Today: Leica M10 Fast Start

A recheck of the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR page shows that another camera-centric class is streaming for FREE today, it is the Leica M10 Fast Start. This is a half-day class so it should rerun more times until 11:59am ET tomorrow.

Also continuing is the epic-long Adorama Photoshop Bootcamp

FREE to Watch Streaming Class Starts 12pm ET: Nikon Lenses the Complete Guide

IF you are curious about the Nikon lens line-up, set your alarm clocks! Starting at 12pm eastern today (Saturday 3/17/18; I often type the date to make sure I know what day and date it is LOL) streaming for FREE is a repeat of the class by John Greengo (the CreativeLIVE Tech/Gadget Guy) Nikon Lenses the Complete Guide. The class will repeat overnight until 12pm eastern the next day, so if you are busy earlier on Saturday, you can watch it later. Much cheaper than movie tickets + popcorn + soda 🙂

This is among the classes free-streaming at the CreativeLIVE On-AIR. Yesterday I forgot to check, and of course they were running the Canon Lenses the Complete Guide. This is streaming until 12pm ET today. I don’t know if they plan to stream it again for Saturday. Some of the rebroadcasts run on back to back days, others are single day.

FREE to Watch (starts 4pm ET): Leica M Typ 240 Fast Start Class World Premiere!

The second feature in today’s Leica double header at CreativeLIVE starts at 4pm eastern, the live-recording world-premiere of the Leica M Typ 240 Fast Start. It is free to watch while it is part of the CreativeLIVE On-Air schedule.

If you missed it earlier today, it is repeating at least until tomorrow 12pm ET (sometimes the reruns continue for a second day), the Leica M10 Fast Start. Both are half-day classes.

FREE to Watch (starts 12pm ET): Leica M10 Fast Start Class World Premiere! [followed by M Typ 240 Class]

Leica fans, today is your day at the CreativeLIVE On-Air. Starting at 12pm eastern today (Thursday 3/15/18) they will have the world premiere of a brand new “Fast Start” class with John Greengo, it is the Leica M10 Fast Start. The class is free to watch via streaming while it is featured at the aforelinked On-Air page. This is a LIVE recording, in Seattle, in front of a live studio audience! Look under your chairs audience, you get a red dot, you get a red dot, you get a red dot! Just the red dot, not the whole camera ^_^.

But wait there’s more! It’s a double header day. After they come back from lunch, starting at 4pm eastern they will have the live-recording world-premiere of the Leica M Typ 240 Fast Start, live-recording/streaming for free as well.

Since John Greengo has not been cloned, these are half-day classes. If you miss the original live airing, they typically replay throughout the day and night until 12pm eastern of the following day.

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ CONTINUES: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp until April 6
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

Starts 12pm ET: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp Begins!

We have a world premiere of a brand new class, recording LIVE today starting at 12pm eastern in front of a live studio audience in Seattle, and you can watch it for free through the free-to-stream/watch classes at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR, it is a class by Blake Rudis, Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp. When they say “Bootcamp”, they mean it, this class is running for four weeks until April 6!

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ CONTINUES: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp until April 6
+ MAR-15: LEICA M10 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M Typ 240 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

Prime Reading: Shutterbug (April), NatGeo (March) and more

If you are a Prime member, one of the ever-growing list of Prime Benefits, is that you have a virtual magazine e-newsstand where you can borrow select individual digital magazine issues and read them as part of the Prime Reading benefit.

Among the latest issues you can read (borrow) for free:

+ Shutterbug (April 2018)
+ National Geographic (March 2018)
+ National Geographic Traveler (February 2018)

FREE to Watch (starts 12pm ET): “(HS) Senior Photography”

Another day another round of free-to-stream/watch classes at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR free-to-watch classes.Of photography interest, they have the “High School Senior Photography: Break the Mold” class by Blair Philips. The class will be streaming for free for two days, today and tomorrow. Each streaming cycle is 24 hours from 12pm eastern of the starting day. The classes repeat throughout the night, cable-TV style, so you don’t have to catch them during the daytime.

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ MAR-09: High School Senior Photography: Breaking the Mold
+ MAR-12: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M10 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M Typ 240 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

FREE (Google Play): Silent Camera app

Free for the next five days and change (from blog-posting date) is the typically not-free Google Play app Silent Camera (Silent Mode) by Gazami software. The purpose of the app is to silence your smartphone’s built-in camera if you can’t turn off all the annoying consumer-y sounds from your phone’s own camera menus.

FREE to Watch (starts 12pm ET): “Getting started in lifestyle family photography”

If you missed the world premiere yesterday of the “Getting started in lifestyle family photography” with Elena S. Blair, fear not! It will repeat today, starting at 12pm eastern at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR free-to-watch classes. Other classes today include “Watercolor 101”. The “Studio Pass” is music-related (music studio, not photography studio; Periphery is the band name)…

12pm ET is the official start time of a new day (24 hour cycle) of streaming at CL On-AIR. The classes repeat throughout the night, cable-TV style, so you don’t have to catch them during the daytime.

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ MAR-07: Art of Flower Photography
+ MAR-12: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M10 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M Typ 240 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

FREE to Watch (starts 12pm ET): “Getting started in lifestyle family photography” (WORLD PREMIERE)

A world premiere of a new class (aka recording live in front of a live studio audience in GrungeVille (aka Seattle)) headlines the Monday CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR free-to-watch classes. The class is “Getting started in lifestyle family photography” and it starts 12pm ET, the official start time of a new day (24 hour cycle) of streaming.

The classes repeat throughout the night, cable-TV style, so you don’t have to catch them during the daytime.

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ MAR-07: Art of Flower Photography
+ MAR-12: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M10 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M Typ 240 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

FREE: Fontmania (iOS app)

Free time! The Fontmania app by Avalon Apps is currently FREE at the iTunes store. You can grab it with an Apple devices but also using iTunes for Windows. This apps lets you write on photos. It requires iOS 9 or later to run but you can grab it regardless.

FREE to WATCH (Wedn 12pm ET): Business of Professional Photo Retouching (and Choosing Right Lens)

A couple of headliners are leading the away among the Wednesday CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR free-to-stream classes. The The Business of Professional Photo Retouching class will stream today and on Thursday, while today is the last day for the Choosing the Right Lens class with John Greengo. The classes repeat throughout the night, cable-TV style, so you don’t have to catch them during the daytime.

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ MAR 01: The Business of Professional Photo Retouching class
+ MAR-01: Fundamentals of Photography 2018
+ MAR-02: Photoshop CC Creation
+ MAR-03: Create an online portfolio
+ MAR-05: Getting started in lifestyle family photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-07: Art of Flower Photography
+ MAR-12: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M10 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M Typ 240 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

FREE to WATCH (Tue 12pm ET): Choosing the Right Lens

The timing of this class is perfect as you can watch it before you dig into the KEH Camera coupon deal (20% off 600+ featured items, 10% off everything else until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET).

“This class” is Choosing the Right Lens with John Greengo and it will begin steaming for FREE today (Tuesday 2/27/18) at 12pm eastern and will continue to stream on Tuesday as well, so if you miss it today, you can catch it tomorrow. The classes repeat throughout the night, cable-TV style, so you don’t have to catch them during the daytime.

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ FEB-28: Choosing the Right Lens with John Greengo
+ FEB-28 and MAR 01: The Business of Professional Photo Retouching class
+ MAR-01: Fundamentals of Photography 2018
+ MAR-02: Photoshop CC Creation
+ MAR-03: Create an online portfolio
+ MAR-05: Getting started in lifestyle family photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-07: Art of Flower Photography
+ MAR-12: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M10 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M Typ 240 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

FREE to Watch (12pm ET): Alternative Processing in Photography

If you have time flexibility or you are snowed in or stuck in an airport and such, why not pass time educationally? Headlining the Monday free-to-watch classes at the CreativeLIVE On-AIR is the class “Alternative Processing in Photography” with Daniel Gregory.

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ FEB-27 and 28: Choosing the Right Lens with John Greengo
+ FEB-28 and MAR 01: The Business of Professional Photo Retouching class
+ MAR-01: Fundamentals of Photography 2018
+ MAR-02: Photoshop CC Creation
+ MAR-03: Create an online portfolio
+ MAR-05: Getting started in lifestyle family photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-07: Art of Flower Photography
+ MAR-12: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M10 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M Typ 240 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

FREE to Watch: “How to Launch A Photography Business”

Today’s free-to-watch classes streaming at CreativeLIVE ON-AIR include the Lin and Jirsa (LA wedding photographers) “How to launch a Photography Business”.

On the sales front, they have a 19 classes for $19 each sale includes classes on commercial photography, baby photography (photographing babies, not teaching babies how to become photographers), high volume photography, branding, business, and mo(i)re.

FREE (iOS app): Enlight by Lightricks Ltd

Free at the moment is the Enlight app on iTunes by “Lightricks Ltd”. It won a 2017 Apple Design award, calling it the “Best all in one editor”. It is a 105~ MB download. It requires iOS 10 or later.

PS: you can also use the Windows iTunes version to claim it for future use (if you don’t currently have a compatible iOS device with you).

FREE to Watch Today (World Premieres): Launch Photography Business, Adobe XD, Sony a7r III, Etc

There’s at least three potentially interest streaming free-to-watch online classes at the CreativeLIVE On-AIR Schedule, with two world premieres even:

+ NOW: How to launch a Photography Business (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ NOW: Foundations of Adobe XD (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ NOW: Animal Photography
+ NOW: Sony a7r III Fast Start Class with John Greengo

Coming up in the next few days
+ FEB-24: Photographing pets in the studio (herding cats tutorial?)
+ FEB-26: Alternative Processing in Photography
+ MAR-05: Getting started in lifestyle family photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the On-AIR Schedule

FREE to Watch (starts 12pm ET): Sony a7r III Fast Start Class (WORLD PREMIERE)

Sony a7r III fans and curious bystanders! The day has arrived! Starting at 12pm eastern today, CreativeLIVE will have the world premiere (it is recording LIVE in front of a live studio audience) of the Sony a7r III Fast Start Class with John Greengo. The class will be free to watch during this promotional period and will repeat throughout the night until 12pm eastern of the next day (Wednesday in our case). If you like the class well enough that you want to watch again and again later on, they have it on a launch sale for $39.

If that’s not your cup, among the other On-AIR Schedule free-streaming classes on Tuesday is an Adobe Illustrator CC Drawing and Editing class and a DJ fundamentals. If you are or aspire to be a music or club or lifestyle photographer, it is not a bad idea to take a look at that class so you can better understand your subjects [if not already familiar with DJing]!

Coming up in the next few days
+ FEB-21: How to launch a Photography Business (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB-21: Foundations of Adobe XD (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB-21: Animal Photography (photographing animals I assume, not animals becoming photographers)
+ FEB-24: Photographing pets in the studio (herding cats tutorial?)
+ FEB-26: Alternative Processing in Photography
+ MAR-05: Getting started in lifestyle family photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the On-AIR Schedule

FREE to Watch (starts 12pm ET): Beginner Photographer’s Crash Course

Snowed in? Stuck in an airport? Babysitting kids and cats and grown-ups? Why not be educationally productive instead of watching YouTube bloopers? 🙂 Streaming for FREE at the CreativeLIVE On-AIR Schedule today starting at 12pm ET (hooray, I’m finally posting it well before it starts) is the “Beginner Photographer’s Crash Course” class among a half a dozen other free-to-stream classes…

NOTE also that during actual President’s Day CreativeLIVE has a 40% to 50% off site-wide sale, so if there are any classes you like, this might be a good time to scoop them up. This is the schedule for the discounts

Coming up in the next few days
+ FEB-20: Sony a7r III Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB-21: How to launch a Photography Business (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB-21: Foundations of Adobe XD (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB-21: Animal Photography (photographing animals I assume, not animals becoming photographers)
+ FEB-24: Photographing pets in the studio (herding cats tutorial?)
+ FEB-26: Alternative Processing in Photography
+ MAR-05: Getting started in lifestyle family photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the On-AIR Schedule

FREE to Watch: “Fundamentals of Great Prints”

And now it’s time to check back on CreativeLIVE! Streaming for FREE at their On-AIR Schedule right now (today) is the “Fundamentals of Great Prints” class with Mike Hagen.

Coming up in the next few days:

+ FEB-17: Capturing Connection
+ FEB-18: Night Photography Fundamentals
+ FEB-19: Beginner Photographer’s Crash Course
+ FEB-20: Sony a7r III Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB-21: How to launch a Photography Business (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB-21: Foundations of Adobe XD (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB-21: Animal Photography (photographing animals I assume, not animals becoming photographers)
+ FEB-24: Photographing pets in the studio (herding cats tutorial?)
+ FEB-26: Alternative Processing in Photography
+ MAR-05: Getting started in lifestyle family photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the On-AIR Schedule

FREE to Watch NOW: “Seeing and Shaping Light” photography with Lindsay Adler

And now it’s time to check back on CreativeLIVE! Streaming for FREE at their On-AIR Schedule right now (today) is the “Seeing and Shaping Light” class with photographer Lindsay Adler among others.

Coming up in the next few days:

+ FEB-16: Fundamentals of Great Prints
+ FEB-17: Capturing Connection
+ FEB-18: Night Photography Fundamentals
+ FEB-19: Beginner Photographer’s Crash Course
+ FEB-20: Sony a7r III Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB-21: How to launch a Photography Business (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB-21: Foundations of Adobe XD (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB-21: Animal Photography (photographing animals I assume, not animals becoming photographers)
+ FEB-24: Photographing pets in the studio (herding cats tutorial?)
+ FEB-26: Alternative Processing in Photography
+ MAR-05: Getting started in lifestyle family photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the On-AIR Schedule

(ENDED) Consumer Reports website is FREE to READ (limited time)

As of a 2/15/18 PM recheck, the free to read promotion expired… Consumer Reports has now launched new for-pay membership options

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FREE ACDSee Video Studio 2 software

If it’s free I’ll take three, but this promotion is limit one per customer! ACDSee is offering FREE licenses for their Video Studio 2 software. You enter a name and email address. By doing this, you will be added to their emailing list (you can unsubscribe later). A few seconds later you receive an email with your license key (a long letters and numbers combo) and a link in the email points you to the download page. The .EXE download there is a 22.2MB file. I’m not currently on a Windows machine, so I can’t tell you what happens next. It’s a cliffhanger 🙂

Free to Read (PRIME): Australian Photography latest issue and more

Among the many Prime Benefits is the Prime Reading program which lets you e-borrow e-books and individual issues of select magazines, library-style, for FREE! Among the current round of free-to-read digital magazine issues is the February 2018 issue of Australian Photography. One you check it out, you can keep it as long as you want, but it will use up one of your ten available “borrowing” slots. A number of other “six degrees of separation” (from photography) digital issues are available such as Nat Geo Traveler, Backpacker, Surfer, Vogue, etc.

LIVE NOW at CreativeLIVE: Business of PRO Photo Retouching

Time for some photo learnings as Borat would say. Among today’s free-streaming classes at CreativeLIVE ON-AIR is the world-premiere (recording LIVE) of the “The Business of Professional Photo Retouching” class. Classes typically stream until 12pm ET of the next day, so if you miss any part, you can catch it on the repeat later in the night/day. And if you feel like becoming the new Ozzy, there’s also a “Composing Metal Melodies and Harmonies” class running 🙂

COMING IN FEBRUARY 2018
+ FEB-09: Food Photography, Mother’s Day Card Shoot, Greeting Cards, various Adobe In-Design classes
+ FEB-10: Lifestyle family photography
+ FEB-11: Family Photography: the business side of things
+ FEB-12: Screen Printing
+ FEB-13: iPhone X Quick Guide for Photos/Videos
+ FEB-14: Family Photography: Modern Storytelling
+ FEB-15: Seeing and Shaping Light
+ FEB-16: Fundamentals of Great Prints
+ FEB-17: Capturing Connection
+ FEB-18: Night Photography Fundamentals
+ FEB-19: Beginner Photographer’s Crash Course
+ FEB-20: Sony a7r III Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ find them all at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR schedule page

FREE 8×10″ Walgreens Photo Print w/coupon & Store Pickup

In addition to the previously mentioned coupons, there is also a limited time freebie from Walgreens Photo. Use coupon code VDAYFREE to receive a FREE 8×10 inch photo print. Shipping is $0.99 OR you can select FREE store pickup if you are near a Walgreens B&M store!

Wedn FREE to Watch at 1pm ET: Panasonic GH5S Live-Streaming Panel from B&H Photo

As we mentioned last week, starting at 1pm eastern time (10am pacific) today, B&H Photo will be hosting for FREE Panasonic GH5S LIVE Streaming Panel Discussion featuring a photographer, a cinematographer, a post production person, along with a Panasonic representative and a panel host. A party of five. I mean, a panel of five! As usual, it will be free to watch. You can ask questions using the Twitter hashtag #BHPhotoLive.

The latest estimate for the Panasonic GH5S release is Monday February 5 (2018) according to the B&H Photo Pre-Order page. Its starting price is $2500, versus $2000 for its GH5 predecessor.

This time they are using YouTube for the live-stream, so that gives you more flexibility. No need for Adobe Flash! You can also find the video YouTube-embedded below..,

I think they accidentally set the YouTube live stream start time to pacific instead of eastern, but the event will start at 1pm eastern…