March 26, 2012
Yes, I'm looking forward to attending the meetings, tutorials, and excursions.
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.
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.
I can do pretty well with touchups on, reapirs to, and creating artistic works from my images.
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.