FREE to Watch [starts Wedn 12pm ET]: Fuji X-T3 Fast Start Class

Fuji Learnings time! Starting at 12pm eastern on Wednesday 9/9/20, CreativeLIVE will be re-broadcasting for FREE their 5 hour and 12 minute Fast Start class with John Greengo on the Fuji X-T3 mirrorless camera. This goes through the camera in 23 lessons (controls, menus, etc). The list of chapters is shown over there. Once the free-streaming begins, you can watch it like over-the-air TV. You cannot rewind or start from the beginning [unless you buy it of course].

Since the free-streaming lasts for 24 hours, and the is 5 hours and 12 minutes long, the re-re-broadcast start-times are:

+ 12pm ET
+ 512pm ET
+ 1024pm ET
+ 336am ET
+ 848am ET [this will be incomplete because the 24 hour window closes just before 12pm ET]

This is a good opportunity to learn about the camera if you are curious about buying it. John Greengo has a very even-keeled matter-of-fact easy-listening teaching-style that is conducive to e-learnings…

PS: disambiguation: it’s easy to add or remove a “0” from Fuji camera model names, so this PS is certifying that this is indeed the Fuji X-T3, not the X-T30 πŸ™‚

1-Year CreativeLIVE Annual Pass drops to $129 [new members only]

Just in time for the Labor Day festivities, Creative Live has dropped the price of their 1-Year CreativeLIVE Annual Pass to $129. This is for access to almost all their classes for one year [365 days]. Netflix-style. The offer is for new members only. Existing members cannot use it to renew their existing subscription. You can also buy it as a gift for other people. The subscription includes the “Fast Classes” which are TL;DR versions of their existing classes for faster and easier learnings and digestion. Soda and chewing gum not included πŸ˜‰

Due to agreements and such, five instructors (Art Wolfe and J. Kost among others) and some classes are excluded from the Netflix-style subscription. You can find the list of exclusions here

PS: separately, and not to be confused with the above Netflix-style offer, they have yet another variant of their storewide sale (you buy classes individually or as a bundle)…

70% Creative LIVE Bundles of Classes

If you are interested in topic-based learning, Creative LIVE is currently having a 70% off class bundles sale. The price you see on the individual product [bundle] page is the price you pay. No coupon is needed. This is a limited time offer…

Bundles include Lightroom, Photoshop, Night Photography, Studio Lighting, Wedding, Portraiture, Outdoors, Family, Foods, Mobile Photography, DIY, Composition, Masters of Photography, Beginner Photography, Adobe Bootcamp in general, and so on… There are also some instructor-centric bundles, eg, Franz Lanting, Nigel Barker…

CreativeLive Sales: Top 5 Instructors, 60% site-wide [and stackable $10 off coupon]

Creative LIVE has launched another sale, all classes from their Top 5 instructors are on sale for $29 or less. The Top Five [not to be confused with the Cylon Final Five] is Sue Bryce, John Greengo, Lindsay Adler, Ben Willmore and Andrew Scrinivari…

Separately, they are running a limited time 60% off site-wide sale. You see the price on the individual class page. No coupon needed…

… but if you want to save an extra $10, a coupon is needed, use coupon J4X79 and this can be stacked with the above discounts [in most cases I think]…

OR if you prefer to pay $0, do keep up with the free-streaming daily classes at the ON-AIR schedule. Note that these stream straight through, you don’t have Netflix-style DVR features while they are free-streaming…

Creative LIVE: 19 classes for $19 each [limited time]

It’s e-Learning time! For a limited time, Creative LIVE is having a 19 classes for $19 each sale… Classes include Peter Hurley’s “Build your Light Knowledge”, Lindsay Adler’s “Location Lighting 101”, Fine Art Photography Complete Guide, Wedding Photography, Final Cut PRO X [not to be confused with the Pink Floyd album], landscape photography, retouching, and things of that nature…

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

Big Sales at Creative LIVE including Photoshop classes [most Camera Guides (Fast Start Classes) for $8 each

Big sales are happening right now at Creative LIVE. They have a sale on all their photography classes with 940+ options, their Photoshop tutorials (220+ classes!!!), and their Catalog in general (1800+ classes). Obviously too many to list here individually πŸ™‚

But wait, there’s more! For all you gearheads or gear-learners, the sale includes their Fast Start Camera Guides with John Greengo. Each class goes for $8 and it includes all-star cameras like the Canon 5D Mark IV, Fuji X-T3, Nikon D850, the Canon and Nikon mirrorless full-framers, Sony’s a-full-framers, and many and more cameras of different makes including some Olympus and Panasonic and Leica…

And if you want a class to help you get started with the Nikon autofocus system, Mike Hagan has a 2.5 hour class on “Using the Nikon Autofocus System” for $14…

And for you lensaholics out there, there’s a 11.5 hour class by John Greengo on Nikon Lenses – The Complete Guide [CORRECTED LINK] on sale for $14. Two chapters are available to watch for free at any time or you can watch the whole class when it streams for free starting at 12pm ET on Thursday July 2nd…

Canon photographers have their class on sale for $14 as well, Canon Lenses – The Complete Guide also with John Greengo. The Canon class lasts about ten minutes longer than the Nikon class πŸ™‚

The only other company that has a lens guide is the Olympus Lens Guide which goes for $8 BUT it only lasts for 2 hours and 20 minutes.

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 πŸ™‚

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

+ Sunday: Experimental Portraiture with Jeremy Cowart

Two Creative LIVE sales: 15 for $15, 50 under $20

We have a couple of sales in progress at Creative LIVE as follows: First up it’s a $15 classes for $15 each sale that includes Zack Arias [“Foundations of a Working Photographer”], Photoshop 101, Music Photography, Adobo Camera RAW, Mirroless Portraits, family, Nature Photography (Art Wolfe), Curvy woman posing, and more!

Next up is a 50 classes under $20 sale that includes Fine Art, Outdoor, Visual Story-Telling, weddings, light(n)ing [but not thunderbolt], newborn, videography, Capture ONE PRO, fashion, business side, macro, Lightroom CC, and many and more [there are 50 of them after all].

On the other hand, if you prefer not to pay anything at all, we got you covered as well as the ON-AIR schedule continues to free-stream classes daily. For a recap of the next few days of free-streaming, which starts and ends at 12pm eastern each day, check our earlier post

PRO PHOTOGRAPHY TIP OF THE DAY: when faced with a difficult exposure or impossible to detangle composition, USE THE FORCE!

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 πŸ™‚

+ 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 πŸ™‚

FREE to Watch: Yoga for Photographers

The current headliner of the free-streaming Creative LIVE classes at CL ON-AIR is a 5 hour and 20 minutes by Vanessa Joy, “Yoga for Photographers”. This consists of six lessons. It will repeat four times during its 24 hour window. First airing began 12pm ET, then 5:20pm ET, then at 10:40pm, then 4am on Saturday…

Yes, yoga for photographers – focusing on exercise that have to do with photography-related photographer-related troubles πŸ™‚

In parallel, Creative LIVE is running a 50% off sitewide sale for a limited time. No coupon needed. You see the sale price on the class’s individual page…

And in parallel to that, for a limited time, coupon code SUMMER10 gets you $10 off almost any classes and it is stackable with the aforementioned site-wide sale and such…

Top 40 Sellers under $29 at CL

Creative LIVE is back with another Top 40 Classes sale with classes going for $29 or less. Some big ticket classes are included in this such as “Fundamental Photography”, Fine Art Photography Complete Guide, Photoshop CC Bootcamp, Lightroom Classic CC complete guide, Posing, Lighting, Nature, Flowers, Bird, film-making, and more…

Meanwhile at the ON-AIR schedule the following classes are streaming for FREE until Tuesday at ~11:50am ET:

+ Lifestyle Family Photography
+ Engagement Photography
+ Mastering People Skills
+ Persistence and Hard Work
+ Audio Home Recording
+ etc

21 Classes for $21 each at CL

Another day another flash sale at Creative LIVE, this time they have 21 classes for $21 each and this includes DSLR Film-Making, Portraiture, Newborn, Fine Art, animals, street, birds, landscapes and of course weddings…

PRO TIP: there are millions of wedding photographers, it’s a very crowded field. Instead, invest in a brand new field, divorce photography! πŸ˜‰

Meanwhile at the free-streaming-for-24-hours starting at 12pm eastern every day ON-AIR SCHEDULE there’s a bird photography with Franz Lanting, a short drawing class [a relaxing hobby to pickup for downtimes and brain resets], and a music theory [for electronic musicians but it works for all people]…

The next wave of free-streamers starting at 12pm ET on Saturday includes the “Basics of Adobe Cash Cow” [OOOPS, Creative Cloud], filming families, copywriting, growing your photo business, etc…

Top Bootcamp CL Classes from $19 to $29 each

Running for 24 hours until Wednesday 11:50am ET is a 24-hour Wedding Photography class with Jasmine Star as the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR headliner for Tuesday 6/2/20…

Speaking of CL, they are having a Top Bootcamps sale for $19 to $29. These include Lightroom Classic CC, Portraiture, Premiere PRO CC, Fine Art Photography, Photochop CC, Weddings a plenty, Newborns, Final Cut PRO X [no, not the Pink Floyd album], BooDooAR, outdoors, Beginners, and more….

For some of the classes, to see the sale price you must needs visit the individual class product page… This is a limited time sale however, so the sale prices won’t stick around forever…

This Week (FREE CL streams): Weddings, Bird Photography, Photoshop CC, Light Painting, Etc

Let’s take a look at some of the potentially interesting classes that will be streaming this week, for FREE during each 24 window of each class, at Creative LIVE ON-AIR:

+ Monday: Fundamentals of Photography (24 hour class)

+ Tuesday: Wedding Photography with Jasmine Star
+ Using Pinterest to grow your business

+ Wednesday: Light Painting for Beginners
+ also Etsy shop and Facebook

+ Thursday: Photoshop CC Complete Guide
+ Illustrator CC Complete Guide
+ Grow your business using Snapchat

+ Friday: Art of Photographing Birds (with Franz Lanting)
+ Hype your brand on Instagram

+ Saturday: Basics of Adobe CC
+ Filming Families (modern family video)

+ Sunday: Environmental Portrait Photography
+ Etsy 101
+ build a social media plan that actually makes money

Tuesday Live Stream (FREE, Starts 12:30pm ET): Peter Souza on Photographing History

In addition to the ON-AIR pages that rebroadcast previously recorded classes, Creative LIVE has recently launched another feature at their website, the Creative LIVE TV streaming that features live interviews, presentations, smaller classes and such. One of the things they have streaming live on a weekly basis is their “We Are Photographers” podcast, every Wednesday at 12pm eastern…

But that’s not all. Today, Tuesday May 26 in 2020, starting at 12:30pm eastern (9:30am pacific/CreativeLIVE time) they will have a live-stream with Peter Souza on Photographing History. Souza has been a presidential photographer for two presidents (one of each party) among other things. Here’s his Wiki Bio

If you don’t have time and schedule flexibility to catch various classes when they stream for FREE at CreativeLIVE, they are currently having a Fine Art classes sale with prices ranging from $19 to $29, and the classes participating in this sale offer a wide gamut from experimental to documentary to DIY. A total of 25 classes are available…

18 Classes for $18 each flash sale at CreativeLIVE

CreativeLIVE is back with another flash sale, 18 classes for $18 each. The price drops to $18 when you visit the individual product page of that particular class. Classes include Lightroom Classic CC, wedding photography, the art of seeing, light, lifestyle, table-top photography, outdoors, strobe lighting, Illustrator CC, and mo(i)re…

Meanwhlie at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR, high-school/senior photography continues to be the theme, while in other topics, there are classes on branding and such…

Separately from the “ON AIR schedule”, CreativeLIVE recently launched a life-streaming channel, aka CL-TV, which has live-streams and re-runs, separate from the above ON-AIR classes. There is a weekly schedule for the live-streams, and also on-demand replays of previous recordings. This includes the actual Chase Jarvis live show…

60% off site-wide at CreativeLIVE: includes Camera Guides for $11 each

IF you have some classes in mind at Creative LIVE, you are in luck, they are having for a limited time a 60% of site-wide sale. No coupon needed. You see the final price on the individual product page of each class. For example John Greengo’s 24.5 hour “Fundamentals of Photography” class goes for $79, Ben Willmore’s Complete Guide to Photoshop CC for $39, etc…

And if you are a fan of camera classes, most of their Fast Start Camera Guides go for $11 each. These include most of the mid-range and above cameras, APS-C and full-frame, along with a few consumer-tier models. And it’s not just Nikon and Canon. There’s plenty of classes for Sony and Fuji and Olympus, and a few Leica and Panasonic too… Meanwhile the Canon and Nikon AutoFocus system classes go for $19 each…

Photoshop Tutorial Sale: $14 to $29 each

If you are interested in Photoshop-related learnings, for a limited time only, Creative LIVE is running a Photoshop Tutorials sale with prices ranging from $14 to $29 per class. It has a mix of basics and beyond-basics classes, general and specific Photochop topics, and there’s even a class dedicated to Adobe Camera RAW. There are multiple pages of classes, not just the first page you see there…

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!

20 Classes for $20 each at CreativeLIVE

There’s 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, and then there’s Twenty classes for Twenty, that’s the latest limited-time CreativeLIVE sale, which includes the “30 days Wedding Photography” class, “Wedding Photography Bootcamp”, newborns, posing, Capture One PRO (it’s not 100% Adobe after all), Nature, Composition, Food, Final Cut PRO X, indie films, alt-processing, Lightroom CC for beginners and more…

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…

CL Mother Day sale: $19 to $29 for select classes

CreativeLIVE is having a Mother’s Day sale with a number of classes offered from $19 to $29 each that include portraiture, fine art photography, wildlife, newborns, etc…

Meanwhile on the free streaming front at CreativeLIVE ON-AIR, airing and repeating until 5/11/20 at 11:50am ET are the following classes:

+ 14-hour Fine Art Portraits photography class with Brooke Shaden
+ 5-hour Time management class with Laura Vanderkam

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 πŸ™‚

15 classes for $15 each [includes Art Wolfe, Photoshop, Etc]

A pretty good set of classes is participating in this limited time 15 classes for $15 each sale at CreativeLIVE including:

+ Art of Nature Photography with Art Wolfe
+ Photoshop for Photographers with Ben Willmore
+ Photography Starter Kit with John Greengo
+ Posing, Retouching, Drone Photography, Experimental portraits

Meanwhile the headliner of the free-streaming Creative LIVE classes streaming until 11:45am ET on Thursday is a 15-hour class on Portrait Photography with John Keatley…

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 πŸ™‚

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…

19 Classes for $19 each [use $10 off coupon to drop one class down to $9]

For a limited time, CreativeLIVE is offering 19 classes for $19 each. To see the $19 price, you have to visit the individual class page. The listing shows higher prices. And better yet, also for a limited time, coupon code APRIL10 drops the price by $10. So you can get one of these classes for $9!

Topics include newborns, music photography, foundations, food, family, fashion, pets, Photoshop Elements, SEO with Lawrence Chan, weddings, and more…

NOTE that both the sale and the coupon are limited time offers…

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…

Save the Dates (FREE to Stream): Solid Classes Coming Up (Outdoor, Light, Color, First Flash, Fundamentals)

There are solid classes coming up in the next few days at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR free-to-stream for 24 hours as follows:

+ starts Saturday 12pm ET: “Outdoor Photography Experience” with Chris Burkard (11 hours)
+ next rerun air time: 11pm ET

+ starts Monday 12pm ET: “Understanding Light” with Mark Wallace (15 hours)
+ next rerun air time: 3am ET on Tuesday

+ starts Tuesday 12pm ET: “How to shoot with your first flash” with Mike Hagen (5hr 10 min)
+ next rerun air times: 5:10pm, 10:20pm, 3:30am, 8:40am: 1:50pm ET

+ starts Tuesday 12pm ET: “Color for Designers” with Richard Mehl (8hr 14 min)
+ next rerun air times: 8:14pm ET, 4:28am ET

+ starts Friday 12pm ET: “Fundamentals of Photography with John Greengo (24 hrs 30 min)
+ no reruns because the class is longer than 24 hours πŸ™‚

+ NOTE: the last of the class re-run airings are almost always going to be INCOMPLETE because CreativeLIVE cuts off the streaming at 11:45am ET each day ~ because a new set of classes starts free-streaming at 12pm ET daily

Meanwhile for a limited time, coupon code APRIL10 gets you $10 off Creative LIVE purchases. Restrictions may apply…

Top 20 Classes for $20 each at C-LIVE [FREE to Watch: Art Wolfe Nature Photography until Sat 11:45am ET]

For a limited time only, CreativeLIVE is having a Top 20 Classes sale where each class goes for $20. The options include “Adobe Camera RAW” (15~ hours), “LR Classic CC for Beginners” (10 hours), a couple of lighting classes, portraiture, weddings, business, etc…

Meanwhile the headliner of the current FREE to STREAM classes is Art Wolfe’s “The Art of Nature Photography”. The class is 5 hours and 33 hours long and will repeat until Saturday at 11:45am ET.

If you want to watch it from the beginning, the approximate start times are:
+ Friday 12pm ET
+ Friday 5:33pm ET
+ Friday 11:06pm ET
+ Saturday 4:39am ET
+ Saturday 10:12am ET
+ stream cuts off on Saturday at 11:45am ET

NOTE the above are my calculations, the exact time may be a few minutes off…

PS: for fans of wordplays, note the subtle insertion of Art’s name in the class name πŸ™‚

16 Bundles for $49 each [Creative LIVE]

If you want to scoop up multiple classes on the same topic with a bundle discount, for a limited time, CreativeLIVE is running a 16 bundles for $49 each sale. The bundles include Outdoor Photography (five classes, including Art Wolfe’s), Adobe Bootcamp (LR, CC, Premiere), Lighting (five classes), Food photography (five classes), Compositing (six classes), headshots (six classes), DIY photography and lighting (six classes), Night Photography (five classes) and more…

But that’s not all. There are also instructor-centric bundles. The Ben Willmore bundle (26 classes, yes twenty six classes), Sue Bryce (16 classes), Brooke Shaden (seven classes) and more…

FREE to Stream: Vincent Laforet’s HD-DSLR Stills to Video class [ends Wedn 11:45am ET]

Good until Wednesday at 11:45am eastern, CreativeLIVE is live-streaming for FREE vincent Laforet’s “HD-DSLR: From Stills to Video” class with a runtime of 17 and a half hours. This means the class will air once in full, and once partially. The second airing will begin around 5:30am eastern on Wednesday but will not complete because the ON-AIR Schedule (the free to stream classes) changes the free-streaming rotation at 12pm eastern daily…

Select Outdoor Photography Classes for $14 to $29 each

Spring is in the air, and outdoor photography is calling [quarantine aside]. To sale-a-brate spring, Creative LIVE is running an Outdoor Photography sale with select classes offered for $14 to $29 each. IF you see a higher price, go to the individual class page where it may automatically drop to the sale price.

The sale includes the “Photographing America’s National Parks” class (16.5 hours) with Ian Shive for $14.

And as fate would have it, starting at 12pm eastern today, Monday 4/20/20, is the FREE-to-STREAM “The Art Of Photographing Birds” class with Frans Lanting. The class is 5 hours and seven minutes long and will repeat for about 24 hours, until about 11:45am ET on Tuesday.

PRO TIP: because the classes repeat immediately during the 24 hour cycle, barring any technical issues and such, you can easily calculate the next start times. For example:
+ 12pm ET starts, 5:07pm ET ends Monday
+ next viewing ends 10:14pm ET Monday
+ next viewing ends 3:21am ET Tue
+ next viewing ends 8:28am ET Tue
+ last partial viewing, ends 11:45am ET Tue

So let’s say you catch the first two hours when it begins at 12pm ET, and then you are busy. You can do the math above, add 2 hours to the number, and that’s when you can continue watching it. If you’ve programmed a VCR before, you have been preparing all your life for this task πŸ™‚

25 Classes for $25 each at C-LIVE

Time for some more learnings and re-learnings, for a limited time, Creative LIVE is offering 25 classes for $25 each including bird and animal photography, crappy light, cinematic light, understanding light, portraiture, posing, boudoir, workflow, etc…

NOTE: the prices automatically drop to $25 when you visit the individual class product page…

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…

$15 off orders of $20+ at CreativeLIVE with Inconvenience Coupon

While CreativeLIVE is down for maintenance, they have left up and running 17 FREE-Streaming Classes

But that’s not all; to make up for the inconvenience, they are offering coupon code HUG-AN-ENGINEER that gets you $15 off orders of $20+, running until Sunday night [it doesn’t specify day, it says “end of day tomorrow”, so if this was posted at 11pm pacific, it should mean Sunday 11:59pm pacific; but that’s just my guess…

This is a very good way to handle a planned outage. You offer the customers some alternatives to watch AND you give them a discount on future purchases!

PS: the various Bootcamp classes are on sale for $29, so this coupon should drop them to $14 [I haven’t tried it]

Top Bootcamp Classes for $29 each: LR, Pho, Portrait, Weddings, Business, Boudoir, Newborn, Etc

IF you are looking for longer and more in-depth classes at a good price, CreativeLIVE is running a Top Bootcamp Classes sale for $29 each covering some of the major topics in photography including:

  • “Fine Art Photography: Complete Guide” (26 hours)
  • “28 Days of Portrait Photography” (58 hours)
  • “Lightroom Classic CC” (24 hours)
  • “Photoshop CC Bootcamp” (22 hours)
  • “Wedding Photography Bootcamp” (22 hours)
  • “Master the Business of Photography” (28 hours)
  • “30 Days of Wedding Photography” (39 hours)
  • “Boudoir bootcamp” (16 hours)
  • “Newborn Photography” (22 hours)
  • “Studio Systems Photography Business Bootcamp” (30 hours)
  • “Complete Wedding Photography Experience” (30 hours)

But that’s not all. Many other classes are included including Final Cut X PRO, prints, lighting, Premiere Pro CC, more portraits, weddings and photoshop, along with more general business/creative classes…

NOTE that every class has one or more chapters streaming for FREE, so you can get a general feel of the instructor(s) and the level and style of the teaching…

NOTE that CreativeLIVE is having a 3-hour maintenance between 11pm to 2am pacific time on Saturday, which translates to 2am to 5am eastern time on Sunday 4/12/20…

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] πŸ˜‰

60% off site-wide at CreativeLIVE (and $10 off coupon too) [Camera Guide Classes for $11 each]

CreativeLIVE is back with another 60% off site-wide sale on most classes offered on their website. A few are excluded from discounting and couponing per prior contractual agreements. The price you see is the price you pay while this limited time promotion is running…

The sale includes the Camera Guide Classes, which C-LIVE calls “Fast Starts” and the majority of them are $11 each by John Greengo. They cover most of the intermediate and advanced/pro cameras, along with select entry-point cameras from most manufacturers.

The sale also includes more gear-y classes on lens systems and autofocusing (eg for Nikon). Most of the lens-y classes are $19 each, except for Olympus which is $11.

Speaking of couponing, for a limited time, you can use coupon APRIL10 for $10 off a class purchase. Not sure if there’s a minimum purchase amount required for the coupon. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider. You need an account to test the couponing…

If you prefer to pay $0.00, the Wednesday round of “Free to Stream” classes at CreativeLIVE are headlined by Todd Owyoung’s “Getting Started In Music Photography” (4 hours long, he’s using the Nikon Z system he says). There’s a class on creating a creative’s Etsy store, a writing class, and more… [check our earlier post for a TL;DR schedule].

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 πŸ˜‰

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” πŸ˜‰

Photoshop and Lightroom Classes from $9 to $29 at CL

If you are looking for classes on different aspects of Photoshop and Lightroom, CreativeLIVE is running a Photoshop & LR Tutorials sale with classes ranging from $9 to $29, from many photo-teachers such as Lidnsay Adler, Matt K, Ben Willmore, Lisa Carney, and more…