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Architectural Photography: Market, Shoot, Edit with Jeff Leimbach

If you are considering adding architectural photography to your business then this class is for you! Join Jeff Leimbach for a big picture look at what you need to know to get started as an architectural photographer.

Jeff opens the class with a look at the marketing side of the business, from what types of photography fall into this category to how to go about promoting your work and charging your clients. From there you’ll head out on a shoot at a Florida resort where Jeff discusses required gear and demonstrates his process for setting up and completing his shot list. Once the shooting is done you’ll head back into the studio for a look at post production workflow and preparing files for delivery to your client. Jeff wraps up the class with some closing thoughts to help you move forward and start shooting on your own.

In Case You Missed It: What To Shoot When There Is Nothing To Shoot

We’ve all had those days when you’re racking your brain for something to photograph. Join Jeff Leimbach for a class packed with inspiration for new ideas, places, and times to create photos! It’s always a good idea to have some additional photographic ideas in your back pocket for those occasions when your original plans just don’t work out.

No matter where you are, the time of day, or the type of weather, there’s always something to shoot if you are creative. By the end of the class you’ll be motivated to grab your camera, get out there, and make some photo magic.

Secrets to Amazing Photos from the Masters with Marc Silber

Learn the secrets to amazing photos from the masters. Join Marc Silber in a complete course designed to help you with advancing your photography to the next level. In this class you’ll learn the fundamental concepts, terms, and techniques to help you continually elevate your photographic skills. Photography is a life long love affair, and Marc will help you understand the basics so that you can move through each aspect of a photographic workflow with confidence and a connection with your work.

In Case You Missed It… Crush The Composition

Composition is important to any good photo. Professional photographer Scott Kelby covers the basic rules, but then demonstrates how to actually apply these techniques in a real world setting. He shares his secrets and some trial and error examples in getting the photo you want.

This class is perfect for a beginner photographer needing to learn about composition.

Sound Like A Winner | Simple Audio Makes All the Difference with Larry Becker

If you are a photographer stepping into video recording, then this class is for you! Recording good audio is not easy with just your DSLR alone. Join Larry Becker as he teaches you how to get started with two capable, yet simple, microphone setups. Larry also shares a variety of handy tips and techniques to help you capture the best audio soundtrack for working with later when you edit.

In Case You Missed It… A Clear Vision of Lenses for Photographers

Join Larry Becker for a class designed to give you a firm understanding of lens characteristics, capabilities, technologies, and key terms. Lens manufacturing has advanced at a rapid rate, and it is important to stay up to date with the advantages newer lenses have over those in the past.

Larry takes you through the variety of lens mounts, aperture settings, focusing concerns, image stabilization, and cutting edge lens technologies that will make you a better lens consumer. Larry wraps up the class with a closer look at a few popular lens configurations currently available.

25 Quick & Easy Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers with Scott Kelby

As photographers we are often faced with having to retouch our own portrait sessions. Join Scott Kelby as he shows you 25 quick and easy portrait retouching techniques designed with photographers in mind. This class is designed so that you can jump into any lesson based on the topic you want to learn.

Each lesson is short, sweet, and to the point, so whether you need to learn how to retouch an eyebrow, brighten skin, reduce wrinkles in clothing, add catchlights, or a whole host of other retouching techniques, just find the topics that interest you and dive right in!

In Case You Missed It… Mastering the Natural Light Portrait: Post Processing

Join Scott Kelby for the conclusion to his Mastering the Natural Light Portrait class, as he works through his process for editing the photos from that shoot. In this class you’ll learn the core types of edits you will apply to all of your natural light portraits. In this class you’ll learn different techniques for reducing distractions and making the face the most eye-catching part of the photo. From soft northern exposure light to dappled light, Scott teaches you how to analyze the photo, plan your approach, and get the most out of what Lightroom and Photoshop have to offer.

This class is perfect for anyone looking for tips on post processing or editing natural light photos.

Creating Landscape Composites with Bret Malley

Anything you can imagine you can make happen with landscape composites! Join Bret Malley as he takes you on a journey of creativity while teaching you the techniques and concepts you’ll need to use to create eye catching composites of outdoor scenes. You’ll learn the importance of key blending modes, how to replace skies, multiple techniques for blending graphic elements into a scene, how to use selections and masks, tips for fine tuning your creations, and how to add atmosphere and final touches.

This is a great way to learn powerful Photoshop techniques while breathing new life into your landscape photographs.

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Fantastical Compositing: Combining Multiple Images to Create Fantasy Fine Art

Learn how to do a family portrait with a magical twist! Join Bret Malley as he teaches you all the steps, from shooting to post processing, needed to create your own fantasy fine art composite. Bret takes you through the gear he uses, his process for pre-production, how to communicate and work with the subjects, his lighting setup, how to photograph each element of the composite, and then how to bring it all together in Photoshop.

The first half of the class is a live shoot where Bret creates all the pieces, and in the second half he teaches you his tips and techniques for creating a seamless composite that brings your imagination to life.

Newborn Photography: From Concept to Completion with Tracy Sweeney

Take your newborn photography journey to the next step! Join Tracy Sweeney as she takes you through six different live newborn shoots from concept to completion.

Tracy starts the class with a look at her lighting and gear, and then quickly moves on to the hands on tasks of creating props, attention to styling and posing, wrapping each newborn for their comfort and for creativity, how she works through each photo session, and then a close up look at her post processing workflow techniques from Lightroom Classic to Photoshop. By the end of the class you’ll have new skills for creating timeless artwork that your clients will treasure.

In Case You Missed It: Proven Techniques for Repeat Business with Tracy Sweeney

Ignite more enthusiasm in your photography business! Join Tracy Sweeney as she shares time tested and proven techniques to help you create a sustainable business with repeat clients.

Tracy is all about the client experience, and in this class she shares her secrets for building lifelong clients through attention to detail, creating emotional connection, setting clear expectations, developing consistency in branding, and so much more. By the end of class your head will be swimming with new ideas you can infuse into your own business!

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