Monthly Archives September 2008


The first two tour dates for my Lightroom 2 Live! Tour have just been announced. My first stop is in:

  • Dallas, Texas on Monday, October 27th, and then it’s on to
  • Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, October 29th.

I’ll also be coming to Denver, Colorado and possibly Ft. Lauderdale, Florida before the end of the year, and then I’ll be hitting the road next year once again (I’ll announce cities and dates as soon as they’re available).

Here’s a link to the seminar registration page, with detailed class descriptions, cities and dates, and more info. I hope to see you out there this time around! :)


I am so thrilled to announce that my good friend RC Concepcion (co-host of Layers TV, and NAPP’s resident “Photoshop and the Web” guru), and his lovely wife Jenn (also known as “J-Bonn”) had a new arrival at 2:30 am Thursday morning; a wonderful, adorable, newborn baby girl—“Sabine Annabel Concepcion.”

She was 7 lbs., 12 oz. and 21″ long.

I’m so excited for RC and Jenn, and send them warm wishes on being blessed with a little “Photoshop Angel.”


You’re invited to be a part of Adobe’s Creative Suite 4 (CS4) special invitation-only Web broadcast on September 23rd. All you have to do is go to this sign-up page (, sign up, and you’re “in.”

I can’t tell you anything specific about CS4, but I can tell you this; you will be amazed! :)

So, go sign up right now. You’ll be talking about it for days!

First, thanks to everybody who understood about yesterday’s “lame blog” and a special thanks to those who offered to “guest blog” in the future. I’ll definitely be calling on some of you to guest blog for me in the future. :)

Now, onto the news:

  • My friend, and New York photowalk leader, Gabriel Biederman pointed out a pretty amazing statistic about my Worldwide PhotoWalk and the photos it generated. If each participant took an average of only 125 shots during the two-hour walk (which I think it a pretty low average—I took 216 myself), then on that one day, August 23rd, more than one million photos were taken during that walk alone (more precisely, it was 1,017,125 photos). To me, that was just amazing!!!!!
  • At Photoshop World I got a brief chance to see a pre-production model of the new Nikon D90 DSLR, and I learned two interesting things: (1) the built-in video recording capabilities really work, but (2) the video taping feature uses manual focus. I dunno, that just surprised me, but I guess in the case of shooting video through a standard digital camera lens (that doesn’t zoom in/out automatically like a video camera lens does), I guess on some level it makes sense.
  • Here are some blogs that have posted their own coverage and photos of their Photoshop World experience:
  1. Mike Lao’s blog (link)
  2. Pixsylated (link)
  3. Nicolesy blog (link)
  4. Official Photoshop World photographer Josh Bradley’s blog (link)
  5. My Home-Sweet-Home online blog (link)
  6. The Pixel Diaries (link)
  • Jerry Courvoisier (Santa Fe Workshops and Photoshop World Instructor), has released a new book called “Lessons in DSLR photography with Lighroom and Photoshop” and in conjunction, Jerry did a podcast interview with Peachpit Press, and you can hear it right here.
  • Photoshop World video guru Rich Harrington just released a new online class at on Advanced Apple Motion. Click here to view the lessons.

That’s it for today folks. Here’s wishing you a fantastic Thursday!


I totally messed up, and didn’t have anyone lined up for today as a guest blogger, so sadly what you’re now experiencing is “Lame Blogger Wednesday.” (Finding and coordinating a guest blogger each week may actually be more work than when I used to blog on Wednesdays. How I long for those days. ;-).

Anyway, I’ll get right on making sure I’ve got somebody lined up for next week, but in the meantime, we’re all stuck with Lame Blogger Wednesday. I know. It stinks.

keynote6.jpgHi everybody—here’s what’s up:

  • During Adobe’s opening keynote presentation at Photoshop World last week, John Loiacono (Adobe’s VP of their Creative Business Unit), gave the crowd on hand a sneak peek at the “Next” version of Photoshop (he initially called it “CS Next”, but you’ll have to watch the video yourself for more details). Terry White, over at the Creative Suite Podcast, video’d “Johnny L’s” keynote presentation (that’s Johnny during the keynote above), and you can watch it online right here. (You can click the “Direct Download” link, or subscribe for free and watch it in Apple’s iTunes). Now, you’re going to see some really amazing technology that may or may not have to do with Adobe’s announcement last week that they’re unveiling something big on September 23rd (Sorry for being so vague—just trying to make sure I stay out of trouble). Anyway, go check out Terry’s podcast and then you’ll get it straight from Adobe (here’s that link again).
  • Some bloggers (and instructors) are already starting to post stories about their Photoshop World experience. Here’s one over at “LeggNet’s Digital Capture” (link) and lots of photos from instructor Jim DiVitale over at his blog (click here).
  • I saw a TV ad recently for Hanes, and it featured Jennifer Love Hewitt in a photo shoot, and at the bottom of the closing frame, in small letters, it had a link to see a “behind the scenes” video of a photo shoot. I don’t know how much real “behind the scenes” it shows (you do briefly see a C-stand, reflector, and the occasional strobe into an umbrellas), but the idea of seeing a high-end shoot like that is pretty cool (I just which they had actually done it). Here’s the link in case you’ve got two-minutes you don’t mind losing forever.

That’s it for this morning. Have a kick-butt Tuesday everybody! :)