"Scott Kelby's Surprising Printing Talk at Photoshop World" - Photo Podcast 638

This is The Digital Story Podcast #638, June 5, 2018. Today's theme is "Scott Kelby's Surprising Printing Talk at Photoshop World" I'm Derrick Story.

Opening Monologue

I was anticipating a number of topics covered at the Photoshop World Keynote address. But the importance of printing was not one of them. Yet, after the T-Shirt tosses and Beatles parodies, Scott Kelby maneuvered from the importance of backing up to the even greater value of printing. The five points that he used to build his argument is the top story of today's TDS podcast.

"Scott Kelby's Surprising Printing Talk at Photoshop World"


It was interesting how Scott led into his printing talk - by outlining the shortcomings of most backup systems. Prints are the exception. They are device independent. He then told a story to illustrate may of the reasons why he thinks prints are important.

Here are the five points that Scott covered in his talk:

  • Connection to the Viewer - Holding a print elevates the experience to a whole new level.
  • Stand Out from the Competition - The gift of a print blows away an email attachment.
  • Impact - A 13"x19" print has more impact than tiny images we view on our digital devices.
  • A Print Has Value - If you were willing to pay $200 for a print to hang on your wall, how much would you spend for a digital version of it on a flash drive?
  • Protect Your Visual History - Will our generation be able to leave behind a visual history as rich as what our parents left for us?
  • You can imagine how thrilled I was by this talk...

    The Portfolio Project - Week 5 - James Batt Wildlife Photographs

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    His incredible collection of bird images are categorized in a beautiful, wildly educational way. I'm keeping his page bookmarked not only for its beauty, but for reference as I enjoy my own birdwatching activity. You have to check this out.

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    I'm also building a directory of user sites and publish it on TheDigitalStory. And all through the month of June, I will feature one of those sites on this podcast.

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    Interview with Rick Sammon

    After reading Rick's new book, The Route 66 Photo Road Trip, I sat down with him in Orlando for this interview. My opening question, "Rick, why do we need another book about Route 66?" Here's what he had to say.

    Signed Print Winner!

    Congratulations to Craig Tooley who wrote, "I very much enjoyed your title on Luminar 'Mastering the Basics,' as with all of your titles, very well done."

    Craig will receive the signed print from the Maui Project. Woohoo!

    Reservation Forms have been sent for the Burney Falls and Lassen Volcanic National Park Workshop

    We have our cabin reservations secured for Sept. 27-29, 2018 for the Burney Falls and Lassen Volcanic National Park Workshop. I sent out reservation forms this last weekend. So if you are on the reserve list, you should have received an invite.

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