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LA Web Professionals Group presents
Designed Professionalism: How to better manage and systematize your relationship with clients featuring Amanda Mock

Register Here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designed-professionalism-how-to-better-manage-and-systematize-your-relationship-with-clients-tickets-31899874383

Tuesday March 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Venue: Rec Room at 9049 Alcott Street, Los Angeles, CA 90035

REFRESHMENTS::NETWORKING::DOOR PRIZES

Description: How you work with your clients can make or break your professional career. From client onboarding, project management, and even after the project has finished, you are met with opportunities to not just streamline your workflow but to build a relationship that can support your career (no matter what stage you are in). You are going to learn about the customer lifecycle, and how you can both automate and manage the difference stages of that life cycle to help you get through projects more quickly.

Speaker Bio:
Amanda Mock is a Digital Agency owner, and consultant that works with major companies and startups throughout the US and Canada. Former host of The Do Shit Podcast, and current host of The Marketers Lab Podcast, Amanda has also successfully launched several podcasts for herself and clients, and speaks internationally as well.

Seating is very limited, register early if you want to attend, registration is on a first-come basis. If you still want to attend without registering ahead and space permits, it will be $10 at the Door and includes 1 door prize ticket.Please bring a folding chair if you have!

Please feel free to invite as many friends as you want and forward this invitation!!

Parking: There is street parking on several of the nearby streets. You are also allowed to park at the nearby Chase Bank parknig lot after 6:30 PM.

Register Here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designed-professionalism-how-to-better-manage-and-systematize-your-relationship-with-clients-tickets-31899874383

#freelancers #designers #graphicdesigners #design #business #clients #bestpractices #tipsandtricks #workflow #projectmanagement #customerlifecycle

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The Lazarus Effect How to Undo an Out of Focus Photograph

It’s not always possible to get tack sharp photographs straight from your camera. This presentation is for anyone who has taken an image where the focus was a bit “off,” whether you tried to photograph a waterfall, and regardless of your exposure and how carefully you set up your tripod, the focus was too soft, or you shot images you know were in focus, but due to the type of sensor or how the RAW file was processed, the sharpness you expected the lens to deliver is missing. In this presentation , you will not only learn how to bring detail back from both landscape and portrait images, with the over arcing goal being to present a new way of thinking about your images as well as a different approach to seeing and creating. 

Advanced Simplicity: Two Tool Photoshop. “make thins as simple as possible and no simpler.” Albert Einstein 

Frequently it seems people fear Photoshop more than they fear sharks. It’s scary because there is soooo much that it does and like a deer in the headlights we paralyze ourselves. The bottom line is it’s the artist that defines the final work not the tool that is used to shape it. With just two tools, an Adjustment layer and the brush tool. This class will explore how to use Photoshop in such a way even a cavemen could do it.
 
Speaker Bio:

Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. His passion for natural light photography is manifest not only in his work but also through his role as a creative and technical leader, contributing to innovative breakthroughs across the entire digital image value chain.

Vincent is one of Nikon’s 16 founding Nikon Ambassadors and is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. He is the photographer of Immediate Assistants Medical Rescue Go Team. He was commissioned by the San Francisco Presidio Trust to create a body of photographic work to permanently capture this National Park and Historic Landmark.

Vincent’s work has been highlighted in American Photo, Popular Photography, The New York Times, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photographer, Pro Digital Imaging, PDN, What Digital Camera, Petersen’s Photographic, PC Camera, Studio Design and Photography, Professional Photographer, Digital Imaging and many more. Nominated multiple times to the Photoshop Hall of Fame, Vincent has been recognized by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals through the creation of the Vincent Versace Award for Digital Photography Excellence. The “Vinnie” is a special category of the Photoshop Guru Awards, considered one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in the international digital imaging industry.

He is the author of the best selling books From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black & White Technique Known to Mankind and Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop . His book, Welcome to Oz has been selected as Shutterbug Magazine’s best how-to book of the year. Vincent was the original host of the Epson Print Academy and is a member of the Epson Stylus Pros. He is also a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, an Xrite Colorotti, Lexar Elite Photographer, Team NiK Elite Photographer, an American Photo Magazine Mentor Trek and Master Class instructor and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team. He teaches regularly at Photoshop World, B&H, the FBI, US Navy Combat Camera, US Coast Guard, Maine Media Workshops and Palm Beach Photographic Workshops.

Vincent’s passion for photography dates back more than four decades when, at the age of seven, his wedding-photographer uncle introduced him to the magic of the darkroom. Within two years, he had sold his first photo. Within ten, he had booked his first professional assignment. Today, based in Los Angeles, he divides his time between commercial and fine art photography assignments, teaching, and consulting for such suppliers as Nikon, Epson, Nik, OnOne, X-Rite, Adobe, Westcott and others.

Website: www.versacephotography.com

Register Here: http://www.eventbee.com/v/laweb/event?eid=179638231

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John has built up a multi-million dollar full service marketing agency in the span of 2 years, and has over a dozen employees spread between his offices in Santa Monica and Sao Paolo. His presentation will focus on 'under the radar' techniques to acquire clients on Facebook, laser-targeted Adwords PPC, how to SEO keyword snipe, and how to convert clicks into warm consultations without the client feeling like they are ever walking into a pitch.

Speaker Bio: John Crestani
John is the captain of the Results Driven Marketing, a fast growing digital agency with expertise in Adwords/Facebook marketing. He has some online trainings on Adwords and Facebook advertising which are pretty cool, one is called Adwords Buddy, the other is called BTFGold. He is most proud of this one mortgage company that he increased the leads from 25/day, to over 1000/day. It totally skyrocketed their entire business, that was fun times. He was named #1 most socially conscious entrepreneur by United Nations somehow. He loves affiliate marketing for the freedom its allowed him, he travels the world constantly, and does lots of cool stuff like kite-surfing, skiing, salsa-dancing, etc.

REFRESHMENTS::NETWORKING::DOOR PRIZES 
6:30 PM - Doors Open - Registration  (DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 6:30 PM!!!)
7:00 PM - Part 1
8:15 PM - Networking Break / Refreshments
8:30 PM - Prize Drawing
8:30 PM - Part 2
9:45 PM - Meeting End

Seating is very limited, register early if you want to attend, registration is on a first come basis. If you still want to attend without registering ahead and space permits, it will be $10 at the Door and includes 1 door prize ticket. Street parking is available.

Please feel free to invite as many friends as you want and forward this invitation: http://www.eventbee.com/v/laweb/event?eid=117320791

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LA Creative Cloud User Group - Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow for Web Designers featuring Beverly Houwing 

Register Here: http://lawpg-june2014.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM 
Location: WeWork 7083 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
(in the heart of Hollywood a few blocks down from the Chinese Theatre, El Capitan Theatre and Hollywood & Highland)

REFRESHMENTS::NETWORKING::DOOR PRIZES

Overview:

Illustrator:
Gradient Mesh
Appearance Panel
3D: Extruded Shapes & Type, Revolved Paths, Using Symbols and Mapping Artwork
Pen Tool & Creating Geometric Shapes

Photoshop:
How to make Selections & Masks - using Tools, Refine Edge, Paths & Channels
Color Correction - using the Adjustments Panel & Applying Masks for color correction in specific areas of an image

Muse:
Site Layout
Adding a Menu Widget, Independent Navigational Buttons & Links
Using Widget Library Compositions: Blank, Featured News, Lightbox, Presentation & Tooltip Using Widget Library Slideshow: Basic, Blank, Lightbox & Thumbnails
Using Widget Library Panels: Accordion & Tabbed Panel
Applying Effects: Rounded Corners, Variable Edges, Drop Shadows, Glow & Bevel
Adding External Links to Web Sites & Files
Applying Text Wrap
Adding a Browser Fill Image
Adding a Page Background Image & Using Transparency
Working with Image Formats & Adding a Photoshop File & Adding a Photoshop Button Rotating a Graphic and Grouping & Locking Objects
Adding Page Titles & Other Metadata
Alternate site layouts - iPhone & Tablet

6:30 PM - Doors Open - Registration (Please do not arrive before 6:30 PM!!!)
7:00 PM - Part 1 - Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow for Web Designers
8:15 PM - Networking Break / Refreshments
8:40 PM - Prize Drawing
8:50 PM - Part 2 - Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow for Web Designers
10:00 PM - Meeting End

Speaker Bio: Beverly Houwing 
A former Adobe Business Manager and avid photographer, Beverly enjoys doing freelance work in graphics, photography, photo retouching, web site design and interactive PDF forms creation. Beverly’s work and hobbies take her to international destinations such as Europe, India and Africa, where she has done training and freelance work.
Beverly was employed by for Adobe Systems for seven years as a Business Development Manager and Adobe Certified Expert. During that time she worked as a representative doing training and presentations at Adobe Conferences, Trade Shows and large accounts across their product line.
For the past 14 years she has been teaching the Adobe Creative Suite applications and is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Print Specialist. She taught InDesign at UCLA Extension as part of their Design Communication Arts Certificate Program for four years and was also an instructor for Photoshop and Illustrator.
In addition to her technical capabilities with the Adobe Creative Suite, Beverly has skills in photography, graphic design and watercolor painting. Her work in photography have appeared in galleries, including the G2 Gallery in Venice, CA, and featured in magazines, such as Smithsonian.
She conducts photography workshops to improve techniques in capturing images and improving composition as well as working with images in post production to get the most out of them. She organizes photo-safaris in Africa and has just returned from taking a group to Botswana.
She will be leading a photography workshop with Stephen Burns to locations in the eastern Sierras in July.
Her photography and artwork raise money for organizations like Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS/LA), Best Friends Animal Society, Rotary Club, Sierra Club, National Park Service and other organizations.
Please register early, space is very limited and will fill up fast. If you still want to attend without registering ahead and space permits, it will be $10 at the Door and includes 1 door prize ticket.

Register Here: http://lawpg-june2014.eventbrite.com/

Please feel free to invite as many friends as you want and forward this invitation

Parking Info: Please look for street parking and read the signs carefully, if you have to park in a lot the least expensive lot is on Sycamore next to CVS. There is plenty of free street parking a few blocks away.

Register Here: http://lawpg-june2014.eventbrite.com/

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LA Creative Cloud User Group - Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow for Web Designers featuring Beverly Houwing 

Register Here: http://lawpg-june2014.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM 
Location: WeWork 7083 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
(in the heart of Hollywood a few blocks down from the Chinese Theatre, El Capitan Theatre and Hollywood & Highland)

REFRESHMENTS::NETWORKING::DOOR PRIZES

Overview:

Illustrator:
Gradient Mesh
Appearance Panel
3D: Extruded Shapes & Type, Revolved Paths, Using Symbols and Mapping Artwork
Pen Tool & Creating Geometric Shapes

Photoshop:
How to make Selections & Masks - using Tools, Refine Edge, Paths & Channels
Color Correction - using the Adjustments Panel & Applying Masks for color correction in specific areas of an image

Muse:
Site Layout
Adding a Menu Widget, Independent Navigational Buttons & Links
Using Widget Library Compositions: Blank, Featured News, Lightbox, Presentation & Tooltip Using Widget Library Slideshow: Basic, Blank, Lightbox & Thumbnails
Using Widget Library Panels: Accordion & Tabbed Panel
Applying Effects: Rounded Corners, Variable Edges, Drop Shadows, Glow & Bevel
Adding External Links to Web Sites & Files
Applying Text Wrap
Adding a Browser Fill Image
Adding a Page Background Image & Using Transparency
Working with Image Formats & Adding a Photoshop File & Adding a Photoshop Button Rotating a Graphic and Grouping & Locking Objects
Adding Page Titles & Other Metadata
Alternate site layouts - iPhone & Tablet

6:30 PM - Doors Open - Registration (Please do not arrive before 6:30 PM!!!)
7:00 PM - Part 1 - Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow for Web Designers
8:15 PM - Networking Break / Refreshments
8:40 PM - Prize Drawing
8:50 PM - Part 2 - Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow for Web Designers
10:00 PM - Meeting End

Speaker Bio: Beverly Houwing 
A former Adobe Business Manager and avid photographer, Beverly enjoys doing freelance work in graphics, photography, photo retouching, web site design and interactive PDF forms creation. Beverly’s work and hobbies take her to international destinations such as Europe, India and Africa, where she has done training and freelance work.
Beverly was employed by for Adobe Systems for seven years as a Business Development Manager and Adobe Certified Expert. During that time she worked as a representative doing training and presentations at Adobe Conferences, Trade Shows and large accounts across their product line.
For the past 14 years she has been teaching the Adobe Creative Suite applications and is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Print Specialist. She taught InDesign at UCLA Extension as part of their Design Communication Arts Certificate Program for four years and was also an instructor for Photoshop and Illustrator.
In addition to her technical capabilities with the Adobe Creative Suite, Beverly has skills in photography, graphic design and watercolor painting. Her work in photography have appeared in galleries, including the G2 Gallery in Venice, CA, and featured in magazines, such as Smithsonian.
She conducts photography workshops to improve techniques in capturing images and improving composition as well as working with images in post production to get the most out of them. She organizes photo-safaris in Africa and has just returned from taking a group to Botswana.
She will be leading a photography workshop with Stephen Burns to locations in the eastern Sierras in July.
Her photography and artwork raise money for organizations like Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS/LA), Best Friends Animal Society, Rotary Club, Sierra Club, National Park Service and other organizations.
Please register early, space is very limited and will fill up fast. If you still want to attend without registering ahead and space permits, it will be $10 at the Door and includes 1 door prize ticket.

Register Here: http://lawpg-june2014.eventbrite.com/

Please feel free to invite as many friends as you want and forward this invitation

Parking Info: Please look for street parking and read the signs carefully, if you have to park in a lot the least expensive lot is on Sycamore next to CVS. There is plenty of free street parking a few blocks away.

Register Here: http://lawpg-june2014.eventbrite.com/

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6:15 PM - Doors Open - Registration (Please don't arrive before 6:15 PM!!!)
6:40 PM - I've got Wordpress now what? Part 1
7:50 PM - Networking Break / Tweetup @lawebprosgroup and Light Refreshments
8:20 PM - Prize Drawing
8:30 PM - I've got Wordpress now what? Part 2
9:30 PM - Meeting End

FREE PARKING::REFRESHMENTS::NETWORKING::DOOR PRIZES

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A presentation that starts after the basics and shows you where you can go from there. Fresh off a six-week WordPress course at the Julia Dean Photo Workshops in Hollywood, Daniel Sofer will show you how to navigate through the maze of options for WordPress, and take your blog to the next level.

Theming:
How to personalize the presentation of your site using WordPress Themes: how to find one, how to install it and how to customize it.
An introduction to themes.
-Choosing a theme for your blog
-Customizing your theme
-Typography
-Photo Galleries.
-What about mobile?

Organizing:
We’ll spend some time talking about organizing your content: posts vs. static pages, navigation, widgets & plugins, categories and tags.
-Structuring your website
-Posts and about pages
-Navigation and widgets

Maintaining:
The care and feeding of your WordPress site. Why upgrading is important; backup, SEO, comments & spam. 

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Please register early, space is limited and usually fills up fast. We also offer an early bird special when registering the first few days once registration is open. If you still want to attend without registering ahead and space permits, it will be $7 at the Door and includes 1 door prize ticket.

Register Here: http://lawpg-wordpress-april2013.eventbrite.com/
(or by emailing events@lawebprofessionalsgroup.com if you want to register and have issues with Eventbrite)
Please feel free to invite as many friends as you want. 
Parking Info: Free Parking is available in the garage located next to Capial One 360 Los Angeles Cafe between the cafe and the Tesla dealership. 

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Speaker Bio: 
DANIEL SOFER
Web Designer/Photographer Daniel Sofer has been building websites since 1995. He is the webmaster for the LA Digital Imaging Group (http://ladig.org), LA’s Adobe Lightroom User Group and presented extensively on web technology for photography.

His photography website, http://hermosawavephotography.com showcases not just his photography, but also serves as a laboratory for his latest efforts at web design: now a responsive design with large retina-display compatible imagery.

Most comfortable with individuals and small business, Daniel has created websites for dozens of photographers, musicians, filmmakers, building both from scratch as well as with frameworks and applications like WordPress. Some of these include:

smpsp.org
octetensemble.com
peterstills.com
cherylogden.com
suzannehanover.com
westsidepeoplemag.com
frameandartdept.com 

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LA Web Professionals Group March 2012 Meeting -
Social Media Strategies, Tools, and Techniques for Web Designers featuring Matt Meeks

Thursday March 1, 2012 - 6:40 PM - 9:55 PM
LOCATION: Mary Pickford Studio
8885 Venice Blvd., Suite 203, Los Angeles, CA 90034
RESISTER HERE http://lawpg-march2012.eventbrite.com/

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LA Web Professionals Group - SEO Tips from Click to Contact
Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:40 PM to 9:55 PM
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