LIGHTROOM: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CURVES!

Here’s an image from a recent shoot of a dancer, front-lit with a video projector, against a large silk, backlit with strobes. 

Where the original capture looks dark and flat… with a bit of strong-arming (hint: all 5 curves, as well as pushing many of the sliders to 11) we get the desired, psychedelic result! Probably none of my previous images got moved this far from their original…. but it’s good to know the potential is there! 

While waiting for the safety of real-world photo shoots to return, why not raise your post-processing game! We can meet online, using Team Viewer to share your screen, and help you with your own images and particular challenges! Contact me HERE anytime!

FINALLY HAVE SOME TIME TO POST-PROCESS YOUR IMAGES? LET ME HELP!

Have you even opened Lightroom or Photoshop in the past 2 months? Have you thought about it…. but got back on Instagram instead? You know your images could look better, but hit a brick wall? Let me get you on the right track!

Using Team Viewer, an app that allows you to share your computer with me, we can work together as if I was visiting your home… but without all that coughing…. It’s an immersive experience, and we can get a lot done in a short while!

I can help you anytime, any day, when you have a couple of free hours to concentrate! We can tackle organizing your archive, or improving your images in Lightroom or Photoshop – we’ll have a short conversation about your agenda before we meet and get started online!

Working online is less expensive than in person ($250 for 4 hours), and neither of us has to wear pants (no cameras involved at all!)

Email me or call me anytime – click on this LINK to my site for contact info!

Personal Online Training in Post-Processing

After doing all your pushups and planks (and finishing every episode of every show ever streamed) are you interested in learning some more post-processing, with George right by your side?

Using the TeamViewer app, it’s possible for George to actually move your Lightroom sliders remotely, while explaining how/why it works – you’d be sharing your own computer screen – and can take turns working on your own images and improving your skills!

Just like having George visit your home (but without all his coughing). Any day, any time, when you have a few hours free – and can concentrate! You can focus on mastering Lightroom, or Photoshop, or the organization and archiving of your images!

Just shoot George an email or call him! Visit his site HERE

CHANGING FORMAT FOR 2020

New decade, new direction! The original mission of LADIG, to inform and instruct on post-processing, focusing on Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, is still alive and well! However, our format is changing from one of public meetups, with a guest speaker, to a smaller but more focused approach: hands-on classes, run in two-meetings-a-month structure, for a fee of $49 for each meeting, limited to 6 participants. Each month the topic will change, from Lightroom to Photoshop. These classes are taught by George Simian, LADIG’s President – you can see a list of upcoming workshops that he teaches (many more focused on live photography and lighting) on his site, at this LINK

OCTOBER 24: LUMINOSITY MASKS IN PS AND LR

At our August meeting, landscape photographer Erik Haake demonstrated the use of Luminosity Masks in Photoshop, to selectively affect different tones in an image. Responding to numerous requests from our members, I will present a full explanation and demonstration of what Luminosity Masks are, and how to use them, at our October meeting, on Thursday evening October 24!

We’ll start with some basic masking concepts, then create masks from channels, and from the Select Color tool in Photoshop. We’ll also show how the Luminosity Range control, in the local adjustment tools in Lightroom (the gradient filter, the radial filter, and the brush) can also be used to target a limited tonal range!

We’ll see how we can combine different versions of the same image (developed in LR or in ACR), optimized first for the shadows, then for the highlights, into one finished image that can span a huge contrast ratio, without the strange tonal artifacts of HDR. We’ll answer all your questions – and you’ll leave in command of a huge new ability to control your images!

Admission is free, but we’d appreciate a donation to help keep LADIG afloat. Every donation enters you into our monthly raffle (free tickets are not)

Please register on the form below:

REGISTER HERE