Man, did I trash my diet in Philly or what!!!!
First, we had a awesome day! Philadelphia was the first city on my nationwide tour, and the nearly 500 photographers who came out Wednesday could not have been more welcoming or friendly. Now, onto the important stuff — incredible Philly food! ;-)
My buddy John Geliebter (shown above left with me) took Brad and I out to his favorite cheesesteak dive “Tony Luke’s” in South Philly (seen above). Total dive (and I mean that as a compliment), and there I experienced the magical healing power of the best Philly Cheesesteak I’ve had, because when I woke up Wednesday morning my Bronchritis was gone and I felt great!
I took your advice!
I asked here on the blog for suggestions where to eat while I’m there and so many folks mentioned DiNic’s in the Reading Terminal (right across the street from the convention center) that we went there for our seminar lunch break (I had the Roast Pork with Sharp Provolone and Broccoli Rabe — absolutely delicious!). Next time I’m in Philly, I will hit “Steve’s Prince of Steaks” (highly recommended by readers) and I will stop by either Pat’s or Genos just to get the Philly Experience, but when it comes to chow; Tony’s and DiNic’s totally rocked it this trip!
We just added TWO MORE CITIES!
Come out and spend the day with me in:
Chicago on April 30th
Seattle on May 23rd
Los Angeles on May 24th
Seats are filled on a first-come, first served basis, so come snag yours right now (it’s only $99 for the full day; just $79 if you’re a NAPP member). Here’s the link.
OK, let’s switch gears!
Today I’m taping a class with the incredible Tim Wallace (famous UK-based automotive photographer) on lighting and shooting car interiors (Tim’s doing the teaching, I’m doing the shooting. Geesh, from one pressure cooker to the next). Below: here are some scenes from the class Tim just taped this week for Kelby Training Online on how to photograph motorcycles (photos by Erik Kuna).
Above: Behind the scenes shots from Tim’s new online class on photographing motorcycles
Above: More behind the scenes shots (photos by Erik Kuna)
I’ll be sharing some shots from our taping today with Tim over on my Twitter account, and my Facebook page.
Thanks again to all the great folks in Philly who came out to my seminar, and who made me feel so welcome (and thanks to everybody who came up with Philly restaurant suggestions. Well, now I’m back at home eating right, but that sure was fun!) Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday.
Just a few days ago I was asking for help online (on G+), and John Geliebter came to my rescue. The next thing I know he’s showing up in your posts. Small world. Both of you guys have helped me out in different ways, so if I see either of you in the future the cheesesteaks are on me. :)
John’s a really great guy (and a VERY good photographer. He shoots for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. I shot alongside him at the Bucs/Eagles game last season). Thanks for the cheesesteak offer — we’ll take you up on it! :)
Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. (Scott the checks in the mail).
Scott, when u said “Tim’s online motorcycle class” I’m hoping you meant Kelby Training? I have a couple clients wanting Harley’s shot, hope that’s coming! The tips always help!
Um, yeah. It’s a photography class. I should go fix that. Thanks for the heads up, Ken. :)
Scott, it’s great to see that more classes are being added to your tour so quickly. I hope a Boston date is added soon. I’ll be one of the first to sign up!
Tim’s new class should be amazing. Car interiors are always a challenge, especially wide views. Have fun shooting and I’ll be waiting for the class to pop up on Kelby Training.
Have a great weekend,
John, you are right — they are tough! I expect to learn a ton today! :)
Scott. I saw your first sentence and instantly thought “trashed diet good for the cold”. Glad your feeling better before intense PSW Orlando. Add some of those tour dates to South Florida.
DiNicâ€™s + Kelby = Awesomeness!
I just subscribed to Kelly Training. But I cannot find the course about motorcycle photography. Could you share the specific link to the course. Thanks
They are taping now, it will take a while to post it.
Hi Scott! This was a great class for me…not too beginner but not too advanced. It was a nice mix. I told my buddy Matt that I got to meet you and posted a photo on his FB page. Hope to see you again the next time you are in the tri-state area. Oh, and if you need to replace Brad I’m available! ; )