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One of my most-asked questions during my last two Lightroom seminars was “How do I get my photos out of iPhoto and into Lightroom.” Matt got a lot of the same questions during his stops as well, so I asked Matt if he would do a short video for our students on how to make the move painless.

That video is up live over at Matt’s site (Here’s the link). Thanks Matt! :)


I just got the list of what the winner of the “Vincent Versace Award for Excellence in Digital Photography” (Affectionately known as “The Vinny”) which is awarded during the opening keynote presentation at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo), coming up next month in Las Vegas, and it is hands down, one of the most amazing photo competition prize packages in our entire industry!

Here’s what “The Vinny” winner will win:

An Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer
An Xrite Color Munki and Passport
A Dynalite Strobe Kit
A Westcott 5 in 1 Reflector
The Complete Collection of onOne Software’s Photoshop plug-ins
The Complete Collection of Nik Software’s Photoshop Plug0ins
All of Acme Educational’s tutorial DVDs
A Hoodman Camera Loupe
An Induro Carbon Fiber Tripod
A Wacom Bluetooth  Tablet
An Expo disc
A Laser Etched Customized 13×19 Pina Zangaro portfolio
Lexar Compact Flash cards
A Lowepro Slingshot bag
Tuition to any workshop at Maine Media workshop
Tuition to Photofusion at Palm Beach Photographic Workshops
1 year subscription to Kelby Training Online
A signed copy of Vincent’s new book (coming out in October)
A signed copy of David Duchemin’s latest book
A signed print 24×30? Versace print
An individual serving packet of Vegemite.
Adobe Photoshop CS5

The competition is open to all attendees of the Photoshop World Conference & Expo (there’s no entry fee for registered conference attendees), and the presentation of the award takes place during the opening keynote on the morning of March 26th (the Vinny Award is a special category and every one that enters the photography category as part of the Photoshop World Guru Awards is eligible to win. The winner of the Vinny is chosen by Mr. Versace himself).

Beyond the prizes themselves, winning the prestigious Vinny Award has launched the careers of a number of well known names (including NAPP’s own Corey Barker, and Photoshop World instructor, retoucher and photographer David Cuerdon, just to name a few). If you’re going to Photoshop World, you’ve got to enter the competition (there is no entry fee), so there’s no reason not to enter.

Here’s where you’ll find the official rules and how to enter the Guru Awards competition, and qualify your photo to be up for the Vinny Award.

Hey gang, Brad here with a few updates on books, events, and all sorts of stuff!

  • First off, if you haven’t already ordered Scott’s new Lightroom 3 Book for Photographers, you can do so right here. If you purchase through that link, you’ll also get a free Killer Presets CD from Matt Kloskowski! We haven’t gotten our copies just yet, but we’re expecting them ANY DAY, so order now!
  • Speaking of Lightroom, make sure you check out the dates for the Lightroom Live Tour. Scott’s coming to Fort Lauderdale and New York, and Matt’s coming to Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco all this month!
  • If you are a NAPP member, you will definitely want to check out the LIVE Members Only Webinar tomorrow, July 9th from 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern.  Matt, Dave, Corey, and RC will all be hanging out and answering your questions live, right on the spot. Nothing pre-planned, no mapped out lessons. Just you and them, getting through as many questions as they can in an hour!  All the info (and live feed when it happens), right here.
  • If you haven’t already signed up for Photoshop World Las Vegas, you can get registered right here.  Also, we have the best room rate we’ve ever had at Mandalay Bay at only $129 per night!
  • Have you checked out lately? We’re adding new classes every week, including Moose Peterson’s “Nature Photography – Shorebirds,” RC Concepcion’s “Lightroom 3 for the Web,” Dan Margulis’ “There Are No Bad Originals,” and Matt Kloskowski’s “Lightroom 3 In Depth, Part 3 – Printing and Showing Off Your Photos.” Also, keep an eye out for upcoming classes from adventure photographer Tom Bol!
  • And if you haven’t signed up for the 3rd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk yet, it’s not too late! Go here and type in your location to find a walk near you!

That’s it for today, and make sure you check out today’s guest blog from celebrity and fashion photographer John Wright!


We Need Photo Walks in China!
Although we already have more than 800 walks around the world, and more than 15,000 people already signed up for walks, there’s a massive country that only has three Photo Walks—China. I really want to see Chinese photographers get the chance to be a part of this event, so if you’ve got a connection with any photographers in Mainland China, can you let them know about the Photo Walk, and see if we can get some walks going in Bejing and other major cities around the country. I would hate to see China left out. Here’s the link with all the details, and thanks for helping me spread the word over there.

New Episode of D-Town TV–The Weekly Show for Photographers, is Up Live
Matt and I are back again with another weekly episode, and in this week’s show:

– I show a few tips on using a polarizing filter.
Larry Becker is back with “Cheap Shots” and he’s got an amazingly inexpensive rig for transporting light stands, umbrellas, and other photo gear
– Matt has a number of tips on keeping your camera gear and photos safe while traveling
– Commercial photographer Jim Divitale shares some tips on using the Canon Utility software for tethered shooting
– We check out the work of lifestyle and wedding photographer Jasmine Star
– Plus you have a chance to win a copy of Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro

Here’s the link to watch Episode 43.

This Friday, Let’s Meet Up in New York City
The free NAPP-produced, Adobe Sponsored, “Photoshop CS5 Summit” is this Friday at 4:30 pm, and if you haven’t reserved your seat, better do it quick. Here’s the link with details.

New Online Class from Photoshop Hall of Famer, Dan Margulis
I’m really psyched to announce that we just released the second part of a brand new online class at from Photoshop legend, and the father of modern color correction, Dan Margulis, called “There are no bad originals, Part 2.” It’s an amazing class that will challenge you, and get you thinking in new ways. It’s not for “newbies,” by a long shot, but if you’re ready to take things up a big notch, catch Part 1, and this new Part 2. Here’s the link.

By the way; though I don’t always mention them here on the blog, we add at least one new class every week on Kelby Training Online, and we’ve got brand classes from Joe McNally, Wedding photographer Cliff Mauntner, and Moose Peterson all coming out in the next few weeks.

McNally Invades The UK July 23rd
I guess Joe McNally won’t be leading a Photo Walk on the 24th of July, because he’ll be in London, England on the 23rd teaching off camera lighting, as we take his tour to the UK for the first time ever. Here’s the link to reserve your seat (this one will be sold out in advance!).

It’s 1:26 am—I’m hitting the sack!
That’s it for tonight folks. Have a kick-butt Tuesday!