March Double Event: Shoot at The Getty / Edit in WeHo

We’re doing something special in March. We’re going to have a double event photoshoot!

The Shoot: Saturday, March 24th at 1pm
George will lead a photoshoot at The Getty Museum, off the 405 above Westwood. We’ll meet at the info desk, main lobby of the Getty Museum, at 1PM. George will start with a short walk and a shooting demo, then we’ll split up into small groups. We’ll have a couple of models to circulate from group to group, as well as some reflectors to guide our light. Admission is free but it costs $15/per car to park.

The Edit: Tuesday, March 27th at 7pm
We’ll take our best shots and process in Lightroom/Photoshop. The Edit will take place at our normal meeting place, Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, starting at 7pm.

Admission is free but we’d appreciate a donation to pay for snacks and help keep LADIG afloat.

Registration will go online soon.

February 27th: Photoshop Masking & Compositing

At our February meeting, February 27th at Plummer Park, we are going to demonstrate selections and masking in Photoshop, with a demo of the new “Select Subject” feature.

The most significant ability that Lightroom lacks is making selections accurate to the pixel – and, with layer masks, being able to isolate and re-combine parts of an image, or even parts of different images, into a new composite! Greg and George will demonstrate different strategies for making selections, both quick and accurate, and show a workflow where masks are used to enhance an image, or combine different images!
Please bring a challenging image on a flash drive, and the presenters will try to mask it right in front of you!

This meeting will be held at our usual location, Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. Doors open at 6pm and we’ll get rolling at 7pm.

Admission is free but we’d appreciate a donation to pay for snacks and help keep LADIG afloat.

January 23, 2018: The Best DAM Backup for Your Photos!

What’s best way to backup your photos?

Little hard drives? A honkin’ NAS storage array?  On Dropbox? A media service like Digital Fusion? Or maybe just use the new Lightroom CC and let Adobe deal with it?

The best answer is different for each person, and sometimes the answer is more than one of the above choices. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of each method and give some best practices, so you can make or update your backup strategy — you do have a backup strategy???

This meeting will be held at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. We’ll be in Art Room 2, to the right as you enter the building. Doors open at 6pm and we’ll get rolling at 7pm.

Admission is free but we’d appreciate a donation to pay for snacks and help keep LADIG afloat.

Register on the form below.

November 28th: Lightroom Classic vs. CC – which one right is for you? And iPhone Video!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you already know that last month Adobe released not one, but two new versions of Adobe Lightroom!

The newest version of the software we all know and love is now called Lightroom Classic; and there is a new cloud-based Lightroom, called Lightroom CC. But now that there are two, which one should I use? 

LADIG’s Daniel Sofer was at the Adobe MAX conference and pestered all the Lightroom engineers and marketers he could collar about what is actually going on??? and he brings his more nuanced, behind-the-curtains view of what Adobe is up to and which Lightroom is right for you.

Don’t miss it!

Besides this Lightroom vs. Lightroom discussion, video editor Jimmy Chou will talk about his video work with George Simian’s workshops and give you some tips about how to get more comfortable with video.

This meeting will be held at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. We’ll be in Fiesta Hall, the large building at the north end of the park. Doors open at 6pm and we’ll get rolling at 7pm.

Admission is free but we’d appreciate a donation to pay for snacks and help keep LADIG afloat.

Register below:

October 24th: Photoshop Night

Master Photoshop Instructor George Simian will discuss selections and layer masks and Greg Dyro will follow up with artistic uses for masks, in creating layers and layers of art textures to interact with the background (and, separately, with the figure)

We will discuss the Adobe Paper Texture Pro extension in Photoshop and how to use layers and masks to add texture to images in Photoshop on the desktop as well as how to get textures before getting to the desktop.

This meeting will be held at our usual location, Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. Doors open at 6pm and we’ll get rolling at 7pm.

Admission is free but we’d appreciate a donation to pay for snacks and help keep LADIG afloat.