Photoshop World time again! That can mean only one thing – four days of high octane Photoshopping, with little or no sleep until the final closing event. Although PSW doesn’t officially start until Wednesday, today (Tuesday) there were hordes of avid Photoshop fanatics in attendance for the pre-conference workshops and festivities. Registration opened before lunch, although crowds at this point were relatively light. The NAPP staff, as usual, was helpful and friendly!
The pre-conference workshops kicked off in the afternoon, and this year I elected to take the precon for Real World Concert Photography with Alan Hess and Scott Diussa. These two gentlemen have been at this for quite some time, and had the war stories to go along with the photos they displayed. After a quick run-through of gear and settings, they proceeded to take turns explaining the many lessons they have learned through years of music business photography, and all the attendees benefited from their experience. Midway through the class, we broke and headed down to the expo hall where Scott Kelby’s band, Big Electric Cat, proceeded to run through an extended set designed to give we photographers-in-training a chance to try out what we had learned.
The concert was great fun, and before it was over, even Scott Diussa got up and rocked the house along with the band. All in all it was a great time, both educational and fun!
After the precon, it was all about time crunch! Off to dinner with some of my NAPP forum friends, then out to the NAPP “tweetup” by the pool.
Meanwhile, we who took the Concert Photography precon had to upload our best image before 10:00 for judging during the keynote tomorrow. Lots of fun and shenanigans, and now it’s time to get some rest before the keynote and official opening of the conference tomorrow. If only the internet connection were faster here 🙂