Light Fluff Friday

Hi gang: it’s 1:56 am, and I’m in my hotel room after shooting the Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears NFL Football game down in Miami tonight (big, big win for the Bears—they’re now 7-3, and I believe they’re 1/2 game up in their division—sweet!), and I’ve got to leave for the airport in….oh rats! 4 hours. :(

So, I’m hitting the sack right this minute. Although I’ll share some shots from the game next week, this was a record breaking shoot for me, because I broke my all time record of shots taken of the ground, my feet, other people’s feet, the turf, and stupid stuff like that when my 2nd camera body hits my leg as I’m running up and down the sidelines between plays, and it hits the shutter button (as seen above).

I’m proud to say, I have well over 100 shots like the ones you see above. Maybe even 200. A very proud moment indeed. ;-)

Besides the Bears game shots, I’ll share some images from a gig I shot last weekend—the Foster Grant 2010 Ironman World Championships triathalon. Lots of fun, and some truly amazing athletes.

That’s it from Miami. Hope everybody has a great weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday. :)

  1. Very “fluffy” post, Scott! You should put all of those odd shots in a huge collage and show it off at PSW in March! Everyone will look at it and say, “I have to try this! Scott Kelby is a genius and a true artist!”

    Can’t wait to see your football shots. Can’t get enough of those. I am intrigued on the Ironman shoot and what you got out of that. My nephew did a couple of Ironmans way back when before he got married. THAT is a sport that demands a lot out of you!


  2. One time I’d gotten home after shooting a wedding and discovered that I’d taken 70 or so photos of the guest’s butts during the reception when I was running back and forth to set up my lighting gear. I felt like an idiot when I realized what had happened(and believe me, it took a while to get there, at first I thought I was losing my mind!) but if you’re doing it that must mean it’s what all the cool photogs are doing these days. ;)

  3. Scott, I’ll be really interested in seeing your take on an Ironman event. I’ve shot the Kona World Championship Ironman race the last three years running. Any event scattered out over 140 miles of a course that’s often mostly closed can be a tough shoot.

      1. I was just looking at the Rapid Straps. There are several the R7 seems to have the cross body strap as well. Is that the one you guys use and like or do you use the R4 or R5? Thanks.

  4. Give all the above shots to Corey Barker for textures. Who knows, maybe someday we’ll see a tutorial on Planet Photoshop from one or more of these fine, fine photos! :)


    Scott, buy yourself a good 2′ x 6′ x 3″ length of yellow upholstery foam, wrap it ’round your mid-section, secure it with a roll of bailer twine… then say goodbye to accidental shutter firings!
    Have a great weekend.
    Trev J.

  6. Scott, I am looking forward to seeing how you put these shots (feet) through your 7 point system in CS5!


    ps. I love your system, but I did add one “point” or step….trash it and save yourself time (seems to happen a lot with my shots)

  7. Looking forward to seeing the Ironman Championship photos. I’ve shot a couple triathlons and would love to see how you covered this event. I’m also a first year triathlete and think this is a great sport with some incredible athletes that deserves more coverage. Where else can you race along side a pro and then see them cheering age groupers on at the finish line hours later.

  8. Scott, I hope you read this…just have some positive feed back about calling Kelby Training. I read your post on your airline experience and how you pride yourself on your customer service. Well I got a chance to put it to the test the other day. The rep that I talked to passed with flying colors!!!! It is so refreshing to get help when you need it and in a friendly manner. The customer service rep. made me feel listened to, understood and he even shared a little bit about a personal experience he had that was similiar to mine. WOW!!! Way to go! I really hope you read this! 100% A+++++

      1. Hi Scott,
        I too have dealt with your customer service team and along with Julie I do believe that you enstill this type of customer service culture in your businesses.

        Julie, If you ever get a chance to make a Photoshop World you will see customer service like no where before.

        Scott, You & I had a conversation in the expo about an issue with booking next year’s PSW. True to you and your staff’s words, the issue was taken care of instantly. In short KELBY MEDIA ENTERPRISES “ROCKS”!!!
        See you in September,

  9. Hey Scott, I glad I’m not the only one that takes pictures of feet, sidewalks, boat deck and etc!”-) I’ve even been know to take a movie of the same things! Look forward to your shot!

    Have a great weekend!


  10. The only thing better than watching the Bears blank the Dolphins (a little payback for ruining our perfect season in ’85), would be having the opportunity to photograph the game from the sidelines. Maybe I’ll go to the local high school field, shoot some photos of the ground, and pretend I was there. :-)

  11. Scotty,
    What a great montage. I hope you shot it in RAW. It will look fantastic when it gets up on a billboard advertising all the things to see and do when in Miami.
    Have done similar on occasion, but not as talented.

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