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- Online courses pose an opportunity for cheap, impactful learning.
- CreativeLive is the go-to site for creatives with more than 1,500 classes taught by 650+ industry-leading experts.
- Classes are as low as $ 20, and you can buy and own them for forever — just in case you one day need a refresher.
- Below are 15 of the site’s best-selling courses.
Online classes have become increasingly popular in the last few years — and for many good reasons.
They’re cheap, impactful, and a step towards a better career and/or personal life that you can begin almost instantaneously. You can take courses from Ivy Leagues at a fraction of the cost of attending, tailor a resume for new job opportunities or a shifting industry without heading back to a college campus, or skirt an existential crisis by learning a new skill at any point in your life.
In other words, online classes provide meaningful access to affordable education — you just have to commit to showing up (or, rather, logging on).
There are a plethora of computer and business classes on sites like Udemy, Coursera, LinkedIn Learning, and EdX, but creatives may find the most appealing classes at CreativeLive. The site houses over 1,500 classes taught by 650+ industry-leading experts. The community includes over 10 million students, and each class falls under one of five categories: photo and video, art and design, music and audio, craft and maker, or money and life. Ultimately, the classes are centered around making creativity a habit, be it for personal or professional use.
You can watch on-air broadcasts for free on five channels for 24-hours a day, or you can buy a class and own it for life with the option to watch, rewind, and access bonus materials whenever. This is particularly great for anyone looking to develop a hobby, since you may fall out of consistent practice and want to pick it up again later on. As a whole, the site adds structure, insight, and timetables to an industry that can feel obscure and opaque to beginners as well as walk-throughs of new advancements for veterans.
If you’re looking for a way to develop a creative habit, add some industry know-how, or expand a creative business (many of which rely heavily upon the individual), then CreativeLive may be a tool worth considering.
Below are 15 of the most popular courses among CreativeLive students:
Descriptions provided by CreativeLive and edited for length.
Pricing and Sales for Photographers
In order to make money as a photographer, you have to know how to price, package, and sell your work. In this 3-day course, small business owner and award-winning photographer Julia Kelleher will teach you how to create a strategic sales system — without relying on over-the-top, hard-selling sales techniques.
This workshop will give you the confidence to incorporate small portable flash in your photography toolkit. From shooting receptions at weddings or adding drama in senior portraits, this workshop will include lots of live shooting examples that will help everything make sense. Get ready to take your photography to the next level. Once you start working with portable flash, you’ll never understand how you lived without it.
Fundamentals of Photography
As a photographer, you will need to master the technical basics of the camera and form an understanding of the kind of equipment you need. The Fundamentals of Digital Photography will also teach something even more important (and crucial for success) – how to bring your creative vision to fruition.
Taught by seasoned photographer John Greengo, the Fundamentals of Digital Photography places emphasis on quality visuals and experiential learning. In this course, you’ll learn:
- How to bring together the elements of manual mode to create an evocative image: shutter speed, aperture, and image composition.
- How to choose the right gear, and develop efficient workflow.
- How to recognize and take advantage of beautiful natural light.
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