Tuesday
Aug
2008
26

Update: Yesterday You Guys Raised $10,617.64 For The Orphanage in Kenya!

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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My original goal was to try and sell 100 books, which would have meant $4,499 would go directly to the building of the orphanage, but I just got the final tally from yesterday sales and you guys bought 236 books, which raised $10,617.64 to help build the orphanage. Amazing!!!!

I’m humbled by your generosity and compassion, and I was so touched by some of the comments you guys posted yesterday, like:

  • I am getting it shipped to Scotland, which took the price up to $65.99 – but it is worth it (and that is before I have even read the book!!)
  • I already have the book on order with Kelby Training so I’ve mailed a check directly to CMCC today.
  • I don’t use Lightroom (yet!) but I’ve ordered a copy anyway.
  • Well, I just bought the book and I don’t even have Lightroom.
  • I have already had a copy on backorder but I ordered another one for such a great cause. It will make a great present for someone!
  • I just canceled an already running order (for a lower price) for this book and ordered it here.
  • For the last month I’ve been thinking of pre-ordering this book. But for some reason, due to circumstances the purchase never materialized. Now I know why.
  • Now, I’ve ordered the Lr 2.0 book and feel a bit guilty that I’m receiving this autographed title while you donate all your proceeds to this cause, so I also made out a little check to CMCC to help a little bit – it’s not much, but I know the generous and kind nature of NAPP members, I’m sure they’ll all add up.
  • I was the photowalk leader in Fresno, CA so I will be getting a copy of the book but purchased another one so that I can help Scott support this effort.
  • I’ve been waiting FOREVER for you to release this book! I’m glad I waited until now to buy it.
  • Just ordered the book! Already have another one ordered, so I figure someone is getting a nice gift.
  • I just ordered two copies. I’m going to keep one for myself, and give the other as a gift
  • Oh, and I ordered your new Lightroom book today. I don’t use Lightroom but I figured if you are willing to donate the entire proceeds to this worthy cause, it was the least I could do.

Those are the words of some remarkably caring and giving people. Saying “thanks” is so inadequate for what you all did yesterday, but it’s the only word I have, so….Thanks. Yesterday you made a big difference in the life of some children who really needed us to help. Bless you all.

Tuesday
Aug
2008
26

Another Reason Why I Choose To Only Write for Peachpit Press

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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Yesterday, when my book publisher Peachpit Press, heard about what we were doing to help build the orphanage in Kenya, and that my goal was to sell 100 of my Lightroom 2 books, they immediately called to donate (you guessed it), One Hundred Books!

I’ve written over 50 books with Peachpit Press and their New Riders imprint, and I’ve never worked with anyone else all these years. Today you just saw another reason why.

My heartfelt thanks to Peachpit Publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, my Editor Ted Waitt, Scott Cowlin, Glenn Bisignani, and the entire Peachpit/New Riders team. I’ve never been prouder to be one of your authors than I am today. :)

Tuesday
Aug
2008
26

A Glimpse at Some of The People and Places From Our Worldwide PhotoWalk

by Scott Kelby  |  1 Comments

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(Adove: From the Windsor, United Kingdom Photo Walk. Leader: Glyn Dewis)

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(Above: From the Chinatown, New York PhotoWalk. Leader: Alessandro M. Rosa)

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(Above: From the Portland, Maine PhotoWalk. Leader: Scott Eccleston)

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(Above: From the Atlanta, Georgia PhotoWalk: Leader Ken Ross)

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(Above: From the Rome, Italy PhotoWalk. Leader: Michael McGuire)

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(Above: From the Amsterdam PhotoWalk. Leader: Hans Schachtschabel)

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(Above: From the Zürich, Switzerland PhotoWalk. Leader: Axel Len)

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(Above: From the Los Angeles, California PhotoWalk. Leader: Janine Smith)

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(Above: From the Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii PhotoWalk. Leader Jo Evans).

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(Above: From the Alexandria, Virginia PhotoWalk. Leader: Jeff Revell)

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(Above: From the Penang, Malaysia PhotoWalk. Leader: Matt Brandon)

Tuesday
Aug
2008
26

Tomorrow’s Special Guest Blogger is…

by Scott Kelby  |  1 Comments

…none other than the brilliant photographer and author behind the popular “Pixelated Image” photography blog (link), my friend David duChemin.

Before I ever met David, I fell in love with his photography; his use of color, texture, and the way he captures the human spirit, just really captivated me, and tomorrow I’m honored to have him as my special guest blogger. If you’ve got a few moments, jump over to his site and check out some of his photography. It’s a great way to celebrate the wonderful things that have happened these past few days. Then be sure to check back tomorrow for his post.

Monday
Aug
2008
25

Help Build an Orphanage in Kenya and Get a Signed Copy of My New Lightroom 2 Book

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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Earlier this year, two friends of mine, Joseph and Molly Bail, were so moved by the suffering of homeless children in Kenya, that they walked away from their successful careers, sold their home, their belongings, and moved their family to Kenya to somehow find a way to build an orphanage there.

Well, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I keep trying to come up with ways to help Joseph and Molly get that orphanage built, and I’ve come up with a way where you can feed your passion for learning Lightroom, and help Joseph and Molly feed and shelter these children who so desperately need our help, at the same time.

For one day—today, Monday, August 25, 2008, if you pre-order my new book, “The Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers” using this special direct link; I will donate 100% of the entire cover price of the book to ‘Springs of Hope, Kenya,’ the non-profit grass-roots group put together by Joseph and Molly to build this orphanage. (This opportunity ends tonight at 12:00 midnight, Eastern Standard Time, U.S.).

I’m not donating just “the profits” from the book, or “a portion of the proceeds” from today’s sales—you pay the cover price for the book, $44.99, and all $44.99 goes directly toward building the orphanage, and feeding these children. So, basically, you and I are in this together, both of us giving to make something special happen in the life of child.

Along with my humble and most heartfelt thanks, I will personally sign your copy of the book, as my way of saying thanks for supporting Joseph, Molly, and the amazing and selfless work they’re doing with homeless and street children in Kenya.

Now, could you buy the book cheaper somewhere else? Absolutely, but when you buy it here today, you’re not just buying a book, you’re feeding and caring for a child that desperately needs your help. No matter what else you do today, you’ll know that you did something that really matters. You gave a hungry child food, and hope.

NOTE: Here’s the link you’ll need to buy the book direct from Kelby Training, so the proceeds go to Joseph and Molly.

If you’d like to learn more about Joseph and Molly’s work, visit http://www.springsofhopekenya.org

IMPORTANT: This opportunity to help out is available only today, Monday, August 25th, 2008. Scott’s book is scheduled for delivery in early September. Not available with any other discounts. As always, Shipping & Handing is extra. Thanks for spreading hope.

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