…..well known to many folks who attended the Orlando Photoshop World Conference earlier this year, and to those who keep up with the conference goings-on here on the blog. It’s Iranian Photoshop expert and educator Ali Rajabi.

I wrote about meeting Ali at the conference earlier this year, and what a great guy he was (and his fascinating story about how he wound up getting approved to visit the US to attend the conference). Lots of readers mentioned he’d make a great guest blogger, and not only did I agree, but tomorrow he’s here as my very special guest.

If you’re not familiar with Ali’s story, please take a moment to read about him, and how we met, right here, and then make sure you’re here tomorrow to welcome him, and make him feel at home. Let me be the first in saying, “Welcome Ali. It’s great to have you here!”

About The Author

Scott is a Photographer, bestselling Author, Host of "The Grid" weekly photography show; Editor of Photoshop User magazine; Lightroom Guy; KelbyOne.com CEO; struggling guitarist. Loves Classic Rock and his arch-enemy is Cilantro. Devoted husband, dad to two super awesome kids, and pro-level babysitter to two crazy doggos.


  1. I really feel bad about strugling so hard to get to PSW in Vegas in Sept. after you telling us about Ali’s struggle to come here! He probably would have walked there from where I live.

  2. Awesome. I’ve been hoping you would get Ali to write a blog ever since you first mentioned him.

    BTW, caught Mr. Cross in Calgary today, he did an awesome job. I learned a ton and was well worth the price of admission. Dave’s a lot taller in person. ;)

  3. I got a chance to visit for a few minutes with Ali on the walk back to the hotel in Orlando. A charming man and very talented. Looking forward to his blog post! :)

  4. hi Scott, thank you for your help to my friend (Ali)
    this week Ali and i with other our friends wants to execute workshop for Iranian photographer which Ali will be teaching in seminar and workshop.
    Again i appreciate for your kindness.

  5. Hi My dear Scott


    My dear friends , I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THE BLOG Tommorow and hope to See you

    soon again …..

    Sincerely yours

  6. Im R3zA From Iran and ALi Is MY BEST Teacher ,
    I Will Be With Ali to study In Seminar And Work Shop .

  7. Cool Photoshop D├ętente!!!
    The Photoshop insider Scott Kelby!

  8. My husband and I got to visit with Ali a couple of times at Photoshop World. We were with him when his mother called to say she had read about him on Scott’s blog!!! We so enjoyed meeting him and learning of his work in his country. I am looking forward to reading his report tomorrow. Thanks Scott for making this possible.

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