July 14: Make a photo book with Adobe Lightroom


This month meeting is Tuesday July 14th, and we’re going to show you how you can make your own book using Adobe Lightroom!

Lightroom’s book module is integrated with Blurb – the most popular way to make and sell your book – and we’re going to show you how it’s done. Greg will show the book he made with Blurb and explain how he did it.

But there are other options, especially if you want more control than Lightroom provides, and Daniel & George will cover them: exporting a PDF from Lightroom for printing with another provider or even from your own printer; and other ways to make a book.

Come down to Plummer Park in West Hollywood and learn something new!

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 socializing, the presentation will start at 7pm.

June 23: What’s New with Adobe Lightroom


The newest Lightroom, Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6, were released last month, and your hosts Daniel Sofer and Greg Dyro will take you through the new improvements and what they can do for your workflow, at our next meeting Tuesday June 23rd.

We’ll be talking about:

  • Speed improvements and multi-tasking
  • New RAW HDR Merge and Panorama Merge compositing
  • The new filter brush feature in radial and gradient adjustments
  • Face Recognition
  • Ken Burns style Pan & Zoom dynamic slideshows

And, we’ll be giving away a free year’s subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, so if you haven’t upgraded yet it might be on us!

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 socializing, the presentation will start at 7pm.

REGISTER ON THE FORM BELOW:

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

May 12th: The Nuts and Bolts of Printmaking

Printers, profiles, plugins and papers.

Are you disappointed with the quality of your prints? Frustrated when your prints don’t match what you see on your monitor? Then our next event is for you!

Our May event will be all about printing your photos. We’ll be talking about:

– Printing from Lightroom and Photoshop

– Color Management, so what you get is actually what you see.

– Custom Paper Profiles to get the very best out of your printer.

– Matching your photo to a paper stock.

– Canon’s printing experts will demonstrate Canon’s excellent line of fine art photo printers.

– We also expect some local retail representatives to appear if you need advice choosing a printer.

We will also be having hands-on printmaking class in the coming months, so stay tuned for that if you want to get the most out of your printer.

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, as well as their line of printers.

Presentation starts at 7pm:

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.

Links for tonight’s event

Photo Friday screen calibrator
Bill Atkinson/Paul DuPont Test image
App Color Matching Info XML file (for Canon printers on Macintosh only) Follow installation instructions inside the zip archive.

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.