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Location Lighting with the Elinchrom ELB 400 with Scott Kelby
Take your studio lighting game on location! Join Scott Kelby for an action packed class on how to use the Elinchrom ELB 400 in a variety of locations. From a local golf course to the Nevada desert to a wedding venue, Scott shows you all kinds of ways to leverage the portability and power of the ELB 400 to unleash your creativity. Scott starts off by introducing the kit he uses on location, explaining the various components, and showing you how they work together. From there it is location, location, location, as Scott demonstrates how this kit works by putting it through its paces indoors and out. At the end of the class Scott shows you three very cool special effects modes this kit can do that are a lot fun to see in action. All along the way Scott digs deep and shares lighting tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your time and get the best results possible.

Whether you have this lighting system or not, you’ll gain insights into Scott’s methods of working on-location and lighting techniques. This class will be available to KelbyOne members later today, so keep an eye out for it. You can also leave a comment for your chance to win a 1-month KelbyOne membership so you can watch for free!

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tears of a clown: a satirical look at depression showing that even though many appear happy on the outside, they might be struggling with larger issues below the surface. It is not a glorification of suicide by any means, rather a way to hopefully start a dialog about mental issues
Tears Of A Clown: A satirical look at depression showing that even though many appear happy on the outside, they might be struggling with larger issues below the surface. It is not a glorification of suicide by any means, rather a way to hopefully start a dialog about mental issues.

Go Shoot Yourself
Hello, My name is Mark Rodriguez–though some folks on the interwebz refer to me as Godriguez–and I am a self-portrait/conceptual artist from Tampa, Florida. When many people think of self-portraiture the first thing that will usually come to mind is that they are just selfies, and it is a form of narcissism that should be eradicated from the earth. They hear “selfie” and think of dirty bathroom shots with duck lips and shot from a high angle. But a well-crafted self-portrait can in fact be a form of therapy, as has been in my case, and can help tell stories that might only be important to the artist themselves.

coming to the surface: we all have our breaking points and only we know how far we can be pushed before that anger is released. Truth be told, I was having extreme back pains when I took this shot so the emotion in my face is real
Coming To The Surface: We all have our breaking points, and only we know how far we can be pushed before that anger is released. Truth be told, I was having extreme back pains when I took this shot so the emotion in my face is real.

Let me step back and give you a bit of history as to how I began shooting self-portraits in the first place.

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Hi Gang: I’m on my way to San Francisco today for my seminar there tomorrow, but in the meantime I wanted to share some of my shots from the Tennessee Vols game this past weekend. They were playing on the road in Tuscaloosa, Alabama against the Top-10 ranked Crimson Tide, and I shared some of my favorite shots over at Exposure.co (the photo storytelling site).

Here’s the link if you’ve got sec.

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Congratulations are in order — at PhotoPlus Expo in New York last week, Canon announced a series of additions to their prestigious “Explorers of Light” program — made up of gifted photographers, cinematographers and talented educators. The new additions to the program are:

> Joel Grimes

> Lindsay Adler

> David Bergman

> Jimmy Chin

> Charles Glatzer

> Roberto Valenzuela

> Peter Hurley 

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Mornin’ everybody, from the Photo Plus Expo – it’s an absolutely beautiful day here in New York City. Not cold, not hot – just perfect with that crisp twinge of fall in the air. Perfect day to be in this amazing city. I’ve just got a few minutes, so here’s quickly what’s up:

The Morgan Library Started the day with a shoot for my “The Great Indoors” book at the Morgan Library here in Manhattan. What a just jaw-dropping place. They were kind enough to let me come in this morning before it opens to the public to get some shots for the book (a bit thanks to the incredibly patient Moriah Shtull from the Morgan, and to Grant Friedman for bringing us together). Here’s the link to the Morgan Library and Museum – this is a MUST-SEE for any photography – just stunning.

Brad is leading a location Photo shoot / walk this morning as part of Photo Plus Expo, so my buddy Jeff Revell went with me to assist (Jeff took the bts shot you see above and the one below). That’s me getting an overhead view using a fisheye lens up on a monopod, triggered by the remote you see in my other hand. Had to shoot at 6,400 in the low light, but no problem for the Canon 1Dx.

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Here’s another BTS shot – getting down low and using Live View to help position the 11-24mm super wide angle lens. I haven’t imported the actual shots yet, but will share some next week once they’re done.

Teaching in Canon’s Booth
Yesterday I did a session on the main stage at Canon’s booth at Photo Plus Expo. My talk was How to Take Travel Photos Like a Pro, and I covered everything from the gear, to shooting recipes, to so much more. Great crowd (and thanks to RC and Brad for taking the BTS shots you see below).

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I’m off right now to do a book signing at the Rocky Nook booth – signing my new “How Do I Do That in Lightroom” book. Hope I’l see you there.

College Football Tomorrow!
The Bucs are on the road this week, and so I’ll be shooting for the Tennessee Vols tomorrow as they take on the Alabama Crimson Tide  in Alabama’s Bryant-Denny stadium. The atmosphere is just electric at these games, so I can’t wait! (Plus, I’m trying out a Cam-Ranger rig for a remote camera shoot, and I’m not sure my idea is 100% solid, so this will either be really cool and helpful….or not. More after I try it and report back).

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend, and we’ll see ya back here on Monday. Have a good one!

-Scott

P.S. I’ll be in San Francisco next Wednesday teaching my new Shoot Like a Pro: Part 2 (Reloaded) seminar. Hope you can come out and spend the day with me. 

Food Photography Master Class: Natural Light with Steve Hansen
Create amazing food and beverage photos in natural light! Join Steve Hansen, a commercial food and beverage photographer, on location as he takes you through a variety of food and beverage setups in a natural light studio. Styling food is a huge component of food photography, and Steve shares invaluable tips on how to handle and style everything from fried eggs to cold glasses, and from real flames to coffee. For each shoot Steve builds the set from scratch sharing his thought process and various tricks and techniques he’s learned and developed over his career. Beyond the sets and the food styling you’ll learn how to control, tame, and manipulate natural light even if you’re just using one of your own windows.

Leave a comment for your chance to win a 1-month KelbyOne membership so you can watch this class (and all the rest) for free!

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