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,, Dell, Corel, and B&H Photo.


Adobe announced that Lightroom 2 is shipping today, and today 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 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. 

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.


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! :)


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, or direct from