Free On-Air Classes – Week of 3/24

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Artistic rendition of a wooden dragon in the jungle.

My color pencil rendition of a traditional lion dance ceremony. Hope this lunar new year (year of the pig) started off awesome for you all!

For all you creatives, out there if you haven’t heard of Creative Live, you may be missing out. I always browse their site for anything to do with photography (including the legal and business aspects as well as the heavier side of image editing) and sign up for whatever I find interesting. I’ve watched many free tutorials and classes and have made a few purchases as well after watching the free live stream. I’m of the opinion that Creative Live is a very valuable resource even if you only watch the free classes!The above image was something I cooked up in Photoshop after being inspired from watching a free class on Creative Live. Check Out CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes.

I’ve included classes in other genre’s just in case anyone is interested in them and If you really haven’t heard about Creative Live, here’s their sales pitch:

Start learning for free today with the amazing selection of live and on air classes from Creative Live. You will learn creative skills from the world’s top experts – Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Oscar Winners, and New York Times best selling authors, thought leaders, and legendary entrepreneurs. With over 1,500 curated classes in Photography & Video, Money & Life, Craft & Maker, Art & Design, and Music & Audio, there is something for everyone. Students can watch on-air broadcasts for free or buy a class and own the content for life.

Plus, you can get your daily creative fix on the iOS app with 1 free lesson of you choice , each and every day!

Free On-Air Classes – Week of 3/24

Class Name: Intro to Adobe Illustrator
Text Link: Intro to Adobe Illustrator Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 03/25/2019
End Date: 03/26/2019
RSVP Date: 03/25/2019

Class Name: Build a Social Media Plan That Actually Makes Money
Text Link: Build a Social Media Plan That Actually Makes Money Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 03/26/2019
End Date: 03/27/2019
RSVP Date: 03/26/2019

Class Name: Capture and Edit Photos of People in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
Text Link: Capture and Edit Photos of People in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 03/27/2019
End Date: 03/28/2019
RSVP Date: 03/27/2019

Class Name: Studio Pass with Joey Sturgis
Text Link: Studio Pass with Joey Sturgis Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 03/28/2019
End Date: 03/29/2019
RSVP Date: 03/28/2019

Class Name: Natural Light Photography
Text Link: Natural Light Photography Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 03/29/2019
End Date: 03/30/2019
RSVP Date: 03/29/2019

Class Name:The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience
Text Link: The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 03/30/2019
End Date: 03/31/2019
RSVP Date: 03/30/2019

Happy Learning, y’all ! ! !

FULL DISCLOSURE: Please note that the course/class links have my affiliate code in them and should you choose to purchase a class, I may get a referral fee. The links only direct you to the page where you can watch the course FOR FREE on the stated date(s).

Consider following me for updates to find not only my other travel bloopers, blunders and shenanigans but also photography related news/reviews and the occasional contest entry.

All the photos (unless otherwise noted in the post) were taken by me and are available for sale. If you’re interested in buying an image or three, 😃 please don’t hesitate to contact me for more details. Thanks in advance!

Comments & Critiques are always welcome, as are upvotes and resteems.

Thanks for viewing and best wishes!

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Free On-Air Classes – Week of 2/10

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Singapore’s National Stadiums

For all you creatives, out there if you haven’t heard of Creative Live, you may be missing out. I always browse their site for anything to do with photography (including the legal and business aspects as well as the heavier side of image editing) and sign up for whatever I find interesting. I’ve watched many free tutorials and classes and have made a few purchases as well after watching the free live stream. I’m of the opinion that Creative Live is a very valuable resource even if you only watch the free classes!The above image was something I cooked up in Photoshop after being inspired from watching a free class on Creative Live. Check Out CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes.

I’ve included classes in other genre’s just in case anyone is interested in them and If you really haven’t heard about Creative Live, here’s their sales pitch:

Start learning for free today with the amazing selection of live and on air classes from Creative Live. You will learn creative skills from the world’s top experts – Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Oscar Winners, and New York Times best selling authors, thought leaders, and legendary entrepreneurs. With over 1,500 curated classes in Photography & Video, Money & Life, Craft & Maker, Art & Design, and Music & Audio, there is something for everyone. Students can watch on-air broadcasts for free or buy a class and own the content for life.

Plus, you can get your daily creative fix on the iOS app with 1 free lesson of you choice , each and every day!

Free On-Air Classes – Week of 2/10

Class Name: Develop Good Communication Skills
Text Link: Develop Good Communication Skills Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 02/10/2019
End Date: 02/11/2019
RSVP Date: 02/10/2019

Class Name: Posing 101
Text Link: Posing 101 Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 02/11/2019
End Date: 02/12/2019
RSVP Date: 02/11/2019

Class Name: Drawing Basics
Text Link: Drawing Basics Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 02/12/2019
End Date: 02/13/2019
RSVP Date: 02/12/2019

Class Name: Posing 101: Couples, Weddings and Families
Text Link: Posing 101: Couples, Weddings and Families Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 02/13/2019
End Date: 02/14/2019
RSVP Date: 02/13/2019

Class Name: Become a Great Wine Taster
Text Link: Become a Great Wine Taster Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 02/14/2019
End Date: 02/15/2019
RSVP Date: 02/14/2019

Class Name: DIY Centerpieces for Every Occasion
Text Link: DIY Centerpieces for Every Occasion Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 02/15/2019
End Date: 02/16/2019
RSVP Date: 02/15/2019

Happy Learning, y’all ! ! !

FULL DISCLOSURE: Please note that the course/class links have my affiliate code in them and should you choose to purchase a class, I may get a referral fee. The links only direct you to the page where you can watch the course FOR FREE on the stated date(s).

Consider following me for updates and to find not only my other travel bloopers, blunders and shenanigans but also photography related news/reviews and the occasional contest entry.

All the photos (unless otherwise noted in the post) were taken by me and are available for sale. If you’re interested in buying an image or three, 😃 please don’t hesitate to contact me for more details. Thanks in advance!

Comments & Critiques are always welcome, as are upvotes and resteems.

Thanks for viewing and best wishes!

PS. If you want to check out my other ‘works’, you can find them here:

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Free On-Air Classes – Week of 1/27

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For all you creatives, out there if you haven’t heard of Creative Live, you may be missing out. I always browse their site for anything to do with photography (including the legal and business aspects as well as the heavier side of image editing) and sign up for whatever I find interesting. I’ve watched many free tutorials and classes and have made a few purchases as well after watching the free live stream. I’m of the opinion that Creative Live is a very valuable resource even if you only watch the free classes!The above image was something I cooked up in Photoshop after being inspired from watching a free class on Creative Live. Check Out CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes.

I’ve included classes in other genre’s just in case anyone is interested in them and If you really haven’t heard about Creative Live, here’s their sales pitch:

Start learning for free today with the amazing selection of live and on air classes from Creative Live. You will learn creative skills from the world’s top experts – Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Oscar Winners, and New York Times best selling authors, thought leaders, and legendary entrepreneurs. With over 1,500 curated classes in Photography & Video, Money & Life, Craft & Maker, Art & Design, and Music & Audio, there is something for everyone. Students can watch on-air broadcasts for free or buy a class and own the content for life.

Plus, you can get your daily creative fix on the iOS app with 1 free lesson of you choice , each and every day!

Free On-Air Classes – Week of 1/27

Class Name: The Beginner Photographer=E2=80=99s Crash Course
Text Link: The Beginner Photographer’s Crash Course Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 01/27/2019
End Date: 01/28/2019
RSVP Date: 01/27/2019

Class Name: Build a Community & Grow Your Standout Business
Text Link: Build a Community & Grow Your Standout Business Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 01/28/2019
End Date: 01/29/2019
RSVP Date: 01/28/2019

Class Name: The Starter Portrait Studio: One Light, One Reflector
Text Link: The Starter Portrait Studio: One Light, One Reflector Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 01/29/2019
End Date: 01/30/2019
RSVP Date: 01/29/2019

Class Name: Invitations in Photoshop
Text Link: Invitations in Photoshop Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 01/30/2019
End Date: 01/31/2019
RSVP Date: 01/30/2019

Class Name: The Professional Photographer=E2=80=99s Digital Workflow
Text Link: The Professional Photographer’s Digital Workflow Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 01/31/2019
End Date: 02/01/2019
RSVP Date: 01/31/2019

Class Name: Value Pricing & Business Models for Creative Entrepreneurs
Text Link: Value Pricing & Business Models for Creative Entrepreneurs Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 02/01/2019
End Date: 02/02/2019
RSVP Date: 02/01/2019

Happy Learning, y’all ! ! !

FULL DISCLOSURE: Please note that the course/class links have my affiliate code in them and should you choose to purchase a class, I may get a referral fee. The links only direct you to the page where you can watch the course FOR FREE on the stated date(s).

Consider following me for updates and to find not only my other travel bloopers, blunders and shenanigans but also photography related news/reviews and the occasional contest entry.

All the photos (unless otherwise noted in the post) were taken by me and are available for sale. If you’re interested in buying an image or three, 😃 please don’t hesitate to contact me for more details. Thanks in advance!

Comments & Critiques are always welcome, as are upvotes and resteems.

Thanks for viewing and best wishes!

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A visit to the Mengwi Royal Temple

So on a dreary afternoon, we ventured to the Mengwi Royal Temple, also known as the Taman Ayun Temple in Bali, Indonesia. Other than being a huge and well landscaped complex, this temple complex hosts the altar reserved for the royalty of Mengwi. Some structures looked old but not ancient, while some looked quite modern, all looked well maintained.

Our driver dropped us off at the entrance to the temple and right away you can see the splendor of it all, not grandiose but rather a large, clean, minimalist complex with sparsely placed structures surrounded by plenty of space with a very well maintained landscape. At the ticket both we paid a nominal entrance fee and proceeded in. Our driver had mentioned that some temples require the usage of a sarong if your pants/skirt/shorts are above the knees some do not. This one did and provided the sarong for my daughters who were wearing shorts (I was informed by my older daughter that hers was a ‘skort’ not a shorts or skirt. I told her, “too bad, you still have to wear it”). What caught me by surprise is when my kids pointed out a sign that said something to the effect of “no entry if you’re on your menstrual cycle.” As if they’d check, I’d wondered as we walked away. Anyways, something to note, I can understand and respect the rule, just taken aback by the prominent sign I guess. I do recall some Buddhist temples having this rule as well. Something to be mindful of, I suppose, if you’re a believer and don’t want “bad karma”.

As we made our way in we had a toilet break and in the area was a snack shop and a rather large cock fighting ‘arena’. I’ve never seen one so legit looking but didn’t think it was still being used to fight roosters as they had placed mannequins inside the fighting area so you’d know exactly what this space is for. My hopes of it being non functional other than for offering a glimpse of historic cultural practices were kinda dashed when I saw a big cage with rooster in it. I couldn’t see everything as it was in an off limits to the public, tucked away in the back area enclosed by a tall bamboo fence. I supposed I shouldn’t have been surprised, as cock fighting is a part of many South East Asian cultures and this being the royal temple, it should be ‘fit for a king’, right?

Continuing on we came up to a big wall that had an elaborate entry point. I’m guessing this is the entry to the area where people go to pray, place offerings etc. I didn’t think it would be gated and locked, but it was. So to see this “main” section, you have to take the inclined path that leads around this wall. Not knowing what to expect, I still didn’t expect what we saw. Basically the front wall with the gate is the short side of one end of a rectangle wall structure. Directly behind these walls is a narrow moat, and within the moat is where all the altars, statues, trees and other things are. If I had to guess, this inner area is about the size of an ice hockey rink. The stone structures and carvings looked weathered and old but well maintained giving them a dated but not ancient look. At the back there’s an elevated area to get a better look. Here’s a couple shots:

Back behind the this main temple area is a vast park with a path that goes in and around it, with gazebo placed here and there. We didn’t have the time to walk the whole park nor did the weather allow us to (it started to rain at this point) so we headed towards some pavilions for some cover.

As we made our way to the exit/entrance we stopped to get some drinks at the gift shop. It was while looking around drinking water that I notice the rooster cage but also stone steps up to a gate. I decided to go check it out. the gate at the top of the steps was locked but you can see into the area quite easily. Maybe this is the ‘royal altars’?

Here’s a few images taken in around the Mengwi Temple complex:

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