Category Archives Seminars

psforphbMy first live seminar of the year is coming up at the end of this month as we bring my “Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers” tour to the Arlington Convention Center (just outside Dallas) on Friday, January 29th. I’m teaching five classes during full-day seminar:

  1. My “Seven-Point System” for Camera Raw
  2. Portrait Retouching Techniques
  3. Killer Photoshop Tips for Photographers
  4. Printing Techniques and How to Show Your Work
  5. My Photoshop Editing Workflow, from Start to Finish

Here’s the full class schedule, more details, and how to sign up (it’s just $99 for the full day, including the printed workbook and goodies disc, or just $79 for NAPP members). I hope I’ll get to meet you in person in Dallas in just a few weeks!


I took this past week off to hang out with my family and do fun stuff (and catch up on my reading). But while I was catching up, I got caught off guard while reading a recent issue of the excellent UK-based Photoshop Creative magazine.

In their Creative Forum (letters to the editor) section, I saw the following letter as their featured letter of the month:

NAPP needed

I’ve been buying Photoshop Creative since the very first issue and have been using Photoshop since version 4.0.

I deduced to join NAPP (nat’l assn., etc.) last June, and I use the online training available. However, one thing both myself and my colleague at work are frustrated at is the lack of visits to the UK by the NAPP guys. We started up a Facebook group and have been Twittering various Photoshop groups and individuals to drum up some support to encourage Scott Kelby and the guys to pay us a visit with a seminar or two.

I would like to invite your readers to support our group. They will be able to find all the information they need at

Needless to say, a few calls were made to my staff after reading this, and now we’re seriously looking at returning to the UK next year with one of our one-day tours.

We’ve been to the UK (London and Birmingham) a number of times before with our one-day seminars (I’ve done three or four there myself over the past few years), and we’ve always had a warm reception, and I hope we get there again, soon (I’m hoping my tour gets there, so I can have a pint with Glyn Dewis, go shooting cars with Tim Wallace, and grab some lunch with Ed Davis)—all on my personal ‘to do’ list).

Anyway, thanks to all my very patient readers, and NAPP members, over in the UK—absolutely one of my favorite places on the planet, and I hope we get to see you all there in the coming year!

P.S. Did anybody catch that “Clash” reference in the headline? ;-)


If you’re in the San Diego area, Dave Cross and RC Concepcion, are coming to San Diego this Friday with our Adobe CS4 Creative Suite Unleashed Tour, and then onto Boston on December 1st. If you haven’t had a chance to catch this special Adobe-sponsored tour, you don’t want to miss it, as they cover everything from Illustrator to InDesign, from Photoshop to Flash, and how it all works together.

This special tour is only $49 (or just $39 for NAPP members), and you can get all the details, or sign up, right here. Hope we’ll see you San Diego on Friday, or in Boston in just a few weeks!


Hi Folks, and greetings from 37,000 feet, somewhere over Pennsylvania (courtesy of Delta’s new in-flight ‘go-go” wi-fi Internet service). I’m totally beat, so I’m gonna keep this one short and sweet (that way, I can take a nap before I have to change planes for the 2nd leg back home).

Philly rocked!
First, thanks to everybody (nearly 600 of you), who came out to my Philadelphia seminar yesterday. What a great group to present to! It’s been years since I’ve been to Philly, but I’ll make sure it’s much shorter before my next visit!

Adobe has a challenge
After teaching this seminar in Boston and now Philadelphia, it has really become even more clear to me that there’s just a ton of confusion about the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop. Most of the photographers I talked to yesterday already use Lightroom, but the ones that didn’t, have no idea what Lightroom really does. Most told me they didn’t need it because they thought Lightroom is just a replacement for the Bridge, and virtually none of them had any idea that Lightroom’s Develop module IS Camera Raw. Adobe really has a challenge in getting the word out about the differences between the two, and how they work together, and when you use which and for what.

Eric got a Cheetah Stand
Remember last week when I talked about the Cheetahstand collapsing lightstand? I asked for your comments about how you might use the stand, and well, part of the reason was; I had an extra Cheetahstand, and I thought I would choose one of the folks that took to the time to comment to have that free stand, and that person was Eric Dousay from Little Rock Arkansas. Eric, your stand is on its way!

Photoshop User TV
We’re scheduled to shoot the first episode of our new season of Photoshop User TV today (yes, the set is finally done), and if all goes well, it’ll air next week. In the meantime, you can check out some of the mini-highlight episodes we’ve been posting, along with our “Live from Photoshop World” episode at

Some amazing photos from China’s 60th Anniversary of Communist Rule
One of my readers’s sent me this link to’s article with photos from China’s celebration marking their 60th anniversary, and the photo are amazing (it’s a mixture of beautiful color, and lots of scary-looking military hardware at the same time). It’s definitely worth seeing (though it might make you sleep a little uneasy). Here’s the link.

Tomorrow’s Special Guest Blogger is….
…one kick-butt adventure photographer; and Canon Explorer of Light, Tyler Stableford.

You guys probably remember me raving about Tyler’s work after seeing his presentation in Canon’s booth at Photo Plus Expo in New York, and then Brad took it upon himself to quickly contact Tyler and see if he would do us the honor of being a Guest Blogger here, and son-of-a-gun if we don’t have him here tomorrow. How cool is that! (Way to go, Braddo!). I’ll be here checking it out myself tomorrow, but in the meantime check out Tyler’s portfolio right here.

That’s it from 37,00 feet
Hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday!!!


Just a quick update on who’s teaching where this month:

Joe McNally’s smash hit “Location Lighting” seminar comes to:

  • Los Angeles: Friday, November 6th
  • New York City: Thursday, November 12th

Here’s the link with details.


I’ll be teaching my “Photoshop Tour for Digital Photographers” in:

  • Tampa, Florida: Monday, November 16th

Here’s the link for that tour.


The Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks Tour (with Corey Barker) comes to:

  • Chicago: Friday, November 13th
  • San Francisco: Wednesday, November 18th
  • Seattle: Monday, November 23rd

Here’s the link for details.


Ben Willmore’s “Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers” tour comes to:

  • Sacramento, California: Monday, November 9th

Here’s the link with details


RC Concepcion is bringing our “Creative Suite 4 Unleashed!” Tour to:

  • San Diego, California: Friday, November 20th

Here’s the link with details.

Hope to you see guys when we come to your town! :)


What do you and more than 500 Philadelphia-based photographers have in common? If you come to my seminar on Monday in Philly, we’ll all have something in common, as I’m teaching my “Photoshop Tour for Digital Photographers” there, and I hope you can make it.

Also, just so you know; there’s no way you can lose if you come, because this day is 100% money-back guaranteed—if it’s not the best Photoshop training seminar you’ve ever been to, at any price, we’ll refund your money on the spot. Really!

Here’s a link with all the details (it’s gonna be fun; you’ll learn a whole bunch, and I promise to make it worth your while). :)