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Howdy folks. It’s Friday—here’s what’s up: 

Lightroom 2 Discount over this weekend
Adobe’s $25 off deal on Lightroom 2 is over on Sunday, so if you were thinking of making the jump; tick, tick! (here’s the link)

A Slew of New Online Classes Posted
I’ve fallen behind on letting you know about new classes. Here’s what’s gone live recently: 

  • Using your Nikon D90 with Laurie Excell. (Link)
  • Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS4 Integration with Terry White (Link)
  • Mastering Color in Photoshop CS4: Creative Color with Matt Kloskowski (Link)
  • Using Your Nikon D700 with Laurie Excell (Link)
  • Successful Pre-Production for Location Shooting with Richard Riley (Link)

Plus, we’re just finishing up some long overdue classes on how to use your Canon DSLRs from Canon Explorer of Light, Rick Sammon. I’ll let you know as soon as his classes go live (hopefully next week). 

Corey Kicked Some Butt in Richmond
I have heard nothing but rave reviews from Corey Barker’s Richmond, Virginia stop for the “Photoshop Down & Dirty Tour.” He really hit one out of the park, and I have to say; I’m not surprised. After working with him developing the tour, I am still so amazed at his talent, creativity, and mastery of Photoshop. In short—that dude is sick! (In a good way). His next two stops are in Canada (Toronto and Calgary next month). Here’s the link with details. 

Canon To Release 5d Mark II Fireware Update with Manual Exposure Control
I just saw on PDN online that Canon is releasing a free Firmware update for their very popular 5D Mark II DSLR (which also shoots full HD video), and the update will include the ability to use Manual Exposure (a big deal when it comes to shooting video), and the ability to control ISO, aperture and shutter speed when you’re in video mode. Here’s the link for more details. 

Quote of the Week

“It is no surprise that talented photographers are 99% pain in the ass to work with. They have strong opinions, are stubborn, reckless, and most of the time have an extremely bad character.” (link to full story

That’s it for today folks. I hope to have some reviews plus a photography and Photoshop technique for you all next week (if all goes as planned, but it rarely does). Have a really great weekend, and I hope to see you back here next week! :)