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Active Lifestyle Photography with Erik Valind
Get up and moving with Erik Valind in his latest class on active lifestyle photography! Lifestyle photography is all about capturing believable moments and showing that ideal reality in an image. When done right it should make you want to jump into the photograph and join the people in the picture. In this class Erik takes you through the basics of planning for your shoot, doing your research, and selecting your gear, and then moves through a variety of locations and activities to demonstrate how it works in the real world. Working with natural light, reflectors, studio strobes, and speedlights, you'll get a good handle on how to tailor your lighting to fit the mood of the scene, so you can capture those hero images showing the peak of action.

Click here to watch the first lesson of this class for free!

Adobe Encore: In Depth with Greg Mulvey
Greg Mulvey has been authoring DVDs since the late â˜90s, and in this course he will teach you how to use Adobe Encore to bring any project to life. Greg will go through the steps on how to create motion menus in after effects, pop up menus for blue ray, as well as publishing the full version of your project to the web.

KelbyOne Live
Want to learn from Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Ben Willmore live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they're coming to a city near you!

Shoot Like A Pro: Reloaded with Scott Kelby
July 14 - London, UK
Sept 22 - Phoenix, AZ
Sept 28 - Austin, TX

The Moment It Clicks with Joe McNally
July 13 - Ottawa, ON
July 15 - Calgary, AB
July 17 - Toronto, ON
Aug 21 – Orlando, FL
Aug 24 – Miami, FL

Lightroom & Photoshop Creative Integration Tour with Ben Willmore
Aug 4 - Kansas City, MO
Aug 6 - St. Louis, MO
Aug 26 – Charlotte, NC

These are just some of the upcoming dates for these seminar tours. You can find the full calendar of events right here, and leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to one of these events!

Last Week’s Winner
KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Michael Scott

If this is you, we'll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

FREE Photoshop World Webcast
Whether you have been to Photoshop World a few times or this will be your first, our webcast tomorrow at 12:00 noon ET will take you behind the scenes and introduce you to this year’s learning tracks, shooting opportunities, social events, and more.

We’re going to show you:

  • How to save on your hotel room.
  • Our “hands on” photo shoots featuring top gear, amazing models, and  in-studio & location settings.
  • Previews of classes featuring actionable tips and tricks you can use today.

Join us Friday, June 19 at 12:00 noon ET for this insider’s guide to Photoshop World 2015!

What’s New In Photoshop CC 2015 with Corey Barker
Join Corey Barker as he gets you up to speed with all the newest features in the new Photoshop CC 2015 June update. This new update largely caters to designers who use Photoshop by adding new features like Artboards and enhanced layer styles but photographers will also be intrigued by the new blur and content-aware features plus so much more. Be the first to master these new features today!

Trailblazers: Powerful Women of Photography the Sharon Farmer Interview withSharon Farmer
Sharon Farmer's interest in pursuing photography was sparked by a visit to darkroom while in college. This would lead her down a path to becoming a photographer for the White House in 1993, where she eventually became the Director of White House Photography in 1999, and the first African American and first woman to fill that role. Prior to her time at the White House, Sharon began her career as a freelance photographer and went on to work for the Associated Press, the Washington Post, and the Smithsonian Institute, to name a few, where she covered news, politics, and cultural events. Sharon's photography has been exhibited in museums across the USA. Her tenacity and perceverance, as well as her warmth and her intelligence, is an inspiration to us all. Click here to watch the first lesson of this class for free!

KelbyOne Live
Want to learn from Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Ben Willmore live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they're coming to a city near you!

Shoot Like A Pro: Reloaded with Scott Kelby
July 14 - London, UK
Sept 22 - Phoenix, AZ
Sept 28 - Austin, TX

The Moment It Clicks with Joe McNally
July 13 - Ottawa, ON
July 15 - Calgary, AB
July 17 - Toronto, ON

Lightroom & Photoshop Creative Integration Tour with Ben Willmore
June 19 - Seattle, WA (Tomorrow!)
Aug 4 - Kansas City, MO
Aug 6 - St. Louis, MO

These are just some of the upcoming dates for these seminar tours. You can find the full calendar of events right here, and leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to one of these events!

Father’s Day Sale on Joe McNally’s Language of Light DVDs
Fun with flash on Father's Day! The popular Language of Light, Volumes One and Two from Joe McNally are available for a holiday special. You can get volumes 1 and 2 for just $119.99, a savings of $80! The sale goes through June 22, and you can get all the details right here.

Last Week’s Winners
Photoshop World Workshop with RC Concepcion
- KarenV

KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Kean Reardon

From Oz To Kansas Autographed Book
– Dennis Zito

If any of these are you, we'll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

Become A Marketing Genius with Joel Grimes
Learn how to thrive in the marketplace! There's no talk of f-stops or lighting in this class. Join Joel Grimes for a cold hard look at what it takes to go from sitting in the stands to playing on the field by upping your marketing game. It is possible for you to make a living in photography, but it takes more than just being a good photographer. You need also need to be good at marketing yourself, your work, and what you can do that sets you apart from your competition. Joel shares the wisdom he's learned and earned from years of knocking on doors, making cold calls, and (eventually) getting the clients he was after. If he can do it, so can you.

An Analysis of Light Shaping Tools with Joe McNally
The job of a light modifier is to take a raw blast of light and shape it, contain it, and make it work for the kind of shot you are trying to create. Join Joe McNally for a clinical look at a range of light shaping tools in a sterile studio environment to help inform your ability to extrapolate out their performance into the real world. Starting with a series of light modifiers for small flash, Joe demonstrates how each one works while using the same subject, and catalogs the effect each light shaping tool has on the light source and the subject. From there Joe moves on to analyze a series of light modifiers designed for studio strobes in the same circumstances. When the analysis is complete it is time to move the lights, light shaping tools, and subject out into a variety of real world locations to put what has been learned into practice.

Photoshop World
We’re only a couple of months away from Photoshop World, and you can use the promo code PSWDAD to save $50 on a full conference registration! If you haven’t already booked your trip, make sure you reserve a room at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. You’ll be closer to all the action, have a shorter walk from your room to classes, and stay where the instructors stay.

Leave a comment for your chance to win a key to the instructor’s hotel room of your choice! Wait, no, not that. I meant… for your chance to go to RC Concepcion’s pre-conference workshop, Lightroom Crash Course!

KelbyOne Live
Want to learn from Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Ben Willmore live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they're coming to a city near you!

Shoot Like A Pro: Reloaded with Scott Kelby
July 14 - London, UK
Sept 22 – Phoenix, AZ
Sept 28 – Austin, TX

The Moment It Clicks with Joe McNally
June 15 - Lansing, MI
June 17 - Nashville, TN
July 13 - Ottawa, ON
July 15 - Calgary, AB
July 17 - Toronto, ON

Lightroom & Photoshop Creative Integration Tour with Ben Willmore
June 19 - Seattle, WA
Aug 4 - Kansas City, MO
Aug 6 – St. Louis, MO

These are just some of the upcoming dates for these seminar tours. You can find the full calendar of events right here, and leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to one of these events!

Madeline Island Lake Superior Workshop with Vincent Versace
Want to spend a week with Vincent Versace as he shares tips and teaches lessons on shooting, processing, and printing amazing images? Check out his Madeline Island Workshop happening July 20-24! During the workshop, Vincent will cover bokeh, depth of field, weather, gesture, black and white, shape and color, and more. By the time you’re finished, you’ll have learned how to set yourself up for success from the point of capture through making the print. It all takes place in the Madeline Island region of Lake Superior, and you can learn more right here.

Leave a comment for your chance to win a signed copy of Vincent’s book, From Oz To Kansas!

Last Week's Winner
KelbyOne Live Ticket
– D Israel

If that's you we'll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

High End Skin Retouching with Kristina Sherk
Take your retouching skills to the next level with Kristina Sherk! Improving your portrait retouching skills will not only help you make your clients look their best, but they'll want to keep coming back for all of their portrait work because no one else makes them look so good. Kristi's approach is designed to help you understanding all of the critical fundamentals of retouching, from enhancing eyes and lips to dealing with blemishes, and from there she walks you through the essentials of adding depth and dimension while smoothing skin and retaining important detail. This class has the potential to revolutionize your approach to skin retouching while increasing your understanding of the underlying principles involved.

40 Must See Jaw Dropping Landscape Finalists
The submission period is over, and the 40 finalists have been chosen for our ViewBug contest! Now all that’s left is for Scott Kelby to judge the finalists and pick the lucky person who will get a full conference pass to Photoshop World Vegas in August! If you want to check out the finalists for the contest, you can see them right here.

KelbyOne Live
Want to learn from Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Ben Willmore live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they're coming to a city near you!

Shoot Like A Pro: Reloaded with Scott Kelby
June 5 - Hartford, CT (tomorrow!)
July 14 - London, UK

The Moment It Clicks with Joe McNally
June 15 - Lansing, MI
June 17 - Nashville, TN
July 13 - Ottawa, ON
July 15 - Calgary, AB
July 17 - Toronto, ON

Lightroom & Photoshop Creative Integration Tour with Ben Willmore
June 19 - Seattle, WA
Aug 4 – Kansas City, MO

These are just some of the upcoming dates for these seminar tours. You can find the full calendar of events right here, and leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to one of these events!

Last Week’s Winner
KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Mr Bill

If that’s you we’ll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

Photographing Your Sense of Humor with Joe McNally
Do you file away fun photo shoot ideas in your head? Join Joe McNally on location at Weeki Wachee Springs where he gets to finally realize a fantastic photo shoot idea he's had in mind for a long time. In true Joe McNally fashion he pulls out all the stops to ensure he has the lighting, the crew, and the location to pull off his vision. From preparations the day before to the early morning arrival time, and through the end of the shoot, Joe talks through his concept, the setup, and all of the problems that need to be solved to pull off the one frame he's trying to create. Putting everything underwater leaves no room for error and lot's of obstacles to overcome, and you get a front row seat.

Mastering The Family Outing with Annie Cahill
Get ready for your next outing as the family photographer! Typical family outings occur in places with busy backgrounds, challenging lighting, uncooperative children, and lots of motion from place to place. Join Annie Cahill at the Miami Metro Zoo as she walks you through everything you need to know to capture those great moments during your next family adventure. Annie spends the day with a family, and their two small children, as they experience the zoo, and along the way teaches you everything from how to capture kids in motion to what camera settings will give you the best image quality, and from how to pay attention to backgrounds in group photos to how to get into some of the photos yourself. By the end of the class you'll know what gear you need, how to prepare for the day, and how to come away with some great photos that will serve as mementos for years to come.

KelbyOne Live
Want to learn from Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Ben Willmore live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they're coming to a city near you!

Shoot Like A Pro: Reloaded with Scott Kelby
June 5 - Hartford, CT
July 14 - London, UK

The Moment It Clicks with Joe McNally
June 15 - Lansing, MI
June 17 - Nashville, TN
July 13 - Ottawa, ON
July 15 - Calgary, AB
July 17 - Toronto, ON

Lightroom & Photoshop Creative Integration Tour with Ben Willmore
May 29 - South San Francisco, CA
June 19 - Seattle, WA

These are just some of the upcoming dates for these seminar tours. You can find the full calendar of events right here, and leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to one of these events!

Last Week’s Winners
Lightroom CC for Photographers Spiral-Bound Book
– Francisco Manzanares
– Denise Beverly
– Cris Da Rocha

KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Ken Choate

If any of these is you, we’ll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest
Think you've got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here.

The Art of the Edit with Peter Hurley
It's all about the edit! You've just had an awesome photo session and now you need to narrow it down to just the best ones. How do you do it? Join Peter Hurley as he walks you through a series of live headshot sessions and then talks through his editing process with the subjects at the end. Peter is joined throughout the class by Scott Kelby, and together they edit through multiple different shoots that Scott has brought in. Editing is all about narrowing shots down to just the ones that will go into your portfolio to help you get more work. Learn how to develop this muscle and find your own shebangs!

Photography In-Depth: Mastering the Composition
What are you really trying to say in your images? Join Pete Collins and Steve Gustafson as they explore the role of composition in your photography as a means to have a dialog between the photographer and the audience. Through the use of examples and discussion Pete and Steve delve into the importance of having all of the elements contained within the frame working together in support of the larger message you are trying to convey, why it is critical that your intention for making a photograph informs the creation of that photograph, and how you can influence a variety of factors at the moment of capture and in post-processing to enhance the strength of your message. Stick around for the bonus lessons at the end where Pete dives a little deeper into a couple of topics to help drive those points home.

The Lightroom CC Book for Photographers – SPIRAL BOUND!
Scott’s latest book, The Lightroom CC Book for Photographers, is now available in the spiral-bound edition! BUT… This edition is only available for purchase by KelbyOne members. If you order by the end of the month, he’ll even sign your copy for you. Not a KelbyOne member but still want the spiral-bound book? We’re giving away THREE FREE COPIES to a few of you lucky people! Leave a comment for your chance to win!

KelbyOne Live
Want to learn from Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, or Ben Willmore live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they're coming to a city near you!

Shoot Like A Pro: Reloaded with Scott Kelby
June 5 - Hartford, CT
July 14 - London, UK

The Moment It Clicks with Joe McNally
June 15 - Lansing, MI
June 17 - Nashville, TN
July 13 - Ottawa, ON
July 15 – Calgary, AB
July 17 – Toronto, ON

Lightroom & Photoshop Creative Integration Tour with Ben Willmore
May 29 - South San Francisco, CA
June 19 - Seattle, WA

These are just some of the upcoming dates for these seminar tours. You can find the full calendar of events right here, and leave a comment for your chance to win a free ticket to one of these events!

Last Week’s Winner
KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Sandy Hansen

If that’s you, we’ll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

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