Monthly Archives August 2008


Just a quick update on our August 23rd Worldwide Photowalk:

  • A number of cities are already completely full for their walks, and we’ve had a number of cities now with multiple walks (like New York, with three walks), so if you’re thinking of going to a walk near you, don’t wait to sign up, because once it’s full—it’s full.
  • We’re now up to 171 cities worldwide, but this coming Friday we’re going to have to stop adding new cities, so if you want to apply to lead a walk in your city, register right here right way. Here’s a look at some of the new cities just added:
  • Montpelier, Vermont (USA)
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Tarpon Springs, Florida (USA)
  • Kiev, (Ukraine)
  • Johannesburg, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Thousand Oaks, California, USA
  • San Diego, California, USA
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Sugarland, Texas, USA
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Gainesville, Florida
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Paris, France
  • S£o Paulo, Brazil
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Rome, Italy
  • Spokane, Washington, USA
  • Bilbao / Getxo, Spain
  • Lansing, Michigan, USA
  • Don’t know if you caught this last week, but Worldwide PhotoWalk official sponsor Adobe Systems graciously added 10 copies of Lightroom 2 as part of our photo contest, so 10-runner’s up for the grand prize will now get a great prize, too. Thanks Adobe!
  • Keep an eye on Jeff Revell’s “Photowalk Pro” Web site (they’re an official sponsor of the walk as well), as he’s been giving out great advice to photo walk leaders, and participants on how to get the most of their walks (By the way; Jeff is leading two walks that day, one in the morning; one in the afternoon, and they’re both already full).

That’s it for this update. Thanks for everybody who has come on to lead a walk in their city, and to everyone who’ll be joining us for the walk. It’s going to be an amazing day!


I’m proud to announce that well known Photoshop author, instructor, and London-based fashion photographer Martin Evening, along with Adobe’s Prinicpal Product Manger for Photoshop, John Nack, will be officially inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame during a special presentation ceremony that’s part of the opening keynote at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo (held Sept 4-6, 2008 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino).

The Photoshop Hall of Fame was founded in 2001 to honor those individuals whose contributions to the art, business, and development of Adobe Photoshop have enduring value.

It's an honor to recognize Martin and John in this way, and to add their names to the Photoshop World Hall of Fame trophy alongside some of our industry's most valued, respected, and beloved individuals. My sincere congratulations to them both for their amazing achievements.

For more information, and a list of past inductees, visit


It’s Friday, and time for some crunchy morsels of news:

  • First, just a reminder; today is the last day to take advantage of the $100 Off Early Bird Discount for Photoshop World Conference & Expo. Here’s the link. (Hope to see you in Vegas!).
  • I’m happy to report that today we have over 113 cities around the world who now have Photo Walks as part of my World Wide Photo Walk event. Click here to see if your city was added in the last two days. Thanks everybody—this is going to rock! :)
  • USA Today’s Jefferson Graham did a video interview with Adobe’s Lightroom Marketing Manager Fred Johnson, and if you’ve got just a minute, click here to check it out.
  • Yesterday I saw that Dave Piazza from Westcott is doing a free class at B&H Photo’s ‘Event Space’ at their Manhattan store, on “Portrait Lighting with Daylight Fluorescents.” (Which I’m sure will including the TD-5 Spiderlites. The class is Wednesday, August 20, 2008. Here’s the link.

That’s it for today folks. Have a great weekend, and I’ve got lots of stuff so share next week, so we’ll see you back there then.

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A few weeks ago I was doing an on-location video shoot for my new book, The Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers. (This video is a special bonus feature exclusively for people who buy the book, in addition to the two new workflow chapters already in the book; one on location portrait photography and one on travel photography).

Anyway, I tried out this new piece of gear for the shoot (I’m not going to tell you what it is), and it worked so amazingly well, that I decided on the spot to do a quick little side video just to show it off.

I have no affiliation with the company whatsoever, but Larry Becker (NAPP Exec Director) was with me and let me know that NAPP members get a $10 discount on it, so then I had to do the video. It’s only 1 minute, 47 seconds long, so if you’re a Wedding photographer, you’ve got to watch that video up above.

By the way, here’s the link, to the product I’m demoing (ya know, just in case). ;-)