May 19, 2006
…with a few friends for the Epson Print Academy in Minneapolis!
(Well, ok, technically, it’s in St. Paul)
And, this time I’m riding my bike…
We’re coming to Minneapolis for a special one day Epson event that will be hitting a 12 city tour this spring – check out the Epson Print Academy for details and online registration.
What will we be covering?
* In-depth color management and custom profiling
* Creating and optimizing a professional workflow
* Expert-level fine-art printing techniques
* Using a RIP for contract proofing and to increase productivity
* Collaborating with graphic designers and commercial printers
* Advanced black and white printing techniques
For those attendees from Dallas, Miami, Boston, NYC, Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle, LA and San Francisco be sure to check the Epson Print Academy Track Two Info page.
The event in San Francisco was a big success…and even Photoshop engineers learned a little something.
The day starts off with a Starbucks…of course!
The San Francisco event was at the Nikko hotel…nice place.
Left, the Epson Stylus Pro’s Gallery. Right, the Epson Print Academy Expo.
I snuck up on Mac…
The San Francisco event was totally booked – over-booked actually – another sell out.
Tom Hogarty, the Adobe Lightroom product manager demo’ed Beta 3.
When all was done, we assembled in the lobby to head out for dinner. Left image, left to right; Mac Pawliger, Engineering Director of Photoshop, Russell Preston Brown (he came to steal material) and John Nack, Adobe Photoshop product manager. Right, I surprise Mac again.
Left, Vincent and JP converse. Right, Vinnie gets a close up.
Russell entertained us by playing the piano – REAL WELL.
Marc discovered why Russell sounded so good – yep, a player piano.
John and his wife Margo.
Then it was up the street to Postrio, Wolfgang Pucks restaurant – which to get a group of 14 in on a Saturday night took a call from Greg to Wolfgang to make happen.
Russell notices the camera, he always does.
The girls of Postrio…
Seated and checking the menu (wine menu of course).
Greg decides, flat or fizzy (he does flat).
A lady upstairs noticed me shooting and volunteered to grab a snap of the group.
Russell posing for the camera..
…and yet again (I got ya Russell).
It was all down hill from there…literally.
Another city, and other Academy. Next up after Minneapolis we go international – Montreal and then Toronto Canada. I think I’ll be riding to Toronto as well.
Me and the Bike in Utah, a 1996 BMW R1100 GS. It just turned 77,500 miles.
UPDATE: I arrived safely-barely…I got to see a deer but REAL CLOSE UP. First time I had a deer run across the road literally right in front of me. But, he/I missed each other!