Author: Scott Kelby Admin

Finding Spots and Specks the Easy Way [Tip Tuesday!]

There is nothing worse than printing a nice big image, and then seeing all sorts of sensor dust,
spots, and specks in your image. If you shoot landscapes or travel shots, it is so hard to see these
spots in a blue or grayish sky, and if you shoot in a studio on seamless paper, it’s just as bad (maybe worse). I guess I should say: it used to be bad. Now, it’s absolutely a breeze, thanks to a feature in Camera Raw that makes every little spot and speck really stand out so you can remove them fast!

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Heads Up Members: Crazy Deal Alert on a softbox for Flash

Just saw this on B&H Photo and I was like “wow!” It’s an Impact collapsible softbox (it folds up flat), and the same one I had used for years, and they have a kit which includes: > A 24×24″ Impact Quickbox softbox  (it folds flat) > A Tilt bracket > A Flash bracket (to hold your hot shoe flash) > And a 8′ Impact air-cushioned light stand The whole rig is just $99.89 and includes free shipping. That’s nuts! The softbox alone is $90, so you’re basically getting the tilt bracket and stand for $10. For a complete one flash...

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Behind-The-Scene Product Shoot (with camera settings)

Hi awesome KelbyOne members! Though I’d share this product shoot I was working on quite a while back, but I still wanted to share it here and show a little behind the scenes stuff. The final shot is above. The behind-the-scene production shot below (by Brad Moore), shows the simple three-light set-up used to light the sunglasses. Now, don’t let all the boom stands and stuff make you think this set-up is more complicated than it really is. I’ll break it down below the photo. First, I wanted a black background behind the sunglasses, so we slid a black Westcott flag...

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Behind-The-Scenes Portrait Shoot – On The Cheap

Above: The final image, on a super tight budget from start to finish Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at a shoot I did for my “Location Lite: High End Low: Low Cost Budget” course here on KelbyOne, using incredibly inexpensive set-up, but with big-budget results. I try and big and beautiful softbox any change I get (the bigger the light modifier, the more beautiful and wrapping the light), but the problem has always been that really big modifiers were really expensive. My first really big softbox was a 73″ Elinchrom Octa, but it sells for $1,299. It’s an awesome softbox (best I’ve ever used),...

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