Category: Inspiration

Splash Proof: Over/Under Photography Offers Fresh Perspectives
By Tom Bol

Ever since I started my career as an adventure sports photographer, I’ve been floating in the water with a camera in hand. On one assignment I might be documenting a two-month kayaking trip in southern Chile, and the next month photographing a famous trout fisherman in Wyoming. Editors wanted fresh imagery, and that meant figuring out a way to shoot in the water. And not just simply shooting underwater, but creating a photograph that revealed both under and above the water at the same time. These images, referred to as over/under images, always caught the viewer’s attention.

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Set Yourself Apart from the Competition
by Frank Salas

Is setting yourself apart from the competition really about taking the best photos, having the lowest prices, or using the latest camera gear? This is always on the minds of most photographic entrepreneurs. Whether you’re a full-time or part-time photographer, or seriously considering making a career in photography, you think differently when 100% of your income is derived from taking photos. Don’t get me wrong, we all love the latest camera gear; however, the real question is how can we set ourselves apart in this heavily saturated world of photography? Frank Salas provides some quick tips for keeping yourself ahead of your competition.

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KelbyOne-On-One: 10 Questions with Instructor Tracy Sweeney

Welcome to the second installment of our new instructor interview series called, KelbyOne-On-One: 10 Questions with…. This time around, Scott Bourne interviews Tracy Sweeney, the owner of Elan Studio in Bristol, Rhode Island, and an international award-winning child, family, and commercial photographer. Tracy’s work has been featured in Click Magazine, Digital SLR Photography Magazine, Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, and The UK Daily News, as well as Buy Buy Baby, Babies R’ Us, and Target Stores. You can find her KelbyOne courses here. So click the play button below to listen to the interview, and then be sure to check out Tracy’s...

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New In Town Composite
By Scott Valentine

How do you write a big story? By writing it in small parts and putting it all together! In Scott Valentine’s regular “Photoshop Proving Ground” column for Photoshop User magazine, he spends a lot of time getting you familiar with Photoshop’s tools so you can use them to build big things from small. In this tutorial, he’ll show how to combine a few tools he’s written about in the past to take on bigger challenges by tackling the smaller ones first. In this way, you get to tell bigger and bigger stories.

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