Greetings from Knoxville (what I’ve been up to and some quick Friday stuff)
Hi gang, and greetings from Knoxville, Tennessee. Brad and I are here for some shoots there today for the book Iâ€™ve been working on â€” itâ€™s the fifth installment of my â€œThe Digital Photography Bookâ€ series. This one is called â€œPhoto Recipesâ€ and itâ€™s been quite an undertaking, but weâ€™re on the home stretch now so it wonâ€™t be long now ’till this baby is off to the printer.
Iâ€™ve already turned most of the book into my in-house editors, and Iâ€™m just wrapping up the final few chapters, so it wonâ€™t be long now, but if youâ€™re wondering why I havenâ€™t been as active on social media these past few weeks, thatâ€™s why.
As weâ€™re heading into the weekend, hereâ€™s a few things that are going on:
(1) Iâ€™m selling prints of this image to raise money for Eliza’s treatment
Photographers from around the world are selling one of their prints to help raise money for the life-saving medial treatment forÂ an adorable little 4-year-old girl who is suffering from aÂ degenerative genetic disease called Sanfilippo syndrome. If you’d like to help (and I sure hope you will), could you stop by this site, choose any size print you’d like to buy, and the profits go directly to her treatment.
(2) The negative power of the Unsolicited Critique
I know Brad mentioned this yesterday on â€œFree Stuff Thursdayâ€ but a number of people have been calling this weekâ€™s episode of â€œThe Gridâ€ our best ever because of the topic, which was â€œThe Power of the Unsolicited Critique.â€ I posted the episode here and if youâ€™ve got a few minutes, I encourage you to watch it (or just let it run in the background). Itâ€™s a message and a story I think anyone who shares their images online needs to here. By the way, I didn’t choose that thumbnail preview that you see above (thanks Aaron).
(3) The Art of Dixie Dixon
Every Thursday we release at least one new online class over at KelbyOne.com (though this year weâ€™ve been usually releasing more than one at a time) and this week we released an inspirational interview called â€œThe Art of Dixie Dixonâ€ and youâ€™re so gonna love it. Dixie is an incredibly talented photographer and a rising star in our industry (sheâ€™s already been named one of Nikonâ€™s Ambassadors). If you get a few minutes, here’s the link.Â
(4) Tamara Lackey named to Nikonâ€™s Ambassador Program
Just a quick shout-out and high-five to KelbyOne instructor Tamara Lackey for being named to Nikonâ€™s prestigious Ambassador Program. Sheâ€™s an incredibly talented photographer and teacher, and anybody that saw her closing presentation at the Photoshop World Conference in Atlanta knows why she is so deserving of this distinction. Our hearty congrats to Tamama (wild cheers ensue!).
(5) Photoshop World Vegas registration is now open
If youâ€™re looking to come spend three-days with us in Vegas at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, jump on it right now because you can save $150 but ya gotta do it now (plus, if you sign up now, you can still snag at room at the Mandalay Bay, where all the staff and instructors stay). Hereâ€™s the link with all the details. See you in Vegas!
(6) Are you in Portland? How about Nashville?
I am (OK, well not right now, but on May 13th Iâ€™ll be there for my full-day seminar and annual Voodoo Donuts run, so I hope youâ€™ll come out for the day (itâ€™s just $99 or even less if youâ€™re a KelbyOne member). Also, we just announced that Iâ€™ll be coming to Nashville with the tour on June 6th. Hereâ€™s the link with details on either one.
(7) Have you heard of this McNally guy?
Joe is heading out on a KelbyOne live tour again, too! His first stop is San Jose and then heâ€™s off to Seattle. If you havenâ€™t had a chance to see Joe live, it truly is a day youâ€™ll never forget. Youâ€™ll laugh, youâ€™ll cry, youâ€™ll kiss $99 goodbye. Hereâ€™s the link. You will learn a ton!
(8) Finished another project for CocaCola
I just finished up another project for Cokeâ€™s Website â€” this one is a special one for motherâ€™s day â€” as soon as it goes live (probably next week, right?) Iâ€™ll post the link to the story and the images. Really excited to be working with them on such interesting stuff.
OK, thatâ€™s it for today â€” hope you all have an absolutely awesome weekend and weâ€™ll see you back here on Monday.