Hi folks, and greetings from the Wayne County, Michigan (I’m here for my seminar today – over 300 Detroit area photographers here today for my Lightroom seminar. Whoo hoo!). A big shout out to all the kind folks who came out and spent the day with me yesterday in Chicago. Always love being in the Chicago area – so many friendly folks – thanks for coming out. :)
Watch ‘The Grid’ on Facebook’s App for Apple TV So, it’s Tuesday and I kinda got nuthin’ – our flight was delayed and we didn’t get in until around 1:00 am, and well, blah, blah, blah I don’t really have a post. However, while I’ve got you here – my buddy Terry White sent me the shot above of ‘The Grid” (which airs live every Wednesday), being seen on the Facebook App on his Apple TV (on a 70″ HD screen). The reason this works is—we simulcast to my Facebook page (http://facebook.com/skelby) so if you have the Facebook App for Apple TV you can watch our Facebook stream live (and you can comment right there on Facebook – we monitor all your comments there as well).
Hope you’ll join us tomorrow and try it out.
Who: Me and a guest usually What: The Grid (our weekly photography show) Where:http://kelbytv.com/thegrid 0r http://facebook.com/skelby When: Wednesday at 4PM ET (New York time) Why: ’cause for six years this is what we do on Wednesday at 4pm – we talk about photography and stuff.
Hope you all have a stellar Tuesday, and we’ll catch you back here tomorrow for Guest Blog Wednesday.
Hi Gang – this week on “The Grid” we broadcast live from B&H Photo’s HQ up in New York, and while the first part of the show was in a meeting room, at the end of the show we walked over to the actual store itself where you give you a tour inside the greatest photography store in the world! Here’s where the tour starts (below), with my guest Gabe Biderman.
We had that wild “Inception” Moment when we ran into a woman in the store who was watching The Show live on her iPad from inside the store. Hope you can check it out.
If you want to watch the full episode (our topic was Night Photography and Gabe was absolutely AWESOME!), here’s the link.
I’m back home now, kinda beat, so I’m hitting the sack – I’ve got a class to record tomorrow – it’s the follow-up to my “Just One Flash” course, it’s called “Just One More Flash!” That’s right — it’s how and why to add a 2nd flash. :)
Go Back Up Your Photos. Right Now! Seriously. If you want to do the most important thing you’ll do all day — stop what you’re doing right now and go back up your photos.This past Wednesday on The Grid our topic was backing up your photos and people were writing in with such heartbreaking stories of how they lost everything, or if they were lucky it was only thousands of photos they’ll never get back. They all mentioned how devistating it was. It takes much less time than you’d think, and you’ll sleep a whole lot better tonight knowing you’re finally, and fully backed up.
I’m embedding Wednesday episode below – we talked about which types of drives to get; how big, and different solutions for backing up to the cloud, and we answered a whole bunch of questions. If you’re not sure where to start, which this episode.
Today’s the last day to save $100 on a Photoshop World 2017 Conference Ticket That’s right — the Early Bird Discount ends tonight at midnight for next month’s mega-conference in Orlando, Florida (it’s warm here btw), but if you get it on right now you’re not too late to save 100 bucks.
Head on over to photoshopworld.com right now and snag your tickets. You’ve always wanted to go — you keep saying “I’m going to go one of these years…” why not come join us now. You’ll learn more in three days than you have in three years, and you’ll come back faster, better, and totally re-energized. Get on it tonight – right now (well, right after you backup your photos). :)
Tomorrow night — it’s the Grand Opening of “The Gallery at KelbyOne” We are just so excited — the gallery is complete, and tomorrow night we’ll be celebrating the photographic work of KelbyOne member Mark Wegner (Mark won our competition for a one-man show), and you’re invited to be a part of the opening, no matter where you are in the world. We’re streaming our “Artist Interview” live tomorrow night, and you’ll get a peek at the gallery, and you’ll be inspired by Mark’s work and his stories about how he “got the shots.” It’ll be a night to remember, and you’ll see it unfold live.
Who: Me, Photographer Mark Wegner, and our host Larry Becker (Plus, a bunch of people enjoying wine and cheese). Mmmm. Cheese. What: The Grand Opening of “The Gallery at KelbyOne” and a solo gallery showing of photographer Mark Wegner’s work When: Tomorrow night – Saturday, March 18th @8pm ET Where: My Facebook Page, or at http://kelbyone.com/gallery-webcast Why:To showcase the amazing work of KelbyOne members, and share their photography with a worldwide audience
The presentation starts at 8PM ET (Note to International viewers: the US observes Daylight Savings Time so we recently moved our clocks forward 1-hour). Hope you can join us. :)
That’s right — I’m giving away FIVE free copies of my latest Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers Just leave a comment below in the comment section, and you’re entered. We’ll pick a winner this weekend and announce the winners on Monday. You can enter anywhere you are in the world — good luck everybody (if don’t win, you can buy the book online at Barnes & Noble or Amazon, in print or ebook formats)
Thanks for stopping by, and please consider this your friendly reminder that this is, officially, “Back Up Your Photos Friday.” :)
If you missed last week’s episode of “The Grid,” ( our live weekly show about photography) with the super awesome Kalebraas my in-studio guest — we opened the show by announcing the artist whose work will open “The Gallery at KelbyOne” (a beautiful new photographic art gallery at the KelbyOne headquarters in Florida).
The winner is: photographer and Art Director, Mark Wegner from Sonoma County, California
We were really taken with both Mark’s B&W and his color work, and the strong graphic aesthetic he brings to his compositions.
I did a full Q&A about this on-going project a few weeks back here on the blog when we opened submissions for the gallery showing to KelbyOne members. If you’ve got a moment, I think you’ll enjoying reading how the idea came about and why we’re hosting this gallery. It’s something we’re very excited about, and very proud of, and once you read about it, we hope you will be, too.
We’re working out the exact date of Mark’s opening now, and as soon as we have that nailed down, I’ll share it here on the blog (and we’ll be inviting members to join us for the opening night’s reception, and live interview with Mark in the theater).
Our hearty congratulations to Mark, and thanks to everyone who took the time to enter. We’ll be opening submissions to find our next featured artist in the gallery very soon, so stayed tuned.
Blind Photo Critiques Tomorrow on “The Grid!” Plus, tomorrow we reveal our all-new “underground hacker” set for the show with all new graphics and a new look, new intro music, heck — new everything! (Note: we did 269 episodes — just short of six years, on that old set, which debuted live on March 7, 2011 ); My guest tomorrow is Rick Sammon and we’re doing our monthly “Blind Photo Critiques” episode, so if you’d like to have your work considered for blind critique, here’s the link to submit your images. Good luck, and see you tomorrow at 4pm ET at kelbytv.com/thegrid
Let’s wrap up my first week back with a short, sweet, tutorial that is kind of a Trojan Horse, because it seems like it’s a Photoshop tutorial on How to turn a single Panoramic image into a Triptych (three separate images that have the basic look of a single image — perfect for printing) but hidden inside is a surprisingly handy, little known, little used Photoshop feature that is so incredibly handy.
Let that marinate for a minute.
OK, ready for the first Trojan Horse tutorial of the year? Let’s do it (it’s short, easy, and partially automated which is the fun part).
See, that was better than it sounded, right?
OK, how ’bout some more cool stuff? Great! For my first episode of “The Grid” for the year, I was lucky enough to have my super awesome wifey Kalebra on as my guest, and it was a really great show (some folks literally called it our best episode ever), but it starts with some REALLY BIG NEWS for KelbyOne members. It really got a lot of folks excited (and we are over-the-moon about it here at KelbyOne HQ), and we get right to the news at the beginning of the show, so I embedded it below.
Check it out (below), and let me know what you think about the big news in the comments below!
My 9-top Instagram Photos for 2016 As chosen by the awesome folks who follow me there (based on the total number of likes). :)
OK, that wraps it up for me, ya’ll.
I have some handy stuff coming on Monday (and some other news), so I hope I’ll see you then. :)
Have a great NFL Wild Card Weekend! (I’m not shooting any NFL this weekend, but…#rolltide!)
Hi Gang: First, there’s a BIG very cool announcement for KelbyOne members today on “The Grid” (my weekly talk show about photography), and you don’t want to miss it. Plus, my very, very special guest is none other than Kalebra Kelby herself.
Lots to share today on “The Grid” – our topic is “How to become a better photographer in 2017”. That’s at 4pm ET (http://kelbytv.com/thegrid).
OK, on to our Photoshop Down & Dirty Trick (it’s quick, easy and pretty fun, too! Plus, it doesn’t use the ol’ Drop Shadow Layer Style, which would make it look like it’s just floating in space).
Hope you found that helpful (and down. and dirty). ;-)
Don’t forget “The Grid” today at 4pm – we’ll be announcing one of the coolest things we’ve ever done for our members.