Transform: Thank God…Finally someone is telling the truth!

Hi Folks,
First off I just want to say a huge thanks to everyone who commented, tweeted, posted on Facebook, Google+ and emailed yesterday following my Guest post over on Scott Kelby’s blog; it’s very much appreciated and means a heck of alot that people related to it.

In the post I mentioned about when Zack Arias released his Transform video and it was like ‘Thank God…finally someone is telling the truth!’ and knowing that I wasn’t the only one who had feelings like this made a huge difference to me and was definitely one of the turning points.

So for today I just want to share Zack’s Transform video with you which I make a point of watching maybe once a month. So if you’ve seen it before or if you’ve not I urge you to take 9 minutes and 49 seconds out of your day to do so; powerful, honest and very moving.

Enjoy

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  • February 23, 2012 - 11:27 am

    Ian - Thanks for the reminder. It moved me when I first watched it and it moved me again today.

  • February 23, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    Law Smith - Ok first of all Zack rules lol, this totally makes up for the money I wasted yesterday watching “Ghost Rider Vengeance”That really sucked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!But on a serious note,I found this son inspiration on two levels, one for my photography,which I will be the first to admit is not the greatest but I keep trying AND LEARNING! Secondly to stop and acknowledge the really important things in life,family,love,friends and the greatest that God’s created in this earth.
    Once again thank you Zack and Glyn for posting this!

  • February 23, 2012 - 9:27 pm

    Jonathan Thompson - Once again I’ve been moved, mesmerised, comforted & inspired, yesterdays blog post & this video…. I’m not alone & I’m not crazy. You never think anyone else could be feeling the way you do then suddenly there’s a ton of you because it’s normal & part of the journey.
    A big thank you to Zack for creating this & Glyn for all your help, encouragement & pointing me to this film.
    I’m off to watch this again.. :)

  • February 24, 2012 - 10:01 am

    _______ - Thank’s Glyn I just love Transform! Only problem is is I’m 47 and still don’t know who I am or what I want to be. I’m not a photographer and will probably sell my cameras this year. All I do know is I’m an over active under achiever and this year I must find some direction for my life the clocks ticking and I can’t take another winter of funk as Zack put it.

    This blog post and your “Never Give Up!!!” have inspired me to get off my ass and spend the day cleaning out my garage, this may not sound like much but it is where I do all my thinking and planning and before this day is done it will be mine again. Once again thanks for your post Glyn.

  • February 24, 2012 - 2:46 pm

    Glyn - Alan…Thanks so much for your comment which is incredibly honest. Totally know what you mean about clearing the garage being thinking time. All the best to you mate and thanks again ;)

  • February 24, 2012 - 2:47 pm

    Glyn - Ian…Powerful stuff huh

  • February 24, 2012 - 2:47 pm

    Glyn - Jonathan…One thing is for sure you’re not alone. Sounds like an episode of the Twilight Zone but you know what I mean ;)

  • March 1, 2012 - 7:14 pm

    Derek - Thanks for all you provide but thanks so much for sharing that. I hadn’t seen it before and it is great!

  • March 1, 2012 - 9:20 pm

    Glyn - @Derek…You’re very welcome; powerful stuff huh

Scott Kelby’s Guest Blogger Wednesday

Hey Folks,
I’m really excited and honoured to have been invited to be today’s Guest over on Scott Kelby’s Blog [Link]

Following in the footpaths of some of my Photography & Photoshop hero’s there was always the question of what would I write about. So, I decided to focus on something that eluded me for quite some time i.e. What am I? and Who I am? when it comes to my Photography and Photoshop and also ‘Style’ or to be more specific ‘How do you get one?’

It’s an honest account of how I started out, the excitement, the frustrations and numerous tips and advice I’ve been given that has helped and continues to help along the way in this wonderful creative industry.

Huge thanks to both Scott Kelby and Brad Moore for inviting me onto the blog…it means a heck of alot!
Hope you like it,
Glyn

*You can check out my Guest Blog post here [Link]

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  • February 22, 2012 - 6:31 am

    david rogers - This doesn’t happen by accident.
    Consistent persistent behavior in the right direction with the right intentions.
    Enjoy the journey.

  • February 22, 2012 - 6:46 am

    Glyn - Thanks so much David for the support, the advice and guidance; you sir are a very wise man!

  • February 22, 2012 - 6:53 am

    DaveT - What a wonderful opportunity. Your journey is clearly heading in the right direction and as David said, it’s the result of your persistent efforts. It’s great to see the rewards coming your way. Congratulations Glyn!

    Dave

  • February 22, 2012 - 8:44 am

    Dan Davies - Incredibly cool, I only wonder why it took Kelby Media so long!

    Thanks for all the advice and inspiration.

    Dan

  • February 22, 2012 - 8:28 pm

    TIm Pursall - Great read Glyn. I’ll never make the living out of photography that you are but people like you inspire me to persevere if only to improve on a hobby basis. Well done!

  • February 23, 2012 - 8:41 am

    Glyn - @Tim…Thanks so much mate

  • February 23, 2012 - 8:41 am

    Glyn - @Dan…Thanks to you too mate for all the support ;)

  • February 23, 2012 - 8:41 am

    Glyn - @DaveT…Cheers Buddy

  • February 23, 2012 - 8:42 am

    Glyn - @DadidRogers…I still remember (very clearly) our chats when you were over from the US last year; thanks so much for the encouragement and the ‘kick up the backside’ ;)

  • February 23, 2012 - 5:45 pm

    Neil Holmes - Hi Glyn,

    Just catching up on your blog, great to see you were guest blogger on Scott Kelby’s site yesterday, you wrote a good piece too!

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers Neil

  • February 24, 2012 - 2:46 pm

    Glyn - Cheers Neil :)

Never Give Up!!!

Hi Folks,
I’ve just seen this video shared by my dear friend Keith Trayling over on Facebook and just had to post it here.

I won’t explain the video but rather let you just watch it. It’s a little over 3 minutes long and carries a couple of very powerful messages: NEVER Give Up and that there are ALWAYS people there for support!

Catch you tomorrow,
Glyn

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  • February 21, 2012 - 10:25 am

    Jonathan Thompson - You seem to have a nak of posting stuff that is so very relevant to me & I guess I’ve learnt that I’m not the only one out there who can feel that way.
    This, to me, is a very powerful piece of footage. Thanks for continuing to encourage, share & inspire Glyn and that’s from me and the many who may never say it here but who you connect to.
    Right now where’s that box of tissues :)

  • February 21, 2012 - 2:03 pm

    Kevin Halliburton - Gets me every time…

  • February 21, 2012 - 6:05 pm

    Law Smith - I swear I choked up watching this!

  • February 23, 2012 - 12:04 am

    Mel Reyes-Abbey - Yep…I cried. THAT was awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  • February 23, 2012 - 8:40 am

    Glyn - Mel…Powerful stuff huh

  • February 23, 2012 - 8:43 am

    Glyn - @Law…You and me both; powerful stuff!

  • February 23, 2012 - 8:43 am

    Glyn - @Kevin…Ditto mate

  • February 23, 2012 - 8:43 am

    Glyn - @Jonathan…Incredible stuff and very moving!

We have a WINNER: Alan Hess’ Concert Photography Book!!!

Hey Folks,
To kick the week off we have a WINNER for the copy of Alan Hess’ superb new book All Access:Your Backstage Pass to Concert Photography, and that person is Kevin Thornhill.

Congratulations to Kevin who was picked by our highly sophisticated random number generator (me with my eyes closed) and will be receiving his FREE copy of this killer new book in the next few days.

If you haven’t yet ordered a copy for yourself I seriously recommend it. How often do you find yourself in locations where the lighting is ‘interesting’ to say the least? As photographers that’s pretty much a common occurrence right? The question then is how on earth does Alan Hess consistently turn out the kind of images he does when he’s faced with such challenging environments? Well you’ll find the answers in this book; no secrets, nothing held back…just full of priceless tips, tricks and techniques!

Amazon UK [Link]
Amazon Kindle Version [Link]

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Some Friday Bits n’ Bobs

Hi Folks…How’s your week been?

Friday already so I thought I’d leave you with a bit of news and a couple of updates as we head into the weekend:

Frizoo
Ok so to let you know what’s happening…

All the details of those folks who are very kindly reviewing and testing the App have been sent to the developers Analysis21 and have now added you into the release. I’ll be sending out the Frizoo App in the next few days along with a very short video introduction but as for when it’s going to be released into the App Stores we’ll just have to wait for Apple to clear everything which hopefully won’t be too long now. So once the reviewers have had a play we’ll be able to submit it…exciting times:)

You can keep up to date with how things are progressing and the launch date over on the official Frizoo Facebook Page [Link]

Photoshop World App
Talking off Apps, if you’re going to Photoshop World in Washington DC next month and have an iPhone / iPad the official Photoshop World App has now been updated with the Class Schedule…of which there’s loads!!!

There’s still some more details yet to be updated such as some Instructor bio’s and class descriptions as is on the website but the class names and the tracks they’re in are all there to see. So if you’re going and you have an iOS device it’ll definitely be worth downloading this FREE App to help you plan what classes you’re going to go to, where they are and at what times so you don’t miss a thing:)

Photoshop World iPhone App [Link] … Photoshop World iPad App [Link]

Photoshop Sneak Peek #4
The suspense really is building up with the regular sneak peeks at the new version of Photoshop (CS6) being posted online. Just incase you missed this one here’s the latest; if you think the Content Aware Fill in CS5 is good wait until you see this:)

Right that’s all for today folks so whatever you’re up to have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here in a couple of days time; oh and with a surprise too:)
Enjoy

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  • February 17, 2012 - 10:47 am

    Neil Glover - Good luck at photoshop world Glyn. From what I’ve seen you’ve had a pretty amazing journey in photography. I remember meeting you at a Zack Arias workshop in London and now you’re teaching at PSW, amazing and deserved.

  • February 17, 2012 - 11:50 am

    Ken L - Real Basic question Glyn – what the heck is Frizoo – the facebook page says not a lot the web site says not a lot so maybe you could tell us what the app’s market is or who’s goona benifit from it ??

  • February 17, 2012 - 5:16 pm

    DaveT - Content aware fill on steroids – it looks awesome!!

    DT

  • February 23, 2012 - 8:44 am

    Glyn - @Neil…Cheers Buddy

  • February 23, 2012 - 8:44 am

    Glyn - @Ken L…I’ll be posting a video real soon mate which will explain things alot better than i could on here :)