Hey everyone, Brad here with a quick update from Vegas! Here are some shots of what’s been going on so far here at Photoshop World. Also, if you’re in Vegas, make sure you check out today’s other post for a very cool opportunity to take part in with Erik Valind the day AFTER the conference!
We just got an email from Photoshop World and KelbyOne instructor Erik Valind letting us know that he’s doing a lighting workshop in Nelson on Saturday! If you’re interested, here are all the details directly from Erik himself…
Date: Saturday, Sept 6th 12PM – 6PM
Location: Nelson’s Ghost Town
Attendees will learn how to master lighting on location using a variety of light sources and modifiers for every skill level and budget. This workshop will focus on getting the attendees behind the lens and creating killer images. I’ve hired local agency represented models and have made sure to keep the model to attendee ratio balanced to ensure maximum shooting time. I will walk them through a location and lighting scenario then my assistant Julio will step back to assist, as everyone gets a turn to direct and shoot.
We will cover the following:
- Taming Natural Light
- Working with speedlights and small flash
- Overpowering the sun with studio strobes
- Softboxes, Umbrellas, Reflectors, Diffusors, and Beauty Dishes
What is Provided:
- Round-trip transportation from Mandalay Bay
- Boxed lunch and plenty to drink
- Professional models
- An AMAZING location – Nelson’s ghost town
Again, you can find out more and register right here!
Hey everybody, sorry for the late post (it was a late nightâ¦), but anywayâ¦.greetings from Vegas!!!
It's here: Photoshop World kicks off today with the pre-conference workshops; the parties start tonight, and tomorrow we're live-streaming Adobe's keynote, so “it’s on.” Just a couple of quick things:
First, get the latest Attendee Newsletter
Lots of important information in there for today. Here’s the link (or click on that graphic above).
Also, make sure you download the Photoshop World App
For iPhone and Android phones, and we've put every minute of the three-day conference and expo at your fingertips! (note: If you already have the app from our last conferences, it will automatically update with the new Las Vegas schedule. Make sure you refresh the app!). Here’s the link: IOS and Android.
Tomorrow’s Adobe Opening Keynote is being streamed LIVE
Adobe often uses this keynote to sneak peek some new technology, or make special announcements or releases so you don't want to miss this, and you can watch it live, free, anywhere in the world. Here's the link (it starts a few minutes after 9:00 am PT (Noon East Coast time).
You can still get a Free Expo-Only Pass
If you just want to check out the Expo floor (and visit some vendors, see Adobe's booth, watch some expo floor classes or live shooting demos, thanks to friends at B&H Photo you can get a free Expo-only (available on site at the expo registration in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino).
There's no Guest Blog Wednesday tomorrow, as we'll be sharing Photoshop World photos, the Live Keynote stream links, and other conference fun stuff, so check back here to stay on top of the action. :)
Cheers everybody and Viva Las Vegas!
I just released a post over at Exposure.co (the photo story-telling site) with the story of my first time ever shooting a pro tennis tournament, and in this case it was Day One of the US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York (these shots were taken last Monday).
I was only able to shoot starting at the 11:00 am matches and then I had to leave by 3:30 pm to catch my flight to St. Louis for my seminar there (which was awesome! Shout out to all the folks in St. Louis who came out and in Kansas City two days later. Awesome crowds â” super nice people!).
Research Beforehand Really Paid Off!
I did a LOT of research before this shoot, and while I think I did “OK” for my first time out, I have a long way to go to get to where I’d like to be. The only reason I even did “OK” was this research beforehand, plus I got help from three sources:
(1) Dave Black. I called him and he had all sorts of little tips about the bigger picture of shooting tennis. The guy’s just amazing. He’s shot everything! (including the US Open).
(2) Right when I walked in to the photo workroom at The Open, I ran right into Elsa Garrison from Getty Images (our guest on “The Grid” just a few weeks ago). She gave me some great, very specific tips for shooting at that venue. Andâ¦
(3) I read an awesome book called Photographing Tennis by Chris Nicholson and it was incredibly insightful. He really did a great job of explaining so many things I had questions about. I really got a lot out of it.
Anyway, there are lots of photos and the full story, and all the camera gear, settings, shooting positions, and the whole nine yards all over at Exposure.co â” if you’ve got a sec, I hope you’ll check them out.
I’ll be back…
I’m going back to New York one week from tonight to shoot the US Open Finals and I just can’t wait. It’s great to have a “second chance” to shoot any event, and even though I’m sure there will be 10x as many photographers, and that will make it that much more challenging â” I don’t care â” I’m thrilled to have that 2nd chance, and the opportunity to photograph the world’s best players.
Of course, before then I have the Bucs vs. Panther’s NFL regular season home opener and I’m off today for Photoshop World in Vegas. No rest for the weary! (hahaha â” don’t worry â” I’m lovin’ it!).
Lots to share from Photoshop World this week â” Brad will be shooting, and posting lots of pics from the Vegas show. Hope to meet a whole bunch of you there in person, and thanks for letting me share my first Tennis shoot with you here today. I absolutely had a blast, learned a lot, and can’t wait to shoot it again!
All my best,
P.S. We’ll be streaming the Photoshop World Keynote LIVE â” keep an eye out here for the link (it’s Wednesday morning at 9:00 am Pacific Time).
Every once in a while we’re able to snag a special deal for folks who read my blog, and this one is pretty sweet if you’re looking for a pimped-out PC laptop. Here’s the deal:
The full specs are on their site, but it’s a 15.6″ Toshiba laptop with a 4K touchscreen display, and it comes with Lightroom, it runs Windows 8, it’s got 16GB of Ram, a 1-TB hard Drive and you get for just $1299
The retail price is $1799, and there’s already a $200 off promo, but we have an exclusive $300 additional code so my readers get a total of $500 off (sweet!) but the deal is only good through Sept 1st, 2014.
Discount Code is KELBY14KP50
Here’s the link with more details on the laptop. Again, this is a “this weekend only” deal, so if you’re in the market, jump on it quick.
Hope you all have an awesome weekend, and we’ll see you back here on Monday. :)