It’s New Class Thursday!

Mastering Layers: Beginner Techniques with Dave Cross
Join Dave Cross to learn how to become successful using Photoshop’s layers. Aimed at beginners, this class is designed to help you understand what a layer is, discover what types of layers exist and the ways they can be used, navigate the Layers panel, learn how to manage your layers, and much more. Understanding layers is the key to unlocking Photoshop’s tremendous capabilities for all manner of creative pursuits. By the end of this class you’ll have the confidence to take on more challenging projects. In Case You Missed It
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It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Nick Pedersen!

Badlands National Park
Imaginary Landscapes: Building Fantasy from Reality
Hello everyone, my name is Nick Pedersen and I am a photographer and digital artist currently based in the Philadelphia area. My work specializes in an intricate use of HDR imaging, photo compositing, and special effects using my own photographs. For this article I would like to talk a bit about my history as an artist, and how I got to where I am today.
“Sanctuary” (diptych) 2016
I started out in photojournalism, traveling a lot and doing more documentary style photography. Currently I work for a few photo agencies, Getty
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Now To Create Instagram Panoramas

[A note from Scott: I’m excited to introduce you to my friend and colleague Dave William, who’ll be writing a column here on Tuesdays on the blog. Please give him a warm welcome and make him feel at home here with the crew. So glad to have him join our ranks. – SK] I’m Dave Williams, a photographer from London, England, and I specialize (note the American spelling) in travel photography. I appreciate that saying ‘travel photography’ is extremely broad, but that’s what I love about it! I can go out and shoot nature, wildlife, people, landscapes, cityscapes, it all
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It was everything we hoped it would be. And More.

Melanie Kern-Favilla won a legion of fans around the world Friday night at her gallery opening and in her live interview (with the always awesome Larry Becker). Melanie shared so much of herself, along with her techniques, and her life. She was so open and engaging, funny and charming, and such an inspiration to us all. Here are some of the comments from the folks who watched her interview online (I have it here for you, at the bottom of this post, but read the comments first). Melanie shared so much of herself, along with her techniques, and her life Continue reading "It was everything we hoped it would be. And More."

This One Goes In The “Dreams Do Come True” Category

Tonight Melanie Kern-Favilla, a Railroad Engineer from Long Island, New York, will have a solo gallery showing of her photography. How cool is that! Yesterday when Melanie toured the gallery in preperation for tonight’s opening, something very special happened. It was the first time Melanie had ever even seen one of her images printed. Even more special is the fact that the first time she saw one of her images printed, it was hanging on a gallery wall. She was overwhelmed, and it was a heart-warming moment for Kalebra, Erik and me to experience with her, as Melanie and her Continue reading "This One Goes In The “Dreams Do Come True” Category"

This One Goes In The “Dreams Do Come True” Category

Tonight Melanie Kern-Favilla, a Railroad Engineer from Long Island, New York, will have a solo gallery showing of her photography. How cool is that! Yesterday when Melanie toured the gallery in preperation for tonight’s opening, something very special happened. It was the first time Melanie had ever even seen one of her images printed. Even more special is the fact that the first time she saw one of her images printed, it was hanging on a gallery wall. She was overwhelmed, and it was a heart-warming moment for Kalebra, Erik and me to experience with her, as Melanie and her Continue reading "This One Goes In The “Dreams Do Come True” Category"

It’s New Class Thursday!

Lightroom Mobile From Start to Finish with Scott Kelby
Expand the power of Lightroom desktop to your mobile devices! Join Scott Kelby for an in-depth look at the latest round of updates for Lightroom Mobile. In this class Scott will help you get set up on the right foot, show you how to view your photos on mobile, how to add new photos from your camera roll, how to edit with the updated editing interface, how to share photos on the web, and so much more! This update has created the most desktop-like experience on mobile so far, and Scott Continue reading "It’s New Class Thursday!"

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Austin Burke!

Hello my name is Austin Burke and I am a food photographer in Orlando, Florida. I want to thank Scott and Brad for having me as a guest on the blog and to have the opportunity to share a bit of light on something that I think gets passed over. Everyone loves to talk about fancy camera gear that we use on a shoot, but what about the other random tools that we use on set? I shoot a lot of food photography and while I always prefer to have a dedicated stylist on set, sometimes those responsibilities fall on
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Adobe Releases Big Update to Lightroom Mobile! (Whoo hoo!!!)

Big news today — Adobe released a pretty major update to Lightroom Mobile with lots of long-awaited features making their way to Mobile, (and if you use Lightroom Mobile on your iPad, today’s an even better day for you). Note: on the heels of this announcement, we’re releasing my new “Lightroom Mobile: Start to Finish” online course today, too! KelbyOne members will be able to watch it later this morning (or you can take the 10-day free trial if you’re not a member, and watch it today, as well).  In the meantime, I made a quick “first look” video
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I have a better post coming later this morning…

I’m working on a post for later this morning, that I promise will be a lot more interesting than this non-interesting post, so if you would be so kind as to come back around 11:00 AM EST today, I will have a cool video for you. Also, if you’re a KelbyOne member, there is a special Member’s Only Webcast today at 11:00 am (check your member’s dashboard, or keep an eye out for an email from us with details), and joining me will be CFG (Cool Frenchy Guy) Serge Ramelli (and no, there’s not a new Lightroom CC update coming Continue reading "I have a better post coming later this morning…"

Yet Even More Photoshop Buried Treasure: Bringing Back The Old Refine Edge

Hi, gang, and happy Monday! I’ve been sailing the seven seas (not really), and I’ve dug up (not really) some more Photoshop Buried Treasure (OK, this part is true), and this time it’s on how to get back to the previous version of Select and Mask, which used to be called “Refine Edge.” Adobe updated Refine Edge with a new mathematical algorithm and a totally new workspace (rather than it just being a floating panel), and while the new math works better for some images, it doesn’t work as well for some other, so being able to jump
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Yet Even More Photoshop Buried Treasure: Bringing Back The Old Refine Edge

Hi, gang, and happy Monday! I’ve been sailing the seven seas (not really), and I’ve dug up (not really) some more Photoshop Buried Treasure (OK, this part is true), and this time it’s on how to get back to the previous version of Select and Mask, which used to be called “Refine Edge.” Adobe updated Refine Edge with a new mathematical algorithm and a totally new workspace (rather than it just being a floating panel), and while the new math works better for some images, it doesn’t work as well for some other, so being able to jump
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It’s New Class Thursday!

Retouching Essentials for Wedding Photographers with Kristina Sherk
Join Kristina Sherk to learn the essentials of retouching wedding photos. This class is for any photographer shooting weddings and wanting to learn practical retouching skills from real world examples. From the basic to the advanced, Kristi shares tips and techniques focused on the unique situations wedding photographer’s face. From evening out skin tones under dappled light to removing tan lines, or swapping faces in group photos to dealing with motion blur, by the end of the class you’ll have increased confidence in the types of jobs you can handle on your Continue reading "It’s New Class Thursday!"

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Emily McGonigle!

THINKING ABOUT POST PROCESSING BEFORE YOU SHOOT Hey everyone, my name is Emily McGonigle, and I’m super stoked and honored to have the opportunity to be a guest blogger today. I’m a portrait photographer and retoucher from Nashville, TN. Being self-taught in both subjects, I’ve always tried to get my hands on every resource I could possibly find. This includes books and online content published by Scott Kelby, so getting to post to his blog today is pretty frickin’ cool. Today I want to talk about keeping the post processing of your images in mind when planning and shooting a
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How to Get Work By Presenting Your Images The Right Way on Social Media

Last week I was very fortunate to have Paris-based photographer and Photoshop/Lightroom expert Serge Ramelli as my guest on ‘The Grid’ and I have to say, he shared some real-world experience and insights about getting work by how you post your images on Social Media that was absolutely just blowing people away! I’ve had people emailing me, tweeting, etc., about this episode and how much insight they gained from what Serge shared. It’s literally money in your pocket if you’ve been trying to sell your work, or get noticed or get hired via social media. Really brilliant stuff. I’ve Continue reading "How to Get Work By Presenting Your Images The Right Way on Social Media"

Uncovering more of Photoshop’s Buried Treasure: The Tree Maker Filter

Hi gang, and happy Monday (groan). Aw come on, it’s going to be a great week (especially since I’m on vacation out in Vegas. Whoo hoo!). Anyway, here’s another installment in my on-going series of Photoshop Buried Treasure — this time it’s about a filter in Photoshop CC that’s been there for a while, but it’s hidden deep within Photoshop’s dense forest of filters (sorry, couldn’t help myself). Anyway, it’s a filter that makes trees. I am not making this up (see above where I added that tree. Not the treasure map. Up at the very top). Check it Continue reading "Uncovering more of Photoshop’s Buried Treasure: The Tree Maker Filter"

‘This Weekend Only” Special KelbyOne Deal for my Blog Readers

Here ya go, guys – this weekend only – a 72-hour sale on a KelbyOne annual membership (unlimited access to all our courses and all the benefits of membership for an entire year) but this deal is just for folks who read my blogs. With this deal, you get $25.00 OFF a new annual membership (this is for new members only). Here’s the sale link with the special code embedded. This deal is only good this weekend (it expires early on Monday the 10th), so if you’ve been holding out for a killer deal…well…this is your chance. :) Welcome Continue reading "‘This Weekend Only” Special KelbyOne Deal for my Blog Readers"

‘This Weekend Only” Special KelbyOne Deal for my Blog Readers

Here ya go, guys – this weekend only – a 72-hour sale on a KelbyOne annual membership (unlimited access to all our courses and all the benefits of membership for an entire year) but this deal is just for folks who read my blogs. With this deal, you get $25.00 OFF a new annual membership (this is for new members only). Here’s the sale link with the special code embedded. This deal is only good this weekend (it expires early on Monday the 10th), so if you’ve been holding out for a killer deal…well…this is your chance. :) Welcome Continue reading "‘This Weekend Only” Special KelbyOne Deal for my Blog Readers"

‘This Weekend Only” Special KelbyOne Deal for my Blog Readers

Here ya go, guys – this weekend only – a 72-hour sale on a KelbyOne annual membership (unlimited access to all our courses and all the benefits of membership for an entire year) but this deal is just for folks who read my blogs. With this deal, you get $25.00 OFF a new annual membership (this is for new members only). Here’s the sale link with the special code embedded. This deal is only good this weekend (it expires early on Monday the 10th), so if you’ve been holding out for a killer deal…well…this is your chance. :) Welcome Continue reading "‘This Weekend Only” Special KelbyOne Deal for my Blog Readers"

It’s New Class Thursday!

Camera Bag Essentials for Photographers with Moose Peterson
Join Moose Peterson for an in-depth lesson in how to pack your camera bag for air travel. If you’ve ever had to get from point A to point B with your gear, been worried about what to bring, what gear to check, how to make it all fit, and how to do it safely, then this is the class for you. Moose talks through several different job specific gear load outs, and packs each lesson with hard earned tips learned from traveling thousands of miles each year. It’s not all about the Continue reading "It’s New Class Thursday!"