Category Archives Pimpy Thursday

Happy Thursday everyone! Brad here with the latest pimpy…

Have you seen the latest Kelby Training Online classes? Some of the newest ones include…

  • Scott Kelby’s 10 Essential Studio Techniques Every Photographer Needs To Know – Scott covers the basics of studio lighting, including both strobes and constant lights with a variety of softboxes, how to position them for certain looks, and other basic studio equipment.
  • Moose Peterson’s Romancing the Landscape, Part 1 – Moose is out in Monument Valley talking about camera gear, predicting the weather, how to create time lapse videos, and more!
  • Dave Cross’ Photoshop CS5 Automation Basics – Dave covers everything you need to know to get started with automating tasks in Photoshop CS5, including the built-in automations, creating your own actions, discovering some hidden techniques, and using automated commands in Bridge.

Scott (aka Scott “Claymore” Kelby) and Matt Kloskowski have teamed up once again to bring you the latest edition of their very popular Photoshop Elements 9 Book for Digital Photographers, and it is now available for pre-order! You can reserve your copy for only $39.99, plus NAPP members get $10 off.

Thanks to Michael Shilling over at Photo Creative 365 for listing The Photoshop Insider blog among their “Another 5 Great Photography Websites!” Make sure you head over and check out the other sites they list as well.  Great stuff!

Mike Johnston, aka The Online Photographer, recently selected Scott’s The Digital Photography Book series as one of his Best Photography How-To Books. Lots of other great books listed there to see, too.

Top Fine Art Photos also mentioned Scott’s The Digital Photography Book as one of their Top Ten Arts & Photography Books.

Joe McNally is bringing his Location Lighting Techniques Tour to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, December 3.  Scott was able to catch some of this one when it was in Tampa, and he learned some new techniques that he was excited about.  So, if Scott can still pick up some tips and tricks even after seeing Joe teach so many times, I can almost guarantee you will too ;)  You can sign up right here!

And, last but not least, Dave Cross is bringing his Maximum Photoshop CS5 Tour to the Javits Center in New York City this Monday, November 22. Here are just a couple of the many emails we’ve gotten from people after attending this seminar:

WOW!!!! I learned a tremendous amount of info in a short amount of time. Dave Cross really knows how to inspire and translate the great features of Photoshop.

Very happy that I attended your Maximum Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour. It was full of wonderful information, and your tutorial/presentations were very magical (as you probably already know it from the response of the crowd). I know you can not harvest the whole field of Photoshop in such limited time, but you brought us a basket of knowledge that we all can savor for the rest of life. I thank you for that!

You can sign up for the seminar right here.

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

Hey everyone, Brad here with the latest news:

The latest issue of Costco Connection, the magazine for Costco members, features an article called “May All Your Pixels Be Bright” with easy tips for getting better holiday photos written by Scott. You can jump straight to the article to see how to make the most of those holiday family photo ops.  And if you’re a Costco member, keep an eye out for Scott’s Digital Photography Book Books, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 next time you’re in the store.

Dave Cross is bringing his Maximum Photoshop Seminar to the South San Francisco Conference Center this Monday, November 15.  You wouldn’t believe the amount of amazing feedback we’ve been getting about this seminar, so sign up now to see the Canadian Boss in action!

Photoshop World instructor Chris Orwig will be featured on Peachpit’s Photo Club webcast Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern.  Chris is an amazing instructor who has a knack for inspiring your creative side, so I can’t wait to hear what he has to say. You can register for the webcast here, and watch previous ones you may have missed. has launched their new and improved website. You can now rent gear for any number of days you want (minimum of 4) instead of weekly, the site is easier to navigate, and, most importantly, they’re continuing to add more products to their inventory! They’re also having their annual gear sale starting Monday, so head on over and take a look.

Scott Kelby's Lightroom 3 Book for Photographers

Scott’s Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers is now available in a very limited spiral-bound edition! All the details, including a coupon code for NAPP members to receive the book for free when they renew their membership for two years, are over on the store.

Speaking of Scott’s Lightroom 3 Book… After reviewing three different books on the program, new Lightroom user Daniel Bailey chose Scott’s book to help him quickly get up to speed with the software and blogged about it. Thanks Daniel!

This is the latest episode of DTown TV, the free weekly show for dSLR users that helps them get the most from their cameras. In this episode, Scott and Matt share tips for people who’ve just gotten their first dSLR camera…

– Which lenses you’ll want to purchase and why
– Which lens filters will help improve photos (and keep your glass safer) in certain situations
– Larry Becker is back with a Cheap Shots tip on a cheap remote flash
– Matt shows the Lens Pen Pro Kit, which will help you keep your lenses clean
– You’ll also want a memory card holder to keep your cards safe and in order
– An UpStrap will help keep your camera from slipping off your shoulder
– You’ll need a camera bag to keep all this stuff in
– Lastly, you’ll want a decent tripod and ballhead
– Check out the work of fashion photographer Liz Von Hoene!

If you’re not a regular viewer, you can catch every single one of our episodes at and subscribe to automatically download each episode in iTunes.

And if you’re interested in getting better sports photos, you definitely won’t want to miss the next two (or three, or four… we’re not really sure yet) episodes where Scott and Matt cover all sorts of gear and share tips for shooting sports.

If you are a fan of the show, you’re familiar with Larry Becker’s Cheap Shots. Keep an eye on for even more tips on getting the most bang for your buck!

Hey everyone, Brad here with the latest pimpy!

OnOne Software has announced DSLR Camera Remote HD for the iPad!  This is a separate version from the iPhone/iPod version which takes full advantage of the large iPad screen, supports cameras with video functionality, and other upgrades and improvements.  It should be available later this month, and you can get the full skinny over on Jeff Revell’s blog or the OnOne Software site.

We have some great new classes up over on Kelby Training Online, including:

Shooting Fashion Models On-Location with Frank Doorhof
Using Flickr for Your Images with RC Concepcion
Photo Painting Basics with Photoshop CS5 with Dave Cross
On Location Photography with Jeremy Cowart

Also new on Kelby Training Online… If you’ve ever wondered what classes are coming up next, we’ve added a section that shows what the next four classes going up will be!  Just go to and look on the right side of the page below the Latest Releases to see “Courses Coming Next.”  Looks like we have some great stuff from Alan Hess, Scott Diussa, Moose Peterson, Scott Kelby, and Joe McNally over the next month or so!

Photoshop World Orlando 2011 registration is now open! Sign up now to save $100 off the regular price of registration.  Three days of all the Photoshop and photography training you can handle, parties, networking, and, hey… Might as well tack on some extra days to check out Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World while you’re in town!

Have you checked out the latest episode of DTown TV? Here’s what’s covered in Episode 57:
Scott talks about a new lens that he loves for travel photography
Larry Becker has a Cheap Shots tip on building a makeshift tripod
Matt has some camera advice on setting custom settings for certain situations
RC Concepcion is in the studio to go through some camera bags and talk about some of his favorites
– Check out the work of portrait and commercial photographer Dan Winters

That’s all the pimpy for this post, but make sure you check out today’s other two posts for more goodness :)

Joe McNally has put together the LIFE Guide to Digital Photography, which is packed full of tips, tricks, how-to, and beautiful pictures from Joe’s 30+ year photo career.  If you’ve ever experienced one of Joe’s workshops or seminars, you know he’s a fantastic teacher, and this book is an extension of that.  While he does write about the basics of photography, if you know Joe, you know that he’s found a way to work his own sense of humor and familiarity in with all the nuts and bolts to make it an entertaining read.

And if words aren’t your thing, it’s got plenty of amazing images.  Here are some pages from the book…

Here is Joe’s blog on the book, and you can order it from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.