January 19, 2016: Mirrorless Camera Shootout / Managing Your Photos

We’re going to give you a look forward and back to start 2016.

Back, to help you manage and backup your photos; forward, to give you a look at some current camera technology.

It’s important to keep your photo files and catalog backed-up and in tip-top shape. We’ll be talking about recommendations and best practices. Process, hardware, and software.

In addition, Daniel has been testing the Sony a7R II full frame mirrorless camera and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Micro FourThirds camera. He’ll show you how the image quality compares with the APS-C FujiFilm X-T1 with some large prints to compare and offer some thoughts about his experience with these three mirrorless cameras.

We’ve also got a 1 year subscription to Creative Cloud/Photography Edition that we’ll be raffling off, courtesy of Adobe. Win and get on Creative Cloud or extend your existing subscription.

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.

Saturday, November 21: Free Canon Printing Workshop

We’re joining forces with our friends at SMPSP and doing a free printing workshop at Canon on Saturday November 21st, at Canon Hollywood.

Learn how to make great prints, use color profiles, and open your eyes to wide world of inkjet papers available to perfectly match your creative vision!

If you have a favorite image you’d like to see in print, or an image you can’t get to print well, bring it on a flash drive and our experts from Canon and LADIG will do our best to make it shine on paper. We hope to make a print for every attendee.

The event starts at 10am and goes to 3pm.

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

There is street parking on Gower and Gordon Street: meter and free spots. If you’re transit oriented, the Metro Red Line Hollywood & Vine Station is less than a 1/2 mile away.

SMPSP is the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers. These are the folks that shoot still photos during motion picture production. SMPSP co-founder Melinda Sue Gordon gave a great presentation a few months ago.

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

November 17th: Travel Photography with George and Greg

Travel photography is not about having the “best” camera – is not even about making the “best” picture – it is about telling stories that make visible what other cultures and other environments feel like! At its best, travel photography can give a sense of the experience of meeting a new culture and a new environment, and stimulate desire in going there!

On Tuesday, November 17, come listen as George and Greg talk about their adventures in travel photography.

George Simian has been visiting Bali for years, and has led many private photo workshops where participants learn to tell the story of their own experience with photographs. Come see images made during these workshops, and learn how focusing one’s attention, and thinking through the situation at hand, make for successful travel photographs! Most valuable will be the opportunity to ask George about all the challenges (and the hard-learned solutions) to photographing in a completely new environment!

Also, Daniel will discuss the latest Lightroom CC 2015.2, a somewhat controversial update.

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.

October 20: Wedding Photography

We’re getting married at LADIG! No not us, but the people in Jacob’s photo galleries are. Come out to LADIG on Tuesday, October 20 and learn how they came to life.

Wedding photographer Jacob Atmodjojo began his photography career as a commercial photographer in 1996, and started Jacob Galleries in 2007.

I have oftentimes been asked, “how do I capture love?”

The answer is simple, first I see these moments through my eyes, and they touch my heart. Pure and honest, they whisper to me clearly. I feel them. I see them. I find love. Click.

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.

September 15: Video for Photographers with Larry Jordan

We’re happy to welcome Larry Jordan to LADIG, who will help us photographers get up to speed making videos.

Larry Jordan is a producer, director, editor, consultant and trainer. He’s based in Los Angeles and is a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. Visit his website to discover thousands of technical articles – and eight books – on all facets of production and post-production. Larry is a frequent guest at the LACPUG User Group, which is a great resource for all things video.

Greg Dyro will present a short subject on creating video on your mobile device, using Adobe Premiere Clip and other apps.

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.

Update: Here is a pdf of Larry’s slide deck.