Posts By Scott Kelby

If you’ve followed me here or on social, you know I’m kind of an evangelist for making photo books. In fact, today at my sold-out seminar in Washington DC, it’s one of the topics I discuss during the day — why making photo books are important, and the effect they can have on you and your career as a photographer. So, when I got the chance to try out the latest Photo Books from MPIX, I jumped at it.


If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you probably saw a post or two of mine looking for a cool car to shoot after my seminar in Phoenix. Well I found one. Actually, two.

Last year, I got to shoot a classic Cobra and a brand new Corvette at photographer Paul Markow’s studio in Phoenix (a super-nice guy with a killer studio — big enough to shoot a car no problem, and a cove roof to bounce the lights off). This year I wound up shooting a Maserati GranTurismo — seen above (believe it or not, I rented it from Enterprise rent-a-car in Phoenix for a song), and then Adam Thaler, a photographer who follows me on Facebook, saw my search for an exotic car and brought over a red Ferrari California — so the shoot was on!


Mornin’ everybody. Sorry for the late post, but…I just woke up. LOL! (The photo above of me, with the famous Sydney Opera House in the background, is by Australian Photographer Keith McInnes).

We just got back home last night from our trip to Australia and New Zealand (and quite a few long flights), and while it was a totally incredible trip, it’s still always great to get back home.

Lots to share on Monday – I’m working on a post with images from the trip and the plan is to share those on Monday  (I’m still culling through the shoots).

Even though I’ve been on the road, the gang back here at KelbyOne has been working on lots of cool stuff I hope to share some of that with you next week, along with stories from the trip, and lots of fun news – should be a great week. :)

Anyway, just wanted to touch base; say “howdy” and let you know I’m back in the saddle (so to speak).  I’ll be shooting the Bucs again this Sunday and I’ll be back here on Monday with some shots from the trip, and I hope you’ll check back then.

Have a great weekend everybody – hope you make some great images!



P.S. Been posting lots of stuff over on Instagram – hope you’ll follow me there – @scottkelby

Greetings from Queenstown, New Zealand (we popped over here after our visit to Sydney), where we’re pretty tired, but we still have big smiles on our faces from the amazing weekend that was.

First, before we go on — the group photo above is of the awesome group of photographers I led in Sydney, Australia as part of the Worldwide Photo Walk (photo by Keith McInnes, who not only took this shot, but helped me immeasurably in coordinating my first ever visit to Australia). That’s us in front of the iconic Sydney Opera House (more on that story in a different post, but many thanks to the great folks at Destination NSW for all their gracious help, and for their cool gifts for my walk group in Sydney). But, I did want to say, this was perhaps my best local group yet – just the nicest, most fun, most laid back group — I love them! :)

My favorite thing after the walk is….
…seeing all the group shots from around the world. It’s just so amazing to see smiling, happy groups of photographers from all over the globe all enjoying this social event together. It really puts a song in my heart. Last night, Kalebra and I were huddled up in a quaint restaurant here in New Zealand looking at group shots from Braunschweig, Germany; Davenport, Iowa;  London; Singapore; Manila; Kuwait; Cairo; Bolivia; Nova Scotia; and so many more.

Please check out some of these for yourself over on my Facebook page (look for the Oct 3rd post with the balloons and confetti “it’s here!” graphic). I promise you, it’ll put a smile on your face.

This short video is absolutely classic!
Our dear friend Glyn Dewis led a walk in Warwick, England this year, and he got the whole town involved, including the Mayor and the official Town Crier. You’ve got to see this short little video. It defines “classic.” :)

Although the walk is over…
We’ve only just begun – Walk leaders need to pick their local winners; then I have to pick a bunch more, including the Leaders Competition winner; and this year we’ve tightened up the timeline so it doesn’t take so long to get all this done. Leaders: look for an email from us with deadlines and details coming very soon!

My thanks to all the walk leaders!
Ask anyone who has led a walk before — it’s tremendously more work than it seems, and the leaders who take it seriously, really work their butts off to make their walk a success, and I wanted to share my humble thanks for all you did to get your city a walk. I know your walkers appreciate what you do, but I wanted you to know that I absolutely do, too! :)

If you haven’t shared your group shot yet, you can share it here in my comments (the image or post a link), or over on my Facebook page ( – I for one would LOVE to see them!!!!

Thanks to everyone who participated in walks around the world this year — and especially those who donated to the Springs of Hope Orphanage, along with all our wonderful sponsors, including our Platinum sponsor Canon, without whom we could never pull off a worldwide event of this scale in the first place.

Cheers, and lots to more to come!



P.S. Here’s a few snaps (below) from my group, mostly after our walk at a great pub in the Rocks district of Sydney. 



It’s here!!! Today in nearly a thousand cities around the world my 8th Annual World Wide Photo Walk kicks off, and by tonight 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: