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5 Amazing Creative Classes You Can Do Right Now

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5 Amazing Creative Classes You Can Do Right Now

Here at SBSG HQ we're extremely proud to feature the creative works from visual artists, photographers, designs, sculptors, illustrators, directors and painters all around the world. Their ability to create and harness their imagination is often a gift many of us mere mortals would love to have.

But the truth is, you don't have to be the next Salvador Dalí to create an amazing piece of art filled with intrigue and value. Skills can be learnt, techniques can be taught and creativity can be unlocked - all you need is a good starting point.

That's why we've hand-picked a variety of brilliant online learning courses via our friends Creative Live that will allow you to build up your own skills in the privacy of your own home.

No pressure, nobody peeking over your shoulder - just the freedom to unleash your own creative spirit at your own pace.

Each class will help you focus on a particular medium and best of all, they're suitable for all skills types. So whether you're an expert, learning the ropes or just keen to started - remember it's never too early to learn.

So what are you waiting for? Start that new project you've been thinking about, improve your existing skills and get your creative hat on - there's a whole new world waiting to be explored out there!

1. The Photographer Starter Kit For Beginners

No one wants to take boring photos right? Photography really is an art, but it's an art based on technology. If you don't have a good handle on the technology behind taking a great photo, you'll never get the results you want. You don't have to be a master, you just need to know enough to do what you want to do.

Award-winning photographer John Greengo will teach you the principles of good beginner and intermediate photography in this amazing Photography Starter Kit. It's got everything you need to learn the skills necessary to create amazing photos.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • 17 Video lessons in HD
  • Learn the the most essential functions of your camera
  • Gain confidence in putting new functions into action
  • Get the swing of basic photographic terminology
  • Feel prepared to move on to more advanced classes
  • Gain a solid understanding of must-know lighting and composition techniques
  • Lean to position yourself and your subject to capture the best photo possible with the camera you have – no additional gear needed


2. Adobe® Photoshop® For Beginners

Adobe Photoshop lets you bring out the best in your photographs – learn how to navigate the powerful software in Adobe Photoshop 101 with Ben Willmore.

Ben will show you how to use the most important features of Adobe Photoshop by working through common, real-world projects and explaining the process. You’ll get to know the Adobe Photoshop interface and learn about the features you’ll use the most.

Those including learning how to use layers, selections, masks, and filters help you make a great image and find out why resolution, file formats, and colour profiles matter. Ben will break down commonly-heard technical jargon so you know what others are saying and you’ll learn keyboard commands that will make your work easier.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Enhance hair, eyes, and lips in portraits
  • Merge multiple images into a panorama
  • Fix bright reflections on glasses and closed eyes in a group shot
  • Correct photos that are under or overexposed
  • Create a collage of multiple images


3. Learn How To Tell Captivating Stories On Your Podcast

Join Alex Blumberg, award-winning reporter and producer for This American Life and co-host of NPR’s Planet Money, for Power Your Podcast with Storytelling, and learn podcast tips on how to tell powerful, memorable stories through audio.

Storytelling is in our DNA – integrating its principles into a podcast not only helps you tell better stories, it allows you to authentically and emotionally connect with your audience. In this class, you will learn the unique approach to interviewing and story composition, which has made This American Life a fan favourite on public radio stations across the country.

Alex will share production techniques you can use to create a multi-layered sensory experience and share tips for standing out in the ever-growing field of podcasts.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How to develop your narrative instincts
  • How to prepare for an interview to get the best answers
  • The elements of a good story

Alex will teach you how to create a "driveway moment" - that experience when the story is so good, it makes the audience pause what they are doing just to listen through to the end.

Whether you already produce a successful podcast, are a creative entrepreneur looking for a new marketing method, or just a public radio-loving audiophile – this class will help you tell better stories.


4. The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience

Running a wedding photography business is stressful work – you are on the hook for capturing one of your client’s single most important (and expensive!) days. But if you do it right, wedding photography is also a whole lot of fun. Learn how to balance the books, get the shots, and deliver the magic in The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience with Jasmine Star.

The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience is an all-inclusive wedding photography bootcamp that gives you all the tools you need to run a wildly successful business. You’ll learn the marketing, shooting, posing, and branding skills you'll need to thrive as wedding photographer.

Here's what you'll get:

On the business end, Jasmine will teach you how to:

  • Create an effective business plan
  • Attract new clients
  • Establish and communicate pricing
  • Build a referral network
  • Get free marketing
  • Every day, for 30 days, you’ll get a 30-90 minute comprehensive lesson designed to inspire and help you build a wedding photography business that thrives.

You’ll also learn all about Jasmine’s shooting and editing techniques for wedding photography. You’ll learn how to:

  • Prompt clients to get natural-looking poses
  • Leverage natural light so everyone looks gorgeous
  • Deal with unexpected events and shoot under pressure
  • Cull, edit, and market on social after the event


5. Get The Skills To Start A Portrait Photography Business

Sue Bryce's 28 Days is the all-in-one portrait photography class that teaches you posing, shooting, marketing, selling, and everything else you need to know to run a successful contemporary portrait photography business.

This series begins with two sessions of intense instruction on business, pricing, and overcoming your fears. Following the kickoff, Sue delivers short sessions exploring 28 different topics essential to any successful portrait photography studio.

Sue covers flow posing, connecting with clients, posing and shooting groups, marketing to your key demographic, sales, and more.

In this comprehensive series you'll learn Sue's inspiring approach to styling, posing, marketing, selling and so much more!

Via Creative Live

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