Who is Scott Kelby?

Scott Kelby (born 1960 in Lakeland, Florida) is an American photographer and an author and publisher of periodicals dealing with Photography and Adobe Photoshop software, for design professionals, photographers, and artists.

Scott is the editor and publisher of Photoshop User magazine, president and co-founder of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and president of Kelby One Group.

Kelby is mainly a sports photographer, designer, and award-winning author of more than 50 books on teaching photography and post processing software. His bibliography mainly including The Digital Photography Book' series', The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers, Light it - Shoot it - Retouch it, The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, It's a Jesus Thing, and The iPhone Book.

His books have been translated into dozens of different languages. 'For the years 2010 through 2012 Scott has been named the #1 top-selling author of books on photography.

He is the training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and conference technical chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. He is featured in a series of online Photoshop training classes and DVDs and has been training Photoshop users since 1993.

In the fall of 2007, he created to bring much of his training material online into one easy-to-find location.

Since 2005, Scott Kelby has co-presented the video podcast Photoshop User TV, named after his organization's flagship magazine. The 30-45 minute show, which began life as "Photoshop TV" (and was briefly "NAPP TV"), is available for viewing and download each week at During the show, Kelby and his NAPP friends talk Adobe Photoshop news and tutorials in a witty style.

On March 8, 2011 Scott launched a weekly talk-show for photographers called "The Grid" which airs live each Wednesday at 4:00 PM ET with co-host Matt Kloskowski. They discuss current photography topics, they take questions live from the viewing audience, and offer "Blind Photo Critiques" at


Scott Kelby is one of the most prolific authors in the digital imaging industry. Below is a list of his key books (not exhaustive) he has authored or co-authored. A full and up-to-date listing is available on his web site: