on-line training

Two-Part On-Line Class: Transform Your Home Into a Pro Studio

Transform Your Home into a Professional Studio Part 2 is live! It's my latest (and 13th) KelbyOne class.

Before you watch Part 2, see Part 1 - Transform Your Home into a Professional Studio. Start with the basics, then move on to some more advanced techniques.

You'll also find some portrait/people photography tips in my latest book, Creative Visualization for Photographers.

Explore the light,

Conquer Composition – on line!

Outside of Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Outside of Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Famed photographer Edward Weston said, "Composition is the strongest way of seeing."

I agree, which is the reason why I call my KelbyOne class on composition: Composition – the strongest way of seeing. In the class I cover the basic rules of composition and why you should break them. I also cover the most import composition technique: composing emotionally.

Check out the course comments . . . and for those of you who have watched the class, thanks for all the positive feedback.

Speaking of KelbyOne, my friend Scott Kelby also has an in-depth class on composition. It's called Crush the Composition. Check out the course comments! As you will read, Scott provides an awesome learning experience.

Have fun conquering the composition.

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KelbyOne - the one place for my two most popular on-line classes

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KelbyOne is the home for my two most popular on-line classes: Composition - the strongest way of seeing, and Light - the main element in every photograph.

These, and all my KelbyOne on-line classes, are listed on my On-line classes and Video Page.

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I am shooting a new KelbyOne class, which will feature some of my Africa photo safari images, next week. Stay tuned.

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Take My Digital Photography Survey. You Could Win a $250 Adorama Gift Certificate!


I've been teaching photography for a long time. I usually teach what I like to teach - and what I think most folks want to learn.

Now it's your chance to tell me what you'd like to learn!

Click here to take my 2013 Digital Photography Survey. Complete the survey and you have a chance to win a $250 Adorama gift certificate!

Explore the light - and keep on learning!

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5 Ways to Become a Better Photographer


If you want to become a better photographer, I have five different options for you. Some are available in the comfort of your own home, others are available on location.

On-line: Check out my Kelby Training courses on Light and Composition - the two key ingredients that go into the making of a good photograph. The combo of both courses will help you see the light and compose carefully.

On your iPad or iPhone: I have 10 apps that cover dozens of different photographic techniques for indoor and outdoor shooting, in your home, on location and in a studio.


My photo workshops: If you like hands-on training – in photography, Lightroom and Photoshop – these workshops are for you. You'll get great photos, have a ton of fun and make new friends.

My seminars: Most of my seminars are free of charge or cost just a few bucks. Bring your questions. I am there to help.

Tough Love: One-on-one, on-line portfolio reviews.
I'll be upfront and honest with you.

I hope to meet up with you somewhere – on line or in person.

Explore the light,

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