Posts By Scott Kelby

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

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

Great tip from photographer and podcaster and just generally awesome guy, Frederick Johnson about a technique he learned when he was a military photographer to learn to break down barriers and getting access when you want to take a street portrait. It’s just a 60-second tip, but so interesting.

Thanks, Frederick. Don’t forget to check out Frederick’s new course on KelbyOne.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

-Scott

P.S. A big thanks to everyone around the world who came and spent this week with us at the Photoshop World Conference. It was a blast to see everyone, and we’re so grateful for the wonderful turnout, and awesome people we met along the way. Thank you again for your support and hope you learned a lot, laughted a lot, and make some new friends. :) 

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Tomorrow’s we kick off the Photoshop World Conference — the first ever virtual edition, but we’ve worked hard to make it as close to the in-person event as possible. Today we have the pre-conference workshops and tomorrow we kick things off with our opening keynote with a presentation from Adobe. Keeping with tradition, we do have a silly, (I mean awesome) opening movie to kick the event off, and we have everything from the Guru Awards to Midnight Madness, to the attendee party, and so much more. If you haven’t signed up – it’s not too late. Head over to PhotoshopWorld.com for tickets and details. 3-days, 3-full-tracks (Lightroom, Photoshop, and photography), and it’s going to an incredible educational experience all the way around. Hope you can make it.

Apparently, My R6 Was Pretty Messed Up!

Here’s a quick update on my Canon EOS R6’s persistent Error 70 issue. Even after the firmware update to the camera (which I had hoped would solve the problem), it still happened again to me numerous times while I was shooting the Oshkosh Airshow. So, I contacted Canon and they had me try the standard stuff (take the battery out, put it back in, try a different memory card. The process of elimination stuff) and finally when nothing worked they said I’d better send it in for repair (it was still well under warranty).

From the research I’ve done online, there are not many folks out there who have experienced this same issue (figures), so there weren’t many options or fixes or workarounds out there other than sending it back to Canon, so I popped it back in the original box and off it went.

Well, Canon turned it around pretty quickly (like 3-days), and they said it there were “Multiple errors causing power issues,” and they replaced the Main Board and the CMOS Sensor Assembly. So, hopefully now we’re back up and running (won’t know for a few day because of Photoshop World kicking off tomorrow), but that’s it below dressed in factory plastic and it’s ready to rock! I’m not expecting any more issue, but if somehow there is, they will hear my screaming up at the Int’l Space Station. ;-)

My New Lens Is Here!

I placed the pre-order the day it was announced, and just a few days ago I got a notice from B&H Photo (greatest camera store in the world), that my new 14-35mm f/4 RF-mount (for Canon mirrorless) was on its way, and it just arrived. It’ll be a few days before I get a chance to shoot with it, but the fact that it’s 14mm on the super wide end is what made me pull the trigger and pick it up. What a fantastic range (thought that’s probably the last I’ll use my 14mm f/2.8). Very excited about it, and more on it once I get a chance to shoot with it.

OK, my camera’s working again, and I’ve got a new lens, but first – Photoshop World – then we play! :)

Looking forward to seeing everybody this week at the conference. We have really put a ton into it and honoring the traditions and fun of the in-person event and I hope you learn a lot, laugh a lot, and make some new friends in the community. It’s going to be an amazing week! :)

Cheers,

Scott

I am thrilled to announce that next Wednesday night we’ve added a very special event to the Photoshop World Conference online – an “Evening with Joe McNally” one of the greatest photographic storytellers of our time, as he gives us a very person and inside look at what it was like shooting the Tokyo Olympics.

We’re so honored to have Joe giving this special talk for our participants — if you’ve ever had a chance to hear Joe on stage, it’s a very special experience, and if you’ve seen Joe’s images from the Tokyo Olympics, you know this is going to be a night you’ll never forget.

It’s not too late to sign up and catch all the excitement (and Joe’s talk). This year’s Photoshop World is all online: 3-days, 3 simultaneous training tracks (Photoshop, Lightroom and Photography), and it kicks off on Monday with the pre-conference workshops, then the main conference starts with the opening keynote on Tuesday morning (and the entire conference, and all the events, are archived for you online for an entire year so you can rewatch any classes or events and catch any session you missed. Get your tickets right now at photoshop world.com – see you at the conference! :)

I took the Platinum Award in Travel Photography at the Muse International Awards

I am super psyched, and once again, it caught me by surprise but I’m looking through my Google news feed and I see the headline, “Stunning images that wowed judges at the MUSE photography awards in 2021” and I remembered I had entered. I went to the story, not expecting to see my image there, but son-of-a-gun there was my shot (seen above), the Platinum winner in the Travel Fine Art Category. Whoo hoo!!

Anyway, I’m really thrilled and I had to tell somebody, so…well… :) Thanks to the judges and the folks at MUSE International Awards for choosing my image. Super excited and very grateful!

Great “Photo Tip Friday” Wildlife Tip From Juan Pons

Thanks, Juan!

Have a great weekend, everybody. Next week is Photoshop World!! Whoo hoo!!! Hope I see you there! :)

-Scott

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