Photoshop World Special Events

Work hard…Play harder.

Just when you think your brain is on overload, we offer the solution for you to let loose and unwind at special events that redefine what it means to work hard and play harder. Make your rounds during our expo hall to experience innovative product demos, participate in live photo shoots and get face time with all your industry favorite players. When you’re really ready to relax, we line up the events and mingle spots that help you enjoy, engage and relax in environments that breed creative fun.

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)

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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.

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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.

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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 Thursday, August 12, 2015, from 9:30-10:30am

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.

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