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What an amazing opportunity (and it’s free!). The MPS Digital Photography Department of New York’s prestigious School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents a free lecture (open to the public)  from renowned photographer, author, (Photoshop Hall of Famer) and educator Stephen Johnson.

The lecture explores the state of digital photography today, from being a photographer in the 21st century, to cutting edge cameras and software techniques, to engaging discourse on the
history and future of digital photography.

Here’s when and where:

SVA Amphitheater
December 4, 2007 7 PM
209 East 23 Street, 3rd floor
Free and open to the public

But for more details, visit their site.  Thanks to everyone at SVA for making amazing presentations like this open to us all. Very cool stuff! :-)


When I wrote it, one thing that never occurred to me was that people would be posting before/afters of their photography after applying my “Seven Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3,” which was introduced in my latest book (of the same name), but they’re popping up everywhere (honestly, it’s so exciting to see my students doing this). Anyway, here are some examples I ran across this week (thanks to Google Alerts):

  • Jeff’s Photo Blog has some nice before/after examples from his using the book. Click here to see his examples.
  • Here’s another reader who posted some great examples (and I love his headline): Click here to jump there.
  • The Delta-Romeo blog has a mini-review and comment on the book right here.
  • And here’s some terrific shots of Mustangs (the cars, not the horses), and before/afters using “The System.”

Thanks so much to everyone out there who’s helping to spread the word about this new system. It really means a lot. :)


CocaCola Zero (which is, IMHO, the best diet drink in the history of diet drinks), has a very clever Flash-based productivity killer, which lets you upload your headshot, scale and crop it, then it puts it on the body of an football player (as seen above).  Then you get to custom design an End Zone celebratory victory dance. It’s called the Victory Dance Choreographer, and it’s hilarious, very cleverly done, and when it’s complete (it just takes one minute), you can email the final dance movie to a friend. Take a minute or two and check this out. Just for the taste of it. ;-)  Here’s the link to make your own.

Just a quick thanks to all the wonderful folks (all 800+ of you), who came out to spend the day with me for the last stop this year of my “Photoshop CS3 Power Tour.” I had a couple of special guests in the audience yesterday, including Scott Sherman, host of “The Digital Photography Show” and Jeff Revell, from the very popular “Jeff’s Photo Blog.” And although DC photography icon Mike Meyer wasn’t there in person, his presence was felt by all.

I met lots of really great people (including a lot of people who had been out to my “Lightroom Live Tour” when it was in DC a couple of months back) and it was so cool to have so many come up and let me know that they had bought Lightroom after my seminar, and how much Lightroom had changed their life. As an instructor, that was very gratifying, and reminded me once again why I do it, and how blessed I am that I get to do it.

Thanks to you all once again for your support, for spending the day with me in DC, and for showing me such gracious hospitality in your city. Can’t wait to see all you next year! :-)

Now, it’s safe to check out the other posts here today, on this auspicious “Actual Post or Two” Wednesday.

Hi Everybody: So sorry there’s no real blog post today. I’m up in DC for my Power Tour seminar today, and I thought I’d have time to put up a decent post, but unfortunately time got away from me.

So, thanks for stopping by “Unexpected No Blog” Tuesday here at the Photoshop Insider, and we’ll see you tomorrow for “An Actual Post or Two Wednesday.” :)


Before we jump right in; today I’m on my way up to Washington, DC for this year’s last stop of my “Photoshop CS3 Power Tour” seminar (which is tomorrow at the Washington DC Convention Center). If you’d like to join me tomorrow (and around 750 of my new best friends), you can sign up at (it’s $99 for the full day, and only $79 for NAPP members).

Now, onto the news:

  • Photoshop Hall of Famer Eddie Tapp is offering a unique training opportunity at the Institute of Visual Arts, in Oahu, Hawaii, where he’s doing a two-day intensive Photoshop CS3 workshop. The details are right here.
  • David Ziser has an interesting debate (you can hear the can of worms being opened), called “JPEG or Raw: One of three religious arguments in the digital world”. It’s worth checking out (by the way; David has one of the best and most active photography blogs out there. Just the right mix of technqiue, news, and opinion). Here’s the link.
  • Terry White got one of the first Nikon D300s to ship; check out his first impressions over at his tech blog (click here).

Well, I’ve got to head to the airport. I hope to see you tomorrow in DC. Have a great Monday everybody! :)