It’s taken me a few weeks to get these together — I was on a critical book deadline, but the book is done, and there’s time for fun (that would make such a great start for a “book author’s rap song”).
We also wound up in Belfast, Ireland and Iceland for day as well, so I threw a few of those shots in as well.
Have you signed up to join your local Photo Walk yet?
Now’s the time! We have approved nearly 900 cities so far around the world to host photo walks as part of my 12th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Click here to go to the official site and see if there’s a walk organized near you. If not, maybe you should be the one to lead one? Click the same link for details on leading a walk.
This is going to be a great day, and an awesome week!
Let’s make the most of it. Hope yours is a great one!
It’s been a while since I’ve bought a new lens, so…ya know…I was due. LOL! This is my first in Canon’s mirrorless R-mount line of lenses that match up with its EOS R mirrorless bodies. It’s the just-released 24-240mm f/4-6.4, and this is my new travel lens.
Here’s why I bought it:
(1) I can get my travel rig down in weight considerably, because I won’t be lugging my heavy 70-200mm f/2.8 with me to China next week. Just this lens, and my 16-35mm f/4 (which will hopefully be replaced with a soon to be shipping 15-35mm R-Mount lens).
(2) I won’t have to use the Adapter with this new lens since it’s built for the EOR R mirrorless.
(3) From the reviews I’ve read, it’s absolutely tack-sharp edge to edge! The lenses Canon has been releasing for their mirrorless line have been crazy sharp, and one review I read said it was so good it was worth switching to the EOS just for this lens.
(4) B&H had a killer deal on it — $899. Boom! Done.
(5) Back when I was shooting Nikon, I loved their 28-300mm as my travel lens, but since my switch to Canon six years ago, they haven’t had anything with a similar size and weight, so I got a Tamron 28-300mm that I really like and used a bunch, but this new lens is actually wider, which I love. It’s 24mm rather than 28mm. I can crop the 240mm long end just a little and get to a 300mm equivalent, but you can’t make a 28mm any wider, so starting with a 24mm is a big, big plus in my book.
(6) I love the smaller size. Works great with my Think Tank Photo sling bag. Much better fit than my 70-200mm that’s for sure.
Here’s what I wish were different:
(1) It’s an f/4 to f/6.3, and I would have preferred an f/3.5 to f/5.6. Not a deal breaker, but I’d prefer the variable range I had with my Tamron and Nikon.
(2) Get this — you don’t get a lens hood with it. You have to buy it separately for $35. Oh. Come. On!
I’ll do a field report soon
I’ll have some shots from China soon with it, and I’ve got a location portrait shoot on Monday so I’ll probably bring it as well, and I’ll let you know what I think of it once I take it through its paces.
See what you missed in Vegas!
Check out this video put together by our video crew with highlights from the recent Vegas Photoshop World. If you didn’t get to go, this is what it was like!
We’re one month away from my Worldwide Photo Walk
Well, technically yesterday was one month away because it’s Saturday, October 5th in 1,000+ cities all over the world. It’s free, it’s fun, you oughta come (Hey, that rhymes!). Here’s where to go to see if there’s a photo walk already organized near you (link). If you’re thinking, “What the heck is the Worldwide Photo Walk?” then watch this video (below).
Very Cool Video on Where to Photograph Jets at LAX
Our buddy and rockin’ guitarist Jefferson Graham has been doing a Photowalk series where he shows you cool places to shoot photo walk style, and recently he did a really cool one on where to photograph the big jets coming through LAX. If you’re in photo walks and you’re not following Jeff’s new youtube series, you oughta! Check out his “Hidden LAX” video below and don’t forget to subscribe to his page: Jefferson Graham Photowalk.
Come spend the day with me in Nashville in a few weeks
My “Ultimate Photography Crash Course”full-day seminar is coming to Nashville on Wednesday, Sept. 25th at the Music City Center. It’s just $99 for the full day – includes a detailed workbook of my note, plus it’s100% money-back guaranteed if it’s not the best photography seminar you’ve ever been to, at any price. period. Tickets and details at KelbyOneLive.com (get your tickets now – my Boston seminar last week sold out in advance).
Hi, folks: Today is Labor Day in the US (it’s an official US holiday), and like most government offices, the KelbyOne offices are closed today so we can rest and eat hamburgers (an American Labor Day tradition). So, I’m using that loophole as a springboard for a day off!
You know what else? Tomorrow, I’m celebrating being married 30 years to the girl of my dreams. It’s just about a perfect day! :)
So, have a great Monday everybody, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow where Dave Williams, who is British and therefore immune to US holidays like Labor Day (of course, he’d spell it Labour Day, which is as whacked as a British breakfast), will be back with his travel photography tips (he is traveling the US West right now — make sure you’re following “@capturewithdave” on Instagram).
Have a great Labor Day today. Don’t forget to rest and eat plenty of hamburgers! :-)
P.S.We’ve already approved nearly 800 Photo Walks™ in cities all over the world as part of my 12th annual Worldwide Photo Walk. If you’re relaxing this Labor Day, why not click this link; type in the name of your city, and see if there’s a walk near you that you can join on Saturday, Oct. 5th (it’s free, it’s fun. Did I mention it’s free?)
…it was just incredible (truly one of the best ever), and I’ve got a bunch of pictures and stories to share but I couldn’t get them ready in time to post them today. I’ll have ’em together pretty soon and post a link to them here, but for now…I’ve pretty much got nuthin.
Over on my other blog, Lightroom Killer Tips, I have a pretty cool skin smoothing technique I picked up from Frank Doorhof when I was at the conference, and it uses the new Texture slider along with two other sliders to give the best skin smoothing I’ve seen in Lightroom yet. Here’s a link to that post.
Dave Williams at Photoshop World
Dave was teaching at Photoshop World for the first time, and I stuck my head into his travel photography class and it was absolutely packed. From all accounts, Dave rocked it, and I was thrilled to see him up on that stage! Congrats Dave. Don’t forget to catch his column tomorrow here on the blog. :)
Wednesday I’m off to Boston for my seminar there Thursday, and then Friday I’ll be in Philadelphia for my new “Ultimate Photography Crash Course” seminar. If you’re in either one of those cities this week, come out and spend the day with me. Tickets and details here.
Please share that link with your friends, followers, social media audience, etc. They will dig it (and by proxy, you as well).
OK, it’s 1:38 am – I need to hit the sack – I’ve got my part of the keynote presentation tomorrow, and I have a book signing at the Peachpit Press official Photoshop World Bookstore; I’m teaching a class on travel photography; I’ve got some meetings with partners; I’ve got a sound check with my band, and then we play the PSW After Hours Party at night. Gonna be a full day, and a long night, and I’m gonna need that sleep.
Have an awesome day everybody! It’s Photoshop World time, Whoo hoo!! :)
P.S.I’m totally psyched! It’s going to be an awesome day!
Hi Gang: I’ll be at Photoshop World this week (I am on my way there now), but here’s a quick update on what’s going on:
(1) We’ll be posting lots of photos here from the conference…
Starting tomorrow, (our pre-conference workshop day), we’ll be posting lots of photos from the conference (probably later in the day since those workshops don’t start until later in the day Vegas time). I hope you’ll check back to see the images from the event as it unfolds.
(2) We are Live-Streaming Adobe’s Opening Keynote from the conference.
I’ll post the details here and a link on Wednesday. Since our Keynote is on Wednesday, there’s no Guest Blogger this week. We’ll (well, Brad) will be posting lots of photos here, so make sure you come back on Wednesday either way.
(3) For up-to-the-minute coverage…
make sure you follow either @KelbyOne or @Photoshopworld_ over on Twitter or on Instagram. If you’re out at the conference, we’d love it if you would add the hashtag #psw2019 to your tweets. :)
(4) This isn’t exactly Photoshop World related, but…
next week (right after Photoshop World), I’m headed to Boston and Philadelphia with my “Ultimate Photography Crash Course” full-day seminar. Hundreds of photographers are already signed up to join me for the day — hope you can, too. Go to KelbyOneLive.com for details and tickets (it’s only $99 for the full day, including a 150+ page workbook, and it’s 100% money-back guaranteed if it’s not the best photography seminar you’ve ever attended at any price period!).
(5) Get the Photoshop World app!
If you’re going to the conference, this is a must-have. It’s incredibly helpful; it has all the events, times, class schedules (you can make your own custom class schedule), and it’s just incredibly helpful. Available for iPhones or Android. The name of the app is PSW2019.
That’s it for now gang. If you’re going to Photoshop World, make sure you stop me and say “hi.” Have a great week everybody, and don’t forget to stop by here and catch some of the action. :)
P.S.In just a few days now we’ve approved Photo Walks in over 500 locations around the world as part of my 12th annual Worldwide Photo Walk. More info (and to sign up join a walk – it’s free) go to worldwidephotowalk.com