Category Archives Pimpy Thursday

Did you know that you can come to the Photoshop World Expo for FREE?? All you have to do is go sign up for a pass over at the Photoshop World website, then come take advantage of all the free classes from people like Cliff Mautner, Dave Black, Jeremy Cowart, Jack Reznicki, Frank Doorhof, and plenty of other amazing instructors! And, of course, you’ll be able to get your hands on all the latest gear too ;)

Speaking of great instructors, Rafael “RC” Concepcion’s book Get Your Photography On The Web is now back in stock at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the Kelby Training Store!

Need a high end camera? Need a super telephoto lens for a special shoot or trip? Need to reserve some gear for the wedding you’re shooting two months down the road? Well, you’re in luck! Our friends over at LensProToGo are offering 15% off any rental of one week or longer till the end of March. Just enter the discount code MARCH15 when you’re checking out to take advantage of this great offer.

Just a quick update… The “Web Tech Guru/Geek” opening that Scott mentioned a little while back has been filled.

And, lastly (drumroll please)… The one and only Scott Kelby has been named the Top-Selling Photography Book Author for 2010! Let’s give him a round of applause!

That’s it for today. If you missed yesterday’s guest blog from John Paul Caponigro, make sure you check it out! Great inspiration and motivation for turning those ideas for personal projects into reality. Have a great Thursday!

Hey gang, Brad here with lots of good stuff for you this week. Check this out…

A 4-day event where a wide variety of photography professionals volunteer to teach, inspire and motivate students in the art of visual storytelling. Learn from Pulitzer Prize winning photographers, authors and career educators as they share their knowledge and passion for the love of photography.

Open to all military and government photographers.

Washington D.C.

Thursday, March 17 through Sunday, March 20

There will be a showing of the film An Unlikely Weapon about the life of Eddie Adams on Thursday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Navy Memorial, and ANY photographer in the DC area can attend for FREE. After the movie, the Shoot Off instructors will be doing portfolio reviews for anybody who wants one.

You can find all the info over at!

This month is full of Kelby Training Seminars!  Mark your calendars for…

March 9Matt Kloskowski is headed to Houston, Texas with his Lightroom 3 LIVE seminar

March 18Dave Cross is coming to Arlington, Texas with the Photoshop CS5 Power User Tour

March 21Phoenix, Arizona is the next stop for Dave’s Photoshop CS5 Power User Tour

March 23Ben Willmore is bringing the Photography & Photoshop From Focus to Finished Tour to Los Angeles, California

March 24Scott Kelby is kicking of his brand new Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It Tour in Boston, Massachusetts

March 25 – After LA, Ben is headed to Atlanta, Georgia with the Photography & Photoshop From Focus to Finished Tour

As always, all the info you need is over at!

And, of course, Photoshop World is just around the corner too…

The official host hotel, Rosen Centre Hotel, is very close to being sold out. Book your room today to make sure you stay where the instructors stay!

There are only a few spots left in the Real World Concert Photography pre-conference workshop. Scott Diussa from Nikon Professional Services will have a Nikon D7000 to give away to the person who gets the best photo, so sign up before it’s too late!

The latest class over at Kelby Training Online is Getting Started with Fotomoto from RC Concepcion.  If you’re a photographer who wants to sell your work online, RC shows you how to do just that with Fotomoto!

That’s it for today. Swing by tomorrow for another this-weekend-only deal, and don’t forget that our brand new free live show, The Grid, debuts Monday at 12:30 p.m. ET over at!

All Photos by Terry White

Hey gang, Brad here with this week’s pimpy!  Got a few important posts today, so let’s get started:

Why You Should Bring Your Camera To PSW Orlando
First off, MAKE SURE you bring your camera to Photoshop World next month!  Westcott will once again be setting up their “shooting stations” which feature models in various setups lit with Westcott Spiderlites.

It was a huge hit in Vegas, and I’m sure they’ll take it up a notch in Orlando.  The LA Times even did a write-up about them in Vegas!

Early Bird Special Ending TOMORROW!
If you haven’t registered for Photoshop World yet, today and tomorrow are your last chances to save $100! Head on over to and register now!

While you’re registering, make sure you grab your After Hours Party ticket for BB King’s on Thursday Night and upgrade to a Pro Pass.

There are also a few spots left in some of the pre-conference workshops, including Real World Concert Photography, HDR Crash Course, Photoshop for Beginners, Quality of Light In Depth, The Art of Contemporary Painting in CS5, and Photoshop Channels & Masks.

And make sure you book your room at the Rosen Centre Hotel so you can stay where the instructors stay! The cutoff day for the special rate is March 7, or as soon as all the rooms are gone.

That’s it for Photoshop World news today, but there’s more pimpy coming your way! Read on…

Did you know that you can find all of our podcasts under one roof?

Check out Kelby TV for the latest episodes of Photoshop User TV, DTown TV, Photoshop and Lightroom Killer Tips, Ask Dave, and more!

You can watch each episode of your favorite show right on the site, or open them in iTunes and subscribe there if you like.  Also be sure to leave comments with your feedback and questions :)

Get Your Photography On The Web – Now Shipping!
Not only is Rafael “RC” Concepcion’s brand new book Get Your Photography On The Web now shipping… It’s sold out on Amazon! RC was definitely all smiles around the office yesterday as we watched his book climb up the charts and break into Amazon’s Top 150 Books :)

They should have more in stock soon, so you can place your order there or at Barnes & Noble, or order a signed copy from RC here!

New Kelby Training Online Classes
Ever wonder why you need to sharpen your photos, and when? In Matt Kloskowski’s latest class, Tack Sharp! Sharpening in Photoshop and Lightroom, he explains sharpening inside and out. From getting sharp photos out of your camera to sharpening in Lightroom and Photoshop, to the different types of sharpening for web and print, Matt takes you through it all!

And in Photographing Children, Canon Explorer of Light Jack Reznicki is in the studio with kids of all ages to show you his tips and tricks for getting that perfect shot. He covers baby wrangling, keeping your patience, using bubbles, making faces, and more!

Kelby Training Live
Ben Willmore is bringing his Photography & Photoshop CS5: From Focus to Finished Tour to San Jose, CA tomorrow, February 25!  Ben takes you through his techniques for getting great photos, then brings them into Photoshop and shows his killer processing techniques for fixing, finessing, and finishing the images to get the best final product!

Matt Kloskowski is heading to Houston, TX on March 9 with his Lightroom 3 LIVE Tour! It’s a day full of tips and tricks from Matt on setting up Lightroom, editing, printing and more, all to help you be as productive and efficient as possible!

Peachpit Photo Club with Moose Peterson
Peachpit is hosting the mustachioed wild(life) man himself, Moose Peterson, on their next Photo Club webcast! Click here to register, then tune in on Tuesday, March 8 from 8pm to 9pm ET.  Moose will be sharing the stories behind his breathtaking images, sharing advice for wildlife photography, and even giving viewers an assignment. Once the assignment is completed, Moose and the Peachpit crew will give their feedback via Flickr!  All the info can be found over at

Scott’s Gear Page
And last, but not least… Scott’s Gear Page has just been updated to include some of the most asked-about items that hadn’t gone up in the first revamp! New additions include lenses, monopods, “tripod rig” items, USB tether, software, light modifiers, other accessories, and a whole new Grip section with light stands, sandbags, and other studio accessories.  That should have everything pretty well covered, but we’ll keep updating it as we continue discovering cool new stuff to share with you all :)

That’s it for this week. Have a great Thursday, and don’t forget to register for Photoshop World by tomorrow and save $100!!