It’s Pimpy Thursday!

Hey gang, Brad here with the latest installation of Pimpy Thursday!  Let’s get to it…

  • App developer Shawn Welch (creator of the Photoshop World app) just released the Presenter Clock app for iPad and iPhone. You can read Terry White’s full review right here. (Just to give you an idea of what he thinks, here’s a quote from the review… “If you give any kind of timed presentations, this is a MUST HAVE APP!”) And, hey… It’s only $.99!
  • Moose Peterson just announced his new aviation photography workshop, called Air2Air, a few days ago. If you’re an aviation and/or photo enthusiast, you definitely want to click this link. :)
  • Speaking of aviation photography, Bill Pekala, head of Nikon Professional Services, has a great series of blog posts from the Reno Air Races! Check them out from beginning to end right here.
  • Our buddy Terry White just posted his 8 Must-Have iPad Apps for Photographers over on the Best App Site. It’s a well-rounded list that features a variety of photo-related apps. It’s got post-production, inspiration, shooting tips, and even an app that turns the iPad into a variety of light sources!
  • Ed Greenberg posted a really helpful article on Top Ten Myths of Copyright, Plus One over on that’s a quick, easy, and informative read.
  • Alan Hess put together a superb blog post about what goes on backstage at Photoshop World before the big keynote. If you’ve ever wondered just what goes into putting on the keynote, Alan does a great job of showing that.
  • And, lastly, just another reminder that Scott’s bringing the Photoshop for Digital Photographers Tour to London on October 15th, so be sure to sign up if you haven’t already!

That’s it for now. Have a cool, awesomely killer day! :D

  1. I take exception to one part of the Ten Myths of Copyright. There is no “orphan works” category at this time. A work is either protected by copyright or not (public domain). The difficulty is knowing for certain that a work is no longer under copyright. The proposed orphan works legislation would create an orphan works category for any work that was not registered in a commercial registry (above and beyond copyright) and whose creator could not be found via such registry. The orphan works category would essentially shield infringers from punitive damages if the creator of a work had failed to submit the work in question to the commercial registry. Infringers could still be compelled to pay a “reasonable use” fee however some argue that the fee would generally be too small to justify taking the infringer to court and thus effectively removing any remedy to copyright infringement. For full information on “orphan works” see

    1. James,
      As I and Ed explained on the Pixiq site, in a long reply from me, there is an “orphan work” category. It’s a long reply, so rather than post it again here, here’s the link –
      I will say as Ed did, there is no Orphan Works legislation or law right now, so any speculation on what will or will not happen is, well, speculation. But saying that the proposed legislation would “effectively removing any remedy to copyright infringement” is one of the myths being propagated out there. That is not in anything that was or will be brought forth.
      It’s more enlightening to read the Copyright Office’s testimony to the sub-committee hearings by Marybeth Peters. Just Google “Marybeth Peters Orphan Works testimony”.

  2. Hey Brad!

    Thanks for all the great info.!
    I always love Terry White’s reviews and Alan Hess’ post was great!
    Pimpy Thursday is not just marketing hype, it’s a lot of really useful information.
    Thanks again Brad! Great job!

      1. Heh, if there were a way for me to refund your $.99 I would :) I built an easy to use app, not an easy to use iTunes store

        Tell ya what, next time I see you I’ll buy you a shot of espresso —

  3. Brad:

    I left a comment on the last PSU TV page yesterday, but it has not shown up yet. My contest entry went through though. Any idea what is going on? I only see one comment listed when I load the page. Tried it in IE8 and Mozilla. I can’t believe that there has been only one comment after that show!


      1. Thanks Brad! I wonder if the length of the comments are setting off the spam filter into “Warning!” mode. It’s happened to me on Matt’s site as well. Just glad my contest entry went thru OK! ;-)


  4. Oh, man! I’m so drooling over a chance to go to the Air2Air workshop!! I WISH I could afford it!! Good news is I might get to ride in the backseat of one of the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team T-6 Texans at a local event next month. Will see what I can get if that happens.

  5. Ho! Brad! I’m already childishly (even though I’m the upper side of 50) excited about Scott’s visit to London on October 15th (my birthday, as it happens). A word of advice – don’t let him do that ‘Swinging’ London line as was in the advert. It’s about 40 years out of date – he’d be showing his age. If he needs a knowing joke, how about ‘apologising’ for getting the date wrong on the ticket (10.15.2010 means the tenth of the fifteenth month, of course). Perhaps not.
    Anyway, really looking forward to it. Cheers!

  6. I don’t know who to submit a link directly to you so I hope its okay to put it here.

    You guys have to check out the Photoshop skills of this 23 year old Russian girl. She also created those amazing matte paintings.

    I just discovered her a few minutes ago and I think she’s one of the best I’ve ever seen. I would love to see you do an article on her in your magazine.

    Robert Jensen

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