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.

Tues, Feb 16: iPhone Photography at the Apple Store

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Learn to take professional photographs with your iPhone. Apple’s Javier Rodriguez will join Daniel and Greg to talk about the latest hardware, apps and techniques for serious shooting; manual adjustments, long exposures, time-lapse; lighting, lenses, tripods and more.

Our February meeting will take place at the Apple Store, 1415 3rd Street Promenade, between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica. Parking is available at a half dozen parking structures surrounding 3rd Street Promenade. The entrance to the Briefing Room where our event will be held is in the back of the store, to the left of the Genius Bar — look for our sign. An Apple associate will escort you downstairs to the Briefing Room.

As usual, doors open to our meeting at 6pm and the presentation will go from 7 to 9pm. Come early if you want to shop, as the store will be closed after our meeting.

We will be raffling off a pair of high quality iPhone lenses from Moment Lens, a wide-angle and macro (each a $100 value). You can purchase one or more raffle tickets during the event. The raffle helps pay our expenses so we can continue to provide quality events!

Space is limited so reservations are a must. RSVPs on Meetup.com will not be accepted, you must register on EventBrite, below:

Sorry, this event is sold out! We set up a waitlist and that is also full. If you have registered and realize you cannot attend, please release your ticket (on EventBrite) so others can be accommodated.

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.