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Today we kick off a bunch of crazy deals going on today through Friday, December 4th! (it’s our best deals of the year on KelbyOne membership and lots of other cool stuff from us). 

Check out everything below to score huge savings on KelbyOne membership,(our renown online training classes for photographers, Lightroom, and Photoshop users), along with our books and full-conference passes to the Photoshop World Conference & Expo (our annual 3-day Photoshop training conference, sponsored by Adobe, coming up in Vegas July 19-21st, 2016) at our lowest prices of the year:


Purchase a 1-year membership for just $149 (save $50) & receive as a FREE bonus:

bundle> Our KelbyOne Creative Mega Pack ($99 value), which includes more than 100 of our custom-made actions, brushes, presets, patterns, tips, and more for Photoshop and Lightroom users.

> Scott Kelby Live at the Tampa Theatre ($69.95 value) – It’s my full day seminar “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it” LIVE seminar tour, captured live on location and you get it all, from start to finish, as it happened at the beautiful Tampa Theatre. Watch the trailer

NOTE: Add 1-year of the Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photographers Plan (full versions of Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC) to Your New Membership for only $107.90, a 10% savings. Subscriptions can be purchased for new or existing Adobe Creative Cloud Subscribers (Must select this as an add-on to your membership in the shopping cart).

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Purchase a 2-year KelbyOne membership for just $298 (Save $100), which includes:

HotTips_3D[1]> The Creative Mega Pack (as outlined above)

> Scott Kelby Live at the Tampa Theater (as outline above)

PLUS: Our KelbyOne Hot Tips Guide (seen here) — an exclusive ebook with 250 of our very best tips for Photoshop and Lightroom hand-picked by the KelbyOne creative team.

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> Adobe Creative Cloud Photographers Book Bundle
Includes my Photoshop CC book for Digital Photographers and my Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers [special limited-edition spiral bound edition]

Cyber Weekend Deal – $62.99 (45% off – normally $114.98)
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> The Best Of Digital Photography Book Bundle
Includes my new “The Best of the Digital Photography Book Series and my “How do I do that in Lightroom” books):

Cyber Weekend Deal: $32.96 for both! (40% off – normally $54.94)
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> Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers Book, Vol. 2 (by Corey Barker):

Cyber Weekend Deal: $30 (40% off the regular $49.99 list price)
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A Full Conference Pass for only $599 (that’s $300 off the $899 regular full conference pass full price)

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Hope you take advantage of some of these deals (or all of them if you’re loose with money). We’d love to have you on board with us for 2016 because we have some absolutely amazing things planned for our members this coming year and we really want you to be a part of it.

Happy shopping everybody! :)


P.S. On Monday (known as “Cyber Monday”), once again this year, we’ll be doing LIVE broadcasts EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR with cool deals we’ve found for photographers and designers from other companies all over Web, so on Monday, hit this link to watch our hourly broadcasts  We’ve done this the past few years and it’s been a huge hit because we really uncovered some amazing deals out there, so make sure you join us. 


Hi Gang: On Wednesday I’ll be heading up to New York City for something I really look forward to each year — Photo Plus Expo. It’s a huge photography expo and conference, and I love seeing all the new stuff from vendors, and seeing all my industry friends, and heck, I just love New York, so it’s all good.

Here’s my teaching schedule for the week:



Hey everyone, RC here reporting from Adobe MAX in Los Angeles California. Over 7000 people are in attendance here to check out what’s new from the world of Adobe – and they are not disappointing over here.

For those who were not able to make it to Los Angeles, Adobe streamed the keynote live for all to see – a full 2+ hours. There were a slew of updates that were posted so let me share with you a couple of the ones that really stood out to me.


In the Photoshop space for Mobile – Adobe has merged the powers of their current apps Adobe Brush, Adobe Shape, Adobe Color and Adobe Hue into one app called Adobe Capture CC. Using the camera, you can create shapes and color themes and use them as jump points into your creative projects. I could totally see this being useful in one app.


Following the grouping of powerful components together into apps, we see now Photoshop Fix – a new program that brings together great features like Liquify, smoothing, and content aware healing into one application.


I think Fix will go over very well in a roundtrip scenario with Lightroom for the tablet and phone. Both of these apps got a new release as well. In addition to including Dehaze, you can now use the Targeted Adjustment Tool to make selective changes in color or make changes in black and white. Adobe has even included a camera inside of the app which i thought was another solid add.

I think this is a great move by Adobe here. There are a lot of people using phones and tablets – individuals that could totally benefit from powerful apps on their computers. By offering their apps on mobile devices for free- you can get a bunch of people interested in the Adobe ecosystem, and make them more willing to become members of the Creative Cloud. Big props to them here for that.


The photos that you have on the mobile app can be sorted by date, and can be sent over to Adobe Premiere Clip – a program designed to make videos. Now, you have a picture to slideshow workflow right from within your phone.


The Lightroom Desktop did get two updates as well. First – the import process has been improved, giving you a multi screen view helping you select pictures from your devices and place them into the areas that you need them. You’ll also get access to Dehaze on an adjustment brush – a welcome addition since Dehaze was just a global adjustment previously. Very helpful. Make sure you check out the Lightroom Killer Tips website soon as we start playing around with these new additions.


The Adobe Stock service will now add videos to the list of assets that you can use in your projects. You’ll also have the option to browse for the collateral you’ll need right from inside of the Creative Cloud Libraries of Dreamweaver CC, Muse CC, and Flash CC (though they were already available in places like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign)


The other big thing for me was the introduction of Adobe Portfolio. This tool appears to have some underpinnings in Bechance and aims to let creatives set up their portfolios with little ease. I could see this trying to go toe to toe with the likes of Squarespace but time will tell. As soon as I get into the program i’ll go ahead and kick the tires on it.

There are plenty of things to see here in Los Angeles. With Corey Barker and Pete Collins also out here, We’ll keep our eyes peeled for things that we can share with all of you. If you want to check out a full list of all of the things that were released, you can see the full press release here!

Have a great morning!

Want to spend a couple of days learning from one of the best in the industry? Join Cliff Mautner for his Lighting and Skillset Bootcamp October 27-29! The Bootcamp helps photographers improve their work and develop their own distinct style. The main goal of this workshop is for every photographer in attendance to drastically improve their skills and give them the confidence to go after their own style.

During the Bootcamp, Cliff will cover a number of topics including…

  • Comprehensive overview of Technical Aspects of Photography & Your Gear
  • Understanding the Difference between Quantity & Quality of Light
  • How to Employ a multitude of simple, Creative Flash Techniques
  • Lighting Subjects from Noon to Midnight
  • Live Bridal Shoot On Location in Philadelphia
  • Client Interaction & Relationships
  • General Marketing and Pricing
  • Frequent Discussions About Business Practices
  • Building Referral Base through Vendor/Partner Relationships
  • Workflow from Capture to Proof

And a whole lot more!

There are only a couple of openings left, so you can find out much more and register for the workshop right here.


It’s a huge event, held once every five years in New YorkParis, Tokyo and Shanghai and not only is it my first time attending, I’m actually teaching a session in the conference track, and get this — it’s not Photoshop, Lightroom or Photography related.

Canon asked if I might do a business class this time around, so I’m really excited to be doing a class next Thursday (a week from this Thursday), called “How to Present Like a Pro” where I’ll share my favorites tips and techniques for making presentations that rock.

But besides my class…
Everybody I’ve talked to about this tells me how huge this Expo is, and it covers everything Canon does, from film-making to photography to copiers to…well, Canon makes a lot of products covering a wide range of stuff, and I can’t wait to see it all, and you can too. Here’s the details:

When: September 10-11, 2015
Where: Javits Convention Center, NYC

Here’s the link for details and to register (you need this ACCESS CODE to register because this is an invite-only event, but don’t worry — this access code is your invite: IGKB4PPT).

Check out this video (below) – I found it on YouTube and it’s from the 2010 Paris Canon Expo – I can’t imagine what the one in NYC is going to be like. That’s some crazy stuff!!!  Looks like it’s going to be a blast!

Hope I’ll see you there in person next week. It’s going to be (wait for it…wait for it…) epic!



(Above: Top row: The crowd in Salt Lake City yesterday. My live shoot using Westcott Apollo soft boxes. Bottom Row: That’s me with Lyle Stavast between sessions [an awesome uber Lightroom user who is always everybody out over at our site], and Salt Lake City’s famous Crown Burgers. Ate there 20 years ago and haven’t had a chance to go back until yesterday. Still super yummy!). 

Hi everybody, and greetings from Los Angeles.

Sorry I have fallen behind here on the blog in the past few days â” I’ve been so heads down working on launching this new “Reloaded” tour (which debuted yesterday in Salt Lake City), that I haven’t had time for anything else.

The time was well spent, because we had an awesome kick-off to the new tour yesterday (thanks to the photographers who came out for the day), and I’m looking forward to meeting a whole bunch of you in person tomorrow at the convention center.

So far, all of my shoot ideas have fallen though (shooting at an automotive studio here in LA and shooting at the Orpheum theater. Still have one last possible one still out there, but it’s not looking good so I might just have a day of Brad and I driving around aimlessly on the streets of Los Angeles.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I’m alive and well in a small hotel room in LA, and I’ll be back to my regular schedule of blogging on Friday (and of course tomorrow is Guest Blog Wednesday and Thursday is, as always, “Free Stuff” Thursday).

Hope you all have a great Tuesday, and here’s wishing that all your shoots come through! :)


Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard