Whoo hoo! It’s here — tomorrow we kick off two full-days of live online Lightroom learning featuring two simultaneous training tracks, taught by the very best instructors in the business.
Hundreds and hundreds of photographers around the world have already signed up to be a part of this ground-breaking online event, and if you want to join in, it’s not too late. Head over to lightroomconference.com right now and grab your ticket (don’t wait until tomorrow and wind up paying full price — get your ticket at a big discount today).
If somehow you’re just hearing about this, check out the video below:
We’re bringing the Lightroom superstars together to make this the Lightroom training event of the year, and we’d love for you join us for this remarkable training experience.
…and it all starts tomorrow:
May 5-6, 2020 11:00 AM – 5:45 PM (EDT)
This live-streamed event is open to everyone, and you can register today at lightroomconference.com – Thanks to everybody who has helped us spread for the word, and if you have a photographer friend who you know this would be perfect for, we’d love it if you’d share this post with them.
We’re super psyched, and hope you are, too. In the meantime, stay healthy, keep washing those hands, get a good night’s sleep and I hope to see you online with us tomorrow at the conference. :)
TUESDAY: “Lightroom: From Flat to Fabulous” (hands-on 1-hour Webinar)
These Webinars are usually just for KelbyOne Pro members, but in light of our “stuck at home” situation, we’re opening them to everyone everywhere.
Tomorrow it’s a hands-on class — and we’re going to take a RAW landscape, portrait, and travel image from the original RAW file all the way to the final image. Click here to download my images I’ll be using so you can follow along.Note: If you don’t have Lightroom, you can still follow along in Photoshop’s Camera RAW (it’s the same sliders in the same order that do the exact same things).
Who: You and Me What:“Lightroom: From Flat to Fabulous” (It’s a hands-on “Follow-Along Live” Webinar. I’m giving you the RAW files to download so you can follow-along live right with me). Where:kelbyone.com/livewebcast When: Tuesday | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET (New York Time Zone) Why:‘Cause we’re all in this together, and if when we’re focused on creative stuff we’re not focused on all the other stuff.
ALSO LATER TUESDAY: It’s “The Grid” and our topic is “Our Favorite Things”
We’re broadcasting a day early this week (on Tuesday at 2:00 PM ET rather than the usual Wednesday at 4). We’re got a really fun topic; it’s “Our Favorite Things!”
Yes, it will include some photography gear and software, but also our favorites of everything, from people to places, food to movies, TV shows and gadgets and more. Best of all, we want to hear YOUR favorite stuff and we’ll be giving away a Playtpod Ultra to whoever posts the best favorite (that’s a double-negative if I’ve ever heard one). Should be a blast, and we have LOTS of great fun “things” to share.
Who:Erik Kuna and Me What:The Grid; our live photography talkshow video podcast. Our topic this week is “Our Favorite Things” (see text above for more on that). Where:Facebook.com/skelby When: 2:00 PM ET (New York Time Zone) Why: Because this is what we do every week now for the past seven years. It’s free, open to everybody, and we take your questions and comments live on the air.
WEDNESDAY: My full-day “Ultimate Photography Crash Course” seminar presented live in it’s entirety just for photographers in the UK
Here’s the video that explains the full-day event (below), and it’s only open to photographers in the UK. You also get 30-day on-demand access to the entire day, plus a digital download of the 153-page workbook. And yes, I am broadcasting live at 5:00 am here in the US, so we can start at 10:00 AM in the UK. Looking forward to chatting with everybody on Wednesday!
Who: Me and a whole bunch of photographers in the UK What: My entire “Ultimate Photography Crash Course” presented live for photographers in the UK. Where:https://bit.ly/2XAWJfU When: 10:00 AM – 17:15 (London Time Zone) Why: Because of this awful virus I can’t get there in person this time around, which breaks my heart — I love the UK, the British people, and I have so many friends I will miss, but this is the very next best thing.
May 5-6, 2020: The KelbyOne Lightroom Conference
We officially launched the two-day, two track Lightroom Conference on Friday and photographers all over the world are already signing up to be a part of this history-making event. You can join us, too — we made it incredibly affordable to everybody could take part. Check out the video below for all the details, then head to LightroomConference.com for tickets. This is going to be something really special as it’s all presented LIVE!
Who: You and the best Lightroom instructors on the planet! What: The KelbyOne Live Lightroom Conference Where:lightroomconference.com When: May 5-6, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 5:45 ET (New York Time) Why: Because we can still move our skills ahead; we can still bring photographers together online for a shared learning experience, and it’s two days we can focus on positive, creative learning (and learn a ton will absolutely will!).
Lots of cool stuff still happening as we adapt to this current situation, but I’m thrilled we’re in a position to help so many folks, and to keep the education flowing to photographers all over the world.
Stay safe, wash your hands, do all the things we’ve been told a thousand times to do, and we’ll get through all this. Brighter days are ahead. :)
It’s two full days, live online with with two simultaneous training tracks, and an instructor team of the very best in the business. Best of all, it’s all online, and it’s so affordable anybody can be a part of it.
I am super-psyched to announce the KelbyOne Lightroom Conference — sponsored by Adobe and produced by KelbyOne Live. Check out the video below to see what it’s all about:
We’re bringing the Lightroom superstars together to make this the Lightroom training event of the year, and we’d love for you join uas for this remarkable training experience.
…and it all happens in just a few weeks from now:
May 5-6, 2020 11:00 AM – 5:45 PM (EDT)
This live-streamed event is open to everyone, and you can register today at lightroomconference.com – photographers from all over are already signing up (we sneaked the news on my show “The Grid” on Wednesday), so sign up early to get the best pricing.
Thanks in advance to everyone for helping us spread the word. Whoo hoo we’re off and running! :)
Stay healthy, keep washing those hands and staying a safe distance (1.2 miles) from each other and we’ll catch you back here on Monday. Have a great weekend. :)
P.S.Tonight at 9:00 PM ET – I’m doing my first ever “Book Chat” over on my Facebook page. It’s kind of like an “author talk” at a bookstore, but without the bookstore. I’ll be talking about my three latest books, giving away two $50 Rocky Nook publishing gift cards, I’ll be doing a “dramatic reading” of some of my quirky chapter intros, taking your questions and comments. It’ll either be lots of fun or a total disaster, but you’ll only know if you come and check it out. Lower the lights, bring some wine, maybe some cheese (or spray cheese) and I’ll see you there tonight. Here’s the link.
One of the things I look forward to every year is my live seminar stops in Houston and Los Angeles. Both great cities with some of the most fun and engaging crowds I get to present to all year.
I’m thankful we will be able to do the seminar for the folks in those two cities, but after closely monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 virus situation and out of concern for the health of our seminar attendees and our staff, we have made the difficult decision to not gather us all together in person at the convention center. Instead, we’ll be live-streaming the entire seminar online (same dates, same times), but exclusively for the folks in those two cities.
I can’t tell you how disappointed I am that I won’t be there in-person getting to greet everybody and seeing some old friends (and making new ones), but I feel very thankful that we still have a way to present the full day of training, in its entirety without having to worry for one another’s health.
We’ve done live-stream seminars like this before — to photographers in areas of Europe where we weren’t able to bring the tour in person, so we have the technology and experience and the whole day comes off amazingly well from start to finish. Of course, the folks in LA and Houston will be able to see me the whole time, but I’m a bit bummed I won’t be able to see everybody myself. So, while I really wish we could all be together on location, our collective health is more important, and while difficult, you and I both know it’s the right thing to do.
After Houston and LA, we had Charlotte and Raleigh lined up as my next two stops but for now, we’ve made the decision to postpone my seminar in those two cities all together until this is all behind us, and we can head back out on the road live again.
I’ll have more news about our live events on Monday, so make sure you check back then, and I’ll keep everybody updated here on my blog and through my social media.
Until then, stay safe; wash those hands well (for 20-seconds) anytime you go out and when you come back home, and here’s wishing you, our country and the world good health and a stay-at-home weekend with brighter days ahead for us all.
I’ve got an incredible workshop planned from start to finish so come on down to the Tampa Bay area and spend a couple of days with me learning how to shoot flash like a pro. It’s a real-world, hands-on workshop that will make you fall absolutely in love with your flash. We’re shooting in the studio, on location, with live professional models in all different types of scenarios, and it has the power to change everything for you when it comes to making stunning portraits with flash.
The workshop is on May 2-3, 2020(with a casual get-together dinner with me the night before, on May 1st). Once the workshop starts we hit the ground running — we’re in the classroom, we’re in the studio, we’re shooting, we’re editing, we’re grabbing some super yummy chow, and then we’re in the bus heading out for more shooting on location. You’ll work hard, you’ll shoot a lot, you’ll edit a bunch, you’ll laugh a lot, you’ll learn a ton, and you’ll come home with some killer shots!
Check out my short workshop trailer below:
This is an intimate workshop with only 15 spots available total, and there are already just a few left, so if you want to come and join me down in Tampa, go right now and sign-up (here’s the link) and we’ll see you soon for a workshop you’ll never forget!
Have a great weekend everybody, and don’t forget to catch the new season of TheWalking Dead. It’s off to a great start! :)
P.S.This weekend I’ll be shooting with a prototype of the Kickstarter darling of 2020, the Platyball (it’s a really fascinating ballhead from the same folks behind the Platypod). I’m planning on doing a field report video for Monday, so make sure you stop back by then.
What a way to wrap up the year — a gallery showing of images from my coffee table book project The Great Indoors, which celebrates classic interiors from around the world, from libraries to opera houses, amazing cathedrals, theaters and more.
The wine and cheese opening reception was this past Friday night and we invited KelbyOne members to come and join us in the gallery, and afterward we went to our theater where the wonderful Larry Becker (just the best interviewer you could ever hope to be interviewed by), did an interview with me about the images displayed in the gallery.
We talked about everything from the travel to the techniques to sharing personal stories — it was so much fun, and we had such a great crowd.
We’ve been hosting these gallery showings for nearly two years now, and it was pretty surreal to be on the other side of it all, but I have to admit, it was really a lot of fun. The images all printed so beautifully (shout out to Bay Photo Lab — their Xposer system is a star! A comment I heard often about the printing is that they look like they’re printed on metal, but it’s actually all on a Vivid Satin paper material using a 12 color ink set. They have this down to an art, and it was an honor to have my images printed by them. I absolutely love how they came out!).
I’m including the video interview here below. I hope you can check it out — I’ve gotten such great comments from folks who couldn’t make but either caught the live stream or watched it afterward online, and I’m so grateful for the reception it has received.
I’m down in Ft. Lauderdale today teaching my “Ultimate Photography Crash Course” seminar — my last for the year, and I’m looking forward to spending the holidays with family and friends. If you’re at the seminar today, make sure you come up and say hi. :)
We’ll be posting the 2020 tour dates shortly, so keep an eye out here or on my social.
Here’s to an awesome week — I hope yours is a great one! :)