First off - WOW!! What a show!!
Photoshop World 2010 was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL this year. Hosted by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and sponsored by companies such as Adobe, Mpix, Epson, Adorama, OnOne Software, Wacom, Medialab, Kelby Training, Westcott and many others - it truly was a hit.
The first day began with a HUGE concert featuring Scott Kelby & his band - the only catch, they dressed up like the band KISS. It was fantastic! So as they were rockin' the show, all exhibitors were prepping for a huge crowd hungry for information. The crowd consisted of both amateur and pro photographers as well as individuals who focus in video as well. Sessions began with instructors who range from NAPP to photographers and even social media guru's.
If day 1 wasn't good enough - day 2 was even better! The crowd was very interested in Westcott and wanted to know everything we had to offer. Since we had a booth set up with a photography studio, we were able to demo how using the Westcott Spiderlite TD5 can really change the way you shoot as a photographer. John Williamson, Westcott Technical Rep and Professional Photographer, walked individuals through a photo shoot along with techniques and tips everyone can use. Michael Green, Professional Photographer and Westcott's Catalog Cover shooter, donated his time to speak at our booth as well as assist anyone with questions.
The final day of PSW was nothing but EXCITING! Our booth had a constant flow of people and questions. Best part of Day 3 had to be our 'Headshots for Charity'! Dave Cross from NAPP joined us in the booth where individuals would donate money to receive a headshot by a NAPP Photographer as well as a thumb drive with the image. When it was all over, all donations were given to St. Jude Children's Hospital. We were so proud to be part of this event for PSW2010! We can't wait until Vegas where we can blow the roof off again!
To see a video of the show, please visit this Scott Kelby's Blog.
Quotes from the Event:
Editor-in-chief of Layers Magazine
President of National Association of Photoshop Professionals
Westcott Top Pro
"Westcott was showing a new specially designed shallow softbox for their TD-5 Spiderlites that made me want one badddd!!!!!"
Westcott Top Pro
"PSW Expo was a blast as always. It's always great to be able to hang with my good friends at the Westcott booth. If you are ever at a photo expo look for them, pretty much the biggest baddest booth on the showroom floor!...pick up some shooting tips, learn about the products, and just meet up with some great people."
Director of Curriculum at the National Association of Photoshop Professionals
Adobe Certified Instructor
"PSW is always an incredible event, packed with teaching, meeting people and tons of fun. This year I decided to throw in a charity event, thanks to Westcott, turned into a nice fund raiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Look for it to be bigger and better in Vegas!"