It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Perfect Posing Techniques for Wedding Photographers with Jerry Ghionis
The reviews are in, and the latest class from Jerry Ghionis is a hit! Here’s some of the feedback Perfect Posing Techniques has been getting…

“I can’t count the hours I’ve spent researching posing, and I’ve never seen anyone better!”

“Makes you feel confident in posing regardless of what type of photography you’re doing!”

“This is the way to teach – understandable, applicable, and entertaining”

“I’ve been a Kelby Training member for a few years, and this has to be one of the best courses I’ve seen so far”

Head on over to to see what everyone is raving about.

Kelby Training Live
Cities and dates for Scott Kelby’s new Photoshop CS6 for Photographers tour have been announced! He’s heading to Sacramento, Nashville, Philadelphia, and New York later in July.

Joe McNally is taking his One Light, Two Light tour around Canada at the beginning of July.

And Matt Kloskowski continues his Lightroom 4 Live tour in San Francisco, Boston, and Houston this month.

You can get all the details and register at! And, leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to the seminar of your choice!

Photoshop World Vegas
Registration for Photoshop World Las Vegas is open!

Registering early will save you $99 on your registration price, and ensure you can reserve a room at Mandalay Bay Hotel so you can stay where the instructors stay.

Plus NAPP members automatically get $100 off!

Leave a comment for your chance to win a full-conference pass to Photoshop World Vegas (does not include airfare, hotel, meals, or gambling money) ;-)

National Association of Photoshop Professionals
If you aren’t already a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), you might not know what you’re missing. Aside from all the amazing discounts you get for $99/year from everyone from B&H to Budget Car Rentals, there are tutorials from The Photoshop Guys on Creating Custom HDR Backdrops, Retouching Tips, Compositing, Moving Lens Flare, and tons more.

Speaking of discounts, you know how Apple just announced those kick-butt new Retina Display MacBook Pros? Without the NAPP discount, they start at $2,199.00. With the NAPP discount, they start at $2,023.00. That’s $176.00 savings (not even counting the free shipping)!

In the words of Moose Peterson, that’s a no-brainer!

Leave a comment for your chance to win a free 1-Year NAPP Membership.

Last Week’s Winners
Matt Kloskowski’s Lightroom 4 Seminar
–  Mdecesere

Jeremy Cowart’s Lifefinder DVD
–  David Kelly

  1. I would LOVE to win the pass to Photoshop World Vegas – it’s the first year I have ever been free at that time – what a retirement gift it would be! I’d also be very happy to win a ticket to Joe’s workshop in Vancouver!

  2. Looking forward to Joe’s class here in Vancouver! Never miss him when he’s in town. Or Scott either. So when is Matt coming? Is he restricted to the continental US for some sort of past indiscretion?

  3. I agree the Gerry Ghionis videos are really excellent.  I am planning to watch them a second time. I would love the free NAPP membership.


  4. Cuba has never been on my list of places to visit but after watching your talk I really want to go!
    Please throw me in to the mix to win the Napp membership. Thanks!

  5. I am relatively new to your blog.  I always enjoy seeing your photos.  Do you have a blog, a class, tutorials specifically for Elements? 

  6. Love the Jerry Ghionis classes! I have a feeling those will be a regular viewing staple for many months to come.  As for the free stuff, it would be awesome to see Joe McNally in Ottawa when he comes around…for free

  7. My NAPP membership is up June 30 and would love to win a renewal.  Thanks Scott for sharing your Cuba trip with us.   Cuba is added to my bucket list now.

  8. I’d love to win the NAPP Membership! I’m a huge fan of ALL the “Photoshop Guys” and watch your podcast all the time! Thanks for everything! I could really use the NAPP and would love to get Photoshop user magazine!

    -Eli McD

    1. The seminars would be nice too, except they are all to far away…. :-( If you had one in Chicago! Then I could do that! :-) Just sayin lol jk ;-)

  9. Both of the new Jerry Ghionis classes are great! I’m just starting to get into wedding photography, and his classes make me feel like there is less of a curve and that I’m now able to feel more confident that I can grow this business much faster then if I had to learn it all on my own. A McNally workshop would be great to win! He’s such a good lighter/photographer

  10. I have an NAPP membership but would LOVE the admittance to Photoshop World!  A great reason to go to Vegas and my dream chance to know a lot more about Photoshop!  

  11. Consider me honored to win either one of the prizes!  I’ve never been to Photoshop World, though I keep telling myself, “Next year will be THE year”.  The NAPP membership would be sweet as well.

  12. I had the opportunity to go to PSW in DC for only 1 day (had a big photoshoot that weekend), so would love to win the PSW ticket to Vegas, so I could experience the whole thing!

    And, yes, it would be so cool to go to Cuba to photograph the buildings and cars.

  13.  The Perfect Posing Techniques sounds like a great video.  I will watch that one soon.  Hope to join you all at Photoshop World soon. 

  14. Okay I’m in. I’m looking at those new MacBooks. I’m an author who needs other skills besides writing, so I’m learning the Adobe software, re-learning photography (learned on a Voigtlander Rangefinder back in the day), and am working through Photoshop books. I’d use that one year membership, and it’s true you may get me for a lot longer than that (got A LOT to learn). Thanks for considering me. 

  15. I would be excited to win a pass to PSW Las Vegas.

    I saw a post from yesterday in my RSS feed titled “I’m done with drobo” and I was looking for it on the site to read the comments, but it does not appear to be here. What happened to it?

  16. I have a solution to suggest to Scott on the “Drobo Situation, which he asked for ideas.” The link for the Drobo story is busted. Where can I respond.

  17. Would love another year added to my NAPP membership. Went to DC for PSW it was AWESOME! Wish I could go to Vegas but alas that’s too far.

  18. Hey Brad! Glad to see things are going well. They are going well for me too! I have been writing a lot of new tutorials that have become pretty popular lately. I have shared some on the NAPP LinkedIn group, so a free NAPP membership would be really cool. I plan on joining anyway, but if I got it for free, that would be even better.

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