Category Archives The Grid

Backyard Birds with Scott Kelby, Erik Kuna & Rick Sammon | The Grid Ep. 511

This week on The Grid, Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna are joined by one of the show’s favorite guests, Rick Sammon! Rick shares all about photographing backyard birds, and as always, has plenty of wisdom and fantastic tips for getting great photos in any situation.

New KelbyOne Course: 10 Exercises to Spark Your Photographic Creativity with Dave DeBaeremaeker

Break out of a creative rut with a series of exercises to boost your creativity! Join Dave DeBaeremaeker as he shares, demonstrates, and illustrates 10 exercises to that will help you master your gear, gather ideas, and learn the benefits of limiting your choices. By the end of the class you’ll be able to put these exercises into practice toward expanding your own creative efforts!

Blind Photo Critiques with Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna | The Grid Ep. 510

Join Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna for blind photo critiques on the latest episode of The Grid! Watch above to find out what advice they share that you can apply to your photography.

New KelbyOne Course: Top 20 Portrait Tips with Scott Kelby

Join Scott Kelby and open the door to his top 20 portrait tips and tricks—that make you faster, and more efficient. In this session you will learn how to keep everything on the set moving forward with tips on how to work with your subject to things you can do right during the shoot in post that make a big difference. This is a super fast-paced class packed with lots of info that will make your photography sessions more fun and productive, and help make your portraits look like the pros.

Platypod Extreme Kickstarter w/Scott Kelby, Dr. Larry Tiefenbrunn & Guests | The Grid Ep. 509

If you’ve been following Scott Kelby very long, you already know some of his favorite tools for photography are his Platypod and Platyball. Well, prepare to add another item in the Platy lineup that you’ll want to add to your wish list immediately! Check out the Platypod EXTREME, with removable, hinged, angle-adjustable, spring-loaded spikes that fold in for space-saving, a carry handle, belt slots, unthreaded holes for wood screws, more attachment spots for carabiner attachment, and more! Scott is joined by Platypod inventor Larry Tiefenbrunn to show off the latest addition to the lineup, as well as special guests who show some of their photos that have been made possible by the Platypod Extreme!

New KelbyOne Course: How to Use the Nikon Z9 Like a Pro with Moose Peterson

Join Moose Peterson for a masterclass on the Nikon Z9! If you’ve already purchased this camera or are planning to in the future, then this class is for you. The Z9 is an amazing camera, and only made better when you can customize it to fit your photography like a glove. In this class Moose gives you the information you need to get started, a PDF download of the settings he uses, and then he walks you through all of the key buttons, menus, and settings you need to know to get the most out of this powerhouse of a camera.

Ask Us Anything! – Open Q&A with Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna | The Grid Ep. 508

This week on The Grid, Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna take viewer questions! They cover everything from post processing, to gear, to copyright and more. Check it out to see what kinds of guidance they share.

New KelbyOne Course: Shooting and Compositing Your Own Special Effects with Kirk Nelson

Learn how to create and capture dynamic visual effects at home! Join Kirk Nelson for a truly fun and practical class on shooting and composting special effects that you create in your own home or backyard. With lessons on water splashes, smoke, steam, and fireballs, made from props, materials, and equipment you may already have or can acquire at a local store, you’ll be ready to get started right away. After walking through how to create and capture the effects, Kirk takes you through his post processing workflow and demonstrates how to composite these effects into photographs.

Get Emotion & Expression in Portraits w/ Scott Kelby, Erik Kuna & Peter Hurley | The Grid Ep. 506

Shabang, baby!! You know him, you love him, he’s the most beloved headshot photographer around… Peter Hurley is back on The Grid with Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna! Watch as they discuss drawing different emotions and expressions out of your subjects. Peter is a master at this, analyzing, being thoughtful one second, then hilarious the next to relax his subjects and put them at ease. Check out this episode you won’t want to miss!

New KelbyOne Course: Lighting for Beverage & Splash Photography With AaronVan

Take your beverage photography skills to the next level! Join AaronVan, an Orlando based commercial food and beverage photographer, for a complete behind the scenes look at everything you need to know to create pro-level photos of beverages.

To begin, Aaron takes you through the tools, props, glassware, and light shaping tools he uses every day. From there you’ll join Aaron in studio for a series of shoots where changing up the lighting allows for a variety of creative looks that help to tell a story. Through each lesson Aaron shares tips and techniques for elevating your beverage photography higher and higher. Aaron wraps up the class with a discussion of flash duration for stopping motion in liquid before putting it all together in a final shoot.

“How Would I Edit Your Photo?” with Scott Kelby | The Grid Ep. 505

Ever wonder how Scott Kelby would edit your photo? He shows you just that on the latest episode of The Grid! Well, maybe not your photo, but other viewers who submitted images. Keep an eye out for the next opportunity to submit a photo, and maybe it will be yours next time!

Photographing Winter Landscapes

Head north to the scenic shores of Lake Superior for some amazing winter landscape photo opportunities! Join Ian Plant on location in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as he shares his favorite tips and techniques for creating dynamic winter landscape compositions that draw the viewer deeper into your photographs. Along the way Ian teaches you how to keep your gear and yourself safe and warm while shooting, how to find the best subjects and light, and then puts it all into practice through a series of on location shoots in lakeside ice caves.