May 6 – Sunday Sampler

Happy May! Finally had some spring (almost summer-like) weather this past week! Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Day rolled into one – Mint Juleps & Margaritas!!


This week’s Sunday Sampler consists of some “Dramatic Skies” from our TN trip – the first two were taken by me, the 3rd one is Dave’s (thanks Dear!). We had lots of cool skies – dark and foreboding as well as low clouds on mountains, sunny – we had the whole range of light that week. Enjoy!

 

We’re down to the last few day of the 40% site-wide at Topaz! Now’s a great time to grab any missing pieces to your Topaz Collection.

Sale ends tomorrow, Monday May 7th Click here to go to the Topaz Labs Store. At 40% off you can save about $200 off the Complete Plugin Collection, and over $100 off of the Go Pro Adjustment Bundle in Studio for a limited time!

CLICK HERE  – You do not need a coupon code, the 40% will be automatic on checkout.

 

So You Want To Be a Judge/Commentator

Attend this biennial judging workshop for all photographers
with CCAC Juried Master Artist/Fine Art Photographer and judge/commentator Bob Singer 9:00am-3:30pm, Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable Village, MA
Fee: $50 (advanced registration is required; there is a small amount of pre-workshop prep.)

Whether you aspire to become a judge/commentator or would just like to better understand what makes judges “tick,” this one-of-a-kind, one-day judging/commenting workshop will prepare you for the judge’s seat, build your confidence with a live, real-time scoring/critiquing experience and provide you with fresher, deeper understanding of how judges should “see” and think. Led by CCAA Juried Master Artist and Fine Art Photographer Bob Singer who has been a judge/commentator at PSA international salons, NECCC salons, camera clubs, art galleries and magazine competitions for over thirty years, this unique one-day workshop interactively involves you as it polishes your judging skills, understanding and insights.

Workshop size is limited so register early on Cape Cod Art Center’s website:
https://capecodartcenter.org/shop/august-25-so-you-want-to-be-a-judge-commentator-or-better-understand-them-w-bob-singer/

 

From INKY DEALS (one of my affiliates), a great bundle of cool textures! 360 Textures for $27! Click HERE to grab this deal. (Expires in 8 days)

 

We’re less than 2 weeks away from the start of the Creative Photography Conference! There are a few spots left – don’t miss out on this weekend full of creativity!

We have 11 sessions scheduled over the two days – both lecture-style and some hands-on computer time and photo-ops.

In our vendor area will be Hunt’s Photo, Tamron, and added this week – Olympus will be joining our vendor area on Saturday. On Sunday we will also have Ray Nason from the MAC Group (suppliers of MeFOTO tripods, Benro, Induro, Phottix, Tenba bags, X-Rite and more).

Included in your registration are all sessions/photo-ops; snacks both mornings; lunch both days; goodie bag; lots of door prizes; and time to socialize Sat. night.

Don’t miss out! Click HERE for details and to sign up!

April 9th – Sunday Sampler, Topaz Corner, Conference, Freebies

Hi everyone,

Spring is finally just around the corner! Hope you’re enjoying the nice weather!

I did do a mid-week post this past week, but here’s a reminder of some great news from Topaz!

Topaz Labs is having a HUGE 40% OFF STOREWIDE SALE!

THE SALE WILL RUN FROM APRIL 11TH TO 16TH! 

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Take advantage of the best pricing this year on the complete lineup of Topaz products, with 40% off the entire TopazLabs.com store from 4/11/17 until 4/16/17. Whether you want amazing photo effects or technically perfect images, Topaz helps you create the looks you love faster than ever.

What is the Collection?
With the recent addition of Topaz Texture Effects 2, Impression 2, and Glow 2, the Complete Collection includes all 17 plugin products, which individually would cost over $1000. We normally offer the Complete Collection at 50% off the price of buying the plugins individually. However, until the end of this sale you can take an additional 40% off the Collection and Collection upgrades – a savings of $200!

What is a Collection upgrade?
If you’ve already purchased an individual product (or several products) from Topaz in the past, our system already discounts the collection upgrade price. As long as you’re signed into your account, you can get an additional 40% off your custom collection upgrade pricing through the end of the Spring sale. Whether you’re just starting or looking to expand your collection, there is never a better time to buy!

 

ALSO ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF THE TOPAZ STUDIO OPEN BETA
We’re so excited to be announcing the open beta of Topaz Studio. We have released the beta to a small subset of users to identify any larger problems before making the release known to our full contact list. This is the first public beta we’ve done as a company and we hope to glean some great feedback from it. We also wanted to give you a heads up about the product before we blast out about the beta to our full email list. Our upcoming release the date is still TBA, but the beta should continue through the month of April. We’ll be sending another email with release information once we have it all settled.

What is Topaz Studio?
Topaz Studio offers precise, straightforward, natural tools like Basic Color Adjustments to streamlined new adjustments you’ll love. Find an effect you love, add the Adjustments you want, then save your custom effect to have instant access to that exact workflow later/in the future.

You can even share your effects to other Topaz Studio users by using the integrated Topaz Community. That means no more switching between community or local, all effects now show when you pick a category or search (as long as you’re online)

Features:
– Multi-image – Open and work on multiple images within the application simultaneously.
– Snapshot feature – to apply your effect to your image and allow you to use it as the input image (saves as a new image in the image tray)
– All effects now show in the effect view. No more local/community separation.
– Ability to drag and drop multiple images at once
– Crop/Rotate/Resize Tool
– Scopes to show your RGB, HSL, and image details to refine your looks
– Photoshop and Lightroom plugin support
– New mask interface with enhanced calculations and ability to combine multiple mask types
– Host Topaz Plugins
– Access All Adjustments during Open Beta

Want to try it?
If you’d like to check out some of the new features of Topaz Studio, the download links are below. However remember, this version is still in Beta, NOT the public release version. Feel free to use it for reviews and to create example images, but please know we are still working on solidifying what the release version will look like based on user feedback.

You can get more information or download the Open beta from : https://web.topazlabs.com/downloads
Found an issue with the beta? We need your feedback! Please submit a support ticket here: https://help.topazlabs.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Because the product is in beta there is no need for a license key, when we release your Topaz Studio account will become the key to unlock adjustments you’ve purchased.

Compatibility:
– Photoshop CS4+, Photoshop CC 2014+, Photoshop Elements 13+
– Paintshop Pro X 6+, Serif PhotoPlus X5+, Lightroom 2+, Lightroom CC
*Not compatible with Fusion Express or photoFXlab

System Requirements:
– Mac OSX 10.9+
– Windows 7/8/10 x 64bit + OpenGL 3.3
*Does not support Windows 32bit

If you have any feedback on the new release of Topaz Studio’s Open Beta, images you want to share for the product page, or a quote/review about Topaz Studio we’d love to see them! Just submit feedback by submitting a ticket on the Topaz Studio specific help center here: https://help.topazlabs.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.
I’ve been using the early beta versions for about a month – VERY cool product! Makes using all of the Topaz plug-ins very easy – and you don’t even need to be in Photoshop! Here are a couple of images I edited in the Topaz Studio:

 

 

This week’s Sunday Sampler is my favorite subject – Rust! These are from trains at the Danbury Railway Museum in CT and Steamtown in Scranton, PA. Enjoy!

 

 

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE – IT’S ALMOST HERE!

If you also receive my periodic newsletters, then you’ve seen all the latest info on the conference earlier today. If not, you’ve read about our speakers in the last few weeks of blog posts and seen the details. Just a reminder – the hotel room guaranteed price expires April 20th as does the bonus $20 Peacock Studio credit when you register!

Included in your Registration Fee:

All seminars & sessions.
Lunch and morning coffee & snacks on both days.
Speakers’ Notes on a flash drive.
Discounts from speakers and vendors.
LOTS of great door prizes.
Goodie Bag.
Sat. night social “Meet & Greet” with our speakers.

$225 per person

We have a block of rooms reserved at the rate of $129 per night. To get the special pricing, you must call (508) 765-8000 and specify the “Meredith Images” room block. Rate is guaranteed only until April 20th – so don’t delay!

To date I have door prizes & discounts from Topaz, Photomatix, 2 Lil’ Owls, Grut Brushes, Tamron, and more still coming in!

FREEBIES!

We all love cool free stuff and this week Line 25 had some great ones! The 20 Best Gothic Fonts and 20 Beautiful Fractal Brushes for Photoshop.

 

DESIGN CUTS

Their bundles are just irresistable! You can’t beat $29 for tons of good stuff! The current bundle is The Totally Diverse Vectors CollectionCheck out all the other cool stuff on the site too!

 

Mid-Week Updates – Sales & Freebies!

Hey everyone! I normally don’t post during the week, but I’ve gotten info on some new products and sales going on that I wanted to get out to everyone.

THINK TANK PHOTO

Think Tank Photo’s New “Signature” Camera Bag Series features Advanced Fabrics for a Modernized Classic Shoulder Bag

Santa Rosa, Calif. – The Signature Series from Think Tank is a modernized version of the classic shoulder bag. Whether one is a young urban professional or corporate photographer, the Signature shoulder bag is as fashionable as it is functional. Hand sewn, advanced fabrics blend weather protection and durability with the classic feel of fine wool. Genuine leather detailing and metal hardware add character and stand up to the rigors of daily use.

“The new Signature Series features a modern fabric that is soft to the touch and yet is durable,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer.  “In addition, the zippered flap provides full closure and security to the main compartment, or tucks away when not in use.  It is a next generation design for today’s discerning photographer.”

Visit their website HERE to check out all the details!

HUNT’S PHOTO & VIDEO

The gang over at Hunt’s have some great Spring deals for you! It’s the “Out with the Old, In with the New” Sale! Check out specials from Nikon, Canon, Tamron, Sigma, Sony, Manfrotto, Wacom and much more HERE!

 

 

2 LIL’ OWLS

Denise Love over at 2 Lil’ Owls is having a Spring sale with select collections for just $10! Use THIS LINK and then click the “Sale” tab.

 

FREEBIES!

Line 25 has a good article on the 20 Best Gothic Free Fonts and a link to 20 Beautiful Fractal Brushes.

Here’s a couple from Best PSD Freebies…Free “Ahoy There” Digital Papers and download a sampler of 5 Abstract BackgroundsThe full set of 504 is available for $20 at Creative Market.

And find some “Spring Season Photography Tips” at PictureCorrect.com.

 

PEACOCK STUDIO

And don’t forget to check out our new offerings in the Peacock Studio and save 25% on all electronic products and eBooks until March 31st. Use the code topaz25

And register for the Creative Photography Conference by March 31st and receive a $20 voucher for the Peacock Studio — combine discounts and save even more!!!

 

BLACK FRIDAY IS HERE! Meredith Images; Topaz; Hunt’s + MORE!

It’s here! The biggest shopping day of the year! I’m sure your in-box in filled with deals — here are a few for you and your photographic friends and family! (Be sure to scroll all the way down for some newly added deals!)

 

MEREDITH IMAGES/PEACOCK STUDIO

As promised, everything in the Peacock Studio – textures, brushes, crop shapes – is 50% off. This deal only happens once a year, so grab your favorite texture sets now! I’ve added some new sets for you – gradient textures, post mark & postcard brushes (includes png files too), and crop shapes/frames (with step-by-step instructions and screen shots). This special sale starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday 11/25 through midnight Sunday 11/27 (EST).

My eBook “Working with Textures & Overlays: Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art” will continue at 25% off until the end of November.

AND…your one and only chance to save on our exciting “Creative Photography Conference” coming up May 20-21, 2017 in Southbridge, MA. Save $25! This is a great gift idea for yourself or that creative photographer in your life! Here’s all the details:

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No coupon codes are needed for these deals – sale prices will be automatically on the items.

 

TOPAZ SUITE – 50% OFF! 

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Take advantage of the best pricing of the year on the complete lineup of Topaz products, with 50% off the Complete Collection through the end of November. Whether you want amazing photo effects or technically perfect images, Topaz helps you create the looks you love faster than ever.

What is the Collection?
With the recent addition of Topaz Texture Effects 2, Impression 2, and Glow 2, the Complete Collection includes all 17 products, which individually would cost over $1000. We normally offer the Complete Collection at 50% off. However, until the end of November you can take an additional 50% off (meaning you pay 25% of the price of individual plugins) for the collection and collection upgrades.

What is a Collection upgrade?
If you’ve already purchased an individual product (or several products) from Topaz in the past, our system already discounts the collection upgrade price. As long as you’re signed into your account, you can get an additional 50% off your custom collection upgrade pricing through the end of November. Whether you’re just starting or looking to expand your collection, there is never a better time to buy! USE COUPON CODE: BLACKFRIDAY16

*Note that this discount does not apply to individual plugin purchases, which are sold at full price.

Don’t miss out on this once-a-year Topaz deal!

 

HUNT’S PHOTO & VIDEO – BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!

Hunt’s started the deals on Wed. Click HERE to go to the current specials and be sure to check back daily to see what’s new! The deals will continue through Cyber Monday.

 

2 LIL’ OWLS

If you’ve seen some of my texture work, you know I love Denise Love’s textures over at 2 Lil’ Owls! She is doing  site-wide 50% off sale (everything except the Texture Club) with the code BlackFriday50. Sale runs through Nov. 28th.

 

TOTALLY RAD

Do you have “Dirty Pictures”? No, not those kind…the kind you get with cool textures by Totally Rad! Everything in the store is 50% off until midnight Friday 11/25! Check out the Radlab; Replichrome; PS Actions; LR Presets; Pictapgo! and, of course, Dirty Pictures!

 

INKY DEALS

Inky Deals has some GREAT deals on bundles of actions, vectors, textures and more! GO HERE to see all of the deals – and then take an ADDITIONAL 60% OFF the great deal prices with the code BFMADNESS!! Ends midnight Sunday.

 

ATHENTECH – PERFECTLY CLEAR

Perfectly Clear Complete Plug-in Bundle v2 
Reg. $149.00 on sale for just $99.00
Includes the Perfectly Clear Complete Plug-in, individual plug-ins for Perfect Eyes, Perfect Skin, and Perfect Exposure, and plug-ins for Lightroom and Photoshop (Windows & Mac). Also includes a free upgrade to v3.
Our friends at Think Tank Photo have announced two holiday special offers on their award-winning camera bags.  The first is their Outlet Center, which is chock full of huge discounts.  And second, through December 31st whenever you buy a Think Tank rolling camera bag you will receive Road Warrior Kit for free.  The Road Warrior Kit features 10 Red Whips cable ties, a Cable Management 10 pouch, an AA Battery Holder and a Travel Pouch. That’s $54.50 worth of accessories FREE!  And don’t forget, with our special relationship with Think Tank you will also receive a free gift when you use my special URL, as well as free shipping.  So get shopping!
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BLACK FRIDAY IS COMING! Meredith Images; Topaz; Hunt’s

It’s almost here! The biggest shopping day of the year! Wouldn’t it be nice to finish from the comfort and warmth of home? Here are a few ideas for you!

MEREDITH IMAGES/PEACOCK STUDIO

As promised, everything in the Peacock Studio – textures, brushes, crop shapes – is 50% off. This deal only happens once a year, so grab your favorite texture sets now! I’ve added some new sets for you – gradient textures, post mark & postcard brushes (includes png files too), and crop shapes/frames (with step-by-step instructions and screen shots). This special sale starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday 11/25 through midnight Sunday 11/27 (EST).

My eBook “Working with Textures & Overlays: Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art” will continue at 25% off until the end of November.

AND…your one and only chance to save on our exciting “Creative Photography Conference” coming up May 20-21, 2017 in Southbridge, MA. Save $25! This is a great gift idea for yourself or that creative photographer in your life! Here’s all the details:

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TOPAZ SUITE – 50% OFF! 

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Take advantage of the best pricing of the year on the complete lineup of Topaz products, with 50% off the Complete Collection through the end of November. Whether you want amazing photo effects or technically perfect images, Topaz helps you create the looks you love faster than ever.

What is the Collection?
With the recent addition of Topaz Texture Effects 2, Impression 2, and Glow 2, the Complete Collection includes all 17 products, which individually would cost over $1000. We normally offer the Complete Collection at 50% off. However, until the end of November you can take an additional 50% off (meaning you pay 25% of the price of individual plugins) for the collection and collection upgrades.

What is a Collection upgrade?
If you’ve already purchased an individual product (or several products) from Topaz in the past, our system already discounts the collection upgrade price. As long as you’re signed into your account, you can get an additional 50% off your custom collection upgrade pricing through the end of November. Whether you’re just starting or looking to expand your collection, there is never a better time to buy!

*Note that this discount does not apply to individual plugin purchases, which are sold at full price.

Don’t miss out on this once-a-year Topaz deal!

 

HUNT’S PHOTO & VIDEO – PRE-BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!

Hunt’s couldn’t wait till Friday – they’re starting the deals NOW! Click HERE to go to the current specials and be sure to check back daily to see what’s new! The deals will continue through Cyber Monday.

Nov. 13 Sunday Sampler + more!

Hey everyone,

This week’s Sunday Sampler consists of some concrete and slate in beautiful tones for your work.

 

LAST REMINDER – TOPAZ WEBINAR

Join me this Tuesday at 5:00 pm EST  for some creative techniques using the Topaz suite of products! Sign up at: http://blog.topazlabs.com/webinars/

 

BOSQUE DEL APACHE PHOTOGRAPHY INTENSIVE

Hunt’s Photo and Bosque del Apache are pleased to announce the third Photography Intensive Jan. 5-8, 2017. Join three photography pros and photograph the sandhill cranes and snow geese! I participated in the first workshop and it was a ton of fun. Classroom sessions, in-the-field instruction and meals are includes in the fee of $650. Find all the details at: http://www.wbhunt.com/specials/bosquedelapache/

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“How to take a Non-Crappy Photo of the Moon”

By now you’ve heard that tomorrow night is the biggest Supermoon in years! And there won’t be another this big for 18 years – so get out there and grab a great photo!

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-take-a-non-crappy-picture-of-the-moon-1788768029?rev=1478718312304

 

Have a great week!

Hunt’s Annual Sale – Some Great Specials!

Hi everyone,

My friend, Gary Farber, and his crew at Hunt’s Photo + Video are having their 40th Annual Show & Sale this weekend, Nov. 4-6.

There are some specials going on all weekend – both in store and online – CLICK HERE for the deals!

AND there will be extra special deals each day of the show (one day only deals) – CLICK HERE FOR FRIDAY’S DEALS! (check back on Sat. & Sun. to this link for the daily deals)

A couple of items in the Friday specials that are exceptional deals – the Spyder 5 Pro & Spyder 5 Elite for calibrating your monitor and/or printers and projectors. Great pricing at $99 for the Pro ($90 off!) and $179 for the Elite ($100 off). This is the product I use to keep my monitors accurate so my images always look their best.

I purchased the Canon 70D with the 18-135 STM lens almost 2 years ago – I LOVE this camera and the lens is excellent! I like the range of this lens (combined 2 previous lenses) and it was designed to work with the camera’s video capabilities as it has silent focusing. Just $1049 for both with some added free goodies (bag, memory card and more).

Another item I use that I love when photographing textures or still life at home as well as macro in the field, is an LED light. Gary has two deals – the Promaster LED 120SS at the bargain of $49.95 ($40 off) – and the new Savage LED204 Luminous Pro (shipping mid-Nov.), which features bi-color lights for variable temperature, dimming, and more for $91.79 ($16 off). I also like that you can use these hand-held to direct the light where you want it, as well as attach to your camera’s hot shoe.

If you are in New England, visit Hunt’s in Melrose, Cambridge, Boston, Holyoke, Hanover, Manchester, S. Portland or Providence. Or check out the website and give them a call with your order! The folks at Hunt’s are always willing and able to answer questions and help you choose the right products.

Great New Deals!

Hi everyone,

I don’t often do a mid-week post, but between yesterday and today I received emails on several new products and I wanted to get the word out to you.

DESIGN CUTS

You’ve seen the great deals in the past from this talented bunch from the UK. Today they released “The Enormous, Authentically Illustrated All-in-One Toolbox” from Lisa Glanz, one of the best designers around today. AND just until tomorrow, the bundle is HALF PRICE – Reg. $39 on sale for just $19 (51% off). Don’t hesitate on this one! These illustrations are great if you are a scrapbooker, designer or anyone who loves beautiful illustrations and cool fonts! GO HERE for the deal!

And their current “regular” deal bundle is “The Essential Hand-Made Vectors Collection” – worth $4668, deal price $29! This one expires in just over 6 days from now. CLICK HERE!

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THINK TANK PHOTO

On Sunday I mentioned the updated Airport Advantage Roller Bags. The designers at Think Tank have been very busy and they now offer a new bag to carry your Drone and all the extra gear you’ll need!

Think Tank Photo’s New Lightweight

Airport Helipak for 3DR Solo

Offers Maximum Capacity, Comfort and Portability

Drone users can now carry their 3DR Solo, 15” laptop, controller, GoPros, charger, spare rotors, extra batteries, jacket, tools, and more in a robust and yet lightweight new backpack, the Airport Helipak for 3DR Solo from Think Tank Photo.  Unlike rigid hard cases that lack extra carrying capacity and comfort, this new backpack is designed for 3DR drone enthusiasts who want to be able to carry all of their gear with them all the time.

“The number one complaint of drone users about their bags is that, after just a few hours, their bodies are rebelling from the pain,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s CEO and lead designer.  “For a decade we’ve released photography and outdoor backpacks designed to hold expensive and extremely heavy photographic equipment.  The very same principles we used for them have been integrated into the Airport Helipak for 3DR Solo backpack.  Now they can venture deep afield with all of their gear and no concerns about comfort.”

Click HERE for all the details.

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Datacolor

If you do not already calibrate your monitor, you should be! I’ve been using Datacolor Spyder products for years. I have the current Spyder5ELITE+, which now has a free update if you already own the product.

New Features Include:

Automatic Room Light Switching – automatically changes your profile as light conditions change

Soft Proofing/Device Simulation – simulate how your photos will look on any printer or device

Updated StudioMatch – make all connected displays look the same

And much more!

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And a great place to buy a new ThinkTank bag or Spyder5Elite+ is at Hunt’s Photo and Video! Gary Farber and his staff are fabulous and will answer any questions you may have on this product or anything that they sell! Check them out at https://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/

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TIME TO SHOP!! 

Aug. 21 Sunday Sampler, Upcoming Events, Tutorials

 

Happy Sunday! Our Sunday Sampler textures this week is a combination of two textures — wood and old paper. I then created three versions of the texture for you – greys, sepa, and grungy browns. I can’t wait to see your creations! If you haven’t yet joined our textures Facebook group, please do! And then post your creations with my textures or others!

 

OUT OF NEW YORK

Are you familiar with the Out of Chicago Photography Conference?  They’ve put together the most amazing, inspiring, and fun photography conference for 3 years now downtown Chicago.  It’s gone so well, they’ve decided to expand this amazing event by bringing it to New York City.

As the “Shooting-est Photography Conference on Earth”, not only will you learn in a classroom setting with photographers like Lindsay Adler, Bryan Peterson, Rick Sammon, Valerie Jardin, and MORE, but they’ll also take you on the streets of Manhattan to use what you learn!  One of the many reasons for its success is the smaller, more intimate class size.  You will be in a classroom with no more than 40- 60 people (other than the keynote speakers), and you will be able to interact with your favorite instructors!

Out of New York is set for Friday and Saturday October 14 and 15, 2016.  Included in your fee is 2 full days of classes along with many social photowalks to choose from.  There will also be opportunities for educational, smaller photowalks for an additional charge.  Check out the Sunday, full day on-the-street workshops too!  In honor of Hunt’s Photo as one of the sponsors, please use code Gary50 for $50 off the $299 price.  Sign up at www.outofnewyork.com or email malinda@outofchicago.com for more information. The full schedule is about to be released, and if you sign up soon, you will be able to choose classes before it’s released to the public.

Here is what attendees from the summer Out of Chicago 2016 event had to say:

Attendee Jessica Zoller Kaplan posted in the 2016 Attendee Facebook group…

“As I continue to process the many amazing moments of this weekend, I’m feeling inspired, motivated and grateful to have been a part of something so special. Thanks to Chris, Malinda, Michelle and the whole team for your work on this incredible conference. (I’m already signed up for OOC2017 – are you?) Thanks in particular to Angie, Ron, Levi, Bryan, Valerie, Tim,Ken, Steve, Steve, Eugene, Corwin, James, Rick and Scott for your wisdom and encouragement. My feet and shoulders were aching last night, but the view from Maggie Daley Park made it all worth it.”

Per Bette J. Kauffman, “Thanks to Chris Smith and the ‪#‎OOC2016 team for a terrific experience.”

From Jim Jones

“HUGE thanks go out to Chris Smith and the entire army of volunteers and speakers – Out of Chicago 2016 was phenomenal! It was fun, educational and inspiring! Grateful to have met so many great people and to have learned from so many awesome photographers and instructors. You guys are awesome!!!”

We look forward to seeing you in New York City!!

Chris, Malinda, and Michelle, The Out of Chicago team

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HUNTS HAPPENINGS

Also be sure to check out all of the classes, photo walks, and events at Hunt’s Photo – http://www.wbhunt.com/events/

 

PHOTOSHOP TUTORIALS

I love to share cool sites and “stuff” that I find with all of you guys, and this bunch of tutorials is way cool! GraphicDesignJunction.com has a great bunch of 27 Photoshop tutorials sure to challenge your skills – check em out HERE! Be sure to poke around on the site – there are LOTS more cool things to discover.

 

And over on SpoonGraphics’ blog, he has posted a video of 25 Photoshop Tips Tricks & Shortcuts you probably didn’t know. Chris Spooner has a great blog – be sure to sign up for it as well.

 

Have a great week everyone!

Hunt’s Photo 15th Annual Digital Spring Sale!

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Gary Farber and the crew at Hunt’s will be very busy this Fri. and Sat., May 6th & 7th, with their annual Digital Spring Sales Event. This is truly the best pricing of the year on all of the cameras, lenses and accessories you’ve been dreaming about! Click the photo above or HERE to see the full sale flyer.

You can order online, in person or by phone! All of the staff at Hunt’s are terrific and can answer all of your questions.

And if you are in the area of their Melrose, MA, store, there will be lots of seminars going on as well. Click the link above to find out more!