Posts By Scott Kelby

Today’s the day! (it’s a week later than we had planned — we had hundreds of leaders who hadn’t picked winners yet, so we had to go through the process of picking them ourselves, and naming local winners). But at 12:00 noon New York Time today I’ll be revealing the best of the best — the 10 finalists and the Grand Prize winner.

In the meantime, here’s a link to an easy-to-use worldwide time zone calculator.

I hope you’ll stop back by then and join me in celebrating the work of these talented photographers from around the world.

See you then,


Hi Gang: Last week we released a new class I did on location lighting, in this case using the Elinchrom ELB 400 battery pack and heads, but even if you don’t have this awesome little kit, I think you’ll still get a ton out of the class.

Below I pulled out a little two-minute and 16-second clip — it’s an idea of what to do when you get stuck in a situation where you don’t have a great shooting location or you have a challenging one. It’s a simple tip, but it works like a charm (it’s not the first shot you see me take in this clip — wait for the second shotthat’s the keeper!). Check it out below:


When I was up in New York for Photo Plus Expo, one morning I got a chance to do a shoot at the incredible Morgan Library and Museum an hour before they open the doors to the public. I usually share stuff like this on storytelling site “” but this time I used the just introduced Web-editing feature of “Adobe Slate.”

Here’s the link to my shots (including behind-the-scenes shots and camera settings):


On my current tour, only one session of the entire day is about post processing. It’s called “Scott’s 7-Point System for Lightroom” and before I start that session, I always ask the crowd for a show of hands to let me know who is already using Lightroom. Doesn’t matter which city, or which country, nearly every single hand goes up in the room. So I then ask, “OK, who is NOT using Lightroom?” and it’s literally just a handful of people out of 300 or 400 photographers in the room.


Hi Gang: I’m on my way to San Francisco today for my seminar there tomorrow, but in the meantime I wanted to share some of my shots from the Tennessee Vols game this past weekend. They were playing on the road in Tuscaloosa, Alabama against the Top-10 ranked Crimson Tide, and I shared some of my favorite shots over at (the photo storytelling site).

Here’s the link if you’ve got sec.


Congratulations are in order — at PhotoPlus Expo in New York last week, Canon announced a series of additions to their prestigious “Explorers of Light” program — made up of gifted photographers, cinematographers and talented educators. The new additions to the program are:

> Joel Grimes

> Lindsay Adler

> David Bergman

> Jimmy Chin

> Charles Glatzer

> Roberto Valenzuela

> Peter Hurley