Category Archives Pimpy Thursday

Hey gang, Brad Moore here with this week’s news:

Kelby Training Live
Check the dates below to see if Scott, Matt, or Dave is coming to your town!

Lightroom 3 Live with Matt Kloskowski
Oct. 26: Phoenix, AZ
Oct. 28: Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 2: Tampa, FL
Nov. 7: Arlington, TX

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live with Scott Kelby
Nov. 14: San Francisco, CA
Nov. 21: Seattle, WA

Photoshop CS5 Power User Tour with Dave Cross
Nov. 9: Chicago, IL
Nov. 15: New York, NY
Nov. 16: Toronto, ON
Nov. 30: San Diego, CA
The latest addition to is Working with Speedlites: One Flash Photography with Syl Arena, author of The Speedliter’s Handbook. Syl takes you through all the basics of using Canon speedlites, including camera settings, modes, color temperatures, ETTL, manual mode, high-speed sync, and even which types of batteries work best! If you’re a Canon speedlite user, you’ll definitely want to check this class out.

Kelby Training Specials
Don’t forget that when you buy a book, DVD, or bundle from in October, your order ships with a coupon good for $10 off your next purchase — so order now, and save more later!

For those of you who LOVE Scott’s books in the spiral bound version, here’s a special for you. It’s the Scott Kelby Spiral Bound Reference Set (yeah, catchy name) and it’s ONLY available at You’ll get both The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers AND The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers spiral-bound editions for just $98.99 (or less if you’re a NAPP member)!

If you’re planning a shoot for your high school senior we have a killer DVD set on sale for $30 off. It’s a 3-disc set by James Schmelzer called Senior Portrait Photography and it covers everything from indoor lighting to outdoor lighting to cool ideas for backdrops and props.  This one is good whether you’re going to be the one behind the lens or if you’re going to be assisting with some of the ideas and setup for the shots.

Tim Mantoani’s Behind Photographs Book
You may remember Tim Mantoani’s first guest blog where he talks about his Behind Photographs project. Now he’s turning his historic project into a book, and you can be part of the project! Head over to Kickstarter to check out what you can get by helping Tim fund this project, and check out the full project at

Epson at Photo Plus Expo
If you’re going to be at Photo Plus Expo in New York next week, make sure you stop by the Epson booth. They’ve teamed up with Greg Gorman, Jeff Schewe, and Bert Monroy to create two 40×60 backlit images for their booth. They combined the beauty of a model, photographed by Greg, and body art, created by Bert in Adobe Illustrator, and added to the model by Jeff using Adobe Photoshop, to create these large-scale works of art. There’s also some hidden meanings that will be explained at the display, so look closely! Here’s a sample of what you’ll see:

Randy Van Duinen Gallery Opening
If you’re in the Tampa area, swing by the AIA Gallery tomorrow night between 6pm-9pm for Randy Van Duinen’s Disappearing Florida show opening!

That’s it for this week. Stop back by again tomorrow for an update from Scott on his DLWS Lake Placid experience :)

Hey gang, Brad Moore here with the latest news and updates!

New Westcott Apollo Softboxes
Our friends over at FJ Westcott have just introduced two new additions to their Apollo Speedlight Softbox lineup. Check out the 43″ Apollo Orb, the first octagonal softbox that doesn’t require an adapter ring, and the 16″ x 30″ Apollo Strip, perfect for adding that accent or hair light to your speedlight toolkit!

In honor of these two new softboxes, Westcott is running a contest where you might have the chance to win one of these hot new items! Head over to The Lighting Lowdown blog for all the info and to enter.

Deals from Kelby Training
If you’re thinking of staring your holiday shopping early and picking up a book or DVD from, now’s a perfect time because in October, every order ships with a coupon good for $10 off your next purchase — so order now, and save more later!  Visit The Kelby Training Store to get started.

Unadvertised Special:  The Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Super Bundle includes Scott’s LSR book and DVD for one low price. This bundle is like a class and a resource guide for lighting, shooting and retouching. Available at for $110.99 or $88.99 if you’re a NAPP member.

If you are into senior portrait photography (not senior citizens but seniors in high school), James Schmelzer’s Senior Portrait Photography 3-disc DVD set is on sale for $30 off. This DVD set covers everything from indoor lighting to outdoor lighting to cool ideas for backdrops and props.
Calvin Hollywood’s Photoshop Tricks for Beginners has just been added to the library. In this class, Calvin gives you a string of quick Photoshop tips that will instantly improve your own techniques in Photoshop CS5 and earlier versions. It might say “beginners” in the class title, but this class is for all skill levels as any of these tricks can help improve the way you work in Photoshop!

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Webcast with Scott Kelby & RC Concepcion
If you missed the live broadcast of Scott and RC’s Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. webcast the other day, keep an eye out on the NAPP member site and today. It’ll be added as soon as our web team can get it posted to these sites :)

The Grid
Another thing to keep an eye out for today is the new episode of The Grid! We had a doozy of a discussion yesterday about “What’s Fair Game for Your Portfolio?” with lots of lively questions and comments from viewers on whether or not photos from workshops should be in your portfolio. Episode 27 will be up sometime later today, so keep checking in over at to see when it’s live. (And feel free to watch some of our other shows while you’re there ;) )

Dave Cross Workshops
Dave Cross will be hosting some killer workshops over the next few weeks! Check these out:

October 17Make Your Lighting Exciting with David Ziser
October 25Photoshop Design Effects with Corey Barker
October 26 –  An Evening with Tim Wallace: “An Inspiring World”
November 1-3 – The Business of Boudoir with Shannon Michelle

Photo Plus Expo
If you’re going to Photo Plus Expo, Scott will be speaking in the Manfrotto booth Thursday afternoon, October 27. We’ll let you know what time as soon as the schedule is finalized, but you can go ahead and register for your free Expo pass right here.

That’s it for today. Have a kick-butt Thursday :D

Hey gang, Brad here with a quick post on what’s going on around here:

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Webcast
Don’t forget to register for Scott’s Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. webcast! When you register you get an email reminder and you are included in the drawing for prizes.  The event is Tuesday the 11th at 3:00PM EST.  Also, since Matt is on the road, RC Concepcion will be joining Scott for this one.

10 Tips To Help Photographers on Google+
Scott, Matt, and RC put together a free Kelby Training class with some tips for photographers on making the most of Google+. It’s a two-part class, each part around 30 minutes long. Part one is the 10 Tips, plus a bunch of mini tips, that will help you understand and use Google+ to your advantage. In the second part, the guys are joined by Trey Ratcliff, Mike Wiacek, Catherine Hall, Alex Koloskov, Scott Jarvie, and Brian Matiash to share tips on how they use Google+. Check out Part One here, and Part Two here!

Kelby Training Live
Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! with Scott Kelby
– Oct 7 – Lansing, MI

Photography & Photoshop CS5: From Focus to Finished with Ben Willmore
– Oct 17 – St. Louis, MO
– Oct 19 – Kansas City, MO

Lightroom 3 Live with Matt Kloskowski
– Oct 26 – Phoenix, AZ
– Oct 28 – Indianapolis, IN
Check out Moose Peterson‘s latest class: Aviation Photography! Moose covers static and ground-to-air photography, panning technique, and portraiture, along with equipment, camera settings, and conveying motion. After he gets the shots, he then takes you through the digital darkroom to process the images quickly so you can get back out to shoot more!

Trick Or Treat Treats
October is trick-or-treating month and we’re giving away $10 treats!  With every book, DVD or bundle order OR every new NAPP membership, you get a coupon for $10 off your next order.  So buy something now, and get a coupon in the shipment for $10 off for later.  Check out our full selection at the Store.  Standard terms & conditions apply. Full details on the coupon.

$30 Off James Schmelzer’s Senior Portrait Photography DVD
We’ve got a killer deal on a DVD at Kelby Training.  James Schmelzer’s Senior Portrait Photography 3-DISC set is now $30 off. This is a great DVD to have if you’re adding senior portrait photography to your services or if you’re involved in a shoot … it’s got lighting tips, background ideas, indoor/outdoor strategy and much more. Check it out at the Store.

NAPP October Wallpaper of the Month
The Wallpaper of the Month is up for October on the NAPP site.
This one is free to everyone, so if you want a spooky desktop, check it out at .  The image is courtesy of Greg Easterday from Cherry Hill, NJ – NAPP Member since 1999.

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

Hey gang, Brad Moore here with this week’s Pimpy Thursday. Let’s kick things of with some seminar tour dates!

Scott will be heading to Houston, TX and Lansing, MI next week with his Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! Tour, plus Ben Willmore and Matt Kloskowski will be taking their seminars on the road too!

Kelby Training Live
Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! with Scott Kelby
– October 5: Houston, TX
– October 7: Lansing, MI

Photography & Photoshop CS5, From Focus to Finished with Ben Willmore
– October 3: Boston, MA
– October 17: St. Louis, MO
– October 19: Kansas City, MO

Lightroom 3 Live with Matt Kloskowski
– October 26: Phoenix, AZ
– October 28: Indianapolis, IN

Just a couple more days to save ten bucks on select books at
Some of our most popular titles on CS5, Layers, Lightroom and the iPod. Oh, and now that there are only a couple days left, we can tell you that there is actually one book included in the sale that’s only $5.99 and $1.99 for NAPP members!  So head over to KelbyTraining and check it out.

Our Senior Portrait Photography DVD Set is on sale – $30 off the regular AND NAPP member price.
This DVD is perfect for anyone who shoots senior portraits or plans to oversee a shoot … it’s full of unique ideas, lighting tips, and how to make the subject look their best.  $30 Off the 3-DISC set, but only for a limited time.
Close-Up: An Introduction to Macro Photography with Bill Fortney (check out this trailer for the class if you haven’t seen it yet)
DIY Commerce: Selling Your Work Online with Janine Warner

Rick Sammon’s iHDR Mac App
Kelby Training instructor Rick Sammon and app developer Dave Wilson have turned Rick’s iPad iHDR app into a true Mac App! Rick talks about it over on his blog, so head on over to get all the details.

Worldwide Photo Walk T-Shirts
If you haven’t already signed up to take part in the Worldwide Photo Walk, it’s not too late! We’re just a couple of days away, but you can look for a walk and sign up right here. Don’t forget to order your official Worldwide Photo Walk shirt, with all profits going to the Springs Of Hope Kenya Orphanage.

That’s it for today. Have a great Thursday :)

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Tour
Photography & Photoshop: From Focus to Finished Tour
Jeremy Cowart: Photographing the Eli Young Band
Scott Kelby’s Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Book
Matt Mega Bundle
The Compositing Secrets & Mastering Blend Modes Bundle
NAPP Gear Store
Kelby Training
Terry White Drobo Contest
Manfrotto School of Xcellence Datacolor Webinar
Scott Kelby Guest Blogs