A Beginners Guide to Photographing Christmas Morning By Pete Collins

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Join Pete Collins for this special holiday class that is all about taking those Christmas photos on Christmas morning. If you just got a brand new DSLR camera and you want to learn how to make your photos better, sharper, faster, and not drive your family crazy while you do it, then this class is for you!

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Pete provides an overview of what is covered in this class.
Taking the family portrait on Christmas morning can be a challenge. Pete gives you some tips for keeping it as stress-free as possible.
Keeping it simple will help you get the shots you want without too much fuss.
With a little tweaking you can make the pop-up flash on your camera a lot more useful when shooting in low light situations.
To take your flash photography to the next level you'll want to invest in a hot shoe flash.
Taking your flash off the camera provides an extra dimension to your flash photography.
Pete wraps up the class with a few tips on taking additional detail shots to enhance your seasonal photo album.
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Pete Collins

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Pete Collins is a "Photoshop Guy" with KelbyOne. He's a designer and photographer who has extensive wedding, events, stock, commercial, portraits experience. Not just an eye for grabbing a great shot, but the technical know-how to turn a good shot into a great one. Pete's Photoshop and post-processing skills can turn any picture idea t...


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  1. Profile photo of Rick Baker Rick Baker

    Great overview. I have played around with Illustrator a couple times but never really got into it. This overview will help. I hope there will be a follow-up course.

  2. Profile photo of Francesca Hughes Francesca Hughes

    Great class! It wasn’t as extensive as Matt’s Photoshop CC class on Monday, however, I still learnt a number of things here. One thing I will mention, found it hard to follow on a number of occasions as there was no cursor shown so I couldn’t fully follow where you were clicking on certain menus, but other than that it was a really great watch. Thank you.
    – Fran // http://www.francescahughes.com

  3. Profile photo of mcmanus78@gmail.com mcmanus78@gmail.com

    Yes! Now I understand the pen tool!

  4. Profile photo of MJS624 MJS624

    I had the same issue as Francesca, I found very difficult to follow at times, especially the pen tool section since the curser was not visible.