Stacksocial round-up: Self-Stirring Lens Coffee Mug, Pay What You Want (two Photo bundles for $1+ each), various Photography and Adobe Courses, 2TB cloud, Etc

We haven’t done one of these in a while, so it’s time for a Stacksocial round-up!

Lens-shaped coffee mugs have their own variations on a theme. For example, some of them are self-stirring like this one, going for $13 and powered by two AAA batteries. This looks like a variation of the more common “24-105” type of a cup.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

+ Pay What You Want: Complete Photography Bundle for $1+ (two classes: DIY Photography and Advanced Creative Skills)
+ or pay $12.84 or more for SEVEN more classes

+ Pay What You Want: Expert Photography Bundle for $1+ you get two classes: Night Photography and Off-Camera Flash
+ or pay $19.50 or more for NINE more classes

+ DSLR Photography Bundle for $24

+ Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography for $20

ADOBE and DESIGN

+ Pay What You Want: Design Asset Super Bundle for $1+ (three items), or pay $17+ to unlock ten more items

+ Professional Photo Editing Bundle for $19 includes five “Edit Like a PRO” classes

+ The Ultimate Photography & Photoshop Bundle for $20

+ Ultimate Adobe Photo Editing Bundle for $30

+ Adobe Photoshop & Editing Mastery Bundle for $41 includes five courses

+ Adobe CC Essentials Training Bundle for $29

+ Adobe Lightroom CC: Photo Editing Masterclass for $41

+ Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle for $65

+ Adobe Creative Cloud Bundle for $45

+ Digital Design with Adobe bundle for $31 (three courses included)

EVERYTHING ELSE

+ 2TB of Lifetime access Zoolz Cloud Storage: for $50
+ 1TB is Instant Vault and 1TB is Cold Storage

+ a handful of various WordPress Themes starting at $25 with ThemeJunkie’s lifetime subscription

2TB Cloud Storage for $50 (lifetime service)

If you are looking for an additional storage and backup option to integrate into your strategy, for a limited time, Stacksocial is offering 2TB of Zoolz Cloud Storage for $50. This is a lifetime service. You pay $50 once and you continue to use the service without any additional fees.

This includes 1TB of instant Vault storage, and 1TB of cold storage. This runs on the Amazon AWS. You can use two different computers to make backups. This offer is for new customers only, it cannot be stacked with additional promotions like this to get more storage at the same price.

Premium PC Power Bundle for $29 includes Corel Paintshop Pro X9

It’s not just Mac software bundles at Stacksocial. They also have Windows 10 software bundles. The ten software title Premium PC Power Bundle goes for $29 and includes among others the Corel Paintshop Pro X9 software. Most of the other apps are computer security and utilities, along with a speed-reading class. All these are digital redemptions.

10% off Stacksocial with coupon

To celebrate Cinqo de Mayo, limited time / limited redemption coupon code FIESTA10 gets you 10% off at Stacksocial. Most items are eligible but there are probably some exclusions. You can try it on the previously mentioned self-stirring cup or the various Adobe training classes or other photography-related items.

I don’t know if it works on the Pay What You Want bundles since you can already pay what you want.

5-year subscription to Polaroid University’s Mobile Photography Classes for $25

Stacksocial is back with another educational promotion, they are offering a prepaid 5-year subscription to the Polaroid University Video Classes for $25. This is a one-time payment that gets you five year access to their online classes, which you can watch via a web browser or their iPhone app. You can see details and previews at their website.

If you instead prefer a shorter term, a 1-year subscription is available as either a digital download or a gift-box delivered by mail for $20 through Amazon. Pay attention to the listing – download vs box.

Course Bundle: The Complete Adobe Suite Mastery Package for $79

Stacksocial is offering the Complete Adobe Suite Mastery Package featuring 135 e-courses on a variety of Adobe products and topics for $79. These are offered by “eCourses4you” and are online classes. This is of general Adobe learning interest, not photographer-specific.

Also in progress at Stacksocial is the Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0 featuring nine software titles for the Mac for $20 total as digital downloads, including Corel’s AfterShot 3 (not the PRO version).

Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0 including Corel After Shot 3 for $20 total (digital download)

Stacksocial launched their Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0 featuring nine software titles for the Mac for $20 as a digital download. This includes Corel’s AfterShot 3. As far as I can tell, this is not the PRO version. Other titles include Particle Shop, Crossover, PDF Expert, Total Video Converter PRO, etc. Check under the Specs of each title to see if it’s compatible with your current version of MacOS if you are running an older version.

5-Hour Coupon for 5% to 25% off at Stacksocial

Good until around 8pm Eastern (give or take), coupon code SURPRISE will get you a discount at Stacksocial that is randomly selected to be one of these five amounts: 5% off or 10% off or 15% off or 20% off or 25% off. They have a variety of photography courses, along with the big Lytro Illum camera (reminder Lytro is out of the consumer camera business). Due to time constraints I can’t price check items right now, and the coupon will expire by the time I get around to doing so, so this is a DIY adventure.

Polaroid 600 Camera & Color Film Pack for $130

From the Impossible Project, the Polaroid 600 Camera is bundled with one Color Film Pack (eight exposures) together for $130 with free shipping at Stacksocial with a limit of three bundles per customer.

PS: it is interesting to go back and forth between digital and instant, where you can take near infinite pictures without additional cost, versus paying additional money for every exposure. This could make an interesting photography essay/exploration for someone to write!

AfterShot 2 Standard for $10 (digital download)

The non-PRO version of Corel’s latest AfterShot 2 software (aka the “Standard” edition) is available for $10 as a digital download for PC or Mac or Linux at Stacksocial. They only carry the non-PRO version.

PS: if you are planning to buy a camera from Adorama, keep in mind that a number of the Adorama bundles for select dSLRs, mirrorless and serious P&S cameras come with a Corel software bundle that includes the PRO version of this and PSP too.

Pay What You Want Photography Bundle: $1+ gets Two Courses, $20+ gets 11 Items

Stacksocial has a Pay What You Want Photography Bundle. If you pay $1 or higher, you get two photography courses, “The Ultimate Guide to Using Off-Camera Flash” and “Night Photography Unlocked”. If you meet or beat the average price (currently $19.50), you get nine more free items, seven more classes and two assets (reference photos and food photos). Annotated screenshot of all the items right below:

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Among other Stacksocial offers in progress:
+ More Pay What You Want Offers including Mac Software (includes Aftershot), and Design and Software and more
+ HDR Projects 4 software for $29 (PC or Mac)
+ Pro Digital Photography & Photoshop Bundle for $29 (30 hours content)
+ DSLR Photography Course Bundle for $25
+ Corel AfterShot 2 Standard Edition for $10 (PC, Mac, Linux)

2TB SkyHub Cloud Backup Lifetime Subscription for $40

If you are looking for more cloud backup options, another Stacksocial promotion gets you a 2TB SkyHub Cloud Backup Lifetime Subscription for $40. This covers up to four computers and back up for NAS & DAS drives. This is an all sales final promotion. Check the listing over there for all the details. I haven’t used this service, so I can’t say what to expect when you sign up for the first time. Limit five subscriptions per customer per the shopping cart there.

Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle for $29

Stacksocial is back with another Adobe-centered training course bundle. This one is offered by the “Live Photo Academy” and it is a four course Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle going for $29 with instant digital redemption but no returns (all sales final). The four courses are Lightroom, Photoshop, Photography and Graphic Design and Creative Suite. They will be available live or you can watch them later on-demand. Details on the four courses over there.

Speaking of Stacksocial, their Spring 2016 Pay What You Want Apple MacOS bundle continues, with $1+ getting you the Emulsion App or if you beat the average $15.50+, you get 10 more software titles, including Corel’s Aftershot PRO 2.

Mac Users: Pay What You Want Bundle ($1+) gets you Emulsion Digital Library [Pay $16+ get more including AfterShot PRO 2]

For Mac Users, Spring is in the air, and so is the Spring 2016 Pay What You Want Mac Software Bundle at Stacksocial. If you pay $1+, you get three software titles which include the Emulsion digital photo library app. Click on “View All Products”, it’s the last one in the long list.

If you meet or beat the current average price of $15.48 (may change slightly over time), you get a total of 13 software titles, the three above, plus ten more, which include Corel’s Aftershot PRO 2, along with Owlet (photo realistic 3D Models), and various other computer utilities (files, security, music, etc).

Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle for $69 (14 streaming courses with lifetime access)

If you are interested in learning more about Adobe’s various software products, Stacksocial has a 14-course Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle offered for $69. These courses stream online and you have lifetime access to them. You must redeem the promotion within 30 days of purchase. The bundle has three Lightroom*.* courses (Mastery, certification exam prep, Crash Course), general photography classes, specific photography classes (flash, studio, wedding, B&W, night), and more. You can watch them in any way and order as you like. All sales are final. You can redeem them right away.

NOTE: “Lightroom*.*” is my shorthand for all Lightrooms, CC and stand-alone. Although if I have to write a whole paragraph to explain the shorthand, perhaps the shorthand is no so good 🙂

On the other hand, if you want to pay less or get fewer courses, the Pay What You Want Bundle gets you two courses if you pay $1+ (night, off-camera flash), or if you meet/beat the average price (currently $19.50), you get 11 total courses and assets (the previous two plus a cornucopia of photo-related courses). Assets as in downloadable graphics and other related digital files.

Speaking of “Pay What You Want”, they also have a Design Bundle bundle that gets you eight different font sets if you meet or beat the current average price of $10.08.

Speaking of Stacksocial, if you want to learn about Linux or refresh or beef up your /learnings, there is a Linux Power User Bundle offered for $19. It includes five different courses. Sorry, no dedicated “vi” course though 🙂