When my family and I were searching for the perfect puppy, my wife thought we were buying him for our children and as a household companion. Little did she know that I had a hidden agenda. I was on the hunt for the perfect stock model. While she was worried about temperament and overall health, my only requirement was that he be photogenic. Hold your judgment; Hudson is by far my best-selling model earning me thousands of dollars, and his modeling fee is just one piece of popcorn.
It’s #TravelTuesday with Dave! I’m Dave Williams and I’m here every Tuesday with something for you from the world of Photoshop, Photography, Travel, or life, and today was never going to be the exception! This past Saturday I had the pleasure of hooking up with The Kelby’s in my home town, London, England. Scott and his son, Jordan, were over in Europe on a trip and we went on a little jaunt to Greenwich in South East London, and this is the inspiration for today’s post.
Travel photography doesn’t actually require travel! Big news, right? Well here’s why: – the
Hi, everybody! Sorry I’ve been so silent here on the blog for the last, or 12 days or so. I’ve been in France and London, and the pics above are from my Father’s Day dinner last night in London with my son (center) and two absolute strangers, better known as Dave Clayton and Peter Treadway. Top men for sure! Well, Dave did the whole walrus thing, but outside of that, top men.
I have so much to share…..
So many pictures and stories, but just about none of it is ready (I still have a ton of images to go
Hi all! It’s #TravelTuesday here at Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider and that means I’m here to lay down something from the world of Photoshop, Photography, Travel and Life. Today is no exception! I’m Dave Williams – Let me tell you a sad story.
There’s a shot I want to get so bad. It’s here in the UK and it’s dangerous! I want to get out on the water of the English Channel to shoot the Beachy Head Light from the sea. The problem however is that where there’s a lighthouse, there tends to be a reason! The lighthouse is accessible
Finding Your Foothold In A Saturated Industry Is A Problem Us Photographers And Videographers Face
Wedding photography and videography can be a little tricky – it’s easy to produce repeated works or get too caught up in following trends that currently work. Sometimes we wonder if we’re able to break through the cycle and create something new that has never been seen in the wedding photography and videography industry. At times, the industry is seemingly stagnant. At times, everyone struggles to find their foothold in this saturated industry. It is a problem we all face and
I’m Dave Williams, and today in writing I’m facing a challenge. The Tuesday after Photoshop World was never going to be easy on any of us, but now I’m afraid I have to interrupt for #TravelTuesday proceedings to take effect. Something that was so astoundingly evident at Photoshop World was the multitude of diverse personalities. I am so fortunate to be able to call a lot of the people there my friends but beyond that there’s one thing in particular that stood out to me. Identity.
As a graphic designer of 20+ years, and a user of InDesign for the same length of time, that is a question I get asked a lot when I talk to other designers who haven’t braved the wonders of the little “Id” icon in their tool bar. InDesign is used to create printed items such as posters, flyers, brochures,
Top Tips for Better Travel Photography – Here on Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider for #TravelTuesday it’s me, Dave Williams, and on the eve of Photoshop World East (which I hope to see you at) I have an offering of top tips for travel photography.
I’m going off-piste here though with no bullet points and no numbers, I’m bucking the online click-bait trend and I’m going to simply hurl the tips at you, paragraph style – let’s go!
Everyone with a phone in their pockets has had a go at travel photography – it’s a genre that’s so broad it may
I’m happy to announce that we are now accepting entries to have your own solo gallery showing at The Gallery at KelbyOne, in Tampa, Florida.
Our past winners have included an engineer on the long island Railroad, an Anesthesiologist, one worked for the police department. Our next winner could be you. If you’re thinking there’s no way you could win, that’s exactly what the previous winners said. The only way you don’t have a chance is if you don’t enter.
Here’s a quick one-minute video with some details:
Lightpainting: Macro, Models, & Outdoor Location Portraits with Dave Black
Break out your flashlight and join Dave Black for some lightpainting fun with flowers, models, and more. You may know Dave Black as a sports photographer, but he has taken the art of lightpainting to new levels from years of practice, experimenting, and getting creative.
Have you always wondered how images like the one below are lit?
Have you ever tried to get those beautiful distinct lines from venetian blinds?
Hi guys, and welcome to my guest blog.
Over the years I’ve taught many workshops, and one of the things that always strikes me is that a lot of people are very focused on lighting setups. Even when you look at books and videos, it’s almost always about lighting setups.
Don’t get me wrong, those are pretty awesome. But the problem with this train of thought is that although you can now copy something, you
Happy #TravelTuesday everybody! It’s me, Dave Williams, taking over for the day as I do every Tuesday here on Scott Kelby’s blog. Let’s be honest, Scott deserves a break with Photoshop World East coming up soon, and I’m pretty excited to get over there and hope to see some of you!
Let’s start by addressing a little myth that’s circulating social media right now, and that’s the myth that Adobe has scrapped their £/$/9.99 Photography Plan. The answer is: – they haven’t! Go take a look at Adobe’s subscription plans if you don’t believe me, and if you’re Continue reading “Understand Why”
When I was in Minneapolis for my new seminar and I had the day off before my seminar, so I went shooting with my buddy Jay Grammond who lives up there. I’m always on the lookout for classic old interiors and he came up with some really great ones.
We got to four locations in all (including some real gems), and I put together an Adobe Spark page with the story, behind the scenes shots, camera settings, and my favorite shots from the day of shooting in the Twin Cities.
The Secrets To Restoring Old Photos with Dave Cross
Learn how to bring new life to old photos! Join Dave Cross for an in-depth look at various tools, techniques, and strategies for restoring old photographs. Dave starts with a look at options and considerations for capturing digital versions of your photos, then lays out his fundamental strategies for his restoration workflow. Dave builds on that foundation with a series of lessons that tackle the common scenarios you will encounter when working with old photos. From dealing with faded color to removing various types of spots to putting torn photos back Continue reading “New KelbyOne Class: The Secrets To Restoring Old Photos”
I did it — I went mirrorless this week when I bought the new Canon EOS R Mirrorless body and I’m super-psyched. I mentioned this on “The Grid” this week and I had a flood of questions, so I thought today I answer some of the most common questions I’ve been getting about the switch. Here goes: