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Brad Moore here with the latest news. Here we go: Jeremy Cowart's LifeFinder Tour Jeremy Cowart is hitting the road for a few weeks, bringing his LifeFinder seminar to a city near you. For $179, you'll get an 8-hour day with Jeremy, plus his LifeFinder DVD, and you can bring someone who needs it most! Dates are below, and you can find all the info at 11.28 - Los Angeles 11.30 - Dallas 12.02 - Seattle 12.05 - New York City 12.07 - Chicago 12.13 - Nashville 12.17 - Atlanta Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! Scott is bringing his hugely popular tour to San Francisco on November 14, and Seattle on November 21! Get all the info over at, sign up and come see us! :) Two new classes up on this week! Bill Fortney is back with Close-Up:…

“What type of photography do you do?” This seems to be the first question most people ask when they discover you are somewhat competent with the camera. I still don’t have a clear answer to this question. However, during a trip to Guatemala two years ago I quickly realized that travel/mission-oriented photography captivated me the most. It was the first time since I started doing photography that I was able to get out of the bubble that is America. Being in such humble, yet beautiful, conditions really showed me the power that this medium possessed.

Last year I had the chance to visit Haiti about 5 months after the quake. I went there to do make some images for Mission of Hope Haiti. MOH Haiti is an amazing organization that does so much that it’s difficult to know where to begin. For starters, on their grounds alone they have an orphanage, a school, a church, and a prosthetics lab. So many lives have been impacted and even saved by them. The mission is also so well run that they were more equipped than almost anyone else in the nation for the earthquake. In fact, they served more meals to people in the first week than the UN. It’s pretty unreal. To hear the doctors speak about the quake was chilling. They said the first victim arrived within 10 minutes, and that began a 36 hour marathon of emergency surgeries.

Also, the fact that they had a prosthetic lab was an absolute God send, in every sense of the word. They have a doctor who specializes in prosthetics come almost weekly to serve the people who need artificial limbs. I was allowed to ride along to drop some of the patients off at their homes on one occasion. Here are some images from that:

The entrance to one of the tent communities that housed a few of the patients

A sister comes home after getting fitted for a prosthetic

Several more kind folks

A man getting fitted back at the mission

The thing that struck me about the people was their real joy, despite their loss. They were so eager to love and to be hospital. It started to drizzle while I was there and I heard a woman calling to me in Creole. I went over to her and she took my camera and put it in a plastic bag to protect it. This is the heart of the people.

On another day we were taking a walk through a neighboring village. Because my guide had a good relationship with them, several of the people allowed me to make portraits of them.

A little girl and her puppy

A worker who is helping to rebuild

A kind older gentleman

One day we took the orphans from the mission to the beach. Here is a little girl experiencing the shore, maybe for the first time

Something about Haiti that I did not anticipate was the beauty…oh the beauty. We often hear of the poverty or the despair, and while that is a reality for many people there, there is an incredible amount of beauty as well.

The view from Mission of Hope Haiti

Hey gang, Brad Moore here with the latest goings-on! Jeremy Cowart on The Grid On Thursday, November 17, we will be airing a special edition of The Grid featuring Jeremy Cowart. Jeremy will join Scott on the show to talk about Help-Portrait, the movement that began a few years ago which gives photographers the opportunity to give back to their community. This year's event will take place December 10, and you can find all the info on how to be part of it over at! Kelby Training Live Here are the upcoming dates for all of the Kelby Training Live seminars. Come out and see us! Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! with Scott Kelby - Nov 14: S. San Francisco - Nov 21: Seattle - Dec 2: Washington DC Lightroom 3 Live Tour with Matt Kloskowski - Nov 7: Arlington -…

[Editor's Note: Luanne recently attended the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop, and when she returned told me all about it. Her excitement was so infectious, I asked her to share her experience with everyone here! -Brad] The Eddie Adams Workshop In photography we often set out to capture the Decisive Moment. That sliver of life where time seems to stop and every element of the frame just makes sense. The minute I stepped off the school bus and heard Kodachrome by Paul Simon playing over the loud speakers, and I saw photo greats clapping for me and 99 other selected students as I walked up the hill to the barn at the Eddie Adams Workshop, I knew I was living my Decisive Moment. I had spent the last 5 years dreaming of the day. Wondering what it would feel like, what color team I’d be…


Photo by Alan Hess That's right, you get TWO guest blogs this week :) Scott's neck deep in a few different projects, so he asked if I would do a quick post and share a few shots from the last concert I shot. Luckily, the last time I shot, I had a double header and shot two shows on the same night. First up was Béla Fleck & The Flecktones at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, FL. Béla Fleck, one of the world's most innovative banjo players Victor Wooten, regarded by many as one of the best bassists in the world Roy "Future Man" Wooten (Victor's brother) and his drumitar Howard Levy, who returned to touring with The Flecktones last year, completing the original Flecktones lineup for the first time in 18 years Victor Wooten & Béla Fleck After The Flecktones show, I went…

Hey gang, Brad Moore here with your weekly updates about what's going on :) Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! Scott and I are headed out west to San Francisco and Seattle next month, then to Washington DC in December! Check these dates and links for more info: - Nov 14: S. San Francisco - Nov 21: Seattle - Dec 2: Washington DC Kelby Training Live Check the dates below to see if our other tours will be hitting your town soon! Lightroom 3 Live Tour with Matt Kloskowski - Oct 26: Phoenix - Oct 28: Indianapolis - Nov 2: Tampa - Nov 7: Arlington - Dec 1: Philadelphia The Photographer's Photoshop CS5 Power User with Dave Cross - Nov 9: Chicago - Nov 15: New York City - Nov 16: Toronto - Nov 30: San Diego - Dec 7: Jacksonville Photography &…