Wednesday
Dec
2012
12

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore!

by Brad Moore  |  25 Comments


Photo by Joe McNally

Back in October, I made my annual trek to New York City for Photo Plus Expo. But this year I did something that I hadn’t done in previous years… I signed up to have my portfolio reviewed while I was there.

These portfolio reviews are a little different than most others. They’re done by creative directors from major magazines, art buyers from ad agencies, photo editors from wire services, and other people who see tons of images every day from a multitude of photographers (and some of them are photographers themselves). My experience with this was a good one, but that’s another blog post for another day. I mention these portfolio reviews because one of them led to the events that took place this past weekend…

The last review I had was with a photo editor from Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, a company that owns 850 radio stations across the country. She liked my work so much that she wound up hiring me to cover the Jingle Ball concerts for Y100 in Miami and 93.3 FLZ in Tampa.

The lineups for these shows included everyone from up and coming artists like Walk The Moon, Karmin, and Austin Mahone…


Walk The Moon


Karmin


Austin Mahone

…to megastars like Flo Rida, Enrique Iglesias, and Justin Bieber.


Flo Rida


Enrique Iglesias


Justin Bieber

And since I was shooting for Clear Channel, I got an all access pass to both shows. Continue reading

Tuesday
Dec
2012
11

It’s “Lots of Quick News” (and it’s “Big Adobe Event” Tuesday)

by Scott Kelby  |  19 Comments

Adobe’s online Creative Cloud event is today!
It’s the one where they’re unveiling what’s next in the Creative Cloud is today, and I’m part of the presentation (I’ll be talking a little about the cloud itself, but then later on I’m doing a segment called “Hidden Gems” where I’ll be showing some new stuff and some little-known existing features in Photoshop.

When: TODAY, December 11th, 2012
Time: 10:00 PST (1:00 pm New York Time)
Where: Here’s the link.  

My new book is already sold out
But if you didn’t get your order in yesterday, you can still order the Print edition from Amazon.com and they’ll deliver it as soon as the next batch hits their warehouse — here’s the link just in case.

If you can’t wait ’till then, it’s available right now from Apple’s iBook Store (for IOS) — here’s the link

Submit your images for our “Blind Critiques” episode of “The Grid”
If you’d like to have your photography considered for TOMORROW”s blind critiques (we show your images but don’t mention your name on the air), just leave us a link to your images AT THIS ADDRESS: http://kelbytv.com/thegrid/critique/

We’ll pick 20 or so photographer’s work to go over on the show (not based on who posted first — we choose based on showing variety and images we think can help our viewers), and the live show is broadcast TOMORROW at 4:00 pm ET at http://www.kelbytv.com/thegrid  — see you on “The Grid”

Catch Matt Kloskowski on “The Hallmark Channel’s: Home & Family”
That’s right, our own homegrown Mattski is going to be a guest Wednesday on broadcast TV on the Hallmark Channel’s show, “Home & Family.” They’ll be talking about photography and Photoshop and what Matt uses to make his hair so shiny, so make sure you tune in. Here’s the details:

When: Wednesday at 9:00 am ET
Where: The Hallmark Channel (check your local cable guide)
When Again: It’s possible it’s not at 9:00 am everywhere, so again, check your cable guide.

Want more megapixels? Be careful what you wish for. 
I was reminded this week how large the file sizes are for images I shoot with my Nikon D800. I grabbed a hard drive to copy around 1,000 images I took in Cuba, and I was shocked to see that it wouldn’t fit on the drive because it was a whopping 43 Gigbytes!!! I looked at what the Raw files were from my Nikon D3s, and for around 1,000 Raw files it was 1/3 the size (around 15GB) and for the same number of JPEGs from a similar camera it around 6GB. I’ll shoot more than 1,000 photos at any given football game in just three hours (glad I’m shooting JPEG).

Anyway, I added a chart below with the specs. Eyeopening. (And yes, I know it’s just simple math, and that hard drive space has never been cheaper, but until you actually try and copy that many GB and your hard drive says “Not enough room” and you think, “Nah, it can’t be” you found out, “Oh, it be.”).

You will get a kick out of this video!
I know I’m probably the 15,000th person to share this very cute Jimmy Fallon/Mariah Carey rendition of Mariah’s “All I want for Christmas is You” Christmas song, but Kalebra and I just watched it a few mornings ago and it really got us in the Christmas Spirit (and I’ve been singing it ever since).

Hope it makes your Holiday, and your Tuesday a little brighter. :-)

Gotta run!
Hope to see you all today at the Adobe event (it’s free!). Cheers, -Scott 

Monday
Dec
2012
10

Introducing My Brand New Book (it’s certainly one I never dreamed I would write)

by Scott Kelby  |  Comments Off Comments

Every once in a while I write a book on something that’s way outside my usual Photography and Photoshop topics, like a few years back when I wrote a short hardcover book for guys who didn’t want kids (trying to explain why they’re missing out on about the greatest thing ever!). Well, this book is certainly something different for me, and it’s on a topic that I would have ever dreamed that I would write.

I hope you’ll take a moment and watch the short video above about why I wrote it and who it’s for. Also, if you order (or download) a copy, know that 100% of the profits from the book will go to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. 

NOTE: on the video it says that’s its only available in ebook format at this time (it’s now in the Apple iBooks store — here’s the link), but actually we now have printed copies and you can buy them directly from Amazon.com (here’s the link).

One more thing: I left the commenting turned off for this post, which is unusual for me, but this book is unusual for me too, and this way I can actually go to the office instead of just sitting around all day with my finger on the “Delete comment and block user button.” LOL!  :)

Cheers, and here’s wishing you your best Monday yet!

All my best,

-Scott

P.S. UPDATE: The book is now sold-out on Amazon.com, but you can still place your order there and as soon as they get the next shipment they’ll send your copy out straight away. Many thanks to every one who ordered a copy! :)

Friday
Dec
2012
07

Big Adobe Unveiling Coming Next Tuesday! (and you’re invited!)

by Scott Kelby  |  15 Comments

Adobe has asked me to show off some cool new Photoshop stuff (along with some other hidden gems), and the whole event will broadcast LIVE and you don’t want to miss what’s next in Adobe’s Creative Cloud.

When: Next Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
Time: 10:00 PST (1:00 pm New York Time)
Where: Here’s the link.  

The Photoshop Guys will be helping out in the live chats; answering questions and generally being pesty, so I hope you’ll join us all online for this very slick event. Lots of cool stuff to share. See you then! :-)

Friday
Dec
2012
07

Catch our Bonus “Holiday Gift Guide” for Photographers

by Scott Kelby  |  8 Comments

Our buddy, lifestyle photographer Erik Valind, was in town taping a class for Kelby Training Online and I snagged him as my in-studio Guest for a special “Holiday Gifts for Photographers” episode of “The Grid” (our weekly talkshow for photographers).

These are an entirely different collection of gifts from my “Gonzo Gear Guide” that I published here on Monday — these are all entirely new, awesome, super useful (and mostly inexpensive) yet totally cool gear for the photographer on your Holiday Gift List (except Erik apparently has the holiday gift budget of a neurosurgeon but I will say, even though some of his suggestions cost a bit more, he picked some really great values, including a lens deal that really surprised me).

You can watch our Gift Guide for Photographer episode above. Happy shopping everybody! :)

Thursday
Dec
2012
06

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

by Brad Moore  |  42 Comments

Photoshop User TV
Have you watched the latest episode of Photoshop User TV? You might want to if you haven’t, considering it might be the only episode that’s ever featured an Academy Award nominee!

Aaron Blaise, who animated characters for movies like The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and directed Brother Bear (which landed him the Oscar nomination), stopped by to show how he develops a character for the screen from sketch to finished image. He wowed Corey and Pete on set, and is wowing viewers as well!

KelbyTraining.com
Trying to figure out how to work your iPad into your photography workflow? Or maybe you want to create your own iPad app… Terry White’s latest classes on KelbyTraining.com will help you figure out how to do both of these!

In Creating an iPad app in InDesign, Terry walks you through the surprisingly easy process of creating your very own iPad app from start to finish, including submitting it to the iTunes store!

Then, in Using the iPad in Your Photography Workflow, Terry shows you all the tools and apps he uses to shoot tethered, edit photos, get model releases, show his portfolio, and more!

Leave a comment for your chance to win a 1-month subscription to KelbyTraining.com.

Kelby Training Live
There are only a couple of chances left to catch Kelby Training Live seminars this year, so make sure you take advantage of these two opportunities:

Lightroom 4 Live with Matt Kloskowski
Dec 10 – San Diego

One Light, Two Light with Joe McNally
Dec 17 – Houston

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

Winners
TAP! 2013 Conference Ticket
- Martin G.

Lightroom 4 Live
- Dianne A

1-Month KelbyTraining.com Subscription 
- Taz

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