May 12th: The Nuts and Bolts of Printmaking

Printers, profiles, plugins and papers.

Are you disappointed with the quality of your prints? Frustrated when your prints don’t match what you see on your monitor? Then our next event is for you!

Our May event will be all about printing your photos. We’ll be talking about:

– Printing from Lightroom and Photoshop

– Color Management, so what you get is actually what you see.

– Custom Paper Profiles to get the very best out of your printer.

– Matching your photo to a paper stock.

– Canon’s printing experts will demonstrate Canon’s excellent line of fine art photo printers.

– We also expect some local retail representatives to appear if you need advice choosing a printer.

We will also be having hands-on printmaking class in the coming months, so stay tuned for that if you want to get the most out of your printer.

The Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center
6060 W. 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, as well as their line of printers.

Presentation starts at 7pm:

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.

Thanks to Amy K. and Canon for sponsoring tonight’s meeting.

Admission is free, but we hope you’ll make a donation to keep LADIG alive.

Links for tonight’s event

Photo Friday screen calibrator
Bill Atkinson/Paul DuPont Test image
App Color Matching Info XML file (for Canon printers on Macintosh only) Follow installation instructions inside the zip archive.

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).

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.


 Updates:

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.

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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: