Posts By Scott Kelby

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It’s here!!! Tomorrow, in over a thousand cities around the world, my 9th Annual World Wide Photo Walk kicks off, and by tomorrow night nearly 20,000 photographers around the world will collectively have taken literally millions of photos as part of their local Photo Walks. How cool is that!!!!

If you haven’t signed up for a walk yet: go here  right now – find a walk near you and sign up free! (you can be walking with us tomorrow!).

If you’re already signed up to walk, here are SEVEN LAST MINUTE PHOTO WALK TIPS to make your day a success:

(1) Walk Leaders: Make Sure You Watch my Leader’s Video

If you’re leading a Photo Walk, go to your Leader’s Dashboard page on the Official Worldwide Photo Walk site and watch my video called my: “Top 10 (or so) Tips for Leading A Successful Photo Walk.” There is some VERY important info in that video, so please make absolutely sure you watch it before your walk.

(2) Get a Group Shot Right at the Beginning
Remember to take a group shot before you head out for your walk (it’ll be much harder to corral everybody after the shoot, so get one right before you head out). Post them here, or post a link to them here, and I’ll post ’em on my blog next week and over on my Facebook page at http://facebook.com/skelby

(3) This is The Gear I’m Taking on My Photo Walk
I’m going with a Canon 5D Mark IV body with just one lens; a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8. I’ll be using a Black Rapid strap (a strap that goes across your body, rather than over your shoulder) and a Lexar 32GB 1000X CF card.

(4) Don’t Forget to Wear Really Comfortable Shoes
You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you wear shoes that make your feet happy. Don’t forget sunscreen (or a raincoat, depending on the weather for your walk).

(5) Charge all your batteries tonight
Don’t forget to charge your camera batteries, clean your lenses (and sensor), and make sure you’ve got an empty memory card and a back-up.

(6) Brings LOTS of water (and drink lots of water!)
This is key! You don’t want to dehydrate on your walk – you want to have 100% fun the whole time, so make sure you drink plenty of water before the walk, and during the walk – it makes a big difference in your enjoyment of the walk, and your safety and well being.

(7) The Most Important Thing Is… That You All Stay Safe
Look out for each other on the walk.
 Don’t go into scary-looking areas, traipsing down deserted alleys, or anyplace that looks unsavory. Don’t get distracted by shooting – you don’t want to bump into, or trip over, anything. Get some great shots, and I’ll see you back here on Monday for a recap of the event.

A special thanks to Canon, the official Photo Walk sponsor, who gave us some incredible prizes for the contest portion of the walk this year) and to all our wonderful sponsors who made all of this happen, and to all the dedicated photographers around the world who volunteered to lead walks.

Also, a very special thanks our Walk Leader Coordinator this year, Jeanne Jilleba, she did an absolutely outstanding job from start to finish.

My humble thanks to you all for being a part of this historic photography event. Can’t wait to see your shots!!!!!!

All my best,

-Scott

P.S. This would be a great time to rewatch those short Worldwide Photo Walk camera tips and videos we created just for you with tips on getting your best photo walk pics yet! Check your email for the link from us. 

It’s so, so close. Time to spread the word – rally the troops – let all your photographer friends know, there’s still time to come join us, and have a really wonderful photo-making time. Here’s the link to give them to find a photo walk in an area near them: http://worldwidephotowalk.com

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MPORTANT: We’ve created a series of six videos packed with camera tips and photo tips just for folks who are registered for my Photo Walk this Saturday. If you’re registered, keep an eye out for an email from me (that looks like the graphic above), and the sender is “Worldwide Photo Walk” (if you don’t have it, check your junk mail).

Anyway, we wanted to do these videos this year to help folks get their best photo walks images yet, and we hope you find it helpful.

OK, I’ll be back tomorrow with some last minute tips to help make your walk a safe and successful one, so make sure you check back here then.

All my best,

-Scott

A guy in Italy. Whoo hoo!!!

 

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If you haven’t signed up – it’s not too late! Don’t read about all the fun everybody had – come and be a part of it.

Here’s where you sign up (it’s free): WorldwidePhotoWalk.com

Can’t walk? Don’t have a walk near you? Still want to help the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya? Awesome! Here’s the link that takes you directly to the donation page (hosted by Generosity.com). We’re trying to hit our goal of raising $35,000 for the orphanage (we’re already ahead of last year, which is just fantastic, and with your help, we’ll get there!). Every single dollar helps. Again, here’s the link to donate.

That’s it for today. I’m probably in Italy by now, and looking forward to meeting all the great folks here in just a few days, but for now, I’m off to the Dolomites Mountains (another place I’ve dreamed of visiting). I’m so excited I could just burst!!! :)

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Could you please share this post with your friends and fellow photographers. We want as many people as possible to have a chance to participate in these photo walks. Much appreciated! :)

 

5daysSo….,whattayadoing this weekend? Why don’t you come and join around 20,000+ photographers around the world having fun, making friends, and taking millions of pictures?

We’re just 5 days away (it’s this Saturday) so head over to the official site and see if there’s a photo walk set-up near you (if you haven’t checked in a while, it’s worth checking again – we have photo walk organized in over 1,000 cities around the world. Plus, it’s free; you’ve got a chance at some amazing prizes, you’ll take lots of photos, and you’ll just have just a ton of fun.

I’m off to Venice, Italy to lead a local walk there Saturday – my first time back in Venice since 2008, and I’ve dreamed of going back for years, so I’m really psyched. I’ll be posting images to my Instagram and Facebook accounts – I hope you’ll follow me there.

See you here tomorrow for a Photo Walk update! :)

-Scott

P.S. If you’re signed up for the walk, make sure you check your inbox for an email from us with more tips created for our walkers on how to get awesome images on your walk. 

Hi Gang, and greetings from the yummy cheese capital of the USA – Milwaukee, Wisconsin (here for my seminar today – looking forward to meeting everybody!).

So, here’s the scoop (well, as it relates to Photoshop anyway). Basically, Adobe would like your feedback on how often you’d like to see Photoshop updated, as well as your thoughts on balancing new features, bug fixes and polish to existing features.

They put together a quick survey over at this link

I took the survey myself, and you have lots of opportunities to share your thoughts with Adobe, by answering Multiple Choice questions, or by writing in your own comments (totally optional).

Anyway, this is so worth doing, and a great opportunity to be heard directly by the Photoshop team at Adobe — I hope you take advantage of it.

In other news…

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It’s just 8-days away, and we have walks set up in over 1,000 cities around the world. There’s still plenty of time to join a local walk near you (it’s free, it’s fun, you’ll make new friends, you’ll take a lot of pictures, and you might even win a cool prize or two). Here’s the link to see if there’s a walk near you.

Here’s wishing you a fantastic weekend! :)

Best,

-Scott

P.S. I’m shooting the Bucs/Rams home opener in Tampa on Sunday, but if you want to read a really shocking football photography “incident” that happened to me a few years back, read my story “Aaron Rodgers Owes me a New Monopod.” You will never forget it. Here’s the link.

You guys know I’m a big fan of Lightroom Mobile, and for the past few months I’ve been working on a Lightroom Mobile book, and I’m excited to announce it launches today!

Here’s the link to pick up your copy:

> Amazon (in print or Kindle edition)
> Barnes & Noble

…and of course it’s in bookstores now, so you can find it wherever cool books on Lightroom are sold.

I hope you’ll give it a look – I went really in-depth on the book, and I think it’s going to help a lot of people.

Just 12 days to my 9th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk
If you haven’t signed up for a walk, – now’s the time – we have over 1,000 photo walks in cities all around the world. Come sign up (it’s free, and open to everybody!).

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New this year: the “Video Shot During the Photo Walk” competition
And our awesome sponsor, Canon USA, has put together an amazing prize for the winner of this category — They are giving away a Canon Video Creator Kit (seen above), to the best video submitted from the walk (the video has to be created during the official photo walk). The kit includes the new Canon EOS 80D Body; their new 18-135mm lens; a Canon Power Zoom AdapterRODE VideoMic Go; a 32G SD Card, and all the other goodies (battery, charger, strap, etc.). 

What could be a better start for your week than helping some Orphans?
We’re at about 25% of our donation goal, but you can get us a lot closer. Here’s the link to donate to the Springs of Hope Orphanage (built with the help of donations from people who read this blog, and who participate in the Worldwide Photo Walk each year). Thank you in advance for having a giving heart.

OK, I’m off to Minneapolis…
for my seminar there on Wednesday, then I’m heading to Milwaukee on Friday. Busy week! Thanks to everybody who visited my Exposure page about my Iceland trip – if you didn’t get by there, here’s the link.

Catch you all here on Wednesday (or in Minneapolis)!

Best,

-Scott

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