If you can juggle a Twitter-enabled smartphone, a cold brew, and perhaps some less-than-ergonomic APC swag – and you have no issues accessorizing with a stylish "Hi, My Twitter Handle Is…" sticker thingy – you're indeed ready for a night of fun and photography with the entire Photoshop World crew and a couple hundred of your closest new tweeps.
An informal kickoff for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, the Tweetup is a gathering of loud and proud Twitter-savvy conference-goers, instructors and exhibitors, all of whom know how to turn 140 characters into pure digital poetry – or not. The PSW Tweetup has quickly evolved into one of Photoshop World's most memorable events, the brainchild of NAPP's inimitable social media goddess, Nancy Masse.
Save the date, Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 PM, poolside at the Rosen Centre Hotel, for the Official Photoshop World Tweetup. Team APC will be there, all decked out. As if that isn't reason enough to show up, think of the Twitter followers you'll let down if you don't!
Besides sharing cocktails and conversation with Scott Kelby (and more Photoshop gurus than you can aim a speedlight at), one of the coolest outcomes of past Tweetups has been the awesome souvenir photographs created by Erik Valind. As you can see from the previous Tweetup shots in this post, you'll definitely want to get your party on poolside and mug for this gifted photographer's camera.
Once again, Erik (@ErikVPhoto on Twitter) will be at the Tweetup along with Adobe Community Champion David A. Rogers, transforming everyday folks like us into rock stars through the lens. (In the process, they'll be showing off a cool new lighting modifier from Westcott and the sleek tethering capabilities of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. If you can stop guffawing at the inevitable photo shoot hi jinx along with the rest of us, you'll definitely pick up a nifty trick or two watching these pros in action.)
Erik has always been generous about sharing the awesome photos he shoots during the Tweetups via Flickr and they get downloaded and shared like crazy because they capture some of the best memories made during Photoshop World. But this time he's raised the bar, teaming with Artistic Photo Canvas to offer high res versions as souvenir canvas gallery wraps. After Photoshop World wraps up, APC will be making them available at a ridiculously low price. We can't think of a better way for you to savor some really good times and for us to get a sample of APC's amazing canvas prints into your hands. We're jazzed to make it happen. Samples and details will be on display at the shoot.
Team APC will be going all out with cool take-home swag we hope will contribute to making this your favorite PSW Tweetup yet. Tweeting flattering stuff about us – @APCpro on Twitter – during the event won't hurt your chances of scoring some! <grin> See you poolside!
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