Well, it’s the last Pimpy Thursday before Christmas, so we’d better get right to it. Here we go:

> Four New “Learn How to use Your Camera” classes at Kelby Training Online
This week we just released four brand new classes that teach you all the buttons, dials, menus, and features of some of the latest new cameras, including:

$#x2022; The Canon 60D (Instructor Jeff Revell, of PhotoWalkPro.com)
$#x2022; The Canon Rebel T2i (Instructor Jeff Revell)
$#x2022; The Nikon 3100 (Instructor: Anne Cahill of Nikon Professional Services)
$#x2022; The new Nikon 7000 (Instructor: Anne Cahill)

The capture above is from Anne’s class, and Matt Kloskowski was on the set with her, acting as the viewer’s surrogate—asking the same type of questions of Anne as you might have when you’re watching the class yourself. The dynamic between the two, and the back-and-forth really makes these classes fun, and they are truly packed with great info. Matt was also on the set with Jeff for one of his classes (in the same role), and I snuck my way into one of Jeff’s classes as well, asking Jeff questions as he goes. If you have any one of these cameras, these brand new classes are tremendously helpful in getting you up and using your camera to the fullest right away.

> Learn and Shoot in Africa with Ben Willmore
Photoshop Hall of Famer and photographer Ben Willmore has a workshop coming up in an opportunity of Botswana & Zimbabwe, on October 30-November 13th, 2011 that just sounds like an amazing adventure. The workshop is hosted by Ben and wildlife photographer Dana Allen. Here’s what Ben says about the workshop:

“This is a VERY special time of year in these regions, as it is the beginning of the summer season and the camps for this photo adventure have been specially chosen for the unique game behavior and climatic vistas. Each participant will have their own row in our vehicles so they can shoot out either side without anyone else getting in the way and we bring an extra plane just for camera gear so you don’t have the usual overly restrictive baggage weight limitations that you’ll find on most other tours.”

There are just a few spots available for this workshop of a lifetime, and you can get more information, or reserve your spot, right here. (Would this make an insane Christmas gift or what!!!!).

> Amazon.com is Showing My Photo Recipes 2 Book/DVD In-stock on Dec. 26th
It’s not too late to get my brand new Photo Recipes 2 book/dvd combo—just order it as a “just after Christmas” gift, from Amazon.com who has the in-stock date at December 26th. Here’s the link (they’ll love it, and they’ll love you. It’s a love thing). Also, don’t forget—if you get an Amazon gift card for Christmas, you can use it to get Recipes 2. (Hey, it’s Pimpy Thursday—I’ve got to get all of this out of my system today).

> Give Kelby Training Online Gift Subscriptions
Looking for that last minute gift that says, “I think you’re the coolest person in the world?” How about a Gift subscription to Kelby Training Online? Here’s all the details on how to give a gift subscription (or just send a friend or loved-one this link, and get them to get you one instead. Use the phrase “hint, hint!).

That it for today folks. Here’s wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and all the joys this holiday can bring. :)

(Pimpin’ in for Brad)

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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, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books.