Posts By Scott Kelby

I saw a tweet this week from @timothyjritter who wrote:

“Didn’t realize WPPI and #PSW14 were so inexpensive. Most professional conferences are $1000+”

He’s right ya know (and I retweeted that yesterday) — it’s an especially good deal if you sign up today (or at the very latest, anytime before the March 17th discount cutoff), because you can save $100 off the regular price and get a full conference pass for just $595. If you’re a KelbyOne member, you get ANOTHER $70 off, so you’re going for just $525 (again, if you register before the March 17th early bird deadline).

It’s our first time ever in Atlanta for our East Coast Photoshop World, and it’s one of the easiest, most affordable places to visit in the US. If you’re on the fence (come on, you know you want to be there), check out this short video below:

This is the year. Come and join us for three career-changing, productivity boosting, inspirational, love-making, beer drinking, educational days that you’ll never forget.

Here’s the link — go check it out — then I look forward to seeing you in Atlanta in about 28 days! :)



I just released another “Photo storytelling” post over at, and this is the first one where I’ve been able to use some of their newly introduced editing tools, including the ability to embed links, and feature one image at full width within a group of images (the editing tweaks they’ve added have been really nice. If you’re an Exposure user, here’s a link to a short video that outlines the new stuff  — when you get there, scroll down to Feb 12th).

Anyway, I put together some of my favorite automative images over there from the past year (along with two taken this past week out in Vegas), and if you've got a quick minute, I hope you'll check it out â” here's the link.

Here’s wishing you a great weekend, and we’ll see you back here on Monday. :)



P.S. I’m working on setting up a studio car shoot next Wednesday while I’m out in Phoenix for my seminar. I’ve got an amazing studio for shooting cars lined up — now I just need an exotic sports or luxury car. If you know anyone out there who has a car that would work and wants a studio shoot and a print poster made of it, let me know here in the comments. Thanks. :)

SmugMug Films just released this video as a part of their on-going inspirational series on photographers and I’m so proud and excited to be a part of it. The experience of working with Smugmug on this project was so much fun, and getting to work with Smugmug’s director, editor and wizard of video, the amazing Anton Lorimer, was something I’ll never forget.

I hope you enjoy the video (and I hope you’ll share with other photographers out there as a way to introduce them this very cool series from SmugMug — I’m the fourth photographer in their series of videos and if you haven’t seen the others yet, you will love them — Here’s the link [you can subscribe for free to get all the photographer profiles as they’re released]).

My humble thanks to everyone at Smugmug for including me in their vision — it is truly an honor.

â¦.that doesn’t mean there’s no time to share a photo of (wait for itâ¦wait for itâ¦) “Maggie The Wonderdog!”

That right, it’s Maggie Monday, because I’m out in Vegas teaching at the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait) show and it’s late at night, and I’m still on East Coast time, and I’m really tired, and blah, blah, blah I got nuthin.’

By the way, Maggie is a Coton de Tulear, which is French for “A dog that will occasionally sneak up on the dinner table and eat your meal if you are dumb enough to walk away for a moment to go to the fridge or something.” The reason why we do not load her into a circus canon and send her hurling into a faraway net isâ¦she is just so darn cute (who’s a good dog! who’s a good dog!).

Anyway, I’m hoping that Maggie’s innate cuteness will distract you from the fact that I actually have no real content today, so for now please enjoy, if you will, the oneâ¦the only⦓Maggie the Wonderdog!” 

My work here is done.


P.S. If you feel like wasting some more time today, and you don’t mind helping some Orphans who could really use a break, check out my new eBook that is nothing but my hand-picked favorite super-off-the-wall Chapter Intros from the books I’ve written over the years. It’s some pretty whacked stuff. That’s why it’s only $10 bucks. Here’s the link. Remember, helping orphans is crazy good Karma, plus Maggie will lick you right on the face if you buy a copy.


Hey Gang: Just a few quick things to take you into the weekend:

(1) I messed up on my class title at Canon’s theater at WPPI
Earlier in the week I said I’d be teaching Sports Photography classes in Canon’s booth, but thankfully I was way off (I gotta stop posting these things really late at night when I’m half asleep). Instead I’ll be doing three presentations where I’ll be covering how to make great portrait images using everything from natural light to hot shoe flash to strobes.

Here’s my WPPI Canon booth teaching schedule:
> Monday at 10:45 am
> Monday at 3:15 pm
> Tuesday at  11:30 am

Hope I’ll see you at one of these in Vegas next week.

(2) I’m working on Part 5 of my “The Digital Photography Book” series
I’m knee deep in the hoopla of writing the 5th part in my series, and this one is totally based on the most popular chapter in the previous four books — my “Photo Recipes” chapter, which is the last chapter in each of the books (so the new book will be titled “The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes”).

I’m pretty excited about it because instead of just having one final image on one page and then describing the recipe on how to get that type of shot, I’m able to use two-page spreads for each look with a behind-the-scenes image to better illustrate the technique and I’m pretty psyched how it’s coming out. It’ll be out later this year (you’ll be the first to know). :)

(3) First, look at that list above. Amazing, right!
There’s only once place on earth where they all come together for three days to teach you everything from Photoshop to Photography, Lighting to Lightroom, and that’s The Photoshop World Conference in Atlanta. It’s next month (OK, well April 8-10th). You can meet them in person, be inspired in their classes, and learn their secrets and techniques for three solid days.

If you’ve never been to Photoshop World and experienced this for yourself, now’s your chance (save $100 by beating the Early Bird deadline). Here’s the link — come join me and them PLUS other amazing instructors like:

Bill Fortney, Brian Smith, Russell Preston Brown, Aaron Blaise, Alan Hess, Brian Hughes, Colin Smith, Eddie Tapp, Jack Reznicki, Ed Greenberg, Erik Valind, Felix Nelson, Fay Sircis, Jack Davis, Helene Glassman, Jason Groupp, Jim Divitale, Kevin Ames, Larry Becker, Joe Glyda, Pete Collins and Vincent Versace.

OK, I gotta run — taping a class with Dave Black today (Whoo Hoo!).
Hope you all have a great weekend, and we’ll see you back here on Monday. Cheers. :)

OK, it’s here — I finally put together a book that readers have been asking me to do for years — one where I compile some of my favorite chapter intros from all my books into just one book of nothing but chapter intros.

These quirky chapter introductions have become a tradition in all my books and they’re there to give my readers a “mental” break from all the step-by-step tutorials and such. These offbeat intros have very little (OK, pretty much nothing) to do with what’s actually in the chapter itself — again, they are just totally there for fun and I hear from readers all the time who really dig them (and I hope you will, too because if not they’ll just really p@$& you off).

Fresh, hand-picked goodness on every page
Anyway, I hand-picked the intros (it really is nothing but intros — there is no other content whatsoever), and they’re all in this brand new book just being released today. Best of all, 100% of the profits from the book go directly to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya to help feed, educate clothe and care for some very wonderful children who really need our help.

Here’s a link to the eBook on for the Kindle.  (it’s only $9.99). Also coming any day now to the Apple iBooks Sore (it’s there awaiting approval now).

Hope you enjoy the book! You’ll really learn a lot (wink).