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!
Most of the meetings are great and I find them very worthwhile. However I skip those that focus mostly on Photoshop.
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 haven't given up film altogether, but use my digital camera lots!
I use Lightroom to edit and organize.
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 have (am) using all modalities = books, online tutorials, classes, friends….
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 am ruthless in deleting photos that "don't make the cut"!
What are the areas where you'd especially like to increase your skills?
I like to get more comfortable with flash and macro shooting.
Good grief, this is the third time in the past year that I have been asked to join!! Apparently the site keeps "dropping" me!! Talk about feeling rejected!!