RPEG's focus is on photography and photo editing, but Meetup's focus is on getting people together face-to-face. Are you able to attend at least some of our meetings and tutorials? Do you sincerely plan to do so? If so, please continue!
I always am interested in learning more about the art of photography behind the lens as well as in front of a PC post-processing images.
Experience isn't required for membership, but we do ask that your main reason for joining be an interest in cameras and photo-editing. What editor (if any) are you using? If Photoshop, which version? Beginner, intermediate, advanced or expert?
I use GIMP for photo editing & Picasa to store my images. I also have light room, but have not found the time to learn it well enough to incorporate it into my work flow.
If experienced with your program(s), how did you LEARN the program along the way? Books? Videos? In a formal school curriculum? On the job? Please be as specific as possible
I learned GIMP using online tutorials.
If experienced, what areas of photo editing do you consider your strengths? Portrait touchups? Compositing? HDR Imaging? Web? Artistic? Photo Repair? Other? Please specify.
I have some skill with touchups and photo repair. Could be better though.
What are the areas where you'd especially like to increase your skills?
Color management, HDR, compositing.
I've always enjoyed photography. I have an Olympus Evolt 510. Looking forward to learning more about digital work flow and meeting people.