• air-jordan-3
  • air-jordan-3-fire-red
  • air-jordan-3-infrared-23
  • air-jordan-3-powder-blue
  • air-jordan-3-white-cement
  • air-jordan-4-bred
  • air-jordan-4-columbia
  • air-jordan-4-oreo
  • air-jordan-4-white-cement
  • air-jordan-5-fire-red
  • air-jordan-5-grape
  • air-jordan-5-oreo
  • air-jordan-5-v
  • air-jordan-6
  • air-jordan-6-carmines
  • air-jordan-6-olympic
  • air-jordan-7-bordeaux
  • air-jordan-7-french-blue
  • air-jordan-7-marvin-the-martian
  • air-jordan-8
  • air-jordan-8-bugs-bunny
  • air-jordan-8-chrome
  • air-jordan-8-playoffs
  • air-jordan-9
  • air-jordan-9-birmingham-barons
  • air-jordan-9-cool-grey
  • air-jordan-10-chicago
  • air-jordan-10-powder-blue
  • air-jordan-10-stealth
  • air-jordan-11-gamma-blue
  • air-jordan-11-legend-blue
  • air-jordan-11-low
  • air-jordan-11-low-bred
  • air-jordan-11-low-citrus
  • air-jordan-12-gamma-blue
  • air-jordan-12-obsidian
  • air-jordan-12-taxi
  • air-jordan-13
  • air-jordan-13-he-got-game
  • air-jordan-14
  • larry2.jpg

    The Photoshop Guys; Un-Retouched

    As NAPP’s Executive Director I work in the same building as the crazy guys we refer to as “The Photoshop Guys” and the LayersTV Guys, so you can imagine that one of the questions I get asked most frequently is, ‘what are they really like?’

    Maybe you’ve heard that they are exactly like what you see on the podcasts, and that’s true to a large degree, but there are things that don’t come through on the shows and I want to give you a look at some of the stuff that happens behind the scenes.

    dave-cross-eh.jpg

    Dave Cross (above)
    In most ways, what you see on PhotoshopUser TV is what Dave is like… when he’s training. Truly professional. Of all the guys, he is known as “Mr One Take” because it’s so rare for him to make a mistake. But when the camera isn’t rolling, people would probably be surprised how quiet and reserved he is. Even if you greet him in the morning with an enthusiastic, “HEY! How’s it going Dave!?” You can expect his extraordinarily polite, very measured response to be, “good day.” A true gentleman.

    In spite of his reserved manner, there are 2 things you can mention that cause that extra little spark in Dave’s eye and he’s absolutely happy to talk about, his family and Canada. He’s a real, proud, family man. And even though his current job as a Photoshop Guy has taken Dave out of Canada, you can’t take Canada out of Dave. His cell phone ring tone is Oh Canada (the Canadian national anthem) and it’s absolutely hilarious any time his phone rings in a staff meeting because whenever he gets a call, everyone in the room stands up immediately until he answers his phone. We all love our Canadian!

    But what would a peek behind the scenes be without a funny Dave story. As many of you may know, Dave Cross was the first full-time trainer hired to help Scott with the seminar

    Here's a couple of quick news morsels: I mentioned last week that the amazing Joe McNally (above) was out in Santa Fe, New Mexico doing an on-location online class for Kelby Training. Well, Joe wrote a post, and shows some of the images he made during that class over at his blog (here's the link). Very cool stuff! National Geographic has put out their "Call for Entries" for their annual "World in Focus" competition. If you win that one, I think you might have some serious bragging rights, eh? You can find the details right here. Some new stuff I'm working with: The new Firewire 800 version of my beloved Drobo. I just made the switch this week (it was totally painless---it took all of 60 seconds). Nik Software's new Silver Efex Pro Black & White plug-in for Photoshop. I haven't had enough experience…

    ...my good friend, photographer, and one of the most downright hilarious and genuine guys you'd ever want to meet, NAPP's Executive Director Larry Becker. One of my readers posted a comment that they'd like to hear from Larry, and I thought it was a great idea, and invited him that very day. I've been friends with, and worked with Larry for years now, and he's one of the most talented, gifted, and quick-witted guys on the planet, and if you've ever seen him host one of our crazy segments during Photoshop World's "Midnight Madness" you totally know what I mean (his off the cuff lines often have me, and the entire audience, literally falling off of chairs with laughter). Now, that being said, don't expect him to do a stand-up routine tomorrow, because he takes stuff like this pretty seriously, but I thought you'd…

    If you've been wondering how the Westcott TD-5 Spiderlites you always hear me talking about here on the blog, work---I'm doing a live demo of them at the Westcott booth on the Expo Floor at 1:30 pm on Thursday (the opening day of the show). I'll be using the brand new brighter fluorescent bulbs, and I'm going to show how I use them, some of the set-ups I use in the studio, some of the accessories I use, and other stuff like that. I hope you'll stop by and catch this "mini-session." IMPORTANT: Westcott will be also giving away one of my Westcott "Scott Kelby Studio Kits" (sold by B&H Photo) during the show, so even if you can't catch my class, make sure you stop by and sign up for the drawing (hey, the total prize package is worth around $1,300 and comes…

    [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/wNRjhKK1BWw" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] It's finally here---Photoshop World Week, where thousands of designers, photographers, developers, video editors, and Photoshop freaks (like me) all gather for a Photoshop love-fest. I can't wait! Here's a couple of things to keep an eye out for, as we head into the conference: First, if you're going to Photoshop World, check out the short video above from NAPP's Executive Director Larry Becker called "Getting the most out of Photoshop World." He created it for NAPP members attending the show, but anybody going to the show will get a lot out of it. Adobe often uses the Photoshop World keynote to announce a new product, or give us a sneak peek at some new unreleased technology (for example, at the last Photoshop World they announced the Lightroom 2 Public Beta). Well, Adobe's VP of their Creative Business Unit,…

    Close