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Learn how to make simple night portraits with Sam Haddix! Join Sam and a group of his friends as they walk around Ybor City at night looking for locations to create interesting portraits. Sam takes you through his gear, camera settings, and lighting setups at each location. With the right mindset you can create amazing photos with a minimal amount of gear and a short amount of time. After the shoot, Sam returns to the studio where he demonstrates his process for making selects, and then works through his typical Lightroom to Photoshop workflow for finishing his portrait edits.

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March 2019

Learn how to make simple night portraits with Sam Haddix! Join Sam and a group of his friends as they walk around Ybor City at night looking for locations to create interesting portraits. Sam takes you through his gear, camera settings, and lighting setups at each location. With the right mindset you can create amazing photos with a minimal amount of gear and a short amount of time. After the shoot, Sam returns to the studio where he demonstrates his process for making selects, and then works through his typical Lightroom to Photoshop workflow for finishing his portrait edits.

Learn the essentials for shooting in the studio with Scott Kelby! In this class Scott has honed in on the ten most essential techniques every photographer needs to know before they start shooting in a studio environment. Scott goes through the basic gear you’ll need, the camera settings, and then takes you step-by-step through each technique. With a live model on set you’ll see each technique put into practice, and all the while Scott shares the tips and tricks you’ll need to get great results. This class is not about any particular brand of gear, and everything can be applied to shooting with an off-camera flash or a studio strobe.

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March 2019

Learn the essentials for shooting in the studio with Scott Kelby! In this class Scott has honed in on the ten most essential techniques every photographer needs to know before they start shooting in a studio environment. Scott goes through the basic gear you’ll need, the camera settings, and then takes you step-by-step through each technique. With a live model on set you’ll see each technique put into practice, and all the while Scott shares the tips and tricks you’ll need to get great results. This class is not about any particular brand of gear, and everything can be applied to shooting with an off-camera flash or a studio strobe.

Learn how to create pro-level headshots with with Kristi Sherk! You may know Kristi as an amazing retoucher, but corporate headshots are a large part of her business. In the first part of this class Kristi takes you through her lighting setup, teaches you how to prepare for the shoot with the goal of saving you time in post production, how to coach your subjects, and how she reviews the shoot with the client to make the final selects. The second part of class is all about how to deal with some of the more problematic retouching situations you might encounter, such as reflections on glasses or reducing wrinkles on clothing. Kristi is all about saving you time in post production, so she wraps up the class with a look at actions and plug-ins you can leverage in your workflow.

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September 2018

Learn how to create pro-level headshots with with Kristi Sherk! You may know Kristi as an amazing retoucher, but corporate headshots are a large part of her business. In the first part of this class Kristi takes you through her lighting setup, teaches you how to prepare for the shoot with the goal of saving you time in post production, how to coach your subjects, and how she reviews the shoot with the client to make the final selects. The second part of class is all about how to deal with some of the more problematic retouching situations you might encounter, such as reflections on glasses or reducing wrinkles on clothing. Kristi is all about saving you time in post production, so she wraps up the class with a look at actions and plug-ins you can leverage in your workflow.

Learn how to critique your own photos! Join Scott Kelby as he shares with you his tools for evaluating photographs across a wide variety of genres. These tools, in the form of downloadable checklists, are only meant to be guidelines to help you learn. They are not laws you must follow. This class was born from Scott’s experience hosting blind photo critiques on the Grid, where he discovered that many submitted photos suffer from a range of technical issues that every photographer should be trying to avoid. This class is all about gaining a strong foundation in understanding the technical problems we all encounter, whether you are shooting landscapes, portraits, sports, travel, or in the studio, and how to use that information to evaluate the photos you plan to share with the world. Of course, it is not all about the technical. You need to have strong visual elements in your photos to evoke an emotional response in your viewers. By the end of this class you’ll have a new way to see your photos, and new tools to help you curate a portfolio of your strongest work.

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October 2017

Learn how to critique your own photos! Join Scott Kelby as he shares with you his tools for evaluating photographs across a wide variety of genres. These tools, in the form of downloadable checklists, are only meant to be guidelines to help you learn. They are not laws you must follow. This class was born from Scott’s experience hosting blind photo critiques on the Grid, where he discovered that many submitted photos suffer from a range of technical issues that every photographer should be trying to avoid. This class is all about gaining a strong foundation in understanding the technical problems we all encounter, whether you are shooting landscapes, portraits, sports, travel, or in the studio, and how to use that information to evaluate the photos you plan to share with the world. Of course, it is not all about the technical. You need to have strong visual elements in your photos to evoke an emotional response in your viewers. By the end of this class you’ll have a new way to see your photos, and new tools to help you curate a portfolio of your strongest work.

Learn how to cultivate beautiful memories for your client families! Join Tracy Sweeney as she shares her years of experience as a family photographer to help you prepare for success in this business. Tracy starts off the class with a focus on planning, preparation, and scouting; all of which will help you get the most out of your session while feeling confident and looking professional. From there you’ll witness Tracy at work with two different families in a park and on the beach. Tracy talks through her approach to lighting, to working with the families, the importance of building a relationship with the family members, and how she poses them as a group and one-on-one. After the shooting is done, you’ll head to the studio where Tracy teaches you her post processing workflow from Lightroom through Photoshop to create the final images that go on to become family treasures for years to come.

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April 2017

Learn how to cultivate beautiful memories for your client families! Join Tracy Sweeney as she shares her years of experience as a family photographer to help you prepare for success in this business. Tracy starts off the class with a focus on planning, preparation, and scouting; all of which will help you get the most out of your session while feeling confident and looking professional. From there you’ll witness Tracy at work with two different families in a park and on the beach. Tracy talks through her approach to lighting, to working with the families, the importance of building a relationship with the family members, and how she poses them as a group and one-on-one. After the shooting is done, you’ll head to the studio where Tracy teaches you her post processing workflow from Lightroom through Photoshop to create the final images that go on to become family treasures for years to come.

Learn how to overcome challenging situations in dog photography! Join Kaylee Greer as she shares her tips and techniques for dealing with a variety of canine personality types. From wild untamed puppies to shy rescues, you’ll see how Kaylee sets up the situation, how she interacts with the subjects (and their human companions) to get those impactful pet portraits that clients love. Kaylee also demonstrates how to deal with doggie group photos and the exposure challenges that can come with combinations of light and dark colored dogs. Each lesson is a real world scenario on location, and Kaylee talks through the approach she takes every step of the way.

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January 2017

Learn how to overcome challenging situations in dog photography! Join Kaylee Greer as she shares her tips and techniques for dealing with a variety of canine personality types. From wild untamed puppies to shy rescues, you’ll see how Kaylee sets up the situation, how she interacts with the subjects (and their human companions) to get those impactful pet portraits that clients love. Kaylee also demonstrates how to deal with doggie group photos and the exposure challenges that can come with combinations of light and dark colored dogs. Each lesson is a real world scenario on location, and Kaylee talks through the approach she takes every step of the way.

Discover a cool recipe for a dramatic lighting look with Scott Kelby! Join Scott as he shows you, step-by-step, how to configure your camera, arrange the lighting, position the subject, and create a very nice, yet dramatic lighting look. You'll learn the full process, from the initial setup to the subject direction to the retouching of your best photos at the end, and all throughout the class Scott shares additional tips and tricks to help you nail the shot when you try it on your own. This look can be achieved with studio strobes or speedlights, and Scott discusses the gear you'll need for both situations, so there's no reason not to add this recipe to your bag of tricks.

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March 2016

Discover a cool recipe for a dramatic lighting look with Scott Kelby! Join Scott as he shows you, step-by-step, how to configure your camera, arrange the lighting, position the subject, and create a very nice, yet dramatic lighting look. You'll learn the full process, from the initial setup to the subject direction to the retouching of your best photos at the end, and all throughout the class Scott shares additional tips and tricks to help you nail the shot when you try it on your own. This look can be achieved with studio strobes or speedlights, and Scott discusses the gear you'll need for both situations, so there's no reason not to add this recipe to your bag of tricks.

Time to let the dogs out! Join the fabulous Kaylee Greer, a private and commercial pet photographer based in Boston, as she shows you how to capture the best dog photographs you've ever taken. In this class Kaylee works with four different dogs in different locations, ranging from the local park to the local animal shelter, and shows you her tips and tricks for engaging with her subjects to bring out their unique personalities and create portraits their owners will love, or that can help a shelter dog find a forever home. The locations and lighting are not always ideal, so Kaylee teaches you how she works with whatever situation she finds herself in to locate those hidden gem spots that provide the perfect backdrop for your dog. You'll need to be prepared to get down on the ground and make silly noises, but the effort will show in the fantastic photos you can create.

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November 2015

Time to let the dogs out! Join the fabulous Kaylee Greer, a private and commercial pet photographer based in Boston, as she shows you how to capture the best dog photographs you've ever taken. In this class Kaylee works with four different dogs in different locations, ranging from the local park to the local animal shelter, and shows you her tips and tricks for engaging with her subjects to bring out their unique personalities and create portraits their owners will love, or that can help a shelter dog find a forever home. The locations and lighting are not always ideal, so Kaylee teaches you how she works with whatever situation she finds herself in to locate those hidden gem spots that provide the perfect backdrop for your dog. You'll need to be prepared to get down on the ground and make silly noises, but the effort will show in the fantastic photos you can create.

Learn how to set up a photo studio in your own home! Join Rick Sammon as he shows you how you can take a room in your home, add some basic accessories, and start taking photos that look like they were taken in a professional studio. Rick goes through all of the gear you'll need to get started, and then demonstrates a series of portrait lighting techniques, from speed lights to constant lights to flashlights, that you can start using right away to get amazing results. You're sure to learn a lot and have fun along the way as Rick shares tips and techniques that are easy to replicate with inexpensive equipment and a few props.

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November 2015

Learn how to set up a photo studio in your own home! Join Rick Sammon as he shows you how you can take a room in your home, add some basic accessories, and start taking photos that look like they were taken in a professional studio. Rick goes through all of the gear you'll need to get started, and then demonstrates a series of portrait lighting techniques, from speed lights to constant lights to flashlights, that you can start using right away to get amazing results. You're sure to learn a lot and have fun along the way as Rick shares tips and techniques that are easy to replicate with inexpensive equipment and a few props.

Join Mia McCormick and Roberto Valenzuela as they sit down to discuss Roberto's inspiring career as a wedding and fine art photographer. Based in Beverly Hills, CA, Roberto is known for his ability to create wedding photographs that are elegant, timeless, and romantic. Roberto credits his success to his commitment to deliberate practice that he brings to all aspects of his craft and business, which has allowed him to hone his photographic and business skills into being considered one of the most influential wedding photographers in the world.

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October 2015

Join Mia McCormick and Roberto Valenzuela as they sit down to discuss Roberto's inspiring career as a wedding and fine art photographer. Based in Beverly Hills, CA, Roberto is known for his ability to create wedding photographs that are elegant, timeless, and romantic. Roberto credits his success to his commitment to deliberate practice that he brings to all aspects of his craft and business, which has allowed him to hone his photographic and business skills into being considered one of the most influential wedding photographers in the world.

Join Glyn Dewis on location in a boxing gym as he teaches you a variety of ways to photograph muscular physiques that make them look fantastic! Glyn walks you through his gear, five different lighting setups, and all the while sharing his tips and tricks about how to find the best angles in tight spaces and keep your footprint small so as not to interfere with other people training. Whether you are looking for a new personal project to build your portfolio or new ways to expand your commercial photographic offerings, the lessons learned apply equally, and Glyn's focus on building trust with the athletes and facilities will help you get the shots you want and get invited back to do more. Be sure to check out the second part of this class where Glyn demonstrates the post processing required to complete each of the shots.

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July 2015

Join Glyn Dewis on location in a boxing gym as he teaches you a variety of ways to photograph muscular physiques that make them look fantastic! Glyn walks you through his gear, five different lighting setups, and all the while sharing his tips and tricks about how to find the best angles in tight spaces and keep your footprint small so as not to interfere with other people training. Whether you are looking for a new personal project to build your portfolio or new ways to expand your commercial photographic offerings, the lessons learned apply equally, and Glyn's focus on building trust with the athletes and facilities will help you get the shots you want and get invited back to do more. Be sure to check out the second part of this class where Glyn demonstrates the post processing required to complete each of the shots.

Taming Natural Light

with Erik Valind

Natural light is all around us, but it is up to the photographer to control it in order to make a beautiful portrait. Join Erik Valind as he shows you how to tame that natural light, from direct noontime sun to overcast and shadowless days, and capture killer portraits with little more than just your camera and a reflector. No speedlights or strobes are required for this class. Erik teaches you about the factors that you can control, and then walks you various techniques you can use through a series of real world demonstrations, each one building on the last, that will give you the skills to start seeing and using natural light in new ways.

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June 2015

Natural light is all around us, but it is up to the photographer to control it in order to make a beautiful portrait. Join Erik Valind as he shows you how to tame that natural light, from direct noontime sun to overcast and shadowless days, and capture killer portraits with little more than just your camera and a reflector. No speedlights or strobes are required for this class. Erik teaches you about the factors that you can control, and then walks you various techniques you can use through a series of real world demonstrations, each one building on the last, that will give you the skills to start seeing and using natural light in new ways.