Video Interview with Scott Kelby

I sat down with Scott Kelby (author of the new Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers) to talk about his new book. Before we go any further, let me say that this was totally my idea because I wanted to try to pump Scott’s ego up as far as I could. See, when Scott’s in a good mood he gets really generous with his photo gear and I love photo gear… (and I’m totally just kidding here). Seriously, this was my idea for two reasons: 1) I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people to see if this 2nd version of the book is the same as the first and, 2) I honestly believe it’s the best book out there. I realize you have choices out there when it comes to which book to buy and with things getting a little tighter these days, I truly believe this is the book that will help you the most. I personally watched a “this’ll take a few weeks” timeline turn into double that because of Scott’s dedication to writing and rewriting each tutorial in the book, as well as finding photos that best demonstrated the tutorial. But it even trickled down to what to name a tutorial to make it as easy as possible for you, the reader, to quickly get to the concepts you wanted to learn without sifting through page after page. Anyway, enough talk (or words I guess). See for yourself and watch the 6 minute video.

Oh yeah, don’t forget about the contest at the end. Just leave a comment here that says “Hi!” or something about the book if you already have it (or are thinking of getting it) and I’ll pick a winner at the end of the week.

Oh yeah (again), make sure you scroll down for another weekly worth-a-click post.

[Click Play to watch the video of my interview with Scott.]
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Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the Vice President of Photography for onOne Software and a Tampa-based photographer. He's a best selling author of over 20 books and teaches Lightroom and Photoshop at seminars and conferences around the world.

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250 Comments

  1. Hi from Holland. Great website, great tutorials and films. Though I normally skip at least 1 upgrade, thanx to your adjustments-brush-video I ordered LR2 and am using it with great pleasure. Just takes 1GB internal memory after some adjustments, oops, was not allowed to tell.. kidding. Great software, waiting what will be improvements in next versions.

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  2. Matt and Scott,

    Great job once again. I am constantly amazed on how much I don’t know. Thanks for shedding light on things.

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  3. Hi – and thanks for such a helpful blog.

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  4. Hi from Singapore,

    Everything you guys said made sense :)

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  5. I am looking forward to more info on Lightroom. I love lightroom by the way, it has jazzed me up about my shooting again. Keep up the good works both of you.

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  6. Hey Guys,

    Love the book. Thanks for all of your hard work keeping us updated on all of the latest and greatest.

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  7. G’day (translation – “Hi!”)

    Awesome work there guys. As someone new to your work I look forward to the future.

    Have a good one!

    Cheers!!

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  8. Just got a new Nikon D90 and getting Lightroom 2 shortly. Cant wait to try it out. Course it would be helpful to have Scotts’s book!!

    Keep up the great work Scott (Matt, Dave and all the others as well).

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  9. Hi !

    Tonight will be my first stab at Lightroom! After all the wonderful things I’ve heard and read (yes, in your book Scott) I am really excited to give it a go!

    ~Julita~

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  10. ?Hi!? or something about the book if you already have it (or are thinking of getting it) and I?ll pick a winner at the end of the week.

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  11. Hi, Scott I have both of your Digital Photography books. I was immediatly able to put what was in them to work. Appreciate all that you do and look forward to your next project.

    BTW please choose me as the winner :)

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  12. I am about to buy lightroom due to all the podcasts and stuff from you two guys……….guess i will have to buy your book as well to get me through( unless I win the contest……..lol)
    Great video as per usual

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  13. You guys are the best. I just got your book scott and taking it out to yellowstone with me for Moose Peterson’s Bootcamp. WOOT!

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  14. Hi Matt,

    As Jarrod just said, I will wait for you to send me my sign copy!! Or, I will go and order mine through NAPP :)

    Good idea to do an interview.

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  15. Hello! Thanks for the video!

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  16. Hi!

    And thank you both so much for sharing your mass amount of knowledge for FREE! You guys are amazing and great teachers.

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  17. Hi

    Love’d the video.

    Jim

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  18. Hello, cool interview. If I don’t win the book here I’ll be buying soon after the contest.

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  19. Just started reading the book but from thumbing through looks like another great Scott book.

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  20. Great book. Thanks for writing it Scott. Hi Matt ;-)

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  21. Thanks for the video, interesting watch.

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  22. G’day Matt,
    I have both versions of Scott’s books, Lightroom 1&2.
    After 40+ years of photography and a library of photographic books Scott’s books are my “toolbox” for my digital images.
    He writes in such a way that even an “old fart” like me can understand it all and I’m having a ball with digital photography.
    Your killer tips are well used by me most days too.
    Thanks for a great website.
    Cheers, Tim Elliott.

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  23. Hi Matt,
    thank you for all your killertips!
    All the best from Hamburg in Germany!

    Kay

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  24. Looking forward to getting the Lightroom 2 book even though I have the Lightroom 1 book

    Jim

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  25. Just saying, I bought the first book which was great, so hopefully the 2nd is even better!

    Mike

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  26. Hi Matt, love to be the winner of Scott’s LR-2 book.

    Don JJ C

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  27. Well as my old gran used to say – “If you’re not fast, you’re last!”

    Hi.

    P.s. What we all really want to know is……has Scott revised the jokes in the latest edition,

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  28. Hi Matt and Scott
    I love your books!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so disappointed as I have ordered it through Amazon .ca and it did not arrive before our Thanksgiving weekend, I wanted to sit down and jump right into it. I have many friends that I share my books with that also have learned a great deal by your expertise. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with others

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  29. Hi Matt & Scott,
    I agree that the LR2 book is a “must-have” for anyone who is serious about learning LR2 — it is truly a re-write. Everyone needs at “least” one copy.

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  30. Foret about free – this thing is signed by my hero! Oh Fortuna please make an exception and sprinkle some of that much needed luck down on me!

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  31. Hey! Great interview! I love Lightroom! How about sending that book to Sweden? :)

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  32. Hi There,

    I am one of those poor saps, that just bought Lightroom 1, and Scotts Lightroom 1 book. Having used scotts Photoshop CS2 Book. and helped get the book on CS3 to be used as a text book for Tacoma Schools in WA.
    Well I bought the bullit purchased the upgrade for Lightroom 2 and A week later the new book. so here we go again. it is hard to keep up with my students
    Ray

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  33. I loved Scott’s LR1 book. Unfortunately I upgraded to LR2 only five weeks after buying the book, so I could really use a free copy of the new book.

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  34. hi matt, scott

    include me in the contest please, love to have the signed book as i am starting new with LR and big fan of Scott.

    cheers from downunder

    dean

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  35. Matt,
    I do have Scott’s first book and after the video I have a better understanding of why I could/should get the new book. I do have a question for you as to your video tutorials versus Scott’s book. I have not signed up yet for the online classes, so I could use your help in deciding what are the differences in what you cover and what’s in the book; what’s your recommendation if I can’t do both as the money now is a little tighter. Is it possible to understand Lightroom 2 with the Lightroom 1 book and your online classes?

    Thanks for all you do on LR Killer Tips. I’m new at this and you explain everything really well.

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  36. My wife said that if I don’t win the book, I am to put it on my Amazon.com Wish List. So, in either case, I win! :)

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  37. …So we can just say hi? Well, let’s go a little bit beyond and say “salut !” from a guy from France AND canada (the BC part that is). I must say there isn’t much Photoshop, Lightroom, etc. going on around where I am (Fernie) except once in a year (ok maybe twice) in Calgary (4hrs away) so I gotta pretty do everything online. So thanks for all the shows, the blogs, the tutorials, NAPP and everything else you guys (Scott, Dave (at least one Canadian), R.C., Corey and the whole crew) do online. It’s wonderful… and I’m working on being able to teach all this things to (I think I know quite a bit) and maybe do it in French too. We lack a lot of Adobe teaching material in French.
    Thanks and Salut again,

    From a French Guy that’s know never to write… (except this time)

    Cheers ;)

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  38. Hi guys!

    I recently WON a copy of the book from the LayersTV podcast compliments of RC and Corey! Plus I also have a copy of the original Lightroom book! That’s a double dose of Kelby!!

    Now I just need Scott to sign ‘em both!

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  39. I’ve got the book and love it. I also have v1. Very informative and his teaching is easy to follow.

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  40. Hi,
    Looking forward to working with the book. Thanks

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  41. Matt,

    Hi. I have just started using LR2 for my personal use and look forward to visiting this site frequently to learn new tips and ways to make my work in LR2 better. I would also love to have a copy of Scott’s book on LR 2 as well. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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  42. Hi! Bought LR2 a while ago, loving it! Would also love the book… :)

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  43. I have Lightroom 2.0 book on order, and can’t wait to get it!

    Mike from CANADA

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  44. Hi! Love Scott’s Photoshop books. I’m sure the Lightroom books are equally great. Thanks for this website and your passion for helping us learn more about Lightroom. I can’t tell you how much I’ve learned in the past year.

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  45. Hi I bought LR 2. Never had LR 1, so I think the book is great. I really
    like the brush. Great book, easy to read and understand.

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  46. Hi Matt and Scott,

    This is the first of Scott’s books that I have bought, so I can’t comment on the first version. This book is great – well laid out, very readable and written from regular working use of Lightroom2, with plenty of tips. I could spread the word with another copy!

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  47. Matt, I would love to have this book. I already have an entire row on my bookshelf dedicated to Scott’s books. I think I can squeeze one more in! :-)

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  48. Hi Matt!

    I love the LR1 version of the book and I am interested in de new LR2 book!

    Grtz,

    Hans

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  49. Just say “Hi”, and I’m expecting to have the possibility to get a copy of Scott’s LR2 book here in Switzerland… before Christmas

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  50. Hello Matthew:

    When it comes to imparting complex ideas and knowledge to a wide audience, it is the ability to communicate to a broad range of people: both the new user as well as the seasoned professional in a successful way that makes You, Scott and the Team stand out.

    Oh, and the ability of us viewers to take a 6-minute video of Scott’s knees…

    Best wishes: Anthony.

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  51. Took the book to read while having down time in Tokyo, even though it weighs a ton in the luggage. Selective editing and TATS are worth the price of software and the book itself. Not a regular user, but the section on flobotnor was impressive also. And yes, Scott, the bold shortcuts are worth the ink when you are seaching for them.

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  52. Hi guys,

    How do I access the video.
    No matter where I click, nothing happens.
    Any suggestions ?

    In the video archive however, the link is nice and blue.

    /Mathias

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  53. Hi, Matt. I think I know LR, but the book could probably show me a whole lot more. Hope I win.

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  54. Hey Matt and Scott!
    I took a course in Photoshop 7 several years ago and have to say i have learned a TON more from Matt’s Layers book and his website and Scott’s books. I just bought his LR1 book last November, which seems kinda silly, so would love an LR2 book. tks again for so many tips…just love that adjustment brush. Feels like the darkroom all over again!
    cheers from canada

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  55. Hi;

    I too love the LR2 book. It just arrived, but a signed copy would be awesome.

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  56. Thanks for the great video. I have Scott’s Lightroom 1.0 book and would love to win the newest edition!

    Randy

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  57. Just a thanks to Scott for the Lightroom 2 book.
    It really hit on topics important to me like working from an external drive and multiple catalogs.

    I highly recommend this book to accelrate the learning curve. I use to be a Capture NX2 user until Lightroom2 and this book.

    Dave

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  58. Guys,

    As soon as I get back to town I’m gettin’ the new book.

    Bill

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  59. Howdy! (Hey, I’m from Texas :-)

    This book sounds like it would make a great addition to my growing library.

    John

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  60. Hi Matt and Scott:
    I don’t have this book yet, but I do have the 7-point system. THAT is an awesome book. I’d sure like to win and add the Lightroom 2 book to my collection.

    Larry

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  61. Nice video, now I want the book for sure! Hope I win it!

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  62. Soo, another Hi from Sweden

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  63. saying hi, just bought the book based on the reviews i read on Amazon and other sites. Can’t wait to discover it in the mail box.
    Just like most of the other books by Scott, I bet this will be another killer indeed. Got to admit Matt, I don’t have a book from you, yet. So next time, interview yourself and do this same ‘contest’ again ;-)

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  64. already have the book, but if I had a second book, maybe I’d learn something new I didn’t get from the first one.

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  65. Hi, guys. I’m into freebies, so I’ll give this a try. And if I don’t ‘win,’ I’ll buy the book anyway.

    KC area
    Missouri

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  66. Hi Matt and Scott,

    I live in Holland and bought Scott’s book 2 weeks ago. I also have the Lightroom 1 book written by Scott and I think this new book is so much better. I really enjoyed reading it and it helps me to use Lightroom 2.1 much better than before. Highly recommended!!

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  67. Hi Matt!

    Keep up the great work, and put my name in the bucket for Scott’s book!

    Don

    San Jose, CA

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  68. Hi Matt! Great interview with Scott. I always look forward to your
    tips and insight.

    Dick

    Sausalito, CA

    PS What was that gadget that Dave Cross had on his camera at Photoshop World? It looked like some kind of electronic, magnified viewfinder or something…

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  69. Book reviews without reading the book!
    What a novel concept (NOT)

    Great book Scott. Keep up the good work

    David
    Lake Jackson TX

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  70. Another cool video. Thanks!

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  71. Hi Matt,
    Just getting in on a freebi, but having you guys blogging has been a big freebi in it’s own right!

    Kevin
    New York City

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  72. Hi Matt,

    I have been learning Lightroom 1 with Scott’s first book. The process has been a slow one due to the complexities of life, however, I have new inspiration. In December I will become a grandmother for the first time and want to capture this wonderful time in the “best possible light” so I upgraded to 2.0 for the help I will need. A copy of Scott’s book would be the perfect addition to this exciting photographic adventure.

    Thanks for the opportunity,

    Robin
    Orange County, CA

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  73. Greetings and ????? from the Land of the Rising Sun.

    I’m really impressed with both you and Scott’s work on instructing people how to use Photoshop and Lightroom. Keep up the good work!

    I’m going to have to consider buying the book, although I’m thinking about going for a subscription to Kelby Training instead… Decisions!

    Thorf
    Akita, Japan

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  74. I have the first edition which I found really good, will be intersetd to see what’s new in the Lightroom 2 version.

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  75. Hi,

    Hoping to win

    Dennis

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  76. Hi! For the competition… and also to say that this was a great video to give some insight into how this book came about; I’ve got it and finding it really useful.

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  77. Hi!

    You guys are so much better when you are just being yourselves and not trying to be “lively” and “funny”. Seriously, take this from an old TV director – you are sooooo much more interesting just as you are.

    So what did I win?

    oz

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  78. Hi Guys!,

    Thanks for all the helpful tips!!.. surely one of the VERY BEST! resources for Lightroom & Photoshop!!!

    Mike (New Zealand)

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  79. Just saying hi and will be picking up the book this weekend. Looking forward to it. Keep up the good work guys. Love the books and the podcasts.

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  80. OK, here’s my Hi. Seriously, awesome job! Thanks

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  81. I love the book, and a lot there.

    Good interview, great site here.

    Regards

    Thomas

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  82. Yo, count me in. Thanks for the interview, if I don’t win, I’m buying it. :)

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  83. Read the first book looking forward to reading the second book.

    Cheers

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  84. Love you guys and can’t wait to read the new book!

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  85. Matt and Scott,

    Thanks for the insights you both always bring to the subject.
    Winning a copy of the book would be nice too!

    Larry G

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  86. I have the book, but I haven’t started reading it yet…shame!

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  87. Hi Matt,
    Thanks for the killer tips and all the good info you folks make available. And sign me up for that book by Scott. I wore out my old cs and cs2 for photogs books. Love to win one although I’ll probably be purchasing one just to find out how to really optimize Lightroom in my workflow.
    Thanks
    Dave W

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  88. Hi Matt,
    Your blog rocks!

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  89. Hi Matt:

    Thanks for the video. The book sounds great!

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  90. Got the book and the program around the same time…brilliant! Both are a real treat to this new DSLR owner. Thanks, Scott.

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  91. Hi – interesting video. I’m new to Lightroom and have found Scott’s book an excellent tool. It rocks.

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  92. I preordered Scott’s LR 2 book from Amazon based on his LR1 book, which was excellent. I’ve not been disappointed. Thanks, Scott.

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  93. Had the first one. Bought the 2nd. I love it. It cleared up a lot of things and you’re right – the chapters on organization and adjustment brush alone are worth the price of the book. I’d highly recommend it to anyone who upgrades to LR2. Unequivocally!!!

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  94. Hi Matt: I never knew what all the fuss was about Lightroom till you showed me how I can’t live without it. Now Photoshop is jealous. I have Scott’s Lightroom 1 book and I’ll have to update soon.

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  95. I would LOVE this book… I am in serious need of help w/ the ADJUSTMENT BRUSH!

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  96. Hi! :)

    The book is awesome!

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  97. This looks like a book I am going to purchase as soon as possible.

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  98. I’ve got a quick question here Matt about Lightroom – when I’m previewing my images, they have great pop, but once it finishes rendering the higher quality, the image just drops off and is fairly flat – which one is the image from my camera? If the second one is (after rendering) is there some way to apply the presets or something that lightroom seems to apply for the lower rez previews?

    Thanks very much.

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  99. The book is pretty great so far and I’ve only just read through the organization stuff!! Things I never would of thought to do.. I always was avoiding doing anything with my photo’s because I thought it would be too much work with so many but after reading the first couple chapters it’s a much more simple task then I ever thought.

    As for Matt keep up the great site and books. The teeth whitening adjustment brush you made makes it crazy easy!! Thanks

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  100. I love all Scott’s books. Always learn something!! And I love Lightroom. Thanks for a great blog – always learn here also!!

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  101. Matt,

    I’ve had the book for about two weeks now and have found it very instructive – just like Scott’s previous books. I like his style and down to earth approach that allows the reader to easily understand both the concept he’s trying to put forth, as well as, the step-by-step approach.

    My only issue is, like others, getting the Adjustment Brush to respond quickly enough and not lock up the program. Everything else runs quite smoothly.

    Best regards,

    Jerry

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  102. Great book! I had the Lr 1 book, the web update, and now have the Lr 2 book. It’s great!

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  103. Really nice interview Matt. You and Scott work well together. I have already decided to get the book, but still nice to see the video.

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  104. Rockin The Houski –What’s Up Matt,

    I want to win this book. Please pick me. You and Scott Rock!!!

    p.s. Matt, I was at your Illustrator Classic Effects session at PS World way to go Matt. That was a real amazing class. I would love to see an Illustrator Classic Effects or The Illustrator for Digital Designers Book coming from you sometime soon.

    Daniel

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  105. Hi Matt
    It was nice meeting you and having lunch at the Tampa Photowalk,. I have not gotten the book yet, our Barnes did not have it the last time I was in it. (Last Week) Looking forward to getting it this weekend if they have it. I am using LR 2 and just love it, all parts. Just am getting to print from it now and WOW it works great. Keep up the great work. See you soon

    Kurt from Naples

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  106. Saying Hello for the contest. But I also wanted to say that I’ve been following your blog for about six months, Matt, and I think it’s one of the best resources and forums for for Lightroom out there. Keep up the great work.

    =)

    Chris

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  107. HI Matt-

    Great blog you’ve got here. Always full of useful info and I love those presets!
    I wouldn’t mind a copy of Scott’s book.

    Thanks for all you do.

    Eric

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  108. This is my first try at lightroom, so I had to get the book. Its a big help.

    Ok, did I win ?

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  109. What’s up!!! LR has changed so much since LR1 and so has Scott’s new book well worth the read and the 26 bucks. Thanks guys…

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  110. Thank you, in advance.

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    Posting
    To
    Say
    “Hi”
    :)

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  112. I am a devoted LR user since the first version, bought the book back then and learned a lot , attended the Lightroom tour in Tampa, and bought the second book 2 weeks ago when Borders got it in stock withouth thinking twice about it. Scotts’ books are very informative always filled with clever tips and tricks, but most of all very easy to understand and put all the info to use with a better understanding of what your doing and how to process your images to get the best results. I have even learned how to deal with his wierd sense of humor (I go right past it)LOL. So Matt let me know if I’ve sucked up enough to Scott and if there is ever any photo gear he wants to pass on and you have already got it or have no use for , I will be glad to take it off your hands. Your blog also is something I faithfully follow and look forward to seeing your new entries every week.
    Adrian
    http://www.pbase.com/olskooldj

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  113. Hej!

    Bara ett litet “hej” för tävlingen. Hälsningar från Stockholm/Sweden

    Jonas

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  114. I love Scott’s books! I’ve not purchased this one because I’ve not purchased LR2 yet. But, it’s on the budget books for October. Yeah!!

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  115. Woot woot! Would love a book. Thanks!

    –Bill

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  116. Hi Mat, Keep up the good work. My Lightroom skills benefit from your help and advice.

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  117. Thanks for doing the video I just got my copy in the mail.

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  118. SCOTT,
    Hi Matt (for contest)

    SCOTT –

    Matt wouldn’t say it cause he is such a nice guy. I’ll say it for him –

    Your buddy deserves a big fat raise.

    His tutorials are steaming hot
    His Books are very well written
    His blog rocks and is always interesting
    His presets are excellent
    He takes a beating and keeps on ticking

    Matt ..”Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh… does this get me the book ?”

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  119. Great interview! Looking forward to seeing Scott’s new LR2 book. Just finished working with his 7-Point System book. Great stuff! Learned a lot!

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  120. Hi Matt, nice interview! I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to write a book about a product that isn’t yet in general use and be able to anticipate what people will need to know and how they will use it. You and Scott do a nice job with that and clearly enjoy doing it!

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  121. Just saying Hi.

    The book is great, I just need more time to be able to sit and read through it!

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  122. Greetings for the contest..oop…it was supposed to be “Hi!”.

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  123. Hi for the contest. I love all of the Scott Kelby books! I just used his new Lightroom2 book last night to set up printing and layouts for my daughters graduation pictures. I did them myself, with the knowledge and skills learned from your and Scott Kelby’s books and blogs. I also like your Layers book and think the Photoshop Elements for Mac book you both co-authored is great! Thanks guys!

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  124. Hi – Hello – Hey – Howdy – Hola – Bon Jour – Bon Giorno – Guten Tag – Ni Hao – Yia soo – Namaste – Shalom – Jambo – Dobry Rano – Zdravstvuite – Aloha – Chao – Dia Duit

    Is that enough ways to say “Hi”? LOL Great Books Scott….I have 3 already on other subjects. I would love to add to the collection!

    -Mickey

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  125. Hi Matt,

    How about a signed copy! I already own a few of his books and think he does a great job at explaining things. I’lle bet he would be proud as hell to have his book suddenly appear next to a computer across the puddle in Switzerland. I would even tell everyone over here that it is a great book.

    thanks!

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  126. Also hi for the contest and many thanks to this website! Keep them comin’!

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  127. Hi for the contest and love the helpful website
    Thanks

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  128. I depend on Lightroom every day and thanks to you and Scott, I actually even know how to use it! Thanks guys!

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  129. I received the book gratis, as a result of being the leader of the Cleveland, Ohio Photowalk! I just started reading it, but I can tell already the book rocks!! Just as all his books do!!!

    When we doing another photowalk?

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  130. I bought Scott’s LR2 book! I’m still reading through it. I’m hoping to pick up tips on how to better use LR.

    Thanks again!

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  131. Hi or something. I certainly rate Scott’s Digital Photography Books 1 & 2, so if the LR one is in the same style…

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  132. Hi Matt. What I love is the extent that you and Scott go to, to make your books (and tutorials, columns, blogs, podcasts) very readable and therefore easy to read and learn from. Scott, you are transforming publishing by getting your books out there is such a timely manner as well.

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  133. I’ve never read any of Mr. Kelby’s books, but am interested in learning more about how to get the most out of my Lightroom workflow.

    Thanks
    Rich

    Oh Yeah…Love the site and the tips !

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  134. Thanks for the tips, and the videos! And ‘hi’ for the competition.
    Keep up the great posts,
    tim

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  135. Hi Matt,

    I have the book and have so far worked my way through about 80 pages. It is absolutely changing my workflow (for the better). I find each section can take ages to get through because after I realise the power of something I want to go through and apply it to every photo ever created!

    Thanks for all your knowledge, tutorials and presets. Your blog is on my daily hit list :)

    Bay

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  136. Hi Matt,

    I have the book and would love to share another copy with a friend.

    I look forward to your entries each week.

    Frank

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  137. Excellent book. I got a copy where the proceeds went to the orphanage in Kenya. If I win this one, I’ll sell it on eBay and send the proceeds to the orphanage.

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  138. Hi!
    would be great to win that book!

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  139. Matt and Scott – can’t get enough of you guys! Nice interview.

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  140. Love ALL of Scott’s books!!! He explains things in such a way that even we right brained people can understand what he’s teaching…

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  141. Hi for the contest.

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  142. Hi Matt:

    Great interview with Scott!

    I have a request: Can you make some Lightening Brushes presets for Lightroom 2, which would do the opposite of your terrific darkening brushes of last month. Many thanks.

    Frank

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  143. Lightroom has changed the way I work with digital photos, and your tips have been a big part of helping me get more out of it. Keep up the good work!
    — Steve

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  144. You know how much I love your Layers book(we talked) and I said at that time that I felt your book was the best one from all the NAPP writers that I have read (almost all) but I am afraid I have to say now that this one is right up there with yours. When I go out for coffee I take the book and just flipping through the pages I ALWAYS pick up a tip or new idea. The book is crammed full of good advice . I don’t know how he got so much in one book.

    cooksfriend

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  145. Hi Matt,

    I just posted on Scott’s blog this morning about how much I depend on you, Dave and Scott. I’m an instructor of all things Adobe out here and I rely on your three for soooooo much of MY training to relay to others. I use your textbooks all the time (your layers book is required in my PS class), and lean heavily on your Killer Tips for nuggets in my classroom. Thanks for all you do. I’ve met Dave twice, apparently he’s the only one brave enough to come to NC – but I do hope to meet you and Scott someday in the future.

    Thanks again for everything you do,
    Chris

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  146. Hi Matt, Hi Scott
    I just wanted to say “Hi” and I really love the way you guys teach me something new everyday – through your books, through your blogs, through your fantastic podcasts… this list could go on and on…

    Tomi

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  147. A friend showed me the book….looks like a “must have”. I’ll buy it if I don’t win.

    Bill

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  148. A friend showed me the book….looks like a “must have”. I’ll buy it if I don’t win.

    Bill

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  149. A friend showed me the book….looks like a “must have”. I’ll buy it if I don’t win.

    Bill

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  150. A friend showed me the book….looks like a “must have”. I’ll buy it if I don’t win.

    Bill

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  151. Hi, Matt!

    Just want to thank you for this great blog – it is one of my few mandatory daily places to go. So far everything I learned about Lightroom came from your posts. Thanks and continue along those lines!

    I’ve been thinking about getting the book, but I guess I’ll wait until this contest is over :)

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  152. Just got into photography in March 08. Scott and Matt both have really been a catalyst to me being successful at doing the best I can with the tools I have. I await Photoshop User TV every week and would take time to watch even if it was a daily show.

    So Matt, HI! Don’t have the book but would love to read it.

    Best regards,
    Ben

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  153. I like these new ‘fireside chats’, Matt. So long as the format remains fresh and spontaneous I’d like to see more of these conversations.

    I have got both of Scott’s Lightroom books. I am just about finishing reading Evening’s latest book and then I shall study Scott’s. BTW when read in conjunction I think each author has complementary styles.

    When I read your Layers book, Matt, and also Scott’s works, because of your video outputs I can hear your voices in my mind as I read your words, which I find is kinda cool!

    Balliolman :)

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  154. I already have the book and have read through it already. It is easily at least as good as you say. Thanks

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  155. I’d love to get this book! I have the first one, and read it many times, I’m sure this one is great. Enter me in this competition! Thanks.

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  156. Hi Matt/Scott
    I have the first Lightroom book and I loved it.. it was a fun read and easy to follow along. I also purchased the new book and am enjoying it.. learning how to use the adjustment tool in Lightroom 2.0 has dramatically improved my workflow as I don’t have to go to Photoshop as often. And when I do, it’s so much easier now!

    I heard Scott tease you about canoe photos in Banff. Check out my shot in my gallery – “my travels” :)

    Keep up the great work in helping us photographers!
    martin

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  157. Hi Matt,

    Your blog is a great resource, one I look forward to reading every day. Scott’s book are, in my opinion, the best out there in terms of getting the average person up to speed on a particular subject.

    Thanks to both of you for all your good work!

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  158. Hi. Thanks for the info. I am going to order the book soon and I have
    had lightroom since the first beta.

    Thanks again, Fritz

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  159. Great interview…thanks and keep on doing what you do…I really love all the info that I get from you

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  160. I am going to purchase the book. I got a look at it at Barnes and Noble but found their price to be substantially higher than Amazon’s. Lightroom 2 is going to be the future of my workflow.

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  161. Hey Guys!

    I CAN wiggle my ears too !!! (really)..

    The book is fantastic as I had to have the moment it came to press. Step one , step two…that what we need sometime!

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

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  162. I have the first book. I’m looking forward to the 2nd one!

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  163. Thanks Matt for all your work with Lightroom and being friends with Scott. I have the newest book and so far it has been crucial to my understanding of what is possible. I am a LR newbie so I needed all the help I could get!Thanks also for your insights and presets Matt!!!

    Andy

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  164. Hi Matt, hi Scott,
    thanks for the video. I definitely would like to read the LR2 book and learn something more about Lightroom. Especially I am interested in backup and workflow strategies!

    Thanks
    Markus

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  165. Hi and thanks for the very useful and informative narrative from Scott.

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  166. I received the lightroom 2 book a couple of weeks ago as a result of the Niagara Falls, Ontario photo walk. Extremely well written, would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn lightroom. In fact, when I received the book I didn’t actually have lightroom. I was of the camp where I didn’t see why I needed it or would use it, since I was using bridge with photoshop. The book helped changed my mind. Now I just have to get some more ram for my computer to hopefully speed things up a bit. :)

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  167. Hi Matt & Scott,
    Thanks guys for the daily inspiration I find in your blogs. I have both of Scott’s LR books already and am working through the recent one. If you send me the signed copy, I promise I’ll donate the other one to my local library. :^)

    Take care guys,
    Mike

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  168. I just bought his book last week. There is so much helpful information in it, and the layout of the book goes along with the Lightroom layout perfectly.

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  169. Loved Scott’s first book, would love to see what the second is like. Great work comes out of the team of you two.

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  170. “Hi” Now that that’s out of the way, I already have Scott’s book and agree that it’s definitely different from the book on Lightroom 1. I’m finding it very very helpful!

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  171. Hey Matt, Love your site and of course I read Scott’s site everyday.

    Keep up the good work!

    -S

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  172. Hello Matt,

    As usual, I enjoyed listening to your conversation with Scott. I hope that I get a free copy of the book since I just received my Lightroom 2 software and I sure could use the help provided by Scott’s book. I now own three of Scott’s books and one the things that I like most with this author is his sense of humour.

    An amateur photographer from Montreal (Canada)

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  173. Hi Matt!

    I really enjoy your blog! Keep up the good work! I already have a copy of Lr2 book, so if i win could you please send the copy to our troops overseas?

    Thanks

    Cash

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  174. Hi Matt,

    Thanks for making the video with Scott. It really helped clear up some confusion with the new book.

    I appreciate all the hard work you put into the blog and I use your Lightroom presets all the time. Keep up the great work!

    Don

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  175. hey matt – the book’s great! i got it at photoshop world and i’m also waiting for my other copy (from the photowalk)… this is something that i’d give to my friends if they want to learn about lightroom.

    oh – ‘Hi’ for the contest :)

    – Mike

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  176. Hi Matt!
    Aside from the contest reason for commenting :) I only recently found your blog and up until that point have been teaching myself to in regards to LR. Needless to say I was struggling a bit with the overwhelming aspect of figuring it all out on my own.
    Well, after only a couple weeks I have downloaded all of your available videos on here and have gone through the archives post by post learning not only from you but also from you readers…this blog has been such a blessing to me! The teaching style of both you and Scott is so helpful and straightforward for beginners such as myself.
    I am continually impressed with LR, Adobe and all of the opportunities to learn from the from those that use it and love it.
    Thanks for doing such a fantastic job with this blog and creating a place where photographers can support and help one another!
    I can only imagine how frustrated I would still be otherwise.

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  177. Hi Matt!

    Please don’t pick me, it would totally take a gift off my Christmas list, so my wife would have to come up with something else! ;)

    Seriously, love lightroomkillertips.com – keep the good stuff coming!

    Cheers,
    Tom

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  178. You and Scott produce the best stuff. I’d tried LR 1 but stuck with ACR however when LR2 came out, I tried the trial after seeing the video’s on NAPP. I purchased LR2 with limited knowledge of catalogs, collection, etc, the stuff that makes it so useful. I bought Scott’s book and love it. I had thousands of images from a recent trip to Alaska, using LR2 and what Scott book taught me, I was able to get those organized, picked and finally can start editing those that made the cut. Keep up the great video’s and tutorials!

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  179. Great interview Guys! I just finished the original Lightroom book (checked it out from the Library) and I would *LOVE* to have my very own copy of the new one! I can’t keep on checking it out….there’s over a months waiting list (Scott’s a popular author :))

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  180. Hi Matt and Scott,

    Thank you both for all you guys have done to help people like me. I shot film years ago and have just returned back to this rewarding hobby. I enjoy using lightroom 2 and have learned so much through your site.

    Phillip

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  181. Just gonna say “hi!” and let you know I plan on ordering the book as soon as I get paid for my next gig. :)

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  182. For the contest: “hello”

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  183. Entering into the contest. “HI”

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  184. Love this site. Thanks for all you provide.

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  185. Hi Matt,

    Thanks for taking the time to do this video with Scott. I just got my book and just started getting into it. I also had purchased the Lightroom 1 book. I could tell right off the bat, that Scott had made many changes to the Lightroom 2 book. There are some things in the new book that I actually missed or didn’t remember in the first book.

    Thanks again for all you do. When do you find the time!

    Dennis

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  186. Really enjoyed the interview and would enjoy a copy of the new book even more! Enter me in the drawing please.

    Thanks.

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  187. Wow ! just within a few min this has gone from 4 comments to over 40….by days end at this rate over 200…..(I could not just say hi! )Matt ,Scott thanks for all your efforts….I have learned a great deal
    Harold that is nice to know……Scotts humor….that will be a whole blog by it self!
    David

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  188. Hi Matt & Scott, :-) still waiting for the book to arrive…Thanks for sharing all your great work! Scott, I hardly recognize you since I saw you in Holland 2 years agoo :-) grz Eef

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  189. Okay I’ll say Hi, BUT, I LOVE Scott Kelby books and I love Lightroom. What a combination!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa B

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  190. Hi Matt
    I have the lightroom book ( as well as the first book) and it is everything it is billed to be. I don’t find it anything like the first book, everything but Scott’s humor. I have already used it for reference purposes at least five times. Great book !!

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  191. I have the book, it’s awesome, i can already see massive improvement in my work with lightroom 2. oh… and HI! :)

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  192. I’ve been saving my pennies earnestly to go out and grab this book .. but I’m hangin’ in there ‘coz after upgrading to v2 I’m still a little way off. I can honestly say that you and Scott are my “goto gurus” in regards to Lightroom and Photoshop. The first place I head and the first place I recommend to anyone who asks. In fact, you are the only two on my RSS reader for all things LR & PS! Thank you for being so generous with your knowledge & expertise.

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  193. An excellent commentary on one of the most useful tools for photographers. Thanks so much for the insight… I can’t wait to get the book!

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  194. Hi great book, does this mean I dont have to go and get Lightroom 1

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  195. Thanks for the interview. A perspective on 2.0 for me.

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  196. Hi guys,

    just sending a note to say hi. I love the casual videos you and Scott post from time to time.
    Hey Matt, anyone who wears sandals is ok in my book.

    Cheers Markus

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  197. Hi, :-)

    Well i’m not sure if the competition goes for Europeans, but about Lightroom: I think it is a great program to work with if you just have to do adjustments of photo’s. I don’t work with the websitemodule of printmodule much, but it did make me switch to shooting in RAW. Of course for me, beginner, I am a part of the photoshop vs lightroom discussion. But maybe it is just the kind of work usually need to do that makes me more of a Photoshop man. I have Kelby’s book for Digital Photographers and CS3 witch I thought was very helpfull and had great tips.

    I hope you visit Belgium real soon!

    Regards,
    Mario

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  198. Can’t wait to get the book. I hope I win!

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  199. Matt, Have been enjoying the Lightroom killer tips for a long time and they have helped me a lot. I have the LR2 book and have gone through it once and starting on sections again. A very very good book. Keep up the good work, both of You.
    Chuck

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  200. Matt, Have been enjoying the Lightroom killer tips for a long time and they have helped me a lot. I have the LR2 book and have gone through it once and starting on sections again. A very very good book. Keep up the good work, both of You.
    Chuck

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  201. Matt, Have been enjoying the Lightroom killer tips for a long time and they have helped me a lot. I have the LR2 book and have gone through it once and starting on sections again. A very very good book. Keep up the good work, both of You.
    Chuck

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  202. Matt, Have been enjoying the Lightroom killer tips for a long time and they have helped me a lot. I have the LR2 book and have gone through it once and starting on sections again. A very very good book. Keep up the good work, both of You.
    Chuck

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  203. Hi, great interview.

    I hope I win the contest! :p

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  204. Hi Matt!!

    I think i payed the most for the book then either one of you because i’ve got it in my country (The Netherlands) for ?37, Haha!. BUT … It does’nt matter at all!! It’s a great book and i love to read en learn from it!
    Scott has done a great job here, and by the way here in Holland this site is tha bom!!! For me it is …
    Sorry if i write bad english …..

    Greetings from Holland
    Robert

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  205. Hey Matt,

    I just took delivery of the book this weekend, already zooming my way through it as I used Scott’s v1 book to learn Lighroom initially. Also attending some of your classes at Photoshop World in Florida 08.

    I’m based in London and not many people know about the fantastic writing style you Photoshop guys have. I know if it wasn’t for the “humour” in your writing I’d probably be using the books as door stops…but you’ll be glad to know they have pride of place next to my PC…couldn’t do without them.

    BTW – Matt’s Layer’s book is pretty awesome, but then if your reading this post you’ll already know that ;-)

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  206. Yes, I’ll be getting the book. Just skimmed through but as you say, the Adjustment Brush chapter is worth the price. While I could possibly discover all its little tricks myself, why invent the wheel? $27 isn’t much for the head start into this and other Lightroom 2 improvements.

    Only problem could be when you, Matt, bring out your Lightroom 2 book. Not sure how the piggy bank is feeling at the moment :-)

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  207. Hi Matt, hi Scott,

    thanks for all the information on LR beta1 to LR 2.0 you provide on the web.
    I would be pleased to get further more information with Scotts new book being send to Germany.

    Wilma

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  208. Hi for the contest
    Keep the good work up Matt

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  209. What’s the value of the copy with Scott’s signature?
    25 or 27 bucks? :-))
    /Tomas

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  210. This book is definitely on my must-have-list!

    Thanks for a great site Matt

    /Chris

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  211. I found the original Lightroom book so helpful that I will definitely be getting the new one. It’s a must-have resource in my mind!

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  212. I preordered the version 2 book when it was first announced, the version 1 book was way too helpful not to. However, I’ve got a couple friends that could use the copy I have sitting next to me ;)

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  213. Hi Matt

    Your tips have made big changes to my L1 and L2 work.
    Keep up the good work.

    I would love to get a copy of the book.

    Regards from Iceland,
    Andri Már

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  214. Hi!
    Can’t wait to read the book.

    Best regards,
    Joergen

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  215. Hi Matt

    I love Scotts book. I have already bought it but hey, I can always give it away to someone… I really learn a lot about Photoshop and Lightroom from you and Scott, Thanks

    Keep it up

    /Thomas

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  216. Great video!

    Best regards

    Pawel

    ps. I would love to get this book.

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  217. cool, and thanks for sending out a copy to the fans :)

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  218. Hi!!![from the Isle of Wight, England - for the contest]

    I cant wait to read the book, please send it to me! Or it will have to go on my xmas list!1

    Regards

    Chuck

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  219. Hi Matt !
    Hi Scott !
    Hi everybody !
    (now, I should have 3 chances to win, isn’t it ;-)

    Seriously, I fully agree with both of you on the fact that the library module is worth the emphasise you put on it.

    Kiss from France
    Christophe

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  220. Hi :-)

    I’m sure this book is great like this website is. Unfortunately I have not seen the book in any stores in Denmark yet.

    Karsten Jensen

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  221. Hi! (for the contest).

    I was sure not to buy Scott’s new LR2 book. Not because of the quality, but my wife will kill me for buying another photography book ;-) I’ve got already few shelves of those books.

    But your talk about the brushes made me curious, so I think ‘ll have to persuade my wife ;-))

    Cheers from Germany,
    Basti

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  222. Hi

    I would already have bought a new book on 1.1 – skipping back and forth between the book and the pdf update wasn’t a lot of fun. Having all the new and old stuff dealth with in an integrated manner will certainly be a worthwhile upgrade.

    Regards

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  223. I never win contests, so I think I’ll just buy it right away :)

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  224. Hi Matt!

    Honestly, pretty much most of the things I’ve learned about digital photography with regards to Lightroom and Photoshop I’ve learned from you and Scott. When my friends ask me how I do a certain technique I always refer them to either your or Scott’s website. Here’s hoping I win!

    cheers,
    Andrew

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  225. I can make my ears wiggle.
    Send me the book.

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  226. Rock out!!! i would love a book from the main man on everything cool :D

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  227. Scott – you are the best! Your book made my day when I got it! Thanks!
    /Johan, Sweden

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