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Here’s just a coupla quickies:

  • I had a number of people ask if I shot in Raw on the Italy trip, and yes; I shot raw the entire time. I took five 8GB memory cards, and two small hard drives for backing up (in case I had to erase one of the cards, but as it turned out, I didn’t have to). Also, I saw where a number of folks wondered how the Nikon 18-200mm VR lens (shown above) I used on the trip compared to similar lenses offered by both Sigma and Tamron. Unfortunately I haven’t tried either one, so anything I tell you would just be a guess. Sorry ’bout that. Also, scroll down to the next post to see more shots taken with that Nikon lens.
  • Three new classes were added to Kelby Training while I was in Italy, and so I wanted to give you a heads up. They are:
  • NEW - Wedding Photography 2, The Off-Camera Flash with David Ziser view lessons
  • NEW - Lighting On a Laptop: How to Light Like a Sunbeam with Vincent Versace view lessons
  • NEW - Cloning and Healing Short Course with Rafael “RC” Concepcion view lessons
  • If you’re going to Photoshop World Vegas this September (you are going to Vegas, right?), then make sure you download Dave Cross’s free “Photoshop World Class Planner PDF 2.0″ I have to say; it’s incredibly helpful in planning which sessions you’re going to go to (it’s what I used to plan which sessions I was going to catch). Here’s the link to the free download.
  • Landscape Legend Stephen Johnson is offering NAPP members a 10% discount on his upcoming 3-day field workshop in Zion National Park (an absolutely amazing place for a workshop with a world-class teacher). Here’s the details on the workshop, which is coming up on Aug 30 through Sept. 1, 2008. (NOTE: If you follow to the link to Stephen’s workshop, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you’ll see a photo taken at one of the workshops. I just noticed that one of the students in the shot, the guy in the yellow shirt, is none other than the man who wrote Photoshop, and Camera Raw; Thomas Knoll).

That’s it for today (I told you it was a ‘quickie’). Have a great one!