Hey gang, Brad Moore here with something a little different… Pimpy Thursday will now be known as Free Stuff Thursday! So, here’s the deal…

Scott is all about making sure his readers know about cool stuff and helping you get great deals on it. So each Thursday, not only will we be sharing the latest happenings and cool things that are going on, but we’ll be giving something away! To be entered, all you have to do is leave a comment on the post, and Scott will randomly choose a winner.

To kick things off, we’ve got a free ticket to…

Photo Pro Expo 2012
Let me just say right off the bat that this event looks crazy good, and it’s at a price that’s hard to beat… Photo Pro Expo 2012 is taking place February 2-5 in the Greater Cincinnati area and features instructors like Scott Kelby, Jerry Ghionis, Vincent Laforet, Joel Grimes, Syl Arena, and more. The regular price is $279 for the expo, but use the promo code PPESK12 when registering to sign up for just $149! And, if you stay an extra day through February 6, you can spend a full day with Jerry Ghionis for just $99!

There is a print competition on February 2, seminars February 3-5, and a big trade show on February 4-5. You can get the full schedule and register (if you’re not the lucky winner of the free ticket) at PhotoProExpo.com.

January Blowout Sale!
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to become even better at Photoshop, Lightroom, or photography? If so, we’ve got some killer prices on our best-selling books and DVDs on Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, HDR, and Wedding Photography from Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, Corey Barker, RC Concepcion, Dave Cross, and David Ziser!

If you don’t have these books or DVDs, now’s the time because we’ve discounted these as much as 70% off! The sale ends January 31, 2012 or when supplies run out – whichever comes first. You can find it all over at KelbyTraining.com.

Clearance Stuff
We’ve put some of our DVDs on clearance for as low as $9.99. If you’d like to learn things like the importance of model releases, how to avoid business mistakes and other important facets of photography, you can do just that for a low price. It’s all over at KelbyTraining.com.

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE
Scott (and myself) are hitting the road again at the end of the month for the Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Tour! On January 30, we’ll be in Austin, TX. On February 21, we’re heading to Dallas, TX, then over to Phoenix, AZ on February 22. You can get all the details and register at KelbyTraining.com.

That’s it for today. Make sure you leave a comment for your chance to win a pass to Photo Pro Expo!

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  1. I like free and cheap better! Doesn’t 1st post win from Scott? 8-)

  2. I’ m in Lexington. Would love to go! Thanks

  3. With my luck, I’ll win and won’t be able to go.

  4. Sounds great! Free and cheap photography stuff is always a winner! Thanks Scott!

  5. Thank you for sharing cheap stuff with us.

  6. I love free stuff especially if it has anything to do with photography.

  7. I loved Shoot it. Retouch it live in Seattle. It was great fun and inspiring. I’m also glad that you are doing this, it’s great for your fan base.

  8. Pick me!!!! This sounds like a good thing to do with Thursdays.

  9. Does it get any better? This is a great way to start the new year.

  10. Hi, I am from ireland and I was NOT born on a Thursday – so that’s two reasons I should win – right?

    Much more to the point – when are you coming to Ireland to spread the word? (and madness – we are good at madness!)

  11. Sounds great! I would love to be there.

  12. Free stuff? Thanks!

  13. Sounds like fun – I would love to win the ticket! What a great collection of speakers!

  14. getting error 404 on the Photo Pro Expo! link :o)

  15. How about showing some love for a great city like Cinci!! It would be great to attend and learn quite a bit but the chance to see a town like Cincinnati that doesn’t get the respect it deserves, well that would be a double bonus.

  16. Hmmmm…..I’ll still refer to this as Pimpy Thursday, Brad. It just flows off the tongue better. Better yet, why not call it CAKB Thursday? 8)

    Don’t pick me for the prize package, as I wouldn’t be able to go. But I’m sure there will be other great prizes down the road!


  17. I’d love to go!!! :) thanks Scott and Co.

  18. Looks like the place to be in early February. Thanks

  19. ProPhoto sounds great – would love to go!

  20. What’s better than free!!?!?!! Pick me for PhotoPro Expo, I’d love to go!!

  21. I would love to go to a big photoshop expo… but in Portugal that don’t happens… sadly…

  22. Pick me…pick me….pick me…. oooh ooooh! Pick me!

  23. Good idea, free and discounts :) . Thanks Scoot and Brad

  24. Hey Scott,
    I got online & registered for the Kelby Training Tour in OKC with Ben Wilmore (his tour in Arlington Tx in Dec. 2006 is the reason I joined NAPP & never looked back.)

    I saw your Dallas date & so wanted to go, but teach two classes on Tuesday. Darn, I can’t make it. One can’t do everything inn life. ;( However, I did tell a friend that lives in Ennis Tx about it. She really needs your class. :)
    See ya buddy,

  25. I Love you guys , not only do you give us great tips , Great blog ,and great shows now free give aways , you guys are truly appreciated thanks from the bottom on my heart , even if I don’t win because I never win anything you still great

  26. Attending the photoexpo would be great as my goal this year is greater emphasis on becoming a better Photographer. Not to mention I willl be purchasing a new camera in the near term to replace my aging D50 and having all that reasearch available in one place would be incredible.


  27. You guys are the best , thanks for taking time out your busy schedule to give us tips ,tuts ,and great blows , and now free stuff . I really appreciate Everything you guys do even if I don’t win because I never do lol , but I’m a winner already by bring able to access all your guys stuff on napp and all your blog thanks guys ,

  28. This would be an excellent Birthday present for me.

  29. Thanks for the opportunity! Happy Thursday :-)

  30. Man, for a fledging new photographer like me, getting a free opportunity to learn from Kelby & Co. is to tough to pass up. Now to only figure out how to become more random…

  31. woooohooooo…..Scott’s coming to Phoenix! Thank you! Can’t wait!!!!

  32. Looking forward to the Light it. Shoot it. Retouch it. Tour, hopefully I can make it to the Dallas event!

  33. Guys like me like free stuff. Wait a minute… I’m a guy like me.

  34. These pretzels are making me thirsty.

  35. I think this is a great idea!!! Lots of people would love to be given this opportunity. Would love to attend the upcoming Photo Pro Expo (especially since its going to be in my backyard). So I hope I get picked.

    >>Frantically waving my right arm in the air<<

  36. This would be an awesome birthday present for me! Pick me. Pick me. :)

  37. I love discounts. And free stuff. But mostly free stuff in Florida.
    (Good luck arm-waving person)

  38. Even though you changed the title, I still “sing” It’s pimpy, it’s Thursday, it’s pimpy and it’s Thursday”!!!!!

  39. I live in Cincinnati, and if I dont go to this expo Ill be crying everyday LOL

  40. As always, great information! Thanks!

  41. Hello Scott, have been following you since I first watched the second episode of DTownTV. Thanks for all you do for us photographers, I never miss watching a episode I keep them on my computer so I can replay them often. I would like free stuff if you pick me to win! Thanks again. Thomas Bero

  42. This sounds like a great idea and Cincinnati is only a couple hours away!

  43. Good morning!
    Scott, will you be doing your light it, shoot it seminar in Tampa or Orlando? I would love to see you there. Kelby training is totally awesome. Thank you all so much for what you do. What a great group on instructors.

  44. Looking forward to the new format. Thanks.

  45. I am in Versailles, Ky so I would just drive up to Cincinnati in an hour or so.

  46. Wow, super giveaway that I would love to win! Loved watching “The Grid” yesterday and looking forward to many more episodes.

  47. PPE would be a cool ticket. I guess the trick would be getting to Cincy.

  48. cool way to celebrate after hump day and before TGIF- now we’ve got Free Thursday- and free is great!

  49. Great lineup! Cool city!

    Thanks for you generosity Scott!

  50. Hey Brad, I can’t go, so don’t pick me. Great idea though!

  51. Great Idea! Free stuff Thursday has a nice ring to it!~

  52. BTW, A seminar near Nashville would be awesome!!!!!!!!!!

  53. Great idea. Free stuff is good. Haven’t been to Photoshop World yet.

  54. Love being a NAPP member!!!

  55. Awesome!.. I’m from Cincinnati and would love this!!

  56. Photo World would be the third leg of the Kelby stool for me — already a NAPP and Kelby Training member–great chance to be stable!

  57. Hi Scott, how do you manage to make the time to compile (and write about) many of your best photos on this site? Seems like the photos are almost up in ‘real time’ straight after you’ve shot them. Fantastic and clear images. Very impressive. Love to have a small interview with you sometime if you are interested. Thanks – Martin

  58. Just had twin girls! Need to save money! :)

  59. Where’s Cinncinati?

  60. You guys have forever changed my world. Thanks for all the online training and all the laughs. If I never see you guys in person, I will still feel I know you, every time I see your online faces!

  61. Happy to see the “Pimpy Thursday” title go bye bye.

  62. Thanks for watching out for us Scott/Brad!

  63. NAPP IS AWESOME! I like the idea of Free (and cheap) Thursday.

  64. Hi pick me I’m a passionate student, wanting to learn as much as possible. I have already won several awards and have my first publication.
    Please pick me I want to learn..
    Kelly Elliott

  65. As a past attendee of Kelby Training seminars, I look forward to getting more good information this year. Thanks for the new ideas I get on this blog.

  66. PPE in Cincinnati would be an exceptional learning and networking opportunity.

  67. What’s this change in the blog where we no longer get the full post in the RSS feed? Not good, my friends, not good. I much prefer your past way of keeping the full text of the post viewable in the RSS feed. It’s much easier to skip blog posts that don’t have a full feed, or annoying to have to click through to them.

  68. PPE, That would be a nice happy birthday gift to me.

  69. I’d love to win a free ticket! Thanks.

  70. I LOVE Free Stuff Thursdays!!! :)

  71. Just joined PPA so this would be a great add on and experience for my wife and I, just a short drive from Cleveland. Thanks in advance Scott!!!

  72. Thank you for this opportunity to win Scott & Brad!

    Happy New Year!

  73. Would love to win something today.. Looking forward to Photoworld and the learning never ends… Thanks..

  74. I would love to go to PhotoPro in Cinci.

  75. I’d love to win the free admission, and would come down from Canada to be there!

  76. Oooh, I’d love a free ticket! Thanks for the chance!

  77. I’ve never had a chance to go visit my brother and sister in Ohio, this would be a great excuse. One in which the excuse might actually be better than the visit itself…

  78. I would love to go….

  79. You can’t say fairer than that. Count me in. Thanks

  80. This should be great fun for whoever wins the lucky draw. All the best folks.

  81. Hey Scott, so cool seeing you give away tickets to the expo. I sure would love to go.
    I’ve seen how much these expo can help an upcoming photographer, and would be privelaged to be ble to attend. Who knows, could be lucky enough to go.

  82. Hey Brad, the photo expo wouldn’t be the same without me… ;) Hope to see you there… Hopefully cheaper for me.

  83. Pick me Scottie! Pick me!

    Thanks bud.

  84. “Free & Cheap” Thursday is a great idea! Nobody appreciates a bargain more than me, thanks!

  85. Hey, I’d fly to Cincinnati for that if I got a free pass.

  86. Ok, I’m in!

    p.s. RSS is still flaky

  87. Love Cincinnati, and love the new Free Thursday idea! Thanks y’all!

  88. How sweet would that be, I just got done saying how I wanted to tend something like that this year, but I have emu’s hatching and can’t get away at that time. Good luck to who ever wins……..maybe another time or event for me.

  89. These events sound amazing and fun. Thank you for the heads up guys! I know this poor college student really appreciates it.

  90. Scott,

    I don’t know any other way to contact you, but my son is a big fan(as am I). He is featured in the student union column of the Feb issue of Shutterbug that hit the newsstands today. He would love to hear some feedback from you. If you would like to contact him, let me know and I will give you his info. Joe

  91. Get deal on the Photo Pro Expo 2012 discount, but a little too far for me. How about something in the Sacramento area? :)

  92. cool idea – love free! Thanks for doing this, Scott (and Brad)!

  93. How to make Pimpy thursday even better… And how to bump up the comments on the blog hahahahah

  94. Would love to go to you Austin, Tx Light It, Shoot It Retouch It.

  95. I love this site more everyday. It is not only getting great and cool tips; now free stuff and tickets! What else you want?

  96. I love this!!!

  97. “Free & Cheap” Thursday is a great idea!
    how does it work?

  98. I’m in the Cincinnati area and would LOVE to come to this. I’m just starting to get my chops wet with a kelbytraining subscription for Christmas. This would be the perfect thing to keep me moving forward.

    Happy New Year!

  99. Pretty rich post today…I’ll br going over to kelbytraining.com for a little post Christmas shopping right now.

  100. Nice line-up for PPE! Would love to go!

  101. Better late than never. Here’s my late entry. Thanks Scott:)

  102. Just recently started monitoring, and was interested to see the change to “Pimpy Thursday”. I’ll eagerly follow the offerings (discounts and freebies) and pass the news on to members of the photo club for which I am webmaster.

  103. I haven’t seen a winner announced and hope I’m not too late to enter.

  104. Brad remind Scott that Sporty’s Pilot Shop is just outside of Cinci… Anything and everything for the pilot spouse (yes even aircraft)

  105. Brad remind Scott that Sporty’s Pilot Shop is just outside of Cinci… everything (including aircraft) for the pilot spouse.

  106. Hope this isn’t too late! Would love to go!

  107. Gee, I’ve never been to Cincinnati, sounds like fun…..Pick me!

  108. Hi my name is benedict and I am a photographer in the Philippines I never had any formal training in photography and most of the time done my learning through reading and watching tuts and you have been my one hero when it comes to teachining. Please if you have time vivist my page and advise me on how am I doing so far. Thanks! More Power!


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