Tuesday
Jul
2008
29

My Lightroom 2 Live Tour; Coming to a City Near You!

by Scott Kelby  |  3 Comments

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Well, it is as long as you live in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, or another major U.S. city, as we ramp up for my totally new “Lightroom 2 Live Tour” full-day workshop.

We’ll be releasing the exact dates and cities soon, but just wanted to let you know now, that we’ll be “taking the show on the road” again this year, because we are so excited about all you can do now in Lightroom 2. (I’ve got to admit; with the new features just introduced, this tour sure will be a lot easier on me, and everyone that attends, too!).

Keep an eye here on the blog for a list of cities and dates.

The Lightroom 2 Live Tour is sponsored by: Adobe Systems, CDW, Westcott, OnOne Software, MPIX, Peachpit Press, Layers Magazine, Wacom, NAPP, Canon, iStockPhoto.com, Dell, Corel GraphicAuthority.com, and B&H Photo.

Tuesday
Jul
2008
29

Kelby Training Releases Two Lightroom 2 Online Classes Today

by Scott Kelby  |  1 Comments

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Adobe announced that Lightroom 2 is shipping today, and today KelbyTraining.com releases two major Lightroom 2 online training sessions;

(1) Lightroom in-depth; a comprehensive 4-1/2 hour online class

(2) The Lightroom 2 Power Session; a quick 2-hour “get up to speed fast on the new LR2 features” online course.

The instructor for both courses is the host of the Lightroom Killer Tips weekly video show, and blog, Matt Kloskowski and one of the leading experts on Lightroom.

The courses are available right now to Kelby Training.com subscribers. If you’re not a subscriber, you can learn more, and sign up right here, and have unlimited access to not only Matt’s new courses, but all the online courses at Kelby Training. 

Monday
Jul
2008
28

Join Me For The First Ever Worldwide Photowalk On (you guessed it), Saturday, August 23rd!

by Scott Kelby  |  3 Comments

You gotta watch the video below—it tells the whole story. We’re gonna have a blast!!!!!

Here’s the link to the site!

(NOTE: Lots more cities around the world, more than 100 total, will be added, but if your city isn’t on the list yet, click this link to see how you can host one in your city. Also, we’ll be updating the site each day with more cities, so check back often to see when a city near you gets added!)


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The walk is sponsored by Adobe Systems, Wacom, Epson, CDW, NAPP, Peachpit Press, MPIX, Kelby Training, and Photo Walk Pro.

Monday
Jul
2008
28

Shooting in the Bahamas with One of my Blog Readers

by Scott Kelby  |  4 Comments

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This weekend Matt, RC, Larry Becker and I were down in the Bahamas (on business), and I knew we’d have one afternoon open for shooting, and I knew that at least one of my blog readers lived down in Nassau (because each time he posts, he puts his city under his name).

So, I dropped Nassau-based photographer Dwayne Tucker an email, asking for ideas on where to shoot in and around Nassau, and he offered to take us around, so we spent a great afternoon with Dwayne (shown pictured above with Larry, me and Matt—photo by RC Concepcion). It started off raining cats and dogs (that didn’t stop us), but after shooting in the rain at some pretty cool places, the clouds cleared, and we had a blast (I’ll post some photos later this week, once I get a chance).

Thanks to Dwayne (a very talented photographer [link], and one heck of a nice guy), for spending the day with us, and for being such a gracious host. People who read this blog rock! :)

Friday
Jul
2008
25

Announcing My “Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers”

by Scott Kelby  |  2 Comments

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Hey gang: I’m totally psyched to announce that a whole new version of my Lightroom book, “The Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers” (From New Riders Press), is now available for preorder.

I had planned on just doing an update of the book, and including the new features of Lightroom 2, but….well…I wound up rewriting the whole book from scratch (well, at least 95% of it. There’s probably a paragraph or two still left over, but not much).

Here’s the thing: so much has changed since Lightroom 1 (well, there was Lightroom, then version 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and now 2), but more than that, I’ve trained literally thousands of Lightroom users since I wrote that book, and I’ve learned first hand the challenges, questions, concerns, and workflow issues that today’s Lightroom users face, and I’ve incorporated that right into the book.

Plus, I’ve streamlined my own workflow so much, and I’ve learned so many new techniques; new ways of thinking about working with Lightroom and Photoshop, and I’ve heard from so many readers of the first book about what they wanted to learn next, that I am just busting to share this new stuff with everybody.

Be the first to get your copy; the book is available for pre-order from Amazon.com, or direct from KelbyTraining.com.

Thursday
Jul
2008
24

Thursday News Stuff

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

It’s Thursday, and that’s means it’s time for “news stuffage!”

First, thanks to my buddy Terry White for yesterday’s guest blog post which garnered lots of love from my readers. Had I known the interest in Lightroom to iPhoto uploading was as big as it was, I would’ve written a book on it by now (totally kidding). ;-) Here’s what up:

  • This week we had Adobe Photoshop Product Manager Bryan Hughes as an in-studio guest on Photoshop User TV, and we talked with Bryan about the advantages of converting your files to DNG vs. just working with the Raw image files. Very interest stuffing (here’s the link to watch it online).
  • USA Today ran an article yesterday called Attention to lighting can make a huge difference in your photos and in the article they asked me for five tips about light and shooting outdoors this summer. They ran an example photo from my book “The Digital Photography Book, Vol. 1″ and if you read the comments posted in the online version of the article, people think the photo was “faked.” (Actually, they’re sure of it). The funny thing is; it’s SO not. I asked the model (who was there as part of a photo workshop), to stand in the harsh direct 2:00 pm bright sunlight, and I took the first shot. Then I asked her to move over into the shade of a large tree, about 25 or 30 feet away, and as soon as she got in place, I took the 2nd shot. The whole thing took all of 30-seconds (if that). She didn’t put on makeup (as some allege) or redo her hair (they’re sure she did)—she just walked into the shade and I took the shot. The only reason these folks think it was faked is; they haven’t tried it themselves. Once they do; they’ll be amazed. Anyway, you can read the article right here.
  • I did an interview on TechTalk Radio about the upcoming Photoshop World, which aired on Sunday, but you can still listen to the interview right here.
  • Here’s a workshop I’d love to take: it’s an on-location full-day architectural/interior photography workshop (held just outside Los Angeles in Santa Clarita, California), on how to light home or business interiors using off camera flash (like a Nikon SB-800 or a Canon 580 EX). The instructors are interior photographers Scott Hargis and Thomas Grubba and the full-day workshop is coming up on Saturday, August 2nd (the tuition is only $275). For full details, click here.
  • Reminder: there’s only eight days left to take advantage of the Photoshop World $100-off Early Bird registration. Here’s the link for info, and to sign up.
  • Lastly, Alan Hess pointed out this site called “Keep Your Copyrights” which was created by the Columbia University Law School. Here’s that link (Thanks Alan!).

Hope you all have a really fantastic Thursday! Here’s a way to guarantee it: If you want to do something that will really make you feel great, make a donation to Springs of Hope Kenya. They are building a small clinic and orphanage in Kenya. Here’s the link to where you can make a donation or sponsor a child. (I know the local family behind this project personally, and your donations go directly to help people who need it very badly). It’ll make you feel like you did something really important today (and believe me, you will have). :)

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