April 24: Lightroom Color Profiles


EVERYTHING YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW LIGHTROOM PROFILES!

Lightroom Profiles have moved up – from the bottom of the adjustment panel in the Develop module – to the top! In LR 7.3, you now have some 40 new choices, and they are much improved over the previous system! Now all versions of Lightroom (Classic, CC, iOS, Android) now have color profiles, which you can use to simulate your favorite film, get that Instagram look, or otherwise customize your color look.

This is a huge step forward for Adobe, joining the modern processing strategies that their competitors (especially the phone apps!) have been offering to photographers! Now you too can take advantage of these new “looks”, and separate your technical adjustments from your artistic interpretations! Even better, you can build your own profiles (or purchase inexpensive ones made by third parties) to widen your range of choices. Together with the new easy preview features, this opens up your LR workflow to making more creative renderings, and more personal images!

Lightroom mobile also gets the full perspective adjustments that were previously only in the desktop versions.

Also, a little slideshow of Japan’s cherry blossom frenzy, from Daniel who has been in Kyoto for the past few weeks.

Join us on Tuesday April 24, and listen to George explain how these new profiles work – bring your questions, and be sure to take notes!!!

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. Please register on the form below:

January 23, 2018: The Best DAM Backup for Your Photos!

What’s best way to backup your photos?

Little hard drives? A honkin’ NAS storage array?  On Dropbox? A media service like Digital Fusion? Or maybe just use the new Lightroom CC and let Adobe deal with it?

The best answer is different for each person, and sometimes the answer is more than one of the above choices. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of each method and give some best practices, so you can make or update your backup strategy — you do have a backup strategy???

This meeting will be held at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. We’ll be in Art Room 2, to the right as you enter the building. 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 on the form below.

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:

January 17th, 2017: Our Annual Backup and Workflow Event

It’s the start of the new year and the perfect time to talk about the care and backup of your Lightroom Catalog and photo assets. Here are some of the things we’re going to discuss at our event, Tuesday January 17th:

Working with Lightroom – not against it – to streamline your workflow so you know where your images are.

Setting up and maintaining a backup strategy: backup gurus have always suggested “three copies, at two different locations” as a comprehensive strategy, and we offer some suggestions how to achieve it.

For those of you managing a large number of photos or other media assets, Ryan Barron from BITS.LA will be here to talk about network storage and introduce the Synology line of NAS drives that offer a wide range of storage and cloud-connected options.

New Lightroom Mobile

There is also a new, completely redesigned version of Lightroom Mobile out. Daniel will spend some time showing you the new features, and explain why it’s become his go-to app for taking pictures, not just editing them.

Our event will be held at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. 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).

Doors open at 6pm for snacks and socializing, the presentation will start at 7pm.

Admission is free and open to all, but we’d appreciate a donation to help keep LADIG rolling. Register on the form below:

August 16th: The new mobile workflow – from RAW to Instagram

New developments in Adobe Lightroom – on iOS, Android, on the web and on the desktop – are changing our workflow in interesting new ways.

Now you can import RAW files directly into your phone, edit on your phone and send to social media in best possible quality; and sync to the cloud and desktop.

New localized adjustments bring the same editing finesse from the desktop to your mobile device as well. You can now also upload and edit photos from any web browser into your Lightroom catalog.

New Apple USB3 adapters make it easy to connect your camera or SD card directly to your iPhone or iPad, and quickly upload large RAW files to your mobile device.

All these changes expand your workflow flexibility and make it a real possibility to leave your laptop at home.

We’ll be talking about these and other new feature additions to Lightroom at our August 16th event.

Our event will be held at Plummer Park (Fiesta Hall) in West Hollywood. 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).

Doors open at 6pm for snacks and socializing, the presentation will start at 7pm.

Admission is free and open to all, but we’d appreciate a donation to help keep LADIG rolling. Register on the form below: