Category Archives The Gallery at KelbyOne

What a way to wrap up the year — a gallery showing of images from my coffee table book project The Great Indoors, which celebrates classic interiors from around the world, from libraries to opera houses, amazing cathedrals, theaters and more.

Kalebra took this shot right before the doors opened to the reception
Kalebra does all the staging for each gallery show, and I knew she was really good at it, but after seeing how she arranged my images so masterfully, I have a whole new appreciation for her art of sequencing. It made an incredible difference.

The wine and cheese opening reception was this past Friday night and we invited KelbyOne members to come and join us in the gallery, and afterward we went to our theater where the wonderful Larry Becker (just the best interviewer you could ever hope to be interviewed by), did an interview with me about the images displayed in the gallery.

We talked about everything from the travel to the techniques to sharing personal stories — it was so much fun, and we had such a great crowd.

We’ve been hosting these gallery showings for nearly two years now, and it was pretty surreal to be on the other side of it all, but I have to admit, it was really a lot of fun. The images all printed so beautifully (shout out to Bay Photo Lab — their Xposer system is a star! A comment I heard often about the printing is that they look like they’re printed on metal, but it’s actually all on a Vivid Satin paper material using a 12 color ink set. They have this down to an art, and it was an honor to have my images printed by them. I absolutely love how they came out!).

That’s Larry Becker doing his opening remarks for bringing me up for the interview.

I’m including the video interview here below. I hope you can check it out — I’ve gotten such great comments from folks who couldn’t make but either caught the live stream or watched it afterward online, and I’m so grateful for the reception it has received.

I’m down in Ft. Lauderdale today teaching my “Ultimate Photography Crash Course” seminar — my last for the year, and I’m looking forward to spending the holidays with family and friends. If you’re at the seminar today, make sure you come up and say hi. :)

We’ll be posting the 2020 tour dates shortly, so keep an eye out here or on my social.

Here’s to an awesome week — I hope yours is a great one! :)

-Scott

One of our recent winners works for the police dept. in the UK. One is an Anesthesiologist. One drives trains on the Long Island Railroad. Our next winner could be you.

I’m happy to announce that entries are now open for our gallery competition, and the winner gets their own solo gallery showing at The Gallery at KelbyOne, in Tampa, Florida, (including airfare and hotel for you and a guest).

If you’re thinking there’s no way you could win, that’s exactly what all over previous winners said. The only way you don’t have a chance is if you don’t enter.

Here’s a quick one-minute video with some details:

Here’s how to enter: 

  1. Here’s where you submit a link to your portfolio, or Facebook album, or Flickr page, or online gallery – (we’re looking for a body of work – at least 20 images) Note: this competition is only open to KelbyOne Pro members.
  2. From the submissions, we will choose a single winner. It could be you. If it is, we’ll fly you and a guest (from anywhere in the world) to the gallery in Tampa, Florida for a solo gallery showcasing your work, where we’ll feature approximately 18 of your images, beautifully printed and displayed by Bay Photo Lab using their amazing Xpozer system.
  3. The evening of the opening, you will welcome the crowd to a wine and cheese reception held in your honor that evening in the gallery where they can see your work, and get a chance to chat with you in person.
  4. Following the reception, we’ll move to our theater for an interview with you about your work, your life, your inspirations, and well…you. It will be streamed live around the world (along with behind-the-scenes images of the opening, and photos of your work).
  5. When it’s all over, you will receive all the prints from the exhibition (courtesy of Bay Photo Lab), and one of your images will be added our permanent collection, so future visitors can get see one of your winning gallery images.
  6. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2018, at 11:59 PM EDT.

Have questions?
Here’s the link to an earlier post with a detailed Q&A on how this all works.

Hope we’ll be welcoming you to your own gallery show very soon. Good luck everybody!

One more thing…
We’ll wrap up with some photos from earlier gallery contest winner’s gallery openings:

Hope this inspires you to enter (hey, ya never know) and that it starts off your week right.

Best,

-Scott

P.S. I’m in Atlanta tomorrow with my ‘Photoshop for Lightroom Users’ full-day seminar. It’s not too late to come out and spend the day with me learning some really cool Photoshop stuff. Tickets and details here. 

Above: Our contest winner, Canadian landscape photographer Ramtin Kazemi (photo by Kalebra)

Saturday night, we were honored to feature the outstanding landscape photographer of KelbyOne member Ramtin Kazemi in his own solo Gallery Opening, and wine and cheese reception. Ramtin (“Rami”) was awesome — so gracious to everyone, answering questions and chatting with everyone and his artist chat, hosted by the always awesome Larry Becker, was just fantastic — he was so inspiring, informative, and fun.

And, just like every other opening we’ve had at the gallery, there are so many questions about the system we use in the gallery for displaying the prints. First, there are all kinds of questions of the paper and printing process, and then how they are displayed on the walls where they stand out from the wall. I was chatting with some folks about the system and I went into our storage room and found a print from a previous showing, and I brought it out and everybody rushed over to see how this is all done. That got me to thinking — I had recorded an interview with Glen Clark from BayPhoto Lab (the inventors of the Xpozer system we use in the gallery) back at Photoshop World earlier this year, and I wanted to share it with you here so you can see how it all works.

After the short video below, I want to share some shots from Saturday’s opening with Ramtin.

Pretty amazing — and it’s so lightweight. Anyway, Hope you found that helps.

Here are a few shots from Saturday’s gallery opening for Ramtin Kazemi:
Such a great evening! (Event photos by Rachel Scott. First two by Kalebra).

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Gallery Opening for Ramtin, and thanks of course to Rammy himself, and his super fun, super supportive girlfriend Amanda who was such a joy — it really was a wonderful night. I hope you can make it to one of these openings in person — it’s really something special to see. The wine and cheese aren’t bad, either. ;-)

Have a great week everybody — let’s make it a great one!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. If you missed Rami’s artist talk Saturday night – we’ll be replaying it in its entirety, this Tuesday. Keep an eye on my Facebook or Twitter accounts for the link to the free rebroadcast. :) 

I’m happy to announce that we are now accepting entries to have your own solo gallery showing at The Gallery at KelbyOne, in Tampa, Florida.

Our last winner, Ian Munro, works for the police dept. in the UK. Our winner before Ian, Stephen Wallace is an Anesthesiologist. Our next winner could be you. If you’re thinking there’s no way you could win, that’s exactly what all over previous winners said. The only way you don’t have a chance is if you don’t enter.

Here’s a quick one-minute video with some details:

Here’s how to enter: 

  1. Here’s where you submit a link to your portfolio, or Facebook album, or Flickr page, or online gallery – (we’re looking for a body of work – at least 20 images) Note: this competition is only open to KelbyOne Pro members.
  2. From the submissions, we will choose a single winner. It could be you. If it is, we’ll fly you and a guest (from anywhere in the world) to the gallery in Tampa, Florida for a solo gallery showcasing your work, where we’ll feature approximately 18 of your images, beautifully printed and displayed by Bay Photo Lab using their amazing Xpozer system.
  3. The evening of the opening, you will welcome the crowd to a wine and cheese reception held in your honor that evening in the gallery where they can see your work, and get a chance to chat with you in person.
  4. Following the reception, we’ll move to our theater for an interview with you about your work, your life, your inspirations, and well…you. It will be streamed live around the world (along with behind-the-scenes images of the opening, and photos of your work).
  5. When it’s all over, you will receive all the prints from the exhibition (courtesy of Bay Photo Lab), and one of your images will be added our permanent collection, so future visitors can get see one of your winning gallery images.
  6. The deadline for submissions is: June 24, 2018, at 11:59 PM EDT.

 

Have questions?
Here’s the link to an earlier post with a detailed Q&A on how this all works.

Hope we’ll be welcoming you to your own gallery show very soon. Good luck everybody!

One more thing…
We’ll wrap up with some photos from earlier gallery contest winner’s gallery openings:

Have a great weekend!

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

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