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I’ve got a couple of awesome hands-on travel photography workshops coming up this year, and I would love it if you could join me (there are just a few spots left in both workshops), here’s the info:

The “Essence of Paris” Travel Photography Workshop

Instructors: Scott Kelby and Mimo Meidany
When: June 7-10, 2019
Where: Our boutique hotel is just steps from Notre Dame (accommodations and breakfast each day are included)
Tickets: More details and tickets here (limited to 12 participants total)

CHECK OUT THE PARIS WORKSHOP VIDEO BELOW:

China’s Mystical Guilin Region Photography Workshop

Yup, this is right where we’re shooting one morning on our workshop.

Instructors: Scott Kelby and Rick Sammon
When: Sunday, September 15, 2019 – Monday, September 23, 2019
Where: Accommodations, transfers and all meals included.
Tickets: More details and tickets here (limited to 12 participants total)

I only do two workshops a year…
I hope you can join me at one of them. We have an incredible time, we learn a lot, we laugh a lot, we eat some incredible food in some magnificent places, and it’s just an amazing experience all the way around.

Take a look at some shots and behind-the-scenes images from my Venice Workshop and my Rome Workshop from last year. They give you a good idea of what it’s like.

Don’t miss “Travel Tuesdays” with Dave tomorrow

Dave is awesome, it’s worth checking him out every Tuesday right here.

Have a great Monday (stop snickering) everybody! :)

-Scott

This is your invitation to come to beautiful Paris, France and join me and long exposure expert; KelbyOne Instructor Mimo Meidany for an unforgettable four-day travel photography workshop — “The Essence of Paris” in the most photogenic city in the world. First, watch this short video:

Tickets & Details

What: The “Essence of Paris” Travel Photography Workshop
Instructors: Scott Kelby and Mimo Meidany
When: June 7-10, 2019
Where: Our boutique hotel is just steps from Notre Dame
Price: $4,950 Per Person (includes accommodations, and breakfast each day)
Tickets: More details and tickets here (limited to 12 participants maximum)

Don’t Miss Out!

All of my 2018 workshops were sold out in advance, and as of this morning, there’s only 9-spots left for this one. I hope one of those will be yours. Reserve your spot now, and we’ll see you in Paris this summer.

Head to scottkelbyworkshops.com for tickets and lots more info.

Have a great weekend everybody!

Hope I run into you next week out in Vegas at the WPPI show. I’ll be doing a book signing at the Rocky Nook booth on Wednesday. Come on by and say hi.

Thanks,

Scott

Above: That’s me during my book signing at the Rocky Nook booth at the Expo. Met so many really nice photographers. 

Erik Kuna and I up are here for the Expo (PPA’s annual convention) and while we’re here, we thought we would give KelbyOne members a tour of the expo floor; check out some of the booths, and share the sights and sounds of the Expo. The first three videos are our three-part tour of the Expo floor and booths, and then we asked some exhibitors to quickly show us what they’re showing at the those, and those are the 2nd set of videos.

If you’ve never been to Imaging USA – give these a quick look 

Now below, here are some of those exhibitors (and our partners)  showing what they’re showin’ at the show (that’s a lot of ‘shows’).

TAMRON LENSES (below)

PLATYPOD (below)

TOPAZ plug-ins for Photoshop or Lightroom (below)

WESTCOTT LIGHTING (below)

We’re back at the show today!
If you’re here at the show and see Erik and me cruising around, make sure you stop and say hi. I really get a kick out of meeting KelbyOne members (and heck, I get a kick out of meeting anyone). :)

Off to Canada Tomorrow
I’m heading back home tomorrow, and then I’m taking a few days off to visit a friend up a Canada; hang out, and take some pictures in the snow-covered mountains of Banff. I’m going to dress very warmly!

Talkin’ ’bout Las Vegas
I met a lot of folks here at Imaging USA that didn’t realize that there are two Photoshop World Conferences this year — one in Orland0 (like we’ve done for the past two years), and a 2nd one out in Vegas in late August. You should definitely come out to one of them this year — it’s fun, you’ll learn a lot, you’ll make new friends, you’ll grow in your craft. All the details are at photoshopworld.com

Have a great Monday, and here’s to staying warm this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

-Scott

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

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