Scott Kelby

Inside Biography


Scott Kelby is an award-winning author, publisher, and photographer. He is widely recognized as the original "Photoshop Guy" and is known for his works in photography and designs. He is the host of the influential live weekly photography show named The Grid.

Early life and education

Scott Kelby was born on 6th July 1960 in Lakeland, Florida, United States. He is of White ethnicity and holds American nationality.


Scott Kelby is the publisher and editor of the Photoshop User Magazine. He is the co-founder and president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. He also serves as the president of Kelby Media Group, a software training education, and publishing firm located in Oldsmar, Florida.

Kelby is also known for his works as a designer, photographer, and author of more than 60 books. His writing works include The Photoshop Book for Digital photographer, The Digital Photography Book Series, Light it, Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographer, and The iPhone Book.

Kelby's books have been translated into several languages. From 2010-2012, he was listed as the top-selling author of books on photography according to research based on Nielsen BookScan data.

On 8th March 2011, Kelby launched a weekly talk-show for photographers called THe Grid Live. The show was aired live on Wednesdays at 4:00 PM ET, along with co-host RC Conception, Director of Content at Kelby Media Group.

Personal life

Scott Kelby is a married man and has a daughter. He is married to Kalebra Kelby. The couple has been married for more than a decade and shares a daughter named Kira Kelby

His wife, Kalebra Kelby is the co-founder of KelbyOne; creator of the ShotWithMyTrustyiPhone blog. She has been using iPhone to capture photos for more than ten years.

Kalebra is also known as a traditional artist/painter and applies her artistic techniques to iPhone photography.

Net worth

Scott Kelby earns a good amount of money as a photographer, author, and publisher of periodicals which deals with photography and Adobe Photoshop software.

As per statistics, a top paid photographer earns up to $72,000 annually, since Kelby is a recognized artist, his salary also falls under the range.

Kelby also makes money as an author and director for Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and conference technical chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo.

Kelby has not shared his actual net worth but looking at his work and earning, it can be close to million. 

by admin, 18 Dec, 2017

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