Sunday July 13: Bolsa Chica Wetlands Photowalk with Carl Palazzolo

Our next photo walk will be a special one at the Bolsa Chica Conservatory in Huntington Beach on Sunday July 13th.

Nature photographer Carl Palazzolo – who presented to LADIG three years ago – is very familiar with the area and will lead the photo walk.

There are wetlands and many birds and other wildlife; if people are interested we might be able to go across the street to the beach for sunset as well.

We expect this event to run from 5 pm to sunset (~8pm), followed by refreshments at the Carl’s home nearby in Huntington Beach.

Adobe Create Now 2014

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Adobe has a live Creative Cloud event in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon July 9th. Called Create Now 2014, this event features Jason Levine, Patti Sokol, Paul Trani and Terry White introducing new features in Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Dreamweaver CC, Premiere Pro CC and AfterEffects CC that make everyday tasks easier and faster, as well as tips for using Photoshop CC and Lightroom to manage and edit images across desktops, mobile devices and the web. Register here for this free event.

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.

May 6: HDR Photography with Gary Coyne / Introducing Lightroom Mobile

Learn about HDR photography and the new Lightroom Mobile App for iPad at our next meeting.

We are pleased to welcome back Gary Coyne to LADIG.

Some time ago (okay, a long time ago) Gary did a presentation on how to get into the HDR photography game. Since then HDR has gotten easier and better, and Gary’s back with update on the state of HDR and the tools, tips, and tricks to make great HDR photos, using Lightroom, Photoshop and Photomatix Pro.

From creating the proto-images used to create HDR to solid techniques that best replicate what we see, Gary will present a variety of tricks and techniques to help you get the best results. Gary will also discuss how to avoid the over-saturation and halo images which give HDR a bad name. Gary’s goal in many of his HDR photos is to make them look not like HDR, but something different…

Gary Coyne has worked with Photoshop since Photoshop 5.0 and has been creating HDR images for over 6 years.


The new Adobe Lightroom Mobile for iPad is out! Access, edit, organize and share from anywhere.

Daniel will show you what you need to know about this new app in his monthly short segment.


Our May 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 Mobile piece and a photo critique from Greg Dyro, followed by Gary’s presentation.

April 1: Time-Lapse Photography with Brian Hawkins


Brian HawkinsLA South Bay native Brian Hawkins visits LADIG to share his wonderful time lapse photography.

Brian is full-time professional photographer who has adapted his landscape photography skills into a passion for timelapse video. This fascinating art form is simple in concept, yet very nuanced to achieve professional quality. Join Brian as he shares his insights for getting started and perfecting timelapse.

Topics covered will include: selecting appropriate shot frequency for various subjects, choosing the correct shutter speed for cinematic motion blur, avoiding exposure flicker, and the use of motion control equipment. There will also be demonstration of popular timelapse editing workflows, including Lightroom, LRTimelapse, and After Effects.

Our April 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 from Daniel Sofer. Greg Dyro will offer a critique of some of our photos from the March 22nd Photowalk. Then we’ll have Brian’s presentation.

Update:

Brian forwarded the following information after his presentation:

Slide Deck: Timelapse Photography: An Introduction (pdf)

If anyone would like additional instruction, they can schedule time for online coaching with me through Google Helpouts. I am also available for private instruction in person if anyone is interested in really getting in depth.

If anyone wants to get on a mailing list for any additional upcoming workshops please have them contact me.

My web links:
Watch some of my timelapses on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/brianhawkins
Follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/Brian_Hawkins
Friend on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bmhawkins
Follow on Instagram http://instagram.com/hawkinsvisuals

Highly recommend the program I demonstrated, LRTimelapse.  Gunther has some great tutorials on how to use it.

The TB3 robotic pan/tilt head I demonstrated is built by http://emotimo.com