We are almost fully recovered from Photoshop World, and what a time we had. Sure there were the parties, after all it is Vegas, but the highlights for us were the PhotoshopCAFE Freemont Street Photowalk and getting to meet all of you cafe crew out there. There was no shortage of enthusiasm at the convention or on the trade show floor. We were lucky to have many of our authors teach right at the booth. Tim Cooper gave us some tips on how to take better Photos, Stephen Burns was on hand with his special brand of Photoshop Artistry. Jeff Foster revealed his animation secrets, and Wes Magio gave us some pointers for getting the most out of a Wacom tablet. It was the first time we brought so many authors out to a show, but it wont be the last.
The “CAFE Crew”
We were very lucky to not only have such talent speak at the booth, but we had incredible talent working the booth. These guys really out did them selves this time, a special thank you to them, and to the PhotoshopCafe community for making this such a successful show for us. If you were not be to make it out to this one, we hope to see you at another show. These days it is rare to have such an incredible learning experience while having a blast as well.
Read on for more and tons more pictures!
Thursday, Oct. 1
We had some wonderful people working the booth
Bruce Bicknell – Sessions.edu instructor and booth ‘manager’
Matt Keefe – Developer, Programmer, Photographer, Social Diretor
Darren ‘Daz’ Winder – The Amazing Illustrating Man v1
Philip Neal – The Amazing Illustrating Man v2
Frank ‘Cfire” Priboy – Director and Training disk Guru
Fotodog – You friendly Cafe Photographer
Kayser Ridha – Big Brother Star and Actor
Sabrina Bollenbach – Fashion Photographer
This was my first Photoshop World and although the vendors were not as abundant as previous years, I was in Photoshop heaven.
I’ll leave it to the other booth-mates to add their reviews, but we definitely made impact on the Photoshop World (as well as Las Vegas)
BFF Daz and Phil
Colin during his presentation
Colin at Freemont st
The “CAFE Crew”
Big enough? Burger
Looks like trouble. Daz, Matt and Frank watch Tim’s presentation
Dtephen Burns explaining 3D at the PSC Booth
Jeff and his 3D presentation
Jeff looks great in these new glasses
Matt and Bruce getting ready for it all to start
Daz, Frank and Kaysar
Although I will say it was nice meeting up with familiar faces and some new ones too. Man I love the Cafe family and every year PhotoshopCafe steps up to the challenge of “do one better”, this year was no exception… more on that later.
I finally got home late last night and am happy to report that after Laura got there and we upgraded to a jacuzzi suite my feet/legs feel almost normal. We rode the rollercoaster at NYNY and it was cool although not nearly as scary as a real NYC taxi ride.
All I can say for now is that I had a great time hanging with you guys, the demos at the booth rocked and the whole experience was really fun and inspirational. I wish I’d had more time to spend getting to know you all more. I really enjoyed talking with those I could with such limited time and I look forward to more.
Thanks for the invite and the goodies!
Also – I’ve had a lot of comments about the T-shirt since I left PSW – people at Adobe MAX liked it as have people in random stores, etc.
That’s all I have for now – Jeff
Frank Taking a shot
We took a limo to Freemont st and the ols strip. Nothin’ but style for the CAFE Crew!
Jeff does 3D at the booth
Contortionist at the istock Party
The Artisan hotel. Thanks to Mr. Daniel Brown for finding this spot
A Speakeasy bar down by Freemont St
See more pictures at the PhotoshopCAFE Flickr page
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