Some Lightroom Love…Some RC Love, and other Friday Stuff

I’m very excited to announce that the awesome RC Concepcion has been named “Director of Content and Education” at KelbyOne
RC wrote a blog post about it, called “My New Job at KelbyOne” (here’s the ink) so I want you to hear it about it in his words, but I’m so happy for him; I”m excited about what he brings to the role, and I’m just really proud of him on so many levels. Please join me in welcoming RC to this new position leading our team and helping to mold and guide our educational curriculum for the future.

Yesterday We Released FOUR Brand New Full-Length Lightroom Online Classes (All taught by yours truly)
We’ve having a Lightroom Love-fest and I hope you’ll check out my new classes (the one shown above is one of my favorites of the four. The entire class is about “How to Create Cool Photo layouts” for your images, from multi-photo posters to slick one-photo layouts and everything in between. It not only show you how to create them, but I share a bunch of my own favorite layouts, with all the settings, in the class. Here’s the link to watch it right now.

Here’s my other classes that were released yesterday, too:

> Why you might want to switch to Lightroom (for folks not yet using Lightroom) link
> My Lightroom Sports Photography Workflow (link)
> Sharpening in Lightroom (link)

By the way, we release brand new online classes every Thursday (Brad mentioned Pete’s new online class on Photoshop’s “Mixer Brush” yesterday, and if you just said to yourself “What’s the Mixer brush?” then you’ve gotta watch Pete’s class. You’ll fall in love with it!) :)

My next Lightroom class, scheduled for release next week, is on shooting tethered and using Lightroom Mobile in the studio (from start to finish).

We’re giving away FIVE copies of Jay Maisel’s brilliant new book TODAY!
We’re picking the winners this afternoon, but there’s still time to enter (provided you’re reading this on Friday morning, mind you), so head over to – leave a comment THERE (on the Jay’s Book giveaway post), and you’re entered. We’re picking the winners this afternoon around 4pm (NY time).

It was either a really awesome or totally horrible episode of “The Grid”
This week’s episode of “The Grid” (our weekly live talk show on photography) is being hailed by some as our best show ever! It’s also being hailed by some as literally our worst show ever. It is definitely our longest episode ever. Our in-studio guest was Jared Polin (Fro Knows Photo) and it had a little bit of everything (swearing, rants, arguing, blood pressure rising, big hair, sniping, 80s throwbacks – you name it. The train did come off the tracks a few times). Jared was a great guest – really outspoken and passionate, and he really gets into his groove about 1/2 way into the show, and we just had to let it keep rolling because it was really getting interesting. Anyway, while it is a very long episode, there’s lots of good info wrapped in some really funny (and polarizing) moments, so it’s worth at least letting it run in the background and just listen. Hope you check it out (above).

If you live in Columbus, Richmond or Raleigh, I hope I get to meet you in person next week!
I’ve only got a few cities left for my full-day “Shoot Like a Pro” seminar and I’ll be in:

> Columbus on Monday
> Richmond on Wednesday
> Raleigh on Friday (my first time visiting Raleigh ever)

Hope you can come out. It’s just $99 for the full day and there a 100% money-back guarantee if it’s not the best photography seminar you’ve ever been to at any price, period! Here’s the link with all the details.

Well, that it for this Friday!
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend – hope you have some opportunies to shoot, create, and have a yummy snack or two, and I hope to see you here again next week.



P.S. If you’re not following me over on Instagram yet, you’re missing some really boring photos I put up there. My Instagram name is (wait for it…wait for it…) Scott Kelby — go follow me right now, in case you’re having a hard time sleeping. ;-)

  1. congratulations to R.C. – Knowledge and enthusiasm and personality = winner.
    WOW it’s not quite 9:30 EST and there are almost 1000 entries to win Jay Meisel’s book! This must be the all time most entries in a contest on Kelby. what a tribute to a master. hopefully all the losers will buy the book – an even better way to thank a great photographer for his accomplishments and inspiration.

  2. Congrats to R.C. I enjoy reading and listening to him.
    FYI – When you first go to scottkelby. com, there is a very nice photo of Tom Brady holding a football. You could do a little football photoshop “stuff’ on it and feature it. Interesting timing.


  3. Congrats RC! Looking forward to more good things from kelbyone. BTW…The link to your Lr session on why you would want to switch to Lr is not active. It links you to a page that states that” the page no longer exists” When you try to go to the support link nothing happens. So I’m just letting you know.

  4. Congrats to R.C !! Looking forward to seeing Scott on Monday in Columbus, this will be my very first Kelby class ever,, and I’m beyond excited, I REALLY hope to meet Scott, get an autograph and have a photo taken with him.

    1. Douglas, he makes himself available at the breaks and, if he has time, at the end of the seminar. Scott always makes time for his fans! You’re going to LOVE this class. Scott knocked it out the park in Boston last year, and I’m sure it has just got better and better. Have fun!

      1. Thanks you so much John, I really appreciate it. I don’t think I’m going to sleep much on Sunday night ;)

      1. Hi Scott, I certainly will come up and say hi, can’t wait, it’s going to be an amazing day for sure :) thank you so very much !!

      1. Sounds like you’ll get to experience some good old Ohio Winter Weather. 2-4 inches of snow predicted.

      2. I’m watching the weather As well Terry, it’s going to start snowing tomorrow morning and snow most of the day, Soctt, please travel safe coming up :)

      3. Oh wow, Then you might want to start out around 4:30 to 5:00, just to be safe, better to be early than late :) drive safe.

  5. Scott, Has KelbyOne ever considered incorporating pre-recorded webinars from the plugin companies? It would be a win-win: wider exposure for them, and “everything under one roof” for KelbyOne members. As such, no money would change hands, but you may need to increase your server capacity. Because I live in Singapore, I cannot attend webinars because of the time difference. It would be cool to see a separate section in KelbyOne dedicated to a library of webinars.

  6. I’ve got to say, it was rather entertaining to see RC become visibly uncomfortable during some of Jared’s more uncouth moments on that episode of The Grid. Awkward tension you could cut with a knife LOL! I get the feeling that Jared is much more mature that he makes himself out to be, yet he speaks like some teenagers I know… for the effect? I’m not sure what his deal is to be honest, and maybe he wants it that way to leave people guessing. His website is one heck of a learning resource.

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