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  • view course page for The DIY Photographer

    The DIY Photographer with Joseph Linaschke

    Every other week, learn how to build an accessory that will improve your photography.

    1h 48m
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  • view course page for Lightroom CC Essential Training (2015)

    Take your Lightroom skills to the next level. Learn how to manage, enhance, and creatively manipulate your photography with Lightroom CC.

    5h 48m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Affinity Photo Essential Training

    Learn how to enhance and composite photos using Affinity Photo, the photo editing software for the Mac.

    3h 31m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Shooting with the Canon 5D Mark III

    Learn how to use your Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR—and improve your photography in the process—with this guide to the camera features, controls, and exposure options.

    5h 30m
    Beginner
     
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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.

    14h 28m
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  • view course page for Real Estate Photography: The Basic Bedroom

    Learn the lighting and composition techniques behind photographing a bedroom for real estate advertising.

    42m 57s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Kids Photography: Posed Outdoor Portraits

    Join photographer Lauren Enright for a look at the techniques behind creating great natural-light portraits of kids in the environment that's most comfortable for them: the outdoors.

    26m 34s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Adobe Creative Cloud

    Get an overview of Adobe Creative Cloud. Learn how to install and update apps such as Photoshop and InDesign, use cloud storage, and take CC on the go.

    57m 41s
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  • view course page for Flight Club: Drones and the Dawn of Personal Aerial Imaging

    Take to the skies with a group of drone devotees who are advancing the art and science of personal aerial imaging.

    24m 27s
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  • view course page for Up and Running with the Sony Alpha a7 Series

    Get up to speed with the features and capabilities of the Sony a7 series of mirrorless cameras.

    3h 58m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photos for OS X Essential Training

    Get the most out of Apple's Photos for OS X software and its features for managing, enhancing, and sharing photos.

    4h 16m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC Essential Training (2015)

    Master the essentials of Photoshop CC and Camera Raw to make your images look their best. These tutorials cover photo editing, retouching, compositing, and much more.

    12h 2m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for iPhone and iPad Photography with iOS 9

    Whether you use an iPhone, an iPad, or both, see how to get the most out of the enhanced camera, photo management, and photo editing features in iOS 9.

    2h 4m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with FotoMagico

    Up and Running with FotoMagico with Richard Harrington

    Learn how to use FotoMagico to create visually engaging slideshows that you can save as a movie, burn to DVD, or build into a standalone iOS app.

    2h 12m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Capture One Pro 8

    Get up to speed with Capture One Pro, a popular raw capture and processing tool used by photography pros and studios around the globe.

    2h 4m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC

    Learn how to organize, enhance, and share photos with Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC.

    5h 10m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Photoshop Fix

    Get up and running with Photoshop Fix, the mobile app that brings Photoshop-like image enhancement features to the iPad and iPhone.

    36m 58s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop Elements 14 Essential Training

    Get to know the powerful photo organizing, editing, and sharing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 14, the complete solution for casual photographers who want to achieve professional results.

    5h 7m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started in Photography

    A tour of the core concepts of photography and the courses that will help you learn them.

    39m 52s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Introduction to Photography

    Get a solid grounding in the skills and tools you'll need to explore the world of digital photography.

    1h 52m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Video for Photographers 02: Filmmaking on Location

    Join Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel on set at a beautiful winery in Oregon, where he captures stills, video, and sound for a short promotional video. Get a unique view into an actual location shoot, from concept to delivery, and experience the advantages and challenges of working as a two-man crew on limited budget.

    1h 28m
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  • view course page for Bridge CC (2015) Essential Training

    Learn to use Bridge CC to efficiently manage and organize media assets of all kinds.

    1h 13m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One: Fundamentals

    Learn everything you need to know about Photoshop, in the order you need to know it, in this top-to-bottom overview of the world's most powerful image editing software, Adobe Photoshop CC.

    14h 40m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for My Photoshop Story: Dana Keller, Photo Colorizer

    Dana Keller bridges the worlds of art and archival science by colorizing historical photographs—relying on research and Photoshop.

    5m 34s
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  • view course page for Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training

    Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost takes you through all of Camera Raw's capabilities, from fixing common but vexing problems to finding more creative uses for the program's rich and nondestructive editing tools.

    3h 32m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for My Photoshop Story: Katrin Eismann, Photographic Educator

    Katrin Eismann, teacher at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, shares some of her intoxicating early experiments with Photoshop and explains how she adapted her gonzo learning path into a career teaching the next generation of photographers and digital artists.

    5m 44s
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC for Photographers: Camera Raw 9 Fundamentals

    If you're not using Camera Raw, you're not getting the most from Photoshop CC. Learn how to master the features in Camera Raw 9 and improve the exposure, color, and quality of your photographs.

    2h 17m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for My Photoshop Story: Chris Orwig, Photographer

    Photographer Chris Orwig explains his relationship to Photoshop and photography: from a second chance to a daily practice.

    3m 51s
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC 2015 for Photographers: Fundamentals

    Learn to leverage the photographer's toolset in Photoshop and enhance your images while retaining their natural character.

    5h 26m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Video for Photographers 01: Filmmaking Essentials

    Photographers: Expand your creative options and the range of services you can offer to clients by incorporating video and hybrid projects into your skill set.

    37m 53s
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Google Photos

    Learn how to use Google Photos, the free cloud-based photo storage service.

    36m 48s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Photos for OS X

    Get up to speed with Apple's Photos software for OS X Yosemite. Learn to convert Aperture and iPhoto libraries and use all of the Photos editing and sharing features.

    2h 22m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Seán Duggan's Fire and Ice Photo Composite: Start to Finish

    Follow along with fine art photographer Seán Duggan as he shoots in the Icelandic wilderness and then composites his photographs into new imaginary landscapes with Photoshop.

    9m 30s
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  • view course page for Lightroom 6 Essential Training

    Take your Lightroom skills to the next level. Learn how to manage, enhance, and creatively manipulate your photography with Lightroom 6.

    5h 43m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Travel Photography: Costa Rica

    Travel Photography: Costa Rica with Richard Harrington

    Join Rich Harrington and family on a trip to Costa Rica and see a variety of ways to capture the beauty and diversity of a tropic destination.

    3h 54m
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  • view course page for Becci Manson, Retouching and Restoring

    Watch a profile of Becci Manson, professional retoucher for photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, who also organized volunteers to restore photographs damaged in the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami.

    13m 3s
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  • view course page for Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Fundamentals

    Learn how to set up your GoPro HERO or HERO4 to start capturing stills, video, or even time-lapse photography.

    4h 21m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Setting Up a Home Darkroom

    Introduces the equipment, steps, and techniques involved in setting up a darkroom and making your own prints.

    50m 40s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Micro Four-Thirds Cameras

    An introduction to the micro four-thirds format, from strengths and drawbacks to shooting tips.

    3h 38m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photographing the Night Landscape

    Learn how to capture the drama and beauty of the nighttime landscape, in these photography tutorials filmed along the surreal shoreline of the Salton Sea and in the Anza-Borrego Desert.

    1h 44m
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  • view course page for Exploring Photography: Backlighting

    Explore the creative options and challenges presented by backlighting in photography.

    42m 8s
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Tiffen Dfx

    Up and Running with Tiffen Dfx with Richard Harrington

    Learn to use the popular Tiffen Dfx plugin for processing both photos and videos.

    3h 58m
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  • view course page for iPhone and iPad Photography with iOS 8

    Shoot and edit photography with your iPhone or iPad? See how to get the most out of the enhanced camera, photo-management, and photo-editing features in iOS 8.

    2h 5m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with the Canon Rebel SL1 (100D and Kiss X7)

    Get up to speed quickly with the essential features and controls of the Canon EOS 100D (know as the Rebel SL1 or Kiss X7), a DSLR camera that packs a great sensor and fast processing speed in a tiny package.

    1h 23m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Introduction to Photo Compositing

    Learn how to create new visual narratives with the power of photo compositing.

    1h 24m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with the Nikon D600 and D610

    Get up to speed quickly with the essential features and controls of the Nikon D600 and D610.

    1h 45m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with the Canon Rebel T4i and T5i (EOS 650D and 700D)

    Get up to speed quickly with the essential features and controls of two great Canon cameras: the Rebel T4i and T5i (EOS 650D and 750D).

    1h 30m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Shooting Aerial Panoramas with a Quadcopter

    Learn to shoot and post-process aerial photos and videos shot using a DJI Phantom Vision 2 quadcopter.

    36m 11s
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  • view course page for Up and Running with the Nikon D5200 and D5300

    Get up to speed quickly with the essential features and controls of the Nikon D5200 and D5300 DSLR cameras.

    1h 43m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Lighting and Photographing a Still Life

    Learn techniques for lighting a still-life scene and processing the images using Adobe Photoshop in this "mini" course.

    24m 47s
    Beginner
     
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