photo la this weekend

The international photographic art exposition photo la returns for its 24th year at The REEF, located in the historic LA Mart building in downtown Los Angeles, January 15 – 18, 2015. Downtown LA has become an international destination for art patrons and enthusiasts. In addition to photo la and the LA Art Show, downtown LA will also welcome the highly anticipated opening of the new Broad Museum in 2015, along with the ongoing arrival of new cutting-edge and blue-chip galleries, such as Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Inspired by downtown’s growing vitality and creative energy, photo la relocated to The REEF for its 2014 edition, attracting an unprecedented attendance of 16,000 guests.

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).


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.


Here is Greg’s CES video:

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

Here are Daniel’s Slides. (pdf)


Wed, Oct 15: Architecture Photography with Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz shows off his architecture photography and explains his technique and approach including Lightroom and HDR processing.


Barry says, “I’m a photographer, writer, designer, and teacher; more-or-less in that order.”

He shoots architecture, interiors, landscape architecture, portraits, and documentary work for commercial and editorial clients.  You may have read his articles for ASMP or taken his class at Pasadena City College.

This meeting will be held at a special location:

The Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center
6060 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.

Presentation starts at 7pm: We’ll have a short Lightroom feature by Daniel Sofer and critique session by Greg Dyro; then Barry Schwartz will start around 7:30 or so.

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.

Register Here:

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.