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'm making an early New Year's resolution to attend more meetups! Especially in the winter when I need inspiration.
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 am a self-taught beginner/intermediate user of Photoshop Elements 10 and beginning user of Lightroom 4.
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
Primarily from online tutorials and YouTube videos.
If experienced, what areas of photo editing do you consider your strengths? Portrait touchups? Compositing? HDR Imaging? Web? Artistic? Photo Repair? Other? Please specify.
Portrait touchups and some artistic (texture overlays). I've also done quite a bit of ancestry photo restoration for my family.
What are the areas where you'd especially like to increase your skills?
Lightroom 4. I've only just started learning the program, but from what I've learned so far, it could be a great time saver for me!
I'm an amateur enthusiast photographer who loves following the Rochester Meetup Photography groups. I've learned so much vicariously through your photos. I tend to be a self-conscious photographer so I haven't attended many meetups.