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Here’s a quick Friday wrap-up:

  • Canon and Microsoft, have teamed up with one of my very favorite magazines; Outdoor Photographer, and they have put together a contest that is also a really great resource, and it’s based on the Top 100 Icon Locations in The World (Think of it as “100 amazing Places to Shoot landscape photography”). It’s really brilliantly done, and if you’re an outdoor photographer, you’re going to just love this! Here’s the link.
  • Congratulations to Adobe; they were named one of the Best Big Corporations to work for in Fortune magazine’s annual list (here’s the link to see why).
  • Paul Thorson turned us onto this gift only a photographer could really appreciate; jewelry made from old lenses (it’s better than it sounds—here’s the link).
  • My buddy Matt Kloskowski had a really great post earlier this week on his “Lightroom Killer Tips” blog called “Confessions of a Lightroom addict” and it really got a lot of buzz, because Matt admitted a lot of things a lot of people wouldn’t (and sadly, I’m guilty of a lot of the same things he wrote about. Except the whole “compulsive shoplifting thing,” and the parole violations, and his whole “do-it-yourself Meth-Lab thing,” of course). Here’s the link.
  • Great news—-Frank’s OK!!! Thanks to all of you who were concerned about Photoshop World instructor Frank Cricchio, who fell ill right at the start of the conference, wound up in the hospital, and wasn’t able to teach his sessions. The news couldn’t be better—Frank is 100% OK, and he’s already back teaching again. It just about killed Frank that he couldn’t do his sessions, but he’ll be back with us in Las Vegas in the fall, and we’re thrilled that everything came out alright, because Frank (who was just recently honored with PPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award), is not only an amazing teacher, but he’s literally one hell of a great guy.

That’s it for this week. David duChemin (of the Pixelated Image) is here at the NAPP Headquarters for a visit today, and we’re headin’ to one of my “top five” restaurants for lunch, and then off for a shoot. It’s a great way to start the weekend—hope you have a great weekend too, and we’ll see you back here on Monday. :)