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Big News: I’m totally excited to announce that today we launched a new weekly show for Nikon DSLR shooters called “D-Town TV” (The name will make sense after you watch the show’s intro). The show, co-hosted with my good friend and Nikon shooter Matt Kloskowski, airs online each Thursday, and you can watch the premiere episode right here (below). Each episode is full of tips and techniques to help you get the most of your Nikon gear. Take a look at the show (below) and you’ll get the idea. The link to the show’s site is right here (You can watch the show there each week—right in your Web browser, and it’s there so we can hear from our viewers, and get your ideas and suggestions for upcoming shows). Anyway, we hope you enjoy our first weekly episode.

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Link to D-town TV Subscribe to RSS Feed for D-town TV >> The podcast version will be coming soon to iTunes

cs4rawclassJust wanted to let you know that my new “Photoshop CS4 Mastering Camera Raw” class is now up live on Kelby Training Online. I tried something totally different in the way I teach Camera Raw for this online course, and I’m really excited about how it came out

I’m putting together a short video clip on how the class is structured, and if all goes well, I’ll post that clip here later this week.

In the meantime, here’s the link to my new class.


I’m teaching three sessions at the upcoming Photoshop World Conference & Expo (March 25-27, 2009, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachucetts), and I wanted to give you a little background on my sessions.

  1. Portrait Retouching, Part 1
    I did this class for the first time at Photoshop World Las Vegas and it was a huge hit with the crowd. In fact, the #1 comment about the class was they wanted “more!” So, this time in Boston I’ve expanded it to two parts, so I can cover much more ground. I’ll be showing some of the latest Photoshop techniques for making people look their very best, and I’ll be including some more advanced techniques as well.
  2. Portrait Retouching, Part 2
    The first half of this class picks up where Part 1 left off, with a new batch of retouching techniques. Then, in the second half of the class, we’ll pull the whole thing together as I stage a live studio portrait shoot right in the class, and then I’ll take those shots straight into Photoshop where you’ll see the entire retouching process from start to finish. We’ll use the techniques you’ve learned in part 1 and part 2, and you’ll experience right along with me, how to deal with any unexpected retouching challenges.
  3. Creative Print Layouts in Lightroom (or How to show your work in Lightroom)
    This session (open to all Photoshop World conference attendees) is part of “The Lightroom Conference at Photoshop World” and in it I’m going to show you how to use Lightroom’s Print module to design some really creative, clever, and fun layouts that will make your work, and your client’s work, really stand out. Once you see what can be done (and how easy some of these layouts are), it will change the way you show and present your work from now on.

So, if you’re going to Photoshop World, I hope you’ll check out some of my sessions. If you’re not registered yet, you can sign up right here. Hope I’ll see you there!

Here’s Joe like you’ve never seen him before, ‘runnin’ and gunnin,’ with on-location small flash, in this very cute teaser for his new “Light Shaping Tools, part 2” online class at In his class, he shares his thought process for lighting and shooting in a mix of indoor and outdoor locations with small off-camera flash (after you watch the short video—and you gotta watch the video–here’s the link to his class, and the full course outline).



We posted another new online training class from the amazing Joe McNally at this week, and this one is on corporate photography, in particular, shooting an executive portrait on location.

Joe takes you through the entire process, and it’s really fascinating to see how he deals with problems that crop up, how he deals with lighting challenges, and how he works with the executive to get the shot. Click here for more info.


Even though Adobe hasn’t actually shipped Photoshop CS4 yet, you know (and I know) that there are a lot of you that are just dying to get up to speed even before you get your hands on the software, and that’s why we just released our first CS4 online class, “The Photoshop CS4 Power Session” from our own Matt Kloskowski.

Matt designed this online class for Photoshop CS3 users who are making the jump to CS4, and who want to learn exactly what’s new, what’s changed, what’s moved, and how to take advantage of the new features today. You can take Matt’s CS4 class right now over at (here’s the link).

NOTE: Now, when Photoshop CS4 actually ships, the very day it ships we are releasing an entire collection of CS4 online classes and you can see the list of what’s coming over at