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or the third time this year, I covered an event for KelbyOneMedia. This time, right in my own backyard at the Tampa Convention Center, Scott Kelby himself, presented a full day seminar that included everything from planning your shoot, lighting, composition, and getting it right in the camera, to his “secret sauce” applied in post-production through Lightroom and Photoshop adjustments.


A packed house of 300+

I’ve seen Scott speak several times, and his ability to present information in a “learnable” way and entertain his audience with relatable quips and stories, are what gives his seminars value well beyond their price.


He approaches lighting like an architect – one block at a time.

His “secret sauce” in post-production was a clean, yet very creative workflow that allowed him to get the most impact possible from his images. And it worked!

Scott Kelby

The Secret Sauce

Being hired to photograph an event put on by one of the world’s leading authors in the field of photography is always an honor. What I learn while “doing my job” is just icing on the cake.



Scott Kelby of KelbyOneMedia


Spent yesterday in Orlando. I was not only hired to photographically cover the Joe McNally seminar for KelbyOne Media, but I was treated to an incredible education by one of the industry’s best and most accomplished photographers in the business… JOE McNALLY!

I give the seminar two thumbs up, and Joe’s ability to present his perspective and methodology in a language anyone can understand is downright magical. The guy is not only bursting with a talent for lighting and composition, but he’s a natural stand up comic! Eight hours with most of the industry’s instructors is about seven hours too long. Eight hours with Joe doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the time you wish you could spend listening to him speak.

Well done, Joe, well done indeed!


Joe McNally


Having a laugh at his assistant’s expense.


A joke a minute, and all “off the cuff.”


Speaking to the crowd of about 200 at the Orange County Convention Center.


During a lighting demo, Joe was sitting in the path of the projector. His eyes were lit by the very bottom portion of what was being projected on the screen.


He pulled a member of the audience, Curtis, to represent a “Captain of Industry” and created a beautiful image using lights from every angle.


Animated and passionate about light, Joe is a photographer’s photographer.