Join Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion tonight at 7pm ET for a live webcast where they’ll be discussing Scott’s recent trip to Europe. RC will be chatting with Scott about his experiences in various cities along the Danube River, and Scott will also be sharing some of the shooting and post-processing tricks he used along the way. You can register for the webcast right here so you can chime in on the live chat to ask questions and share your own experiences, and we’ll also be giving away some great prizes!
Greetings from freakin’ cold Minneapolis!!! Look, I was born and raised in Florida — I’m not sure I can function in temperatures below 60° and I have a seminar to do today here, so can somebody please call the convention center and make sure they have the heat turned on? ;-)
Looking forward to meeting everybody (over 300 photographers signed up for my class here today).
How to take a big leap in your portrait photography in just 64 minutes If you thought you could really make a big improvement in the quality of your portraiture in just a little over an hour of your time, and it was totally free, you’d do it, right? Of course! Then sit down today, or this weekend, and watch Gregory Heisler from his appearance on our “Blind Critiques” episode of “The Grid” from this past Wednesday (posted here above). He just absolutely crushed it! I’ve already seen people on social media calling it our best episode ever, and you will be amazed at the way he communicates the how’s and whys of getting great portraits — it will change the way you think and shoot. Just brilliant! I say “Gregory Heisler for President in 2016!”
Two Tickets to Paradise! OK, how about a chance to win a free ticket (for two lucky people) to my Salt Lake City stop for my “Shoot Like a Pro” tour? I haven’t been to Salt Lake City in about 10 years, and I’m excited about going (and catching lunch the day before at Crown Burger — I still remember it — it was that good!).
Anyway, I’ve got two FREE tickets (one ticket for two separate people). Just leave a comment here and you’re entered. I'll pick the winners on Monday. Good luck and I hope to see you there on April 14th (at the seminar. Not Crown Burger).
Here’s a quick video that explains the seminar (below):
OK, I’d better head over to the Convention Center. Looking forward to see a lot of you today (bring me some hot coffee and a blanket and maybe a snow plow!). ;-)
Have a great weekend!
P.S.If you haven’t signed up for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo coming up in 10 days in Atlanta, there’s still time. Here’s the link.
I am psyched to be back at WPPI this year (the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) Conference & Expo in Las Vegas next week. Last year was my first time ever speaking there and I had a really great time, and excited to be back again and expanding my classes.
Here’s my speaking schedule:
(1)WPPI Conference Track:
"Portrait Retouching Secrets for Photographers" Tuesday, March 4 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Portrait Track
Canon Theater I’ll be teaching sessions on Lighting and Portraiture in the Canon booth:
> Monday at 10:45 am > Monday at 3:15 pm > Tuesday at 11:30 am
B&H Photo Booth I’ll also be teaching a session on “Shooting it with Just One Light” for B&H Photo at their booth/theater:
If you're at the show, I hope you'll catch one of my sessions (and if you see me wandering around, make sure you stop me and say "hi").
Hope you have a great start to your week!
P.S.I’m up here in Atlanta today for my “Shoot Like a Pro” tour stop and I’m looking forward to meeting everybody (and making some new friends). My next tour stop is in Phoenix on March 12th.
Bucs/Bills First, to kick things off here are a couple of shots from the Bucs/Bills game on Sunday (I’ll share some game action shots over on my Facebook/Twitter/G+ accts. The 49ers come to town this Sunday and that should be a really fun game to shoot, so I’m looking forward to that one for sure.
Thanks Toronto! What a great city to wrap up this year’s tour! It was my last seminar of the year and the photographers in Toronto sure made it a memorable one. Great turnout (The seminar was sold out weeks in advance). I’m over at Henry’s Camera on Church St. in downtown Toronto today if you’re around and want to come by (it’s free!). I’ll be talking lighting and retouching.
Jeff’s giving away the farm! My buddy, sports photographer Jeff Cable is doing it again, but this time he’s giving away nearly $3,000 worth of goodies (including some of my new books, and Lexar cards and readers, and an Epson printer, and on and on). To enter, just head over to Jeff’s Facebook page (here’s the link).
New Kelby Training iPad App is on the way! We’ve submitted the updated, IOS7-compatible Kelby Training Online App to the App store, and as soon as Apple approves it (hopefully by the end of this week/first of next week), I’ll let you know. We’re working with an Android developer to create our first Android version of the App and I’ll let you know how that progresses (thus far, we haven’t had a whole lot of luck developing for the Android platform, but our fingers are crossed that this time we’ll have better luck).
OK, that’s it from the frozen tundra of Canada (OK, that might just be stretching it a bit, but it is super-brrrrrrr here — at least for this Florida guy). Hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday!
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Check out this quick “helicopter fly-over” of my seminar The folks from IntelligentUAS & DJI Innovations were at my seminar on Friday in Washington DC and did a flyover of the seminar crowd using a DJI Phantom (with Zenmuse H3-2D and GoPro Hero 3+). I love that overhead video view. Too cool!
I’m on my way, today! I’m teaching my “Shoot Like a Pro” Seminar there tomorrow at the Hynes Convention Center. Over 500 Boston-area photographers have already signed up, and if you want to come too, it’s not too late: Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/14bAUDJ
Next Stop: New York City on Thursday, November 14th.
I’ll be back for “The Grid” on Wednesday I’m heading home right after my seminar on Tuesday, so I’ll be back for live airing of “The Grid” on Wednesday. Matt had a really good topic for this week….I just wish I could remember what it was, but I do remember thinking, “Man, that would make a great topic!” so make sure you tune in to see if I was right (LOL!). It’s this Wednesday at 4:00 pm ET (New York Time) at http://www.kelbytv.com/thegrid
What will photography look like 10 years from now? PC Magazine did a nice write-up on the Photo Plus Expo industry panel I was part of on Wednesday night where we tackled that very question. Here’s a link if you’ve got a sec: http://bit.ly/1g3BbNi
Here’s one for Lightroom users I get a bunch of questions about managing your images and folders in Lightroom, and Matt just did a really great, short, to the point video about it in his “Lightroom Killer Tips” show, and I included it right here (above).
Don’t Miss Wednesday’s Guest Blog This week, we welcome Washington DC-based photographer John Harrington, and he has some really pragmatic business advice for photographers on working within a client’s budget (and determining what that budget really is). It’s a really insightful post and you don’t’ want to miss it this Wednesday right here.
That’s it for Monday. I’m off to Boston, and I hope I’ll get the chance to meet you there! Cheers (no Boston pun intended). ;-)