Tuesday
Dec
2011
27

USA Today Unpacks My Laptop Bag (and a Quick Falcons/Saints Game Update)

by Scott Kelby  |  23 Comments



When I was out in Los Angeles for my “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it” tour, USA Today came by for an interview about what I take on the road when I travel. They did a cool little video where they show all the tech (and non-tech) stuff I travel with, and in the article they list everything I carry in my Think Tank Photo laptop bag.

The article, and video, are online now in Jefferson Graham’s “Talking Your Tech” section (Jefferson is a photographer himself), here’s the link to the online version of the story (and the video) is below. The story is in today’s print edition of USA Today in their Tech Section.

UPDATE: I got a copy of USA Today at the hotel this morning, and here’s how it looks in the print edition (see below):

Onto the Big Game
It was a history-making game last night as Saints Quarterback Drew Brees broke Dan Marino’s all time Single Season Passing record and it was amazing to be there to witness it. Got lots of shots of Drew right when it happened, and I’ll share some of those shortly, but it’s 1:50 am and I’ve got a flight home in the morning, so I’m hitting the sack

Even through the Falcons lost (Boooo), it was still a lot of fun, and I had a bunch of buddies there shooting the game, including Matt Lange, Michael Benford, and Chuck Barnes (among others), so the game was a blast, and the lighting for a Dome stadium, was pretty amazing. What a great night!!! (and I am beat!).

Hope you all have a great Tuesday, and I’ll be posting some photos soon!

Monday
Dec
2011
26

Our Offices are Closed Today (which makes it a perfect day to shoot Monday Night Football)

by Scott Kelby  |  25 Comments

Hi Gang: Our offices are closed today as part of our Christmas break, so it’s super-fluffy blog post Monday. Today I’m flying to New Orleans, Louisiana to shoot the Monday Night Football NFL game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints. It’s my first time shooting in the Super Dome, and I’ve always wanted to see it, plus this is a HUGE game (conference wise anyway—-but Atlanta just clinched their playoff spot last night with the Packers win), and since it’s a Monday night game, it’ll be nationally televised (keep an eye out for the guy with the yellow tape on the top rung of his monopod. No ball cap this time, since it’s in a dome).

Hope everybody has a great day today (and I hope Santa brought you lots of cool photo gear and Photoshop stuff!). Merry Christmas everybody and we’ll see you here tomorrow (if I get any shots from the game, I’m post ‘em here Tuesday. If I don’t post any shots tomorrow, you’ll know what happened). :0)

Friday
Dec
2011
23

Psyched! Sports Illustrated included one of my shots from the “Beef ‘O’ Bradys Bowl” in their SI Snapshot “Photos of the Day”

by Scott Kelby  |  36 Comments



OK, I just had to share this because…well…it’s Sports Illustrated, and I am just really excited!!!!

This was shot on assignment for the wire service I shoot for, Southcreek Global Media, at the “Beef ‘O’ Brady Bowl” (A Big East conference college bowl, played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida). During Bowl Games we try to upload images from each quarter live as the game unfolds, and so this year I again asked Matt Kloskowski to be my editor, and he worked up in the Press Box above the field during the game and after  (see his photo below).

(Above: Here’s Matt’s view from the Pressbox, taken after the game with his iPhone. He added a few annotations to show you how rough he had it). ;-) Matt gave a behind-the-scenes report over on Google+. Here’s the link).

Matt and I didn’t get home until around 3:00 am (well, after the final uploads after midnight we had an hour drive home, and a late-night stop by Applebees), so I didn’t see that SI had featured the shot until the following day when a very kind follower on my Facebook page posted the news. When I saw it, I did a major happy dance!

Thanks to SI for including my shot; to Matt for being such a great editor, and to Southcreek for giving me the assignment in the first place. I’m shooting an NFL game this week (more on this shortly), and then the Outback Bowl on January 2nd.

Friday
Dec
2011
23

RC Creates a Norman Rockwell-esque Santa Photo

by Scott Kelby  |  32 Comments

My buddy RC Concepcion created this absolutely wonderful shot of his adorable daughter Sabine sitting on Santa’s lap and I thought it was the perfect shot to share with you guys as we head into Christmas weekend.

I think his post processing on the image really gave it that painted look and perfectly suited the image. To me, it really has that Normal Rockwell look, and well…I thought it was just lovely all the way around. :)  [Thanks to RC for allowing me to share this with you].

Here’s wishing you all the joys that His season can bring, and I hope Santa’s sleigh has everything on your wish list this year!

Merry Christmas!!!!!

-Scott and all the crew here at Kelby Media Group

Thursday
Dec
2011
22

B&H Unboxing Video Contest – Win a Canon 5D Mark II!

by Brad Moore  |  9 Comments

Check out the B&H Unboxing Video Contest! All you have to do is put together a video of yourself unboxing something from B&H and upload it for your chance to win a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera, Kodak PLAYSPORT Zx5 video camera, or Sony MHS-FS1 Bloggie camcorder!

Of course, the more creative you get, the better chance you have of winning! Here are a few examples of videos that have already been entered…

http://youtu.be/x8Fj5cRTui0

http://youtu.be/3QkPnP7Ty8o

http://youtu.be/AImlyEmZDMQ

http://youtu.be/Z1lPOXFGDJM

The deadline for entries is January 2, and you can find all the info you need over at B&H. Good luck!

Thursday
Dec
2011
22

It’s Pimpy Thursday!

by Brad Moore  |  7 Comments

Hey gang, Brad Moore here with a few very quick things for today…

Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers
If you missed our Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers webcast last Thursday with Corey Barker and Scott Kelby — or if you watched it and just loved it beyond belief — it’s now available on KelbyTraining.com. Corey does a couple of really cool tutorials including the “Virtual Paint Gun.”

Speaking of Corey’s book, remember that if you order a copy between now and the end of December, you’ll get 3 free grab bag DVDs with your order and Corey will sign your book!

Kelby Training App Sale
We’re currently having a sale on a bunch of our apps. All the details listed right here:

LR3 Presents: $8.99 (10% discount)

CS5 Crash Course: $7.99 (20% discount)

LR3 Crash Course: $7.99 (20% discount)

Scott Kelby’s 10 Essential Lighting Techniques: $4.99 (50% discount)

HDR Crash Course: $4.99 (50% discount)

3D Crash Course: $4.99 (50% discount)

KelbyTraining.com
And, lastly for today, make sure you check out David Ziser’s latest course on KelbyTraining.com – Wedding Photography: Photographing Couples

David covers all you need to know about clothing choices, locations, composition, and more!

That’s it for today. Happy holidays!

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