Today is “Black Friday” (the biggest retail shopping day of the year in the US) and we’ve got our best deals of the year on: Here’s the link to the deals We’d love to have you as a KelbyOne Pro member (we have an incredible line-up of new instructors and amazing courses planned for 2018, and you’ll be joining a worldwide community of people just like you, helping each other, sharing their techniques, and taking advantage of a ton of benefits that make your membership absolutely invaluable). Of course, we’d love to have you spend three-amazing days with us in Continue reading "OUR BLACK FRIDAY “BEST DEALS OF THE YEAR” ARE HERE!"


Today in the US we celebrate Thanksgiving; a national holiday where we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy (and I truly feel like the most blessed guy on earth). Traditionally this is a day where families come together to eat a Thanksgiving turkey feast, and then we watch the Cowboys lose to drop to 5-6 on the season. It’s just about a perfect day. Our offices are closed today for the holiday, but I’ll be back here tomorrow with some insane deals on all our stuff in honor of Black Friday — the biggest shopping day of the Continue reading "HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! :)"

It’s New Class Thursday!

Unlocking The Power Of Aurora HDR 2018 with Trey Ratcliff
Join Trey Ratcliff as he teaches you how to get the most out of Aurora HDR 2018. Well known for his distinctive HDR style, Trey has been working with Aurora’s developers for several years, and knows the program inside and out. In this class, designed for beginners and beyond, you’ll become familiar with what’s possible in Aurora HDR as Trey processes photos that demonstrate its awesome capabilities for almost any situation. From processing a single raw photo to bracketed exposures, you’ll discover the power and simplicity for making beautiful images Continue reading "It’s New Class Thursday!"

From the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Tour De France to the Norwegian Elections: Using Final Cut Pro X in a High Pressure, Fast Turnaround Environment

Near-live broadcast editing is one of the craziest jobs in our business. You constantly work under high pressure, ingesting, organizing, editing and finishing you program while the event is still going on. And your edit needs to be ready to air as quickly as possible while you have to comply with the highest quality standards. This requires a well-oiled team of very experienced people using hardware and software that is both fast and absolutely reliable. Because there are no excuses.

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Austin Lord!

Photo by Nathan Rocky
Let me first start by saying how grateful am for the opportunity to be featured on this blog. It’s always such an honor to be able to share what I have learned in the past three years of being a freelance photographer with other creatives, and I am so thankful to the Scott Kelby team for the opportunity to do it once more. This has been an interesting year for me in my photography career. I decided at the beginning of the year to take a more inward approach to growing as an artist and a
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Seeing Light

No time for an intro; this topic is way too important! One of the most important skills in photography is the ability to see light. It may sound stupid, perhaps even too obvious, but it’s a thing. It’s a thing that if you think you understand, you probably don’t. When you know, you know. You don’t think you know. You know you know. You know? I’m talking direction, diffusion, tone, colour, intensity, contrast; I’m talking about really seeing light.

– It’s like speaking a secret language that every photographer must know

I firmly believe in being the master of your
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I had high hopes for today’s post, but alas…

…it was not to be. My hope was to do a post today with my photos from my recent trip to Lisbon, Portugal, and Morocco, but it’s 1:29 AM and I realize that while I have all the photos in place, I don’t have the full story together yet, and I don’t want to rush through it, so it will probably have to wait a day or so. Rats. In the meantime, this happened: On Thursday, the day after my San Diego Lightroom seminar, I was lucky enough to be able to be literally almost on the runway at the Continue reading "I had high hopes for today’s post, but alas…"

It’s New Class Thursday!

Build A Profitable Photography Business And Live Your Dream Part II with Tim Wallace
Join Tim Wallace for the conclusion to his series on building a profitable photography business. Continuing on from the previous class, Tim delves deeper into the methods, business practices, and philosophy that has propelled his business to success. The goal of this class is to help prepare you to make well informed business decisions and take your business to the next level. According to Tim, your professionalism is your brand, your personality is your business card, and how you make clients feel is your trademark. In Continue reading "It’s New Class Thursday!"

Big News: My Brand New Book “The Flash Book” Comes Out Today

Big news – my brand new book “The Flash Book” comes out today! Starting today it’s available in eBook format, ready to download right now (the print edition is already on press).  My publisher (Rocky Nook Publishing) is celebrating today’s launch with an absolutely insane deal — just $15 for the eBook (it’s available for download right now!). Here’s the link to their $15 eBook deal (and use the code below). About the book:
I didn’t want to write yet another book that teaches you everything you can do your flash. Instead, this book is for people who bought Continue reading "Big News: My Brand New Book “The Flash Book” Comes Out Today"

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jesús Ramirez

Three Things That Would Have Made My First Ever Composite Better
Most people know me as the guy who does Photoshop Tutorials on YouTube. But in the last year, I’ve been extremely fortunate to have been involved in several compositing projects that I am very proud of. Photoshop User magazine featured one of my favorite composites in the 2016 July/August edition. But probably my most notable composite last year was a composite that Adobe commissioned me to do for their Make A Masterpiece campaign. I was one of five artists who worked on that campaign where we each had to
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We Raised Over $18,000 For The Orphanage, But…

…we didn’t quite make it to our goal this year of raising $20,000 for the Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage, but…we’re almost there. Our total raised (so far) from the 10th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk is $18,429 (from donations from photo walkers, and from awesome folks who bought the official photo walk t-shirts). We’re just over $1,500 from hitting our goal this year. But…it’s also not too late. :) Here’s how you can make a difference, right here, right now: 

(1) You can make a donation right now (most donations were $1 [which is all we asked], but some folks still Continue reading "We Raised Over $18,000 For The Orphanage, But…"

Road Test: GoPro HERO6 Black

We recently took a week-long trip up to Oregon to visit family scattered about the state that I grew up in, and I decided to pack only ONE camera and the various accessories to see if I could manage to satisfy the call for adventure through action cam imagery. Here’s my experience… We recently took a week-long trip up to Oregon to visit family scattered about the state that I grew up in, and I decided to pack only ONE camera and the various accessories to see if I could manage to satisfy the call for adventure through action cam
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Announcing The Worldwide Photo Walk’s Inaugural Youth Category Winner

It’s official, and we have an awesome winner in our first-ever Youth Category Competition for the worldwide photo walk. Without further ado, congratulations to our winner, 15-year-old Davey Thrasher from the Marietta, Ohio, USA Photo Walk: My Comments: I think this is such a well executed shot on so many levels. I love the use of a very shallow depth of field, and the leading lines draw you into the photograph. I think the low perspective helps this image big time, and the post-processing is subtle but very effective. Such a nicely crafted image. Nicely done! As our Youth Category Continue reading "Announcing The Worldwide Photo Walk’s Inaugural Youth Category Winner"

It’s New Class Thursday!

Sports Photography: The Tools And Techniques To Get The Shot with Dave Black
Join Dave Black as he draws on his 38 years of experience photographing sports action all over the world to teach you about the specific gear you’ll want to use for each sport. From the big games like football and soccer to the individual sports like golf and gymnastics, Dave has covered it all. With each sport, Dave not only explains the gear he uses, but shares his advice on how to best use that equipment. Dave starts out the class with a look at the settings Continue reading "It’s New Class Thursday!"