Photoshop world an overview and the results

I always tell people that if they want the best learning experience they should visit Photoshop World, and I really mean this, PhotoshopWorld is unique, it’s a 4 day event JAMPACKED with some of the best teachers in the world teaching on different tracks varying from Photoshop, Lightroom, 3D to lighting, business, painting and what not more.

There is also a small dealer pavilion where you can meet the vendors and ask questions about their products, or try some stuff out in the shooting area.

If you don’t come home 100% inspired and bursting with ideas there must be something wrong, the line up is something everyone should dream off, normally you might see 2-3 of these instructors on a tradeshow, but the way they teach at PSW is totally different and you get them all.

I joined KelbyOne (at that moment still KelbyTraining) a few years ago (as the first European instructor) and have been teaching at all Photoshop Worlds since then, the audience, the atmosphere between the instructors etc. etc. is all 100% top notch so I always look forward to Photoshop World, it’s not only the teaching part but also meeting up with friends.

This Photoshop World was very special for us because it was the first time we actually brought our own model/stylist. Not that the models in the states are not good (far from) but we wanted to put something together that was “different” and this really worked, the styling of Nadine was absolutely unique and during the Pre-Con workshop the attendees were also able to shoot her beautiful creations.

Today in the blog some of the results from PhotoshopWorld.
From my side I wish to thank Scott and Kalebra Kelby and their team for including me in this impressive line up and making me feel right at home, but most of all I would like to thank all the attendees…. you guys absolutely ROCK, it’s always an “emotional” moment to see so many of you turning up at the larger rooms and live shoots, but also during an incredibly difficult time slot for my presentation at Peach Pitt, it was jampacked and that for the first seminar of the day… wow…. from the bottom of my heart thanks.


Ok…. enough talk, here are the images.
BTW if you want to see the VLOGS we shot during these days, make sure to subscribe to our YT channel via and you can see it all in our “Behind the closed DOORs” vlog.



The geeky episode comic book stores and more BTCD April 25 2017

In todays episode we visit the world famous Jay and silent bob’s secret stash comic book store, known from AMCs Comic book men and we meet up with Mike.

We also visit some other cool stores.
But the day started with a real printing adventure.

Join us for todays episode of Behind the closed DOORs, the geeky episode.

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Review of the Drobo 5c the ideal working solution

As modern day photographers/creators etc. we always have the need for more space to store all our creations.
You can of course opt for external drives and just keep stacking them, but that’s a solution that will be a huge problem very quickly, not only money wise, but also how to keep track of everything and how to keep everything “healthy”, just storing a harddrive somewhere doesn’t mean it will also keep your data healthy.

So most studios work with external towers with several harddrives, and although this works great (have been using it myself for years) it’s also a kind of a hassle when you want to expand. With most solutions you use a so called port multiplier that connects for example 5 drives to one USB/E-sata cable to your PC/Mac from where it’s seen as several drive volumes, when expanding this is possible by adding drives (another volume) or by switching from a 4TB to a 6TB drive which means load of copy work, not ideal when time is limited.

You can also use a NAS of course, but these often have problems with certain software where you open a file and try to save it in the same location (Lightroom for example).
So after some digging we decided to try the new Drobo 5c which is one of the most simple Drobo devices and offers only an USB(c) connection to your Mac/Pc. It has all the other features I wanted like just swapping drives to expand the system and the automatic battery in case of power outtage and of course the 30-90 day data checking. So check out this video review I did on the Drobo.


In this episode I take a look at in my opinion the ideal USB(c) solution for a studio with an always growing need for data storage.
Do remember that this ALONE is not a safe solution (one system never is), we use the Drobo 5c as our main working storage, the backups are done on the synology NAS and we also have one backup outside the building.

Enjoy the video review (and tips)
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First day in New York the images

In this blog post the images from our first day in New York.
Mostly just some snapshots to give you guys an idea what’s going on.
For the video of course check our vlog “behind the closed DOORs” via

Click on one of the tumbnails for a much nicer gallery view.