Category Archives Pimpy Thursday

Hey Gang, Brad Moore here with this week’s news, deals, reminders, and all around pimpyness!

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! New York City IN ONE WEEK!
That’s right, one week from today, Thursday June 2, Scott Kelby (and myself) will be at the Javits Convention Center, helping you get the most out of your lights and showing you the latest retouching techniques! Expo Imaging will be on hand, along with other great vendors as well!

In July, we’ll be crossing the border into Canada (I hear it’s the Maple Leaf State ;) )! We’re headed to Toronto on July 6, Calgary on July 21, and Vancouver on July 22.

And we just added dates in Cologne (Köln), Germany on August 10 and in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on August 12. Keep an eye out at for these dates to be posted, get tour dates for the rest of the year, and register!

More Kelby Training Live
Scott isn’t the only one on the road for Kelby Training Live. Ben Willmore is bringing the Photography & Photoshop CS5: From Focus To Finished Tour to Milwaukee on June 20 and Nashville on June 22!

Plus Dave Cross is bringing the Photoshop CS5 Power User Tour to S. San Francisco on May 27 and Sacramento on June 6!

As always, you can get all the info you want, see more tour dates, and register over at

Kelby Training Online
Until May 31st, you can save $10 off an annual subscription to Kelby Training Online and receive Rafael “RC” Concepcion’s brand new book, The HDR Book, for free! Use promo code ANMAY11 during checkout to take advantage of this offer.

Exclusive NAPP Discounts
Mpix is offering three limited-time deals exclusively for NAPP members:
– 25% off Gallery Wraps
– 25% off Metallic Prints
– And free USPS shipping!
Just log in over at the NAPP Member site to find out how to take advantage of these offers.

NAPP members also get 10% off the Trey Ratcliff’s HDR Video Tutorials! Again, all the details are over at the NAPP Member site :)

And if you’re not a NAPP member, we have something for you too! If you haven’t already, you can get a free digital issue of Photoshop User Magazine right here!

Rick Sammon’s iHDR App
Our buddy and Kelby Training instructor Rick Sammon released an updated version of his iHDR App recently. If you want to check it out, all the info and screenshots are right here!

Adorama TV
Speaking of apps, head over to Adorama TV to see Mark Wallace go in depth with Adobe Nav for Photoshop on the iPad!

Vincent Versace Workshops
Yesterday’s guest blogger and Kelby Training instructor Vincent Versace has two workshops on June 1 at Keeble & Shuchat Photography in Palo Alto coming up: Black & White Conversion, and Exploring ExDR. You can get full details and register right here.

That’s it for today. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for June 6, the live premiere of Another Day With Jay Maisel! It’s a one-time-only free public showing of Jay’s new class, and he’ll be here in the studio with Scott answering your questions! Have a great Thursday ;)

The Photoshop Guys take a moment during “It’s A SNAPP” to look off to the side of the set and smile at something. Probably just a courtesy smile for something Larry said that he thought was funny ;)

If you weren’t able to catch It’s A SNAPP with The Photoshop Guys last night, you can catch the re-broadcast until 10:00pm Eastern tonight! It’s streaming constantly over at until then, and goes into the NAPP archives after that. If you’re a NAPP member (and we hope that you’ll become one if you watch the webinar), you’ll be able to watch it any time you want.

While you’re over there, make sure you scroll down the page to check out the killer today-only deals we’re offering!

– Become a NAPP member or renew for a year and you can get a FREE membership to gift to someone else.

– And if you buy a full conference pass for Photoshop World Vegas and get another pass for half price.

All the details, discount codes, and phone numbers (these deals are call-in only) are over at Call any time between 8:30am and 7:00pm Eastern to take advantage of these amazing discounts!

Hey gang, Brad here with the latest news from the Kelby world!

Kelby Training Online
Our latest online class comes from German photographer and retouching sensation, Calvin Hollywood! In Quick Composites from Photo to Finish, Calvin shows you how to light and photograph subjects, then put them on a completely different background. The class is getting a lot of love from everyone who’s watched it, so head on over and check it out!

Kelby Training Live
Here are the next few upcoming seminars (click on the links to see ALL the dates we have scheduled)

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! Tour with Scott Kelby
June 2 – New York, NY
July 6 – Toronto, ON
July 21 – Calgary, AB
July 22 – Vancouver, BC

Photography & Photoshop CS5: From Focus to Finished with Ben Willmore
May 25 – Washington, DC
June 20 – Milwaukee, WI
June 22 – Nashville, TN

Photoshop CS5 Power User Tour with Dave Cross
May 27 – S. San Francisco, CA
June 6 – Sacramento, CA

Kelby Training App
Have you downloaded the Kelby Training App for your iPad or iPhone? Make sure you check for the update that was just released to fix a few bugs. And if you haven’t downloaded it yet, you can now (for free) and start out with the new and improved version! ;) And if you have any questions, make sure you check out Scott’s post from earlier this week where he has already answered quite a few.

And our buddy Jeff Revell over at Photo Walk Pro just reviewed the app, so check out what he has to say about it!

The Grid
This week’s episode of The Grid is up over at! This week, Scott at Matt discuss “The Secret to Making Great Portraits” and “Lightroom vs. Bridge,” plus giveaways!

And if they convince you to give Lightroom a try, head over to B&H to get $100 off through June 4!

The HDR Book from RC Concepcion
Hot off the heels of his hit book, Get Your Photography On The Web, Rafael “RC” Concepcion’s The HDR Book is now available for pre-order! You can place your order with Kelby Training, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

Photoshop for Shooters with Moose Peterson
Have you seen Moose Peterson’s Romancing The Landscape classes over at Kelby Training Online? If you liked his post processing lessons, you’ll love his new workshop, Photoshop for Shooters! Join Moose in Mammoth Lakes, CA on July 16 & 17 for a weekend of learning his latest photo finishing secrets. You can find out all the info over at

Find Scott on Facebook and Twitter
And, lastly, you can always “Like” Scott on at and follow on Twitter: @scottkelby.

That’s all I have for today! And don’t forget to take advantage of those today-only deals on NAPP membership and Photoshop World Vegas registration :D

Against my better judgement, I gave Brad a few days off to visit his family in Tennessee, so since he’s not hear to do Pimpy Thursday, I thought I’d cover it for him (Serves me right for letting him have vacation time). Won’t make that mistake again! Now, for some sweet home grown pimpin’:

Invite your friends to join me, and “The Photoshop Guys” for a live Webinar
Remember the “Napp-a-thon” we did last year? It was a huge success and loads of new folks joined NAPP that night. We’ll we’re doing it again, but this time we tried hard to find an even dumber name, and by golly I think we’ve done it. That’s right, it’s called “SNAPP!” (I’m not making this up).

Anyway, it’s broadcast live, it’s next Wednesday, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm and we’ll be doing lots of tutorials and fun stuff to give folks an idea of what we do at NAPP, and why they should join. If you’re already a NAPP member (and nearly 75,000 of you already are), please invite your non-member friends to join us that night for free. They’ll have a great time, and learn lots of stuff. They (and well….anybody) can register right here (right now).

My thanks for helping us spread the word. (P.S. If you miss the live Webinar, we’ll post a rebroadcast the following day, but if you watch live, we’ll have some cool giveaways, including some sweet Lexar memory cards).

David Cuerdon updated his “Beauty Retouching Kit” for Photoshop CS5
David’s super popular retouching class on Kelby Training Online has been totally updated for Photoshop CS5. So, you get everything updated from the original class plus David included a start to finish headshot retouch explaining every step along the way, plus it includes a downloadable PDF portrait retouch checklist, and how to deal with common problems like braces, eyeglass glare, fly away hairs, etc.. If you’re a Kelby Training subscriber, and you’re into retouching, you can check it out right here.

PhotoForge 2 for the iPad
I’ve talked about Filterstorm Pro for the iPad, and how it’s kind of like “Photoshop for the iPad.” Well, I just saw a video demo of PhotoForge 2 for the iPad, and it might even be better (I say might, because it hasn’t been released yet, but it looks amazing!). Here’s the demo video I watched (thanks to @Pironik17 for the heads up):

Just 3-Weeks Until My Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It Tour come to New York
Hundreds of photographers have already signed-up for my only stop in New York City this year of my “Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It Live!” tour on June 2nd at the Javitz Center. If you’re anywhere near the area, I hope you’ll join me for the day. It’s only $99 (including a detailed workbook), or just $79 for NAPP members). You can reserve your spot right here (we have limited seating, and seats are filled on a first-come, first served basis. The first four tour stops all sold out in advance, so if you want to spend the day with me, learning lighting, shooting, and retouching, snag your seat now).

Well, that’s Pimpy Thursday for this Thursday. I think Brad would be proud! :-)

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

Photoshop World Vegas Registration Is Open!
Head on over to to see the full list of instructors, classes, and pre-conference workshops, then register to reserve your spot at the world’s coolest Photoshop conference (well, at least I think so ;) )! And don’t forget, you save $100 by registering early.

Gargantuan DVD Sale at Kelby Training
We’re having a massive sale on select Kelby Training DVDs, up to 85% off their original price! If you want to snag training from Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, Joe McNally, Moose Peterson, David Ziser, and more for $9.99 – $24.99, head on over to!

Kelby Training Live
We have quite a few seminars happening over the next month…

Photography & Photoshop CS5: From Focus to Finished Tour with Ben Willmore
– May 12: Philadelphia, PA
– May 17: Seattle, WA
– May 25: Washington, DC

Photoshop CS5 Power User Tour with Dave Cross
– May 27: S. San Francisco, CA

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! with Scott Kelby
– June 2: New York City

And those are just the ones coming up in the next few weeks. There are more dates posted over at, and even more to be announced soon!

Scott’s Portrait Retouching Webinar
If you missed Scott’s Portrait Retouching Webinar on April 21, it is online over at the Kelby Training site for your viewing pleasure!  Scott was joined by Matt Kloskowski to discuss the latest retouching tips and tricks, and answer questions from viewers.

The Grid featuring Terry White & Moose Peterson
If you haven’t been able to catch our newest show, The Grid, when we broadcast live at noon each Monday, you can always watch episodes over at the day after.

This week’s guest was Moose Peterson, who had some great insight on “When Does Photoshop Become Cheating?” And last week Terry White was in the studio for some healthy discussion on Nikon vs. Canon!

You can tune in live every Monday at noon (Eastern) to take part in the discussion via Twitter (#TheGridLive) and live chat, or catch up with the show starting the next day, all at

25% off Mpix for NAPP Members
If you’re a NAPP member, check out the latest discounts from Mpix! They’re offering 25% off metallic prints and gallery wraps, or get free shipping on any other orders. Check the Discounts Page for your discount codes.

Scott Photographs Tampa Bay Bucs Linebacker
If you want to see one of Scott’s photos from his shoot last week with Tampa Bay Bucs linebacker Adam Hayward, head on over to his Facebook page! Scott posts photos and news over there pretty often, so just click the “Like” button at the top the page if you want to keep up with all the cool stuff he’s doing :)

That’s all I have for today. Check back tomorrow for the big announcement of the NEW PHOTOSHOP GUY!

Hey gang, Brad here with a few things for you.

Landscape Photography Workshops in Iceland
Sean Duggan (who took the photo at the beginning of this post) is teaching two upcoming landscape photography workshops in Iceland. The first one is True North: Photographing the Interpretive Landscape in Iceland from June 26 – July 2.  And if you sign up before April 30, you get a 10% discount!

The second workshop is Icelandic Visions, along with Mike Shipman, from August 17-26. Head on over to Blue Planet Photo for all the info!

Scott + Scott = Photofocus
Scott Kelby recently joined Scott Bourne for the latest episode of Photofocus, where they talked about everything from press passes to lenses, memory cards, and much more! Head on over to to download Episode 73.

Kelby Training Online
Head on over to Kelby Training Online to check out the latest class from
RC Concepcion, Website Walkthrough Using WordPress: From Start to Finish. RC literally wrote the book on this topic, and this class is a great companion to that book!

Kelby Training Live
Ben Willmore is bringing the Photography & Photoshop CS5: From Focus to Finished tour to
Livonia, MI on April 28! This one has been rescheduled from April 27. Then he’ll be in Columbus, OH the very next day, April 29! Head on over to Kelby Training Live to register and get all the details.

That’s all I’ve got for today. Have a great Thursday!