Posts By Brad Moore

Hey gang, Brad here with lots of cool and kick-butt stuff (and probably lots of exclamation marks too)! FREE Live Webcast with Scott Kelby & Matt Kloskowski Today's the day! Tune in at 3:00 pm Eastern this afternoon to catch Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski during their FREE live webcast on Scott's new book, Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop.  They'll be discussing some of Scott's favorite retouching techniques from the book and answering your questions. You can sign up for the webcast over at Scott Bourne just reviewed the book a few days ago over at, so you can head over there to see what he thinks about it! Westcott Photoshop World Shootout Deadline Not only is today the day, but so is tomorrow! If you were at Photoshop World Orlando and took part in the Westcott Shootout Contest,…

Want to know what's new in Adobe's CS5.5 update? Head on over to the NAPP website to check out some videos from Corey Barker showcasing the new apps developed for iPad and Photoshop users! And don't forget to scroll down on that page to take advantage of some killer this-week-only deals (like $20 off Scott Kelby's books, $100 off Photoshop World Vegas registration, and more) from NAPP and Kelby Training. These offers expire tomorrow!

Above photo: © Greg Lawler

My name is Chris Orwig and I am a photographer and a teacher. While this post is about photography, my goal is not to help you take better pictures but to help you become more creative and alive. I hope to stir things up a bit with a few simple ideas, some pictures and quotes. Here’s to breaking out of our routines and to starting something new!

Photographers are an interesting bunch. We are different and diverse yet bound by a common desire to capture and captivate. The best photographers are those who have discovered the key to a full and vibrant life. It is the insight that comes from making photographs. For by doing this we discover that life’s small mysteries and moments can be magnified. Somehow we get more out of life with a camera in hand. When we take pictures, we see more clearly, we remember more deeply, and we live more fully.

Above photos: Jeff Johnson is an accomplished photographer, big wave surfer, mountain climber, skateboarder, and adventurer. He is not one to settle for the ordinary life.

I like things that are hand made—my young daughters’ drawings, pencil-written notes, and the old driftwood gate in our backyard. There is something special about those things that cannot be mass-produced. This interest is one of the reasons I make pictures. As photographers, we aren’t technicians who repeatedly follow the same steps. We create our own path. We are driven to create something that is one of a kind. We want to expresses our unique voice and vision. It is something we have to do. Taking pictures satisfies an internal thirst. It is an essential part of who we are.

Hey gang, Brad here after taking a week off during Photoshop World last week :) Scott and I are on the road again this week with his brand new Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! Tour, and we're having a blast with it so far! We're doing our last stop for the week today in Chicago, in front of another sell-out crowd, and looking forward to more dates being announced soon.  Anyway, on to the pimpy! Scott Kelby's Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques Webcast Join us, Thursday, April 14 at 3pm EDT as Scott Kelby sits down with you to go over some tips and talk about his new book, Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop. Scott will answer your questions, share some of the same techniques he uses in his own retouching workflow, and give you some tips from the new book…

Next Chapters I’d like to show you how two events helped to propel me into changing my thinking and improving both my life and my photography. Here's what I looked like as a young tyke On Valentines Day of 1984, my mother passed away. I was in high school at the time and lived with her and my brother, as our parents were divorced. That day I was forced to start a new chapter in my life. I suddenly started to think a little more independently and started to focus a bit more on how my future might unfold. Multiple exposure light painting lit using flashlights and sparklers After high school, I enrolled in college where I tried to conform to the expectations that I receive an official education (since I didn’t have an obvious alternate path), find a reliable job and build my career. Near the end of my college experience,…

Hey gang, Brad here with this week's news. Lots to cover today, so here we go: March Madness Sale This month only, purchase an annual online training subscription to and receive $20 off, plus Scott Kelby's Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop book as a free bonus (a $39.99 value). This book is not in stores yet! Photoshop World While Scott's new book isn't available in stores just yet, a limited number will be available next week at Photoshop World! Just swing by the Peachpit Bookstore at the Expo and pick it up. And make sure you get it signed at 10:45 am Friday at the same place! Even if you're not planning on attending the conference, you can still get a FREE Expo Pass to take advantage of exclusive discounts from vendors, as well as free bonus classes from people…