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 do plan to attend meetups to learn and share.
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?
beginner to intermediate, Picasa, LR4, GIMP
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
Book for LR4, Online Tutorials for GIMP, PICASA didn't require any, it's very intuitive.
If experienced, what areas of photo editing do you consider your strengths? Portrait touchups? Compositing? HDR Imaging? Web? Artistic? Photo Repair? Other? Please specify.
Expert Picasa user, a great program for the casual user that will never spend the time it takes to learn more advanced programs. Of course I'm now outgrowing Picasa which is why I'm joining this group!
What are the areas where you'd especially like to increase your skills?
HDR, Adjusting images, Compositing.
I have been spending more time lately rediscovering this old love and hobby of Photography and want to learn more while meeting with others sharing my interests.
What Todd O. is saying about this Meetup Group
excellent, friendly group, always learn something new.