Category Archives Pimpy Thursday

Hey gang, Brad here with three super-pimpy posts today.  First up we have…

Matt Kloskowski is coming to Houston with the Lightroom 3 LIVE Tour on March 9!

This tour takes advantage of Lightroom 3’s new features, and shows you how to make your Lightroom workflow faster, easier and more fun than than ever.

If you feel like you’ve been doing things the hard way for a while, this seminar might just be for you. Once you see Lightroom live, you realize that not only is this the future, but you can see firsthand how it’s going to change and improve your workflow.

For more info and to register for the seminar, check out!

What has over 500,000 layers, measures 300 in x 60 in, weighs 6.52 GB (flattened), features some of your favorite industry icons, and took four years to create?

Bert Monroy’s latest creation!  Leave it to Bert to create something so huge and complex that it pushes the boundaries of all the hardware and software he used to put this thing together.

And you can see it printed out in its full glory in the Epson booth at Photoshop World Orlando :)

Jump over to for all the details, and to scan through to see who all you can spot in this creation!

Hey gang, Brad here with this week’s news and deals!

Photoshop World
If you haven’t signed up for Photoshop World Orlando yet, today and tomorrow are your last two chances to take advantage of our killer Gimme Five deal!  There are five options for great freebies when you sign up this week, including free Speed Passes, Midnight Madness tickets, Pre-Conference Seminars, and more!  Check out for more details.

Also be sure to reserve your room at the Rosen Centre Hotel, where all of the instructors stay during the conference, before the special rate ends.  More details over at

And, lastly, don’t forget your After-Hours Party Ticket and Pro Pass Upgrade when you’re registering!

Scott’s All-New Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It LIVE Tour

Scott Kelby, award-winning author of The Digital Photography Book and editor of Photoshop User magazine, brings one of his all-time most popular online classes to life in this amazing day where you learn it all: the lighting, the shooting, and the retouching, all live, as it happens.

You’ll see everything unfold from scratch in each session, with different lighting setups and looks, as Scott starts with an empty stage and then puts together the lighting for a live portrait shoot.

You’re right there as he takes you through the entire shoot, tweaking the lighting and working with the models. Then he takes those very same images into Photoshop where he shares his very latest portrait retouching techniques, so you can see exactly how it’s all done from start to finish.

Keep an eye out for details and tour dates over at very soon!

Kelby Training Live
Dave Cross is bringing his Photoshop CS5 Power User Tour to Tampa TODAY, February 17, then up to Richmond, VA on Monday, February 21!

And Ben Willmore is coming to Salt Lake City on Wednesday, February 23, and San Jose on Friday, February 25 with his Photoshop CS5: From Focus to Finished Tour!

For all the details and registration info on these and other exciting seminar tours, check out

Kelby Training Online
Check out Photographing Adventure Sports, Part 2, the newest Kelby Training Online class from Tom Bol!  Tom shows you how to create killer action images and portraits on location in Moab, Utah with rock climbers and trail runners in their natural environment.  Tom starts off using just ambient light, then combines that with small flash and Elinchrom Ranger Quadras, gets some great shots, and takes you along for the ride.

For Two Days Only…

For today and tomorrow only, when you purchase an annual online training subscription to, you’ll also receive the book/DVD combo Get Your Photography on the Web: Extended Training Package from Rafael “RC” Concepcion as a free bonus (a $99 value)!

Have you ever wanted to go on location with a world-renowned entertainment photographer and look over their shoulder while they’re doing a photo shoot?  This is your opportunity!

As you’ll see in the short promo video above, Scott Kelby takes you On Location with Jeremy Cowart in Venice, CA to see how he assesses an area, zeroes in on his frame, and makes the most out of a location in a short amount of time.  Using only one light and a reflector the entire day, Jeremy shows you how to capture unique images by utilizing creative compositions, textures, and shapes.

So hop on over to Kelby Training Online and catch On Location with Jeremy Cowart, Parts 1 and 2.  And keep an eye out for Jeremy’s next class where he shoots album artwork for a band on-location in Nashville!

Get Your Photos on the Web by RC Concepcion
Getting images on the web today could not be cheaper or easier–if photographers just knew how. But they don’t need to learn coding, design, programming, or scripting anymore. They need to know where to go to get the tools they actually need, and how to put it all together. In his brand new book, Get Your Photos On The Web, Rafael “RC” Concepcion provides what so many photographers need as he lays out a step-by-step plan for exactly how to do it.

You can see a preview of the book over at Amazon, which includes Scott’s foreword where he talks about how the idea for the book came about, the table of contents, and some of the opening pages. The copies we send out from here will be signed by RC himself for everyone who pre-orders his book from, or you can also order from Barnes & Noble. Go place your order today!

iPhone Book
If you’re picking up the long-awaited Verizon iPhone today, you might also find Scott Kelby and Terry White’s The iPhone Book helpful!  Place your order with Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Also, check out the 10 Must Have iPhone Apps for the New Verizon iPhone Owner!

Photoshop World
If you’re looking to attend Photoshop World Orlando, you only have a few weeks left to save an extra $100 off the registration price. The Early Bird Deadline is Friday, February 25.

If saving an extra $100 isn’t motivation enough, we’ve created some great deals as part of our Gimme Five! promotion.

Whether you’re looking to get a free Speed Pass or attend an $89 pre-conference workshop for FREE, you’ll have the chance to enhance your Photoshop World experience with one of five hot deals from Monday, February 14 – Friday, February 18. Stay tuned to for more info on these amazing deals!

Valentine’s Day Sale
Nothing says “love” like Kelby Training Books and DVDs, so we’re having a Valentine’s Day sale starting on 2/11 through 2/14! Check out the amazingly sweet low prices on select DVDs and books over starting tomorrow.

Kelby Training Live
Dave Cross
is bringing his Photoshop CS5 Power User Tour to Tampa on February 17, and Richmond, VA on February 21!

Ben Willmore is coming to Salt Lake City on Febrary 23 and San Jose on February 25 with his Photography & Photoshop CS5: From Focus to Finished Tour.

You can register and get info on these and other tours over at

A Photo Assistant
If you’re a photo assistant or looking to get into assisting, check out for some great articles with tips and advice. It’s managed by Tim Olsen, a guy with more than 10 years experience assisting on all sorts of different types of shoots.  As he shares stories from his various experiences, there’s always something to glean that will help you next time you’re on set.

That’s all the pimpy for this week.  This is Brad, signing off! Have a great day :)

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To take advantage of this limited-time offer, just enter the discount code FEB15 during checkout.

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And keep on reading for more pimpy :)