Posts By Scott Kelby


The shot above was taken inside the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. I had never been, and was really taken with the fact that it's all stained glass (and tells a story, reading from left to right, bottom to top in each pane of the stained glass). While it's looks really large here, I'll bet it's not 100 feet deep from end to end (but the ceilings are really high). NOTE: make sure you click on these to see a much larger version. Above: Here's the view if you turned 180° around from where I took the other shot. Again, the same amazing stained glass, and shot hand-held (it wasn't as bright as it looks here --- I had to brighten it up a bit in post).  Above: Here's a different church --- this one is the St-Germain-des-Prés in Paris, and we filmed a small part…


Because of my own tour schedule, and our events like Photoshop World and the Google+ Conference for Photographers, I don't often get a chance to speak at other conferences, but when I was asked to speak again at the International Society of Aviation Photography (ISAP) Conference on behalf of Nikon, I jumped at the chance. This will be the third time I've presented at the ISAP Conference, and I have to say of all the conferences out there, this is without a doubt one of the best-run, most-fun, and incredibly value-packed conferences I've ever been a part of. The incredible training, and unbelievable shooting access they're able to arrange for their attendees still amazes me to this day. I'm speaking on Thursday, but I'm sticking around for their class location shoot on Friday (and catching a night flight home), but if you're going to be…


Gees oh Pete that was a bear to get fixed, but finally the folks who have had a tough time getting Light It magazine's subscription thingy to work now have a new free update that fixes the problem (I've been hearing from happy people all day who can now download their previously purchased issues, and the current issue as well). In a word: "Yay!!!!" Just hit the App store and get the just-released free update, and you're home free. Thanks to everyone who was so patient as our developer played the detective game to find out exactly what was causing the problem (it drives you crazy when only a few people are having the problem, and you can't replicate it on any of your iPads. Uggh! But hey, it's working now and I for one am thrilled).

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Wow, what a week! We shot three online classes (including "A Week in Paris with Jay Maisel" plus my on-location class on shooting travel photography, and a class on Lightroom/Photoshop for Travel Photography). We taped starting at 9:00 am each day and went non-stop until after midnight every day. We literally fell into bed each night, but we still had loads of fun (it's hard not to have fun in Paris, even when you're working). Easier HDR My new Nikon D4 actually makes shooting HDRs a lot easier, because not only can I finally just take three bracketed shots (one two shots under, one two shots over, and the regular exposure), but I can set my Self Timer to take all three shots for me (I know Canon's have been able to do this for some time, but this is the first Nikon I've…


Mesdames et messieurs bonjour! Even though I'm still in Paris wrapping up our shoots here, I did see where starting today the Adobe Creative Cloud is now available, which ushers in a new era for Adobe, and a new opportunity for creative people all over the world (can't you just hear that ELO song in your head right now? "All over the world-er-er-erld.") If you're not up-to-date on the Creative Cloud, I did a post here a few weeks back with a quick Q&A about it and you can read it right here. Also, Adobe is offering a pretty incredible deal for existing Creative Suite customers to get on board --- just $29.99 a month for the first year. Here's the link to Adobe's site for more details. Congratulations for Adobe on the big launch, and Viva le Creative Cloud! :)


Bonjour! Sorry I haven't been able to post more. We've been shooting from morning until late at night, literally non-stop on the go, and by the time we make it back to our rooms we're just falling down beat. Here's a quick shot taken during our shoot out at the palace of Versailles, hand-held with a 14-24mm lens. What an amazing place. Off to start today's final day of shooting, so I gotta run. More on Monday. Have a great weekend everybody. :)