November 20, 2010
I look forward to meeting new people, exchanging experiences, and participating in the tutorials.
I would classify myself as "intermediate" user of Photoshop CS3. Over the last ten years, I have used various versions of Adobe products and a number of less powerful software packages.
My education has been predominantly self-taught through reading, tutorials, and experimentation. One of the reasons for wanting to join this group is because I have reached a plateau on the learning curve, and need a "boost".
I have done a few web sites, many slide shows, and have restored a number of vintage family B&W prints that I inherited.
I have recently begun to shoot in RAW without automatic white balance. There is much room to grow before I venture into HDR imaging.
I am now retired from the corporate world, which affords me more time to devote to my passion for photography. We have four grandchildren in the area. I have taken over 10,000 images in the last five years, mostly of them.
It continues to get better every month.