Wednesday
Oct
2007
24

Wednesday News Stuff

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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It’s Wednesday; here’s what’s up:

  • Ben Willmore sent me a link to a video demo he did on the Think Tank holster belt-based system I mentioned last week, but it was Ben’s comment, that “I’d rather change camera brands than use a different bag system… it’s that good.” That really made an impact with me. Here’s the link to watch Ben’s review on YouTube.
  • If you’re ready for one of those once-in-a-lifetime photo workshops, here’s one I’d love to take; it’s Santa Fe Workshop’s “Australian Photographic Journey,” hosted by Jerry and Julie Courvoisier, coming up on November 7 – 17, 2007. It just sounds like an amazing experience, and the details are right here.
  • I recently got a really fascinating photography book, called “In Katrina’s Wake: Portraits of Loss From An Unnatural Disaster” by Chris Jordan (shown above). It’s really surprising in how it creates images that are almost beautiful out of such a tragic event. It really shows a side of Katrina that I, for one, had never considered, and you can see some of these images on Chris’ web site. However, I encourage you check out his “Running the Numbers” gallery while you’re there, which uses a very clever method to relay his message. It’s pretty amazing, and well worth the visit. Here’s the link to Chris’ photography.
  • Don’t miss next week’s episode of Photoshop User TV, as our special in-studio guest is renowned outdoor photographer Moose Peterson, and he brought along the newly announced Nikon D3, and he gives a quick demo on some of its coolest features. The show will be posted on Monday afternoon at PhotoshopUserTV.com
  • UPDATE: Don’t miss the current issue of Photoshop User TV, with special guest Wedding Guru David Ziser. David showed us more cool stuff than we could actually fit on the show, so we’ve created a special bonus segment with him, that’s only available on the Web. Here’s the link.

That’s what’s goin’ on. Have a great Wednesday everybody! :)

Tuesday
Oct
2007
23

The “7-Point-System” is now in-stock at Amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble.com

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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Just a quick update: I just went to Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com and the book is in-stock and available for shipping (at least, it was at 12:34 pm EST), at both.

If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, click either of those links above to order yours today. If you want the full scoop on the book, click here to see the video post I did describing the book, how it came to be, and what makes it different. :)

Tuesday
Oct
2007
23

My Seminar Schedule For The Rest of 2007

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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They’ve added one additional city to my Photoshop CS3 Power Tour (Washington, DC), so I thought I’d give a quick recap of where I’ll be teaching until the end of the year:

Lightroom LIVE! Tour
Tampa, FL
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Tampa Convention Center

Honolulu, HI
Monday, December 3, 2007
Hawaii Convention Center

Photoshop CS3 Power Tour
New York City
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Javits Center, New York, NY

Washington, DC
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Washington DC Convention Center

I hope you’ll come out and spend the day with me in one of these cities. Tickets are $99 for the full-day event (but only $79 for NAPP members). Hope I’ll see you there! :)

Tuesday
Oct
2007
23

Tuesday News Nuggets

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on:

  • NAPP’s own Bert Monroy has just posted another episode of his Pixel Perfect podcast, and in it, he features a photorealistic slash technique he credits to another of our in-house experts, Corey “The Photoshop Lad” Barker, (co-host of Layers TV) and it’s just way cool (plus, Corey is totally psyched to have Bert showing one of his techniques). Click here to watch it online.
  • Here’s an amazing opportunity; world famous digital landscape photographer (and author of the highly acclaimed book, Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography), is holding a special “Digital Black & White” hands-on course in his lab, coming up on November 8-12, 2007. Because of the incredible advances in paper and ink recently, this is a course I would dearly love to take myself. If you want the chance to learn B&W from one of today’s true masters, snag one of the few spots now. Here’s the link for more info.
  • I’ve gotten a number of emails from readers and NAPP members, asking when it’s OK to upgrade to the soon-to-be-released (three days from now), Mac OS X Leopard. I have an easy answer to this one: “When Terry White says it’s OK.” When I go to Terry’s Tech Blog, and he gives it the full OK (meaning all the key Adobe apps work in Leopard without a hitch), then I’ll make the full switch (instead of running it just on a testing machine).So far, Leopard seems very stable (by the way; you’re going to LOVE Leopard–it’s like getting a whole new Mac), but again, I look to the power of the great and powerful guru of technology on when to make the full switch. Here’s the link to Terry’s blog (which yesterday featurd a great article; 50 things he’d like to see added to the iPhone. Today he has some shots from Dave Moser’s highly photographed wedding).
  • Here’s two more winners of signed copies of my iPhone book: Friday: John Marsh. Monday: Cyndi Clark. Don’t forget, this Friday we’ll be drawing for a winner of an Apple iPhone (not the book—the phone. Well, the winner will get the book, too, but at this point, it’s really about the phone). If you haven’t entered the free drawing, do so right here. If you haven’t bought the book, do so at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

That’s it for now. Have a great Tuesday everybody!

Monday
Oct
2007
22

Dave Moser’s Wedding/DSLR Photography Workshop

by Scott Kelby  |  5 Comments

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As posted here on Friday, this past Saturday was my best buddy Dave Moser’s wedding, and it may well have had highest “wedding guest per DSLR” ratio ever recorded. Well, the wedding itself was absolutely beautiful. The weather was perfect, Dave’s bride Lisa was stunning (Dave didn’t look too bad himself), the food was amazing, the location was incredible, and we all had just a blast from beginning to end.

Now, all that aside; I want you all to know that before the wedding, we all got together and vowed to make darn sure we didn’t get in the way of, or interrupt in any way, the working pros who were hired to shoot the wedding. To everyone’s credit; “our gang” conducted themselves like you would hope they would (I was in the wedding party, so I only brought my iPhone, with its surprisingly decent built-in 2-megapixel camera which I used to snag that one shot above. Not the chairs. The other one).

The company Dave hired to shoot the wedding, was Alexis Photography (based in Safety Harbor, FL. Here’s the link to their site), and I have to say, they were absolutely terrific. They fielded three shooters for the wedding, and had everything well covered without being at all obtrusive. We were all very impressed with their professionalism, as well as the quality of their work (we “chimped” on their LCD’s).

The head shooter was “Moe” (a really terrific guy, by the way), and before the wedding he came over and was telling me how he had read my blog, and knew there would be a lot of big-name shooters here. So, I just couldn’t help but pull a prank on him. So, I called Moe over to the side and told him that he was right; a lot of pros would be here, with their full rigs, and because of that we went ahead and pre-rigged the entire wedding area (near the hotel pool, in front of a waterfall), with six 2400 watt strobes, some with softboxes, and that we also placed a PocketWizard Plus II on every single seat, so the guests could wirelessly trigger these strobes from their seats (see the faked photo above, taken at the wedding).

So, I’m really taking him for a ride; pointing out the 2nd story window of the hotel, and showing him where we’ve mounted these strobes (totally fictitious), and he’s squinting trying to see them, and then I tell him he’ll need to have his guys set their PocketWizard’s to Channel 4, because our strobes were already taking up channels 1, 2, and 3.

Here’s the sad thing; he was so nice about it all. He was just totally taking it all in stride, and I kept laying it on thicker, and he just kept smiling and being so polite. I finally felt so bad that I had to let him in on the joke, and we all just started cracking up (luckily, Moe did, too; though I think he was actually quite relieved when he learned that we wouldn’t be triggering all these strobes).

Anyway, I have to say it was kind of funny to be up there hearing the Pastor reciting the vows, and I look out there and see Moose Peterson pointing his lens our way, and Matt Klowskowski with his, and Terry White with this, and Larry Becker and RC, and Paul Wilder, and on, and on, and well…there was a lot of big glass aiming at Dave and Lisa. But again, everyone kept their seats, and let the pro’s do their thing, even through the reception, where I did actually see Matt Kloskowski dancing to “The Grease Megamix” and doing “The Electric Slide.” These photos are now available. For a price. ;-)

Friday
Oct
2007
19

iPhone Book Winners

by Scott Kelby  |  1 Comments

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More winners of the “iPhone Book-a-day” giveway:

Monday – Day 1: Jonathan Perez
Tuesday – Day 2: Chris Kennedy
Wednesday – Day 3: Linda Hawks
Thursday – Day 4: Ana Austin

We’ll ship the books (or the iPhone itself), to any country. Also, if you win one of the “iPhone Book a Day” contests, you’re still in the running for the grand prize on the 10th day. Thanks for entering, and good luck everybody!

Here is the link to enter: http://scottkelby.com/blog/giveaway/

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