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Jim Kuchler

Jim Kuchler

I am a photographer and interpretive image maker. I live in Whitewater, Wisconsin, a rural community in the southern part of the state.

My love for photography developed while traveling with family. As a young teen, I was able to travel through parts of the Mideast, Europe, eastern Canada and the US. My father piqued my curiosity for photography and would let me use his 1970s vintage Minolta SLR. The cameras in my bag at the time were the instamatic, low end film cameras and Polaroid cameras. My knowledge of complex lighting technique was limited to flash cubes.

I’ve now been using digital equipment and DSLRs for 15 years or so. As my love of travel, wildlife and the outdoors has grown my photographs have begun to transform from snapshots and memories to more creative image captures and stories. Images I create now are about outdoor travel, landscapes, nature, wildlife, outdoor sporting, tourism and corporate events.

My photographic knowledge has grown through travel workshops, classroom lecture and online courses; not to mention reading and of course field experimentation. I've achieved a masters degree in engineering management and a bachelors degree in business and communication.

I am a member of the East Troy View Finders, a PSA affiliated photography club. My goal is to learn and improve my creative as well as technical abilities.




Mary Sue Rosenthal

Mary Sue Rosenthal

My passion for photography started when I was recruited to be the photo editor for my high school yearbook. I was recognized for my innate sense of composition and eye for the unusual. I was granted a photography scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute and studied briefly under Photographer Frank Ferrario at Fontbonne College. Although I still work full-time as the Director of Operations at Food Outreach, a non-profit that provides nutritional support to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS or cancer, I have found the time to return to my first love, photography.

I became a member of the St. Louis Camera Club in 2012-13. In 2013, I was named Rookie Of The Year. I was asked to be on the Board of Directors for 2013-2015. I am on the Projected Image, and New Member Committees, and the Projection Team. I was very humbled, in 2014, to have one of my images selected to be in the St. Louis Camera Club 100th Anniversary Exhibit at the Sheldon.




Randolph Shine

Randolph Shine

It all started back in 1974 when I bought an Olympus OM1 with a 55mm/F1 lens while working and living in Freeport Bahamas. Built my own dark room and loved it. I developed my first color negatives from a kit in 1976. As we traveled I must have taken over 5000 slides.
In 1983 we left the Bahamas and moved to Florida. I did no serious photograph because we had to concentrate on building our financial planning business and lost my Olympus. We are still working but not so hard. About 4 years, ago I bought a Cannon 40D and then three years ago joined a camera club and began getting interested in photograph again.
I use Aperture software for photo management.




Ruth Sprain

Ruth Sprain

I live in Loveland, Colorado with my husband. We have two married children and one adorable granddaughter. Three years ago I retired from my teaching position. Now I work half-time in an elementary school as an instructional coach. Although I’ve enjoyed photography for many years, the past three years have given me time to join a local photo group. My husband and I love to travel and take photos of new places. I hope that as a member of a Digital Dialogue group, I can further develop my photographic skills.




Kieu-Hanh Vu

Kieu-Hanh Vu

(La biographie en français suit.) I am currently a Systems Analyst working in Washington DC. I learned to use Photoshop via a Computer Graphics course in college back in 2002 and was very interested in the power of Photoshop tools before starting to learn about photography. I started in photography by joining Vietnamese Photographic Society (VNPS) in 2006, using point-and-shoot camera, and slowly moved to SLR digital camera - Canon EOS 30D. I currently use Canon EOS 50D to capture my images. Photojournalism and nature photography are my main interests. I have been a member of Northern Virginia Photographic Society (NVPS) since 2008. I learned about PSA via VNPS and I am looking forward to improve my photography skills through this program.

J'ai découvert la photographie d’une manière non-conventionnelle. J'ai pris un cours informatique graphique au collège et été très intéressé par la puissance des outils d’Illustrator et Photoshop que j'ai appris pour appliquer mes compétences. Je me suis jointe au Vietnamese Photographic Society (VNPS) en 2006, et je suis membre de la Northern Virginia Photographic Society (NVPS) depuis 2008.

Mes intérêts sont principalement la photographie de nature et le photojournalisme. Quand je prends une image, je suis intéressée par les gens et leurs histoires, et les thèmes de la vie car ils sont toujours plus importants pour moi que le processus de la photographie elle-même.

Je travaille à Washington, DC, en tant qu’analyste de système. J'utilise la photographie pour me détendre et réduire le stress de mon style de vie très occupée. Comme le français n'est pas ma langue maternelle, j'espère que l'adhésion à ce groupe m'aidera à améliorer mes compétences en photographie ainsi que mon français.




Fatih Gönül

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Lisa Cirincione

Lisa Cirincione

I am from Pittsburgh, PA, born and raised, and recently have relocated to State College, PA, with my husband. I've been into photography since high school and in college spent most of my free time in the darkroom. I still have a few of those film cameras in my collection. I tried my first digital camera in 1996, and now have a few more of those in my collection too.

In the past 10-15 years, I have tried to step up my photographic knowledge by taking classes, going on photo workshops and attending expos and conferences. I'm excited about learning from fellow photographers in the digital dialogue.

I travel for my job, so I am very lucky to be in a different place each week. I enjoy learning about the country and the world through my photographic adventures.

I am a member of the New Kensington Camera Club and the State College Photo Club. My instagram is lisac.photography.