Friday
Nov
2007
16

The 7-point-system on “Your Mac Life”

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Wednesday night I was a guest on Shawn King’s excellent “Your Mac Life” radio show, and of course, we talked about my Photoshop 7-point-system (Shawn had lots of in-depth questions about it), but I think it was some of the other things Shawn asked that made it one of my most revealing interviews yet.

Shawn touched on everything from whether I do paid endorsements for products, to questions about Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen stepping down and Adobe’s future, to questions about my start in this business (and my film-shooting days), including the real reason I decided to publish a magazine 10 years ago, to how people react to my quirky sense of humor (or lack thereof), to a talk about Adobe making a version of Photoshop available online.

You can listen to the interview right on their web site by clicking right here.

Friday
Nov
2007
16

Photoshop World 2008 in Orlando: Registration Now Open

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It’s official; the next stop for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo is Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center, on April 2-4, 2008. This year, our theme is “Photoshop World: The Evolution,” and we’re taking things up a notch with lots of new sessions, some great new instructors, an expanded three-day Expo, and all the latest Photoshop and Creative Suite techniques taught by the very best instructors on the planet. Registration for the event is now open, and you can reserve your space at photoshopworld.com

Thursday
Nov
2007
15

A Shot From The Update Of My iPod Book

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The latest update of my book, “The iPod Book” is now on press (Apple changed so much with the latest release of their iPods, including the iPod touch, that I pretty much had to rewrite the book from scratch).

Here’s one of the lifestyle shots from the book. (That’s Photoshop User TV news anchor Stephanie Cross in the shot you see here. Click on it for a larger version). I shot it using one light; a 7′ Elinchrom Octabank with an Elinchrom Ranger Kit [strobe and battery pack] positioned to her right (it is one amazing strobe!). It was shot with a Nikon D200, at f/8 at 1/125 of a second, and it’s shot at 800 ISO.

Now, you might be wondering why I shot in a studio at ISO 800. That’s simple; that’s what the camera was set on from my previous shoot, and I forgot (once again), to change it back to 100 ISO. Luckily the shot came out properly exposed, and didn’t have too much visible grain. Anyway, just another peek into the life of the world’s most forgetful photographer.

Thursday
Nov
2007
15

The Best Book on Camera Raw Just Got Better!

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I was very tickled to see that the best book on Camera Raw, “Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS3” has been updated and is in stock and now shipping. The original version of the book was written by the beloved Bruce Fraser, and since Bruce’s passing last year, his longtime friend, business partner, and Camera Raw guru extreme Jeff Schewe (who knows Camera Raw at a level few people on the planet do), picked up right where Bruce left off and updated the entire book for the myriad of new changes and improvements that were introduced in CS3. Jeff was so the right guy to update this book, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy (you can get yours today from Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com, or wherever cool books are sold). Our hearty congratulations to Jeff for getting this major update completed. Bruce would be proud. :)

Thursday
Nov
2007
15

I’m on This Week’s “The Digitial Photography Show”

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I’m a guest on this week’s episode of “The Digital Photography Show,” with host Scott Sherman, where we talk about the new book, and all sorts of stuff two geeky photographers talk about when they get together (here’s the link to check it out–you can listen to the show right from their web site). Also, kudos to “The Digital Photography Show” as they’re featured in Apple’s iTunes Store Podcast section this week, and these guy are tearin’ up the charts. If you haven’t caught their show–you oughta add it to your weekly list :)

Wednesday
Nov
2007
14

Amazon.com Picks “The iPhone Book” as Best Computer & Internet Book of 2007

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I am totally psyched, honored, jazzed, exuberant, freaked (insert your own over-the-top adjective here), because the editors at Amazon.com yesterday released their “Best Books of 2007″ picks, and…

“The iPhone Book” (by Scott Kelby [me] and Terry White) was named, the #1 Best Computer & Internet Book of 2007!!!! Whoo Hoo!!!!

Oh, but there’s more! My Photoshop books got some love, too! :)

>> My “Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers” took the # 5 spot on Amazon.com’s Editor’s Top 10 Computer Books of 2007

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Amazon also released their Top 10 Customer Favorites (based on actual sales of books published in 2007), and my “Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers” was the #2 bestselling book in the entire Computer & Internet category for 2007.

>> My book “The Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers” took the #4 spot in Customer Favorites for the 2007 Computer & Internet category.

A sincere thanks goes to the editors at Amazon.com for making The iPhone Book their #1 pick. Terry and I are truly honored (you could have peeled us off the ceiling last night)!

Thanks to my amazingly talented co-author, best friend, and absolute iPhone wizard Terry White, without whom The iPhone Book would never have achieved this honor. You are the best!!!!

Thanks to my Publisher Nancy Reunzel, and Ted Waitt, Glenn Bisignani, Scott Cowlin, and the whole team at Peachpit Press, New Riders, and all of Pearson Education for their vision and commitment to publishing nothing but great books!

A big thanks goes to my best buddy and publishing powerhouse Dave Moser and to my wonderful Editors Kim Doty and Cindy Snyder; to my incredible book designer Jessica Maldonado, to my layout wizard Dave Damstra and his crew, and to the amazing Felix Nelson, Art Director and all around Creative Genius!

My heartfelt thanks to all my readers who bought my books this year, and helped me to keep my job as book author for another year. Every author puts a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into their books, and there’s nothing more rewarding than to be able to reach and teach as many people as possible, and I can’t thank you all enough for your continued support, and for helping to make this author’s dreams come true. I am truly humbled.

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