Anytime Scot Kelby’s publisher sends over a new book, I get excited. Scott works really hard on all of his books and they are almost universally big hits. Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop is almost certain to be another. If you make portraits and want to deliver the best possible image to […]

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Photofocus Episode 63

Host: Scott Bourne (www.scottbourne.com or www.twitter.com/scottbourne) and special guest Scott Kelby (www.scottkelby.com or www.twitter.com/scottkelby). Be sure to check out Photoshop World which is taking place in Orlando, Florida from March 30th – April 1st.

Show notes by Bruce Clarke (www.momentsindigital.com or www.twitter.com/bruceclarke)

Welcome to Episode Number 63 of Photofocus with Scott Bourne and special guest Scott Kelby. Photofocus is the show devoted to your questions about anything photography related including gear, technique, locations, etc. Your questions will shape the direction of this show so be sure to send your questions to [email protected]. We will try to answer as many as we can but we get a lot of questions so we’ll try to take a collection of questions that represent a particular topic and present them together.

This week we kick things off with a question about beauty dishes:

Question One – What is a Beauty Dish

What is a beauty dish and how do you use it? Missey Cunningham from New York, New York

Scott K: It’s another attachment that you put in front of your studio stobe. It’s something between a bare bulb and a softbox that give you very nice light. The strobe fires into a little tiny dish which then reflects back into a larger disc and then the light comes back at your subject. You want to use it on people with very nice skin or with guys who don’t worry so much about their complexion. You can also buy a sock that will fit over the beauty dish and softens the light which is particularly pleasing when photographing women. The light itself is generally positioned above the subject at about a 45 degree angle. You seem them used often in beauty shots – for example an ad for Oil of Olay. Continue reading

Every year I try to pick one photo that is worthy of attention as “Picture of the Year.” If I were smart, I wouldn’t do that – unfortunately – I am sometimes not smart. I know that no matter what photo I select, there will be those who disagree. That’s not the point. Obviously, it’s […]

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Photofocus Episode 53

Host: Scott Bourne (www.scottbourne.com or www.twitter.com/scottbourne) & special guest Scott Kelby (www.facebook.com/skelby or www.twitter.com/scottkelby)

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Welcome to Episode Number 53 of Photofocus with Scott Bourne and special guest Scott Kelby. Photofocus is the show devoted to your questions about anything photography related including gear, technique, locations, etc. Your questions will shape the direction of this show so be sure to send your questions to [email protected]. We will try to answer as many as we can but we get a lot of questions so we’ll try to take a collection of questions that represent a particular topic and present them together.

This week we kick things off with a question about keeping Lightroom synchronized while on the road:

Question One – Working with Lightroom Catalogs on Different Computers

I use LR2 (and beta LR3) on Mac. My work around for having my library and catalog stay current while I travel is that it all lives on an external drive, the photo library and the .lrcat file. My problem is when I am on my desktop everything is wonderful, however when I open the same .lrcat file on my macbook pro all of the photos are off line. While on my macbook pro if I find the missing folder and then open the .lrcat file, the desktop top looses connection to that folder. I also tried it with LR3 with the same experience. Any suggestions? Mark Mahan

Scott K: I think his life would be easier if he didn’t store the catalog files in different locations. I think the solution would be to have his main catalog at home. He can have a duplicate catalog with him on the road but if he does a shoot, he just needs to move over the one single folder that he created on the road and the catalog and then he’ll have mirror copies.

PMA 2011

Mark your calendar and plan to attend PMA 2011 September 6th – 11th. It’s being opened up to the public for the first time and we’re planning to do a live Photofocus during the event. Continue reading

It was so fast. I can’t believe it’s already over but Photoshop World Las Vegas 2010 is over. It was a great show. I learned as much as I taught and made some new friends. I was also excited to get to meet many of the Photofocus audience. That was really cool. As for Photoshop […]

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Author: Scott Kelby Publisher: New Riders Review by Conrad J. Obregon Don’t blame Scott Kelby if his Lightroom (“LR”) instruction books keep getting larger. Blame Adobe for adding more and more capabilities to this piece of software. But at least the software hasn’t yet become “bloatware”. And the new capabilities really do add something to […]

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As we wind down 2009, the good news is that there is more opportunity than ever before to learn anything and everything you want to know about photography. The uptick in photo blogs, podcasts, video training, etc. has made online photography sites (including this one) very popular. Despite the recession, live training in seminars and […]

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