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Hi Gang — we’re only 50-something days away from the Photoshop World Conference (April 20-22, 2017) in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center (whoo hoo!), and I thought I’d give a quick update on what’s up, via a Q&A style post. Here we go:

Q. I know you’re in Orlando now, but you’ll be in the Vegas in the fall, right?
A. No. We are not doing a Vegas Photoshop World this year because Adobe will be holding their Adobe Max Conference in Vegas at the same time we’d be there. 

Q. I usually go to the Vegas one — but since there’s not one, should I come to the Orlando Conference instead?
A. Absolutely! It’s going to rock — Orlando is a perfect location for the conference (in fact, Photoshop World started in Orlando, back in 1999). The convention center is about 15 minutes from Walt Disney World, and amazing restaurants, clubs, shopping, and fun stuff are all within walking distance of the convention center and our host hotel. You will love it!! 

Q. Will dog photographer Kaylee Greer be there?
A. You bet! She’s all over it — doing a pre-conference workshop and class sessions.

Q. What about Matt Kloskowski? How about Jay Maisel? Serge Ramelli? Dave Black? Moose! Glyn Dewis? Julieanne Kost? Kelly Anne Conway? Terry White? Kristina Sherk? What about them?
A. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, no, yes, yes.

Q. Alright, I’ll go register right now. Joel Grimes and Lindsay Adler will be there too, right?
A. You bet. 

Q. What if I get arrested during the conference? Will you bail me out?
A. Are you planning on getting arrested?

Q. I never plan on getting arrested. Sometimes it just happens.
A. Don’t worry. Each year we put an amount aside in escrow strictly for attendee bail purposes.

Q. Really?
A. No.

Q. Last year you guys had the wonderful Gregory Heisler for your special evening presentation. Who will it be this year?
A. What an incredible night it’s going to be. It’s “An evening with Stacy Pearsall.” She’s an award-winning, medal-winning US military combat photographer and her images and stories and just stunning. Stacy absolutely mesmerized the crowd with her sessions at Photoshop World last year, and we knew giving her this after hours event would be a truly special night for everybody.

Q. Are you doing the Film Festival in Orlando?
A. Absolutely! That was another big hit from last year’s Photoshop World, and we’re making it bigger and better this year. The deadline for entries (for registered attendees only) it March 17, 2017 at midnight ET. More details (and the entry form) here. 

Q. When is the deadline to enter the Guru Awards contest?
A. Same date as the Film Festival — March 17th, 2017. Here’s the details on that.

Q. What if I’m not going? Can I still enter?
A. Ummm…..no.

Q. So these contests are only open to be people who attend?
A. That’s right.

Q. That doesn’t seem fair.
A. I dunno. It does to me. These are competitions created exclusively for people who attend the conference — so they’re competing only against other people at the conference, so we’re all there together for these competitions.

Q. Except me.
A. Right. All the cool people will be there. Except you.

Q. So, you’re kind of implying that I’m cool by saying all the cool people would be there “but” me, so you were including me in the “cool pool.”
A. I was, but I gotta tell ya, this whole line of questioning is putting you in danger of getting a one-way ticket out of coolsville, daddy-o. 

Q. OK, I get it.
A. 
That’s more of a statement, but I’ll let it slide.

Q. What is the host hotel this year?
A. 
We have an awesome hotel this year — it’s the beautiful Hyatt Grand (it’s used to be the Peabody hotel, but they renovated, expanded, and it’s even more awesome). Plus, it’s connected to the convention center so you’re right there where the action is.

Q. Is that where you and all the instructors are staying?
A. 
Yup. Well, except for Joe McNally. He insists on staying at the Four Seasons. 

Q. Really?
A. 
Of course not. Joe’s at the Hyatt, too. Room 1863. Tip: he leaves his door open when he’s taking a shower. True story.

Q. Do I have to pick my classes in advance?
A. Nope. You can go to any class you want, any time you want, and move between classes as you like. No pre-registration necessary unless you’re coming a day early for the pre-conference workshops.

Q. Are the workshops the day before still available?
A.
There are ten workshops, but a few of them are literally going to sell out this week, so if you’re thinking of coming a day early to get into one of these in-depth workshops, I’d get your ticket for the one you want now, so it’s not sold out.

Q. Will the Partner Pavilion vendor area be open to the public?
A. 
It will not be, but if you wanted to bring a spouse or someone traveling with you, and we can arrange a special free pass for them.

Q. If I’m a beginner will I be lost?
A. 
Only if you don’t follow the directional signs. You could easily wind up at Seaworld if you go too far past the end of the convention center.

Q. I meant in the sessions?
A. 
We have a lot of beginner’s that come to Photoshop World, and they’re able to follow along no problem with most of the sessions. Of course, if a session is named “Advanced” then I’d probably sit that one out, but there’s nearly 100 sessions so there will be plenty of other classes to choose from. Also, while you might arrive as a beginner, you won’t leave as one.

Q. I’m looking for a roommate for the conference. Any ideas?
A. 
Well, you could try match.com or get the Tinder app like our instructor Erik Valind.

Q. He uses the Tinder app?
A. 
I have no idea, but let’s just say that since we briefly showed his naked butt in our “Wayne’s World II” movie spoof during the opening keynote a couple of years ago, he hasn’t had to look very hard for roommates.

Q. What kind of conference is this really?
A.
Well, apparently it’s ‘clothing optional’ if that tells you anything.

Q. Are you serious?
A. 
As far as you know. 

Q. OK, this sounds like a go. When does the early bird discount expire?
A. 
You can save $100 bucks off the full conference pass if you register before March 17, 2017. 

 

Q. What’s the deal with you guys and March 17th? It’s like everything expires on March 17th. 
A. 
That’s when our cream cheese in our fridge at the office expires, so we felt like that was a sign. 

Q. Do I get a discount if I’m a KelbyOne member?
A. You bet! You save $100 off the full price.

Q. So, if I’m a KelbyOne member and I register before March 17th, I really get $200 off, right?
A. Right!

Q. What if I’m a Photoshop World Alumni, and a K1 member, and I register early? Do I get $250 off?
A. OMG you’re killing me. Yes, but that’s it! No combining discounts, or using a four-leaf clover, or a seniors discount, or AAA discount, or using your Costco card, or a Subway $5 foot-long coupon.

Q. Who would make a coupon that’s a foot long?
A. I know. That one always puzzled me.

Q. What if I have a question that’s not answered here?
A. 
I have answered every possible question and permutation with complete clarity, silent lucidity, and quadrophenia.

Q. OK, but let’s just pretend for a moment that somehow one slipped past the goalie. Where can I learn more?
A. 
Well, in that one-in-a-million chance, you could start by reading our official FAQ (as opposed to this somewhat nonofficial Q&A), or you can chat with our team directly from the site unless you do it late at night when they’re all busy on match.com

Q. Well Scott, this has been enlightening, engaging, and endemical.
A.
I’ll take that as a compendious. I hope I’ll see you, and your fancy words, in Orlando!

Q. I’ve always wanted to go — I wouldn’t miss it! 
A.
I knew you were one of the cool people!

Q. As cool as Erik Valind?
A.
No.    

Well, I hope you found at least 16% of that helpful.

Have a great Tuesday everybody. Wait, one more thing —  come catch me and my guest, the ambidextrous, multi-breasted, Matt Kloskowski as he “Rocks the Houseski” on “The Grid” tomorrow at 4pm – don’t miss it – http://kelbytv.com/thegrid

Best,

Scott

P.S. Q. Scott, is there any way you might embed a short video below that might just push me over the edge about going? A. I’m reluctant to do that, but OK — it’s below, but only because you asked. ;-)

 

Hi Gang: and happy Tuesday (I know. Ugh).

If you’re planning on going to the Photoshop World Conference in Orlando this April (and I surely hope that you are — it’s open to everyone), I wanted to list the sessions I’m teaching (there are nearly 100 sessions but I hope you’ll check out a couple of mine).

Now, if you’re wondering, “Should I be attending this conference?” listen to some of the folks who’ve been there tell you in their own words (it’s short — only 30-seconds — worth a quick look to hear it from them).

I love hearing their comments and takeaways from it.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Orlando is the ONLY Photoshop World conference this year – we will not be in Las Vegas at all this year (Adobe will be holding Adobe Max conference in Las Vegas in the same time frame). 

Anyway, here’s the classes I’m teaching this year:

Essentials of Designing With Type in Photoshop
Bad type can ruin a really great photo and in this session, I’m going to show how to create everything from poster layouts, photo book covers, web graphics and more so your type complements your work, rather than destroying it. You’ll learn everything from the basics of typography including which fonts to use, when, and why, and how to create simple, beautiful-looking designs (it’s easier than you’d think). This class will change the way you think about and use type and photos together from this point on.

Creating Beautiful Photo Books in Lightroom 
In this session you’ll learn how to create beautiful photo books from right within Lightroom itself. You’ll see the entire workflow, step-by-step and exactly how to create your own custom photo books the easy way, plus I’m going to share a few tricks on creating your own custom layouts that I think you’ll really find helpful. Lots of little tips, tricks, and time-saving techniques.

Lightroom Tips & Tricks
This is an updated version of one of my most popular classes at Photoshop World, with lots of cool new tips, workarounds, shortcuts, and things to make you faster, more effective, and just have more fun using Lightroom. You’re going to learn real, practical techniques you can put to work the very next day.

The conference is open to everybody, and it’s held April 20-22nd at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida (around 15 minutes from Walt Disney World). If you haven’t planned to join us yet, it’s only 60-days away — but it’s not too late.

Here’s the link — you’ll learn more in three days than you have in three years. Break though your barriers; make new friends; take your skills up a big notch, get inspired, and have a ton of fun doing it.

See you in Orlando this April!

-Scott

P.S. You know who my guest is on The Grid tomorrow? If you guessed Peter Hurley (the man, the legend, the lover), then you were right! Wed. at 4pm ET at Kelbytv.com/thegrid

Each year, we have loads of teachers who come to the Photoshop World Conference, and even teachers who bring groups of students to the event, but here’s an opportunity for both: if you’re an educator and you have a star student that you think could really benefit from attending this summer’s Photoshop World 2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida (April 20-22, 2017), you can submit them for one of the twenty-five student full-conference pass scholarships we award each year. Here are the details:

The Photoshop World Student Scholarship Program has been created to give promising students the opportunity to expand their Photoshop, graphic design, photography and creative skills by attending the Photoshop World Conference, a three-day conference offering invaluable training sessions led by the world’s leading experts in the creative industry.

Each year, KelbyOne awards scholarships to talented students from across the country. The recipients receive free full conference admission, as well as a one-year membership to KelbyOne (which includes a subscription to Photoshop User magazine). The scholarship is valued at $998.

The scholarships are awarded to 25 students based on a direct recommendation from their teacher. We’re looking to award these scholarships to the most deserving students based on talent, potential and passion and if you would like to nominate one of your best and brightest for a scholarship, please share a few words (below) about why the student you are nominating would make an excellent choice as a scholarship recipient. 

Deadline date for submissions is at 11:59 PM (ET) on Monday, March 6, 2017. If you have already submitted an application prior to March 6th, and have been chosen, you will be notified by a KelbyOne representative by Friday, March 10, 2017.

Here’s a link to the submission form.

Panel Discussion For Students
Last year, for the first time ever, we hosted a special panel just for students about getting photography work after graduation, and the panel had some of the best working pros in the business (open to all registered students at the conference). Well, the panel was such a big hit, we’re bringing it back again this year, so if your student wins a scholarship, make sure they attend this special panel created just for them.

For more information on the conference itself, visit PhotoshopWorld.com

Hope you all have a rockin’ Monday!

Best,

-Scott

Howdy everybody. Registration is in full swing right now for the upcoming conference in Orlando on April 20-22, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. (There will be no Vegas conference this year, as Adobe is taking their Adobe Max conference to Vegas in the same time frame we would be there.) So, come and join us in Orlando (but first, watch the official 1-minute and 7-seconds conference trailer below):

Lots of cool new things this year, plus stuff we introduced last year that were hits, including new instructors, new workshops, new networking events, a very cool party, a Pub Crawl, and a whole lot more!

You can register today at PhotoshopWorld.com and save $100 by taking advantage of the Early Bird discount. Also, if you’re a KelbyOne member, you can save another $100 off the full conference pricing (so KelbyOne members get a total of $200 off ).

I hope you can join us in Orlando this Spring. It’s going to be (wait for it…wait for it…) epic! (you knew that was coming).

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Did I mention we’re going to Orlando? Well  we are. Awwwwwyeah! Come along and learn more about Photoshop, Lightroom, the Creative Cloud Apps, and Photography in three days than you have in three years. Pack your bags — we’re going to O-town!

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It’s our lowest prices of the year and they’re available right now!

Here are the deals:

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(1) An 1-Year KelbyOne Annual Membership (our renown online educational community with over 600 online classes for Photographers, Lightroom, and Photoshop users)

Black Friday Deal: $149

(That’s $50.00 off plus you get our Black Friday Bonus“Scott’s Lightroom Presets Pack” (20 of my favorite Lightroom presets lovingly created by…well…me!).

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(2) A Full Conference Pass to the Photoshop World 2017 Conference 
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida — April 20-22, 2017

> Black Friday Deal: $499 (Save $300!!!!)


These Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals end at 12:00 midnight ET on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Here’s a direct link to both deals.

We’d love to have you as a KelbyOne member (we have an incredible line-up of classes planned for 2017, and some seriously cool new things you will love as a member), and of course, we’d love to have you spend three-amazing day with us in Orlando next Spring at the conference.

Hope you have a great weekend, and we’ll see ya back here on Monday! :)

Best,

-Scott

P.S. On “Cyber Monday” we’ll be doing LIVE broadcasts EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR with special “10-minute only screaming deals” we’ve specially arranged with our partners. These are CRAZY deals (including some who are actually making their products FREE but just for 10 minutes). Join Larry Becker on Monday (I’ll have all the details here on Monday, so start your day here).  

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Above: This was taken as they introduced me to open the Photoshop World keynote presentation earlier this year (that’s me on the far left). Photo by Rob Foldy. 

Happy Monday everybody, and greetings from Charlotte, North Carolina where I’m here with my seminar today at the Charlotte Convention Center (and after shooting the Vols vs Alabama game on Saturday).

The big news today is: Registration is now officially open for The Photoshop World 2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida on April 20-22, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center. It’ll be our first time on the East Coast in three years, and we’re very excited to be bringing the conference back to Orlando.

Here’s the link to reserve your tickets: photoshopworld.com

An incredible instructor team!
Each year it’s my job to put together the instructor team for Photoshop World, and this past year’s crew was one of our best ever! The new instructors totally rocked, and a bunch of them are already on board for Orlando, and of course we’ll be bringing back some of your favorites as well.

We’re expanding the Partner Pavillon
We’ve got nearly the entire West Side of the Orange County Convention Center, from one end to the other (with the beautiful Hyatt Grand right next door as our host hotel), and we’ve got the entire 2nd floor, and part of the 1st floor, so we’ll be expanding our Partner Pavillon Expo this year, too!

You can register for Pre-Conference Workshops, now too!
When you register for the conference, you can get your tickets for any pre conference workshops now before they’re sold out (earlier this year in Vegas, nearly every single pre-conference workshop was sold out in advance, so nail yours down as soon as you register so you’re not locked out).

More fun stuff, more shooting opportunities, more awesomeness!
We tried some stuff in Vegas that turned out to be really, really well received, so we’re going to build on that in Orlando, including expanding the Photoshop World Film Festival, the photo challenges, and more. You are going to super dig it!

Of course, the sooner you register for the conference, the more you’ll save (and KelbyOne members always save $100 on their Photoshop World Conference registration).

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Want some inspiration?
Check out these photos from the last Photoshop World – see what you missed – and make plans not to miss it this coming April (it’ll be here before ya know it!).

So, that’s the big news today, but we’ve got lots of fun stuff planned for here on the blog, so I hope you’ll check back tomorrow.

OK, off to work
I’ve got a few hundred photographers to hang out with today in Charlotte – Brad and I are looking forward to meeting everyone!

Best,

-Scott

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