The Next Winner of Their Own Solo Gallery Show is…

Once again, KelbyOne Members all over the world sent in entries, and these entries keep getting better and better, which makes the judging harder and harder. Nevertheless, we found an incredible photographer to honor with this own solo gallery show opening, and we’re excited to announce that our latest winner is UK-based photographer/Photoshop artist:

Ian Munro

Ian (and a guest of his choice) will be flown to Tampa, Florida to be there for the wine and cheese reception celebrating his own solo gallery show at “The Gallery at KelbyOne.” (Note: If you’re like “What’s this whole gallery thing?” check
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New Class – Mastering The Natural Light Portrait: Post Processing

Mastering The Natural Light Portrait: Post Processing with Scott Kelby
Join Scott Kelby for the conclusion to his Mastering the Natural Light Portrait class, as he works through his process for editing the photos from that shoot. In this class you’ll learn the core types of edits you will apply to all of your natural light portraits. In this class you’ll learn different techniques for reducing distractions and making the face the most eye-catching part of the photo. From soft northern exposure light to dappled light, Scott teaches you how to analyze the photo, plan your approach, and get the Continue reading "New Class – Mastering The Natural Light Portrait: Post Processing"

Guest Blog: Graphic Designer & Photographer Connor Dwyer

Over the past few years, my career path has transformed from studying business in college, to one as a freelance photographer and designer for major brands and top musicians. 

But, that’s not what I want to talk about today. 

Today, I want to talk about taking pictures of “boring things.” As I was starting to dabble with photography in college, I did a year-long one-a-day photo challenge to try to capture my everyday life with a unique perspective. Some days I very quickly found the shot. I’d be going cliff jumping with my friends, or would be at a
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Adobe Releases a Very Zippy New Update to Lightroom Classic

It’s “Faster Lightroom Classic Tuesday,” everybody! Adobe just released another update to Lightroom Classic CC (the regular desktop Lightroom we all know and love), but today we will love it more because it’s much faster than ever before. Lots of speed improvements throughout (building upon the speed enhancements from the October update), and you’ve probably already read test results leaked around the Web last week that show the new Lightroom Classic 7.2 is significantly faster in many areas (provided you have at least 12 GB of RAM – though I always recommend, and use 16-GB). Plus, they’ve made the Continue reading "Adobe Releases a Very Zippy New Update to Lightroom Classic"

What is Auto Tone?

Hello there! It’s Tuesday so I’m back to gatecrash the blog again! This week it’s all about Auto Tone! So, I’ve been asked this question twice, which therefore automatically merits a blog post about it. Trust me, that’s how that works ;)
‘What is Auto Tone?’
Well! First of all, what does it do? Auto Tone (along with Auto Contrast and Auto Color) can instantly fix colour and contrast problems in your images. The click of a button sends the Photoshop Algorithms into action and the whole image is assessed and from that assessment Photoshop applies what it has
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Deadline to Enter Architectural Photo Contest is Thursday

The Deadline to Enter The Lexar/KelbyOne Architectural Photo Competition is This Thursday
Just a heads up – you have until February 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter. After that, I’ll will select a winner, a runner up, and three honorable mentions. For more details and the official rules, here’s the link. OK, pretty short and sweet (and there’s no reason not to enter — the contest is open to everybody!) Also, make sure you follow @lexarmemory on Twitter even if you don’t enter the contest – they share lots of cool images on their account. Good luck Continue reading "Deadline to Enter Architectural Photo Contest is Thursday"

New Class: Unlocking the Power of Capture One

Unlocking the Power of Capture One with Clay Rasmussen
Join Clay Rasmussen to learn how to get up and running with Capture One. From live tethered capture to powerful image editing through output, Capture One is a one-stop-shop photography workflow tool. In this class Clay teaches you how to set up the workspace, organize your photos, shoot while tethered, leverage the editing suite, and prepare your files for a range of output scenarios. This class is perfect for any photographer who wants to get started with Capture One. Advanced Photoshop: The Psychology and Science Behind Color Grading with Viktor Fejes
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It’s “Back-up Your Photos Friday”

Go Back Up Your Photos. Right Now!
On a regular basis I get an email or Facebook message with another heartbreaking story from a photographer who didn’t have a back-up of their photos, and they lost every photo they had taken in the last few years, including photos of their family — everything — gone forever. Stop whatever you’re doing and right this very minute, and take a few minutes to protect the visual history of your life, and back up your images. Just drag them onto another hard drive. If you don’t have one: here’s a link to one Continue reading "It’s “Back-up Your Photos Friday”"

Guest Blog: Humanitarian Photographer Gary S. Chapman

Gary and his wife Vivian often work together on assignment. Photo by @jerseystyle_photography
I’d like to introduce you to a few ordinary people doing some extraordinary things. These are people that have zero followers on social media and will probably cringe in embarrassment when they find out we are “exalting” them. But their sacrifice, courage and selflessness can be a huge inspiration for us and the way we direct our lives. As a photographer focusing mostly on humanitarian issues globally, I’ve been fortunate to witness and share visual stories of people who have been a huge catalyst for change in
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Spark Stories – 7 killer tips

Heads up! I’ve rebranded somewhat – I was using the guise Hybrid Dave and have switched it all over now to Capture with Dave. You’ll find me by using the handle @capturewithdave across all platforms, and at I’m still the same guy, and I’m working on some great content for you all so watch this space. Let’s kick this off! Combining the awesome features of Adobe Spark Post and Instagram Stories will make your stories stand out from the crowd, affording you a winning combination of animation and interactivity to give you the creative edge. Your Adobe Spark
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Are You Coming To The Photoshop World Conference 2018 in Orlando This May?

Heads up, folks — Registration is in full swing right now for the upcoming Photoshop World conference in Orlando, Florida on May 31 – June 2, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Convention Center in Orlando. All the cool people will be there, but just in case you’re on the fence, watch the 1-minute official trailer below, about why you gotta be there: Lots of cool new things this year, plus more of the stuff we introduced last year that were hits, including new instructors, new workshops, new networking events, a rockin’ party, a special evening event with Jeremy Continue reading "Are You Coming To The Photoshop World Conference 2018 in Orlando This May?"

New Class: Mastering The Natural Light Portrait

Mastering The Natural Light Portrait with Scott Kelby
Join professional photographer Scott Kelby as he teaches you how to shoot with natural light. You’ll walk through an entire shoot from planning to post processing. Scott discusses his go-to lenses and camera settings to capture natural light and then discusses a variety of different lighting scenarios and offers tips of how to work with and modify it. In Case You Missed It
Natural light is all around us, but it is up to the photographer to control it in order to make a beautiful portrait. Join Erik Valind as he shows Continue reading "New Class: Mastering The Natural Light Portrait"

It’s “Drone Love” Day on the Blog

Happy Friday, everybody, but here on the blog it’s also “Drone Love Day.” I have the dji Mavic Air drone already on order, but sadly mine has not come in yet, but ya know who’s drone not only came in, but he already made an awesome Unboxing and First Flight video? That’s right — the Duke of Drones, Mr. Terry White. Check it out below (and get all droney with T.): At the end, he controls his dji Mavic Air using only his mind and some simple Vulcan gestures (including a Vulcan neck pinch). More Drone Love!
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Guest Blog: Filmmaker & Creative Producer Chris Hershman

Don’t Wait To Create
We all have great potential. It’s my belief that we’re all capable of more. I want to share my thoughts on how to achieve more than you thought you could handle. I can’t stress how important it is to try your best to keep the fire burning for the thing that you love. Ideas and creative thoughts may seem to come and go, but when you think they’ve left you and you’re left with nowhere to go, just close your eyes and begin walking forward. So many times we let anxiety prevent us from even
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The Value of You

Thanks for coming by, it’s #HybridDaveTuesdays here at once again, and this week to keep in theme with the money related posts from the past few weeks I’m going to cap it off with one more – the value of you! My intention is to give you a gentle reminder of just how much you’re worth as a photographer or other creative, and why. So here’s what happens. That gripe we all have surfaces – we moan endlessly as photographers about being approached by people and asked to shoot something for nothing. The phrase, “you can use it
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Is This Simple Mistake Killing Your Portraits?

You’ve got a nice looking subject, with some fun accessories and an interesting blouse, and still you wound up with a really crappy picture. That’s because the background stinks. Although we’re focused on the subject when we’re taking the shot, our viewer sees the entire scene (ugly background and all), and busy, unattractive, distracting backgrounds like the one you see above can absolutely kill your shot. Want to see your location portraits take a big leap forward?
Start being really concerned about the background behind your subject. Either put the background so out of focus that it no longer becomes
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Photos From My Trip to Marrakech, Morocco

I’m way, way overdue for sharing these images from my trip to Morocco (and you thought my post about my Lisbon trip shots was late), but I finally got a chance to get a Spark page put together with them. Thanks for everybody that asked about them, and that has been so patient as well. I shared the images, story, and behind-the-scenes shots using Adobe Spark Page. Here’s the link.  Thanks for letting me share these images with you. :) Have a great weekend everybody (and I have a trailer for you to watch below if you want to Continue reading "Photos From My Trip to Marrakech, Morocco"

New Class: Breathtaking Bird Photography with Rick Sammon

Breathtaking Bird Photography: Pro Settings and Techniques with Rick Sammon
Join Rick Sammon in Bosque del Apache as he teaches you how to master the art and craft of bird photography! You’ll always have fun in Rick’s class, as he shares tips on stopping action, capturing gesture, shooting at different times of day, composition techniques, the gear he uses, and so much more. From birds on the ground to birds in flight, Rick covers all the situations and scenarios you’re likely to encounter! In Case You Missed It
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Guest Blog: Portrait and Commercial Photographer Nick Fancher

Hey guys. Nick Fancher here. I wrote a couple of guest posts in 2015 after publishing Studio Anywhere and Studio Anywhere 2. I am wrapping up a new book of color techniques called Chroma, which will be released on Rocky Nook in July. I thought it would be appropriate to update some of the processes that I explained in my previous posts. As I discussed in my last post, the science behind the multi-colored shadow technique is that when cyan, magenta, and yellow (or red, green, and blue) light overlaps, white light is created. Because of this, if
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Adobe Releases New Photoshop “Select Subject” Feature and It Kicks A@$!

Adobe just released another update to Photoshop CC, and while there’s lot of important stuff in this update (including a ba-jillion bug fixes), the feature that the folks who read this blog will fall in love with is the “Select Subject” feature (Adobe recently sneak-peeked this technology at an Adobe event in Japan and it blew people’s minds, but nobody thought it would be released this soon, because this is the next level stuff). What this new feature does is save you a TON of time in making the initial selection of your subject before you start the making process Continue reading "Adobe Releases New Photoshop “Select Subject” Feature and It Kicks A@$!"