Tuesday
Jul
2012
24

Nashville Rocks!

by Scott Kelby  |  23 Comments

How can you not love a town that has rocking chairs in their convention center!!!

Man, did we pick the right city to kick off my Photoshop for Photographers tour!!! The people in Nashville ROCK!!!! We had such a fun day (and nearly 300 photographers from all over Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky showed up), and they were the most fun, most gracious, and just downright into-it crowd you could possibly ask for to kick off a tour. I loved every minute of it, and met some really great, down to earth photographers. Thanks for the warm welcome Nashville!!!

On to Philadelphia on Friday and then New York City on Monday!
I hope you’ll come out and catch my new tour. LOTS of cool new stuff to share!! Here’s all the details: 

Hey, whatdayasay we give away two tickets each to Philly and New York!
If you’d like to attend either my Philly seminar on Friday, or New York on Monday and can’t afford to go, just leave me a comment here, and tonight I’ll be two people for each city to come and spend the day at the seminar for free.

Hope I get to chance to show you all the cool new stuff I’ve been working on in Photoshop (and the amazing stuff in CS6), in just a few days. Have a great Tuesday everybody and thanks again to everybody who came out to join me in Nashville (including my buddy Big Donnnnnnnnnn Jones!), I sure had a blast (and I hope you did, too!).

Tuesday
Jul
2012
24

Some Shots From My “Not My Reunion Gig”

by Scott Kelby  |  13 Comments

If you’ve been following the saga of “Not my Reunion” here on the blog (see late last week), or over at Kalebra’s hilarious G+ posts about it, here are a few shots from the reunion on Saturday night (photos by Brad Moore). 

(Above: That’s me back in the back — 3.4 miles from the front of the stage. I can usually only been seen through the Hubble telescope. This is one of the many reasons shortly after high school I switched to keyboards. LOL!!!). Photo by Kalebra with her trusty iPhone.

(Above: That’s Tony McMahon on lead guitar. He’s a really smoking guitar player — even was back when we were teens. He has a Hawaiian Lei around this neck. I never found out why. That’s Dean Erskine behind him. You don’t want to play him in golf. He owns a golf course. Literally. He’s been playing since he was nine. Leave your wallet at home. He plays a pretty mean banjo, too!.) Photo by Brad Moore.

(Above: A close-up of Tony’s Gibson Les Paul in action. Photo by Brad Moore).

(Above: here’s a shot of the whole gang. From L to R: Tayloe Harding on Keyboards. Mike “Big Dog” partially obscured by mic stands and things on Percussion,  that’s me back in the South 40; Tony McMahon on Lead Guitar, Tim Colton on Bass, Dean Erskine on Guitar and Banjo on Eagles songs, and Joe Mathein on Lead Vocals (sitting in for our original lead singer Angie Aparo) . It’s possible we’re not a “pretty boy” band. ;-)  Photo by Brad Moore. 

(Above: A good clean shot of me chopping wood in green and blue.  Photo by Brad Moore. 

(Above: Here one of me right before we went on, taken by my sweetie with her “Trusty iPhone.” I wore a Marshall Amplification t-shirt while playing the drums just to throw off the people dancing. ;-)

My wife Kalebra was such a great sport for coming yet again to another “Not my Reunion” and covering the event live on her G+ page (which was almost as much fun as the gig itself). Plus, Brad Moore totally took one for the team by coming out and getting some shots (Thanks Braddo!).

It’s been five years since our last reunion, and since we’re all older than dirt, who knows if we’ll ever get the chance to relive our high school classic rock band days again, but for that one night we got to laugh, play louder than we should have, and the sweet sound of cowbell filled the air during “We’re an American Band.”

A great way to spend a Saturday night back in my home town seeing old friends and reliving some of the best times of my young life. Thanks guys, I had a ball. Now, can I get my guitar and keyboards and move back up front? ;-)

 

 

 

Monday
Jul
2012
23

Today We’re Posting my Travel Photography Online Class

by Scott Kelby  |  37 Comments

Hi Gang: First, watch that 60-second video above, and then come back here for what the video didn’t tell you (no peeking — go watch the video clip first — plus, you get to hear me speak French, which I usually reserve for special occassions).

OK, here’s what it didn’t tell you
It’s a two-part class; the first part is the “how to shoot” part, which is around an hour and half long, shot on location in Paris, France (the ideal place to shoot a travel photography class). By the way; the class isn’t about how to shoot Paris — it’s just filmed in Paris  — it’s about shooting travel photography in general.

In the second part  of the class, I take the images shot in the Part One, and go through the entire Lightroom / Photoshop workflow and post-processing, from start to finish. We do all the Camera Raw editing, stitching of Panos, retouching, the whole nine yards starting with the raw photos right out of the camera. That 2nd part is three and half hours of in-depth training. Of course, you don’t have to watch all three and half hours — you can jump right to technique you want to learn if you like, but at least all totaled it’s around FIVE hours of travel photography techniques and post-processing.

There have been two online classes that I have been over-the-top excited about; one was my “Crush the Composition” class and the other is this travel class. I really feel like it’s going to help a lot of folks get the best travel photos they’ve ever taken. It’s very pragmatic, straight to the point, packed with techniques you can really use. If you’re a Kelby Training Subscriber, I hope you’ll check out the class when it’s released later today right here. If you’ve haven’t subscribed to Kelby Training, n’attendez pas une autre minute. Joignez maintenant.!!! :)

Monday
Jul
2012
23

Can You Help Me Unravel My Birthday Mystery?

by Scott Kelby  |  22 Comments

Q. Who sent me this absolutely beautiful wicker picnic basket for my birthday?
A. I have no idea.

This is my Birthday Mystery
When I got home from my Hawaii vacation a large box was sitting at the front door. I brought it in, and inside the box was this fantastic picnic basket (photo by Kalebra on her trusty iPhone). I searched everywhere for a “This is from….” card. I looked inside the box and out, inside the picnic basket itself, and everywhere I could think to look but I could not find who sent it.

So, the really nice person who sent this to me for my birthday is probably thinking I’m an ungrateful rat since I’ve never thanked them for it. I’ve called a few folks who I thought might have sent it to me, but you have to be careful with that because you don’t want to ask someone directly and force them to say, “Ummm, no, I didn’t get you anything for your birthday,” so the whole thing is kinda awkward, as is the post, but I’m desperate to find out whom to thank and I can’t let this drag on any longer.

My guess is that the person who sent this expensive gift must know me pretty well, and in that case they probably read this blog, and if you are indeed that person, then you know my cell phone number, and if you would call it so I can thank you personally for such a very cool gift that I can’t wait to use to surprise my wifey with a picnic (of course, at this point it will only be when and where, because I think she knows a romantic picnic cannot be far behind).

So, that’s my story
If you sent it, please please call me. If you know who sent it, call them and have them call me. If you didn’t send it….why not! (totally kidding. Just a joke). Thanks for helping me track down “The Mystery of the Unmarked Birthday Picnic Basket.”

Monday
Jul
2012
23

The Winner of My “Cow Bell” Challenge From Friday

by Scott Kelby  |  5 Comments

I don’t know how he does it, but he’s done it again!

Our buddy Ken Toney was the first person to pick Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band” which is the song I had to go out and buy the Cowbell for, so Ken picks up a copy of my just-released “Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers.” 

Lot of great guesses though, from Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen” to Loverboy’s “Everybody’s working for the weekend” but Saturday I was using that cowbell on American Band at “Not My Reunion.” We did have a ball, and I was able to coax Brad Moore into taking some photos so I hope to have some of them for you tomorrow here on the blog.

I’m in Nashville, Tennessee today for my “Photoshop for Photographers Tour” and I’ll be in Philly on Friday with the tour and next Monday in New York City so I’ll hope I’ll get to meet you in person in one of these three towns. Have an “it needs more cowbell” kinda day!

Friday
Jul
2012
20

Join Joe McNally and RC For a Workshop in Paradise

by Scott Kelby  |  7 Comments

My buddy RC Concepcion is the Guest Instructor at Joe McNally‘s St. Lucia workshop, which is just the most amazing location (and hotel — see above) for a workshop ever!.

This is one of those “once in a lifetime” opportunities to learn from two of the best in the business, and if you want the full scoop, Joe just put a post over on his blog (here’s the link). If you get to do this, just know up front — I’m totally jealous!!!!

P.S. I’m giving all attendees to Joe & RC’s workshop a copy of my “Lightroom 4 book for Digital Photographers.” 

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