Rochester, NY

Member since:

February 5, 2014

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 will definitely try as this is the reason I signed up, so I can learn from others.

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?

PS CS5. I would say between beginner and intermediate.

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

Self taught. No books, no video's, just pushing buttons and see what happens. Thanks to the 'undo' button it worked out great.

If experienced, what areas of photo editing do you consider your strengths? Portrait touchups? Compositing? HDR Imaging? Web? Artistic? Photo Repair? Other? Please specify.

Compositing, clean up, noise/scratch removal, cropping, HDR

What are the areas where you'd especially like to increase your skills?

Take better pictures, make friends, learn more PS skills


Photography has been and still is my biggest hobby. Still have camera's that take film... went through many different digicams, but love my latest. Looking to learn from other like minded enthusiasts. Have Photoshop, but like to learn more..

What Mari is saying about this Meetup Group

Great group. Glad I joined. Everyone is willing to share their expertise, so others can learn from it. THX

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