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Hey, whattayadoing this weekend? Want to join around 20,000+ photographers around the world having fun, making friends, and taking millions of pictures?

We’re just 5 days (it’s this Saturday) so come join in at the official site – it’s free, you’ve got a chance at some amazing prizes, and you’ll just have a ton of fun.

I’m off to Australia to lead a local walk in Sydney – my first time ever in Australia, and I’m really excited. I’ll be posting images to my Instagram account – I hope you’ll follow me there.

See you tomorrow for a Photo Walk update! :)

-Scott

P.S. If you’re signed up for the walk, make sure you check your email for an email from me with more tips on how to get awesome images on your walk (it’s the 5th in my series created just for photo walkers). 

This is getting exciting! Here’s a quick update one week (and a day) out:

(1) We now have nearly 1,000 photo walks organized around the world
All the walks are now in place, as the deadline for creating new walks has passed, so now it’s just about finding a walk near you (and can you help us spread the word to your photography friends?). Here’s the link to the official photo walk page — see if there’s a walk near you and join us on Saturday, October 3rd for an experience you’ll never forget. [the photo above is from my Rome walk two years ago].

(2) We have awesome prizes for the optional photo contest portion!
Check out this link to see what all the prizes, but the grand prize winner picks up a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, a Canon Pixma Pro 1 Printer, a 1-year Adobe Creative Cloud Membership, a Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet, and much more! 10 Finalists will get awesome prizes, too!

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Food Photography Master Class: Strobes
Play with your food! Join Steve Hansen, a food photographer based in Seattle, as he takes you through his hard won tricks of the trade for styling and capturing food using strobes and continuous light. From wine bottles to milk splashes Steve methodically takes you through his lighting setup, gear, food styling techniques, and capture tips to help you create the most delicious looking food photographs for fine art or commercial purposes. With each lesson Steve demystifies the process of making food, such as burgers, beer, and ice cream, look great on camera all the while sharing tips he’s learned through years of working in the industry.

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There’s something about an image that captures a moment at its peak. Whether it’s the perfect expression, an event never to be repeated, or in my case, a gallon of milk thrown through the air, a photographer’s job is to capture that perfect moment. I recently shot a billboard campaign for a milk company in which I was tasked with creating four images that captured important moments in a person’s life.

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Each image featured milk splashes, which are an incredible challenge to capture. While I primarily use Westcott gear, when capturing action I turn to my Broncolor Scoro pack with two strip boxes on each side of the subject fairly close in. The Scoro pack allows me to shoot with a T1 flash duration of 8,000/sec., which I have found is the sweet spot for capturing perfectly sharp splashes.

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We are now just 11-days away from my 8th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™. We’re getting close to 950 photo walks already organized in cities all over the world, which is awesome. We’ll have a lot of fun, we’ll make lots of great pictures, and we’ll make a lot of new friends in the process. This is all great, but we’re also trying to do something much more meaningful.

You’ve heard of talking about “Walking with a Purpose” and we say that because we’re using this worldwide event to raise money for the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. They need our help in a big way each year, and we can really make a difference by helping us all hit our goal of raising $50,000.

Here’s how:

(1) We are encouraging each walker to find it in their heart to donate just $1 to the Orphanage. You can do this when you sign up for your walk, or you can give a gift directly, as so many thoughtful, generous, and just awesome folks already have. Here’s the link to donate whatever amount you’d like ($1 is fine, but if you’ve been blessed and can share you, that is a double-blessing).

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(2) Buy one of our official 2015 Worldwide Photo Walk T-shirts (seen above) as 100% of the profits from these t-shirt sales go directly to the Orphanage in Kenya.  Last year (with our friend Rob Jones help). We raised over $7,000 to feed and cloth the children, and this year we’re hoping, with your help, to hit $10,000 just from t-shirt sales alone. Here’s a link to order yours today (better order to day to get yours in time for the walk.

Together, with the $1 donation for walkers all over the world, and the profits from the t-shirt sales, we’re trying to raise $50,000 to help them feed, clothe and house some wonderful children. Note: Last year we raised more than $37,000 and that made a dramatic difference (and it was three-times the amount we ever raised before!)

Remember: 100% of your $1 goes directly to the orphanage (it’s a very small orphanage, housing 33 kids, but feeding many more each day). You have no idea what a difference your dollar will make (and it would mean a lot to me that you’re helping.

This year, we walk with a purpose, on Saturday, October 3rd all over the world. Hope you can join us. :)

Here’s a link with more details — just 11-days to go!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. If you’re a company and you’d like to make a corporate donation, we would absolutely, positively love you for it and we’ll spread the word! (plus, we’ll  make sure you have everything in place for your tax deduction). Contact us directly at 1-800-738-8513. 

I am so excited to tell you about my brand-new book — it’s kind of my ‘greatest hits” book, because I took just the very best tips and most useful techniques from ALL FIVE parts of my “Digital Photography Book Series” (all five books are different), and put them into this one single new book called “The Best of the Digital Photography Book Series.” 

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It’s due to ship around October 2nd (13 days from now), but you can pre-order it right now (Amazon has it for only $16.73 and Barnes & Noble for $16.49) and be the first to get it. If you’re a KelbyOne member, you can order it direct from us at a full 40% off!

[IMPORTANT: the cover at Amazon isn’t the same as the one you see above – they’re showing the first mock-up cover, not the actual final cover above, but you’ll get the right book with the right cover now matter where you order it).

Check out my video below – it’s short, but really explains how we put all this together.

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Thanks to every one who has supported this book series, which started back in 2006, and to all those folks who made Part 1 of this series the #1 topselling book on digital photography ever. I’m thrilled to see this series live on in this “Best of” volume, and I hope you’ll give it try.

Have a great Monday everybody – I’m off to Phoenix today for my all new “Shoot Like a Pro: Reloaded” seminar tomorrow (my next stop is Washington DC, on October 16th).

Best,

-Scott

P.S. We’re 14 days away from my Worldwide Photo Walk on Saturday, October 3rd and we have 930 walks organized all over the world. If you haven’t signed up to join a walk near you (it’s free and it’s so much fun), here’s the link with more details. 

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