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Hi everybody – happy Friday, and here’s what’s up:

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My “Simplified Lightoom Image Management” System
Last night, in front of a live audience, I taped a class I’ve been working on for quite some time designed for photographers whose Lightroom organization is either a total mess (very common), or it’s not a mess but it’s too complicated and/or time consuming to keep up. It’s a whole new way of thinking about how to organize your images, both before you get into Lightroom and after, and I can’t wait to share it with you on KelbyOne once it’s finished up (about four weeks or so I imagine). Thanks to everyone who came out and spent the evening with me last night, and thanks for all the wonderful feedback – can’t wait to share this with the world! :) [photo credit: Kim Doty]

Real Estate Photography Photo Critiques (and tips!)
Definitely one of our best episodes of the year, and that’s thanks our guest, California-based Real Estate photographer Thomas Grubba. He was awesome, and although the episode was supposed to just real estate photo critiques (using images submitted by our viewers), there were so many great questions pouring in, that we had to take a bunch of them, and Thomas totally rocked it, giving insights into everything from lighting, color, composition, and gear. Absolutely top notch episode, and you can watch it right above.

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Charlotte – I’m there with my seminar on Monday!
Hope you can come out (I already have a couple of hundred photographers signed up, but we’ve got room for one more!). It’s my “Shoot like a Pro tour, Reloaded!” – hope you can come out and join me there on Monday. http://kelbyonelive.com

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Gabe’s Night Photography Class Rocks!
I know Brad announced this new nighttime photography class yesterday, but last night one of my audience members had already watched the class and he was absolutely raving about it, and the instructor, my friend Gabriel Biderman. Gabe literally wrote the book on night time photography, and we’re honored to have him teaching with us at KelbyOne. Here’ the link to Gabe’s new class.

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Want some cool Lightroom tips?
Well, I’ve been cranking them out over on our sister site: LightroomKillerTips.com – a few of mine from this week:

> Reader Question: Can you create Crop Tool presets? (yes you can! link)
> Quick Develop’s Hidden Little Secret (link)
> How to Clearly See Sensor Dust and Spots on your image (link)

I post there three times a week (monday, Wed and Fri), so if you’re into learning Lightroom, I invite you to pop on by. link

OK, gotta run! Lots of share on Monday about my speaking schedule next week at Photo Plus Expo in New York City. Can’t wait!! :)

Best,

-Scott

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Going to Photo Plus Expo in a couple of weeks? Come Shoot Portraits with Me!
Hi gang — it’s Monday. Here’s what’s up: If you’re going to Photo Plus Expo in New York, I want to tell you about a hands-on “Portraits on location” workshop I’m doing with the folks from Lexar Memory.

It’s limited to a small group of people, and we’re going to head out into the streets of Manhattan with two professional models. I’ll explain the technique, then you’ll split into two groups and try out the same techniques yourself with the models. We’ll be using both natural light and flash, and we’ll pack a lot into those two-hours — you’ll learn a bunch, and you’ll be shooting’ plenty the whole time.

Here’s the link to sign up for the workshop

These workshops [Photo Plus Expo calls them “Photo Walks” but they’re really hands-on workshops], are very limited to the number of participants, so if you want to join me (and Brad), then sign up right now before it’s sold out.

 

Another side of Street Photography on “Photography Live and Uncut”
I recently was a guest on the UK-based Web show “Photography Live and Uncut” with host Paul Griffiths (great host, and really nice guy), and we got “into it” on the topic of Street Photography. It’s a discussion you don’t hear very often, and if you’ve got a few minutes, just let this run in the background — it’s more entertaining than a Presidential Debate (but then, what isn’t?). ;-)

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Honored to be included in “Get Inspired” Magazine
It’s a magazine of creative inspiration and in their current issue (issue #31) they included one of my portraits, and I’m very excited and honored to be included among such great photographers in this issue. Here’s the link to download the magazine.

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Photographers in Charlotte and Sacramento — I’m headed your way!
I’m in Charlotte next Monday, the 17th, and then I’m in Sacramento the next week, on the 24th, with my full day seminar. Hope you can come out and spend the day with me. 🙂

That’s it for today! Hope yours is a great one!

Best,

-Scott

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The annual Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA) has become one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions, celebrating the work of photographers around the world, and bringing international attention to the art and craft of photography.

If you’ve ever thought of entering your work in a competition, this is the one you’ve been waiting for. The recognition (and prize money) alone could seriously change your life, and the competition is already underway (the deadline for submissions is October 31, 2016, so enter soon).

I talked about The HIPA Awards here on the blog (here’s the link), after traveling to Dubai last year to attend the HIPA Awards Presentation and I have to say, I was absolutely blown away at the scale and scope of the awards (akin to the Academy Awards here in the US), and now in their Sixth Season, I can’t imagine how amazing this event will be.

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Here’s the link for info on this year’s theme – how to enter – and all the details.

HIPA is a first class organization and they are bringing a level of recognition and attention to our craft that is rarely seen anywhere in the world today, and I applaud their vision and heart for photography.

If you’re thinking, “I wonder if I should enter?” the answer is absolutely, positively, yes! I just cannot say enough for this organization, the people behind it, and the entire competition and what they’re trying to achieve. It’s really something special, and I truly hope you enter some of your best work today.

Good luck! :)

-Scott

Hi Gang: Lots of live presentations coming up, so I want to make sure you guys especially are in the loop. Here’s what’s coming next:

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Keynote at the Photo Expo 2016
It’s not only my first time speaking at the Photo Expo, it’s my first time ever to Arkansas, so I’m really looking forward to it. On there on behalf of the fine folks at Canon, and my keynote presentation is at 7:00 PM on the 19th. Details here.

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I’m in Nashville next week. Indy the week after
Hope you can come out for Part 2 of my “Shoot Like a Pro” seminar. Details here. 

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Let’s Go Shooting Portraits in New York City!
I’m doing a special “Shooting Portraits on Location” session at Photo Plus Expo this October (they call it a “Photo Walk,” but it’s different than my photo walks [btw: official date to be announced shortly], in that this is actually a training class and not just a social event).

We’re photographing models with New York City as our backdrop (I teach the techniques, then you do the shooting), and the whole thing is sponsored by Lexar (I’m one of their “Lexar Elite Photographers” – have been for years, but this is my first time presenting for them, and I’m psyched). Very limited number of spaces available, so sign up soon. Details here.

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Lightroomapalooza Next Wednesday!
Well, it really should be called “Travel Photography with Lightroomapalooza!” because that’s what we’re doing next Wednesday in a live, free public Webcast with Adobe’s own Terry White.

We’ll be showing all sorts of cool Lightroom techniques for you travel photographers out there, and we’ll be taking your Lightroom questions live as well. Everybody’s invited.

Wed. the 17th at 2:00 pm – http://kelbyone.com/webcast – see you then.

Well, that’s enough for now (I’m getting tired just looking at all this).  Check back tomorrow – I’ve got some important info for ya!

Best,

-Scott

 

 

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Don’t worry — if you’re not a KelbyOne member, you can take the 10-day Free Trial and join us tomorrow live for this groundbreaking Webcast. Kristi is awesome (KelbyOne members LOVE her current class on high-end skin retouching), and she’s here taping some new online classes. Tomorrow, I’m excited to be joining her as we talk about the “Unspoken Rules of Retouching” and I think you’ll find this really helpful.

This isn’t one big tutorial — this is a discussion where we talk about the stuff we don’t get to talk about during a tutorial. Of course, we’re taking your questions live, and looking at some real world retouching scenarios and we can’t wait to share all of this with you tomorrow. Here’s the details:

Who: Kristina Sherk and yours truly
What: Live Webcast on the “Unspoken Rules of Retouching” and the state of the retouching industry
Where: http://kelbyone.com/webcast
When: 1:00 pm EDT
Why: We love giving our members a creative advantage

Hope you can join us tomorrow (if you can’t be there for the Live Webcast, we’ll rebroadcast it in its entirety exclusively for KelbyOne members).

Look forward to seeing you then!

Best,

-Scott

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On February 13th Frank Doorhof will teach a one day class in New York in his Mastering the Model Shoot on-tour workshops. Topics covered will include:

Speeding up the workflow by using a light meter, advanced light meter techniques for white and black details/backgrounds, mixing light sources, calibrated workflow, shooting tethered into Capture One (tips and tricks), coaching the model, finding the right angles and poses, maximizing the scene, story telling, styling, using props, expression, adding motion, working with clients, retouching and much much more.

For more information and registration, just go to FrankDoorhof.com/ny!

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