i am jim
I've been doing photography since I was 14. I began digital photography 14 years ago and began learning Photoshop at that time. I have used it almost every day since. My photographs have been published but I don't use the prepress features. Nor do I use the graphics. I do photographs using the basic Photoshops tools and techniques. Several of my quilt photographs are included in this book http://tinyurl.com/qals2bk
I am not personally the quilting expert. My wife is. She's been quilting 30+ years. Today and for the past 15 years she has been immersed in quilting, it is her life. She reads quilting books, takes quilting classes and has made hundreds of quilts. She is highly respected in her quilt guild and others come to her for advice & explanation about all aspects of quilting. When I get a WikiAnswers question about quilting she is the one who prepares the answer -- I simply format and upload it.
I didn't have anything here for a long time [except pictures of my pup], then someone on Wiki Answers asked what do retired people do. Below is the part of the answer where I explained what I do.
I engage in a variety of hobbies in addition to the ones listed at the top of this profile.
- I answer questions here.
- I enjoy photo editing and do more of it than probably any other single activity.
- I teach a free course in photo editing across the internet.
- I visit historical markers, get their coordinates, take pictures of them and post all this on a historical marker website.
- I'm a volunteer ombudsman for a long term care nursing facility.
- I geocache.
- I hunt benchmarks, send pictures and report their condition to National Geodetic Survey (NOAA)
- I have a long lunch and discussion with a different friend two days every week.
- I letterbox.
- I help friends and acquaintances with their computer issues.
- I love to discuss and analyze peculiar phenomena, people's behavior, political issues, etc. Doing this I visit friends locally and all over the U.S. on the phone.
- I have an extensive website I created and maintain.
- I watch TV and Netflix streaming video a couple of hours most nights.