At LADIG, we have always talked about what happens with your photographs after you press the shutter button. This month we’re going to talk about what happens before you press the shutter button.
George Simian will talk to us about shooting people with a single flash – how to shoot, where to put the light, how to get the subject to act alive for the camera. He will be bringing a model subject and will discuss how to interact with your subject to get them to open up and show their true spirit.
George teaches at UCLA and at Samy’s Camera. If you’re interested in street portraiture, take a look at his blog post: On the street with an off-camera strobe or sign up for his next class at Samy’s on March 22nd.
Tuesday, June 3 is our tentative date. This will not get finalized until after our April meeting, sorry that’s the way it is.
We are pleased to welcome back Gary Coyne to LADIG.
Some time ago (okay, a long time ago) Gary did a presentation on how to get into the HDR photography game. Since then HDR has gotten easier and better, and Gary’s back with update on the state of HDR and the tools, tips, and tricks to make great HDR photos, using Lightroom, Photoshop and Photomatix Pro.
More info to come.
Tuesday, May 6 is our tentative date. This will not get finalized until after our April meeting, sorry that’s the way it is.
LA South Bay native Brian Hawkins visits LADIG to share his wonderful time lapse photography.
More information and registration coming soon, but for now check out Brian’s Demo Reel:
Brian Hawkins Timelapse Reel from Brian Hawkins on Vimeo.
It’s springtime in Southern California, and that means a photowalk to watch all the new flowers!
Our photo walk will be at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada (map), starting at 9am on Saturday, March 22nd.
Attendance is free but entrance to the gardens is $9.00. Please RSVP on Meetup, and we’ll meet in front of the Visitor Center (A on this map).
You’re welcome to roam the gardens on your own, or follow Daniel or Greg who will offer picture taking tips (Here are some photos Daniel took a few years ago)
After working up an appetite, we’ll adjourn to a nearby cafe for brunch/lunch and sharing our photos and experiences.
See you then!
Take note of the following photography limitations:
No flash photography or tripods are permitted in the buildings although tripods may be used in the Gardens. No photography of any kind is permitted in the Sturt Haaga Gallery. Additional photographic equipment is prohibited (lights, reflectors, props, costumes, models, etc.), except under commercial contract. Amateur photographers may not use their representations of the Gardens for any public or commercial purpose unless approved by the Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc.
Join us Tuesday, March 4th, as Photoshop artist Stephen Burns returns to LADIG. This time, Stephen will talk about how he utilizes Lightroom and Photoshop together in his amazing photo montages.
If you have found yourself stuck on how to bring your vision to fruition due to the technicality of your digital tools then join Stephen Burns in this insightful presentation titled “Going Beyond the Camera”.
“One of the blessings and sometimes curses of being an artist is that we have an innate drive to create beyond what we see and experience. As artists we often do not accept what we see as the final means of expression but instead we push beyond our experience to express another world of our own choosing.
As a result, largely due to the advent of the computer, we now have the capability to create using all visual tools.
My presentation will share the adventures of using several creative traditions with Photoshop to express yourself using your own unique voice.
In this presentation we are going to continue the venture of being artists by sharing how to use any imagery to express a vision that goes beyond the single digital image.”
Our March Event takes place at the Plummer Park Community Center in West Hollywood (map). The entrance is on Santa Monica Blvd at Martel Ave, there is adequate parking on-site (3 hr limit) with additional parking available at the north end of the park (accessible from Fountain Ave).
Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Please purchase your tickets in advance using the form below. (Remaining LADIG Members click here)
Doors open at 6pm for socializing and snacks. Bring your technical questions and we’ll get them answered.
We’ll get rolling at 7pm with Lightroom Tips. Daniel Sofer will talk about simple portrait retouching using only Lightroom. Also, we’ll have Greg Dyro’s new Critique feature, followed by Stephen’s presentation.
Purchase tickets here: