Sept 18: Dennis Dunbar – retoucher to the film industry – on Color Grading!

Color has a profound impact on the story your images tell. Changing the colors of the highlights, mid-tones, and shadows will change the tone and message of your image. A strong color treatment helps tell the story more clearly and with more impact. It will elevate your images and give it a unique look, ultimately to be identified with your own brand.

In this talk Dennis Dunbar will demonstrate how to first analyze the color in your images, and then put yourself in control of color grading process, using Photoshop plus a really cool service from Adobe! Using the color.adobe.com site, together with a variety of adjustment layers in Photoshop, including Selective Color, Solid Color Layer, Hue&Saturation, and Gradient Map, along with Luminosity Maps, Dennis will demonstrate how to dramatically improve your images!

Dennis (www.dunbardigital.com) is a highly sought-after digital retoucher in LA. Working at the highest levels of the entertainment industry, he composites film posters and “improves” the images of celebrities.

Join us at 6PM for social time, and at 7PM for the presentation, at our usual location, Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood.

Admission is free, but we’d appreciate a donation to help keep LADIG afloat. Please register on the form below:

July 24: Hannah Benet: building the image in Photoshop

Want to learn from working professional photographers? On July 24 we’ll host Hannah Benet, whose Photoshop process is a crucial part of her creative workflow! Hannah transforms her images, captured in natural light, into extraordinary – yet fully believable and realistic – photographs! In a live demonstration, she will build up an image from the RAW file, through dozens of Photoshop layers and masks, to produce an emotionally-provocative final photograph. This is a very rare opportunity to see how pros produce their images – and to discover a path to lifting your own processing from rudimentary to sophisticated!

Hannah Benet is an activism, lifestyle, and editorial photographer. Her personal work in largely inspired by bringing attention to environmental injustices and their resulting impact on communities, most of which goes ignored in the popular media. She is currently creating commercial advertising images in the healthcare field. See her work at http://www.hannahbenet.com

Join us at 6PM for social time, and at 7PM for the presentation, at our usual location, Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. This will also be Daniel’s last meeting as President of LADIG – come give him a big round of applause!!!!

Admission is free, but we’d appreciate a donation to help keep LADIG afloat. Please register on the form below: