Posts By Scott Kelby

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Yesterday we kicked off the KelbyOne Photo and Design Competition anyone can enter (now through December 11th), with lots of cool prizes.

The Grand Prize winner receives this prize package:

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II w/EF-S 18-135 lens
  • Canon PIXMA Pro-100 printer
  • 1-Year full Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions – (All CC Applications)
  • 1-Year KelbyOne Membership
  • $200 B&H Photo Gift Card
  • Airport Navigator, from Think Tank Photo
  • 4-in-1 Lens from Olloclip

Plus four Category winners get a prize package, too, plus a People’s Choice category award winner, so make sure you enter. You can see the images people have already submitted right here.  (when you get there, scroll down the page to see the entries).

All the details, and how to submit your images, are right here.

Good luck everybody! :)

Best,

-Scott

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Last night, as I was sitting on the couch watching an inspiring Thursday night NFL game between the Jaguars and Titans, I was somehow moved to create another entry in my on-going series of “De-Motivational” Posters, so I created the one you see here above.

In the spirit of demotivationalalcsioucness , I thought today that I would share not only my latest poster entry, but a few of my favorites from earlier in the series (below), to help get your weekend off to a lackluster start.

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Well my friends, there you have it. It’s a masterful combination of bad timing and poor focusing skills that have come together to create football magic that I’m decidedly ambivalent about sharing here with you today.

Here’s wishing you an in-focus, unobstructed, sharp-as-a-tack weekend! :)

Best,

-Scott

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Every year the Walk Leader competition is one of the hardest to judge because there are so many great entries from talented leaders all over the world. We’re still having one winner (of course), but we’re expanding our finalists from three to ten this year, each of whom will receive a Speed Freak Belt Pack, from Think Tank Photo in addition to their 1-Year KelbyOne Membership.

I present our 10 Walk Leader Competition finalists (in no particular order):

Colin

Leader / Photographer: Colin Spencer
Photo Walk:
 Javea, Comunidad, Valenciana Spain Old Town

Michol

Leader / Photographer: Michol Sanchez
Photo Walk:
Pasil, Cebu City, Philippines

Jodi

Leader / Photographer: Jodi Jahling
Photo Walk:
 Greeley, Colorado, USA

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Leader / Photographer: Michael Goh
Photo Walk:
 Pinnacles Western Australia

Balsar

Leader / Photographer: Clint Balsar
Photo Walk:
 Davenport, Iowa

Phil

Leader / Photographer: Phil Austin
Photo Walk:
 Rockhampton, QLD Australia

Mo

Leader / Photographer: Mohammed Safar
Photo Walk:
 Tripoli, Libya

Jeremy

Leader / Photographer: Jeremy Sandel
Photo Walk:
 Baliuag, Philippines

Lindie

Leader / Photographer: Lindie Allen
Photo Walk: Ermelo, GE Netherlands

Claire

Leader / Photographer: Claire Binder
Photo Walk: Geneva, Switzerland 

 

AND NOW…FOR THE 2015 LEADER COMPETITION WINNER!
When the images are this good, any one of these above easily could have been chosen as the winning image, but I could only pick one, and I think it’s an awesome image, so please join in congratulating our 2015 Walk Leader Competition Winner:

Clee

Leader / Photographer: Clee Villasor
Photo Walk: Dumaguete, Central Visayas, Philippines Public Market

Comment: What really captured me about this image was the reflected light on his face; the colors on the wall behind him, and the subtlety of the light in general. Such a great mood to this shot — really intriguing and a perfectly composed image. Really nice work all the way around. 

Clee will receive a Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Printer, a Photo Retrospective 50 Camera Shoulder Bag, from Think Tank Photo in addition to a 1-Year KelbyOne Membership for winning this year’s Leader Competition.

Congratulations to all the Photo Walk Leaders Competition finalists and our winner!

All my best,

-Scott

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Astro James Lugo, from the Cebu City, Central Visayas- Philippines Photo Walk, who actually received the most votes for his image (above).

We had incorrectly identified the “People’s Choice Award Winner” yesterday as an image from a London, UK walk, and the error was totally 100% ours (just one of the many missteps we’ve had this year – more on all that soon), and of course, we feel terrible for both parties: Nicolas who took a great image and was announced as the winner, and Astro who was the actual winner this year, so we’re going to present prizes to both photographers (instead of just one), but the official People’s Choice Award for 2015 is Astro’s image seen above.

As you might imagine, we’re terribly upset about how this all played out, and my humble apologies to Astro James Lugo Lugo for the mix-up on our part, and to Nicolas as well. At the same time I want to offer my hearty congratulations to Astro for his wonderful capture — one that was chosen 2015 People’s Choice Award by photo walkers around the world. Well done, Sir.

All my best,

-Scott

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…Nicolas, from the London, United Kingdom (outside Natwest bank) Photo Walk, who received the most votes for his image (above) titled “London is watching you.”

My congratulations to Nicolas for capturing such an intriguing image, and also a big thanks to everybody who participated in the official “People’s Choice” voting this year. :-)

Lot of great images again this year, and we still have the Leader’s competition coming. :)

Hope you all have a great weekend (I’m shooting the Bucs/Cowboys game on Sunday, and then I’m off to Philadelphia for my seminar there on Monday. Hope I’ll meet you there!).

Best,

-Scott

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Today is Veterans Day in the US, and I wanted to take a moment to honor and thank the men and women who have served in our country’s military, and who fought to defend the very freedoms we enjoy each day.

America owes you a debt of gratitude for your service and sacrifice, and I just wanted to join in with a heartfelt thanks.

Best,

-Scott

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