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Arizona Digital Junkies

This group is for Digital Junkies primarily interested in photography (from point and shoot to pros) and web "geeks" who share a passion for all things digital. We meet each month for a free photo shoot and follow-up critique session. We are located in the Valley of the Sun.

As Digital Junkies we find ourselves using software such Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, other Adobe Creative Suite applications and other enhancement programs in your photography workflow. We also use portfolio subscription services such as Flickr, SmugMug, Zenfolio, Picassa, etc., to get our photos "out there" for all to see and enjoy (and hopefully sell).

We encourage each Junkie to take an active role in sharing their passion by offering their expertise with the group. Have an idea for a seminar or workshop? Pitch it to Ron and let's make it happen!

In addition to our monthly photo shoots, we also offer free seminars and reasonably priced educational workshops presented by fellow Junkies.

Upcoming Free Seminars:

Let's Take a Look at Photoshop and Photoshop Elements 9,10...13
Intro to Buying and Using a DSLR Camera
Getting the Most from Your Point and Shoot Camera
Why Should I Shoot in Camera Raw?
Do I Really Need a Website?
On the Web... Size Matters. (Why Small is Better)
Setting Up an Online Portfolio
Intro to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Here's a sampling of the 2-hour workshops we are planning to offer:

Photography Topics:

Adobe Photoshop Elements
Photography 101
Portraits
Types of Lighting
Strobe Lighting
Posing
Working in Camera Raw
Off Camera Flash
Intro Table Top Photography
Intro Working with People

Web Topics:

Customizing Your SmugMug website
Intro to HTML/CSS
Intro Dreamweaver
Creating a WordPress Portfolio

Almost finally, we want to see who our Junkies are and we need know who to look for at events. This is important and we will approve you only if this is on your profile. If you do not have a photo, you will not be approved until you do.

You will need to include a head and shoulder image (of yourself) in order to join and include your first name and your last name in the introduction.

Exceptions are made for people that Ron knows and can vouch for.

Send him an email and explain your situation prior to joining so that you won't be declined.

And Finally... There is NO monthly membership fee to be a Digital Junkie!

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