Some Monday News

I’ve got some quick news to kick the week off. Also, don’t forget to scroll to the next post for the Monday Preset. First off, I’m really excited to report that my Adobe Certified Expert Exam Boot Camp class just went live on Kelby Training’s website. It’s based off of the live workshop I used to teach at Photoshop World. There is absolutely nothing like this out there when it comes to the Photoshop exam prep and I’ve already gotten some great feedback from it. You can take the class, try the first 3 lessons, or view the outline here.

Next up, Jack Reznicki and Katrin Eismann are teaching a two-day Lightroom workshop in New York City on January 12-13. Jack is an amazing commercial photographer and President-Elect of Professional Photographers of America. Katrin is a Photoshop Hall-of-Famer, best-selling author, and Chair of the MPS in Digital Photography degree program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. If that ain’t enough, they’re both just all around good people and I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with each of them so I know you’ll learn a ton and have a good time doing it. Take a look at the Digital Guru Workshop home page to find out more.

Lastly, I’ve got just 6 days until the Disney Marathon (26.2 LONG miles). I’m actually very calm and relaxed at this point and the week should be a breeze because I barely have to run at all. Basically, the idea is to rest up big time the week before the race so that’s just what I’m going to do. I’ll run a couple of miles on Wednesday and that’s it. I appreciate all of the kind wishes you left last week. I’ll report later on in the week with my bib number so you can track me online during the race if you want.

That’s it for now. Scroll to the next post for the Monday Lightroom Preset.



  1. CraigJ 9 January, 2008 at 12:08 Reply

    Good luck for the marathon. I completed my 18th marathon in November (Route 66 – Tulsa) and continue to have a blast. Have fun.
    Craig Jackson

  2. photogirl 8 January, 2008 at 15:23 Reply

    This is a totally unrelated comment/question. I’m wondering if it is possible to download textures into LightRoom and apply them to photos.


  3. Ken 8 January, 2008 at 13:41 Reply


    Just downloaded the latest preset, and lightroom tells me it is the wrong type of preset.

    I am running vista prem. Do I need a mac?

    I am not sure why this is, but I don’t think it an issue with my PC



  4. Wolfgang B. 8 January, 2008 at 05:26 Reply

    Good luck for your run!!!

    Which app do you use on your MAC to record your Killertips podcasts? I look for a good tool to do similar podcasts for my company. The quality of your podcasts are really good.


  5. brenda godwin 7 January, 2008 at 23:26 Reply

    How about whiling away the days before your marathon by posting a video tip or two? It’s been a while…
    Presets much appreciated, though.


  6. Richard Whetton 7 January, 2008 at 22:30 Reply

    Best of luck on the run Matt. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into this site in 2007, it is firmly in my top 5. Good Luck and Thanks,


  7. Fredrik Setterberg 7 January, 2008 at 18:36 Reply

    Hi Matt, and everyone else reading this blog! Matt, thank you for a great blog, I just loooove your presets for lightroom!!!

    Now to my question. I’m going to Foothill Ranch, OC, California, end of February. I will have a day off on Sunday February 24th (well, don’t everybody?) and plan to go photo shooting somewhere close to Foothill Ranch. Does anybody have any suggestions to where I should go? Somebody wanna come, guide an amateur from Sweden? Please, give me some tips on good locations! Best regards Fredrik

    P.S. This request is also posted on Scott’s blog D.S.

  8. Mel Lammers 7 January, 2008 at 13:20 Reply

    I also wish you good luck on your run. Just to make you feel bad [men need to feel inadequate occasionally], my daughter has run 3 marathons and two of them about 5 months after giving birth to two of her 3 children. Sigh!! LOL

    Of course I have run none and at approaching 70 don’t plan to. She keeps trying to encourage me though. She is now 41 and keeps entering races.

  9. Kevin Zdyb 7 January, 2008 at 13:06 Reply

    Good-luck on your run!!! I was going to run the Disney Marathon this year but did not register in time. The longest race that I have done is a 15K….could you tell me what training guide that you followed to prepare for such a grueling event?

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