Hi. I'm an amateur photographer. Interested in learning new photo editing tricks and techniques. I'm always looking to learn something new.
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 plan on attending meetings and tutorials.
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'm an intermediate Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 user. I also use Photomatrix for HDR imaging.
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 had a few photoshop classes and have been self taught since then. I use a combination of a good reference book and on-line 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 don't think I specialize in any particular type of editing.
What are the areas where you'd especially like to increase your skills?
Masking techniques is at the top of my list today.