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5 Reasons to Join SLR Lounge Premium

By Pye Jirsa on March 14th 2016

We are incredibly excited to announce and officially launch SLR Lounge Premium, our new interactive educational platform!

Intro Video

Watch the video below or read the 5 reasons to join today!

1. Industry Leading Education


Education for all levels – Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, we have tutorials to help you grow as a photographer. Maybe you’re trying to grasp basic concepts; or maybe you’re a professional looking to gain a full mastery of advanced technical concepts.

No matter your experience level, we’re confident that you’ll benefit from our large and growing library of education.

Upon launch, here are the titles included:

  • Newest Workshop: Lightroom Crash Course (2016)
  • Lighting 101 and Lighting 201
  • Photography 101
  • Newborn Photography Workshop
  • Natural Light Couples Photography
  • HDR Photography Workshop
  • Lightroom Image Processing Mastery
  • Lightroom Organization and Workflow
  • The Earthen Bathtub | Fine Art Boudoir Tutorial

2. First Access to Latest Tutorials


First Access – In addition, premium members get first access to our latest tutorials. Moving forward, as we complete each chapter of our new workshops, we upload the videos directly to the platform so you no longer have to wait until the entire workshop is complete.

Upon launch, we will also give you access to the first chapters of the following courses (with more to be released on a regular schedule).

  • Wedding Workshop Part 1 | Communication, Planning and Happy Clients – This is the first part of our 7 part series into Wedding Photography.  Throughout 2016, we’ll be releasing the entire 7 part series of workshops.
  • Advanced Lightroom CC Tutorials – This is the follow-up to the Lightroom Image Processing Mastery, with a focus on Lightroom CC and improved developing techniques.

3. Streaming Access from Any Device


24 Hour Access – SLR Lounge Premium allows members streaming access to our industry leading photography education from any device. So instead of waiting hours for large zip files to download, you can simply log in and start learning from your phone, desktop, laptop, or tablet.

4. Interactive Education

Two-Way Education – What makes SLR Lounge truly unique and different from other platforms is our new interactive educational system. For a long time, online education has been one-way in that you watched a video, learned on your own, and that was it. In the new SLR Lounge, our tutorials are tied into the community through assignments, quizzes, and more.



As you watch the workshops, you’ll have a chance to practice the techniques you learn and upload the results in the assignments section.

These assignments are shared with the community so your peers can provide feedback and constructive critique for your improvement.



On top of that, we have designed quizzes to help you practice and test your knowledge to ensure a full understanding of the related concepts. Testing your knowledge and reinforcing the things that you’ve learned has never been so fun and easy.

5. Exclusive Partner Discounts


Save on Gear and Services – Included in your membership are partnership discounts with some of the best gear,  software, and service companies.  Check out our current lineup here.

Note: Partner deals are continually negotiated so they may change at any time.

Future Features

We are working day and night to develop even more interactive learning experiences and to provide new ways to help you all become better, more connected photographers.  To learn more and join SLR Lounge Premium, be sure to click here.

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Bia De Oliveira

    I’m a premium member and I was wondering how I can download the HDR presets.

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  2. Allan Vásquez

    It pays the entire year or monthly payment.

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  3. Daniel Zielinski

    In two days I am going for a flight trip… 9 hours of flight itself+ couple hours spend on the airport waiting…. no fun. Is there any way to watch the videos offline? unfortunately there will no no internet access on the plane so i need something to watch offline. Any ideas?

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  4. Mark Tayag

    Can I download the videos for offline viewing?

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  5. Emily Cariaga

    Hi Tom, send a quick email to and we will help you out!

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  6. Mark Tayag

    So if I purchase this I will get access to all tutorials like Lighting 101, Photography 101, etc? If so, I’m signing in.. I have always wanted the courses from creative live but prices are kind of steep when its all together

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    • Christopher Lin

      Hi Mark. Yes you get access to Lighting 101, Lighting 201, Photography 101 and much more. Here is a complete list:

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    • Mark Tayag

      How do I know if I am a part of the 1st 1000? I was looking forward to using the presets ;)

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    • Christopher Lin

      When the first 1,000 is over, we will take down the promotion, so as long as you see the promo still up, then you’ll get them. They are sent manually each day, so you should be getting them soon. Sorry for the archaic system for resource delivery. We’re working on a better one.

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  7. Russell Basford

    This looks ace! Need to see if I can juggle the finances to make it happen! SLR Lounge content is always soooooo good! I keep hearing about a discount code but I was wondering if this applied to courses purchased via Creative Live?!

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    • Christopher Lin

      Hi Russell: Our discount codes work in a completely different system than CreativeLive’s system so the codes do not cross over

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  8. Alex Jackson

    Just to clarify.If i become a premium member do I get free access to the existing tutorials and upcoming ones as well or just a discount to purchase each item?

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    • Lindsey Chu

      Hi Alex!
      Yes, with the Premium Membership you would get unlimited access to all of the exisiting, newest, and upcoming tutorials.

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  9. Tom Marvel

    If I upgrade, does the reCaptcha robot detector get turned off?

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    • Pye Jirsa

      Where are you seeing the recaptcha robot?

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    • Tom Marvel

      Every time I click the “mark as read” button no matter how long or short of a time I take perusing the areticle

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  10. Joshua Herd

    Hello I just joined premium. How will I know if I am one of the first 1000?

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    • Pye Jirsa

      You are. You should have the content/resources available. Let us know if you dont

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  11. Henry Dinardo

    I already purchased Lighting 101 and 201 that’s a pretty steep price to pay to upgrade to premium.

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    • Christopher Lin

      Hi Henry: Did you receive the email with the discount? We made sure we took care of our previous purchasers. While it may seem like a lot, it’s only the price of 2-3 workshops.

      Also, keep in mind that this price includes all previous workshops AND future workshops that we are releasing in 2016. We have an entire multi-part wedding series, BTS workshops that throw you right into the middle of our shoots, more Lightroom CC education and much more. We also have the interactive education components, partner discounts and exclusive webinars.

      Thanks for checking us out!

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  12. Xavier Rodriguez

    Very interested in this, but I never received my coupon code for having previously purchased some of this content. How can I get the code? Thank you!

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  13. Arex Ramos

    wow that’s is awesome you are the best Slr lounge

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    • Pye Jirsa

      Thanks Arex, we wanted to make our content more affordable while growing our library and community!

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  14. James Garcia

    This was a no-brainer for me! Was going to buy the lighting tutorials and presets today but instead opted for this awesome deal!!! You cannot find a better deal than this! Cannot wait to take full advantage of this membership and really take my photography game to the next level!!! :)

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  15. Jerry Reyes

    oh how I wish I could… this year I have purchased Lighting 201, Photography 101, Natural light couples and not to mention Incredible Engagement Photography. I hope that the Youtube content will still remain the same

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    • Christopher Lin

      Hi Jerry! Did you receive the discount code in your inbox for previous purchasers? Keep in mind that we have a lot of great stuff coming out this year, including more Lightroom Education, Wedding Education, and much more. With the discount, you should still pay far under what you would if you purchased these separately. Thanks!

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    • Paul Empson

      what I’ve already paid +discount +discounted joining rate = more than full price, not overly impressed to say the least.

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    • Pye Jirsa

      Paul, keep in mind this is also purchasing all upcoming tutorials as well. We come out with 6+ new tutorials plus resources each year. So it’s still heavily discounted. But, shoot us an email at We always want to take care of our people.

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