I’m going to be giving away a FREE full-conference pass to next month’s Photoshop World Conference & Expo in Washington DC to some lucky commenter here today, but before you rush down and enter (just leave a comment here of any sort, and you’re entered), watch this short video (only 1 min: 31 seconds), to get psyched up for it. It pretty much shows you why you gotta be there (and why you should enter today to see if you win the free ticket!).

We’re going to have an all-time record-breaking attendance for our East Coast show, and you’re invited to be there when Joe McNally, Dave Black, Moose Peterson, Jeremy Cowart, Joel Grimes, Ben Willmore, Jay Maisel, along with many of the best known names in the business (like Bert Monroy, Vincent Versace, David Ziser, Calvin Hollywood, Gregory Heisler, and John Paul Caponigro) and of course “The Photoshop Guys” (Matt Kloskowski, RC Concepcion, Pete Collins, Dave Cross, Cory Barker, Cliff Mautner, and me),take the stage to teach you our very latest techniques.

PLUS: Learn directly from Adobe, as their own gurus will teaching sessions, including Terry White, Julieanne Kost, Russell Brown, and Photoshop Senior Product Manager Bryan Hughes.

If you’re planning on going (ya know, in case you don’t win the ticket), just remember: there’s only FIVE days left to save $100 on the Early Bird registration, so sign up now, and I’ll see you at the world’s largest Photoshop and photography event: The Photoshop World Conference & Expo, March 24-26, 2012 in Washington DC. Here’s the link with more details and how to sign up. !

About The Author

Scott is a Photographer, bestselling Author, Host of "The Grid" weekly photography show; Editor of Photoshop User magazine; Lightroom Guy; KelbyOne.com CEO; struggling guitarist. Loves Classic Rock and his arch-enemy is Cilantro. Devoted husband, dad to two super awesome kids, and pro-level babysitter to two crazy doggos.


  1. been devouring the kelby training online and loving it.  would love to go to the expo too!

  2. The training online is a great reference tool…would love to see a PDF that you download with some of the courses that write out the tips and preferences on Photoshop/Lightroom and some of the shooting stuff. The live show would be great some time…

  3. Scott, I can’t wait for Photoshop World!  I am hoping this will be my first one. :D  On that front I want to thank you a TON for giving DC a go this time as it makes at least attending the trade show doable even if I can’t manage the rest of it.  

  4. I’d be up for a trip to DC that’s choc full o’ Photoshop fun!

  5. That’s one exciting three day event. ‘Hope I win the free conference pass.

  6. My dear Scott, Hi

    I have no chance to be there in this very short time, but I hope you have a GREAT Photoshop World :)Best Wishes-Ali

  7. Scott, I was so bummed that Photoshop World East this year is in DC.  Not only is DC an amazing location, but by moving it from my hometown of Orlando, meant that the cost of going to the show more than doubled as I’d have to get a hotel, book airfare, etc.  So, I made the financial decision not to go, and it’s bumming me out.  I’ve already made the decision to go off the social network grid during the event because the posts from everyone will make me SO jealous.
    So, my fingers are now crossed until you pick a winner..  

  8. Trying to fix my schedule but hope I can make this year’s PSW…

  9.  I’m going to apply what I learned in The Secret to swing the random picker in my favour and destroy everyone else’s chances.  Positive thinking to the detriment of others!

  10. I totally suck at photoshop!  Maybe if I get to go I can find someone to help me realize my vision.  Thanks for all you do in trying to teach people like me!  Thanks.

  11. Come on….no whammys no whammys no whammys. Win? I want to go but finances are though…….

  12. I’ve wanted to go to PSW now for a number of years but have not been able to as I have to bid my time off in March each year. So  a year or 2 ago I scheduled the labor day week,only to miss as it was schedule in October. So to win a trip to D.C. would work out great with the conference paid for would make it affordable and enjoyable. To learn form the folks i read about and learn from year round. I’d be forever grateful. But more importantly become  a better photographer, and photoshop/lightroom user to the benefit of not only me but my clients…

  13. Finally, something worth fighting the DC traffic for – hope to see you.

  14. This would be an epic way to spend some one on one time with my 15 y/o son. He loves graphic design and is now interested in photography. All from watching me watching my kelby training vids.

  15. would love to go… looks awesome

  16. One day I WILL join you there. One day …

  17. I’ll travel from the west coast for this event!

  18. Hay Scott, Grate job you do there at Kelby training.Thanks to you I’am getting pretty good at lightroom & photoshop. 

  19. I wish i could go but its a long way from Aussie Land:)

  20. Please  pick me to win!!!

  21. I didn’t win the $325,000,000.00 dollar lottery like I had hoped. These tickets would be the next best thing. Thanks Scott for all you do. 

  22.  You can’t win until you play the game.

  23. Hey Scott, 

    Here is a little one to lighten your day … It was just before the Wacom era :-)

    When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they
    quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To
    combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a
    pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any
    surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to

    The Russians used a pencil.I’d love to come and see the tablet in action …Take CareMath

  24. Sounds like a good time!

  25. Please oh please let it be me ;)

  26. Wow! Looks a phenomenal experience! 



  27. This would be so sweet :)

  28.  I would love to go! I can only imagine how much it would improve my photography.

  29. Looks so fast paced & exciting, I’ll be looking for a place to sit and recover from it all, and where best than a darkened seminar room.

  30. Be nice to be there, in a year that isn’t shaping up too well so far!

  31. Pick me, pick me pick me…

  32. Would love to go to DC for PSW! This would be my 5th time, so please pick me!

  33. My birthday is March 26th.  A ticket would make a great present.  ;-)

  34. I would love to attend my first PSW.

  35. I was in your last promo Video would be good to get a shot at it again.

  36. Greetings from cold Poland, heard so much about PSW from Glyn and Calvin, while attending Calvinized in Germany and UK. Would love to join you in DC, this would be great.

  37. Hope i win! Also Scott is coming to the Great UK

  38. I would love to come, to learn new things, improve my photography skills and be the first time at the PSW.

  39. Here’s hoping!!!

  40. Greetings from Germany and hope to see you there :)

  41. I don’t know how your team pulls off such a large event so successfully. Every Kelby event I have attended is superbly organized and a lot of fun for participants. Hope to be with you in Washington.

  42. I missed you when you came to germany, maybe I’m lucky and I can come see you! I would love to come!

  43. Free stuff just taste better!

  44. This event looks fantastic! I love photography and everything about it. However if I was chosen to win I would most likly be passing the prize off to a good friend of mine who is an amazing photographer and would benefit so much more from the weekend then I would. Love Learning all the cool tips you got Scott. Keep up the good work! :D

  45. That would be sweet to win a ticket.

  46. Been to the event 3 times.  It is an awesome experience.  

  47. I would love to go. Its in my hometown and I have a lot to learn!

  48. Wish I was a full time photographer and could afford to go.

  49. things are tight and the only feasible way that I can attend would be gratis

  50. Went to Boston a few years ago and learned a lot. Would love to go again!

  51. Hi Scott, After attending Photoshop World in Las Vegas, I can vouch for what a great event it is.

  52. Scott Great info as always! Looking forward to seeing you in Tampa on March 13th!

  53. Winning this would definitely make my year! =)

  54. My company sent me to Orlando in 2000 and to Boston in 2007. Money for travel has been cut, so no Photoshop World fro me unless I pay my self and money is a bit tight. I would love to be able to go to DC. Photoshop World is absolutely incredible!!

  55. Scott – why not me?  :-)

  56. I’ve never been before. Would love to go.

  57. Oh how I would love to go.

  58. I would love to learn new techniques to pass on to my photography students.

  59. I’m planning on being there.  

  60. I was in Boston in 07 just for the vendors and had a blast at just that. I can’t imagine how great it would be for the entire educational experience. 

  61. well that would be pretty cool. Thanks!

  62. I’d LOVE to make this my very first Photoshop World. Please toss my ballot in the hat, Scott. Hope to see you there.

  63. Photoshop World is the best show in town! When are you coming back to Boston?

  64. I went to your LSR show in DC and enjoyed it so much.   What a better way to follow that up than to go to Photoshop World!

  65. I’ve never been to Photoshop World. I would really like to go! And Baltimore isn’t that far away!

  66. Hello i am glad you are giving ticlets away to a great thing!! Plus i only live an hour away.

  67.  Hi Scott, I would love to attend my first PSW

    Greetings from Germany

  68. I would love to go to this! Hopefully, I win a ticket!

  69. OMG i would love to go to PSW D.C. omg i cant imaging how much networking i can do or all the instructors i can learn from. omg i would love to take a class with joe mcnally,david zizer or even a light it shoot it retouch it class with you. that would be awesome! i hope i win :D

  70. I would love to go!  I am revamping my photo business this year and am really excited about the amount of information available to help .

  71. Nothing would be as awesome as going to the National Capital for the Photoshop Conference

  72. Hi Scott! I love all that you and your team has done to help make photo enthusiasts into photographers. I’ve learned a lot from you and your team and would grow tremendously by getting an opportunity to go to Photoshop World! Thanks

  73. Hi Scott,
    I’d love to go to Photoshop World! It would be life changing!

  74. I already have my tix to PSW (I wouldn’t miss it) but I would love to win the pass for my old high school buddy. He’s an avid photographer who just relocated to Viriginia and his wife is stationed over in the Middle East in the Navy serving our country. He’d love to go but can’t swing it, and this would be a great gift,

  75. Never been to one of these, it going to awesome!

  76. I was on the fence but for a free ticket i’d find a way to go! also be my first time in DC, i may just have to take the whole weedk off

  77. Ok, ok…I’ll take the free ticket. Thanks, Scott!!!

  78. One of these days I’m finally going to go…

  79. pick me please, you wont regret it. :)

  80. I’ve never been to PSW but would love to go……maybe one day soon.

  81. I’ll have some time off so I’d love to go to PSW.

  82. Hi Scott. Thanks for the opportunity to attend PSW this year.  I would really love to go since its in my own backyard, but I can’t afford it. Things are just really tight right now and I couldn’t justify the pleasure of being able to learn and grow as a photographer against my families other needs.

  83. A free ticket will be a blessing!!!

  84. Is 2012 finally the year I get to go? Scott…is it?

  85. Well… lets see… I guess I could fit a little trip to DC into my plans. Provided of course… well… we shall see!

  86. Oh, to be surrounded and inspired by so many lovers of Photoshop!

  87. …an opportunity to attend Photoshop World – of course I will post!!

  88. Would love to be in Photoshop world. Have been an user for 15 years.

  89. I dream of attending this PW for my last year living in th DC area that will be a must.
    Your all doing a outstanding job.

  90. Scott
    I’m a mid-life crisis guy trying to transition from part time to full time
    shooter. I lived in the DC Metro area for 20 years and now that I have moved to
    Ohio you guys are coming to DC ;o( if I win a free pass I will gladly spend the
    week with my In-Laws (for free) so that I can do PSD…. Pick Me

  91. Get me outta here!!!

  92. Mr. Kelby. Would love to meet you all and learn a ton in D.C.

  93. Scott you should pick me for two reasons. 1) I promise showing up I will get actually what I promise 2) That I will provide a full write up / photo mog for your blog making it 1 less entry you need to make in a week. I think everyone would like to see a write up from a picked visitor instead of a seasoned photographer. Just a thought love the blog.

  94. I would really enjoy the opportunity to attend this year.  This would be my first one

  95. i’m in, would love to shake hands with you!

  96. pickmepickmepickme!  Can’t afford it – but have a trip to dc in that time frame!

  97. I would love to go! I have been waiting for a photo convention in DC to attend. 

  98. I’d definately appreciate the opportunity to attend!

  99. I’ve been to a couple Photoshop World conventions and they have always been a blast.  Would love to go the next one!!

  100. I’d love to go to my first Photoshop World!

  101. I work for Louisiana State University running Photographic Services and also run a photo business off campus. We have had drastic cuts over the past few years knocking my travel budget. My last PSW was several years back in Boston. I was the VV Excellence Award recipient that year and would love to go again for the latest and greatest training. I teach 9 classes a  year and often model my teaching style after the PSW instructors. Y’all are hands down the best of the best. Any opportunities would be more than appreciated.

  102. I would love to see you and Matt again.

  103. I would love to attend PSW.

  104. Going to DC would be an awesome opportunity. I have always wanted to go to Photoshop World.

  105. Please help me become unstuck

  106. Scott, I have been dreaming about going every year for the last 3 years. It’s just something thst falls off of the “I can afford that” list every year. A free pass would be the greatest thing ever.

  107. It would be great to take me and my jeep to DC for PSW.  Sweet!

  108. PLEASE let it be me!!!

  109. Looks Awesome! I would LOVE to go!

  110. I would love a chance to go to the conference in DC.  Just a short train ride :).  Pick me please!!!  cheers

  111. Scott – I would love to win the free pass to Photoshop World!!! This would be my first time there, so what better way to get there :) Would really enjoy being able to meet all the people who’s blogs and books I read and training videos I watch ALL the time.

    Please pick me :)

  112. I work across the street from the convention center and was beyond excited when I heard PSW was coming to DC. I also found out we had a baby coming in April and had to choose between diapers and PSW. Diapers and food for the the baby won.

    I am just hoping you guys come back to DC soon.

  113. Photoshop World in DC = Best Learning Experience Anywhere!
    Please pick me. You guys are the best!

  114. Wow! So many comments! Just shows how great PSW is and the hundreds of fans that would love to be able to go.  MYSELF INCLUDED!!!

  115. Who would not want to attend the premier photo show in the World? Following along on the web after the fact is fun but doesn’t pump up the adrenaline like being there in person! Blogs, Facebook posts, tweets, all extra ways to remind us that we are missing a chance to be with “the gang”. Oh, please let me go!

  116. A free pass is my only chance of attending. Given the total cost involved, I can’t afford to go without assistance. As a startup 

  117. As a recent transplant to the Washington DC area, it would be amazing to get a chance to go to Photoshop world! 

  118. Hi Scott, I’d love to win the pass!  We’ve been wanting to go and make it a family trip to show my 13 year old son Washington D.C. (where I grew up, I now live in San Diego), but we can’t afford it.  This would definitely make it more possible!

  119. It would be great to go to DC and see Photoshop World on the east coast.

  120. Hook me up! The only way I’m going to get to to go is if I win a pass. 

  121. I promise to be your bestest friend if you pick me. Ok, not really but I would love to go to PSW all the same.

  122. Sure why not, it would be a pleasure to meet you Scott!

  123. I absolutely love Photoshop World.  I remember the last one we went to was in Boston and my husband and I saw you at PF Changs having dinner.  My husband went over to you and asked you to walk over and talk to me because I was a little shy.  It was great!  Photoshop World helped me get over my shyness and now I’m starting up a photography business of my own.  Thanks for all the inspiration.  I’d love to win the pass and be able to go to PSW again this year.  Thanks for everything you do!

  124. Would love to go to DC and meet all you Guys and Gals. (I have the Nikon D4 on order!!)

  125. I would love to be chosen for this and geek out with the best photographer’s on the planet. Its our version of the Grammy’s :P

  126. Free ticket?  Did someone say free ticket?

  127. You can’t go if you don’t win. Or enter. Or something. Wait. That’s not right… But my chances of going are MUCH higher if I won the pass,,, SO PLEASE enter me in the drawing

  128. I would think its a waste to get the D800e because it is not going to be a substitute for a higher end MF Format system like Phase One. Good sharp glass, the best Nikon offers, will create tack sharp photos. That little bit extra you will get from the D300e is not worth the headache. Better to save up for an MF system when seeking a system with no AA filter imo.

  129. I can’t wait. PS World is a blast.

  130. Danielle a.k.a. Girlracerphoto

    I can’t imagine a year without PSW!!!  Crossing fingers!

  131. Lucky commenter? Does that mean that it is being picked randomly and no matter what I say here, you are going to randomly draw a winner any way so I can just blurt off some rubish?

  132. Attending PSW would enable me to pass the time between After Hours events! :)  

  133. I have wanted to go to PSW for a couple of years, but it has always been too far away. Even if I could afford the pass to the conference the hotel and airfare have been too difficult for by budget. Being 40 mins from DC I am really excited about this event being so close.

  134. WOW.  This looks like the SuperBowl of photography events.

  135. I already have purchased my conference pass, but I have photographer enthusiast friends to whom I could bestow the pass.

  136. I’d love to attend PSW in DC!

  137. I have met most of your staff, except for you! But I have parked in your space in front of the main building and photographed my car there, so we need to meet, and getting a free ticket would be one way to do that. So if you pick me I will gladly come to D.C.

  138. I certainly would love to win. 

  139. You guys are awesome! #fingerscrossed

  140. This free ticket give-away is a great idea and I hope a lucky student, that would have a hard time coming up with the money to go, wins – good luck to everyone.

  141. Pick me!! My hubby is registered and I’d like to tag along!!

  142. Hi Scott this is such a great and generous gesture. Thank you! I have never been to Photoshop World and I would love to be part of this incredible event but it is not in my budget this year. Convincing the boss didn’t work out and it is unfortunate because Photoshop World will be happening relatively close to me than before.
    It is funny because I had the honor to talk to Bryan O’Neil Hughes briefly at the free photoshop sneak peek preview this weekend in NYC and he asked me if I will be attending. So it was kind of sad to tell him that I am not. Good luck to everybody and I am sure the winner will have a blast there :).

  143. I would like to go to Photoshop world. Realy like to

  144. Free is The best deal…Thanks for giving one out!

  145. Once again, keeping my fingers crossed.  I can’t afford it any other way!

  146. Scott, buddy! Make me a happy man! I’d walk to DC if I have to, but I need the pass to enter LOL!

  147. Fingers, crossed, on my knees…

  148. can’t even express what it would mean to go for me!  Turn around hard times..

  149. Scott, I hate to play this card, but remember how I saved your life once? Well now in return, I am asking for a ticket to Photoshop World. Okay, maybe I haven’t saved your life, but if you give me a ticket, and you are ever in danger, and I happen to be nearby, and I have had a good night’s sleep, and I am in a good mood, and I have had something to eat, then I would do my best to save you.

  150. Thank you for offering the free pass, a dream come true.

  151. I’d love to go – I’ve been pumped for PSW since I found out it’d be here in DC!

  152. Never been to DC would love to see it in person as well as learn from the best.

  153. Scott, I’m a NAPP member and long-time follower of your blog. Never have had the chance to go to PSW for various reasons, but would welcome the opportunity.
    thanks, MB

  154. What an opportunity!  I’d love to go!

  155. Waiting for the last minute to my my Ticket for this, being only a couple of hours from DC, I need to take advantage of this opportunity.

  156. I’ve never been!  I’d love to go!

  157. My wife’s work is sending her to Photoshop World.  I would love to go but my employer hasn’t got the education money for the year decided yet, so I guess I will just have to live it through her experience.

  158. I’ve always wanted to go and never been able to !!

  159. I have never been to Photoshop World but it would be awsome to go. 

  160. I would love to attend, I live in the area and know where all the best burger joints are, that’s gotta count for something.  :)

  161. I’ve already booked my ticket to Photoshop World but would love to win the pass. I promise to spend the money I’d save right in the vendor mall. It wouldn’t even leave the convention center. :)

  162. I am a member of NAPP and I follow you on the web. I do not live in the area. I don’t know of any burger places to go to. My wife is not going. I would save your life but we all know I will probably never be in that position. But with all that said I would still love to go. Great opportunity to just learn more about photography.

  163. Whomever wins this prize will be a very happy person!

  164. Well Scott I won’t have the RV, the dogs or any Rissotto (spelling?) but I’d be there in a heartbeat!

  165. That’s an even better deal than my kelbytraining membership. Would love a ticket.

  166. I need a break. Send me!

  167. I’ve commented on Kalebra’s pictures of Maggie the Wonder dog before on gplus is that helps! ;-)

  168. I’m member of  NAPP and Kelby Training, have all your books and DVD’s, have every book and DVD every Kelby presenter has published in the past two years.   YOU OWE ME !!!!!    :-)

  169. Please…Thank you….Magic, Magic, Magic!

  170. It’s been 10 years. since I’ve seen you live.  We’ve both gotten older, but better.  Still photoshoping and still a babe at photography.  I need a boost!  Only you can help!

  171. I lost the Power Ball Lottery lastnight and this would come in a very close second to the $350 million I did not win. Thank you 

  172. Sounds like amazing fun!

  173. Well I haven’t saved Scott’s life, however, I have been a big contributor to Scott’s Empire!  Therefore, I think a little payback doesn’t hurt us folks coming back for more goodies!  Thanks Scott!!!

  174. Thanks for the opportunity!

  175. I started in Version 1, but don’t remember much about it. By Version 2, Photoshop was already indispensable. I remember thinking the splash screens were so cool because they used such clean collage techniques. Of all the graphics tools ever made, this is the one that made it into the vernacular. Everybody knows what Photoshop is.

  176. When I grow up, I want to be Scott Kelby.

  177. Oh, oh.. pick me!  Then my wife will have to let me go! :-)

  178. Would love to go!!!!

  179. I’m feeling lucky. Maybe it’s just because Valentine’s Day is tomorrow…but I hope it’s because of this contest.

  180. Pick me pick me!!!

  181. Scott, you should pick me. I’m not going to try to guilt you into it or anything like that. All I’m gonna say is I’m new to the industry and could definatly use the experience, pointers and networking opportunities that would come with an opportunity like this. 

  182. Love to come down from NJ to see all of you guys in action at Photoshop World!

  183. What a wonderful opportunity. Thanks, Scott! 

  184. Have never been and would love to go! Looks like an awesome opportunity to learn and network!

  185. Umm, pick me?  :)

  186. I’ve never been to Photoshop World or DC. Would be a great trip.

  187. pick me. I loved the picture of the trailer even though you had a motorbike that jumped in the frame!

  188. I would love to go and I live in D.C. so Its meant to be!

  189. just lost my job and lost my GF..so I’m free then !!  pick me !

  190. Sign me up for Kalebra’s iPhone photography session!

    If I win this pass, I can actually submit for leave for technical training from work and go and that includes a free flight! That would mean an all around win for me because I’m military serving in Europe and I miss out on a lot of the stateside training!

  191. I need to go! thanks

  192. Besides all of the great things you can see and learn at PhotoWorld, I have never seen the Big Electric Cat live before…what an awesome opportunity.

  193. I’d love to go, if I win I can visit family while I’m there.

  194. I have been to many PSW in vegas.  Never been to DC, and a free PSW ticket might just get me there!

  195. Have attended your seminars over the years, but never Photoshop World yet.  Would be fun, and instructive.  Thank you.

  196. This is about the nearest Photoshop World is ever going to be to me (in Ireland) so I have to get there!

  197. Scott, I would love to go the photoshop world. I know the list is long but just think how I will be a better person after experiencing photoshop world.  Tripping over my tongue of all the cool things that all the venders have. Oh I can see it now playing with all the toys. Going to all the workshops getting all the tips of the day. Well this my be only a dream. I dream of every year to go.

  198.  #1, once again. you are awesome for giving us all some fun, ESPECIALLY on a Monday.  Thank you.
    #2.. o.o I can has pass pleeease? lol

  199. I’ve never been and would absolutely LOVE to go.  You guys are the best!

  200. Hi Scott, I’d love a pass so that I could join my brother.  Keep doing all the great work that you do.

  201. I would love to go (and be entered in to win)!

  202. Hey Scott,
    I couldn’t come to DC even if I won the ticket. So, give my entry to another! :)  However, I will gladly pay my way to Vegas in September. 
    See ya Buddy!

  203. Can’t think of a better way to spend the last days of March than to be inspired by the Photoshop Guys….. and Gals.

  204. I will be honored to be your guest.

  205. Love a free pass have been missing your tours and miss my learning time

  206. you’ll be more popular if you pick me ;-)

  207.  I’ll miss my anniversary to be there, but I’ll be there….

  208. I don’t think being witty is a requirement to win, is it?

  209. I’m excited… now I need to cash in some air miles and plan some extra time to visit family… it’s been > 7 years since I’ve been able to get to the east coast.


  210. Winning this would be the gift that lasts the whole year

  211. I would love to go!! 

  212. Hope to see you there. Looks like it will be a lot of fun

  213. What a great opportunity! Thanks for the chance! :)

  214. Scott, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, pleaseeeeeeee.

    I live in the DC area and if I am selected would most definitely attend.


  215. Nice contest Scott .. please enter me.

  216. I’ve been to a Photoshop World several years ago and it was a great experience. I would really enjoy the opportunity to go again – there are so many creative people in one place it’s impossible not to come away with some great ideas.

  217. None of deez fools is going to win, just send it my way.

  218. I’m working the schedule to get there…hope I win the ticket

  219. I’m planning on going to Las Vegas in September but I’d much rather go to DC.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

  220. Scott, I live in the DC area and would love to attend the conference.  I have CS5 on my computer but have never really used it (I use Lightroom).  Wouldn’t it be great to slide me a free pass to the conference so that I can finally learn all the cool things you can do with CS5?    I’ll even join NAPP if I win.   :-)

  221. I would be honored I you chose me. This would be a life changing experience to be amongst some of the greatest photogography instructors to learn what they have to share. N addition, it would inspire me to continue to what I love in my sparetime which is photography.

  222. A random series of words that would hopefully be picked by a random program or that would be Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.  Some many great people, content, instructors and the list goes on.  Maybe even get to see the Big Electric Cat

  223. Would love to attend!

  224. Will drive all night to get there, looking forward to winning.  Thanks!

  225. Wow, seems like there are lot of suck ups and sob stories trying to pull your heartstrings to get that free conference pass. Unlike me who will just hope that in the goodness of your heart you pick me for the free conference pass (can I get hotel and airfare covered too :-) ). Of course if I don’t get the PSW pass, hopefully you’ll throw in a consolation prize to a second person of that D800e–just a thought! 

  226. I’d love to win a Photoshop World pass!

  227. Looking forward to PSW if I win

  228. I would like a free ticket, please!

  229. would love to go to DC for Photoshop, my son, a Marine is also stationed in DC and I could get amazing education and visit my son as well :) Had tried to do this on my own, but just not in the cards right now!

  230. Thank you so much (Scott & the Kelby Media Group) for the chance to win conference pass…You guys truly rock!  I have always wanted to attend Photoshop World but could never attend in Vegas or Florida, but now I would love the chance to win and attend in DC which is practically my hometown.  I know that I would learn so much and it would open up so many doors and opportunities for future training/learning from Kelby Media.  Thanks again and I truly hope that I get picked to attend.

  231. I would love to make this the first year I attend Photoshop World! My in-laws live a metro ride away! Would be so awesome to be able to go. Should I put up all the reasons to pick me, or just beg?

  232. I would love to win and attend~

  233. I so need this you have no idea…… Fiona Baxley aka hmrshum oh yes indeedy :D

  234. Perfect gift for my husband, he will be so happy to attend. It’s Valentine day :)

  235. Hope to win so I can attend!

  236. Thank You for giving us the opportunity to be part of this great event! 

  237. I have never been to a Photoshop World event but would love to go. Especially since it is so close to home. Thanks for the opportunity to try.

  238. Just pre-ordered a new D800…would love a free pass so I could learn how to use it!

  239. For this I would actually get a passport and cross the border. 

    Good luck choosing.  Remember Indiana Jones and choose wisely.  Which means me in case you are unsure.


  240. I’ve got a D4 on order and can’t wait to get it.

  241. (sigh)….Photoshop World, Kelby and Crew, Adobe… Washington, DC.. I’d think I’d died and gone to heaven..

  242. What a great opportunity, it doesn’t get any better! Thanks Scott

  243. Dissapointed not in Orlando,,,,,but would love to go. Photoshop Guys rock!!!!

  244. I’d just have to find a way to get down there, but I’d find a way.

  245. It would be great to see our Daughter in DC who lives within a couple of blocks from the Convention Center. She works in social media and photo editing at NPR nearby, with her BFA from RIT in Photojournalism last May. I would love to go to PSW, but all my money went for tuition to Rochester instead  (a great investment). How about a ticket for a Dad to visit and stay with his daughter for a first time at Photoshop World DC? I will get the low down on all of the trendy places to eat, like Bus Boys & Poets or Ben’s Chili Bowl. 

  246. Right in town, but cannot afford to go… how can I afford to not go? I need tickets. :-)

  247. Looks like a fantastic event.

  248. I’ve never been able to afford PSW- it would be SO great if I won!

  249. Cool. At this moment I have a 1/267 chance of winning a trip to PSW In DC. I’m feeling lucky.

  250. Would love to go that’s for sure…just need a ticket is all. :-)

  251. Scott,

    I’m a CPA by trade and one of those people that use the right and left side of the brain. I need an excuse to take a few days off during tax season. These 65-70 hour weeks can get to you and I need a break.

  252. Wow that is exciting…Ok, should I book tickets Sydney -> DC to arrive on the 22 or 23? :D

  253. Love to attend photoshop world in Washington DC.

  254. Couldn’t be more excited. Thanks for a chance to win!

  255. I think I will figure out a way to get to DC if I win the ticket…  Here’s to Lady Luck!

  256. I’d love to go. Caught your LSR seminar in Austin and I’m sure that being able to attend PSW would be 100 times more of the same wonderful stuff!

  257. Somehow, I’d get there.

  258. Awesome opportunity for a lucky winner—-Pick me please.

  259. Count me in as interested in the ticket.  Haven’t been since the one in San Diego SOOO long ago… :)  thanks.

  260. I’m hoping to book a flight !

  261. Wanted to participate for a long time perhaps this time….

  262. Scott, can’t wait for Photshop World. I’ve been reading about this show and following your blog for the last 2 years while I was stationed in Germany. I lucked out getting assigned to Wash DC the same year you decide to move it here. Thanks.

  263. I REALLY want to go to Photoshop World but dont think I am going to have the money so this would be an amazing blessing! Not to mention I live in Fairfax VA so its right in my back yard!

  264. This sounds like a great way to spend a few days in March!

  265. I would love to go!  Thanks for the opportunity!

  266. I need a ticket so I can join my friends and fellow photogs. Just can’t do it on a fixed income.
    Thanks for posting this  chance to come.

  267. i would love to go, i’d have to start walking now though, hehe:)

  268. It would be both an Honor and a Privilege to attend one of these events.
    Thank you for giving us this oppurtunity to get that chance.

  269. I would love to go. I’m still learning, and it’d be fantastic to get a chance to pick up some tips from the best photographers that are out there. Corny, but true.

  270. I’d love to go.  I’m retired, and re-learning how much I love photography (since that stint in 1966 as the yearbook photographer).   I’ve learned so much from your books, and your blog.  I can only imagine how much there would be to learn at this event.

  271. I learned to shoot during my years in DC and miss it!  Would be an excellent reason to re-visit my old home and haunts. Thanks for doing this for us, Scott!

  272. I should read this everyday. Missed another chance!

  273. i live in DC! i would love to go!

  274. Woo Hoo and it would be at the same time as the Cherry Blossom Festival!  Great Photographic opportunities there!

  275. It’s all about the ROI? Let’s be honest why would you want to worry about someone maybe saving your life, you pick me I will save your life no problem just call ahead. I guess what others have forgotten was you are the Chuck Norris of Photography. Only you can save yourself when in trouble. You choose me and you will receive a ROI that far surpasses other commenteers (yeah I made that word up). 1) The appreciation of young photography/designer from rural america, 2) a photo shopped image of you as the  Chuck Norris of photography (I feel some work should occur in exchange for a pass),3) A full blog entry that follows the experience of attending such a event. Picture a day in the life of a conference attendee. 

  276. Commenting all the way from out of the country, in a small town in Ontario Canada. Never been, too much of a cost incurred in the travel, and border etc

  277. DC based, would love to go, but cant afford to….THanks forn the opportunity to win a tickets.


  278. Is it too late to leave another comment? I’m already ticketed to attend but would love to bring my daughter!
    If the giveaway is still open sign me up for a chance to win.
    Thank you. Jan Gemeinhardt  

  279. I wanna go….Pick Me Pick ME!!!!!  please! with sugar on top!

  280. It looks like a GREAT Event!

  281. All my life I’ve been paying retail price and never won anything for FREE.  Let me see what happens this time with Scott Kelby.  

  282.  I live within driving distance of the event. I would love the opportunity to go. If chosen I would definately use the opportunity to learn and bring back tips to my fellow photography club memebers. Thanks

  283. Where have you been all my photographic life? The perfect transfusion for my analog-retentive soul.

  284. Been wanting to go for years but hadn’t figured out how to swing it.  Hope it’s not too late to get my name in the hat.

  285. I’d love to go as I’ve never attended this conference before…

  286. read your books and keep them as bibles. Working on lightroom 3 at the moment. Lecture on intra-oral photography and try to incorporate your ideas on portraiture. hope to be included

  287. I love Photoshop Word.  Have been to several and would love to go again.

  288. I think I am late but would love to have my wife attend.

  289. Send me, send me! I would love to attend this, and get to see the DC area!

  290. I’d really love to go but my budget is severely restricted. Pick me, pick me!

  291. Dear Scott, I am not more deserving of a free ticket than anyone is, so if you considered me, I would feel so grateful. After many, many, years of working in jobs that didn’t seem to fit, I, quite by accident, discovered my passion in photography. I lost my job as a management consultant / presentation designer last June, when our small company was impacted by the economy and shut down. Sadly, for our family, this came only a couple of months after moving into a bigger home so our children would be closer to the the Christian school they attended. We made a tough decision to pull them out of their school, and begin homeschooling. At the same time, I took a chance, and started a photography business, knowing that my skills, although good, lacked a great deal of knowledge to truly be called a Professional! However, I didn’t let that stop me. I joined Kelby Training along with other online resources, connected with other photographers in my area for training, and started my journey of self teaching. I am proficient enough to fake it till I make it, but my goal is to make it because I am completely authentic. I have been giving away all of my time and talent, paying my dues, and trying out different genre’s of our industry, in order to discover the photographer that I know lives inside of me. Just today, I finally realized my direction and my purpose within photography. I own the CS4 master collection (bought a few years ago) and am purchasing Lightroom. There are ton’s of training videos and forums and tutorials on these applications, I realize, and I take full advantage of, however there is nothing like being in a classroom with those whom have been where you wish to go. Our financial situation a year ago would have allowed me to attend the conference and take along another with no problem, but today that is no longer true. So for me, the only way I could attend would be through a gift offering, such as what you are awarding. As I said before, there is no reason that is greater to choose me over anyone of the other 300+ people whom have posted comments, as I am sure we are all in need.  Should you choose me, I would feel so blessed and honored, for I would know that it was because I had been given God’s favor.  Thank you for your time, your offer, the life experiences you share with us all, and for being the kind of person who keeps paying it forward. One day I hope to travel the road you have already journeyed! 

    Laura Annapolis, MD 
    Purgioia Images (pronounced Pur -joy-ia,  meaning Pure Joy)

  292. Oh pick me! I would so love to go :)

  293. Scott Kelby,

    I don’t know if the contest is still going on, but I would like to try and win a free Photoshop World ticket!

    My name is Ana Santos and I am an undergraduate at American University in Washington, DC. I was Photo Editor for my student newspaper, and I am an intern at National Geographic. When I graduate, I want to pursue a career in photojournalism and eventually have my work published in the National Geographic Magazine. I know these are lofty goals, but I have the talent, drive, and courage to pursue what I want.

    As of now, I signed up for the free Bonus Photography & Photoshop Training Classes, but I would really like to be a part of the entire expo. With my tight college student budget, I really can’t afford to spend $250 (student rate and NAAP membership) for one weekend, even though I fully believe the skills I would learn would help me immensely.

    Please consider me for this contest! I appreciate this opportunity!


    Ana Santos

  294. Only way I can make it to PSW this year!

  295. Free stuff just for commenting?? Count me in!! I think winning a ticket to this event is the only way I’ll ever convince the wife I should go!! ha!

  296. A awesome place with a nice and my favorite time. Thanks

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