Hi, everybody! I’m back from my trip to Belfast/The Faroe Islands/Iceland. Such a fantastic time, but I’m glad to be back home, and back to work. Lots of pics and stories to share soon, but holy cow I cannot believe it’s only NINE days until Photoshop World Las Vegas.

Here’s some important stuff if you’re going (or thinking of going – it’s not too late. Airfare’s are still cheap and even though our room block is 100% sold out, you can can still get some great rates at The Mirage, our home for the conference. Details, tickets and travel info at photoshop world.com)

If you’re coming early…

There are still a few spots left in some of the pre-conference workshops (these are optional workshops held the day before the conference. Some go on location or have live shoots for you to do, some are more classroom-based, some are both). These are really popular because they give you a chance to deep dive into a particular topic you’re interested in a smaller, more intimate setting. Here are three, I know you will love (but they are all first-rate workshops from top to bottom):

The Art of Photographic Storytelling, with Karen Hutton

Karen is a creative wizard and in this workshop, you’re going to learn a process of how to be creative on the spot. It’s about learning to be an artist, instead of a traffic cam. How to think like an artist. Create like an artist. Explore new ideas and unlock your creative side. It’s part classroom, part shooting, lots of self-discovery and learning. Karen is a joy. You will learn so much about photography that doesn’t have to do with settings or lenses. Details here.

Mastering the Model Shoot, with Frank Doorhof

People come to The Netherlands from all over the world to learn lighting, posing, and how to work with models from Frank. He’s the author of the bestselling book “Mastering the Model Shoot” and he’s one of the best lighting guys out there. I’ve learned a ton from Frank’s workshops, and you will too. This is a class where you’ll be working and shooting the models, too, so bring your camera for sure. Details here.

Master The Dramatic Portrait With Joel Grimes

Joel is one of the best lighting instructors in the world, and earlier this year I saw a glimpse of what Joel will be teaching in┬áthis class, and I was blown away. You’re going to learn portrait lighting and posing techniques that are change everything for you. Joel is one of the most fun, engaging, and passionate teachers and his ability to communicate his techniques and really make it stick are what make him so special. What an amazing opportunity for some lucky photographers. Details here.

That’s just three workshops, but there are still just a few spots left in some of the others (some workshops are already sold out, so lock down your spot right now). Details here.

Grab One Of The Last Few Party Tickets Now!

Cause I’m getting the band back together, and not only are we playing live at the attendee party the first night, but we’re also inviting some of our instructors up for an “Instructor Jam Session” (Wait ’till you hear Frank Doorhof shred on guitar!). It’s going to be a fun night of music, drinks, and dancing, but there are a limited number of tickets left, so grab yours right now while you still can. Tickets here.

I’ve got a lot to work to do before now and conference – lots to get ready for, but this is such a fun time. Can’t wait to see everybody in Vegas! Hope I see you there! Whoo hoo!

-Scott

P.S. The week after Photoshop World I’m up in Boston and Philly with my new “Ultimate Photography Crash Course” full-day seminar. Come on out and spend the day with me. It’s 100% money-back guaranteed if it’s not the best photography seminar you’ve ever been to, at any price, anywhere, period! Here’s the link with more details and tickets.

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.

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