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Last week I had the pleasure of attending “Photoshop World” in Las Vegas, NV. I was only there for the Expo, but somehow those fellers over at Kelby Media Group were still able to exceed my expectations (I can only imagine what it would have been like if I was able to attend the conference as well!).

3985480086_1312d30231_oJulieanne Kost gives a demonstration at the B&H Theater in the Photoshop World Expo

I watched a few of the training sessions at the B&H booth during the expo; Corey Barker and Julianne Kost are really amazing teachers! Overall the Expo was insane. The iStockphoto booth had people decorating Munny dolls … some of them took several hours at the booth perfecting their designs. I visited several other booths, but one that really sticks out in my mind is MetalMural.com. You have GOT to check these out … I now know what I’m going to use for my printing service when I’m ready to start decorating my walls. :)

3985479694_4a14ece402_oThe crowd of iStock party attendees show off their Munny Dolls to the camera

Friday night was the big iStockphoto “Dollhouse Party”. This was the party to be at if you were at Photoshop World this year. We were required to decorate a Munny doll as our ticket to the exclusive party, and bussed out to a “secret location” (which was a crazy beautiful mansion). There were fire-dancers, a contortionist, DJ, open bar (for real!), and iStock even gave out more than $2k worth of cash and prizes to the best decorated Munny dolls. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for next year. (Check out this video of the party put together by RC and his awesome video crew from NAPP!)

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I will definitely be going to Photoshop next year. Even if it’s just to catch up with some old friends and new acquaintances, it’s totally worth the trip. Plus it gives me an excuse to photograph the awesome lights of Vegas with my Lensbaby. ;)