From photo shoots to product demos, Photoshop World in Las Vegas flew by from September 4 – 7. Since returning to the San Jose headquarters late last week, we got a chance to catch up with Adobe Senior Creative Director Russell Brown to hear about his experiences at this year’s event. From dressing up as a mad scientist to teaching tutorials, Brown gave us his perspective on a memorable show.
Russell Brown – Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist for Lightroom and Photoshop
Roughly how many Photoshop World shows have you attended?
Russell: I’ve attended all of the shows except for one. It could be 12 or more.
How was this Photoshop World different from other shows?
Russell: Lots of energy this year related to the Creative Cloud and Photoshop Touch.
What was your role at the show?
Russell: I presented in the keynote presentation and I gave lectures during the conference.
What value does Photoshop World add for Adobe employees and Photoshop users who attend?
Russell: I personally believe that EVERY Adobe employee including executive staff could benefit from spending some time in the Adobe booth and answering questions. It is an eye opening and informative process that gives you a glimpse into the lives of our users. You can discover what is right, and what is wrong with our products pretty quickly. The workstations in our booth this year were fantastic! They empowered our users to experiment and have fun with our products. There is NOTHING better than setting up a creative workflow in our booth and assisting our users to make some great images.
What was your favorite part of the show this year?
Russell: My favorite part had to be my team of makeup artists that created the Frankenstein monster in the Adobe booth. Then we went to the Westcott booth and our users had the chance to photograph him.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about attending Photoshop World in the future?
Russell: Be sure and check out the Adobe booth and see what Russell Brown has planned. It’s always entertaining and educational. Not to be missed.