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  • view course page for Finding the Perfect Portrait Lens

    Learn how your lens choice and different shooting techniques can improve the quality of your portraits. Plus, get a review of popular prime and zoom lenses.

    1h 21m
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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 Lightroom Power Shortcuts

    Shares the keyboard shortcuts that make working with the different modules in Lightroom more intuitive and efficient.

    3h 50m
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  • view course page for Lightroom 4 Catalogs in Depth

    Investigates the Lightroom properties as a digital asset management (DAM) system—specifically, its catalogs, which track the location, metadata, and keyword tags associated with your images.

    2h 12m
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  • view course page for Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artists

    Chris travels to Texas to visit two artists and sculptors, David Cargill and Charles Stagg, taking their pictures and discussing the results.

    1h 29m
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  • view course page for Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York with Rodney Smith

    Chris Orwig travels to New York to visit with photographer Rodney Smith, sharing insights into portraiture and the importance of creating photos that both tell stories and ask questions.

    1h 51m
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  • view course page for Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York City

    Photographer and teacher Chris Orwig shows how incorporate aspects of a location, such as architecture, natural light, and even passersby, to create authentic, story-filled portraits.

    1h 30m
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  • view course page for Lightroom 3 Essential Training

    A comprehensive look at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, the popular photo-asset management, enhancement, and publishing program.

    13h 24m
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6

    Provides in-depth training on Camera Raw 6, the CS5 component that enables photographers to open and manipulate images more flexibly and efficiently.

    6h 28m
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