August 29: Lightroom/Photoshop Power Tips

Daniel, Greg and George will demonstrate a number of useful features in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Daniel will discuss high quality editing with Lightroom Mobile, Photoshop Mix & Fix.

Greg will show you Lightroom’s seamless Photoshop round trip feature, to make your editing super easy and convenient!

And once you are effortlessly moving your images in and out of Photoshop, George will show you how to use the Unsharp Mask in Photoshop and other plug-ins to tweaking contrast in ways that are difficult/impossible in Lightroom!

Our August event will take place August 29th at 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 the snacks and help keep LADIG afloat.

July 25th: Elysian Park Dusk Photowalk

A beautiful summer evening, overlooking Dodger Stadium and the downtown Los Angeles skyline. That’s the setting for our July event, a photowalk in Elysian Park.

Bring your tripods and settle in for golden hour, the sunset, the city lights at dusk and the blue hour of last light.

We’ll meet at Elysian Fields, off Elysian Park Drive, between 7 and 7:30. It’s a little hard to find on Google Maps, but if you search for the Little League office, you’ll get close.

There is parking at our meeting point, and a few locations of interest for the evening. Our primary location is right above Dodger Stadium, which should be lit up for a game against Minnesota Twins.

Sunset is at 8pm, with the sky getting darker until Civil Twilight at 8:30. The park closes at 9, at which time it should be completely dark.

After that, we can retire for a sandwich and a beer at Philippes, the original French Dip restaurant near Union Station.

Please register on the form below, so we know how many folks to expect.

June 20th: Barry Brennan on Real-World Drones

Our next event will be on Tuesday, June 20th, at Plummer Park in West Hollywood.

Barry Brennan, a drone pilot and photographer/videographer, will be here to talk about drones and about his experience flying drones for law enforcement.

Our event will take place June 20th 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 snacks and help keep LADIG afloat.

Register on the form below.

May 23rd: Stephen Burns, Layer Masking without Layer Masks

Stephen Burns brings his love of Photoshop compositing art to LADIG on May 23rd.

This month, he’s going to talk about using Photoshop’s Apply Image command for compositing multiple images, masking, and controlling color through the use of layer blend modes.

Join Stephen Burns and learn a slick way to control details, contrast and color using the Apply Image Command.  This is one of the few least understood workflows in Photoshop for using masking results without using layer masks.

You will get an understanding of layer blend modes, masking concepts and color control.  So don’t miss this as it will change how you edit your images in post.

Stephen Burns is a digital artist and author of books on being creative with your digital tools.  He is an Adobe AEL (Adobe Educational Leader) and teaches digital creativity at Otis School Of Arts & Design, Santa Monica and Golden West Colleges.  He is also the president of The San Diego Photoshop Users Group which is currently the largest Adobe Photoshop Users group in the country. Stephen is a regular presenter on Adobe Twitch every Tuesday mornings from 7am – 10am.

Our May event will take place May 23rd 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.

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.