It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Google+ Photographer’s Conference
We’re just days away from the Google+ Photographer’s Conference in San Francisco! The Kelby offices are in the midst of all the last-minute preparations, and we’re excited to be heading to the west coast. Don’t miss this opportunity to see your favorite Google+ photographers all in one place! Head over to for the full speaker lineup, schedule, and registration details.

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 tomorrow, May 18.

Plus, leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to the conference! This will be the last chance to win a free ticket from Free Stuff Thursday, and we’ll be picking a winner in the next 24 hours since we’re so close to the conference.

What’s New In Photoshop CS6 DVD
Win Matt Kloskowski’s new DVD, What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS6, before you can buy it! This DVD is perfect for people who have experience using a previous version of Photoshop – CS5, CS4, or even CS3 and just want to know all of the “good stuff” in CS6. Leave a comment and we’ll randomly draw for 2 winners.  Full details about this brand new DVD here.

Matt has another DVD out called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Crash Course. This title is designed to have anyone using LR4 up and running at full speed in no time. Leave a comment and we’ll randomly draw for 2 winners. Learn more about this DVD here.

Lightroom 4 Book – Spiral Bound!
Speaking of Lightroom 4, the spiral bound version of Scott’s brand new book, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers (Spiral Bound Edition), is here and yep, you guessed it - we’re giving away a copy here on Free Stuff Thursday. The spiral bound edition is killer if you plan to use this a lot as a reference because you can keep it flipped open on your desktop while you work. Just leave a comment and we’ll draw for a winner before next week’s installment. Learn more about Scott’s latest title here.

50% Off At The NAPP Store
Most shirts and mugs are 50% off at the Official NAPP Gear Store. Get a great deal on a NAPP shirt or mug by entering GRADSHIRTMUG in the coupon box at checkout. Some exclusions apply. Hurry because the offer ends Thursday, May 17 at 11:59PM Pacific Time.

Kelby Training Live
If you’re in Indianapolis, you’ll want to check out Dave Cross and The Photographer’s Photoshop CS6 Power User Tour on May 23!

Matt Kloskowski is also hitting the road with the Lightroom 4 Live Tour! He’s heading to Washington, DC, Lansing, MI, Richmond, VA, and San Francisco next month.

You can get dates, details, and register at

Drew Gardner Webinar
Today from 2:00p – 3:00p, join Drew Gardner and the Manfrotto School of Xcellence for a free webinar on Celebrity Portraiture! Drew will take you behind the scenes of his celebrity photo shoots in the studio and on location and talk about what he’s learned from his years of experience. You can sign up right here.

Last Week’s Winners
Google+ Photographer’s Conference
– Christopher Johnston

Crush The Composition DVD
– Hollyhockrose

A Day With Jay Maisel DVD
– Doug Evans
– Thomas

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

  1. Wish I didn’t have to teach summer school and could go to the conference, that would be neat. However, I would be happy to be considered for your Lightroom book. Thanks!

  2. I have busted my rear learning the in’s and out’s of LR 3. I am ready to move up to LR4. The DVD from Matt would be excellent as a gift!


  4. Hey Scott I would love to win a copy of your Lightroom 4 Book – Spiral Bound, maybe i could be your first Melbourne Photographer to win? ;-) Going to see your buddy Joe McNally on the 24th, its my birthday present! Cheers Carl AUS.

  5. I would love to get a spiral bound edition of the LR4 book for reference on my new LR4 Program. That would be an amazing edition to my Library.
    Have a good day and a Great trip to Gplus conference

  6. Ooh, Lightroom 4 DVD or book. How do I choose?
    Keep up the amazing work. Your name is always the first thing we mention when we hear “phototoshop” or “Lightroom”.

  7. Have just upgraded to both CS6 and Lightroom 4, both mega upgrades, need to know much more about both so hope your going to do a doing a good deal for the pair!

  8. Greetings from the Emerald isle! – Met Scott at his LISIRI seminar in London, fantastic day! Would love to win a copy of lightroom 4 book or Matts dvd! Love your training guys….you are an inspiration……

  9. Put me down for a spiral bound Lightroom book, please!  Although from looking at the comments, the chances of winning one are slim, because EVERYONE wants one! :-)


  10. Thanks for the contests. I’d love the Lightroom 4 Book or DVD to help me get my head around using Catalogs and Libraries with external hard drives.

  11. Great prizes this week.  I wish I could win.  Whoever wins will be very happy.

    FYI — this is one of the few blogs I check daily!!! 

  12. Would love to win any of the prizes…the spiral bound book, or either DVD! Looking forward to attending Matt’s LR4 seminar in Lansing!

  13. I have soooo much to learn and Matt’s Lightroom would be very helpful, especially since I live in a very remote area of Pennsylvania.  I haven’t been able to find any photo classes locally or even a photo club.  So I am on my own and any of your materials would be very useful.

  14. I would love to have a copy of the LR4 book.  My 14yo daughter is beginning to use LR and she & I could use a good reference.

    P.S. Still lovin the Jay Maisel DVD

  15. Mr. Kelby I’m amazed at how you still make time to give back with your busy schedule. Your Lightroom 4 book would make my guessing work a lot easier. Thank you.

  16. I make a promise to myself now not to upgrade any software without also buying Scotts book on the subject, as without it I’m at a total loss! 
    And theres no way Im upgrading to Lightroom 4 without your LR4 book! Thanks Scott

  17. Enter me for Scott’s spiral bound Lightroom 4 book – I’m attending Matt’s seminar in DC, so the book would be a great learning help after that.

  18. Lightroom 4 Book – Spiral Bound or Matt’s DVDs would be great. I watching Matt’s Lightroom 4 in depth on Kelby training. Great stuff!! 

  19. Would love the Lightroom Crash Course DVD…. although I have I’m getting pretty good at crashing and burning ….  (or maybe a ticket to Matt’s class in Richmond, VA?)….

    Thanks for all the great tutorials and training…

  20. I’d love to get my hands on a spiral bound book.
    Have thought of buying one earlier, but have been late to the game and missed out as of yet.
    Keep up the good works guys!!!

  21. wow, I’d love to boost my photography skills at the Google+ conference! and how serendipitous that it’s in my hometown! thanks for the info and for the chance to win a free ticket!

  22. Thanks Brad,
    Really enjoy being a NAPP member. I would like to have either of Matt’s DVD’s, What’s new in Photoshop CS6 or Lightroom 4 Crash Course.

  23. Hi Brad, I would love to get a copy of the spiral bound version of Scott’s LR4 book. Check back on the original posting on 5/4/2012 and you will see I was the first to ask about the availability of this item.

  24. I haven’t upgraded to either Lightroom 4 or CS6.  I’m debating a system switch before I replace my computer.  But learning a little beforehand never hurt anyone.  Please put my name in the hat for the CS6 dvd, the Lightroom 4 Spiral book, or the Lightroom 4 Crash Course dvd.  Thanks guys!

  25. What would be better than a copy of Scott’s spiral bound LR4 book.  Nothing!!  But maybe a business card and Swedish Fish is just the ticket to win…….

    Yup that was me at PSWDC.

    Luis Morales
    DLWS Acadia NP, 2005

  26. Just Curious: What microphones do you use in filiming “The Grid”? Also, would love the Lightroom 4 Crash Course…  

    Thanks for everything! 

  27. When is your new Photoshop CS6 for digital photographers due out? Love all your books they make learning fun and easy. Your a inspiration to us all, Rgds Stephen

  28. Knowledge is power…  What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS6 or  Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Crash Course would be awesome win.  

  29. I am seriously not using my Lightroom to full potential. I really need a crash course to update myself. I would love to win the give away for Matt’s course because I find him very easy to follow.

    Hats off to Scott for doing a spiral backed book. That’s excitingly useful. !!

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