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Hands On with the Nikon D780: Everything You Need to Know to Get Great Shots with Larry Becker

Get a hands on look at the Nikon D780 with Larry Becker! The D780 is an amazingly powerful performance camera that’s packed with features. In this class Larry gets you started quickly with a few need to know items before digging into the buttons and dials, metering modes, white balance, focusing controls, important settings, customization controls, and rounds it out with an explanation of the features and settings every D780 owner needs to know.

In Case You Missed It… Hands On with the Canon EOS R: Everything you Need to Know to Get Great Shots

Join Larry Becker to learn the ins and outs of the amazing Canon EOS R! Whether you just picked one up or are thinking about adding one to your kit, you’ll want to learn all the hidden features and pro tips that set this camera apart. From features such as programmable controls to flexible priority mode to shooting video, Larry teaches you how to set them up (and more!) and get the most out of them.

Larry wraps up the class with three interviews with professional photographers, Joel Grimes, Roberto Valenzuela, and Rick Sammon who have a lot of insights to share from their early hands on experience with the EOS R.

How To Photograph A Rocket Launch with Erik Kuna

Join Erik Kuna on location at the historic Launch Complex 39A, the epicenter of the space program, and learn everything you need to know to tell the story of a rocket launch. In this class you’ll learn about the history of space flight photography, the essential gear and camera settings you’ll need to use, how to capture breath taking streak shots, pad shots, and telephoto shots, the importance of pre-production, as well as tips and techniques for post processing all of your photos when the launch is over.

In Case You Missed It: Demystifying PhotoPills

Learn how to get the most out of PhotoPills when planning your next outdoor photography adventure! Join Erik Kuna as he explains exactly what this app can do, why photographers should care about using an app like PhotoPills, and how best utilize all of the features and functions within the app.

In this class you’ll learn the basic terminology needed to use the planner, how to use the app to plan a photo shoot based around the position of the sun, the moon, or the milky way, how to discover when the next eclipse will occur at a given location, how to perform useful calculations, and so much more! Erik even breaks down all the steps he used in planning for a variety of different photographic scenarios. By the end of the class you’ll have a whole new appreciation for the ability to plan around celestial events using PhotoPills.

Mastering Selections and Masks in Photoshop with Dave Cross

There’s no better time to be alive than now when it comes to making selections and masks! Join Dave Cross as he teaches you the key tools and techniques for ending up with great selections and masks. In this class you learn the relationship between selections and masks, the fundamentals of selections, how to use the main manual selection tools, how to get the most out of the automated selection tools, specialized selection techniques, how to work with masks, and so much more.

Dave gives you a chance to put all of this theory into practice by downloading the course files and following along on two projects designed to help you master these techniques.

In Case You Missed It… Mastering Layers: Beginner Techniques

Join Dave Cross to learn how to become successful using Photoshop’s layers. Aimed at beginners, this class is designed to help you understand what a layer is, discover what types of layers exist and the ways they can be used, navigate the Layers panel, learn how to manage your layers, and much more.

Understanding layers is the key to unlocking Photoshop’s tremendous capabilities for all manner of creative pursuits. By the end of this class you’ll have the confidence to take on more challenging projects.

How to Shoot for Motion Art with Troy Plota

Learn how to create photographs with the intention of transforming them into motion art using Plotagraph. Join Troy Plota in beautiful Siesta Key for a two part photo shoot on the beach followed by an indoor studio shoot. Images from the shoots will be available for download so you can follow along during the lessons on creating motion art at the end.

During each shoot Troy shares the important considerations that pertain to creating images that will look amazing when animated. After the shoots are complete, Troy works through the process of creating three different motion art projects.

In Case You Missed It: Maximize Your Impact with Plotaverse

Take your photography to the next level with the Plotaverse platform! Join Troy Plota, the creator of the Plotaverse platform, as he teaches you how to get the most out of the Plotaverse suite of apps and utilize the motion art you create to promote your work on social media.

In this class you’ll learn the ins and outs of the Plotaverse sharing platform, how to animate a still photo using Plotagraph, how to apply special effects and overlays to your motion art, how to create advanced motion effects, how to morph multiple photos into an animation, and how to create a portfolio of work that you can use to promote yourself to the world.

A Guide To Commanding Color with Mark Heaps

Gain the ability to command color in your images! Join Mark Heaps as he teaches you the terminology, fundamentals, theory, and tools to adjust, edit, change, and tweak the colors in your photos. You’ll learn how color exists within Photoshop, how to control saturation, different ways to isolate colors, how to match the color of objects, how to affect the mood of your images by adjusting color, and so much more. By the end of the class you’ll have the skills to approach editing color with confidence.

In Case You Missed It… Advanced Photoshop: The Psychology and Science Behind Color Grading

Join Viktor Fejes for an advanced look at essential elements of color theory. From understanding color models and the science of RGB, to how to apply this knowledge when performing practical tasks such as color correcting and color grading. Viktor starts with the fundamentals and works up to advanced techniques used in cinema. If you want to manipulate color at will, understand the reasons why, and make your images look fantastic while doing it, then this class is for you.

Getting Your Portfolio Online Using Adobe Portfolio with Scott Kelby

Take advantage of the online portfolio option that is included in all Creative Cloud subscriptions, and showcase your work! Join Scott Kelby to learn how to use the latest templates and features found inside of Adobe Portfolio.

In this class you’ll learn how to get started with Portfolio, how to build a single gallery, how to add multiple galleries, how to add a contact page, how to add an about the artist page, and how to customize the most important settings to make your portfolio reflect your personal style and taste. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to use once you learn the basics.

In Case You Missed It… Building Your Portfolio: Editing & Sequencing Your Work

Become a better photographer through editing and sequencing! Join Stella Kramer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor, as she teaches you how good editing and sequencing can help to do a better job of telling a story with your work.

You’ll learn the basics of editing and sequencing, the importance of knowing your objective, how to deal with critique, why you should stand behind your work, and the value in letting go. Stella brings all of these points home in a series of live edit and sequencing work sessions with three different photographic projects.

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