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On-demand, self-directed tutorials
How to Shoot Killer Autumn Color Images
Autumn brings with it dazzling color, beautiful light and lots of atmosphere. You may encounter some unique shooting conditions during the season. In this tutorial we will go over some tips and ideas for making the most of the beauty of autumn. READ MORE
$9.99
How to Take Creative Photos of Funky Weather
Learn how to take creative photos in all kinds of funky weather. Get out and shoot in fog, mist, dust, snow, steam and wind and get some killer photos. READ MORE
$4.99
Making Photo Collages
Learn to make beautiful collages from your photos in Photoshop! This tutorial covers the blended collage or photomontage where several photos are composited into one final image. Also includes instructions and templates for photo frame collage posters. This tutorial includes 14 pages of instructions and examples, 4 how-to videos and downloadable photo frame poster templates. READ MORE
$14.99
Silhouette Sky Replacement Photoshop Tutorial
This is a fun and cool way to replace a boring sky in your silhouette photos. A great tutorial for advanced beginners. Experiment with layers and blending modes in Photoshop. The methods are compatible with all versions of Photoshop. READ MORE
$4.99
Simple Tips for Better Photos
A fun tutorial packed full of useful tips for better composition and shooting techniques. Everyone from beginner to advanced should be able to have some fun taking photos and trying these simple photography tips. READ MORE
$14.99
Texture Overlays in Photoshop
How to add a texture overlay to a photo in Photoshop READ MORE
$4.99
Workflow for downloading, renaming and storing images
This tutorial covers the basic setup and workflow we use for downloading, renaming and storing our images. There are many ways to do things but here are some core principles and steps that work for us in our image libraries. READ MORE
$4.99
COURSE MATERIALS ONLY - No teacher!
Art Photography Prompts - Set 1
This is the first set of art photography prompts from our Art Photography Daily group on Jan 1 thru 5. Creative prompts include some photography, some Photoshop and some art. These were created to inspire you on your creative journey with your photography. This set contains 5 prompts. READ MORE
$10.00
Art Photography Prompts - Set 2
This is the first set of art photography prompts from our Art Photography Daily group on Jan 6 thru 10. Creative prompts include some photography, some Photoshop and some art. These were created to inspire you on your creative journey with your photography. This set contains 5 prompts. READ MORE
$10.00
Art Photography Prompts - Set 3
This is the third set of art photography prompts from our Art Photography Daily group on Jan 11 thru 15. Creative prompts include some photography, some Photoshop and some art. These were created to inspire you on your creative journey with your photography. This set contains 5 prompts. READ MORE
$10.00
Art Photography Prompts - Set 4
This is the fourth set of art photography prompts from our Art Photography Daily group on Jan 16 thru 20. Creative prompts include some photography, some Photoshop and some art. These were created to inspire you on your creative journey with your photography. This set contains 5 prompts. READ MORE
$10.00
Artistic Interpretations
Course materials ONLY for the Artistic Interpretations course. READ MORE
$29.99
Black Shadow Backgrounds - Materials only
Course materials ONLY for the Black Shadow Backgrounds course. In this tutorial, you will learn how to take beautiful photos with a black shadow background that isolates and showcases your subject! Black shadow backgrounds are very popular images. Animals and people look fantastic isolated against the dark background. READ MORE
$19.99
Close Up Photography - Materials Only
Course materials ONLY for the Close Up Photography course. Discover a new world with close-up photography! Close-up photography reveals a world of photographic opportunity. There are limitless possibilities for exploration when you get up close and personal with close-ups. This is one of the best ways there is to jump start your creativity.

In this tutorial you will be working with close-up and macro photography as your equipment permits. We will cover all the how-to camera settings, controls and techniques and also work on image design. With the setup of a small indoor studio you can enjoy close-up photography year round. READ MORE

$29.99
Composition 101
Course materials ONLY for the Composition 101 course. In this tutorial you will work on the skills to help you find and articulate your vision. Some of these skills are photographic and some are skills to help you in your creative process. This tutorial covers some of the core compositional principals that you can use to design your images and give them more visual appeal. READ MORE
$9.99
Digital Multiple Exposure - Save $10
Multiple exposures have a huge wow factor! They are lots of fun and super creative with digital photography. Digital gives you total control of the process and real insight into making beautiful photographs. You don't need to be a master photographer to have fantastic results. This is a comprehensive tutorial that includes 4 lessons in PDF format, 17 instructional videos plus downloadable exercise files. READ MORE
$39.00
DSLR Photography 101 - Course Materials Only
Learn what all those controls, dials and settings on your DSLR camera are for. This course explains f/stops, shutter speeds, ISO and lots more. We'll explain how to get sharp, well exposed photos in a variety of conditions. This course covers all the basics for getting off Auto modes and understanding how to take more creative photographs with your DSLR camera. This is the course materials only for our DSLR Photography 101 course. READ MORE
$29.99
DSLR Photography 201 - Materials only
This tutorial digs into advanced camera settings and controls with an emphasis on using them creatively. It covers creative uses of aperture and shutter speed as well as many of the supporting functions of your DSLR camera. Not only will we discuss the settings but how they are used practically while shooting to make great photos. READ MORE
$29.99
DSLR Photography Series - Save $36!
Get all three of our most popular DSLR Photography classes and save! We have poured our years of experience into this series of DSLR how-to courses. In just three classes you will have the experience and knowledge to get off Auto modes and get consistently good photos from sports action to portraits and everything in between. We cover all the bases for outdoor natural light photography. On sale! Save $36 READ MORE
$54.00
Frame Dynamics and Design - Materials Only
Course materials ONLY for the Frame Dynamics and Design course. In this tutorial, you will learn some of the core compositional devices that you can use to design your images and give them more visual appeal. READ MORE
$14.99
Holiday Lights & Decorations - Materials Only
Course materials ONLY for the Holiday Lights & Decorations course. In this tutorial we will explore lots of different ways to photograph holiday displays. We will cover shooting light shows at night, outdoor decorations around the home, setting up holiday themed shots and composing compelling detail shots of ornaments and treasures. READ MORE
$14.99
Horse at Liberty - Materials only
Course materials ONLY for the Horse at Liberty course. In this tutorial, you will work with photographing all kinds of free horses in their pastures and natural environments at rest and play without the influence of people. This tutorial focuses on lighting, composition and seeing creatively. READ MORE
$14.99
Horse Headshots - Materials Only
Learn to take beautiful, compelling headshots of horses! You will learn how to take pro quality headshots using the same tips and techniques that we use. You'll learn which settings to use and when to use them, all explained in easy to understand plain language. Transform your photos from snapshots into award winning photos. READ MORE
$14.99
Horse Over Fences - Materials Only
Course materials ONLY for the Horses Over Fences course. This tutorial covers traditional shots of hunters, jumpers and eventers. You will learn the fine points of taking sharp action photos of horses jumping over fences. READ MORE
$29.99
Horse Photography Series - Save $50
Course materials for all six of our horse photography courses in a bundle. Save $50! Created by veteran equine photographers Christina Handley and Laura Cotterman you will get the benefit of years of professional experience. Our work is widely published in equine and lifestyle magazines, catalogs, calendars and advertising campaigns. We both shot horse shows professionally for a number of years too. READ MORE
$69.00
Horses & Humans - Materials only
Course materials ONLY for the Horses and Humans course. In this tutorial, you will learn how to take contemporary portraits of horses and humans that tell the story of the relationship between horses and their people. READ MORE
$14.99
Horses in Action - Materials Only
Course materials ONLY for the Horses in Action course. This tutorial covers taking photos of horses in action in a variety of situations. The lessons cover freezing action and panning techniques. READ MORE
$29.99
Natural Window Light Photography - Materials Only
Course materials ONLY for the Natural Window Light Photography course. Learn how to take photos of people, pets and still life with a simple window light setup. Some of the prettiest light is window light. It is a very simple shot once you understand how to set it up. These photos are great to work on when you are stuck indoors by weather or circumstances. Window light is a wonderful type of light for portraits and still life any time of year. READ MORE
$14.99
Pet Photography - Materials Only
Course materials ONLY for the Pets course. This tutorial consists of our best pet photography tips. You will learn to take portraits that capture your pets personality and expression. Pets large and small or all shapes, sizes and kinds are welcome. READ MORE
$14.99
Photoshop Elements Editing 101 - Materials Only
Easy to understand series of screencast videos teach the basic steps for post processing your photos. This is the course materials only for our Photoshop Editing 101 course. READ MORE
$14.99
Selective Focus and Background Blur - Materials Only
Course materials ONLY for the Selective Focus and Background Blur course. In this tutorial, you will learn to control depth of field to create a soft blurred background and how to use selective focus as a compositional tool. When we talk about these ideas we are talking about using a shallow depth of field and a soft, out-of-focus background for a creative effect that allows us to eliminate visual clutter, simplify the image and direct the viewer's attention. READ MORE
$14.99
Spring Nature and Landscapes - Materials Only
Course materials ONLY for the Spring Nature and Landscapes course. This tutorial is all about shooting the beautiful landscapes, scenics, flowers and details of nature in the springtime. We will cover lots of tips and tricks for shooting great landscapes. READ MORE
$14.99
Sunset Silhouettes - Materials only
Course materials ONLY for the Sunset Silhouettes course. Silhouettes are one of the most fun and instantly gratifying photos to make. They are wonderfully bold, colorful and expressive, distilling design into the elements of color and shape. In this tutorial, you will learn how to shoot these inspiring images and add impact to your photo collection. READ MORE
$29.99
The Eye of the Horse - Materials Only
Course materials ONLY for The Eye of the Horse course. This tutorial teaches how to take close up photos of horse's eyes that will capture all the depth and beauty that they have to offer. For DSLR camera users. READ MORE
$14.99
Understanding Manual Exposure - Materials Only
Course materials ONLY for Understanding Manual Exposure course. Shooting in Manual gives you complete control over your exposure. In this exposure mode you, not the camera, are determining the exposure. You'll learn which aperture and shutter speed settings to choose and to understand the results of your choices. READ MORE
$29.99
Winter & Snow Photography - Materials Only
Course materials ONLY for the Winter & Snow Photography course. Improve your winter photography! Winter has lots to offer, it's a winter wonderland out there. All winter photos are welcome, snow, landscapes, animals, details, anything snowy or wintry. We'll also cover ideas for shooting the winter landscape when you have no snow. We'll get into the best camera settings to use and discuss the unique qualities of winter light and how to use them to improve your photos. READ MORE
$14.99
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