Posts By Scott Kelby

I was hoping to share the shots and stories from my Paris trip today, but with catching up at work and all, I couldn’t get it done in time, but I did want to share something I’m particularly excited about. Remember that trip I took out to the aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman (link)? The images and story from that trip are featured in a 12-page article in the June issue of the International Society of Aviation Photography’s (ISAP) official magazine (ISnAP), and I am psyched!

Here’s a look at the spreads from the page.

If you want to see more images from the trip (or at least larger ones than shown here), you can check out Adobe Spark page on the trip.

Many thanks to ISnAP for including me in their awesome magazine. Very honored indeed.

Have a great weekend everybody!

-Scott

P.S. Chicago area photographers — I’m heading up there next month with my new full-day seminar, “The Ultimate Photography Crash Course.” Details and tickets right here.

Hi, everybody! Sorry I’ve been so silent here on the blog for the last, or 12 days or so. I’ve been in France and London, and the pics above are from my Father’s Day dinner last night in London with my son (center) and two absolute strangers, better known as Dave Clayton and Peter Treadway. Top men for sure! Well, Dave did the whole walrus thing, but outside of that, top men.

I have so much to share…..

So many pictures and stories, but just about none of it is ready (I still have a ton of images to go through, and a Spark page to create, and hopefully I’ll have all that on Friday with any luck).

We had some blue sky and sunshine in London. Hey, it happens. ;-)

Had an awesome dinner with old friends and even made some new ones. :) From Back to Front: Piotr in the very back. Richard O’Keefe, Me, Jordan, Brigitte and Ben Gathercole-Day, Peter Treadway, and Brian Worley.

Spent a glorious Day with Dave Williams

Yes, that Dave. The “Capture with Dave” Dave. The Dave of “Travel Tuesdays with Dave,” Dave. We shot all over town; had a marvelous burger at “Honest Burger” and just generally had a ball. Dave is a boss! In fact, he has “the keys to London.” (wink).

Dave posing in front of the restaurant named after his nickname “St. Paul” named thus for his year after year inability to get me in to shoot inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, despite the fact that he’s done it himself, and sent me his great pics to shame me.
That’s me and Claire, Her Royal Awesomeness. I took the train to Ely to shoot the wonderful cathedral there with her, and we had such an epic day. Claire is the best! :)
We had lunch in a proper pub. It was yummy. Cricket was on TV. I don’t know what to say after that, but lunch was great; we had lots of laughs, and it was really fun shooting in the cathedral. It would be, once again, the only cathedral I would shoot within England (see how I managed to get a Dave jab in there? It’s a gift).

Le Mimo!

I got to spend a week in France with one of my favorite people — Mimo Meidany. Incredible photographer. Long exposure master. Composition master. Yes, all of the those, but one of the nicest guys on the planet, too. My son and I loved getting to hang out with him (it was my son’s first time meeting him, and he’s a Mimo fan now, too!).

OK, I gotta run. I am heading home today, and I’ll catch you up on all the other stuff soon, but I just wanted to let you know where I’ve been, and that I’m heading home. Can’t wait to see my girls! (Kalebra, Yittle, Maggie and Maki). :)

Cheers, and we’ll talk soon. :)

-Scott

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country.

This post is dedicated each year to the memory of David Leimbach, (shown above; the brother of our dear friend and colleague Jeff Leimbach), who died 11 years ago in combat in Afghanistan.

Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day.

Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day.

All my best,

-Scott

I’m happy to announce that we are now accepting entries to have your own solo gallery showing at The Gallery at KelbyOne, in Tampa, Florida.

Our past winners have included an engineer on the long island Railroad, an Anesthesiologist, one worked for the police department. Our next winner could be you. If you’re thinking there’s no way you could win, that’s exactly what the previous winners said. The only way you don’t have a chance is if you don’t enter.

Here’s a quick one-minute video with some details:

Here’s how to enter: 

  1. Here’s where you submit a link to your portfolio, or Facebook album, or Flickr page, or online gallery – (we’re looking for a body of work – around 20 images) Note: this competition is only open to KelbyOne Pro members.
  2. From the submissions, we will choose a single winner. It could be you. If it is, we’ll fly you and a guest (from anywhere in the world) to the gallery in Tampa, Florida for a solo gallery showcasing your work, where we’ll feature approximately 18 of your images, beautifully printed and displayed by Bay Photo Lab using their amazing Xpozer system.
  3. The evening of the opening, you will welcome the crowd to a wine and cheese reception held in your honor that evening in the gallery where they can see your work, and get a chance to chat with you in person.
  4. Following the reception, we’ll move to our theater for an interview with you about your work, your life, your inspirations, and well…you. It will be streamed live around the world (along with behind-the-scenes images of the opening, and photos of your work).
  5. When it’s all over, you will receive all the prints from the exhibition (courtesy of Bay Photo Lab), and one of your images will be added our permanent collection, so future visitors can get see one of your winning gallery images.
  6. The deadline for submissions is: May 29, 2019, at 11:59 PM EDT.

Have questions?
Here’s the link to an earlier post with a detailed Q&A on how this all works.

One more thing…
We’ll wrap up with some photos from earlier gallery contest winner’s gallery openings:

Hope we’ll be welcoming you to your own gallery show very soon. Good luck everybody!

Have a great weekend!

-Scott

P.S. Next Thursday the East Coast Photoshop World conference kicks off in Orlando. Want to go? It’s not too late. photoshopworld.com

When I was in Minneapolis for my new seminar and I had the day off before my seminar, so I went shooting with my buddy Jay Grammond who lives up there. I’m always on the lookout for classic old interiors and he came up with some really great ones.

We got to four locations in all (including some real gems), and I put together an Adobe Spark page with the story, behind the scenes shots, camera settings, and my favorite shots from the day of shooting in the Twin Cities.

>> Here’s the link if you’ve got a sec. Hope you’ll check ’em out.

Just 10-days to the East Coast Photoshop World Conference

It’s not too late to come and join us in Orlando. If you can’t make Orlando this month, we’re doing a West Coast Photoshop World Conference in Las Vegas at the Mirage Resort & Casino on August 21-23, 2019 and it’s going to be epic. Tickets and info on both conferences at photoshopworld.com

Here’s to a super awesome week. :)

-Scott

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