Bonjour! Brad Moore here with the latest news and updates, live from Paris (well, as live as you can get on a non-live blog anyway)… :-)

Google+ Photographer’s Conference
We’re just a couple of weeks away from the Google+ Photographer’s Conference on May 22-23 in San Francisco! Register now for your chance to participate in photo walks, live shoots, and sessions with great instructors like Guy KawasakiTrey RatcliffPeter HurleyAlex Koloskov, and tons of others. Here are a couple of discount codes to use for registration…

Use GPLUSCOMM to save $50 off registration AND get 2 free months of online training at Or if you’re a student, use GPLUSSTUD to register for just $99 (must provide student ID)! These discount codes are valid until May 18.

Leave a comment for your chance to win one free ticket to the conference!
Right on the heels of last week’s new class, What’s New in Photoshop CS6, we just added a slew of new Photoshop CS6 classes from RC Concepcion, Corey Barker, and Pete Collins! These guys go into detail on the latest improvements on Design Features, HDR, Video, 3D, and more.

Not only that, but the highly anticipated debut of Lindsay Adler’s class, Fashion Flair Photography is now available as well! Join Lindsay on location and in the studio to see her unique take on classic stories with a twist of fashion and glamour.

Check out these classes and more at

If you’re in the Dallas area, you absolutely have to check out the launch of an awesome new photo studio, WELD. They’re having a launch party tomorrow night, May 11, from 8-11pm, where you can tour the space and enjoy free pizza and drinks!

WELD isn’t just a normal photo studio. It’s a community of photographers who share a space for meetings, work, and photo shoots rather than working alone in an expensive, lonely space. It’s the brainchild of our buddy Austin Mann, who gave us a preview of the space when we were in Dallas for the Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It seminar, and we were blown away!

So, make sure you swing by Friday night for some free food, network with other photographers, and see if the WELD community is something you’d like to be a part of!

Crush The Composition DVD
We’re currently in Paris filming Scott’s upcoming Travel Photography class for Kelby Training, and man is it going to rock! He’s even said that he’s just as excited (if not more so) about this class as his Crush The Composition class. So, why not give away a couple copies of the DVD?

Leave a comment for your chance to win one of two copies of Scott’s Crush The Composition DVD!

Heck, Why Not?
Let’s give away a couple more of those A Day With Jay Maisel DVDs while we’re at it. You know what to do!

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

Google+ For Photographers Conference
– PrototypeM

The Photographer’s Photoshop CS6 Power User Tour
– Doug A

A Day With Jay Maisel DVD
– M. Davis
– Peter Lawton
– Brian Parchim

The Digital Photo Workshops with Dave Black
– Lorri Eastin

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

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  1. Brad, 1st commenter should win!

  2. This is the first I’ve heard of the G+ Photographer’s Conference, and just in time too, because I usually miss events by hearing about them too late.

  3. i would love to get a jay maisel dvd since my web connection is to slow to watch kelby online training, thanks

  4. Would love to get the Jay Maisel dvd!

  5. Happy Thursday

  6. crush-the-composition for me. :) please

  7.  Ooh, ooh, Crush The Composition DVD for me please…

  8. Crush the Composition DVD for me!

  9. You guys are the best!!!!

  10. It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

  11. Ah Paris, can’t wait to see the new DVD Scott it may be the closest I ever get to the Eiffel tower. Would love a chance to learn from two talented artists. 1st ever tweet.

  12. I like FREE STUFF…Yippee

  13. First time post-er. Interested in the crush the composition disc. Just installed clipboard and enjoying the content. Thanks guys.

  14. The ‘Crush the Competition’ DVD would be very useful.

  15. Would love the Jay Maisel material or anything you would consider. Just a note of thanks to Matt for his instruction on Lightroom, I have learned so much through your instructional media.

  16. To Crush the composition, see it rendered before you, and hear the lamentation of the women.

  17. Would enjoy the Jay Maisel DVD.

  18. Tell Scott to Make sure to visit ‘Ladurée’. It’s the best macarons in the northern hemisphere, and even Jany would curse for them. (Well, he’d curse for anything.) 

  19. Jay Maisel Jay Maisel Jay Maisel!


  20. Hey guys, thanks for all the good tips & tricks on this site

  21. Would love a crush the composition DVD.

  22. Crush the Composition would be great!

  23. Really looking forward to the course!

  24. I was there for the presentation, and would LOVE to get a DVD!


  25. Would love a DVD to take my mind off all this rain in the uk.

  26. Would still love to go to the Google+ conference, Just wasn’t able to afford the ticket and hotel both one or the other but not both. So near yet so far…

  27. Would love a copy of the Jay Maisel DVD

  28. Have wanted that DVD for ages. Please come to Australia some time!

  29. Would love to win a Crush the Composition DVD!

  30. I’d love to get Crush the Composition or A Day with Jay Maisel to improve myself :)

  31. I could listen to Jay all day. Looking forward to the new video coming out.

  32. Love it!  I just renewed my membership to NAPP after a 6 month hiatus, and can’t wait to dive back in!

  33. While you guys are enjoying Paris, I’m up for the DVDs!!!

  34. J’aime Paris et des trucs gratuits jeudi

  35. Loved the Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it Seminar live in London.  Pity you guys are so far away as I would love to attend more live training and seminars!!!

  36. Would love to get my hands on some!

  37. Free stuff improves any Thursday :) Enjoy Paris!

  38. Thursday’s fast becoming the best day of the week. Not only is it the last day of the week over here but now I might win some free stuff. Shot a dot Mr Kelby

  39. Hey Brad!  Hope you’re having a blast in Paris!

    Put me down for the Jay DVD or Scott’s DVD.  Would love to have either one of them.


  40. Great blog would love the Crush the Competition cd…

  41. Thanks, Scott, for all the great information!

  42. Like It, Love It, Gotta Have It from All Things Kelby!  If you were based out of Orlando, you’d be the Magic Kingdom of Photoshop!

  43. I would like a crush the composition DVD.

  44. Thanks Brad.  Either one of the DVD’s would be fantastic!

  45. I’d love to win either DVD.  I keep trying.

  46. Glad to see Lindsay Ahler class on KT. She is a wealth of information.

  47. Would love to win too, got any dust covered used stuff tucked way back in the closet?

  48. I’ll throw my name in the hat.

  49. Winning a Scott or a Jay DVD would make my day!

  50. I am putting comfortable shoes and I am running a marathon to San Francisco now!!!

  51. I would be very happy with either a Scott to Jay DVD!

  52. Free stuff Thursday! and even more Jay Maisel goodness!!!! Can’t wait to see the new ‘Day with Jay’ on kelbytraining!

  53. Sign me up, those classes sound great!

  54. I would be very happy with either 
    Crush the Composition or A Day with Jay Maisel.

  55. i’d like to have either dvd. they both sound awesome

  56. I would enjoy either DVD.

  57. You guys have the best contests, the prizes sound fantastic.  Now if only I could win one of those DVD’s.
    And if I don’t win, I still win by reading this great Blog and by belonging to

  58.  would love a dvd!

  59. woo hoo for free stuff! Any of those DVDs would be awesome!

  60. Want that Jay Maisel DVD set. Awesome class.

  61. Jay Maisel – would be awesome – thanks

  62. Either DVD would rock!  Thanks for doing this and can’t wait to find out who the winner is!  Me, me, me… fingers crossed! ;-)

  63. either DVD would be cool. thanks.

  64. I’d love a Jay Maisel DVD

  65. Great prizes love the DVD

  66. Never stop learning! The DVD’s look great…

  67. I would love to get that DVD to increase my knowledge

  68. I would love any of the DVDs!

  69. More great prizes! Love either of the DVD s.

  70. Thanks for putting out such great material!

  71.  Enter me in to win a copy of Scott’s Crush The Composition DVD!

  72. The Crush the Composition DVD would make my day!

  73. Either DVD would be fantastic. Thankyou

  74. I’d like to win the A Day with Jay Maisel DVD :)

  75. I destroy, break, mess up the competition all the time. Learning to crush it as well couldn’t hurt. 

    Floof and run

  76. Would love the chance to win either DVD.  Can’t wait to see the new class from Scott’s and Jay’s Paris walk around too.

  77. I’d love the Crush The Composition DVD…great way to begin the weekend!

  78. Would love to have either DVD sets. I really could use the Crush The Composition DVD!

  79. Crush the composition DVD would help me go to the next level. You guys ROCK.

  80. I would be sooo happy to win the Crush the Composition DVD!! 

  81. Opera!…I was here to see Oprah.

  82. Would be so excited for either of the DVDs. :)

  83. I would like to win any of those prizes. Thanks!

  84. As a new photographer I would love either one, but prefer the composition DVD. 

  85. Count me in for either video

  86. Deal me in some delicious dvds!

  87. I’m cheap, I’m easy, I will take free dvds

  88. I’d love one of those freebies! :-)

  89. Gee I should have waited to register for the Google+ Photographer’s Conference then I would have received 50 bucks off and the two hours of Kelby Training. 

  90. I just want some Scott Kelby pixie dust sprinkled on me ;)

  91. Jay Maisel has been an inspiration to me since first seeing his images in the mid 70’s – I would truly appreciate receiving his DVD’s.

  92. Awesome!!  I would love either DVD!  =)

  93. Timing is everything… now’s the time!

  94. More Kelby Training titles…keep ’em coming!

  95. I would really love to go to the Google Plus conference!  

  96. Sure would love the Jay Maisel disks!

  97. Keep up the great work guys!  I am loving!  I am learning so much and I just can’t get enough!  Thanks again!!

  98. Boy, I’d sure like to win something.

  99. Crush the Composition! Want!!

    Caps won, feeling lucky!

  100. I’ll take a dvd or two.

  101. Crush the competition…right here.  Would love a copy!

  102. Free DVD’s are always good. Thanks Scott!

  103. Sign me up for a chance at the Crush the Composition DVD.  Thanks.

  104. I love Jay Maisel’s work. After the Another Day with Jay Maisel installment on Kelby Training I went out to do some street photography using all that I’d learned from the video. I even found Mr. Maisel’s studio in NYC and took a photo (from the outside) and felt a great sense of pride in what I was doing for the remainder of the day and every day afterwards. Thanks for imparting such wonderful tips on photography and people.

  105. Composition DVD: what a great chance to pick up some tips.

  106. Hi Scott,
    Your blog is on my daily read list and I sure could use a DVD to help my photography along… Bryan

  107. I would love, love, LOVE the Crush the Composition DVD.  Thanks!

  108. who has 2 thumbs and wants to win a dvd? this girllll!

  109. I’ll take the DVD’s

  110. It would be really cool to win a DVD.

  111. I’d be happy o win anyhing.

  112. I would love the “Crush the Composition” or “Day with Jay Maisel” DVDs… Thanks!!

  113. Longing to Crush the Composition with the help of Kelby Training.  Every book and DVD I’ve purchased from you are the best in education for Photoshop and photography!

  114. Hello. A ‘Day With Jay Maisel’ DVD or Scott’s ‘Crush The Composition DVD!’ would be really great.
    Thank you for Free Thursdays
    All the best to everyone

  115. Hi, “A Day with Jay Maisel” DVD please.

  116. looking forward to more great training from Scott and the team

  117. Crush the Composition! You guys Rock!!

  118. Crush the Composition was one of the most outstanding classes on KT. Some of the stuff we naturally do, if just without thinking, but Scott put it all together, simple to understand, hard to forget (now). Should make a 100% improvement in most people’s photography.

  119. Can’t win if you don’t play.  I’ll try to win again!

  120. I love Free Stuff Thursday.  Only better with JayMaisel

  121. I’d love a copy of the Crush the Composition DVD! 

  122. What a awesome list of goodies.  Thanks Scott for being so awesome to us readers.  And how awesome but to spend time in Paris with Jay.  What a treat.  Winning any of the above is a serious score.

  123. A copy of Crush the Composition would be nice to have.

  124. Would love some  Free 
    Jay Maisel Stuff

  125. I’d love to have any of these great DVD’s!

  126. A copy of Crush the Composition could really help me with my photography

  127.  would love A Day With Jay Maisel DVD

  128. Would love to have any of the DVDs. I’ll also have to go check out WELD. It’s a little bit of drive but it would be nice to connect with other “Dallas Creatives”.

  129. I wouldn’t mind winning one of the items.  There seems to be an always something new to learn.

  130. Pick me    Pick me !!

  131. One of these days I’ll win free stuff on Thursday

  132. So wish I could do the Google + conference, but alas, I cannot swing it this year!  It sounds simply awesome. Would love Crush the Composition or A Day with Jay Maisel though.

  133. I’ll rub the genie lamp….rub,rub,rub..

  134. Crush The Composition DVD or A Day with Jay! 

  135. I wish my work would let me go to that g+ conference.  San Francisco is my favorite place on earth.  

    I would love that Crush the Composition book.  I have seen quite a lot of good reviews about it

  136. Would love to Crush the Composition!

  137. I get the technical parts of photography, composition not so much. Here’s hoping for some help.

  138. Would love the Composition DVD or either of them really!

  139. I so want to go to the Google Plus conference

  140. Looking forward to the Paris video

  141. Winners read Scott Kelby’s blog!

  142. Crush the Composition was one of the most honest and refreshing classes I’ve seen.

  143. Crush the Composition — I like that!!

  144. A Day with Jay would be great!

  145. “Crush The Composition”! The title alone gives a huge clue as to the creativity within. But enough of the kissing up……

  146. Please, please, please pick me to win the Maisel DVDs!

  147. I should really look into buying that Crush the Composition DVD, if I don’t win it I mean. 

  148. Would really like a Jay Maisel DVD.

  149. A free DVD sounds great to me!

  150. Can’t make to google+ but either of the other prizes would awesome

  151. Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh… Pick me.  A Free DVD would be great.

  152. One of those DVD’s would sure look good inside my BluRay Blayer!

  153.  I’d love a copy of the Crush the Composition DVD

  154. Cool prizes. I’m looking forward to seeing the output from the visit to Paris!

  155. When will you be offering photographer’s eyes for sale.  It’s about the only gadget I don’t have.

  156. Crush the Composition DVD please!

  157. I wouldn’t mind Jay’s DVD.

  158. Love to win the “Crush the Composition” DVD since I had the privilege of being on the front row of the live audience that night it was shot!

  159. Happy to see that Lindsay Adler’s Kelby Training class is available now.  She was super at Photoshop World DC.  Either of the DVDs would be a great prize to receive.

  160. Appreciate all the tips from NAPP. I would put your Crush the Comp video to use.

  161. going to check out Weld tommorow thanks.

  162. Thank you for the information and opportunity for continued growth. I love being a NAPP member.

  163. I too would like a copy of either DVD. Thanks for the great information. I am new to your blog and find it helpful and inspiring.

  164. I would love to win the Crush the Composition DVD. Between NAPP and Kelby training I have learned so much!

  165. Either DVD would be awesome!

  166. Thanks for all the good info and can’t wait to see the videos from Paris!

  167. I oils love to win a copy of A Day With Jay Maisel

  168. Crushing the composition would be a nice addition to my knowledge collection.

  169. Pick Me.  Please give me free stuff!!!!!!!

  170. Thanks for sharing all the CS6 features!

  171. Loved attending Scott Kelby’s classes at PSW DC this year, and have several of his books.  Would LOVE to have “Crush the Composition”!  Thanks a bunch!!

  172. I’d love to be able to crush the composition

  173. Would love to learn how to “crush the composition”…since it’s too easy to crush cans these days…

  174. Love to win the Jay Maisel DVD!!!

  175. Another great prize… Can you throw in a Parisienne baguette too? ;)

  176. A day with Jay Maisel never gets old.

  177. I would greatly appreciate a copy of either DVD – A day with Maisel , or crush the composition,

  178. Would love the day with Jay DVD

  179. Hi Brad, nice to see you are looking after things in Scott’s absence and giving away a few goodies. I would love to received the Jay Maisel DVD’s.
    Don J J C

  180. Well, congrats on WELDS opening!
      On the usual note, I’d love tickets to the G+ conference or Scotts’ “Crush the Composition” DVD pretty please, thank you, and good luck to all!
      Have an excellent weekend Brad & all

  181. I want some of the luck of the Irish to come my way. Thanks for giving us this chance :)

  182. Thank you for a chance to win Crush the composition DVD or a day with JM DVD.

  183. Love to win one of the DVDs.

  184. Winning Crush the Composition would be awesome

  185. Scott. Pick me!!! Would love any of the DVD’s you’re offering.

  186. All of it sounds good to me and would improve my skills.

  187. Hoping for the Jay DVD. Loved the NY seminar. 

  188. Hoping to win the pass to the G+ conference…. fingers crossed!

  189. Thanks for another great giveaway. Still hoping for a G+ conference ticket!

  190. I with those guys – a DVD would make the weekend.

  191. Scott I hope you’re getting a good amount of change for pimping out Google+.  It’s pretty obvious you’re getting paid to promote.  

  192. Hey Brad, what do you think of Paris?

    Hope I win something, never have before.

  193. This is sparta!!!! Jay or crush the composition would be nice

  194. Either of the DVDs would be great to win!

  195. Please add my name for the draws – thanks so much

  196. Love to win a Maisel DVD set!

  197. Free stuff? Count me in!

  198. I would like to have the Jay DVDs even though I subscribe to Kelby Training.

  199. Would love to spend a “Day with Jay DVD”! 

  200. Je voudrais A Day with Jay Maisel DVD. S’il vous plait.

  201. Those giveaways are definitely worth a comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  202. Thanks for all the free information in these blogs.  Some of us really appreciate it.
    I’d like to win anything.  It’s my birthday next Thursday – does that merit extra weighting in the selection process ?


  203. I have to check what’s new with photoshop cs6 class before upgrading!!
    My choice would go for a day with Jay Maisel, thanks.

  204. My Mother always said the magic word was ‘please’.so  “”PLEASE”  for the Jay Maisel dvd.

  205. Just came back from Paris two weeks ago. I know I’ll be on the next plane back there after watching “A Day with Jay Maizel in Paris”

  206. I love what Scott Kelby and his team of creative professionals do.  Would love to get some free stuff!

  207. I don’t travel as much as I’d like to, but I’d love to have the Ceush the Composition DVD

  208. I would like to crush the competition by winning Scott’s DVD!

  209. Please, I want Jay’s wisdom on DVD

  210. Crush the compositon… for free :)

  211. I’d love to win any of the DVD’s

  212. I was hoping you would be giving away a trip to Paris with Jay and Scott.

  213. With all this hype I know the new Paris course is going to be awesome… and it would be awesome to win the previous Day with Jay Maisel DVD! :)

  214. thanks for these chances. I would like to have Crush The Composition DVD …

  215. I’d love to Crush the Competition with the DVD and spend spend a couple more days with Jay!…  Those classes are AWESOME! so much info to absorb. The DVD’s are an awesome addition especially if you find yourself in “a Dead zone” I’d love to add either one to my collection!

  216. Paris! How exciting!  And yes, of course, please enter me in the possibility to win one of these very intriguing-sounding DVDs.

  217. I would like to crush the competition by winning Scott’s DVD!  Thanks for the chance to win Scott!!!

  218. I would love to win one of those Kelby goodies!

  219. I am leaving a comment.

  220. Bonjour!

    As you, Jay and crew are shooting the unsuspecting Parisians, I’m thinking just how much I’d enjoy the NYC Day with Jay… and Another Day with Jay DVD! ;-)



  221. I would love to win a crush the composition DVD!

  222. This conference looks so amazing!  

  223. I’d love the Jay DVD

  224. I would love a ticket to the conference. I’m hoping to go somehow but can’t quite get the funds.

  225. Gotta love free stuff ;)
    Thanks Brad!

  226. CRUSH that Composition! Although a day with Jay Maisel would be invaluable….I’d be over the moon with either one! No, literally…secret Russian space launch headed to over the moon. ;)

  227. I’d love either the crush the composition of the jay Maisel DVD.

  228. I’d love either DVD set.

  229. I would love to win “Crash the composition” DVD.

  230. WOW, I would love a DVD by Scott Kelby as his Crush The Composition DVD! or A Day With Jay Maisel DVD.  Thanks for all you wisdom sharing, Scott. 

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