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Guest Blog: Landscape Photographer Glenn Randall – Photography Article

Guest Blog: Landscape Photographer Glenn Randall Glenn Randall on the summit of 14,017-foot Wilson Peak, San Miguel Mountains, Lizard Head Wilderness, ColoradoNever Eat Breakfast Before MidnightNoted photographer John Sexton once said, “The only difference between me and my students is that I’ve made more mistakes than they have.” There’s a lot of truth in that. I have been a full-time professional landscape photographer for 26 years, so I’ve had plenty of time to learn from a long string of fumbles,…

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Guest Blog: Wedding Photographer Vanessa Joy – Photography Article

Guest Blog: Wedding Photographer Vanessa Joy Shooting for Consistency10-15 years ago this wasn’t even a concept. I wish I had access to photographers’ old websites so I could show you just how differently photography was branded compared to now.More and more potential clients aren’t even going to your website. They’re checking out your other portfolio: Instagram.Instagram can be a photographer’s best friend or worst enemy. Thanks to this social platform, users can take a look at our most updated portfolio…

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Guest Blog: Children, Tween, Teen, and Family Photographer Audrey Woulard – Photography Article

Guest Blog: Children, Tween, Teen, and Family Photographer Audrey Woulard When I was invited to write on Scott Kelby’s blog I was instantly excited! I have followed Scott Kelby for years and years!I decided to share about my life and my career. I tried my best to curate it properly, but my life is all over the place. As a result, my write up of my life and career was all over the place. If I were going to be…

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Guest Blog: Food Blogger and Photographer Tricia Buice – Photography Article

Hello Kelby fans and fellow photographers! My name is Tricia and I’m a photographer. I know, that sounds like I’m introducing myself at a Photographers Anonymous meeting and that I have some sort of obsession or addiction. So true! Just like you, I’m a bit obsessed, or at least passionate about photography. When I’m not shooting, I’m thinking about shooting, or setting up a shoot. So much so, that it turned into a full-time career. It’s a great honor to…

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Guest Blog: Film and TV Photographer Iden Ford – Photography Article

“Have Blimp, Will Travel” That used to be the “shout out” to all the publicists and producers who hire set photographers for their feature films and TV series produced in Ontario, both Northern and Southern. I say, “used to,” as with the advent of mirrorless cameras and the electronic shutter, the SLR silenced by the blimp is becoming both redundant and anachronistic.  I divide the Province in two as Northern Ontario, most notably Sudbury and North Bay, as they have…

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Guest Blog: Portrait Photographer and Retoucher Emily McGonigle – Photography Article

The Importance of Play Being a creative in 2019 can be tough sometimes. There is this expectation of perfection everywhere you look. There is the need to outdo your last piece of work. There is the race for more follows and likes. There is a constant fight for attention and affirmation that didn’t exist before. Technology has changed the way we view and present work: We post our work online to social media instead of as prints in homes or…

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Guest Blog: Rick Sammon Shares Some Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom – Photography Article

First, I’d like to thank Scott and Brad for having me back on Photoshop Insider. It’s always an honor – and a lot of fun to be here!  Second, I’d like to thank YOU for stopping by today. Third, whew! I feel much better getting 40 books out of my head!! So here’s the deal: A new filter, camera, lens, tripod and speedlite can surely help you make better photographs – but they can’t necessarily make you a better photographer.…

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Guest Blog: Filmmaker and Photographer Chris Hershman – Photography Article

Simplify Your Process To Become A More Efficient Filmmaker I’ve had the pleasure of working with some great subject matters in the field lately. As a filmmaker, my goal is to capture engaging moments and edit them for viewers to enjoy. That seems quite simple, but the road to making a video from top to bottom can be quite daunting. My goal with this article is to share some recent work, discuss how I approached making them, and the gear…

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Guest Blog: Food Photographer Kyle Dreier – Photography Article

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…

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Guest Blog: Wedding and Travel Photographer David A. Ziser – Photography Article

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…

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Guest Blog: Lightroom Ninja Rob Sylvan – Photography Article

Greetings! I’s been about two years since my last guest blog post on 10 years of Lightroom Help Desk Advice, and I thought it would be a good chance to follow up with 10 more tips to help you get the most out of Lightroom Classic.  1. Dig Into Smart Collections Smart collections allow you to harness the power of the database inside of Lightroom Classic by leveraging the information contained in your photo’s metadata. Plus, any additional data you may…

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Guest Blog: Digital Painter & Photographer Victoria Pavlov – Photography Article

Victoria Pavlov will be teaching at Photoshop World Las Vegas, taking place August 21-23, so register now to come see her in person! Five Best Practices You Need To Have In Your Pocket When Working With Models I have been working very closely with models for the past 15 years. During these years I had a lot of bumps in the road. I implemented these five best practices in my studio, which made my model photography workflow much easier. I…

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Guest Blog: Director of Product Management at Adobe, Bryan O’Neil Hughes – Photography Article

Bryan O’Neil Hughes will be teaching at Photoshop World Las Vegas, taking place August 21-23, so register now to come see him in person! Drawing Upon Past Experience Getting to post on Scott’s blog is always a treat, thanks for having me back! This month marks twenty years at Adobe for me! Looking back, it still feels like a dream. I first got into photography when I was seven (largely because I couldn’t draw); and when I say I got…

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Guest Blog: Portrait and Travel Photographer Terry White – Photography Article

Photo by Kandice Lynn Shoot Outside Of Your Comfort Zone When people ask me what I shoot, I respond with, “I’m a portrait and travel photographer. That pretty much sums it up, and I get the corresponding head nod. I have spent years practicing my lighting setups, model direction, getting my camera settings down, and investing in gear. I’m happy. However, if I stopped here, it would be such a waste. My 1st shoot with Gina yielded one of my…

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Guest Blog: Filmmaker Dan Newman – Photography Article

Photo by Justin Bettman Times will change, let the waves take you. It’s been a couple years since my last guest blog post, and a couple hundred thousand miles’ traveled in between now and then.  Since speaking last, I’ve traveled the world with musicians, produced over 3,500 videos, produced, directed, and shot a couple documentaries, picked up a full time gig and moved to the city of dreams, New York City. Sounds like the dream right? Every dream comes with…

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Guest Blog: Wedding Photographer Roberto Valenzuela – Photography Article

Roberto Valenzuela will be teaching at Photoshop World Las Vegas, taking place August 21-23, so register now to come see him in person! Behind The Shot: A Look Into My Process Today I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from international workshops, along with the stories and techniques behind them. I’m also including the EXIF data of each photo so you can see my settings. Enjoy! Behind the Shot: Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: Roberto Valenzuela Camera: Canon…

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Guest Blog: David Bergman, Commercial Photographer and Photo Educator – Photography Article

Canon Explorer of Light David Bergman Remote Cameras for Concert Photography2 As someone who has photographed over 1,000 concerts and teaches a series of live concert photography workshops, I’m often asked, “How do you keep it fresh?” Bon Jovi in concert at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GA on April 15, 2010. I toured with Bon Jovi for nearly a decade and just started traveling with country superstar Luke Combs earlier this year. On tour, it’s easy to make the…

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Guest Blog: Portrait & Headshot Photographer Peter Hurley – Photography Article

Peter Hurley will be teaching at Photoshop World Las Vegas, taking place August 21-23, so register now to come see him in person! Are You Ambifacial? As humans, we all know that we are quite unique with each of us having traits like no other. As portrait photographers, it’s our duty to bring the best out of whomever steps foot in front of our lens. Our brains should be assessing their features while actively directing them toward what we deem…

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Guest Blog: Adobe Stock Contributor Evangelist and Entertainment Photographer Mat Hayward – Photography Article

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…

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Guest Blog: Rick & Susan Sammon Share Some Photo Tips From Their New Oregon Coast Photo Road Trip Book – Photography Article

Hey Scott! Thank you for having us here on your awesome blog. It’s always an honor. And thanks Brad Moore for putting this all together! You Rock, too – especially with your rock and roll photographs. In this post Susan and I will share some of the photo tips (many more in the book) from our most recent book: Oregon Coast Photo Road Trip – How to eat, stay, play and shoot like a pro. As the title implies, it…

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Guest Blog: Wedding Photographer and Videographer, Kompactfaen – Photography Article

The founders of Kompactfaen 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.…

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Guest Blog: How Do I Do That in InDesign? I Wrote A Book! – Dave Clayton – Photography Article

In case you hadn’t already figured it out from the blog title, that’s me, Dave Clayton, on the right, and the book I just wrote, How Do I Do That In InDesign?, on the left! Celebrating 10 years with KelbyOne!! 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…

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Guest Blog: Portrait Photographer Frank Doorhof – Photography Article

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…

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