Posts Tagged ‘creativelive’

Back to Basics: Your Camera’s Histogram Explained

The ability to read and understand your camera’s histogram is a skill every beginner should master early. And for those of you just starting out, this video by John Greengo for CreativeLive does a great job of explaining the histogram and how it can be a vital component in your photography workflow. Read more…

Pro Tip: How to Keep Ambient Light from Ruining Your Studio Portraits

If you’re new to the world of studio portraiture and you’ve noticed that the skin tones in your photos are often turning out wrong, it’s possible you’re getting color contamination from the ambient lights in your studio — be that a bank of windows or overhead lights.

Lindsay Adler and CreativeLive want to help you clear that up, and so they’ve published this short snippet of their Skin 101 course to explain how best to avoid this issue. Read more…

Tutorial: Simple Butterfly Portrait Lighting Setup Yields Beautiful Results

Butterfly lighting is one of the oldest techniques for lighting a subject. Named for the butterfly-shaped shadow that forms underneath the subject’s nose, this setup is a proven method to ensure your subject is well-lit in a pleasing manner. Read more…

Photographer Combines 2,877 Stills Into an Impressive Stop Motion Time-Lapse

The above video is photographer Jonathan DeNicholas‘ impressive entry for the 30 Day Filming Project contest put together by Sue Bryce and announced at creativeLIVE. The contest asked entrants to submit a 2 minute video in which you captured something that made you smile every day for a month, and DeNicholas entry was one of the 6 winners (of over 100 submitted) that were then showcased on You Can’t Be Serious.

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Chase Jarvis Announces Partnership with Free Live Online Classroom

Earlier today, photographer Chase Jarvis announced his partnership with creativeLIVE, a free, live online class site. Each class presentations is filmed live, to an in-person audience in Seattle, and streamed on the creativeLIVE website.

“The goal here is to help democratize creativity,” Jarvis wrote on his blog.

Jarvis said that he had been working on the site for the past year, in order to create a live, interactive classroom.  As an innovative model, Jarvis is offering the actual live, streaming footage for free, but the recorded versions of past classes must be purchased. The revenue goes towards supporting the site and the instructors.

The growing list of instructors boasts some pretty big names: Vincent Laforet tweeted that he will be leading a live three-day HDSLR workshop at the end of the month, and Zack Arias said he will be leading a studio class.

The calendar of upcoming webcasts and course list are available on the creativeLIVE site.

Instructor John Greengo is currently leading a 10-week Fundamentals of Digital Photography class, which began today.


Update: Here’s a short video announcement by Jarvis: