Posts By Scott Kelby


Hi Gang: Sorry for the late post today (I’m still up in NYC – supposed to have gone home last night but the weather didn’t cooperate), but better late than never (at least, I hope that’s what you’re thinking). Anyway, today’s is a ad I was in a Web banner for a test-drive of some Olympus cameras, but of course as a Canon shooter I don’t have any photos of Olympus cameras, so I used a shot of a 5D Mark III (photo by Brad Moore) and it’ll do the trick.

NOTE: If you want to follow along using the same image I used here: here’s the link (right click on it to download).

There are actually three cool techniques in this tutorial
So it’s definitely worth giving it a try. Here goes:


I know that a lot of you already are on Instagram, but almost daily I have somebody ask why they should be on Instagram if they're already on Facebook or on Twitter. But it wasn't really until two things happened recently, that I really got excited about Instagram and started to post there regularly. The first happened during an episode of "The Grid" where we were talking about social media for photographers, where that same "Why should I be on Instagram" question came up, and when I heard my answer out loud, it even upped my usage of Instagram (I was really, really late to the Instagram thing - I started an account years ago but only used it a couple of times because I really didn't "get it" but there were other reasons. So today, I'm giving you 7 reasons, including my first one,…


Today is Labor Day in the United States, and our offices are closed, so we’re taking today off here at the blog but I’ll be back on here tomorrow. By the way: I looked up Labor Day in WikiPedia, and here are a few interesting tidbits about this American Holiday: Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parties. The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City. In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and College football seasons. (NOTE: My football shooting season has already started, as I shot the Bucs vs. Bengals and the Bucs vs. Browns NFL Preseason games already. Here's some thumbnails from the Browns game, below). Have a great Labor Day today.…


OK, you've gotta try this one, even if you don't do type effects a lot, because it unlocks a little known Photoshop CC feature that is just awesome! Here goes: STEP ONE: Start by choosing an Open Type font (here I'm using the Open Type font Bickham Script Pro, but you can use other Open Type fonts (look for the "O" symbol in front of the font's name in the Font pop-down menu). So why the Open type fonts? Because they have really cool hidden stuff (more on that in the next stuff). For now, just type Pizzeria   STEP TWO: To find the cool hidden stuff, go under the Type menu, under Panels, and choose Glyphs Panel (as shown here). Above: Here's what the panel looks like — it shows you all the font's symbols, special characters, and specially-designed beautiful extra versions of…


It's a huge event, held once every five years in New York, Paris, Tokyo and Shanghai and not only is it my first time attending, I'm actually teaching a session in the conference track, and get this — it's not Photoshop, Lightroom or Photography related. Canon asked if I might do a business class this time around, so I'm really excited to be doing a class next Thursday (a week from this Thursday), called "How to Present Like a Pro" where I'll share my favorites tips and techniques for making presentations that rock. But besides my class... Everybody I've talked to about this tells me how huge this Expo is, and it covers everything Canon does, from film-making to photography to copiers to…well, Canon makes a lot of products covering a wide range of stuff, and I can't wait to see it all, and you can too.…


If you've been following me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you've probably seen me posting some shots from a class I've been working on about my location lighting set-up. I had four different location shoots planned for the class (we wrapped up taping last week), but the day before Photoshop World we did the first shoot out on a dry lake bed just outside Vegas. Here's one of the shots from the shoot. It's lit with just one flash and it's the replacement for what has been my go-to kit for years now — the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra — the new model is the ELB 400, and it's got a slew of new features over the old kit (I go over all that stuff in the class, but mostly the class is about lighting tips and techniques and ideas for location lighting. The ELB is pretty awesome, though!). The dress…