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Aloha, everybody – sorry for the late post – I got in really late and fell into bed. I need some coffee, but until then, here’s what’s up:

Canon Full-Frame Mirrorless Q&A Coming on Monday
I’ve spent the past new days shooting with Canon’s new full-frame Mirrorless, the EOS R (including a full day in the field all day yesterday), on Monday here on the blog I’ll have a Q&A that answers a lot of the questions folks are asking me. I think I can give a perspective and some answers that will help. Make sure you check back then.

Worldwide Photo Walk Update
New cities are adding walks every day, so even if you’ve already checked to see if there’s a walk in your city, and you didn’t see one, I’d definitely check again. If there’s still not one, maybe you should lead one (here’s where to apply to lead a walk).

Right now we have:

719 Photo walks up and running in cities all over the world (Whoo hoo!)

Come and join us, Saturday, October 6, 2018 – it’s free, it’s fun, you’ll meet new people, make new friends, and have a ball. Here’s where to find a walk near you. 

That’s it from here in beautiful Maui, Hawaii.

Have a great weekend, and see ya back here on Monday!

Best,

-Scott

 

Aloha from Maui, Hawaii — I’m here at Canon’s launch event for their just-announced EOS R Full Frame Mirrorless camera. I got a chance to get my hands on the new camera, and I have to say, Canon did a kick-butt job on this big-time Mirrorless. 

Get The Scoop Live on The Grid and Ask Canon’s Tech Gurus Yourself
Before we get to the tech specs — today you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions directly to Canon’s photo and video gurus, along with YouTube sensation Devin Supertramp, and Fashion Photographer Lindsay Adler, as we’re broadcasting The Grid live from Maui, Hawaii today at 4 PM ET (kelbyone.com/thegrid or facebook.com/skelby) -These guys have the answers, and we’ll be taking your questions live – see you at 4PM EDT today!

OK, onto to my first impressions:
The camera specs are found all over the Web (here’s a link to Canon’s EOS R official spec sheet), but here are the features that stood out to me:

30.3-megapixels

5,655 AF points (read that one again, out loud)

They nailed the ergonomics, and the overall feel (and grip) feels great! It feels like a DSLR even without the battery grip. They crushed it on the ergo side, and everybody at the event was talking about how great the camera feels in your hand.

Touch Bar in the back is very clever, and it’s customizable. You can assign what you want it to controls (like your ISO for example), but you can have it control more than one thing. Really slick when you try it.

Full articulating touch screen, up/down, flips out, the whole 9-yards

The very small size of their just announced 24-105mm is worth nothing (more on new lenses in a minute)

It has 4K video at 30-fps, and 1080p HD at 60 fps, but the one that stood out to me was the 720p HD at 120 fps for super slow-mo.

There’s a $99 mount adapter so you can use your existing Canon EF or EF-S lenses.

Only one card slot, but at least it’s SD (SD cards are probably the lowest priced cards out there).

It takes the super popular, ubiquitous LP-E6N or E6 Canon battery (thank, goodness!), and you can get a battery grip for it, to add a 2nd battery. About 370-ish shots per battery.

My first impressions of the Electronic Viewfinder
Way, way better than I was expecting. I’m not a fan of Electronic Viewfinders at all, but this one might make me change my mind. Really well done. 

But at the end of the day, features are just features 
It’s like describing a guitar by telling you what kind of pick-ups it has and what type of wood the fretboard is made from. What really matters is this — how to do the images look? I got a chance to play with one, and see the images right from a pre-release model of the camera, including large prints (so it’s not a full production unit yet, and will still be tweaked, enhanced and such), and they are just beautiful! Vivid. Crisp. Rockin! I also saw some 4K Video Devin shot and it looked absolutely stunning. At the end of the day, how the images look — that’s what it’s all about. 

Pricing: 
I think they killed it on the pricing – $2,299. 

Anticipated Ship Date:
The body ships in October 2018  

They launched some nice new lenses for their new Mirrorless R-mount as well – smaller, lighter, very fast! 
But, I think their new control ring feature is show stealer!!! Such a clever idea for adding controls right to the lenses themselves, and you even buy an adapter to add a control ring to your existing EF lens. This is really slick! OK, on to the new RF Lenses:

> 28-70mm f/2 ($2,999) ships in December 2018

> 24-105 mm f/4L IS USM ($1,099), December 2018

> 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM ($499) December 2018

> 50mm f/1.2L L USM ($2,299) October 2018

> Mount Adapter for the EF-EOS R ($99) October 2018

Pretty serious-level lenses. 

Lighter big lenses, too!
Another big announcement was the release of two big EF lenses (for sports and wildlife shooters), that are about 2lbs lighter than previous models, making them the lightest weight lenses of their kind. The crowd here dug ’em!

Lots more to share later today on our “Live from Hawaii” edition of The Grid. See you then – 4 pm EDT today! 

Best, 

-Scott

P.S. I also saw (though not covered in today’s launch event) Canon introduced a new EL-100 flash (Speedlight). 24mm coverage. Optical wireless. Mode dial driven. Very small, and simple. $199.99 – ships October 2018

Hi, gang and greetings from the Homewood Suites here in Lansing, Michigan (here for my seminar tomorrow). First, a big shout-out to the 250+ photographers who spent the day with me yesterday in Raleigh, North Carolina — we had such a great time. Can’t wait to go back next year with my tour — thanks to all the awesome folks who came out. Incredibly friendly, fun crowd.

OK, I’m tired as heck (it’s 12:46 am here) — been working all day on two big projects, and I’m beat, but I wanted to quickly share with you a few places that I’ve been fortunate enough to visit, and I want to share some stories and photos from there, hoping to inspire you to pack your camera bag and your luggage and get out there and capture the world. Here are some places I think you’d love to visit and photograph:

Iceland
I know, everybody’s going there now. There’s a reason. So much beauty, and so easily accessible by car.
Here’s the link to the story and the images.

Lisbon
Beautiful. Clean. Safe. Inexpensive. Awesome. It will be the next big place to visit. Go before everybody does.
Here’s a link to the story and the images.

Australia and New Zealand
It’s not exactly right around the corner, but it’s so worth the effort to get there. You will love it, and its people.
Here’s the link to the story and the images.

Venice, Italy
There’s just no place like it. A photographer’s paradise, and amazing food to boot!
Here’s the link to the story and images.

Paris, France
It’s Paris! That’s all that needs to be said.
Here’s the link to the story and the images.

Valencia, Spain
There is so much to see here, old and new, classic and ultra-modern.
Here’s the link to the stories and images.

Italy’s Amalfi Coast and the French Riveria
It’s a bit more French Riveria, but they are so close, why not see both?
Here’s the link to the story and images.

Dubai
Never a better time to visit. It’s like jumping into the future.
Here’s the link to the story and images.

London
I could so live there. So much to this vibrant city.
Here’s a link to the story and the images.

Prague & Budapest
A river cruise of a lifetime. To get to see these two great cities…totally loved them both!
Here’s the link to the story and the images.

Rome, Italy
Rome is….well….it’s like the Paris of Italy. So much to see and do (and eat).
Here’s the link to the story and images.

Venice (again?)
Yup. I went twice. Plus, this trip had the Dolomites of Northern Italy. Worth a trip by themselves
Here’s a link to the story and images.

 

Marrakech, Morocco
One of the most fascinating places I’ve been to. I so want to go back.
Here’s a link to the story and images.

 

Lofoten, Norway
It feels like I was just there a couple of weeks ago. Hey…wait! ;-)
Here’s a link to the story and images

OK, now it’s 1:23 AM
I’ve got a seminar tomorrow – I’d better hit the sack.

Thanks for letting me share these wonderful places with you. I sincerely hope you get to see them all, and many more! I wish you great adventures, lots of great photos, and memories that last a lifetime.

Have a great weekend!

-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. 

 

The best photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom instructors in the world will be in Orlando, on May 31 – June 2, 2018, at the Photoshop World 2018 Conference in Orlando, Florida?

Don’t just read about it afterward, and see all the photos of the amazing classes, and parties and fun – this year, be a part of it.

Save $100 by getting your tickets before Friday, April 27th!
The Early Bird special $100-off deal ends April 27th, so get your tickets right now…then:

(1) Get your special hotel room discount for conference attendees
(2) Grab your airfare now while it’s cheap
(3) Pack your bags, ’cause we’re going to Orlando!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Need help convincing your boss you need to be there? We’ve written a “letter to your boss” for you, and it’s awesome (Here’s the link)  — just copy and paste it into an email to your boss, and we’ll see you there!

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