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Photo & Video Learning Guides

Learn the photography and video skills you need with these specially curated learning guides to help you master everything from video editing to creating masterful photo effects.

Each learning guide consists of an overview of the subject along with a hand-picked selection of links to relevant tutorials and courses to help you master a particular subject. In Learn Photoshop Actions, for example, you'll discover what Photoshop actions are and how to install and use them. Then you'll get links to free tutorials and premium video courses to help you learn more. With so much to discover, your only problem is deciding what to learn first.

  1. Look at This! Great Photographs Revisited

    18 Posts
    Photographs offer another layer of experience—a reading experience as rich as any written prose—if we take the time to observe and process the photograph’s visual language. In this Learning Guide you will read examples and do assignments to train your eye to look at images.
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  2. Event Photography

    3 Posts
    The title of ‘Event Photographer' might not sound particularly glamourous or exciting, but the role has far more to offer than simply shooting people holding awkward poses. Each event holds different challenges, so you need to think on your feet, and each client requires a different set of shots. In this Learning Guide you'll get a deeper look at event photography.
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  3. Black and White Photography

    8 Posts
    There is something magical about black and white photographs, but unless you suffer from an extreme form of colour blindness, you don’t see the world in black and white. To capture the best black and white images, you need to understand how a scene is recorded and rendered as a range of tonalities, without colour. In this Learning Guide you'll learn how to overcome the limits of black and white and take advantage of the creative power of the monochrome image.
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  4. Video Lighting

    4 Posts
    In this Learning Guide, you will learn how to create a simple and beautiful video lighting that works great for interviews, presentations, instructional videos, short films and much more!
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  5. People and Portrait Retouching

    8 Posts
    Portrait photographers strive to achieve beautiful skin in their images. Getting beautiful skin that is also realistic and preserves natural skin texture is a portrait photographer’s holy grail. Expertly applied makeup and good lighting are the foundation for beautiful skin, but retouching is the polish. In this Learning Guide, you'll learn great techniques for retouching skin and will find out which situations benefit from each technique.
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