Twice a year, the National Association for Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) hosts Photoshop World. One of these takes place on the east coast, the other in Las Vegas. Last year I went, and… it was a blast! Not so much that it was a non-stop party (frankly, their party-like stuff was kinda lame), but there was soooo much to learn!
I’m debating on whether to go again this year. Last year I learned a lot, but this year it’s even more focused on photography than in prior years, and most of it appears somewhat basic. But even basic classes last year were mighty useful.
If I had a gripe, I would say that the classes were too short – in & out in an hour – that’s barely enough to get a taste of each instructor. I think I’ll hold on to that perspective this year – looking at it as a chance to evaluate instructors for what else I might learn from them afterward.
My only hesitation in going: I’m completely self funded on these operations. Tickets from Alaska to… anywhere are ridiculous (seriously, I think we subsidize cheap flights in the lower 48). And I’ll have to cover room, flight, conference fees…