Hope you had a great weekend; here’s what’s up:

  • If you’re in New York, and you’re at all passionate about photography, then get your butt over to the SoHo Apple Store on this Tuesday night, May 8th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (it’s free) to catch one of the most talented, engaging, gifted, and just frickin’ brilliant photographers on the planet, as Joe McNally presents, “Having a Sense of Place in Your Work.” Every time I see Joe present, I learn something really important, I get inspired on a new level, I laugh out loud, and I come away much richer than when I went. If there’s any way you can get there, I promise you—-you’ll be posting rave reviews about it here on Wednesday. Here’s the link to the SoHo store’s calendar, and you can find directions there. Big love to Apple for bringing this living legend’s work and words to a group of darn lucky photographers on Tuesday night. Wish I was there.
  • A friend got me Monte Zucker’s DVD (produced by Software Cinema) called “Portrait Photography for Everyone” and I got a chance to sit down and watch it this weekend, and it was just wonderful. Monte was such a class act, and besides his wonderful way of communicating, he had such a warm way about him. You can tell, through the whole DVD, that he really loved what he was doing. Teaching photography was just his calling, and seeing Monte teach again brought both a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. You can find his wonderful DVDs at SoftwareCinema.com
  • Designorati has an interview with Lightroom Product Manager Tom Hogarty, and if you’re into Lightroom, you’ll definitely want to check it out. Click here to read the interview online.
  • If you want some Monday Morning inspiration, check out the nightime photography of Arin Ahnell. His work is done primarily in camera, using gelled flashes, rather than in Photoshop, (but we won’t hold that against him). You know I’m kidding, right? Anyway, definitely a site worth checking out, and it’s a pretty cool niche he’s come up with for himself, and I really enjoyed the site, his work, and his willingness to share. Here’s the link.
  • I did finally get a chance to shoot a video on how to set-up and use B&H Photo’s “Scott Kelby Location Kit” and if it gets thru editing today, I’ll post a link to it, so check back later today. Note: I just checked and the kit is once again “out of stock” at B&H, but if you go to the page and enter your email, they’ll email you as soon as it’s back in stock. I’ve used this “email me when it comes in” feature and it’s really helpful.
  • Renown landscape photographer Stephen Johnson (who has been called “The Modern Day Ansel Adams”) just posted his upcoming 2007 workshop schedule. Stephen has trained for us at Photoshop World, and he’s just quite an amazing photographer, and individual, and if you get a chance to attend one of his workshops, it will transform your work. Here’s the link to his site, and his upcoming workshops.
  • I’m off to St Louis to do some training, but I’ll be posting again on Wednesday. In the meantime, have a great Monday, and shoot something, will ya? (I meant that in the photographic sense. You knew that, right). ;-)