Tuesday
May
2007
22

Here’s The Shot I Was Taking Above

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Here’s one of the shots taken during the live shoot shown in the previous post, of our model Debbie Stephenson (who is actually our Seminar Team Leader, so she works double-duty during the seminar). I lit it with just one light; a Westcott TD-5 SyderLite positioned in front and to my right.

Friday
May
2007
18

Lightroom Product Manager Tom Hogarty to Join Me on Monday For My Sold-Out Boston Lightroom Seminar

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If you’ve already signed up for the now sold-out Boston stop of my “Lightroom Live!” tour, (it’s this coming Monday at the Hynes Convention Center), I’ve got a special treat for you, as Adobe’s Lightroom Product Manager Tom Hogarty will be there helping field questions, and he just might give attendees a sneak peek at…..well…I guess you’ll just have to be there. I’m really honored to have Tom at the event (and thankful to have his help, too!) ;-)

I’ll post some photos from the seminar on Monday, and give you the scoop on what Tom showed the crowd. Also, if you read this blog, make sure you come up and say “hi” when you’re at the seminar. See you there!

P.S. The next stop on my tour is Atlanta on June 1st. For more info (or to sign up), click right here.

Thursday
May
2007
17

Matt’s New Book on Retouching for Photoshop Elements Users (and you, too!)

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Matt Kloskowski has released a totally kick-butt book on photo retouching and photo restoration for Photoshop Elements users (it’s called, surprisingly enough; “The Photoshop Elements 5 Restoration and Retouching Book,” but even if you’re using the full blown “mac daddy” version of Photoshop (CS2 or CS3), this book is still invaluable as his retouching and restoration techniques work in Photoshop CS2 or CS3 as well. The whole book is step-by-step, and he shows the entire process from beginning to end. You can check it out right here. Kudos to Matt on this landmark book for Elements (and Photoshop) users.

Wednesday
May
2007
16

Wednesday News Brief

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Happy Wednesday everybody. Here’s the latest:

  • The latest installment of photographer/author Derrick Story’s “Digital Photography Podcast” features his look at the new features for digital photographers in Photoshop CS3. Check it out right here.
  • Not sure if you noticed, but in Photoshop CS3 Adobe has officially changed the name of “Palettes” to “Panels.” So now, it’s the Layers panel, and the Brushes panel, the Action panel, etc. Now, it will probably take me about 11 months to actually stop calling them palettes in my live sessions and video training, but at least you know; I’m working on it. :)
  • Do digital cameras make better photographers? It’s an interesting article posted over at the Photographer’s Journey Blog, and the discussion was sparked by a new print ad from Nikon. Definitely worth a read.
  • Our main man Matt Kloskowski has posted a great episode of his weekly Lightroom Killer Tips Podcast, on his “10 Favorite Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts.” If you’re into Lightroom, this is a must-see episode.
  • Also don’t miss our buddy Bert Monroy’s very cool video Podcast this week on advanced shadow techniques in Photoshop. Bert is just amazing! Click here to go there.
  • Randy Hufford (Photoshop World Instructor, and head of the “Institute of Visual Arts” in Maui, Hawaii), is doing a five-day Digital Printing Workshop Featuring “Fine Art Reproduction from Capture to Finishing”
    on July 30 thru August 3, at the prestigious Lepp Institute in Los Osos, California. Click here for more info.

That’s what’s up for now. Have a great day!

Tuesday
May
2007
15

Tuesday News

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Here’s a couple of quickies:

  • If you want to learn more about Photoshop CS3, straight from the horse’s mouth (so to speak), then check out this video interview (from the Scobleizer blog) with Photoshop product manager John Nack. Besides just seeing features, John shares some great insights, and it’s definitely worth seeing (it’s 53 minutes in length, but moves along very quickly). You’ll find it right here.
  • If you’re tired of trying to fix the white balance in your photos, check out Shutterbug’s in-depth review on the Expo Disc.
  • Just in case you didn’t see this yesterday; Amazon.com bought the leading Digital Photography reviews site: DPReview.com. Kudos to site founder Phil Askey for all the work he’s done, and continues to do there.
  • Our buddy (and official Adobe Lightroom evangelist) George Jardine has posted Episode #31 of his excellent Lightroom Podcast. This episode is a mini tutorial on using the Develop module. If you’ve never caught George’s Podcast, and you’re into Lightroom, this is a must-watch series, so click this link and get on board.

That’s it for today. Have a great Tuesday my friends!

Monday
May
2007
14

Monday News Update

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Adobe’s Creative License Tour

Before we kick into the news, I just wanted to take a moment to give my heartfelt thanks to everyone who posted such kind comments here on the blog, who emailed me, or called after the story ran last week in USA Today. I was sincerely touched by your words, and can’t thank you enough for all the good wishes, support, and for giving me the opportunity to do something I truly love for a living. It really means a lot.

Hope everybody had a great weekend. Here’s the latest:

  • Acclaimed artist and Photoshop Hall of Famer John Paul Caponigro has a really informative newsletter called “Insights” (I just got a copy this week in my inbox), and I went to his site and learned that you can sign up for it right there (it’s free). Here’s the link to sign up (highly recommended).
  • The amazing Terry White is going on tour with Adobe’s new CS3 Creative License Conference, produced by Adobe (see the graphic above). The two-day version of the tour is coming Los Angeles on June 19-20, and New York on June 25-26. The registration is $199 and you can find out more, and register on line (and see Terry live) at this link
  • If you’re a wedding photographer, I came across a new blog for pro wedding shooters called “FlashFlavor” and it looks like it’s going to be a really good resource. Check it out right here.
  • An email from PhotoJojo turned me on to this list of over 100 tips on taking travel/vacation photos from the people at Fodor’s. They’re separated into different categories, and there’s some pretty decent tips there. Check it out.
  • Thanks to everybody who emailed or commented on my video clip from last week showing how to use B&H Photo’s “Scott Kelby Location Kit.” Just so you know; I don’t get compensated for sales of the kit; B&H Photo put that together as a courtesy for students at my training sessions (where I’ve been using the kit live), and from requests here on the blog because both B&H and I have been swamped with requests for all the details (the name of the stands, the exact type of clamps, the name of the diffusers, etc.), so they put together a kit where it’s all in one convenient place. Thought you’d like to know.
  • Wondering about the whole HDR thing (and where Photoshop fits in?). PopSi just did an interesting article for people who maybe have heard the term, but don’t know much, if anything, about High Dynamic Range photography. If you’re totally new to HDR, it’s worth a quick read, by clicking here.
  • Our buddy Seán Duggan (who writes for Photoshop User magazine, and has authored a number of books) is doing a weeklong hands-on workshop in late July at the wonderful Santa Fe Workshops out in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His workshop is called “The Creative Digital Darkroom” and the class is based upon a book he and Katrin Eismann are working on with the same title. Click here for more info and/or or register online.
  • If you enjoy those Photoshop Retouching Before/Afters as much as I do, then check out this UK-based site called “RetouchMe.”

More news later on today, but I’ve got to get my son to school and then get to the office. Have a great Monday everybody!

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