Category Archives Photo Tip Friday

It’s back again this year, and it’s three full days, multiple training tracks, all online, featuring your favorite Photoshop World instructors and the Photoshop World experience, complete with an opening keynote, Midnight Madness, the attendee party, the Guru Awards — the whole nine yards as we aim to make it as close to the in-person event as possible, which means it’s going to be awesome!

First, check out the official trailer below:

Just like always, you can watch any session in any of the tracks, and we archive the entire conference for a full year so you can catch any sessions you missed or re-watch any sessions you want to see again.

Check out this amazing lineup of instructors:

For more information or to reserve your spot now using the early-bird discount, click this link right here, and we’ll see you at the conference.

Now, it’s onto our Photo Tip Friday

(it’s actually five really quick tips) from our dear friend Rick Sammon:

Have a great weekend, everybody! :)


This is such a great, practical tip from photographer Jack Reznicki – even if you’re not going to be scanning negatives, it’s still worth checking out (it’s just 50-seconds or so).

Many thanks, Jack! If you’re into scanning your old images and making them digital, make sure you check out Jack’s class. Here’s the link:

Have a great weekend everybody. GoBucks and #RollTide!


Great tip from photographer and podcaster and just generally awesome guy, Frederick Johnson about a technique he learned when he was a military photographer to learn to break down barriers and getting access when you want to take a street portrait. It’s just a 60-second tip, but so interesting.

Thanks, Frederick. Don’t forget to check out Frederick’s new course on KelbyOne.

Have a great weekend, everybody!


P.S. A big thanks to everyone around the world who came and spent this week with us at the Photoshop World Conference. It was a blast to see everyone, and we’re so grateful for the wonderful turnout, and awesome people we met along the way. Thank you again for your support and hope you learned a lot, laughted a lot, and make some new friends. :) 

We’ve got a lot to cover today, so let’s get to it:

Where to shoot in New York

That was the topic when I was the guest recently on Jefferson Graham’s wonderful “Photowalk talks” and he asked me to share some of my favorite places to shoot in New York, and well…here ya go:

Jefferson has featured a host of great photographers on his Photowalk Talks series, and if you’ve got a sec, you can check them out right here. Thanks for having me on Jeff — I really enjoyed it!

I’ll Bet You Know Someone Who Could Really Use This Book!

If wouldn’t mind, could you give this a quick look (below. It’s the just-released trailer for my new ‘iPhone Photography Book,” and see if you don’t know somebody, a friend or family member, that this book wouldn’t be perfect for. If you do, I hope you’ll pass this onto them, or maybe you should buy the book for them (hint, hint). It’s been the #1 new release in the digital photography on Amazon for weeks now, and the reviews there, and from blog reviewers, have just been great.

Here’s the link to it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and direct from the publisher at

It’s “Photo Tip Friday” with Gilmar Smith

This tip is so on the money, and it’s based on the fact that when you have someone in front of your camera who is not a professional model, they look and feel awkward because they don’t know what to do with their hands. Her tip so simple yet so effective. #Gilmar for the win!

If you want to learn more from Gilmar, here’s her latest class on KelbyOne: Personal Brand Photography: Going Beyond the Headshot.

Have a stellar weekend, everybody. Stay happy and healthy, and we’ll catch you again next week (well, I certainly hope so).



It’s “Photo Tip Friday” and photographer Rick Sammon is rockin’ it in this super quick video with five great tips for bird photography in just one minute (actually, just 54-seconds), but they are all right-on-the-money tips. Check it out!

How ’bout that!!! Thank you, Rick! (here’s the link to his class he mentioned at the end of the vide).

Thanks to everybody who attended the Wildlife Photography Conference

We had a fantastic turnout (way more than we were expecting, which is awesome!), and we had such a great group of folks. Thank you SO much to everybody who spent a few days with us (and who came to my sessions on organizing your wildlife images in Lightroom, and printing your images out of Lightroom). We’re very grateful (and we sure had a ton of fun).

Wildlife photographer Scott Bourne was one of our fantastic instructors for the conference, and he tweeted this about the event:

Thanks for the kind words, Scott, and thanks for helping to make the conference rock!

Have a great weekend, everybody. Stay safe and I hope to see you here again next week. :)