Monthly Archives October 2020

It’s here and I’m so excited (I can’t believe this is the 13th year in a row, right?)

Greetings from Tampawhere this morning we’re doing an all-day live broadcast (at the top of every hour) and an online Silent Auction (to raise money for the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya) featuring prints from famous photographers and one-on-one Skype Sessions and Portfolio Reviews up for bids.

Here’s the link to the Silent Auction

Erik Kuna is joining me all day, along with a host of awesome KelbyOne instructors who are Skyping in from all over — that’s at the top of every hour, starting at 10:00 AM ET. We have LOTS of prizes to give away every hour so make sure you check in often. You can watch it right here.

Here’s some “Day of Walk” stuff from me and the crew:

1. Our hashtag is #WWPW2020

On Twitter, follow @kelbyone and to talk to us about the photo walk, use the hashtag #WWPW2020, and tag your images with that hashtag as well.

2. Upload any cool shots you’re taking today to share them with the Community

This year, for the first time ever, we’ve created a worldwide gallery where you can upload (from your Photo Walk account page) to share your images with the world, and there’s a checkbox there is you want to enter the image into our photo competition.

3. We are SO close to hitting our donation goal. You can make it happen!

We’re only about $1,000 away from hitting our $15,000 direct donations goal for the Photo Walk, and you can help us make it. Even if you can’t do a Photo Walk today with us, you can still sign up and donate the $5 of which 100% goes to the orphanage.

4. Order your official Worldwide Photo Walk T-shirt

100% of the profits go directly to the orphanage, and this is a great way to show your support — here’s the link (plus, the shirt design is really cool — high-five to our own Margie Rosenstein who comes up with these t-shirt designs each year. She is awesome!

Thanks everybody — it’s going to be a great day, and we’re going to raise a lot of money for some awesome kids! :)



Tomorrow, in cities all over the world, my 13th Annual World Wide Photo Walk for the Springs of Hope Orphanage kicks off, and by tomorrow night collectively we will have taken literally millions of photos, and with any luck, have raised a ton of donations for the orphanage. How cool is that!!!!

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

Tomorrow I‘m Broadcasting LIVE all day long!

To celebrate the walk, and the images you’re taking during your walks, Erik Kuna and I will be LIVE all day at the top of every hour tomorrow with prizes, giveaways, sharing your images, and having guests and lots of fun and surprises. You can watch the live stream at the official Worldwide Photo Walk Site.

We’re doing Silent Auctions of instructor prints, one-on-one Skype time with them, and portfolio reviews

We’ll have all the details on the live show tomorrow, but you’ll have an amazing opportunity to own the work of some of your favorite photographers, and a chance to pick their brains one-on-one by bidding in the silent auction. Hey, ya never know, right (and all the proceeds go the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya)

Help the Orphanage by ordering your Official Photo Walk T-shirt

100% of the profits from these Photo Walk t-shirts goes straight to the orphanage, so please consider ordering one right now — it makes a difference in the lives of these awesome kids (and it’s a win-win. You get a cool collectors item 2020 t-shirt, and they get a donation for food, clothing, housing, medicine and education).

Here’s some photo tips for getting great images on tomorrow’s walk

Here are SIX LAST MINUTE PHOTO WALK TIPS from our dear friend, beloved photographer, educator, and author Rick Sammon.

What gear to bring on the photo walk

7 Tips for Photographing in Cities

Rick Sammon reveals 7 tips for photographing cities and getting the most out of our images from this year’s Worldwide Photowalk.

Find out what gear you should bring on the Worldwide Photo Walk.

Photo Walk Tips: Making Pictures with Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon shares his secrets for creating photos and not snapshots on your photo excursion during the Photowalk.

Photo Walk Tips: Photographing People

Try these 7 tips from Rick Sammon on photographing people during during the Photo Walk.

Photo Walk Tips: Storytelling with Pictures

Rick Sammon shares his best tips on storytelling with your photography.

Photo Walk Tips: Capturing Sunsets

Thanks, Rick! :) Here’s a few more important tips:

The group shot from the Photo Walk I led in Paris a few years ago

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. Don’t forget sunscreen (or a raincoat, depending on the weather for your walk).

Charge your camera 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.

Brings LOTS of water (and drink lots of water!)

This is key! You don’t want to dehydrate on your walk – you want to have 100% fun the whole time, so make sure you drink plenty of water before the walk, and during the walk – it makes a big difference in your enjoyment of the walk, and your safety and well being.

The Most Important Thing Is… That You Stay Safe

Look out for each other on the walk. 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. Definitely practice social distancing and I encourage you to wear a mask for your safety and for the safety of those around you.

Get some great shots, and I’ll see you back here on Monday for a recap of the event.

Thanks to our awesome sponsors!

Thank you Adobe, B&H Photo, ImageWizards, Litra, Luminar 4, Platypod, RockyNook Publishing, Think Tank Photo, SlickPic, Peachpit Press, MPIX, and Westcott) who made all of this happen, and to all the dedicated photographers around the world who volunteered to lead walks.

Also, a high-five to our KelbyOne Web team for all their work on making this years walk, held during a worldwide pandemic, come together online. We’re very grateful.

My humble thanks to you all for being a part of this historic photography event. Can’t wait to see your shots tomorrow!!!!!!


The Grid: Invest In Great Photos, Not More Gear – Episode 445

Want to up your photography game? Are you thinking the answer is to buy that shiny new lens or that camera with more megapixels? Think again.

On the latest episode of The Grid, Gilmar Smith joins Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna to discuss the best ways to invest in getting better photos rather than buying more gear!

New KelbyOne Class: Mastering Selections in Photoshop with Glyn Dewis

Take your selection mastery to the next level! Join Glyn Dewis for a class that starts with the basic selection fundamentals you need to know, introduces you to the most important selection tools and shortcuts, and then demonstrates a variety of techniques for utilizing selections in real world projects.

You’ll even learn techniques for combining layers that don’t even require selections. Glyn wraps up the class with a start to finish project that demonstrates how you can start to put all of this knowledge together and get the most out of the tools.