Just a Bunch of Little Things

Hi everybody, and happy Monday (I know, that’s an oxymoron). ;-)  I don’t have one big topic this morning, but a lot of little stuff to catch you up on.

Terry White is on In-Studio Guest Today on “The Grid”
Terry’s our in-studio guest, and we have lots to talk about (I’ve been waiting for this show since we started), but we’re going to start with m response to the comments on Friday about my wish for “Photoshop for the iPad.” The show is broadcast live at 12:00 noon EDT at http://www.kelbytv.com/thegrid — you can watch live (even on your iPad), or you can watch the free rebroadcast tomorrow (or through iTunes). Also, we have post an audio-only version of the Grid as well. Hope you can watch live and join in the discussion.

Lots of shooting this week!
I’ve got two in-studio portrait shoots this week with professional athletes, one an NFL linebacker, and one a Major League baseball player. On Friday I’m shooting the Rays vs Angels game for Southcreek Global. Besides the shoots, I’ve started working on my next book, and the 3rd draft of another book I’ve been finishing up just got printed yesterday.

My prayers are with David duChemin
Brad pointed me to a blog post from Jeffrey Chapman that details a three-story fall David took while leading a tour in Pisa. The post said “He’s got multiple fractures in his feet, hip, and hand,” and he’s in the hospital now (doctors said he’s lucky to be alive after a fall like that), but the post said he’s doing OK so far (though he is going to have to have some surgery). The post from Jeffrey is right here. We all wish David a very speedy and complete 100% recovery and my prayers are with him.

The Kelby Training iPad App is….
Still not ready (sigh). We are working really, really hard on this. We’ve had to reconvert all our videos (the first time we did it, apparently the format we chose wasn’t right), but I just want you to know that I know you guys are frustrated (ask anybody in my company—notbody is as frustrated as I), and I’m very grateful for your patience. As soon as it’s ready—don’t worry—I’ll be shouting it from the rooftops!

If You Missed my Retouching Book Webcast…
The rebroadcast is now online at right here. Thanks to everybody who watched live (we had over 4,000 photographers signed up). I’ve had people sending me emails, Facebook messages and examples of things they learned from the webcast, and it’s been a lot of fun seeing the great results they’re getting. Hope you can check it out.

The First Two in-depth Reviews of my Retouching book
There’s one right here, and right here. If you guys know of any others, send ’em my way.

Fine Art Wedding Photography
About every week I get sample copies of new photography and Photoshop books from different book publishers and every once in a while a book stands out to me, and the latest one to catch my eye is Fine Art Wedding Photography” by Jose Villa and Jeff Kent (published by Amphoto). The book has beautiful photography, and lots of interesting techniques. I’m taking it home this weekend, but on first look—this is one of the most promising books I’ve seen since David Ziser’s “Captured by the Light.” Here’s the link to it on Barnes & Noble and Amazon. It’s around $18. If you only learned one single thing, it’d still be worth it.

That’s it for today
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you on the Grid today, and here on the blog tomorrow. Here’s wishing you a cool and kick butt day!!!

  1. Hi Scott,

    -Hope that David is getting butter

    -do you have plane to publish the Kelby Training video on the Android System since it get famous this days … the market has a lot of features like paid in app and many others

    – still i have valid kelbytraining membership .. can i renew my membership to get the Book and the new period added to the current ?


  2. Scott, You mentioned in the webcast a Wacom tutorial but I can’t seem to find it on their website. Can you please provide a link.

    Many thanks for the webcast.

  3. Ouch…I wish David a speedy recovery, it could have been worse but somebody upstairs looked out for him.
    Being a late bloomer I checked out your new show The Grid. I liked it and will tune in more often. Have fun on your shoots this week Scott.

  4. Scott, thanks for passing on the news about David…I will be praying for him!

    Looking forward to your talk with Terry White…the more The Grid I watch, the more I appreciate the show! Thanks so much for these episodes!!

    Happy Easter!

  5. Scott, thanks for pass along the info on David. Our prayers for complete and speedy recovery are with him. Just a horrible accident.

    Have a Great time this week with your photo shoots! Looking forward to seeing the results.


  6. Firstly, prayers for a full and rapid recovery to David. Three stories is quite the fall, he is lucky to not be more seriously injured.

    I am glad to hear of all the positive feedback on last weeks webcast. I was working and missed it, and between looking at a new house in a different state (wife is in negotiations for a new position, which will allow me to retire and stay home with our daughter), and Easter family fun, I have had very little additional free time. Hoping for some “me” time this week to check it out, and learn more from Scott and Matt.

    Happy Monday to you too Scott!

    – Kev

  7. Scott:

    I had never heard of David until your blog post today. I read Jeffrey’s post to read the whole story, then I looked up David’s blog. His last post (http://www.pixelatedimage.com/blog/) dated 4/20/11 is really something to read, coming days before his unfortunate fall. It’s obvious to me that his “time” was not now, and he has much more to do in this world. My prayers go out to him for a speedy recovery. He sounds like quite a man, and one I will follow from now on. Please try to get him to do a guest blog when he returns to health!

    Looking forward to the Grid today! Always good to hear Terry White, and his opinions on all things related to photography.

    Two more books in the pipeline? I need a bigger bookshelf………. 8)


    1. Just found David’s guest blog from May 2009 using the search function. I still feel it would be a good idea to have him back in the future!


  8. Hey Scott, ever done a Google search for NAPP?
    A lot of August orgs out there such as
    National Assoc of Patent Practioners
    National Assoc of Purchasing and Payables
    National Assoc of Pond Professionals
    National Assoc of Pencil Pushers
    National Assoc of Pepper Picklers

    Have a good day!

  9. Thank you for sharing the information about David. My prayers are going up now for him. I am very glad he is still with us. About that iPad app for Kelby Training… Do you need us to pray for that too?

  10. Just a few things in response….
    Prayers for David absolutely. That couldn’t feel good and prayers for a 100% recovery too.

    Gonna watch the Retouching Webcast now as a precursor to The Grid. It is even better now that I picked up the book through Amazon for my iPad. I love it that way but it is tough to take notes and tougher to get that elusive autographed copy. I will bring my iPad and an etcher for you to sign the back next time.

    Speaking of the Grid…LOVE Terry White! He had the BEST ad lib at any of the PSWorld Confer…er…Camp classes. In a standing room only room someone (and this happened often in many classes) leaned against the light panel on the wall during the presentation making instant brightness in a darkened room. Terry, not missing a beat, said “You must be a killjoy at parties’. Got a great laugh from the room and a red face from the killjoy.

  11. Prayers go out to David, hoping for a quick recovery for a great photographer and a great man. Countin’ down to the Grid as we speak, can’t wait to see what Terry’s got for us! He’s a really talented photographer!


  12. Just last week, I was just reading David duChemin’s excellent blog about taking risks. I hope he heals well and has a fast recovery. I know what it’s like to have fractures (bilateral femur and three long bones in left arm). It’s painful and you get bored staring at the same walls.

  13. It is cheaper to buy the Fine Art Wedding Photography book in printed form ($18.28 on Amazon) than in the iBook store or the Kindle store ( $22.99 in both). I guess the bits are more expensive to produce than paper.

  14. It would be very useful if the iPad app could store the training video for a time period (like 48 hours or so) so I could view it when being offline.

  15. Its been a busy week and I am just getting caught up with The Grid. Damn, did I cause a storm in a tea cup. Scott I am sorry. Thats what I get for writing a comment, trying to play devils advocate, throw in some sarcasm mixed with a little irony, and do it all from my iPhone.

    There was another paragraph that I missed out that kind of made the whole thing make sense as I went on to point out pretty much what you said about some people no having Photoshop. But as it stood it came across as a big rant…. My BAD!! I was actually trying to be a bit on the sarcastic side but failed miserably.

    I promise to behave and not post from my phone in future.



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