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Bonjour, mon ami! We’re back from a week in the South of France (our base was in Cap-Ferrat, which is right between Monaco and Nice, France). [photo above in front of the casino in Monaco by Kleber Stephenson].

We snuck away for a week with another couple for some vacation, and we just had an absolute blast! The weather was mostly beautiful, and we even snuck a day trip down to Portofino, Italy and then to Vernazza in Cinque Terre (we put some serious miles on our rental car).

I put together a photo book on the flight home, and I hope to share that here tomorrow (either that, or an post â” haven’t decided yet). In the meantime, Kalebra has posted some shots from “her trusty iPhone” over on her blog (here’s the link), and she totally crushed it.

I tried something new this trip that was a lot of fun
During the trip, I broadcast live video (using the free app Periscope) from Cannes, Portofino and driving the Formula 1 track in Monaco, and it was such a blast interacting with everybody live like that. If you’re not already following me on Periscope, I’m on there as “@scottkelby” (here’s the link to Periscope) – hope you’ll follow me – I do just one or two a day usually.

OK, I’m back to work
I’m back home and off to the office today, so I’d better get rolling. Hope you have a great day, and hope you’ll stop back by again tomorrow :)



P.S. I hope you’re going to join me in Las Vegas, Aug. 11-13th for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. It’s going to be (wait for it…wait for it…) epic! Lots of cool shooting opportunities, some cool new stuff and awesome new instructors. Here’s all the details. 

My first impressions of the Apple Watch (after having it three days or so)

After I posted a picture on Friday of my Apple Watch over on my Facebook page, some folks were asking what I thought of it. Now that I’ve had it for a few days here’s my initial thoughts after wearing (and playing) with it for the weekend:

1. You do need to read the instructions – it’s not an iPad where everything’s so obvious.
2. It’s more thoughtfully designed than I thought. Some seriously clever design went into making a watch computer easy to use.
3. There are more apps than I was expecting at launch, and I’ve already fallen in love with a few (like the Delta app).
4. The sport wrist band is kind of a pain to put on. Once on though, it feels great.
5. I already want more watch faces designs.
6. The movement and feel of the digital crown is just beautiful. It feels like a quality piece of machinery. The pressure screen works really well, too.
7. The charging cable is well designed, but the cable is like twice as long as an iPhone charging cable, which believe it or, seems too long (and takes up a decent amount of room in my laptop bag).
8. I wish it held a charge a lot longer (they say it needs to be recharged every 18 hours or so). Mine hasn’t gone dead yet, but when I saw it was low on battery, I took it off and plugged it in. I’m not used to having my watch off my wrist for two hours.
9. I was surprised how much configuration for the watch is actually done on the iPhone, rather than the watch.
10. The speaker just isn’t loud enough.
11. Texting on it is really slickly done. It’s very usable and handy.
12. It’s a lot more fun than I was expecting. You find yourself messing with it just for the sheer fun of it, and fun is…well…fun.
13. The “contact” portion of it (calling/texting your favorites) is very well done and fast to access.
14. The whole thing takes a little getting used to.
15. The wireless remote camera app (that lets you trigger your iPhone camera remotely from your watch), is pretty darn slick.
16. I’m surprised how convenient it is not having to get my phone out for every little thing. This is perhaps its strong point. It’s raison d’ªtre.

Now just waiting for my black sports band (not digging the white band that came with my sports model).

That’s my first take on it. So far – super diggin’ it.

Hope you have a great Monday!



P.S. The title of this post isn’t “My Apple Watch vs. Your Samsung or moto Watch”so there’s no need to defend your choice of watch, or tell me why yours is better, or how the Apple watch copied yours, or whatever. If you like your current watch, that’s all that matters â” you don’t have to try and prove your is superior. I’m just giving my first impressions of this watch. Also, if you’re not interested, or an Apple watch doesn’t suit you, costs too much, etc., there’s lot of other stuff to read on Internet today â” no need to let us know you’re not getting one.

Mornin’ everybody —  Well, today’s the day (but it’s not “the time” quite yet) that the big news gets revealed, and we’ll be all over it. Make sure you keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for the latest.

We have FOUR free LIVE webcast’s today regarding the big news (including live Q&A) and you’re invited. We did have to change our broadcast schedule a bit – here’s the updated schedule:

>  1:00 pm (six hours from now, which is 7am EDT)

>  3:00 pm

>  5:00 pm

>  7:00 pm

All of them at EDT (New York Time). Here’s a world clock time zone helper. 

Sign up for the free Webinars right here. 

Hope you’ll be able to join us – it’s gonna be a really fun day!



P.S. Note: the four webinars will be essentially the same â” except of course from the questions answered during the live Q&A.

Morning, all. Lots to go over really quickly:

(1) The Times Have Changed For Tomorrow’s Free “HUGE Secret Thing For Photographers” Webcasts

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to change the broadcast times for our FOUR free super-secret topic Webinars tomorrow to:

1PM, 3PM, 5PM, and 7PM EDT (New York Time). 

BTW: if you’re going all, “Huh? A big secret? What??!!!” here’s the link to Friday’s post that explains it.

Sorry about that — it was out of our control (like pretty much everything. LOL!!). These webinars are hosted by RC & Me (hosts of “The Lightroom Show” and we’ll be taking your questions live (and believe me, you’ll have plenty!).

Here’s the link to sign-up (it’s free). See you live tomorrow! (This is going to be BIG!!). :)

2. We’re  brining my new ALL NEW “Reloaded” seminar to London in July
I am so excited to be coming back with an all-new tour that picks up where the seminar I did there last year left off. Everyone is welcome to come (even if you didn’t make my seminar last year). I’ve love to met you there in person. Here’s the link to reserve your spot.

3. Joe McNally’s “The Moment It Clicks” seminar is in Phoenix TOMORROW!!! Whoo hoo!!
This is a totally different side of Joe, with a totally new seminar from the ground up, including the change to submit your images to have Joe to a live portfolio review right there on stage. It’s an amazing day and the people who caught the launch of this new tour were absolutely just blown away. It’s just $99 for a day of photography learning that you’ll never forget. Here’s the link. It’s tomorrow in Phoenix (but the list of Joe’s other stops is there as well).

That’s a quick update on what we’re working on for you.

Can’t wait to share some BIG news with you tomorrow! :)



OK, for us, things don’t get much bigger than this â” now, unfortunately I can’t tell you actually what it is that’s coming Tuesday, but it’s SO BIG that we’re doing FOUR free live Webcasts on Tuesday and you’re invited (if you’re a photographer, you’re going to want to be there to see and talk about this big secret thingy).

Here’s the top secret details:

Who: Me and RC (co-hosts of The Lightroom Show)
What: Four free LIVE webcasts for photographers
When: Tuesday at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm and 7:00 PM (all Eastern Time zone)
Why: We can’t tell you why yet (we’ve been double-sworn to secrecy and we had to put RC’s car up for collateral in case we blabbed so we’re keeping this one top secret till then)

Come and join RC & me â” sign-up free at this link, and we’ll see you on Tuesday for the big secret thingy that we can’t talk about now, but we’ll be talking about all day on Tuesday (and so will everybody else).

Also, can you help us spread the word through your social media and blogs and stuff? (much appreciated!). We’ve got a LOT to share (ya know, once we can officially share it). :)

Have a great top-secret weekend and we’ll see you next week!


Not Tellin’ ‘Till Tuesday

Hi gang: Greetings from here in The Netherlands
Got here yesterday and spent the day with my buddy, fashion photographer, lighting wizard, and awesome instructor, Frank Doorhof (that’s a copy of the Czech translation of Frank’s bestselling “Mastering The Model Shoot” I saw displayed when touring Frank’s cool new studios in a town outside Amsterdam).

We went to go shooting yesterday, but by the time I took my “jetlag avoidance nap” the rain had moved in, so we didn’t get any shooting done, but today we’ve got permission for what could potentially be a cool indoor shoot, and if I get anything I’ll post it over on my Facebook page.  (we did visit a town today called Urk that was really just adorable! Wish it hadn’t been chilly, rainy and gray â” I can’t imagine how awesome it would be warm, bright and sunny!).

In other news…
We’re planning a free live travel photography Webcast next Thursday evening about my trip to Dubai (along with RC who was leaving Dubai as I was just arriving, and Brad Moore who was along with me on the trip).  We’ll be talking about travel photography, along with shooting tips (including tips on night photography), and post processing stuff, and we’ll be doing some awesome giveaways — a fun night all around and I hope you can join us.

I’ll have all the details here on Monday for you, including a link where you can sign up for the free Webinar.

Well, wish me luck today — hoping to get what could be a pretty cool shot (fingers crossed). Hope you all have a very awesome weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday.


Diggin’ the Dutch