I’m so excited to be in Las Vegas again for Photoshop World. It’s an incredible week of training on all things photography and Photoshop – equipment, lighting, composition, software, post-processing techniques, and lots more – held at the Mandalay Bay.
This is my third time at a PSW conference, and just as I’ve experienced in the past, there’s a palpable sense of creativity and enthusiasm here.
Both the instructors and the attendees are passionate about what they do and passionate about sharing it, and that excitement is contagious even for people who are still getting started in photography (like me). At both of my two prior PSW experiences – in Las Vegas last year and in Washington, D.C. this March – I’ve left with a long laundry list of techniques, styles, and tips to try in my photography.
One of these techniques is lightpainting: the practice of illuminating photographed subjects with flashlights and other steady light sources over long exposures.