Posts By Brad Moore

“That Guy” Isn’t Happy With Latest Version of LR with Scott Kelby & Erik Kuna | The Grid Ep. 490

There’s an updated version of Lightroom (and pretty much every other Adobe software) out this week, and you know what that means… Loads of new features, new cutting edge technology, and complaints from “that guy!” On the latest episode of The Grid, Scott and Erik show some of the new stuff in Lightroom, share about the upcoming Portrait Photography Conference, and take on “that guy.”

New KelbyOne Course: Unpacking the New Masking Features in Lightroom 2021 with Scott Kelby

Join Scott Kelby for a deep dive into the brand new Masking feature added to Lightroom Classic, Camera Raw, and the cloud-based Lightroom! Masking has taken a giant leap forward into a cool new world of precision control over editing your photos. Don’t worry though, you haven’t lost any of the old tools! They’ve just been taken to the next level and given features and functions that you’re going to love. Scott starts off the class with five important things you need to know first before taking a closer look at each aspect of what’s included in Masking. Scott wraps up the class with a quick look at some updates to the Metadata panel of Lightroom Classic. By the end of the class you’ll be prepared to get the most out of these tools while making your photos look fantastic.

Pandemic Productivity & Creativity: You Don’t Drown by Falling in Water; You Only Drown if You Stay There

“You don’t drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there.”

That Zig Ziglar quote sounds kinda funny, but it sure is true – especially during this worldwide pandemic where many of us have “fallen in the water.”

Breaking my ankle and having major surgery in July of 2021 compounded (greatly) my personal experience of “sailing in rough seas” during the “tidal wave” of pandemic.

At times, like many of you, I felt as though the “water was rising” – especially with how the business side of photography was being affected. However, being the positive person that I am, I found a “life preserver” that pulled me to safety: a life preserver of productivity and creativity. 

I share my story with you (thank you Brad and Scott for the share) with the hope of giving you some encouragement if you feel as though you are falling beneath the waves – and to illustrate how being productive and creative is important, some may say essential, for the health of the mind and body . . . and your business.

Scott Kelby and Eric Kuna are members of the group, along with KelbyOne instructors Karen Hutton, Richard Bernabe, Steven Gotz, Mark Heaps and Rob Sylvan.

To begin . . . In the early stages of the pandemic I started the Photo Therapy Facebook Group – a safe place with no politics, and a place where members could share their photographs and get honest feedback. Today we have more than 5,000 members worldwide who find posting their photographs and sharing their stories very therapeutic and rewarding. Yes, I hope you can join the photo fun and photo learning!

As part of the Photo Therapy Facebook group, I set up a Photo Therapy YouTube channel. Here my friend Linda Marshall hosts Monday Meditation, and I share slide shows (that’s me on piano) of some of the members’ photographs . What fun!

Productivity and creativity to the rescue 1.0.

I came up with the idea for the Facebook group after receiving lots of positive feedback on my all-pictures-and-no-words book, Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom – discovering the power of pictures, which was published two years earlier.

Shortly after starting the Photo Therapy Facebook Group I came up with the idea for another inspirational book, Photo Quest – discovering your photographic and artistic voice. I felt as though the pandemic was the perfect time for photographers to find their voice. Many of my pro photographer friends agreed, and contributed to the book, hence the “All-Star Photo Mentors” in the credit line.

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Portrait Photo Tips with Scott Kelby & Guests | The Grid Ep. 489

This week, Scott Kelby is joined by the one and only Julio Aguilar on The Grid! Together, they also welcome instructors from the upcoming Portrait Photography Conference, including Frank Doorhof, Terry White, and Gilmar Smith! They share some fantastic tips using some of their portrait work. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

In Case You Missed Them: Portrait Courses from Frank, Terry, and Gilmar!

Want to get a jump start on The Portrait Photography Conference? Check out these KelbyOne courses from this week’s The Grid guests, Frank Doorhof, Terry White, and Gilmar Smith!

Open Q&A day with Scott Kelby & Erik Kuna | The Grid Ep. 488

This week on The Grid, Scott and Erik answer viewer questions! No topic of the day, just anything viewers want to know about. Tune in to see all the great info they shared!

New KelbyOne Course: Putting Emotion Into Your Wildlife Photography with Kristi Odom

Kristi Odom’s years of photographing personal projects and conservation work have taught her a unique way of seeing emotion and have forever changed how she approaches photographing wildlife. Animals have a different way of showing and expressing emotion. How do you take an emotion and make it two-dimensional? How do you get people to connect and feel when they look at an image? Kristi will answer those questions and more. In this session you’ll learn tips and tricks on how to put more emotion into your wildlife photography, ultimately creating a more impactful image.

Blind Photo Critiques with Scott Kelby, Erik Kuna & Mary Bel | The Grid Ep. 487

This week Scott and Erik are joined by photographer Mary Bel for blind photo critiques! Tune in to get their unique perspectives and feedback on viewer-submitted images and see what you can apply to improve your own work.

New KelbyOne Course: A Photographer’s Guide to Bar Mitzvahs with Jefferson Graham

Considering adding photographing b’nai mitzvah to your income stream? Join Jefferson Graham to learn all the fundamentals you’ll need to get started with this lucrative event photography opportunity. In this class you’ll gain an understanding of what a bar or bat mitzvah is if you’re unfamiliar, how to pose subjects indoors and out, the key moments to add to your shot list for the ceremony and party, post event considerations, how to get your foot in the door for being hired, and so much more. Jefferson even brings in the perspective of another professional bar and bat mitzvah photographer to gain further insight.

How to Deal With a Bad Photo Critique with Scott Kelby & Erik Kuna | The Grid Ep. 486

Have you ever asked for a critique on your work and gotten negative feedback? That’s the topic of this week’s episode of The Grid, so tune in to find out what Scott and Erik have to say about having that experience!

New KelbyOne Course: Photography and the Principles of Art & Design with Richard Bernabe

Join Richard Bernabe as he unravels the mysteries of visual aesthetics! In the late 19th century, artists sought to formalize what was then known about art and design to better understand why some art was pleasing to the eye and some was not. As photographers, understanding these core principles of art can help us to see differently, improve our craft, and create order from chaos. Join Richard as he breaks down each of the principles with stunning examples, diagrams, and careful explanations to help you create art that is even more pleasing to the eye.

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