Whoot Precon!

Today is the first day of Photoshop World and every year it kicks off with Precon. A day of hands on workshops that last all day and cover a wide range of topics. Now I have been to many of the Precons over the years but the one I’ve gone to the most is my Dad’s Photo Safari. Each time it’s been to a different place, off site from the conference, and each time it’s been a lot of fun.

Now I’m sure where we are going today, but it’s supposed to be planes and pinup models which sounds like an awful lot of fun. The last time we did that everyone was having fun.

Precon is Here!

Tuesday maybe the first official day of Photoshop World Las Vegas 2016 but today is Precon day! This is the day where instructors take groups of students out to various locations to learn in the field. Over the years I have gone to many precons and each one was fun and helpful. This year I will be again going with Dad on safari to another unknown Las Vegas location for a photo shoot. I’m not sure what the subject will be since the last few years has been race cars, old ghost towns and even the inside of the Hoover Dam. Look for my post tomorrow on what the safari had in store and some of the images it produced.

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Precon is Here!

After months of waiting and preparing it’s time for Photoshop World! Having just flown in last night I am totally pumped to be back in Orlando for PSW. Right now there is no better way to start off the week then with the Precon. Every event I have been too in the past has had great Precons. Each one is different and each one yields different results. I truly cannot wait to see what happens at today’s Precon Photo Safari.

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In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, 24-70 AF-S f/2.8, 70-200 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

Working a new Venue

O this is just too much fun. For the first time in the many years that my folks have been trying to get me to go to Photoshop World, I’m finally here. Now they kept telling me it was going to be a different experience but i had no idea until i got here. The first thing big noticeable thing was everyone saying hello. It was easy, Dad had me by one hand introducing to everyone, here’s Jake. It was funny and exciting at the same time. Then there are the Precons, different shooting venues where you spend a day a learning about that particular area of photography. I went to the Real World Concert Photography mostly cuz i had never done it before! O and Scott Diussa is a good friend and was co instructing it with Allan Hess. Knew absolutely nothing about it.

[swf]http://jakepeterson.org/swf_imgs/GPSW0072.swf, 585, 435 [/swf]

It was completely different then any other subject i have photographed before. Between the settings, the composition and the general atmosphere of the other photographers. I’m used to waiting and watching the subject learning it’s habits over time, that’s just necessary in wildlife. Or even the quickness of aviation knowing the planes are coming around the pylons. But this! O know it’s all about moving around, getting the shot, the unpredictable nature of the players and the every changing light. It was intense, but a lot of fun. Only been here a day and I’m already learning.

[swf]http://jakepeterson.org/swf_imgs/GPSW0278.swf, 585, 435 [/swf]

Images captured with D3s, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200 VR 2.8, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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