Hi Gang: Rather than writing some long blog post about five amazing new online classes we’re developing right now, I thought I’d do a really quick video instead (above). I am so excited about this new stuff, and once you watch the video, you will be too! :)
Hey gang, Brad here with a few updates on books, events, and all sorts of stuff!
- First off, if you haven’t already ordered Scott’s new Lightroom 3 Book for Photographers, you can do so right here. If you purchase through that link, you’ll also get a free Killer Presets CD from Matt Kloskowski! We haven’t gotten our copies just yet, but we’re expecting them ANY DAY, so order now!
- Speaking of Lightroom, make sure you check out the dates for the Lightroom Live Tour. Scott’s coming to Fort Lauderdale and New York, and Matt’s coming to Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco all this month!
- If you are a NAPP member, you will definitely want to check out the LIVE Members Only Webinar tomorrow, July 9th from 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern. Matt, Dave, Corey, and RC will all be hanging out and answering your questions live, right on the spot. Nothing pre-planned, no mapped out lessons. Just you and them, getting through as many questions as they can in an hour! All the info (and live feed when it happens), right here.
- If you haven’t already signed up for Photoshop World Las Vegas, you can get registered right here. Also, we have the best room rate we’ve ever had at Mandalay Bay at only $129 per night!
- Have you checked out KelbyTraining.com lately? We’re adding new classes every week, including Moose Peterson’s “Nature Photography – Shorebirds,” RC Concepcion’s “Lightroom 3 for the Web,” Dan Margulis’ “There Are No Bad Originals,” and Matt Kloskowski’s “Lightroom 3 In Depth, Part 3 – Printing and Showing Off Your Photos.” Also, keep an eye out for upcoming classes from adventure photographer Tom Bol!
- And if you haven’t signed up for the 3rd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk yet, it’s not too late! Go here and type in your location to find a walk near you!
That’s it for today, and make sure you check out today’s guest blog from celebrity and fashion photographer John Wright!
Here’s a quick update on what’s going on with me and the crew here:
Killer Deal on Hotel Rooms for Photoshop World Vegas
The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, right on the Vegas strip, has been the home for Photoshop World since we first brought the convention to Las Vegas years ago (and it’s connected directly to the convention center), but this year we were able to negotiate our best deal on hotel rooms, so you can stay right on property (at the same place, me and all the instructors and NAPP staff will be staying) for only $129 a night. Plus, this year they’re throwing in the “Resort Package” free (reg. $60), which includes everything from free in-room wireless Internet to free bottled water, and a whole bunch more. Here’s the link to snag your rooms now at this special rate, cause once our room deal is sold out, it’s gone! Hope to see you at the Mandalay Bay.
RC’s Taking Lightroom 3 Users to the Web
We released a new online class last week at KelbyTraining.com (new classes go up every week) from photographer and Web guru RC Concepcion, called “Lightroom 3 for the Web.” RC knows this stuff inside and out, and if you want to get your images from your computer to the Web using Lighroom, RC’s your man. Here’s the link with more details.
Quick Photo Walk Update
Last year, we had 917 walks around the world, and we’re getting very close to breaking that number with about a month still to go, as we now have 878 walks and over 17,500 registered walkers. This is going to be big! If you haven’t signed up for a walk, search to see if there’s one in a city near you, right here.
I Gave the Wrong Date for my Lightroom 3 Live Tour in New York
I mentioned during the Photoshop CS5 Summit last week that I’d be back in New York City with my Lightroom Tour on July 12th, but I was totally wrong. That’s the day I’ll be kicking off the tour in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (that’s just a few weeks from now). I actually be in New York on Monday, July 19th. Sorry for the confusion, but I was…well…confused. ;-) Here’s the link for more info (for either city). Hey, don’t forget, Matt is taking the tour out as well, and he’ll be in Boston on Friday, July 18th; LA on July 21st, and San Francisco on the 23rd.
Tomorrow’s Guest Blog is gonna kick butt!
I cannot wait for tomorrow’s Guest Blog, as it’s from Adventure Photographer Tom Bol. I met Tom at the Photo Plus Expo last year, and saw part of his presentation about location lighting over at the Elinchrom booth, and his stuff just kicks butt (Matt just did a workshop with Tom out in Moab, and Matt couldn’t say enough great things about him. Also, Tom just finished taping some on location adventure photography online classes for Kelby Training.com, which will be going live very soon—-I’ll let you know when). Make sure you check back here tomorrow to catch his guest blog. Can’t wait!!!!
That’s it for today, my friends
That’s a quick update on what’s going on here (there’s actually more, but that’s all I can say right now). Anyway, gotta run. Got a crazy busy day (but it’s all good!). Don’t forget Tom tomorrow (it’s gonna rock!). Have a good one!
The Scriv (our Creative Director for Video), came up with a very clever clip to promote David Ziser’s new online wedding photography class at KelbyTraining.com.
The class itself is an on location wedding shoot, shot live during an actual wedding, and it all unfolds as it happens with David shooting and teaching as he goes, so you see it all from start to finish.
It’s an incredibly unique and fascinating way to learn wedding photography (and people are just loving this class), so The Scriv wanted to do something equally unique and different, and so…well….he did.
NOTE: It’s really cute, but it does help if you know up front that David uses the term “Floof” to describe the act of lifting the back edge of the bride’s train and letting it catch some air, so it resettles nicely on the ground—nice and flat and full (which looks great in photos).
I am just thrilled to announce that our online training class called “A Day With Jay Maisel” is now live at Kelby Training Online (link).
This class chronicles my “Day with Jay” as this living legend of photography walks the streets of New York City, shooting as he goes, and sharing some of the most amazing, insightful, thought provoking, and just plain brilliant ideas for taking your photography to the next level, that you’ll find anywhere. It truly is absolutely fascinating.
In this video, I’m the student, and Jay does all the training. You’re there as we start out at Jay’s studio, then head out to the streets of Manhattan, shooting everywhere from the Subway to Times Square to a quaint Italian restaurant in Jay’s neighborhood. It’s an experience like no other, and the feedback we’ve been getting from Jay’s class is literally just out of this world. Photographers are blogging about it, raving about it, and learning from it around the world (There is only one Jay Maisel!).
The class went live last Friday, and one of my readers, Sebastien Dalahaye posted this on my blog about the class:
“…Don’t know if that’s something related to what you learn from Jay Maisel in NYC, but I just watch the class on Kelby Training and whoah, amazing stuff. Class itself is worth the annual subscription.”
The class is produced kind of like a documentary, kind of like a reality show (because it’s pretty live and uncut, complete with Jay’s own “colorful” New York language), and kind of like a roving class, where whatever Jay sees, he shoots, and then he teaches. Seriously an amazing experience, and I hope you get to catch it. Here’s the link.
Remember when Adobe first officially announced Photoshop CS5 a few weeks back, and we did a week long series of free live Webinars on the new features?
Well, we’ve archived those live Webinars (hosted by me, Dave Cross, RC, Corey, and Matt), and you can go and watch them now (or whenever you feel like it) absolutely free. We answered a lot of viewer questions live during those Webinars (in between cracking up), and we got loads of great feedback on them, so check ’em out if you’ve got a chance.
Here’s the link. Also, the CS5 Webinar we did last week with Dell, nvidia, and Adobe crew onboard is also archived so you can catch it as well (for free) right here. Again, my thanks to everybody who tuned in to the live broadcasts—it was the first time we had done something like that, and it turned out to be an awful lot of fun for everyone.