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Next Friday, Join “The Photoshop Guys” in New York
Over 1,400 people have already registered for our after hours event, “The Photoshop CS5 Summit” in New York City next Friday—the 25th, at The Hammerstein, at Manhattan Center. It kicks off at 4:30 pm. It’s totally free, and you gotta be here. Here are all the details (watch the short video first), and there’s a link to sign up there, too. I hope to see you there!

Free Online Seminar: Monitor Calibration Finally Explained
This sounds good! Manfrotto and DataColor are hosting a free online Webinar to finally make Monitor Calibration simple. Don’t miss it (here are all the details, and you can sign up there, too). If you don’t need this seminar, I bet you know somebody who does. Pass it on. :)

Quick Photo Walk Update
Over 650 cities, and over 11,000 walkers around the world so far. This is getting really exciting. Hope you can walk with us. Here’s the link. P.S. The fine folks at Adorama is one of the big sponsors. Stop by their site and buy every cool piece of camera gear in sight (just don’t tell your spouse).

Rick Sammon’s first iPad App is Here!
It’s called “Life Lessons We Can Learn From Mother Nature” and it’s an inspirational and motivational app combined with a mini-course in wildlife and nature photography (with Photoshop tips, too!). Here’s the link with details.

Loads of new Lightroom 3 Online Classes
When Lightroom 3 shipped last week, we rolled out four in-depth Lightroom 3 training classes on, and if you’re into Lightroom, make sure you go check ’em out (they feature Matt Kloskowski, one of the world’s leading Lightroom educators, and his classes absolutely kick butt!). Here’s the link.

That’s it for today
Have a great day everybody!!!


Atlanta Was Awesome!!!
I want to start by thanking all the photographers (over 600 of you), that came out to my Atlanta “Photoshop CS5 for Digital Photographers” Seminar last Friday (that’s blog regular Ken Toney posing with me above in an iPhone photo during one of the breaks between classes). We had such a great crowd that day—everybody was totally engaged, and into it and we really had just an awful lot of fun while we were learning, and I can’t thank you all enough for coming out to spend the day with me.

While I was there, on Thursday I got to shoot at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, at their “The Allure of the Automobile” exhibit (these cars from the 40s and 50s were like works of art on wheels), and then that night, I got to shoot Maggie Smith in concert at the Hard Rock Cafe. Totally fun (and more on both of these shoots in the coming weeks).

Larry Rocked It (and I totally messed up)
I want to thank my buddy Larry Becker for a terrific, and very inspirational Guest Blog post yesterday, and at the same time, I want to apologize to Larry for doing two posts that walked on his Guest Blog. That day is pretty sacred around here, and reserved just for the Guest Blogger (it’s their day to do what they will), but I had completely lost track of the days, and thought that yesterday was going to be Tuesday, so I wrote two blog posts (thinking it was Tuesday). Totally my fault (apparently that being closed on Monday thing, really threw me for a loop), and I’m so sorry for getting in the way of great Guest Blog spot. Hope you’ll forgive me, Larry.

The New Episode of D-Town TV is Live
Although it went up crazy late, it did finally get posted this weekend, and this episode is packed with stuff, including a studio shoot, more location shooting with Matt, a great tip for shooting with fast glass from top wedding photographer Cliff Mauntner, plus Cheap Shots with Larry Becker, and a whole bunch more. Here’s the link.

Kick Butt iPhone App for Photographers: Plastic Bullet
A friend turned me on to this iPhone app for photographers called “Plastic Bullet” and I have to tell you—-I’m hooked. You take the shot, and it transforms your photo in a very creative and fun way. Here’s how they describe it: “Plastic Bullet puts the fun, spontaneity, and unpredictability of plastic-fantastic toy cameras right into your pocket. Just tap to turn your photos into gloriously unpredictable works of art, then tap again to change the look.” However, I have to say, it’s actually a lot more fun (and the photos look a lot better) than that description (check out their samples here). I kept tapping and coming up with more new looks. You’ll totally love it, and it’s only $2 bucks! (Here’s the link).

That’s it for today!
Hope you guys have a great Thursday, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow! :)

Archaeological site with petroglyph of two men in Argentina Pata

Before There was Photoshop
Rick Sammon has a cute post over at his blog called ‘Before there was Photoshop.” If you’ve got a sec, it’ll make you smile. Here’s the link.

It’s Time for Another D-Town TV Episode
Actually, the new episode should be up live later this afternoon, so if you get a chance a little later, stop by and check it out right here.

“Vacation with Vanelli & Friends” Workshop
Vanelli’s back with another of his now famous four-day “Vacation with Vanelli” workshops. This time the workshop is in St. Augustine, Florida, it and runs June 16-19, 2010. Here’s how “V” describes it:

Vacation with Vanelli is a unique style workshop that teaches the art of digital work-flow covering the FIVE P’s: Plan, Photograph, Process, Post and Print. Vanelli and friends travel to exciting places working on projects for their books and portfolio. Vacationers get a chance to work and learn alongside these photographers as they refine their own skills. The vacation workshop is designed to be hands-on. All levels from beginners to advanced can attend. Imagine having a personal instructor looking over your shoulder whispering tips and tricks in your ear! [He forgot the Sixth P: “Plague!” – Ed].

The four-day workshop is limited to just 15 participants, and runs $395 per person (but Vanelli is giving $50 off to readers of my blog, if you use the special link below).

Besides the four-day workshop, he’s adding a special hands-on HDR break-out session on Friday, June 18 (open to everybody—not just workshop attendees) from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm with HDR & Architectural Photographer Randy Van Duinen.

Regular price for the break out is $59.00, but he’s cutting a deal for the readers of my blog for just $39). NOTE: This break out session is free to anyone attending the Vacation with Vanelli & Friends Four Day Workshop. For all the details, or to sign up (with a special discount), click here. NOTE:  if you do sign up, it wouldn’t hurt to have a bail bondsmen on your speed dial. Ya know, just in case. ;-)

Cute Wedding Photo Idea
Portuguese photographer Luciano Meirelles sent me a Tweet (@scottkelby) asking me to take a look at the new design for his blog. I checked it out, and his new layout is really top notch, but as I was looking through his photos I came across a very cute use of the iPhone’s built-in camera which he used as a prop in some Wedding photos he had taken. Very clever! (nice photos, by the way Luciano!) Take a quick look right here. When you get there, keep scrolling down ’till you see the iPhone wedding photos.

See you in Atlanta tomorrow!
I hope to see you guys at my seminar in Atlanta tomorrow. I’m having dinner with a couple of  my blog readers tonight (Ken Toney and my buddy Jeff Rease, the Chancellor of Birmingham). I’ll let you know if we make bail in time to be at the seminar. ;-)

See you tomorrow here for the big “Challenge.” Don’t miss it!


Hi Gang. Here’s what’s up:

Surprise: The P-7000 Still Has Its Fans
OK, first I have to admit; I was a bit surprised to see that the Epson P-7000 has more fans (and with it more life) than I thought it did. I thought this would be a slam dunk for the iPad, since it’s so much more than just a storage device, but the P-series still resonates with some photographers. Perhaps the thing that surprised me the most was that so many people pegged the increased storage size as a big advantage for the Epson. It’s rare that I ever shoot 10GB in a single day, even when covering a sporting event, so a 64GB iPad would cover me for literally days before I had to back-up to my laptop, so that caught me off guard. Thanks to everyone who shared their comments yesterday, because now I’m having to reconsider giving my P-7000 the boot.

Flash Comes To The iPhone. No, Really!
Yesterday, I saw the Flash version of my photography portfolio, watched D-Town TV served up in Flash, and I even saw Adobe’s home page, in all it’s Flashy glory, all on my iPhone, thanks to an amazing new FREE App. Terry’s got it covered over at You will be amazed (well, at least I was).

Travel Photography Tips from Nat Geo
National Geographic published a nice series of travel photography tips (just in time for summer), so if you’ve got a sec, check ’em out right here.

Accept: The Concert Shots
My buddy, and concert photog, Scott Diussa recently shot the sold out New York City reunion concert of German rockers “Accept” and he got some absolutely killer shots. Here’s the link. Also, yesterday I got to see some of the concert photography of Drew Gurian (Joe McNally’s full time assistant), and I was very impressed with not only his concert work (which is outstanding), but his portraits as well. Stop by and check out Drew’s work here.

Photo Recipes Live” Lighting Techniques Reviewed
There’s an in-depth review by guest reviewer Brian Reed over at the Tenuous Thread Photography blog of my recent lighting techniques DVD/Book Bundle: Photo Recipes Live: Behind the Scenes. Here’s the link.

If you’re a Wedding photographer….
…and you want to take your shooting to the next level, you’ve gotta check out Cliff Maunter’s workshop. I got to see Cliff teach at the Photo Plus Expo last year in New York City and and Matt and I were blown away! (“American Photo magazine named him “…one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world”)

So much so, that we asked Cliff to come and teach for us at Kelby Training Online (he just wrapped up two classes for us), and this guy is just amazing! His in-depth workshops are always sold out in advance (his July workshop has been sold out for months), but he’s got just a few spots left for his November workshop in Philadelphia. If you’re serious about this stuff, you’ve gotta grab one of those last spots. Here’s the link with more details.

Mike’s New Photo Blog
My buddy Mike Myer just relaunched his photo blog, which features great photos of Skies, Clouds, Storms and Landscapes, and he’s really got an eye for color. Here’s the link if you’ve got a quick sec.

Am I going to see you in Atlanta on Friday?
Nearly 500 photographers have already registered for my “Photoshop For Digital Photographers” seminar in Atlanta this Friday, but there’s room for a few more if you’d like to join me. Here’s the link with the scoop (and you can still snag a seat while you’re there). Hope to see you in person this Friday.

That’s it, folks
I’ve gotta call it a day. Hope you guys have a great Tuesday, and that you join us again as we once again celebrate the anniversary of our “Guest Blog” program, featuring the man who came up with idea—-Vincent Versace.


Hi folks!!  Well I thought I would just bring you some news bits today. Just a few things I have heard pop-up in the last few days.

Sports Photographer Producing “How To” Web Vids

Mike Olivella is a sports photographer in Tallahassee, FL whom you have no doubt heard Scott mention a couple times here on his blog. Recently Mike has been doing something very interesting. He has been bringing a small video camera with him to the sporting events that he shoots in an effort to give viewers an inside look on how to he preps and shoots these events. He just recently shot videos at an FSU spring football game and pro tennis tournament. You can also find more information at Mike’s website by going here.

The Lighter Side of Apple Drama

Well you have no doubt seen or heard about all the drama surrounding Apple these days with Flash technology issues, misplaced iPhones, and now possible antitrust inquiries. What the heck is going on? Remember when Apple was just a computer company that made computers. Things were so simple back then. Oh well, despite this drama you can always count on people to make light of the issues. In case you missed it, you have to watch this rather hilarious bit that Jon Stewart did on The Daily Show regarding Apple’s response to the misplaced iPhone debacle involving Gizmodo. Ellen Degeneres also seems to be under fire for making her own spoof of the iPhone commercials. As funny as the spot is, it didn’t thrill the good folks at Apple and Ellen is quick to apologize.

Dating! Yeah, there’s an app for that!

Okay. It’s not an app. It’s a new dating site recently launched called dedicated to Apple users looking for that special someone to iDate.  I am not kidding, this is a real site for Apple fanboys and fangirls who are looking for someone with similar Apple interests. The catch is that it will only run on Apple platforms like Safari, iPhone, iPod, and iPad. The site isn’t live yet but there is an intro page that describes the purpose of the site. So, hey, give it shot! Who knows, you could meet the Apple of your eye!  (Insert lame drum sound here!)

Don’t Forget to ‘Ask Dave’!

Dave Cross recently launched a new podcast called Ask Dave where the content is made up by you. Meaning you write in your burning Photoshop questions and if selected Dave will answer it right in the video. To submit a question you simply go to Dave’s Twitter page and submit it there. Then check out the videos over at There already a number of episodes on the page already so it might be a good idea to check those out first to see if your question has already been addressed. Hey, and while you are there check out Layers TV!

Oh yeah, Iron Man 2 starts this weekend! Anyone going to see it?

Be sure to check out tomorrow as I will be posting a new tutorial based on the movie.

– Corey


Hey folks. As you know, Scott is taking a break this week. But that doesn’t mean we’re not doing everything in our power to welcome him back next week with a full plate :) (sorry Scott). One of the things on his plate is a special (free) Photoshop CS5 Extended Live webinar that you’re invited to join.

Along with Scott (and some great Photoshop tips), there will be experts from Adobe, Dell, and NVIDIA there to answer any hardware and other related questions. It could get geeky and it could get techie, but if you’ve had questions about video cards, 64-bit power, and how to best configure your computer for Photoshop then this will be the place to get them answered.

Since Photoshop CS5 has been released our live webinars have been a huge hit so don’t miss this one next Wednesday, May 12 at 1pm (EDT). You can find out more info and register for the free webinar right here.