April 14: Deep Dive into Underwater Photography with Erin Quigley

Erin Quigley is an Adobe ACE certified digital imaging consultant specializing in customized workflows and editing strategies using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. She is an award-winning underwater photographer and video editor, and creator of GoAskErin.com, which provides one-on-one instruction, custom video tutorials, and Photoshop and Lightroom resources specifically developed for the underwater photographic community.

More about Erin at Dive Photo Guide’s Photographer of the Week!

If you like getting your camera wet, this is an evening you don’t want to miss!

Our April 14th meeting will be at Fiesta Hall in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park (map). Fiesta Hall is a few steps north of the Community Center we usually meet at.

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).

Doors open at 6pm for snacks and socializing, and our event will start at 7pm.

REGISTER ON THE FORM BELOW:

Note: Tickets to LADIG events are now free! We hope you’ll make a tax-deductible contribution to keep LADIG going and provide events like this in the future.

March 17: Get out of the dark and into Lightroom!

Give us your best shot and our panelists will process your image three different ways!

What you shoot is just the beginning of visual communication. You can take a shot in many different directions and communicate different things, depending on how you process it.

We’re going to spend our March 17th event  in Lightroom’s Develop Module. Please bring an image and our three experts (Daniel, Greg and George) will each process it their own way. Then we’ll compare the different results — there is no best version, but sometimes a different set of eyes will see something in an image the photographer doesn’t. It’s unique opportunity to see your images developed by experts! An opportunity to learn from 3 experts at the same time – and the best way to take advantage is to participate!

Bring an image on a flash drive and see where it can go!

Our monthly 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).

Doors open at 6pm for snacks and conversation, the presentation will start at 7pm.

REGISTER ON THE FORM BELOW:

Note: Tickets to LADIG events are now free! We hope you’ll make a tax-deductible contribution to keep LADIG going and provide events like this in the future.

Feb 17: Prepare your portfolio for maximum impact


Join us at Canon Hollywood as we welcome Jolene Hanson, director of the G2 Gallery, who will offer tips and suggestions for preparing your portfolio for maximum impact.

Jolene Hanson will discuss what to expect from the world of art galleries; from the standards of your biography, CV, and website, to the vision of your portfolio, to the often-glossed-over topic of professionalism and gallery etiquette. She will cover the basics that emerging artists need to have under their belts before approaching a gallery for consignment or exhibition, as well as the tools needed to communicate effectively in that world. Jolene will also cover personal artistic development and how to find the right market for your work in this comprehensive discussion preparing artists to take that next big step.

This meeting will be held at a special location:

The Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center
6060 W. Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Doors open at 6pm for snacks and conversation. Bring your Lightroom and photography questions and we’ll help you out. Let’s talk about what you’re shooting, and how. A Canon representative will be on hand to answer questions and demo selected Canon cameras and lenses, including their just announced 50Mpixel 5DsR.

Presentation starts at 7pm: We’ll have a short Lightroom feature by Daniel Sofer and critique session by Greg Dyro; then we’ll talk about portfolios.

There is street parking on Gower and Gordon Street: meter and free spots. No parking on Sunset Blvd. from 4-7pm, but it’s free after 7:00. If you’re transit oriented, the Metro Red Line Hollywood & Vine Station is less than a 1/2 mile away.

Thanks to Amy K. and Canon for sponsoring tonight’s meeting.

Admission is free, but we hope you’ll make a donation to keep LADIG alive.

Register Here:

Jan 13, 2015: Organize your Lightroom!

To commemorate the beginning of the new year, we offer an evening dedicated to hardcore organizing. We’ll be talking about:

  • Backing up your old catalog and photos
  • Moving your photos and finding lost ones
  • Splitting your catalog across multiple drives
  • The magic of Smart Previews
  • New catalog strategies
  • RAW vs. DNG
  • Renaming files on Import

Our resident experts, Daniel, Greg and George, will show you their tips and tricks for keeping your photos organized and safe!

Our monthly 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).

REGISTER ON THE FORM BELOW:

Note: Tickets to LADIG events are now free! We hope you’ll make a tax-deductible contribution to keep LADIG going and provide events like this in the future.

By the way, we will have a raffle for a 1 year Adobe Creative Cloud subscription and some other items. Each ticket gets one free raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets will be available for sale at the door.


 Updates:

Here is Greg’s CES video:

George has also made his slides available for download. (zip)

Here are Daniel’s Slides. (pdf)

 

December 9: LADIG Holiday Party

Join us at our LADIG Holiday Party!
Tuesday, December 9th, 6:30-9:30pm

Callender’s Grill
5773 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(just east of LACMA)

Admission will be $40/person and includes dinner with Caesar salad and apple pie for dessert (alcohol is not included)

Register using the form below.

We’ll have some raffles and gifts – including a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud – so don’t miss it!

Register below with your choice of entree: