Photo Walks at The Google+ Photographer’s Conference
The Google+ Photographer’s Conference is next month in San Francisco, and while the main sessions will be broadcast live, you can only be part of the Photo Walks if you’re there in person! Scott Kelby will be leading one at Golden Gate Park, plus lots of others around San Francisco will be led by Trey Ratcliff, Catherine Hall, RC Concepcion, Lindsay Adler, and more! Get all the info and register at

The Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers
Since Lightroom first launched, Scott Kelby's The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world's #1 best-selling Lightroom book. His latest version for Lightroom 4 is being printed as we speak and it’s available for pre-order now here. Scott uses his same step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun in this edition. He doesn’t just show you which sliders do what and what the new features are â” instead he will teach you how to create your own photography workflow using Lightroom. In the spirit of Free Stuff Thursday, you can grab a chapter from the book here.

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! in London
We’re just nine days away from the last ever Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! seminar with Scott Kelby! We’re heading to Islington, London, UK on April 28 for a day of awesomeness that you won’t want to miss. Sign up here, or leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket!

Lightroom 4 Live
Matt Kloskowski is hitting the road with the Lightroom 4 Live seminar tour. Head over to for dates and registration, or leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to one of these seminars! Make sure you specify which city.

How about $2,500 and a Wacom Intuos4 Tablet for free?
If you can create a kick butt political t-shirt design you could walk away with those prizes and more! NAPP and have teamed up to offer you the chance to put your Photoshop skills to the test and win amazing prizes in a Political T-shirt Design Contest.The 2012 political race is heating up, so now is the perfect time to show off your best and most exciting political design ideas. The grand prize winner will be walking away with $2,500, a Wacom Intuos4 Tablet, a one year membership to NAPP and a one year subscription to Kelby Training! In today's world, designers must be not only talented, but also savvy when it comes to using their skills. Take your creativity and expertise off the screen and paper and apply it to a real world product! The contest is open to anyone, but hurry, because Sunday, April 22nd is the deadline. For complete details, visit the contest page.

Fay Sirkis – Wild About Animals DVD
OK - so you know those amazingly cool photographs you take? Did you know that in Photoshop, you can turn them into hand painted works of art! Yep, that’s right and our very own Fay Sirkis will show you how in this 2 Disc DVD set called, Wild About Animals - A Photo Painting Safari.

Just leave a comment and as always, we’ll randomly draw for 3 winners before next week’s Free Stuff Thursday post.

Think Tank Products Now Available at B&H!
That’s right, the full line of Think Tank Photo products is now available at B&H Photo Video! Two of our favorite companies together at last. Head on over to B&H to shop for camera bags, laptop bags, card holders, and everything else from Think Tank Photo!

Rick Sammon’s Big Cats App
Rick Sammon’s 7th app is Rick’s Big Cats: For big (and small) cat lovers. For just $.99, you get 20 photos to use as iPad and iPhone wallpapers! Head on over to for all the details.
Environmental Light and Automotive Photography, the latest class from the ever-popular Tim Wallace is now available at! If you’ve ever wanted to get into automotive photography but weren’t sure where to start, this is the perfect class for you. Tim shows you how to get the most out of one camera, one lens, and available light to make some killer car photos!

Last Week’s Winners
Here are the winners of last week’s giveaways:

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! in London
Jim Diedrich and CJ Evans

Lightroom 4 Live Seminar
Marc Myton, Jennifer, and Glenn Nieciag

David Ziser’s Live Wedding Shoot DVD

Photoshop Quiz Game
Don, Randy, and RFrazier

Congratulations, and we’ll be in touch soon!

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

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  1. hope i win a pass to the LR4 conference in chicago! :) would be good to learn it live from matt

  2. Cool, I was wondering when Think Tank was coming to B&H, I have replaced 3 of my bags with them, they are CAKB! Any idea if there will be a class on Matt’s PS Compositing? I would love to see that! Thanks Drad, your great no matter what Scott says on Giggle+ :)

  3. Hey! I’d love to go to London, but still too far from Germany (at least at the moment ;-) ).

    Up for the DVDs!

  4. Would love to attend the Lightroom 4 training with Matt in Los Angeles!

  5. So many get sites to vist, excuses me well I drool and scop them out.

  6. Thank you for such great choices. I would love to win the Fay Sirkis DVDs.

  7. I would be happy as a pig in mudd with anything.

  8. Looking forward to seeing you in london!!! cant wait !!!

  9. Would love, love, LOVE to win a ticket for Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it… Ta!

  10. Gotta be in it to win it!

  11. hope to win tickets for LS&R seminar

    See you in london

  12. Having just completed photographing a pair of Australian Black Swans lay, hatch and raise three cygnets I would be interested to explore how Fay’s DVDs could help me enhance my images.

  13. Would love to win tickets for your live show in London

  14. Id be 
     Wild About Animals with this DVD

  15. This is all great but how do i enter I guess just write a comment. Thr LR4 Book would help me a lot. Thanks Greg

  16. Wooo Hooo! I won, so excited, though I will be gutted if there is another CJ Evans! Looks like my brother can make his own way back to the airport – I’ve got a class to go to!

  17. I’d love to Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It and Win It.  Cheers

  18. I wish I knew how to Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It :’¬(

  19. There’s nothing like “FREE STUFF”!  Hey Guys!  Have you ever considered bringing your live training seminars to the New Orleans area?

  20. I second Pbberg’s comment – “nothing like FREE STUFF!”.
    Bring live training to Australia too please! :)

  21. I hope I win the prize!

  22. Ho,Ho,Ho, Christmas in April…..You guys rock….

  23. Sure hope Matt takes his LR4 tour to Boston.  Until then, I could  get by with the LR4 book if I won a copy.  Hmmm – not usually that lucky though.  Sigh …..

  24. The Wild about Animals DVD would teach me a lot.

  25. I will probably buy the DVD if I don’t win it!  :)

  26. Unemployed, but a free ticket to the chicago lightroom 4 tour would be awesome!

  27. Attended one of Fay Sirkis classes at photoshop world.  It was great.  Love to have this DVD set!

  28. Love to have the Lightroom 4 book. Great show on The Grid yesterday!

  29. I am always energized just by reading what’s going on here!

  30. Ooh free tickets to see Scott in London. mmmm tasty :)

  31. Would love an additional year of Kelby Training!  Really enjoy learning through this avenue!

  32. Would love to have Fay’s DVD set.  Worth it just for the set of brushes.  What a great idea!

  33. I’d really enjoy the chance to see Matt’s Lightroom 4 Live in Minneapolis!

  34. I’m a big fan of Fay’s tutorials on NAPP, would love the DVDs!

  35.  Fay’s DVD set or a ticket for Matt’s Chicago class would be great!  Thanks!

  36. Scott’s new Lightroom 4 book would be a very welcome addition to my growing collection.

  37. Just ordered LR4 yesterday, Scotts book would be helpful.

  38. Would love to win Fay’s DVD, the Scott’s Lightroom 4 Book or a ticket to the Lightroom 4 seminar when it comes to Boston.  

  39. I am wild about wild animals. Just wondering if Scott Kelby has Rick Sammon’s Big Cat App given his love of cat photos

  40. I love Fay’s work. 

  41. I love Fay’s work. 

  42. Love to see Matt and the LR4 seminar in Chicago!

  43. Wild About Animals- A Photo Painting Safari would be a wonderful addition to all the tutorials I have engaged in here!  I would love to win them!

  44. London!!!  That would be so fun and educational!!  But the LR4 in LA or the DVD/books would be great too!  Or another year of NAPP…always good to learn more!!!

  45. Fay’s webcasts (Nov ’11 and Mar ’12) were great. Winning her DVDs would be fantastic!

  46. I Would love to have have Faye DVD and if you are giving Scott book away that would be great also.

  47. Put me in for the Lightroom 4 book. Will go great with the books for Lightroom 1,2,3!

  48. Please send Faye to paint at my house!

  49. Like to see Matt in Chicago

  50. Thursday is now my favorite day of the week!

  51. I would really like to win the Lightroom 4 Live training in Chicago…

  52. I would love to attend LR 4 in Minneapolis.

  53. I’d love The Lightroom 4 book please. Thanks

  54. Would love to see Matt in Phoenix.

  55. Hmmm. Should start designing the t-shirt.

  56. I would like the book

  57. I’d love Fay Sirkis’ DVD set, or Scott’s LR4 book if thats being given away.

  58. (1) Link in the “Lightroom 4 for digital photographers” doesn’t seem to work.  I get a blank page.  Here’ the URL from the link:

    (2) Please sign me up for something free and something that goes whee.


  59. Would love the wild about animals dvd

  60. Ah hah!  Found the error; html is pointing at a blank target.  Check out this code in your page: 
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    • Actually it appears to be an Internet Explorer vs Chrome browser issue.  But I get the feeling that no one but me actually clicked the link so I will just keep monologuing here to see if anyone ever notices this scintillating thread happening all the way down here.

  61. Count me in for the LR4 book! I’ve bought the LR3 book in the past and read it about 3 times! Great workflow! Can’t wait to put my hands on the new one!

  62. I use the LR3 book constantly as a reference source and will do the same with the LR4 book when released.  Love your live seminars, great info and well presented, I always walk away from them with new ideas and having vendors there also is a nice way to interface with them too.  I’m happy to buy a tix but, if it’s a free fix for LA…that’s even better.  

  63. Love Fay’s tutorials and brushes!

  64. That’s a great give away as usual. Love Free Stuff Thursdays!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Another great Thursday

  66. Would love the book!  (would also love for LR4 to stop being so slow)

  67. I would love to go to Lightroom 4 Live Seminar in Chicago.  Thanks for the chance.


  68. Fay’s dvd sound cool!

  69. Would love to have Fay’s dvd set! 

  70. Fay’s dvd set sounds like a winner

  71. Would love Fay’s DVD’s!

  72. I already use Alien Skin Snap Art 3 for digital paintings, and would love to “graduate” to Fay’s techniques. Fingers crossed.

  73.  Would love to see Matt’s LightRoom 4 Live in Lansing

  74. Wild About Animals DVD
    Would love to win Fay’s DVD

  75. I would love to win Fay Sirkis’ DVD

  76. Would love LR book.  Thanks for chance to win.

  77. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Glenn N

  78. Can’t wait to have the book #4 in my hands!

  79. Talking about cars, Tim is a great inspiration. Do check this out, i had the opportunity to shot a very cool Lexus LF-LC Concept car in a fantastic studio in Brussels about a month ago.
    I´ll leave a little teaser with my post. :)

  80. Thanks for the competition chance.  Loving the lighting recipes app.

  81. Thanks guys looking forward to the Lightroom 4 book

  82. Anything would be good.

  83. I think its my turn to win. : )

  84. Thanking you in advance for the Lightroom 4 Book! (My odds are as good as anyone’s).

  85. Always good to read your blog.  Nice to be back.

  86. Would love the Wild About Animals DVD. Fingers crossed!

  87. I would love to win Fay’s DVD set.  Thanks for the free chance.

  88. Love all the stuff from kelby training! Free is even better!

  89. Would love to win Wild About Animals

  90. I would love to win the ticket to the conference in London!!!!

  91. Would love to see you in Islington…

  92. How does one sign up for this free stuff?? Anyway I would love Lightroom 4 DVD, book… :) 
    Thanks for this great info and your books! 
    I keep the Digital collection by my bed :) 

  93. Winning the free ticket to Matt’s Lightroom 4 Tour would be great.  Maybe by then I could learn how to properly and fluently pronounce “Kloskowski”.

  94. Saw Fay in DC last year, kick butt seminar!

  95. That Fay Sirkis DVD would be great!

  96. Tossing my name in the hat for the Fay Sirkis DVD!

  97. 2 Cities != tour.

  98. I tried to download your book chapter but the screen came up blank.

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