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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.

    11h 52m
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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
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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.

    29m 49s
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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
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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 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.

    10h 20m
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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 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 43m
    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 7m
    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 Undeveloped WWII Film Discovered

    In this short documentary, Levi Bettwieser, founder of The Rescued Film Project, processes and restores thirty-one rolls of vintage film shot over seventy years ago by a World War II soldier.

    11m 35s
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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
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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
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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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  • 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 (2013)

    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 32m
    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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