Tuesday
Aug
2008
12

Tomorrow’s Special Guest Blogger is…

by Scott Kelby  |  1 Comments

……the co-host of the popular Layers TV, daily blogger and the man behind one of the most popular Photoshop web-sites; “PlanetPhotoshop.com,” columnist for Photoshop User magazine, Photoshop World instructor, and the one they call “The Photoshop Lad,” it’s my buddy Corey Barker.

Corey is one of our industry’s most talented artists, trainers, and illustrators. He caught our attention after he won, or was one of the finalists, in every single Photoshop Guru Award category (along with winning The Vincent Versace Award for Excellence in Digital Photography), so it’s not surprising that we asked him to join our team full time, and he’s had a huge impact, and a rapidly growing fan base, ever since. Make sure you check in tomorrow to see what “The Laddy” has in store.

Tuesday
Aug
2008
12

Tuesday News Quickies

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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Here’s what’s up:

  • Back in March of this year I did a tutorial about shooting tethered directly into Lightroom during a bridal shoot (here’s the link), and since I was shooting Nikon gear, I showed how to do the set-up using Nikon’s Camera Control 2 software to link between my camera and Lightroom. Luckily, one of my readers, Terry Reinert did a tutorial follow-up that ties directly into my tutorial (picking up at Step Four) on how to shoot tethered for Canon users using the Canon EOS Utility, and he did a great job of it, too! Here’s the link (My thanks to Terry for adding this important info. Way to go!). :)
  • If you’re going to Photoshop World in Vegas next month, I hope you’ll stop by and catch one of the sessions I’m teaching. I’m doing three classes (one each day of the conference).
  1. On Thursday, Sept. 4th, I’m doing a class on Typography Essentials and Type Design, which combines two of my all-time most popular Photoshop World classes into one session, where the focus is mostly on designing with type for photographers and designers new to working with type.
  2. On Friday, Sept. 5th, I’m teaching a brand new class on Retouching Portraits.
  3. On Saturday, Sept. 6th, I’m doing the “Photoshop Seven-Point System” class that I debuted earlier this year in Orlando, and I had such great response from it, that I’m offering it in Vegas as well.

There are more than 70 sessions overall, and if you want to see the full class schedule, you can check it out right here. Hope to see you in one of my sessions!

  • NAPP member Tom Calderwood did a Star Trail photo, using time lapse photography, that came out really beautifully (you can see it right here in his NAPP online portfolio), but Tom took things up a step by showing how he did it, including putting together an online video of all the frames coming together, and if you’ve got a minute, it’s worth checking here (here’s that link).
  • Just an update; I’m getting a lot of questions from people who have pre-ordered my Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers, because Amazon.com shows the shipping date as January 2009. Not to worry—that’s just a glitch in the system of some sort; I’ve already finished writing the book, it’s already in production, and I’ll be signing copies at Photoshop World in Vegas in just a few weeks, so the January thing is, well…it’s wacked. So, if it doesn’t freak you out seeing a totally wrong shipping date, you can preorder it now at Amazon.com, or Barnes & Noble.com, or wherever fine Lightroom books are sold.

That’s it for this fine Tuesday. Have a good one! :)

Monday
Aug
2008
11

My Weekend Workshop With Mary DuPrie

by Scott Kelby  |  3 Comments

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Three workshops in one week is a lot for even me; I took that architectural shooting workshop last weekend, then I taught that sports shooting workshop on Tuesday for the Chicago Bears, and then this past weekend my buddy Terry White and I took a weekend workshop with well known Detroit-area photographer and instructor Mary DuPrie.

My buddy Dave Moser had given me one of Mary’s excellent DVDs last year for my birthday (it was a DVD for photographers on how to work with and pose models), so when Terry told me about her workshop, I was already very familiar with her work, and signed on right away (she only allows four photographers per workshop, which gives you lots of personal one-on-one instruction).

The workshop started with a Friday night “meet and greet” with Mary, her assistant Chris, Tammy the make-up artist, and the other photographers (Blake and David). Mary’s large natural-light studio is ideal for a workshop like this, and besides having just about every prop and background known to man (I told her it was like shooting in a Pier One store), she also had about every style of strobe, softbox, and accessory, too, so everything you’d want was just an arms-length away the whole weekend.

The next morning we got right to work. While the make-up artist was getting our professional model ready, Mary started the day with a session on how to work

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Monday
Aug
2008
11

The Final Number of Worldwide PhotoWalk Cities: 236

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

I’m stunned, psyched, thrilled, and a half dozen other adjectives about how many cities around the world have signed up to have their own photowalk, and that thousands of people have already signed up to be a part of the walks in their area. This is just too cool!

Here’s some other stats:

  1. 48 States have PhotoWalks
  2. 43 Countries Around the World now have PhotoWalks
  3. 47 Cities are already completely full

Although we’re no longer accepting applications to lead walks for new cities, here’s a list of some new cities that were added since Friday, so take a look and see if there’s now one close to you:

  • San Antonio
  • Panama City, Panama
  • Souix Falls, South Dakota
  • Fresno, CA
  • Boston, North End (2nd walk)
  • Philadelphia, PA (2nd walk)
  • Setubal, Portugal
  • St. Charles, Missouri
  • Hilo, Hawaii
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Tom Price, Australia
  • Grand Haven, Michigan
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • CD Juarez, Mexico
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Guatemala
  • Cambridge, England
  • Nuerenburg, Germany
  • San Francisco, CA (walk #3)
  • Antwerp, Belgium
  • Greenville, South Carolina
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Bogota, Columbia
  • Oulu, Finland
  • A Coruña, Spain
  • Morristown, Tennessee

My thanks to everyone who volunteered to lead a photowalk in their city, and although we had to limit the number of cities that were awarded walks, we’re still humbled by how many people were willing to take their own time to connect with other photographers in their area. My sincere thanks to you all.

We’re less than two weeks away from the Saturday, August, 23rd walk date, and we’ll be coordinating this week with our confirmed city photowalk leaders, and nailing down some of the final details, so stay tuned.

If you haven’t signed up for a walk yet—there’s still time. Remember, it’s totally free and totally fun, and I hope you’ll join us for the history-making event (Click here for the final list of cities, and where to register to be a part of a walk near you).

Friday
Aug
2008
08

Worldwide Photowalk Update, #2

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Here’s some quick news about the August 23rd Worldwide PhotoWalk to celebrate the release of my new book, The Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers. (Preorder it now from Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)

  • Today is the final day to apply to be a Leader of a PhotoWalk for your city, and after today we won’t be adding any additional cities, so if you wanted to host one—-get right on it.
  • I just did an interview about the PhotoWalk with Shawn King of the popular YourMacLife radio show (Shawn and Photoshop World Instructor Lesa Snider are hosting the New York, Greenwich Village walk), and you can listen to it: click here
    (Note: Shawn asks me during the interview where in the world I would like to hold a photowalk if I could do one anywhere, and the answer I gave wound up revealing something very embarrassing about my past. Yikes!).
  • We now have more than 200 cities on board (I’ll release the final number of cities on Monday, as we’ll be approving the final group of cities this weekend).
  • We’ve added a number of cities this week, all around the world, including:
  1. Beijing, China
  2. White River Junction, Vermont
  3. Coney Island, New York
  4. Wellington, New Zealand
  5. Cape Town, South Africa
  6. Fredericksburg, Virginia
  7. Mount Dora, Florida
  8. Vienna, Austria
  9. Ocean Springs, Mississippi
  10. Austin, Texas
  11. Los Alamos, New Mexico
  12. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  13. Trondheim, Norway
  14. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  15. Deep Creek Lake, Maryland
  16. Tel-Aviv, Israel
  17. Lake Tahoe, North Shore

If you haven’t signed up to be a part of a walk, make sure you check the current list of cities (click here), and see if there’s one near you. Hope you’ll be able to join the thousands of photographers around the world who have already signed up to be a part of this history-making event! :)

Friday
Aug
2008
08

Friday News Nuggets

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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Here’s a few quick things to take us into the weekend:

  • We just released two new online training videos at KelbyTraining.com; one from photographer and Photoshop Hall of Famer Eddie Tapp called “Blending in Photoshop” (click here) and one from Photoshop World Video Guru Richard Harrington on “Color Correction in Final Cut Pro” (here’s that link)
  • Capture NX Shark Vincent Versace turned me on to this “loophole”deal on NX 2: Nikon has released their upgrade policy for people who bought (or will buy) Capture NX Version 1 from an authorized Nikon reseller, from May 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008; those folks will be entitled to receive a FREE Capture NX 2 Upgrade directly from Nikon (they just need to call Nikon at 800-Nikon-UX with their product key and provide a copy of their proof of purchase to receive a Capture NX 2 key code free of charge). If you’ve been on the fence, this may be your chance.
  • If you’re going to Photoshop World, you might want to go a day early to catch one of the new pre-conference workshops:

Canon’s live model studio shoot (with Eddie Tapp and Jack Resnicki)

An advanced workshop called “3D Lenticular Imaging w/Photoshop” taught by Adobe’s own Russell Preston Brown

The Epson Print Academy (featuring John Paul Caponigro, Jeff Schewe, and Andrew Rodney)

Dan Margulis’ new “Lab Color In Depth” workshop

A new Live Shooting class call “Inside the Studio” with Jim DiVitale.

Fay Sirkis with Impressions of Nature – A Landscape Seascape Photo Paining Class,

Kevin Ames with Lighting, Posing, Metering & Photographing Fashion

Building an Electronic Portfolio, using DVD, Slide Software, and Web Galleries, with Richard Harrington

Here’s the link with more info on each workshop, and how to sign up (note: this intimate workshops are only open to Photoshop World Full Conference attendees).

  • If you haven’t backed-up your Lightroom Catalog, right now, this very minute, is a great time to do it. If you’re using the original version of Lightroom, go to Lightroom’s preferences, click on the “Go to Catalog Settings” button, choose “Once a Week upon starting Lightroom” (then Quit Lightroom and restart it, and you’ll have a dialog pop-up that asks you if you want to back up your catalog). If you’re using Lightroom 2, then just press Option-Command-, (PC: Alt-Ctrl-,) to bring up the Catalog Settings window, and then do the same thing (choose once a week, etc.).

That’s it for today, everybody. Have a kick-butt weekend, and we’ll see you back here on Monday.

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