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Hey gang, it’s still Brad :)

Scott was recently featured on Nik Radio for their Pro Talk segment.  It’s around a 55-minute interview with Scott Sheppard that you can stream here or download from iTunes.  Other episodes of Nik Radio include interviews with Vincent Versace, Moose Peterson, Rick Sammon, Jim DiVitale, and lots of other great photographers, so be sure to check them out.

Alright, that’s all the pimpy for today!

Brad here, blogging from NYC with all the latest pimpy stuff…

Matt Kloskowski just finished the update to his very popular Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Features book, and it’s now available for pre-order! He’s completely updated it for Photoshop CS5, plus added a whole new chapter!  And, if you pre-order it, you’ll receive an autographed copy!  It’s only $35.99 (NAPP members get it for $26.99), so order your copy here!

Speaking of Matt, if you’re at Photo Plus Expo at the Javits Center in New York this week, make sure you stop by the Nik Software booth to see some free live training sessions from Mr. Kloskowski himself!

And speaking of Photo Plus Expo, you should already know that Scott is presenting in the Manfrotto and Wacom booths tomorrow afternoon. But did you know that our buddy RC Concepcion is presenting in the Manfrotto booth as well? He’ll be there at 1:15 pm, so make sure you stick around to see him too!

We came up to New York earlier this week to film a sequel to one of our most popular Kelby Training Online classes. While we were filming, Scott was asking for questions from his Twitter followers and Facebook fans. If you want to know more about this class and aren’t already keeping up with him on one or both of those, you can do so here and here!

If you’ve been thinking about joining NAPP, now is the time to do it!  Right now, you can join NAPP for one year for $99 and get a free Photoshop CS5 Power Session bonus DVD (a $69.99 value).  Or you can join for two years and get two free bonus DVDs – Photoshop CS5 Power Session AND Mastering HDR in Photoshop CS5. Click here or call 800-738-8513 to take advantage of these offers.

You can also check out a free digital issue of Photoshop User Magazine at

That’s all the pimpy I’ve got for today. Have a great Thursday!

Dave Cross and Corey Barker square off during Photoshop Wars in the Dell booth at Photoshop World Las Vegas 2010.

Hey gang, Brad here with the news for this week:

TOMORROW is the LIVE NAPP webcast featuring Dave Cross and Corey Barker sponsored by Dell!  They’ll be taking the stage to present a bevy (yes, bevy) of their coolest Photoshop Tips & Tricks, plus it’s open to the public, plus plus they’re giving away FREE prizes! So register now for your chance to win, then tune in tomorrow at NOON Eastern on that same page.

Matt Kloskowski will be bringing the Photoshop for Digital Photographers seminar to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle on November 18! You can get all the details and sign up right here.

Speaking of Matt, episode 56 of DTown TV with he and Scott Kelby will be going up soon right here. Here’s what’s in the next episode:

  • Matt and Scott discuss using different types of autofocus for different situations
  • Moose Peterson’s amazing new wildlife photography book, Captured, is now in stock at Amazon and Barnes & Noble!
  • Larry Becker has a Cheap Shots tip on “photographer’s shirts” as an alternative to photo vests
  • Check out the brand new Larry’s Cheap Shots blog!
  • Scott’s in the photo studio with a tip on using v-flats reflectors as backgrounds
  • Cliff Mautner shares how he stays motivated when photographing tons of weddings every year
  • Check out the work of aviation photographer Tyson V. Rininger!

There’s still time to vote and/or enter in the free Kelby TV photo contest sponsored by Dell and Intel! The winner will receive a brand new Dell Precision M6500 laptop (the same laptop used in Photoshop Wars at Photoshop World)! Visit by October 31 to vote and enter. (Voting is open to everyone, submissions open to U.S. residents)

Looking for a great way to present your portfolio on your iPad? Jason Lykins recently did a review on the “Portfolio for iPad” app over on Check it out!

That’s it for today. Swing by tomorrow for some BIG news, and for a cool story about a gray card (yes, gray cards can be cool ;) )!

Hey everyone, Brad here with the latest news:

Kelby TV is running a free photo contest from now until October 31, sponsored by Dell and Intel! The winner will receive a brand new Dell Precision M6500 laptop (the same laptop used in Photoshop Wars at Photoshop World)! Visit for all the details. (Voting is open to everyone, submissions open to U.S. residents)

Tomorrow is the day, London! Hundreds of photographers have already signed up for Scott’s Photoshop for Digital Photographers seminar in Islington tomorrow, but you can still show up and register at the door.

If you can’t make it to the seminar in London, Matt Kloskowski will be bringing the same seminar to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle on November 18! You can get all the details and sign up right here.

Remember Scott’s report from Moab where he photographed the mountain biker at Slickrock Trail? Tom Bol‘s Photographing Adventure Sports class over on Kelby Training Online was filmed at the same location! He covers everything from portraits to getting unique action shots, so go check it out!

Would you like to spend a week at one of the most beautiful resorts in the world, learning from Joe McNally and Scott Kelby? Here’s your chance! There are only two spots left for The Hot Shoe Lighting Workshop in St. Lucia. You can see Scott’s report from last year’s workshop here and email Lynn here if you want to take part in what could be one of the most memorable experiences of your life (and I’m speaking from experience :) ).

If you’re a digital photographer and haven’t been watching DTown TV (featuring Scott and Matt), you’ve been missing out! Each episode has tips for shooting, getting the most bang for your buck, guest photographers, giveaways, and more. The latest episode features…

  • Scott with some tips for beginners on choosing which camera and lenses to buy
  • Larry Becker with his Cheap Shots segment in which he discusses cleaning dust out of the camera
  • Wedding photographer Cliff Mautner shares advice on shooting wedding processionals and recessionals
  • Matt shares a post processing tip about combining images to keep multiple subjects in focus when shooting portraits with a shallow depth of field

So drop by and check out the show! You can also subscribe to the podcast for free in iTunes.

Scott Bourne recently asked Scott Kelby to be a guest on his Photofocus podcast where they discussed Lightroom, shooting in harsh light, using bright backgrounds for portraits, photographing fall leaves, clam shell lighting, and a WHOLE bunch of other great topics. Click here to check out Episode 53 of Photofocus. (Scott was also the guest host on two previous episodes that can be found here and here)

Scott mentioned earlier this week that Moose Peterson’s new book Captured was in stock at Amazon, and now it’s in stock at Barnes & Noble! Click here to order your copy now.

Hey gang, Brad here with the latest news…

It’s official! Larry’s Cheap Shots blog goes LIVE! – Posting “a few times a week,” Larry’s new blog will cover what you already know from watching DTown TV, PLUS Larry will post photography money savers, behind-the-scenes info, videos from back episodes, links to cost effective solutions all around the web, and more! Check it all out at

Join us Friday, Oct. 15th at NOON (Eastern) for this month’s NAPP Member LIVE Training event, which will be open to the public! Corey Barker will present his cool Tips & Tricks! There will be NO 3D in this so Ps Extended isn’t required. Only the live event is open to the public. The replay will still only be for NAPP members and only NAPP members can submit questions early. Scott will share the link here as soon as he can!

Ron Martinsen has posted his chapter-by-chapter review of Scott’s Lightroom 3 Book over at

There’s still time to sign up for Scott’s Lightroom for Digital Photographers Tour stop in London on October 15 (that’s just a week from tomorrow!), and Matt Kloskowski’s stop in Seattle on November 18. Get all the info over on

Have you checked out Kelby Training Online lately? We’ve had some killer classes going up lately, like…

Frank Doorhof, one Kelby Training’s newest instructors, will be teaching a lighting seminar and workshop in Italy on November 13th and 14th. You can find all the details over at (Sidenote: I assisted Frank for one of his Kelby Training classes, and this guy rocks! These are events you definitely don’t want to miss.)

And lastly, Epson has announced new printers in their Stylus Pro lineup! The newest models are the Epson Stylus Pro 4900, 7890, and 9890. You can find more info on them by visiting their product pages (just click each model number), or by reading the press releases here.

Happy Thursday guys and gals, Brad here again. Here’s the pimpy!

  • NAPP member Cindy McDaniel has a cool mix of photography and post production work in her portfolio that you should check out here (that’s just one image from her portfolio at the top of this post)!
  • Portrait photographer (and previous guest blogger) Tim Mantoani photographed Drew Brees of the Saints for the cover of the Madden NFL 11 video game earlier this year. He posted some behind the scenes videos of the two-day shoot on his blog that give a good look at what goes into the production of the cover. Check them out right here!  (Tim also has a killer portfolio at
  • Our buddy Big Daddy Don Page recently did a time lapse video called “Chasing Landscapes” that kicks butt!  You can see it here and see how he did it here.
  • Scott’s bringing his Photoshop for Digital Photographers Tour to Islington, London, UK on October 15th. Get all the details and sign up right here.
  • Hey Seattle! Matt Kloskowski will be bringing the same tour to your beautiful city on November 18, and you can find more info right here as well!
  • Sean Duggan has a very interesting series of pinhole photographs (made with a wooden camera) featured in the July/August issue of Photo Technique magazine. You can see the series right here.
  • If you’re into microstock photography, Ellen Bough just released her book Microstock Money Shots: Turning Downloads into Dollars with Microstock Photography.  You can for under $20 from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

That’s it for today. Stop by again tomorrow for some amazingly awesome and cool stuff from Scott!  (Actually, I have no idea what he has lined up this time, but I’m sure it’ll be great whatever it is ;) )