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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

+ 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 🙂

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 🙂

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] 😉

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 😉

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” 😉

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…

20 classes for $20 each at C-LIVE

CreativeLIVE is back with another limited time promotion, 20 classes for $20 each. Subject matter includes portraiture, lighting, glamo(u)r, composite, video, fashion, macro, travel (well, not now), long exposure, landscape and making a DIY studio (a good idea if you have the time and energy and material and the downtime)..,

Speaking of CreativeLIVE, earlier on we posted the list of upcoming FREE to Stream classes at their ON-AIR schedule page…

FREE classes to stream at CL in the next few days

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

Of potential interest (not a comprehensive list):

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

19 classes for $19 per class at CreativeLIVE includes Lens Classes (Canon or Nikon $19 each)

Creative LIVE is back with their “19 Square” deal, 19 classes for $19 each for a limited time only! A variety of subject matter is included, such as food photography, Lightroom Classic CC workflow, newborns, videography, Lightroom for Scrapbooking and more!

But wait, we are not done yet! For gear-heads and gear-interested photographers, they have three lensaholic classes as part of the sale for $19 each as follows, taught by resident gearhead John GreengoL

UPDATE: meanwhile, good until April 1st in 2020 at 11:59pm, Tor Books (books publisher) is offering for FREE the 300+ page scifi ebook “The Collapsing Empire” (Book #1 of a Trilogy) by John Scalzi. The trilogy concludes on April 14 when the third book is published, so you are guaranteed to get an ending to the story ~ something fans of “A Song of Ice and Fire” and “Kvothe” cannot 🙂

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

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

OF potential interesT:

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

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

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

Photoshop Retouching Certification Bundle for $25

Stacksocial too is on the photo-education bandwagon, they are currently offering their Professional Photoshop Retouching Certification Bundle for $25. A total of 8 courses are included consisting of 218 hours in about 19 hours of instruction time…

If you have any Stacksocial gift cards, store credits, coupons, etc, be sure to use them if they don’t appear automatically in your shopping cart…