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It’s Wednesday (in case you totally lost track of what day it was), and here’s what’s up:

  • First, I was thrilled to learn that in the February issue of PPA’s Professional Photographer magazine they gave my book, “The Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers” their highly coveted 2008 Hot One Award. I feel especially fortunate as it was the only book to win a Hot One award for the year (here’s a link to the complete list of 2008 winners). My thanks to the editors at Professional Photographer—-I’m so honored you chose this book! :)
  • I was reading Pro Photo (the UK-based magazine), and saw an article that talked about the “Flaghead Ringflash Adapter,” which turns your Nikon or Canon hotshoe mounted flash into a ring flash. Flaghead is a UK-based company, and I haven’t found anyone selling it in the US yet, and was wondering if any of you have had any experience with it? The price seems really right for the results they were getting. Let me know if you know anything about it (or where I can buy one).
  • There are some very cool tutorials right now over at PlanetPhotoshop.com, and a couple that particularly caught my attention are Corey’s new “Fire” tutorial (he’s been sending me samples for a week now), and the sketch-to-photo tutorial. Very slick stuff! Here’s the link.
  • Another new class went online at KelbyTraining.com this week; it’s Moose Peterson’s “Landscape Photography, Part 2″ shot on location in Montana. Moose describes the class this way, “Using knowledge of light and sharpness, we compose by throwing out conventional wisdom and taking our landscape photography to a new level.” You can get a preview of his class right here.
  • Photoshop trainer extraodinairre Dave Cross is out on the road again with the Photoshop CS3 Power Tour as he’s in San Antonio tomorrow, and then he’s coming to Atlanta on January 28th. You can sign up (or find out more details) right here.
  • Ready for some Wednesday photographic inspiration? OK, this may sound weird at first, (at least, until you see the images): it’s the pet photography of Tonya Schabacker. Yes, pet photography (but really, really good pet photography). So good, you’ve got to check it out for yourself. It will put a smile on your face (plus, she’s got a very nicely designed site). Click here to check it out.

That’s it for today (my travel day), but I’ll be back tomorrow with more…well…stuff. It just won’t be Wednesday stuff. See you then!