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Although some of us know each, we have lots of new members who don't and as this forum is a new addition to our website we are all new to it.

Please introduce yourself and tell us a little about why you joined the club, the camera or cameras you use, what you use for post processing and what sort of photos you like to take.Tell us and our members who you are, what you like and why you became a member of this site.

TOPIC: Hi From Karen Mathews

Hi From Karen Mathews 08 Feb 2016 11:10 #2248

HI My name is Karen Mathews,
I am a new member to the group.
I like to do landscape, portrait and night/painting with light.
I have just recently upgraded camera to a canon 6d, which I love but am still learning how to use it.
I have joined the group hoping to learn a lot more about my camera and how to improve my photography skills. Also would love to know how to use photoshop a but more. Also to meet people that have the same interests as me,
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Hi From Karen Mathews 08 Feb 2016 12:25 #2250

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Hi Karen, welcome aboard.
Cheers Chris
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Hi From Karen Mathews 09 Feb 2016 06:27 #2254

Hi Karen

Welcome to the group. I was a Canon user but changed over to Sony last year for a larger sensor in a smaller camera. There are plenty of people around the group that will give you a hand if you get stuck and this forum is a great place to ask questions.

I use Lightroom to process my images (at a guess I would say that majority of members do). I have had Photoshop for years but it is only just very recently that I have been playing around and exploring it more, but it is so huge it is overwhelming sometimes. If you are only starting out with post processing my recommendation would be to start in Lightroom and when you are confident in using it, then go to PS. Lots of helpers in club to give you Lightroom tops.

I hope you will participate in the regular club night exhibitions, they really are the best way to learn. The other tip is to challenge yourself to shoot new images for the exhibitions rather than going back and selecting from old ones you may have on file. That way you will be building both shooting skills and post.
Denise Aitken
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Hi From Karen Mathews 11 Feb 2016 13:34 #2257

HI Karen

I to am a Canon user (7D & 5dmkiii) but have also branched out into using the mirrorless Fujifilm systems as I find it a lot easier carrying a camera for work at 1kg than 3-4kgs.

In terms of learning more about Photoshop, as you saw with Christian Fletcher there is some amazing things you can do, just from basic fixes to complete overhauls. THe club has a discount option for Fletch's training subscriptions that if you contact me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I can give you the discount coupon code.

christianfletchertraining.com/subscription/
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Hi From Karen Mathews 11 Feb 2016 22:33 #2259

Welcome Karen,
Not a Photoshop or Canon user so can't help you learn about your new camera or PS processing, but happy to help with anything to do with our monthly exhibitions, and encourage you to join in any activities that members get involved in. Socially it is great and I find that more experienced members are generous with tips and tricks!
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Hi From Karen Mathews 13 Feb 2016 17:51 #2262

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Welcome Karen,

Glad you have joined the group and hope you enjoy your photographic journey with other likeminded people.

Denise has made a good point about Lightroom being a good software program to start with.

I use Lightroom and also Photoshop Elements so might possibly be able to assist with low level processing questions.

There are plenty of Canon users in the Club (not me) who I am sure would be happy to assist you.
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