We love bringing free creative education during our live events to as many people as possible around the world. I've seen Tweets, Facebook, G+ and blog posts where many of you have shared your stories about how what you've learned from and been inspired by creativeLIVE has impacted your lives. We'd love for you to share your stories with us here!
The best thing that ever happend was finding CreativeLIVE. I've purchased a few of the downloads and absolutely love them. I have watched many more and checked out different areas that I haven't tried like the Food Photography. I love exploring new types of photography which I would never have paid to attend a class I wasn't quite sure I would like it or not. Your classes are top notch with the best of instructors.
I am going on 70 and am just now moving into Pet and Children's Photography. I volunteer one afternoon a week at a local no-kill animal shelter which offers me the best experience for shooting the animals. They receive new animals every week and just being brought in are all stressed out with their new situation and are the hardest animals to shoot because they are in the most voluneralble time of their lives. So after working with them a regular photo session is a piece of cake. I can't thank you enough CL for all you have to offer. High 5's forever.
CreativeLIVE has totally changed my life for the better! I have a new-founded drive to do better in my photography, and it has helped teach me things I never learned in school! I love that people who are successful and who have been running their photography businesses for years are teaching us their secrets to success. I love learning from the photographers you guys bring on and I want to thank you all for starting this site and helping photographers around the world!
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I really appreciate this blog and what creativeLIVE has had a good impact. Keep up with good work.
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Creative Live? This is my go too. I had been using a film SLR for a couple of years and was still learning when the lab lost ALL of my son's graduation, class day, and prom pictures, gave me film rolls instead, and stated I should be satisfied with that. WOW. I put my camera(s) down,and did NOT pick them back up.
Along came the digital revolution which I watched suspiciously, for a while, then bought my first digital point and shoot. I graduated to one with more features later. I wanted more control over what I was doing, but did not act on it until for Christmas my hubby gave me a Cannon 40D which had just been released. I was in camera heaven, but the learning curve was a bit different (and I am still learning). When I discovered Creative Live!!! WOW!!! what a discovery. I learn-and am still learning. Although I am 73 years young, I discovered I still can learn, and am still learning.
Although I cannot purchase many of the courses I want, I am happy, but got to go right now. Got a class starting soon.
Thank you creative live Thank you.
I have learned sooooo much about photography and many, many other topics affecting the digital world around us. I look forward to each session with renewed excitement and enthusiasm. I did a wedding the weekend after the now famous internet wedding of Jasmine Star (and company). It was the first time I incorporated a slide show at the reception as she suggested. We got rave reviews and also a photo of the bride's reaction as she discovered the slideshow presentation. Great stuff! I could go on and on about all the wonderful things I have learned and classes I have purchased from Creative Live. Also the things ordered from B&H. You guys cover everything my company is all about! I have grown in every area of my skill set and have passed on the wonderful information on to others who have also watched and purchased classes as well. Good Job, well done and keep up the amazingly wonderful work at creativeLive!. Thanks!, Maria (abbeylynne) Cranberry Lantern
Creative live has changed my life tremendously. Ten years ago, I started working as an assistant- and fell head over heels for photography. Because of the digital switch my employer went out of business. Having recently had two babies, I decided to be a stay at home mom, but soon became agoraphobic, and afraid to leave the house or interact with people. It took me many years to overcome the agoraphobia, and finally when I did I refused to waste any more of my life-I had to become a photographer. Building a business, my life & my confidence at once has not been easy- Creative live has given me an invaluable amount of technical information, to help me grow into a professional. Information that the thousands of dollars I spent in college did not give me. Above all- the networking information,community and the instructors showing that they too have faults has made me realize that it's ok to be me. As J* would say: "it is what it is". There is nothing more valuable to the success of your business than loving yourself for who you are and what you are. Creative live has helped to shape me into a confident professional with a small but rapidly growing business, I probably would have been just another photography business casualty if not for the life changing advice and the world class instructors that Creative Live has given me access to.
CreativeLIVE has made a huge difference in my life. In this day and age educating yourself is so expensive, especially when you have a family to care for, not to mention finding the time to go to classes. CreativeLIVE is the perfect sollution! I spend a weekend of intense study and get SO much out of it! I have learned so much about the really valuable things to get me going in my photography business from Zach Arias to Lesa Snider and Im SOOOOO excited about the upcoming Sandy Puc workshop which is EXACTLY the area of photography that is my passion. I'm so excited I'm even putting an audtion video together and willing to fly all the way from Nottingham England to be there so hopefully I get picked and get to experience the amazing world of CreativeLIVE first hand! Not to mention meeting everyone like Kenna and the gang, they all seem like such fun people!
Hello, I was in the middle of the Live Creative Class, which they said it was free to view if you book in advance. While I was listening to Zach, suddenly the video stopped. Does it mean I have to purchase the video?? Thanks. Albert
CreativeLIVE has become my go to resource for learning and connecting with other photographers. It has also saved me a bundle in travel expenses! I love that CreativeLIVE really listenes and offers the courses that are being asked for! Love it!
Im very impressive and thankful for coming across this course.Those under the table little questions that seem to be so difficult to find the answers to were all covered.This has to be one of the easiest to understand and fun workshops ever. When sleep is an irritation you know youre living to the max, a bit like those first days in the darkroom with TMAX.
There are so many things that creativeLIVE has given me. Education, understanding, inspiration, creativity. But the best thing it has given me is community. I have found, followed and talked to more photographers that I have 'met' through creativeLIVE than any other venue on the web. It is wonderful to know that there are people out either like me (learning) or have been like me (the experienced audience and instructors). The support, feedback, and conversations help make me a better photographer, and a better person.
I've watched several of the workshops now and I've learned a lot from every one of them. They're very inspiring and always give me new ideas of things to try in my own photography. The positive energy from everybody involved... instructors, crews, and students... is very uplifting. It must be a lot of fun to be part of that.
I've been working in a great job, but a desk job, for 17 years. In it I'm on the fringe of the creative community. But creativeLIVE has given me the chance to jump back into the creative world and interact with some really fabulous people (instructors, CL staff, students, etc.). It has relit a great passion and allows me to share the things I love. Thank you creativeLIVE!!
I find creativeLIVE energizes me into a photography frenzy. It is always good to hear things from different perspectives too. Kudos and thanks to the creativeLIVE staff for keeping things happening and to the instructors that make the classes informative and fun. Looking forward to the next adventure.
I first saw the Tamara Lackey program which was great to get the business end organized & moving & I can not say enough good about Rick Sammon's "Finding the Light". It is absolutely awesome.LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing how it is set up & adjusted, not just talked about. Thanks you all so much!