Wed, Aug 14: Jewelry Photography with Avi Roth

LADIG welcomes Avi Roth to talk to us about photographing jewelry at our next meeting on Wednesday, August 14. Avi would also like to talk about his transition from film to digital photography, and how it has affected his work.


Avi says, “Every photograph is a story written with light he comments. “Like a story without words, it evolves from a concept, thought or emotion in my mind’s eye into a latent image a silhouette of shapes and forms. This shadowless three-dimensional space is the genesis of my artistic interpretation. I use my personal ‘palette’ of light to create shadow, color and space, and blend backgrounds to complete my visual composition.”

Roth’s work include countless photographs and photo-illustrations and ranges from advertising to fine art, single product, to complex sets and single models to large crowds. His work has appeared in many prominent publications including Vogue Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Martha Stewart Weddings, Los Angeles Weddings, Architectural Digest, and others. Avi Roth has been the recipient of numerous awards often from clients who have recognized his professional virtuosity and fascination with elegance.

Our August Event takes place at the Plummer Park Community Center in West Hollywood (map). 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).

Tickets are $10 (LADIG members link here). Doors open at 6pm and we’ll get rolling at 7, with some Lightroom Tips and Wacky Hacks before our main presenter.

Eventbrite - Wed, Aug 14: Jewelry Photography with Avi Roth

July 17th: Photoshop CC with Colin Smith

Adobe’s new Photoshop CC is out, and LADIG has teamed up with the LA Photoshop User Group and PDALA to present Photoshop Café’s Colin Smith to tell us about it!

Discover what’s new in the latest version of Photoshop. If you are a photographer or a designer, there is sure to be something that can help you get your job done faster and better.

Learn about the integration of powerful imaging tools as well as enhancements in 3D, video, vector tools and much more. Colin Smith will walk you through all his favorite new features and also give you an overview of what’s possible with this cloud enabled version of Photoshop.

colinSmith_bio-medColin Smith is founder of PhotoshopCAFE which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored 19 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including WPPI, Photoshop World, Siggraph, PMA and Flash Forward. He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe.

Our July Event takes place at Calumet Photo, on Highland Avenue in Hollywood.

Tickets are $10 (LADIG members link here). Doors open at 6:30pm and we’ll get rolling at 7pm, with Lightroom Tips, Wacky Hacks and Colin’s presentation. This event will sell out. Don’t get turned away at the door, register early.

Eventbrite - LADIG & LAPUG present Photoshop CC with Colin Smith

June 26: LADIG Presents Ralph Nelson – Botanica Project

Long-time motion picture photographer Ralph Nelson visits LADIG to talk about his latest project: a Kickstarter funded book titled “BOTANICA iPhone photos”.

The book combines two of Nelson’s lifelong loves – nature and photography.

All of the photos are of botanical subjects.

And every photo was taken with an iPhone.

Ralph will talk about his work, both behind the camera and behind the scenes making a successful publication and a successful Kickstarter project.

Our June Event takes place in a new location: Plummer Park Community Center in West Hollywood (map). The entrance is on Santa Monica Blvd at Martel Ave, and it looks like there is adequate parking on-site with additional parking available at the north end of the park (accessible from Fountain Ave).

Eventbrite - LADIG Presents: Ralph Nelson - Botanica Project

Sat & Sun, May 5 & 6: Free admission to The Big Photo Show


LADIG, along with LAPUG and PDALA invite you to the Big Photo Show at the LA Convention Center! Get a free admission ticket until May 3rd!

Lots of free, interesting things at the show including:

  • Dozens of photo sessions, including ones by Lee Varis and Colin Smith.
  • 9 free Mini Workshops at our LAPUG/LADIG/PDALA booth.
  • Photowalk by PDALA founder Ron Talley, Sunday at 9am.
  • Photo workshop with Tim Lawrence and his Hollywood Cars, including a 1966 Batmobile
  • Live Model Shoot at the Popular Photography booth.
  • Free raffles, swag and goodies!

Did we say it’s FREE? Get your ticket now. Don’t miss out!