A New Must-Have Book (and a contest!)

I’m making this one short and sweet because it speaks for itself. Scott Kelby’s “The Digital Photography Book – Volume 2″ has just come out. If it’s not on your must-have list yet, then it should be. Here’s 3 reasons why:

1. The Digital Photography Book Volume 1 was absolutely fantastic. It’s one of the few books I read each year that leave me wanting more. This one did, and Volume 2 is the “more”. It picks up with all the things I wanted to learn after Volume 1.

2. I already have a job – reading books ain’t one of them – and this book is a total pleasure to read. It’s got killer information packed into 1 page layouts that make it easy for me to feel like I’ve actually read and learned something.

3. Volume 1 of the book is still in the top 100 of ALL books on Amazon after 18 months. It’s got nearly 400 reviews (and almost every one is 5 stars). I don’t know about you but that’s enough for me to want volume 2 as well.

So go buy one. Now! I’m waiting. Just kiddin’ – here’s the link if you want to find out more. Now the contest. Edit: Note that the contest is over. See above post “We have a winner”. I’ll get a copy of the book signed by Scott and send it out to the winner. Just leave a comment to this post. All you have to do is say “Hi” or something like that but make sure you use your real email address (it won’t be published) so I can get in touch with you. I’ll randomly draw a name from the list on Friday afternoon and post it here. Good luck.

Now go to the next post of the Friday tip ‘o the week.

Author: Matt K

Matt is a full time Education Director for the NAPP and Kelby Training. He's a best-selling author of various books on Photoshop and Photography co-hosts the live weekly photography talk show "The Grid" and is co-host of "Photoshop User TV". In his spare time he practices as a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys spending time with his family in Tampa, FL.

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327 Comments

  1. Went and ordered a copt of Vol 1 and Vol 2 straight away! Thanks for the killer tip! ;-)

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  2. Thanks for the site Matt and all you do for the photo community !

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  3. Great review, I haven’t read Vol 1 or 2 but I hope Vol 3 is in the works because I’m a fast reader.

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  4. Hi, thakns for a great site!

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  5. The first book was good.hope the second is as good or even better.

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  6. I have ordered my copy of Scott’s book vol 2 – hopefully it arrives soon. Volume 1 was great, so I hope to learn a lot of new stuff with this new book.

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  7. Getting ready to order this book but will wait to see if I get an autographed copy! Your Lightroom Tips are outstanding and are the 2nd thing I check each day. Thanks a million.

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  8. Sounds like a book worth reading

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  9. Howdy! Nice site. Learning lots.

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  10. OK, so you get me leaving a comment (number 9 so far)

    I’m loving Lightroom and all the cool trick and tips – Thanks !

    davidp.

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  11. Woohoo – potential free book.

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  12. This is a great site. Keep up the the wonderful work.

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  13. Hi Matt
    Love your site here, it has been a huge help for me to get to know and use Lightroom better, really, really like the 300 preset. Keep it coming! I’ve worn out Scott’s Vol 1, can’t wait for Vol 2.

    Thank you so much
    Rob

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  14. Hi Matt, I hope the legs are back to normal after the marathon. I gave 2 of the Vol. 2 books to friends as gifts. I need my own. Can I have your autograph instead? Max

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  15. Hi
    thanks for the tips

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  16. You “kill” me daily :) I am addicted to your blog and have learned a ton! Thank you!!!

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  17. Hi Matt,

    I really enjoy all your tips and videos, even have a special section in Lightroom for all your presets. You and Scott have really inspired me in my photography. Thanks for the contest and looking forward to another great year with Lightroom.

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  18. Hi Matt, I enjoy you blog and also this funny contest. I have the version 1 and I love the books. It’s really a must have one. … and now, after reading your blog, I’m waiting desperately for the new one ;-)

    Take care.

    Gerry

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  19. Hi Matt:

    Thanks for the Amazon link… and all the tips!

    Mike.

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  20. Love your blog and podcasts. I’ve learned a lot. Thanky!

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  21. Vol.1 was great, just got Vol 2 in the mail today, but would still like to have an autographed copy. Thanks for all your tips!

    Jake

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  22. “‘Hi’ or something”:) I loved Scott’s first book, can’t wait to get my hands on Vol 2!!

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  23. Hey Matt,

    Can’t wait to hang at Photoshop world!

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  24. Here is my ‘Hi’ from Germany :-))

    Thanks for this website

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  25. You got me convinced, if I don’t win it, I’ll buy it!

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  26. Volume 1 rocked – I’m up for Volume 2!

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  27. Hi Matt,
    Here’s another German reader for you ;-).
    I searched for Vol. 1 at Amazon.de directly after your posting, because I loved to read Scotts “Lightroom” book. Hopefully also Vol. 2 will be translated soon in German language.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  28. G’day Matt – look forward to your tips each week – especially your videos. You are an excellent presenter and trainer mate! Also found your elements restoration and retouching book hit the spot.
    Scott Kelby’s Lightroom Book is excellent. If my name comes out of that marathon hat of yours I would be delighted to have a copy of his photography book winging its way to me here in Western Australia.
    ***************************************************************************************
    By the way – have you any idea whether ADOBE is giving any thought to enabling images to be imported into lightroom from scanners?
    It would be S-O-O-O-O- GOOD if they did, eh!
    ************************************************************************************

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  29. Hi Matt,

    Thanks for the great resource. I have been looking for a way to save from the print module your last video solved that for me.

    Chris

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  30. Hi Matt,

    Thanks for always being fun and accessible to read!

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  31. Hi, Here is a “Hi” from Taiwan.
    I’m very love this site.
    Thanks for this great site and Matt’s great job!

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  32. I’m willing to say “Hi” for the possibility of a free book, so…HI!!!!

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  33. I’d love a copy of the book. Thank you to you and Scott for your contributions. I keep current on both blogs and have read a few of Scott’s titles.

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  34. Hey Matt!, thank you for the “300” preset!
    Also, thanks for the possibility to win a great book!

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  35. And another Hi from Europe. Great stuff here on Lightroom Kilertips. Absolutelely improved my skills.
    Thanks!
    Ron

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  36. I just picked up Scott’s “7 Point System” and it’s a fantastic read. He’s easily one of my favorite photography/photoshop guide authors.

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  37. I have added both books to my most wanted list. Definitely looking forward to reading!!

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  38. Hi, as I own already a book from Scott I’ll have to check these out. Thanks Matt!

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  39. Here’s a ‘hi’ from the Netherlands! Keep up the good work with the tips!
    Thanks!
    Jeroen

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  40. Me want! Me Want!! Seriously, I eat up each post, and though I may not comment until there’s something in it for me (ugh!), I do appreciate them!

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  41. Hi from South Africa!
    Thanks for your wonderful tips!

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  42. Hi Matt,
    Just saying “hi”, and have the first book, can’t wait to get my hands on the second one!
    Geoff.

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  43. Hi Matt,

    I’m reading this site every day. Great !

    Thanks Thomas

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  44. Hello from Michigan!

    I have Scott’s first book and would LOVE to get the second book! This is just an awesome site that I recommend to my photographer friends.

    Susan

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  45. Hi Matt,

    I’ll second everything you said about Scott’s new book – a truly awesome read and a must have for a photographer – regardless of skill level.

    Have a greta weekend,
    Glyn

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  46. thanks for the help in making us all better “dark room” photogs and editors

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  47. Hi Matt, like your blog and your tips.
    –olaf

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  48. Hi!
    Looking forward to Scotts new book on digital photography!
    Is there any website that has a preview or excerpt of the book?

    Thanks for a good website! Love your latest presets – 300.
    Regards Anders

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  49. Hi!

    There got to be some kind of record of comments in this post, i wonder why ;) Thanks for all the great tips!

    Greetings from Sweden

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  50. Hi Matt
    Congratulations on running the marathon!!!
    Thanks for all the great tips.
    Jo Ann

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  51. Hi Matt,

    Thanks for great tips each week. Your site is one of few I really enjoy reading.

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  52. Hi, Love the blog, thanks for all the hard work!

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  53. Hi from Belgium

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  54. Hi, i’ve got polish version of “volume 1″ and it’s great. I hope “volume 2″ is even better.

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  55. Hi Matt,

    Im a regular (daily) visitor of your site and that might qualify me as a fan. Keep up the good work.

    Sincerely

    /Thomas

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  56. Hi I read every time you post & all of Scott’s books are on my list. Thanks!

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  57. Hi, great idea for a contest!

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  58. Thanx Matt,

    this is too good and too simple not to sign in…

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  59. Hi Matt,

    thanks for all the tips and presets etc. ;-)

    Libor

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  60. Hi Matt,

    I’m a regular reader of your blog; keep on – good work.

    Thanks, Urs

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  61. super idea :D

    thanks for great site :D

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  62. Hi,

    Great site. More power. :)

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  63. I WANT THE BOOK :)

    Thanks for all the great tricks.

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  64. Hey Matt!

    Thanks for sharing the info! in fact I went today at Barnes & Noble and they still don’t have it… I got the Vol 1, and I’ve read it more than 5 times and I’m still before going out shooting I read the chapter that is associated with the shooting I’ll be doing.. in fact went last december to the Antelope Canyon in Page AZ and wow! got amazing shoots!….. (post processed in LR of course! )

    Best!
    Jc Olivera

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  65. Hi,

    Thanks for an excellent blog!

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  66. Liked the 300 preset a lot…

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  67. Hi, Why doesn’t Scott sign all books ordered from Kelby Training? Would be a perfect reason to buy from K.T.

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  68. Hi Matt,
    I love your teaching style. I never miss an episode in Photoshopuser TV. I have 2 of your wonderful DVDs. They are PSCS3 Layer Essentials & PSCS3 Power Session. I love watching them again and again. I have learnt a lot. Thanks Matt. Hope some day I could see you in person.

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  69. Hi matt…I love your website….it is nowaday part of my daily routine to check it out for tips and some other great stuff….wish I was in the US to have the chance to see one of your lessons….come to the UK!!!!!

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  70. Let me just comment saying look! at everyone leaving a comment for the sake of leaving a comment. Or getting that book, of course.

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  71. The tips are great Matt. I’ve kinda known about them anyway but the reminders of Lightroom’s capabilities has nudged me into challenging the way I do things. Great work!

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  72. Keep up the good work on keeping us on the cutting edge of Lightroom.

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  73. Hi Matt,
    Thanks for a great site with a lot of great tips. I especially appreciate the podcast videos!
    Greetings from a NAPP member in rainy Oslo, Norway!

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  74. Hi Matt,
    Greetings from Poland !

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  75. Comment to Greg Wallace above:
    What if you set your scanner software to put the image in a folder that you set up as a Watched Folder in Lightroom and then enable Auto Import from there? Wouldn’t that solve your issue?

    (And to Matt: This is NOT an attempt of “entering the contest twice” – I didn’t see Greg’s comment before I posted my first entry! ;-))

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  76. Hi Matt

    I´m from Denmark. I love your site. I use Lightroom every day and I have learned a lot of great tips from you. (and Scott :-) )

    Greatings
    Frank
    Denmark

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  77. I was wondering why there were so many comments on this one!

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  78. Hi Matt

    Really like the tips and advice that you give. Just need more free time to put them all into practice!

    Regards,
    Carl.

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  79. Here’s to good luck…Scott’s books are fantastic.

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  80. Love the Monday presets and the videos!

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  81. Hi Matt – great site and fantastic tips! Thanks.

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  82. Hi Matt,

    Your site is “killer”. I also liked Scott’s first book and appreciate the heads up on this one!

    Steve

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  83. Two things. Thanks for the great work and blog. I read it almost daily.

    Second. Pick me for the book!

    thanks,

    Tim

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  84. As usual,another great book from Mr. Kelby.
    Great site Mat!

    Thanks,
    Rich

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  85. would be a great book to have.

    cheers

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  86. Hey Matt,

    Thanks for a great site. I just finished your DVD LR Basic Training – it was awesome! It got me up to speed in LR very quickly. Regards…

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  87. I read your site daily. Thanks for all the useful tips. I’d love to win the book!

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  88. Thanks for the site, it has been invaluable. Kelby’s books have all been very good, and more fun to read than most. I’m looking forward to this one.

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  89. Hmm, a signed book by Kelby himself !
    I’m wondering how much it will deliver me on Ebay if I win the contest ;)

    Just kidding lol

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  90. Keep ‘em comming!

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  91. Hi – fanastic site, I look every day! Do I need book 1 AND 2 or does 2 cover it all?

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  92. Yay, it’s finally out!! I loved book 1 myself!

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  93. Hey Matt,

    I check your site everyday. I especially enjoy the Monday Presets and the videos. Keep up the cool tips, and by the way, great class on Kelby Training about taking the Photoshop ACE test. Cross my fingers and hope to pass.

    Thanks again,

    Woody

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  94. I had put the book on my Xmas list, but Santa didn’t come through. So I was planning on waiting until Orlando and PSW, but I wouldn’t object to getting a signed one now. The first book is the most practical reminder on photography I’ve seen.

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  95. I loved the first book, can’t wait to get a copy of vol2!

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  96. Hi Matt, your RSS feed is one of the best on my hoempage. Your presets, videos and wonderful ideas have been very easy to understand and very helpful as I try to learn the Lightroom software. You’re more helpful than I think you realize!

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  97. Hi Matt, great stuff you and your buddy Scott are creating. Thanks. I enjoy every bit of it!

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  98. Hi Matt,

    I’d like to be entered into the contest. I take the world’s worst photos so it would be an act of great charity if you rig it in my favour.

    As per usual, great site. Loved the vintage NY preset.

    Ryan

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  99. Hi Matt … I have been reading you for a while and decided this was reason enough to de-lurk myself.

    Thanks for all the tips and ideas

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  100. Thanks for all the wonderful tutorials!

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  101. I’m heavily addicted to ANYTHING Scott Kelby writes! Love your stuff too Matt. :D

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  102. Hi Matt,

    Isn’t it amazing what the offer of a free book will do to visitor numbers?? OK I’m guilty too mi’lud….

    Without sounding sycophantic, I love your presets – I crave your presets – for Lightroom. They have helped my photographic output no end in the short time I’ve been on board with Lightroom, so ‘Go raibh maith agat’ – many thanks :)

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  103. Sounds like an interesting reference, especially for a special someone i have in mind.

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  104. Volume 1 was an excellent book. I thought there would be very little new for me, but I was wrong.

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  105. Another great (find) post.
    Thanks!

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  106. Hi Matt,
    I enjoyed your 300 preset and have some really cool results.
    I would love the book.
    Thanks,
    Don

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  107. Hi Matt! Your site rocks – I enjoy checking back every day to see what you’ll have for us next!

    Keep it up!
    Tara

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  108. Both books totally rock. I have re-read the first book a number of times. I received #2 recently and dropped everything to read it. The studio information is invaluable and easy to follow for a beginning photographer. Great Books!

    Thanks Matt for all you great presets and tips for Lightroom. One of the coolest tips was the surreal edgy effect. It rocks. I also use your color presets for individual colors to help in determining where certain colors are located within the photo when I want too boost just that color. What a time saver. Thanks again for all your Tips!!

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  109. Matt

    Wow what is going on. Usually I am on early and there are no comments.. no this morn.. 130 already.. Did an e-mail go out around the world saying Matt is giving something away free.. Yikes… Well put me on that list also. I would love a copy of Scotts book I have read the 1st on a few times myself. i like his style, and like you said.. It is all there on one page. He had a great entry in his blog this morn, for Lightroom 2.0 wishlist. I hope some of his wishes do get into the nex version.. Because I am a shameless person,, Pick Me Pick Me..

    As always thanks for your great work.

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  110. Hi Matt
    I enjoy all of your tips, photohopusertv is great! I already have two of Scott’s books he autographed already it would be nice to have another to add to my collection they are all excellent reference books, I use them all the time.
    thanks

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  111. Thanks Matt. I always look forward to your tips – they make the whole ‘Lightroom Experience’ even more enjoyable. I have several of Scott’s books already – I’m sure the new one will be just as good.

    Keep up the great work!

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  112. Thanks for the tips – I read book 1 and I’d love to read book 2….
    Katie

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  113. Hi Matt . . . Keep up the great work!!! Love the “300” preset!!

    Cheers,

    Justin R.
    Deerfield Beach, FL

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  114. thank you so much for the scoop!

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  115. Hi Matt,
    I’m Chris, 16Years old, come from Germany. I just spend my last money on my Lightroom Copy which was shipped a week ago so I really enjoy your podcast! It helps me alot! Thank you!!

    Chris

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  116. Matt – Great site! I get a lot of value from your work.

    Lee

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  117. Hi Matt,

    Thanks for all the killer tip contributions on your sites. I visit daily and look forward to reading them.

    Jim

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  118. Matt,
    I’m tuned into your site and love all you do for us. I’d love the book.

    Thanks
    Jack

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  119. Loved Volume 1 can’t wait to read Vol. 2.

    Congrats on a great finish at the Disney Marathon. I’d like to run that some day. If you ever get the chance a really great Marathon is Marine Corps in Washington DC

    Ellen

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  120. Hi Matt,
    Funny I was already planning on buying this book after I get off work today. Maybe you can save me a trip.
    Thanks
    Doug

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  121. Matt,
    Love the site and all the presets and videos. Keep up the good work!
    Of course I will get Scott’s latest and greatest!
    Syd

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  122. Hi! So you’re the shrinking violet that sat in the corner hunched over a laptop during the Orlando LR symposium, huh?

    I enjoy the tips! Thanks for your efforts.

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  123. HI Matt,
    Between this giveaway and all of the great presets I think that you are starting to generate David-Hobby-level whuffie in the camera community!

    Thanks,
    Travis Jon

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  124. Hi Matt,
    I really enjoy your Lightroom Tips. I look forward to meeting you in Tennessee in April at the GAP Workshop.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Bart

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  125. Hi Matt!

    Keep up the good work. I really enjoy your Lightroom tips and tricks. Btw, congrats on the marathon!

    Richard

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  126. Hi Matt,

    Pick me! Pick Me…

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  127. Matt,

    Thanks for the heads up. I already received my copy from Amazon about thee days ago. I read vol. 1 over the summer, and like you it left me wanting more. So I was excited when I heard the news Scott was writing a vol. 2.

    Cheers

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  128. Thanks for running this feed. I check it regularly.

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  129. Cool prize ya got there. I am a big fan of Kelby’s books, as well as your site. I always look forward to your tips and presets.

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  130. Hi Matt – I agree with all your comments on the book. I was looking at it the other day and it made me want to go back and look through volume 1 again.

    Thanks!

    Eric

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  131. Sounds like a good book.

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  132. Hi -Matt
    I have book 1 and it was a great learn tool for me. I look forward to book 2

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  133. # function contest_entry{
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  134. If I don’t win it, I’ll buy it… ;-)
    Keep up the great work, Matt.

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  135. Hi!
    I’ve read some reviews in Amazon, and now both books are on my wish list.
    Thanks

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  136. Volume one was great I haven’t seen volume 2 yet. I was saving my lunch money for to get the layers book first, if it ever comes out.

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  137. You and Scott are part of my required morning reading. Love Lightroom, your insights, and particularly the present. Looking forward to the book. Best wishes.

    Nate

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  138. Hello Matt!

    I’ve got the first book, it was great. Would love the second one.

    /Nick

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  139. maaaaaaaaaatt.

    i want the booooooooook *evil*

    ;)

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  140. Matt- Everyday I check out your Lightroom tips and Scott Kelby’s blog which is always full of GREAT information!
    Thanks! Jeff

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  141. that book is on my wishlist !

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  142. Matt … thanks for the awesome teaching work you do on LR and PS.

    Dan.

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  143. I have the first one… crossing my fingers to win the second ;-)

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  144. thanks for your great tips and help so far, keep them coming!

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  145. Great work Matt, I look forward to getting the sugned copy.

    Regards
    Jim

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  146. Howdy Matt….
    You Rock

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  147. Great tips, thanks Matt!

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  148. Hi,

    Thanks for all the tips and presets. A great site!

    Martin

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  149. I’m gonna buy the book….that is if I don’t win it first!

    Thanks,

    James

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  150. Hi Matt,

    I am big fan of your site and Scott’s as well as your podcast, would love to get the book! :)

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  151. Matt,

    Love reading your tips and downloading your presets. Thanks so much.

    Perry

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  152. Wow Matt, that is one heck of a way to get massive amounts of comments. Thanks for all you do for us out here in the field.

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  153. Matt,

    Thanks for all the info on LR. Love the presets!!

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  154. My all-time fav is Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers. I refer to this book often. good thing I reinforced it with a cover!

    Judy

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  155. Hi Matt,

    Really enjoy Lightroom Killer Tips.

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  156. Hi Matt,
    I visit this site several times a week, always looking forward to the tips. I love Scott’s books for there ability to teach techniques. I am currently reading his 7 point System book. I highly recommend it to any photographer, even if you have other CS3 books. Which I do but this is “the ONE” you must have.

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  157. Just started using Lightroom – Love your tips!

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  158. I have the first book – great book. I plan to get the second.

    Love the site – great tips.

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  159. Muchas gracias por crear este blog tan util sobre Lightroom.
    ¡Un saludo desde España!
    Thanks and keep up the good work!

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  160. Hi Matt,

    Congrats on NOT running a marathon this weekend – good to have your sanity back, isn’t it? ;) Seriously, though, thanks for all of your tips each week!

    Cheers,
    Tom

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  161. Here is my snowball’s chance!!

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  162. Haven’t read book #1, but here’s hoping for book #2.

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  163. Enjoy both your tips and your humor. Any tips for senior citizens for Guitar Hero?
    Jim

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  164. Matt, awesome site! Btw, congratulations on the marathon. I plan on doing my first (well half marathon) this fall. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Travis

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  165. Haven’t read the first book but probably will after your rave review of the second.

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  166. Hi Matt:
    I love your site, and come here daily. Love the tips. Congrats on the Marathon run.

    Hey, I would LOVE to win the free book, and I’d even sign it myself. Hey, I’ll stop by your office later–maybe we can grab some lunch at Chili’s.

    Thanks,

    -Scott

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  167. Hey Matt,

    You rock, buddy! How is it that I always seem to buy books shortly before the next version comes out?! Oh well, vol. 1 was (and still is) awesome and has helped me a lot. Love your Lightroom tips (wouldn’t mind seeing a blog on tips for lifetime PC users switching over to Mac – I think I’m going to become a Mac user (P-T anyway) later this year).

    Here’s a suggestion to pass on to Adobe – let dual-OS users have a copy of their products that they can install both on 1 PC and 1 Mac. So many of the plug-in companies offer their software for both platforms with a single purchase, why not Adobe?

    But I digress. :-)

    Thanks for all your hard work in helping us all get the most out of these programs!

    Lisa

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  168. Matt,

    As a new Lightroom user (just installed it two nights ago) I have to give you credit in part for my decision to go in that direction (I’d also have to give Scott K. some props on that as well). The abundance and quality of the info you provide related directly to Lightroom told me that while I’m learning it and using it I’ll never be out there on my own wondering how to do something. I love your site and the tips are great … even for the new guy. I also have Scott’s first book and it is outstanding. I only keep a couple of books in my bag (paper takes up a lot of room) … my camera owner’s manual and Scott’s Digital Photography Volume 1. I’ll wait to see if I win before I go out and buy Volume 2.

    Regards,
    Dennis

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  169. Hi Matt,

    Just bought your book… superb.

    Cheers
    Geoff

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  170. Hi…lol. So need to win this. I once one tickets to Photoshop World. The catch was…couldn’t afford to go…lol. So this would be a good make up! :D

    Love the blog, the tips and the presets. Thanks Matt. If I could be a super hero, I’d be you.

    L8r,

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  171. thanks for all the tips!

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  172. Great blog, I am learning alot!

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  173. Couldn’t agree more . . . I totally blew off work yesterday to read through this book . . . two of the best Photography books on the market!!!

    -pmk

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  174. wow, this is the most comments i’ve seen :)
    thanks for the contest!

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  175. Hi,
    Did I win? ;)

    Thanks,
    Tom

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  176. Thanks for all the great tips!

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  177. Great site, been reading for a while now. I guess now’s as good a time to start posting as any.

    William

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  178. Ooh, I’d love the book! And thanks so much for all the great tips!

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  179. I think I’ve downloaded everyone of your presets so far. You’ve made Lightroom a lot more useful for me, thanks!

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  180. Amazing how many comments are posted when the word “contest” is used. Seriously though… thanks for the great tips and presets you provide us Lightroom users… you and the other PS guys essentially taught me Photoshop and now Lightroom… thanks!

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  181. Hi Matt,

    Every week is a pleasure to read your tips.
    you should compile all that into a book or something.

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  182. Great job in the marathon…oh yeah, your blog too

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  183. Thanks for the video on creating the Panoprint preset!

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  184. matt. you are a superstar! i have one of your classes at sessions next in line.. can’t wait to start!

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  185. Matt, your time and dedication educating all those who read your posts is very much appreciated. I am a huge fan and you make my time on the computer even more enjoyable. I look forward to learning more and reading vol 1 & 2. Thank you, Linda (Seattle)

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  186. Holy Crap it’s Eddie Tapp

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  187. Mr. Kramer says hey buddy.

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  188. Matt,

    All your information in your posts is very much appreciated.

    Many thanks,
    Doug

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  189. I think I should get the book because Angels weep when they see that I don’t take my Nikon out of the case while my children are growing up at a breakneck pace.

    ~K

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  190. Hey Matt,
    Great blog, keep up the good work!

    D

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  191. Thanks for the contest. I also have the first volume and I would love to get my hands on the 2nd volume, too. If I am able to get it for free, that’s only better! Also, thanks for putting out these great tips in an easy to understand format and explanations.

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  192. The odd is ~1/250 at the moment. Nice blog. Thanks.

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  193. It’s good to see that we haven’t lost the need for real books in an age where everything requires a web browser. Sometimes when I’m off with my camera, the book in the backpack can save the day.

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  194. Hi Matt. Thanks for all the great tips. I have a feeling this comment list is going to get pretty long.

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  195. Mornin’ Matt,
    Learned so much from the Scott’s first book, so am so looking forward to learning a whole bunch more! Am taking photos of morning sunrises here in the Yukon, lucky for me sunrise is about 10:00 am. Incredible lighten as the sun rises over the mighty Yukon River. Could send some if you would like!
    From the land of the Midnight sun.
    Dale

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  196. Matt, 1st congrats on completing your run I don’t like to drive 26 miles.
    2nd, I loved TDPB 1 and look forward to TDPB 2.
    You however, just keep Lightroom Killer Tips…FUN!!!

    HT

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  197. Scott’s first book was the first serious photography book I ever read. Looking forward to this one!

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  198. Hi Matt, great website thanks for all you put into it.

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  199. Hi Matt,
    I have vol, 1 and intend to get vol.2

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  200. I would love to have a copy, thanks :)

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  201. I really enjoy what you do here. I have book one and would enjoy vol. 2

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  202. Hi Matt,
    Thanks for your constant enthusiasm that comes through in all your lively comment and tips!

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  203. Ooh… I want a signed book!

    Thanks for all you do Matt. Congrats on the marathon!

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  204. I signed up for the Kelby on-line stuff and your layers tutorials are the most clear expose’ of a less than clear subject. Thanks. I got a years subscription so I expect to spend more time with your classes.
    Mel
    Book wouldn’t be bad either. :-)

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  205. Just came across this site-love it. I’m ordering a new iMac 20″ and Lightroom this morning. Looking forward to learning Lightroom.

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  206. Thanks for the great tip!!!! Loved Book 1. I have just bought Book 2. The Las Vegas convention last September was fabulous! I am still on brain overload.
    Harold Green Sr.

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  207. Hey Matt! Saying ‘Hello’ for a chance at a free book! I’ve subscribed to this site in iTunes, so I never miss a video!

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  208. Your tips are great! I look forward to them every week!

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  209. Hello! Thank you for this fantastic website, and for the chance of the free book. :D

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  210. Love your presets and all you’ve done for Lightroom! Thanks for the great site.

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  211. Great Lightroom tips & I loved Vol. 1 of Scott’s book.

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  212. Such a great website. I refer to it every few days for the useful tips and such. Thanks!

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  213. Hi Matt,

    It’s really a pleasure to read the useful tips on this site

    tks for your good job

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  214. Great blog, extremely helpful! Have the first book and if I don’t win this one, I’m going to buy it – though winning is more fun. ;) THANKS!!

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  215. Love Scott’s books. Add me to the list!!!!!!

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  216. Sure did pump up the number of responses…we all want the autographed copy, Matt!

    I’m waiting for your book to arrive from Amazon…you are a fabulous teacher!

    Joanne

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  217. Hi Guys
    I got Scott’s first book and I enjoyed reading it, of course the info really helped me out and still referring to it all the time. In fact, I keep it in my camera bag, so I can get quick helpful tips when I out there photographing.
    Add me to the long list of names.
    Good luck to everyone
    Harold

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  218. Great tips. I love this site!

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  219. Hi Matt, Thanks for all the great tips and the free presets, I have tried them all.
    I have read Scotts first book, I’m sure the second will be excelent too!. Wayne

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  220. I’m going to go check my local library for book 1. Thanks for the tip.

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  221. Hi! I just bought the Lightroom software Jan 1st and I’m really enjoying your website and all of the great information.
    Thanks!

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  222. Hey Matt…thanks for all your work and always showing the passion for your work…
    Mark

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  223. He Matt–love your tips and especially your presets! Many of them have become part of my regular workflow.

    I already have Scott’s Book and have read it–but if I were to win it, I’d keep the autgraphed copy for my reference ad “gift” my already dog-eared version to a friend that will get great use from it;)

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  224. Hi Matt,

    Wow over 260 replys already! Yes, Scott’s books are great. I have both volumes already and have finished reading the second one. I have read the book, not applied all techniques yet. I’ll need a lot more time for that.

    I also want to thank you for your site and all the info you provide. Along with Scott’s blog, this is on my must check every day. Your tips, presets and videos have been great in learning Lightroom. Keep them coming…

    Thanks for your time and effort.

    Good luck to everyone…
    George

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  225. Have both books and love them both.. VERY helpful. Nothing but great tip after great tip. I just wind up spending more money on gear after hearing Scott’s reccomendations

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  226. Thanks for the Tip, will order the first one which can be found for cheap…
    And I will win the second one :-)

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  227. Hello Matt!!
    I already have the book, but would love the auto copy.
    Murphy G.

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  228. I have both books too and enjoy them immensley as I have learned so much. I constantly refer to them to get more info when I am doing photography. I am so happy to see a section on Macro photography as I just purchased a used (great condition) Sigma 105mm Macro today for my Nikon D80.

    BTW, keep up the great work on the blog Scott….I read it everyday including Scott Kelby’s.

    Chris

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  229. The book sounds awesome! Thanks for the review :)

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  230. This is what I’ve been looking for. I’m too broke to take classes so I NEED this book!
    Love the blog.

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  231. Congratulations on the marathon and keep those killer tips a comin’

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  232. I’ve really enjoyed Scott’s Lightroom book, so maybe I’ll pick up one of these, too!

    Bob

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  233. Hi Matt,
    Thanks for this great website, I really enjoy watching your video tips on my iPod. And I would love to get a signed copy of this great book!

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  234. Love all of your books. Great website too.

    Mike

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  235. Hello from Denmark.

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  236. HELLO! From California. : )

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  237. Wow, that is a lot of comments. I haven’t yet read the first book but now I am going to have to check it out.

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  238. Loved the first volume…Can’t wait for volume 2.

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  239. HI Matt! Thanks for the awesome tips and this book is definitely on my wish list!

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  240. Hi Matt,
    I visit regularly for the helpful tips & great presets. I love especially your “300 Look” set.

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  241. Gotta be in it to win it! Keep up the great work, Matt – this site is always inspiring!

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  242. Wow.. This would be a great book for my dad to check out.. he’s new to the Digital thing!

    And I’m sure he’d love a signed copy! :-) hahah

    Always love yer LR tips!

    Jeff

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  243. Will you ship it to New Zealand?

    Keep up the movies – they are very useful.

    rob

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  244. Love the site, Matt!! Thanks for providing (and being) such a great resource!!

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  245. Hi Matt

    You guys rock! Hope I win.

    Oh, and aside from all that – thanks for all you do. We love it. It’s really appreciated and whether I win or not – you outta know that!

    Chris

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  246. Heard all about Scott’s new book. What about your’s? … the Layers one, I mean. It’s on my Wish List but I don’t think Amazon has it yet. Can we have some quick tips on lab color please.

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  247. Hi, Matt. Yes, I agree. All of Scott’s books, including this series, are excellent. Thanks for the great job of keeping us informed with latest news and training tips. You and the NAPP team are great inspirations!

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  248. Hi Matt,

    Thanks for all you help with lightroom! Scott’s first book was very helpful and I am sure this one will be too.

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  249. Hi, Great job on the blog. I am new to photography and lightroom and love all the info you provide.

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  250. Hey Matt,

    Thanks a lot for putting up this website and the podcast. Lightroom has made the pp part of photography a breeze. It’s nice to have a place to come to ask questions and get the answers via a podcast. Keep up the good work.

    Ben Geldreich

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  251. Matt,

    Just bought this book in San Francisco, I plan on reading the whole thing this weekend. I have volume one, which only made me want this one even more. Scott totally rocks, and he always has the hottest models in his books (pg. 65) ; P

    Now I’m waiting on your Layers book and I’ll be all set !!

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  252. Great way to get comments! :)

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  253. Love the site.

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  254. Hi Matt,
    Keep up the good work!

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  255. Hey Matt !
    Sorry I missed you in Tampa ! Hope to see you in the future !

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  256. Got you set up on google reader. everytime you post my toolbar turns green.

    good work – good smile

    thanks for the help
    Ron

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  257. Hey Matt. First time feedback writer but long time fan. I feel I had a private class with you when I learned how to use Lightroom watching your tutorials. Thanks for the help.

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  258. Matt – The Killer Tips are Awesome! Nice work on the marathon. I was out there running too and had great fun! Now that it’s over, I hope to have some time to actually put some of your tips to work. :)

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  259. Hi,

    Killer Tips – I’m dead already.

    The only Lightroom site I visit on a regular basis.

    thanks,

    seoras

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  260. I’m loving Lightroom and all the cool trick and tips – Thanks !

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  261. Hi,

    A great way of having tons of comments :-)

    But seriously, this is the only blog I visit on a daily basis.

    Great work.

    Motti

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  262. Hi Matt,

    Wow… what a bunch of comments! :P
    Thank your for this site, I’ve learned something from it!

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  263. hI I realy want this book, by the way I love lightroom, and your tips
    still have to learn a lot

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  264. Hi. Thank you for such a great site, i’m finding it very useful. keep it up!

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  265. Worth a shot, thanks for the tips. :)

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  266. Hi!! I loved the first book and was about to buy the second but hopefully I’ll get to win the second

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  267. Thanks for a great site! I have Scott’s photoshop CS2 for photographers book and it is excellent.

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  268. Got your site from Jan/Feb Photoshop User mag….and am going to be a regular! Thank you so much for helping my art get better with your knowledge, tips, presets, etc.

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  269. I have had vol 1 and not only love it but use it regularly. A great book. I will be ordering vol 2 without a doubt.

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  270. Yeah, Vol. 1 is one of the greatest books ever written on Digital Photography. I’ll wait until Friday to see if I have to buy Vol. 2 or not ;).

    Another Killer Tip.

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  271. Hi from sunny Western Australia.
    Just got into photography.
    Just got into digital
    Just got into Lightroom
    Just got into leaving my name on blogs for free books.

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  272. sorry… forgot to say HI… and I meant to say…
    Don’t taze ME bro!

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