April 25th: Mobile HDR, Color Toning, Photoshop round-tripping: New Techniques to Improve Your Photos

Our April 25th meeting will be a triple threat  onslaught of creative ideas for your photographic images! Our three in-house experts will show you how to take your images to the next level.

Daniel will show you how easy it is to make HDR RAW images in Lightroom, and demonstrate the new HDR Camera mode in Lightroom Mobile.

Greg will perhaps rekindle your love affair with Photoshop by showing you how easy it is to go from Lightroom to Photoshop and back.

And while you’re over in Photoshop, George will talk about color toning – making the entire image match the color of the subject, and the creative possibilities it inspires.

Our April event will take place April 25th at Plummer Park 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 the snacks and help keep LADIG afloat.

Register on the form below.

March 21st: Commercial Photography with Robert Gallagher

Robert Gallagher is a Los Angeles based editorial and advertising photographer best known for iconic portraiture and reportage style. With a portfolio including Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford and clients such as Time, Sports Illustrated, Nike, Wilson and Paramount Pictures, he seeks to capture the soul of a subject, no matter their story or background. Robert’s work has won numerous awards and has been exhibited in Paris, London and Los Angeles, as well as archived in the permanent collection of The National Portrait Gallery in London.

Our event will be held at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. 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). We’ll be meeting at Fiesta Hall, a large hall at the north end of the park.

Doors open at 6pm for snacks and socializing, the presentation will start at 7pm.

Admission is free and open to all, but we’d appreciate a donation to help keep LADIG rolling. Register on the form below:

Feb. 21: Portrait Lighting Live with George Simian

Tuesday, February 21st, we’re going to talk about portrait lighting. George Simian will demonstrate some of his favorite lighting techniques.

A portrait is a photograph that brings the memorable experience of meeting that person to the viewer! What makes is striking is first of all the connection between photographer and subject – followed by the striking use of light to shape the face with highlights and shadows – and enhanced by the post-processing. Join George Simian for a live photo shoot where all aspects of the portrait, from lighting, to directing, and to post-processing will be fully addressed. Using only two small flashes and some reflectors, George will create three different looks, and working together with his model, create a strong image in each setup. After the photo shoot he will pick one image, and process it in Lightroom and Photoshop, within a 5-minute window! Participants will be encouraged to ask questions about each step in the process, and will take short turns making some portraits, using George’s setup (bring your camera!)

Our event will be held at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. 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). We’ll be meeting at Fiesta Hall, a large hall at the north end of the park.

Doors open at 6pm for snacks and socializing, the presentation will start at 7pm.

Update:

Here is the before and after photos taken by George at the event: