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Holiday Gear Guide Part Deux with Scott Kelby & Erik Kuna | The Grid Ep. 494

Didn’t get enough gift ideas the first time around? Well, Scott is back again this week, joined by Erik Kuna, for another installment of his Holiday Gear Guide! Check it out to see what other great gear you might be able to add to your wish list, or get for the photographer in your life.

In Case You Missed It: How to Photograph and Create Fun Holiday Cards

It’s the holidays, and you need to start thinking about how to make those holiday cards. You’re into photography, and into Photoshop. Instead of taking the same picture for your holiday card, or running to the mall to get that moment with Santa – how about making a card that they’ll really remember. This class will show you how to use a simple playground to make a funny scene using simple gear and Photoshop. We’ll then move back into the lab and show you post processing tricks that will take that image to the next level. We’ll even add to the Christmas Card by using compositing – and our library of Santa Claus pictures that are yours to keep!

Hard to believe it’s already here, but we kick off the conference next week. If you sign up right now, not only will you save $150, but you can attend the orientation class the day before and my pre-conference workshop on “What makes a great portrait.” 

Here’s the link for tickets, and I put the official conference trailer below (it’s short, and I hope you check it out). Looking forward to seeing everybody next week (Don’t miss out – this is going to be a phenomenal conference).

In the meantime, here are five awesome courses you can watch now to get you super revved up and ready for next week (including

Here’s a link to Mary Bel’s class.

Here’s the link to Lenworth’s course.

Here’s the link to Jack and Ed’s course.

Here’s the link to Kristina’s course.

Here’s the link to Gilmar’s course.

So many great courses there. You can buy each class individually, or if you join the KelbyOne Pro Plan (even for a month), you can watch them all this weekend. So much to learn from such talented educators – you will dig it!

Have a great, learning-filled weekend, everybody!

-Scott

Portrait Photo Tips with Scott Kelby & Guests | The Grid Ep. 489

This week, Scott Kelby is joined by the one and only Julio Aguilar on The Grid! Together, they also welcome instructors from the upcoming Portrait Photography Conference, including Frank Doorhof, Terry White, and Gilmar Smith! They share some fantastic tips using some of their portrait work. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

In Case You Missed Them: Portrait Courses from Frank, Terry, and Gilmar!

Want to get a jump start on The Portrait Photography Conference? Check out these KelbyOne courses from this week’s The Grid guests, Frank Doorhof, Terry White, and Gilmar Smith!

This one is from wonderful portrait and fashion photographer, Mary Bel. Check it out:

Thanks, Mary Bel! :) (and that’s something I’ve been preaching for years — it can all the difference, because “less is more.”

Here’s the official trailer from Mary Bel’s KelbyOne Online Class where she shows you how to take everyday objects, and how to work on a super tight DIY budget to create some really creative portraits.

Here’s the link to watch her class right now (you will love it!).

Disney’s Cruella is a Must-See!!!

OK, a bunch of us who are all vaccinated (close friends and family members) rented an entire AMC movie theater for a private screening of Cruella (it was only $240 for the whole huge theater [we all split the cost], and we could have up to 20 guests, and it was even a Saturday night), so we chose Disney’s new Cruella (as in Cruella Devlle of the 101 Dalmatians) as our show and it was OUTSTANDING!!!

First, just the fact that we were in a movie theater again was awesome on its own, not to mention the whole private screening (and being able to talk at regular volume during the movie), but the movie itself was just so good — way better than I was expecting, with some great storytelling about how a sweet young girl wound up becoming Cruella. Emma Stone was fantastic in the role, and her co-star Emma Thompson was brilliant. If nothing else, they will take the Oscar for Best Costume Design (and the soundtrack is awesome!). Anyway, check it out if you have a chance (I put the trailer below).

OK, I’ve gotta get back to work — today is the deadline for the current book I’m finishing up, and well…not sure I’ll have it done today. I might need another day. Or two. But I’m really close. Anyway, back to work for me. Here’s wishing you a fantastic weekend! Go see Cruella and watch Mary Bel’s new class. :)

-Scott

P.S. Don’t forget — at the end of this month it’s the iPhone Photography Conference. Two full days, two training tracks, and lots to learn from some incredible instructors. Here’s the link for tickets and more info.

…and I answered a whole bunch of them! The folks from B&H Photo (the single greatest camera store on the entire planet, and possibly the universe), sat down with me for a quick interview on all sorts of topics. I hope you’ll give it a quick watch (you can let it run in the background while you’re retouching. The dulcet tone of my voice with soothe you into a semi-coma-like state and make you “one” with the image). 😂

Here’s the Official Trailer For The Wildlife Photography Conference

I just got the trailer last night and wanted to share it with you here today because it really captures the spirit of what we’re trying to accomplish with this upcoming conference. Can you give it a quick look if you’re got a sec? I think you’ll dig it (and the conference). Here’s where to sign up to attend the online conference.

It’s “Photo Tip Friday!” – How to Scout Landscape Locations Online

Our friend and KelbyOne instructor, Ramtin “Rammy” Kazemi has a great photo tip on how he uses to use Google Maps for scout landscape shooting . It’s really short (just one minute), and you’ll dig it.

Plus, there’s Rammy’s new course on “Enhancing Landscape Images in Photoshop”

It just came out. Check out the official trailer below. Here’s the direct link to the course.

Here’s wishing you a fantastic, safe, happy, healthy weekend. Don’t forget to catch up on WandaVision on Disney+ and I think the new Walking Dead season kicks off again Sunday night after a long, long, long, winter break. It’s going to be a great weekend! :)

-Scott

Today is “Black Friday” in the US — the biggest retail shopping day of the year) and in honor, we’ve got our best deals of the year on KelbyOne memberships and tickets (and full rebroadcasts) to our online multi-day conferences.

We’d love to have you as a KelbyOne Pro member — we have an incredible line-up of instructors and more amazing courses planned for 2021, and plus you’ll be joining a worldwide community of people just like you, helping each other, sharing their techniques, and taking advantage of a ton of benefits that make your membership absolutely invaluable. It’s the best value on photography and post-processing education anywhere.

OK, here’s our Black Friday super deal!

Here’s the link to all our Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals.

Plus, on Monday we’re broadcasting live with special deals from our partners

We’re doing it again! On “Cyber Monday” (Nov. 30th) we’ll be doing LIVE broadcasts EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR starting at 10:00 AM ET with special “1-hour only screaming deals” we’ve specially arranged with our partners. These are CRAZY deals and a lot of them sell out right on the spot. It’s all hosted by the always awesome Larry Becker and I’ll post a link here first thing on Monday so make sure you start your day here).  

A big thanks to everyone who is going to join KelbyOne today — we are absolutely delighted to welcome you to our community. Hope you have a great cyber weekend (#rolltide), and we’ll see ya back here on Monday! :)

Happy Shopping!

-Scott

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