Scott Kelby continued

Posted: June 27, 2010 in NAPP, Uncategorized
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Scott Kelby’s wit along with his strong communication skills allow him to teach in a manner that is very entertaining.  The sound system malfunctioned at one of his presentations that I witnessed at PhotoshopWorld in 2007.  His quick thinking and humorous reactions while continuing to thoroughly educate the subject matter, kept the audience in stitches.  This allowed the group to forget they/we were learning because we were having so much fun doing it.  That said, I teach the same way I witnessed him instruct that day.  It is inevitable that you will run into problems while teaching computer classes because something will go wrong.  Any time I have a problem whether it’s something I did or a computer glitch, I turn it into a fun experience for my class.  I get them to laugh at my expense, but they get the idea that it’s okay to make mistakes.

Scott’s books are written the same way.  I absolutely hate reading the average text book especially if it is of a technical nature.  Since I teach computer classes at Oklahoma City Community College, I have read a lot of books that will, quite frankly, bore you to sleep.  However, Scott’s books are written in a fashion that keeps the reader or student entertained while they are learning.  I fully understand that some folks do not like the humor.  You can see this with some of the comments for his books written into sights like Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  But, comments that state they like his wit & humor far outweigh the negative ones.  And, since he is #1 in photography book sales worldwide, he must be doing something right.

I could go on and on about the positive way this man has influenced my life, but enough is enough. 

The image that I have put into this post is a before and after of a young woman of which I took senior pictures.  The retouching is a combination of Scott Kelby, and Vincent Versace techniques.  Fixing the skin blemishes, the hair, and the lips & eye color are Scott’s techniques.  The lighting and blurring were from Vincent’s session at PhotoshopWorld last September in Vegas.  

Be sure to click on the image for a high-resolution full-size image to really see the details.

Megan Before and After

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