What would you ask Scott Kelby??? (#askscott)

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: December 16, 2011

Category: General

Literally from day 1 of using Photoshop I joined the N.A.P.P. (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) of which Scott Kelby is the President and Co-Founder.

Now I know I’m not alone when I say this but I can’t even begin to quantify how much I’ve learned and continue to learn from Scott through his all his books, tutorials, DVD’s, the N.A.P.P., Kelby Training and so on; however what I do know is that without him and his team I very much doubt I’d have a business let alone be a Photographer & Retoucher.

Someone I’m proud to be able to call a friend Scott’s generosity never ceases to amaze me which is why I’m incredibly grateful that he’s giving up some of his time to be a Guest here on the blog.

Spending time with Scott you get to realise he’s the ‘real deal’ … not just someone who’s incredibly talented at both Photography & Photoshop but someone who is 100% devoted to his family, a very successful businessman a great friend and someone who genuinely loves what he does, loves sharing, loves teaching and who’s motivation first and foremost is to help others.

So what would you ask Scott Kelby?
This evening we’ve arranged to catch up on Skype and chat through Scott’s Guest Interview and yeah there’s plenty I want to ask him but what about you…what would you ask Scott?

So here’s the deal…If you have a question that you’d like me to ask Scott on your behalf then all you need to do is post in the comments section below or if you’re on Twitter attach the following tag: #AskScott and during our chat I’ll randomly choose a few of your questions and will include them in Scott’s Guest Interview once it’s posted online.

Right, that’s all for now folks so feel free to ‘ask away’ and I’ll catch up with you later,
Enjoy 🙂

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  1. Bill Gellerman

    Thank you Glyn for this chance. Scott thank you as well for the opportunity.

    I am in the midst of finally, after 17 years of shooting and 1.5 years of actually attempting to use the knowledge gained in the previous years, at a point where I am knowing that the business side of the business is where success is at.

    My question is, how do you maintain your focus on the creative and stay focused on the business end? This is so hard for me, as my past has eluded too. LOL!

    Thanks again!

  2. Ana Adams

    Thanks, Glyn, for opening your blog for this!
    I know Scott from many PSW’s and I know what an incredible person he is. I love his help for the orphanage in Kenya and also the involvement with Jeremy Cowart’s Help Portrait – both wonderful ways to help those who need. I would love to be able to help endangered animals, abused and homeless pets , but I don’t know how I could use my photography to do it. I wonder if Scott has some device for me?

  3. Annukka

    It happens once in while: I use a lot of layers with adjustment layers, get the colors right etc and when I flatten the picture or merge some layers, the colors change. Why does this happen? Is there a way to prevent it? Drives me crazy sometimes 🙂

  4. Scott Wiggins

    My question for Scott would be: You are getting as well known for your photography as your Photoshop skills. Did your interest in photography come before or after your introduction to Photoshop?



  5. Christian Carroll

    Thanks Glyn! And congrats on your continued and much deserved success. I would simply like to know where Scott draws his inspiration from. And more specifically, in the earlier years before the success of NAPP and Kelby Training, what was it that motivated and inspired him to continue down the path of uncertainty and risk which comes with starting your own business. This is what I’m facing right now, speaking as someone with a family of 6 and a long time career in the software industry, I’m attempting to make the switch into full time photography/design now. So I’m always looking to learn from those who have gone before me and found success.

  6. Dave Clayton

    The government shuts down the whole KELBY MEDIA GROUP for harboring a fugitive Canadian for the past few years.
    What would Scott’s (realistic) dream job be with no more NAPP ?

  7. steve bryson

    Cheers Glyn. Not a photography question, I would have far too many to choose one and not able to ask them all. But, I’ve been involved with fund raising and logistics for a friends charity and orphanage in Mombasa. Mostly because I’ve quite strong family ties to Kenya, what motivated Scott with regards to the Springs of Hope Orphanage?

  8. Jim

    I have a Photography question/ request. I would love to see a lesson on practical use of the zone system for digital photography. ThanksScott/ Glyn

  9. DaveT

    Hi Glyn, I’d like to Know Scott’s view on this :- Given all the advancements in post production software over the recent years – what does the future of post production look like to him? What sort of things does he think we will be able to do in the future?

    Oh, and wish him a merry festive season on behalf of all us enthusiasts who have got so much from his continued efforts. It’s very much appreciated.

    Same goes to you mate.


  10. James Hole

    Hi mate, could you ask Scott, if he had one peice of advice for someone working at making the jump into a photography career from amateur, what would it be? Other than joining N.A.P.P and Kelby training, as I’ve already done that. 😉


    • Glyn

      Thanks for all the suggestions folks; looking forward to sharing Scott’s Guest Interview real soon 🙂

  11. Pargev

    Hello, I would like to get a your professionals answer about in which bit system it is better to work and for which purpose in Photoshop, an 8- or 16bit.
    Thank you in advance

    • Glyn

      Hi Pargev…I can only tell you what I prefer to work in and that’so 8 bit. Sure 16 bit contains more information but for the kind of work I do you wouldn’t see the difference plus working in 8 bit gives me access to all the filters in Photoshop unlike 16 bit that causes some to be greyed out.

      Regards, Glyn

  12. Rollin E. Drew

    I am an old pensioner living on my ss and enjoying Photoshop CS2 for my bird photography, supported by Mr. Kelby’s well thumbed CS2 Book for Digital Photographers. However recently I had to re-install my CS2 due to a loss of my C drive data. Since then all my image files open in Photoshop, something that I don’t want and have never experienced prior to re-installing CS2. I have tried many things but my image files continue this annoying habit. I can’t seem to find an answer on the internet that works, so as a last ditch effort I would appreciate any suggestions you or anyone else may have to correct this problem. My OS is Windows XP. Thanks

    Rollin E. Drew

  13. Cris

    Hi Scott,

    First of all I think your work is fantastic! I need help or advice on how to achieve a certain light in my studio. Here is the link http://eu.fotolia.com/id/54890967

    I’ve been trying to achieve this sexy warm light with nice touch of highlight and some shadows in it for a long time and I can’t seem to get it right.

    Thanks for your time.



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