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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.

    8h 3m
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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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  • view course page for Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light

    An introduction to the creative options and challenges involved in low-light shooting: indoors, outdoors, and under the stars.

    56m 11s
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC for Photographers: Fundamentals

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

    8h 26m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC for Photographers: Camera Raw 8 Fundamentals

    Learn how to master the features in Camera Raw and improve the exposure, color, and quality of your photographs.

    3h 52m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC Essential Training

    Master the fundamentals of Photoshop, Bridge, and Camera Raw and make your digital images look their best.

    15h 37m
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  • view course page for Planning and Staging an Exhibition

    Learn how master printer and framer Konrad Eek prepares and hangs photo exhibitions.

    35m 37s
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  • view course page for Photoshop Elements 13 Essential Training

    Learn how to organize, edit, and share your photos with Photoshop Elements 13.

    3h 29m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

    A personalized tour of the basic tools and techniques that lie behind great images and graphic design in Photoshop CC, in an update to the flagship series.

    7h 45m
    Beginner
     
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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 Shooting and Processing Black-and-White Film

    Expand your photographic horizons and discover how to achieve the unique look of black-and-white film, by shooting and processing it yourself.

    2h 12m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with the Canon 6D

    Up and Running with the Canon 6D with Richard Harrington

    Learn the key features and controls of your Canon 6D digital SLR, from exposure adjustments to shooting video.

    1h 33m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for GIMP Essential Training

    GIMP Essential Training with Justin Seeley

    Learn how to perform basic image editing techniques such as cropping and resizing, selecting and masking, improving tone and contrast, and basic retouching, in GIMP, the free image editor for Mac and Windows.

    4h 49m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creative GoPro Photography and Video Techniques

    A creative cookbook of ways to use a GoPro HERO to capture stills, video, and time-lapse movies.

    1h 21m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Pixelmator

    Up and Running with Pixelmator with Richard Harrington

    Learn how to get up and running with Pixelmator, a full-featured image-editing tool for the Mac.

    3h 33m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for iPhoto '11 Essential Training

    Offers an in-depth tour of iPhoto '11, demonstrating its various features for organizing, editing, and sharing images.

    4h 14m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with iPhoto

    Up and Running with iPhoto with Derrick Story

    Learn how to manage, enhance, and share your photos with iPhoto.

    58m 50s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Shooting a Photo Essay in 60 Minutes

    See how a world-class photojournalist approaches the challenge of telling a photographic story with less than hour's shooting time.

    38m 11s
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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 Photographing a Waterfall

    Photographing a Waterfall with Justin Reznick

    An introduction to the exposure and composition tricks of waterfall photography.

    32m 36s
    Beginner
     
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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 Lightroom 5: 07 Making Photo Books

    Design your own photo book in Lightroom, and then have that book printed by Blurb or exported as a PDF.

    51m 6s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Lightroom 5: 06 Creating Web Galleries

    Learn how to create and publish web galleries featuring your own photography with Lightroom.

    33m 59s
    Beginner
     
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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 Lightroom 5: 05 Printing

    Learn how to create prints worth sharing and selling with Lightroom's Print module.

    1h 6m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for iPhoto for iOS Essential Training

    Learn to enhance, share, and even print your iPhone photos using Apple's free iPhoto software.

    2h 3m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Lightroom 5: 04 Creating Slideshows

    Learn how to create slideshows of your photographs to share with family, friends, and clients with the Slideshow module in Lightroom.

    56m 47s
    Beginner
     
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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 Lightroom 5: 03 Basics of Image Sharing

    Learn how to watermark and share your photos online with Lightroom 5.

    53m 36s
    Beginner
     
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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 Lightroom 5: 02 Optimizing Your Photos

    Learn how to use the Develop module in Lightroom 5 to optimize the appearance of your photos: from general contrast and tone adjustments to retouching and creative tints.

    2h 49m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Lightroom 5: 01 Organizing Your Photos

    Learn to use the Library and Map modules in Lightroom 5 to organize your digital photos.

    3h 46m
    Beginner
     
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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 Shooting with the iPhone 5s

    Get the most out of one of the best camera phones in the world, the iPhone 5s.

    2h 46m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Photomatix Pro

    Up and Running with Photomatix Pro with Richard Harrington

    Learn to develop HDR photos with Photomatix.

    3h 32m
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  • view course page for Introducing Photoshop: Photography

    Learn how to use Photoshop for everyday, frequently needed photo-editing tasks with no prior experience needed.

    4h 51m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Fundamentals

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

    2h 35m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

    Tethered Shooting Fundamentals with Richard Harrington

    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 Enhancing iPhone Photos with Lightroom and Photoshop

    Learn how to shoot better iPhone photos and make them look their best with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

    1h 7m
    Beginner
     
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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

    Introducing Photoshop: Design with Deke McClelland

    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 Photoshop Color Correction: Target-Based Corrections

    Adjust the color of a complexly color-casted image, using a 10-step grayscale target and the tools in Photoshop.

    16m 20s
    Beginner
     
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