I woke up bright and early on Friday, the last day of Photoshop World. The sky had cleared and the view from my hotel promised a great day. I was looking forward to catching a few classes and maybe even getting a few shots in at the Wescott booth. I spend a lot of time working in Adobe lightroom so I was looking forward to checking out Julieanne Kost and her take on the Develop Module. This was a great class and even though I use Lightroom all the time I still managed to learn something new.

Then it was time to hit the expo floor again and catch one of Jeremy Cowarts presentations, he really is a very talented guy with a great message about giving back. Check out the Help Portrait project if you want to give back to the world. Then I managed to catch Moose Peterson over at the Kelby Training booth. Moose is who I want to be want to be when I grow up. I turned around there was Terry White presenting to an enthralled crowd. As I made my way over to the Adobe booth, I saw that Rick Sammon was showing folks how to light and more than showing, he was doing some great hands on light adjusting making sure that the attendees got the most from the demo.

I did finally make it over to the Wescott photography areas and managed to get a few more great photos. Those will be in a later post.

Back over at the Peachpit booth I watched as Scott Kelby not only signed books but even took photos with… I mean of…. the attendees. The Peachpit crew is a really great group of people.

Then it was time to grab a quick bite to eat, which turned into a great discussion of the photography business with Donald Page and Dave Black. What a great way to spend a lunch hour… not even sure what I ate. It was time to go to the closing ceremony. The final wrap up of the Photoshop World where not only do the attendees win awesome prizes but we get to see some final presentations. This time the lineup was all photography: Jeremy Cowart, Frank Doorhof, Dave Black and Moose Peterson. WOW!! Four great slideshows and every photo was better than the last.The best line of the day and maybe the conference was uttered by Dave Black when he called Photoshop World a version of Summer Camp. This was the first time Dave was at Photoshop World and he really was great.

It was over.

Photoshop World 2011 Orlando had come to an end.

I can’t remember when I had so much fun at an event that is meant to teach and inspire.


Posts on the Expo floor and my favorite companies still to come.