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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

5 Fashion Lighting Looks Anyone Can Do with Frank Doorhof

Join Frank Doorhof in his own studio and learn how to take your lighting from zero to hero! In this class Frank shares his tips, tricks, and techniques for being creative with studio lighting. You’ll see him work through a range of studio lighting setups where he demonstrates how to use various lighting modifiers, single and multiple lights, avoiding glare in glasses, coaching your subject, and the importance of following your creative impulses. Frank wraps up the class with a series of post processing sessions to help you understand his retouching workflow.

In Case You Missed It

Make the most of your studio space! Join Frank Doorhof in his Netherlands studio space as he shows you how he has built his studio to maximize every nook and cranny to make it work for his business. Whether you have a large space or a small space it is all about making the most of what you have, seeing things with a photographer’s eye, finding the right angles, being creative, and having fun. As Frank takes you through his studio he demonstrates how he shoots tethered for more control, how he uses venetian blinds as a prop, how to shoot in tight spaces, and how to be efficient with the space you do have. By the end of the class you’ll be itching to start building new sets in your own studio.

Photo by Robby Klein

Happy Wednesday everybody! I just thought I would share a couple of short video projects I worked on recently. I partnered up with two local Nashville businesses to create quick-hit promo videos for them so people can see what they’re all about.

First up is Gift Horse, a quirky shop that carries artisan goods with a sense of humor and personality. Owner Jessica Maloan curates all the goods in her store, and her customers love her sense of style. There are lots of artisan and handmade goods, and a lot of the items she carries will definitely put a smile on your face.

Then we have Diskin Cider, which is where you’ll likely find me hanging with friends on the weekend since they’re just around the corner from where I live. They make some tasty beverages and have a really great, welcoming space to hang out in as well.

Both videos were shot on the Sony A73 body with Sony lenses (which I was just trying out but really enjoyed working with). They were edited in Adobe Premiere CC, and the music is from SoundStripe.

Oh, and in case you missed it… I got married!

That’s me and my beautiful wife, Katelyn!
Photo by Hannah Foldy

Our photographer, Hannah Foldy, did a guest post about photographing our wedding recently. But it was back around Christmas, so I figured I would mention it again here since you may have been a bit busy then!

That’s it for today. Have a great week!

You can see more of Brad’s work at BMOOREVISUALS.com, and keep up with him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Hey hey! Happy #TravelTuesday, once again. I’m Dave Williams, coming at you from the UK to share something about Photoshop, photography, and life. This week: photography! Pick up what I put down, and let’s go!

Time and time again this question lands in my inbox: – “How many megapixels?” Well, in truth, the only time you really need a lot of megapixels is when you’re shooting something for a billboard. Here’s why:

Photography is both an art and a science. It’s an art in terms of its creativity, but a science in terms of the application of all the elements that lend themselves to the creative result. The science is made up of gigabytes, megapixels, photons, and a whole load of other cool sounding words. The problem can often derive from people’s scientific or technical way of thinking being transposed into the art of photography, and particularly, in terms of the requisite number of megapixels, it’s often misunderstood.

Here’s the marketing myth that goes with the theory: – the more megapixels you have, the better the camera.

Nope!

So, a megapixel is basically a million dots. These dots make up the image. It would seem that more megapixels mean a sharper photo, but this is not necessarily the case—you could just have more dots on a bad photo. The lens you use, the sensor in the camera, and the photographer’s grasp of light and composition are far more important factors about what makes a good photo than the megapixels cameras are arranged by in the electronic store. It’s often said, in various different ways, that the most important thing about a camera are the six inches behind it.

The big things to consider when buying more megapixels, along with the aforementioned potential creative differences, are that more megapixels mean bigger file sizes, which in turn, means you need more hard drive space. And, that more megapixels cost more, owing to the marketing value associated to megapixels when retailers rank cameras.

Look at all those megapixels!

Let’s go back to the billboard thing. You know when you watch TV and you have the option to go between the regular channel and the HD version of the channel you’re watching? On the whole is there actually a difference? Perhaps there’s a difference on a huge screen, but on the average TV screen, it’s not noticeable. This is exactly akin to comparing what most people will use a photo for versus the one in 100 photographers who is shooting that billboard ad. Make sense?

Taking that a stage further, a very common use for images is social media. Often we find that we’re downscaling the images before we post them, and then the posting algorithms of Instagram and the like will resize our image and its resolution, once again, when we upload it. Those megapixels you invested in are, in this case, wasted.

In short, if you’re going to make a tight crop on an image or shoot for that billboard, megapixels matter. In almost all other cases, they simply don’t.

Megapixels matter in some cases, but not many! If you’re shopping for a new camera, look at other things first—read reviews on sensor quality, ISO performance—and make sure you invest properly in your lens, as well as the camera.

Much love

Dave

What better time to end a Valentine’s Day sale, than the day after Valentine’s Day, right? Look, we don’t run a lot of sales, but when we do, they blow up (in a good way), and people join up from all over the world (Hmmmm, maybe we should run more sales?), but anyway, today’s your last chance to save some sweet cash (which that savings could perhaps offset presents you bought for your Valentine yesterday).

Of course, if you forgot to get that special someone you love a gift yesterday, well…better late than never.

Head over to KelbyOne.com – hit the pricing page, and jump on the sweet deals for our Plus and Pro plans. The deals end tonight, so let’s do this! :)

Have a great weekend, everybody. Hope it’s filled with learning a ton about Photoshop, Lightroom and Photography. :)

Thanks,

-Scott

P.S. Feel the love, baby! :)

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