…and a Pimpy New Year!

Well my friends, it’s the last Pimpy Thursday of 2010, so I’m a bit melancholy as I write this…OK, not really, because I’ve got some end-of-year pimpiness that is just bursting with calcium, niacin, and 12 other essential vitamins.

> My “Photo Recipes Live 2: Behind the Scenes Lighting DVD” is now in-stock!!!
It’s a Christmas miracle—Amazon & Barnes & Noble both have my new DVD, which takes you on location, and behind the scenes for a whole series of portraits where you see the entire process from scratch, including settings, equipment—the works. The DVD also comes with an accompanying mini-book that works in conjunction with the DVD and adds to it as well. Volume 1 was a smash-hit, and I think this one takes it up another notch, so I hope you’ll check it out at either Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com. Feel the love! (Not sure what that means).

> My Books are now available on Apple’s iBooks Store (for iPad & iPhone)
It’s taken a while, but they’re finally there—everything from my Digital Photography Book, Volumes 1, 2, and 3, to my Lightroom, to my Photoshop for Digital Photographers. Just launch the iBook app on your iPad or iPhone, tap the Search button, type in Scott Kelby, and my books will appear in a flourish like a beautiful peacock displaying her green, brown, and grey plumage (Man, I shouldn’t be writing blog posts while I’m half-asleep).

> Jeff Revell’s new book on Exposure is available now!
My buddy Jeff, from PhotoWalkPro.com, and the guy behind the whole “From Snapshots to Great Shots” Series of books from Peachpit Press, has penned a new book that’s just hitting stores now and this time rather than being camera-specific, the entire book is dedicated to teaching you exposure (and teaching it in a way you can really understand). You can get yours at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com, or wherever books on exposure are sold (stop snickering).

> USA Today includes Lightroom 3 in their favorite products of the year!
Jefferson Graham, who writes the Technology column for USA Today with Ed Baig, and is an accomplished photographer in his own right, had a great article in USA Today about why Lightroom 3 was one of his picks for favorite products of 2010. Definitely worth a read for anyone on the fence—here’s the link.

> Our Kelby Training app for the iPad is…..
….still not here. I hate to keep saying the same thing over and over again (We’re still tweaking it and converting thousands of videos to iPad format), but “We’re still tweaking it and converting thousands of videos to iPad format.” Believe me, nobody’s more anxious than me to get his App out (I’m an iPad freak myself, and would love to watch our training on my iPad), and although I really wanted to release it for you guys as a Holiday gift, it just doesn’t look like it’s in the cards until after the 1st, so…….rats. Just know, as soon as I hear the release date, you’ll be the first to know.

> I know I’m light on the Pimpy today…
….but I’m big on the sleepy, so I’m hitting the sack. I taped (and I’m not exaggerating) 60+ videos today. I’ll have all the details soon, but I think it’s going to help a lot of people (only 40+ more to go!). :)

Have a great Pimpy day everybody, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

  1. Looking forward to the app. Many times I’ve thought the IPad would be the perfect device for Kelby Training content. Can’t imagine what it takes to covert all that flash to HTML5.

    On another unrelated note I was sad to see Layers (mag and podcast) go away. I hope PSUser will fill some of that void by addressing the full Adobe suite.

    Thanks for all your efforts!

  2. Regarding the iPad app, is it necessary to have all videos converted by the time the app launches? I’d be just as happy with a select number of the newer videos available, and having more added as they get converted. Just a thought. I’m really looking forward to it!

  3. Just a note to the Canadians out there, Scott’s Photo Recipes Live 2 is available online at Chapters as well. Still not available in store. Looking forward to getting my copy!

  4. If I buy “Photo Recipes Live: 3” does it have the puppy as a model? Are there books on posing for Puppies as there are for models? Does the puppy at least have a name yet… remember Matt, Dave, Corey and RC are taken, or maybe not. How about Adobe?

  5. Hi
    Really looking forward to the training stuff on iPad.

    As for the iBooks: do you know when they will be available in the Canadian iBook store?

    Thanks – and best wishes for 2011!

  6. Hi Scott! I was wondering if there is a difference between the iBooks and Kindle versions of your books? There is almost a $30 difference in price, so I wondered if I’m missing anything by buying the Kindle version for my iPad instead of the iBooks copy. Thanks :)

  7. I’m looking forward to Kelby Training on the iPad. Of course, you don’t need to convert all the videos before you launch:)
    Will the material still be streamed or can it be downloaded like the Photo Recipes Live app? If they have to be streamed then there’s not that much additional value but if they can be downloaded then there’s all sorts of deadtime that can be turned into learning time! I’d start by publishing the courses on taking photos before the courses on processing and retouching – afterall, you’re going to be on a computer doing those activities while the shooting guides can serve as references in the field!

    Looking forward to more great stuff from you and the NAPP and Kelby Training team in the New Year.

  8. Mucho Pimpiness today, Scott!

    The Recipes 2 book looks like a winner! But why is it cheaper to buy it at Amazon than Kelby Training with my NAPP membership?



  9. Scott,
    Regarding your Photo Recipes books, is vol.2 a updated version of vol 1 but with a few new situations or are there totally different situations? I guess I’m asking do I need to buy both volumes or just the latest? Thanks in advance!

  10. Dear Scott

    I just looked for your Lightroom 3 book in the iBooks store but couldn’t find it. I want to buy your Photoshop CS5 book, too, but I feel as though I’m paying a steep premium at US$43.99.

    How about a discount for us veteran NAPP members?

    I hope you, your family, and the rest of the Kelby Media Group have a wonderful 2011!


  11. I guess we can chalk it up to you being half asleep, but still: peacocks are male. Female peafowl (aka peahens) don’t do the big tail display (though you got their colors right!).

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