Gifting Photography


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Happy Christmas Eve #TravelTuesday to you all! I’m Dave Williams and I’m here with another sparkly nugget of wisdom for you, as always, fresh from England but inspired by the North Pole!

Today, rather festively, I want to discuss something we can do as photographers to spread love and cheer. This Christmas I’ve given the gift of photography in two ways. To loved ones I’ve given prints of mine, and to friends and family with children I’ve given a letter from Santa along with two photos from him, one of Rudolph and the lads, and one of his house high

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3-quick things for this Friday


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The Reality of Switching to Capture One

Matt Kloskowski, Serge Ramelli and me tackled ‘The Reality of Switching to Capture One” as our topic this week on The Grid and we had a really great discussion, with so many people thanking us for helping clear up a lot of confusion and clarifying a lot of the bad info out there. I’ve embedded the episode below — you can just let it run in the background while your’e editing photos, but I know a lot of folks found this really helpful — it might clear up a lot of things for you,

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New KelbyOne Class – From Taking To Making: The Secrets To Great Photographs


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From Taking To Making: The Secrets To Great Photographs with Ibarionex Perello

Learn to see in a new way and rediscover your joy for photography! Join Ibarionex Perello in downtown LA for an exploration of the principles used to make great photographs. While this class uses street photography as the vehicle for seeing differently, the lessons learned can be applied to all types of photography. As you follow Ibarionex through the streets he’ll share his perspectives on gear and camera settings, how your mindset affects what you see, and how to see the world graphically so that you can use Continue reading “New KelbyOne Class – From Taking To Making: The Secrets To Great Photographs”

Guest Blog: Photographer and Photoshop Addict Gilmar Smith


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Christmas Cards Don’t Have To Be Boring…

For the last few years, I have made a goal of mine to create the most amazing memories with my kids, both in real life and photography-wise. Of course, it is a mission of mine to make our Christmas Card an epic one every year. Who wants to receive another boring Christmas card anyways?

Our Christmas Cards and my Bad Santa series were personal projects I started doing for fun, and they turned out to be the greatest marketing tool for my business during the Holiday Season. 

This year, I started booking

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Composite it


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It’s #TravelTuesday with Dave (that’s me) right here on ScottKelby.com, and today is all about why we should have a crack at compositing!

I’m going to refer to the work of a good friend in this post, as well as touch on the reasons why compositing can enhance our work. What I’m going to refer to can be found here on Layers Magazine. It’s by JR Maddox, and it won him a Guru Award at Photoshop World in 2013, so it’s serious business!

Compositing, first of all, is what we’re doing when we combine elements from two or

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Our community lost one of its own


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JR (left), holding his Guru Award, with KelbyOne Instructor Glyn Dewis (right)

I have some very sad news to share this morning. Our KelbyOne community lost one of our long-time members, a Guru Award-winning photographer, a father, husband, and an important part of the photography industry, JR Maddox who passed away unexpectedly, at an early age far, far too soon.

JR had so many friends in the KelbyOne community, and in the photography industry in general and his passing had been felt by so many.

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My New Book Is Here: ‘The Natural Light Portrait Book’


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The print version arrives next week and the Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook ebooks versions are already here, but in the meantime, please watch the little video below where I tell you who it’s for, how it’s written, and why it’s going to be the book that helps a lot of folks quickly move ahead in their natural light portraiture.

You can order it right now on Amazon and or Barnes & Noble it ships next week (in time for Christmas and Hanukkah). Plus, it’s stocking-stuffer priced at $28.83, so what the heck, get two (one for a friend?

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New KelbyOne Class – Travel Photography: A Photographer’s Guide to Chicago


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Travel Photography: A Photographer’s Guide to Chicago with Scott Kelby

Join Scott Kelby and Larry Becker to learn where to go, what to see, and what to photograph in Chicago! In this class Scott shares an in-depth look at 21 visually rich locations to photograph in and around Chicago. Throughout each lesson Larry Becker asks the kinds of questions you are thinking to get Scott’s answers to the gear and camera settings he used, post processing techniques, insider tips for each location, and all the important information you’d want to know before you go. Be sure to download the PDF Continue reading “New KelbyOne Class – Travel Photography: A Photographer’s Guide to Chicago”

Guest Blog: Portrait Photographer Chris Orwig


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Hi! My name is Chris Orwig and I’m a Sony Artisan of Imagery, portrait photographer, author and teacher. Today I want to share with you a few tips for capturing better portraits. These tips come straight from my brand new book, Authentic Portraits: Searching for soul, significance and depth. Let’s dive in!

What Makes A Portrait Good?

I’ve always felt that capturing a well exposed picture was easy, but capturing a portrait that reveals the essence, character, and personality was hard. And that’s because the most successful portraits take us well beyond the surface of how someone looks and show

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That one shot


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#TravelTuesday is happening, people! Right here at ScottKelby.com it’s me, Dave Williams, and this week I want to dispel a myth about the pros!

I’ve just returned from a trip to Norway and Finnish Lapland, and the weather was disgusting! That’s what prompted this post. I didn’t get nearly as many photos as I usually do because there was a lot of thick, sideways snow and I didn’t fancy the risk-to-life to get some of the shots I wanted. One of my plans was to climb a mountain overlooking a small cove in the Lofoten Islands, but that

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Here’s the Interview From My Gallery Opening Last Friday Night


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What a way to wrap up the year — a gallery showing of images from my coffee table book project The Great Indoors, which celebrates classic interiors from around the world, from libraries to opera houses, amazing cathedrals, theaters and more.

Kalebra took this shot right before the doors opened to the reception
Kalebra does all the staging for each gallery show, and I knew she was really good at it, but after seeing how she arranged my images so masterfully, I have a whole new appreciation for her art of sequencing. It made an incredible difference.

The wine and cheese

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New KelbyOne Class: Cinemagraphs for Photographers


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Cinemagraphs for Photographers: Animate Your Photos Without Learning To Shoot Video with Erik Kuna

Learn how to animate your photographs without shooting video! Join Erik Kuna for an in-depth look at Plotagraph Pro software to explore the possibilities for adding motion to a still photograph that really grabs the viewer’s attention. Cinemagraphs bridge the gap between still photographs and video and provide a unique method for bringing your photos to life.

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Guest Blog: Food Photographer Kyle Dreier


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What Does A Food Shoot Cost?

Do you ever get questions like that? How do you answer, “What does a food shoot cost?” When I have a potential client ask me this, I jokingly tell them “It costs about the same amount as a car.”

You can see their wheels turning as they calculate their ideas of what a car might cost. We then engage in some conversation about if they want a $30,000 luxury car or a $1,200 beater like my 17-year-old drives. Maybe it’s somewhere in between.

Out Of Pocket

The real question, and more important

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All the kicks


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Hey hey! It’s #TravelTuesday with me, Dave Williams, and every week I’m here with something for you from the category lineup of photography, Photoshop, travel, or life. This week: – life. Mine, to be more specific.

First on the agenda, Photoshop World. It was awesome! I had my first PSW class, my “Ten Tips to Help You Create Captivating Travel Images,” and I loved it! I had a great time up on the stage in front of the attendees and it looks as though I had around 200 people in there with me. So, to those who came and to

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I’m Back From Photoshop World, and…


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Adobe Keynote speaker Terry White, shown above in all four frames, totally crushed it at the conference in Vegas!

…it was just incredible (truly one of the best ever), and I’ve got a bunch of pictures and stories to share but I couldn’t get them ready in time to post them today. I’ll have ’em together pretty soon and post a link to them here, but for now…I’ve pretty much got nuthin.

Well, actually…

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New KelbyOne Class: Convert 2D Art Into 3D Objects


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Convert 2D Art Into 3D Objects with Corey Barker

Join Corey Barker for a fun project that creates a 3D scene from a flat 2D piece of art while exploring a certain part of movie history. Corey provides the original 2D art so you can follow along as he explains and demonstrates each step in the process. By the end of the class you’ll have your own version of the 3D scene and a new set of Photoshop 3D techniques that you can use in your own creative projects.

In Case You Missed It: Outrageous 3D with Photoshop

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New KelbyOne Class: Convert 2D Art Into 3D Objects


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Convert 2D Art Into 3D Objects with Corey Barker

Join Corey Barker for a fun project that creates a 3D scene from a flat 2D piece of art while exploring a certain part of movie history. Corey provides the original 2D art so you can follow along as he explains and demonstrates each step in the process. By the end of the class you’ll have your own version of the 3D scene and a new set of Photoshop 3D techniques that you can use in your own creative projects.

In Case You Missed It: Outrageous 3D with Photoshop

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Guest Blog: Wedding and Travel Photographer David A. Ziser


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David Ziser is teaching at Photoshop World Las Vegas, taking place this week, August 21-23. Register now to come see him in person!

My Top 5 Tips for Safari Photography

Good Morning Everybody,

I have to say, I was thrilled when I received a note from Brad inviting me to do a Guest Blog Post for Scott’s blog as a run-up to Photoshop World Las Vegas just a few days from now. It’s been a while and I’m happy to be back in the “blogging” saddle again.

As many of you know, my wife LaDawn and I have ramped

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Catch the​ Live Stream of The Photoshop World Opening Keynote Right Here


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Good morning everybody! We are live-streaming the opening keynote from Adobe this morning, featuring Terry White and his keynote team from Adobe — it’s gonna rock!

It kicks off at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (Vegas time), or 1:00 PM East Coast time. You’ll super dig it.

Here’s the link to watch the live stream right here.

Please share that link with your friends, followers, social media audience, etc. They will dig it (and by proxy, you as well).

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Vegas (baby)


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Photoshop World Vegas starts tomorrow and I’m so excited! I just can’t hide it! It’s me, Dave Williams, here for #TravelTuesday with Dave at ScottKelby.com and this week I’m writing from high above the Atlantic Ocean on my way from London to Vegas (baby) where PSW is about to kick off!

Photoshop World is a gathering of photographers, designers, and all manner of creatives involved in digital imagery from around our beautiful planet, coming together under one roof to share, learn and connect. There are classes, live shoots, events, workshops, and late night sessions designed to educate and inspire,

Kirk marsh, matt divine, mark Rodriguez, brad Moore, Gilmar smith, Scott Kelby, Dave Williams, jr Maddox, Larry Becker, Doug young, Kaylee Greer, dalton Hamm, group shot selfie at photoshop world conference east Orlando

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