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Landscape photography with Lightroom and Photoshop

Daniel Sofer has spent his life at the intersection of art and digital technology including music synthesizers, laser light shows, publishing, video, multimedia; and for the past dozen years, web design & photography.

Daniel has built hundreds of websites and has embraced the rapid evolution of the web as it moved from html to tables to Flash to HTML5 and now responsive design for multiple devices.

As a landscape and architecture photographer, Daniel has also exploited the synergy between design and photography; providing photography for design clients and designing websites for photographers.

He puts these two specializations together as the webmaster of  Adobe’s LA Lightroom User Group, LADIG ( and the Society for Motion Picture Still Photographers (

Daniel also teaches web design at the LA Center for Photography (formerly the Julia Dean School for Photography -

Member of ASMP and NAPP

President of LADIG


Presentation of some photos, discussion about what interests him and his approach to photography.

Introduction to Lightroom and his workflow, which will lead into...

Managing dynamic range with a single shot in Lightroom (an example how-to).

How to use a few localized adjustments and architectural shifting in Lightroom as well.

Managing dynamic range by masking bracketed shots in Photoshop: taking a series of photos from Lightroom into Photoshop and masking the best parts.

Daniel will also talk about Photoshop HDR with Camera RAW, and the new Lightroom Mobile for iPad & iPhone.

PIZZA TONIGHT:  It will be provided courtesy of onOne Software.  Maker of "Perfect Photo Suite".   (See their URL link in our Sponsor section at the left.)

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  • Leo

    It is hard to teach Photoshop and Lightroom effectively due to the small text font and small symbols that Adobe uses. Even when projected on large-screen, is hard for me to see. I know of more cool things you can do with lightroom now. But I am not able to replicate what was taught. I keep hoping someone will teach Lightroom and Photoshop in a way that I will be able to remember all of the steps that were taken to achieve the results of the Image that was demonstrated.

    July 15, 2014

    • Damon S. has a TON of great tutorials.

      1 · July 16, 2014

    • David J.

      Leo, I teach Lightroom professionally all over the country, and in a way that the info sticks. I agree that Adobe needs to offer a preference that enlarges the GUI text or highlights important functions.

      Get in touch if you'd like to really learn Lighroom.

      July 19, 2014

  • Bill W.

    There are many FREE videos and tutorials for both Photoshop & Lightroom on the Adobe TV site. Go to or No need to pay for These tutorials are produced by Adobe with instructors who work for Adobe.

    1 · July 17, 2014

  • Bill W.

    Regarding the switch from Aperture to Lightroom, here is a link to a tutorial from Kelby One that goes into great detail of several options to make the switch.

    1 · July 16, 2014

  • Richard

    I think my favorite moment was when he was talking about exporting photos at 2000 pixels, but 25% compression. Fascinating. Those compression factors always stump me. Would also love to hear about what he suggests for FB.

    1 · July 16, 2014

  • Patricia S.

    It was interesting -- would like to have seen more. Techniques helpful.

    July 16, 2014

  • Lori Davis- S.

    Hats off to "Onone" Yummy pizza!!!

    1 · July 16, 2014

  • Lori Davis- S.

    Nice to see and hear Daniel's point of view! Thanks Daniel.

    July 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance this presentation is going to be recorded? I can't make it tomorrow but would really like to see it.

    1 · July 14, 2014

    • Howard H

      No, sorry. We still haven't found a practical way to stream and/or archive our meeting presenters on a regular basis.

      July 15, 2014

  • Al K.

    Al Koskie thanks for giving some new perspective to learn,thank you OnOne for the pizza.

    July 13, 2014

  • Roger K

    Sorry, in Alaska.

    July 9, 2014

  • Mo

    Maurene +1

    July 2, 2014

  • Gretchen T.

    Thank you, onONe, for thepizza...

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Gretchen T.

    This sounds great!

    1 · June 18, 2014

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