It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Photoshop World Early Bird Ends TOMORROW!
That’s right, tomorrow is the last day to register for Photoshop World Vegas and save $100! While you’re registering, go ahead and book your room at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino so you can stay where the instructors stay. Just think… You could be playing the slots right beside Moose Peterson or enjoy an elevator ride with Dave Black!

Seriously though, don’t wait and end up spending more money. Register now!

Kelby Training Live
In just a couple of weeks on August 14, RC Concepcion is bringing the Photoshop CS6 for Photographers Tour to Charlotte, NC! Head over to for all the details and to register. Leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket!
There’s no one who knows how to manipulate light like Joe McNally, and he’s back with his latest Kelby Training class, Light, Shadow and Motion! Join Joe as he captures dancers in dramatic fashion utilizing his 30 years of experience to tailor the light for each frame.

Want to check Kelby Training out for free? Leave a comment for your chance to win a free one month subscription!

The Grid
Yesterday on The Grid, RC Concepcion and Matt Kloskowski were joined via Skype by Jeremy Cowart to discuss How Inspiration Can Fail You As A Photographer. Throughout the hour, RC, Matt, and Jeremy discussed working through creative ruts and making images regardless of whether you’re inspired to or not. If you’re a creative person who can’t always find the inspiration and motivation to keep producing work, this is an episode you don’t want to miss! Keep an eye out for it to be posted sometime today.

Vincent Versace Workshop in Cuba
Join Vincent Versace and Fatima NeJame in Cuba November 10-18 to explore and photograph Havana, Vi±ales National Park, and other beautiful historic locations. Get the full itinerary and register at

Leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy of Vincent’s upcoming book From Oz to Kansas and a signed 11×14 print of the cover!

Last Week’s Winners
Photoshop World Pass
– Ken Campbell

Photoshop CS6 for Photographers Seminars
– Tom Peterson
– Jerry

Captured by Moose Peterson
– Donald Townsend

  1. A copy of Vincent’s book would surely help assist me in my usual in-decision as whether to use PS CS5, Silver Efex Pro 2, or LR3, when doing conversions. 

  2. CHARLOTTE, NC – Photoshop CS6 for Photographers Tour! I would L <3 V E to go! I also missed the Grid today. Kelby TV has become an addiction! I need more!

  3. Wpw. A copy of Vincent Versace’s newest book would be great. I have all his other books and have greatly enjoyed his approach to teaching. Vincent has helped me become a better artist.

  4. As a total fan either the training for a month or the book would sure round out my day. Thanks for all you do to keep us inspired with both taking photos and using Photoshop.

  5. Lot’s of great things to win this week I see, though I’d love to put my hands on either Vincent’s book or Kelby Training monthly pass :)

  6. I’d love the book, as I just subscribed to Kelby Training last week. I’ve been eagerly devouring every Joe McNally class on there, and was really happy to start into the new one posted today. Thanks!

  7. Booking my PSW today as soon as I have paycheck in hand! Unfortunately I cant afford to stay at the Mandalay so the Excaliber will be my base.
    Would love the book and Autographed print!

    See you in Sept, Year two for me!
    Hey, I would like to bring Scotta T-shirt, what Size?

  8. I’d love to win a copy of Vincent’s new book. It sounds very interesting as an explanation to this Black (and white) Art. ;-)

  9. I’m stoked about Photoshop World.  My flight leaves Oklahoma City One month from today.  I’ve bought the photo safari with Moose & Joe for the third straight year.  Wow, those two are great instructors and inspiration.  I would love to win the “Kansas to Oz”  or anything for that matter.
    See y’all in a month!!

  10. I’ve been thinking more and more about signing up for Kelby Training, so I’d love a free month to test it out! Thanks for all the great free stuffs!!

  11. I really, really, really want to go to Charlotte and see RC and if I won, I could my seminar $$$ for a hotel room………………..yes I am grovelling, begging, whatever!!! 

  12. Living in Central NY I’m never close to any of the Tour locations. When I plan a trip to Tampa, Charlotte, etc. the timing for one of Your Tours is never right. Someday I’ll be near enough to have a chance to see one of you guys live.

  13. I love that picture of the Eiffel Tower.  I need to go back to Paris to try to get some better shots to work with.  But in the mean time, I would love to have a copy of Vincent’s book.
    Any chance of a Montreal Seminar in the near future?

  14. I’ve been wanting to read 
    Vincent Versace’s book for some time now!  It gets rave reviews and sounds like it would really advance my knowledge on photography techniques and post production.   Count me in for the book!

  15. I’m from Kansas! And speaking of, Scott, do you guys ever plan a tour to Kansas City? I would love to see you and RC come here. Looking forward to seeing you all in Vegas!!! Photoshop World, here I come!

  16. Love Vincent Versace’s work—probably one of the most detail-oriented and thorough photographers to date. Would love a copy of his new Oz book, and a print would be awesome!

  17. Thanks for the chance to win the Vincent Versace book and print.
    Hanging a horseshoe over my door, getting on all fours to find that four leaf clover that’s hidden amidst 9.5 trillion weeds in my yard, and rubbing the “no-kill”, Peta sanctioned, artificial hot pink rabbit’s foot. Yup, a win would make my day!

  18. Well! It is a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth, it is a
    weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth when it comes to my sound
    which is the champion sound, believe!

  19. From Oz to Kansas!

    Or… if for some reason you have a ticket to Joe’s and Moose’s SOLD OUT :( NAPP Photo Safari, I would love one of those :)

  20. I love Thursdays!!!  I would love a free month training or to attend RC’s tour in Charlotte or whatever else you want to through my way.  From Virginia….Have a good weekend.

  21. I purchased The Digital Photography Book Volume 1 by Scott Kelby and am using Photoshop Elements 9. On page 19 of this book, the instructions for follow-up after applying “Unsharp Mask”advise going to the Edit menu to choose Fade Unsharp Mask and change the pop-up menu from Normal to Luminosity. I am unable to find this option. This instruction appears to be an error for my version of Photoshop Elements. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  22. Already enjoying my Kelby Training subscription but would love a ticket to  Photoshop CS6 for Photographers Tour  or Vincent’s book.  Thanks!

  23. I have been a follower of Scott Kelby for many years now and would just like to give my sincere thanks for the knowledge, tips and fun I’ve had reading and following his fantastic tutorials.

    People are quick to take but it’s even quicker to say ‘Thankyou’, so. Massive shout out to Mr Kelby.

    Thankyou and keep up the good work.


  24. I would love to have signed print by Vincent Versace. This is something that you can’t find in any bookstore. I sure the book is worth it to read.MG

  25. Enjoy Vincent’s approach to photography.  Looking forward to adding his new book to my collection.  I was in Havana this past April - how sweet it would be to return under the wizardry of VV! 

  26. Enjoy Vincent’s approach to photography.  Looking forward to adding his new book to my collection.  I was in Havana this past April - how sweet it would be to return under the wizardry of VV! 

  27. Love your blog and all the links!  I’d love a month of the GRID!  Considering it will be 110* in Vegas this week, I’m not going out of the house!  Staying inside and learning NEW techniques and concepts would be GREAT!

  28. I’ve looked at a lot of online training site and Scott’s is the best I’ve found. Everyone is so easy to understand. Thanks sooo much for what you do.

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