Flying the Nest Presets Review (Coupon Code Inside)

Bow down to the mighty Flying the Nest Presets and thank them for making your life easier.

If you post anything on Instagram or run a digital nomad business that requires decent photos, you know the pain of editing photos in Lightroom. It takes ages to figure out how to properly use Lightroom to get the desired result, and it can be frustrating.

Not to mention how freaking long it takes to edit a single photo!

It is a total time suck, and you have better things to do.

Plus, if you’re a blogger, Instagramer, or content creator of any kind, you have to pick and choose what skills to learn and what skills are best outsourced.

For me, editing photos was a skill I was not committed to learning. It is an important skill, but when there are products like presets that allow you to beautifully edit your photos in one click, why not take advantage of them?!

I’ve tried a number of presets before, and by far my favourite are the Flying the Nest presets.

They are actually the only ones I would recommend to you!

They’re extremely easy to use, create beautiful edits, and there is enough variety in the presets you get that you can get different vibes depending on what style you’re going for.

Oh, and if you’re just here for the coupon code (I don’t blame you), use code TRAVELSWITHERICA for 10% off your entire order through the Flying the Nest shop!

Different Preset Collections

Currently, there are two varieties of Flying the Nest presets you can purchase:

The Global Collection comes with 7 different preset options and the On the Road Collection comes with 8 different options.

The two collections are actually quite different from one another and compliment each other nicely.

You won’t be getting any similar presets if you purchase both collections!

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Choosing Between the Flying the Nest Preset Collections

Choosing between The Global Collection and the On the Road Collection can be quite difficult.

Especially if you can only afford one collection!

Deciding between the two collections really comes down to how you want your photos to look.

The Global Collection is (in my opinion) bolder and full of deeper colours. The On the Road Collection gives you more of a soft, pastel feel.

I have both collections and find myself using The Global Collection far more than I use the On the Road Collection.

I prefer the deeper, darker, bolder feel of The Global Collection, but I know a lot of people prefer the softer look that comes with the On the Road presets.

It all comes down to personal choice, style, branding, and vibe.

And if you’re like me and want every Flying the Nest preset, you can save a bit of money by purchasing The Collection, which includes every one of the Flying the Nest Presets.

If you’re on the edge between the two collections and can afford it, I recommend purchasing The Collection.

You save $10 and have more options on how to edit your photos.

Deciding Between Mobile Presets and Desktop Presets

The Flying the Nest Presets are offered in both a mobile and desktop version. Both versions have the same presets, so there isn’t a difference in the product you receive.

Choosing between mobile and desktop comes down to how and where you use Lightroom to edit your photos.

I personally recommend the mobile presets because the mobile Lightroom app is free.

Since you’re not doing any heavy editing thanks to the preset, you probably should stick to using the free version of Lightroom rather than paying for the desktop version.

My thinking is that if you’re investing in the desktop version of Lightroom, you’re probably doing some serious editing or are a professional photographer.

In those instances, you probably want more control over every single aspect of your edit and have the skills to use Lightroom to its fullest potential.

If you’re like me and don’t want to learn Lightroom and want to quickly and easily edit photos, using the Flying the Nest presets on mobile Lightroom is the way to go!

Just be very careful and double check what version of the presets you’re buying. You don’t want to accidentally purchase the desktop presets rather than the mobile presets because you weren’t paying enough attention!

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How to Install the Flying the Nest Presets

One of my favourite parts about the Flying the Nest presets is how easy they are to install! It takes less than thirty seconds, and anybody can do it even if they’ve never used Lightroom before.

But, instead of me telling you how to install them, why don’t we let the lovely Jess from Flying the Nest tell you how!

Who Should Purchase the Flying the Nest Presets?

Well, anybody who wants to!

Whether you’re a content creator like me or just love taking photos, anybody and everybody can get value out of the Flying the Nest presets.

Presets make your photos pop and make them look more professional.

Even if you’re just posting Instagram photos for your friends and family, using a preset can turn a photo you’re disappointed in because it is too dark into a photo you’re excited to post.

And if you’re a content creator like me, having stunning photos is a must, and presets are even more important.

Trust me.

I spent a long time using the built-in filers on Instagram, and a lot of my photos looked terrible because you can’t change any of the settings.

Using the Flying the Nest presets has definitely upped my Instagram game, and I’ve noticed a steep increase in followers and engagement since I started putting a little more effort into my photos.

Oh! If you’re interested in growing on Instagram, you may also be interested in the Flying the Nest Instagram Growth Masterclass.

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The Flying the Nest presets are a game changer.

They make editing photos for Instagram, a blog, or your own personal use so easy. It takes seconds to apply the preset, and your photo is transformed into exactly what you want.

The variety in the Flying the Nest presets is what gets me. Even though there are only 15 presets in total, there is more variety in the style of photo you can create than in most preset packages that offer dozens of presets.

You can really tell that Jess and Stephen put a lot of care and effort into creating the best presets possible.

I know you wont’ be disappointed if you decide to purchase them!

Don’t forget to use code TRAVELSWITHERICA for 10% off your order!

Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass Review & Coupon Code

Stephen and Jess are the personalities behind the hugely popular travel YouTube channel Flying the Nest. In 2020, they started Flying the Nest Academy, and the first course they released was the Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass.

I am a very curious kitten and wanted to see what the course was all about, so I purchased the course! I hadn’t started my YouTube channel before I bought the course but knew I wanted to start a travel channel eventually.

Plus they had a 30% off promo when the course first launched, and I can’t say no to a good deal!

Today I’m going to help you decide whether the Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass is worth the investment or if you should look somewhere else for your video editing needs.

Overall, the value you get from the Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass is incredible! You get hours of video classes, and Stephen walks you through editing a vlog from start to finish. There is a good split in the content between learning how to actually edit a vlog and how to tell a story through video. Both of which are extremely important. The Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass is a good choice for anybody creating vlogs (not just travel vloggers). But if you do mostly talking head videos, this isn’t the right course for you.

As you can probably tell, I like the Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass.

I’ve purchased a dozen or more online courses, and there are only two or three (including this one) that I felt were worth the price I paid for them.

But just because I found value from the Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass doesn’t mean you will.

You’ll have a much better idea of whether Flying the Nest Academy is the right place for you or not by the end of this post!

What Can I Expect from the Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass?

This is always the trickiest part of purchasing an online course.

The copywriting of any and every online course makes it sound so good, but oftentimes the course falls short of expectations.

There is hardly a worse feeling than shelling out your hard earned cash for something that doesn’t satisfy you!

The Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass comes with more than 50 video modules where Stephen walks you through the entire process of creating a travel vlog.

The course is over 6 hours long and has everything you need to know about editing footage and putting together a story.

You literally edit a vlog with Stephen.

He walks you through every step of editing a vlog from organizing your footage to the technical editing process all the way to creating a thumbnail, adding subtitles, and uploading it to YouTube.

The part I appreciate most about this course is you actually get to watch Stephen create an entire vlog. He doesn’t just explain the concept in a few minutes, give you a quick example, and then move on.

It is very in-depth, and you leave with a lot of knowledge you didn’t have going into the course.

My Experience with Flying the Nest Academy

My experience taking the Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass was far better than I anticipated.

I didn’t have super high expectations going in and kind of expected it to be meh and a cash grab course like so many other content creators put out.

I was wrong. The Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass is actually a really valuable resource for anybody looking to learn how to edit a vlog and tell a story through video.

I’m a hands on learner, and I really appreciated that Stephen walked us through creating a vlog from start to finish.

It helped to put the process and the steps in my mind.

Watching an entire vlog get edited in real time also helped me understand how long the process is and how much work goes into creating a 15-minute YouTube video.

A lot of people decide to start a YouTube channel and don’t understand that it is a lot of work. Seeing the entire process makes it impossible not to have an understanding of what you’re getting into. That really helps you decide whether vlogging is the right content creation path for you!

I found the course easy and straight forward to follow.

The only thing I found a bit overwhelming was watching Stephen edit and cut footage quickly after he went through the process slowly.

That is more because I didn’t know the shortcuts he was using, and it wasn’t a problem with his instructions.

His editing sometimes moved too quickly for me, but it was easy to get back and rewatch as needed.

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Pros of the Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass

  • Extremely comprehensive. Way more in-depth than other video editing courses offered by influencers and content creators.
  • A very fair price. Stephen and Jess could have charged $100 more for the course it is that high quality. I think this is a steal of a deal!
  • Seeing the entire editing process from start to finish is extremely helpful for people learning how to tell a story through video or looking to get better at it.
  • You’re learning from one of the most successful travel vloggers on YouTube.
  • There is a feature where you can ask questions in each module. The questions and answers are archived, so everybody can learn as they go through the course.

Cons of the Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass

  • I wish there was a shortcuts cheat sheet included with the course. It would be nice to have a printout to keep by my laptop as I’m learning the process.
  • Sometimes Stephen moves pretty quickly through his edits, and it could be a bit overwhelming at times.
  • Stephen and Jess don’t interact in the Facebook group a ton, and your questions are normally answered by fellow course participants rather than the teacher (still get great advice most of the time though!)
  • The course is hosted on Thinkfic. I personally like Teachable better, but this is more of a nitty-picky personal choice than anything else.

Who Should Consider Signing Up for Flying the Nest Academy?

I think anybody who wants to start a travel YouTube channel, become a freelance editor, or wants some bomb family movies can get a lot of value out of this course!

Even if you’ve played around with editing in the past, you can get value out of the Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass.

It is so much more than just learning what keys to press to cut footage or add sound effects to your video.

As I keep saying, watching Stephen edit an entire vlog and having him walk your through the entire process and thought process is well worth the price of the course!

I think that anybody who wants to vlog can find value in this course. You don’t have to be a travel vlogger. The principles of storytelling that Stephen discusses in the course apply to any genre of vlogging.

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I Don’t Use Adobe to Edit. Can I Still Find Value in the Course?

I don’t use Adobe to edit either, and that was one of my biggest questions going into the course.

I don’t think it is an issue if you use a different editing software than Stephen. This course is more designed to teach you how to create an amazing vlog than teaching you the editing software itself.

Stephen discusses how to use Adobe, but it isn’t the focus of the course. A lot of the information and tips and tricks on how to maximize your time can be applied to other softwares as well.

Obviously, the shortcut keys and the layout of the software will be different.

A fair amount of the course is watching Stephen edit a vlog, but you don’t need Adobe to get value out of those portions of the course.

He shares his thought process on deciding what clips to keep and what to cut. How to arrange the clips into a logical sequence, and how to tell a cohesive story.

Not using the same editing program as Stephen isn’t enough of a reason not to purchase the course. You get a lot of value out of it still.

Who Should NOT Consider Singing Up for Flying the Nest Academy?

If you only do talking head YouTube videos, you do not need to purchase this course.

The Flying the Nest Video Editing Masterclass is mostly centred around telling a story and how to tell a story through video.

If your content is mostly you sitting in front of a camera speaking, this isn’t the course for you.

You will be better suited purchasing a course that focuses more on how to use the editing software.

I love talking head videos and think they are great. This just isn’t the course that teaches the skills you need to create good talking head videos.

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Coupon Code

Use the code below for 10% off any purchase from the Flying the Nest shop (including the video editing masterclass):



It can be difficult to decide whether or not a course is worth buying.

It isn’t like a university class that you know will be good (or at least in most cases will be). There is some risk in purchasing one of these online courses.

A lot of them are bad, but this one is excellent.

There aren’t many course creators out there that take the time and effort into making the course that Stephen clearly did.

You can tell it is very well thought out, and he really wants you to learn how to create a travel vlog.

He didn’t just quickly throw the course together just to make a few bucks off his followers.

I’m very happy with the course and have no regrets in buying it. Even before I had a YouTube channel and well before I started vlogging.

I guarantee everybody will find value of the Flying the Nest Video Editing Academy.

You will walk away from the course a better editor and storyteller. I have no doubts about it!