Thursday
Aug
2007
16

Shooting This Week Out West (and trying out some new gear)

by Scott Kelby  |  1 Comments

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I took a few days off this week to go shooting with my buddies Jeff Revell and Dave Moser, and over the course of these past three days we covered over 1,200 miles, I took over 1,000 shots, we saw some amazing places and just generally had a blast. (I took the shots shown above [except for the one of me, of course, which was taken by Jeff Revell] at “The Wave” outside Page, Arizona [click on them for larger views]—it took a six-mile hike over rough terrain and hills in 112 degree heat to get there and back….but it was worth it!)

I’ll be posting more images tomorrow and on into next week, plus I took some new gear and I’ll be giving you field reports as well on: The Canon 5D (I shot with all Canon gear the entire trip on loan from our friends at Canon), and I took some Sigma Lenses as well, plus I put the Gitzo Traveler Tripod and Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ballhead through “Hell Week” and I’ll have reports on them as well. I made good use of the Hoodman Loupe (you can see it around my neck, as well as some Lee Neutral Density Gradient filters), and I totally abused a LowePro Camera Backpack, an Epson P-5000 Storage Unit, and both Jeff and Dave (who are great sports, great shooters, and good friends).

Besides “The Wave,” we shot at Monument Valley, The Grand Canyon, and The Antelope Canyon Slots. Really an amazing, tiring, hilarious, and often inspiring time without a decent cell phone signal or Internet connection to be found (thanks for all your patience with “No Blog Wednesday.”)

Now, onto some news!!! (Scroll down to the next two posts). :)

Thursday
Aug
2007
16

Photoshop & Photography Workshop Updates

by Scott Kelby  |  2 Comments

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On Tuesday I mentioned some of Ben Willmore’s upcoming workshops, and besides Ben’s, there are some very cool Photoshop and photography workshops coming up that I thought you want to know about, too. Here’s what I know so far:

  • The amazing Vincent Versace is taking a second trip with the Palm Beach Photographic Workshops to Myanmar from October 10-25, 2007. The trip is broken up two ways; From October 10 to 19 (all travel days included), or the full trip is October 10 returning home on the 25. Vincent has said that his last trip to Myanmar was “the most wonderful photographic experience I have ever had.”) They still have a few openings left, so if you’re interested in taking a photographic workshop with Vincent, click this link. You will have the experience of a lifetime!
  • The Santa Fe Workshops (producers of absolutely brilliant photographic and digital imaging workshops), has got something very special coming up: An Australian Photographic Journey, featuring Jerry and Julie Courvoisier (you can also catch Jerry teaching at Photoshop World this year). If you’ve got a sec, check out this page with all the info (and some imagery) from this extraordinary photographic learning opportunity.
  • Randy Hufford is teaching a special condensed version of his Santa Fe Workshops class at Photoshop World, and you can check out some images from his recent Santa Fe class by clicking here.
  • Dave Cross, Moose Peterson, Matt Kloskowski, and Laurie Excell are teaching on next year’s Picture Perfect Hawaii Photoshop and Digital Photography Cruise (August 9th-16th, 2008). Check out the details here (and while you’re there, enter their “Win a Free Cruise” contest.
Thursday
Aug
2007
16

Adobe’s Russell Brown Takes Photoshop “To the 3rd Dimension” at Special Photoshop World Expo Exhibit!

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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At the upcoming Photoshop World Conference & Expo, Adobe (and Adobe’s own Russell Preston Brown) will have a special booth setup to capture 3D head, and face scans of conference attendees which they can manipulate inside of Photoshop CS3 Extended.

But wait! – There’s more! Then, you take your 3D head/face scans to the Adobe printing station (also in the booth), and you can make your own personalized 3D pillow. That’s right, a pillow with your face printed on the surface! (as seen in the image above—click for a larger version).

Here’s how it all works: each day, when the Expo opens, just come to the Adobe scanning booth (Booth #620), to pick up a special pass that will indicate your time slot for when to come back and get scanned (the number of passes are limited, but when Adobe runs out of passes, you can also wait in line at the booth for any available openings.). If you don’t want to wait in line, simply purchase a copy of Photoshop CS3 Extended at the Tech Expo, bring it to the booth, and you’ll be escorted to the front of the line.

If you haven’t registered for Photoshop World Las Vegas (Sept 6-8, 2007), it’s not too late (it’s almost too late, but not quite), then click right here.

Wednesday
Aug
2007
15

It’s “No Blog” Wednesday

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

Hi Everybody:

Sorry there’s no news today—I’m on the road and have been without Internet access all day (except for now, of course, but it’s too late), so check back tomorrow to experience all the full wholesome goodness that only can only be delivered on a Thursday News Update. That’s it for “No Blog Wednesday.”

Take care,

-Scott

Tuesday
Aug
2007
14

Matt’s Lightroom Killer Tips Blog

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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I’m a big fan of my buddy Matt Kloskowski’s “Lightroom Killer Tips” blog podcast for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it’s the most frequently updated Lightroom site out there. But besides the fact that it’s so regularly updated, Matt also adds his own tips and tricks to the site each week, along with any interesting news or links (including links to some really cool photography) he comes across.

Of course, beyond all that—each week Matt posts a video tutorial (which you can watch right on the site–or download it to your iPod via Apple’s iTunes for Mac or PC). Anyway, if you haven’t checked out Matt’s blog, it absolutely is one of those daily “must-visit” blogs, so—here’ the link.

Tuesday
Aug
2007
14

Tuesday News Update

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

Here’s what’s goin’ on:

  • Photoshop Creative Explorations,
    Oct 1-6, Maui, HI
  • Photoshop for Nature Photographers
    Oct. 17-21, Smoky Mountains, TN
  • Advanced Photoshop for Photographers
    Nov. 26-30, Los Osos, CA
  • Galapagos Cruise & Photoshop Workshop
    April 7-17, 2008

 

For more details, check out Ben’s “Digital Mastery” Web site (click here to go there).

  • Terry White sent me this link to a cute video about a woman who got her first iPhone bill from AT&T. If you own an iPhone, you gotta see it (here’s the link).
  • I’ve been watching the new “From Camera To Print” video tutorials from Michael Reichmann and Jeff Schewe (over at the Luminous Landscape), and not only is there lots of great information, it’s also very complete (the whole series is over 6-hours). They cover everything from calibrating your monitor to capture and output sharpening, and everything in between. You can buy it and download it immediately from the Luminous Landscape site. Kudos to Michael and Jeff on a very thorough job!
  • Oh yeah: Hi Mike. Hey Don. Jeff says “hi.”

That’s it for today—have a great one (a great one what?). ;-)

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