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Virtual Courses, Online Tutorials, Challenges & More...How You Can Stay Connected With These Creators During Social Isolation

Some of the best ways creators can support one another during this time are by staying connected, sharing wisdom and challenging each other to continue creating under the current circumstances. Many of our Sony Artisans and Alpha Collective members are currently offering ways to educate and inspire the creator community. Check out our roundup of online workshops, challenges, how-to’s and more below.

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  • If you’ve always thought about giving self-portraiture a try, now is the time. With social distancing in place, there’s no better subject than yourself at the moment. Sony Artisan Brooke Shaden is our resident self-portraiture expert, and during social isolation she’s providing all kinds of content on self-portraiture to inspire others to create. Watch her complete How-To Guide To Self-Portraiture to get your start.

  • Rachel Jones Ross (@rachel_jones_ross) of the Alpha Collective is offering an online night photography workshop, "Night Photography in Your Pajamas,” April 13-22. Learn more about the workshop and purchase your registration here.
  • Sony Artisans Cristina Mittermeier (@mitty) and Paul Nicklen (@paulnicklen) are giving back to the community during this time through #OceanSchool! Each day through their personal Instagram accounts and the @sealegacy account, they provide some incredible information about the creature they've photographed along with a photo.

  • Photographer and designer Autumn Schrock (@autpops) of the Alpha Collective is offering one-on-one workshops online. You can cover anything from what you'd like to learn, including post-processing techniques, social media strategies and website layout. Learn more about Autumn in, "Inside The Life Of An Adventure Photographer" and check out her website to purchase a one-on-one session.

  • Sony Artisan Me Ra Koh is offering her Confidence Photography Workshop For Women online for the first time! You'll cover shooting in manual, window light, storytelling, composition and more. Learn more and register here.

  • Sony Artisan Michael Rubenstein has held several "Live with Rubee" Instagram Live sessions with special guests from the photo, design and art world. Follow his Instagram @mrubee for more.

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