Tech Tip: Disable Apple Photos Launching

Are you using a MAC and tired of how OS X automatically launches Apple Photos every time you connect a device or insert a memory card. Did you know that it’s possible to  disable the program from launching for all devices with a single command.

All you need to do is Open up Terminal, and enter the following line:
defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool YES
Then press Enter.

To undo the action just repeat the same text but replace YES with NO

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.

September 15: Video for Photographers with Larry Jordan

We’re happy to welcome Larry Jordan to LADIG, who will help us photographers get up to speed making videos.

Larry Jordan is a producer, director, editor, consultant and trainer. He’s based in Los Angeles and is a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. Visit his website to discover thousands of technical articles – and eight books – on all facets of production and post-production. Larry is a frequent guest at the LACPUG User Group, which is a great resource for all things video.

Greg Dyro will present a short subject on creating video on your mobile device, using Adobe Premiere Clip and other apps.

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.

Update: Here is a pdf of Larry’s slide deck.

August 18: Developing Strategies + Production Still Photography

Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 18 and we will be talking about two things:

Our technical segment will focus on developing your photos with Lightroom. We’ll be talking about how to approach development and some good techniques to get the most out of your images.

Our artistic segment will feature well known unit photographer Melinda Sue Gordon, who will show her work shooting stills on some of Hollywood’s most acclaimed motion pictures. Melinda Sue will explain what a Unit Photographer does, and explain the special equipment and unique challenges this photographic specialty entails.

Come down to Plummer Park in West Hollywood and learn something new!



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.

July 14: Make a photo book with Adobe Lightroom


This month meeting is Tuesday July 14th, and we’re going to show you how you can make your own book using Adobe Lightroom!

Lightroom’s book module is integrated with Blurb – the most popular way to make and sell your book – and we’re going to show you how it’s done. Greg will show the book he made with Blurb and explain how he did it.

But there are other options, especially if you want more control than Lightroom provides, and Daniel & George will cover them: exporting a PDF from Lightroom for printing with another provider or even from your own printer; and other ways to make a book.

Come down to Plummer Park in West Hollywood and learn something new!

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.