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The Secrets To Restoring Old Photos with Dave Cross

Learn how to bring new life to old photos! Join Dave Cross for an in-depth look at various tools, techniques, and strategies for restoring old photographs. Dave starts with a look at options and considerations for capturing digital versions of your photos, then lays out his fundamental strategies for his restoration workflow. Dave builds on that foundation with a series of lessons that tackle the common scenarios you will encounter when working with old photos. From dealing with faded color to removing various types of spots to putting torn photos back together again, you’ll leave this class well prepared to tackle your next restoration project.



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Ideally, every photo we take would be perfect: perfect exposure, perfect white balance, no backlighting, no harsh shadows. Of course the reality is that some images need to be fixed, and in this course Dave Cross will look at ways to deal with common photographic problems. In each lesson Dave will fix a problem image, real-time, step-by-step.


Making Beautiful Photo Books in Lightroom Classic with Scott Kelby

Get ready to fall in love with making photo books in Lightroom Classic! Join Scott Kelby for a close up look at what’s new, how to get started on the right foot, and how to make your photo book look amazing. Adobe has added new features to the Book module that take the experience of customizing a photo book to a whole new level. Whether you are making books for a gift, for sale, or for yourself, you will come away with the skills to create an absolutely beautiful book that will knock your socks off.



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Learn how to create beautiful wedding albums in Lightroom CC! Join Scott Kelby as he shares his favorite design tips, tricks, and techniques for creating wedding photo books with high impact. Scott takes you through the process, from beginning to end, showing you how to get started with your book, maximize the Lightroom interface for an efficient workflow, how to add photos, customize pages, work with text, and all the while sharing his insights into how to design your layouts like a pro. You’re going to fall in love with the process once you realize how much control you have over the design, and your clients will fall in love with your albums.


Essentials For A Sports Photography Business with Dave Black

For anyone wanting to get started in sports photography there’s no better brain to pick than the legendary Dave Black. In this class, moderated by Scott Kelby, Dave takes questions from a live audience on a range of sports photography topics. As the questions come in and the answers flow, Dave shares his well earned insights into a range of topics, such as choosing the right gear for the sport you are covering, how to work with a wire service, how to get credentials, what makes a photo publishable, who owns the copyright of your photos, how to get started in the commercial side of sports photography, and more. All along the way Dave shares fascinating stories from his decades of experience covering a wide range of sports.



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Take your sports action photography to the next level with lighting! When you control the lighting you will set your work far apart from the rest of the pack. Join veteran sports photographer Dave Black as he takes you through three different action sports scenarios using a different lighting setup in each location. From speedlights to the Elinchrom Quadra and Ranger systems, you’ll learn about all of the gear Dave uses, the camera settings needed to freeze fast action, how to use zone focusing to get tack sharp results, how to work with your subjects to keep everyone safe during the shoot, and so much more!


Uncovering The Magic of the Rainforest: Costa Rica with Rick Sammon

Pack your virtual bags and join Rick Sammon in beautiful Costa Rica as he shares his tips, tricks, and techniques for getting the most out of a trip to the rainforest. In this class you’ll learn what gear to bring and how to care for it, how to photograph everything from wildlife to seascapes, how to use accessories like polarizers, ring flash, and macro lenses, along with a ton of tips for enhancing your rainforest experience. In every lesson Rick shares his approach to getting the shot while sharing useful information that you can easily apply to other types of photography too. So whether you are heading to the rainforest or just dreaming about it, you’ll be sure to learn new information that will take your photography to a new level.



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Join Rick Sammon and learn how to get the most out of photographing Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. These parks are close together, and a must-see destination for landscape and wildlife photographers. In this class Rick shares his favorite locations within both parks, and teaches you how to prepare for your trip, tips for creating powerful compositions, overcoming exposure challenges, how to shoot time-lapse and HDR, and a host of tips, tricks and techniques for landscape and wildlife photography.

Advanced Photoshop Compositing: The Art of Storytelling with Kirk Marsh

Step right up, step right up, and welcome to the big show! Join Kirk Marsh at the Vernardos Circus for a class on conceptual composite photography. In this class Kirk goes through his process of separately photographing a circus strongman and a juggler with the goal of compositing them both together into a fantastic and magical final image. Kirk goes through the gear used, his camera settings, the location set up, props, wardrobe, and how to approach creating the elements for the final composition.

After the strongman and juggler shoot is completed, Kirk has an additional shoot with just the juggler in a variety of positions to create a fantasy composite of her in multiple locations within the final image. After the images are captured Kirk heads into the studio to share his compositing workflow. By the end of the class, you’re sure to be inspired to create cool composites of your own or maybe even run away and join the circus!



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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.


What To Shoot When There Is Nothing To Shoot with Jeff Leimbach

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.



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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.

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