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.

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.

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)