Posts By Brad Moore

Hey gang, Brad here with a few shots from our day of pre-conference workshops at Photoshop World Orlando. I’ll be sharing photos from Photoshop World here throughout the week every chance I get. No guest blogger or Free Stuff Thursday this week since we’ll be sharing news and events from the conference!

Of course, there was plenty of fun to be had at the Real World Concert Photography workshop with Alan Hess and Scott Diussa (and Big Electric Cat, who performed for the class and will be performing at tonight’s After Hours Party!)

Corey Barker talked about all things Channels, Selections, and Masks.

RC Concepcion helped people prep for the ACE Exam

Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch talked self-publishing in their APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur workshop

Dave Black tackled Lightpainting 101 with live models and various sets

And we ended the day with the Poolside Meetup, where attendees and instructors had a chance to mingle and get to know each other before the start of the conference!

Check back here after the opening Keynote for more image from Photoshop World Orlando!

If you missed out on the NAB Show this year, Mia McCormick and Larry Becker from Kelby Training were there to have you covered. They discovered some of the coolest new gear that was at the show, and here are just some of video highlights from what they discovered! You can see more at the Kelby Media Group YouTube Channel where videos are still being added.

http://youtu.be/ZkHO45q4Sy4

http://youtu.be/dg4aIsd0n1Y

http://youtu.be/WykdaJg2ZSo

http://youtu.be/yGK54xzv0NI

http://youtu.be/MB7eT0FFuy0

http://youtu.be/GmJaLY3WWTg

http://youtu.be/yEx_ZeEZAqk

Again, here’s the link to check out even more highlights from NAB.

Today’s The Last Day…
…to sign up for the Free Private Photo Walk with Jeff Revell and Pete Collins when you register for Photoshop World Orlando! Join them at 5:30pm in Downtown Orlando for a 2-hour photo walk, capturing images of the city as the sun sets. That will be followed by a fun, relaxing dinner where everyone can share the photos they got and share tips for getting the most out of Photoshop World.

Win A Free Canon Printer!
The person who takes the best shot during the Canon Live Shoot pre-conference workshop at Photoshop World Orlando wins a Canon PIXMA PRO-1 printer worth $999! Join Canon Explorers of Light Jack Reznicki and Eddie Tapp and learn portrait lighting with live shoots, then submit your best photo for your chance to win the Canon PIXMA PRO-1 printer.

Mastering Black & White Outdoor Photography with Moose Peterson
Join legendary landscape photographer Moose Peterson on the Oregon Coast in his latest KelbyTraining.com class, Mastering Black & White Outdoor Photography! In this class, Moose will take you through all the tips, techniques, and tools that are essential for creating stunning black and white images. Of course, he doesn’t just cover the shooting part, but also the Camera Raw and Silver Efex Pro post processing workflow he uses  to create his own iconic photographs.

Leave a comment for your chance to win a free rental of this class!

Kelby Training Live
Want to spend a day with Scott KelbyJoe McNallyMatt KloskowskiRC Concepcion, or Ben Willmore? Check out these seminar tours!

The Shoot Like A Pro Tour with Scott Kelby
Apr 30 - Chicago, IL
May 23 - Seattle, WA (info coming soon)
May 24 - Los Angeles, CA (info coming soon)

Photographic Artistry with Adobe Photoshop with Ben Willmore
Apr 12 - Portland, OR
Apr 22 - Denver, CO
May 15 - Columbus, OH
May 21 - Boston, MA

One Light, Two Light with Joe McNally
Apr 24 - Minneapolis, MN

May 10 - Salt Lake City, UT
May 17 - Milwaukee, WI

Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

St. Lucia Photo Workshops with Joe McNally, RC Concepcion, and David Burnett
Joe McNally is headed back to the beautiful Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain in St. Lucia this August, and this time he’s taking RC Concepcion and David Burnett with him!

August 18-23, Joe will be joined by world-renowned photojournalist David Burnett as they teach you how to tell stories with your camera. You’ll learn everything from using available and artificial light, to street photography, to portraiture, and even get to hear Joe and David share stories from their long careers shooting for publications like National Geographic and LIFE Magazine.

Then from August 25-30, Joe will be joined by RC Concepcion, known for his technical prowess behind both the camera and computer. During this week, you’ll learn about portrait lighting, how to tame harsh available light, post processing, shooting and processing for HDR, business strategies, and building a website.

You can sign up for one or both of these workshops and get more info right here. And leave a comment for your chance to win a signed book set from Joe McNally!

Winners
Photoshop World Pass
– Marco Miliani

Cliff Mautner Class Rental
– David Gould

Kelby Training Live Ticket
– Jane H

Speedliter’s Handbook from Syl Arena
– Peter Lawton

If you’re one of the winners, we’ll be in touch soon to set you up with your prize. Have a great Thursday!


Credit: Lyndsay Curtis, my wife, best friend and business partner

First off, thank you to Scott and Brad for letting me share my story with everyone. I met Scott during his (mis)adventures in January.

My name is Tony D. Curtis and I am a 2nd Class Petty officer in the U.S. Navy and my job title is mass communication specialist (MC).  My job is to use all aspects of media (photo, video, public affairs, etc.) to help tell the Navy's story to the general public. I'm stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

Within my job, my passion is photography. I can't explain how lucky I am to have what I think is the best job in the Navy.

It took at least 1,600 sailors to spell out G-H-W-B for our namesake's birthday and I was chosen to fly in a helo that day to get this shot.

Aboard the ship, we have Navy-trained firefighters, police officers, a post office, a small ship store, a cafeteria, a weekly newspaper and more. It's literally a floating city. We have enough space and supplies to support the deployment-sized crew of 5,000 Sailors and up to 90 aircraft anywhere in the world.

Being able to combine my love of photography with the access of shooting in such a cool environment is incredible. The most dangerous and exciting part is shooting on the flight deck.

There is just so much going on, lots of colors and lots of repetition. It's very fast paced and we're trained to keep our head on a swivel, constantly looking around to make sure we're safe. Anytime I go onto the flight deck, I have to have proper safety gear and another Sailor from my shop as a spotter, keeping me out of the way of these F/A-18 hornets and super hornets, E-2C Hawkeyes and MH-60R/S Sea Hawk helicopters.

The flight deck is awesome but we don't just cover the equipment taking off and landing over and over again. The thing that makes the carrier so special is the Sailors. Every Sailor has a different story, a different job and we're there to capture the moments as each Sailor does their job.

With all the training the Navy has provided, I've done my best to pass it on to my best friend and wife, Lyndsay Curtis. When I'm not out to sea or on the ship, we work together on our own portrait business.

Being in Norfolk, Virginia, my two lives of civilian photography and the Navy photojournalist cross quite a bit. This is most apparent during homecoming ceremonies for deployed units. It is probably our favorite thing to shoot.

Photography is my job, my hobby, and my passion. Luckily I get to pursue it at work and at home and have a blast doing it.

Tony D. Curtis was named the 2012 Navy Photographer of the Year and won the 2012 D.C. Shoot Off "Chip Shot" Best in Show award. He is getting ready to transfer to his next set of orders in Sicily.

You can see more of Lyndsay and Tony's work at LyndsayCurtis.com or Facebook.com/LyndsayCurtisPhotography, and follow Tony on Twitter or Facebook.

If you are interested in talking to a recruiter about joining the Navy, visit Navy.com

Want To Win A Nikon D600?
Well, they’re giving one away to the person who gets the best shot during the Real World Concert Photography pre-conference workshop at Photoshop World Orlando! This workshop is limited to 40 participants, so that’s a 1-in-40 chance you have of winning if you sign up. Even better news… Only about half of the participants usually even submit an image for the chance to win!

We’ll even help one lucky person by giving away another full-conference pass! Just leave a comment here and you’re entered. Good luck!

The Business Side of Cliff Mautner
World renowned wedding photographer Cliff Mautner shares his thoughts and insights into the business of wedding photography in his latest class on KelbyTraining.com. Join Cliff as he sits down with Kelby Training’s Larry Becker to talk about starting a wedding photography business, things that Cliff has learned along the way, and the future of wedding photography.

Leave a comment for your chance to win a free rental of this class!

Kelby Training Live
Want to spend a day with Scott KelbyJoe McNallyMatt KloskowskiRC Concepcion, or Ben Willmore? Check out these seminar tours!

The Shoot Like A Pro Tour with Scott Kelby
Apr 30 - Chicago, IL
May 23 – Seattle, WA (info coming soon)
May 24 – Los Angeles, CA (info coming soon)

Photoshop CS6 for Photographers with RC Concepcion
Apr 10 - San Francisco, CA
May 10 – Salt Lake City, UT
May 17 – Milwaukee, WI

Photographic Artistry with Adobe Photoshop with Ben Willmore
Apr 12 - Portland, OR
Apr 22 – Denver, CO
May 15 – Columbus, OH
May 21 – Boston, MA

One Light, Two Light with Joe McNally
Apr 24 - Minneapolis, MN

Leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to one of these events!

The Photocrati Fund
Do you know a photographer looking for funding for a project that’s near to their heart? The Photocrati Fund offers a $5,000 grant to one photographer each year to undertake an environmental or humanitarian photography project. At the completion of the project, the grant winner's images will be displayed as a photo essay on Photocrati.com. The winner will be chosen by a panel of some of the world’s top environmental and cultural photographers at the end of June.

The deadline to apply for the grant is April 30, and you can get more info right here.

Syl Arena’s Speedliter’s Intensive Tour
Canon Speedlite master Syl Arena (author of the best-selling Speedliter’s Handbook) will be hitting 15 cities this spring on his Speedliter’s Intensive tour. If you want to learn how to create great light with Canon flash, this one-day Intensive is not to be missed. Members and fans of NAPP can head to this page and use the promo code NAPP25 to save $25. Also be sure to watch Syl’s Speedliting courses on Kelby Training!

Leave a comment for your chance to win a signed copy of the Speedliter’s Handbook!

Winners
Photoshop World Pass
– Jeff Douglas

Tamara Lackey Kelby Training Rental
– Raymond Hoffmann

Kelby Training Live Ticket
– Rob D

Rick Sammon Kelby Training Rental
– Michael Glover

If you’re one of the lucky winners, we’ll be in touch with you soon. Have a great Thursday!

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