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Hands On with the Nikon Z7: Everything you Need to Know to Get Great Shots
Join Larry Becker to learn the ins and outs of the amazing Nikon Z7! 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 getting oriented to the buttons and menus to customizations and focusing options (and more!), Larry teaches you how to set them up and get the most out of them. Throughout the class you’ll also encounter interviews with professional photographers, Stacy Pearsall, Cliff Mautner, Dixie Dixon, and Joe McNally, who have a lot of insights to share from their early hands on experience with the Nikon Z7.

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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.

Pro Tips for Photographing Toddlers with Tracy Sweeney
Don’t be afraid of toddlers! Join Tracy Sweeney as she shares her best practices for photographing these little movers like a pro. In this class Tracy teaches you the importance of setting expectations with the parents and shares her tips for coaching the families through a session. You’ll learn her approach to posing toddlers and creating natural opportunities for keeping them engaged. You’ll get to see Tracy putting it into practice through three different live shoots with toddlers and their parents, and at the end of the class Tracy shares her post processing workflow to help you become more efficient at creating your final images. With all of these tips and techniques in your bag of tricks you’ll be ready to create dynamic portraits that your clients will cherish.

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Join Tracy Sweeney for a masterclass in newborn photography! Filmed on location in Tracy’s studio, you’ll learn the essentials for getting started photographing newborns. Safety and comfort is job one in newborn photography, and Tracy starts off sharing her methods for keeping babies safe, warm, and soothed. From there, Tracy takes you through her choice of gear and lighting, and then gives you a front row seat for a series of newborn sessions. You’ll learn how to wrap the baby, how to pose the baby on a variety of props, and how to maximize the time spent on set to give you a variety of looks in a short amount of time. Family photos are part of the package, and Tracy shares her process for working with the family in a variety of configurations. After the shooting is done, you’ll learn Tracy’s workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop for creating the final polished images that go on to become timeless heirlooms for the family.

How To Infuse YOU Into Your Photography with Karen Hutton
Learn how to incorporate your unique voice into your photography! Join Karen Hutton on location in Lake Tahoe, California and learn how to see the world in a whole new way. In this class Karen explores what it really means to see a scene, how to get yourself grounded in your environment as preparation for taking photographs, how to use compositional guidelines to convey your messages, how to work the area you are photographing, and so much more! When you get in touch with your unique way of seeing the world you can being to express yourself in new ways. Get out of your comfort zone, open yourself up to new experiences, and have fun telling your your story through your photography.

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It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see! Join Karen Hutton for an exploration of how to find your voice, and share it with the world. Finding your voice takes a lifetime, but you don’t need to wait to start using it. In this class Karen shares a simple process, using many visual examples, for how you can look at your own life and connect who you are to what you do with your photography. Your voice is who you are, and the world needs you to weave things that matter into what you want to say with your art. From having a vision to practical examples and exercises, Karen shares what has helped her find her voice and bring it to bear in her work. This class was filmed in front of a live audience, so be sure to stick around for the Q&A session at the end.

How To Grow Your YouTube Channel with Serge Ramelli
Learn how to create, nurture and grow your own YouTube channel with Serge Ramelli! Serge has the largest YouTube channel for Lightroom on the Internet, and he’s built it from the ground up. In this class Serge shares his 10 best tips for being successful on YouTube. You’ll learn the importance of publishing regularly and frequently, the gear you’ll need to publish, the most important elements of getting noticed and going viral, how to actually post your content, and so much more. Every artist has a voice, and YouTube is a fantastic way to grow your business and be successful!

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Learn how to get started as a concert photographer with Adam Elmakias! Adam is a music photographer based in San Diego who got started in the business at a young age and has learned the ropes from spending time in the trenches with bands on the road, and in all kinds of venues. In this class Adam will teach you all the tools you need to be a successful artist today, from how to get a photo pass to the importance of networking, and from how to build your brand to how to find balance with social media. The photo industry is constantly changing, and one of the most important things you can do is position yourself to be an influencer within your photographic community. Adam addresses all of these points and so much more!

How To Get The Cinematic Look From Your Drone Photography with Dave Williams
Learn how to translate techniques from movies into your drone footage for a cinematic look with Dave Williams! Dave travels the world shooting with all types of cameras, and especially his drones. In this class Dave teaches you how to stand out from the crowd by using your drone with complete creative control to fly like a movie director and create something truly cinematic. You’ll learn how to overcome limitations, do your research ahead of time, configure your drone’s settings for optimal capture, and practice the types of movements used in movies to capture the viewer’s attention and tell your story.

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Learn how to get your Mavic Air off the ground and configured for the best photos and videos it can capture! Join Terry White and Scott Kelby as they teach you everything you need to know before you fly – the apps to use, the hardware, phone setup, safety tips, and all the advanced features. Each lesson builds on the previous one, starting in the studio and then heading outdoors to see the drone in action. Terry and Scott wrap up the class with tips on transferring the photos from the Mavic Air and how to power it down. This class is perfect for anyone interested in drones or other gadgets.

Hands On With The Canon EOS R: Everything You Need To Know To Get Great Shots with Scott Kelby and Larry Becker
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.

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If you are new to DSLR photography, then this class is for you. Join Scott Kelby as he takes you through the ten most important things every photographer should know about their camera. We all want to get great images, and taking the time to get to know the ten or so most important features on our cameras can really help keep our photos sharp, clean, well exposed, and showing the right colors whether we’re shooting moving subjects or still landscapes. This class may be named the top ten, but Scott manages to pack a whole lot more into each lesson, providing a firm foundation for getting the most out of every tip and technique.

 

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