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Adobe MAX to Offer Five Free Photography Courses Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

16 September 2020

In a blog post today Josh Haftel announced the first five free sessions on the photography track at Adobe MAX, which is being held online this year.

Russel 'Elvis' Brown. Adobe principal designer and Photoshop and Lightroom trainer extraordinaire, Brown dressed as a steam punk Elvis Pressley for one of his break-out sessions at Adobe MAX Las Vegas. He's virtually capable of anything this year. Image courtesy of Josh Haftel.

"If you're just starting out in photography and want to improve or if you're interested in taking your professional skills to the next level, you can learn from leading photographers and Adobe experts in sessions and labs," Haftel wrote.


Following are the five sessions on the photography track announced today:

Lightroom on the Go Part 1: Taking Photos and Initial Edits
With Lisa Carney, Photographer, Retoucher, Photoshop and Lightroom Educator

Learn to perfect your photos using the powerful capabilities of Lightroom for mobile. In this follow-along lab, you'll discover how to take the ordinary to extraordinary using just your mobile device. Join photographer and educator Lisa Carney as she teaches you how to edit your photos to achieve your creative vision. Part one of this three-part lab leads you through the process of taking photos using the Lightroom for mobile camera and making initial edits

The Art and Craft of Amazing Photo Portraits
With Chris Orwig, Author, Teacher, Photographer

One of the most frequently photographed subjects is people, but how do you capture meaningful and memorable portraits? Join Sony Artisan of Imagery, best-selling author, photographer, and teacher Chris Orwig as he shares his techniques for creating amazing portraits at any time of day, with any type of subject, using natural light and minimal gear even just a smartphone. Whether you're capturing photographs of family and friends or doing client work, you'll leave with practical and actionable tips to improve your photographs.

Creating Thumb-Stopping Content for Social Media
With Coco Peri, Photographer and Stop-Motion Artist

Want to create social media content that stops people in their tracks? Join Sony photographer and leading stop-motion artist Coco Peri as she shows how to bring magic to your work through the power of stop-motion photography. Research shows that people naturally gravitate more toward motion than still images. Stop-motion goes one step beyond pure stills or video, creating compelling stories that transcend reality. You'll learn new tricks to bring your content to life using the equipment you already have.

Wow, You Can Do That in Lightroom Classic?
With Matt Kloskowski, Photography and Lightroom Instructor

Get ready to discover things you never knew about Lightroom Classic. Renowned Lightroom educator Matt Kloskowski will dive into Lightroom Classic adjustments and show you how to push them in ways to get maximum results. Whatever you thought you knew about editing your photos, this session will show you a whole new side of Lightroom Classic and just how powerful it can be.

Lightroom Presets that Save Time and Spark Creativity
With Josh Katz, Photographer and Photography Instructor

Presets are a powerful tool that many photographers abuse, turning them into one-click solutions that stifle creativity. Join photographer Josh Katz to learn how to move beyond the one-click status quo and develop efficient presets that complement your workflow. You'll leave with an understanding of the secret to presets, using them as a starting point for creativity and a huge time-saver.


Registration for this year's virtual Adobe MAX, which runs from October 20-22, is open and free to all. Previews of the entire conference catalog can be found here.

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