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!
For sure. Some crude approaches and techniques I use need to replaced with the right way to edit.....
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?
Intermediate to advanced user of PS Elements , beginner on Premier Elements .
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
Some tutorials and reading, mainly just slugging it out with the Help screens. Doing a lot of high school dance & sports so dealing with large numbers of photos taken in sub-optimum conditions.
If experienced, what areas of photo editing do you consider your strengths? Portrait touchups? Compositing? HDR Imaging? Web? Artistic? Photo Repair? Other? Please specify.
Touch up and Composition are where I spend most of my time.
What are the areas where you'd especially like to increase your skills?
Layers and heavy editing.
Went digital fifteen years ago never looked back - except at all the old Canon FD lens I left behind - grin. Skillful in some areas, un-blissfully ignorant in others - looking to fill in some gaps.
What Al M. is saying about this Meetup Group
A good blend of technical and artistic skills.