Photoshop World & Guru Awards Finalist

Hey friends! No, I wasn't eaten by a shark or anything like that.... I've been busy traveling recently and haven't had much of a chance to take some pictures. Add to that our upcoming overseas move and I've been keeping VERY busy. However, next week I'll take a break from the hustle and bustle for a photography vacation to attend the Photoshop World Conference in Atlanta.

Last year was the first time I attended Photoshop World and I had lots of fun. It's a conference dedicated to different digital arts - photography, drawing, design, etc- and has several class and seminar tracks to suit all levels of photographer. Last year I met some great people and had a chance to have my creativity really pushed to the limit. One of my favorite parts was watching photographers like Joe McNally, whose work has graced the covers of magazines like National Geographic or Time, do a photo shoot live and all of his images, including the mistakes, are shown on screen for the audience to see. It's a great opportunity to see how other pros work and get the creative juices flowing. I'll be there all week and start the trip off with a special trip to a World War II aircraft museum to photograph some beautiful planes.

I will be live tweeting from much of the conference, so make sure you're following me on Twitter (@ScenicTraverse)! If you are also going to be there, send me a note and we can grab lunch!

I also found out today that I'm a finalist for the Photoshop World Guru Awards, which is very exciting! I won't find out until next week at the awards ceremony if I won or not, but I'll make sure to let you know! Either way, my photo will be on display in the exhibit hall, which is still very exciting. What photo you ask? It's this crowd favorite of Elakala Falls in West Virginia...... (if you missed the story about this photo, then read it here!)

This photograph of Elakala Falls, West Virginia, is a finalist for the Photoshop World Guru Awards.

This photograph of Elakala Falls, West Virginia, is a finalist for the Photoshop World Guru Awards.