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Win A FREE Pass to Photoshop World Las Vegas!
Submit your best photos to this contest for your chance to win a FREE pass to Photoshop World Las Vegas! The big winner will also have their photo published in Photoshop User magazine AND get a free year of KelbyOne! The winner will be chosen by a panel including Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, Peter Hurley, Tamara Lackey, and Erik Valind. The deadline to submit is August 2, so click here and share your best work!

Behind The Lens: In-Depth Portfolio Reviews with Joe McNally and Scott Kelby
Join Joe McNally and Scott Kelby for an evening of no-holds-barred portfolio critiques, stories, and laughs. Joe graciously provides his expert, constructive insights to help beginners and experienced shooters alike improve their portfolio. More experienced photographers often get to a point where takeaways and suggestions are rare. Joe's unique way of seeing into photographs, coupled with his years of experience, and absolutely entertaining delivery style, makes this live night at the Tampa Improv a must watch class for any photographer.

Leave a comment for your chance to watch this for free!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Corey Barker? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Aug 26 - St. Louis, MO
Aug 28 - Kansas City, MO

One Flash, Two Flash with Joe McNally
July 24 - Milwaukee, WI
July 28 - Boston, MA

Photoshop Down & Dirty Master FX with Corey Barker
Aug 1 - Miami, FL
Aug 13 - Austin, TX

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through August, and we'll be updating it with more dates soon! Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Jeremy Cowart’s Photographers Toolkit
Our good friend Jeremy Cowart recently made his Photographers Toolkit available for free download! If you’re curious about the gear Jeremy uses to make the amazing images he creates, just sign up for his mailing list and you’ll get a link to download this PDF. He covers everything from his cameras and lenses to apps to desks to lights and everything in between. Rather than try to explain it myself, here’s a blurb from the toolkit intro:

Just imagine we're sitting down at a coffee shop and I'm quickly telling you about my latest favorite pieces of gear. That's the idea and tone behind everything below. If you want all the super impersonal, technical details about gear then well, there are a million other places to go for that.

This isn’t THE guide for photographers, this is MY guide. These are the actual items that I own and use on a daily basis. I don't necessarily have all the latest greatest versions of everything, so some of the items below might be a little outdated. But if they're here, that means I'm currently still using them and loving them. I've collected them over time, and would suggest you do the same with your gear. You don't need to go out and buy everything you want right away. Pick a few that you enjoy and go create great art.

Last Week’s Winners
KelbyOne Rentals
– Brent Connell
– pinkquin

KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Rusty Parkhurst

If you're one of the lucky winners, we'll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

The Art of Digital Photography: The Inspirational Series with Greg Heisler
Join Mia McCormick and Gregory Heisler as they sit down to discuss Greg's award-winning career as a portraitist. Greg is known the world over for his evocative portraits of some of the most well known leaders in government, business, the arts, and more. Spend an hour hearing inspiring stories of how Greg got started in photography, and some of the many lessons he has learned along the way. From the importance of having a unique vision that transcends technique to the willingness to take chances when everything is on the line, Greg and Mia discuss key moments in Greg's experience as a portrait photographer that will surely give you a new appreciation for his thoughtful approach to his work.

Leave a comment for your chance to watch this class for free!

Creating Websites with Lightroom and the SmugMug Plug-In
SmugMug is known as one of the industry's best looking and easiest ways to show off, sell, and print your photos online. In this class, Matt Kloskowski walks you through setting up and using the SmugMug Lightroom plug-in to get your galleries online.

Leave a comment for your chance to watch this class for free!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Corey Barker? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Aug 26 - St. Louis, MO
Aug 28 - Kansas City, MO

One Flash, Two Flash with Joe McNally
July 24 - Milwaukee, WI
July 28 - Boston, MA

Photoshop Down & Dirty Master FX with Corey Barker
Aug 1 - Miami, FL
Aug 13 - Austin, TX

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through August, and we'll be updating it with more dates soon! Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Lost Photos from Macphun
Ever wanted to find photos that you know are buried deep in your email but have no idea where to find them?

Lost Photos is a handy Mac app that securely scans your email account for every photo you've ever sent or received and then displays them for you in a convenient browser.  All photos are downloaded to your computer, making it ultra-fast to view them, archive them to permanent storage, edit them and even share them again.

Install Lost Photos for FREE to access the first 100 photos from your email account(s), then upgrade for a couple of bucks to get an unlimited number of photos.

Leave a comment for your chance to win a free canvas print of one of your photos that Lost Photos uncovers for you!

Last Week’s Winners
KelbyOne Class Rental
– Thor Doc

KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Jose G

If you're one of the lucky winners, we'll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

DSLR Filmmaking: Video Basics
Join Mia McCormick on location in Las Vegas for a fantastic primer on video basics for DSLR filmmaking. Mia expertly guides you through all of the fundamental concepts required for taking your DSLR video to the next level. In this class you will learn about the key camera settings needed for video, how to choose the right lens for capturing motion, the important role your memory card can play, how the pros keep their subjects in focus, and so much more. If you've been neglecting the video functions on your DSLR because you haven't been satisfied with the quality of your footage then this class is for you!

Leave a comment for your chance to watch this class for free!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Corey Barker? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Aug 26 - St. Louis, MO
Aug 28 - Kansas City, MO

One Flash, Two Flash with Joe McNally
July 24 - Milwaukee, WI
July 28 - Boston, MA

Photoshop Down & Dirty Master FX with Corey Barker
Aug 1 - Miami, FL
Aug 13 - Austin, TX

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through August, and we'll be updating it with more dates soon! Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Ron Martinsen’s Photography Gear Recommendations
Our buddy Ron Martinsen recently put together a list of his favorite photography gear recommendations over on his blog that anyone who is getting into, or has been into photography for a long time can find useful. Ron lists out his favorite and most useful pieces of gear, everything from camera bodies and lenses and filters and flashes and tripods to bags and software and books and websites, and even offers links and discounts for a lot of the gear he’s listed! You can see all of his recommendations right here.

Last Week’s Winners
KelbyOne Class Rental
– Michael Matthews

KelbyOne Live Seminar Ticket
– James D.

If you're one of the lucky winners, we'll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

OKDOTHIS
You may recall the launch of Jeremy Cowart’s iPhone app, OKDOTHIS last year. Well, he recently re-launched the app with a new website and tons of new features that make the app even better and easier to use! Now you can see a Trending feed, Recent feed, view photos by category, search for images and Dos, and much more. It’s been featured by PetaPixelTUAW, Gizmodo, Fast Company, and even got some love from Katie Couric! It’s free to download, so if you haven’t already, you can grab it right here!

Print, Pack, and Ship Your Images Like A Pro
In this age of primarily showing photos on electronic devices the printing of a photo has taken on greater significance and value. At some point every photographer will be asked to produce a print for someone. Join RC Concepcion as he expertly guides you through every step in the process of bringing a photo from capture to print to boxing it up for maximum impact. RC is assisted by Dan "Dano" Steinhardt, who brings his expertise to discuss the ins and outs of printer capabilities and the nuances of paper types, as he shares many pro-level tips along the way. Together RC and Dano will show you how to extend the craftsmanship of photography into this critical phase of the process that will allow you to create works of art that you will be proud to send out into the world.

Leave a comment for your chance to watch this class for free!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Corey Barker? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Aug 26 - St. Louis, MO
Aug 28 - Kansas City, MO

One Flash, Two Flash with Joe McNally
June 27 - Seattle, WA
July 24 - Milwaukee, WI
July 28 - Boston, MA

Photoshop Down & Dirty Master FX with Corey Barker
Aug 1 - Miami, FL
Aug 13 - Austin, TX

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through August, and we'll be updating it with more dates soon! Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Last Week’s Winners
KelbyOne Class Rental
– Matthew

KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Karen

Mastering The Model Shoot by Frank Doorhof
– Kumar Kandiah

If you're one of the lucky winners, we'll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

The Business Side of Tamara Lackey
Mia McCormick catches up with Tamara Lackey on location for an inspiring conversation about Tamara's journey to becoming a successful portrait photographer. Their conversation begins with a look back at how Tamara got started in photography and we quickly gain some insight into how she turned that passion into a sustainable business. Over the course of an hour Tamara shares her thoughts and experiences on everything from the choices she made early on to develop foundational principles that continue to guide her business decisions into the future, to the importance of developing a work-life balance that keeps you excited about getting up and facing the world each day.

Leave a comment for your chance to watch this class for free!

KelbyOne Creative Cloud Learning Center
Adobe announced 14 new versions of Creative Cloud desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Dreamweaver CC, and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. This release also includes new mobile apps to improve connectivity, as well as a new Creative Cloud Photography plan. To dive in and begin learning all the new features immediately, KelbyOne created the Creative Cloud Learning Center. Anyone can access these comprehensive tutorials at http://kelbyone.com/cc-resources.

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Corey Barker? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Aug 26 - St. Louis, MO
Aug 28 - Kansas City, MO

One Flash, Two Flash with Joe McNally
June 19 - San Jose, CA (Today!)
June 27 - Seattle, WA
July 24 - Milwaukee, WI
July 28 - Boston, MA

Photoshop Down & Dirty Master FX with Corey Barker
June 25 - New Orleans, LA
Aug 1 - Miami, FL
Aug 13 - Austin, TX

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through August, and we'll be updating it with more dates soon! Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

In-Depth Workshops with Frank Doorhof
As mentioned a few weeks ago, Frank Doorhof will be hosting a workshop in New York City August 29-31 at a great location that will combine studio work, shooting with natural light, working with models, and post processing. But now the price of the workshop is just $1250 for three days of great instruction and experience!

The group is limited so there is a lot of time for personal attention. This will be a learning frenzy with loads of tips and tricks on lighting, coaching the models, getting the right expression, natural light, strobes, mixing light sources, telling a story, building a brand, retouching and much much more.

If you want more info or to register, click here to book your ticket for the workshop you don't want to miss!

Frank will also be hosting two-day workshop in the Netherlands August 1-2 where he'll cover topics that you struggle with most, portfolio reviews, shooting on location with natural light and strobes, and retouching techniques. For more info on that workshop, click right here!

Leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of Frank's book, Mastering The Model Shoot!

Last Week’s Winners
KelbyOne Class Rental
– dan

KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Cody Ash

If you're one of the lucky winners, we'll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

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KelbyOne Father’s Day Special
Father’s Day is coming up this weekend, and we here at KelbyOne want to give you a chance to give the gift of online training for $50 off our normal price. Give Dad the opportunity to learn photography from the best people in the industry! Just use the discount code Kelbyone50 at the checkout to get the discount.

Commercial Product Photography and Post Processing Techniques with Alex Koloskov
Join Alex Koloskov as he walks you through every step in his workflow over the course of three different product shoots, and then finishes each project in Photoshop. Creating stunning product photography requires a unique set of skills in the studio and in post-production. Each product was chosen to expose you to a variety of techniques to help you build a repertoire of skills that will aid you in shooting a range of commercial products. In this class you will learn that attention to detail during your studio time can save you hours in post-production, you will see different ways of using lighting modifiers to enhance the shape and detail in your subjects, and you will learn to how to develop an efficient workflow that takes you all the way from the studio to final output.

Leave a comment for your chance to watch this class for free!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Corey Barker? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
June 17 - Nashville, TN
Aug 26 - St. Louis, MO
Aug 28 - Kansas City, MO

One Flash, Two Flash with Joe McNally
June 19 - San Jose, CA
June 27 - Seattle, WA
July 24 - Milwaukee, WI
July 28 - Boston, MA

Photoshop Down & Dirty Master FX with Corey Barker
June 25 - New Orleans, LA
Aug 1 - Miami, FL
Aug 13 - Austin, TX

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through August, and we'll be updating it with more dates soon! Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Last Week’s Winners
Photoshop World Workshop
– Randy KashkaMitch Kloorfain

KelbyOne Rental
– Jeffrey Choi

KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Mitch Kloorfain

If you're one of the lucky winners, we'll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

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