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I’ve got a car shoot coming up for my current book project, so while I was on the treadmill this weekend, I wanted to catch Tim Wallace’s two classes on Kelby Training online (I watched it on my iPad using our free App), and I have to say — I was blown away!

On Sunday I watched his class “The Art of Close up Car Photography” and he teaches lighting and shooting techniques that I just don’t know how I would have learned on my own. Really brilliant stuff. NOTE: Tim did a wonderful guest blog post here on my blog — here’s the link. 

If you’re a Kelby Training Online subscriber, even if you’re not into car photography, his class will SO make you want to shoot cars now! :)  Here’s the link.

Also, I put Tim’s video intro to the class (below). If you’ve got a quick sec, check it out (it’s only like one-minute long, but totally worth it).

It’s been an incredibly fun adventure taking this tour all over the US, three cities in Canada, and two in Europe, but tomorrow is my last US stop of the tour (I do have one more tour date in London, England on Saturday, April 28th).

If you haven’t signed up, it’s not too late (and for the first time ever, we’re hosting this event at the historic Tampa Theater in downtown Tampa, Florida. Here’s the link with details (it’s $99 for the full day, or just $79 if you’re a NAPP member).

Thanks to everyone who supported this tour, and came out to see me on the road. It’s been one of my most-successful tours ever, and absolutely the most fun tour I’ve ever taught. I will definitely miss teaching it, but of course soon I’ll be rolling out an entirely different tour, and hopefully later this year I’ll get to see some of you once again (though my touring schedule will be much, much lighter than it has been the past year or so. I’m beat!). :)

Hope I get to see you in person tomorrow in Tampa (or in London next month). Cheers!

Hey gang, Brad Moore here with some really exciting news…

I’m sitting at my desk yesterday, and across the hall I see Scott get up from his desk, laptop in hand, and HUGE smile on his face, to dance out his door and call out, “Gather round everyone, for I have great news!!”

As he slowly and dramatically turns the laptop around (still grinning ear to ear), we all see his photo of Ryan Malone from the Tampa Bay Lightning featured on the ZUMA Press Pictures of the Day website!

At that very moment, a flock of doves flew through the air, trumpets sounded, and a bunch of other exciting stuff happened :)

Okay, that last part may have only been in my mind, but it was definitely a moment of celebration and excitement for us as we congratulated Scott on not only getting some killer hockey photos, but having one of them featured on the ZUMA site.

For those of you who have been following Scott’s “Painful Dance” with hockey photography, you too know just how excited he really is.

Way to go Scott!!

OK, I know you’re probably hoping this is a custom version of Photoshop designed for the iPad, and if you are, well guess what? That’s exactly what it is! (and I have to say, it’s pretty darn slick)!

Although they certainly didn’t build this just for me, it actually has most of the things I was asking for when I wrote a post about what we want in an iPad version of Photoshop (which basically I wanted a stripped down version of the full Photoshop, but it needed to include some some key tools and features [but it had to have stuff like layers, and some key filters], and while I hoped it would have Photoshop’s same interface, I have to say that the interface is actually very Photoshop-like (without looking just like Photoshop). It even has Free Transform!

Oh, but there’s more…
Check this out: It has Levels. It has Curves (it has CURVES!). It has Shadow/Highlight, there’s a Gaussian Blur Filter, you can add text, the Layers have blend modes (Screen, Multiply, Overlay, etc.), and you can show/hide them — change their opacity — create blank layers, duplicate layers, all that stuff. There are effects filters, there’s noise reduction, you can make selections (and you will love how they implemented them). You can share images direct to Facebook, and a whole bunch of other stuff I didn’t think would be there….but is.

Of course, it doesn’t have everything the desktop Photoshop has (or there is no way it be able to run on a tablet), but I think you’ll be surprised at the cool stuff it does have.

Terry White (who works full time for Adobe as one of their Adobe Worldwide Evangelists), put together a great video that shows you the power of this puppy (which is even more amazing when you realize that’s it only $10 [well, $9.99]). Here’s the link to Terry’s video (and lots more details about the App), and here’s the link to download the App (it’s available right now).

Way better than I was expecting
I saw an early version of this App on a trip out to Adobe last year, and I have to say I am really tickled at how the app has grown since that first look — in fact, it grew into something I wasn’t sure we’d ever see on an iPad (well, not anytime soon anyway, and certainly not this soon).

I give Adobe a lot of heat about certain things, but when they do something really cool (and they often do), I have to tip my hat to them, and for this I wish I had more than one hat to do so. Way to go, Adobe. We’ve got Photoshop touch on the iPad. It was worth the wait. :-)

Greetings from the Dallas Convention Center (we open the doors for my Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it tour here in 20 minutes, so I’m just catching up on stuff). My buddy Ken Toney sent me this video clip this morning, and after watching 60-seconds of it, I knew I had to share it here. Thanks Ken!

Hope you all enjoy it, and here’s wishing you the best Tuesday you’ve had so far this year. :)