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Hey everyone! RC here.  Are you in Los Angeles on Tuesday Nov 17 from 6PM to 8PM. If you are, I would love to spend some time with you at the Canon Experience Center.

The folks at Canon are holding an open house/shoot to showcase this center and host the imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 printer.  They will have a studio setup with a 5DS and a suite of lenses, and you can shoot and print right on the spot!  If you want me to help you with some post processing, Photoshop, or Lightroom stuff I’m all yours.  You can even bring your own images to the event too.

This is going to be my first time going out to the Canon Experience Center – and from what I hear the place is HUGE!  I intend on doing a post from there when I get there on Tuesday.  But if you’re in the area, I’d sure love to see you.  Click on the link for more information:


Hey everyone, RC here reporting from Adobe MAX in Los Angeles California. Over 7000 people are in attendance here to check out what’s new from the world of Adobe – and they are not disappointing over here.

For those who were not able to make it to Los Angeles, Adobe streamed the keynote live for all to see – a full 2+ hours. There were a slew of updates that were posted so let me share with you a couple of the ones that really stood out to me.


In the Photoshop space for Mobile – Adobe has merged the powers of their current apps Adobe Brush, Adobe Shape, Adobe Color and Adobe Hue into one app called Adobe Capture CC. Using the camera, you can create shapes and color themes and use them as jump points into your creative projects. I could totally see this being useful in one app.


Following the grouping of powerful components together into apps, we see now Photoshop Fix – a new program that brings together great features like Liquify, smoothing, and content aware healing into one application.


I think Fix will go over very well in a roundtrip scenario with Lightroom for the tablet and phone. Both of these apps got a new release as well. In addition to including Dehaze, you can now use the Targeted Adjustment Tool to make selective changes in color or make changes in black and white. Adobe has even included a camera inside of the app which i thought was another solid add.

I think this is a great move by Adobe here. There are a lot of people using phones and tablets – individuals that could totally benefit from powerful apps on their computers. By offering their apps on mobile devices for free- you can get a bunch of people interested in the Adobe ecosystem, and make them more willing to become members of the Creative Cloud. Big props to them here for that.


The photos that you have on the mobile app can be sorted by date, and can be sent over to Adobe Premiere Clip – a program designed to make videos. Now, you have a picture to slideshow workflow right from within your phone.


The Lightroom Desktop did get two updates as well. First – the import process has been improved, giving you a multi screen view helping you select pictures from your devices and place them into the areas that you need them. You’ll also get access to Dehaze on an adjustment brush – a welcome addition since Dehaze was just a global adjustment previously. Very helpful. Make sure you check out the Lightroom Killer Tips website soon as we start playing around with these new additions.


The Adobe Stock service will now add videos to the list of assets that you can use in your projects. You’ll also have the option to browse for the collateral you’ll need right from inside of the Creative Cloud Libraries of Dreamweaver CC, Muse CC, and Flash CC (though they were already available in places like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign)


The other big thing for me was the introduction of Adobe Portfolio. This tool appears to have some underpinnings in Bechance and aims to let creatives set up their portfolios with little ease. I could see this trying to go toe to toe with the likes of Squarespace but time will tell. As soon as I get into the program i’ll go ahead and kick the tires on it.

There are plenty of things to see here in Los Angeles. With Corey Barker and Pete Collins also out here, We’ll keep our eyes peeled for things that we can share with all of you. If you want to check out a full list of all of the things that were released, you can see the full press release here!

Have a great morning!

Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest
Think you’ve got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? Submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here.

Canon 7D Mark II with Scott Kelby
If a Canon 7D Mark II is in your future or already in your camera bag, then this class is for you! Our own Scott Kelby will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started on the right foot with your Canon 7D Mark II. From getting oriented to all of the buttons and dials, to making the right choices for image quality, white balance, playback, and focus modes, Scott methodically steps through each feature and function explaining its purpose and showing you how it's done.

KelbyOne Live
Want to learn from Scott Kelby, Joe McNally or Joel Grimes live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they're coming to a city near you!

Shoot Like A Pro: Reloaded with Scott Kelby
Jul 14 – London, UK
Sep 22 – Phoenix, AZ
Sep 28 – Austin, TX
Oct 16 – Washington, DC
Oct 28 – South San Francisco, CA
Nov 4 – Livonia, MI (Detroit area)
Nov 16 – Philadephia, PA
Dec 4 – Rosemont, IL (Chicago area)
Dec 7 – Tampa, FL

The Moment It Clicks with Joe McNally
Apr 21 - Phoenix, AZ
Apr 27 - Portland, OR
May 4 - Rosemont, IL (Chicago area)
May 19 - Philadelphia, PA
June 15 - Lansing, MI
June 17 - Nashville, TN

The Photographers Creative Revolution Tour with Joel Grimes
Apr 17 - New York, NY
Apr 22 - San Antonio, TX
Apr 24 - Houston, TX

Leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to one of these events!

Last Week’s Winners
KelbyOne Live Ticket
– BGidlow

If that’s you, we’ll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

This is something we’re really proud, and very excited about  â” our own Mia McCormick had the vision and talent to create a brand new series all about inspiring female photographers â” woman who are blazing new trails in our industry and changing the way females are preceived in our industry.

Mia (an award-winning journalist and instructor herself), just did such a amazing job with this series, and the women you’ll meet, and the stories they tell, will just absolutely captivate you from start to finish. If you’re a KelbyOne subscriber, make sure you watch any interview in this series, and I know from there you’ll want to watch them all â” they are just that good.

We have thousands of technique lessons on KelbyOne, and I know how important those are. This year, we’re producing more than ever have in our history, but we also feel very strongly that there’s more to learning photography than just how to use your camera and where to put the light.

Why not let this weekend be one where take a short break from the techniques and get lost in being inspired, learning the business side of photography, gaining important insights, and being swept away by amazing images, courageous people and wonderful artists.

Hope you all have a safe, fun weekend (and if you’re in Houston, Texas for my seminar here today, I hope you’ll come up and say â” its always a treat to meet people in person who read my blog.

All my best,



In-Depth Workshops with Frank Doorhof
August 29-31, Frank Doorhof will be hosting a workshop in New York City at a great location that will combine studio work, shooting with natural light, working with models, and post processing.

The group is limited so there is a lot of time for personal attention. This will be a learning frenzy with loads of tips and tricks on lighting, coaching the models, getting the right expression, natural light, strobes, mixing light sources, telling a story, building a brand, retouching and much much more.

If you want more info or to register, click here to book your ticket for the workshop you don't want to miss!

Frank will also be hosting two-day workshop in the Netherlands August 1-2 where he’ll cover topics that you struggle with most, portfolio reviews, shooting on location with natural light and strobes, and retouching techniques. For more info on that workshop, click right here!

Leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of Frank's book, Mastering The Model Shoot!

The Art of Digital Photography: The Inspirational Series with Lindsay Adler
Join Mia McCormick for an inspirational conversation with Lindsay Adler, a portrait and fashion photographer based in New York. Over the course of an hour their conversation touches on topics ranging from how Lindsay got started shooting fashion to how she found her own unique creative voice, and from how to use visual tools for finding inspiration to the importance of transforming your personal projects into paying opportunities that fit your style of shooting.

Leave a comment for your chance to watch this class for free!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Corey Barker? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
June 17 - Nashville, TN
Aug 26 - St. Louis, MO
Aug 28 - Kansas City, MO

One Flash, Two Flash with Joe McNally
June 19 - San Jose, CA
June 27 - Seattle, WA
July 24 - Milwaukee, WI
July 28 - Boston, MA

Photoshop Down & Dirty Master FX with Corey Barker
June 25 - New Orleans, LA
Aug 1 - Miami, FL
Aug 13 - Austin, TX

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through August, and we'll be updating it with more dates soon! Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Last Week’s Winners
KelbyOne Class Rental
– Holger

KelbyOne Live Ticket
– scottoneal

If you're one of the lucky winners, we'll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!