London Photographic Adobe User Group

Photography and everything around it, including the use of cameras, lighting, working with models, the Adobe Photoshop family; professional photographer talks and inspirational/creative activities and workshops.

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Note from the User Group Manager

Welcome to the London Photographic Adobe User Group!

London Photographic (Meetup Group) is a fully established meeting place for likeminded Photographers; we have been around for over 6 years and have increased our membership to more than 3800 with new members joining daily. The focus of the group is to be everything around Photography, including the use of cameras, lighting, the Adobe Photoshop family (Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom); professional photographer talks and inspirational/creative activities such as our monthly photo walks, posing workshops, themed shoots, and studio and off camera flash workshops.

We have a progressive calendar with an active support community and try to hold a minimum of six meetings a month for our members to participate in. We also have strong links to the active professionals within the UK photography market, who are always keen to come and speak at our events.

We are applying to be a certified Adobe User group for multiple reasons; 1) We are passionate about the craft of photography and are striving to stay as the largest Photography Community group in the UK. 2) We would like to have a closer relationship with the Adobe brand in the UK and become almost independent ambassadors. 3) We would like to grow our group in different directions; being closer to Adobe in this way will potentially help us to achieve this and move into other sectors, i.e. film and video where we can help members to further explore their creativity in moving images and the editing processes.

For more information about the group, please visit http://www.meetup.com/londonphotos/

Recent Blog Entries

Creative Cloud update
Entry posted on Jan 18, 2014 by JC20 , tagged News,Rich Internet Apps,Video

The next major update to Creative Cloud is now available. It includes new features across all core tools—Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC—including 3D printing support in Photoshop CC. Details about the new release can be found on the Creative Layer blog post
Getting started:

  • Training videos that cover new features are available on Creative Cloud Learn.
  • Existing Creative Cloud members can download the updates through the Creative Cloud desktop application.
  • Encourage your community to try out the free trial membership for 30-day access to the latest versions of every Adobe creative desktop app.
  • 30-day trial software has been reset for Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, and Adobe Muse CC. This is a great way to encourage your community to try out the latest releases. To access: launch the Creative Cloud desktop app, click "Update" next to the desired app.


Free Creative Cloud Learn
Entry posted on Jan 18, 2014 by JC20 , tagged Design,Interactive Experience,News,Video

In support of the latest Creative Cloud release, we’ve compiled a list of training videos that cover new product features. All are available on Creative Cloud Learn.
 

Creative Cloud Learn content is free and available to all. 

Photography Applications

Photoshop CC
Scripted Patterns and fills | Video
Photoshop 14.2 JDIs | Video
How to link Smart Objects in Photoshop | Project-based video
How to adjust perspective in a photo | Project-based video
Get new Typefaces for your printed photo projects | Video

Linked Smart Objects
Perspective warp
Scripted patterns and fills
Photoshop 14.2 JDIs


Creative Cloud Suite

Get new typefaces for your printed projects
How to Use Typekit Desktop Fonts

Other Creative cloud applications. 

Illustrator CC
How to draw with the Pencil tool and Path Segment reshape in Illustrator | Project-based tutorial 
How to work with Live Corners in Illustrator | Project-based tutorial
What’s new in Illustrator (Jan, 2014) | Video
All-new pencil tool | Video 
Path segment reshaping | Video 
Live Corners | Video 
Custom Tools panels | Video
Timesaver features | Video
Typekit integration in Illustrator | Video
Responsive SVG files | Video

InDesign CC
What’s new in InDesign (Jan, 2014) | Video
What’s new for EPUB? (Jan, 2014) | Video
Simplified Hyperlinks | Video
Typekit desktop fonts and Font menu enhancements | Video


Creative Cloud
How to add fonts to your desktop apps through Creative Cloud | Project-based video


AVAILABLE ON ADOBE TV

Illustrator CC 
Adobe Illustrator CC: What’s new in January 2014
All-new pencil tool in Adobe Illustrator CC
Path Segment Reshape in Adobe Illustrator CC
Live Corners in Adobe Illustrator CC
Custom Tools panels in Illustrator CC 
Typekit Integration in Illustrator CC 
Responsive SVG in Illustrator CC 
Customer-requested timesavers in Illustrator CC

InDesign CC 
What’s New in InDesign CC
Typekit desktop fonts and Font Menu Enhancements in InDesign CC 
Simplified Hyperlinks in InDesign CC
What’s New for EPUB in InDesign CC





Active Discussions

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Upcoming LPMG Events

Events - London Photographic Introduction to Studio Lighting - Dec 6

photoLondon Photographic

It's time to get into the studio and learn about creating the type of images you've been dreaming of.  

In this session you'll learn studio lighting techniques and terminology so you'll have a practical understanding of how to set up and use studio lighting.  The session will be broken into two areas; theory and a practical session. We'll be working in a spacious 800sqft studio close to Angel Station.

We will cover:

The basic properties of light:

• Colour, hard and soft lighting

• High and low key lighting

• Use of different types of light modifiers

We will look at the camera in relation to studio lighting, specifically:

• Shutter Sync Speed

• Aperture

• ISO

• White Balance

For the practice session we'll start with a one light set up, then a second for a two light set up. We'll work on high and low-key lighting and using light modifiers we'll add some colour to the background.

Our Kit:

We will be using 2 Bowen Monolights as well as all light modifiers. We have all of the equipment you will need so don't worry about flash triggers, just bring your camera.

What you will need:

An SLR or similar camera with standard hot-shoe.

A suitable lens

Any standard lens will work; 17-55, 24-70 or 70-200. 

You should also have a clean memory card and fully charged battery.

It will be helpful if you have a basic understanding of how your camera works. You need to be able to:

• Change the ISO, white balance, shutter speed and the aperture.

Have a look in your manual if you're unsure, and bring it with you if necessary and we'll help you if needed.

Please answer both questions attached to your rsvp as this helps us with planning.

Check the refund policy and if you need to cancel your place and please change your rsvp on the website so it can be filled by another member.

There is no waiting list for this event.  Please check back for available space.

Alex 07956 264049

London - United Kingdom

Saturday, December 27 at 10:00 AM

Attending: 4

Fee: Price: GBP 35.00 per person

Details: http://www.meetup.com/londonphotographic/events/219084930/

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