It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

A Beginners Guide To Photographing Christmas Morning with Pete Collins
Join Pete Collins for this special holiday class that is all about taking those Christmas photos on Christmas morning. If you just got a brand new DSLR camera and you want to learn how to make your photos better, sharper, faster, and not drive your family crazy while you do it, then this class is for you!

Leave a comment for your chance to win a free rental of this class!

Kelby Training Live
Want to spend a day with Scott KelbyMatt Kloskowski, or RC Concepcion? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Feb 21 - Tampa, FL
Feb 24 - Atlanta, GA
Mar 12 - Phoenix, AZ
Mar 28 - Minneapolis, MN

Lightroom 5 Live with Matt Kloskowski
Jan 31 - Covington, KY (Cincinnati Area)
Feb 5 - Richmond, VA

Photoshop for Photographers with RC Concepcion
Feb 19 - Lansing, MI
Feb 26 - Oklahoma City, OK
Mar 4 - New York, NY
Mar 26 - Arlington, TX

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through March! And don't forget, if you register for a seminar at least 14 days in advance, you can save $10 by using the code KTL10 at the checkout. And leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers on The Grid
If you missed the live airing of yesterday’s episode of The Grid and need some last-minute gift ideas that are under $100, you’ll want to watch it as soon as it’s posted! Scott and Matt shared some of their favorite photo tools, gadgets, and gizmos (I’m assuming, since I wasn’t there for the show today. More on that later…) that the photographer in your life will love and won’t break your wallet! You can check it out later today on and YouTube, so keep an eye out for it!

Advice From 88 Cinematographers
Our buddy and Kelby Training instructor Mike Kubeisy just sent me this link to check out, and I found some great advice here! Over at, they asked 88 people from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), “What’s the best professional advice you’ve ever received?” The responses are great because they’re not just applicable to cinematographers, but also photographers and anyone who is ever on set for a shoot of any kind! Check it out, and you’re sure to find some words of wisdom that you’ll take to heart.

93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball Concert
A couple paragraphs ago I (Brad) mentioned I wasn’t around for The Grid yesterday, and that’s because I was photographing the 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball concert in Tampa for Clear Channel. The show featured a bunch of pop stars like Flo Rida, Enrique Iglesias, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, and lots of others. If you’re into any of those people or just concert photography in general, you can check out the photo galleries right here. Of course, you also know that at least one of those people I mentioned is a bit on the risqu© side, so some of the images on there are too. There were other photographers shooting as well, so you can see who shot what in the credit line below each image.

Just a little behind the scenes info… Because there are so many acts on the bill that play in very quick succession throughout the day (the stage rotates, so on one side that the crowd sees is the current performer, and on the back side they’re setting up for the next performer), the photographers shooting for the radio station had card runners taking cards to photo editors who were working on the images and posting to the site throughout the concert. So, the reason I say all of that is because I wanted to say that I had a blast shooting and think/hope I got some cool shots, but I haven’t actually seen all of them yet! I went through some of the galleries and was happy with what I saw, but haven’t seen all of them just yet ;-) Hope you enjoy!

Last Week’s Winners Rental
– Karen Kurta

Kelby Training Live Ticket
– Evan Gearing

If you’re one of the lucky winners, we’ll be in touch soon. Because of the holidays, I’m not sure what the plan is for the blog next week, so we may or may not see you here again next Thursday. Either way, have a great Thursday today!

  1. Wow! I just found out that Scott is doing a workshop in Tampa on Feb. 21! We have had to delay our holiday trips to Florida because of we had jury duty- myself at Thanksgiving , then, unbelievably, my husband right after Christmas!.. Now we are scheduled to go to Tampa and Orlando in Feb. This workshop will be well-worth the delays!!!!

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