Podcast Episode

The Lensrentals Podcast Episode #13 – How to do Everything with Scott Kelby

Published January 16, 2020

Each week Roger Cicala, founder of Lensrentals.com, hosts conversations about the art and science of capturing images. From photography to videography, film, history, and technology, the show covers a wide range of topics to educate and inspire creators of all kinds.


How to do Everything with Scott Kelby

You know Scott Kelby. Ok maybe you’ve never met him but chances are you’ve read one of his books, taken a course on his educational site KelbyOne.com, seen him speak at a trade show, read an article of his in Photoshop User magazine, or been on one of his photo walks. This isn’t your typical interview with Scott Kelby though. This is what happens when Roger Cicala gets a chance to interview Scott Kelby. For more information about Scott Kelby, check out his series of books.

Spoiler: Scott said this was the best, most fun interview.



00:30 – Introduction to Lensrentals.com’s own Joey Miller and Scott Kelby of KelbyOne

2:00 – Roger starts off by asking why Memphis BBQ has been snubbed from Kelby’s food lists

4:30 – Roger then asks about Kelby’s take on the Game of Thrones finale (Spoilers)

7:00 – Scott talks about his history in martial arts and Tae Kwon Do and how it correlates to photography

14:00 – Roger discusses Scott Kelby’s affinity to music, and playing music

17:00 – Roger and Scott discuss diversifying what you do creatively, and how Scott is able to work in multiple mediums at once

21:00 – Scott talks about Daryl Hall’s series called Live from Daryl’s House, where musicians come in and record classic songs in Daryl Hall’s private studio

22:45 – BREAK

24:50 – Roger and Scott talk sports photography, specifically football photography

26:10 – Scott Kelby discusses the secret to sports photography – cropping

27:30 – Scott talks about the other valuable retouching tools needed for sports photography, and treading the line of authenticity and retouching.

30:30 – Talking about the three different types of sharpening used in sports photography and all other types of photography

32:30 – Scott talks about publishing books, and some of the struggles he’s found when it comes to publishing

35:30 – Scott talks about his love for the Royal Albert Hall in London

38:50 – Roger discusses with Scott how the teaching of Photoshop has changed over the last couple of decades

42:00 – How Scott Kelby has become an ambassador of prints, and the importance of printing your work


The Lensrentals Podcast is a production of Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala. Our production staff includes Drew Cicala, Ryan Hill, Sarah McAlexander, SJ Smith, Julian Harper, John Tucker, and Zach Sutton. Other contributors include Roger Cicala, Joey Miller, Ally Aycock Patterson, Joshua Richardson, and Philip Robertson.

Thanks to Jacques Granger for our theme song.

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