Hello everyone! Just wanted to spread the word about how well my book is doing, and to thank you all for the wonderful support through your purchases, attending a book signing, and the great reviews! MEDIA COVERAGE & AMAZON: The book was ranked at its highest today on Amazon (#9,068, up from #337,000 when it first came out!), #21 for How-to photo books, and in the top 50 photo books the past 8 weeks. Reviews on Amazon are coming in as well with two wonderful ones from A Obannon in NJ and the Midwest Book Review in WI - big thanks to both of you!). Add your own review when you can - the more reviews we receive, the better the book will do. I also did a tv segment on The View from the Bay, two radio spots with ABC radio WKPT and Inside Digital Photo Radio, had a feature interview in East Bay newspapers, with many others discussing the book online, from Jain Lemos' blog to Zoom Street (coming up in April). Popular Photography also ran an online "tip of the day" using an excerpt from the book. Listen to some interviews on our how-to site, PhotoGuru.tv. BOOK SIGNING EVENTS: We had two great signings, one at Clayton Books and another at Borders Books - both in February. I have three upcoming events between March and June: One in Las Vegas NV in two weeks (March 26th, Thursday @ 4pm at Casey's Cameras), one in Walnut Creek CA (April 2nd, Thursday @ 7pm at Barnes & Noble), and another in Seattle WA (June 12th, Friday @ 6:30pm at Third Place Books). Great locations for some fun signings - I'll talk a bit about my photo career, how I came to write the book, show some images, discuss the content of the book, and answer some questions (and of course sign many books!). For more info, go to our events page on our site: http://www.seanarbabi.com/workshops_lecture.html Want to buy a signed copy of my book? You can by going to our site links (listed below) and click on the "Buy Now" link. If you have a specific request for what you'd like me to write (besides my signature), you can add the message there - such as "To the most amazing photographer who's work I never reviewed", or "To the greatest book purchaser in all the land!". Signed copy on my main site, SeanArbabi.com: http://www.seanarbabi.com/book_exposure.htmlSigned copy on our PhotoGuru.tv site: http://www.photoguru.tv/store.html PHOTO WORKSHOPS: I'm also teaching courses on Exposure on the web and in the field. If you combine all of the information in my book, with hands-on teaching allowing you to ask questions and interact with me (whether shooting in the field or getting critiques on your images), you'll be well on your way toward improving your photo skills. I teach a 4-week course on Exposure almost every month at BetterPhoto.com (Better Exposure - How to Meter Light), and will teach live at two venues this year - Art Wolfe's Digital Photography Center in Seattle WA (June 11-14th - Exposure A to Z: The Ins and Outs of Metering Light), and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in Santa Fe NM (July 27th -August 1st - The Art of Travel Lighting). The past ten years, I've taught students in 25 countries and over 40 states around the US - a wonderful mix of beginners, enthusiastic amateurs, and just plain good 'ol photo folk. For more info and new courses, go to our workshops page: http://www.seanarbabi.com/workshops.html NEW BOOKS: Besides my tv show we're working hard to get on air, I'm also working on two new books, hoping both come out in 2010. Yes, they'll involve photography yet in different ways from my exposure book. Keep an eye out! Look forward to meeting you at one of my book signings or workshops, and thanks again!
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Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land