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For the past few months, we’ve been quietly testing a new membership tier for aspiring photographers who have wanted to join KelbyOne’s Pro Plan but the $19.95 a month was just a little out of their reach. Well, this new lower-priced tier has been such a hit, that now we’ve made it official and we’re starting to spread the word. Here’s how it works:

This new tier is called the KelbyOne Plus Plan, and this new plan gives users on-demand 24/7 access to stream more than 300 of our most popular online courses on Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography for just $9.99 a month. There are no long-term contracts and subscribers can cancel anytime.

At just $10 a month, that averages around just .40¢ a course annually. That’s a seriously incredible value, especially when you see individual classes being sold out there for $49, $99, even $299 for just one class. Also, this new Plus Plan has a world-class instructor roster, including Peter Hurley, Joe McNally, Lindsay Adler, Moose Peterson, Jeremy Cowart, Joel Grimes, Kristina Sherk, Jay Maisel, Matt Kloskowski, Terry White, Dave Black, and Kaylee Greer, among others (of course, I have a bunch of courses in there, too).

This new plan, at just $10 a month, with no long-term contracts, and the fact you can cancel anytime, it’s going to open the doors to a lot of folks who wanted to join KelbyOne but just weren’t ready for our Pro Plan yet. We’re really excited about where this going, and to be able to welcome so many new members to this level of education. I do hope you’ll check it out.

Here’s the link with more details, and you can sign up right there, too. Hope you do, and we’ll see you in class. :)

Have a great Monday everybody, and we’ll catch you back here tomorrow for Travel Tuesday with Dave.

Best,

-Scott 

Here’s a quick look at what’s up on this glorious Monday in April:

SmugMug buys Flickr (What!!??!!)
I don’t know exactly what they’re going to call it, but I’m just glad they did it. Just in case you missed it this weekend – the folks at SmugMug bought Flickr. That’s right! Whoo Hoo!! There’s hope for Flickr at last! SmugMug is a great company, and a class act in our industry, and I can’t wait to see what they do with Flickr — one whose future just got a whole lot brighter. Congrats to the SmugMug crew. Well done, lads! :)

Our first instructor gallery show was a hit!
We were honored to feature KelbyOne instructor Moose Peterson for a solo exhibition in ‘The Gallery at KelbyOne’ last Friday night, and people were absolutely LOVING his aviation images (Moose, who is a print master himself, even gave a big shoutout to the folks at Bay Photo Lab for their big beautiful prints, displayed in the gallery using their Xpozer system). It was such a fun night, and Moose’s talk (broadcast live) afterward was funny, insightful, and often touching. We’ll be re-broadcasting the event, free to everyone, streamed on my Facebook page.

Who: Moose Peterson, with host Larry Becker
What: A talk with Moose about his aviation photography
Where: My Facebook page
When: Tuesday, at 2PM ET

Hope you can tune in – you’ll dig it big time.

The “Save $100 Early Bird Discount” to the Photoshop World Conference in Orlando is Ending Soon
If you’re thinking of going (and yes, you absolutely should be going – everyone’s invited), then get your ticket’s now before next week’s early bird discount deadline. Hurry hurry! Details and Tickets here.

How to be the first to get my new Lightroom Classic Book (spoiler alert: it’s already on-press)
It’s my biggest update to the book yet and has all the new features from the just-released update (including all the new Profile stuff). You can get yours first by pre-ordering right now from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Spend the day with me in Cincinnati / Covington next week, or Hartford the week after
I’m teaching my full-day Lightroom seminar (it’s just $99 for the full day) and I want you to come out and spend the day with me learning Lightroom. Lots of fun, useful, practical stuff to share, so come on out. Details and tickets here. 

Don’t forget Travel Tuesdays with Dave, here tomorrow.

Here’s wishing you all an absolutely rocking week!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. I finally (finally!) got around to updating my gear page here on the blog – here’s the link if you’ve got a sec. 

 

British Photographer Ian Munro will have his own solo show tonight at “The Gallery at KelbyOne”
Tonight, at a special wine & cheese reception we’ll be celebrating the photographic work of Ian Munro and you’re invited to be a part of the opening, no matter where you are in the world.

Ian won a competition we hold several times a year for KelbyOne Pro members where the winner gets a solo gallery show with images beautifully printed on Vivid Satin by Bay Photo Lab using their unique Xpozer print display system.

We’re live-streaming our interview with Ian tonight, and you’ll get a peek at the gallery, and his witty, wonderfully inspiring work.” It will be a night to remember, and you’ll see it all unfold live.

Details: 

Who: Photographer Ian Munro and our host Larry Becker (Plus, a bunch of people enjoying wine and cheese). Mmmm. Cheese.
What: 
The Opening reception and interview from Ian’s solo show at  “The Gallery at KelbyOne”
When: Tonight – Friday, March 16th – the live broadcast with Ian starts at @8pm ET
Where: My Facebook Page, or at http://kelbyone.com/gallery-webcast
Why: To showcase the amazing work of our KelbyOne members, and share their work with a worldwide audience

The presentation starts at 8 PM ET (Note to International viewers: the US observes Daylight Savings Time so we recently moved our clocks forward 1-hour). Hope you can join us. :)

For more details about the gallery competition (including how to enter when we open the next round of entries shortly), jump over here.

See you tonight – you will enjoy meeting Ian, and you absolutely love his work.

Best,

-Scott

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! 

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). 

That’s Stephen Wallace, and you probably recognize him as the KelbyOne member who was the winner of our contest for a solo show in the Gallery at KelbyOne, but he’s also a rising star, and on Saturday night his star was certainly shining bright!

Right after his interview with Larry Becker, broadcast live and viewed all over the world, I was standing in the theater when a gentleman who was in the audience came up to tell Steve how much he admired his work, and how fascinating his talk was, but he said something that really stood out. He said to Steve that what was most amazing to him was for an incredible of a photographer as Stephen is, he was so humble about it all. It made us all love him, and his work, even more.

It was a magical night
Like the openings for Mark Wegner and Melanie Kern-Favila before him — there is something so special that happens when we all come together to experience beautiful art; to share the process and learn about the person behind it; and to celebrate what is good in this world. It was a wonderful night of learning, laughter, and watching as another star is born. I’ll share some of the images from the evening here, with a few captions, but if you get a chance, watch Stephen’s talk from the gallery (it’s embedded a little farther down this page). There is so much to this artist, to his man, and he has a lot to share. He truly honored the gallery with this images, and his words.

Above: I took this shot at the end of the night, after everybody left, down low with a wide angle lens. Stephen’s images from Myanmar (formerly Burma) looked amazing on the walls.

Above: He talked a lot about why he choses to photograph so often in Southeast Asia. His answers were so insightful.

Above: His use of natural light, and his understanding of how to harness that light, was really intriguing. So simple, but so effective.

Above: I grabbed a few shots before and after the sold out crowd arrived for his opening.

Above: That’s my personal favorite of Steven’s gallery images. It’s like he’s flying.

 

Above: Some scenes from Steve’s opening. 

Above: Matt Kloskowski and his wife Diana dropped by – that’s Matt chatting with Steve before his talk.

Above: I know we talk a lot about Bay Photo Lab’s Xposure printing system, but you should see the reaction of people who visit the gallery. The images look so amazing, and the mounting is so clever. It was one of the first things Stephen looked at when he saw his images for the first time. We feel very fortunate, very blessed to have BayPhoto as our sponsor for the gallery — their printing system helps the images come alive.

Above: This is Steve’s interview from Saturday night with Larry Becker (who was as awesome as always) – it says “The Grid Live” for some reason, but that’s not what the actual video is — it’s Steve’s chat with Larry. I promise you – you’ll love it. You’ll learn a lot. You’ll laugh, too. You’ll be intrigued and engaged, and you’ll just really enjoy it. You’ll see some wonderful images, and meet a fascinating man who has lived a pretty incredible life. I hope you take the time. It’s worth it.

Above: Steve and his wonderful wife Becky. We got to spend a little time with them before and after the gallery opening, and they are just awesome people.

Are you next?
On Thursday, we’ll be announcing the next gallery competition opening dates and how you can submit your images, during a live Webcast we’re doing for KelbyOne members on how to get your work noticed in 2018. It’s just one part of our presentation, but it’s an important one.

I hope you’ll be joining some of these amazingly talented people — photographers who all thought they’d never be the one chosen. If you think you probably won’t win…you’re in good company.

A special thanks
I want to give a special thanks to our in-house team who works so hard to put together this special evening. Thanks to Merideth Duffin, our director, Steve Nicolai who leads our video team and makes sure everything works like a charm; to Juan Alfonso our camera operator and jack-of-all-trades; to Rachel Scott who wore many hats from event photographer to social media maven (her day job) to live chat moderator; to Jean A. Kendra for all her help, for being our cheese and wine expert, and for being so supportive of this idea from the very beginning. Thanks to Larry Becker (he’s just so brilliant); to Pam Suttmiller for always helping every time, and to Erik Kuna, who so loves what we’re doing and why we’re doing it, and helps in every aspect from start to finish.

It all started with Kalebra’s dream
None of this would even be possible if Kalebra hadn’t come up with the idea to take someone from our community and find a way to raise them up; to give them a bigger audience for their work; to get them the recognition they deserve. Thank you for being so awesome, and for having such a heart for others. You are just such a cool person.

My thanks for Steven and Becky for honoring our studio, and being such fun, modest, and just just awesome people. Thanks, Steve for sharing your gift with our members and with the world. It was a night none of us will soon forget.

Here’s to a great week everybody, and to new opportunities. :)

Best,

-Scott

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