Posts By Scott Kelby

Hi Gang: On Monday night I headed back to New York to shoot the US Open Men’s Tennis Finals, and I put together a post over at Exposure.co with all the photos, including lots of behind-the-scenes shots and stories of triumph and tragedy (which includes me dropping my 16-35mm on the concrete floor, not once but twice).

Anyway, if you’ve got a sec, here’s the link: https://scottkelby.exposure.co/shooting-the-mens-finals

I tried to share more of the experience of shooting an event like this, so there’s lots of info and shots about that stuff, and of course all the camera, lens, and shooting info.

TWO MORE THINGS:

(1) Photokina (the world’s biggest photography expo, held every two year in Cologne, Germany), kicks off this coming week, and if there are any earth-shattering product releases, I’ll have that here for you on Monday morning around 8-ish.

(2) Tonight, don’t miss the world premiere of KelbyOne’s first movie (it features the amazing Moose Peterson) and it’s called “Aviation Photography: War Birds and the men who flew them.” This premiere is FREE and open to the public this one time only, then it goes inside KelbyOne for subscribers only, so come and watch it live with us tonight during this free premiere.

Moose himself will be live with me in our studios taking your questions. It will definitely be a night to remember. Here’s the link to join us tonight.

That’s it for now folks. Thanks for taking a look at my images, have a great weekend, and I hope to see you tonight.

Best,

-Scott

http://youtu.be/JeJtlrEZrAs

This is one of the most creative things we’ve done here at KelbyOne  â” the idea started as a class, then it morphed into a documentary and now it has grown into a feature film and we’re just so excited about it. Warbirds is the brainchild of renown aviation photographer Moose Peterson, and the aerial footage, and stories behind the men that flew these Warbirds is just amazing.

Please take just a moment to watch the movie trailer above, and then come and join us for the premiere this Friday. Best of all, it’s free, and Moose will be joining me live in the studio and taking your questions during the presentation. It’s going to be a really fun, “make some popcorn” dim the lights kinda night).

What: Warbirds and the men who flew them

When: This Friday at 7pm (New York Time)

Where: http://kel.by/K1warbirds

How much: Free!

If you’re an old airplane buff, if you’re into photography or cinematography, you will absolutely love this very special nite. I hope you can join us. :)

Best,

-Scott

 

..well…it was kinda like this! :)

Here’s are some short video clips we played at the “Wrap Up Rally” at the end of the conference in Vegas, to give everybody a look back at the week that was. If you’ve got a quick minute, they really give you an idea of what it’s like actually being at Photoshop World:

http://youtu.be/ldjA2ePa1Ag

Above: That’s a video from the in-depth “Pre-Conference Workshops” the day before the conference begins. (1-minute, 44-seconds)

http://youtu.be/Y9toKoFw4oY

Above: This one’s a look at day one and the opening keynote (1-min, 38-seconds).

http://youtu.be/DhaUe4-d0Pk

Above: A look at the conference sessions, portfolio reviews, the Expo floor and some of the vendors who were there exhibiting. (3-minutes, 3-seconds).

http://youtu.be/sPK1-VmrBbw

Above: Some clips from Midnight Madness, the parties, and Matt, RC and the crew doing goofy things as usual. (1-minute, 42 seconds)

Hope you all enjoyed those clips, and a big thanks to everybody who came out to Vegas and made this year’s show such a resounding success!

Today, I’m off to the shoot the US Open Tennis Championship Men’s Finals, so I’m pretty psyched (and pretty tired after shooting the Bucs/Panthers NFL game yesterday in the sweltering Florida heat), but hey â” rust never sleeps â” gotta keep movin’ :)

Hope you all have a rockin’ Monday, and make sure you stop back here tomorrow for an announcement of something really big, super cool, and I want you to be a part of it.

Best,

-Scott

Hey everybody, sorry for the late post (it was a late nightâ¦), but anywayâ¦.greetings from Vegas!!!

It's here: Photoshop World kicks off today with the pre-conference workshops; the parties start tonight, and tomorrow we're live-streaming Adobe's keynote, so “it’s on.” Just a couple of quick things:

First,  get the latest Attendee Newsletter
Lots of important information in there for today. Here’s the link (or click on that graphic above).

Also, make sure you download the Photoshop World App
For iPhone and Android phones, and we've put every minute of the three-day conference and expo at your fingertips! (note: If you already have the app from our last conferences, it will automatically update with the new Las Vegas schedule. Make sure you refresh the app!). Here’s the link: IOS and Android.

Tomorrow’s Adobe Opening Keynote is being streamed LIVE
Adobe often uses this keynote to sneak peek some new technology, or make special announcements or releases  so you don't want to miss this, and you can watch it live, free, anywhere in the world. Here's the link (it starts a few minutes after 9:00 am PT (Noon East Coast time).

You can still get a Free Expo-Only Pass
If you just want to check out the Expo floor (and visit some vendors, see Adobe's booth, watch some expo floor classes or live shooting demos, thanks to friends at B&H Photo you can get a free Expo-only (available on site at the expo registration in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino).

There's no Guest Blog Wednesday tomorrow, as we'll be sharing Photoshop World photos, the Live Keynote stream links, and other conference fun stuff, so check back here to stay on top of the action. :)

Cheers everybody and Viva Las Vegas!

-Scott

I just released a post over at Exposure.co (the photo story-telling site) with the story of my first time ever shooting a pro tennis tournament, and in this case it was Day One of the US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York (these shots were taken last Monday).

I was only able to shoot starting at the 11:00 am matches and then I had to leave by 3:30 pm to catch my flight to St. Louis for my seminar there (which was awesome! Shout out to all the folks in St. Louis who came out and in Kansas City two days later. Awesome crowds â” super nice people!).

Research Beforehand Really Paid Off!
I did a LOT of research before this shoot, and while I think I did “OK” for my first time out, I have a long way to go to get to where I’d like to be. The only reason I even did “OK” was this research beforehand, plus I got help from three sources:

(1) Dave Black. I called him and he had all sorts of little tips about the bigger picture of shooting tennis. The guy’s just amazing. He’s shot everything! (including the US Open).

(2) Right when I walked in to the photo workroom at The Open, I ran right into Elsa Garrison from Getty Images (our guest on “The Grid” just a few weeks ago). She gave me some great, very specific tips for shooting at that venue. Andâ¦

(3) I read an awesome book called Photographing Tennis by Chris Nicholson and it was incredibly insightful. He really did a great job of explaining so many things I had questions about. I really got a lot out of it.

Anyway, there are lots of photos and the full story, and all the camera gear, settings, shooting positions, and the whole nine yards all over at Exposure.co â” if you’ve got a sec, I hope you’ll check them out.

 

I’ll be back…
I’m going back to New York one week from tonight to shoot the US Open Finals and I just can’t wait. It’s great to have a “second chance” to shoot any event, and even though I’m sure there will be 10x as many photographers, and that will make it that much more challenging â” I don’t care â” I’m thrilled to have that 2nd chance, and the opportunity to photograph the world’s best players.

Of course, before then I have the Bucs vs. Panther’s NFL regular season home opener and I’m off today for Photoshop World in Vegas. No rest for the weary! (hahaha â” don’t worry â” I’m lovin’ it!).

Lots to share from Photoshop World this week â” Brad will be shooting, and posting lots of pics from the Vegas show. Hope to meet a whole bunch of you there in person, and thanks for letting me share my first Tennis shoot with you here today. I absolutely had a blast, learned a lot, and can’t wait to shoot it again!

All my best,

-Scott

P.S. We’ll be streaming the Photoshop World Keynote LIVE â” keep an eye out here for the link (it’s Wednesday morning at 9:00 am Pacific Time). 

Every once in a while we’re able to snag a special deal for folks who read my blog, and this one is pretty sweet if you’re looking for a pimped-out PC laptop. Here’s the deal:

The full specs are on their site, but it’s a 15.6″ Toshiba laptop with a 4K touchscreen display, and it comes with Lightroom, it runs Windows 8, it’s got 16GB of Ram, a 1-TB hard Drive and you get for just $1299

The retail price is $1799, and there’s already a $200 off promo, but we have an exclusive $300 additional code so my readers get a total of $500 off (sweet!) but the deal is only good through Sept 1st, 2014.

Discount Code is KELBY14KP50 

Here’s the link with more details on the laptop. Again, this is a “this weekend only” deal, so if you’re in the market, jump on it quick.

Hope you all have an awesome weekend, and we’ll see you back here on Monday. :)

Best,

-Scott

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