Hi Gang: It’s 2:00 AM Chicago time (so 3:00 am for me, whose internal clock is on East Coast time), and I just got back to my hotel room after a sideline shoot of the BIG Chicago Bears win over the Green Bay Packers.

RC sent me the screen cap above of the ESPN TV broadcast last night as I wound up on the air a couple of times. My cell phone kept going off with texts from friends saying “I just saw you on TV.’ I just saw you again!” I was cracking up!

The highlight of the game was getting to shoot the 2nd half with my buddy, and Chicago Bears Chairman Mike McCaskey. He’s a terrific photographer, and he’s shot both college and pro sports but he rarely gets to shoot his own team, but last night he hung out with me shooting on the sidelines and we had a ball (Mike was shooting a 200-400mm f/4, and I was using my 300 f/2.8).

It’s really late, and I’ve got a very early flight (I’m meeting with Adobe’s Lightroom engineering team all day tomorrow, and I’m carrying all your wish list stuff, fix it stuff, and lots of special requests with me to the team, so you guys will be well represented).

Well, I’ve gotta hit the sack. Sorry I don’t have any photos for you guys, but even I haven’t had a chance to look at them myself. Maybe later in the week, but in the meantime, I’ll just have to revel in the fact that the Bears are 3-0, they beat a really tough team, and they’re now the only undefeated team in the NFC.

Thanks to Mike and Nancy for a Monday I won’t soon forget (and a special thanks to Nancy for letting Mike and I have a Lightroom party after the game). Man, what a way to spend a Monday!!!! :-) GO BEARS!!!!

About The Author

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books.


  1. Mr. Kelby you are one lucky man. I found myself looking for you on the sidelines while watching the game on TV. Just as I said to myself, “This is silly – I’ll never find Scott in that crowd…” there you were! I am so excited for you. And how cool to get to shoot with the team owner. It’s exciting to know he shares the passion for photography. I am hopeful we’ll get to see some of the images once you have time to de-brief.

  2. C’mon Scott, you couldn’t help Hester catch that 6 yard pass late in the 4th quarter that would have propelled my fantasy team to victory lane. Gosh Darn it! Next time I expect you to do something for me akin to what they show in those Buffalo Wild Wings commercials.

    Looking forward to seeing the pics, but please, no pics of Hester dropping the ball. Nice punt return though. :)


  3. Kelby, if you’re going to be a Bear fan now, I’m going to have to stop reading your blog. LOL


  4. Man, you really have your game face on there, Scott! ;-)

  5. Scott,

    Have fun at Adobe! Since you are offering them suggestions here is a question. If I have entered keywords through Bridge for images, will they show up in lightroom if I import the imags? If not, maybe they should (as a go forward thing). I am not using lightroom currently but am concidering it to manage my images and I don’t want to re-enter all of them (goes way back to 2001!).
    Thanks, Paul

  6. I didn’t get to see the whole game last night, but as I brought up my Alltop page this morning I wondered to myself if you were going to have a post about being at last night’s game – and there it was! Congrats on the opportunity and I know you had a blast! Looking forward to seeing some images when you get a chance.

  7. Scott:

    When you said yesterday that you were shooting an NFL game soon, I didn’t think it would be THAT NIGHT! :D Here I am thinking that you would drive to Miami next week for MNF, and you really were jumping on a plane to Chicago for last night’s game. You live a great life and I’m glad you can share part of it with us. I wish you weren’t so cryptic in your hints, though, as I would have got a kick out of looking for you at the game on TV.

    Looking forward to seeing some pictures from the game whenever you post them….and many cool changes in Lightroom 4!!


  8. Had to rub it in about the only undefeated team in the NFC, didn’t you? Blasted Missed field goals! :)

  9. Boy, you have it rough…. USF on Saturday, Dah Bears on Monday. :)

    BTW, great shot of Aaron Rodgers on the diving pass attempt.

  10. Fun game, glad you got to shoot it – and nice shot of GB QB :)

    Thanks for being our knight in shining armor with Matt with Adobe – hit another homerun with LR4 like they did with LR3 from my pov.

  11. You look like a Secret Service agent! :-)

  12. Hey Scott,
    If I knew you would be there, I would have sought you out on TV. You gotta let us know these things brother. What a game! One of my best friends is a huge Bears fan. We’re Cowboys fans but root for Chicago when we can. Can’t wait to see the rest of your pics. I hope you didn’t get “Jacked Up”. That would have been hilarious!

    Be blessed,

  13. Scott,
    I saw you right away last night when Hester returned the punt for a touchdown. You and Mike McCaskey were standing together in the end zone and then you ran over to photograph him when he went into the stands. You, your blue jacket and knee pads stood out on TV :-)

    Glad you had a good visit to Chicago!

  14. Looking forward to more great shots… And a few of us are also looking forward to seeing your shivering kneepads on the frozen tundra on Jan 2 when the Bears and Pack meet again. :)

  15. Who is the little guy with the camera? The only problem shooting NFL on the sidelines is you realize how big even the small players are. Great shots Scott!!

  16. Scott, there are a couple photos of you next to Mike McCaskey shooting on the sidelines: http://bit.ly/98teS4 (Getty Images). Thought you might be interested.

  17. I’m a native Chicagoan and complete Bears fan. I’ve never wanted to be you for a night more than right now! I’d give just about anything to shoot the Bears on the lakefront on MNF!

    Great shots!

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