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On Wednesday evening we are launching the worldwide premiere of one of the best online classes we’ve ever produced, featuring one of the best instructors on the planet, Joe McNally. 

You’re invited for this one-time only free broadcast of “A Day with Joe McNally.” If you loved “A Day with Jay Maisel” or a “Day with Jeremy Cowart” this class was tailor made for you. We’ll have Joe McNally himself LIVE with us in the studio, taking your questions, comments, and sharing his stories and instruction in a way only Joe can. After this one-time one free worldwide broadcast, Joe’s class will be only available to Kelby Training Online subscribers, so I hope you can join us for this free live history-making event:

When: Wednesday, 6:00 pm LIVE

Where: Here’s the link

Who: Join Joe and Me live on the air as we share the entire class free for everyone.

You’ll learn a lot, you’ll laugh a lot, and you’ll be amazing what you can do with just one or two hot-shoe flashes. You’ve just got to see it.

Join RC Concepcion and me in this free online Webinar, where I’ll be Lighting, Shooting, and Retouching LIVE online and taking your questions, all based on my brand new book (from Peachpit Press) called, “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it!” (The book inspired by the live tour).

Here’s all the details:

When: Today  at 3:00 pm EDT (Online time zone converter here: link)

Where: Right at this link: http://kelbytraining.com/webcast

Cost: It’s Free! Just register at that link above then be there at 3:00 pm today!

Plus, we’ll have special offers on the book and other goodies, and we’ll do a giveaway or two, and I promise to make it fun, informative, and I’ll share lots of tips and techniques with everybody live.

I hope you can make it (and I hope you’ll pass the word on to your friends so they can join us, too!).

See you this afternoon, live! :-)

Matt, RC Concepcion and I put together a short Kelby Training Online class with some handy tips for photographers on making the most of Google+, and we hope if you’re on G+ you’l find it helpful.

The two part online class is FREE (you can watch it here), and although it’s named “10 tips” we actually snuck in a bunch of other “mini tips” within the main topics. This is really aimed at photographers who are new to G+, but even if you’ve been here a while I hope you pick up a tip or two that might help.

Also, we did a special Part 2 of this class (above), where we did a live Google+ Hangout with some of the most popular, most interesting, and most successful photographers on Google+. You’ll hear from +Trey Ratcliff +Mike Wiacek +Catherine Hall +Alex Koloskov
+Scott Jarvie and +Brian Matiash

Really insightful stuff and it builds on what we covered in Part 1. They cover everything from how many times they post a day, to what kind of posts they do, and their tips for photographers on using G+. Really a great session.

I know a lot of photographers are struggling with photo composition, and over the past year I’ve had dozens of people send me emails and comments asking when I was going to do a class on photo composition.

I actually had no plans to teach one. Ever.
But a few weeks ago, I came up with an idea about teaching photo composition that’s radically different from anything I’ve ever seen on the topic. My first thought was to write a book about it, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that the way I plan to teach this, doesn’t require a whole book. In fact, it wouldn’t even make a good long chapter, because I think I can make people really, finally, and fully “get it” in just about an hour.

I think if it’s presented like I have imagined it in my mind, (and we dispense with all that “rule of thirds,” and “leading lines,” and all that stuff in every class ever taught on the topic), I could finally make that light bulb come on for the participants on such a level that from that day forward, their photography would be dramatically better. I could see the whole class in my mind, and exactly how I would present it, and I got really excited about the about the whole concept.

Here’s where you come in
Now I really wanted to teach this new class and have our video crew produce it as an online class for Kelby Training, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to present it to a live audience. A class like this needs a live audience, but I wanted to be to more intimate than when I present to 600 people in my seminar tours. I even know where and when I want to present it; I want to do it at night, under the stars, at an very cool outdoor amphitheater. I want candles and acoustic guitar music, and an atmosphere made for a night of creativity and learning.

Well, that’s exactly what we have planned, and you’re invited to be there in person for this very special evening, that I hope will change the way you create images, and at the same time will benefit the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya.

Here are the details:

When: Tuesday evening, September 13, 2011 from 8:00 pm to 9:00-ish

Where: The Amphitheater at Curtis Hixon Park in Downtown Tampa, on the Hillsborough River

Cost: A $10 donation; all of which goes directly to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya

Sign Up: At this link right here.

We only have seating for 150 people at the amphitheater, and the seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis (and of course, all of this is weather permitting, since it’s an outdoor event).

I think this is going to be a very fun, unique, and informative night, and if you can make it, you’ll see and hear some concepts, ideas, and techniques that I’ve never seen anyone talking about anywhere. If you can’t make it that night, that evening’s presentation will become an online class on KelbyTraining.com, but probably not until after the first of the year (we have a huge backlog of classes already taped for this year).

This could be your night
If you’ve ever struggled with photo composition, this could be the night where you totally “get it”—one filled with smiles, nods, and “ah-ha” moments that can help you create the type of photos you’ve always wanted to make. The shots that you know are in you, but you just need the key to unlock them. I think I can give you that, and I hope I’ll meet you in person that very night to put a key in your hand. See you there.

Hi Gang: I know it’s not “Pimpy Thursday” but a couple of things came up that I need to let you know ASAP:

(1) You need to download the Kelby Training iPad App Free Update
The major overhaul and update to the Kelby Training Website caused a bunch of server issues that caught us by surprise, and part of the fallout included problems with the App—so much so that we had to release a update so it works at all. Shawn did sneak a few new features in (like a favorites feature), but for the App to work at all, you’re going to need to go to the App store and download the free update. Sorry for all the trouble, and thanks so much for your patience—we’re working to make the site iPad/Android friendly, and to deliver a much better player and a better experience all around, but apparently that doesn’t come without growing pains.

(2) We had to extend the Photoshop World Early Bird discount
With our sites bring down unexpectedly for a couple of days last week, we had loads of requests to extend the $100 off Early Bird discount, so we are—-until Friday, August 12th. Here’s the link with details and/or to sign-up. Jump on it today!

(3) Stay where the Instructors Stay
If you want to snag a room at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (the same hotel all the instructor, staff, and I stay at), at the special Photoshop World rate of $129, there are only a few rooms left in our block, so go to the Photoshop World travel page and grab your room now. They’re also offering $149 at “The Hotel” at Mandalay Bay (a trendy boutique hotel attached to the Mandalay Bay). See you in Vegas!

(4) RC’s new “HDR Crash Course” App for iPad and iPhone is here!
That’s right—RC’s new App that teaches you how to shoot and process HDR like a pro just hit the App store and right now it’s only $9.95 (sweet!). Here’s the link (or get it from the App store on your IOS device).

That’s it for now. Don’t forget to read the following post today, so it’s not just Pimpy Tuesday. ;-)

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