June 21st: Moving from Analog to Digital

If you’ve been keeping your old photos in a shoebox, album, or even a frame, there’s a good chance your precious heirlooms are faded and damaged. Sound terrible? Help is on the way at our June 21st event.

Gary Coyne will show us his DIY set up for scanning slides using his digital camera and Adobe Lightroom to automate the process.

Erin Manning will share tips and techniques for scanning, repairing, enhancing, preserving, and sharing your old images. With a few tips and readily available technology, it’s possible to bring your old photos back to life and preserve them for generations to come!

Our June 21st event will be held at Plummer Park (Fiesta Hall) in West Hollywood. 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.

Admission is free and open to all, but we’d appreciate a donation to help keep LADIG rolling. Register on the form below:

May 17: Develop Your Style

Develop Your Style

If you can shoot a well-composed photograph with the subject in focus and the exposure in the ball park, from there it’s all about your visual style.

LADIG’s experts, Daniel, Greg and George will show you their approaches to Lightroom’s Develop module, with tricks and treats for everyone.

We’ll show you how to develop photos that reflect your own personal vision. Exposure, highlights, shadows are important of course; but color and contrast are key. Do you like a lot or just a little?

Our May 17th 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.

Admission is free and open to all, but we’d appreciate a donation to help keep LADIG rolling. Signup on the form below:

April 19: Cloud-Based Photography Workflow

iCloud, Creative Cloud, DropBox, Google Photos: everybody’s got a cloud, and probably more than one!

These cloud-based facilities are changing the way we store and disseminate our images, making flash drives and CD-ROMs a thing of the past.

At our April event, we’ll be talking about what the cloud can do for you.

This event will be held at the Apple Store, 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica. Space is limited, so sign up in advance below:

March 29: Drone Photography 101

Drones are a hot topic within the photography world, so we’re going to give you a basic overview: What a drone does, how it works, what you can do with it, and how to fly one legally.

We’re not going to fly this month as all drones are now prohibited in West Hollywood — after a pilot got his drone caught in high voltage wires on Santa Monica Blvd, knocking out power to 700 residents — but we hope to have a future event where you can see how they fly and try one out.

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.

Admission is free, but we’d appreciate a donation to help keep LADIG rolling.