Lou C.

Location:

Rochester, NY

Member since:

November 20, 2010

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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 look forward to meeting new people, exchanging experiences, and participating in the 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 would classify myself as "intermediate" user of Photoshop CS3. Over the last ten years, I have used various versions of Adobe products and a number of less powerful software packages.

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

My education has been predominantly self-taught through reading, tutorials, and experimentation. One of the reasons for wanting to join this group is because I have reached a plateau on the learning curve, and need a "boost".

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 done a few web sites, many slide shows, and have restored a number of vintage family B&W prints that I inherited.

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

I have recently begun to shoot in RAW without automatic white balance. There is much room to grow before I venture into HDR imaging.

Introduction

I am now retired from the corporate world, which affords me more time to devote to my passion for photography. We have four grandchildren in the area. I have taken over 10,000 images in the last five years, mostly of them.


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