Hi Gang: First, watch that 60-second video above, and then come back here for what the video didn’t tell you (no peeking — go watch the video clip first — plus, you get to hear me speak French, which I usually reserve for special occassions).

OK, here’s what it didn’t tell you
It’s a two-part class; the first part is the “how to shoot” part, which is around an hour and half long, shot on location in Paris, France (the ideal place to shoot a travel photography class). By the way; the class isn’t about how to shoot Paris — it’s just filmed in Paris  — it’s about shooting travel photography in general.

In the second part  of the class, I take the images shot in the Part One, and go through the entire Lightroom / Photoshop workflow and post-processing, from start to finish. We do all the Camera Raw editing, stitching of Panos, retouching, the whole nine yards starting with the raw photos right out of the camera. That 2nd part is three and half hours of in-depth training. Of course, you don’t have to watch all three and half hours — you can jump right to technique you want to learn if you like, but at least all totaled it’s around FIVE hours of travel photography techniques and post-processing.

There have been two online classes that I have been over-the-top excited about; one was my “Crush the Composition” class and the other is this travel class. I really feel like it’s going to help a lot of folks get the best travel photos they’ve ever taken. It’s very pragmatic, straight to the point, packed with techniques you can really use. If you’re a Kelby Training Subscriber, I hope you’ll check out the class when it’s released later today right here. If you’ve haven’t subscribed to Kelby Training, n’attendez pas une autre minute. Joignez maintenant.!!! :)

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Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books.

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  1. Superb! Been looking forward to seeing these ever since you mentioned about doing them.

    Fromage,
    Glyn :)

    • Really looking forward to this one. Just got my 28-300 and can’t wait to test drive it along with all these techniques when I’m in Vegas for PS World. Good job putting this together Scott, I’m sure it was a huge pain in the butt to HAVE to go all the way to PARIS, FRANCE of all places. You’re dedication to your work is remarkable. Suffering through the best food and most beautiful sights in the world. As they say in France; Jambon papillon petit grenouille magnifique merci!

  2. Scott, like you I use that 28-300 a lot! I took it to the Virginia mountains today to shoot. I’m always wondering if I should actually bring the trio (14-24, 24-70 or 70-200) and shoot with them for sharper pics. I haven’t done any side by side comparisons but was wondering if you feel this lens is just as good as the other 2.8 models?

  3. And here I thought the what the video didn’t tell you part was going to be that the class is actually in English and not French. :-)

  4. Really looking forward to this one. Just got my 28-300 and can’t wait to test drive it along with all these techniques when I’m in Vegas for PS World. Good job putting this together Scott, I’m sure it was a huge pain in the butt to HAVE to go all the way to PARIS, FRANCE of all places. You’re dedication to your work is remarkable. Suffering through the best food and most beautiful sights in the world. As they say in France; Jambon papillon petit grenouille magnifique merci!

  5. haha..very nice. The translation seems to be a little off :)

  6. I sound like a broken record but if you would provide a low bandwidth option I would love to subscribe…. Internet is to slow here in the country where I live….

  7. Looking forward for it!! Since thursday when this video went on-line on the youtube channel!

    By the way! Croissant petit-pois le fromage!!! hehehehehe :-)

  8. Will you have an English version as well? :-)

    Great news, Scott! This is one of the reasons I reupped my Kelby Training subscription this year….I saw this was coming. I was not expecting it to be 5 hours long! Wow!

    –John

  9. Looks like lots of fun.  Also looking forward to seeing Jay Maisel in Paris..when do you think that will be realsed?  

  10. So the car is going faster than the man and you are tired… interesting ;)

    The good news is that I could understand what you said, the bad one is that it didn’t make any sense.  Not that it matters anyway ;)  Can’t wait to see this class later today!

    PS : Bonne journée Scott!  Continue ton excellent travail!

  11. What were you reading from? Poulet, jambon, je suis fatigue, croque monsieur?  lol… awesome…

  12. 2 early disappointments: the class isn’t “up” yet, and even Nancy would get a headache from Kelby “French” (I know I still have mine). Off to work……

  13. How do I see this? Here from fb!!

  14. Scott- I’m very excited about this one and it’s the reason I subscribed to Kelby training (saw it coming) and I grabbed the $50 off deal you had recently. I can’t wait to log in tonight after work! BTW- I loved crush the composition and plan to re-watch soon!

  15. Je ne savais pas que Scott peux parler Français.

  16. Really looking forward to these classes. Impressed with your French also. That was French, right? :-)

  17. Making it SO hard to resist signing up!

    • I’ve been shooting for years and a member for a few weeks. Just do it. Its a fraction of what you’ve spent on equipment regardless of your level. It will improve your photography more than your last or next lens. 

  18. Heard some new and some old tips, but all good tips. But if you don’t have that camera bag where does the tripod go. My pockets aren’t that deep after paying for the trip.

  19. Must be nice to have bouquets of money to take these kinds of trips. Never been a fan of elitists. 

  20. Wow, what a tour de force.  Was there anything you didn’t cover?  I received my boxed version of CS6 and LR4 last week, and your two new CS6 and LR4 books arrived just today, along with these two classes.  Now, if only my trip to Italy hadn’t been last month….

  21. Going on a holiday soon so I’ll make sure to watch it beforehand! Thanks Scott!

  22. Thanks Scott, have really been waiting for this one…

  23. Love the classes but the music….the French type music….I am hearing it in my sleep now.  Its in my head….will it ever stop, yo, I don’t know.  To the extreme you rocked the mic like a vandal. Cut up the stage and lite the chump like a candle.  Ice Ice Baby…  

    Seriously Scott, Great class!  Love it!  But I am whistling the music now over and over again..

    Tom Quinn

  24. Thanks a million for this class. I just started watching it, it is exactly what I need before I go on a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation. As always, you do not disappoint in your training, thanks Scott! (I agree, the music gets old real fast.)

  25. I just watched half of the first class and it’s just as expected…
    Brilliant.

    However just a little note. In the “The Shot List” part you added to the
    “what to shoot” list “children at distance”, this may be OK in the US but do
    this here in Europe can cost you a few hours in the police station explaining
    yourself.

    Really looking forward for the “post production” class.

  26. Very excited to watch this class!  Now to find the 7 hours to be able to do that!

  27. Like Kalebra says so well ROFL and even FREAKIN’ LOUD!!!! :-)

    J’adore quand tu parles le français, magnifique le fromage, la voiture, le marché, l’addition… 
    You’re a language genious!!! :-D the videos are just great as usual, even a bit more this time because you are in my city and it’s a pleasure and an honor to see you work about it. Great job done!!!
    THX A LOT!!!!

  28. Thanks Scott, your tutorials and easy explanation of camera techniques are great. Keep making them.

  29. I’ve learned so much in 1 hour!  Thanks Scott.  Class #1 is fantastic; I can’t wait to view the rest.

    Danielle

  30. Great performance, i’m french and live near the german border and i must tell you really got your way around Paris, congrats! Regarding the classes, it’s a blast as always; there are so many tips packed in such short time ! The nikon 28-300 is also my favourite travel lens; if shooting wide open @28mm i would maybe just close down to f/4 to get that extra bit of sharpness. Lightroom is now my way to go for photobook instead of iphoto. Thanks

  31. Scott, just watched the 1st part of this class and I’m very impressed.  Some excellent tips, especially liked the tutorial on removing tourists.
    One negative note (don’t worry, nothing too major!), is the repetitive French music.  Played way too many times that it gets very annoying.

  32. Dear all, any body knows the name of the french music in the background???

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