Introduction - I came here after seeing the interview with Lee Varis on this website and thought this might be a great place to talk with other professionals. I have been an artist most of my life I consider, lately I have taken on more and more retouching jobs as a friend is taking more and more photos. I don't work with the camera but I do my best to improve the photos she provides as best I can and give advice to my friend on how to use the camera nicely.
I am Looking to improve my skills with all things photoshop and who knows what else I will gain from being here. I studied computer science and went into web development instead of fine arts. I think this was a positive as it gives me an edge creating with digital media. I have years of painting experience with acrylic and oils and I think combining high quality editing then bringing that to canvas and adding rich paint is the ultimate process as oils and expensive acrylics give a printed image extra substance in my humble opinion. In future I hope to buy an expensive camera, good screens and better gear and improve improve. Excited to learn and yarn(talk) on about anything.