The “Vinnie” Award At Photoshop World Atlanta
At the upcoming Photoshop World in Atlanta April 8-11, one lucky person will receive the Vincent Versace Award for Digital Photographic Excellence.  It is a bi-annual award in which the goal is to remove as close to every technological obstacle there is that keeps a photographer from stepping up to the next level in their artistic evolution.  This occurs through the continuing generosity and longtime commitment of the corporate sponsors of this award and the belief in helping contribute to the evolution of the creative who wins. This is the best and biggest Vinnie award since it's inception!

This Photoshop World the winner will receive:

  • Nikon D610 camera (NEW to the Vinnie!)
  • Epson 3000 printer
  • 1-year subscription the entire Adobe Creative Suite
  • Atomos Ninja 2 external video reorder for DSLRs (NEW to the Vinnie!)An Xrite Color Munki and Color Picker Color Checker
  • Induro C314 carbon fiber tripod and BH2 ball head
  • Lowepro Slingshot Camera bag
  • Maine Media Workshop's offer for the winner to attend one of my Maine Media Workshop's Workshops (plane fare and hotel accommodations not included) (Welcoming back to the Vinnie!)
  • Wacom Intous tablet
  • Lexar 32 Gig UDMA flash card
  • Westcott 30-inch 6 -in 1 reflector set
  • ExpoDisc White balancing disc
  • Upstrap Camera Strap (NEW to the Vinnie!)
  • The Complete onOne software suite
  • The Complete Nik Software Collection by Google
  • 1-year membership
  • One year subscription to (NEW to the Vinnie!)
  • Hoodman Loupe
  • 13×19″ Pina Zangaro custom portfolio
  • Signed Vincent Versace 24×30″ print
  • Signed copy of From Oz to Kansas
  • Whatever crumpled up cash Vinnie have in my pocket
  • A jam packet that Vinnie will personally steal  from that morning's breakfast
  • The magic "Lint of Creativity" from Bert Monroy's pocket

Good luck to all who entered, and be sure to wish Vinny a happy birthday on April 8!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott KelbyMatt Kloskowski, RC Concepcion, or Ben Willmore? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Mar 28 - Minneapolis, MN (tomorrow!)
Apr 14 - Salt Lake City, UT
May 13 - Portland, OR

Lightroom 5 Live with Matt Kloskowski
Mar 31 - Indianapolis, IN
Apr 2 - Columbus, OH

Photoshop for Photographers with RC Concepcion
Apr 11 - Washington, DC
May 20 - Hartford, CT

Photoshop Creativity with Ben Willmore
Apr 16 - Chicago, IL
May 7 - Philadelphia, PA
May 9 - South San Francisco, CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through March! And leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Photographing The Moon, Stars, and Milky Way with Jennifer Wu
Landscape photography doesn't end when the sun goes down! Join Jennifer Wu, a Canon Explorer of Light, as she guides you through everything you need to know to start photographing stars and the night sky in Photographing The Moon, Stars, and Milky Way. You'll learn about the equipment you need to capture the scene, how to research your subjects, the importance of scouting your location, the key camera settings, how to post process your photographs, and so much more!

Leave a comment for your chance to see this class for free!

Frank Doorhof New York City Workshop
On May 3, Frank Doorhof will be hosting a workshop in New York City at a great location that will combine studio work, shooting with natural light, and even shooting on top of a building.

The group is limited so there is a lot of time for personal attention. This will be a learning frenzy with loads of tips and tricks on lighting, coaching the models, getting the right expression, natural light, strobes, mixing light sources, telling a story, building a brand, retouching and much much more.

There are only a few openings left, so click here to book your ticket for the workshop you don't want to miss!

Leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of Frank's book, Mastering The Model Shoot!

Last Week’s Winner
KelbyOne Live Ticket
-Glenn Nieciag

If you’re the lucky winner, we’ll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

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  1. Would love Frank’s book on model shoots!

  2. I would love to see RC in hartford!

  3. Frank Doorhof’s book would be awesome!

  4. Frank – I would love to see you add your workshop to PS World!

  5. Frank Doorhof rocks! Would love his book.

  6. the book sounds awesome!

  7. I’ll take the book, please!

  8. Please send Frank’s book my way :)

  9. Book me, please!

  10. I would love to win anything!

  11. Frank’s book would be my choice :-

  12. I reeeeally wish I were going to PSW! I hope to be able to make it to the next one in the fall. Will it be in Vegas again or will you make me the happiest girl in the world and hold it in California? Hmm? ^_^

    Since you’re giving things away here… I could use Frank’s book! I’ve really enjoyed his courses on KelbyOne so far. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve watched any courses that I didn’t like on the site ^_^ Thanks for the killer content.

  13. This book would be very helpful since after a year of learning photography, I seem to be drawn to environmental portraits and I’ve got a lot to learn.

  14. Ben Willmore is one of the best instructors I’ve ever seen. I’d love to spend a day learning from him in San Francisco.

  15. Already in DC so would love to go to the DC seminar.

  16. Would love to win Jennifer Wu’s class

  17. Please put my name in the fish bowl for a chance to win photoshop creativity in Chicago! Thanks for the opportunity.

  18. Is this the way to enter?

  19. Frank’s book, “Mastering The Model Shoot” would be nice! Thank you.

  20. Hoping to win the class “Photographing the Moon”

  21. I would l-o-v-e to win Jennifer Wu’s class, Photographing the Moon, Stars, and Milk Way! We’re planning on travelling to Utah, and think this would really help.

  22. Astral photography! What an out of this world shoot… Sorry I had to say it.


  24. Just upgraded my equipment and want to try my hand at astrophotography. How could I pass up a chance for a free class?

  25. I would love to see RC in Hartford! It would be my first time.

  26. Would be thrilled with the model book!

  27. Would be great to see RC in Washington DC.

  28. You’d learn more about astrophotography from a site like

    Although I’d love for more people to get interested in AP. Maybe we can get more people to combat light pollution which is really the product of fear than safety/need.

  29. Would make great use of this book ;)

  30. Will be at PSW in Atlanta this year, can’t wait.

  31. A free ticket to Ben in Chicago please! Thanks.

  32. I love astrophotography so I would be thrilled to win the rental of Jennifer’s class!

  33. i wish coud get free stuff

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