Tuesday
Jun
2008
24

A Quick Coupla Tuesday News Nuggets

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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Here’s just a coupla quickies:

  • I had a number of people ask if I shot in Raw on the Italy trip, and yes; I shot raw the entire time. I took five 8GB memory cards, and two small hard drives for backing up (in case I had to erase one of the cards, but as it turned out, I didn’t have to). Also, I saw where a number of folks wondered how the Nikon 18-200mm VR lens (shown above) I used on the trip compared to similar lenses offered by both Sigma and Tamron. Unfortunately I haven’t tried either one, so anything I tell you would just be a guess. Sorry ’bout that. Also, scroll down to the next post to see more shots taken with that Nikon lens.
  • Three new classes were added to Kelby Training while I was in Italy, and so I wanted to give you a heads up. They are:
  • NEW - Wedding Photography 2, The Off-Camera Flash with David Ziser view lessons
  • NEW - Lighting On a Laptop: How to Light Like a Sunbeam with Vincent Versace view lessons
  • NEW - Cloning and Healing Short Course with Rafael “RC” Concepcion view lessons
  • If you’re going to Photoshop World Vegas this September (you are going to Vegas, right?), then make sure you download Dave Cross’s free “Photoshop World Class Planner PDF 2.0″ I have to say; it’s incredibly helpful in planning which sessions you’re going to go to (it’s what I used to plan which sessions I was going to catch). Here’s the link to the free download.
  • Landscape Legend Stephen Johnson is offering NAPP members a 10% discount on his upcoming 3-day field workshop in Zion National Park (an absolutely amazing place for a workshop with a world-class teacher). Here’s the details on the workshop, which is coming up on Aug 30 through Sept. 1, 2008. (NOTE: If you follow to the link to Stephen’s workshop, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you’ll see a photo taken at one of the workshops. I just noticed that one of the students in the shot, the guy in the yellow shirt, is none other than the man who wrote Photoshop, and Camera Raw; Thomas Knoll).

That’s it for today (I told you it was a ‘quickie’). Have a great one!

Tuesday
Jun
2008
24

Tomorrow’s Special Guest Blogger is…

by Scott Kelby  |  2 Comments

….my very good friend, Photoshop User TV co-host, and producer of the “Lightroom Killer Tips” weekly podcast and Lightroom Killer Tips blog, Matt Kloskowski.

When I had initially invited Matt to do a guest blog, I figured Matt would do a post that had to do with Lightroom, but right before I left for Italy Matt stopped by my office and ran his idea for his guest spot by me, and surprisingly it’s not about Lightroom at all (but you’re going to love it)! So, make sure you drop by tomorrow and check out what one of the most popular Photoshop and Lightroom trainers on the planet has in store.

In the meantime, check out his Lightroom Killer Tips blog by clicking right here.

Monday
Jun
2008
23

Ciao! I’m back from 16 days in Northern Italy!

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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Hi folks, I’m back (well, I got back late last night) from just an amazing vacation with my family and some friends. Here’s the story:

Q. So why you didn’t you tell us you were in Italy?
A. Because my whole family, and extended family, and some of our close friends were all there with us, and my wife didn’t want me to post on the blog, what would essentially be; “We’re out of the country, all our family members are here, too. Obviously, nobody’s home—so help yourself.” So, I promised not to mention it until I got back, and well…now we’re back.

Q. Ah, so that’s why you kept having Internet problems, eh?
A. Precisely. Part of our vacation was a cruise from Genova, with stops in Portofino, Viareggio, Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and a day trip out to Lucca in Tuscany. The Internet on board was…well, I’m not sure if you could call it Internet. But I was still able to get most of my posts up, and I could get incoming email on my laptop, but couldn’t send any outgoing emails.

Q. So who posted that “Scott’s post is going to be late” comment?
A. I was able to send a text-message from my iPhone to NAPP’s Executive Director Larry Becker when I realized there was no way to get that day’s post up, and I asked Larry to post that for me. In fact, one post last week was written entirely on my iPhone, and Larry posted it for me (By the way; Larry gets up early each day, reads my posts, and fixes any typos he comes across. It’s not one of his official duties; he just does it ’cause he’s a great guy—which he truly is).

Q. How many shots did you take?
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Now, it really depends on how you look at it, because it can either sound like I was pretty conservative, or I was shooting like a bandit. For example, I took a 12-megapixel camera, so I used 8-GB memory cards (which are now routinely found for less than $100 at B&H Photo). I filled less than 1/2 a card per day. That’s not that Continue reading

Monday
Jun
2008
23

Italy Photos, Part I (Venice): Click for Larger Views

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

NOTE: New photo feature—once you’re at the larger view, if you move your cursor over the photo, a “NEXT” button appears on the top right side, so you can jump to the next image in the set without having to open and close each one individually. If you move your cursor over the left side, a PREVIOUS button appears. My thanks to Fred for adding this! :-)

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Friday
Jun
2008
20

Friday News Nuggets

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

Howdy folks. I’m a bit under the weather (just a cold), so I’ll keep it short and sweet:

  • John Hubb, one of my readers, sent me this article from the UK’s Gaurdian newspaper called “Are photographers really a threat?” and it’s worth the quick read. (Here’s the link).
  • After I posted the NAPP discount on the Epson 1900, I saw a number of comments about the 1900 itself, and more specifically how it compared to the considerably more expensive Epson 3800. Lots of readers jumped in with some really great info (which is one of the things I love about this blog), but there was one thing I didn’t see anyone mention as a comparison, and that is; the 3800 makes up to 17″x22″ prints, whereas the 1900 only does up to 13″x19″ prints. Anyway, I hope that helps.
  • MD (another reader) sent this link to National Geographic’s online Photo tips. You can check them out right here.
  • Check out the video clip below, from USA Today’s Technology Writers Jefferson Graham, and Ed Baig, who host the technology podcast “USA Today Talking Tech.” They start this episode of their show with Ed asking Jefferson what the are first blogs he goes to each morning, and I’m incredibly honored that he included “The Photoshop Insider” among his first stops each day. Watch the video below to see their other favorite blogs picks (and more).

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That’s it for this week folks. Lots to share next week! Have a really great weekend, have some fun shooting, keep intimidating those pixels, and we’ll see you back here on Monday. Ciao!

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