It’s Pimpy Thursday!

Greetings from Canada! Brad here with this week’s pimpy news. Let’s get to it:

Sallee Nordstrom Tour featuring Scott Kelby in Atlanta
Scott Kelby will be the featured speaker for the Atlanta stop of the Sallee Nordstrom Tour on August 15! Scott will be teaching lighting, shooting, and retouching during his session, while JB & DeEtte Sallee and Lori Nordstrom will be covering topics ranging from client relations, marketing ideas, pricing for profit, album designs, and plenty of other topics every portrait and wedding photographer needs to know.

The tour is hitting plenty of other cities and features other guest speakers like Joe Buissink, Skip Cohen, Sal Cincotta, and lots of other great instructors! Click here to register for Atlanta on August 15, or any of the other upcoming cities!

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! in Orlando & Miami
As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, I’m in Canada with Scott for his Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! tour stops in Calgary (today) and Vancouver (Friday). Between these two seminars, there will be over 900 photographers in attendance!

Next month we’ll be heading to sunny Orlando on August 5 and Miami on August 22. Make sure you head over to for all the info and to register, and make sure you check out the feedback from attendees on the bottom left of the page :)

Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Hands-On!
Want to some hands-on experience with Scott Kelby’s Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. seminar? You’ll have the opportunity when he takes part in the Dave Cross Workshops on July 29 in Tampa, FL! Scott will walk attendees through multiple lighting setups, and they’ll have the opportunity to photograph models using those setups, then walk through retouching their photos as Scott guides them along.

Do you teach Photoshop?
NAPP is looking to find new ways to help support college instructors and professors as they teach the power of Photoshop, so we sent out a survey to members with an educational membership on Monday. If you are a teacher and/or trainer of Photoshop, and didn’t get the survey by email, we’d like your input too. The survey is short and should take 5 minutes or less. Please complete the survey by midnight Friday, August 5 EST.
In Setup, Shoot, and Photoshop: Creating A Commercial Photography Package, Jim DiVitale shows you the basics of putting together a complete photo package for a local business. From interior shots of the business, to headshots of the owner and staff, Jim covers everything you’ll need to provide materials for business cards, websites, and commercials!

In Using The Pen Tool in Photoshop, RC Concepcion walks you through everything you need to know to take full advantage of one of Photoshop’s most powerful tools.

Calvin Hollywood Wokingham Workshop
Calvin Hollywood is teaching a hands-on workshop in Wokingham, UK on August 27 & 28. On the first day, he’ll cover photography and studio lighting, where he’ll walk you through developing a concept, setting up and organizing the shoot, working with the talent, different lighting styles, and more!

On the second day, he’ll cover his Photoshop workflow for RAW processing, skin and beauty retouching, compositing, developing creative styles, and the details of his “freaky detail” techniques!

Click here for all the info and to sign up (there are only a few spots left, so don’t wait!)

Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet App
Rick Sammon has added a “baker’s dozen” of lighting tips to his app, Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet. Rick shows you simple ways to get the most out of your lights in this app. Check out his site for a full list of tips, plus a sample tip on using a grid spot for dramatic lighting effects.

That’s it for today. Check back in tomorrow for a report from Scott on shooting around Banff National Park and the Calgary Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! seminar :)

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