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In exactly 14 weeks, Photoshop World will take Las Vegas by storm offering three non-stop days of informative, inspirational and invaluable photography, lighting and Photoshop training from the industry’s best and brightest talents, as well as an industry expo showcasing the hottest gadgets and gizmos on the market.

From new instructors like Dave BlackJeremy Cowart and Frank Doorhof to an exciting Photoshop-meets-fashion theme, this seventh PSW in Las Vegas is shaping up to be the luckiest one yet!

Vegas Brochure

Click here to automatically download a PDF of the official Photoshop World brochure. The brochure features descriptions of all training sessions andoptional pre-conference workshops, a list of participating instructors and much more. Please note: we’ve made one change to the pre-con workshop lineup: Deke McClelland’s “Photoshop Channels & Masks” class has been changed to “Photoshop 3D Fundamentals.”

And don’t forget to register before Friday, August 5 to save an extra $100 off the registration rate.

Start planning now for the ultimate educational experience… You won’t regret it!


It’s baaacck.

On June 24-27, women from all over will have a great opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s top mentors. There will be time to connect with other photographers, shop, relax and enjoy at the beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona Firesky Resort & Spa.

Early registration ended with the month of April. Registration is now $299 for PPA members and $329 for non-members. Registration includes top-notch programs, social events, mentoring opportunities, some meals, boutique shopping and plenty of great girlfriend gifts.

For more information, to reserve your spot, or make hotel reservations, check out their website.

Eloquent Light Workshop: Follow in Georgia O’Keefe’s Footsteps with Your Camera

This semi-private photography workshop, The Artist’s Landscape of Ghost Ranch, will be held August 16–22 and is limited to 6 participants. In this workshop you will be guided to photograph, explore and experience the varied and inspiring locations at Ghost Ranch with professional one-on-one photographic instruction and coaching. You’ll learn effective field working strategies for capturing the extraordinary colors and textures of the landscape of Ghost Ranch. This workshop is sponsored by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. [via Double Exposure]

Get more details here.

FOCUS ON NATURE: International Photography Workshops in Iceland

Focus On Nature offers thoroughly unique experiences—photographic workshops, led by world-renowned photographers and guided by local professionals—in stunningly beautiful Iceland.

Some of the world’s top photographers offer special curricula, which will teach you a diverse set of skills including visual storytelling, composition, digital workflow, image enhancement, and much more. Each workshop is made unique by the instructor’s strengths and passions, customized for individual participants, and guided to unique destinations at specific times. This summer Focus on Nature will run workshops from 7/19 to 9/12. [via Double Exposure]

Get more details here.

The Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) will take place in April 2009. It will be the first-ever, annual month-long celebration of Photography.

MOPLA will showcase the enormous photography community, inclusive of commercial, fine art and photojournalism. MOPLA will present the photographic work and talent of both emerging and undiscovered photographers to legendary masters who have made lasting contributions to the field of photography.

As the second largest photo community in the U.S., Los Angeles will provide a distinctive backdrop to the celebration of the photographic image. [via Double Exposure]

For more information, visit or read the rest of the article here.

While there are a good number of photographers out there who will offer advise on how to shoot a wedding or the best way to do portraiture or expert advise on landscape photography, I’ve not seen this one before–How to photograph a conference. I’ve been to conferences and wanted to photograph some but I seem to run into a host of issues like the details of lighting and setting up a tripod where I won’t be in somebody’s way to permission to photograph those on stage.

In this article from dPS you’ll learn about these 10 things:

  • Bring extra batteries, memory cards, your cables, and chargers
  • Get out of auto mode
  • Be unobtrusive. Casual shots are better
  • Pay attention to the background
  • Try not to use the flash
  • Pay attention to the lighting
  • Set the white balance
  • More is better
  • Zoom less, walk more
  • Have fun

If you think about it conferences are a little like family reunions. If you’re planning an upcoming holiday with family and friends indoors, many (if not all) of these tips could apply.

WHAT: BetterPhoto 4th Annual Photography Conference

WHERE: Monterey, California

WHEN: October 25, 2008

PRICE: Just $97 (lodging not included)

For more information see

Congratulations to Martin and John:

At the Photoshop World Conference & Expo (held Sept 4-6, 2008 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino), two new members of the Photoshop community will be inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame; English photographer and author Martin Evening and Senior Photoshop Product Manager John Nack. [via Photoshop News]

For details visit the Photoshop News websie.

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