New Class: How To Get The Cinematic Look From Your Drone Photography

How To Get The Cinematic Look From Your Drone Photography with Dave Williams
Learn how to translate techniques from movies into your drone footage for a cinematic look with Dave Williams! Dave travels the world shooting with all types of cameras, and especially his drones. In this class Dave teaches you how to stand out from the crowd by using your drone with complete creative control to fly like a movie director and create something truly cinematic. You’ll learn how to overcome limitations, do your research ahead of time, configure your drone’s settings for optimal capture, and practice the types Continue reading "New Class: How To Get The Cinematic Look From Your Drone Photography"

Guest Blog: Non-profit Founder, Photography Teacher, and Creative Activist Kate Gazaway

Rama Cay, Nicaragua. 2013.

When did you fall in love with photography? Can you remember the moment of perfect cohesion when your brain and heart infused the clunky object in your hand and the wild world was captured through a lens? It stirred something inside you and you realized, “There’s my voice. There’s my sight.”

Were you once too shy to step out before you allowed your camera to become a buffer, a connection when you felt so disconnected? Were you too unrestrained and scattered, yet the camera benevolently forced you to slow down, listen, and compose order from

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New Class: Hands On With The Canon EOS R

Hands On With The Canon EOS R: Everything You Need To Know To Get Great Shots with Scott Kelby and Larry Becker
Join Larry Becker to learn the ins and outs of the amazing Canon EOS R! Whether you just picked one up or are thinking about adding one to your kit, you’ll want to learn all the hidden features and pro tips that set this camera apart. From features such as programmable controls to flexible priority mode to shooting video, Larry teaches you how to set them up (and more!) and get the most out of them. Larry Continue reading "New Class: Hands On With The Canon EOS R"

Guest Blog: Commercial and Editorial Portrait Photographer Nicol Biesek

On My Birthday, I Am Deleting My Instagram as a Gift to Myself.
When I was approached by Brad to be featured on this guest blog a few months ago (back in June to be exact) I had a whole different set of ideas for what I wanted to talk about to a community of photographers and photography lovers alike.

Well, when I sat down to get to it in the more recent weeks, I realized how ever changing our entire worlds can become in just a matter of months, and where my head is at now…it is a very

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New Class: Retouching Everyday People

New Class: Retouching Everyday People with Viktor Fejes
Join processional retoucher, Viktor Fejes, as he demonstrates his system for developing a 15 minute retouch session. It all starts with the provided Photoshop action that you can download, install, and use to follow along with the class. Viktor breaks down every component of the action, which includes setting up the image for retouching, how to perform any destructive edits required, how to remove blemishes, how to remove distractions along the border, helpful techniques for fixing highlights, whitening teeth, and applying digital foundation makeup. Viktor closes out the class with lessons Continue reading "New Class: Retouching Everyday People"

Guest Blog: World Landscape Photographer and Professional Dreamer Patrick Di Fruscia

Giving Back to Nature
I have been a world landscape photographer and traveling the world for many years. This has permitted me to travel to some of the most beautiful locations on earth, have amazing life experiences, and meet extraordinary people, all this while being able to fully express my creativity. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have found a passion that makes me fully experience the feeling of being alive. One thing is for sure, we are all born to create one thing: create ourselves. Each project, assignment, and experience has paved the way to where I am today.
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New Class: Classic Text Effects in Photoshop CC

Classic Text Effects in Photoshop CC with Dave Clayton
Join graphic designer extraordinaire, Dave Clayton, for a deep dive into some stunning text effects inspired by classic designs from the 50’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Have some fun reverse engineering TV and movie text effects from shows like Stranger Things and Ready Player One to retro looks from the 50’s. If you’re a typography fan or just wanting to learn some new tricks for designing text then this class is for you! In Case You Missed It
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Guest Blog: Movie Poster Designer, Photographer and Digital Artist Clinton Lofthouse

Growing up I was never told to dream, that I could achieve anything I wanted, or that there was literally a whole world of opportunity out there just waiting for me to come and get it! I was born and raised in the north of England, in a typical mill village, in a typical post-industrial city. There is a saying in England which goes, ‘It’s grim up north,’ and to a certain extent it was and still is, but maybe in more metaphorical terms these days.

Dreams were shot down like pheasants in hunting season. All that was left in

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New Class: Artistic Landscape Panoramas

Artistic Landscape Panoramas with Steve Hansen
Journey to Point Reyes National Seashore with Steve Hansen to master the artistic landscape panorama. From sunrise to sunset, Steve demonstrates the techniques he uses to create stunning high resolution panoramic photos. In this class you’ll learn what gear is required, how to seek out good panoramic subject matter, techniques for shooting two-image vertical panoramas, how to capture HDR panoramas, how to shoot for focus stacking, how to overcome stitching errors, how to post process various types of panoramic photos, and so much more! By the end of the class you’ll have all the Continue reading "New Class: Artistic Landscape Panoramas"

Guest Blog: Karen Hutton – Photographer, Purveyor of Awesomeness

Love and awe. Two of my favorite concepts in all of art and Life itself. Oh, also pithy. I freakin’ love that word. It means: “a language or style that is concise and forcefully expressive.” Yeah, pithy is cool. And fun to say! Scott Kelby… thank you for providing a place for all three of my favorite things to thrive in uncountable ways. And I don’t just mean for me – I mean for everyone who loves photography and learning. You are indeed a force of nature for Good. BTW… I still get such positive comments about this episode
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New Class: Pro Quality Headshots Using A Simple Setup

Pro Quality Headshots Using A Simple Setup with Kristi Sherk
Learn how to create pro-level headshots with with Kristi Sherk! You may know Kristi as an amazing retoucher, but corporate headshots are a large part of her business. In the first part of this class Kristi takes you through her lighting setup, teaches you how to prepare for the shoot with the goal of saving you time in post production, how to coach your subjects, and how she reviews the shoot with the client to make the final selects. The second part of class is all about how to deal Continue reading "New Class: Pro Quality Headshots Using A Simple Setup"

Guest Blog: Photographer and Retoucher Kelly Robitaille

It’s six am and I’ve been sitting in front of my computer for an hour trying to figure out how to put onto paper what I want to express with this soap box I’ve been given, by being asked to write this guest blog.

Internally I know what I want to tell you. I know why I’ve been given this opportunity to guest blog for Scott freakin’ Kelby, I created the opportunity by believing that it would happen.

Through this journey of mine, I have been approached by many people thanking me for allowing them the opportunity to feel like

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Guest Blog: Educator & Photoshop Magician Bret Malley

LIFE IS A COMPOSITE

Hello everyone! For this guest blog post (thank you Scott and Brad for the wonderful invite to contribute!), folks are probably hoping to eek out some super slick tips and tricks about compositing, both for shooting and editing alike (and I’ll definitely deliver on those—I promise!).

But I also wanted to get a bit more philosophical about the nature of compositing and its greater possibilities and implications in my own life’s grand composite—and perhaps yours as well.

For those that could care less about the musings and meandering background of a super Photoshop wizard/nerd

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New Class: Advanced Landscape Post Processing Techniques

Advanced Landscape Post Processing Techniques with Ramtin Kazemi
Learn advanced techniques for processing your landscape photos with Ramtin Kazemi! In this class you’ll discover Ramtin’s workflow, from start to finish, for taking a raw photo from scratch through to being ready to print or share online. Ramtin takes you step-by-step through his techniques for creating vertical panoramas, color adjustments, luminosity masks, selective contrast adjustments, adding atmosphere, and so much more! In Case You Missed It
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New Class: Pro Techniques for Retouching Clothing

Pro Techniques for Retouching Clothing with Viktor Fejes
Learn how to retouch clothing like a pro with Viktor Fejes! Retouching clothing requires its own set of tools, tricks, and techniques, and Viktor takes you through a series of exercises that demonstrates how to get the job done. In this class you’ll learn everything from removing wrinkles to toning down shiny surfaces, removing moire patterns to cleaning up dust, defining the shape of your subject to changing the color of the clothing, and so much more. All of the files used in the class are available for download so you can Continue reading "New Class: Pro Techniques for Retouching Clothing"

Guest Blog: Circus Clown, Photoshop Guru, and Regular Guy Kirk Marsh

Commonplaces – Surreal From The Real

I’m a big believer in story. Several years ago I made a 365 Project that was all storytelling based, because it’s a topic that really intrigues me. I love creating photographic stories. I find storytelling inspiration through studying paintings and painters of the past. Norman Rockwell has allowed me to see things differently in this world. His illustrations show an idealized version of life, the world as he wanted it to be.

“Commonplaces never become tiresome. It is we who become tired when we cease to be curious and appreciative. We
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New Class: The Photographer’s Guide To Traveling Right: What Gear To Take, How To Pack It, and Killer Accessories for Travel

The Photographer’s Guide To Traveling Right: What Gear To Take, How To Pack It, and Killer Accessories for Travel with Scott Kelby
Whether you are going on a big photo safari or a vacation with family, join Scott Kelby and Larry Becker as they share their killer tips for how to travel right. In this class Scott covers everything from choosing the right bag for your gear, tips for ensuring you are within size and weight restrictions, what accessories can make your experience more successful, what to consider about tripods, strategies for backing up on the road, what to do Continue reading "New Class: The Photographer’s Guide To Traveling Right: What Gear To Take, How To Pack It, and Killer Accessories for Travel"

Guest Blog: SternRep Photographer’s Representative

Creating a Cohesive Portfolio
As a photo agent I am constantly looking at photographers’ work, and after 20 years in business, I have seen what it takes to become, and stay a successful photographer.

A couple months ago, I created a list of the “Top 10 Secrets to Success” on AskSternRep for photographers, and this was #1:

“Create a cohesive body of work with a consistent look. KNOW WHO YOU ARE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER.”

This is such an important topic that I wanted do an in depth article on it.

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New Class: Jaw-Dropping, Heart-Stopping, Eye-Popping Photoshop Effects

Jaw-Dropping, Heart-Stopping, Eye-Popping Photoshop Effects with Unmesh Dinda
Join Unmesh Dinda and take your Photoshop skills to the next level! This class is jam-packed with tricks and techniques that will make your jaw drop. You’ll learn how to retouch any surface without damaging texture, how to selectively apply blur for dramatic effect, how to scale a photo without damaging the main subject, how to automate actions to work faster, how to gain unlimited filters through the Gradient Map, and so much more. Unmesh has a great knack for making complicated techniques simple and approachable, and he even provides files for Continue reading "New Class: Jaw-Dropping, Heart-Stopping, Eye-Popping Photoshop Effects"

Guest Blog: Wedding and Portrait Photographer Tauran Woo

Don’t Let Your Love of Photography DIE!

As someone who has been working as a photographer and videographer in the wedding industry for over 20 years, I’ve been able to witness a lot of the exciting changes the industry has gone through in the last 2 decades. As the digital age has emerged, it has brought with it a myriad of possibilities that were previously unthinkable, and democratized the camera as a tool for everyday use by the common person.

Motion picture quality videos are now commonplace in the video realm, new software has made it easier for us

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