2 Years Hosting Live With CreativeLive


LaRae Lobdell & Kenna Klosterman from the set of CreativeLive by Clay Blackmore

LaRae Lobdell & Kenna Klosterman from the set of CreativeLive by Clay Blackmore

 

For two years I had one of the most extraordinary experiences in my career: I was a host for CreativeLive, the online learning platform that broadcasts live classes to an international audience on topics such as photography, business, productivity, software development, design, film and video.

Those who are my trusted friends understand that I am a introvert, and at the time I started hosting was unable to speak in front of four friends at the dinner table let alone speak in front of  room full of people,  instructors I’ve looked up to for years, and in front of a camera that was airing live to tens of thousands of people around the world at any given moment. Talk about nerve racking!

The classroom that was for creatives became my personal classroom for public speaking. Of course, there is always room to improve with confidence and grace, but it provided me the opportunity to discover my presence and voice on the side of the camera that had always made me the most nervous and self-conscious. This unique perspective of continually being on the other side of the lens showed me how people feel and think when being photographed in front of the camera, so I took a hard look at how I had always approached photographing my own clients and immediately made changes.

Taking this dual perspective and applying it with the education I received from hosting CreativeLive classrooms taught by the worlds top instructors, I became a better photographer and director to my own clients. Additionally, I have been able to find the confidence in building a portfolio that moved me from the wedding and family photography market to the environmental portraiture market, something I wanted from the beginning of my career in 1998 but was always to afraid to do. It was a game changer that took my career and life to the next level and I will always be grateful for the incredible and honorable role the company allowed me.

With that, I’ve put together a list of “LaRae’s CreativeLive Courses” for those who followed me on my journey at CreativeLive. Thank you for always cheering me on and being a part of helping me grow!

 

My BTS perspective during my time hosting at CreativeLive, Seattle Washington, January 2012-November 2013:

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InstructorCourseSpecial GuestsGenreURL LinkDate
Jack HollingsworthiPhoneography Workshop with Jack HollingsworthPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=January 5-6, 2012
John CornicelloSetting Up a Home Studio with John CornicelloPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=January 10, 2012
Zach and Jody GrayWedding Photography Weekend with Zach and Jody GrayPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=January 27-29, 2012
Christa MeolaThe Boudoir Workshop with Christa MeolaPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=February 10-12, 2012
Sandy PucBellies & Babies with Sandy PucPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=February 24-26, 2012
Sue BryceGlamour Photography with Sue BrycePhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=March 2-4, 2012
Bambi CantrellPosing Masterclass with Bambi CantrellPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=March 16-18, 2012
Don GiannattiLighting Essentials with Don GiannattiPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=April 5-7, 2012
John GreengoFundamentals of Digital Photography 2012 with John GreengoPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=April 9-13, 2012
Jasmine StarEditorial Wedding Photography with Jasmine StarPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=April 27-29, 2012
John GreengoCanon 7D - DSLR Fast Start with John GreengoPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=May 2, 2012
John GreengoCanon 5D Mark II - DSLR Fast Start with John GreengoPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=May 3, 2012
Lindsay AdlerSocial Media Marketing with Lindsay AdlerPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=May 30, 2012
Jared PlattThe Ultimate Lightroom Workflow with Jared PlattPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=June 14-16, 2012
Don GiannattiTabletop Product Photography with Don GiannattiPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=June 22-24, 2012
Vicki TauferPets and People Photography with Vicki TauferPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=July 26-28, 2012
Joe Buissink
Special Guest: Leann Rimes via Skype
Wedding Photography with Joe BuissinkLeann Rimes via SkypePhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 9-11, 2012
Sue Bryce & Simona JanekWorking with Hair & Makeup with Simona Janek & Sue BrycePhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 27-28, 2012
Sue BryceInside the Glamor Photography Studio with Sue BrycePhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 29-31, 2012
Sarah Petty and Erin VerbeckPhotography Brand Makeover with Sarah Petty and Erin VerbeckPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=October 3-5, 2012
Jared PlattThe Efficient Lighting & Post Production with Jared PlattPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=December 6-8, 2012
John GreengoFundamentals of Digital Photography 2013 with John GreengoPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=February 18-22, 2013
Dave Cross
Khara Plicanic
Ben Willmore
Group Panel with Dave Cross, Lesa Snider and Ben WIlmore
Photoshop Week 2013Photo & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=February 25-27, 2013
James WedmoreYouTube Marketing with James WedmoreStu McLaren & Dean Rainey, Jeff RoseBusiness & Moneyhttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=March 13-15, 2013
Derek HalpernMastering Online Sales with Derek HalpernKevin Rogers, Melanie Duncan, and Pat FlynnBusiness & Moneyhttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=March 21-22, 2013
Michele CelentanoCreativeLiveMichele CelentanoPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=March 25-27, 2013
Josh KaufmanThe Personal MBA: Foundations with Josh KaufmanDavid MoldawerBusiness & Moneyhttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=April 4-5, 2013
Sal CincottaMarketing Your Photography Business with Sal CincottaPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=April 19-21, 2013
Joey L.Commercial Portraiture with Joey L.Photo & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=April 29-30, May 1, 2013
Aaron NaceCompositing 101 with Aaron NacePhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=May 30 - June 1, 2013
Ben WillmorePhotoshop: Retouching and Collage with Ben WillmorePhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=June 10-11, 2013
Sandy PucBusiness for Photographers
with Sandy Puc
Photo & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=June 27-29, 2013
Mike Fulton & Cody ClintonMastering TTL Flash with Mike Fulton & Cody ClintonPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=July 15-16, 2013
John GreengoTravel Photography with John GreengoPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=July 26, 2013
Clay BlackmorePose It, Light It, Love It with Clay BlackmorePhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=July 29-31, 2013
Jared BaumanPricing, Strategy & Business with Jared BaumanPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 1-3, 2013
John GreengoCanon SL-1 Fast Start with John GreengoPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 5, 2013
Lindsay Adler & Erik ValindConquering Crappy Light with Lindsay Adler & Erik ValindPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 12-14, 2013
Sidecar Post: Jennifer Cody & John AarnioWedding Post-Production Workflow with Sidecar PostPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 18, 2013
VariousAdobe Creative Cloud Design WeekPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 20-22, 2013
Trish WitkowskiAdobe Creative Cloud Design Week: Direct Mail to the Max with Trish WitkowskiPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 20-22, 2013
Trish WitkowskiAdobe Creative Cloud Design Week: THAT’S FOLDTASTIC! with Trish WitkowskiPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 20-22, 2013
Jack DavisAdobe Creative Cloud Design Week: The Art of the Logo with Jack DavisPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 20-22, 2013
Jack DavisAdobe Creative Cloud Design Week: Personalizing Letters and Logos with Jack DavisPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 20-22, 2013
Erica GametAdobe Creative Cloud Design Week: Alternate and Liquid Layout for Print and Digital Workflows with Erica GametPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 20-22, 2013
Erica GametAdobe Creative Cloud Design Week: Tame Your Text with GREP in InDesign with Erica GametPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 20-22, 2013
Jason HoppeAdobe Creative Cloud Design Week: Acrobat with Jason HoppePhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 20-22, 2013
Jay NelsonAdobe Creative Cloud Design Week: Fonts in Creative Cloud with Jay NelsonPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 20-22, 2013
Ben WillmoreAdobe Creative Cloud Design Week: Extending Photoshop using Plug-Ins with Ben WillmorePhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 20-22, 2013
Ben WillmoreAdobe Creative Cloud Design Week: Template-based Imaging in Photoshop with Ben WillmorePhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 20-22, 2013
Lesa SniderAdobe Creative Cloud Design Week: Photoshop vs. Lightroom with Lesa SniderPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 20-22, 2013
Lesa SniderAdobe Creative Cloud Design Week: Building Video Portfolios in Photoshop with Lesa SniderPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 20-22, 2013
Kirk VoclainSenior Photography with Kirk VoclainPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=August 27-29, 2013
Zach and Jody GrayMultiply Revenue with Bridal Sessions with Zach and Jody GrayPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 13, 2013
VariousCreativeLive Photo WeekPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 18-20, 2013
Lou FreemanCreativeLive Photo Week: Modern Glamour Lighting with Lou FreemanPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 18-20, 2013
Lou FreemanCreativeLive Photo Week: Glamour Posing Techniques with Lou FreemanPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 18-20, 2013
Jared BaumanCreativeLive Photo Week: Profitable Pricing with Jared BaumanPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 18-20, 2013
Jared PolinCreativeLive Photo Week: The Exposure Triangle with Jared PolinPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 18-20, 2013
Sally CoxCreativeLive Photo Week: iPhoneography with Sally CoxPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 18-20, 2013
Andrew ScrivaniCreativeLive Photo Week: Editorial Food Photography with Andrew ScrivaniPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 18-20, 2013
Benjamin Von WongCreativeLive Photo Week: Anatomy of an Epic Photograph with Benjamin Von WongPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 18-20, 2013
Andrew ScrivaniCreativeLive Photo Week: DIY Light Table with Andrew ScrivaniPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 18-20, 2013
Lucas GilmanCreativeLive Photo Week: Maximizing Your Compact Camera with Lucas GilmanPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 18-20, 2013
John CornicelloCreativeLive Photo Week: Basics of Studio Lighting with John CornicelloPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 18-20, 2013
John CornicelloCreativeLive Photo Week: Basics of Lenses with John CornicelloPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 18-20, 2013
Lucas GilmanCreativeLive Photo Week: Lifestyle & Adventure Photography with Lucas GilmanPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 18-20, 2013
Joe BuissinkWedding Photojournalism with Joe BuissinkPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=September 23-24, 2013
Blair PhillipsSenior Photography: Break the Mold with Blair PhillipsPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=October 7-9, 2013
Brett FlorensHigh Fashion Wedding Photography with Brett FlorensPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=October 21-23, 2013
Gary Martin and Rob GrimmHow to Be a Commercial Photographer with Gary Martin and Rob GrimmPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=November 7-9, 2013
Lou FreemanCommercial and Iconic Headshots with Lou FreemanPhoto & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=November 18, 2013
Lou FreemanLighting for Boudoir and Glamour
with Lou Freeman
Photo & Videohttp://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=733599&u=1148951&m=59453&urllink=&afftrack=November 19-20, 2013