June 24th: Jimmy Steinfeldt’s Rock n Roll Lens & Creative Cloud Updates

Jimmy Steinfeldt is a veteran Rock’N’ Roll photographer who has photographed Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton and nearly every legendary artist in the last 30 years. His photographs have appeared in 100s of publications including Rolling Stone, Spin, and Time magazines.

His new book, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Lens” is a collection of many of Jimmy’s favorite photographs, and just as importantly it is a collection of his personal stories. With each picture, he’s included anecdotes and cherished memories about the extraordinary musicians he met, which convey a unique perspective on his many years in photography.

Jimmy is a self-taught photographer who cites photographer Richard Avedon and cinematographer Karl Freund among his strongest influences. Jimmy’s unique style shows the personality of his artist-musician subjects while conveying the story of their music.


Lightroom and Photoshop Updates in Creative Cloud 2014

Yes, there is a new version of Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 and it includes updates to Lightroom and Photoshop CC, as well as a brand-new Lightroom for iPhone and several new iPad apps, including Photoshop Mix, a nice photo compositing app! Daniel has the deets and will share before Jimmy’s presentation.


Our June 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 Daniel’s Lightroom segment and a photo critique from Greg Dyro, followed by Jimmy’s presentation.

March 4th: Stephen Burns: Going Beyond the Camera

LADIG Event with Stephen Burns

 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:

June 26: LADIG Presents Ralph Nelson – Botanica Project

Long-time motion picture photographer Ralph Nelson visits LADIG to talk about his latest project: a Kickstarter funded book titled “BOTANICA iPhone photos”.

The book combines two of Nelson’s lifelong loves – nature and photography.

All of the photos are of botanical subjects.

And every photo was taken with an iPhone.

Ralph will talk about his work, both behind the camera and behind the scenes making a successful publication and a successful Kickstarter project.

Our June Event takes place in a new location: Plummer Park Community Center in West Hollywood (map). The entrance is on Santa Monica Blvd at Martel Ave, and it looks like there is adequate parking on-site with additional parking available at the north end of the park (accessible from Fountain Ave).

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April 3 Event: Eric Curry

LADIG: Eric Curry

LADIG welcomes back Eric Curry to our April 3 meeting at West Hollywood Park Hall. Eric going to present his series of photographs of American Pride and Passion.

Eric literally paints with light to create his photographs. He says, “I am basically taking 25 years of technical special effects photographic knowledge and applying it to objects that we all take for granted in our daily lives.  Not shooting images of new “toys” per se, but rather whole scenes of regular objects in their environment.  Truly believing that beauty is all around us, we just have to look with a slightly different pair of colored glasses to see it. I’m hoping that the huge amount of energy I pour in to each and every work will help illuminate the inherent beauty in these otherwise average scenes.

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With over  slides and dozens of anecdotal stories woven into a presentation, this is a wild ride of cutting edge photography, along with a true glimpse at the nobility of character embodied by the volunteers in these images.”


This month LADIG also introduces a new Lightroom: Before & After feature. Daniel Sofer and Lee Varis share a photograph and show how they created it in Adobe Lightroom (and sometimes Photoshop), so you can learn more from the official Los Angeles Adobe Lightroom User Group.

Greg Dyro will also show his latest Wacky Hacks.

Our April event will be held at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium. Doors open at 6pm for some finger food and conversation, then we’ll get rolling around 7pm.

ADMISSION IS $20, $5 FOR MEMBERS.

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LADIG Members: Login into the member discounts page to register.

PARKING:

Parking is available at the new West Hollywood Public Library at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., directly south of our meeting location.

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