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I’m back home, my Bucs lost in the last 44 seconds of the game, but nevertheless, I’m still buzzing from the amazing experience we had last week at Photoshop World in Vegas! (Click on the photo above for a larger view of some images from the show, taken by official Photoshop World photographers Josh Bradley and Brad Moore).

Over 3,000 Photoshop users from around the world came together for three days of learning and fun, and it was really something special to have been a part of it. I got to meet so many great people, including some regulars here on the blog, like Syl Arena, (pictured below left), the guy behind the PixSylated blog and a frequent commenter here on the blog, pictured with Mike Lao (below right), a longtime frequent commenter here on the blog, and leader of our Photowalk in Manila, Philippines. Two very great guys, and I was so tickled to get to talk to them during the show. I felt like we had all been old friends.

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During the Expo part of the show, I did two live lighting demos on both Thursday and Friday; one at the Westcott Booth (on the Spiderlite TD-5s), and one over at B&H Photo booth on using the Lastolite Highlight Background, plus the Elinchrom Octabank and RX-600 Strobes, plus the new Skyport Wireless Triggers. Both demos were a blast, and the crowd that came couldn’t have been more attentive and appreciative, which really made it great fun for me. The photo below was taken during the B&H Photo booth demo. (Photo by Don Sturgis).

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This was our biggest Expo ever, and the booths were jumping, and there were lots of live demos, entire training classes were taught on the floor, and there was just loads of wild new stuff (one thing that blew me away was “Flow” from Gridiron software. So much so, in fact, that I bought a copy right there on the spot. Here’s the link to their Website—take a minute and watch their guided tour. Just amazing technology!).

My thanks to all the instructors who gave of themselves, and held nothing back. My thanks to my in-house staff who worked tirelessly to give our members the best Photoshop World experience ever, and especially to everyone who came to spend a few days with us learning, laughing, and finding new ways to be more creative, more efficient, and more productive. I’m so glad you were a part of it. :)