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Happy Monday, everybody! It’s Worldwide Photo Walk winners week, and here’s our schedule:

Today: Our new Video Category (for video taken during the photo walk).
Tomorrow: The Finalists and Grand Prize Overall Winner of the 2016 Worldwide Photo Walk
Friday: The People’s Choice Award Winner
Next Monday: The Photo Walk Leaders Competition

This is the first year we’ve added this new “Video shot during the photo walk” category, and Canon USA (our sponsor) was gracious enough to make a pretty amazing prize available for the winner of this new category. The Video Category winner receives:

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The Canon Video Creator Kit (seen above). The  kit includes the new Canon EOS 80D Body; their new 18-135mm lens;Canon Power Zoom Adapter; RODE VideoMic Go; a 32G SD Card, and all the other goodies (battery, charger, strap, etc.). High-five to Rob Altman of Canon USA for his vision, support, and for helping us launch this new category in such a meaningful way — Canon has been an absolutely AWESOME sponsor!!! 

OK, let’s get right to it — we’ll start with the winner, and then I’m going to share a few other videos that, while they didn’t win any prizes, I thought they deserved some attention.

AND THE WINNER IS…RICHIE REYNAN  TAN for his video “Camaraderie” 

Congratulations to Richie Reynan Tan — that looks like an awesome photo walk! :)

Other videos that, while they didn’t win any prizes, still deserve a mention:

This one is from Christopher Arnold from Stuart, Florida

This one was just so cute! Susie Lee with her video: “Her First Roll of Film.”

From Adam Carter with this video Out Photo Walking 2016. I like this guy (you have to stick with this one — it gets stronger as it goes)

From the Gamcheon Cultural Village PhotoWalk, South Korea Photo Walk, by Carlos Vasquez. It just looks like a fun time! (and isn’t fun just the best thing to have?)

I liked this one from Egypt by Kahled AboBakr— they look like a great group of photographers. :)

OK, last one: This is from the Ft. Worth, Texas Stockyards by Brandi Korte (I actually did a photo walk there once as part of a conference I was speaking at). Great area for a photo walk.

Thanks for letting me share all of these with you; congrats once again to our prize winner Reynan, and a big, big thanks to the 2016 Worldwide Photo Walk Official Sponsor, Canon USA, for making this new video category a reality. :)

See you tomorrow for the big reveal of the 10 Finalists and the overall Grand Prize Winner! Somebody’s getting an amazing camera! :)

All my best,

-Scott

Every day now, it seems photographers around the world are ponying up money for a Kickstarter campaign to get some new piece of camera gear get made, or a new camera bag, or some obscure lens. Does the world really need another photo gadget? Don’t get me wrong, I love gadgets as much as the next guy, but I’ve found something that will make you feel better than any gadget you’ve ever bought. Instead of buying something, you can save someone.

Today, as a photographer, you can do something bigger. Something that really means something in the bigger picture. Instead of backing someone’s get rich quick scheme, why not donate just a few bucks to feed some wonderful kids living in an tiny orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya? This is an orphanage the wonderful photographers who read this blog helped build from literally an empty plot of land, into one that cares and feeds more than 30 awesome children.

But they need our help.

If you want to do something today that will make you feel far better than backing yet another kickstarter camera gadget,  this is your chance.

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So far, we’ve raised $4,748 dollars, which absolutely helps (and for which I’m so grateful), but it’s just 13% of our $35,000 goal. The photo walk is just three weeks away, and we need your help.

You can help us get there. Give a buck. Give $5. Whatever you can give makes a HUGE difference to these kids, and this tiny orphanage. Maybe your company would like to donate. Maybe your friends. This all adds up. It really does.

Photo Walkers — I’m Calling Out To You!
I’m encouraging anyone taking part in my 9th annual Worldwide Photo Walk to give just a buck. $1. If we all do just that, we’ll easily reach our goal.

Here’s the link to the donation page we set up at Generosity.com for the orphanage. Doing this will make your day, heck your whole week, that much better. It will.

Here’s wishing you an open heart and an open mind, for others in need.

Best,

-Scott 

 

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Mornin’ everybody, and greetings from the Tampa Convention Center. Sorry for the late blog post this morning — I got in kinda late last night (shot the Bucs game yesterday), and I basically walked in and hit and sack, so I’m writing this before I go on stage in 40 minutes here in Tampa.

We just added two more dates in January for my “Shoot Like a Pro: Part 2 (Reloaded!)” full-day seminar, if you’d like to come out for the day. The dates and cities are:

Richmond on Wednesday, January, 27, 2016

Atlanta on Friday January, 29, 2016

Hope you can come on out. It’s normally just $99, but if you sign up early (like now), you can go for just $89 (plus, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee if it’s not the best photography seminar you’ve ever attended, period!) .

Here’s a quick trailer that explains what I cover in the day:

That’s it from here in Tampa. Hope you all have a rockin’ Monday (I’m not really sure what that means), and we’ll catch ya back here tomorrow where I hope to have a post all ready fer ya before you even wake up. :)

Best,

-Scott

Last night Adobe released a ton of new updates for users in the Adobe Creative Cloud and Photoshop was among the apps that got a good amount of changes to it.  These features were things that we got to see a sneak peek at Adobe Max – but it is so nice to see that they are out as fast as they could.

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We are excited about the new features – so much so that we have them all set up in our Photoshop CC 2015.1 Learning Center! Our own Corey Barker takes you through all of the features and gets you up to speed on all of the new additions in no time at all!  We also have all of the updates in one spot there.

I believe there is no better time to be an Adobe Creative Cloud user.  Whether using the Creative Cloud Photography Plan or the Full Creative Cloud subscription, the amount of features you’re getting from Adobe is wonderful.

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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:

http://www.meetup.com/Canon-Experience-Center/events/226569849/

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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.

ADOBE CAPTURE CC IS HERE
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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.

SAY HELLO TO ADOBE FIX

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.


LIGHTROOM FOR PHONES AND TABLETS
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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.

THESE APPS ARE ALSO FREE
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.

SEND PICTURES TO ADOBE CLIP

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.


NEW IMPORT SCREENS FOR LIGHTROOM
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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.


VIDEO NOW IN ADOBE STOCK
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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)

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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.

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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!

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