April 04, 2012

Report From Photoshop World 25 Washington D.C.

      This past week was another great Photoshop World conference. This was an especially great show and our first in Washington D.C. Helene and I arrived a day early to a beautiful day of cherry blossoms in full bloom at the area around the capital. There was a million tourists taking photos. These days, everyone's a photographer.

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        The opening was great as usual. They did a political theme as one would expect being in our nation's capital. The video crew did an incredible job as always. The NAPP team always out do themselves every year with each show. The new info taught this year was plentiful as the release of the Photoshop CS 6 beta was announced along with the new Lightroom 4 and Photoshop Touch for the iPad. CS6 is an incredible upgrade to the program with many new features and a whole new look to the interface. Blazing new speed has been added to may of the functions along with their newest cool features, content aware move and the brand new blur filters just to mention a few.
 Scott Kelby leads off the opening Keynote.
Sara is trying to get some stage time here.
  Adobe's Russell Brown is having too much fun showing Photoshop Touch for the IPad.
 New masking on the iPad.
            They keep us very busy there between programs, demos in the trade show, portfolio reviews, and my favorite, hosting the Art of Digital Photography. this year's presentation was one of the very best we have ever had with 10 of us on the panel. Got some very nice feedback on this year's photography. Helene's programs had some of the biggest crowds ever. Standing room only in her portrait class. Here are some snapshots from the show....
 Art of Digital Photography is always a large crowd at PSW. 
 This year's panel was the best line-up ever. It's hard to believe I get to host this event with these incredible photographers. 
 Joe Glyda does a live food shoot to a packed room.
 The food stylist prepares the props.
 Trade show was always very busy. 
 Attendees line up to get off a shot.
Live photo shoots in the trade show have become a big part of the show.
 Jeff said he couldn't reach any aliens this way.
 Chinatown was right down the street, so it's chinese food tonight.
 Midnight Madness plays "Cache Cab" for nice prizes.
 Honest Abe gives me a warm welcome to Washington D.C.
 Got change of a 5?
 Sara Say Hi!