Saturday
Oct
2012
13

Today’s the Day for my 5th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. Whoo Hoo!!! :-)

by Scott Kelby  |  6 Comments

OK, I know this is a rare Saturday post for me, but it’s Worldwide Photo Walk day and I’m so excited!!!!

I leave for my walk here in Paris, France in 30-minutes where I’m leading a group through Montmartre (my friend, Parisian photographer Serge Ramelli and his wife Karen are joining us) and I’m most excited to have my wife Kalebra joining me on the walk again this year as well (she’ll be wielding her “Trusty iPhone”).

For the first-time ever, we have a special “Google+ Events Page” where we’ll be sharing photos from around the world and interacting live during our walks, so check it out (and if you’re part of a walk today, make sure you click the “Yes” (I’m attending) button so you can join right in. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/wwpwgplus

Here’s wishing you all beautiful weather, a safe fun walk, and your best photos yet!

Cheers,

-Scott

Friday
Oct
2012
12

The Worldwide Photo Walk Is Tomorrow!!!! Whoo Hoo!!! (plus seven last-minute tips)

by Scott Kelby  |  18 Comments

It’s here!!! Tomorrow in more than 1,300 cities around the world my 5th Annual World Wide Photo Walk kicks off, and by tomorrow night more than 30,000 photographers around the world will collectively have taken literally millions of photos as part of their local Photo Walks. Just “Wow!

If you haven’t signed up for a walk yet: go here  right now and find a walk near you and sign up free! (you can bet walking with us tomorrow!).

If you’re already signed up to walk, here are SEVEN LAST MINUTE PHOTO WALK TIPS to make your day a success:

(1) Walk Leaders: Make Sure You Watch my Leader’s Video
If you’re leading a Photo Walk, go to your Leader’s Dashboard page on the Official Worldwide Photo Walk site and watch my video called my: Top 10 (or so) Tips for Leading A Successful Photo Walk.” There is some VERY important info in that video, so please make absolutely sure you watch it before your walk.

(2) Get a Group Shot Right at the Beginning
Somebody remember to take a group shot before you head out for your walk (it’ll be much harder to corral everybody after the shoot, so get one right before you head out). Send some to me, and I’ll post ‘em on my blog next week and over on our Google+ Event Page.

(3) This is The Gear I’m Taking on My Photo Walk
I’m walkin’ light again this year. I’m going with a Nikon D800 body with just one lens; the 28-300mm f/3.5 – f/5.6 VR lens. I’ll be using an Upstrap camera strap (a strap that doesn’t fall off your shoulder no matter what) and one Lexar 16GB 600X card (I won’t fill more than that).

(4) Don’t Forget to Wear Really Comfortable Shoes
You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you wear shoes that make your feet happy.

(5) Charge all your batteries tonight
Don’t forget to charge your camera batteries, clean your lenses (and sensor), and make sure you’ve got an empty memory card and a back-up.

(6) Go read Dave Cross’ “Photo Walk Ideas” article
If you’re looking for some great ideas, give Dave’s great article a quick read. Even though he wrote it back for my 2009 walk, it’s a great article and it’ll increase your chances for a killer shot! Here’s the link.

(7) The Most Important Thing Is…: That you all stay safe
Look out for each other on the walk.
Drink plenty of water beforehand and during the walk. Keep an eye on your gear at all times. Don’t go into scary-looking areas, traipsing down deserted alleys, or anyplace that looks unsavory. Don’t get distracted by shooting—you don’t want to bump into, or trip over, anything. Get some great shots, and I’ll see you back here on Monday for a recap of the event.

A special thanks to our wonderful sponsors who made all of this happen (especially Peachpit Press, who is giving all the walk leaders, and walk winners my “Lightroom 4 book for Digital Photographers,”), and to all the photographers around the world who volunteered to lead walks.

My humble thanks to you all for being a part of his historic photography event. Can’t wait to see your shots!!!!!! :-)

All my best,

-Scott

Thursday
Oct
2012
11

50% Off Kelby Training Apps!

by Brad Moore  |  7 Comments

To celebrate this weekend’s Worldwide Photo Walk, Kelby Training Apps are 50% off for a limited time!

If you’re looking for some help processing the images you capture this weekend, Kelby Training is the place to go! For under $5, you can get a class on taking your photos to the next level, from some of the best instructors out there!

Head on over to KelbyTraining.com to get your app now!

Thursday
Oct
2012
11

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

by Brad Moore  |  34 Comments

Making Great Photos in Bad Weather
Coming very soon to KelbyTraining.com is the latest class from Joe McNally, Making Great Photos in Bad Weather! How often do you plan on doing a location shoot, only to look outside and realize how crappy the weather is? Luckily, Joe’s here to share his years of experience and wisdom with us so we can keep shooting and make great images anyway!

When I first started working with Joe, he created a picture that, to anyone who wasn’t there, looked like it was lit by the sun pouring in through a window just out of frame. Only thing was, it was pouring cats and dogs outside. That was the first time I realized how easy it really is to get the picture you want, despite the fact that mother nature isn’t cooperating.

So, keep an eye on KelbyTraining.com early next week to catch this class as soon as it goes up!

Worldwide Photo Walk
We’re just two days away from Scott Kelby’s Fifth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk! There are over 30,000 people signed up to be a part of this great experience that brings photographers around the world together on Saturday. We hope you’ll help us keep spreading the word to all your friends, family, and fellow photographers. You can still grab some graphics to use online right here, and look back at yesterday’s posts to get info on using Google+!

Kelby Training Live
Here are the upcoming dates for Kelby Training Live seminars: 

One Light, Two Light with Joe McNally
10/12 - Lansing, MI
11/2 – Philadelphia, PA
11/5 – Tampa, FL

Photoshop CS6 for Photographers
10/17 – Minneapolis, MN (with RC Concepcion)
10/19 – Chicago, IL (with RC Concepcion)
10/29 – Washington, DC (with Scott Kelby)

Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these seminars!

The Grid
On yesterday’s episode of The Grid, RC Concepcion and Pete Collins discussed Conflict in Photography. They covered a lot of ground regarding dealing with clients, using contracts, getting payment, and plenty more. There were also a ton of great comments and pieces of advice from viewers!

The episode will be up sometime today on KelbyTV.com and YouTube, so check on those channels throughout the day!

Win OnOne’s Perfect Photo Suite from NAPP Member UK!
Dave Clayton over at NAPP Member UK is teaming up with OnOne Software to give away a copy of the OnOne Perfect Photo Suite 6, along with an upgrade to Suite 7 when it’s released! All the info on the prize and what you have to do for a chance to win are at NAPPMember.co.uk

Winners
1-Month Kelby Training Subscription
- Jeff Rease

One Light, Two Light Seminar
- Chris

Photoshop CS6 for Photographers Seminar
- Chance Hammock

We’ll be in touch soon regarding your prizes.

That’s it for today. Have a great week, and see you Saturday for the Worldwide Photo Walk!

Wednesday
Oct
2012
10

The Worldwide Photo Walk Contest Submissions

by Brad Moore  |  7 Comments

Hey everyone, Brad Moore here with a couple of quick updates on the contest and social aspects of the Worldwide Photo Walk. A lot of people have asked about submitting photos to the contest and sharing them online. If you just want the deadline dates, you can see the full schedule here. If you want a bit more info on how everything is happening, here’s the rundown of how we’re doing everything this year…

Walker Photo Contest
Each walker will be able to submit their one best photo taken during the Photo Walk to the contest. After your walk on October 13, you’ll go to the Photo Walk website and log in, then go to your Walk Page. There you’ll see where you can upload your image to the contest. We recommend the photos be no larger than 1MB in size.

You’ll have until October 22 to submit your image to the contest. You are not required to submit anything to the contest if you don’t want to. But, if you do, you’ll have a shot at winning some pretty awesome prizes!

Leaders will then have until October 29 to pick the best photo from their walk. From all of those photos, Scott Kelby will choose the Top Ten Finalists and one Grand Prize winner to be announced on November 9 . Those photos will also be voted on from November 9 – November 16 for the People’s Choice Award!

If you have questions about copyright and usage rights, you can get the full skinny on all that right here. The short version is, you agree to let us use your image to help promote next year’s Photo Walk. We don’t sell the images or claim any ownership of them.

If you want info on using Google+ for the social aspect of the Photo Walk, keep reading on the next post!

Wednesday
Oct
2012
10

Using Google+ for The Worldwide Photo Walk

by Brad Moore  |  1 Comments

Google+ for Social Sharing
In previous years, we’ve promoted Flickr as the social sharing channel for the Photo Walk. This year we’re going with Google+ instead! This is where you can share lots of your photos and experiences from the Photo Walk. It is not where you submit photos to the contest. Just want to make that clear distinction…

Contest  =  WorldwidePhotoWalk.com
Social  =  Google+

If you’re new to Google+, watch the video from RC Concepcion above. Below are a couple more videos from RC that he put together showing just how you can use Google+ to your advantage for the Worldwide Photo Walk.

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