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.

September 26: Video Editing for Photographers

We know you can shoot video with your digital camera and your phone, but most photographers are petrified about editing.

Well, in this evening’s meetup Greg and Daniel will show you how you can process and edit your video clips, using Apple’s iMovie and Adobe Premiere Pro. We’ll also show you an easy way to make videos from your photos, right in Adobe Lightroom.

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.

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.