Another Amazing Photoshop World

After years of begging and pleading, the wonderful team at the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) brought the east coast edition of the conference to Washington D.C.  It was the highest attended one they have ever had and it was just a blast from start to finish.  Our heads hurt from seeing so many techniques and interacting with the dedicated instructors for four straight days. Since we got back last night, this will be a fairly short blog with just a few pix thrown in. As a result of this year’s session, you will be seeing some big changes to the Efcubed website and some exciting new ways to connect with us.  I am not going to spoil the surprises, so stay tuned.

One of the really neat features of the conference is the Expo floor where all the vendors show off their new products in small class size demonstrations.  Westcott lighting sets up a booth and brings in live models and there is a crowd of people jammed together like sardines, trying to take their pictures.  The models were really great sports and try to take direction from this babble of shooters. One of the things we learned is to just talk to them about what you want and they will give back good ideas as well. The first day had a very interesting couple from PA.  They were garbed as a fantasy warrior princess and a “Steampunk” explorer. Steampunk   He made both of their costumes and all the props. 

They were fun to shoot, once you got through the crowds

The other model that day provided quite a contrast—a very serene guitar player. Lonely guitar

Oh, and since the purpose of the booth was to convince the attendees to buy lighting equipment, I have to report that I did indeed fulfill that requirement.