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…it went way, way off the tracks. I think in a good way — but anytime you do an interview, and you actually talk about things like religion, well…you know it’s not your average interview. I really enjoyed going what host Andy McSweeney called “going off the grid” (I see what ya did there), and anyway, it’s an audio podcast with a part 1 and 2 (links below), and you’ve got a few minutes, you can let it run in the background while you’re doing your post-processing.

Here’s the link to Part 1

Here’s the link to Part 2

Thanks to Andy for asking me questions, and going places, I usually don’t get to go in interviews. What great fun. I think. ;-)

From”Make a Print Monday”

You might remember last month when I launched “Make a Print Monday” where we all stop what we’re doing and make a print (or send a print off to the lab, for the sheer joy and importance of printing. Well, I shared the shot you see above of my print from “Make a Print Monday” on my social media channels, but I realized I never shared it here, so….well, here ya go. :)

I say, next month, let’s do it again! :)

Only Two Spots Left…

If you want to come with me to Paris this summer, there are only two spots left. It’s going to be an amazing travel photography workshop — lots of learning, laughing, amazing French food, and making new friends in the most photogenic city in the world. Grab one of those spots right now (here’s the link with details), and I’ll see you in Paris for an unforgettable experience.

Here’s wishing you a weekend filled with lots of great images, and fun. :)

-Scott

P.S.A big thanks to everybody who joined our KelbyOne Pro plan during our big sale last week. It was a record-breaker for us, and we’re excited to have so many new members. You guys rock! 

Above: That’s me during my book signing at the Rocky Nook booth at the Expo. Met so many really nice photographers. 

Erik Kuna and I up are here for the Expo (PPA’s annual convention) and while we’re here, we thought we would give KelbyOne members a tour of the expo floor; check out some of the booths, and share the sights and sounds of the Expo. The first three videos are our three-part tour of the Expo floor and booths, and then we asked some exhibitors to quickly show us what they’re showing at the those, and those are the 2nd set of videos.

If you’ve never been to Imaging USA – give these a quick look 

Now below, here are some of those exhibitors (and our partners)  showing what they’re showin’ at the show (that’s a lot of ‘shows’).

TAMRON LENSES (below)

PLATYPOD (below)

TOPAZ plug-ins for Photoshop or Lightroom (below)

WESTCOTT LIGHTING (below)

We’re back at the show today!
If you’re here at the show and see Erik and me cruising around, make sure you stop and say hi. I really get a kick out of meeting KelbyOne members (and heck, I get a kick out of meeting anyone). :)

Off to Canada Tomorrow
I’m heading back home tomorrow, and then I’m taking a few days off to visit a friend up a Canada; hang out, and take some pictures in the snow-covered mountains of Banff. I’m going to dress very warmly!

Talkin’ ’bout Las Vegas
I met a lot of folks here at Imaging USA that didn’t realize that there are two Photoshop World Conferences this year — one in Orland0 (like we’ve done for the past two years), and a 2nd one out in Vegas in late August. You should definitely come out to one of them this year — it’s fun, you’ll learn a lot, you’ll make new friends, you’ll grow in your craft. All the details are at photoshopworld.com

Have a great Monday, and here’s to staying warm this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

-Scott

Now, this is a cool giveaway! Some lucky person (maybe you?) will be picked at random (for those that enter) to get flown to either Vegas or Orlando (we’re doing both this year, so your choice); we’ll put you up at the official conference hotel, get your airport transfers, we’ll even get your meals while you’re there, plus you get a VIP full conference pass and a party ticket to the greatest Photoshop, Lightroom and Photography conference on the planet. Awwww, yeah!

If you win and choose to go to Orlando Photoshop World, the dates are May 30th-June 1st, 2019, and if you choose Las Vegas instead, it’s August 21st-23rd, 2019 (remember, you pick which one you want to go to, on us).

The contest is open to everyone — so go enter right now (and tell your friends. Actually, maybe not a great idea in case they win. Your call). Rules, the entry form, and some nice graphics are right here.

Good luck everybody — hope you win the big trip! :)

Thanks,

-Scott

To get you ready for Christmas (and by you, I mean me), please join with me in this holiday sing-a-along (sing it out loud for extra Christmas spirit) to the tune of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee.

I’m taking off Christmas Week…
and the week after that one, too.
Here is something that you won’t see
Any tips or stuff from me.

I’m taking off, the next week, too…
To let the Christmas Spirit ring.
Later I’ll have some pumpkin pie
and not do any posting.

You will get a sentimental feeling
When you see… 
This same stinkin’ graphic all week long
Come back January 7th, and please stay strong.

I’m taking off, on Christmas Week…
But I’ll be back a week into the new year.
So thanks for giving me and Dave a coupla weeks off
I hope I get…some…cool…new… gear!

That’s right folks, I am kicking back and relaxing with the family for a few weeks. I’m not working, blogging, breathing, eating, posting; also there’s no Grid episode next week; just joyous rest, relaxation, and the sounds of distorted guitar played up loud between football games. So, take a brief moment to soak in all the wonder and magic that is a stock image with text added in Photoshop, and then let’s not think about any of this until the week after next. Deal? Deal!

I wish you and your family a safe, happy and wonderful Holiday filled with all the joys His season can bring.

Merry Christmas to all…and to all there’s no blog! 😉

Best,

-Scott

As our way of saying thanks to our KelbyOne Pro members, each year we grow their KelbyOne Creative Toolkit with more goodies — awesome freebies, Lightroom presets, books, and more, and today is “Day 2” (it kicked off yesterday, but I was up in a snowy NYC).

It’s a new gift revealed every day for the next 12 days!
KelbyOne Pro members — you can find your daily gift in the “Toolkit” tab on the left sidebar of your dashboard (make sure to follow us on social to uncover the new gift each day).

Our Day One gift was a set of Snow Overlays created by KelbyOne Instructor, natural light portrait photographer Irene Rudnyk. With these simple overlays you can take any winter photo and within seconds transform it into a mesmerizing snowy winter wonderland. The overlay is so easy to apply it will have you wanting to add it to every winter photo you have!

Our Day Two gift is a special set of snowflake brushes creating by Photoshop guru (and Photoshop World instructor) Mark Heaps. 

10 more days of gifts to go! It’s cool to see our member’s Creative Toolkit growing each year. :)

Thanks to our KelbyOne Pro members for another great year, and Happy Holidays!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. If you’ve been waiting to “go pro” with a KelbyOne Pro membership, this might be your chance – we have a special holiday sale on right now (for a limited time) with $30.00 off a KelbyOne Pro annual membership. Here’s the link with more details or to sign up. 

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