Category Archives Free Stuff Thursday

The HDR Book, 2nd Edition by RC Concepcion
Congratulations to RC Concepcion on the second edition of his book, The HDR Book, making it as high as #663 in the Amazon Best Sellers list for ALL books!! To celebrate, we’re going to give away free signed copies to three lucky people. Leave a comment for your chance to win, and you can also go buy your copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or pick up a signed copy from the KelbyOne Store!

The Art of Digital Photography with Joe McNally
Join Mia McCormick as she sits down with Joe McNally for an inspirational hour of conversation that spans Joe's 30 year career in The Art of Digital Photography: The Inspirational Series with Joe McNally. Joe has always strived to use his photographic vision to convey the emotionality and visceral impact of his experiences to the viewers of his work. In this interview you'll hear the story of how Joe got started in photography, gain insight into what he's thinking while on assignment, learn the back stories behind many of his most well known photographs, discover what drives him to give so much back to the photographic community, and so much more!

Leave a comment for your chance to watch this class for free!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott Kelby, RC Concepcion, or Ben Willmore? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
May 13 - Portland, OR

Photoshop for Photographers with RC Concepcion
May 2 - Denver, CO
May 20 - Hartford, CT

Photoshop Creativity with Ben Willmore
May 7 - Philadelphia, PA
May 9 - South San Francisco, CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through May, and we’ll be updating it with more dates soon! Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Last Week’s Winners
Photoshop for Lightroom Users eBook
– Peter Lawton

Picture Perfect Beach Portraits Rental
– David A

KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Micki Vogt

Exposure: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jeff Revell
– Eric Reardon

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

Photoshop for Lightroom Users eBook – $12.99
Have you been on the fence about picking up Scott’s latest book, Photoshop for Lightroom Users? Now’s the time to grab it! It’s this week’s Peachpit eBook Deal of the Week, and it can be yours for just $12.99! It’s on sale until Saturday, so get it before it’s too late. And leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy of the eBook!

Picture Perfect Beach Portraits with Tamara Lackey
Join Tamara Lackey on the beach in her latest KelbyOne class, Picture Perfect Beach Portraits, to learn how to create dynamic family portraits in a variety of situations. The beach environment, while beautiful, can present a range of challenges; from harsh light to blowing sand, that can easily take a toll on your subjects, your gear, and yourself. In this class, you'll learn how to work with families, small children, and couples in ways that make the most of wonderful photography situations. Tamara Lackey will give you tips to help keep your subjects engaged and your gear safe so you can get the perfect shots!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott Kelby, RC Concepcion, or Ben Willmore? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
May 13 - Portland, OR

Photoshop for Photographers with RC Concepcion
May 2 – Denver, CO
May 20 - Hartford, CT

Photoshop Creativity with Ben Willmore
May 7 - Philadelphia, PA
May 9 - South San Francisco, CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through May! And leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Exposure: From Snapshots to Great Shots, 2nd Edition
Friend of the blog and Photo Walk Pro guy Jeff Revell has updated his book, Exposure: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and it’s available now! If you’re new to photography and trying to wrap your head around how your camera sees light, this book is for you. You can even check out a chapter of the book for free! Jeff also did an interview with Peachpit where he answers questions about his favorite camera, favorite picture, how he got started in photography, and more.

Leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy of Jeff’s new book!

Last Week’s Winners
KelbyOne Live Ticket
-Ed Adams

Shoot at Old Car City with Bill Fortney
-David in Signal Mountain

Moose Peterson Class
-Pedro Oliveira

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

Photoshop World Expo
If you’re in the Atlanta area (or feel like making a road trip) next week, you should come by the Photoshop World Expo and check out the FREE Bonus Classes in the KelbyOne and Photoshop World Booths! Whether you’re looking for lessons on small flash, building a portfolio, 3D printing, compositing, using Lightroom, or any other number of things, you can find it at the Expo. You can also check out the latest stuff from Adobe, Canon, Epson, Macphun, Mpix, SmugMug, Squarespace, and lots more.

And if you decide you want to check out the conference classes as well, you can pick up a one-day pass for just $249 once you’re there!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott Kelby, RC Concepcion, or Ben Willmore? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Apr 14 - Salt Lake City, UT
May 13 - Portland, OR

Photoshop for Photographers with RC Concepcion
Apr 11 - Washington, DC
May 20 - Hartford, CT

Photoshop Creativity with Ben Willmore
Apr 16 - Chicago, IL
May 7 - Philadelphia, PA
May 9 - South San Francisco, CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through March! And leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Photographing Vintage Auto Americana with Bill Fortney
Join outdoor photographer and author Bill Fortney for an immersive trip through vintage auto Americana as he explores over 6 miles of trails filled with old cars, trucks, and the many other things that can be found at Old Car City, located about 45 minutes outside Atlanta, GA. There are classic treasures at every turn and Bill walks you through his gear, philosophy, and techniques for shooting on this kind of special self-assignment. From wide environmental portraits of a rusting DeSoto to up-close and personal gritty macros of decaying hood ornaments, Bill digs deep and shares from his wealth of tips and tricks to inspire you to get out to your nearest junkyard and have your own photographic adventure.

Now, you may be thinking, this class came out a while back so why is it being mentioned again? Well, Bill Fortney himself is offering up a FREE ONE DAY SHOOT at Old Car City to one lucky person! Leave a comment for your chance to spend a day shooting vintage cars with Bill, and a chance to see this class for free!

Click2Click with Moose Peterson
Moose Peterson’s Click2Click new photography and digital darkroom classes start shortly. The classes Moose says can be summed up simply, “to give you the confidence in your camera and post processing so you know everything that is going to happen when you go Click2Click.” KelbyOne members get a 10% discount, so to learn more and to get registered, click here.

Leave a comment for your chance to check out one of Moose’s KelbyOne classes for free!

Last Week’s Winners
KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Jim

KelbyOne Class
– Holly Tarquino

Mastering The Model Shoot by Frank Doorhof
– Michael Reeves

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

The “Vinnie” Award At Photoshop World Atlanta
At the upcoming Photoshop World in Atlanta April 8-11, one lucky person will receive the Vincent Versace Award for Digital Photographic Excellence.  It is a bi-annual award in which the goal is to remove as close to every technological obstacle there is that keeps a photographer from stepping up to the next level in their artistic evolution.  This occurs through the continuing generosity and longtime commitment of the corporate sponsors of this award and the belief in helping contribute to the evolution of the creative who wins. This is the best and biggest Vinnie award since it's inception!

This Photoshop World the winner will receive:

  • Nikon D610 camera (NEW to the Vinnie!)
  • Epson 3000 printer
  • 1-year subscription the entire Adobe Creative Suite
  • Atomos Ninja 2 external video reorder for DSLRs (NEW to the Vinnie!)An Xrite Color Munki and Color Picker Color Checker
  • Induro C314 carbon fiber tripod and BH2 ball head
  • Lowepro Slingshot Camera bag
  • Maine Media Workshop's offer for the winner to attend one of my Maine Media Workshop's Workshops (plane fare and hotel accommodations not included) (Welcoming back to the Vinnie!)
  • Wacom Intous tablet
  • Lexar 32 Gig UDMA flash card
  • Westcott 30-inch 6 -in 1 reflector set
  • ExpoDisc White balancing disc
  • Upstrap Camera Strap (NEW to the Vinnie!)
  • The Complete onOne software suite
  • The Complete Nik Software Collection by Google
  • 1-year KelbyOne.com membership
  • One year subscription to Lynda.com (NEW to the Vinnie!)
  • Hoodman Loupe
  • 13×19″ Pina Zangaro custom portfolio
  • Signed Vincent Versace 24×30″ print
  • Signed copy of From Oz to Kansas
  • Whatever crumpled up cash Vinnie have in my pocket
  • A jam packet that Vinnie will personally steal  from that morning's breakfast
  • The magic "Lint of Creativity" from Bert Monroy's pocket

Good luck to all who entered, and be sure to wish Vinny a happy birthday on April 8!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott KelbyMatt Kloskowski, RC Concepcion, or Ben Willmore? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Mar 28 - Minneapolis, MN (tomorrow!)
Apr 14 - Salt Lake City, UT
May 13 - Portland, OR

Lightroom 5 Live with Matt Kloskowski
Mar 31 - Indianapolis, IN
Apr 2 - Columbus, OH

Photoshop for Photographers with RC Concepcion
Apr 11 - Washington, DC
May 20 - Hartford, CT

Photoshop Creativity with Ben Willmore
Apr 16 - Chicago, IL
May 7 - Philadelphia, PA
May 9 - South San Francisco, CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through March! And leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Photographing The Moon, Stars, and Milky Way with Jennifer Wu
Landscape photography doesn't end when the sun goes down! Join Jennifer Wu, a Canon Explorer of Light, as she guides you through everything you need to know to start photographing stars and the night sky in Photographing The Moon, Stars, and Milky Way. You'll learn about the equipment you need to capture the scene, how to research your subjects, the importance of scouting your location, the key camera settings, how to post process your photographs, and so much more!

Leave a comment for your chance to see this class for free!

Frank Doorhof New York City Workshop
On May 3, Frank Doorhof will be hosting a workshop in New York City at a great location that will combine studio work, shooting with natural light, and even shooting on top of a building.

The group is limited so there is a lot of time for personal attention. This will be a learning frenzy with loads of tips and tricks on lighting, coaching the models, getting the right expression, natural light, strobes, mixing light sources, telling a story, building a brand, retouching and much much more.

There are only a few openings left, so click here to book your ticket for the workshop you don't want to miss!

Leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of Frank's book, Mastering The Model Shoot!

Last Week’s Winner
KelbyOne Live Ticket
-Glenn Nieciag

If you’re the lucky winner, we’ll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

International Day Of Happiness with Coca Cola
Today is the International Day of Happiness, which the UN created last year to encourage countries to “better capture the importance of the pursuit of happiness and well-being.” Scott teamed up with Coca Cola to create a portrait series of people who get their happiness from making other people happy. The series shows each person holding an iPad with a picture representing what they do to make others happy. You can check it out right here, and take a minute today to try and bring happiness to someone else!

The Business Side of Frank Salas
Join Master Photographer Frank Salas and KelbyOne's own Mia McCormick as they discuss what it takes to succeed as a wedding photographer in the latest addition to KelbyOne, The Business Side of Frank Salas. With over 30 years experience in the wedding industry, Frank Salas has seen trends come and go, but the key to success is the building and nurturing of relationships. Over the course of an hour, Frank shares his thoughts and experiences on everything from getting started in the business to deciding why and when to expand your services, and so much more!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott KelbyMatt Kloskowski, RC Concepcion, or Ben Willmore? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Mar 28 - Minneapolis, MN
Apr 14 - Salt Lake City, UT
May 13 - Portland, OR

Lightroom 5 Live with Matt Kloskowski
Mar 31 - Indianapolis, IN
Apr 2 - Columbus, OH

Photoshop for Photographers with RC Concepcion
Mar 26 - Arlington, TX
Apr 11 - Washington, DC
May 20 - Hartford, CT

Photoshop Creativity with Ben Willmore
Apr 16 - Chicago, IL
May 7 - Philadelphia, PA
May 9 - South San Francisco, CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through March! And leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Last Week’s Winners
Photoshop Guys Book Set
– Marland Grove

KelbyOne Class
– Holger

KelbyOne Live Ticket
– R J F

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

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Photoshop World Early Bird Special Ends March 18
Photoshop World Atlanta is just around the corner, and if you sign up before March 18 (just a few days away), you can save $100 on registration! Not only that, but if you’re a KelbyOne member, you can save an extra $50. Why not sign up to come spend three great days learning from the best instructors on the planet, including Joe McNally, Jeremy Cowart, Zack Arias, Moose Peterson, Dave Black, Peter Hurley, and lots of other amazing teachers? And when you’re not learning from them, you can be meeting other photographers and designers, having a blast at Midnight Madness, or checking out the fun toys useful tools of the trade on the expo floor!

Leave a comment for your chance to win a Photoshop Guys book set!

Food Photography: A Recipe for Savory Success
Join Nicole S. Young as she takes you step-by-step through her food photography workflow in her latest KelbyOne course. There's a lot more to photographing food than you might think. You'll learn everything you need to know to get started, from the gear and camera settings she uses to the importance of choosing the right props for your scene, from what to look for when selecting your ingredients to essential food styling tips and tricks used by the pros. Nicole even dishes out a number of techniques for dealing with challenging food situations that might arise. Whether you shoot with natural light or in the studio this class has you covered.

Leave a comment for your chance to check this class out for free!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott KelbyMatt Kloskowski, RC Concepcion, or Ben Willmore? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Mar 28 - Minneapolis, MN
Apr 14 - Salt Lake City, UT
May 13 – Portland, OR

Lightroom 5 Live with Matt Kloskowski
Mar 31 - Indianapolis, IN
Apr 2 - Columbus, OH

Photoshop for Photographers with RC Concepcion
Mar 26 - Arlington, TX
Apr 11 - Washington, DC
May 20 – Hartford, CT

Photoshop Creativity with Ben Willmore
Apr 16 - Chicago, IL
May 7 – Philadelphia, PA
May 9 – South San Francisco, CA
May 28 – Sacramento, CA

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through March! And leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Cliff Mautner Receives WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award
Congratulations to KelbyOne instructor and Nikon Ambassador Cliff Mautner on receiving the WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award during the recent 2014 WPPI Conference! This award is given for outstanding contributions in photography over one's career, and Cliff has definitely done what it takes to deserve this award. Cliff will be filming more KelbyOne classes soon, and we can’t wait to see what else he has in store for us!

Last Week’s Winners
Photoshop Guys Book Set
– Chris Fischer

KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Cody Ash

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

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