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Hey gang, Brad Moore here with something a little different… Pimpy Thursday will now be known as Free Stuff Thursday! So, here’s the deal…

Scott is all about making sure his readers know about cool stuff and helping you get great deals on it. So each Thursday, not only will we be sharing the latest happenings and cool things that are going on, but we’ll be giving something away! To be entered, all you have to do is leave a comment on the post, and Scott will randomly choose a winner.

To kick things off, we’ve got a free ticket to…

Photo Pro Expo 2012
Let me just say right off the bat that this event looks crazy good, and it’s at a price that’s hard to beat… Photo Pro Expo 2012 is taking place February 2-5 in the Greater Cincinnati area and features instructors like Scott Kelby, Jerry Ghionis, Vincent Laforet, Joel Grimes, Syl Arena, and more. The regular price is $279 for the expo, but use the promo code PPESK12 when registering to sign up for just $149! And, if you stay an extra day through February 6, you can spend a full day with Jerry Ghionis for just $99!

There is a print competition on February 2, seminars February 3-5, and a big trade show on February 4-5. You can get the full schedule and register (if you’re not the lucky winner of the free ticket) at

January Blowout Sale!
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to become even better at Photoshop, Lightroom, or photography? If so, we’ve got some killer prices on our best-selling books and DVDs on Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, HDR, and Wedding Photography from Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, Corey Barker, RC Concepcion, Dave Cross, and David Ziser!

If you don’t have these books or DVDs, now’s the time because we’ve discounted these as much as 70% off! The sale ends January 31, 2012 or when supplies run out – whichever comes first. You can find it all over at

Clearance Stuff
We’ve put some of our DVDs on clearance for as low as $9.99. If you’d like to learn things like the importance of model releases, how to avoid business mistakes and other important facets of photography, you can do just that for a low price. It’s all over at

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE
Scott (and myself) are hitting the road again at the end of the month for the Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Tour! On January 30, we’ll be in Austin, TX. On February 21, we’re heading to Dallas, TX, then over to Phoenix, AZ on February 22. You can get all the details and register at

That’s it for today. Make sure you leave a comment for your chance to win a pass to Photo Pro Expo!

Check out the B&H Unboxing Video Contest! All you have to do is put together a video of yourself unboxing something from B&H and upload it for your chance to win a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera, Kodak PLAYSPORT Zx5 video camera, or Sony MHS-FS1 Bloggie camcorder!

Of course, the more creative you get, the better chance you have of winning! Here are a few examples of videos that have already been entered…

The deadline for entries is January 2, and you can find all the info you need over at B&H. Good luck!

Hey gang, Brad Moore here with a few very quick things for today…

Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers
If you missed our Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers webcast last Thursday with Corey Barker and Scott Kelby — or if you watched it and just loved it beyond belief — it’s now available on Corey does a couple of really cool tutorials including the “Virtual Paint Gun.”

Speaking of Corey’s book, remember that if you order a copy between now and the end of December, you’ll get 3 free grab bag DVDs with your order and Corey will sign your book!

Kelby Training App Sale
We’re currently having a sale on a bunch of our apps. All the details listed right here:

LR3 Presents: $8.99 (10% discount)

CS5 Crash Course: $7.99 (20% discount)

LR3 Crash Course: $7.99 (20% discount)

Scott Kelby’s 10 Essential Lighting Techniques: $4.99 (50% discount)

HDR Crash Course: $4.99 (50% discount)

3D Crash Course: $4.99 (50% discount)
And, lastly for today, make sure you check out David Ziser’s latest course on – Wedding Photography: Photographing Couples

David covers all you need to know about clothing choices, locations, composition, and more!

That’s it for today. Happy holidays!

Hey everyone, Brad Moore here with the latest happenings in Kelby Land :)

Corey & Scott Get Down & Dirty
Join us for a free live webcast this Thursday, December 15th beginning at 4PM ET. You can register on or you can just pop in on Thursday afternoon. Those who register will be entered into a drawing for prizes like Corey’s book, a one-year NAPP membership, a $25 gift certificate to The NAPP Gear store and more. Scott & Corey will be sitting down to talk about this book which is really unique in that it uses all kinds of nooks and crannys of Photoshop to make really cool designs. It sold out on Amazon within a week and people are raving about it. Also, if you buy the book at in December, Corey will sign it for you AND you’ll get 3 free clearance DVDs (randomly selected) with your order! We hope to see you at the webcast on Thursday!
In Advertising Photography: From Pre- to Post-Production with Douglas Sonders, we take you on-location with Douglas as he shows you how he approaches an advertising shoot from beginning to end. He shows you all of the planning before the shoot, the shoot itself, and the post-processing/retouching process that results in the final image.

And in Composition: The Strongest Way of Seeing, Rick Sammon shares the secrets to composing technically and emotionally as he shares images from his worldwide travels.

Giveaways on The Grid
If you were watching the live broadcast of The Grid yesterday, you already know Scott and RC were giving stuff away left and right during our Holiday Gift Guide episode! But it’s not too late to win if you weren’t watching live… We’ve still got some stuff to give away for everyone else :) You can tune in over at as soon as Episode 36 is posted (should be sometime this afternoon) and leave a comment for your chance to win some amazing prizes!

Holiday Templates for Lightroom
Matt Kloskowski is doing special Lightroom holiday template tutorials each day this week over at Be sure to swing by each day to catch all five!

Photoshop World DC
It’s not too early to register for Photoshop World Washington DC. You can put it on your wish list, or give it to someone else as a gift! All of the hotel and travel info is up, plus the class schedule, and pre-conference workshops. And, if you’re going, you’ll definitely want to download the Photoshop World App to make your own custom schedule and get alerts for everything that’s going on.

Vincent Versace in American Photo
Kelby Training instructor Vincent Versace is featured in the current issue of American Photo Magazine! His work from his travels to Burma, where he photographed Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma, is featured in an 8-page spread in the January/February 2012 issue. You can pick it up at a nearby magazine rack, and check out more of Vincent’s work at

That’s it for this week! I’ll leave you with this quote as food for thought…

Before I became a picture editor, I assumed that ‘good photographers’ took ‘good pictures’ because they had a special eye. What I found was that good photographers take good pictures because they take great pains to have good subjects in front of their cameras.
John Loengard

Hey gang, Brad here with this week’s pimpy goodness :)

3 Free DVDs with Down & Dirty Tricks Purchase!
Corey Barker’s
new book, Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, is officially sold out on Amazon, but we still have some available here! The elves in Kelby’s Workshop have put together a cool holiday deal…  From now until December 31st, when you buy Corey’s new book, you’ll get 3 free DVDs whether you’ve been naughty or nice.

No codes or special links necessary. Just purchase Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers and our elves (aka shipping team) will select 3 DVDs to include in the box – no catches!  Well, ok, there are a few catches… We get to choose the DVDs, they will be from our sale-priced DVD selection, Santa’s watching so no returns, trade-ins, special requests or whining is allowed. But hey! That’s still a whole lot of extra training. Plus, if you already own one of the DVDs you get, you now have an instant re-gift!

Corey’s also been busy signing books, so if you order his book this month, it will come autographed!

Retouching Week
There are still two more sessions you can check out during Retouching Week! Tonight at 6:00pm EST, The Photoshop Guys will be answering all of your questions. Then tomorrow RC Concepcion will be joined by special guests Calvin Hollywood and Evangeline Cooper to talk about studio photography and retouching “with a European flair.” You can tune in live over at If you’re a NAPP member, all of these videos will be available on the NAPP member site :)

Just a reminder that this coming Saturday, December 10 is the official day for Help-Portrait all around the world! If you haven’t already made plans to host or be part of one, check out the Help-Portrait Community site to find out where you can help. And if Saturday doesn’t work for you, don’t let that keep you from doing something another day!

Westcott Contest
Our friends over at Westcott are giving away a Bag Of Westcott (BOW) gear right before the holidays! Anyone can enter before December 21, and winners will be announced the next day. All you have to do is go over to the Westcott Blog and fill out an incredibly short/easy survey!

Lastolite Rebates
To help promote Joe McNally’s new book, Sketching Light, Lastolite is running rebates (up to $50 back in Visa gift cards) on his entire line of products. And, later today they’ll be posting more rebates on all of their TriGrip products and all of their Ezybox Hotshoe products (up to $30 back).

B&H Rebates & Promotions
Speaking of rebates, did you know that you can shop the B&H website through their special rebates and promotions page? Pick a category and start browsing to see what kind of deals you can get on gear (you know, like that new camera your significant other totally wants for Christmas that you swear isn’t for you ;) )!

That’s it for today. Have a fantastic Thursday!

Hey gang, Brad Moore here, and I just wanted to let you know about something really awesome…

The team over at Fstoppers have put together a contest in search for the best Behind The Scenes videos out there, and they’re giving away over $21,000 worth of gear to the winners, including cameras, lights, softboxes, camera bags, and more!

Plus, Scott Kelby is one of four judges picking the winners!

They’re looking for videos that are creative and extremely informative, so don’t go thinking you have to put something together that looks like a Hollywood movie or some big production.

Even if you’re not that experienced with shooting videos, use this as motivation to get out there and try it out! It’s becoming more and more important for businesses and promotion every day, so why not let this be your jumping off point? Just grab an iPhone or HDSLR and go shoot!

The deadline for the contest is December 31, 2011, so make sure you get your entry in before then. Good luck!