A heartfelt thank you to the American Society of Photographers (http://www.asofp.com/) for presenting me with their ASP International Award (below). Here’s a little bit about the award from the ASP:

“Our Society presents this award annually to a firm or person that we feel has contributed in a special or significant way to the ideals of Professional Photography as an art and a science.”

It’s a tremendous honor to receive this award, particularly given the previous recipients, including George Hurrell, Dr. Edwin Land (inventor of the Polaroid), Thomas Knoll, Jay Stock, Graham Nash, and Robert Farber among others.

I would like to thank all the talented and gifted photographers who?ve taught me so much over the years: Joe McNally, Moose Peterson, Vincent Versace, Bill Fortney, David Ziser, Jim DiVitale, Helene Glassman, Anne Cahill, Kevin Ames, Frank Doorhof, Jack Reznicki and Jay Maisel. I’m greatly indebted to these amazing photographers and I share this award with them.

I found a wonderful place in my office to keep this beautiful award, and each time I look at it I’ll be reminded of the recipients who came before me and how truly humbled and grateful I am to the American Society of Photographers to have presented me with this prestigious award.

About The Author

Scott is a Photographer, bestselling Author, Host of "The Grid" weekly photography show; Editor of Photoshop User magazine; Lightroom Guy; KelbyOne.com CEO; struggling guitarist. Loves Classic Rock and his arch-enemy is Cilantro. Devoted husband, dad to two super awesome kids, and pro-level babysitter to two crazy doggos.


  1. Congrats Scott! I think it’s a well placed award. As you learned from the photographers you mentioned, you are part of the teaching team for others of us.

  2. Congratulations! very well deserved!

  3. Huge congrats, Scott! A heck of an honor, but you deserve it. You’re an inspiration to us all with everything you manage to do in your life.


  4. My dear Scott, Hi

    Congratulations!!! Proud of you ….. :)

    Best Wishes

  5. Congratulations Scott, it is quite an honour and I can not think of a better recipient.
    Once again thanks for all you have given to this great community of ours.

  6. Wow, Scott!! That is fantastic!! Good for you, no one deserves it more!!

  7. Many congratulation on the accolade Scott. Well done! :-)

  8. Congratulations Scott!

  9. Well done Scott. Must be a great feeling to know that you are inspiring so many people.

  10. When you think about it, they had to recognize you. Who else has a half million people hanging on their every word about photography. Peach Pit’s told you that you’re the best selling author on photography (and Photoshop) for what, the past ten years or so? No one, ever, had influenced as many people interested in photography. Congrats. Nice honor. Keep writing and we’ll keep reading.

  11. This is terrific. Congrats! (You deserved this!)

  12. Well deserved!! Congratulations!

  13. dude! congrats. and we didn’t need to teach you much at all. I think it’s the other way around….best, Joe

  14. Congratulations Scott! I’d say this is a very well deserved award!! :)

  15. Scott, from all of those who came to you knowing nothing, and left feeling competent, congratulations, we applaud you as one.

  16. What an incredible honor! Congratulations, Scott!


  17. Congratulations :)
    It is a success, you truly deserved.

  18. Congratulations Scott! A well-earned honor!

  19. Congrats, you would have had my vote

  20. That’s awesome, dude! Congratulations!!! I am very happy for you.

  21. Scott,

    You are the reason I decided to pursue photography. This honor could not have gone to a more deserving recipient. Congratulations!

  22. Scott,

    You deserve it and more grease to your elbows.

  23. Congratulations, Scott. Well deserved!

  24. Congratulations, Scott! Well deserved. Please keep taking whatever you’re taking to keep your energy level up. It make me tired just watching you…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  25. Congratulations, Scott, your award is well deserved!
    Balliolman :)

  26. Pretty cool. Congrats & I like the new logo a lot!

  27. Congratulations my friend.
    I can think of no one more deserving.

  28. And thank you for teaching so to me…

  29. And thank you for teaching so much to me…

  30. Congratulations, it was only matter of time…well deserved Scott!!

  31. Congratulations, they don’t give those things away to just anyone. Well deserved.

  32. Congratulations Scott. Very well deserved.

    Luis Morales
    DLWS Acadia NP, 2005

  33. Congratulations, my online teacher!

  34. Hi Scott,

    Congratulation my friend! Very well deserved honor! Thanks to your hard work, we are all better photographers!

    Well Done!


  35. Congratulation my online teacher!~~`

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