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Your Dream Travel Photography Places with Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna

What places are on your photography bucket list? Join Scott and Erik as they share their favorite places they would recommend everyone visit and photograph, as well as the places that are on their lists that they would LOVE to photograph!

New KelbyOne Class: Hands On With The Sony a7R IV

Heads up Sony shooters! Join Larry Becker as he gets you up to speed with everything you need to know to start using the new Sony a7R IV to its full potential. After starting with some quick tips to get you going, Larry takes a deep dive into the settings and functions you can change, such as drive mode, focus mode, focus area, and much more. From there you’ll learn about key video functions and settings, followed by a rapid fire round of features that power users will want to know. Larry wraps up the class with a look at the Sony a9 II, and why it is such a powerhouse sports camera.

Milky Way Photography: Stacking & Tracking with Erik Kuna

Take your milky way photography to the next level! Join Erik Kuna in his follow up class to Demystifying Milky Way Landscape Photography, as he takes a deep dive into the practices, techniques, hardware, and software of tracking and stacking.

Tracking and stacking is all about increasing the signal and reducing the noise, and in this class you’ll learn the fundamentals of each technique, gain tips for putting them intro practice, and learn about the hardware and software used to get the job done. Be sure to watch Erik’s first class if you are new to milky way photography before moving to the next level with this one. 

In Case You Missed It: Post Processing Milky Way Landscape Photography

In this class Erik Kuna shares his Lightroom Classic and Photoshop techniques, tips, and tricks for bringing your Milky Way photos to life. Erik demonstrates each step in the process with examples taken during the first class.

You’ll learn how to nail white balance, correct distortion, adjust tonal values, add presence and color, make localized adjustments, reduce noise, composite multiple exposures together, and so much more. Erik reinforces the techniques with a start to finish workflow to bring it all home.

The Grid: Photography Website Critiques

Looking for ways to improve your photography website portfolio? Join Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna above on The Grid to see their critiques of photographers who asked for feedback on their sites!

New KelbyOne Class: The Complete Guide to Lightroom Classic & CC with Serge Ramelli

Get ready to master the entire Lightroom ecosystem! Join Serge Ramelli as he takes you through all of the features of Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic.

Serge begins the class with a look at the cloud based version of Lightroom, often referred to as Lightroom CC, and then transitions to a thorough exploration of Lightroom Classic. After getting oriented to the interface and tools, Serge dives deep with a series of start to finish projects using both versions of Lightroom.

Over the course of 80 individual lessons, Serge will teach you his entire workflow and explore all of the features you need to know to become a Lightroom master!

Blind Photo Critiques on The Grid

Check out the latest episode of The Grid, where Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna do another round of Blind Photo Critiques!

New KelbyOne Class: Photoshop Layers for Beginners with Terry White

Learn how to get started with layers in Photoshop with Terry White! Layers are one of the most important and most used features in all of Photoshop, so if you really want to get good at Photoshop, you need to understand layers.

Join Terry as he provides a solid foundation for understanding what layers are, how to create them, and how to make the most of all the features they provide. In this class you’ll learn about the different kinds of layers, how to make new layers, how to work with multiple layers, how to mask a layer, how to keep those layers organized in all of your future projects, and so much more. 

The Grid: AI Powered Plug-ins for Lightroom and Photoshop

Check out the latest episode of The Grid, where Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna are joined by Greg Rostami of Topaz Labs to discuss the latest technology in AI-powered plug-ins for Lightroom and Photoshop!

New KelbyOne Class: Mastering The New Camera RAW Environment

Get up to speed with the new Camera Raw interface! Join Scott Kelby as he gets you fully oriented on the completely refreshed interface in Adobe Camera Raw. Scott starts off with a look back at Camera Raw’s origins to provide some context for this new look, then methodically moves through all the important aspects that you need to know to work more efficiently than ever before.

This is not a class on complete editing with Camera Raw, but Scott does provide some examples for how things work (and refers you to other classes to learn more) in this new environment. By the end of the class you’ll understand where to find all of your favorite tools, feel comfortable with the new interface, and ready to get to work.

Fine Art Color Photography Master Class with Serge Ramelli

Following on the heels of his master class in B&W fine art photography, Serge Ramelli is back with an even bigger class on fine art color photography.

Join Serge as he takes you through his workflow for capturing and preparing photos to be included in four of his color fine art photo books. You’ll not only get a behind the scenes look at his workflow, but also a virtual world tour as he break down his processing of photos from Venice, Los Angeles, New York, and Paris. As Serge steps through his post processing workflow using Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and Aurora HDR, he shares the decisions he made at the time of capture, his approach to basic processing, HDR merging, panorama stitching, noise reduction, and of course, making that color pop.

In Case You Missed It… The Art of Black and White Photography

Ready for a master class in fine art B&W photography? Join Serge Ramelli as he takes you through his workflow for capturing and preparing photos to be included in fine art photo books. The beginning of the class takes a very detailed look at some of his favorite photos from his book on Paris. From there, Serge moves on to a behind the scenes look at some of his top photos from New York.

As Serge steps through his post processing workflow using Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and Aurora HDR, he shares the decisions he made at the time of capture, his approach to basic processing, HDR merging, panorama stitching, noise reduction, and of course, black and white conversions. Be sure to download the practice photos to follow along!

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