with Scott Kelby
Fall deeper in love with printing! Join Scott Kelby as he takes you through all the steps for creating beautiful prints in Lightroom. Lightroom has an amazing print engine, and once you learn the process there’s no turning back. From choosing your image settings to sharpening and soft proofing, Scott teaches you everything you need to know. Scott not only shows you the right steps to take, but he even demonstrates how to solve the most common problems you’re likely to encounter. Printing is a craft, and you’ll only get better with every print you make.
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with Moose Peterson & Kalebra Kelby
In this Personal Side Interview, Kalebra dives deep with award-winning wildlife and aviation photographer Moose Peterson. This in-depth sitdown will tug at your heartstrings as he opens up about his childhood, his family, and how he met his wife. For Moose, art and photography were always a part growing up, but it sparked a true passion for him to push going after it as a full-time career. With every word, you can see the passion and drive he has for his craft, and it’s that zeal that keeps pushing him forward in everything he does.
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with Elena S. Blair & Sandra Coan
Join Elena S. Blair and Sandra Coan to learn how to build your family photography business into something that will prosper and thrive! Family photographers create memories and heirlooms for their clients, and you should value what you do for your families. In this class you’ll get off on the ground floor with some business basics, then move on to learning how to build your brand, develop a social media presence, get your website working for you, and put it all together to execute a solid marketing strategy. You have to do the work to promote yourself, but with the right pieces in place you’re on the road to success.
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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.
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with Elena S. Blair
Join Elena S. Blair as she takes you through her shooting workflow while working with a family on location. Meaningful family lifestyle photography is in high demand. Creating photographs based on how you feel is more important than technical skill alone. Elena’s workflow is efficient and effective but what drives her is the opportunity to create timeless family heirlooms for her clients. In this class, Elena shares her process for getting clients ready, scheduling a shoot, selecting the gear she uses, working with her clients on a shoot, and selecting the final images that make up the gallery that is shared with the client. When approached through your creativity, family photography has the potential to be both profitable and fulfilling as an artist.
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with Scott Kelby
Join Scott Kelby for an in-depth look at twenty locations in and around New York City for amazing photographic opportunities. From some of the most iconic spots to places you've probably never heard of, Scott shares tips and tricks for getting there, what to shoot while you are there, and things to know before you go. Not only will you come away with stunning photographs but you'll have had a fantastic time experiencing some of the best that New York has to offer. Don't forget to download the provided PDF to get the street addresses for every location mentioned.
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with Bret Malley
Realistic shadows are an essential component of a realistic composite. Join Bret Malley to learn how to create custom shadows in a variety of lighting situations from diffused overcast light to hard direct light. In this class Bret demonstrates tips and techniques for creating soft shadows, hard shadows, custom shadows with the Pen Tool, shadows on natural terrain, and finishing touches like realistic reflections to tie it all together. Nothing can ruin a composite faster than a poorly crafted shadow, so it is critical to get them right.
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with Terry White
Join Terry White to learn how to leverage the tools in Adobe Spark to gain more attention to your social media efforts! Adobe Spark is a free social media content creation platform from Adobe that consists of three parts: Spark Post, Spark Video, and Spark Page. Spark Post is for creating single graphic posts with text, Spark Video makes it easy to combine stills, motion, text, and audio into easy to share videos, and Spark Page is a fantastic tool for telling any story in a single scrolling web page. All three are accessible from any web browser or an iOS device. In this class Terry takes you through each Spark component, step-by-step, to show you how to create dynamic and engaging content.
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with Serge Ramelli & Kalebra Kelby
Landscape and urban photographer Serge Ramelli sees art in the world around him. Being an artist and having creativity is all about putting beauty out in the world - with many different ways of how to express it. Serge himself expresses art both through his photography as well as through acting. In this in-depth interview with Kalebra Kelby, Serge shares stories of how he broke into the creative circle, his supportive family, and the dreams he is still pursuing. He strives to bring joy to life and continue to grow, along with helping others to do so as well. His ambition is inspiring and will motivate you to go after your own passions!
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with Moose Peterson
Join Moose as he shares his hard earned tips, tricks, and techniques for creating super sharp photographs from the moment of capture through printing! The second thing a viewer’s eye locks onto when looking at a photo is sharpness, so it is critical that you get it right in camera, and maintain that sharpness through to output. In this class you’ll learn the importance of your camera settings, hand holding and long lens techniques, the danger of heat shimmer, how to use depth of focus to your advantage, what you can do during post processing, and Moose’s own secret recipe for sharp prints. Your photography is all about you and the story you want to tell, so learn how to create the sharpest photos you can to share with the world.
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with Irene Rudnyk
Get inspired to be more creative with natural light with Irene Rudnyk! Using just a camera and lens Irene takes you through her tips and tricks for creating beautiful portraits using only natural light. With live examples shooting outdoors and inside, Irene teaches you how she nails focus at wide open apertures, creates artistic lens flares, makes creative use of window light, obtains a three dimensional look in her photos, and all while working with a minimum of gear and a small budget.
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with Lindsay Adler
Join Lindsay Adler and learn how to leverage the power of Instagram to build your brand! Instagram is the social media platform that is completely designed for photographers, and it is a great way to connect with your audience and potential clients. Lindsay gets you up to speed with what Instagram is all about, and then gives you steps and strategies for growing your following, engaging with your audience, showcasing your work, sharing your vision, and converting that audience into paid opportunities. By the end of the class, you’ll have the foundation for developing your own strategy and the knowledge to make it happen. This class is perfect for anyone who needs to learn how to market their brand on Instagram.