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  • view course page for Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Ups

    Discover the world of close-up and macro shooting with this concise, approachable introduction.

    1h 14m
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  • view course page for The Practicing Photographer

    Get a weekly serving of photographic insight, instruction, and inspiration from photographer, teacher, and author Ben Long.

    6h 38m
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  • view course page for Shooting a Soccer Action Photo

    Award-winning action and lifestyle photographer Kevin Steele shows how to capture the intensity of soccer on camera.

    1h 9m
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  • view course page for Recovering Photos from Memory Cards

    A practical guide to recovering photos that were accidentally deleted from a camera's memory card or restoring photos from a damaged memory card, with tips on avoiding problems in the future.

    39m 8s
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  • view course page for Cindy Loughridge, Lifestyle Photographer

    Learn how Cindy Loughridge, lifestyle photographer, transitioned to photography full time with the help of friends from Flickr and Instagram.

    10m 28s
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  • view course page for Managing Your Mobile Photos

    Photographer Derrick Story shows how to back up and store your mobile photos and videos easily and automatically.

    1h 38m
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  • view course page for Insights on Photography: Business and Social Media

    Photographer, journalist, and educator Derrick Story shares insights on staying current—with technology, with the changing photographic business climate, and much more.

    25m 51s
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  • view course page for Basics of Using the Nik Collection

    Learn the basics of working with the Nik Collection, a group of image enhancement plugins from Google.

    1h 0m
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  • view course page for Learning Silver Efex Pro 2

    Learn how to produce dramatic black-and-white interpretations of your photos in Silver Efex Pro 2, part of the Nik Collection from Google.

    56m 40s
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  • view course page for Color Correction in Lightroom

    Learn how to evaluate and color correct images in Lightroom, from fixing skin tones and faded colors, to making product shots pop with creative color.

    2h 55m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photography and the Law: Photographers' Rights and Releases

    Learn about your rights as a photographer, from what and where you can shoot and how those photos can be published, to getting releases and respecting other's copyrights and trademarks.

    36m 45s
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  • view course page for Photography and the Law: Understanding Copyright

    Learn what copyright means to photographers and the correct steps to registering and defending your copyrights in the Internet age.

    50m 58s
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Perfect Photo Suite 8

    Meet the eight powerful modules in Perfect Photo Suite, which allow you to enhance photos, add effects, swap backgrounds, retouch portraits, and convert color photos to evocative black-and-white images.

    3h 41m
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  • view course page for Lightroom Mobile First Look

    Take a tour of the brand-new mobile application that lets you manage and edit your Lightroom library from your mobile device.

    49m 13s
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  • view course page for Photoshop Color Correction: Advanced Projects

    Learn how to address a series of advanced color correction challenges, including a portrait with an extreme color cast, a product shot that needs color adjustment and sharpening, and a creative mood adjustment.

    1h 6m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Photomatix Pro

    Learn to develop HDR photos with Photomatix.

    3h 32m
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  • view course page for Photoshop Color Correction: Advanced

    Covers the workflow, toolset, settings, and techniques you'll need to know to address advanced color correction challenges in Photoshop.

    5h 2m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

    Connect your DSLR camera to a computer, an external monitor, and even an iPad or mobile device, and open up a brand-new world of image-making opportunities.

    2h 16m
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  • view course page for Foundations of Photography: Flash

    Learn the concepts, tools, and techniques for lighting with flash—from improving built-in flash results to shooting with wireless off-camera flash.

    3h 9m
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  • view course page for Introducing Photoshop: Design

    Quickly learn how to use Photoshop for everyday design tasks—combining text and artwork, replacing backgrounds, and more.

    4h 35m
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  • view course page for Enhancing a Portrait of a Young Woman in Lightroom

    Learn to retouch and enhance a portrait of a young woman using subtle image adjustments in Photoshop Lightroom.

    1h 25m
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  • view course page for Douglas Kirkland on Photography: A Life in Pictures

    This documentary follows legendary photographer Douglas Kirkland as he assembles his first career retrospective, A Life in Pictures, and recalls pivotal moments in his career.

    51m 36s
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC One-on-One: Mastery

    Deke McClelland shares step-by-step tutorials and expert-level insights on the most powerful features in Photoshop CC, from HDR imaging and video editing to animation and automated actions.

    8h 58m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Enhancing a Black-and-White Wedding Photo with Lightroom

    Learn how to use Lightroom to convert a photo from a wedding or any other event into a black-and-white image worthy of framing.

    53m 50s
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  • view course page for Insights on Product Photography

    Learn what makes effective product photography, from styling to lighting to gear, with insights from an industry professional.

    34m 32s
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  • view course page for Insights on Architectural Photography

    Photographer Richard Klein discusses the art and science of photographing architecture, from interiors to exteriors and from small houses to skyscrapers.

    45m 13s
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC One-on-One: Advanced

    Follow industry pro Deke McClelland as he plunges into the inner workings of Photoshop, from Smart Objects to smart selections.

    11h 42m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Creating Time-Lapse Video

    Creating Time-Lapse Video Richard Harrington

    Get on-location tips and post-production techniques to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography.

    3h 27m
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  • view course page for Insights on Building a Photography Business

    David Hobby talks about his experiences running a photography business that's rooted in photojournalism and the community where he lives.

    50m 38s
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  • view course page for Brooke Shaden's Conceptual Photography: Start to Finish

    Follow photographer Brooke Shaden as she creates one of her painterly, otherworldly images and explains her process, from initial sketch to final Photoshop composite.

    17m 41s
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Brian Kaufman, Visual Journalist

    Wander around the Packard Plant with Brian Kaufman, a visual journalist for the Detroit Free Press, as he documents the plant's deterioration and explains how his multimedia projects boost newspapers' relevance in a digital age.

    48m 21s
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  • view course page for Flickr Essential Training

    Explore the basics of Flickr, from posting, organizing, and editing photos to participating in the Flickr community.

    3h 23m
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  • view course page for Lighting with Flash: Sports, from Action to Portraits

    Photographer David Hobby employs multiple strobes to capture young soccer players in action and in portraits.

    1h 31m
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  • view course page for Tony Cruz's iPhone Surf Photography: Start to Finish

    Paddle into the Pacific with surfer and Instagram star Tony Cruz, as he describes his editing process using tools like Snapseed, Blender, and Mextures.

    7m 22s
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  • view course page for Designing a Photo Book

    Design a stylish and professional photo book to preserve your memories.

    46m 22s
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  • view course page for Lighting with Flash: Capturing a Dancer in Motion

    Photographer David Hobby captures the strength and grace of a dancer in motion, lighting her against a blow-away white background.

    1h 38m
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  • view course page for Lighting with Flash: On Location, from Close Up to Portrait

    Photographer David Hobby visits a conservation center and lights close-ups and portraits using a variety of strobes and light modifiers.

    1h 20m
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  • view course page for Lighting with Flash: Basics

    In a photo shoot with a model, photographer and Strobist blog publisher David Hobby demonstrates the basics of lighting with compact flash units.

    1h 50m
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  • view course page for Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Storytelling through Photography

    Renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland explores the process of shooting a series of photos that connect to tell a story.

    55m 36s
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  • view course page for Enhancing a Landscape Photo with Lightroom

    Learn how to enhance the natural beauty of a landscape photo with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom in this short start-to-finish project.

    49m 47s
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  • view course page for Wacom Essential Training

    Learn how to set up and master your Wacom tablet in ways that streamline your work, expand your creative options, and lighten the load on your wrists.

    2h 9m
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Mastery

    Deke McClelland puts his own spin on the most powerful features in Photoshop, from HDR imaging and video editing to animation and automated actions.

    7h 54m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Nick Onken, Travel and Lifestyle Photographer

    Do some trekking—photo trekking—with travel and lifestyle photographer Nick Onken.

    33m 6s
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  • view course page for Effective Site Surveys for Video and Photo Projects

    Introduces creative professionals to the core concepts of location scouting for video and photo projects.

    1h 43m
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Brian Taylor, Handmade Photography

    Follow photographer Brian Taylor as he combines Photoshop and other modern imaging tools with photographic processes that were invented in the 1800s.

    30m 29s
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS6 New Features

    Deke McClelland offers a comprehensive sneak peek at the new features in Photoshop CS6.

    3h 20m
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  • view course page for Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography

    Learn how to shoot and edit green screen footage and images.

    3h 16m
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  • view course page for Sharing Photos with Instagram

    Learn how to shoot, edit, and post mobile photos online using the popular Instagram app for iOS and Android.

    1h 43m
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Lauren Lemon, Creative Portrait Photographer

    Follow Lauren Lemon, the online persona for Lauren Randolph, a photographer based in Los Angeles, as she plans and choreographs a photo shoot and talks about the importance of social networks and personal projects in establishing a photography career.

    17m 24s
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  • view course page for Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor: This is not photography

    In the darkroom and on the desktop, two artists are inspired to push the boundaries of photography.

    3h 56m
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