March 29: Subject TBA

We’re working on the agenda for our March event, check back soon and we’ll let you know.

We had intended to have a book publishing event, but due to scheduling conflicts this will be delayed until summer.

Our March event will be held at Plummer Park, West Hollywood. More to come when the agenda is confirmed.

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.

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.

June 23: What’s New with Adobe Lightroom


The newest Lightroom, Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6, were released last month, and your hosts Daniel Sofer and Greg Dyro will take you through the new improvements and what they can do for your workflow, at our next meeting Tuesday June 23rd.

We’ll be talking about:

  • Speed improvements and multi-tasking
  • New RAW HDR Merge and Panorama Merge compositing
  • The new filter brush feature in radial and gradient adjustments
  • Face Recognition
  • Ken Burns style Pan & Zoom dynamic slideshows

And, we’ll be giving away a free year’s subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, so if you haven’t upgraded yet it might be on us!

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.

REGISTER ON THE FORM BELOW:

Note: Tickets to LADIG events are free! We hope you’ll make a tax-deductible contribution to keep LADIG going and provide events like this in the future.