I’m handing over the blog today to my great friend and N.A.P.P. UK Evangelist Dave Clayton who’s got something super cool to tell you about in a way that only he can; over to you Dave 🙂
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Last year I attended my first ever Photoshop World in Las Vegas. That may not seem such an amazing thing but to me it was. And on that trip I learnt a lot about what Photoshop World is….to me.
All my reasons and history behind my visit is at www.nappmember.co.uk (and the old NAPPMEMBER site) and also on www.photoshopworld.com so I’ll cut straight to why I have set up www.napp365.com to encourage more UK and Europeans to make their first PSW visit or even return.
Myself and Glyn would loved to have been to PSW this year but (financial reasons on my part) we decided to target East Coast 2012 as our next visit. But then we thought, why only us?
Why not others? There is such a great UK community of Photoshop users and photographers who are NAPP members or considering it that we felt that everyone should try to at least go to one PSW. We assumed Orlando but Scott gave us a heads up that Washington DC was the location – having never been to DC, I was even more excited by this.
So this plan needed coordination – and www.napp365.com was born – NAPP365 becoming quite apt on our part – more on that at the end…
The plan of NAPP365 is this – I will put on as much info as I can to help you plan your own trip, flight checkers, hotel details, tourist info etc. there will be testimonials and stories from people who have been and stories from people who are going and why they want to go. It isn’t cheap, I won’t brush that under the carpet. You have flight, PSW registration and hotel expenses to consider but I will find as much info as I can to do your own PHOTOSHOP WORLD CHEAP SHOTS 🙂 (thanks Larry Becker)
It ISN’T a site where myself or Glyn will be organising everything – it’s for you to get the best prices and info to help you make the leap of faith and invest in the best training and network you’ll get – for both Photoshop (and lightroom) Users and Photographers. You’ll need to book your own flights, hotels and any pre-cons or extra events – I highly recommend you save hard to play hard !! That may sound harsh but I don’t have the time as a father of 4 with a full time job to get that involved, I have my own agenda and plans for Photoshop World but as NAPP Evangelist it is my responsibility to help you decide and give you the encouragement to get you there with as much information as I can get. I’m hoping to try and get some special UK only offers for those who want to come – details, if and when available, on the site.
We will have a couple of ‘UK Meetups’ over there but I want everyone to plan their own trip within their own budget, make their own experiences and find new friends – make it YOUR Photoshop World experience. (There might also be some UK merchandise for us – details to follow later in the year)
Myself and Glyn will answer as many questions as we can or contact NAPP to get any info you can’t find – please check all the details on the site, it will be updated regularly and I will give alerts on any special offer on registration, flights, hotels and events happening during Photoshop Week.
Oh, and why NAPP365 ? One year ago I briefly met Scott Kelby and then sat at the Keynote wide eyed and excited, which started my ride. One year on and totally unexpected, Scott walks out on stage in Las Vegas for the Photshop World 2011 Keynote speech and says hello to myself and Glyn; Live streaming to the world…Gulp! If only he knew what that meant to both of us and the friendship we have. That was my reward for doing what I love doing as a NAPP member…
Humbled, Appreciated and Excited!!!
So join us on MISSION:PSW 2012 to Washington DC and make your own ‘NAPP 365’ experience and who knows where it will take you !
“You know you want to” ;o)
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