Scott Kelby’s 3rd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

Good afternoon all!

Scott Kelby’s 3rd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk is less than two weeks away on Saturday, July 24th. I’m excited to be leading a photo walk again this year, and we’ll be meeting in the Dallas uptown area. For those unfamiliar with the photo walk, it is one of the largest global photography events, with over 1000 cities and nearly 25,000 photographers & photo enthusiasts shooting in a single day. Each walk is limited to 50 participants, so sign up for the Dallas walk now. Our walk will take place Saturday morning, and feel free to contact me with any questions.

The photo walk is open to anyone regardless of skill level OR camera type. (Cell phone cameras are welcome!) We’ll have plenty of mentors on hand that day for all your photography & Photoshop/Lightroom questions. Be sure to register before all the spots are filled.

Photo by John Hays, Photoshop by Yours Truly

NAPP Nation – Photoshop World Orlando 2010

I’m still coming down from the high that is Photoshop World. Truly, as an adult it has become my favorite holiday. This was my 6th visit to PSW, but the first time I’ve attended in the spring. It was fun to catch all the great performances BEFORE everyone has a chance to talk about it on Facebook & Twitter. The party’s a lot more exciting when you don’t know what’s coming.

I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent in Orlando, and it was great to meet so many Twitter & Facebook folks in person for the first time. Chatted with Adobe folks at the Tweetup, and celebrated my 40+ birthday during the NAPP forum party. I met the genius that is @ErikBernskiold, chatted with fab designer @Firgs, hung out with the likes of @Elorg, @EGower, @AprilAndrews & the infamous @Vanelli. Caught up with friends Dawn, Terry & Heather, had a chance to chat some with David Ziser and his lovely wife LaDawn. I have been through most of the classes at PSW, so I was really looking forward to seeing new presentations. Zack Arias DID NOT disappoint. Walked away humbled, and excited at the possibilities. Of course, you can’t go wrong watching Joe McNally, and I enjoyed catching RC talk about websites for photographers & Rod Harlan share his knowledge of social media. Missed Alan Hess Precon, but had a chance to catch his session, and chat with him after the After Party. Some amazing talent at PSW, met Michael Green at the NAPP forum party (he’s featured in the Westcott catalog don’t ya know), Joey Wright at BB Kings (designers who photograph have an edge), chance encounter with Sandy Foster (from Dallas) at the NAPP forum party the day before she won the Vinny–CONGRATS AGAIN!!!

People ask me why I attend over & over–how could you not want to be around the best in the world as often as possible? I can’t emphasize this enough Photoshop World is THE learning conference to attend if you are a creative. I’ve been to Imaging USA, MacWorld & other events. Other conferences serve as infomercials for their presenters & vendors. PSW is not only a fun place to network with other creatives, THIS conference provides classes that educate, inspire & motivate the artist in all of us.

In summary:

Scott Kelby tells you what you missed at Photoshop World.

Terry Reinert has some ideas on what to do now that Photoshop World is over.

Here’s a quick Flickr gallery of snaps from PSW.

DFW Events – Week of July 13th

Good afternoon all. It’s a light week ending with an international event–Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk. Here’s your complete list of events happening in Dallas/Ft. Worth:

Digital Photography Club – Tuesday, July 14th at 7pm: Pet Photo Night. Darryl is going to setup two stages one for dogs, and one for cats. Feel free to bring an iguana or rabbit if you’re so inspired. Cost $35.

Texas Glamour Club – Wednesday, July 15th at 7pm: Join Darryl & crew at Hooters downtown for the usual dinner & lively conversation.

Worldwide Photowalk – Saturday, July 18th all day. I’ve linked my previous post for locations around the metroplex. If you haven’t signed up now’s the time. No cost.

Texas Glamour Club – Sunday, July 19th at Noon: Lunch, Ladies & Lingerie. Darryl’s redefining the term, “lunch & learn.” Barbecue & workshop cost is $199.

That’s the wrap for this week folks. Feel free to contact me if you have future events planned, or if you would like me to add your usergroup to my community page.

Worldwide Photowalk Update – Texas

Afternoon everyone.

We’re about a week and a half away from Scott Kelby’s 2nd Annual Worldwide Photowalk. I’ve been getting plenty of messages about the event–specifically participation for the Dallas walk–and I thought it best to consolidate my answers here. Before I get into those questions, I thought folks local to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex should know there are several walks going on. Here are a list of cities, some of which have available openings for participants:

Arlington – 26 spots left. This walk takes place in the morning, with two meeting times – 7AM & 9AM.

Dallas – Full with waiting list. I will be leading this morning walk downtown. Walk kicks off at 8AM.

Dallas/Fort Worth (Frisco) – 19 spots left. Please note this walk is listed as Dallas, but the location will be in Frisco. This is an evening walk scheduled for 6PM.

Fort Worth – Full with waiting list. This is an evening walk starting at 7pm.

Fort Worth Museum District – 46 spots left. This is an evening walk starting at 6PM.

Grapevine – 34 spots left. This is a morning walk starting at 8:30AM.

McKinney – 19 spots left. This is an evening walk starting at 6:30PM.

North Dallas – 46 spots left. Please note the location is by White Rock Lake. This is a morning walk starting at 9AM.

Plano – 42 spots left. This is a morning walk starting at 9AM.

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Dallas Photo Walk Winner

I’m sure many of the city leaders will blog the same opinion, but to say choosing a city photo walk winner was difficult is an understatement.

I hope to NEVER choose a winning photo ALL BY MYSELF ever again. There were a number of excellent photos, and it was not an easy decision to pick just one. Truly, it was not. Picking winner = Not fun. There were over 450 total photos that I went through, and I could have easily made a tie between several (if that were a choice).

At exactly 11:55PM after spending most of my day, and all evening wrestling with a decision, the winning photo came from Bradley Atchison.

JFK Lives

© Bradley Atchison

If you’re looking for a great way to view a lot of photos on Flickr or any photo site, I highly recommend Cool Iris, a web browser plugin for Firefox. Not only does it render images beautifully (the upsizing of small photos is amazing), it has an image search function. I was able to pull in all 450 photos, without needing to navigate 20+ web pages.

UPDATE Aug 31, 2008Scott Kelby posted his choice for the Grand Prize Winner. You can also view all the city winners on the Photo Walk site.