Posts By Scott Kelby

Happy Friday, everybody. I have a little video I made for you today, to talk about a feature Adobe added not long along to Photoshop CC, but I talk to people all the time who have no idea it’s there, and so, of course, they’re not using it. In fact, I can’t find hardly anyone using it, but it’s so awesome I use it all the time, and I think you’ll love it, too.

Check out the video below (it has other cool tips in the video as well).

Hope you find that helpful.

If you’re into Lightroom, and you live in Hartford, I’ll see ya Monday!
Well, I hope you’re one of the coupla-hundred photographers already signed up for my full day of Lightroom training there on Monday. If not you’re not too late. Next stop after that, Salt Lake City in a week or so. You can get tickets for either one right here.

I’ll be teaching Lightroom for three days in Orlando at the end of this month
It’s the biggest Lightroom training event the world, and it’s just a few weeks away, but it’s not too late – you can still sign up and be there to learn more about Lightroom in three-day than you have in three years. It’s called the Photoshop World Conference, and an entire training track is dedicated to Lightroom. Details and tickets here. 

Have a rockin’ weekend, everybody. See a bunch of you Monday in Hartford! :)

Best,

-Scott

Happy, Monday everybody and greetings from Cincinnati, Ohio — I’m up here for my seminar today. Looking forward to meeting everybody.

OK, I have a MEGA-awesome tip today, courtesy of my dear friend Dave Clayton (co-host of the “He Shoots / He Draws” podcast), and it gets around the problem some pros in the community have pointed out that if you post from 3rd party apps from your computer, Instagram’s algorithm automatically limits the exposure of your image within Instagram (in short – apparently Instagram doesn’t want folks posting from third-party apps). There is a lot of debate if this limiting actually happens or not, but there’s enough talk of it out there that it’s freaked some folks out and they’ve stopped using those third-party apps (yours truly included).

That all being said, this trick fools your Mac into thinking it’s an iPhone, and therefore you can natively upload images right from your Mac using the Safari Browser, and it SO easy to do (apparently, there is a way to do this from Chrome too, but at this point, I only know the Safari version). Anyway, with great thanks to Dave Clayton for allowing me to share this. Here goes:

 

STEP ONE: Go to instagram.com and log in to your Instagram account. Next, go to the Safari menu and choose Preferences. Click on the Advanced tab (as seen above), and at the bottom of the preferences make sure “Show Develop Menu in menu bar” is turned on (as seen above).

 

 

STEP TWO: Now you’ll see a Develop menu added to the menu bar at the top of Safari. Go under Develop, under ‘User Agent’ and choose ‘Safari—ISO 11.0—iPhone’ as shown above.

 

 

STEP THREE: Now go to Instagram.com again and you’ll notice a small + sign appears along the bottom of your feed (as seen above). That’s the “Add new post button” just like on your iPhone. That’s me pointing to it with my cursor (and a post from Dave about his super awesome daughter). :)

 

STEP FOUR: Hit the + icon and it brings up the upload window. Pick an image to upload (I chose this pic I took a few years back of the Disney Concert Hall in LA).

 

STEP FIVE: You have all the same features as on the phone; so input your text up top, and then you can use Location Services to choose the location (I typed in Disney Hall and it suggested the address, just like on my phone).

 

STEP SIX: It suggests hashtags just like in the app (some of the third party posting apps don’t even do this).

 

 

STEP SEVEN: Hit the ‘Share’ button and it posts the image just like as if you had done it with your phone — all natively on Instagram, but from on your computer in Safari. :)

Thanks, Dave – you rock!!! :)

There’s still time…
If you tried to get through or sign-up Friday for the Photoshop World Conference next month using the Early Bird $100-off discount, and you couldn’t get through (it was kinda crazy here on Friday as you might expect), if you call our customer service dept, they will still honor the $100 off deal today, so better get on it quick like a bunny.

Here’s to a great Monday, everybody. Hope I see you today in Cincinnati, and I hope if I do you brought me some Spray Cheese and Chicken-in-a-biscuit crackers (I’m getting low). ;-)

Best,

-Scott

That’s right — the Photoshop World Conference Early Bird Discount ends tonight at midnight ET for next month’s mega-conference in Orlando, Florida, but if you get it on right now you’re not too late to save 100 bucks.

Head on over to photoshopworld.com right now and snag your tickets.

You’ve always wanted to go — you keep saying “I’m going to go one of these years…” why not come join us now? You’ll learn more in three days than you have in three years, and you’ll come back faster, better, and totally re-energized.

Here’s a peek at some of the instructors teaching at the conference this year:

Get on it before midnight tonight, and I’ll see you in Orlando! (so will all these instructors above and a few more).

Wait, if you’re on the fence, watch this video (below):

OK, now you can go (and by that, I mean go get your ticket). :-)

Have a great weekend, everybody! :)

-Scott

Here’s a quick look at what’s up on this glorious Monday in April:

SmugMug buys Flickr (What!!??!!)
I don’t know exactly what they’re going to call it, but I’m just glad they did it. Just in case you missed it this weekend – the folks at SmugMug bought Flickr. That’s right! Whoo Hoo!! There’s hope for Flickr at last! SmugMug is a great company, and a class act in our industry, and I can’t wait to see what they do with Flickr — one whose future just got a whole lot brighter. Congrats to the SmugMug crew. Well done, lads! :)

Our first instructor gallery show was a hit!
We were honored to feature KelbyOne instructor Moose Peterson for a solo exhibition in ‘The Gallery at KelbyOne’ last Friday night, and people were absolutely LOVING his aviation images (Moose, who is a print master himself, even gave a big shoutout to the folks at Bay Photo Lab for their big beautiful prints, displayed in the gallery using their Xpozer system). It was such a fun night, and Moose’s talk (broadcast live) afterward was funny, insightful, and often touching. We’ll be re-broadcasting the event, free to everyone, streamed on my Facebook page.

Who: Moose Peterson, with host Larry Becker
What: A talk with Moose about his aviation photography
Where: My Facebook page
When: Tuesday, at 2PM ET

Hope you can tune in – you’ll dig it big time.

The “Save $100 Early Bird Discount” to the Photoshop World Conference in Orlando is Ending Soon
If you’re thinking of going (and yes, you absolutely should be going – everyone’s invited), then get your ticket’s now before next week’s early bird discount deadline. Hurry hurry! Details and Tickets here.

How to be the first to get my new Lightroom Classic Book (spoiler alert: it’s already on-press)
It’s my biggest update to the book yet and has all the new features from the just-released update (including all the new Profile stuff). You can get yours first by pre-ordering right now from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Spend the day with me in Cincinnati / Covington next week, or Hartford the week after
I’m teaching my full-day Lightroom seminar (it’s just $99 for the full day) and I want you to come out and spend the day with me learning Lightroom. Lots of fun, useful, practical stuff to share, so come on out. Details and tickets here. 

Don’t forget Travel Tuesdays with Dave, here tomorrow.

Here’s wishing you all an absolutely rocking week!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. I finally (finally!) got around to updating my gear page here on the blog – here’s the link if you’ve got a sec. 

 

Howdy, gang. I’m back in the saddle and we’re kicking off this week with an Intermediate Level Lightroom Classic tutorial on converting to black and white using the New Profiles (and a whole lot more, because we go pretty much from start to finish, so I cover a lot of different techniques).

This is definitely for people who are already very familiar with Lightroom, because it goes at a quick pace, and I don’t explain every little thing because if you’re watching this video, you’d already know the beginner stuff. So, stick with me – we cover a lot of ground. :)

Hope you found that helpful. :)

Two more quick things: 

(1) I’ll be in the Cincinnati/Covington, KY area with my full-day Lightroom seminar on Monday, April 30th. If you’re up that way, come on out and spend the day with me learning Lightroom. Tickets here. 

(2) We’re getting close to the deadline to save $100 using the Photoshop World Conference Early Bird discount – it expires near the end of this month, so make sure you get your PSW tickets now and save the hundred bucks. Here’s the link with details and ticket info.

Here’s wishing you a better than average Monday!

Best,

-Scott

Buongiorno, everybody! I’m back from an amazing (and quite yummy) week in Venice, where I was leading a travel photography workshop, along with long exposure photography expert Mimo Meidany.  I put some of my favorite images from the workshop together, along with the story and behind-the-scenes shots, in a Spark Page.

Here’s the link if you’ve got a sec: https://spark.adobe.com/page/1iHJGY3Gku9Es/

Thanks in advance for checking it out (and I hope you’ll share it if you do).

I’ll be back on my blogging schedule next week now that I’m back, and until then, here’s wishing you an awesome weekend!

Ciao, ciao!

-Scott

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