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Win one of the most important photography books ever written: Jay Maisel’s “Light, Gesture, and Color”

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I truly believe Jay’s book is just that — and it will go on to be one of the all time classic books on photography, and we are giving away FIVE COPIES here on LRKT.com  just leave a comment and you’re entered to win. We’ll pick the FIVE winners on Friday and announce them here as well.

One of the first reviewers of the book wrote,

There’s more smart-ass, hard earned wisdom about what it takes to be a photographer, and maybe even how to learn to see and and cherish what is actually around you, in this slim book than in a thousand photographic how to manuals and monographs. 

Take a quick moment and watch the short book trailer below for a bit more about the book, and then make sure you enter for a chance to win. For more details, here’s the link to it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. 

 

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  1. drv 29 January, 2015 at 16:22 Reply

    When will the winners be announced? The deadline for submissions was almost a week ago. I wouldn’t think picking 5 winners would take that long.

  2. Tina Pecht 29 January, 2015 at 15:05 Reply

    I am new to photography and have just learned of this accomplished photographer. The book promo video makes me want this book in my collection. I hope I am one of the lucky five!

  3. Doris Rogers 23 January, 2015 at 16:22 Reply

    Sweet. I mean, how many Scott Kelby books does a person need anyway? Would be a great addition to my stash. Thank you.

  4. Suzie HQueue 23 January, 2015 at 15:54 Reply

    Would love the book, how amazing would that be! … love learning and photography and images are my new hobby 🙂

  5. Bertrand Schreibstein 23 January, 2015 at 15:37 Reply

    Every year I teach a photography elective class to mixed class of 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. By the time the students complete the course they can recite by heart; Light, Color, and Gesture. It would be nice to let them read a book by Mr. Maisel and look at his photos.

  6. Kaylene 23 January, 2015 at 13:31 Reply

    “Finding the moment is easy. When you see the thing, the moment reveals itself to you.”

    Win it or buy it – I can’t wait to read this book. Thank you!

  7. mark-eric 23 January, 2015 at 13:15 Reply

    UGH! I may be getting a little choked up over here. Almost every single image in the promo video is an image I see in my head, but have yet to create through the lens. This book appears to be the answer. Even if I do not win, I am buying this book and committing it to memory!

  8. Jake 23 January, 2015 at 13:11 Reply

    Jay’s photography seems so simple on the surface, yet incredibly deep and complex. Really looking forward to reading this!

  9. Tom Douglas 23 January, 2015 at 13:03 Reply

    I would love to have a copy of this book. I need some inspiration to help take my photography to the next level.

  10. James Kuhn 23 January, 2015 at 12:56 Reply

    I generally do not enter the contests. But this book by Jay has the potential to be life changing. I loved his videos with Scott. And at this point in my life I need a little life changing.

  11. Tricia 23 January, 2015 at 12:45 Reply

    I looked through the book online, it looks amazing! I would love to own a copy. Even better to win a copy from kelbyone. I have been a loyal follower for years. Happy Weekend!

  12. David Rogers 23 January, 2015 at 12:24 Reply

    Looking forward to reading this book. If it’s anything like the stuff Scott writes in his books and on his blogs, it’ll be great. Of course, that means Maisel has a tall order.

  13. Sean Capers 23 January, 2015 at 12:09 Reply

    I am a NYC photographer who very recently migrated to north florida, but when I was in NY I trained my eyes to try and see the way Mr. Maisel would see NY, and it has helped me greatly. Mr. Maisel is truly a master.

  14. Bob Zolto 23 January, 2015 at 11:49 Reply

    I live in the Southwest now, but I have wandered the same streets that Jay has in Manhattan for many years, but for some reason my work doesn’t seem to compare with his. He is a master and a role model.

  15. John Cannon 23 January, 2015 at 11:43 Reply

    A few years ago I really started getting into my photography and trying to improve what I could do. I started with Scotts Digital Photography series (which I still refer to) and after watching this introduction of Mr Maisel and his style’s I’m looking forward to reading further. I’m always open to new styles of photography to discover what I like. That’s been a hard one to find…

  16. David Watts, Jr. 23 January, 2015 at 11:01 Reply

    Jay Maisel, whether through his books or videos, never fails to teach and inspire! It does not matter whether one is just getting started or has been doing photography for many years! This new book is a great addition to everyone’s library.

  17. Cmaathuis 23 January, 2015 at 10:56 Reply

    “Looking for a rip in the fabric” love it. I would enjoy a copy of the book. Besides I’m the last of the generation that will actually read a book.. Thanks for the consideration. Chris

  18. Robert 23 January, 2015 at 10:50 Reply

    Looking forward for more classes with Jay Maisel on KelbyOne – oh and would love to win a copy of the book of course 😉

    Best greetings from Germany!

  19. Dave Kesarisingh 23 January, 2015 at 10:44 Reply

    I’d grown to fully understand ‘being in the right place at the right time’. It’s just sometimes it needs to be ‘consistently in the right place…’ to really be appreciated.

    Of course, I like to be further inspired by winning this book.

  20. Lisa Hall 23 January, 2015 at 10:40 Reply

    I just recently discovered Jay – how could I have missed him?! Love everything about him – especially the attitude. I would LOVE the book!!

  21. Guillermo Escalada 23 January, 2015 at 10:37 Reply

    Would love to have a copy of this book! Great inspiration and it would help me grow my (amateur) skills. Thank you for the opportunity!

  22. Brandon 23 January, 2015 at 10:36 Reply

    I don’t read, but I would read this!!

    PS I made it to the bottom!!!! If you’re browsing on a iPhone you know what I mean.

  23. Brad KEmker 23 January, 2015 at 10:25 Reply

    Thank you for publishing such a great instructional book. As an amateur I relish the opportunity to learn from accomplished professionals. So, let me win one of the books!

  24. Bruno Santos 23 January, 2015 at 10:09 Reply

    I would love to have this book as a amauter photographer and as an inspiration for my future shots …
    Thank you to all the Team in kelby One, for the wonderful things they give to all of us who want to
    learn and improve your knowledge ….

  25. Chris Helms 23 January, 2015 at 10:05 Reply

    Jay Maisel is amazing and I love the videos that he has done with KelbyOne! The next best thing to spending $5000 on one of his workshops, would be to win this book.

    PS The reason I am here is because the blog post today on scottkelby.com talked about… love. We don’t talk about love enough here.

  26. Jane Ouweleen 23 January, 2015 at 09:57 Reply

    I learned much from watching ‘A Week w/Jay Maisel’. He has such an artful eye! His book would be a wonderful reference and learning tool.

  27. Kim Pagel 23 January, 2015 at 09:48 Reply

    I would love to wind Jay’s book. Greatly enjoyed your training videos with him. I felt like I was right there.

  28. Lori cusack 23 January, 2015 at 09:42 Reply

    Love to have this book.. Sometimes I see that “rip in the carpet'”.. It’s looking around an waiting for my eye to see what would be great in a picture..

  29. Louie Mason 23 January, 2015 at 09:37 Reply

    I’m always looking to up my game so I need this book to get past go and collect $200 LOL. I would love to read it.

  30. Ron Lane 23 January, 2015 at 09:36 Reply

    I would love a chance to win Jay’s book. I have watched the kelbyone training video’s that Scott did, where they walk the streets of NYC and have learned tons from Jay.

  31. Lori cusack 23 January, 2015 at 09:29 Reply

    Love to have this book. Sometimes finding “that rip in the carpet” just stands out. It’s not just what I see in the viewfinder.. It’s what catches my eye..

  32. Jonathan Fusilero 23 January, 2015 at 09:27 Reply

    I do use Lightroom as my power tool editing my photos. I am an advance level photographer and need more learning process but can’t afford to buy stuffs that really expensive even books here in the Philippines. I am wishing to have the book as my tools building a concrete photography skill.

  33. Rita Odle 23 January, 2015 at 09:25 Reply

    Would love winning this book! Have enjoyed watching Jay Maisel and Scott Kelby on the Kelby One learning videos! Very interesting classes and love hearing Jay talk about how he shoots photos walking around the city and seeing the photos after he takes them. Street photography and storytelling at its best!

  34. Ed Goodnight 23 January, 2015 at 09:12 Reply

    “A day with Jay Maisel”is my absolute favorite training video. I watch it often! Would love to have the book!

  35. Hollie 23 January, 2015 at 09:11 Reply

    Meeting Mr. Jay Maisel at PhotoShop World last year was an absolute dream come true (don’t worry, I enjoyed meeting you, too, Scott and RC! Lol). He is one of my biggest inspirations; spent so much time studying his work and expertise in college. Receiving a copy of this book would be incredible. Thank you!

  36. Giselle 23 January, 2015 at 09:10 Reply

    Pick me, pick me!!! The bf and I would love to learn more and use your great techniques to help us (and believe you me, I need help) better our images! . .. .and besides – what sunshine-y Miami shoot can’t use this?!

  37. Hollie 23 January, 2015 at 09:05 Reply

    Meeting Mr. Jay Maisel at PhotoShop World last year was an absolute dream come true (don’t worry, I enjoyed meeting you, too, Scott and RC! Lol). He is one of my biggest inspirations; spent so much time studying his work and expertise in college. Receiving a copy of this book would be incredible.
    Thank you!

  38. Hollie 23 January, 2015 at 09:03 Reply

    Meeting Mr. Jay Maisel at PhotoShop World last year was an absolute dream come true (don’t worry, I enjoyed meeting you, too, Scott and RC! Lol). He is one of my biggest inspirations; spent so much time studying his work and expertise in college. Receiving a copy of this book would be incredible.

  39. Phyllis 23 January, 2015 at 08:07 Reply

    I’ve seen him speak twice on this at Photoshop World. He’s a crusty old bastard and I find him absolutely fascinating!

    Me after seeing him speak: “Did you know there’s an arrow in the FedEx logo?” Lol

    He’s THE best!

  40. Steve Bromley 23 January, 2015 at 08:05 Reply

    Jay is one of the most grounded photographers I’ve learned from on Kelby Training (now Kelby One).

    Jay makes me want to be a better sponge! I can’t wait to get a copy of his new book. 🙂

  41. Abdurrahim ASLAN 23 January, 2015 at 07:47 Reply

    Here 970 people made comments And I see I have little chance to win. 🙂 This book, I think, will really help me improve myself. I’m a student and I think i need a book like this! 🙂

  42. Avi 23 January, 2015 at 06:58 Reply

    There is so much to learn from the “pro’s” but getting to know and understand “light” from a senior master as Jay Maisel is definetley the best what can happen. I look forward for his recipies, tips and technique from his new book.

  43. Joran L. 23 January, 2015 at 01:55 Reply

    That would be awesome! I’m from the Netherlands and need this book so hard to give my photography a big qualityboost!
    I hope I’m one of that five lucky bastards!

  44. Leise 22 January, 2015 at 21:11 Reply

    I would love to read the words of Mr Maisel and use it as a source of reference. There must be a reason why all the greats like Joe McNally and Scott Kelby respect this man. I have seen the interview from a is and the Paris trip and her I can’t get enough of this man! He is bold yet has a certain panache and grace that is indescribable. This book would be a great addition to my ever growing kelby training library. And once again u have created a photo groupie. Thank u for bring light to an amazing artist.

  45. JF Cloutier 22 January, 2015 at 20:04 Reply

    I’m such a big fan of Jay Meisel that I watched his courses on KelbyOne over and over. I even take notes or quotes from them and read them once in a while. Here are a few:

    -You control only 2 things: when and where you shoot it.
    – 2 people are involved in a photo: photographer and viewer.
    – it’s not what you see or how hard it was to take that picture, it’s what the viewer will see.
    – Street photography: either you get what they’re doing or you get what they’re giving you.

    -if you embrace failure, it can’t hurt you in any way
    -if you always succeed, then your not trying hard enough.
    – if you talk and got nothing to say, it’s bad, but it’s not nearly half as bad as when your shooting with nothing to say, because you still have to edit the damn pictures later on.
    – Which part of “show me the pictures you would defend with your life didn’t you understand?
    – if you feel the need to explain your pictures or apologize for them, take’em out.

    – if you don’t know the difference between a bad picture and good picture, then nobody CAN trust you to do anything except the bad ones. They know at least that you’re gonna be able to do that. Because your gonna be judged by the worst ones.

    – If you try and say everything, you end up saying nothing.

    – Style is bullshit. Style is something very superficial. The very word means that something is gonna go out of style after a while.

    – Fashion is so ugly that they have to change it every 6 months.

    Some of them are Jay quoting someone else.

    I would love to win his book!

  46. Amy 22 January, 2015 at 18:21 Reply

    Jay Maisel is one of my favorite photographers… so, yes, I’d really like a chance at winning a book and reading through it. I admire his eye for color. Thanks for offering up the book and thanks for all the news and tips always.

  47. Salvatore Carbone 22 January, 2015 at 16:39 Reply

    I purchased several of your books and I loved all . I hope to read in Italian as soon as possible too. Excuse me for my English school .Ciao and see you soon .

    ( if he had not understood exactly I’m Italian Cerignola )

  48. Andy Hayter 22 January, 2015 at 16:09 Reply

    Saw Jay live at NYC PhotoExpo and was even more astounded then ever about his work. Would love the book to rekindle the memories of his live presentation.

  49. David Sawyer 22 January, 2015 at 12:28 Reply

    Man, having the opportunity to learn from Jay Maisel would be great. His interviews are entertaining and educational and I can’t imagine how much I could learn from his book!

  50. Raquel 22 January, 2015 at 12:19 Reply

    I like the part when appears this phrase: “Find the extraordinary in the ordinary” I think that the book can help me to find the extraordinary in my work. Greetings from Bolivia!

  51. Jennifer Klinger 22 January, 2015 at 11:24 Reply

    I like to have that price. It was a very long way down to this field. But I did it!
    Thank you

    Hey Scott, are you planning to come to Austria?

  52. Mel Carll 22 January, 2015 at 10:57 Reply

    What a wonderful thing to give away. I heard Jay speak at Photoshop World 2 years ago and it was truly amazing and inspiring. Would love to read his most current book. Thanks!!!!

  53. Paul Richard 22 January, 2015 at 10:39 Reply

    It would sure be great to receive such a book as a gift. It would be like receiving the gift of inspiration and passion for photography anew. Thanks!

  54. Theo Mosienyane 22 January, 2015 at 10:36 Reply

    I just watched the video and i’m greatly surprised at how amazing the book looks (I mean that). When I first saw the link to win the book, I imagined it being what we are used to seeing but that was truly phenomenal. Words can’t express how important this book appears. Hope to win it but if I don’t, congraduations to the winner. this is an absolute must have!

  55. Mark 22 January, 2015 at 10:23 Reply

    Have always appreciated Jay Maisel’s work. He has an incredible eye, and his sense of light, color and form are amazing. Would love to have this resource. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  56. Scott Martin 22 January, 2015 at 09:55 Reply

    I’d love to win a copy of Jay’s book. And keep those Lightroom tips coming! Been enjoying the site this past month.

  57. Raphael Gonzalez 22 January, 2015 at 09:53 Reply

    Very much enjoy the videos you’ve done with Jay, love his work and would be thrilled to own a copy of his book. Thank you.

  58. Nick Mayo 22 January, 2015 at 09:52 Reply

    Book giveaway aside, I want to give you a huge thank you for introducing me to such a living legend in not only the photographic world, but the art world in general. The depth and dimension of Jay’s imagery is only rivaled by the breadth of his character and personality. I’ve watched his teachings on KelbyTraining(One) many times over, and with each additional viewing there is a newness that continues to carry me to new levels in my own creative expression. My photography, graphic design and writing today is vastly impacted by this mans work, as well as other KelbyOne instructors (Joe, Cliff, Jerry). Thank You!

  59. Martin 22 January, 2015 at 09:43 Reply

    Jay rules!! My favorite Jay moment ever is when the tourists interrupt Scott’s interview with him to get him to snap their photo. Priceless.

  60. Karen 22 January, 2015 at 09:29 Reply

    There is value in learning from those with experience. Scott Kelby opened up the world of Jay Maisel with his video on the day in the life when he spent time with Jay in New York…now Jay has given us another gift of knowledge that blends the foundations of the craft of photography with modern day needs. Thank you!

  61. Roland Peddle (Newfoundland Canada) 22 January, 2015 at 07:47 Reply

    Jay is an inspiration to one and all. Just listening to the man speak inspires one to try and be better at photography.

  62. Roland Peddle 22 January, 2015 at 07:29 Reply

    Watched a little blip from the Grid last evening…..would love to read this book from one of the best. PS Love the episode with Cliff and RC last evening….love to spend a day with you folks.
    (Newfoundland, Canada)

  63. John Dunne 22 January, 2015 at 07:11 Reply

    I would love to look and see in a different way to improve my images. Looks like this book could help me do so.

  64. Dave 22 January, 2015 at 06:51 Reply

    Send jay to me to the other side of the world and near Antarctica – Tasmania ! I love Scott and Jays teachings! #thebest

  65. Allen Weitzman 22 January, 2015 at 06:03 Reply

    I’ve learned quite a bit from watching the Jay Meisel series on Kelby online training. I’ve watched the first one several times and even wrote down some of the key points since I learn best by writing down what I want to remember.

    Adding this book to my library would be a huge benefit and a continuation of the learning process.

    Thanks Scott and thank you Jay.

    Allen

  66. Nessie 22 January, 2015 at 05:42 Reply

    I do struggle with lighting equipment, I love natural light and this book looks like just what I need. What a beautiful book. 🙂

  67. Dylan 22 January, 2015 at 04:43 Reply

    just starting my photography business. Learning and absorbing so much and actually putting it into practice. Would love this book!

    First wedding second shooter opportunity in a couple days woo!

  68. Alexander Shmugliakov 22 January, 2015 at 04:36 Reply

    Several days with Jay Maisel I have spent on kelbyone.com were among the best days in photography life. Thank you, Scott.

  69. Ryan 22 January, 2015 at 03:13 Reply

    I love Jay, and I love his work. If this book is anything like his classes I’ve seen on Kelby Training it will be well worth the read. His amazing character comes through in his images, and his ability to look past what most people would see, and see beauty in the details. I hope this book provides a little insight into that mindset in order to educate my photography brain. Thanks

  70. Nick M 22 January, 2015 at 03:02 Reply

    Jay’s story he tells Scott in one of the ‘a day with’ series about the ‘anonymous’ phone call he made to the photographer who shot the photo of the kid behind the chainlink fence still tickles me to this day. Love Jay’s work, but also his wisdom, a true gent!

  71. Sanjeev 22 January, 2015 at 02:25 Reply

    The books where author shares their thinking process and their vision, are the best kind of books. That’s where we learn the most from. Jay Maisel is great at baring his mind out in his talks and his books …. That’s exactly what we need 🙂 I am looking forward to grabbing this book 🙂

    Sanjeev

  72. Jeffrey Stath 22 January, 2015 at 01:29 Reply

    I am 16 and really focused on getting the best composition and lighting in my photos. I think this will be a great inspiration.

  73. Margaux 22 January, 2015 at 01:24 Reply

    was just looking at the preview for this book today and contemplating buying an ebook version. So here’s my chance to win a physical copy instead. Though judging by the number of comments already (and it’s barely into Thursday), looks like slim chances!

  74. Riaz Hathey 22 January, 2015 at 01:23 Reply

    This book will definitely be my most treasured book. I am his No 1 fan. Jay is my guru. Love that man, a true and honest human being with so much talent. Please Please Please!!

  75. Andreas Gebert 22 January, 2015 at 01:20 Reply

    I’d love to read that book since it’s said to contain some real great stuff. And I will, winner or not…

  76. Christine 22 January, 2015 at 01:13 Reply

    Being as the reviewer advises that the book contains “smartass-edness”, I absolutely must read it, winner or not! Thank you for the head’s up to its existence 🙂

  77. Franc 22 January, 2015 at 00:02 Reply

    Jay Maisel is one of my heroes. After watching the Kelbyone videos I’m “in love” 😀. His attitude to his work, his passion and his wonderful eye for seeing what others can’t leaves you inspired to work harder and to go out on the streets to try and see what he sees.

    I would love a copy of his book – it would not only take pride of place in my home but the pages would be well worn from trying to absorb everything from this wonderful man.

  78. Bassam 21 January, 2015 at 23:56 Reply

    If i win, i will donate it to my friend in “Syria”…..thanks إذا ربحت سأهدي الكتاب لصديقي في سوريا،

  79. Gayle Congdon 21 January, 2015 at 23:51 Reply

    i have checked and my previous post does not appear so here it is again. Please delete one if it is there as I don’t want to be cheating by entering twice…..

    Jay Maisel is one of my heroes. After watching the Kelbyone videos I’m “in love” 😀. His attitude to his work, his passion and his wonderful eye for seeing what others can’t leaves you inspired to work harder and to go out on the streets to try and see what he sees.

    I would love a copy of his book – it would not only take pride of place in my home but the pages would be well worn from trying to absorb everything from this wonderful man.

  80. Carolyn Edmond 21 January, 2015 at 23:41 Reply

    Did someone say “smart ass wisdom”? Sign me up! (I have always loved and learned from your videos with Jay.)

  81. Kerry 21 January, 2015 at 23:41 Reply

    Whether I win, or not, I will own this treasure. Jay Maisel is one of my mentors and a great Maestro of seeing. Thank you, Mr. Maisel, for your excellence and generously sharing with all of us! God bless, sir xxooooo.

  82. Mike Huffstatler 21 January, 2015 at 23:40 Reply

    So glad to see this booked, and I would of course be thrilled to win a copy. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Jay and the very first time is one I will never forget. Filled with words that I simply can’t add here, to say he left an impression on me would be an understatement! One of these days I would love to participate in his workshop. I guess for now the book will be a good start. 🙂

  83. Ellen Christiansen 21 January, 2015 at 23:36 Reply

    Jay Maisel is a true inspirational master in the art of photography and making those learning from him feel as though he is speaking directly to them. I would be honored to win his book.

  84. Gayle 21 January, 2015 at 23:36 Reply

    Jay Maisel is one of my heroes. After watching the Kelbyone videos I’m “in love” 😀. His attitude to his work, his passion and his wonderful eye for seeing what others can’t leaves you inspired to work harder and to go out on the streets to try and see what he sees.

    I would love a copy of his book – it would not only take pride of place in my home but the pages would be well worn from trying to absorb everything from this wonderful man.

  85. Jennifer Hynes 21 January, 2015 at 23:28 Reply

    I was Jay’s teaching assistant for a week at Maine Media Workshops. It was one of my favorite weeks of that summer and I’d love to win the book as a reminder of his great advice.

  86. Terry Tingle 21 January, 2015 at 23:25 Reply

    Met Jay a few years back at a workshop. What a character! It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. Can’t wait to see this book!

  87. Knut 21 January, 2015 at 23:25 Reply

    Hi guys,
    first let me say I am very impressed about how many people here already commented! I think this is because of this very amazing site – and of course of you author(s) 🙂

    It is quite a while I read and watched your articles/videos, but I will definitely read your articles again more often.

    This book seems quite interesting and I really want to have a look. If I win one – I’ll do a german review on my blog 🙂

    Wish you all the best from Germany.

    Regards,
    Knut

  88. Jo Friedman 21 January, 2015 at 22:56 Reply

    I love to read, especially books about photography. I just eat them up. This book would make a great addition to my repertoire. Thanks for considering.

  89. Diana Behrman 21 January, 2015 at 22:43 Reply

    I need this book as I still have so much to learn!! The photos in the trailer were fantastic and I would love to get more insight and advice, lessons from this photographer.

  90. Heathet 21 January, 2015 at 22:28 Reply

    I am getting sooo close to starting my photography business this year and this would be amazing to have as part of my library!

  91. Rob Turner 21 January, 2015 at 22:15 Reply

    I’ve watched Jay on Scott Kelby’s training site for some time, and it is a pleasure to join the group for a chance to win the book. 🙂

  92. Steve Murphy 21 January, 2015 at 22:03 Reply

    I have watched all of Jay’s videos on KelbyOne and have found his insights and work to be a true inspiration. I would love to win a signed copy of his book.

  93. Brian 21 January, 2015 at 21:45 Reply

    After watching the Jay Maisel series on KelbyOne I have really come to respect Jay’s teaching style. I would love to dive deeper into his thoughts with this book!

  94. Diane Schulman 21 January, 2015 at 21:41 Reply

    Thank you to NAPP and KelbyTraining for sharing Jay Maisel with all of us. He is an amazing photographer and a unique and amazing individual! I would LOVE to win his book!!!

  95. Andrea-rose 21 January, 2015 at 21:37 Reply

    There are hundreds of comments, so I doubt that I will be one of 5 to win this awesome book! But you have to have a ticket to ride the bus, right?

  96. Debbie 21 January, 2015 at 21:35 Reply

    What an inspiration this book would be. I love diving into the eyes of brilliant photographers and try to glean from their knowledge. I would love a copy of this book.

  97. Barb Weyler 21 January, 2015 at 21:35 Reply

    I just watched the interview and would love to learn more about Jay Maisel’s perspectives. . . I hope I am one of the lucky winners!

  98. Barb Weyler 21 January, 2015 at 21:32 Reply

    I watched the interview and would love to learn about Jay Maisel’s perspectives. . . I hope I am picked as one of the lucky winners!

  99. Cindi 21 January, 2015 at 21:31 Reply

    I would love to win this book. I teach a photography class at a community college and might like to use it as our textbook.

  100. Christina Walterson 21 January, 2015 at 21:12 Reply

    What do you write when there are so many people that would love to have this book. As an aspiring photographer I really am not sure as to what you look for in the comments. But this book would make a wonderful and inspirational guide to start me in the right direction! Thank you for the chance to receive a wonderful gift!

  101. Candace Krewer 21 January, 2015 at 21:05 Reply

    Thank you for offering the chance to win. This book seems important since he is not focusing on technicavl aspects, but on process.

  102. Candace Krewer 21 January, 2015 at 21:05 Reply

    Thank you for offering the chance to win. This book seems important since he is not focusing on technicavl aspects, but on process.

  103. Stephanie Petersen 21 January, 2015 at 21:04 Reply

    I would LOVE the opportunity to win and read this book. I am an avid follower of Scott Kelby. Have his collection of books. Have read them and highlighted and keep them in my library. I subscribe to kelby one. I am trying to soak up every bit of information I can like a sponge. I would love this opportu ity to read this awesome book. Funny thing is I dont read anything that isnt photography related. LOL.

  104. Anna Buske 21 January, 2015 at 20:57 Reply

    Would love to win a copy of this book. I have watched Scott’s interviews with Jay a number of times. I love Jay’s insights on photography.

  105. Jimmy Dozer 21 January, 2015 at 20:37 Reply

    One of my biggest career regrets happened about 9 years ago. I was attending a conference in San Diego and was in a class taught by Jay, it was on color and how it influences our images- I drank it all in. Immediately after his presentation, I ran up and pelted him with a few questions, all of which he kindly answered. It was then that I saw that Greg Gorman and Seth Resnick were waiting for him- and asked him, “Are you ready?” Jay looked at me and asked, “Jimmy- would you like to join us for lunch?” I paused and answered that I didn’t want to intrude and that he should enjoy his friends company. The three of them walked off and after about 5 minutes it hit me. Jay, Greg Gorman and Seth Resnick and I blew it. Maybe winning his book will help heal that wound… or re-remind me of my mistake!

  106. Susana Merinero 21 January, 2015 at 20:36 Reply

    I’ve seen A day with Jay Maisel and a Week with Jay Maisel in Paris, and I really like them. Would love to have his book!!

  107. Shawna 21 January, 2015 at 20:26 Reply

    i asked Santa to bring me this book for Christmas, but I guess I wasn’t a very good girl last year. Hopefully goodness isn’t a requirement for winning a copy here. Thanks for the chance to win, Scott!

  108. David Shepherd 21 January, 2015 at 20:23 Reply

    Hello Scott and The KelbyOne Team,

    I would love to win this book, but if I do not, I will still buy this book. Your workshops with Jay Maisel and Joe McNally has single handedly change my work early in my career.

    Also, thanks for the advice on skin retouching on episode 120 of The Grid. I was the last photographer on the episode where Joe says “my skin does not breathe…” LOL. I was very good at retouching with a lot of experience (good and bad) but that episode made me dump what I was trying to do and get to natural looks.

    Keep up the great work!

  109. Michelle M 21 January, 2015 at 20:15 Reply

    I welcome this opportunity to learn all I can from Jay Maisel. Please enter my name, I would love to win and use this book!!

  110. Mark 21 January, 2015 at 20:12 Reply

    scott, thank you for all of your generosity. I would not be the photographer I am today without all of the knowledge I’ve learned from your site and your books.

  111. Debbi Robertson 21 January, 2015 at 20:06 Reply

    I won a KelbyOne subscription for a year from our local WWPW. I have been enjoying it so! One of the first series I watched was Jay Maisel’s interview and I fell in love with that man! I really want to win this book! Thank you for the opportunity.

  112. David Eagle 21 January, 2015 at 15:53 Reply

    Jay has clearly reached an age and stage in his life where he can express an opinion unfettered and undiluted by what others may say or think. This has to make listening to his ideas even more urgent and relevant for the rest of us yet to get to that same level of competence and confidence.

  113. Ron Lute 21 January, 2015 at 15:51 Reply

    This is one that really excites. I so enjoyed seeing the videos of Jay on Kelby One. Since my birthday is this week it would make the perfect prize for me.

  114. Amateur Terri 21 January, 2015 at 14:49 Reply

    As an amateur living in the rural North Georgia Mountains, I don’t have many opportunities to learn other than from the internet (KelbyOne) or from books. You see, I’ve been fighting a life threatening illness for the past year and with my husband being a retired US military veteran, little things like a book just aren’t within our budget. I would love to have the opportunity to win this book as I still need help with composition, seeing a new perspective, having the camera with me and capturing those moments even if its on my way to the doctor’s office. PLEASE PICK ME AS THE WINNER! You won’t be disappointed.

  115. Jenni b 21 January, 2015 at 13:55 Reply

    Having listened to the videos on KelbyOne of Jay Maisel’s, I would love to read his book. He has such a wonderful idea of what photography is all about!

  116. Mary W. 21 January, 2015 at 13:41 Reply

    I took the Kelby course where you walked around Paris for 5 days & “picked” Jay’s brain. It was fascinating to listen to him talk about how he sees things, the light, the gesture. His viewpoint is unique & distinctive, fresh & compelling. It made me want to immediately go out & wander about, to relax & re-see things in a different perspective. His book is on my list of books to read in 2015, so I would love a copy!

  117. Patty Corapi 21 January, 2015 at 10:07 Reply

    Love Jay’s work and books – I love it include this one in my collection for inspiration. And winning would be great and then I can buy the other one 🙂

  118. Dori 21 January, 2015 at 09:39 Reply

    Please enter me into your contest! I would love to own this book and share it with my photography buddies! Thank you!

  119. Justin Flugum 21 January, 2015 at 08:41 Reply

    Jay Maisel is a very interesting photographer from what I can tell from watching his interview with Mia. He seems to have a great deal of expertise in photographing everything. (especially in New York) I can’t believe how many 35mm slides he has in that case. I would love to read his book and get more incite in to what his thought process is and the views of what makes his work great.

    P.S. Thanks for bring Lightroom Killer tips back.

  120. Cris da Rocha 21 January, 2015 at 08:18 Reply

    Trying again to have my comment through. Tried with two other browsers and didn’t work. Please, if the other comments got through and for some reason I can’t see them, ignore them! Don’t mean to enter more than once, just trying to do it once 😉

    The book seems so great that it’s really worth the effort!! Please count me it!!

  121. Adam Rankin 21 January, 2015 at 07:50 Reply

    You are all too generous … no matter who ends up with these books, it will change their view through their lens 🙂 Thanks for all you and your team do for people on both sides of the lens.

  122. Karen 21 January, 2015 at 07:39 Reply

    A photographer friend has become my mentor; especially about the subject of light. He takes wonderful portraits and unusual landscapes and never stops experimenting. He recently moved and passed to me some of his library on photography. I would love to give this new book to him.

  123. Paul Rylands 21 January, 2015 at 05:53 Reply

    Truly inspiring images, I love Jay ‘s style and having this book in my collection would truly inspire my photography and help take it that next step.

  124. Jason McCosker 21 January, 2015 at 04:06 Reply

    Jay has so much knowledge and would love to have some of it. Even a little bit would make us all twice as good.

  125. Sam Corros 21 January, 2015 at 01:51 Reply

    Joe talks fondly of him so must be someone worth learning from. Saw a video of him online once. Great photography mind so would be awesome to win a copy of his book. Thanks Scott!

  126. Jimmy Arcade 21 January, 2015 at 00:40 Reply

    Jay’s books seems very inspirational. I could use some more inspiration to help me grow in my ability to identify the unique and beautiful perspectives of this unique and beautiful world.

  127. Jimmy Arcade 21 January, 2015 at 00:36 Reply

    Jay’s books sounds like it would be very inspirational to read. I could use some good reading and photo-gazing to continue growing in my own ability to identify the unique and beautiful features of this unique and beautiful world.

  128. Olivier Lauzon 21 January, 2015 at 00:31 Reply

    I never read any of Jay Maisel’s books, but I saw some of is work and wow ! He is a genius and so inspirational. I could so learn from his experience. I’m from Quebec City ! Pick me 🙂

  129. Ken Huang 21 January, 2015 at 00:08 Reply

    Just starting to get into photography and learning the basics of LR. This is an awesome site, and I would love to be one of the winners of Jay’s book!

  130. Dianne Ekberg Arnold 21 January, 2015 at 00:03 Reply

    Who doesn’t love the crusty, cranky, profane gem that is Jay Maisel? I’d love a copy of his classic work.

  131. Marie Glynn 20 January, 2015 at 22:56 Reply

    Sorry for bombarding you with multiple entries. I do not see that you moderate them, so I have been confused when they seem to be accepted but fail to appear.

    Have a great evening! I’m going to wait a while before trying again. Marie

  132. jim 20 January, 2015 at 22:51 Reply

    I attended the first Eddie Adams workshop in 1988. Gregory Heisler showed his work one night until the week hour of the morning in a hotel room to anyone who wanted to attend. When the lights came back on after several hours there was Jay Maisel on the floor soaking up all of Heisler’s wisdom with us kids.

  133. Craigi Beyers 20 January, 2015 at 21:33 Reply

    This is one of the few blogs I read daily (yes, I read the Kelby blog, too!), primarily because LR has been my primary post-processing tool since the beta program. I’m also a fan of Jay Maisel and would love to win a copy of his book. Thanks.

  134. Steve McBey 20 January, 2015 at 21:12 Reply

    Enjoyed watching the classes with Jay and Scott on KelbyOne. Would be an inspirational book to win, and if not, I will purchase it as it will be a great addition to my bookshelf!

  135. Don McGrath 20 January, 2015 at 20:35 Reply

    I’m always trying to learn about photography and working with photos in post process.So this book would come in handy. I have watched Jay Maisel’s classes on Kelby One. I love his style and his work and what a delight just to listen too.