October 18th: Stephen Burns’ Value Based Workflow; & all about the iPhone7

Stephen Burns, frequent LADIG speaker and leader of the San Diego Photoshop will come and talk about his  Value Based Workflow. This is how you can use B&W luminance values, like Ansel Adams’ Zone System, in your Photoshop workflow.


In today’s workflow there is great emphasis on color, and it stands in the way of achieving the ultimate fine image. If you are interested in taking your imagery to the next level, it’s time to focus on producing a more expressive range of B&W values, to achieve a more expressive color image.

Stephen will describe a variety of approaches to pulling B&W values from color images with the use of Photoshop Channels.

“To produce strong images you must pay attention to two aspects and that is its values (B&W information) and its hue (colors). I am observing that many photographers are ignoring a workflow of producing strong B&W images in favor of producing more expressive color imagery. Often time images are altered to B&W for the purposes of displaying the final image as a monochrome. But how about using the monochromatic information to enhance your color? I suggest there is another workflow that can produce more striking results.”

screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-4-47-37-pmThe new Apple iPhone7 & 7 Plus are here, with major camera upgrades including RAW format, a faster f/1.8 lens, and a telephoto lens on the larger iPhone7 Plus. Daniel and Greg will go through the upgrades and show you the visual improvements with the newest cameraphone.

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).

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: