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A friend of mind emailed me this thought a few years ago, and I'm passing on an updated version to you:

"2015 is an unwritten chapter. …Love deeply, live boldly, and go after something big!"

I think that's fantastic advice for starting off this New Year. :)

Here's wishing you all a Happy, Safe and Prosperous 2015!!!!

All my best,

-Scott

Why yes I am! Whoo Hoo!!! It’s “lame out city!” ’till next year!

Hope you all are enjoying your Holidays (and I hope Santa brought you lots of fun gearâ¦I meanâ¦gifts. Yeah, that’s it. Gifts. ;-)

Anyway, I am still in “full holiday lame-out mode” until around Jan 2nd (though I think I’m shooting a bowl game that day, so I’ll only be 50% lame that day), but until then I thought I’d just drop in with this holiday reminder that I’m still in full lame-out mode (though I do miss you all a bunch!)

Hope you all have a great week, and a safe, happy and prosperous New Year!

Best,

-Scott
Southeast Director of Holiday Laming Out and Relaxation

To kick off this Christmas week, please join in and sing the following to the tune of “I’ll be home for Christmas” by Bing Crosby.

“I’m laming out for the Holidays
You can count on it.
There won’t be posts, or anything newâ¦
It’s a present just for me.

Christmas Eve will find me
Far away from this blog
But I’ll be back again next week
I’m off to watch TV”

That’s right folks, I am totally “laming out” (laming rhymes with flaming) and kicking back and relaxing with the family. I’m not working, blogging, breathing, eating, posting, no Grid episode, no guest blog Wednesday; just joyous rest, relaxation, the sounds of distorted guitars and explosions as I play Call of Duty between football games. So, take a brief moment to soak in all the wonder and magic that is the stock image with text I added in Photoshop, and  then let’s not think about any of this until next week? Deal? Deal!

Here’s wishing you and your family a safe, happy, healthy holiday and all the joy His season can bring. :)

Merry Christmas!

-Scott, Braddo, and the entire crew here at KelbyOne

 

http://youtu.be/IH5qGVWECes

Hi gang, meet Julio. He’s a little shy in the video above (after all, it’s just his first day), but he’s an awesome guy (we’ve been working with him for about a year – he helps out on complex shoots and assists the instructors that come here with location shoots and stuff while they’re taping classes for KelbyOne). He’s an event/portrait photographer himself, and he’s joining our team full-time as chief editor, fancy-pants blog specialist, and big kahuna of content on the just-launched KelbyOne blog, where you’ll find him every day bringing’ the love.

Julio’s job is to make the KelbyOne blog incredibly awesome! He’s going to make it packed full of cool content on Photoshop, Lightroom and Photography; he’s going to tell us what’s going on in the biz each day, he’s bringing cool guests, breaking news, reviews, whatever’s going on â” he’s totally going to be on top of it. Plus, he has really awesome hair (rivaling the finely-tuned fro of Jared Polin, which is not an easy thing to do).

If you get a chance, stop by the K1 blog, or just leave him a shout-out here.  Thanks for helping us welcome Julio (you can follow him on Twitter at @julifro) and we look forward to him sharing his hair care secrets his freshly starched ideas with us all.

Have an awesome Tuesday everybody, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for Guest Blog Wednesday.

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Joe McNally is our in-studio guest tomorrow at 4pm live on “The Grid.”  

OK, my buddy Jeff Cable (he's a sports photographer and works with Lexar), does this "Jeff's Favorite Things" big giveaway every year, and he's giving away a ton of stuff again this year â” everything from a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet to a Canon 70D camera, to a DJI Phantom 2 Drone to a Sigma lens and a whole bunch more (including some of my books).

Anyway, he's got 36 prizes in all and he'll draw 36 winners starting on December 12th, so it's worth checking out. Here's the link to enter.

Here's a list of what Jeff is giving away this year:

  1.  DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone
  2. Canon 70D DSLR camera with 18-135mm IS STM lens
  3. Canon PIXMA Pro-1 Printer
  4. Wacom Intuos Pro Medium
  5. Drobo 5D
  6. 32GB Lexar Professional 1066x CF Card or 32GB 600x Lexar Professional SD card (2 prizes)
  7. Sigma 50mm 1.4 lens
  8. Lexar HR-1 Workflow Solution w/ 2 Readers
  9. Gitzo GM5561T 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod
  10. Photo Mechanic software (2 prizes)
  11. One year subscriptions to Zenfolio (2 prizes)
  12. Scott Kelby Autographed Books - "The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes" (5 prizes) and "Lightroom 5 book" (2 prizes)
  13. KelbyOne: One year full memberships (2 prizes)
  14. LowePro ProRunner 450AW Backpack
  15. JOBY Suction Cup (2 prizes)
  16. Epson R2000 printer with Velvet Fine Art paper (8—10), 5—7 pack and 4—6 pack of photo glossy paper
  17. FotoFusion Extreme software (2 prizes)
  18. B&H $100 gift certificates  (2 prizes)
  19. Acratech GP Ball Head with lever clamp and a Swift Clamp
  20. M&M Photo Tours - $750 credit on one of their International photo trips
  21. BlackRapid straps - CrossShot strap, Sport strap, Yeti strap (3 prizes)
  22. Western Digital - My Passport for Mac 500GB drives (2 prizes) and a My Passport Wireless Drive 1TB
Here’s the link to enter in case you missed it. Good luck everybody!
-Scott
P.S. Where’s that field report? I know, I know. I’ve been heads down on so much end-of-year work stuff, and taping new classes and on and on.  Field reports like that take a ton of time to put together and I’m trying out a new format and blah, blah I’m just way behind on literally everything. Hope to have it very soon â” thanks for your patience.  
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