New KelbyOne Course: Uncovering the Magic of the Golden Hours with Rick Sammon

Learn how to capture your best photographs during the best time of day! Join Rick Sammon as he uncovers the magic of photography during the golden hours. In this class Rick shares tips for shooting before, during, and after sunrise and sunset, as well as his post processing techniques for making photos look their best. You’ll learn how to make the most of that warm golden glow, those long dramatic shadows, and the cool blue time that comes before sunrise and after sunset.

In Case You Missed It: Uncovering The Magic of Utah’s National and State Parks with Rick Sammon

Join Rick Sammon for a mini-course on landscape photography while uncovering the magic of Utah’s state and national parks. Rick takes you on a road trip that starts in Salt Lake City, Utah and ends in Las Vegas, Nevada, while showing you an array of amazing places to photograph along the way. You’ll be introduced to places like Bryce Canyon, Goblin Valley State Park, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, and so many more! At each scenic location Rick shares his tips, tricks, techniques to help you get the most out of your gear, your photography, and your time. With Rick, you’re sure to have a ton of fun and by the end of the class you’ll be ready to plan your next trip to photograph all that Utah has to offer.

Spectators enjoy Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, USA on June 8, 2017.

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series on photographing music festivals. Be sure to also check out Part 1: Gear for Photographing Music Festivals, and Part 2: Camera Setup and Post-Workflow for Music Festivals

Bonnaroo Day 1

We began our first day the same way we wound up beginning all but the last day, with a team breakfast at Cracker Barrel (we went to Waffle House on the last day). These breakfasts gave us a chance to just hang in a relaxed environment and talk with one another, whether it was about life, photography in general, or specific things about the festival. Plus we were able to load up with fuel to face the rest of the long day ahead of us. After breakfast each day, we had a little time to gather ourselves and our gear before we loaded into vehicles to head to the festival.

The Ferris Wheel at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, USA on June 8, 2017.

My Bonnaroo Experience

Now, let me preface all of this by saying one thing… I know that my Bonnaroo experience was not that of people who were just there in attendance, nor was it that of photographers who may have been there covering it for a publication or media outlet, nor was it that of the people who were shooting for the festival. So, if you’re looking at any of this in hopes of finding out what Bonnaroo is like from any perspective other than covering it for Red Bull, this will only be somewhat insightful. The passes I had allowed me to do some things and go some places others weren’t able to go, but I was also not able to do some things or go certain places others were able to go. With that said, here’s how my first day at Bonnaroo went!

Upon arrival each day, we parked in whatever lot it was we were designated to park in somewhere behind What Stage (aka the main stage), then walked to the Red Bull production trailer. Inside the trailer was a flurry of activity that included everyone from us photographers and our assistants to editors, producers, and a bevy of other people whose roles I’m still not 100% sure of, but I know they were more important than me. I’ll just suffice it to say that there was a lot of people doing a lot of work alongside each other in a relatively small space, but we all had a lot of fun together throughout the event.

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Its #TravelTuesday and I, Dave Williams, am here! I’m still in Texas where I’m on the verge of melting, and that was the ironic side of a curve-ball presentation I did this week for local photographers at Precision Camera here in Austin. For their Spring Expo I was invited to come and do a 90 minute class all about my arctic photography and the northern lights while it was 95° outside. It was a curve-ball that worked and I had a great time talking about something so juxtaposed for the environment I was in.

Anyway, have you seen DALL$#x2022;E 2? This incredible display of the power of artificial intelligence (AI) blew me away. Here’s what it does: –

As a user, we go to the app or website and we write a description of an image. The AI has studied and learned about photos and images, and it converts our writing into art. We have a range of options to choose from and download the unique art. It’s basically 2022 magic!

My thoughts on this are that it’s the culmination of years of learning, just like what Google and Instagram and other such companies have been doing with the images we’ve posted online. These computers have learned about what the content of our photos is based on our descriptions and keywords/hashtags, and we’ve now managed to turn that all upside down and go from the text to the image rather than the other way around.

Is this going to change the future for photographers? I’ll leave you to decide, but my personal belief is that we’ll start to see some big changes in in the next few months. Judge for yourself right here.

Much love

Dave

I’m back from teaching my travel photography workshop with Mimo Meidany in wonderful Prague. Incredible city – one of the most photogenic in all of Europe.

I did an Adobe Spark page (well, it’s now called “Creative Cloud Express,” but it has the same features as Spark and it’s still included as part of your Adobe subscription, so really, it’s just a new name).

It’s the story of the trip told in pictures, and captions and I included lots of behind-the-scenes shots (and a few short BTS video clips), and the camera and gear info (and all the camera info is at the bottom of the page).

If you’ve got a minute, I hope you’ll give it a quick look. Here’s the link:

https://express.adobe.com/page/N8T5y8eb1vfwf/

Thanks, everybody, and here’s wishing you an awesome week.

-Scott

P.S. Today kicks off the orientation and pre-conference sessions for our 2-day, 2-track online camera conference (where you learn how to use your camera, your accessories, and all your photography gear). It’s not too late to get your ticket – here’s the link (you get the entire Photography Gear Conference archived to stream on demand for an entire year).

Hey, everybody – I’m back from nine days in Prague, and I’m ready to get back at it (I was leading a travel photography workshop, and it was epic. Epic! What a blast!). Anyway, next week we’re hosting an online conference that’s designed to help you learn your camera, your accessories, and all your photography gear. Check out this short 1-minute video I did about the conference below: 

On Monday, we kick off with a pre-conference workshop, and then the conference runs all day Tuesday and Wednesday with two simultaneous tracks. The entire conference is archived for an entire year for you to stream on demand any time so you can catch any classes you missed, or rewatch any you want to catch again. It’s going to be really awesome, and I want you to be there. 

It’s not too late to sign up for The Photography Gear Conference: here’s the link. 

Now that I’m back, I’ll be back on the Lightroom stuff on Monday, so I hope you’ll stop back by. Have a great weekend, and we’ll catch you at the conference. :) 

-Scott

P.S. I‘m still working on my images from the trip and I’ll be posting a link to my Adobe Spark page next week when it’s posted.

Travel Photography Tips From Prague & Some Amazing AI w/ Scott Kelby & Erik Kuna | The Grid Ep. 514

On this week’s episode of The Grid, Scott is back from Prague with lots of amazing photos and stories to share! He also has plenty of helpful tips and tricks you can take with you on your next trip. Plus, he and Erik are joined by Dan Harlacher from ON1 Software to show their latest in AI!

New KelbyOne Course: Lightroom Tips & Tricks You Never Knew with Terry White

Both Adobe Lightroom and Lightroom Classic are pretty straightforward, but there are several little known features and tips and tricks that most users will never find on their own. In this class, Terry White does a rapid-fire session fitting as many tips on both versions in an hour as he can. If you’re a Lightroom or Lightroom Classic user you don’t want to miss this one!

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