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!
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
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
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)
Do your lenses open up to F1.4? More importantly, are they sharp and contrasty? Come to our next meeting, at the Sigma corporate showroom, and bring your camera and favorite lens! Jared Ivy will talk about what makes Sigma lenses special, and how to examine the quality of your own lens – then George Simian will do a demonstration photo shoot, tethered to a computer, that you might see the difference! After that, you’ll all take turns shooting two different actresses, testing every Sigma lens available (just about all they make for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica, etc). This is a special opportunity, and we’ll limit participation to the first 25 people to sign up – please make a small donation to LADIG!