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Hey, everybody – I’m back from nine days in Prague, and I’m ready to get back at it (I was leading a travel photography workshop, and it was epic. Epic! What a blast!). Anyway, next week we’re hosting an online conference that’s designed to help you learn your camera, your accessories, and all your photography gear. Check out this short 1-minute video I did about the conference below: 

On Monday, we kick off with a pre-conference workshop, and then the conference runs all day Tuesday and Wednesday with two simultaneous tracks. The entire conference is archived for an entire year for you to stream on demand any time so you can catch any classes you missed, or rewatch any you want to catch again. It’s going to be really awesome, and I want you to be there. 

It’s not too late to sign up for The Photography Gear Conference: here’s the link. 

Now that I’m back, I’ll be back on the Lightroom stuff on Monday, so I hope you’ll stop back by. Have a great weekend, and we’ll catch you at the conference. :) 

-Scott

P.S. I‘m still working on my images from the trip and I’ll be posting a link to my Adobe Spark page next week when it’s posted.

It’s #TravelTuesday and I, Dave Williams, am here to share. This week I write from Austin, Texas, and with the Photography Gear Conference coming up, I want to first take your mind elsewhere and talk about how we can broaden our photographic minds by taking influence from other creatives.

We’ve all heard countless times about how graphic designers and photographers should work with similar things in mind. Copy space is the go-to example that I always use to highlight the importance of keeping graphic design in mind when we take photos. In that example, I point out that we should be thinking about copy (words) and leave room for titles, graphics, and everything else we see in magazines and on posters. These photos tend to perform the best on photo stock libraries like Adobe Stock and Getty Images because of their versatility when it comes to their final use. I learned a lot more than that recently at an Adobe event – Russell Brown’s Rock & Roll Reunion.

The two most important take-away points I feel were offered at the conference are the two I want to focus on today:

1 – Work happy, not harder

Mark Heaps created this tagline to best explain that we use far more time than we should in parts of the process that could be automated or simplified, leaving us with a lot of wasted time that could better be spent on something creative and therefore make us happier. Mark speaks about this concept regularly and has absolutely nailed the process. We should be looking for ways to work smarter, automating elements of our workflow and giving ourselves the time to focus on our photography and retouching. The application of this concept translates from graphic design into photography and it’s a great point that we should focus some energy on if it allows us to be more creative in the future.

2 – Create a story, and an ecosystem

When graphic design projects are undertaken they tell the story of the brand or the campaign. We should always be looking to do this in our photography. Telling the story of the scene in a single image, or across the series for multiple images, is a way to connect with our viewer that is often overlooked. We can focus on the subject, the composition, the light, or any other factors of our image, and use them to try to tell the story of what is happening in our shot to draw our viewer that little bit closer. This can help us to keep someone’s attention for longer on social media and drive our engagement, or it can be the difference we need to convert that engagement into a revenue stream. Telling stories through photography is something that Ansel Adams himself did, and something that seems to be lost here and there. The importance cannot be stressed enough and just as designers are trying to tell stories with typefaces and shapes, we should be doing just that with our photos.

Much love
Dave

Happy Monday, everybody! Here are a couple of events coming up very soon that I’m a part of, and I hope you’ll be able to attend.

1. The B&H Photo Depth of Field Conference

I am honored to be teaching again at the 5th Annual B&H Photo Video Pro Audio Depth of Field Conference (the online portrait, wedding, and event photography conference) kicking off this Wednesday. A fantastic roster of instructors (including Joe McNally), and of course, B&H Photo runs a first-class conference from beginning to end.

This year I’m doing a keynote presentation and can’t wait to share some really cool Photoshop and Lightroom magic to enhance your outdoor portraits. RSVP now at this link: https://bhpho.to/3qhEABqt

2. The Landscape Photography Conference

It’s just a week or so away (March 29th and 30th, 2022). It’s two full days, two simultaneous training tracks, all online with an all-star instructor team, and, everyone’s invited. Not only that, you get full access to all the classes to stream on-demand for an entire year after the conference, so you rewatch any classes or catch any classes you missed. It’s an incredible value!

You will learn so much, you’ll glean insights, come away with new ideas, inspiration, and real education, and if you sign up right now, you’ll save a bundle. Tickets and more info are right here. Hope to see you there. :) 

3. Picture Perfect Prague Photography Workshop

I have one spot open for my Prague Travel Photography Workshop in May. You could grab that spot and come with me to Prague in May. It’s a small group of just 12, and we’ll be shooting on location in one of the most photogenic cities in the world (it’s a photographer’s paradise), and we’ll be learning in the classroom, and eating lots of yummy food, drinking lots of wine, and making new friends. Details are right here – hope you can grab that last spot – it will be an epic experience and you’ll come back with some incredible shots, fun stories, and a few extra pounds. ;-)

Hope you have a great Spring Break kinda Monday (and don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow for Travel Tuesdays with Dave. :)

-Scott

I can’t believe it’s almost here, but I am super psyched!!!! Watch the short video trailer below and you’ll see what it’s all about and why it might be just what you’ve been waiting for:

It’s coming up on March 29th and 30th, 2022

It’s two full days, two simultaneous training tracks, all online with an all-star instructor team, and, everyone’s invited. Not only that, you get full access to all the classes to stream on-demand for an entire year after the conference, so you rewatch any classes or catch any classes you missed. It’s an incredible value!

You will learn so much, you’ll glean insights, come away with new ideas, inspiration, and real education, and if you sign up right now, you’ll save a bundle.

Tickets and more info are right here. Hope to see you there. :) 

Here’s wishing you a super fun, safe, and yummy weekend!

-Scott

Very excited to be announcing our first conference for the year, and it’s a doozy!!!! We just announced it to KelbyOne Members last week, and the sign-ups are through the roof, which is really exciting. Check out the short trailer below for more details. 

We would love to have you with us for the conference (and the pre-conference session the day before). 

Here’s the link to grab your ticket today at the early-bird discount price. Hope you can make it. :) 

-Scott

OK, guys – first up: today, Cyber Monday, is your last chance to get our absolute best price of the year on KelbyOne Pro annual membership, and this coming year is going to be our best yet!

Here’s the link to save BIG! (Save $90)

Catch These Incredible “1-Hour Only Deals” From Our Partners

We go to our partners and ask them to give just a crazy low price on something, but only for 1-hour, and sometimes these deals are so incredible it crashes their servers, but today, starting at 10:00 am ET and running until 5:00 pm at the top of every hour we’re doing another LIVE screamin’ deal Webcast where you’ve got to watch to get the Discount code. They’re short, right at the top of the hour, we give you the deal, and the code, and the rest is up to you. :)

Here are the details:

Who: Join Larry Becker and Me LIVE from our studios
What: Unbelievable Cyber Monday deals that only last 1-hour TOTAL!
Where: Here’s the link
When: Today starting at 10:00 am and at the top of every hour until 5 pm ET.
Why: Cause we always do something cool on Cyber Monday!

Of course, our KelbyOne Pro Membership deal is running all day today, too, so for goodness sake don’t forget about that mega-deal!

OK, that’s the Cyber Monday scoop! The deals are all here, but only for today. Happy Shopping, everybody! :)

-Scott

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