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Today we kick off a bunch of crazy deals going on today through Friday, December 4th! (it’s our best deals of the year on KelbyOne membership and lots of other cool stuff from us). 

Check out everything below to score huge savings on KelbyOne membership,(our renown online training classes for photographers, Lightroom, and Photoshop users), along with our books and full-conference passes to the Photoshop World Conference & Expo (our annual 3-day Photoshop training conference, sponsored by Adobe, coming up in Vegas July 19-21st, 2016) at our lowest prices of the year:


Purchase a 1-year membership for just $149 (save $50) & receive as a FREE bonus:

bundle> Our KelbyOne Creative Mega Pack ($99 value), which includes more than 100 of our custom-made actions, brushes, presets, patterns, tips, and more for Photoshop and Lightroom users.

> Scott Kelby Live at the Tampa Theatre ($69.95 value) – It’s my full day seminar “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it” LIVE seminar tour, captured live on location and you get it all, from start to finish, as it happened at the beautiful Tampa Theatre. Watch the trailer

NOTE: Add 1-year of the Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photographers Plan (full versions of Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC) to Your New Membership for only $107.90, a 10% savings. Subscriptions can be purchased for new or existing Adobe Creative Cloud Subscribers (Must select this as an add-on to your membership in the shopping cart).

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Purchase a 2-year KelbyOne membership for just $298 (Save $100), which includes:

HotTips_3D[1]> The Creative Mega Pack (as outlined above)

> Scott Kelby Live at the Tampa Theater (as outline above)

PLUS: Our KelbyOne Hot Tips Guide (seen here) — an exclusive ebook with 250 of our very best tips for Photoshop and Lightroom hand-picked by the KelbyOne creative team.

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> Adobe Creative Cloud Photographers Book Bundle
Includes my Photoshop CC book for Digital Photographers and my Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers [special limited-edition spiral bound edition]

Cyber Weekend Deal – $62.99 (45% off – normally $114.98)
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> The Best Of Digital Photography Book Bundle
Includes my new “The Best of the Digital Photography Book Series and my “How do I do that in Lightroom” books):

Cyber Weekend Deal: $32.96 for both! (40% off – normally $54.94)
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> Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers Book, Vol. 2 (by Corey Barker):

Cyber Weekend Deal: $30 (40% off the regular $49.99 list price)
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A Full Conference Pass for only $599 (that’s $300 off the $899 regular full conference pass full price)

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Hope you take advantage of some of these deals (or all of them if you’re loose with money). We’d love to have you on board with us for 2016 because we have some absolutely amazing things planned for our members this coming year and we really want you to be a part of it.

Happy shopping everybody! :)


P.S. On Monday (known as “Cyber Monday”), once again this year, we’ll be doing LIVE broadcasts EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR with cool deals we’ve found for photographers and designers from other companies all over Web, so on Monday, hit this link to watch our hourly broadcasts  We’ve done this the past few years and it’s been a huge hit because we really uncovered some amazing deals out there, so make sure you join us. 


Today in the U.S. we celebrate Thanksgiving; a national holiday where we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy (and I truly feel like the most blessed guy on earth). Traditionally this is a day where families come together to eat a Thanksgiving turkey feast, and then we watch the Cowboys lose to whomever they’re playing. It’s just about a perfect day.

Our offices are closed today for Thanksgiving, but I’ll be back here tomorrow with some insane deals on all our stuff in honor of the biggest shopping day of the year (known as Black Friday).

In the meantime, please enjoy the stock image above (nothing brings the warmth, togetherness, and joy of Thanksgiving together like a stock image with a fake wood background).

In all seriousness, here’s wishing you and your family a joyous, happy, and yummy Thanksgiving.

All my best,



Yesterday we kicked off the KelbyOne Photo and Design Competition anyone can enter (now through December 11th), with lots of cool prizes.

The Grand Prize winner receives this prize package:

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II w/EF-S 18-135 lens
  • Canon PIXMA Pro-100 printer
  • 1-Year full Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions – (All CC Applications)
  • 1-Year KelbyOne Membership
  • $200 B&H Photo Gift Card
  • Airport Navigator, from Think Tank Photo
  • 4-in-1 Lens from Olloclip

Plus four Category winners get a prize package, too, plus a People’s Choice category award winner, so make sure you enter. You can see the images people have already submitted right here.  (when you get there, scroll down the page to see the entries).

All the details, and how to submit your images, are right here.

Good luck everybody! :)



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Last night, as I was sitting on the couch watching an inspiring Thursday night NFL game between the Jaguars and Titans, I was somehow moved to create another entry in my on-going series of “De-Motivational” Posters, so I created the one you see here above.

In the spirit of demotivationalalcsioucness , I thought today that I would share not only my latest poster entry, but a few of my favorites from earlier in the series (below), to help get your weekend off to a lackluster start.







Well my friends, there you have it. It’s a masterful combination of bad timing and poor focusing skills that have come together to create football magic that I’m decidedly ambivalent about sharing here with you today.

Here’s wishing you an in-focus, unobstructed, sharp-as-a-tack weekend! :)




Every year the Walk Leader competition is one of the hardest to judge because there are so many great entries from talented leaders all over the world. We’re still having one winner (of course), but we’re expanding our finalists from three to ten this year, each of whom will receive a Speed Freak Belt Pack, from Think Tank Photo in addition to their 1-Year KelbyOne Membership.

I present our 10 Walk Leader Competition finalists (in no particular order):


Leader / Photographer: Colin Spencer
Photo Walk:
 Javea, Comunidad, Valenciana Spain Old Town


Leader / Photographer: Michol Sanchez
Photo Walk:
Pasil, Cebu City, Philippines


Leader / Photographer: Jodi Jahling
Photo Walk:
 Greeley, Colorado, USA


Leader / Photographer: Michael Goh
Photo Walk:
 Pinnacles Western Australia


Leader / Photographer: Clint Balsar
Photo Walk:
 Davenport, Iowa


Leader / Photographer: Phil Austin
Photo Walk:
 Rockhampton, QLD Australia


Leader / Photographer: Mohammed Safar
Photo Walk:
 Tripoli, Libya


Leader / Photographer: Jeremy Sandel
Photo Walk:
 Baliuag, Philippines


Leader / Photographer: Lindie Allen
Photo Walk: Ermelo, GE Netherlands


Leader / Photographer: Claire Binder
Photo Walk: Geneva, Switzerland 


When the images are this good, any one of these above easily could have been chosen as the winning image, but I could only pick one, and I think it’s an awesome image, so please join in congratulating our 2015 Walk Leader Competition Winner:


Leader / Photographer: Clee Villasor
Photo Walk: Dumaguete, Central Visayas, Philippines Public Market

Comment: What really captured me about this image was the reflected light on his face; the colors on the wall behind him, and the subtlety of the light in general. Such a great mood to this shot — really intriguing and a perfectly composed image. Really nice work all the way around. 

Clee will receive a Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Printer, a Photo Retrospective 50 Camera Shoulder Bag, from Think Tank Photo in addition to a 1-Year KelbyOne Membership for winning this year’s Leader Competition.

Congratulations to all the Photo Walk Leaders Competition finalists and our winner!

All my best,



Astro James Lugo, from the Cebu City, Central Visayas- Philippines Photo Walk, who actually received the most votes for his image (above).

We had incorrectly identified the “People’s Choice Award Winner” yesterday as an image from a London, UK walk, and the error was totally 100% ours (just one of the many missteps we’ve had this year – more on all that soon), and of course, we feel terrible for both parties: Nicolas who took a great image and was announced as the winner, and Astro who was the actual winner this year, so we’re going to present prizes to both photographers (instead of just one), but the official People’s Choice Award for 2015 is Astro’s image seen above.

As you might imagine, we’re terribly upset about how this all played out, and my humble apologies to Astro James Lugo Lugo for the mix-up on our part, and to Nicolas as well. At the same time I want to offer my hearty congratulations to Astro for his wonderful capture — one that was chosen 2015 People’s Choice Award by photo walkers around the world. Well done, Sir.

All my best,