These Beautiful Images Didn’t Win A Prize, But They Sure Were Good Enough To!


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Last Friday I announced the Grand Prize Winner and then prize-winning finalists from this year’s Worldwide Photo Walk, but there are some other images that, while they didn’t wind up winning a prize, were still so good that I thought they needed some special recognition, so I wanted to share some of these images in an “Honorable Mentions” post here to celebrate these images which are so good they deserve to be recognized.

Note: You could make a case for any of these to have been chosen as a finalist (in fact, all of these images were in the running

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Announcing The Winners From My 11th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk


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The judging part keeps getting harder
Imagine trying to pick one winner…from nearly 1,000 walks all around the world, and every image you’re looking at has already won a contest just to be considered — each image is the winning image from a local photo walk. It’s so challenging and frustrating to narrow it down to just 10 finalists and one Grand Prize winner. There are so many images that deserve to be in this list, but narrowing things down is what I have to do today, and I’m delighted to present to you this year’s 10 finalists and our

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The Video Category Winner For This Year’s Worldwide Photo Walk Is…


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This is our third year with a “Video shot during the photo walk” category, and Canon USA (our awesome sponsor) has once again come up with an amazing package for the winner of this category. The Video Category winner receives:

The Canon Video Creator Kit (seen above). The kit includes a Canon EOS 80D Body; a Canon 18-135mm lens;Canon Power Zoom Adapter; RODE VideoMic Go; a 32G SD Card, and all the other goodies (battery, charger, strap, etc.).

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Announcing the Mobile Category Winner from my Worldwide Photo Walk 2018


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This is our first year having a mobile-photography category (images taken with a cell phone camera), as part of my Worldwide Photo Walk, and we have some beautiful shots to honor in this new category from some really talented photographers.

We have one winner in the category (below), and after that one, I chose five other images that, while they don’t win a prize, they still deserve an honorable mention:

AND THE WINNER IS…

Winner: Ramy Hikal
Photo Walk: Cairo, Egypt

OUR HONORABLE MENTIONS: 

Honorable Mention: Sana Namawala 
Photo Walk: Muscat, Oman

Honorable Mention: Portia Shao 

Photo

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It’s Not Friday, But Here’s a Bunch of Photo Tips Anyway


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If you follow KelbyOne on Facebook or Twitter, you’re probably already family with “Photo Tip Friday” where every Friday our instructors share some of their favorite tips for photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom in short 60-second video clips.

I know it’s not Friday, but I want to make sure you’re getting to see these, so here are a few of recent tips to give you a feel for what they’re all about (you can get these every Friday by following us on Facebook or Twitter). Check ’em out:

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Thank you, Adobe — For The Little Things…


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I’m just back from teaching at the Adobe MAX Conference in Los Angeles. An incredible event, in scope, scale and how Adobe pulls it off. Really something special to experience (and thanks to all the folks who came out to my sessions).

During the opening keynote, my dear friend and 21-year evangelist for Adobe Systems, Terry White (seen above), was on stage to show off the new features in Photoshop CC 2019 (he totally crushed it btw — he’s such a gifted presenter). There’s a new workspace for Content-Aware Fill, which is arguably one of Photoshop’s most amazing features already, and this Continue reading “Thank you, Adobe — For The Little Things…”

It’s Adobe MAX Keynote Day! Could We Get Photoshop & Lightroom Updates?


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Hi, gang and greetings from Los Angeles where this morning Adobe will take the stage for their huge annual conference, Adobe MAX 2018 — held this year at the Los Angeles Convention Center. I’m very excited to be teaching at the conference this year — I’m teaching a class today and tomorrow called “How to Present Like a Pro” and I can’t wait to share a bunch of really helpful techniques with the folks here at the conference.

I’m not sharing anything out-of-turn or secret here, but I will tell you that historically Adobe releases big updates to products like Continue reading “It’s Adobe MAX Keynote Day! Could We Get Photoshop & Lightroom Updates?”

Upload Your Best Image From The Photo Walk For The Photo Walk Photo Competition


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If you haven’t uploaded your best image from this past weekend’s Worldwide Photo Walk, now’s the time. Pick that one best image from your shoot – Upload it at the site (more on that in a moment), and you’re entered. Entering the contest is free, so whatdaya have to lose? (Heck, maybe you’ll win!).

STEP ONE: Go to the official Worldwide Photo Walk site (link), and find the page for the city where you did your walk. This is the page (above) from the walk I led in Innsbruck, Austria. Click on the Contest tab at the

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Whoo Hoo! What an Awesome Photo Walk Saturday!!! :)


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Good morning, everybody from absolutely beautiful Hallstatt, Austria (we came here after my Photo Walk in wonderful Innsbruck, but tomorrow we’re heading out to Bled, Slovenia for the day, and then back here for another night, and then we head back to Munich, and then home. Whew!).

Here’s the group shot from my Innsbruck walk on Saturday as part of the Worldwide Photo Walk. We had such a great group of people (virtually none actually from Innsbruck -everybody pretty much came from somewhere else – either somewhere else in Austria or Italy or Germany). Plus, I was blessed to

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Here’s Your Last-Minute Tips For Tomorrow’s Photo Walk


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It’s here!!! Tomorrow, Saturday, October 6th, 2018 in nearly a thousand cities around the world, my 11th Annual World Wide Photo Walk kicks off, and by tomorrow night collectively we will have taken literally millions of photos. How cool is that!!!! I’m here in Innsbruck, Austria and I’m psyched about leading the local walk here on Saturday.

If you haven’t signed up for a walk yet: go here right now – find a walk near you and sign up free! (you can be walking with us tomorrow!).

If you’re already signed up to walk, here are SEVEN LAST MINUTE

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It’s Worldwide Photo Walk Week!


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We’re just 5 days away!
It’s this coming Saturday, Oct. 6th, so head over to the official site and see if there’s a photo walk set-up near you (if you haven’t checked in a while, it’s worth checking again – we have photo walk organized in over 900 cities around the world). Plus, it’s free; you’ve got a chance at some amazing prizes (including awesome Canon Cameras and lenses, and Adobe software, and lots more!), you’ll take lots of photos, meet some new people, and you’ll just have just a ton of fun.

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Some Videos To Help Get You Ready For Next Week’s Worldwide Photo Walk


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We’re just over a week away for the Worldwide Photo Walk (It’s Saturday, October 6th). It’s all coming together, and thanks to our friends from Canon USA (official sponsor of the 11th annual Photo Walk) we have some quick video tips today from Canon Explorer of Light, Rick Sammon on how to get some great shots during the Photo Walk.

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Just 19 Days ‘Till The Worldwide Photo Walk


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  • Amecameca, Mexico
  • Quchan, Iran
  • Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA
  • Naga, Bicol, Philippines
  • Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  • Kanpur, UP, India
  • Cebu City, Philippines
  • Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran
  • Paris, Ile-de-France, France
  • Muratpasa, Antalya, Turkey
  • Ruston, Washington, USA

These are all cities that recently added photo walks as part of my 11th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk (sponsored by the awesome folks at Canon USA).

We are just 19-days away from the walk on Saturday, October 6th
Whoo hoo, it’s gettin’ close! We have already approved leaders in over 1,000 walks in cities around the world, and nearly 800 of them are already online for you

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The coolest little photo accessory you probably didn’t know you already have


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If you shoot long exposure photography with your DSLR, this tip is for you, because one of the things you have to deal with (especially with exposures longer than 1-minute) is “light leak.” That’s light that enters your camera through your viewfinder during long exposures and it can totally mess up your shot. So, you need a way to cover that viewfinder completely, and that’s the tip — you probably didn’t realize that you already have an accessory that’s actually made for that very thing — covering your viewfinder to keep out any extraneous light. 

Now that you know you

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Straight Talk Q&A On Canon’s EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless


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I’m back from Hawaii(I know, tough life) — Canon had us out there for the launch of their EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera, and we were able to broadcast a live episode of ‘The Grid’ that morning after the announcement.

There are already reviews all over the Web about the new camera, both from those who have actually shot the camera (mostly very positive) and those from those who are judging it strictly on specs (mostly very negative). On the day of the launch, between ‘The Grid,’ and some Facebook live stuff we did, we had nearly 2,000 questions and

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Some quick news, Worldwide Photo Update, and stuff


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Aloha, everybody – sorry for the late post – I got in really late and fell into bed. I need some coffee, but until then, here’s what’s up:

Canon Full-Frame Mirrorless Q&A Coming on Monday
I’ve spent the past new days shooting with Canon’s new full-frame Mirrorless, the EOS R (including a full day in the field all day yesterday), on Monday here on the blog I’ll have a Q&A that answers a lot of the questions folks are asking me. I think I can give a perspective and some answers that will help. Make sure you check back then.

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BREAKING NEWS: Canon Announces New Full Frame Mirrorless: The EOS R


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Aloha from Maui, Hawaii — I’m here at Canon’s launch event for their just-announced EOS R Full Frame Mirrorless camera. I got a chance to get my hands on the new camera, and I have to say, Canon did a kick-butt job on this big-time Mirrorless. 

Get The Scoop Live on The Grid and Ask Canon’s Tech Gurus Yourself
Before we get to the tech specs — today you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions directly to Canon’s photo and video gurus, along with YouTube sensation Devin Supertramp, and Fashion Photographer Lindsay Adler, as we’re broadcasting The Grid

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It’s Labor Dat. That means it’s “No Blog Monday!”


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Hi, folks:
Today is Labor Day in the US (an official US holiday), and like most government offices, the KelbyOne offices are closed today so we can rest and eat hamburgers (an American Labor Day tradition), and so I’m using that loophole as a springboard for a day off!

You know what else?
Today I’m celebrating being married 29 years to the girl of my dreams. It’s just about a perfect day! 🙂

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Worldwide Photo Walk Update


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  • Frederick, Maryland USA
  • Caloocan, NCR Philippines
  • Torreón, Coah, Mexico
  • Ft. Myers, Florida, USA
  • Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Muratpaşa, Antalya, Turkey
  • Tarragona, Spain
  • Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

These are just a few of the latest cities with Photo Walks joining 650+ Photo Walks in cities around the world for my 11th annual Worldwide Photo Walk™. The world is walking, Saturday, October 6, 2018 and you’re invited to come along (it’s free); make some photos, make some new friends, and have a ball!

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The “New Eyes” Photography Challenge


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Above: I was in a bad place post-processing wise in 2012. I think it was the mushrooms. Haven’t had a pizza with them since.

I have a simple photo challenge for you…
and while there is no official prize (well, not one from me anyway), it has great rewards and you can absolutely be a winner. Here’s what it’s based on:

If you look back at photos you took and edited back in 2012 or 2013, chances are:

(1) You are much, much better at your post-processing now than you were then.

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