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.
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).
REGISTER ON THE FORM BELOW:
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)
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:
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.
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.
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.