It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Become A Marketing Genius with Joel Grimes
Learn how to thrive in the marketplace! There's no talk of f-stops or lighting in this class. Join Joel Grimes for a cold hard look at what it takes to go from sitting in the stands to playing on the field by upping your marketing game. It is possible for you to make a living in photography, but it takes more than just being a good photographer. You need also need to be good at marketing yourself, your work, and what you can do that sets you apart from your competition. Joel shares the wisdom he's learned and earned from years of knocking on doors, making cold calls, and (eventually) getting the clients he was after. If he can do it, so can you.

An Analysis of Light Shaping Tools with Joe McNally
The job of a light modifier is to take a raw blast of light and shape it, contain it, and make it work for the kind of shot you are trying to create. Join Joe McNally for a clinical look at a range of light shaping tools in a sterile studio environment to help inform your ability to extrapolate out their performance into the real world. Starting with a series of light modifiers for small flash, Joe demonstrates how each one works while using the same subject, and catalogs the effect each light shaping tool has on the light source and the subject. From there Joe moves on to analyze a series of light modifiers designed for studio strobes in the same circumstances. When the analysis is complete it is time to move the lights, light shaping tools, and subject out into a variety of real world locations to put what has been learned into practice.

Photoshop World
We’re only a couple of months away from Photoshop World, and you can use the promo code PSWDAD to save $50 on a full conference registration! If you haven’t already booked your trip, make sure you reserve a room at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. You’ll be closer to all the action, have a shorter walk from your room to classes, and stay where the instructors stay.

Leave a comment for your chance to win a key to the instructor’s hotel room of your choice! Wait, no, not that. I meant… for your chance to go to RC Concepcion’s pre-conference workshop, Lightroom Crash Course!

KelbyOne Live
Want to learn from Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Ben Willmore live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they're coming to a city near you!

Shoot Like A Pro: Reloaded with Scott Kelby
July 14 - London, UK
Sept 22 – Phoenix, AZ
Sept 28 – Austin, TX

The Moment It Clicks with Joe McNally
June 15 - Lansing, MI
June 17 - Nashville, TN
July 13 - Ottawa, ON
July 15 - Calgary, AB
July 17 - Toronto, ON

Lightroom & Photoshop Creative Integration Tour with Ben Willmore
June 19 - Seattle, WA
Aug 4 - Kansas City, MO
Aug 6 – St. Louis, MO

These are just some of the upcoming dates for these seminar tours. You can find the full calendar of events right here, and leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to one of these events!

Madeline Island Lake Superior Workshop with Vincent Versace
Want to spend a week with Vincent Versace as he shares tips and teaches lessons on shooting, processing, and printing amazing images? Check out his Madeline Island Workshop happening July 20-24! During the workshop, Vincent will cover bokeh, depth of field, weather, gesture, black and white, shape and color, and more. By the time you’re finished, you’ll have learned how to set yourself up for success from the point of capture through making the print. It all takes place in the Madeline Island region of Lake Superior, and you can learn more right here.

Leave a comment for your chance to win a signed copy of Vincent’s book, From Oz To Kansas!

Last Week's Winner
KelbyOne Live Ticket
– D Israel

If that's you we'll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

  1. Scott, Brad I would love to win Vincent’s book. Brad, have you ever considered a doing a class on Kelby One with Mia about what it is like to be an assistant to a Photographer. Since you have assisted for both Scott and Joe McNally it would make an interesting perspective on someone who is probably essential to the Superstars…

  2. I love listening to Joe McNally. I wish one of his classes would come close to the OKC or Dallas area. If I am chosen for a prize, give it to another. I’ve won a lot with you guys. I’m just commenting ’cause I actually got through this morning. I still read the blog every day!

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