Photoshop World East 2019

On Sunday morning, I returned home from Orlando, Florida. Another Photoshop World has come and gone – this one is my third and so I have an “Alumni” tag added to my name tag. This year also has two Photoshop Worlds being run – the West edition will be held in Las Vegas in August. I cannot go to that as well unfortunately.

Of course, it was an excellent time. It always is.

I started on Wednesday with a pre-conference session with the amazing Glyn Dewis. Glyn taught how to simplify the lighting setup so that one doesn’t have to fuss and fret; just focus on taking a great picture. He also shared a great deal about his on-going veterans portrait project. Those stories tug at your heart-strings and this project has changed Glyn’s life at a personal level as well. Very touching.

I mainly stayed with the photography and Photoshop session tracks during the main conference. This is where I want to get better across the board. But I did enjoy “crossing-over” into the design track a little bit. Dave Clayton (who works closely with Glyn) focuses on graphic design and layout.

In a few cases, I went outside my comfort zone to see what others were doing. I attended a session on family/children photography by Tracy Sweeney and a session on headshot photography by Peter Hurley. I don’t see myself taking photos like this, but it was informative and helpful just to see what else is out there and how others work. Both Tracy and Peter are excellent and enthusiastic presenters, so the talks were very enjoyable.

The live model shoots in the Partner Pavilion were very creative this year. One had a steampunk theme and the other was set in a bayou/swamp. Both models were great and really worked with their respective sets.

Of course, I am still editing all my photos. I’ll write another post once I have a Flickr Album created and populated.

I cannot wait for next year’s Photoshop World!

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