In-Depth Pre-Conference Workshops

Come a Day Early and Get a Head Start on your Learning | August 20th (times vary)

What Are the In-Depth Workshops?

Want to dive deeper on a particular topic or be a part of a live on-location shoot? The day before our conference kicks off, we jump start the event with in-depth workshops. These workshops provide a deep dive into the topics you want to learn most with small class sizes, live shoots, and hands-on training. Separate registration & fee required. To ensure a spot, pre-purchase is advised. Otherwise, purchase is available show site, if spots are still available.

Explore Available Workshops

Lightpaint the Town, with Dave Black | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Lightpainting is back! This very popular Photoshop World Pre-Conference Workshop will teach Lightpainting at the ghost town of Nelson, Nevada. Anyone at any level of photography will enjoy learning how to Lightpaint old buildings, old cars and trucks, and a wide variety of ghost town landscapes and objects—if you get lucky you may also capture the milky way above. To learn more about lightpainting before participating in the workshop check out Dave’s Lightpainting classes on Each participant will need to bring: your own 35mm DSLR digital camera, XQD, Compact Flash Card or SD Card, short zoom lenses like the 16-35mm or 24mm-70mm, a sturdy tripod, hiking shoes or boots are recommended for the desert terrain, and a headlamp—the class will be working in the dark after sunset.

Limited to 40 Participants | Off-site | Location: Ghost Town of Nelson | Snacks and Transportation Provided

Black & White Desert Landscape, with Moose Peterson | 4:00am - 12:00pm

Join Moose Peterson and greet the day in beautiful Red Rock Canyon. With your camera in hand, a sunrise ahead of you, mountains looming around you, and the desert below, Moose will teach you how to capture romantic black and white landscapes. You’ll spend time looking at light, making the most of the lenses and understanding the effect the camera settings have on storytelling in the cool of the day. Once the photo shoot is complete everyone will head back to the classroom where Moose will walk you through the post-processing of the images that you just took.

Limited to 40 Participants | Off-site | Location Red Rock Canyon | Snacks and Transportation Provided

Photography & Lighting Simplified, with Glyn Dewis | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

In this 4 hour 'hands on' workshop Glyn will take you step-by-step through everything you need to know, both theory and practice, to recreate the lighting of the masters. How? By studying their work and looking at their posing and styling. Glyn will show you how to reverse engineer and recreate lighting styles so that you can develop the confidence to plan and prepare for a successful photo shoot and create a series of images and ultimately a portfolio to be proud of—guaranteed!

Limited to 30 Participants | On-site | The Mirage Las Vegas, Convention Center

Mastering the Model Shoot, with Frank Doorhof | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

This is your chance to learn directly from the man who literally wrote the book — "Mastering The Model Shoot" (Published by Peachpit Press). Learn and shoot alongside this top lighting pro at a live model shoot where you’ll learn the ins and outs of location lighting, posing, and making any location look great for fashion and lifestyle photography. Plus, as you photograph our pro model, you’ll learn how to work with your subject; tips on styling and backgrounds, and how to create dramatic, engaging and just plain awesome light. Don’t miss out on this incredible learning and shooting opportunity. It will change the way you light and work with your subjects from here on out.

Limited to 40 Participants | On-site | The Mirage Las Vegas, Convention Center

Master the Dramatic Portrait, with Joel Grimes | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Join Joel Grimes for this interactive workshop where you will learn his 5 go-to lighting techniques to master the dramatic portrait. Joel simplifies the process, making it so simple that no matter where you are in your journey, or what your skill level, you will leave with a full understanding of things like; how to choose the right modifier, how to use high speed sync, and so much more. If you want to take your portrait skills to the next level this workshop is for you.

Limited to 40 Participants | On-site | The Mirage Las Vegas, Convention Center

Lightroom Crash Course, with Terry White | 1:00pm-5:00pm

Lightroom is the industry standard tool designed to help photographers organize, develop and share their images with the world. If you are a photographer that is new to the program, or if you have jumped in and started using it without a solid workflow, this class is for you. Terry White will take you through the program from start-to-finish, giving you a solid workflow to get the most out of your photography in no time.

Limited to 100 Participants | On-site | The Mirage Las Vegas, Convention Center

The Art of Photographic Storytelling, with Karen Hutton | 1:00pm-5:00pm

If you’ve ever struggled with coming up with creative ideas, or how to weave your images and stories together in a big beautiful tapestry of awe, this is the workshop for you. It’s designed to teach you the techniques and the tools to unlocking your creative potential. Whether you’re focusing on the smallest detail or the most epic landscape, your point of view—your story—is unique and simply waiting to be told. It’s part learning and part shooting (so bring your camera), but you’ll be learning to see things differently, and photographing unexpected things to help you uncover this creative side of your photography. This one’s so much fun, your new inner muse will never want to stop!

Limited to 40 Participants | On-site | The Mirage Las Vegas, Convention Center

Attendee Orientation, with Larry Becker | 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Join Larry Becker as he gives insider tips and tricks on how to get the most out of Photoshop World.

No registration required | Free and open to all attendees | On-site | The Mirage Las Vegas, Convention Center

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