Denver, COUSA 80203
March 16, 2012
Grew up watching my father with his fancy camera, light meter, hand held flash; then into the dark room where the magic happened. Unfortunately he never picked up on the fact that I was fascinated with the whole process. Grew up, got married, had the simple kodak camera, got a polaroid, moved to 35mm point and shoot. At one point I got a "real camera", took a class in what I thought would be instruction re: F stops, shutter speed, etc. Instructor was only interested in showing us his pictures - that was a big waste of time and money. Time passes - found John and a new big world of digital and F stops and shutter speeds and other people interested in learning more. Here I am.
I love landscapes, sunrises and sunsets. Also find close ups of flowers and other growing things good subjects. I would love to learn to take better pictures of people and animals, although not necessarily in a studio enviornment.
I am definitely a beginner and anxious to learn as much as possible; not only from the photographer end of things but also would like to learn as much as I can about Photoshop. I don't look to Photoshop to make me a good photographer, only as an instrument to improving the good pictures I do take.
I would like to see some hands on Photoshop workshops. I would also be interested in field trips in the local areas, anything that affords photo opportunities. John and I have participated in a few field trips and have found them quite fun but also a bit frustrating. I guess what has bothered me is that we all meet at a given point, we all stay together for a bit, then everyone seems to disperse, never to meet again. My suggestion would be to have a meeting point, culminating in an ending location at a specific time. I didn't find it much fun to look around and realize that the people I was with were no where in sight, never to be seen again.
I currently have Photoshop 7 and 10. I have played around a bit with 7 and have yet to get into the 10 version. I would really like to be familiar with what the program is capable of, without losing myself trying to follow a book, when I'm not sure where I am in the first place.
Sounds like fun.
I am enjoying the different outings. there are lots of creative places to go and shoot.