Tuesday
Sep
2008
16

Tomorrow’s Special Guest Blogger is…

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

…Photoshop World instructor, DV guru, the author of the DVconfidential blog (link), the Director of the Photoshop World opening keynote presentation, and one of my oldest and dearest friends, the “MacDaddy” himself—-Rod Harlan.

If you’ve ever seen Roddy (as I call him) training at Photoshop World, or NAB, or any one of the conferences he appears at, you know he’s always coming up with some cool stuff, and I can’t wait to see what he’s got cooked up for tomorrow (no, he hasn’t told me). So, check back tomorrow and see what’s up from Roddy. (er, Rod). ;-)

Monday
Sep
2008
15

Shooting the Florida State Seminoles From the Sidelines

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On Saturday I shot the Florida State Seminoles vs. the Chattanooga Mocs from the sidelines (FSU won 46-7). Being a longtime Noles fan, this was really a treat for me (let the “Gators” comments ensue). ;-)

Below are some pics from the shoot (which are pretty much raw from the camera—I didn’t really have time to do anything but fix the white balance on two of the photos and add an unsharp mask).

SPECS: I shot with a Nikon D3, and a 300mm f/2.8 Nikon lens (which I borrowed from my buddy, sports shooter Mike Olivella) but I attached a 1.4 tele-extender attached to get me closer to the action, because the full-frame sensor puts me farther away than with my D300. All the shots were taken wide open at f/4 (with the tele-extender, you lose a stop of light) to blur the background, and most were taken at 200 ISO at around 1/2000 of a second. I also did use the D3′s high-speed Crop mode a number of times when I couldn’t get close enough to the action (because of the team’s bench, and their position on the field).

I had several challenges during the day; since the game started at 3:45 pm, by the 2nd half the field was 2/3 in the shadows, so plays would start in the sun, and end in the shade, which wreaks havoc on your white balance. I wound up having to increase my ISO to 800, which was no problem whatsoever on the D3 (I didn’t see any visible noise whatsoever). The other problem was my camera itself—it wasn’t shooting nine frames per second—for some reason it was hiccuping, and skipping frames all day. I brought a back-up D300, but my brother Jeff was with me, and I let him shoot with it, so I didn’t want to snag it back. (Had I been on assignment, I would have had to switch to it). Either way—the D3 goes to Nikon for repair today.

Overall, despite the frustration of the hiccuping, I had a great day of fun and football, and of course a win is a win! :)

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Friday
Sep
2008
12

My First Lightroom 2 Tour Dates Are Announced

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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The first two tour dates for my Lightroom 2 Live! Tour have just been announced. My first stop is in:

  • Dallas, Texas on Monday, October 27th, and then it’s on to
  • Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, October 29th.

I’ll also be coming to Denver, Colorado and possibly Ft. Lauderdale, Florida before the end of the year, and then I’ll be hitting the road next year once again (I’ll announce cities and dates as soon as they’re available).

Here’s a link to the seminar registration page, with detailed class descriptions, cities and dates, and more info. I hope to see you out there this time around! :)

Friday
Sep
2008
12

A Little Photoshop Angel Is Born

by Scott Kelby  |  1 Comments

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I am so thrilled to announce that my good friend RC Concepcion (co-host of Layers TV, and NAPP’s resident “Photoshop and the Web” guru), and his lovely wife Jenn (also known as “J-Bonn”) had a new arrival at 2:30 am Thursday morning; a wonderful, adorable, newborn baby girl—”Sabine Annabel Concepcion.”

She was 7 lbs., 12 oz. and 21″ long.

I’m so excited for RC and Jenn, and send them warm wishes on being blessed with a little “Photoshop Angel.”

Thursday
Sep
2008
11

Be one of the first to see the Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4)

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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You’re invited to be a part of Adobe’s Creative Suite 4 (CS4) special invitation-only Web broadcast on September 23rd. All you have to do is go to this sign-up page (www.adobe.com/go/somethingbrilliant), sign up, and you’re “in.”

I can’t tell you anything specific about CS4, but I can tell you this; you will be amazed! :)

So, go sign up right now. You’ll be talking about it for days!

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