A Day I’ll Never Forget!!!

Hi Folks,
I’m taking a break from having a break as I just wanted to post up a short message to say a HUGE Thank You to each and every one of you for helping to make yesterday, my 40th Birthday, a day I’ll never forget.

I’ve been completely and utterly blown away by all the ‘Happy Birthday’ messages sent via email, Facebook, Twitter etc … you guys totally ROCK!!!

My wife and I are away for a few days R&R and the internet here is a little hit and miss, which for once is a ctually a good thing as it puts a stop to “I’ll just do this and I’ll just check that”.

I’ll update you all when we get back but again in the mean time, thank you so much; for 2 times in one month, leaving me speechless…

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  • September 17, 2011 - 10:18 am

    Scot Baston - An Excellent surprise Glyn, and I bet you’ll be playing this one again and again

  • September 18, 2011 - 8:13 am

    DaveT - Now that really is special.

  • September 20, 2011 - 4:10 pm

    Kevin Halliburton - Awesome! And a happy “berated” birthday from Texas as well (sorry, no singing video from me – I’m pretty sure the FCC has officially banned my melodious mayhem from the air waves)!

It’s Official…Today my life begins :)

Well this is it…it’s officially official that today my life officially beings…

Going to be taking just a few days out to acclimatise, so I’ll see you on the other side,


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  • September 16, 2011 - 8:41 am

    Brian Worley - Happy Birthday Glyn,

    Don’t worry 40 is not a problem, it’s just a number that indicates you’ve been there, done that, bought some t-shirts and now realise what you really ought to be doing with your life.

    Have a great day

  • September 16, 2011 - 8:44 am

    Terry Donnelly - 18 with 22 years added experience, have a great day!

    The next 10 fly over if thats any confort Glyn :)

  • September 16, 2011 - 8:47 am

    chris stiff - Have A Happy Birthday Glyn Have a Great Day

  • September 16, 2011 - 8:48 am

    David Kelly - Happy Birthday mate! Welcome to the club – the first few months of membership haven’t been to bad from what I’ve seen so far :-)

  • September 16, 2011 - 9:18 am

    Scot Baston - Happy Birthday Glyn, Have a great day and I’ll be watching your ‘progress’ with interest as I’m not far behind you

  • September 16, 2011 - 10:49 am

    jose - Happy Birthday GLyn

  • September 16, 2011 - 1:30 pm

    Rick Wenner - Happy birthday old man! Here’s to the next 40!

  • September 16, 2011 - 4:47 pm

    DaveT - I went fell running in the Lake District on mine, just to do something different and something that I would always remember. How are you marking your special day? What ever you do have a great day!

    Happy Birthday Glyn.

  • September 16, 2011 - 7:00 pm

    Jim Thomson - dude, 40’s come and gone for this old guy.. report back in 20 more years and see how it is, then! Cheers!

  • September 16, 2011 - 7:57 pm

    Tim Pursall - Happy Birthday Glyn!

    I passed the milestone 8 years ago. Sunday just gone I ran another 13.1 miles around the streets of Bristol! It’s just a number.

    Welcome to the 40 something club!! Keep blogging!

  • September 16, 2011 - 9:40 pm

    A.J. Wood - Happy Birthday!!!

    To my best mate from across the pond, I wish you nothing but continued success and all the accolades due someone of your extraordinary talent. I am amazed each & every time I see your new creations, and I am fortunate to have witnessed the development of your skills which will only become even more legendary.

    You inspire me to be a better photographer, you challenge me to be a better instructor, and I’m thankful for having met you those many years ago.


    – A.J.

  • September 16, 2011 - 11:21 pm

    Tracy - Happy Birthday! I turned 41 yesterday…

Calling all UK Photogs and Photoshoppers: A message from @NAPPMEMBER_UK

Hi Folks,
I’m handing over the blog today to my great friend and N.A.P.P. UK Evangelist Dave Clayton who’s got something super cool to tell you about in a way that only he can; over to you Dave:)

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Last year I attended my first ever Photoshop World in Las Vegas. That may not seem such an amazing thing but to me it was. And on that trip I learnt a lot about what Photoshop World is….to me.

All my reasons and history behind my visit is at www.nappmember.co.uk (and the old NAPPMEMBER site) and also on www.photoshopworld.com so I’ll cut straight to why I have set up www.napp365.com to encourage more UK and Europeans to make their first PSW visit or even return.

Myself and Glyn would loved to have been to PSW this year but (financial reasons on my part) we decided to target East Coast 2012 as our next visit. But then we thought, why only us?

Why not others? There is such a great UK community of Photoshop users and photographers who are NAPP members or considering it that we felt that everyone should try to at least go to one PSW. We assumed Orlando but Scott gave us a heads up that Washington DC was the location – having never been to DC, I was even more excited by this.

So this plan needed coordination – and www.napp365.com was born – NAPP365 becoming quite apt on our part – more on that at the end…

The plan of NAPP365 is this – I will put on as much info as I can to help you plan your own trip, flight checkers, hotel details, tourist info etc. there will be testimonials and stories from people who have been and stories from people who are going and why they want to go. It isn’t cheap, I won’t brush that under the carpet. You have flight, PSW registration and hotel expenses to consider but I will find as much info as I can to do your own PHOTOSHOP WORLD CHEAP SHOTS:)(thanks Larry Becker)

It ISN’T a site where myself or Glyn will be organising everything – it’s for you to get the best prices and info to help you make the leap of faith and invest in the best training and network you’ll get – for both Photoshop (and lightroom) Users and Photographers. You’ll need to book your own flights, hotels and any pre-cons or extra events – I highly recommend you save hard to play hard !! That may sound harsh but I don’t have the time as a father of 4 with a full time job to get that involved, I have my own agenda and plans for Photoshop World but as NAPP Evangelist it is my responsibility to help you decide and give you the encouragement to get you there with as much information as I can get. I’m hoping to try and get some special UK only offers for those who want to come – details, if and when available, on the site.

We will have a couple of ‘UK Meetups’ over there but I want everyone to plan their own trip within their own budget, make their own experiences and find new friends – make it YOUR Photoshop World experience. (There might also be some UK merchandise for us – details to follow later in the year)

Myself and Glyn will answer as many questions as we can or contact NAPP to get any info you can’t find – please check all the details on the site, it will be updated regularly and I will give alerts on any special offer on registration, flights, hotels and events happening during Photoshop Week.

Oh, and why NAPP365 ? One year ago I briefly met Scott Kelby and then sat at the Keynote wide eyed and excited, which started my ride. One year on and totally unexpected, Scott walks out on stage in Las Vegas for the Photshop World 2011 Keynote speech and says hello to myself and Glyn; Live streaming to the world…Gulp! If only he knew what that meant to both of us and the friendship we have. That was my reward for doing what I love doing as a NAPP member…

Humbled, Appreciated and Excited!!!

So join us on MISSION:PSW 2012 to Washington DC and make your own ‘NAPP 365′ experience and who knows where it will take you !

“You know you want to” ;o)


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NAPP365 [Link]

  • September 15, 2011 - 8:39 am

    Mike - Nice post and great idea guys. Anything that can help save money is always a good thing in my books.

    Oh and did you guys buy Scott anything for getting that keynote mention?? ;-))))

  • September 15, 2011 - 8:44 am

    Glyn - Absolutely Mike…If we can find ways to get more folks over to experience what Photoshop World is and what it can do for you, then that would be fantastic! So are you gonna come? You know you want to :)

  • September 15, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    SC - A first time trip to PSW has been on my agenda for a while now, just a matter of timing. Like what you’ve setup and look forward to seeing the info. Never know, next year could be the year. Cheers

  • September 15, 2011 - 1:01 pm

    Dave Clayton - If anyone is considering it then really look into the benefits. It’ll take up to 5 days vacation time and you’ll need to budget about £1000 (flight + registration + hotel)- more if you can afford it. You won’t regret spending a penny of it, trust me !!

    Any questions then fire them over to convinceme@napp365.com

  • September 15, 2011 - 1:43 pm

    Jim Patterson - Hey guys, Jim Patterson here from Phoenix. I guess I take it for granted because I go to Las Vegas for PSW every year. But it’s six hours away by car! A bit different if you are in another continent. Good to see you folks so enthused about PSW and photography. By the way, PSW is WORTH IT. Totally. If you do it right, after three days your head should be exploding from the classes, shooting, and events. That’s even if you never leave the hotel. I’ll be back in London summer 2012 to teach a class at one of your universities!

  • September 15, 2011 - 2:58 pm

    Ana - Hi Glyn,
    PSW Vegas last week was my 4th PSW, but the first I really made lots of friends and connected with some Twitter peeps – feels great to be part of that group ! I also went to my first Tweetup which happened there the eve before the conference started, had lots of fun. I was going to suggest you, if you let me, to have a Tweetup sometime before PSW DC, so you all can share the anticipation thrill and possibly help each other find better deals, good hotels, etc. I hope to meet you there!

  • September 15, 2011 - 9:26 pm

    Glyn - Hi Jim, thanks for dropping by and commenting. Totally agree with you about PSW…both Dave and myself have been fortunate enough to go and this time round we want a return trip but to get a few others over to experience it as well; has to be done huh :)

    Maybe see you in 2012,

  • September 15, 2011 - 9:49 pm

    Glyn - Hi Ana,
    Thanks for the Tweet Up idea…loving that :) Can’t wait for PSW 2012..Dave and myself are like two children waiting or Christmas :)

  • September 15, 2011 - 11:05 pm

    Kevin Halliburton - Great idea guys! I’m in the states but I’m planning my first trip to PSW in DC as well and I’m really looking forward to meeting the lot of you. I’m dragging the whole family along on the premise that it’s a great opportunity for a home school field trip for our two boys. It will be the first time any of us have been to DC. I’ll be spying on your site from across the pond to see if you guys come up with any bargains we’ve missed!

  • September 20, 2011 - 2:22 pm

    Rick Wenner - It’s been a while since I last posted here on your blog Glyn but I figured that this is something I can definitely talk to. I have been to Photoshop World 5 times now. Every single year that I went I learned a TON and met a lot of great people. It is one of the best conferences that I have been to. I honestly think that if you are able to afford coming over here to the US, that you will not regret the decision one bit. I’m not too far from Washington D.C. (NYC), so I am hoping to make it to PSW one more time. It’d be great to catch up with you there Glyn, meet you Dave, and also meet the U.K. entourage that accompanies you!

No More Tethering Issues with Lightroom and Mac OSX Lion

Whenever I’m shooting in the studio, and indeed where possible whilst out on location, I’m doing so with my camera tethered directly to my MacBook Pro. Why? Well as good as the display on the back of my D3 is, you can’t beat seeing the images appear on the much larger 17″ which is great for checking all the finer details. In addition to that another advantage is that the images are immediately being put into the computer and instantaneously being backed up on an external hard drive, just incase the unthinkable should happen.

Well until recently there’d been no problems with this set up, until that was I upgraded the MacBook to the latest OS release from Apple, OSX Lion.

I’d start a shoot and the first few images would appear but then nothing…not even the spinning wheel of death indicating the computer was’ thinking’ of doing it. I tried everything…turning the camera on and off, re-starting Lightroom, trying the Sofortbild tethering software, but nothing fixed it.

A scout around the internet revealed that others too were experiencing the problem which was indeed down to OSX Lion but thankfully only a short time later (end of August) Adobe addressed the matter.

Adobe have now made available a ‘Pre Release Candidate‘ to download and install from Adobe Labs. In case you don’t know what a ‘Release Candidate‘ is, it’s basically an ‘update’ that has gone through all the testing and is about ready to release automatically in the Software Updates.

Anyway, I’ve now installed this Release Candidate and can happily report back to you I’m experiencing no more tethering issues. In fact quite the contrary, as importing images from the camera seems to be a lot quicker than it was before, so if this is the sign of things to come in the new version of Lightroom then it’s happy days indeed!

You can download and install the Adobe Lightroom 3.5 Release Candidate here [Link]


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  • September 12, 2011 - 7:00 am

    DaveT - That’s the trouble with new releases of operating systems, it sometimes takes a while for software companies and manufacturers to catch up. Thumbs up to Adobe for addressing the issue.

    Mind you I can’t say the same about some other companies – I bought a I-one display 2 X-rite monitor calibration spider in February (at Focus on Imaging). Now, I read that the product wont work with OSX Lion and the company have no plans to provide support for it as they have produced a new range of calibration devices.

  • September 12, 2011 - 8:31 am

    steve bryson - Just to be clear – installing the Adobe RC fix didn’t fix Sofortbild’s issue? Or did it?

    DateT – That seriously sucks. If a hardware manufacturer isn’t going to support OS upgrades I’d be wary of them for future purchases – good to know as I’ve got the Spyder 3 Studio that I wasn’t 100% happy with so was going to ditch on ebay and buy X-Rite – I won’t bother now!

10 Years Ago Today…

I can’t believe it’s now 10 years since the horror of 9/11…

Words fail me when I think back to that awful time so you’ll forgive me for being brief other than suggesting you take a few minutes of your time to watch this video and then to head over to Scott Kelby’s blog and read the Guest Post by Photographer Joe McNally [Link]

 If you’ve already read it…then please go read it again… [Link]

And to all my American friends…You are always in my thoughts, but today even more so!
Love to you all,

  • September 11, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    Keith Hammond - very moving, watching the video and reading Joe’s blog brings it all back like it was yesterday #remembering9/11

  • September 11, 2011 - 5:53 pm

    Glyn - I know what you mean Keith. incredible to think it was 10 years ago and yeah, feels like yesterday.