Just a quick couple of things: First, my thanks to Jeremy Cowart for his Guest Blog/Call to Action yesterday. Brad and I will be participating in Help - Portrait in our area this December, and we'll give you more details as things move ahead, but I think this is just a fantastic way for us all to give back to those less fortunate this Holiday Season. This kind of stuff is really what it's all about, so I hope you'll visit www.help-portrait.com and get involved. Now, onto the news: Photoshop User TV's 200th Episode (and some big news!) This week's episode in our 200th consecutive episode (our first show was in October of 2005), and it features a look back at our very first show (ugh!), how the show has morphed and grown (complete with embarrassing flashbacks), and of course, what would our 200th…
I thought I would follow Zack Arias's lead and do a video instead of a written blog entry. Don't worry, I realize the level of awesomeness is nowhere near Zack's video but hopefully it gets the message across. Thanks to Scott Kelby for allowing me to use this platform for such a great cause. A few additional thanks: -My business manager, Michael Moore, for his hard work filming and editing this video. -Brad Henderson for helping me figure out how to say what I wanted to say. -Kyle Chowning for putting the Help-Portrait Website together. -Matt Lehman for the great logo. Thanks for listening friends. I hope you can join me this Christmas in serving our neighbors! http://www.help-portrait.com http://www.twitter.com/help_portrait http://www.jeremycowart.com http://www.twitter.com/jeremycowart [Ed. Note: The information form on help-portrait.com is now up, so if you checked earlier and it wasn't working, check back now!]
Just a quick heads-up: we have well over 600 people already signed up for my seminar on Friday, and so we're totally sold out for this workshop. Thanks to everybody who signed up---we're gonna have a wild day!!!! See you guys in Orlando! -Scott P.S. My Lightroom 2 Live Tour is coming to Detroit on Friday, October 16th, and then my last Lightroom 2 Tour of the year will be in Tampa, Florida on Monday, November 16th. Here's the link for more details or to reserve your seat now!
A few months back I needed to replace my aging Mac Desktop system, but before I placed the order (and our accounting dept. went ballistic), I thought I'd better price out the system first, with all the Ram and drive space I would need. When I configured the rig through Apple's Online Store it came out to $4, 647.00 (see above left). When I saw the price, I then headed over to the NAPP member Website, because Apple created a special version of the Apple Online Store for NAPP members, with special discount pricing, so I wanted to compare the two and see if it was worth it. I was blown away to learn that the exact same system, configured the exact same way, was $382 cheaper ($4,265) using the standard NAPP member discount). I thought it was amazing enough that I had to…
Just a few quick, but important things about the upcoming Photoshop World Conference & Expo (the world's biggest Photoshop event, and NAPP Annual Convention) coming up in just 37 days in Las Vegas! (Oct. 1-3, 2009). Just four days left to save $100 using the Early Bird Discount The Early Bird $100-off price ends this Friday at midnight, so if you want to come and join us in Vegas, don't wait another day---sign up now and save 100 bucks! (Here's the link). The Pre-Conference Workshops are Selling Out Fast! Matt and RC's "Real World HDR" workshop is now sold out. So is Dave Cross and Corey Barker's "Shoot, Design, & Print Movie Poster" Workshop. The Photo Safari is long since sold out David Ziser's On Location Wedding shoot workshop is sold out. Deke's Channels and Masks workshop only has 3 seats left, and I…
Last night my buddy Mike Olivella gave me a shout with his final pick for the winner of our “Shoot on the Sidelines with Scott & Mike” contest. With over 800 entries, it was an incredibly hard choice for Mike to make, but I won’t make you wait….
….the winner is “Alex Walker,” who took the kick-butt winning shot shown below:
Mike said picking the winner was incredibly tough because there were so many great entries. Below are some of Mike’s other favorites from the contest (Mike told me, and I agree; any of these could have easily been the winner, because each one is that good, and you could make a great case for any of them being the winner, but at the end of the day, you can only pick one). I’m glad I didn’t have Mike’s job (I’m still reeling from choosing a winner for the Worldwide Photo Walk. Whew!
Here’s Mike’s other favorites, and although they didn’t win a prize, they certainly deserve some recognition.
“The Original Catch”
By First Team Photography
“Bringing ’em Out With a Bang”
By Steve Hiscock