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Hey gang: Greetings from Atlanta, Georgia, home of this year’s East Coast Photoshop World Conference & Expo. I wanted to share a few quick things before you get here (by the way, we have a “Pirate theme” this year, as seen in our treasure map above. It will be an adventure for sure!). Here goes:

(1) You can still get a FREE Expo-only pass!
If you can't go to the full conference, you can still come and check out the Expo floor this week for free (thanks to our friends at B&H Photo). Come check out all the new gear, take advantage of show specials, and catch free bonus expo-floor classes in the theater. It’s too late to register online, so just come right down to the Cobb Galleria and get your expo pass on site. Here are the hours:

Tuesday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am-4:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-1:00pm

See you on the Expo floor!

(2) Canon is giving away a 5D Mark III
For a few years now Canon has been sponsoring a pre-conference workshop on shooting studio portraits and the best shot from the student in that class (as chosen by audience applause during the opening keynote), wins a 5D Mark III. That is insane!!!

(3) Bring Your Camera
You will kick yourself if you don't because there's all sorts of shooting opportunities, including the incredibly popular Westcott Shooting Bays on the Expo floor, where they've put together a series of very creative sets, all perfectly lit with Westcott lighting, with live models in full costume for you to shoot.

(4) Canon is cleaning your Camera free
The techs from Canon Professional Services will be on hand doing full cleanings of your Canon camera bodies (open to all conference attendees). Last Photoshop World they cleaned nearly 600 cameras!

(5) I hope you'll consider catching some of my classes
I invite you to check out some of my classes on the conference track. Here's the link to what I'm teaching in Atlanta this week.

(6) Adobe is here. Big time!
Adobe is all over Photoshop World, from their booth on the Expo floor, to the opening keynote, to having Photoshop and Lightroom product managers teaching classes in the conference sessions to a special session where attendees get to share their product ideas and feedback  â” it's Adobe's world and you're invited.

(7) If this is your first time, here's some trainers you don't want to miss!
These are such inspiring, passionate and just amazing instructors that I would recommend you catch at least one of their classes even if the topic isn't one that's right up your alley. Try sitting in on a class from Joe McNally, Jay MaiselJoel GrimesDave BlackZack Arias, Moose Peterson, Glyn Dewis, Tamara Lackey, and Jeremy Cowart. You are guaranteed to learn and be inspired.

(8) Peter Hurley is In The House
I get the job of choosing who gets to speak at Photoshop World so when we bring on somebody new, you know they have to be really special. And Peter Hurley certain is, as one of the hottest photographers in the country today, and one of the best, most engaging, and fun instructors.

(9) It's a Lightroom Love-fest
If you're into Lightroom, you are going to lose your mind, because we have a full Lightroom learning track that runs all the days, the entire conference long, so you totally immerse yourself in Lightroom and never take a class on anything else (though you sure can if you want to because it’s all included).

(10) It's not too late if you want to come!
Although you can't register online at this late day, you can still come down in person and register on-site at the Cobb Galleria Convention Center. Click here to see on-site registration hours.

(11) Come by my book signing on Wednesday at 3:00 pm
This Wednesday at 3:00 pm I’ll be doing a book signing at the Peachpit Press Book Store on the Expo Floor, so if you want to come by — bring one of your books from home (or you can buy one there at a discount), and I’d love to meet you in person and sign your copy.

OK gang, that's my tips. Hope I'll get to see you in person this week here in Atlanta during Photoshop World Week!!! Whoo Hooo!!!! :)

If you can't make the full three-day training conference, how about a FREE Expo-only Pass for the upcoming Photoshop World Conference & Expo coming up in Atlanta in like 6 days? (April 8, 9, and 10th). That way, you can check out the show floor, see some cool gear, check out Adobe's tradeshow booth and all the fun stuff at the Expo portion of the show.

Even though these passes are $40 at the door,  if you register for your FREE pass now online, B&H Photo will pick up the tab for your Expo pass (how sweet is that!). 

Is it worth going to just the expo?
If you've never been to our Expo floor, it is truly awesome! There are lots of classes running on the Expo floor; tons of demos and special expo-only pricing on gear; Adobe will be there along with lots of software and hardware vendors (everyone from Canon to Epson to Westcott and more!), lots of cool stuff to see and learn (there’s a theater with free classes going all day), and totally lots of fun! Best of all â” it's free (if you reserver for your free tickets now, in advance).

Sign-up now for your free Expo-only pass (good for two admissions) right here.  (IMPORTANT: when you get to that page, scroll down and click on the “Free Expo Pass” button) then click “Register Now.”

See you in Atlanta next week!

-Scott

P.S. I had hoped to have Indy Racing photos to post today, but I’m behind onâ¦.wellâ¦everything. Hopefully will have them ready soon. 

A lot of people are surprised when they find out how much Lightroom Training there is at the Photoshop World Conference (which kicks off in just 24 days in Atlanta). It’s a straight-up three-day Lightroom love-fest (so much so, that you can come to Photoshop World, and take nothing but Lightroom classes each dayâ”all dayâ”and never take a Photoshop or photography class at all.

We even have an optional full-day Lightroom Crash Course pre-conference workshop (taught by Matt Kloskowski himself), the day before the conference starts (so, it would be on April 7th, and the regular 3-day conference starts on April 8th).

Here’s who teaching our Lightroom sessions at Photoshop World in Atlanta:

  • Matt Kloskowski
  • Zack Arias
  • Julieanne Kost
  • Eddie Tapp
  • Jeremy Cowart
  • Terry White
  • Frank Doorfof
  • Brian Hughes
  • Erik Valind
  • RC Concepcion
  • and Me

Take a look at the details of these daily Lightroom sessions, (click right here, and look each day at the dedicated Lightroom track).

By the way, you can save $100 off the price of a full conference pass (which includes access to all these conference sessions) if you sign up by MONDAY the 17th  just three from now), which brings the price of the full conference pass down to just $595 (plus, it’s even less if you’re a KelbyOne member, or you’ve been to Photoshop World before, because you get special discounts on top of that).

Any questions about any of this, talk to a real live, really helpful person (yay!) by calling toll-free 1-800-201-7323

Hope I’ll see you in won of my classes in Atlanta later this month. :-)

Gotta run — I’ve got four location portrait shoots today for a project I’m doing for CocaCola.com, and I’m still editing the images from a studio car shoot I did in Phoenix after my seminar there on Wednesday (here’s a behind-the-scenes shot from my iPhone — I got to shoot this new 2014 Corvette Stingray and a really cool Shelby Cobra. Can’t wait to share the shots as soon as they’re done).

Also, I should have some really fun news for KelbyOne subscribers on Monday or Tuesday (it will make a lot of folks happy). Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and we’ll see you back here next week.

Best,

-Scott

I saw a tweet this week from @timothyjritter who wrote:

“Didn’t realize WPPI and #PSW14 were so inexpensive. Most professional conferences are $1000+”

He’s right ya know (and I retweeted that yesterday) — it’s an especially good deal if you sign up today (or at the very latest, anytime before the March 17th discount cutoff), because you can save $100 off the regular price and get a full conference pass for just $595. If you’re a KelbyOne member, you get ANOTHER $70 off, so you’re going for just $525 (again, if you register before the March 17th early bird deadline).

It’s our first time ever in Atlanta for our East Coast Photoshop World, and it’s one of the easiest, most affordable places to visit in the US. If you’re on the fence (come on, you know you want to be there), check out this short video below:

http://youtu.be/1lkzo07zqcw

This is the year. Come and join us for three career-changing, productivity boosting, inspirational, love-making, beer drinking, educational days that you’ll never forget.

Here’s the link — go check it out — then I look forward to seeing you in Atlanta in about 28 days! :)

Best,

-Scott

Hey, dig this — the Photoshop World Conference & Expo is being held in Atlanta this year for the first time ever (whoo hoo!) on April 8-10, 2014, and of course we are super-psyched. We’re at the Cobb Galleria Conference Center, which is the ideal location and it should be an absolutely killer show!

If you're planning on going (and I hope that you are), here are the sessions I'm teaching (there are over 100+ sessions but I hope you'll check out a couple of mine if you’re coming to the conference — it’s open to everyone).

Hot Shoe Flash for Absolute Beginners
I know there are a lot of folks out there that want to start using flash, or have always been curious about it, and if either one of those sounds like you, man, you gotta come check out this new class. I’ve come up with a way to teach flash that I truly believe will have you out shooting confidently with your off camera flash right away. I’m going to take the complexity and fear out of it totally, and make the process amazingly simple to learn and quick to use. You’ll learn the whole process, from start to finish, in just this one hour class and you’ll leave knowing you can do it.

Creating Your Own Custom Photo Book in Lightroom
In this session you'll learn how to create beautiful photo books from right within Lightroom itself. You'll see the entire workflow, step-by-step and exactly how to create your own custom photo books the easy way. There are lots of little inside tips, tricks, and time-saving techniques that you'll learn that will make creating these photo books one of the most-fun, easy, and creative parts of your photographic journey.

The 10-Minute Portrait Retouch
In this class you’re going to learn a number of very quick, yet very effective portrait retouching techniques, and get those under your belt so when we open an image we need to retouch, we can do the entire-retouch in less than 10-minutes (in fact, using all 10-minutes would be our worst-case scenario). One thing we do that speeds things up pretty dramatically is to add automation whenever we can, so you'll learn exactly how to do that, too. Then, once we learn the techniques, we'll do a number of start-to-finish retouches so you'll see how to make this whole thing work really quickly and efficiently.

I hope to see you in one of my Photoshop World classes in Atlanta in just a couple of months. If you haven't signed up yet, Here's the link.

Just a reminder…we have a ton of crazy deals going on today through Monday, December 2nd!

Check out everything below to score huge savings on KelbyTraining.com,(our renown online training classes for photographers) NAPP (the world’s best Photoshop and Lightroom training) and Photoshop World (our annual 3-day Photoshop training conference, sponsored by Adobe) at our lowest prices of the year:

http://youtu.be/YK_cFj8sC0Y

Check out the free  video above with sample clips from just a few of our online training classes for photographers.

Hope you take advantage of some of these deals (or all of them if you’re loose with money). We’d love to have you on board with us for 2014 because we have some absolutely amazing things happening for our members this coming year and we really want you to be a part of it.

Happy shopping everybody! :)

-Scott

P.S. On Monday, once again this year, we’ll be doing broadcasts EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR with cool deals we’ve found for photographers and designers from other companies all over Web, so on Monday, hit this link to watch our hourly broadcasts  We did this last year and it was a huge hit because we really uncovered some amazing deals out there, so make sure you join us. 

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