Posts By Scott Kelby

We just released our latest issue of Light It Magazine (our how-to magazine for hot shoe flash and studio lighting) and it’s our biggest issue yet.
It’s available in the Apple Newsstand on the iPad (coming soon for Android), and it’s only $2.99 (all back issues are there, too for $2.99 or you can subscribe for $19.95 for a full year — 8 issues).
Lots of great stuff in this issue, including more lighting for wedding photographers, lighting pets with hot shoe flash, lighting children, location lighting, and tons more. I hope you give it read (here’s the link to it on the App store). :)

It’s been an incredibly fun adventure taking this tour all over the US, three cities in Canada, and two in Europe, but tomorrow is my last US stop of the tour (I do have one more tour date in London, England on Saturday, April 28th).

If you haven’t signed up, it’s not too late (and for the first time ever, we’re hosting this event at the historic Tampa Theater in downtown Tampa, Florida. Here’s the link with details (it’s $99 for the full day, or just $79 if you’re a NAPP member).

Thanks to everyone who supported this tour, and came out to see me on the road. It’s been one of my most-successful tours ever, and absolutely the most fun tour I’ve ever taught. I will definitely miss teaching it, but of course soon I’ll be rolling out an entirely different tour, and hopefully later this year I’ll get to see some of you once again (though my touring schedule will be much, much lighter than it has been the past year or so. I’m beat!). :)

Hope I get to see you in person tomorrow in Tampa (or in London next month). Cheers!

One of my favorite business book authors, Guy Kawasaki, just released (today) a new book about Google+ called “What the Plus! (Google+ for the Rest of Us).”

I started reading it last night, and I have to say, Guy just has an amazing way of making everything just make sense. Plus, I really love some of his research and insights into why you should be on Google+ in the first place, and why you need to really learn how to make the most of your presence on there.

I’ve only just started the book, and it was all I could do to put it down tonight to write this post. Really insightful, informative, and written like only Guy can.

If you’re on G+, you owe it to yourself to check What the Plus! out (for a limited time it’s available as a FREE downloadable PDF or you can get the Kindle or iBook version for just $2.99).

Here’s the link to the official site (going live today).

Hi Gang: I know a lot of you are heading to Photoshop World in Washington, DC at the end of this month (It’s kicks off on the 24th), and I was hoping you might consider checking out some of the sessions I’m teaching at the conference. (by the way —- those shots above are from previous Photoshop Worlds).

(1) Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it
This is a mini-version of my live tour, but I didn’t want to do the same lighting set-ups that I do on the tour (since a lot of you have seen the tour live), so I’m doing three different looks using just one single light; I’ll be doing the shoot live on stage (as always), and then I’ll take one or two of those images and take you through the entire start-to-finish retouch.

(2) Photoshop for Travel Photographers
When I taught this class at last year’s Las Vegas Photoshop World, I was hoping that anybody would show up at all (with multiple tracks going at once, you never how how many folks will actually chose your class), but it was standing room only, with nearly 1,200 photographer in that session. I was psyched, and we had an awesome time. I’ll be showing my latest Photoshop techniques for making the most of your travel photos, and how to create the color, depth, and dimension you saw when you were there, come through in your images.

(3) Lightroom 4 Killer Tips
OK, it’s actually a combination of cool stuff from Lightroom 3, and some new tricks for Lightroom 4, too, but if you use Lightroom — you’ve got to be there. I had so many people come up after I did this last time around, and they told me that one session was worth the entire price of the conference. I can’t swear that’s it that good, but I heard that comment again and again, and I hope when I teach in Washington, DC this month, I’ll look out and see you there.

I hope you’ll check out at least one of my sessions, and if you do make sure you come up and say “hi.” I always get a kick out of meeting people who read this blog (and if you’re a commenter, especially come up and say hi — that way I can put a face with a name.

Book signing
I’ll also be doing a book signing of my latest book, “The Digital Photography Book, Part 4” (and any other book of mine for that matter), at the Peachpit Press Bookstore on the expo floor on Sunday at 3:00 pm.

Maybe some more retouching
If I can work it out in my schedule, I’ll also be doing a special retouching session at the Wacom booth on the Expo floor, and I’ll be using the new Intous 5 tablet (Whoo Hoo!!!).

It’s not too late…
If you haven’t signed up  for Photoshop World, it’s not too late. Go to Photoshop World.com right now and get all the details, grab a hotel room, and we’ll see you in just a few weeks for a learning experience that you’ll be talking about for years (don’t forget, if you go, you gotta come to one of my sessions). See you there! :)

That’s right!!!! Lightroom 4, the official shipping version, has been released today AND for the first time in Lightroom’s history, Adobe has lowered the price from $299 down to just $149 for the full version, (and only $79 for the upgrade). Also, the European pricing has been brought in-line with US pricing (Just 109 Euros [+VAT] for the full version and 62  [+VAT] for the upgrade).

Matt Kloskowski and I are hosting a free live Q&A today, and we’ll be showing some cool Lightroom 4 stuff, and doing giveaways (including a copy of my soon-to-be-released book, “The Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers” (I’ve already written the entire book, and it’s in production right now).

When: Today at 12:00 noon ET
Where: http://www.kelbytv.com/onair
Why: Because Lightroom 4 is here, baby!

Hope to see you there! :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJK-ahfMPrM

Here’s a short video with a preview and more details on Part 4 of my “The Digital Photography Book” series.

UPDATE: Amazon is now showing it IN STOCK and Barnes & Noble has it to (it says ships in 24-hours, even though it lists the 16th as publication date, so I think its in stock). Both have the print edition on sale for $13.99 (cheap!). :)

I got my first copies at the office this week, and I am psyched!!!! Thanks to my awesome book team here at KMG, and to my wonderful publishing partners at Peachpit Press (Nancy, Ted, Scott, Sara Jane, and their top-notch crew).

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