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.

December 13th: Holiday Photowalk

We’re going to do something different for our December event. For our standard Tuesday evening we’re going to have a holiday photowalk with our friends at Digital Media Artists\LA, DMALA (they are the Adobe Premiere/AfterEffects user group)

Our photowalk will be Tuesday, December 13th. We’ll meet at Cafe Marmalade, at Farmers Market, across the street from American Girl at The Grove (6333 W 3rd St E17, Los Angeles, CA 90036). We will start our walk at 7pm; if you like, come early and have a drink with us starting at 6pm.

Please register so we know how many people to expect:

Saturday, July 23rd: Santa Monica Sunset Photo Walk

The middle of summer. A perfect time for sunset photo walk.

Our summer Photo Walk will offer a variety of photogenic subjects; people on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, the cliffs overlooking Pacific Coast Highway, above and below the Santa Monica Pier, sunset on the beach, and dusk with the digital light patterns of the Pacific Park ferris wheel. Watch the video above to get some ideas.

We’ll meet Saturday July 23rd at 6:30, in front of the Apple Store on the Third Street Promenade, where we have had several meetings earlier this year. We’ll have a golden hour of shooting on the cliffs, the pier and the beach until sunset (exactly 8:00 pm) then continue to catch some lovely dusk light until Civil Twilight at 8:28 pm.

After our shoot, we’ll retire to a local cafe for food, drinks and camaraderie.

Saturday October 11 @5PM: Worldwide Photowalk in Hermosa Beach

We’re on for Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk, Saturday October 11th!

Last year's photo walk in Manhattan Beach At last year’s photo walk, we discovered a baby on the beach! (mom is on the right, enjoying the attention)

We are going to host our photo walk at the Hermosa Beach Pier, Saturday Oct 11, from 5-8pm.

The Hermosa Beach Pier is a central point of a range of photo opportunities, from people watching, sports, beach, water and of course the sunset, which will be 6:24pm.

Location: Hermosa Beach Pier

Signup for our photo walk here: http://goo.gl/qhfvs8
For more information about the worldwide photo walk, please visit Kelby One.

Sunday July 13: Bolsa Chica Wetlands Photowalk with Carl Palazzolo

Our next photo walk will be a special one at the Bolsa Chica Conservatory in Huntington Beach on Sunday July 13th.

Nature photographer Carl Palazzolo – who presented to LADIG three years ago – is very familiar with the area and will lead the photo walk.

There are wetlands and many birds and other wildlife; if people are interested we might be able to go across the street to the beach for sunset as well.

We expect this event to run from 5 pm to sunset (~8pm), followed by refreshments at the Carl’s home nearby in Huntington Beach.