Posts By Scott Kelby


Hey, if you’re up in the Boston area (or need a semi-legitimate excuse to go up to Boston for the day), come and spend the day with me (and around 700 of my new closest friends), as we bring the Photoshop CS3 Power Tour to Boston’s Hynes Convention Center this Thursday, Oct. 4th. It’s only $99 for the day; $79 if you’re a NAPP member. Here are all the details. Hope I’ll see you there.

Last Friday, here on The Photoshop Insider, I did a post called “10 Blogs You Gotta Read, Part I,” and at the end of that post I invited you (my readers) to post some of your favorite blogs as comments on that post. Well, here they are (with your comments included):

  • The Photography Blog (link)
    I'll leave a shameless plug for my own site. 1/2 million visitors per month can't be wrong! (reader comment)
  • DPReview (link)
    If you are into new gear or are interested in buying some, chances are that these guys have done a thorough review of it. (reader comment)
  • The Radient Vista (link)
    One of the best resources for photography I've come across. These guys rock. I've been to three of their workshops too. (reader comment)
  • PDN Pulse (link)
    Photo District News, the magazine for professional photogs, now has a blog called PDN Pulse which includes lots of breaking news, fun stuff, and daily content aggregation called The Photo Feed. (reader comment)
  • More than we thought (link)
    Best damned photoblog – in all humility. Mine. (reader comment)
  • Sharing my Light (link)
    I post about photoshop, lighting, taking better pictures, etc. (reader comment)
  • Photoshop for Video (link)
    Well, I’m biased (reader comment)
  • Laughing Lion Design Blog (link)
    I'm going to be really bold and plug my own Photoshop and Design Resource blog from Ireland. (reader comment)
  • Digital Photography School (link)
    Love this oneâ¦. (reader comment)
  • Pixelated Image Blog (link)
    You have mentioned him before, David Duchemin's Pixelated Image; Outstanding and quite instructional. (reader comment)

There you have it. Now, I know some of you are probably thinking, “Aw man, I should have posted a link to my blog” or to your friend’s blog, or your company’s blog, etc. Ya know, you really shoulda.

If you’re not checking out these blogs daily; ya oughta:

  • David Ziser’s Digital Pro Talk (link).
  • John Nack on Adobe (link)
  • Terry White’s Tech Blog (link)
  • Matt Kloskowski’s Lightroom Killer Tips (link)
  • Imaging Insider (link)
  • Photoshop (link)
  • The Strobist (link)
  • Dave Cross Online (link)
  • Moose’s News Blog (link)
  • 1001 Noisy Cameras (link)
  • The Online Photographer (link)

I know. That’s 11.

I’ll be posting Part 2 next week, but in the meantime if you’ve got some cool blog links (that are related to our industry), feel free to post them here as a comment.

NOTE: There’s a “new kid” in blog town, so make sure you scroll down to the next post. :)


If you’ve ever been to one of the Photoshop World opening keynote extravaganza’s, then you’ve already seen Rod Harlan’s work, as he’s been the director of every keynote we’ve ever done. In fact, if you’re into Digital Video you’ve probably taken one of Rod’s sessions at Photoshop World, or maybe you’ve seen him as a guest on Photoshop User TV, or speaking at events like WEVA, or NAB, or you might know him as the founder of the Digital Video Professionals Assn.

Rod’s also the Dynamic Media Editor for Layers magazine, so he’ about as “plugged in” as anyone in the entire DV industry, and this week he launched a new “insider” blog called “DV Confidential” where he’ll be sharing industry scoops, news, tips and perspective on everything DV, and if you’re into Digital Video you’ve got to add this to your “must visit” list (here’s the link).

Sadly, I picked a bad day to mention Rod’s new blog, because this morning he posted a video clip about my head. Well, not my real head; a 3D “football-shaped pillow” version of my head created by Adobe at Photoshop World as part of Adobe Exec Johnny L’s opening keynote. Johnny L and I have a history of pulling pranks on each other during the keynote, but this time he really got me good, taking a 3D scan of my head; turning it into a football, and kicking it 35 yards into the keynote audience.

I was cracking up; but if it had only ended there. It seems the couple who caught my “head” thought it would be funny to take my football head pillow around Vegas and have people pose for pictures with it. It gets worse. Rod wound up with their images and he made a short video clip of my wandering head that ratchets up my humiliation level by yet another notch.

So, I must get some special credit for mentioning his blog fully knowing that it can only lead to further embarrassment for yours truly. This is the mark of a true friend (for me. Not him). Today, around my house, he’s simply referred to as “bad guy.” But he’s a bad buy with a great new blog, so check it out, but while you’re there; don’t waste your time or bandwidth by watching that meaningless video.

Here’s some quick bits:

  • There’s an interesting article over the NetworkWorld called “A defense against Photoshop Funny Business” which introduces a new French company that has created software that lets you know if your original photo has been manipulated (it even detects one pixel of change from your original photo). Worth the quick read (here’s the link).
  • I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking which type of bulbs to order when ordering the Westcott Spiderlite kit I use on my Lightroom Live Tour (called “The Scott Kelby Studio Kit” at B&H Photo). On the tour I use (and recommend) Westcott’s daylight balanced fluorescent blubs, so you get the wonderful, soft continuous light. (The kit doesn’t come with bulbs; so when you order it, make sure you order those fluorescent bulbs, too!).
  • Peter Krogh, author of the popular “DAM book” (Digital Asset Management), has come up with a plug-in for the Adobe Bridge (including the CS3 Bridge) that you’ll want to know about called RapidFixer, which adds some of Camera Raw’s controls to the Bridge itself, so you can make quick-fixes to photos right within the Bridge without actually having to open Camera Raw. I gotta tell ya–it’s pretty slick. Watch his online demo videos (or buy it for $49.95) at this link.
  • Episode 2 of Corey and RC’s new Layers TV went live today; watch it online right here.

That’s it for today folks; don’t forget to scroll down to the next post for more of today’s news. :)


Check this out: Seth Resnick’s popular D-65 Digital Workflow tour (which always sells out in advance), is coming a host of cities before the end of the year, and if you attend his four-day workshop, and if you’re a NAPP member you get 10% off the $999 cost of the workshop (this $99 discount rocks; especially when you consider that NAPP membership itself is only $99, so if you attend, you save enough to pay for your annual membership right there).

Here’s a list of his upcoming cities and dates:

  • New York: September 14-17 (sold out)
  • San Francisco: October 26-29 (sold out)
  • Boston: November 16-19
  • Chicago: November 30 – December 3
  • New York: December 14-17

Here’s the link to the D-65 site for more info, or to register. (Note: I took a class from Seth at a conference last summer, and he’s an absolutely first-rate instructor, who shares the real meat of the subject. He’s a working pro, selling his stock images to the biggest stock agencies out there, and he does a marvelous job of sharing his real world techniques in a fun and interesting way. I recommend his workshops without hesitation). :)