It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! in London
This is it… Scott Kelby’s last ever, Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! seminar in the world. Come be part of this once-in-a-lifetime, history-making event! Think of the stories you’ll have to tell your children… “There I was, just mere yards away from him, watching Scott Kelby explain the importance of using eggcrate grids with strip banks, and, all at once… it… just… CLICKED.” ;-)

Okay, seriously though, we would be delighted for you to come spend the day with us in Islington, London on Saturday April 28. We’ve had tons of great feedback from attendees, and it’s been a really fun tour to do. We hope you’ll join us for the finale of this highly informative, yet fun and entertaining tour!

Leave a comment for your chance to win one of two tickets!

Lightroom 4 Live
Matt Kloskowski is hitting the road soon with the all new Lightroom 4 Live tour. He’s hitting Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Chicago this month, and more cities will be scheduled soon. Check out for all the dates and details!

Leave a comment for your chance to win one of three tickets! Just make sure you say which city :-)

David Ziser’s Live Wedding Shoot DVD
Wedding season is  upon us and if you’re a wedding photographer or if you’re aspiring to be one, this DVD is a must-watch for you. Nationally-recognized wedding photographer David Ziser takes you through a wedding shoot from start to finish â” and when he says start to finish he means it. From getting ready with the bride in the morning to taking the required outdoor shots no matter the light quality and discreetly using a flash to capture the ceremony to covering the reception so nothing is missed, David shares his entire workflow method and experiences from more than 25 years in the business. Love is in the air and so are cool wedding photography DVDs, so leave a comment to win a copy of Live Wedding Shoot: From Start to Finish and we’ll randomly draw 3 winners from the comments.
If you’ve ever been to The Art of Digital Photography panel at Photoshop World, you know that Joe Glyda is the master of the self assignment. The latest class from Kelby Training is just that… Giving Yourself A Photography Assignment! Joe gets you thinking differently, outside of your normal routine, to renew your creativity and see things in a different light.

FREE Downloads from OnOne Software
Perfect Layers 2 is now available for free, giving every photographer the ability to create the images they envision. Use tools designed specifically for photographers to easily combine images and blend exposures, create layer masks, build composites, and moreâ”giving you endless creative options.

Perfect Layers 2 also allows you to use the workflow of your choice, giving you a seamless way to create layered files with your images directly from Lightroom, Aperture, or by using it as a standalone application.
And Perfect Effects 3 Free is a great way to add a heavy dose of excitement or a subtle amount of elegance to your photos. Based on the full-featured Perfect Effects 3, this free version includes over two dozen effects that will enhance and stylize your photos.
Get live previews of each effect along with the ability to adjust the strength and where the effect is placed on your photo. Perfect Effects 3 Free can be used as a plug-in directly within Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom or Aperture. You can even use Perfect Effects 3 Free on its own as a standalone application and get more effects from the onOne Marketplace.

Photoshop Quiz Game from Dave Cross
As previously mentioned, Photoshop Quiz Game from Dave Cross is a new game show style app that tests your knowledge of Photoshop. Now that the app has been released, Dave is giving away three free downloads! Just leave a comment for your chance to win one of these three giveaways.

Last Week’s Winners
The lucky winners of last week’s giveaways are…

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! London
Taz Hussain and Jude

The Digital Photography Book Library
Michael Lane

The iPhone Book, Fifth Edition
Darrell Peterson

Congratulations everyone, and we’ll be in touch soon!

That’s it for today. Have a great Thursday, and remember to be careful while texting and walking

  1. Really enjoyed Joe McNally’s class in London a couple of years ago. Would love to be part of Scott’s class too. just a short hop from Ireland!


  2. Hi guys! I won Dre Gardners DVD a couple weeks ago but never heard from anyone. Don’t you need my address or something so you can send it to me? Thanks a bunch.

  3. Hi Scott, I got so much out of the Kilby Training episode like this day you’re offering. I am in Nova Scotia Canada and I have learned so much from you. My fav are your days with Jay Maisel. I have gotten so many good shots just by leaving my camera on and lens cap off!!!  I would love to meet you in London! In any case have a great time. 
    Lynn Ellis

  4. I often watch The Grid, it’s informative knockabout stuff, making the transfer of knowledge fun. It’s a rare gift. Keep up the good work. I wonder if it’s a good live ?

  5. Good morning to everyone! :D I would love to assist the conference in Islington, I’m studying environmental science at Kingston University (London, UK) and as I’ve always said a good pic can change the world. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to show a picture and make my little contribution to the preservation of the world :D Scott Kelby you are amazing!!! Thank you for this great opportunity 

  6. So here I am as I mentioned on the Grid some episodes ago I’m about to embark on a mighty new challenge, I have resigned from my steady day time job of shooting babies to going out on my own , a new challenge and fairly nervous but then I think that’s healthy. So what better way to kick off my new adventure than to attend Scott’s LSR class across the pond end of the month. So I’m really looking forward to the class and perhaps meeting and having a chat with Scott. So see you all soon.

  7. Oooh, Scott Kelby in London would be amazing, I’m only an hour away, and it’s something I could really do with. I’ll be able to sing your praises on my website too!  

  8. PICK ME! PICK ME! I am really interested in David Ziser’s Live Wedding Shoot DVD. I’m an aspiring wedding photographer. Thank you for free stuff Thursday!

  9. Really enjoyed the show in Amsterdam. Love to go again, but hard to justify. I’d also like to see someone from here organise an after show photo walk along the South Bank finishing in Chinatown.

  10. Would love to get a copy of the Wedding DVD. Have seen it at other KT seminars, which btw are always extremely well done and a great day of inspiration and information. And the workbooks are a huge bonus. Keep up the great work

  11. My Sister is going to shoot her first wedding this year and I’d love to win a DVD to help her out. I love Free Stuff Thursday Thanks Scott!

  12. I would love to meet Matt in person in Chicago.  I just ordered Lightroom 4 and waiting for teh new version of the book to come in the mail.

    Glenn N

  13. I agreed to shoot my niece’s wedding this summer so I would love to have the Wedding DVD to help me!  Getting it free would be the bomb!!!  And I just bought Lightroom 4 so any help learning that would be super too!  I love reading your stuff!  Enjoyed the live taping of Crush the Composition last summer in Tampa as my first exposure to Scott’s live teaching.  Previously had just read #1-#3 of the Digital Photography books. 

  14. This is my first comment here, but I have been going crazy over your blog for the past few days!!  I feel like a sponge that just can’t get enough information!! :D  I plan on getting Lightroom 4 next week so I would love to see Matt in Chicago.  I also have some wedding shoots so David Ziser’s DVD would be awesome too!  Thanks for being such a great resource!
    P.S. I your photo recipes app got me started in my photographic pursuits, thank you so much for that!! 

  15. I’m absolutely devastated! I live in Norway, and will be in London that weekend, doing something else… Tough luck!

    Well, my Roller Derby team has paid much of the airfare and hotel so I guess they’ll be less than happy if I attend a photography seminar instead of learning more about being a Roller Derby refree.

    Scott, if you have time on sunday 29th, it would be awesome if you sneak in to the RD workshop to shoot some photos ;)

  16. Scott’s LiSiRi Live was the highlight last year for me in Toronto. Absolutely spectacular. Special guest Terry White. …anyway, now im looking for seminar dates in Canada in the tour calendar on, and its not there… please.. come

  17. Wow!  This is just like Christmas; only without the crowds.   So many free goodies to choose from…I’m thinking the LR4 class or the David Ziser DVD

  18. I would absolutely love to win David Ziser’s Live wedding DVD.  Every time I turned around at PSW, there was David standing, talking and sharing his experience with others.  Great guy!

  19. I absolutely love all the stuff on Kelby training by David Ziser! Sign me up for Live Wedding Shoot: From Start to Finish by David Ziser. Thanks!

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