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Thanks to everybody who came to the Flash Photography Conference

We had such a great crowd — really enthusiastic, totally into learning more about flash, and just an awful lot of fun to preset to. Joe was, as you might imagine, just phenomenal on every level. People were raving about his talks and classes the whole time.

Joe is a living legend, and it was such an honor to have shared the stage with him. Also, I want to thank my team at KelbyOne who worked so hard to make this happen, with a special shout out to Christina, Erik, Juan, Mike, Rachel, Margie, Angela, Julio and Kathy, plus Ron and Jason who traveled up to Joe’s Studio in Connecticut and brought us the live action from up there.

Thanks to everyone who came and made it such an incredible event. I’m very grateful for the wonderful turnout, and all great folks to spend a few days with. :)

Here’s wishing you all a safe, healthy, and fun weekend. :)


On Tuesday, the KelbyOne Flash Photography Conference 2020 kicks off (featuring the world’s #1 wizard of flash, Joe McNally), but the day before I’m doing a pre-conference workshop for people who are absolute flash photography beginners, designed to get folks up and running fast.

I’ll be literally starting from scratch, but I think what most folks will find surprising is how easy is actually is to make professional looking portraits with flash, and I’m sharing a recipe, camera settings, flash settings and all, that works every time (I hear from students all the time who tell me they’ve tried it and it worked perfectly even the first time they tried it).

Then on Tuesday it splits into two training tracks: one for beginners with me, and an intermediate / advanced track with Joe. Although the whole event is live (with Joe up in a studio in Connecticut and me down in Tampa), but we archive the entire conference for six full months so you can go rewatch any sessions, or catch any sessions you missed on either track. I’m putting the official trailer below (it’s really short — it’ll help a lot in you deciding if this is for you).

Photographers from all over have already signed up, and it’s not too late if you want to join us next week.

Here’s the link for tickets and more details.

This is incredible opportunity for anyone whose ever wanted to learn flash, or for existing flash photographers who want to take their skills to the next level fast. Hope I’ll see you online starting Monday, and then all day Tuesday and Wednesday.

Have a great weekend, everybody. Safe safe and sane, and we’ll catch you next week. :)


P.S. Joe did a fantastic blog post this week about what he’s teaching at the conference His track is going to be incredible. Here’s the link if you’ve got a sec.

Don’t miss out — photographers everywhere are signing up to be a part of this epic two-day, two-track live event next Tuesday/Wednesday featuring the King of Flash, Joe McNally. Details and tickets here.

Here’s wishing you a fantastic week, and good health throughout. #rolltide!


P.S. If you missed Terry White’s excellent video on “Which Lightroom is right for you — Cloud or Classic?” here’s a link. Really great info.

Watch the short 2-min+ video below and you’ll see what it’s all about and why it might be just what you’ve been waiting for:

The official dates are:

September 8-9, 2020 with a special pre-conference session the day before open to all registered attendees. Here’s the link to get your tickets. It’s going to be something very special, and you don’t want to miss out.

Thanks to everyone who attended “The Photoshop Conference”

Yesterday we wrapped up our two-day live online Photoshop Conference, where over 1,200 folks joined us from all over the globe, and it was. just. awesome! We had incredible instructors and equally incredible folks to present to which made the whole thing an awful lot of fun. There’ was such a great spirit of community and that we’re all in this together; learning, laughing, and being inspired by each other.

Here are just a few attendee comments from the Conference:

“I can’t thank KelbyOne enough. This conference was exactly what I needed. I’m feeling inspired and like opportunities are limitless.” — Nikki

This was really awesome, so much great information. I am already using some of the things I learned. Looking forward to the Landscape event. Thank you! so much! — Vicki

“Fantastic learning experience with kindred souls! Already registered for the Landscape Conf. Thanks!” —RB

“This one course has been more beneficial than anything I have watched before. PS is so confusing to me, but a lot of stuff is making sense now.” –Jill  

“The sneak peak bonus session was worth what I paid for the entire conference.” — Tony

Concur, the entire conference was great. I learned so much. The Kelbyone crew is excellent. — Cathy

This conference was great! A great way for us who are unable to travel to physically attend conferences. Thank you so much KelbyOne!!!” —Robert

“I’m literally already creating actions in my documents from Terry’s last session” — Marie

Thank you Scott and Larry and ALL of the instructors…this was awesome!” — John

“Great Conference. Loved every second!” –TW

“Fantastic conference – Big thanks to everyone making it possible! Love the online format.” — Susan

“Great conference – see you at the landscape conference!!!
Cannot wait!”

I would love to take credit for how awesome the whole thing came off, but honestly — it’s the instructors. They were brilliant. So “on,” so into it, so engaged, and so willing to share and engage with everybody. Answering questions one-on-one, helping people solve their Photoshop problems on the fly — it was a beautiful thing to see, and I’m honored that I got to play a small role it in all.

I’m so grateful to the instructors, and to our conference host, the just out-and-out fantastic Larry Becker, and I’m so thankful to have the crew we have at KelbyOne. Erik “The Rocket Man” Kuna, Christina Sauer, and her Top Gun quality video production crew. Our Web team, marketing and design crew, accounting, our member services dept., everybody worked together, and so hard, under a challenging lock-down environment, to do something important and much needed in our Photoshop community, and I couldn’t be prouder.

We’re taking the things we’ve learned at this conference and using them to make The Landscape Photography Conference even that much better. We’re constantly learning, evolving, and working to always make the next thing we better than the one before for our attendees and for KelbyOne members, and the best is yet to come. Hope you can join us in September. It is going to rock! (get it, landscapes? Rock? Oy. OK, I guess we could still do some work on the jokes).

Here’s wishing you a great weekend. Stay healthy. Look out for each other. Love your neighbor (not too much, mind you), and we’ll catch you back here next week.


Well, technically, it kinda starts today with a special session I’m doing at 11:00 AM ET for people who are new to Photoshop. It’s a crash course focusing on just the most important things so after that class, you’ll be ready to dive in to the full conference on Tuesday. Check out the video below for details (and you can get your tickets right here).

We already have over 1,000 folks signed up for the online event, but if you want to join in, it’s not too late. Here’s the link to sign up right now.

Very exciting stuff! Can’t wait to teach my pre-conference class today. Whoo Hoo we’re off and runnin’



Hard to believe it’s just a little over a week away, but we’re so excited — this is going to be HUGE and I want you to be a part of it. Check out this short video trailer below to see if it’s right for you:

These are the dates:

Tuesday and Wednesday | July 14-15, 2020

This live-streamed event is open to everyone, everywhere, and you can register today at – sign up right now to get the best pricing (it’s so affordable, anyone can attend).

Have a great Monday (stop snickering), stay safe; look out for each other, and we’ll see you online. :)


P.S. Over on my Lightroom Blog today I shared “10 Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts I Use Every Day”here’s the link if you’ve got a sec.