Posts By Scott Kelby

We have already crossed the $20,000 mark in donations for the orphanage, which is just absolutely stunning (and beating last year’s donations by thousands!).

We are so thrilled to see how, once again the photography community stepped up to help these awesome kids — this is just so wonderful. Even in my best case scenarios I never through we’d hit $20,000. My heart-felt thanks to everyone who stepped up big time like this!

Here’s the breakdown:

Donations from Photo Walk participants: $15,565.00
Donations from the online Silent Auction: $3,169.00
Official T-shirt Sales: $1,510.00

Total for Springs of Hope: $20,244

That is a HUGE WIN!!!!!

If you didn’t get in on helping, it’s not too late!

Want to take it to $21,000? We can do it! The quickest way is go to the Online Auction and:

  • Bid on a print from a KelbyOne Instructor (Printed and framed, courtesy of the awesome folks at
  • Bid on a one-on-one portfolio review from a KelbyOne Instructor
  • Bid on a one-on-one Skype help session from a KelbyOne Instructor

Those one-on-one sessions are an amazing opportunity to get a top pro to help with your portfolio, or to help with post processing, or just hang out and get to know them so go bid on one right now!

Check Out Images From Our First-Ever Worldwide Gallery

This year, instead of walkers just being able to the images from other walkers in their city, our Web team created a global gallery all photo walkers everywhere could contribute to and interact with. If you were registered for a walk, here’s the link to check out some of the wonderful images created on Saturday.

Community for the win!

Erik and I were really concerned that this year we’d be way, way off on our donations to the orphanage because of the pandemic, and not being able to hold the photo walks in large groups like we normally do. We had come up with what we thought was a decent plan to still host a walk this year, , but when we ran it past our KelbyOne community, they had so many great ideas in that meeting that we totally shifted gears; went with their ideas, and we wound up hitting a home run. Everybody in that meeting realized what was at stake here, and they gave their time and their heart to make this all work, and we’re so grateful they did.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the walk. I know it was different this year, but it was awesome, and through it we did something really important for some kids that really matter. I dig you all! Thanks to my team here at KelbyOne, in particular Adam and our Web team; Christina and her Video crew, Rachel and her team for getting the word out so wonderfully, and to Erik “The Real RocketMan” Kuna — who all worked so hard to make this happen (and it did!).


P.S. Next week we’re wrapping up the WWPW photo contest, so if you were part of the photo walk, make sure you upload your photo and check the “enter this image in the photo competition” checkbox.

It’s here and I’m so excited (I can’t believe this is the 13th year in a row, right?)

Greetings from Tampawhere this morning we’re doing an all-day live broadcast (at the top of every hour) and an online Silent Auction (to raise money for the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya) featuring prints from famous photographers and one-on-one Skype Sessions and Portfolio Reviews up for bids.

Here’s the link to the Silent Auction

Erik Kuna is joining me all day, along with a host of awesome KelbyOne instructors who are Skyping in from all over — that’s at the top of every hour, starting at 10:00 AM ET. We have LOTS of prizes to give away every hour so make sure you check in often. You can watch it right here.

Here’s some “Day of Walk” stuff from me and the crew:

1. Our hashtag is #WWPW2020

On Twitter, follow @kelbyone and to talk to us about the photo walk, use the hashtag #WWPW2020, and tag your images with that hashtag as well.

2. Upload any cool shots you’re taking today to share them with the Community

This year, for the first time ever, we’ve created a worldwide gallery where you can upload (from your Photo Walk account page) to share your images with the world, and there’s a checkbox there is you want to enter the image into our photo competition.

3. We are SO close to hitting our donation goal. You can make it happen!

We’re only about $1,000 away from hitting our $15,000 direct donations goal for the Photo Walk, and you can help us make it. Even if you can’t do a Photo Walk today with us, you can still sign up and donate the $5 of which 100% goes to the orphanage.

4. Order your official Worldwide Photo Walk T-shirt

100% of the profits go directly to the orphanage, and this is a great way to show your support — here’s the link (plus, the shirt design is really cool — high-five to our own Margie Rosenstein who comes up with these t-shirt designs each year. She is awesome!

Thanks everybody — it’s going to be a great day, and we’re going to raise a lot of money for some awesome kids! :)



Tomorrow, in cities all over the world, my 13th Annual World Wide Photo Walk for the Springs of Hope Orphanage kicks off, and by tomorrow night collectively we will have taken literally millions of photos, and with any luck, have raised a ton of donations for the orphanage. How cool is that!!!!

If you haven’t signed up for a walk yet: go here right now – find a walk near you and sign up free! (you can be walking with us tomorrow!).

Tomorrow I‘m Broadcasting LIVE all day long!

To celebrate the walk, and the images you’re taking during your walks, Erik Kuna and I will be LIVE all day at the top of every hour tomorrow with prizes, giveaways, sharing your images, and having guests and lots of fun and surprises. You can watch the live stream at the official Worldwide Photo Walk Site.

We’re doing Silent Auctions of instructor prints, one-on-one Skype time with them, and portfolio reviews

We’ll have all the details on the live show tomorrow, but you’ll have an amazing opportunity to own the work of some of your favorite photographers, and a chance to pick their brains one-on-one by bidding in the silent auction. Hey, ya never know, right (and all the proceeds go the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya)

Help the Orphanage by ordering your Official Photo Walk T-shirt

100% of the profits from these Photo Walk t-shirts goes straight to the orphanage, so please consider ordering one right now — it makes a difference in the lives of these awesome kids (and it’s a win-win. You get a cool collectors item 2020 t-shirt, and they get a donation for food, clothing, housing, medicine and education).

Here’s some photo tips for getting great images on tomorrow’s walk

Here are SIX LAST MINUTE PHOTO WALK TIPS from our dear friend, beloved photographer, educator, and author Rick Sammon.

What gear to bring on the photo walk

7 Tips for Photographing in Cities

Rick Sammon reveals 7 tips for photographing cities and getting the most out of our images from this year’s Worldwide Photowalk.

Find out what gear you should bring on the Worldwide Photo Walk.

Photo Walk Tips: Making Pictures with Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon shares his secrets for creating photos and not snapshots on your photo excursion during the Photowalk.

Photo Walk Tips: Photographing People

Try these 7 tips from Rick Sammon on photographing people during during the Photo Walk.

Photo Walk Tips: Storytelling with Pictures

Rick Sammon shares his best tips on storytelling with your photography.

Photo Walk Tips: Capturing Sunsets

Thanks, Rick! :) Here’s a few more important tips:

The group shot from the Photo Walk I led in Paris a few years ago

Don’t Forget to Wear Really Comfortable Shoes

You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you wear shoes that make your feet happy. Don’t forget sunscreen (or a raincoat, depending on the weather for your walk).

Charge your camera batteries tonight

Don’t forget to charge your camera batteries, clean your lenses (and sensor), and make sure you’ve got an empty memory card and a back-up.

Brings LOTS of water (and drink lots of water!)

This is key! You don’t want to dehydrate on your walk – you want to have 100% fun the whole time, so make sure you drink plenty of water before the walk, and during the walk – it makes a big difference in your enjoyment of the walk, and your safety and well being.

The Most Important Thing Is… That You Stay Safe

Look out for each other on the walk. Don’t go into scary-looking areas, traipsing down deserted alleys, or anyplace that looks unsavory. Don’t get distracted by shooting – you don’t want to bump into, or trip over, anything. Definitely practice social distancing and I encourage you to wear a mask for your safety and for the safety of those around you.

Get some great shots, and I’ll see you back here on Monday for a recap of the event.

Thanks to our awesome sponsors!

Thank you Adobe, B&H Photo, ImageWizards, Litra, Luminar 4, Platypod, RockyNook Publishing, Think Tank Photo, SlickPic, Peachpit Press, MPIX, and Westcott) who made all of this happen, and to all the dedicated photographers around the world who volunteered to lead walks.

Also, a high-five to our KelbyOne Web team for all their work on making this years walk, held during a worldwide pandemic, come together online. We’re very grateful.

My humble thanks to you all for being a part of this historic photography event. Can’t wait to see your shots tomorrow!!!!!!


We’re just 5 days away!

It’s this coming Saturday, October, 5th, so head over to the official site and see if there’s a photo walk near you (we have photo walks™ organized in cities all around the world). Plus, you’ve got a chance at some awesome prizes (and you don’t have to enter the photo contest to still have a shot at some prizes), you’ll take lots of photos, and you’ll just have just a ton of fun.

We’re doing the Photo Walk differently this year (I know. Duh!)

Check out the video below with all the details:

Sign up for a walk right now — head to :)

Plus, On Saturday I’ll be Doing an All-Day Live Photo Walk Broadcast

We’ll be sharing pictures from all over the world as they come in; we’ll be pulling random participants to win a bunch of awesome prizes, and we’ll all be sharing in the fun as we walk, and help, and have a great time. I’ll have a link for you on Friday to watch the live-streamed broadcast.

Have a good one everybody!


OK, we are off and running, and you guys are making an INCREDIBLE difference in the lives of the great kids at the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya. We just launched last week and we’ve already raised over $5,000 for the orphanage, and people are stepping up in BIG ways — donating above and beyond on their own, and just doing remarkable things. It’s really just so awesome!!!

The Official T-shirts are here!

The walk itself is about two-weeks away — on Saturday, October 3rd, so get your orders in now (100% of the profits go directly to the orphanage). Here’s the link to order yours.

This Year is Going to Be Different (but still really awesome)

Holding a photo walk during a global pandemic is going to be different, and how we going to do it all (and why it’s so important), is all in the video below. Please, take just a few minutes and I’ll bet (knowing the people who visit this blog, and participate in the our previous Photo Walks), you’ll want to be involved this year more than ever. Give it a quick look below: you’ll be glad you watched it (and you’ll understand why we do it and how you can help).

Sign up for a walk right now — head to :)

Have a great weekend everybody. Stay safe and sane, and I hope we’ll see you back here next week. :)


I’m the guest on today’s episode of “He Shoots | He Draws” with host, British Superstar (and Britain’s version of Ted Lasso), Dave Clayton. We had such a great chat — we talked about everything from music to life, and everything in-between, it was an awful lot of fun. More like two guys just sitting at the bar chatting away.

That pic Dave shared above is from my first visit to London to meet with Dave and Glyn Dewis; went spent the day shooting and laughing. Mostly laughing. It was the start of two epic friendships.

You can listen right here:

Thanks to Dave for having me on — it really was a treat!

If you missed my live “Book Chat” from last Wednesday…

…celebrating the launch of the all-new version of my bestselling book ever, “The Digital Photography Book,” you can catch the replay (BELOW). It’s really…well…I guess you just have to see it. Wouldn’t hurt if you poured yourself a glass of wine, or two. Or four. ;-)

Deal of the century on my new book!

During that podcast, my publisher offered the deal of the century on my new book: just $15 for the print edition, and it’s in stock now ready to ship (just $20 if you want both the print and ebook edition). Here’s the link for the book deal:

This year’s Worldwide Photo Walk 2020 is On! :)

In cast you missed the news — we announced my 13th Annual “Worldwide Photo Walk” on Friday. We had to kind of rethink how to pull off an in-person event like this during a pandemic, but with the help of our awesome community, we did it. It’s a bit different, but it’ll be awesome. I’ve embedded the video that explains everything below — please give it a watch because we’ve had to change a bunch of thing, but I think you’ll dig it. You can join a walk at

That’s a lot for a Monday — hoping yours is a really good one!