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Above: That’s me, Nicole Young, Brad “Your face is going to freeze like that” Moore, and Brian Matiash at a waterfall somewhere in Portland (note the beautiful falls behind us. Errrr, to the left of us. Outside the frame. Yeah, that one). 

Greetings from beautiful Portland, Oregon where the sun is shining (well, not this instant as I’m writing this right before bed, but it was a gorgeous day here today), and we’re hanging out with some friends, and shooting’ and stuff.

I’m here for my “Shoot Like a Pro” Seminar today, and as you can see from the photo aboveâ¦I’ve just got nothing for the blog today. Nuthin’ — but on some level, I think the expression Brad is making above was totally worth a visit. Just sayin’.

Hope you all have a “I hope your face doesn’t freeze like that” type of day!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Although I’m posing here in Oregon with Brian Matiash (from Google photos), he’ll be our very special in-studio guest this Wednesday on “The Grid” where he’ll be sharing some cool stuff. That’s all I’m gonna say. :)

â¦.that doesn’t mean there’s no time to share a photo of (wait for itâ¦wait for itâ¦) “Maggie The Wonderdog!”

That right, it’s Maggie Monday, because I’m out in Vegas teaching at the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait) show and it’s late at night, and I’m still on East Coast time, and I’m really tired, and blah, blah, blah I got nuthin.’

By the way, Maggie is a Coton de Tulear, which is French for “A dog that will occasionally sneak up on the dinner table and eat your meal if you are dumb enough to walk away for a moment to go to the fridge or something.” The reason why we do not load her into a circus canon and send her hurling into a faraway net isâ¦she is just so darn cute (who’s a good dog! who’s a good dog!).

Anyway, I’m hoping that Maggie’s innate cuteness will distract you from the fact that I actually have no real content today, so for now please enjoy, if you will, the oneâ¦the only⦓Maggie the Wonderdog!” 

My work here is done.

-Scott

P.S. If you feel like wasting some more time today, and you don’t mind helping some Orphans who could really use a break, check out my new eBook that is nothing but my hand-picked favorite super-off-the-wall Chapter Intros from the books I’ve written over the years. It’s some pretty whacked stuff. That’s why it’s only $10 bucks. Here’s the link. Remember, helping orphans is crazy good Karma, plus Maggie will lick you right on the face if you buy a copy.

 

http://youtu.be/wgkeAd9YGIg

OK, it’s here — I finally put together a book that readers have been asking me to do for years — one where I compile some of my favorite chapter intros from all my books into just one book of nothing but chapter intros.

These quirky chapter introductions have become a tradition in all my books and they’re there to give my readers a “mental” break from all the step-by-step tutorials and such. These offbeat intros have very little (OK, pretty much nothing) to do with what’s actually in the chapter itself — again, they are just totally there for fun and I hear from readers all the time who really dig them (and I hope you will, too because if not they’ll just really p@$& you off).

Fresh, hand-picked goodness on every page
Anyway, I hand-picked the intros (it really is nothing but intros — there is no other content whatsoever), and they’re all in this brand new book just being released today. Best of all, 100% of the profits from the book go directly to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya to help feed, educate clothe and care for some very wonderful children who really need our help.

Here’s a link to the eBook on Amazom.com for the Kindle.  (it’s only $9.99). Also coming any day now to the Apple iBooks Sore (it’s there awaiting approval now).

Hope you enjoy the book! You’ll really learn a lot (wink).

Well, I say that but by the time you read this we’ll actually already be on our flight back home from our Valentine’s Day getaway weekend, where Kalebra and I met up with Moose Peterson and his wife Sharon in Santa Fe, New Mexico to spend a few days relaxing and shooting a few pictures in between (including this shot of the famous San Francisco de Asis church in Taos made famous by Ansel Adams).

Even though I’ve taught workshops out in Santa Fe in the past, my wife had never been, so we all decided to meet up here and spend a few days relaxing and just having fun (and we did plenty of both). The weather was absolutely beautiful (in the low 60s° in the days, and a bit cooler at night), and we had such a great time â” Moose and Sharon are a blast to hang out with.

I have lots of shots to share, but couldn’t get them done for today’s blog, so hopefully I’ll have them later this week. Tomorrow I have a Commercial Shoot for a new client, and then Wednesday and Thursday Peter Hurley is in town to finish up work on his new book which we’re producing for Peachpit Press (and of course, Peter will be our in-studio guest on “The Grid” on Wedneday at 4pm ET). Then on Friday I’m teaching my first “Shoot Like a Pro” seminar of the year to an already sold-out crowd in Tampa, and then on to Atlanta on Monday (there still a few seats left in Atlanta if you want to snag one of the last ones. Here’s the link). Ya know, as I write all this, I can see why I needed a few days off. LOL!

Hope you all have a great Monday, and hope to see you here tomorrow.

Cheers,

-Scott

Howdy folks. Sorry for the late post, but I took today off to spend with my sweetie (we actually took the day off work, and snuck away to spend some time together). :)

By the way: the photo of Kalebra and I above (taken by our dear friend Mike McCaskey), was taken in Paris, France on the “Love Lock Bridge.”  To take part in this romantic tradition,  you  buy a lock, then take a marker and write your names on it; then you  lock it somewhere on to this bridge to symbolize your love. then you toss the key into the Seine river below, so the lock can never again be opened, and thus your love can never be broken.

This shot was taken while we were in Paris taping my Travel Photography online class and “A week in Paris with Jay Maisel” for KelbyOne but on my birthday that same year my wife surprised me with a return trip to Paris (one where I didn’t have to teach a class), and she presented me with another lock with our names engraved on it and we attached this new lock and threw away the key. :)

Today we're celebrating our 27th Valentine's Day together (and this year we'll be married 25 years!). As all my friends (and people on Facebook and Twitter) are quick to remind me â” I am the luckiest guy in the world, and are they ever right (and man, do I absolutely know it, and am tremendously grateful for it). :)

Here's wishing you a Valentine's Day to remember, and safe, happy, fun weekend! :)

-Scott

 

If you’ve seen any of our teaser ads (below) on the Web or in magazines, hinting that something big is coming from us, wellâ¦.it is, and we’re just one day away.

Tomorrow at 12:00 Noon ET we’ll be making the biggest announcement in our history, and even at that, it’s just the beginning (our next big announcement is right behind it, on Feburary 1st ). It’s going to be an amazing year for creative people, and I hope you’ll stop by tomorrow for the big announce.

If you want us to send you a reminder tomorrow, just go right here. We’re really, really excited — tomorrow’s gonna be a big day! :-)

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