Rochester, NY

Member since:

March 26, 2012

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, I'm looking forward to attending the meetings, tutorials, and excursions.

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?

Currently I have Photoshop 7, Elements 8, Lightroom 3, and Silver Efex Pro 2. I believe that I am an intermediate Photoshop 7 and Elements 8 user, and a beginner Lightroom 3 and Silver Efex 2 user.

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

I have dabbled with Photoshop 7 for about four years, took a Element 8 class at the JCC, and took a Lightroom class with Steve Levinson at Image City. I have listened to lectures at Camera Rochester and Image City on various software programs. I also have used the internet and books to further my understanding of the tools found with these programs.

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 can do pretty well with touchups on, reapirs to, and creating artistic works from my images.

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

I still would like to improve my skills with regard to layers and masks. To gain more proficiency with using Lightroom 2 and Silver Efex 3 would be a great benefit to me. I am also interested in the HDR process.


Photography has become my passion. Capturing humanity, color, light, & structure in the world & then having the ability to edit & create an artistic work of art is exciting to me. I'm looking forward to stretching my photo learning abilities.

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