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Brad here, just wanting to share this video about the team from LensProToGo with you. I was going to stick it in the Pimpy Thursday post with everything else, but then I watched it. That’s when I decided it needed its own post, because, well… Just take three minutes and watch it, and you’ll see why.

If you’ve rented from LensProToGo before, you’ll love seeing the heart of the team behind the company. And if you haven’t, I would just about bet you’ll be looking for a reason to try them out after you watch this video :)

And make sure you check out their blog – – for tips on photography, choosing lenses, interviews with photographers, cool videos, and all sorts of other great stuff!

Hey gang, Brad here. You know the drill ;)

NAPP Refer-A-Friend
NAPP (The National Association of Photoshop Professionals) has a pretty sweet new referral program that’s just launched.  You earn rewards for each of the first five people you refer and then some serious stuff for 10, 15 and 20 rewards.  The prize for referring just one person is a $25 gift certificate to The Official NAPP Gear store! Check out all of the details here.

While you’re at the NAPP Member Site, make sure you check out the latest discounts from 500px ($10 off premium account), Adorama (10% off Gitzo and Induro tripods & heads), BlowIt Fans (10% off the new V2 fan), Tether Tools (free JerkStopper with purchase of Tether Table or Studio Vu), and more!
Check out the latest classes that have been added in the past week:
Edgy Photography: From Photo Shoot to Photoshop with Calvin Hollywood
Photoshop Elements 9 for Beginners with Larry Becker

Kelby Training Live
Here are the next dates for the Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! Tour with Scott Kelby:
– July 6 in Toronto, ON
– July 21 in Calgary, AB
– July 22 in Vancouver, BC

And check out our newest tour, The Art of Photo Painting with Fay Sirkis:
– July 29 in Washington, DC
– August 3 in Los Angeles, CA

St. Lucia Workshop with Joe McNally
Joe McNally is heading back to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia this August for his Advanced Flash Techniques in the Islands workshop! It’s held at the beautiful Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain resorts August 15-20. Head on over to Joe’s blog or the resort website for all the details. (Insider tip… Make sure you book at least one night at Jade Mountain. The place is AMAZING!!)

Vision E-Book from Scott Bourne
Scott Bourne has released his first e-book, Vision, and it’s free for everyone as his gift to the photo community. Download it here and pass it on!

Lightroom Workshops with Rob Sylvan
Our buddy Rob Sylvan of Lightroomers is joining the Lightroom Workshops and teaching workshops in Providence, RI, Manchester, NH, Boston, MA, and Jacksonville, FL. Head over to to check out dates and all the details!

EXDR with Vincent Versace
Vincent Versace has released the third installment of his Welcome To Oz 2.0 series, EXDR: Extending The Dynamic Range of Focus! In this new lesson, Vincent shows how to use his popular image harvesting technique from a different point of view in regards to focus, blur, and image structure to get the most out of your photography. Click here for all the details!

That’s it for today. Have a great Thursday!

Hey gang, Brad here with this week’s pimpy!

Our Other Kelby Training Apps
Did you know that Kelby Training has other apps available besides the app? You can grab Matt Kloskowski’s Adobe Photoshop CS5 Crash Course and Lightroom 3 Crash Course, and Scott Kelby’s 10 Essential Studio Techniques Every Photographer Needs To Know apps for $9.99 each in the iTunes Store!

Kelby Training Live
Ben Willmore is bringing the Photography & Photoshop CS5: From Focus to Finished Tour to Milwaukee this Monday, June 20 and to Nashville just two days later on Wednesday, June 22!

And Scott Kelby will be trekking north to Toronto on July 6, Calgary on July 21, and Vancouver on July 22 with his Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE Tour!

As always, get all the info and register over at

Photoshop World Vegas
Have you registered for Photoshop World Vegas yet? You can sign up here, then book your room at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino to make sure you stay where the instructors stay! Make sure you upgrade to the Pro Pass for $119 and get all your must-have Photoshop World gear as soon as you step in the door. Includes a $59 Photoshop World Party Ticket, NAPP Backpack, NAPP Badge Holder, T-shirt, and more!

Scott’s Interview with Manfrotto School of Xcellence
Scott was recently interviewed over at the Manfrotto School of Xcellence! If you’ve ever wanted to know what his favorite piece of gear is, how he got into photography, and what his advice to young photographers would be, head on over and check it out.

Nik Radio
RC Concepcion and Dave Cross were both recently interviewed by Nik Radio! RC’s interview from last week is up now, and Dave’s will be going up very soon. You can also browse the archives for interviews with other Kelby Training instructors like Frank Doorhof, Alan Hess, Joe McNally, and more!

That’s all I have for today! This post has been brought to you by the letter K, the number 2, and Starbucks ;)

Hey Gang, Brad here with yet another installment of Pimpy Thursday! Got LOTS of stuff today, so let’s get to it…

First off, I just want to thank the great folks over at Capture Integration for letting Scott and I try out the Phase One 645 DF and Leaf Aptus-II 80MP Digital Back. They rent gear too, so check them out!

Another Day with Jay Maisel
If you missed the live broadcast of Another Day with Jay Maisel on Monday night, the class is now available over at! How good is it? I was there for both the taping of the class AND the live broadcast, and I still got caught up watching it when I went to get the graphic at the top of this post!

The HDR Book
Rafael “RC” Concepcion’s brand new book, The HDR Book, is now available! We just got our first shipment of books in here, and RC’s already been busy signing the first copies. You can pick yours up at, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. We also have “The Killer HDR Bundle” available which gets you RC’s book and Matt Kloskowski’s Mastering HDR DVD!

$35 Off Perfect Layers for NAPP Members
Perfect Layers is the fast and easy way to create layered files with Photoshop Lightroom or Apple Aperture. With Perfect Layers you can create and edit multi-layered Photoshop files directly from Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture, or use it to combine images from almost any  application. Use it to change skies, composite multiple images together and retouch portraits using the built-in blend modes. We’re excited to provide you powerful layered functionality that seamlessly integrates into your photography workflow.

As a valued NAPP member, you get an exclusive $35 discount when you pre-order Perfect Layers today. The $35 discount means you can reserve your copy of Perfect Layers 1.0 for only $94.95 – the lowest price anywhere! Click here for more information and to place your pre-order today.

If you’re not already a NAPP member, sign up by June 30 and you’ll get Matt Kloskowski’s new DVD Tack Sharp! Sharpening Techniques in Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3, plus you’ll get an extra month for FREE! Just use the promo code TACK1 when you sign up.

Kelby Training Live
Ben Willmore is bringing the Photography & Photoshop CS5: From Focus to Finished Tour to Milwaukee, WI on June 20 and Nashville, TN on June 22! Head over to for all the details and to register.

Dave Cross Workshops
Dave Cross has opened his new Education Center. Based in Tampa Florida, this unique learning center houses a working photo studio and classroom, and offers hands-on small group workshops on Photoshop, photography, Lightroom and more. Workshops will be taught by Dave Cross and guest instructors such as Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, RC Concepcion, Joel Grimes, Jason Groupp and many other leading industry experts. Training sessions will range from one-day workshops to multi-day boot camps, aimed at beginners through advanced users.

Use the code “SUMMERSCHOOL” to receive $100 off all workshop in June – August. Very shortly there will also be a NAPP discount available.

Frank Doorhof’s Why Fake It When You Can Create It
Frank Doorhof will be in Boston on September 11 with his Why Fake It When You Can Create It Workshop! He’ll be covering everything from light meters and lighting, to creativity on a budget, doing live shoots, and post processing in Photoshop. Get all the info, see potential future dates and locations, and register over at

Got a few different reviews here, so I’m just going to post what the review is for and the link to the site :)

Kelby Training AppThe Best App Site

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! NYCThe Roving Photographer

50 Must-Read Photography BooksPixiq (not necessarily a review, but includes books from Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, Chris Orwig, Dan Margulis, and some of my other favorite photographers!)

Other Cool Stuff
And I’ll leave you with a few kind of random but fun photo-related items to check out:

Photographer’s Life Through The Lens – This is an infographic based on interviews with 20 leading photographers (including Scott Kelby!) which is just cool to see :)

Eye-Fi + iPad = iAwesome – Okay, that was kinda cheesy, I admit, but the photo crew over at BYU is using this new technology to show their photos to their subjects and art directors almost instantly as they’re working on photo shoots! Definitely worth the 3 minutes to check it out.

Take A Ride on the B&H Conveyer System – So, you’ve heard about the infamous conveyer system at the B&H Superstore in Manhattan, but you’ve never seen it in action. Or maybe you have, but you’ve always wanted to take a ride on it and gotten kicked out of the store when you tried (just kidding ;) ). Here’s your chance to see exactly what the products see as they take a ride from their department to the checkout! – This is a new online photo community that’s rapidly growing in popularity! It’s a great way to discover amazing photographers, share your own work, and get feedback from others. You can also use it as a portfolio site and blog! If you need a place to start, you can check out my account that I just set up this weekend ;)

That’s it for today. Have a great Thursday!

Hey gang, Brad here with this week’s pimpy stuff. If you’ll watch the video above, you’ll see us at the beginning of the shoot we did yesterday. As much as we always enjoy a good fashion shoot, we were exhausted by the end of the day. And today we’re doing the NYC Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! seminar.

Thus, today is Semi-Lame Pimpy Thursday. Which means I’m just hitting the bullet points and links to the good stuff and not worrying about all the witty, informative descriptions. Enjoy :)

– Another Day With Jay Maisel Live Webcast: First ever free public premiere of a class. Sign up here.

The Worldwide Photo Walk will be the weekend of October 1-2. More info coming soon!
– Creating Digital Makeup Effects in Photoshop with Shelley Giard & Corey Barker
Setup & Shoot: Location Lighting for Challenging Situations with Joe McNally
Beauty Portrait Retouching for CS5 with David Cuerdon (can’t remember if I mentioned that one before, but check it out either way)

Lots of great Kelby Training Live seminars coming up. Click here to see if we’re coming to your city!

Photoshop World Vegas is coming. Register here, save $100.

And, why not a shameless self-promotion… Check out my website to see some of my concert photography. Two of my recent favorite shots are here and here :)

That’s all I’ve got for now. If you’re at the NYC seminar, come say hi!

Hey everyone, Brad here with some breaking news… Scott Kelby’s Photo Recipes Live: Behind The Scenes, Part 2 app is now available on BOTH the iTunes Store (for the iPhone/iPad) and the Android Market!

Photo Recipes Live, Part 2 is introductory priced at just $9.99, but in two weeks it jumps up to its regular price of $19.99, so download it now while it’s 50% off (this same deal is available for Photo Recipes Live 1 as well, so if you missed it, get it too before it goes to $19.95 in two weeks).

Here are the links for both apps in the iTunes Store & Android Market:
Photo Recipes Live, Part 1iTunes | Android
Photo Recipes Live, Part 2iTunes | Android