Erik Kuna

Erik Kuna

Erik is the Vice President of Operations for KelbyOne, and a passionate rocket launch photographer. His goal is to create images that help educate people about the space industry, and inspire them to learn more about the beauty of space exploration. His passion was ignited in 2015 by seeing the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster land successfully. He felt like from that moment, he had to be part of documenting and capturing the beauty and inspiration of spaceflight and has never looked back. He has recently pushed his work farther by working with Plotaverse to heighten his images with motion.

Join Erik Kuna to learn the ins and outs of the amazing Canon EOS R3! If you’ve purchased the R3 or are considering adding this to your kit, then this is the class for you. Join Erik as he shares his experience with using the R3, discusses what type of photographer will benefit the most from what this camera has to offer, and then takes you on a deep dive exploration of the buttons, dials, and menus to help you get the most out of Canon’s most high performance mirrorless camera to date!

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Join Erik Kuna to learn the ins and outs of the amazing Canon EOS R3! If you’ve purchased the R3 or are considering adding this to your kit, then this is the class for you. Join Erik as he shares his experience with using the R3, discusses what type of photographer will benefit the most from what this camera has to offer, and then takes you on a deep dive exploration of the buttons, dials, and menus to help you get the most out of Canon’s most high performance mirrorless camera to date!

Make the most of your KelbyOne membership with this class from Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna! Whether you are a new member or a seasoned KelbyOne veteran this class is for you. Join Scott and Erik as they take you through a complete tour of all the content, features, and perks your KelbyOne membership has to offer. Get the inside scoop on navigating your Dashboard, finding classes that fit your interests, the various ways you can watch your favorite instructors, how to get involved with the best community on the web, and so much more!

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Make the most of your KelbyOne membership with this class from Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna! Whether you are a new member or a seasoned KelbyOne veteran this class is for you. Join Scott and Erik as they take you through a complete tour of all the content, features, and perks your KelbyOne membership has to offer. Get the inside scoop on navigating your Dashboard, finding classes that fit your interests, the various ways you can watch your favorite instructors, how to get involved with the best community on the web, and so much more!

Get your visual effects on! Join Erik Kuna as he gets you up to speed with Boris FX Optics 2022, a plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom Classic as well as a standalone program. Boris FX has been a leader in visual effects for video and now for stills. In this class you’ll learn how to perform color grading, lighting effects, light leaks, particle generations, and more using Boris FX Optics. Starting from Lightroom Classic and Photoshop, Erik takes you step-by-step through different example workflows, from basic to more and more advanced, to help you create photographs that more closely match what you saw in your mind’s eye or even your imagination when the photo was created.

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Get your visual effects on! Join Erik Kuna as he gets you up to speed with Boris FX Optics 2022, a plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom Classic as well as a standalone program. Boris FX has been a leader in visual effects for video and now for stills. In this class you’ll learn how to perform color grading, lighting effects, light leaks, particle generations, and more using Boris FX Optics. Starting from Lightroom Classic and Photoshop, Erik takes you step-by-step through different example workflows, from basic to more and more advanced, to help you create photographs that more closely match what you saw in your mind’s eye or even your imagination when the photo was created.

Take the mystery out of creating panoramas and timelapse movies! Join Erik Kuna out in the beautiful landscape of Arizona as he breaks down the essentials for creating breathtaking panoramas and captivating timelapse movies. Starting with no frills set ups, Erik teaches you the lingo, the gear, and the settings to make these creations come alive, as he builds on each lesson to increase your skills and your options.

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Take the mystery out of creating panoramas and timelapse movies! Join Erik Kuna out in the beautiful landscape of Arizona as he breaks down the essentials for creating breathtaking panoramas and captivating timelapse movies. Starting with no frills set ups, Erik teaches you the lingo, the gear, and the settings to make these creations come alive, as he builds on each lesson to increase your skills and your options.

Sometimes we overlook the camera we have with us all the time—right in our pocket! Join Erik as he shares tips and techniques for making the most of your iOS or Android phone to make awesome professional quality images. He’ll go over how to shoot in RAW, and how to use computational photography. He will also teach you how to capture amazing images without having to lug around extra gear or spend extra time editing. From long exposure to shooting the Milky Way to shallow depth of field and macro, so many things are possible. What better time than now to get ahead of the game and start using your mobile device as your second camera? Who knows, it might just become your primary camera one day!

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Sometimes we overlook the camera we have with us all the time—right in our pocket! Join Erik as he shares tips and techniques for making the most of your iOS or Android phone to make awesome professional quality images. He’ll go over how to shoot in RAW, and how to use computational photography. He will also teach you how to capture amazing images without having to lug around extra gear or spend extra time editing. From long exposure to shooting the Milky Way to shallow depth of field and macro, so many things are possible. What better time than now to get ahead of the game and start using your mobile device as your second camera? Who knows, it might just become your primary camera one day!

Take a deeper dive into post processing your Milky Way photos! Join Erik Kuna as he teaches you how to decrease the noise and increase the signal to bring out the very best in your astrophotography. Erik walks you step-by-step through his workflow for dealing with noise, nailing the white balance, reducing light pollution, adding depth and dimension, enhancing the Milky Way core, and a series of finishing moves to really make things pop.

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Take a deeper dive into post processing your Milky Way photos! Join Erik Kuna as he teaches you how to decrease the noise and increase the signal to bring out the very best in your astrophotography. Erik walks you step-by-step through his workflow for dealing with noise, nailing the white balance, reducing light pollution, adding depth and dimension, enhancing the Milky Way core, and a series of finishing moves to really make things pop.

Expand your photographic horizons with telephoto astrophotography! Join Erik Kuna with another astrophotography course with a focus on photographing nebulas, star fields, the moon, and the planets from a beginner’s perspective. You probably have all the gear you’ll need (except for a star tracker), and Erik will take you through the fundamentals to get you out shooting. In this class you’ll learn the terms and considerations for deep sky astrophotography, the importance of starting simple, how to select a star tracker, planning for the weather and moon phases, focusing for sharpness, mastering exposure, dealing with light pollution, stacking final images, and so much more!

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Expand your photographic horizons with telephoto astrophotography! Join Erik Kuna with another astrophotography course with a focus on photographing nebulas, star fields, the moon, and the planets from a beginner’s perspective. You probably have all the gear you’ll need (except for a star tracker), and Erik will take you through the fundamentals to get you out shooting. In this class you’ll learn the terms and considerations for deep sky astrophotography, the importance of starting simple, how to select a star tracker, planning for the weather and moon phases, focusing for sharpness, mastering exposure, dealing with light pollution, stacking final images, and so much more!

Get up to speed on the Canon EOS RP with Erik Kuna! If you’ve purchased the RP or are just curious about what it has to offer, then this is the class for you. Join Erik as he shares his experience with using the RP, discusses what type of photographer will benefit the most from this new model. From there, Erik takes you on a deep dive exploration of the buttons, dials, menus, and video functions to help you get the most out of this amazing full frame mirrorless camera.

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Get up to speed on the Canon EOS RP with Erik Kuna! If you’ve purchased the RP or are just curious about what it has to offer, then this is the class for you. Join Erik as he shares his experience with using the RP, discusses what type of photographer will benefit the most from this new model. From there, Erik takes you on a deep dive exploration of the buttons, dials, menus, and video functions to help you get the most out of this amazing full frame mirrorless camera.

Get up to speed on the Canon EOS R5 with Erik Kuna! If you’ve purchased the R5 or are just curious about what it has to offer, then this is the class for you. Join Erik as he shares his experience with using the R5, discusses what type of photographer will benefit the most from this new model. From there, Erik takes you on a deep dive exploration of the buttons, dials, menus, and video functions to help you get the most out of this amazing mirrorless camera.

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Get up to speed on the Canon EOS R5 with Erik Kuna! If you’ve purchased the R5 or are just curious about what it has to offer, then this is the class for you. Join Erik as he shares his experience with using the R5, discusses what type of photographer will benefit the most from this new model. From there, Erik takes you on a deep dive exploration of the buttons, dials, menus, and video functions to help you get the most out of this amazing mirrorless camera.

Get up to speed on the Canon EOS R6 with Erik Kuna! If you’ve purchased the R6 or are just curious about what it has to offer, then this is the class for you. Join Erik as he shares his experience with using the R6, discusses what type of photographer will benefit the most from this new model. From there, Erik takes you on a deep dive exploration of the buttons, dials, and menus to help you get the most out of this Swiss army knife of cameras.

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Get up to speed on the Canon EOS R6 with Erik Kuna! If you’ve purchased the R6 or are just curious about what it has to offer, then this is the class for you. Join Erik as he shares his experience with using the R6, discusses what type of photographer will benefit the most from this new model. From there, Erik takes you on a deep dive exploration of the buttons, dials, and menus to help you get the most out of this Swiss army knife of cameras.

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.

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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.

Are you interested in the new Canon flagship camera the 1DX Mark III, then this class is for you! Join Erik Kuna as he dives into the nitty gritty details of this beast of a camera. Whether you shoot video or stills or both, this is the ultimate hybrid camera providing rock solid performance for years to come. In this class Erik explains the new features, the key options and functions for configuring and customizing the camera for stills and video, as well as sharing his impressions after spending time shooting with the 1DX Mark III.

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Are you interested in the new Canon flagship camera the 1DX Mark III, then this class is for you! Join Erik Kuna as he dives into the nitty gritty details of this beast of a camera. Whether you shoot video or stills or both, this is the ultimate hybrid camera providing rock solid performance for years to come. In this class Erik explains the new features, the key options and functions for configuring and customizing the camera for stills and video, as well as sharing his impressions after spending time shooting with the 1DX Mark III.

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.

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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.

Join Erik Kuna for the post processing companion to his previous class, <a href="https://members.kelbyone.com/course/ekuna-milky-way/">Demystifying Milky Way Landscape Photography!</a> In this class Erik 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.

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Join Erik Kuna for the post processing companion to his previous class, <a href="https://members.kelbyone.com/course/ekuna-milky-way/">Demystifying Milky Way Landscape Photography!</a> In this class Erik 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.

Learn how to capture breathtaking photos of the Milky Way with Erik Kuna! In this class Erik gets you up to speed on the gear you’ll need, the settings you’ll use, tools to help you plan your shoot, essential information about the Milky Way, and techniques to get tack sharp stars, all before heading out to some dark sky locations in the American Southwest. Erik wraps up the class with a review of some of the photos captured and some tips to help you move forward.

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Learn how to capture breathtaking photos of the Milky Way with Erik Kuna! In this class Erik gets you up to speed on the gear you’ll need, the settings you’ll use, tools to help you plan your shoot, essential information about the Milky Way, and techniques to get tack sharp stars, all before heading out to some dark sky locations in the American Southwest. Erik wraps up the class with a review of some of the photos captured and some tips to help you move forward.

Learn how to animate your photographs without shooting video! Join Erik Kuna for an in-depth look at Plotagraph Pro software to explore the possibilities for adding motion to a still photograph that really grabs the viewer’s attention. Cinemagraphs bridge the gap between still photographs and video and provide a unique method for bringing your photos to life. In this class Erik takes you through the installation and setup of Plotagraph on the desktop and on the iPad, then walks you through a series of demonstrations to show you how to animate water, clouds, smoke, fire, hair, clothing, and more! Erik wraps up the class with a look at key export settings for sharing your animations with the world, and ideas for how to take your cinemagraphs to the next level.

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Learn how to animate your photographs without shooting video! Join Erik Kuna for an in-depth look at Plotagraph Pro software to explore the possibilities for adding motion to a still photograph that really grabs the viewer’s attention. Cinemagraphs bridge the gap between still photographs and video and provide a unique method for bringing your photos to life. In this class Erik takes you through the installation and setup of Plotagraph on the desktop and on the iPad, then walks you through a series of demonstrations to show you how to animate water, clouds, smoke, fire, hair, clothing, and more! Erik wraps up the class with a look at key export settings for sharing your animations with the world, and ideas for how to take your cinemagraphs to the next level.

Demystifying PhotoPills

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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.

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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.
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