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Talking Pictures With Scott

Nov 14

In Friends, News, Upcoming Events at 7:43am

Looking forward to hanging with Scott Kelby and the gang down at Tampa this week. (Click on the image above.) Scott and I did a video together in NYC recently, where we started in the wee hours, right at my studio, in the equipment garage, packing the truck and talking our way through the shoot. We talk about the whole deal, from why certain equipment gets brought or not, to strategies for survival on assignment, to location difficulties and solutions. And not just the nuts and bolts. We talk back and forth about the why of a job, the choice of a subject and the motivation to put your camera to your eye in the first place. And, we wander through the workroom, checking out the stuff on the walls, the accumulation of thirty years of imagery, sprung from travels to what is now over 60 countries.

See the picture up above? I look a bit reserved, don’t I? Calm, almost. Well, as you know, it’s anything but calm when Scott and I get together, yakking as we will in the studio on Wednesday night, and also in the location video we did this summer. It’ll be no holds barred, and all questions welcome. Here’s the link to register.

During the day of the video, I shot dance in NYC, at the old Brooklyn Navy Yard, which was a kick, and something I have always loved doing. Below are a couple of shots we generated that day, one with Jonathan, an amazing dancer who uses the urban environment of NY as a springboard for his artistry, and the other with Jenny Ringer, one of the most elegant principal dancers with the New York City Ballet. Just a great day at a great location.

Hope to chat with you on Wednesday!  More tk….

Cindy Williams says:

on November 14, 2011 at 9:08 am

I’m in.

Adam says:

on November 14, 2011 at 9:27 am

Joe: Where’s this video? *curious*

NicolasFeret says:

on November 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

I can’t wait to see the video. I’ll also get to see you LIVE in Switzerland the 28th of November. That’ll be a blast for sure.

Mike Neale says:

on November 14, 2011 at 10:21 am

Joe,…We thought this was free,…so why must we agree to the terms of use: “The rights granted under this Agreement are effective only upon payment of the subscription fees, which are strictly non-refundable other than as expressly provided herein.”, to view?

Thanks in advance…;-)

Kristina J says:

on November 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Looking forward to it! Thanks for letting us into your studio.

Steve Wylie says:

on November 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm

This is going to be great!!

Deb says:

on November 14, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I’ll be there! Thanks so much for doing this!

Darren Elias says:

on November 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I can’t wait for this! It’s like waiting for Christmas!

Stu Rosenbaum says:

on November 15, 2011 at 12:40 am


Can’t wait to see this!

Albert says:

on November 15, 2011 at 7:15 am

It’s I’m looking for,great!

Chris Nemes says:

on November 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I’ll be there. I’ve found you in your books and your blog so far. Now I can discover NatGeo’s favorite camera nutter live, as well.

@Mike Neale – The FAQ says you don’t have to register to watch it. Registration is only for a reminder, so I assume you don’t have to pay to watch.

Paul Kane says:

on November 16, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Really well done course and live broadcast . . . been looking forward to this since hearing about it. Didn’t disappoint!

Antoinette Ledzian says:

on November 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Thank you dearest Joe and Scott . . . I’m really speechless after watching your most phenomenal presentation . . . will definitely spread the word . . . Scott clicked on a focal point by complimenting Joe on being open, intelligent, creative and insightful . . . what a perfect combination for a remarkable human being. Again, can’t thank both of you enough. Great balance of information, humor, questions, insights . . . truly phenomenal. I have so much to learn and feel so fortunate to have such amazing learning opportunities through your site . .

Gale Bizet says:

on November 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Thank you kindly for letting us spend 4 hours with you.
What a great privledge.
I really enjoued your demostrations and stories.
Best Regards and Happy Holidays

Darby Oelze says:

on November 16, 2011 at 11:33 pm

great publish, very informative. I ponder why the opposite experts of this sector don’t understand this. You should continue your writing. I am sure, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!

Danny says:

on November 19, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Hey Joe,

I saw the video yesterday and it was a true inspiration for me. I could watch you teaching for hours. I really like how you get things done in such a positive, authentic and (of course) professional way.


Dave R. says:

on November 22, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Thanks for another great training video. As someone who’s in the process of changing careers a little later in life, I’ve found your classes on kelby training indispensable (no, I wasn’t paid to say that). I feel as though I have the technical knowledge to hit the ground running when I fully commit to my passion in the very near future. Your work is very inspirational. Thanks again.

Hakim says:

on November 29, 2011 at 6:29 am

you inspired many of photographers in this world, and me from Malaysia!
Thanks very much.

Ksenya says:

on December 2, 2011 at 6:28 am

Hi Joe, thank you for the great workshop that you gave in Zürich! I learned so much from you!

sallya says:

on December 12, 2011 at 3:49 am


Thomas says:

on January 23, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Ehhh… Is there a link to this video ??

Lucky says:

on September 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Hey Jo, thank you very much for lots of inspiration!
Tried a somehow similar hip-hop dance-shot like the one above today:
Really hard to get perfect shadows 😉

Cheers from germany,

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