KelbyOne Presents

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

August 11 - 13, 2015

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Who: is Photoshop World For? You The photographer
  • Who is looking for networking opportunities
  • Who wants to brush up on their photography skills
  • Who wants to Master Photoshop & LIghtroom
  • Who wants to learn how to grow their business
Who: will you meet and shake hands with? IDOLS: Meet up & Share with like-minded creative people
  • Meet up and Share with Like-Minded Creative People
  • experience hallway conversations that lead to lifelong connections
  • It’s the people you meet that create an experience to remember
What: you'll learn what You Never Thought You Could Learn
  • in an atmosphere that breeds energy, growth & Inspiration
  • during 3 days, you’ll find more information than you have in the last 3 years.
  • Grow your skills, find your creativity & set yourself up for success
Where: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino It's Where The Action
  • You’ll want to Be where the conference is,
  • Where the After Hours Party is, Where Midnight Madness is,
  • Where The meetup is, Where Birds of A Feather is
  • & Where The Art of Photography is held.

Join us for three days packed with creative adventures

Day 1 August 11

  • 11am - 7pm

    Conference Sessions

    Start your Photoshop World journey with a bang by choosing any class or track you want to join in on!

    View Tuesday's Sessions
  • 7:30pm

    Networking Event

    "Birds of a Feather"

    Here on your own? Meet up with like-minded people at this exclusive networking event for creatives just like you.

    Learn more
  • 8pm - 11pm

    Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

    After Hours Party

    The most talked about after-hours event of the conference and no better way to let loose and unwind after a packed day of learning.

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Day 2 August 12

  • 8:15am - 7:15pm

    Conference Sessions

    During the second day, you’ll be hungry for more. Choose any track, any class and get the hands-on learning you’ve always wanted.

    View Wednesday's Sessions
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

    Art of Photography

    Get plenty of insight and inspiration at this interactive panel discussion with some of today’s leading photographers. A must-attend event for all!

    Learn more
  • 10pm - 12pm

    Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

    Midnight Madness

    Call it the session for “Photoshop freaks that just can’t sleep,” this event has become legendary. Snag a limited ticket and prepare for a spirited night!

    Learn more

Day 3 August 13

  • 8:15am - 2pm

    Conference Sessions

    As you approach your final day, you’ll feel enlightened, inspired and bursting with knowledge. And there will still be time for even more learning.

    View Thursday's Sessions
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Celebration & Conference Wrap-up

    Photoshop World Awards

    Join a host of instructors for a final farewell, including video highlights, last minute tricks, cool giveaways from our sponsors and Expo exhibitors and more!

    Learn more
  • 3:30pm on

    Safe Travels Home

    Now that you're armed with new creative skills, it's time to put it all to the test out in the real world. And don't forget to share your Photoshop World experiences via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #PSW2015. See you next year!

What was your aha moment? Mine - attending my very first @PhotoshopWorld_ - since that day to this, @KelbyOne keeps me learning and inspired!

Latanya Henry @lhshutterbug

Just signed up for @MoosePeterson Photo Safari @PhotoshopWorld_. Can't wait to lear & pass it on to my media students @MCHSWolves. #PSW2015

Booter @gregboutestein

@PhotoshopWorld_ @KStohl I've been going to #PSW for 5 years now. It's always a blast to go back and get my creative reset :) #PSWChat

Craig McCormick @DestructivePix

@PhotoshopWorld_ The workbook's a great resource. Most classes are in it, but if one isn't, I may attend that class. #PSWChat

Christopher Arnold @carnolddesigns

@KStohl @PhotoshopWorld_ My brain is usually a carry on going home! Something new to learn at every #PSW2015 #PSWChat

Christopher Arnold @carnolddesigns

Learn from the world's very best instructors in the field!

Scott Kelby

Moose Peterson

Jay Maisel

Joe McNally

Dave Black

Peter Hurley

Joel Grimes

Lindsay Adler

Bryan Hughes

Julieanne Kost

Corey Barker

RC Concepcion

Pete Collins

Alan Hess

Annie Cahill

Ben Willmore

Bert Monroy

Brandon Ford

Brian Smith

Chris Hershman

Cliff Mautner

Dave Cross

David Ziser

Ed Greenberg

Eddie Tapp

Erik Valind

Frank Doorhof

Frank Salas

Glyn Dewis

Helene Glassman

Panel of Instructors

Jack Davis

Jack Reznicki

Jake Peterson

Jason Groupp

Jeremy Cowart

Jim DiVitale

Joe Glyda

Larry Becker

Mia McCormick

Richard Harrington

Rick Sammon

Roberto Valenzuela

Scott Diussa

Terry White

Tim Grey

Tim Wallace

Weston (Wes) Maggio

Special Events
Work Hard. Play Hard.

    Opening Keynote

    Prepare to be entertained, enlightened and electrified at this must-attend event! Featuring Scott Kelby and the “Photoshop Guys,” as well as key members of the Adobe Photoshop team, the Opening Keynote serves as official launch party for the conference. It sets the mood for the entire conference. The Keynote is your chance to hear special presentations, announcements, product demonstrations from Adobe and much more.

    Tuesday, August 11th, 9:00 – 10:30am

    Live Natural Lighting Shoots

    The Live Shoots will be held on Wednesday, August 12th from 11am-4pm and are open to all attendees. The four shoots are listed with more detail below.

    Food Setup: Food photography can be an expression of beautiful colors and great textures. Great food photography makes the viewer want to dine where you are. In this setup, we'll have local dishes prepared, and a table setup with reflectors and cards. All you have to do is step in, and see what element inspires you to make a photograph. That said - try not to eat the food.

    Model Photography: A great picture often starts with a great subject. The subject must know how to move with the camera, and what looks will make the image as flattering as possible. How about spending some time in a shoot setup with a trained model? This will give you the chance to solely focus on your gear - and get that winning shot.

    Macro Station: Colors, textures and details spring to life when focusing really intently on a small portion of a picture. Instead of taking in a wide expanse -get really close in this macro setup of random objects. With the right gear and a little patience, you'll be surprised at the results that you'll get. If you own a macro lens - this would be a good time to bring it and please make sure that the lens you bring can fit a 77mm, XXmm, or XXmm adapter.

    Wedding Shoot: A beautiful wedding shot can really add a new dimension to your photographic work. That said - you don't really want to commit yourself to shooting a wedding if you don't have any experience in doing so. Renting a church and a bride model can also be a costly venture. In this setup, you'll have a natural light wedding chapel here in Vegas, a Bride and Groom, and the time you need in a relaxed environment to test out making a great shot.

    Free Canon Sensor Cleaning

    Attendees can register to get their EOS camera cleaned for Free by Canon CPS technicians. Service includes Image Sensor Cleaning, Firmware Update (if required) Basic Function Check & Cleaning of Camera’s Exterior More Info>>

    Tuesday, August 11th, 8:00am – 5:00pm

    Wednesday, August 12th, 7:30am – 4:30pm

    Thursday, August 13th, 8:00am – 1:00pm

    Evening Photowalks

    Attendees may sign up for these on 8/10/15 (10:00 am - 2:00 pm) at show site registration. The walks will be held on August 10th, beginning at 8 pm and all are limited to 20 participants. Night Photowalk Options:
    • Downtown Fremont, hosted by Gabe Biderman
    • Bellagio, hosted by Rob Sylvan
    • Chocolates on the Strip, hosted by Lavonne Hall

    Hands On Labs

    Thursday, August 13th, running at the same time as the tracks.

    Sometimes it takes just the right environment to unleash the creative brainiac in all of us. Our Hands-On Labs will do just that, offering a wide variety of creative explorations that allow you to work on your own project, but with the professional guidance of our Photoshop World instructors. Don’t worry – our instructors won’t be judging over your shoulder, but rather a real-live, walking-breathing-help-me-now Easy-button ready to answer all your burning questions.

    With each lab, you’ll have the opportunity to spend time with people who share the desire to create, socialize and be inspired. All you need is a fully charged laptop, a photography or illustration project relevant to your selected lab, and a can-create-inspire-me-now-attitude.

    There are a variety of topics available and labs are limited to 40 participants. Registration for the labs is free and will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.

    Lab Titles:
    • Editing Landscapes
    • Editing Wedding Photos
    • Sports Photo Lab
    • Lightroom Lab
    • Retouching Lab
    • Illustration Lab

    Free Nikon Sensor Cleaning

    Attendees can register to get their camera cleaned for Free by Nikon technicians. Service includes Image Sensor Cleaning, Firmware Update (if required) Basic Function Check & Cleaning of Camera’s Exterior

    Tuesday, August 11th, 8:00am – 5:00pm

    Wednesday, August 12th, 8:00am – 5:00pm

    Thursday, August 13th, 8:00am – 1:00pm (pick-up only)

    More Info>>

    Guru Awards

    This is a special competition just for registered attendees that honors and recognizes the design, photography, retouching and creativity of our attendees. The award is handed out during the Awards Celebration & Conference Wrap-up.

    The deadline for submissions has passed.

    Winners will be announced “live” during a special Guru Awards presentation at the Awards Celebration & Conference Wrap-Up. There will be no prior notification of winners, and all winning entries will be secret until their official announcement during the Awards Celebration & Conference Wrap-Up. Thursday, August 13, 2:30 - 3:30pm

    B&H Official Sponsor of the Guru Awards

    After-Hours Party

    Rock n' Roll After Party with Rebel Soul

    Grab your ticket to the most talked about after-hours event of the conference. The night will begin with dinner, drinks, and music mixing from a Vegas style DJ - plus dancing and photo booth antics. Then you’ll get front and center at the keynote stage for LIVE Rock n' Roll party with Rebel Soul. You won’t want to be left out of the fun. Your ticket to this must-attend event on Tuesday, August 11th from 8-11pm is just $59.

    Register Now

    Tickets sold separately at conference checkout.

    Meet Up

    Mix & Mingle with Scott Kelby and the Photoshop Guys & some of your favorite Photoshop World Instructors!

    Monday, August 10th, 9:00 – 11:00pm

    Birds of a Feather

    Socializing and networking are an integral part of the Photoshop World photography conventions experience. If you’ll be attending Photoshop World alone, make sure to stop by the registration desk and sign up for “Birds of a Feather”. Just add your name to one of the sign-up sheets with the names of nearby restaurants. Later that night, meet your fellow participants for dinner and great conversation. Seating is limited, so sign up early!

    Tuesday, August 11th, Begins at 7:30 -

    Topics include:
    • Landscape Photography
    • Travel Photography
    • Wedding Photography
    • Photoshop
    • Lightroom
    • Getting started in Photography/First time Photographers
    • Graphic Design
    • Nature/Wildlife

    The Art of Photography

    Get plenty of insight and inspiration at this interactive panel discussion with some of today’s leading photographers as they discuss their most memorable works, careers and more. A must-attend event for all photographers.

    Wednesday, August 12th, 7:30 – 9:30pm

    Midnight Madness

    Call it the session for “Photoshop freaks that just can’t sleep,” Midnight Madness has become legendary. If you’re lucky enough to snag one of the limited tickets, you’re in for a spirited night of surprises, laughter and fun. Hosted by none other than the conference ringmaster himself, Scott Kelby.

    Wednesday, August 12th, 10:00pm – 12:00am

    Portfolio Reviews

    The Photoshop World Portfolio reviews are an invaluable opportunity to have your work reviewed by a world renown lineup of industry professionals and photographers. Each in depth review offers you candid appraisals, valuable business insights, and gives you real world, practical advice, on all aspects of your work from our distinguished line up of Photoshop world instructors.

    Tuesday, August 11th, 1:30 – 4:30pm

    Portfolio Reviews are not open to the public and require a separate registration and fee. Once you have registered and paid for a full conference pass you will be sent an email with a link to register for a Portfolio Review.

    Register Now

    Portfolio Review tickets sold separately at conference checkout.

    PhotoshopWorld Awards

    Awards Celebration & Conference Wrap-Up

    Before you leave for home, you’ll join a host of your conference instructors for a final farewell, including some always-entertaining video highlights, some last-minute tricks, guru awards and cool giveaways from our sponsors & Expo exhibitors.

    Thursday, August 13th, 2:30 – 3:30pm


    Backup, Showcase and Share: Why Your Photos Need a Website

    presented by SmugMug

    Don't risk your photos and your families memories to the digital graveyard. Every photographer needs a backup plan for their digital photo library, but choosing the right service can feel daunting. What features matter? SmugMug, the leading provider of photo sharing websites, will show you how to make a great photo website to backup, showcase, share and even sell your photos.

    Held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, from 9:30-10:30am in Tradewinds CD Ballroom

    Aaron Meyers is an award winning landscape photographer and a SmugMug Product Manager. He's an expert in creating beautiful photography and beautiful websites to display that photography. He's a former aerospace engineer but limits his explorations to chasing light in remote locations on planet earth.

    Our Loyal Sponsors

    A big shout out to all of our loyal sponsors who continuously support us. These are our most prestigious sponsors across all events!