I did this interview a while back, but I had never actually seen it until I ran across it by accident earlier this past week, and the person interviewing me is Mubai-based Photoshop wizard (and super great guy all around) Unmesh Dinda.

He did such a great job in every aspect of this, from the production (just watch the first minute and you’ll see what I mean), to the questions he asked, to well…the whole thing. It was such a fun and different chat, and I give the credit to Unmesh – he is really, really good at this stuff and it was an honor to get the opportunity to chat with him.

If you get a sec, give it a listen (you can let it run in the background while you’re editing). :)

I’ve embedded the interview above, but I’m very grateful to Unmesh for his thoughtful questions, and for making the interview so much fun. He’s a very special guy, and we’ve been very fortunate to have him teach at the Photoshop World and to feature him in KelbyOne Online Courses.

Thanks for giving it a watch (or a listen in the background), and here’s wishing you a great weekend! :)

-Scott

Stories From The Sidelines with Scott Kelby & Rob Foldy | The Grid Ep. 484

This week Scott Kelby is joined by fellow sports photographer and KelbyOne instructor Rob Foldy to share stories from the sidelines! From getting plowed over by players and umpires, to meeting memorable people, and lessons learned from their experiences, this episode is packed full of entertaining and enlightening stories. Viewers also share some of their own close calls throughout the episode.

In Case You Missed It… Sports Photography: Make Your Pee Wees Look Like Pros

Photograph your kids sports like a pro! Join Rob Foldy, professional sports photographer, as he teaches you the basic photographic principles that will make your subjects proud. This is not a class on gear, but Rob does show you how to use what you have, and how to configure your camera for the best results. You’ll also learn the importance of storytelling and how being prepared before you go to the game will help you take your photographs to the next level. Rob brings it all together by working with three parents while they photograph their kids’ soccer game, providing them tips for shooting with everything from a mobile phone to a DSLR.

#TravelTuesday has come around again and I, Dave Williams, am here as always! My departure date is getting closer and closer and I’m busy preparing and testing for my mission in Kofifernweh. I’ve been making minor adjustments and I’m happy to report that the turbocharger is now fully operational again. But that’s not what I’m here for – I’m here to talk pixels. More specifically, gifting them!

With a special time of year approaching it’s time for us to get thinking about what to do in the way of gifts. A random gift from Amazon may solve the issue of being empty-handed, however we can use our skills as photographers and artists to give a gift that really has meaning instead.

A portrait photographer can gift a portrait, a landscape photographer can gift a landscape, and a photographer with too many to choose from can gift a calendar. We have so many fans amongst our family and close friends that offer constant praise and act as personal cheerleaders to our growing photography skills that we could think smart and offer something bespoke that they would really love.

Having seen the headline of this post you could have very easily guessed what it was about and you’ve just read it, so surely there can’t be a lot left to say. Well, here comes the curveball!

Gifting photos to promote our business and to open doors is very, very effective. I’ve told the story of how I shot inside St Pauls Catherdal in London with a tripod – a feat only ever achieved by the BBC when they record and broadcast ceremonies – and it was all down to the promise of a print.

I got in touch with the marketing manager (who is always a good person to start with) and ensured I addressed them personally, by name. I asked very nicely what I wanted to ask without beating around the bush or wasting their time, offering a brief explanation of the circumstances, the intended result, and who I was. At the end as well as the usual line of ‘you can have copies of the images’ I added, ‘and I would love to print one for your office.’

That offer of a print, or the surprise gift of a print, is a fantastic way to market ourselves, make ourselves memorable, and form a lasting relationship. It’s also the best tool for leverage!

Short but sweet, but valuable, that’s todays post. Honestly worth its weight in gold!

Much love

Dave

This feature is so incredibly useful, I can’t believe Adobe hasn’t made a bigger deal of it. It’s kind of a “hidden right in front of our eyes” feature but I haven’t found any of my friends yet that even knew it was there.

Check out the short video below where I show what it is, where it is, and why it’s so awesome:

Is that super helpful or what? Time to add that one to your workflow. :)

Hope you all have a fantastic Monday! Go Bucs and #Rolltide!

Scott

Great video today from our friend and colleague, Jefferson Graham, about all the cool new stuff for iPhoneographers in the upcoming operating system update for the iPhone – IOS 15

(NOTE: Apple is having a big event on Tuesday to launch the new iPhones, maybe a new watch, and perhaps other cool stuff, so we’ll have access to this new stuff fairly soon). Anyway, check out this short video from Jeff:

Thanks, Jefferson. Can’t wait until Tuesday for news on the camera hardware side of things.

Have a great NFL football weekend, everybody. #RollTide and high-five to the Bucs for beating the Cowboys last night. That was more of a nail-biter than I had hoped, but we pulled it off. Now for a big Alabama win! :)

-Scott

Blind Photo Critiques with Scott Kelby & Erik Kuna | The Grid Ep. 483

Fresh off of Photoshop World, Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna are back this week with another installment of the fan favorite, Blind Photo Critiques! Tune in to see what advice they have for this week’s batch of user-submitted photos.

New KelbyOne Course: The Infrared Landscape with Deborah Sandidge

Infrared photography is a wonderful way to broaden your photographic horizons and expand your creativity! Join Deborah Sandidge as she introduces you to the fundamentals of infrared photography. Nothing can quite compare with the surreal factor of bright white foliage, a dark sky and how beautifully infrared light is reflected and absorbed by different surfaces. In this class Deborah introduces you to the types of infrared photography, the gear you’ll need, what to look for when shooting infrared, and inspire you to open yourself up to a new outlet for artistic expression.

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