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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 KelbyTraining.com 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!

….I’m still waiting for our Web team to post the video clip that describes the challenge, and as soon as they post it, I’ll update the text and the wait will be over.

So, while you may be ready for a challenge….apparently, we’re not. My apologies for the delay.

-Scott
Up late in Atlanta

You guys are invited to join me (and my buddy and co-host RC Concepcion) for a free Webinar on the new features of Photoshop CS5, sponsored by nvidia, Dell, and Adobe Systems.

You can register for the free event right here, and I hope you’ll join us then.  We’ll be taking your questions live (you can just post them right on the same page where the live video feed is showing), and we’ll also have the crew from nvidia, Dell and Adobe on hand answering your posted questions live as well, (plus at the end of the show, we’ll be sharing some recommend hardware configurations, and where to get more info.

The cool thing is—it’s all free, so I hope to see you there (here’s that link again). See you tomorrow!

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(blog post by RC Concepcion)

So stop doing it!  Really, It really takes no time at all, but I hate having to do it to your images…

Bold statement, huh?  As the Photoshop Guy that’s focused on one mission – taking Photographers to the web- I’ve spent a lot of time wondering about the recent movement to make your pictures as ugly as possible with Watermarks. The practice has come to fever pitch in Photoshop CS5.  Try as we must to share with you how awesome all of the other technology that Photoshop CS5 is bringing us, I invariably get the same question:

“With Content Aware Fill, can people remove watermarks even easier?”  I usually tell people “Yup.  But anyone with a decent amount of skill in the Clone (nee, Rubber Stamp) tool could have at your images just as fast. ”

You shouldn’t spend so much time worrying about watermarking your images. Anyone halfway decent will be able to rip them off, and you will be “DigiSlapped” 3 times.

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Wanted Poster Wild West

Hey everyone!  With Scott being out, I figured i’d jump in here and share a couple of things that i’ve found on the internet that I think you guys would enjoy

Zacuto Knocking it out of the Park: The 2010 Shootout

The folks over at Zacuto have been doing a bangup job at this passion project of theirs: The HD DSLR Shootout of 2010.  As you know, there are a ton of people out there that are using DSLR cameras in the world of video.  One of the common arguments that you’ve seen in this space is the comparisons between what these DSLR cameras can do and what traditional film in this space can do.  The guys over at Zacuto decided that they would make a series that was impartial to vendors and actually go out and test the cameras with some of the best people in the industry.  The results are a series of videos that showcase the power of the DSLR in the video space.

What I am liking about this test is that there are a couple of cool surprises that have come to light with these tests.  Rather than spoil it for everyone, I encourage you guys to click on the link below and check out the videos for yourself.  I’d specifically recommend the second video in the series – that’s a good find.

The DSLR Shootout from Zacuto

Adobe Labs Announces Gala – Flash Player 10

One of the biggest problems with Flash on the Mac Platform has always been the fact that Apple’s OS never really allowed Flash to access the inner workings of their GPU hardware. This usually results in a really choppy/inefficient running of Flash on the mac side.  Recently, Apple has allowed access to such things, and Adobe has jumped all over it, releasing this new preview of their player- code named “Gala”.  This will be something that developers can take more advantage of than the average person, but it’s important to everyone in that the performance problems that many have complained about on the Mac side could become a thing of the past.

Read more about the Flash 10 “Gala” release at the Adobe Labs website

Terry White Reviews the Ipad Connection Kit

Friend of the blog Terry White has gone and done a great review of the Camera Connection kit for the new Apple Ipad over on his blog.  This kit will allow people to upload images (and RAW files, which im pumped about) onto their Ipad’s for review.  What makes me excited about this is that this takes the Ipad and now turns it into a more compelling tool in a digital photographers arsenal.  I was really looking forward to the Ipad being more of a computer – running stuff like Lightroom on it.  While it’s not the case.. having something like this can definitely open the door for people to incorporate it into their workflow.  Check it out at the link below:

Terry White reviews the Camera Connection Kit

Layers has Gone through a Redesign and a CS5 Learning Center was Born

Those of you who follow this blog probably know that last week, Scott and the Photoshop guys did a series of live webinars that served as a complement to the Photoshop CS5 Learning Center we launched. One of the questions that we got during that was “How about all of the other apps.. whats new with them?”

We took the moment to do two things at once:  We were able to launch a new look to Layers Magazine, as well as stuff it with all sorts of videos on tons of CS5 videos for many of the popular applications.  If you are wondering whats new in the world of Illustrator, Indesign, Flash Catalyst, Premiere, After Effects.. this is the place for you!  This is also a good place for you to check out the podcast I do every week with Corey Barker – our Layers TV podcast.  Click on the links below to get to them:

Layers Magazine and the CS5 Learning Center

Layers TV – The How To podcast for everything Adobe

Planet Photoshop – Corey Barker rocking Free tutorials on Photoshop

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