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How To Bring Your Still Images To Life Using Plotaverse with Trey Ratcliff
Join Trey Ratcliff as he teaches you how to add animation to your still photographs with Plotaverse. These dynamic images exist somewhere between a still photo and a movie and are just mesmerizing to watch. Throughout the class Trey teaches you the ins and outs of using the software, inspires you with mind blowing examples, and walks through ideas of where and how to use Plotaverse to get the most impact in your portfolio. This class is perfect for any photographer looking to start using Plotaverse or wants to add dynamic impact to their portfolio.

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Join Trey Ratcliff as he teaches you how to get the most out of Aurora HDR 2018. Well known for his distinctive HDR style, Trey has been working with Aurora’s developers for several years, and knows the program inside and out. In this class, designed for beginners and beyond, you’ll become familiar with what’s possible in Aurora HDR as Trey processes photos that demonstrate its awesome capabilities for almost any situation. From processing a single raw photo to bracketed exposures, you’ll discover the power and simplicity for making beautiful images that match your own artistic style. Are you interested in Aurora HDR 2018? Follow this link for your free trial and purchase of Aurora HDR 2018.

A Photographers Guide To Shooting Wedding Videos Like A Pro with Justin Wojtczak
Join Justin Wojtczak as he teaches you how to plan, shoot, and edit wedding video. You’ll learn about what Justin calls “the snapshot video,” which is a short video segment, containing stills, footage, and music, that highlights the key moments from a wedding. This is a great product you can add on to your existing services. Justin goes though his entire workflow, from prep to post, and demonstrates each step in his process. You can even follow along with his post-production workflow with the provided files in either Adobe Premiere or Photoshop. By the end of the class you’ll feel confident in your ability to add this new income stream to your wedding business.

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As a wedding photographer you want your clients to look and feel amazing, and in this class Jerry Ghionis will teach you how to pose the bride, the groom, and the family, while bringing out their strengths and minimizing their weaknesses.

The Personal Side of Rick Sammon
Award-winning photographer Rick Sammon is inspired by the world around him. He aims to have his creative visions come to life through his photography as well to help teach others to do the same. While you may know of his many awards, books, and various other accomplishments, he opens up his personal side, in a way we’ve never seen before, in this in-depth interview with Kalebra Kelby. Hear from Rick about his travels, love of music, his family, and how it’s all shaped the person he is today. Amidst the stories, you’ll be inspired by the words he lives by and learn to view the world in a whole new way. Plus, you won’t want to miss discovering his favorite household chore!

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Composition – What is it? Learn to compose technically and emotionally with renowned photographer Rick Sammon. Take a trip around the world to explore what works and what doesn’t. From leading lines and rules of thirds, to patterns, contrast and viewpoint, you’ll learn the rules before you break them with amazing tips, tricks and techniques for composing photos that tell stories with feeling!

Rick’s Top Tips for Taking Incredible Travel Photos with Rick Sammon
Take a trip with Rick Sammon as he shares the essential tips for creating incredible photos on your travels! Rick has photographed in over 100 countries, and has learned a lot along the way. Rick brings that hard earned wisdom together to teach you everything you need to know to get the shots you envisioned. In this class you’ll learn the importance of respecting your gear, how to always seek the strongest compositions, and fundamental tips for stunning landscape, wildlife, people, low light photography, and more. Rick wraps up the class with a look at the workflow he uses, and all along the way he shares lessons learned from the road.

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Learn how to Shoot Travel Photos Like A Pro with Scott Kelby! All along the way Scott shares his very best tips and techniques for planning, preparing, and getting the most out of your next travel adventure. Come along and watch the entire process of shooting in a variety of locations in this class then meet back up in part 2, Editing Your Travel Photos with Lightroom and Photoshop.

Mastering Nikon Wireless Flash with Moose Peterson
Learn how to master the new Nikon wireless flash system with Moose Peterson! Join Moose as he provides the foundation for how this system works, goes though the components involved, demonstrates how to pair the flash with your camera, and then takes you step-by-step through a variety of shooting scenarios, using single and multiple lights, in studio and in the field. Even though the Nikon wireless system is currently only compatible with a select number of Nikon bodies, you can get a glimpse of where this exciting technology is going, and learn how to get the most out of it now.

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Learn how to add one more flash to your portrait lighting with Scott Kelby! Building on the foundation you gained in Just One Flash, Scott teaches you the why, when, and how of adding a second flash to your Speedlight setup. Whether you want to create separation between your subject and the background, add a fill light to your subject, or change the look of the background itself, you’ll be amazed at all the great things you can do with a second flash. Be sure to re-watch the Just One Flash class first, then you’ll be ready to take it to the next level with the skills you’ll learn here.

Learn Photoshop In One Hour
Join Scott Kelby as he teaches you the essential things you need to learn about Photoshop to get up and running. Photoshop has a lot of depth, but you don’t need to know everything, just the tools people use every day. Starting with a lesson on how to view your photos, Scott moves on to the most commonly used tools such as cropping, Levels adjustments, using Camera Raw as a filter, making selections, removing distractions, understanding layers, and much more. There’s even a bonus lesson on extracting hair from a background. At the end of the hour you’ll be ready to dig deeper into any of the topics you’ve learned, and take it as far as you want to go.

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Photoshop is an invaluable tool for all Lightroom users, and in this class Scott Kelby teaches you the most important Photoshop techniques you’ll need to know to get the most out of it. Starting off with the basics of moving between Lightroom and Photoshop, Scott moves on to covering the fundamentals of working with selections and layers, and then builds up from there using various projects to demonstrate how it all comes together. Through the class you’ll learn how to remove distractions, how to blend layers with layer masks, how to work with high contrast images, the fundamentals of portrait retouching, how to get started with compositing, and how to deal with all kinds of problems you might encounter in your photographs. By the end of the class you’ll realize that Photoshop is not that hard when you focus on just the techniques you can’t do inside of Lightroom.

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