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Works at Kelby Media Group. Photographer, author of "The Digital Photography Book" series & longtime Photoshop book author. Editor/Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, President of the National Assn. of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) co-host of the live weekly photography talk show "The Grid." Co-host of "Photoshop User TV" and Conference Technical Chair of the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. Sleep is over-rated. ;-) Portfolio Link: http://www.http://portfolio.scottkelby.com
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  • Kelby Media Group. Photographer, author of "The Digital Photography Book" series & longtime Photoshop book author. Editor/Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, President of the National Assn. of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) co-host of the live weekly photography talk show "The Grid." Co-host of "Photoshop User TV" and Conference Technical Chair of the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. Sleep is over-rated. ;-) Portfolio Link: http://www.http://portfolio.scottkelby.com
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Photographer, "Photoshop Guy" and Author of "The Digital Photography Book" Series
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Photographer, Trainer, Photoshop Guy & author of "The Digital Photography Book" series
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The world's #1 bestselling author of books on photography. My book, "The Digital Photography Book, Vol. 1" is the bestselling book ever on digital photography.
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My wife has a really amazing spirit and outlook. I love her story here and how it all turned out. (Whew! When I got her text this morning, my heart stopped for a moment). 
 
So this happened...

Sitting in traffic this morning and BAM! Yep, we got rear ended. BUT two good things about it?

1. I had already dropped off Yittle at school so that she wasn't in the backseat when it happened. Whew!

2. I hadn't yet dropped off Big Brother so that he and his awesome sense of humor were with me.

But before I tell you what he said that was so funny, to me, I have to tell you this...

After making sure the car was in park, that Big Brother was okay, that Maggie was okay and that I was okay, I stepped out of the car to assess the damage.

That's when I met Bernadette—the woman that hit us. To say that Bernadette was distraught about what she had done would be the understatement of the year. I was so concerned that she might hurl herself into the on coming traffic that I almost forgot why we were out there. Ack! I really felt bad for this woman. I don't know if she is just easily rattled or has other things going on in her life (so that this felt like the end of the world to her) but if you're a praying person, I would encourage you to send one up for her. I did.

Anyway...once we're all settled and I'm back in the car and traffic is moving again, I realize that Bernadette is still behind me (awkward) and I can see that she's still crying but now she's talking to someone on her phone.

That's when Big Brother says, with his teenage, deadpan, couldn't give a rat delivery... “Watch, she'll hit us again and then instantly implode.” (Inserts earbuds once again). Bwahahahaha! I spit coffee all over my windshield which causes us both to launch into a fit of laughter! (Yeh, if you're keeping track, then you realize my car needs some serious TLC right now). Then he says, “Awwww...it's Maggie's first accident—poor baby.” Then I say...

Wait. What?! First?! Don't say first!

Which causes us to howl with laughter once more. Ahahaha!!!

I'm not saying it was the perfect way to have such a hysterically funny moment with my teenage son but...totally worth it! :-) :-)

Now, watch your rear ends and have a great day everyone!
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The world would be happier place to live if more people would be like your wife! She is sounds awesome
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My sunset car shoot at the Bonneville Salt Flats here in Utah yesterday didn't go exactly as planned. Lol!

Almost spent the night out there -- long story, but I'm safe and warm in the convention center now waiting to meet lots of fun photographers. Wish me better luck on tonight's shoot. :)
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i'm really sorry...but... LOL ;)
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I'm home from an amazing week at Photoshop World, and what a great time it was! 

So many wonderful people, so many inspiring instructors -- lots of expo booths to visit; I got to take some classes myself (which was awesome), and I met so many great folks the whole week. Sad it's over so quickly, but happy to be back home to the kids, work and life (and Maggie the Wonderdog who is cuddled up here beside me as I write).

Here's some shots from the closing ceremonies, that's Peter Hurley, Tamara Lackey and Moose Peterson informing and inspiring with their 10-minute "Ted-like" talks. It was a perfect end to a life-changing week. Thanks to everybody who came out. You all made it so much fun, and my heartfelt thanks to everyone who came for being of a part of it all. :)
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Outstanding experience Scot..Keep doing what you do man
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This is a weird morning. I just wanted a pancake.
 
At breakfast with +Moose Peterson +Scott Kelby +Brad Moore +Kathy Porupski +Barb Cochran and...Chicken Madonna.

Dont ask.

See what you missed +Joe McNally? I blame Moose.

Bwahahaha!

#PSW14weirdness

Shot with my trusty (freaked out) iPhone. 
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Has a little Clockwork Orange feel. Creepy. 
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Brad just posted a bunch of photos from Photoshop World Day 1 over on my blog. Here's the link if you've got a second: http:// www.ScottKelby.com
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Love Jason's smile.  He really smiles with his whole being.
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Big App News over here at KelbyOne: The Android version of our app is finally (finally!) here!

It's a Beta version (so it's not "fully baked" yet -- we want your feedback first), but you can download it today (it's free) at http://kelbyone.com/android

Also, on ISO the “#1 most-requested” feature is now here (the ability to take a class "off-line" so you can watch it on a plane, or a train, or an automobile). It's on the App store for the iPad.  
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That's awesome, and before anyone whines 'It's about time', just remember anything worth doing is worth doing right. 
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Heading out to Salt Lake City tomorrow for my seminar there on Monday -- anything cool to shoot around SLC? 

Haven't been there in at least 10 years (maybe longer). Looking for cool landscapes, or a cool location for shooting cars, or whatever. Let me know if you've got any shooting ideas. See you all real soon! (and hope to meet you Monday in person).
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Ditto on Jerry Bengston's suggestion. I have family in SLC and have been going on yearly trips for years. There are four places I recommend after Jerry's. 
1) Utah Olympic Park; http://www.utah.com/parkcity/olympic_park.htm
2) The Garage on Beck (bar & grill - next to a refinery) http://www.garageonbeck.com/category/history-of-the-garage
3) The Natural History Museum (great shots from outside deck) http://nhmu.utah.edu
4) Red Iguana Restaurant, the original location (best Mexican food in SLC!! and interesting building, colors, textures etc.) http://www.rediguana.com

Hope that gives you some great ideas and shots. Good luck and would love to see what you photograph. 

Cheers,
~BjW
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Brad posted a bunch more images from photoshop world over on the blog today, including shots from "midnight madness." bit.ly/OJwCfs

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whaaat, I must attend these :)
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So honored to be interviewed by the amazing +Karen Hutton as a guest on her show "The Chat." 

Here's what Karen wrote about the interview: 

"...It was a revelation; so moving, so deep, heartfelt and genuine. Scott opened up in ways that will probably take you by surprise. He is incredibly passionate about teaching – and about making knowledge accessible to the many, not only the few. You’re about to find out why… and discover the moment in Scott’s life that started an empire."

Here's the link if you've got a moment: http://bit.ly/OF2nq0
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Awesome! I am so very grateful for Kelby One and for you and Kalebra!
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Much prettier day here in Atlanta as we kick off Day 2 of Photoshop World. :)
 
Beautiful day for a Photoshop World in Atlanta!

Have fun everyone and see you on the show floor! :-)

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#psw14 #kelbyone #atlanta
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Well, it looks nice up in Marietta, but here in Atlanta....
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