Monday
May
2012
07

Greetings From the Streets of Paris!

by Scott Kelby  |  29 Comments

Bonjour mes amis:

Our crew landed here in Paris yesterday morning for our taping of a new class for Kelby Training Online called, “A Week in Paris with Jay Maisel.” 

Although we hadn’t planned on shooting on our first day, Jay was rev’d up and ready to go so we hit the streets of Paris, and wound up shooting at the church where they filmed parts for the movie “The DaVinci Code” and at the Luxembourg Gardens, and Senate buildings, as well as a little bit along the Seine river.

We’re literally heading out the door to begin another day of shooting today, but I can’t believe some of the eye-opening, thought-provoking moments I’ve already had with Jay. He really makes you think about your photography in new and different ways. Incredibly inspiring being around him.

Lots more to come, but the Pain du chocolats of Paris await! :-)

Ayez un beau jour!

-Mssr. Scott

Friday
May
2012
04

The new issue of “Light It” magazine (our magazine for hot-shoe and studio photography” is finally (finally!) out

by Scott Kelby  |  51 Comments

Man, publishing a digital magazine should just not be this hard. First, our developer came out with a bug fix update, but because of a small technicality in the submission process, it got turned down (uggh), but now, at last, finally it’s out, along with the latest issue (the cover is shown above).

The bug fix addresses problems some users had with downloading back issues they had already purchased, and a bunch of other annoying stuff.

We still have a few more bugs we’re working on squashing, and our developer thinks they have now tracked down the subscription problem a small number of users are still suffering with, and we’ll be submitting an update to the App Store that should put that nasty problem to bed. Whew!!! It’s almost makes me miss print (nobody ever rejects your printed copies. Well, maybe the post office). ;-)

Anyway, it’s available now in the App store for $2.99.(That’s less than a Chicken McNuggets Happy Meal) :)

Friday
May
2012
04

I’m on my way to France to film “A Day With Jay Maisel in Paris” for Kelby Training Online

by Scott Kelby  |  15 Comments

Even though I just got back from London, I am not complaining about taking this trip!

Besides filming what will be another amazing, eye-opening, inspiring day of learning with Jay, I’ll be taping two online classes myself while I’m there:

(1) One on Shooting Travel Photography, and…

(2) One called Photoshop for Travel Photographers (based in part on my Photoshop World session of the same name, but a much expanded, and updated version).

I am as excited about these two classes as I was for my “Crush the Composition” online class because I’m teaching travel photography in a very different way than I have ever seen it taught before (and Paris is a perfect city for it!).

The wifey and some friends are coming along (ya know, for moral support), and of course our in-house video crew will be there along with “The Brad” (you can spot us easily — we’ll all be wearing black berets). :)

I’ll be posting some updates this weekend over on my Google+ page (link), so I’ll hope you’ll stop in there once or twice.

 Je serai de retour bientôt mes amis. Au revoir. Au revoir!

Friday
May
2012
04

The first copy of my new “Lightroom 4 book for Digital Photographers” has arrived in-house

by Scott Kelby  |  21 Comments

My buddy Matt Kloskowski just me this iPhone shot of my latest book which just arrived at the office yesterday (I was working at home, getting caught up for my trip), so that means it’s already on its way to bookstores.

Really excited about this one! (I added lots of cool new stuff — more on that later, but I’m psyched). You can preorder yours from Amazon.com, or Barnes & Noble.com, (both are selling it around $27. Cheap!), or anywhere super cool books are sold.

Friday
May
2012
04

Thank you London — What a Wonderful Way to Wrap Up My Live Tour!

by Scott Kelby  |  12 Comments

(Above: iPhone shot before the day got started).

It couldn’t have been a better crowd or location to wrap up my “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it” live tour than what we had last week in London, England.

What a great group of photographers — totally engaged, very responsive, lots of great questions, and some of the most kind, genuine folks I’ve had the honor to preset to. Some even brought gifts (I got everything from guitar picks (including some really cool ones), chocolate bars, British Kit Kats, and more.

My guest retoucher Glyn Dewis totally rocked it and gained LOTS of new fans, and it was such a kick sharing the stage with him. He showed loads of cool bonus stuff, and I sat in the crowd taking notes along with everyone else. Really a brilliant job and I learned a lot.

A big thanks to the awesome folks at “The Flash Centre”(http://www.theflashcentre.com/) who not only helped us with on our stage gear, but even gave away some cool Lastolite gear. Totally great folks (I visited their store in London, and if you haven’t, you definitely should — well stocked and super-helpful staff).

Also thanks to Adobe, who were there with a stand, and were kind enough to give away two copies of Lightroom 4 for our afternoon drawing.

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the tour in London, to Flash Centre, to Adobe, to my mate Glyn for an outstanding job, to Dave Clayton for once again leading the charge to get us there in the first place, and to the warm people of England who’s big smiles and kind hearts made this a trip to remember. Can’t wait to come here and teach again soon!

Thursday
May
2012
03

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

by Brad Moore  |  221 Comments

Google+ Photographer’s Conference
We’re just a few weeks away from the Google+ Photographer’s Conference on May 22-23 in San Francisco! Register now for your chance to participate in photo walks, live shoots, and sessions with great instructors like Guy Kawasaki, Trey Ratcliff, Peter Hurley, Alex Koloskov, and tons of others. We just set up a couple of discount codes to use for registration…

Use GPLUSCOMM to save $50 off registration AND get 2 free months of online training at KelbyTraining.com. Or if you’re a student, use GPLUSSTUD to register for just $99 (must provide student ID)! These discount codes are valid until May 18.

And and, you can leave a comment for your chance to win one free ticket to the conference!

KelbyTraining.com
Want to know What’s New in Photoshop CS6? That’s the latest class from Matt Kloskowski over at KelbyTraining.com!

Plus, there are two brand new classes from Rich Harrington: DSLR Video Planning & Shooting and DSLR Video Post Production. If you want to learn about DSLR video, there’s nobody better than Rich to teach this stuff!

The Photographer’s Photoshop CS6 Power User Tour
Speaking of learning the latest in Photoshop CS6… If you’re in Indianapolis, you’ll want to sign up for The Photographers’s Photoshop CS6 Power User seminar with Dave Cross! Dave is coming to town on May 23 with the tour that’s just been updated to showcase all the features photographers will want to know to get the most out of Photoshop CS6.

Keep an eye out for more dates to come, and leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to this seminar!

A Day with Jay Maisel DVD
It was announced on The Grid yesterday that we’re heading to Paris next week to film another class with Jay Maisel called (what else?), A Day with Jay Maisel in Paris! To celebrate, what better way than to give away three copies of the Day with Jay Maisel DVD that includes the first two classes that were filmed on the streets of Manhattan?

Leave a comment for your chance to win!

The Digital Photo Workshops with Dave Black
Join Dave Black and The Digital Photo Workshops crew as we explore the rugged coastline, lighthouses, and majestic villages of Maine. Rockland, Maine will be base-camp for this nautical themed workshop June 14–17, 2012.

You will work side-by-side with legendary photographer Dave Black as he shows you his magic technique of lightpainting. Take part in dawn patrol as we take you to some of Maine’s best sunrise photo spots. During the day learn workflow, Lightroom, and Photoshop techniques from the pros. Also get personal one-on-one help processing your images. As the sun goes down we’ll have you in the perfect spot to catch an image you can be proud of. And did I mention NAPP members get $100 off?

Leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to this workshop!

Last Week’s Winners
Here are the winners of last week’s giveaways…

David Ziser’s Wedding Portraits DVD
- S Traynor
- Lewis Johnston
- Camelia

The Digital Photo Workshop with Ben Willmore
- Lizzy Pat

That’s it for this week. Have a great Thursday!

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