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NAPP Announcing Incredible CS5 Learning Center

The great folks over at NAPP are working seriously hard now with the CS5 announcement just around the corner. Coming up on Monday is one of the most incredible resources that I have yet to hear about when it comes to a new launch.

With the CS5 announcement on Monday, NAPP will open up its usual CS5 learning center which is always filled with knowledge on the new features. However, this time, that isn’t enough, there is more, and you are going to want to know about it.

I don’t want to spoil it for you by telling you all about it before the NAPP guys do it, so watch the video embedded above and have a look at Scott Kelby’s blog to have it all explained to you!


Giving Away Scott Kelby’s The Digital Photography Book Vol. 3

Earlier today I posted an interview we did at Photoshop World with Scott Cowlin and Sara Jane Todd from Peachpit Press and over on Firgs’ website, an interview with Laura Pexton Ross, also from Peachpit. In the interview here, we talked about their new photo club as well as their presence at Photoshop World. What I held a bit in the air in the interview notes was that there is a giveaway, kindly sponsored by the good folks at Peachpit!

They are letting me give away a copy of Scott Kelby’s The Digital Photography Book, Volume 3 to one lucky winner here on the site. Scott’s book is very good and I am excited to be giving away that specific book. If you are into photography, this is a book where you can learn new techniques using his famous step-by-step method.

As if that was not enough, Firgs is also hosting a giveaway with David DuChemins new book, VisionMongers. This means that you could enter two giveaways, the same week of easter and end up with a brand new book in your collection!

A disclaimer here, neither me nor Firgs are receiving similar prizes from this giveaway, we are just thrilled to be able to give you this great opportunity to win one of these two brilliant books. Thanks Peachpit!

How do I enter?

I am glad you are asking! Just leave a comment on the post here (no other post on the site) and you will be entered. At 11.59 p.m EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) Monday 5th April, the giveaway will be closed and following that, a random winner will be drawn using

Only one entry per person. Don’t even try to cheat. If I find a double entry, you will be disqualified right away.

Oh, and make sure you include a real and valid email address! Wouldn’t it be a shame if you were picked and we cannot contact you because you didn’t leave your real one? Thought so.

Now get commenting! Giveaway starts now!

Weekend Website Tip: Photoshop Insider

Photoshop Insider

It is almost that Photoshop Insider don’t need a whole lot of introduction! It’s the blog of NAPP President and award-winning author, Scott Kelby. On the blog, Scott shares his thoughts and posts news and randomly cool things several times per week. It is all coming from Scott’s interests in Photography and Photoshop so you will be seeing posts about shooting a sports game (accompanied by several great photos) one day and a post about Photoshop the next mixed with a bit of industry news the following after that!

So take a moment now and check out Scott’s blog, the Photoshop Insider. It’s a great one and if you leave comments, you will know that Scott reads every one of them and very often sends a mail back with an answer!

Digital Photography Book Volume 2

Digital Photography Book Volume 2

The Digital Photography Book Volume 2 by Scott Kelby is what you could consider a sequel of the first volume. Despite what you could think, this book is not a rewrite of the first volume at all, rather a new book filled with lots of good stuff about totally new subjects.

The entire book is divided pretty much into the same format as the last with one technique per page. This design is pretty brilliant when it comes to looking up a technique later on. The book is really easy to carry with you and be able to open and look in if there is anything you need help with, so to speak.

Scott has really taken on the successes of the first book (awarded tech book of the year) and made a new volume with very good subjects and techniques in it. For anyone that is in the journey of learning photography, or want to broaden your focus, this book is a goldmine.
Many kudos to Scott for writing such a great book! I highly recommend it!

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers

 The Adobe Photoshop Lighroom Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby is one of the quite few how-to books on how the Lightroom application works and how to get the most of it. It is written in his award-winning one step at a time style which makes you easily get how to do things in, and how to work with Lightroom.

What sets this book apart from the other Lightroom how-to books that is available, is the fact that it is not just tool tips and module tips and tricks through the book but the two entire chapters are dedicated to the entire workflow. The first of the two is for a portrait photographer and the other is for a landscape photography and it is here the entire book comes together and it is here that you learn the most valueable things and is the reason why I purchased the book in the first place.

Everything is written so that you can easily understand it and there is the compulsory humor in the books that is always in the things that Scott produces. You may or may not like it, I for one do like it and it doesn’t bother me one bit.

If you are looking for a quality book on the different techniques and tools that Lightroom consists of and if you are looking on learning how to work with Lightroom and the modules, then this is definately the book for you and you are going to learn a lot from it!

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