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Hi, gang and greetings from the Homewood Suites here in Lansing, Michigan (here for my seminar tomorrow). First, a big shout-out to the 250+ photographers who spent the day with me yesterday in Raleigh, North Carolina — we had such a great time. Can’t wait to go back next year with my tour — thanks to all the awesome folks who came out. Incredibly friendly, fun crowd.

OK, I’m tired as heck (it’s 12:46 am here) — been working all day on two big projects, and I’m beat, but I wanted to quickly share with you a few places that I’ve been fortunate enough to visit, and I want to share some stories and photos from there, hoping to inspire you to pack your camera bag and your luggage and get out there and capture the world. Here are some places I think you’d love to visit and photograph:

Iceland
I know, everybody’s going there now. There’s a reason. So much beauty, and so easily accessible by car.
Here’s the link to the story and the images.

Lisbon
Beautiful. Clean. Safe. Inexpensive. Awesome. It will be the next big place to visit. Go before everybody does.
Here’s a link to the story and the images.

Australia and New Zealand
It’s not exactly right around the corner, but it’s so worth the effort to get there. You will love it, and its people.
Here’s the link to the story and the images.

Venice, Italy
There’s just no place like it. A photographer’s paradise, and amazing food to boot!
Here’s the link to the story and images.

Paris, France
It’s Paris! That’s all that needs to be said.
Here’s the link to the story and the images.

Valencia, Spain
There is so much to see here, old and new, classic and ultra-modern.
Here’s the link to the stories and images.

Italy’s Amalfi Coast and the French Riveria
It’s a bit more French Riveria, but they are so close, why not see both?
Here’s the link to the story and images.

Dubai
Never a better time to visit. It’s like jumping into the future.
Here’s the link to the story and images.

London
I could so live there. So much to this vibrant city.
Here’s a link to the story and the images.

Prague & Budapest
A river cruise of a lifetime. To get to see these two great cities…totally loved them both!
Here’s the link to the story and the images.

Rome, Italy
Rome is….well….it’s like the Paris of Italy. So much to see and do (and eat).
Here’s the link to the story and images.

Venice (again?)
Yup. I went twice. Plus, this trip had the Dolomites of Northern Italy. Worth a trip by themselves
Here’s a link to the story and images.

 

Marrakech, Morocco
One of the most fascinating places I’ve been to. I so want to go back.
Here’s a link to the story and images.

 

Lofoten, Norway
It feels like I was just there a couple of weeks ago. Hey…wait! ;-)
Here’s a link to the story and images

OK, now it’s 1:23 AM
I’ve got a seminar tomorrow – I’d better hit the sack.

Thanks for letting me share these wonderful places with you. I sincerely hope you get to see them all, and many more! I wish you great adventures, lots of great photos, and memories that last a lifetime.

Have a great weekend!

-Scott

 

 

 

Yeah, ya do! We’re partnering with ProfotoUSA on this awesome giveaway, and all you have to do to enter is….enter.

Here’s what you get if you win:

  1. A Profoto B1X (I have one, they are the best!)
  2. Profoto Air Remote (you get one that works with your brand of camera)
  3. Profoto Softlight Reflector

The whole package is right around $2,800 and you could win it — but you can’t win if you don’t enter in it.

Here’s the link. Go enter right now (while you’re thinking about it). Hey, ya never know it?

We pick a winner at random on July 30th, 2018.

Have a great weekend everybody – see ya back here on Monday!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. I hope you win! :) 

Yeah, Baby! Next year we’re in Orlando in the early summer, and then back in Vegas in late summer at the Mirage Resort & Casino!

Which one should you go to? First, watch the video above to see what you missed this year! (We went with a British Rock theme this year and…well…it rocked! )

If you want to know more of the story from this year’s conference, check out my Adobe Spark page that tells the rest (with lots of photos, and behind-the-scenes pics).

Here’s the link: https://spark.adobe.com/page/zSDoQz8To2dSX/

Thanks to everyone who came out to make this year’s event one of best, most-successful, most fun Photoshop World’s ever!
I’m very grateful to the amazing crew of instructors; to our conference Director Julie Stephenson; to Erik Kuna our VP of Operations, to Jeanne Jilleba, and my awesome, awesome team here at KelbyOne who work so hard to make this such a very special event.

Next year, we’re back to doing two conferences; One in Orlando, one and Las Vegas, and you’re invited! :)

Hope you all have a really great weekend!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Big news on the Nik Collection plug-in front today — check out my sister site LightroomKillerTips.com for the latest (there’s good news, and there’s bad news). 

Today we’re announcing the official winners from our KelbyOne/Lexar Architectural Photography Contest. From the hundreds of entries on Instagram, here’s our Winner, Runner Up, and our three Honorable Mentions (who all win prizes, courtesy of our contest partner Lexar Memory )

Winner: Rolf Hartbrich
https://www.instagram.com/rhartbrich/
> Rolf wins a 128GB Lexar Professional 2000x SD Memory Card and a Lexar USB 3 Card Reader

 

Runner up: Cory Lerr
https://www.instagram.com/cory_kerr_photography
> Cory wins a 64GB Lexar Professional 2000x SD Memory Card and a Lexar USB 3 Card Reader

Honorable Mentions: 

David Queenan  | @davidqueenan
David wins a Lexar Professional 2000x SD Memory Card and a Lexar USB 3 Card Reader

James Hannick@jameshannick.photography
James wins a Lexar Professional 2000x SD Memory Card and a Lexar USB 3 Card Reader

Lori Novak@laurinovakphoto
Lori wins a Lexar Professional 2000x SD Memory Card and a Lexar USB 3 Card Reader

Congratulations to all of our featured artists above, and high-five to those who didn’t win for entering the competition. It takes moxie to put your images out there like that in competition, and I have great respect and applause for all the photographers who took submitted images. There were a lot of great images submitted, which made my job that much harder, but I can’t complain — I got to enjoy all these wonderful entries during the judging process.

Special thanks to Joey Lopez and the crew at Lexar Memory for being our partners and sponsors on this contest. Make sure you all follow @lexarmemory on Instagram and Twitter. 

Have a great weekend everybody!

-Scott

P.S. Shout out to the awesome folks in San Antonio who came out to my seminar there yesterday. Really fun crowd, in a really great town. Next stop: Houston on Monday! 

Hi, gang, and greetings from a really chilly Nashville (I’m here for PPA’s Imaging USA conference & expo. Great show – lots of good energy. You can catch my show coverage over on my twitter page or watch live show floor tours on my Facebook page).

On to the contest: We’re teaming up with the folks at Lexar Memory for an Instagram architectural photography competition, with loads of Lexar prizes for the winners (and even some for the runner-up and 3 honorable mentions).

How to Enter Your Architectural Photos in the Contest: 

  1. FOLLOW: Follow @lexarmemory & @kelbyonepics on Instagram
  2. POST: Post one of your original architectural images to Instagram and include the hashtag #KelbyOneLexar. (also, tag @lexarmemory & @kelbyonepics to make sure we see your entry!)
  3. SHARE: Now that you’ve entered, you can invite your other photography friends to enter the contest — just tag 3 people in the comments on the #KelbyOneLexar Architecture Photo Contest post

That’s it — you’re entered.

Deadline:
Entry deadline is Feb 15th at 12:00 midnight ET.

Judging:
I’ll be choosing 1 winner, 1 runner-up, and three honorable mentions (all of whom will receive awesome Lexar prizes – [since they make memory cards and card readers, but who doesn’t need more fast memory cards – am I right? Can I get a whoop whoop!].

Good luck everybody, and we’ll see you, and your images, on Instagram. :)

Other Contest News: Today’s the deadline to submit for your own gallery showing at the Gallery at KelbyOne
Last day to enter and all that. Just remember — all three of the people that have won so far, and had their own solo gallery shows (and wine and cheese receptions), all said the same thing: “I never thought I’d win.” So, if that’s what you’re thinking…you’re in good company. Here’s the link to enter.

Best,

-Scott

P.S. If you’re here at Imaging USA — I’m doing a book signing for my new book, “The Flash Book” at 11:30 today at the Rocky Nook booth on the Expo Floor. They are in booth #767 (they’ll have lots of my other books for sale, too!).

 

Rob Foldy Is Getting Married Tomorrow!
That’s right, my buddy, Sports Photographer, KelbyOne Instructor, Miami Marlins Team Photographer, Frequent Grid Guest, and all over SupaLuva Rob Foldy is settling down with a wonderful gal, late tomorrow afternoon. The wifey and I are heading up for the wedding; Brad “Braddo” Moore will be there  and I expect his beard to be in full bloom this time of year, so it should be a spectacular wedding. Congrats to Rob and his lovely wife-to-be Amanda! Please have Spray Cheese and Chicken in a Biskit at the reception. The crowd will love it!

I’m off to the Imaging USA Conference on Sunday in Nashville
I’ll be doing a book signing at Rocky Nook (publishers of my new book, “The Flash Book”) on Monday at 11:30 am. If you’re at the show hope you’ll come on by. They are in booth #767 (they’ll have lots of my other books for sale, too!). Also, look for Erik “DCATS” Kuna with me at the show as we chat about Disney Cruises, Amazon, Tesla and Space X as we walk between meetings. ;-)  Hope I see you there!

Oh man, this interview was a blast!
I was the guest on Steve Brazill’s “Behind The Shot” Podcast this week, and he is such a great interviewer, and we had so much fun. We dissected some of my shoots and talked about all kinds of stuff. Such fun – you can check it out right here (thanks Steve for the honor of being on your show. I totally had a ball!). You can watch it / listen below.

The Deadline for Entries for your own gallery showing is this coming Monday! Ack!
KelbyOne members —  this could be your chance to have your own private gallery showing – the Deadline to enter is the 15th of this month, so make sure you enter. Go right now! (note: contest only open to current KelbyOne Pro members)

Photoshop World 2018 Registration is Now Open!
We’re in Orlando, at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Convention Center, May 31-June 2, 2018 and right now you can still reserve a room, at our special attendee discount rate, right there at the Hyatt and stay right in the heart of everything (it’s also where all our staff and instructors stay). Here’s a link to the travel page – reserve your room now, and we’ll see you in just a few months.

Coupla last minute things:

  1. Did you check out Dave William’s post here Tuesday on shooting for stock photography? You should (here’s the link).
  2. Thanks for making my book, “The Flash Book” the #1 bestselling book in the Flash Category on Amazon. You guys rock!
  3. Congrats to the University of Alabama for their big National Championship win (said the proud father of a Bama student). #rolltide!
  4. If you’re a photographer that has been wanting to learn how to shoot DSLR video, watch this short course, this weekend
  5. Awesome episode of The Grid this week with LA-based Digital Tech Clay Rasmussen. He was in town taping a KelbyOne class on CaptureOne (to be released Feb. 7th). We talked about this “hidden gig” in the photography world. Definitely worth checking out (he was a really great guest!). You can catch it over here.

Have a fantastic weekend everybody. Hope I see you at Rob’s Wedding, or in Nashville Sunday or Monday, or back on the Grid on Wednesday. :)

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Here’s the trailer for how shoot DSLR video for beginners (it’s got a wedding photography angle, because that’s one of the biggest uses, but the techniques are the same no matter what you’re shooting. You’ll learn a lot). 

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