Billy Plank of BYU-Idaho brings home one of the Photoshop Guru Finalist Awards!

For the third year in a row, I was fortunate to travel with our BYU-I Photographics Society delegation to Photoshop World in Las Vegas September 2-7. This is one of the world’s largest digital photography and lighting conferences. Here we are at the Neon Museum, which is a graveyard for all the old neon signs:
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This is not a student conference, so our students are competing with professionals in the business. Yet for the third time in a row, we had someone break into the top 21 finalists for the Photoshop Guru Awards. Congratulations, Billy Plank for his finalist winner… shown below…. in the Photo Restoration category!

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Besides competitions, the students attended workshops taught by some of the best pros in the business, and some took part in a portfolio critique interview, and were interviewed by Adobe.

Ready for the Portfolio Critique Interview!

Ready for the Portfolio Critique Interview!

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Adobe interviews Tyler Shearer about his life-changing experience at Photoshop World 2013.

PSW 2013 – BYU-I PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

We held our own photo competition from our week-long excursion. Here are the top ten winners from 45 finalist images in that competition, which had over 200 entries. Congratulations to Katie Bowns, Danny Morgan, Nicole Nugent, Lacey Hathaway, Aaryn Preece, and Destiny Blatter for entering photos from at least four of the five different photo shoot opportunities we had:
1. Las Vegas Blvd.;  2. Neon Museum;  3. Westcott Models;  4. Nelson Ghost Town; 5. The Venetian

I have prizes for our top three winners:
1. Katie Bowns
2. Danny Morgan
3. Nicole Nugent

Note:  Katie Bowns is also our Photographics Society President for the Fall 2013 semester.

The TOP TEN winning entries out of over 200 are shown below, in order…

1st Place - Katie Bowns - Venetian Grand Hall

1st Place – Katie Bowns – Venetian Grand Hall

2nd Place - Danny Morgan - Nelson Light Painting

2nd Place – Danny Morgan – Nelson Light Painting

 

3rd Place - Nicole Nugent - Westcott PSW Model Shootout

3rd Place – Nicole Nugent – Westcott PSW Model Shootout

 

4th Place - Lacey Hathaway - Caesar's Horse Fountain

4th Place – Lacey Hathaway – Caesar’s Horse Fountain

5th Place - Destiny Blatter - Nelson Gas Pumps

5th Place – Destiny Blatter – Nelson Gas Pumps

 

6th Place - Aaryn Preece - Venetian Gondolas

6th Place – Aaryn Preece – Venetian Gondolas

7th Place - Lacey Hathaway - The Mad Hatter - Westcott PSW Shootout

7th Place – Lacey Hathaway – The Mad Hatter – Westcott PSW Shootout

 

8th Place - Katie Bowns - B&W Neon

8th Place – Katie Bowns – B&W Neon

9th Place - Danny Morgan - Vintage Pump Counter, Nelson Ghost Town

9th Place – Danny Morgan – Vintage Pump Counter, Nelson Ghost Town

10th Place - Nicole Nugent - Katie at the Neon Museum

10th Place Tie – Nicole Nugent – Katie at the Neon Museum

10th Place Tie - Nicole Nugent - Neon Museum

10th Place Tie – Nicole Nugent – Neon Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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