Feb 20 2013

A Morning at Kelby Media Group Headquarters

I had the priviledge of spending the morning at Kelby Headquarters in Oldsmar, Florida. This is the company that puts on Photoshop World, runs the largest organization for Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), and provides the best online education for Photography and Creative Professionals Worldwide at KelbyTraining.com. A big thank you to my friend Charlotte Langley who made it all possible and who introduced me to a lot of the behind-the-scenes people who make Kelby Media run so smoothly. And a huge thank you to RC Concepcion for making me feel at home on the set of PhotoshopUserTV and for taking time out of his busy morning to show me around, answer my questions and just chat.

For those of you that know me, this was an incredible opportunity to meet some of the guys I’ve followed and looked up to, throughout my career as a Photoshop and Lightroom user and instructor. Just being in the building was a bit surreal, and to sit with Corey Barker, Dave Cross, Pete Collins and RC during one of the live recordings of the show was pretty amazing. I was there for two episodes 335 and 336.

It certainly was a morning I will not forget. And I was invited up again to participate in a special event (thanks RC) and look forward to meeting the rest of the crew there.

Thanks again for this once in a lifetime opportunity.




Oct 23 2012

Depeche Mode 2013 World Tour Announced


Dec 9 2011

Help-Portrait 2011

Help-Portrait is a collection of photographers around the world using their time, equipment, and expertise to give back to those who are less fortunate. This year I am working with my best bud Charlie Brown. We will be photographing families at The STAR Family Center in Daytona Beach. For more information about Help-Portrait, click on the logo below.


Sep 24 2011

Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk 2011: The Whole World Is Walking Again

Check out my photo walk page and join us for a fun morning of shooting, learning and sharing ideas and tips.



Jul 14 2010

Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk – July 24, 2010

I’ve been picked to be one of the leaders for this worldwide event and you’re invited to participate with me. What is the Photo Walk, go here to find out. Whether you are a pro, amateur, or hobbyist and you’d like to participate (space is limited to 50) please go to the signup page here. We will have a great time sharing tips, photo ideas and get a little exercise too! If you have any questions about the walk, let me know. Hope to see you there!!


Aug 3 2009

Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk – Safety Harbor Winner

A couple of posts ago… We put up some of our images from the Photo Walk we did in Safety Harbor, FL. Each participant was allowed to submit 2 of their best photos to be judged by the walk leader and then continue on in the competition against all other Photo Walk cities.  The deadline for each leader to pick and submit their winning photo was August 1st… and… Alicia’s image was the winner!!!!! See image below. Congratulations to Alicia!!!!! Let’s all keep our finger’s crossed for the World Winning Official Announcement on August 17th.


Jul 19 2009

Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk

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What is a photo walk? It’s a social photography event where photographers get together, usually in a downtown area or trendy section of town, to walk around, shoot photos, and generally have fun with other photographers. We participated in the Safety Harbor, FL event and it was HOT, enjoyable, and offered some interesting shooting opportunities. Below are some of our shots from the walk.

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Jul 19 2009

Internship with Curt Littlecott – nu visions in photography

I recently had the privilege of having Curt Littlecott as a mentor for the day. Not only did I get to work with Curt, but with his awesome partner at nu visions in photography, Stephanie Rounds. We started the morning off at their amazing studio (be sure to click that link for photos) in downtown Orlando. The space also serves as a wine bar  on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. The models for the day were Emily and Teresa, with some additional shots of make up artist, Marjorie Robinson and her assistant, who’s name I can’t remember (sorry).

As the models were having hair and makeup done, we discussed our shooting locations for the day and went over equipment. We did take a few shots of Emily in some alleys near the studio before heading out to the first location. It was at a very cool warehouse with some bright and colorful artwork on the outside of the buildings and equally as interesting insides. We came up with a few spots to shoot and set up the lights. The warehouse was not very cool temperature wise (no a/c), but the models and make up artists didn’t complain. We got some great some shots and as we were rapping up the inside shots, we got a quick Florida shower. We took this time to shoot Teresa outside with an umbrella and then both here and Emily had a little tug of war with it. (Link to shots from the day will be at the end of the post). The rain passed after a few minutes and we loaded up the vehicles and back to the NV studio. Did I mention how cool this place is?

Curt and Stephanie ordered a couple of pizzas and it was gone fast. After the brief rest, we were off to our second location, the Orlando Executive Airport. Stephanie had arranged this location and wow… it couldn’t have been better. The earlier rains left some great clouds in the sky and we had an acrobatic plane, runway, air-control tower, huge hanger and 3 great models to shoot. We quickly set up lights again and started shooting. The original idea was to do some 70′s glam shots, possibly black and white or heavily desaturated. After we saw that first shot in color, we stayed with it! The models were great and the shots turned out incredible. We finished the day back at the studio with a couple of shanty’s and loaded up the images for everyone to view.

Thank you again to Curt, Stephanie, Rosemarie, Emily and Teresa (and the other make up artist, he was great too)! I learned a tremendous amount and had a blast working with everyone.

Click here or on image to view a slideshow of some of the day’s images… including set-up and behind-the-scene shots.

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Jul 4 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing our families, friends and clients a very happy and safe 4th of July!

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Feb 15 2009

Baby Oliver – He’ll be here soon!

We are so blessed to have wonderful friends in our lives. Annie and Jon are a special couple and we have the coolest thing in common. We all got engaged on the same day! We do have them beat by getting married one month earlier but they will be the first to have kids. We were lucky enough to do a fun “pregnant belly” session with them at Philippe Park in Safety Harbor and at their condo. Thanks guys for a great time and some cool shots!