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Yesterday’s Guest Blog post from Ali was everything that the Guest Blog day is all about—-taking the day—making it your own—-touching us, inspiring us, and teaching us. Ali did all three (as I knew he would).

Thank you Ali for sharing a side of your beautiful country we rarely see. Yesterday you made thousands of Americans view Iran in a new light, and one day I hope we’re there as guests to photograph it with you, and to shake your hand in person.

-Scott

P.S. When my Lightroom 3 book, and my Photoshop CS5 book come out, I’m shipping you a box of each for you, your fellow teachers, and your students.

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Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books.

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  1. I want to thank Ali Rajabi for sharing his time and his story on Scott’s guest blog. Scott-That is an awesome gesture in sending your new books to an awesome teacher and fellow photographer.

  2. I really enjoyed Ali’s post. My family is from Iran and although I’ve never been, I feel like I had an intimate visit to my homeland from his photos.

    His website is great, too. Thank you for sharing, Ali.

  3. I lke your books very much) Ship me one to Russia please))

  4. Those were beautiful photos Ali, and that was a beautiful sentiment Scott. When you take politics out of the equation we are all the same people with universal dreams and vision.

  5. Great Blog Ali, loved the way you showed us different sides of your country…….amazing desert scenes and the sky….wow! May your God go with you, and all your family.
    Scott …fantastic you are helping and encouraging Ali in Iran………you are THE MAN!!!!

  6. Hey Scott,
    That really was an excellent read. And, of course, you have made even more special with your gesture comment at the bottom of this blog entry. The world would be a lot bertter place if there were more people like you. Stuff like this makes me glad I joined NAPP in December 2006. I have never looked back.
    The culture you have formed at Kelby Training shows through with each of your employees at PhotoshopWorld and those one-day seminars.
    In short “NAPP ROCKS” and it’s all because of you Scott Kelby!
    Thanks from all of us,
    Mike

    • Mike said it all. I think it is a kind gesture to send Ali the books. After all, look at what he went through to get to attend Photoshop World. And from the recent photo, it looks like he has a good collection of NAPP items too. I would like to have met Ali myself and shake his hand. He is an inspiration and a ray of hope in the Middle East!
      It’s too bad that leaders of the world have trouble getting along. It seams that when the people of these countries have the chance to meet one and other, they usually find they have some things in common. Ah, what a nice thought.
      Thanks Ali for sharing your thoughts and images with us. I wish you well.
      Larry Loar

  7. Ditto for the UK Scott as I’m sure many of my fellow ‘viewers’ here were quite taken aback by some of Ali’s photographs of Iran. It looks stunning!

    A great post!
    Cheers,
    Glyn

  8. Iran looks like a beautiful country, thank you both, Scott and Ali for showing us all something that many of us haven’t ever seen before.

  9. DEAR SCOTT,

    Ofcourse, I would be TREMENDOUSLY Honored to WELCOME you and Other MASTERS

    and

    I am glad I could be a Qualified member of Photoshop World ……

    Shake your Hand From this far as a Little brother……

    and I am impatiently waiting for that day…….

    SINCERELY YOURS

    ALI RAJABI

  10. Dear scott i can’t say any thing about these events, just again i appreciate for your kindness.
    i hope to see you soon in Iran.

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