Travel Photography - Post Processing By Scott Kelby

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On the heels of part 1, Shooting Travel Photos Like a Pro, Scott Kelby puts down the camera and teaches you how to bring your travel photos into Lightroom, get them organized, and process everything from the most basic shot and stitching multi-frame panoramas, to blending HDR while moving seamlessly between Lightroom and Photoshop. When the processing is complete you’ll learn how to make slideshows and photo books that your friends and family will absolutely love.

Video transcripts available with a subscription.

Import the images from your memory card into Lightroom.
Import images into Lightroom that are already on your computer.
Organizing your images using collections.
Get a look at the final images before we start processing them.
Learn the essential Develop module edits.
Edit a simple classic shot in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Deal with more challenging images.
Edit your travel shots of food.
Make your travel photos more colorful and vibrant.
Fix lens perspective problems.
Process nighttime photos and create fake panos.
Create HDR images using just Photoshop.
Bring out detail using high contrast effects.
Learn the trick to removing tourists from your shots.
Quick finishing moves for the photos designed to support your slideshow or photo book.
Edit and retouch shots of people.
Stitch together panoramic images the easy way.
Create a slideshow from your finished images.
Color balance and special effects.
Create your photo book right inside Lightroom 4.
Finish up your photo book.
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Scott Kelby


Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom...

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  1. Profile photo of Alan Wotherspoon Alan Wotherspoon

    Really enjoying this course(Travel Photography – Post Processing. Is there any chance of getting the images so we can practice?

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    Dear Mr Kelby,
    I have Adobe photoshop CC, and try to remove people refer to your instruction. When I started to brush above people, brush doesn’t work. Is it possible to help me please? I am beginner with Photoshop.
    Kind regards Aleksandar

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    What a great tutorial! I am a newbie to Lightroom and never really understood Photoshop so when I came back from an amazing trip to Switzerland I had no idea what to do with all the pictures I took. This tutorial was exactly what I needed! I appreciate the fact that you repeat things between the different modules like how to go from Lightroom to Photoshop, etc. so that things will really sink in. I wish I had seen the companion tutorial for your Paris trip before I went to Switzerland to get even better pictures!

  4. Profile photo of Coto Greg Coto Greg

    Wow, what an awesome class. Scott’s style of communicating is easy to understand and his step-by-step instructions are engaging. This is a wonderful course for photographers who like to travel and want to capture their experience and also for those who want to learn Lightroom 4 skills that will them to troubleshoot their photos. Parts one and two make a terrific class! Video training at its best.

  5. Profile photo of Martin.brand Martin.brand

    Terrific course. Kudos to Scott for driving through the ENTIRE workflow.
    Love this post processing course. This is exactly what I was looking for. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of Andrew Andrew

    I have just finished the Travel course and I have to say I found it Fantastic, Everything was explained in a way that I found both entertaining and informative, and of course it is always a pleasure watching and listening to Scott who I believe to be a master teacher. I cannot wait to delve into some more, Thank you. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  7. Profile photo of davidolshan davidolshan

    I have watched this course before and I have been using Lightroom for a long time, but watching it a second time was just as good as the first. It’s always good to be reminded of the basics and this course is phenomenal as walking through the develop process and just how simple it can be. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  8. Profile photo of gaiusdrusus gaiusdrusus

    I have viewed this course repeatedly and treat it as The Source. The combination of photography, workflow, organizing, editing, and “productizing” in the wild are invaluable and have contributed to my learning significantly. The subject (paris) is very easy on the eyes, but the big piece I took away and I am not sure this was intentional was: how to keep your head on your shoulders when everything you see is novelty and come back to composition and gesture fundamentals. Thanks this training is a treasure! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  9. Profile photo of wilkerlucio wilkerlucio

    Hi, when organizing the catalog, I would suggest for panos, HDR’s and so, instead of using new collections, I think keywords makes a lot more sense, you can just filter them from any other collection (All, Picks, Selects…), also you can see ALL of them if you want, filtering from your full catalog. I think collections are great, but you should also talk about Keywords, they have their job :)

  10. Profile photo of smashy smashy

    Amazing course. Very informative, and fun at the same time. Certainly has me inspired! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  11. Profile photo of fronnferon fronnferon

    Scott’s classes are really amazing and inspiring! I struggled using Photoshop and Lightroom with my images because I was very lost when I first started and stopped when I couldn’t get things right. But, after Scott’s courses they aren’t that scary anymore. Hope to see more videos from Scott. Thanks! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  12. Profile photo of Gordon Troy Gordon Troy

    This course was a bunch of fun to watch, as are just about every Kelby Training course.

  13. Profile photo of LoisWA LoisWA

    This was honestly one of the best training sessions I have ever taken, including some of the live seminars! I love how Scott took the time to show the various techniques even if it might have seemed ‘long’ or too slow. Really enjoyed the HDR/fake HDR/preset section.

    In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I would like to see a class dedicated to those techniques; I hadn’t thought to look for one, but now I will look through the courses to see if you’ve already done one. If not, just a thought, because it would be rewarding to know how to achieve that super-crisp, saturated look that does not look “HDR’ed”. And how to make our own presets (though I have to admit that having tried the HDR in PS-CS6, the Scott5 was the only one I liked–even before I watched this video!)

    Thanks again for a super class! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  14. Profile photo of Cesar Vargas Cesar Vargas

    As I tourist’s bus traveler, I did not see you in a hectic time constrain travel schedule. I am saying this because this was your premise at the beginning of the videos. Do not get me wrong 1st class info that I would use regardless of my travel situation in the future. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  15. Profile photo of Coto Greg Coto Greg

    Scott, I really enjoyed the Paris series you put together. Following your thought process on photos you took, learning about your camera settings and seeing Paris was great fun. The one big surprise was the post processing series. I had viewed Matt’s series on Lightroom 4 a few weeks ago. Watching you use Lr4 and PS to work with your photos brought those programs alive and turned out to be great reinforcement of Matt’s series. Thanks for a great series – your enthusiasm is catching! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  16. Profile photo of davidrrogers davidrrogers

    This two part course was without a doubt one of the very best of all. I love Scott’s friendly, laid back, self deprecating style. —- Yes, please post my feedback —- Yes, please post my feedback

  17. Profile photo of davidrrogers davidrrogers

    This two part course was without a doubt one of the very best of all. I love Scott’s friendly, laid back, self-deprecating style.

  18. Profile photo of ddacamar ddacamar

    Great! Excellent. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  19. Profile photo of Philip Bach Philip Bach

    A very thorough course. Comprehensible. Easy going. Thanks for producing it. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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  21. Profile photo of Catherine Martin Catherine Martin

    This course is beyond outstanding. Learned SO MUCH. Scott, you are just an outstanding teacher. Thank you! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  22. Profile photo of jgabriel jgabriel

    Thanks, Scott. I travel most of the year, and this course has covered every aspect of bringing home the experience with me. I can’t even put into words how much I have learned in terms of preparing, conceptualizing and finishing with a bang. Cheers! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  23. Profile photo of Brian Adams Brian Adams

    What a great learning session. Scott is an absolute joy to learn from.
    One suggestion: Don’t forget the little things. I know things but not all. This is a great way for me to learn and LR is one area I am lacking in.

    THANKS!!!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  24. Profile photo of zippyzDlight zippyzDlight

    That was a fun and informative course to watch. Very comprehensive insights given in rapid fire manner with no useless filler. Lighthearted, fun mood and humor are icing on the cake. Bravo! Thanks to everyone involved for making this course happen! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  25. Profile photo of Donald Montabana Donald Montabana

    Thanks for this useful presentation. One question: In part 1 you sugested that the HDR shorts were nominal exposure and +2EV and -2EV. In Part 2 (processing) your shots were -1EV, nominal, and +1EV. My own experience has been that the former (+/-2EV). Can you explain why the differences between parts 1 and 2. Again, thanks for the time and effort in putting this together. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  26. Profile photo of Marq Linden Marq Linden

    Terrific, I very much enjoyed going through the whole process from what to bring to how to shoot to the editing. I will use this as my primer for reviewing anytime I travel. Well Done.

    Marq Linden —- Yes, please post my feedback

  27. Profile photo of greenlife greenlife

    Excellent! I have been using LR3 about an year, and now LR4 for a month (shooting RAW of course). This course really helped me a lot how to use Lightroom4! I really like the relaxed feeling here, don’t be afraid of trying and really pushing the sliders (I have been far too mild and scary at it!). Kelby is so easy going and natural, and he really knows what he is doing and talking about. And I enjoyed very much the lightness of it all: it is not so serious stuff (and not difficult either)! It is FUN! :) I really enjoy looking videos, my books often stay in the shelf when I am going to read them a bit “later” and “soon”. This is such an easy and fun way to learn!! Thanks so much. —- Yes, please post my feedback —- Yes, please post my feedback

  28. Profile photo of Seyed Abdol Hamid Payombarnia Seyed Abdol Hamid Payombarnia

    Dear Scott
    It’s my honor to be one your thousands of learners through your brilliant books, your magnificent website and wonderful online courses. Actually most of what I have learned in photography and all of its relatives! are because of you and your respectful colleagues. I like many of your courses but this one was a unique one by its comprehensive coverage of the subject, practicality, step by step education, and as always your simple and friendly kind of speaking. I hope you continue your way because you have had an important imprint in the world of photography (an achieved Darma). Congratulations
    Hamid Payombarnia —- Yes, please post my feedback

  29. Profile photo of henrikclausen henrikclausen

    It’s one of the best tutorials.
    Very instructive and with a lot of advices.
    Scott have to take a lot of other trips around the world with the camerateam.

    Scott’s voice is very easy to hear and understand for me as a danish customer.
    Some other instructors could learn from this. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  30. Profile photo of ACJH ACJH

    Fantastic Scott! I went to Paris a year ago and hired a tutor for 4 days and $750 and didn’t learn anything like you’ve just taught me. Thank you for sharing your knowledge so willingly. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  31. Profile photo of ablanco ablanco

    BEST COURSE EVER! This goes for both Parts 1 and 2. Unbelievably useful, instructive and comprehensive. Thanks so much! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  32. Profile photo of alansf alansf

    The best of the best. Can’t wait to use these lessons on our trip next year. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  33. Profile photo of eneasgarcia eneasgarcia

    This course is excellent !! Nice idea put together travel photo and post processing. Scott is a very good teacher. I’ve learned a lot and I’ve been training this new features in Lightroom. I’m sure this course will improve my photos. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  34. Profile photo of MrRoberts MrRoberts

    This was probably the best course I’ve taken. Has a lot of good information for those traveling and those who are just out for a day in their local area. Well Done. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  35. Profile photo of jganung jganung

    Outstanding! This is a great crash course in using Lightroom and Photoshop to quickly enhance photos. The workflow is illustrated, and explanations are clear. Well done. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  36. Profile photo of Gary Dates Gary Dates

    I went to Paris this past April, so I of course thought I was an expert on shooting in Paris. All I can say now is, I wish this video had been available then! This course on Lightroom is especially great, because I can now go through my Paris images and apply what I’ve learned. Even if you watch this video for Lightroom alone, regardless of travel photography, it is very helpful.

    In general Scott’s style is great. It appears as though he sincerely wants to help you learn! All-in-all this post production tutorial AND the accompanying travel tutorial are both first rate, viewed together or separately. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  37. Profile photo of bcdouglas bcdouglas

    Love the series! One point, I believe DxO also applied noise reduction to the raw file. In the Nighttime Photos section Scott asserted Photoshop and Lightroom were the only programs that did this. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  38. Profile photo of ilan69 ilan69

    1 of the best!
    like it a lot.
    Thanks! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  39. Profile photo of ilovejethro ilovejethro

    This course is fantastic! Scott Kelby’s teaching style makes anything worth watching. The chances of me traveling anytime in the near future are zero, so the subject wasn’t high priority for me. However, I watched it because Scott Kelby taught the class. I learned so much and am now very interested. It doesn’t just include things about travel. There are great general post processing tips for any photoshop learner. I can’t recommend this course enough. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  40. Profile photo of drmerlin drmerlin

    Excellent course with some really cool tips. I can’t wait to put all of this into practice the next time I travel…. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  41. Profile photo of tina_6500 tina_6500

    I only watched the course for fun after watching the Shooting Travel course because I don’t own Lightroom (ducks and hides) – now I really, really want to buy Lightroom… =:-) Very well done course! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  42. Profile photo of hillbillydeluxe hillbillydeluxe

    This was an awesome course! I’ve been shooting for about 5 years now and absolutely love watching your tutorials because I always walk away with something new to try and enough inspiration to fill a semi trailer! Thanks Scott and all at Kelby Media. Keep up the great work! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  43. Profile photo of digital1 digital1

    Mr. Kelby you’re an awsome teacher. Love the whole course., specially the HDR and High
    Contrast section. Really enjoyed the Paris Tour. Keep up the good work. Thanks for your
    interest to bring us photographer the best of the best. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  44. Profile photo of paromarc paromarc

    Thanks Scott ! Great job ! You are a great teacher ! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  45. Profile photo of hankb4 hankb4

    Scott’s Travel Class, Part 1 & 2 is superb! A bank vault of information
    and learning.
    Thank you Scott!

    Hank B —- Yes, please post my feedback

  46. Profile photo of Gregory Gregory

    Outstanding! This course made the price of the annual subscription more than worthwhile. This will be a valuable planning tool for my upcoming trip to Central America next year. I do have to say however, the cute “French” accordion tune began to bring back childhood nightmare memories of my parent’s obsession with Lawrence Welk. But I guess, “Stairway To Heaven”, would not have been appropriate. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  47. Profile photo of joernski joernski

    Simply two words in German: Einfach grossartig! Thanks a lot. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  48. Profile photo of Ed Eng Ed Eng

    Yes very nice like it a lot Thanks
    Ed —- Yes, please post my feedback

  49. Profile photo of Sundra Tanakoh Sundra Tanakoh

    BRILLIANT absolutely BRILLIANT! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  50. Profile photo of maugbiker maugbiker

    This Paris courses are just what I needed for my next trip!!! Scott you are such a wonderfull teacher….I am a hole new photographer because all what I have learn here at KelbyTraining. BIG THANKS & KEEP Teaching US!!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  51. Profile photo of Progat Progat

    This is probably the best course i have watched on this website (donīt get me wrong, almost every course here is amazing)…. Congratulations on that trip Scott, I have been fortunate to travel to Paris twice (and some other beautiful cities), i have learned a lot with all the tips, specially with Lightroom 4 and the book tool. Too bad here in my country (Chile) we do not have the print service….yet.

    Again…. congratulations for such an amazing site
    Greetings from Chile
    Pablo —- Yes, please post my feedback

  52. Profile photo of Doug Doug

    Scott, you are the best. Both Paris courses were fantastic, I got more out of these courses than ever before.
    Got to go, more photos to take! See everyone in Vegas!
    Doug Nelson, Las Vegas —- Yes, please post my feedback

  53. Profile photo of Annette Annette

    Once again a great tutorial with some fabulous new techniques. Creating a book is such a nice idea & LR makes it straight forward & easy. Thanks a lot Scott. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  54. Profile photo of JDArmistead JDArmistead

    Great course – but one key question on the method of lightroom collection sets you use here. I find that if I group them the way you did before I’ve done my post-processing (especially when that includes hopping out to Photoshop or Nik plug-ins) the new Tiff file creasted won’t be included in that catalog. It then becomes a huge pain in the rump to track those down, re-stack them, and add them to the catalog. Am I doing something wrong – or how do you deal with that? —- Yes, please post my feedback

  55. Profile photo of lbeaulook lbeaulook

    Scott, I absolutely loved. You’re such a good teacher and I learned cool new features. I mostly work in Lightroom 4 (which is outstanding) and you taught me stuff I will use A LOT. Now I need to go to Paris!!! But Paris aside, your course is inspiring as well as informative. Thank you so much Scott.

    P.S. Your French pronunciation is very cute (I am French Canadian). And yes, you spelled “Versailles” just right. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  56. Profile photo of 989675 989675

    Just two words….SIMPLY OUTSTANDING —- Yes, please post my feedback

  57. Profile photo of MJRoubos MJRoubos

    Thanks for all the information, it did help a lot —- Yes, please post my feedback

  58. Profile photo of klik311photography klik311photography

    Thank you Scott… I just have a look at your photobook of Havana, Cuba. Such a great photobook that I wish you will write something on travel photography and how to put them all in a great photobook. And, shebangg… now I can learn all those thing in your travel photography from preparation, what to shoot and how to put them all in a great photobook… A wish comes true… For an enthusiastic amateur like me, this is a great lessons to bring home a great photos from our travel… just can’t wait to have another travel in beautiful places and applied what have been learned here… —- Yes, please post my feedback

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