Category Archives Pimpy Thursday

Hey gang, Brad here with the latest pimpy!

>> Photoshop World
Planning on coming to Photoshop World Orlando? Sign up by February 25 to take advantage of our Early Bird special and save $100 on registration!  Plus alumni save an extra $50 (unless your last name starts with “V” and ends with “anelli.”  Then we charge an extra $50 ;) ).

While you’re over at, make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page and sign up for the PSW Newsletter. On February 9, we’ll send you the newsletter that has free Photoshop World downloads and the latest conference announcements and offers.

And we are ecstatic to announce the newest Photoshop World instructor, sports photographer Dave Black!  In his 30+ year career, he has photographed 12 Olympic Games, the Kentucky Derby, the Masters, NFL games and more for Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, ESPN, etc. He’s also known for his creativity with Lightpainting, as well as his monthly “Workshop at the Ranch” tutorials.

>> Kelby Training Online
We’ve just posted three brand new classes from Joe McNally, Bill Fortney, and Moose Peterson this week!

In Accelerated Corporate Portraiture, Joe McNally shows exactly how he works through a day of corporate photography.  From managing people and locations to dealing with boardroom setups and lighting issues, he shows you how to make the client and their brand look their best.

Head up to Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains on a cold winter’s day with Bill Fortney in his Intimate Landscape Photography course.  Bill describes the “intimate landscape” as a small part of the grand landscape.  He’ll show you how to focus on pieces of the scene to extract photographs from the overall scene, plus show you how he processes his images once he gets back to the office.

Moose is back with Romancing The Landscape, Part 2! Join him out in the southwest as he continues capturing the unique buttes, spires, and mesas in Monument Valley, then processing those images to create beautiful panoramas, HDR images, and black and white photos.

>> DVDs from Kelby Training
Scott Kelby’s Photo Recipes Live Behind the Scenes Vol. 2 has been bundled with his Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. DVD for one low price! It’s like getting 4 DVDs and 1 book for the price of just the 3-disc set alone!

And Fay Sirkis just released her Master Brush Collection and the Master Background Collection DVDs in which she shows you how to create your own backgrounds and brushes that will help you transform your photos into painting masterpieces.

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

Brad here with this week’s pimpy! Check out this goodness…

Trey Ratcliff over at Stuck In Customs recently released his 100 Cameras-In-1 iPhone app, which is getting great reviews!  This app has tons of awesome effects that you can mix together to create your own unique look, plus the ability to adjust the amount of the effect. And there are even “achievements” for experimenting with different combinations to make sure you get the most you can out of the app.  Check out screen shots and get the full run-down right here, or just go ahead and download the app for only $1.99!

Ready for some killer one day seminars? Here’s what’s coming up! Matt Kloskowski is bringing the The Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Essential Techniques Tour to Covington, KY tomorrow, January 28 and Austin, TX next Friday, February 4. Then Dave Cross is coming to San Antonio, TX on January 31 with The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Power User Tour. The Kelby Training Live tours are the “Official Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tours,” so register now to join us for a day!

If you haven’t registered for Photoshop World Orlando yet, sign up now and save $100 on registration!  Don’t forget to add on the Pro-Pass upgrade to get your After Hours Party ticket, NAPP Backpack, NAPP Badge Holder, T-shirt, and other goodies!  Also make sure you check out the great pre-conference workshops while you’re there… The NAPP Photo Safari is already sold out, and the On Location Wedding Shoot with David Ziser only has a few spots left!

The latest Kelby Training Online course is another offering from Frank Doorhof. In Photoshop Techniques for Fashion Photography, Frank walks you through his techniques for skin smoothing, cleaning up backgrounds, creating images with high tonal contrast, and more.

Have you gotten your free digital copy of Photoshop User Magazine from Dell yet? Hurry, because this offer ends Friday!

Moose Peterson just announced his upcoming his Air2Air Workshop at Fantasy Of Flight, a few minutes outside of Orlando, on April 29! Check out Moose’s blog for all the info.

Jeremy Cowart recently returned to Haiti and created a gallery of iPhone images that show the current conditions in the area.  Swing by and check them out, as well as his newly re-designed website.

This coming Tuesday is the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING for the South Africa Photo Safari Sweepstakes! You can enter here for your chance to win an all expenses paid trip to South Africa for a 10-day photo safari with John Paul Caponigro, plus a ton of other great prizes. You can also get more info and register for the trip right here.

That’s it for today. We’ll see you right back here tomorrow!

Hey gang, Brad here with all sorts of great training opportunities from the best instructors on the planet, as well as killer deals you won’t want to miss. Here we go!

> Kelby Training Online Classes
Have you checked out the newest courses from Kelby Training Online?  We’ve got One Light Lighting with Jack Reznicki, as well as Why Fake It When You Can Create It? with Frank Doorhof.

Jack and Frank both have other classes available, including Model Releases for Photographers and Freeze Motion Photography.  Check out this preview from Frank’s class:

If you want to subscribe to Kelby Training, act now and you’ll also receive a free copy of RC Concepcion’s brand new book, Get Your Photography On The Web AND his Adobe Dreamweaver for Beginners DVD.  This offer is good through tomorrow, January 21. Just use the promo code ANJAN11 at the checkout to add those items to your order.

> Kelby Training Live Seminars
Dave Cross
is bringing his über-popular Photoshop CS5 Power Tour to Oklahoma City, OK on January 26 and San Antonio, TX on January 31!

And Matt Kloskowski is bringing the (also über-popular) Photoshop CS5 for Photographers Tour to Covington, KY on January 28 and Austin, TX on February 4!

You can register for these and other seminars at

> NAPP Membership Special
NAPP is currently running a special that adds one extra month to your membership for free if you sign up or renew by the end of January! Just use promo code 1EXTRA online or when calling customer service to take advantage of this great opportunity.

> Photoshop World Pre-Conference Workshops
Are you thinking about doing a pre-conference workshop at Photoshop World OrlandoSign up now because they’re filling up fast!  Don’t miss your chance to spend a day…
– With David Ziser on a live wedding shoot
– Learning HDR from Matt Kloskowski and RC Concepcion
– Shooting DSLR video with Rich Harrington
– Rocking out with Alan Hess and Scott Diussa in their concert photography workshop
– Creating killer portrait lighting with James Schmelzer
– Nailing those tricky channels and masks with Deke McClelland
Transforming photos to paintings with Fay Sirkis
– Or getting the basics of Photoshop with Lesa Snider

The NAPP Photo Safari with Moose Peterson and Joe McNally is already sold out, and there are plenty of others that only have a few spots left. Register here to make sure you don’t get left out!

> South African Photo Safari with John Paul Caponigro
Want to join world-renowned fine art and nature photographer John Paul Caponigro on a 10-Day South African Photo Safari? Here’s your chance!  Go to to enter for the February 1 Grand Prize Drawing and all the details about the trip and full list of prizes totaling $2500!

That’s all the pimpy for this week.  Scott’s got something fun for tomorrow, so swing back by to feel the love :)

Did you enjoy Photo Recipes Live, the DVD/book combo Scott did last year where he took you behind the scenes at his photo shoot to show you exactly how he gets the shot?  Then you’ll love Photo Recipes Live Part 2 :)

Above is a short video of Scott talking about Part 2, so I’ll let him do most of the explaining.  But I will say that we had a great time filming this one on location in Miami, and I think he got some killer shots!

You can pick up Photo Recipes Live Part 2 from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Hey gang, Brad here with this week’s pimpy goodness. Check it:

Dave Cross is bringing his Photoshop CS5 Power Tour to Oklahoma City on January 26 and San Antonio on January 31, then Tampa on February 17 and Richmond, Virginia on February 21! Here are more details straight from Dave on what he’ll be teaching and what he suggests bringing to the seminar.  You can register for any of these events right here.

Interested in a free digital issue of Photoshop User Magazine?  Just go here and fill out the form to get the 100 Hot Tips issue, compliments of Dell.  And if you’re already a subscriber, tell your friends!

Speaking of friends, Laurie Excell and Randy Van Duinen are featured in the Paradise Lost/Paradise Found and Disappearing Florida exhibit at Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. The exhibit will be up from January 14 – March 13, but you can catch Randy in person at the opening tomorrow night. Then Laurie will be giving a presentation called Shooting From The Heart on February 24.

Matthew Hall recently posted his thoughts on Scott’s Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers. Coming from someone who used to be a teacher himself, I think it’s helpful to see the book from his point of view.

And last but not least, former guest blogger Drew Gardner has a new series of videos called Behind The Photos available for purchase on his website.  In this series, he walks you through the setup and execution for his photos.  He was kind enough to send one of them to share here on the blog so you can get a sample of what each video is like (there’s a short ad at the beginning):

That’s it for this post, but make sure you also check out the next one for one last bit of news :)

Hey gang, Brad here… Back to my pimpin’ ways after having a go at making whiskey in Tennessee for most of December. Despite promising results early on, it ended up being a failed venture in the end ;)  Anyway, lots of good stuff to talk about, so here we go!

Scott’s Gear Page was recently updated to add his latest gear and show some photos as well.  He was very surprised to learn that more than 20,000 people visit this page each month, so we wanted to make it more visually appealing and informative.  Go have a look!

Scott’s Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers is available in a limited spiral-bound edition, which you can order right here.

Check out this tip from Larry’s Cheap Shots blog on using a music stand bag for photo gear!  He also has great kinda sorta tip on maybe possibly avoiding the tripod police ;) Look around at the other posts while you’re there… He’s got tons of great info on getting the most bang for your buck!

There are a couple other pimpy things to talk about, but they deserve their own posts!  Have a great Thursday, and come back tomorrow for some cool stuff from Scott :)