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I’m just totally psyched to announce that Nikon Professional Services (NPS) will be officially sponsoring the Live Concert Shoot workshop at the upcoming Photoshop World in Las Vegas.

The Instructor for the class, Nikon shooter Alan Hess, will be joined by Nikon’s own Scott Diussa (remember when I linked to Scott’s great article on shooting concerts earlier this year?) will be together giving you a concert shooting learning experience you just can’t find anywhere else.

The workshop is already more than half full, so if you’re going to Photoshop World, and want an amazing experience at the pre-conference workshop (held Sept 30th—the day before the conference kicks off), then sign up fast, because this one will be sold out soon!

Thanks to our friends at Nikon for their support of this very cool, very unique educational experience. You guys rock!

First, a big thanks to Kelly for his great Guest Blog yesterday. It created a somewhat lively debate, but for the most part it stayed pretty civil, and got a lot of people talking and thinking, which was good. Thanks Kelly.

A Tough Portrait Nicely Done
Each week NAPP’s Executive Director Larry Becker choose an image posted in the NAPP member portfolios to feature as “Image of the Week” and this week Larry choose a very cool portrait by photographer Adam Daniels as this week’s winner. Without giving it away; it’s just pretty darn cool (it’s a tough subject, very well executed). Here’s the link to check it out.

Countdown To The Photoshop World Early Bird Deadline
If you want to save a full $100 on registration to the Photoshop World Conference & Expo (coming up Oct. 1-3 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas), the Early Bird deadline is fast approaching (it’s next Friday, the 28th of August). Hope you’ll be joining us there! (here’s the link for more info).

Corey Comes Up An Award-Winner (once again)
Our in-house video crew at Kelby Training participated in the 48-hour Film challenge just a few weeks ago (they have 48 hours to write, film, and edit a project from scratch), and their entry “Bedlam” wound up being nominated in two separate categories. At the award ceremony last week, they won the award for Best Graphics, and to accept the award—-the guy who designed them—-our own graphics guru, Corey Barker. Congrats to Corey, and to our entire video team of kick-$#@ editors, camera operators, and creative video sharks. Way to go guys! (Here’s the link to the challenge site).

Another review posted of  “The Digital Photography Book, Volume 3”
This one’s over at the Blog Here’s the link.

Your Logo Makes Me Barf
My buddy Jim Workman sent me this one, and if you’ve got a quick minute check out this hilarious site which features the worst looking, real corporate logos you’ve ever seen. It’s so funny because it’s true. :) Here’s the link.

Just Two Days Left To Enter the “Shoot On the Sidelines With Scott & Mike” Contest
Don’t forget—-we’re just two days away from the deadline to enter the sport shooter’s dream contest. Here’s where you’ll find all the details.

That’s it for today folks. Hope you guys have a great Thursday! :)

Hello there.  Me again.  Scott has been in Portland since yesterday morning and spent the day shooting with Laurie Excell.  Today is the next stop on his Lightroom Tour (fingers crossed that this one will run smoothly), and he gave away a free ticket to the seminar to a lucky follower on Twitter last night.

For those wondering about Scott’s computer, it was a hard drive failure (as he always says, it’s not if your drive fails, it’s when!).  And, yes, he did have everything backed up with Apple’s Time Machine.  I’m sure he’ll give you the full run-down when he gets back next week.

One of the things on said hard drive was an embarrassing photo, which was supposed to be for yesterday’s blog.  You’ll will get to see that next week :)

For those keeping up with Photo Walk news, I’m posting daily over on the Photo Walk Blog.  Swing by and check it out!

For fans of Joe McNally, he just posted a video on YouTube from when he was testing out the Nikon D3.  If you like cameras, elephants, frogs, birds, or snakes, you might enjoy it.  You might also catch a glimpse of me.  I’m the guy wearing the red shirt and goofy hat when our friend Suzie the Elephant was with us in the desert.  That was a great day :)

And lastly, there’s a new episode of DTown TV up, which includes tips on AF Priority modes, features on the new D5000, info on Picture Control settings, and a tip on shutter speeds when using studio lights.

That’s it for today.  Have a happy Memorial Day Weekend!


Wait, two guest blogs in a row?  Well, not exactly.

Scott asked me to write something on his behalf to let you guys know that he can’t post a blog for today.  Why, you ask?  Because his laptop died last night.  A horrible, grueling, painful death…  But it will be fixed by the time he does his Portland Lightroom 2 Live Seminar, so that is still on as scheduled.  (Did I just hear a huge sigh of relief coming from the West Coast?)

So, let’s see… How about a couple of updates…

The Worldwide Photo Walk Blog (hosted by yours truly) is now up and running!  I’ll be doing my best to keep you all up to date on what locations are full, nearing capacity, and just opening, along with any other Photo Walk related news.  So, swing by, scroll to the bottom, and check it out!

If you’re following Scott on Twitter, you know he was going to announce the winner of a free pass to his Portland Lighroom 2 Live Seminar soon.  But, since he doesn’t have a computer, it’s not looking like that’s going to happen.  But I can guarantee this won’t be the last time he does giveaways on Twitter, so if you’re not already following him, it might pay off to sign up and follow ;)  [Speaking of the Photo Walk and Twitter, the official hashtag is #SKphoto.]

That’s it for now.  If I know Scott, I’m sure he’ll have a story and lesson from today to share with all of us when he gets back to the blog, so check back later to see what he has to say!  Happy Thursday everyone :)


Hi gang: I’m back from a couple of days out in California (including a full day out at Adobe HQ), and here’s what’s up:

  1. First, what a incredible post yesterday from photographer and educator Chris Orwig. He had a record-breaking 157 comments, and truly inspired and moved a lot of us. His images were fantastic, his words were powerful, and he really hit one out of the park with his wonderful post. Way to go Chris—you rock!!!!!
  2. National Geographic posted this year’s winners from their popular “World in Focus” photography competition, and there are some amazing shots there. Here’s the link to check out some of the winning images.
  3. Just a reminder: The Photoshop World $100-off Early Bird Special ends in 29 days, so if you’re thinking of going, make sure you sign up now to take advantage of that $100 off the conference registration. Here’s the link to sign up.
  4. Big news: Last week (and this week), we were lucky enough to have Attorney Ed Greenberg, who specializes in copyright issues for photographers, as a guest on Photoshop User TV, and I have to tell you—-it was AWESOME!!!! I learned more about copyright in his segments than I could have imagined, and he is just absolutely brilliant about this stuff. Here’s the link to watch it right on the site. A big thanks to Ed for sharing this incredibly valuable information (and for making it so much fun—-he’s a really engaging speaker!).
  5. We just released a very special online training class on shooting wildlife from none other than the wildlife photography guru himself, Moose Peterson. His class was shot on location in Yellowstone, and he’s just got some amazing stuff to share in this exclusive Kelby Training online class. Here’s the link to check out what he’s covering.

That’s it for today folks. Have a great Thursday and we’ll catch you back here tomorrow for my Friday wrap-up.