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Have you ever wanted to go on location with a world-renowned entertainment photographer and look over their shoulder while they’re doing a photo shoot?  This is your opportunity!

As you’ll see in the short promo video above, Scott Kelby takes you On Location with Jeremy Cowart in Venice, CA to see how he assesses an area, zeroes in on his frame, and makes the most out of a location in a short amount of time.  Using only one light and a reflector the entire day, Jeremy shows you how to capture unique images by utilizing creative compositions, textures, and shapes.

So hop on over to Kelby Training Online and catch On Location with Jeremy Cowart, Parts 1 and 2.  And keep an eye out for Jeremy’s next class where he shoots album artwork for a band on-location in Nashville!

….by the time Thursday comes this deal will be almost over.

I just got word from our crew that they’re running a One Week Only Sale for NAPP members only on my “Light It, Shoot It, Retouch it” DVD Collection. The 3-disc set usually sells for $199, but using the link below, and just for this week only (until 10/22/2010), it’s only $129.99 (that’s an extra $50 off the already low NAPP member discount price).

Click here to log in to your NAPP Member discounts page for the special promo code.


If you’re taking part in my World Wide Photo Walk this Saturday, after the walk you’ll be getting a private email invite from me to attend a special free, live online workshop I’ll be doing for walkers on post processing the images from your walk using Adobe’s new Lightroom 3.

I thought this would be a fun way for us to reconnect after the walk, and you’ll see exactly how I edit the images I take during my walk in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and the workflow I use to make the process quick and easy. If you don’t have Lightroom 3 yet, you can download a free trial version from Adobe at this link right here.

I’ll be taking your questions live during workshop, and I may grab a few of “The Photoshop Guys” here at NAPP HQ to help out as well, so it should be a lot of fun.

I’ll give some of the details on my blog (date, time, etc.), probably next week here on the blog, but the actual workshop link, password to attend the online workshop, and stuff like that will be sent to you in an email (NOTE: This workshop will only be open to people registered for the Photo Walk).

Also, if you can’t make the live workshop broadcast, don’t worry—-I’ll re-post the entire workshop online so you can watch the class on your schedule—all for free, as my way of saying thanks for being part of my 3rd annual worldwide Photo Walk.


We’re doing it again—Joe and I are teaming up for a hands-on photography workshop down in the Caribbean on the amazing tropical island of St. Lucia, and you’re invited to come a spend a week with us in paradise.

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a part of Joe’s “Hot Shoe Lighting Workshop” this is your chance (I’m there once again as his guest instructor, and we wrap up the week with my Lightroom training, but I’ll be there with you, shooting and learning from Joe right alongside you).

The workshop is limited to just 12 students, and for those lucky photographers, it will be a week they will never forget, held at a resort like few on earth—the Anse Chastanet resort and Jade Mountain—ranked one of the top resorts in the world. When I saw it last year (that’s my room at Jade Mountain, above), I was speechless (Here’s the link to my report after the workshop, with lots of pictures and stories of a week in “McNallyWorld”).


Here’s a link with all the details on this year’s workshop. Since there are only 12 spots (and last year’s workshop sold out fast), if you want to join Joe and me, make your plans right now to join us October 17-23, 2010.

It’s going to be the learning experience of a lifetime for just 12 lucky photographers, and I hope I’ll get to shake your hand, and go shooting with you down in St. Lucia this October.


My bestselling Book/DVD combo: Photo Recipes Live: Behind the Scenes Lighting Techniques, is now available as both an iPad and iPhone App from the iTunes Store.


The cool thing is: the App is only $9.95, and includes all the same videos and content. One of the reviewers on iTunes wrote this about the App:

“His technique of showing the shot, and then breaking it down how he did it, is very productive. The narrative is fun, not dry. $10 for pro instruction on lighting is a deal, the price of some digital photography magazines.”

Anyway, if you’d like to check it out, you can find it right here. Thanks to my Publisher, Peachpit Press who developed the App and got it out there. They really did a great job with it, and I’m super psyched to have it available both as a App, and for such an affordable price.



Joe is back at it this month with another round of One-Day Lighting Workshops in Dobbs Ferry, NY (just north of NYC)!  This time around, he’s doing both Basic and Advanced workshops. Here are brief descriptions of each:

July 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18

These hands-on workshops are not camera system specific, nor are they are not about buttons and dials. All day, we will deal with the question of how to manage light, while emphasizing how to “write” with light and how it shapes the mood, message, color, and feel of the photograph. Joe will start with the basics of one flash, and move quickly into scenarios involving multiple flashes. Significant location lighting issues will be discussed during the course of a jam-packed day.

July 12, 16, 27, 28, 29

The techniques taught in the basic lighting workshop will be incorporated, albeit in a compressed time format. Basic proficiency with flash, on and off camera, is required.
Depending on the pace of the class, the following advanced techniques below will be examined:
$#x2022; Auto FP hi-speed sync.
$#x2022; Multiple exposure, using multiple groups.
$#x2022; Complex multiple flash scenarios.
$#x2022; Mixing small flash with bigger strobes.
$#x2022; Stroboscopic (if time allows).

Head over to Joe’s site for the full skinny on everything.  Classes are filling up quickly, so don’t wait to register!!