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This is our third year with a “Video shot during the photo walk” category, and Canon USA (our awesome sponsor) has once again come up with an amazing package for the winner of this category. The Video Category winner receives:

The Canon Video Creator Kit (seen above). The kit includes a Canon EOS 80D Body; a Canon 18-135mm lens;Canon Power Zoom Adapter; RODE VideoMic Go; a 32G SD Card, and all the other goodies (battery, charger, strap, etc.).

High-five to our friend Rob Altman of Canon USA for his vision and support for our video category — Canon has been our main sponsor for a number of years now, and they are an absolutely AWESOME sponsor. Big thanks to everyone at Canon USA who helps make this annual event happen.

OK, let’s get right to it — we’ll start with the winner, and then I’m going to share a few other videos that, while they didn’t win any prizes, I thought they deserved an honorable mention.

AND THE WINNER IS…

Winner: Three Blind Men & an Elephant Productions
Photo Walk: New York City Highline

NOTE: I think they did a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of a Photo Walk. Very well done! :)

And now for our Honorable Mentions
(other videos that while they aren’t prize winners, still deserve some recognition):

Honorable Mention (and best documentary): Hesham
Photo Walk: El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo, Egypt

Honorable Mention: Roberto Pisco
Photo Walk: Innsbruck, Austria

Honorable Mention (and best cinematography): @chknss
Photo Walk: San Antonio, Chile

Honorable Mention: Ronan Colin
Photo Walk: Miami, Florida USA

Honorable Mention: Jerus Oritz
Photo Walk: Bantayan, Philippines 

Honorable Mention: CJ Estrada
Photo Walk: Cebu City, Philippines 

Honorable Mention: Beth Meckly
Photo Walk: Jacksonville, Florida USA

Honorable Mention: Avishek Das
Photo Walk: Calcutta, India

Honorable Mention: Avishek Das
Photo Walk: Albay, Philippines

Thanks for letting me share all of these with you; congrats once again to our prize winner Stefan, and a big, big thanks to the 2017 Worldwide Photo Walk Official Sponsor, Canon USA, for making this video category a reality. :)

Check back Friday Morning for the big reveal of the Grand Prize Winner and Top 10 Finalist!

All my best,

-Scott

 

This is our first year having a mobile-photography category (images taken with a cell phone camera), as part of my Worldwide Photo Walk, and we have some beautiful shots to honor in this new category from some really talented photographers.

We have one winner in the category (below), and after that one, I chose five other images that, while they don’t win a prize, they still deserve an honorable mention:

AND THE WINNER IS…

Winner: Ramy Hikal
Photo Walk: Cairo, Egypt

OUR HONORABLE MENTIONS: 

Honorable Mention: Sana Namawala 
Photo Walk: Muscat, Oman

Honorable Mention: Portia Shao 

Photo Walk: Santa Cruz, California, USA

Honorable Mention: Surendra Patel
Photo Walk: Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Honorable Mention: Foad Gholamshahi
Photo Walk: Homozgan, Iran

Honorable Mention: Mhadse Semiei
Photo Walk: Isfahan, Iran

Congratulations to the wonderful photographers who entered this, our new Mobile Photography category! :)

More contest winners yet to be announced later today and tomorrow!

Best,

-Scott

 

 

If you follow KelbyOne on Facebook or Twitter, you’re probably already family with “Photo Tip Friday” where every Friday our instructors share some of their favorite tips for photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom in short 60-second video clips.

I know it’s not Friday, but I want to make sure you’re getting to see these, so here are a few of recent tips to give you a feel for what they’re all about (you can get these every Friday by following us on Facebook or Twitter). Check ’em out:

That gives you an idea of what our PhotoTipFriday is all about. Lots more to come, don’t forget to follow us social and your Friday’s will get a bit more tipsy (well, you know what I mean).

Have a great week, everybody!

Best,

-Scott

 

 

 

 

It’s here, and you’re invited to join us at my 11th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ brought to you, once again, by our friends at Canon, and produced by KelbyOne. This Photo Walk is a worldwide phenomenon, with photo walks in nearly 1,000 cities around the globe hosting walks last year. Best of all, besides all the fun and making friends, it all benefits the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya.

Above: That’s my awesome crew from the photo walk I led last year in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. 

Here are the details: 

Who: Everybody! You’re invited to join us — everyone is welcome!
What: A free photo walk in 1,000+ cities around the world (here’s the link)
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018 (walks last 2 hours and usually end up at a restaurant, cafe, or pub)
Where: In a city near you (find a city that’s hosting a walk near you right here)
Why: It’s a fun, free event for photographers that has an important social mission (plus, you might win the optional local or national photo contest)

What to do if you don’t see a photo walk organized near you:
If you don’t find a walk near you, maybe you could be the one to lead a walk in your town? Here’s where to apply to lead a walk in your city.

Lots more details to come, but for now, head over to the official Worldwide Photo Walk Site, find a walk, maybe lead a walk, and get involved. It’s all free, you might win something, you might make some new friends, you might make some really great images, you just never know, right?

I’m leading the local photo walk in Innsbruck, Austria
If you live there, or nearby, or you’re just looking for a great excuse to visit Austria, sign up to be on my free walk. 

Thanks again to Canon USA
We’re proud to have Canon as our Photo Walk sponsor again this year — they make the World Wide Photo Walk possible, and once again they’re making some amazing contest prizes available, and they’re creating free training for photo walkers on how to make your best photo walk images ever. Thank you, Canon USA!

Have a great weekend, everybody. The Photo Walk in on!!!!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. There’s only one spot left for my Rome Travel Photography Workshop next month with Mimo Meidany. Come and join us for an unforgettable 4-day workshop where you’ll shoot a lot, learn a lot about Lightroom and Photoshop, and you’ll eat more amazing pasta and real Italian Gelato than you probably should. Grab this one spot before it’s gone! Details here. 

Happy Monday, everybody. Here’s what’s up:

HERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT LIGHTROOM’S HDR YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW…
I made this discovery recently, and it’s about how to get MUCH sharper, more color accurate realistic HDR images if you start in Lightroom, then jump over to Photoshop just briefly, where you change one simple setting — it makes all the difference in the world. I did a short video about it over on my Lightroom blog — LightroomKillerTips.com — this is really helpful if you make realistic HDR images.

LEADERS OF LAST YEAR’S WORLDWIDE PHOTO WALK…
Check your email — we’ve sent out invitations for you to have the first opportunity to lead a Photo Walk™ again this year. If you’ve changed your email address in the last year, or if for any reason you didn’t get an invite, just leave me a comment here and we’ll reach out to you directly to get you set-up. The official walk date and opening to the public to lead walks is coming soon. :)

COUNTDOWN: JUST 11 DAYS ‘TILL MY LIGHTROOM SEMINAR IN WASHINGTON, DC
Come on out and spend the day with with me on Friday, August 17th, at the Washington DC Convention Center  learning all the cool stuff in Lightroom — everything from truly getting organized, to how to edit your images; how to unlock more of Lightroom’s power, how to work with Photoshop and a ton more. Tickets and here here.  Hope I see you there! :)

KELBYONE IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE SOLO GALLERY EXHIBIT OF RAMTIN KAZEMI
We’re getting ready to honor another KelbyOne member’s work with their own solo gallery opening at the Gallery at KelbyOne, and his wine/cheese opening reception is open to all KelbyOne members who’d like to join us in person at our studio gallery.

Ramtin’s gallery show will be:

Saturday, August 18 at 7:00 pm EDT.

We’ll be flying Ramtin and a guest to our Headquarters in Tampa, Florida for his show and a wine and cheese reception, followed by a live Q&A in the KelbyOne Theater. To watch Ramtin’s live Q&A, tune in using this link on Saturday, August 18, at 8:00 pm ET. You’ll be able to see his work and learn about his process and inspiration. If you were unable to attend any of our previous gallery shows, you can watch recordings of the Q&As for our previous winners in the Webcast Archives and check out more highlights from their galleries exhibits.

That’s it for today. Hope yours is a great one! :)

Best,

-Scott

 

 

 

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 

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