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!
Even though I spend much time away from home (work demands) I'd like to get with like-minded photo people as often as possible when here.
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?
Any experience I have with photo editing programs (photoshop) is scant w/ most of it done in trial & error experimenting.
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
Again experimentation has been by mentor, so far.
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'm a trained artist: mixed media (painting/sculpting/photographer).
What are the areas where you'd especially like to increase your skills?
The editing, composition & refinement of images to kick up the quality of my photos a few notches.
Digital photography is still pretty new for me. It's time to learn the ins & outs of the equipment and process. In particular, I want to learn about editing images to maximize the quality of my work.