Another Day With Jay Maisel By Jay Maisel

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After the overwhelming success of the first class, Scott Kelby returns to New York to spend another day with Jay Maisel. However, it quickly became apparent to everyone present that what started out as a continuation of the last class was morphing into something more. In the end, no two days with Jay Maisel are ever the same and this day proved to be more revealing as Scott and crew discovered a little bit more about what makes Jay Maisel the legendary photographer that he is, why he makes the choices he makes, and what shaped him and his illustrious career.

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Scott and Jay pick up where they left off the last time they met by reacquainting themselves with their last discussion.
At a nearby soccer field, Jay demonstrates what it means to be open to everything in front of you - to shoot without a preconceived notion.
During a stop at a park bench, Jay shows Scott how to look around him and find the shot while reminding him, You do have your feet, you know.
While discussing street photography, the conversation turns to inspiration and Jay's approach. A method that almost reads like a philosophy of life
The discussion turns to Jay's philosophy on photography and what being a photographer means, before going into some of the technicalities of his shooting process.
Jay and Scott pause for a moment to let the photographic stories reveal themselves.
Jay reveals his inspirations. Be sure to download the document attached to the first lesson for a list of Jay's favorite sites.
Scott and Jay sit down for a little question and answer session taken from Scott's Twitter feed.
Jay shares his philosophy on failure and its importance, film and video, and his non-usage of Photoshop. Plus, he answers more of your technical questions.
Jay's thoughts on composition, or the lack thereof, that makes a great photographer. The point is driven home with some of the shots taken that day.
You understand why you shot it. Scott asks Jay to talk about his photographic point of view, model releases, and the differences between shooting for the love or the money. His advice: Look to art, not photography for inspiration.
In what is probably the most revealing chapter, Jay allows the camera crew inside the 7-story house (built in the late 1800's) that he has occupied and filled with fascinating references, objects and collections of all types for the last 45 years
While sharing the history of his building from the roof, the discussion turns to 9/11. Pictures from A Tribute are shown. Music: 21 Gun Salute by Victor Gagnon of Seven Nations.
Jay takes Scott and crew into the old bank vault in his building that houses the repository of photography that is his life's work.
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Photographer Jay Maisel's career spans 40 years. His name has become synonymous with vibrant color photography that uses light and gesture to create countless unforgettable images for advertising, editorial, and corporate communications....

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  1. Profile photo of Patrick Patrick

    I have followed Jay Maisel for several years and now that I’ve been able to watch two of the Jay Maisel – KelbyOne programs, it’s easy to see why he is the artist that he is.

    I do believe that producing this program in Black and White was seriously misguided because so much of the fabric of New York City is missing and does not easily show the amazing place that the city represents. The technique of showing his still images in color slightly helped to improve the production value, however there are better techniques to do the same thing. Possibly you might reconsider and put the color back into the finished video product?

  2. Profile photo of mtfors mtfors

    Awesome!! I love that it was not only informative but “a day in the life of” an amazing photographer and person. One of the best videos on Kelbyone. Its a must see. Great job everyone on the production side too. Thank you!

  3. Profile photo of belfy belfy

    I’ve seen A day with Jay Maisel, and a week in Paris with Jay Maisel, and this one. Only one more left, and I’m sure I’ll going to like it as much as the others. Great stuff, and great person and photographer, he teach and share a lot.
    And oh! the building…. :)

  4. Profile photo of blackbean blackbean

    I really enjoyed this video and others with Jay. He is a great photographer and human being. We are truly fortunate that Jay became a photographer and that he is willing to share his wisdom on the subject. I hope Scott does more with Jay. Thanks a million!

  5. Profile photo of calmukumoto calmukumoto

    What comes to mind when I think of “Another Day with Jay Maisel” is Wow! What an artist! This is the best video I have seen at Kelbyone. Great job Scott, Adam and crew.!

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    What an amazing guy, simple yet complicated. Great artist. Thank you so much for this timeless class.

  7. Profile photo of mileshennis mileshennis

    Not sure I get the point of ‘the vault’!

  8. Profile photo of Lakshmi1008 Lakshmi1008

    So inspiring. Even though I’m not in street photography, but it is amazing how much I learn from Jay’s classes and how big impact it made on my photography! Thanks Scott for amazing resource. Hopefully more days with Jay Maisal are coming!

  9. Profile photo of Schlomo Schlomo

    The classes with Jay Maisel itself justify signing up for Kelby Training. I had no idea what photography can be all about. Thanks for that and please bring more videos of such giants. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  10. Profile photo of Ibelieve75 Ibelieve75

    Absolutely outstanding! Encore! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  11. Profile photo of jlotz jlotz

    I LOVE all the videos KelbyTraining has of Jay Maisel. What a treasure he is to the community. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  12. Profile photo of alrebo alrebo

    <3 it .. i am coming Jay ;) —- Yes, please post my feedback

  13. Profile photo of BrianSommers BrianSommers

    Big thanks to the crew and how they shot this.. Loved it! The take away for me is…just get out and shoot and don’t worry so much about the technicals. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  14. Profile photo of Scott Vaughn

    I’m speechless. I did not want this course to end. Inspirational beyond belief! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  15. Profile photo of ziggysden ziggysden

    This, and the other day with Jay – just AWESOME. Biggest take away for me was “stand still, there’s always pictures” —- Yes, please post my feedback

  16. Profile photo of Michael77 Michael77

    This course was just amazing. I was taught so much and now want to try and be anything as aware and skilled as Jay. I think I will watch it again, but after I go out and push my eye with some photography. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  17. Profile photo of SergeAMH SergeAMH

    I just finished watching this documentary and it was fabulous. And I do think of it as such: a documentary. I don’t know how film festivals work in their submission and admission process, but this piece of history – so beautifully shot, by the way – helps to preserve the legacy of a person and should be shown to a much wider audience. I would like to thank Scott Kelby and Kelby Training for this and, of course, Jay Maisel. Thank you so much. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  18. Profile photo of Paul Read Paul Read

    Hi guys,

    I gotta tell you…I loved this course and the other two with Jay as well. I learned soooo much from these videos.

    I’ve been a subscriber to NAAP and to Kelby training for a number of years. I’ve watched many of your courses, some even more than once, and I love them all. You guys are great and I thank you for everything that you do. I just ask one thing…please keep them coming!!!!

    Just yesterday I went to a live class on street photography at a local camera store out here on Long Island and I gotta tell you…it really really sucked!!!! I guess it was because I already watched two of your videos with Jay and I was expecting a lot more. You guys are great!!

    Now how about a new video on the D4???? :-) —- Yes, please post my feedback

  19. Profile photo of batsgonemad batsgonemad

    Easily, my Favorite of the 3, very thought provoking. How I would LOVE to have a cup of coffee with him on his roof top terrace talking life, not to mention his vault. The sheer history in there is unimaginable. And I’m eager to ask the question about the couple in the bathroom, but perhaps the thought of not knowing what they were up to is more thought provoking than knowing. Well done crowd. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  20. Profile photo of purplepaul purplepaul

    That was a high quality production packed full of insight and wisdom. Thank you. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  21. Profile photo of Diane Schulman Diane Schulman

    I am in awe after watching this course. Jay Maisel is truly a brilliant and intriguing individual and what a treat to be able to get a peek inside this man’s mind. This documentary/class was extremely thought provoking. His outlook on life leaves me thinking, his photography leaves me thinking, his choice of quotes leaves me thinking…what an absolutely amazing and inspiring individual. What an honor to get a peek into his home and his work. He talks of how museums inspire him, his home/studio is inspiring! His home/studio is a museum filled with photographs that evoke emotion, history, and passion. As a New Yorker, it was so very touching to here what he had to say and what his daughter had to say about 9/11. To see his photographs in honor and tribute of the Twin Towers left me speechless. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  22. Profile photo of Seve Seve

    I have seen all three courses with Jay Maisel and learned that photography is not about technical stuff but is about life. The photo you capture is a visual of your soul! Wrote down 58 of the quotes he said and wow, what a source of inspiritation he is.

    What an amazing, very interesting Jay Maisel.

    To Scott and his team, thanks for sharing this

    Cheers Stefan —- Yes, please post my feedback

  23. Profile photo of lukemcadams lukemcadams

    Loved it – and now I both want to go out shooting and buy an old bank! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  24. Profile photo of JanGar JanGar

    After watching this course and the previous one with Jay Maisel, I feel so honoured to have been on a virtual walk with him, I could watch and listen to him for hours. Thanks Scott for these awesome videos. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  25. Profile photo of teun-korteweg teun-korteweg

    This course is one of the best things I have seen. Seeing Jay Maisel shooting , talking and in his house was marvellous. It reminded me of my talks with Art Blakey after his concerts. Talks with little words but a great content.
    My wife shares my opinion . This course is sufficient to justify enlisting in Kelby training.
    Teunis Korteweg —- Yes, please post my feedback

  26. Profile photo of adsus adsus

    These two videos with Jay are an amazing insight into the life of a pro photographer, an icon of the industry. I ended up making some personal notes of the pithy little comments made by Jay. What also struck me was the interaction between Scott and Jay. It was like watching a child with his idolized grandfather. It was quite touching actually.

    Thanks guys for the amazing work – truly inspiring. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  27. Profile photo of ssstardog ssstardog

    I just finished the second Jay Maisel movie and LOVED it. I salute all of Kelby Training. It was inspiring, fascinating, instructional.

    —- Yes, please post my feedback

  28. Profile photo of bluepitbull bluepitbull

    Amazing! I would LOVE to see more like this. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  29. Profile photo of Sundra Tanakoh Sundra Tanakoh

    Amazing second Day with Jay.
    Kudos to whoever decided to process this in B&W, it is freaking brilliant!!
    Can’t wait for Paris! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  30. Profile photo of mjmarkovitch mjmarkovitch

    Another Day with Jay Maisel was simply amazing! When I stumbled across KelbyTraining recently I wondered if it was going to be worth the investment, or if it was just another site for some guys trying to make a buck. Well it didn’t take long to realize that this was going to be a worthwhile investment. The quality of your productions are wonderful! I have learned so much already I can’t believe it! I wish I had the funds to meet and learn from Mr. Maisel in person, but I’m just a regular guy with a passion for photography. Maybe you guys should have some contests or give-aways so us regular guys can win a chance to learn from some of these great iconic photographers you have on your site! Keep up the great work! Mike Markovitch —- Yes, please post my feedback —- Yes, please post my feedback

  31. Profile photo of Gensoft Gensoft

    Purely Inspirational ! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  32. Profile photo of machado.gyn machado.gyn

    In fact, Iīve watched this class for the second time. Itīs amazing how much I may learn from it each time I watch it. Even Jay Maisel sad heīs not talented for photography, in my opinion he is very talented to teach us about the theme. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  33. Profile photo of rnuffer rnuffer

    Amazing! Scott, this is your best course ever! Adam did an amazing job with the video production. I love the B&W video and the music. I wish Kelby Media would do one of these a month. So inspirational! Thank you, thank you, thank you! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  34. Profile photo of Adam Bindslev Adam Bindslev

    This, and the first video with Jay, has been more than enough for me to justify my subscription to Kelby Training. It has really helped me discover my own photographic style and has reaffirmed my love with photography. Really just fabulous. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  35. Profile photo of akeyter akeyter

    What insperation! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  36. Profile photo of Stefan Hargus Stefan Hargus

    You did a great job! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  37. Profile photo of Rick Luiten Rick Luiten

    I was a working pro for years back in the film days. I left to pursue other interests and lately 18 year old daughter has decided to go into photography and I am now teaching her. We outfitted ouselves with good digital equipment, new lights and other accessories and I am having the time of my life but wondering why I ever left. I found Kelby training, and took her to the light it shoot it seminar and so far I have done all this for her, I am getting nothing out of it (Yeah right!). I am happy to say that I too am learning a great deal and have also watched this and Jay’s other video many times. I am so happy to be able to see Jay who has been one of my photographic heros from the time I began to shoot. As far as content or advice, hey it’s Jay Maisel what more can be said. Thanks Kelby training. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  38. Profile photo of mabian mabian

    Fabulous video, really a great documentary. Thanks much to Scott and Jay (and you behind-the-scenes film folk!) for a terrific portrait of one of America’s greatest masters.

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