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For Cyber Monday, 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. Today is that day! , 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 you’re off and saving! :)

Here are the details:

Who: Join host Larry Becker LIVE from our studios
What: Unbelievable Cyber Monday deals that only last 1 hour
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!

Next up: Killer Deals On Our Online Conference replays

You know about our fantastic KelbyOne Online Conferences, on everything from Landscape photography, Lightroom, Photoshop, travel photography, making money from your photography, and even iPhone photography – well, we have some incredible deals for you to watch any (or all) of our conferences replays on demand for an entire year. The best instructors, our most popular topics, now at the lowest price of the years.

Lastly, check out this Cyber Monday deal on a KelbyOne Pro Membership

Today, Cyber Monday is your last chance to get our absolute best price of the year on KelbyOne Pro annual membership, and 2023 is going to be an amazing year of training! (check out that video above for more about KelbyOne and why you should join today).

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

Happy shopping, everybody. It’s going to be an incredible year of learning. :)

-Scott

If you’ve always thought of becoming a part of the KelbyOne Online Educational Community, this is the best time ever; thanks to our Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal –  we’re offering our best price of the year. Just $149 for a full year of our ProPlan, with full access to everything (including over 900+ full-length training courses with thousands and thousands of lessons, plus a subscription to Photoshop User magazine).

PLUS (cool feature coming up), when you purchase a KelbyOne Pro Annual Membership at this special cyber sale price, you will renew at this rate for as long as you remain a KelbyOne Pro Annual member. Your membership price doesn’t go up at the end of a year. Pretty sweet, right?

Here’s the link – it makes a perfect gift, too (giving the gift of education for an entire year).

Have a fun Black Friday shopping day today, everybody. :)

-Scott

It’s #TravelTuesday and I, Dave Williams, am here as always, this week from Glencoe in Scotland.

You may remember when Scott (and Team Epic) visited Scotland a few months back and we stopped in Glencoe for a few shots. I posted it all on my Instagram story at the time. One of the magical locations saw us shooting straight up a valley with a cascading waterfall. Well yesterday I decided to follow the waterfall and explore into the Hidden Valley.

This rabbit hole shot shows what i found at the top. What I actually want to talk about is how I got this shot.

I’m sure you’re aware of 360° camera tech, but did you know that at a consumer level it’s come on leaps and bounds from where it was just a few years ago? For this shot I was using the Insta360 X3 and it was edited entirely in Insta360 Studio. the amount of tech packed into the Insta360 cameras is insane. The images can be automatically levelled, reframed, and the HDR and PureShot capabilities always impress me.

Heres how this entire 360° shot looks: –

With Black Friday approaching, it’s only right that I point out the offers from Insta360. I’ve made a list of my favourite Black Friday deals over on my blog.

360° camera technology is in our future. Our near future. If you’re on the fence about it, I assure you it’s great fun and these cameras are an action camera alternative that will blow your mind!

Much love

Dave

Today we kick off our Black Friday / Cyber Monday deal on a KelbyOne Pro Membership, and it’s our best deal of the year. More people join KelbyOne this week (and next Monday) than any other time, and we’d love to have you join up with us for an incredible year of learning.

Here’s a link to get your deal (and it makes a fantastic Holiday gift for the photographer on your gift list).

Happy shopping, and to everybody who joins this week – welcome aboard. It’s going to be an amazing 2023 of learning together. :)

-Scott

This is one of those super quick tips, and it’s how one simple accessory, and a few simple settings, allow you to create that smooth silky look in scenes where water is moving, as you see above (so a waterfall, harbor, fountain, stream., etc.), or scenes where the clouds in the sky are fast moving. Check out the accessory and technique in the short “Photo Tip Friday” video below:

That’s a pretty powerful little accessory, right? However, if you’re shooting a Mirrorless camera, the process is even easier because you can put the filter right on your lens from the start and then focus like normal. Here’s the process, step-by-step, for mirrorless camera users:

  1. Switch to ‘Bulb’ mode on your camera (this mode lets you can keep the shutter open for longer than 30-seconds).
  2. If you’re doing a long exposure, your camera can’t move at all, not even a little, the entire time, so use a tripod.
  3. Put your ND filter in front of your lens. If you’re going to be shooting in daylight (like I was for the shot above), you’ll need at least a 10x (10-stop) ND filter or a 12 or 15-stop. I have a 10-stop and a 3-stop, so I can put on the 10-stop and then screw the 3-stop right on top for a 13-stop equivalent.
  4. Figure out how long to keep the shutter open. There are apps for your phone that do this. I use either ND Timer (¢.99) or the use ND timer included in the PhotoPills App(I know a lot of you already use that app).
  5. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus, and then all the way to open the shutter (or if you’re using a cable release or wireless remote, press it and lock it into position, so you don’t have to hold it down the whole time physically). On my Canon R6, I set a two-second timer and then tap and screen, and it starts a timer right there on my screen for me. When it hits the amount of time my app told me it would need for a proper exposure, I simply tap the screen again.

There ya go for all your mirrorless users out there (you save a few extra steps that folks that are shoot DSLRs still have to do, like covering the viewfinder so light doesn’t leak in, and pre-focusing and switching to manual focus before putting the filter on your lens).

Give this technique a try – it’s also great for removing tourists (as long as the tourists keep moving while you have a long exposure going, they will literally be gone when the long exposure is gone. We’re talking during a 30-second+ exposure).

Have a great weekend, everybody! Happy shopping to everybody getting those early bird Black Friday details.

-Scott

P.S. Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals for a KelbyOne Pro membership are already in place if you want to take advantage of our absolute lowest prices of the year. Here’s the link – you will get so much out of it, and it also makes a fantastic gift for the photographer on your holiday list. :)

Are you curious about starting a photography podcast? I ran a photography podcast – I Like Your Picture – with my wife, Lee, as co-hosts for five years. Here’s what I learned that can help you create a podcast that your audience loves.

Recording the show was always fun, but other aspects were time-consuming and a bit tedious.

Did we need to do everything that we included in our production line? Maybe not. In hindsight, some of the advice I got about podcasting missed the mark.

That’s why I want to share some experiences and insights so you can decide if a photography podcast is right for you and how you can get the most out of the experience.


Why Start A Photography Podcast?

There are plenty of articles telling you why you should start a podcast. They give answers like these:

  • It’s easy
  • You can help others
  • It’s great to build your personal brand
  • Make money!

I can think of a few different reasons to start a photography podcast.

  • Do it as a passion project
  • Use it to network with other photographers with interviews
  • Promote your products & services to a specific audience

Most people get the impression that it’s easy. You hit the record button, talk for a while, upload to a podcasting host, then stand back as your listeners flock to hear your voice.

As with most content creation, there’s more to it than that.

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