Monthly Archives September 2011

What a fantastic week!!! I heard it again and again for attendees who’ve been to multiple Photoshop World’s in the past—this was the best one yet!!! It was a total attendance record breaker for us, with big crowds showing up for the two days the expo was open to the public, and with new products being introduced at the show from Adobe, OnOne software, and Nik Software (among others) the excitement on the show floor was a full blast!

Lots to share (tomorrow), but in the meantime, here are some images from the week that was (Photos by official PSW photographers Brad Moore, Jim Sykes, and Josh Bradley). Thanks to all the instructors, attendees, vendors, and staff who all came together for a very special event. Can’t wait to our next Photoshop World—the first time ever in Washington D.C. in the spring.

(Above: The keynote kicks off with a Photoshop-inspired fashion show)

(Above: Adobe’s Julieanne Kost during her keynote demo)

(Above: A crowd full of photographers means thousands of keynote photos!)

(Above: NAPP’s own Larry Becker kicks off the 2011 Photoshop World Guru Awards competition)

(Above: The Superstar panelists of our special evening presentation: The Art of Digital Photography. From L to R: Moose Peterson, Joe McNally, Dave Black, Joe Glyda, Julieanne Kost, Jay Maisel, Jim DiVitale, Gregory Heisler, and Jeremy Cowart).

(Above: Vanelli leads the Midnight Madness crew as the doors open for a wild night!)

(Above: Chatting one-on-one with the vendors. I stopped by the Rogue booth, and their flash gel system is very clever, and utterly simple. I’ll be using them starting now!)

(Above: I met lots of great folks during my book signing for my new book, just released at the show, called “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it!”)

(Above: Adobe V.P. Winston Henderickson during Adobe’s opening keynote presentation)

(Above: Adobe’s own Photoshop madman Russell Preston Brown, in 3D [sort of])

(Above: I’m doing an interview with Jeremy Cowart for an upcoming issue of “Light It” magazine, when Joe McNally sneaks up and photo bombs the interview. Caught me totally off guard, and I couldn’t stop laughing for two more takes)

(Above: Erik Valand set up a photo studio “near poolside” and everybody was getting into the act. Note to self: dont’ give Nancy a costume budget for the tweet-up. ;-) )

(Above: Eddie Tapp teaching Camera Raw in one of his conference session classes)

(Above: Jim Schmelzer during one of his conference sessions on studio lighting)

(Above: Here’s Jim again working with the model during his pre-conference sessions on lighting senior portraits.)

(Above: Larry Becker poses on stage with one of our Guru Award winners.)

(Above: Dave Black and Ron Taniwaki during Dave’s sold-out Light Painting pre-conference workshop.)

(Above: Jim Schmelzer does a lighting demo on the expo floor at FJ Westcott’s booth)

(Above: There was lots of fun gear to check out on the expo floor!)

(Above: Here’s one of the images taken during Dave Black’s class on light painting during the regular conference tracks)

(Above: Here’s filmmaker Vincent Laforet during his Canon-sponsored pre-conference workshop.)

(Above: That’s me, during the opening keynote, saying “You need to be at Photoshop World in Washington DC next spring. OK, that’s not what I was really saying, but it’s implied.)

That’s a few images. Check back tomorrow for my unofficial yet still semi-official “best of show” awards.

We shall never forget those who perished on 9/11. The men, women, and children in the two towers;, in the Pentagon, passengers in the four planes; all the brave individuals who rushed in to help others and made the ultimate sacrifice, and the men and women of our armed services who gave their lives to protect our country in the ten years since that tragic day. We shall never forget.

Hey everyone, Brad Moore here with another quick update from Las Vegas! Here are a few more shots from yesterday and today:

Photoshop Wars (sponsored by iStockphoto) are back at the Photoshop World Expo!

The newest Photoshop Guy, Pete Collins, squared off against Jeremy Cowart and got his butt kicked all over the place! (Okay, it was actually a tie, but Pete deserves all the ribbing we can give him) ;)

The B&H crew take orders and answer questions from attendees

Attendees photograph models at the Westcott booth as Westcott Top Pro Michael Green (far right) gives shooting tips

Jeremy Cowart presents during his Making A Difference With Your Camera class

Joel Grimes presents the latest techniques in The Art of Compositing

Moose Peterson gives tips on aerial photography in Taking Your Photography To The Skies

That’s it for now. I’m off to the Expo Floor to check out some cool new gear and free classes. It’s free and open to the public today, so drop by!

Hey gang, Brad Moore here with a quick update from Photoshop World Las Vegas! Just wanted to share a few shots from the keynote with you. All images were shot by myself, Josh Bradley, and Jim Sykes.

Attendees anxiously await the opening of the doors before the keynote starts

Here’s the excited crowd as they’re coming into the keynote this morning (including Brandon Jacoby, the youngest Adobe ACE right up front)!

The crowd gets pumped up before the keynote starts

Photoshop World Alumni photograph the Photoshop-inspired fashion featured in the keynote

Scott Kelby takes the stage to welcome everyone to Photoshop World Las Vegas

Winston Hendrickson, VP of Adobe Digital Imaging, introduces the Adobe Carousel

Bryan Hughes, Photoshop Senior Product Manager, is the latest inductee into the Photoshop Hall of Fame

That’s it for today! Check back tomorrow for more updates :)

We’re broadcasting the Photoshop World Opening Keynote LIVE, (hosted by yours truly) with a special presentation from Adobe today at 9:00 am  PDT (just 1 hour and 30 min from now), live from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

You can watch it live at — Hope you can join us!

Here’s a free time zone converter to help you tune in at the right time:

If you’re at Photoshop World in Vegas, the book is being officially launched by Peachpit Press there and we have a limited number for sale at the official bookstore on the Expo floor.

It’s hitting other bookstores next week ( already has the Kindle version available now), and you can preorder the print version from, or Barnes &, or pick it up at your local bookstore in just a few days.