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Hi Gang, and greetings from Atlanta’s Hartfield/Jackson Int’l Airport where I’m between flights on my way back from one of, if not, my favorite Photoshop World’s of all time! (To see some of the images from the conference that were uploaded during the event (seen above), here’s the link).

My flight boards shortly, so I only have a minute (and this post is already way late as it is), but I wanted to thank everyone who came out to Washington DC this past week, and who helped to make it our highest attended East Coast Photoshop World Conference ever! The energy of the crowd in DC was amazing, and the participant’s enthusiasm and attitude make it an incredible experience for the instructors. When you have students engaged at this level, it just sweeps over you and wonderful things happen for everyone involved. I taught four sessions, and I loved every minute of it.

My thanks to our friends at Adobe Systems who help the event possible in the first place, and to all our exhibitors and sponsors, but most importantly to all the attendees from around the world (I met conference attendees from Australia, India, New Zealand, Germany, France, the UK, Russia and Japan) who transform the experience from a conference into a special event.

I’ll have more coverage later in the week, but I’ve got to board my flight. Hope you all have a fantastic day! :)

The Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom, and it was a glorious day here in DC as we get ready to kick off our largest East Coast Photoshop World Conference and Expo ever! (The photo above was taken yesterday afternoon by my wife Kalebra with her “Trusty iPhone”).

Here’s a quick update on what’s going here at the convention:

(1) Adobe’s Lightroom Lab on the Expo Floor
Adobe has created a 2nd booth on the show floor (Booth #455), right next to Westcott’s “Shootout Bays” (Booth #443) so you can shoot the live models with Westcott’s lighting and amazingly creative sets, then take your images right next door to Adobe’s lab, upload them and play with them with the new Lightroom 4 (how cool is that!!!).

CONTEST ALERT!!!! Check this out — after you’re done editing in Lightroom 4 at the Adobe lab, you can upload your favorite images to a folder and each day, Adobe will award three winners a free copy of Lightroom 4. At the closing session, they’re going present a grand prize to the best of the nine with a certificate for a full CS6 Design Premium package!!!

(2) You can come visit the Expo Floor FREE this Sunday or Monday
There are lots of classes running on the Expo floor; tons of demos and special expo-only pricing on gear; Adobe will be there (along with Photoshop Product Managers and Engineers), and lots of other vendors with lots of cool stuff to see and learn, and totally lots of fun! Best of all — it’s free. Sign-up now for your free Expo-only pass (good for two admissions) right here. 

(3) Adobe’s keynote Saturday Morning
I imagine that Adobe will be showing off some really amazing Photoshop CS6 stuff during their keynote presentation on Saturday morning, so if you’re here at the conference, make sure you don’t miss it (we have all sorts of surprises during the keynote, too!).

(4) Get my LIVE updates from the conference all-weekend long
I’ll be posting pics from the show on my Google+ page (here’s the link) throughout the week, along with anything new and cool (which we are expecting some big announcements here at the show), so make sure you follow me there.

(5) Get the Official Photoshop World App (it’s free).
If you’re here at the conference, you’re definitely going to want to download our free Photoshop World app. From getting instructor and class information to building your customized conference schedule, The official Photoshop World iPhone app is designed to put every minute of the conference at your fingertips with five sections and a high level of customization:

Features include:
Customizable schedule – Choose by instructor, time, class name, or add an entire track.
Class reminder and map – Countdown to your next event and find it on the built-in map.
Expo map with vendor list and bonus class sessions.
News feed – Track the #PSW hashtag on Twitter and PSW blog feed.
Instructors – Learn more about the pros and their classes.

(6) Follow the Action with Hashcaster
While you’re Tweeting about Photoshop World, why not get breaking #PSW news and even broadcast your own experience on Hashcaster? It’s simple, just log onto the #PSW Hashcaster site at with your Twitter account. Then Tweet your PSW experience like normal using the #PSW Hashtag. You’ll be able to see your Tweets broadcast on the PSW Hashcaster site on any computer or smartphone.

I’m really looking forward to seeing everybody and learning a bunch of new stuff myself. If you’re here in DC, I hope you’ll catch one or two of my conference sessions (here’s the link to what I’m teaching), and either way, if you see me, make sure you stop and say hi.

Have a great weekend everybody! :-)

Photoshop World DC is upon us, beginning in just a couple of days on March 24! The cherry blossoms are blossoming, and creatives are beginning to descend on the city already.

You can come check out the Photoshop World Expo for FREE on Sunday and Monday and catch tons of free classes in the NAPP and Kelby Training Theatres!

And, you know how Westcott always has those awesome setups for attendees to shoot? Well, Adobe has teamed up with them and will have a Lightroom 4 booth right beside them with 10 workstations set up for attendees to process their images right on the expo floor! That’s not all though…

Each day, the Adobe Lightroom team will give away three free copies of Lightroom 4 to the photographers of their three favorite images! That’s nine copies of Lightroom 4 in three days. Then, out of those nine winners, they’ll choose one Grand Prize winner who will receive a certificate for Adobe CS6 Design Premium!!

So, sign up for your FREE Photoshop World Expo pass, swing by the Westcott Shootout Booth and take some kick-butt images, then process them at booth #445 for your chance to win a copy of Lightroom 4 and Adobe CS6 Design Premium!

We just got the crazy list of prizes that will be awarded to the winner of The Vincent Versace Award for Excellence in Digital Photography (or, as we like to call it, “The Vinnie”) at Photoshop World in Washington DC!

Vincent has managed to put together a list of prizes that individually would make any photographer drool, but one very lucky person gets to take home the whole shebang. The purpose of these prizes is to remove any barriers of creativity so that there are no obstacles in the way of the artist. Check it out:

Epson 3000 Printer (shown above)
Wacom Intous Tablet
A Maine Media Workshop Workshop (travel and lodging not included)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Full Nik Software Suite
Full onOne Software Software Suite
Pina Zangaro Personalized 13×19 portfolio
Induro C314 carbon fiber tripod and BH2 ball head
Xrite Color Munki and Xrite Color Checker Passport
Lexar Flash Card
Tiffen 77mm Close-up filter set
Expodisc white balancing disc and depth of field calculator
Hoodman Loupe
Westscott 5-in-1 Reflector
Lowepro Slingshot Camera Bag
24×30 signed Vincent Versace print
Signed copy of Welcome to Oz 2.0 and From Oz to Kansas (when it releases)
All of Acme Educational’s tutorial DVDs
One year subscription to
Whatever cash is in Larry Becker’s pocket when we are standing on stage.
What ever lint is in Vincent’s pocket when he is standing next to Larry Becker on stage.

The winner will be announced during the Opening Keynote at Photoshop World on March 24!

Hi Gang: It’s late. I’ve really got nuthin’. Oh….wait….how about a FREE Expo-only for the upcoming Photoshop World Conference & Expo in Washington, DC?

You can visit the show floor either Sunday, March 25 and/or Monday, March 26.

If you’ve never been to our Expo floor, it is truly awesome! There are lots of classes running on the Expo floor; tons of demos and special expo-only pricing on gear; Adobe will be there (along with Photoshop Product Managers and Engineers), and bring your camera because the folks from Westcott lighting will once again have their incredibly creative Shooting Booths set-up so you can try out their gear during a LIVE shoot with different models in different scenes (it’s the hit of the show floor)!

Lots of vendors, lots of cool stuff to see and learn, and totally lots of fun! Best of all — it’s free.

Just sign-up now for your free Expo-only pass (good for two admissions) right here. 

P.S. If you’re at my seminar in Tampa today, make sure you come up and say “hi.” :)