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)

 

Aug 19th: Single flash portraits with George Simian

At LADIG, we have always talked about what happens with your photographs after you press the shutter button. This month we’re going to talk about what happens before you press the shutter button.

George Simian will talk to us about shooting people with a single flash – how to shoot, where to put the light, how to get the subject to act alive for the camera. He will be bringing a model subject and will discuss how to interact with your subject to get them to open up and show their true spirit.

George will be shooting tethered to the computer; so you’ll also learn how to set that up, and why it’s a great way to shoot in a studio environment. You’ll be able to shoot (with George’s camera). Bring a flash drive (not a CF card) if you want to take your images home afterwards.

George teaches at UCLA and at Samy’s Camera. If you’re interested in street portraiture, take a look at his blog post: On the street with an off-camera strobe.

Our August 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:

July 22nd: Erin Manning shows you how to make Videos on your iPad & iPhone

Erin Manning shows you how to make Videos
We welcome our friend Erin Manning to our regular monthly Tuesday night meeting, who will show you how to make videos using only your iPad and iMovie. Note: this meeting will be held at our usual location at Plummer Park in West Hollywood, but in Fiesta Hall, just north of the main building.
Have you been yearning to create an amazing video, but just don’t have the time, money, equipment or know-how? Let me show you how to shoot and edit videos with your iPhone or iPad – the easy way! First, I’ll share my techniques for capturing the best video with lighting tips, audio essentials, and affordable gadgets and gear. Then we’ll shoot and edit videos in the class, so be sure to bring your iPad or iPhone with the latest IOS7 iMovie App installed. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is, and your friends will be asking you how you did it. Please bring:

  • An iPhone or iPad running iOS7.
  • The current version (IOS7) of iMovie from the App Store. If you have an older version of the iMovie app, be sure to update to the current version.
  • Approximately 1 GB or more of available space.

Be prepared to have some fun. I hope to see you there! Here’s an example of a video I made in 10 minutes when I was visiting my Dad. “The 83 Year Old Spy”

Erin Manning is a professional photographer, author, educator, and media personality. Television viewers know Erin best as the digital photography expert and host of DIY Network’s Telly Award-winning TV series The Whole Picture. In addition to creating and hosting the popular Digital Photography 101 video series, she is the author of two books, Portrait and Candid Photography and Make Money with Your Digital Photography, both published by Wiley. She enjoys helping people understand photography and technology and is known for her clear, friendly teaching style.

Erin spent several years working as a commercial, portrait, and stock photographer, as well as completing a degree in Studio Art/Graphic Design from Loyola Marymount University. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Digital Imaging Marketing Association, and is a member of the American Photographic Artists, Women in Photography International, and the Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group, whose purpose is dedicated to advancing the art and science of digital imaging.

Our June 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.

Update:

Here are links Erin provided:

Animated Graphics: http://www.splasheo.com/erin