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Mike H.

Location:

Rochester, NY

Member since:

August 2, 2011

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!

Yes & yes.

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 have gained extensive knowledge of all the Adobe Creative Suite applications. Being retired, I primarily use the latest versions of Photoshop, Lightroom, and various plugin applications for editing photos.

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 45 year professional career provided me with the opportunity to develop and implement manufacturing production training programs. I completed Graphic Design & Business Management courses at RIT in the early years to enhance my publication skills. The last 15 years was focused more on publication technologies - developing the branding and labeling standards for an Authoring team. Responsibilities also included preparing illustrations and images for the authoring content. Learning came in all forms as various challenges were presented.

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've experienced all forms of editing to prepare images for Web & print throughout my career. Document design/layout and composition are my other strengths.

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

Improve my ability to capture the best possible image using the camera. From there, enhance the image using various editing tools and techniques without jeopardizing or sacrificing image quality.

Introduction

Publication Technology Specialist at a medical device company - main work responsibilities are to collect and prepare documents for Web, print, and CD. I also assist our authoring work group with adherence to labeling & branding standards.

What Mike H. is saying about this Meetup Group

Extraordinary people - both leads and members are always willing to share their knowledge and experiences - maybe because we have so much in common.


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