creativeLIVE Photo Week Kicks Off Today with Free Online Photography Courses

creativeLIVE is hosting a full week of photography instruction this week. It is 100% free to watch the instruction live and if you want to view some of the classes later, that’s where creativeLIVE asks you to pay for the classes.

creativeLIVE Photo Week

Here are the highlights of Photo Week from creativeLIVE:

  • September 16th -21st, from 9 AM – 4 PM (PT)
  • Live free streaming available at: http://www.creativelive.com/conferences/photoweek
  • The opportunity to interact in real-time with the expert photographers and ask essential questions about techniques, industry best practices and secret tips and tricks through chat, Facebook and Twitter capabilities
  • Learn game-changing skills by interacting with creative visionaries in commercial, outdoor, and wedding photography
  • Real-time engagement and feedback from fellow photographers and students from around the world to influence the content and overall flow of the courses

creativeLIVE Free 5-day Adobe Creative Cloud Now Thru August 23

creativeLIVE Creative Cloud Workshop

creativeLIVE is hosting a free 5-day course covering the wide array of capabilities in the controversial (but important) Adobe Creative Cloud, spanning the basics to advanced functions.

If you can’t make the live classes from 9AM-4PM PST, it looks like they are replaying the workshops from earlier in the day at night.

You can jump into the action here on creativeLIVE.

Chase Jarvis and Vincent Laforet Talk About Filmmaking and Photography

If you’ve got half an hour to spare, the above video features a great casual conversation between Chase Jarvis and Vincent Laforet.  There are lots of little nuggets of wisdom in here, and it’s just fun to hear the guys talk shop for a while.  You can find the full 2-hour version on iTunes as a podcast.

If you want more of the nuts and bolts of HDSLR technique, check out the recent creativeLIVE course taught by Laforet.  It’s about 20 hours of content for $149.

Vincent Laforet on HDDSLR Cinema Happening Now on CreativeLIVE

Vincent Laforet HDDSLR Cinema

Remember when creativeLIVE launched earlier this month?  There have been a lot of great courses since it launched, but I’m watching Vincent Laforet’s course, “An Introduction to HDDSLR Cinema” right now, and I gotta tell ya, it’s good stuff.  It’s also free while it’s live.

If you’ve missed the first day today, it looks like they are doing a re-watch stream of the entire class tonight starting at 11PM ET.  Laforet has got content going for the next two days as well, so you might want to shelve Photoshop CS5 for just a bit and tune into creativeLIVE to learn the ins and outs of your HDDSLR if that’s something you’ve been curious about.

Here’s the link: creativeLIVE.com

Finally, if you can’t tune in this weekend, you can pre-order the video of the full weekend class for $79.  If you wait until after the class is over on Sunday, it goes up to $129.  Having watched it for the past few hours, I can assure you that it’s more than worth the $79 if you are new to shooting video with an HDDSLR camera – and there’s gonna be two more full days of content.

Chase Jarvis creativeLIVE Launches

Chase Jarvis has launched a new online learning resource for photographers and other imaging professionals – creativeLive.  This is quite a bit more ambitious than Chase’s iPhone app, The Best Camera.  Like his iPhone camera though, creativeLIVE has a rather unique tilt to it, in that it’s free to watch the sessions when they are live.  If you want to watch them later, you can download individual classes for later viewing or if your schedule doesn’t permit you to be at your computer for live viewing.

creativeLIVE has an all-star cast of instructors coming up over the next couple of months, including Vincent LaForet on shooting video with DSLRs, Scott Bourne on Aperture 3, and Zack Arias on Studio Photography.  And, next week, after the CS5 launch, there’s a whole group of classes planned for learning the new stuff in the CS5 suite.

creativeLIVE looks like a great learning resource.  Hopefully, the business model will prove sound and it will be around for a long time to come.  Right now, I’ve got April 29 circled on my calender for Vincent LaForet’s class.