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Donna Sturla

Donna Sturla

I started taking snapshots when I was a kid, and got my first SLR camera about 1983. My pictures were terrible so I started taking classes at the local Jr. College, and eventually joined the Sierra Camera Club in Sacramento where we have competitions. Over time, my photography has improved. I wish I were more "creative" but my teachers have advised me to embrace my own style. I enjoy nature, architecture, peoples' portraits, action/sports, all sorts of photography. Still taking classes and still learning.




Mark Aksoy

Mark Aksoy

I have spent most of my working life as a research scientist - first as biochemist, and now a pharmacologist working in the Pulmonary Division of Philadelphia's Temple University Hospital. My interest in photography goes back to childhood when my father let me click a few pictures with his Kodak Retina camera on family vacations. It became more serious when I purchased my first SLR (a Pentax) and joined the Delaware County Camera Club in the early 80's. I also bought a computer (a Commodore 64) about that time, but it never occurred to me that computers and photography might someday coalesce into one single endeavor. I did marvel at my computer's immense 64K of RAM - more memory than I would ever need, I thought! Yet, by 1995, my beloved Commodore was on the verge of becoming an antique, and I bought my first PC - a Pentium 90. For 6 months or so, I had the fastest computer on the block! This, in turn, led to my growing interest in digital imaging, which continues to this day. I presently have a Nikon D80 camera, plus a Microtek 4700 flatbed scanner, Dimage Elite 5400II film scanner, and an Epson 2880 color printer. I continue to use a variety of imaging/graphics programs: Photoshop CS5 and plug-ins; Photomatix (for HDR); Bryce and Poser (for 3D work); plus Ultrafractal, Fractint and Tierazon for fractal designs.




Doug Wolters

Bio Coming Soon . . .




Rich Krebs

Rich Krebs

I graduated from Grove City College a long time ago with a BS ME degree. I joined the Navy thru OCS and was assigned a ship in Norfolk, VA. After my tour there, I went to a ship homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. After PG school in Monterey, Vietnam and Washington tours, I got off of active duty and stayed in the Naval Reserve for another 20 years, retiring in 1991. After I got out of the Navy, I had positions with defense companies or the government in Annapolis, Md, Fort Meade, Md, Greenville, Tx, St. Louis and finally Colorado, where I retired from IBM in June 2006. I was a Project Manager.

I have been taking pictures since college using a point and shoot film camera. I started taking photos with SLR's in the Navy when I went to Japan. I changed to digital in the 1990's and a DSLR last year. I take landscapes, animals, birds, travel photos. I have thousands of slides and prints from the Navy tours to Japan, Europe, Vietnam and our own travels. Now I am strictly digital and have quite a few pictures saved and online.




Diana Duffey

Diana Duffey

I am a retired first grade teacher. I enjoy knitting, reading, working in my garden, and traveling with my husband.
After I retired, I decided to add photography to my list of hobbies. I didn’t realize how little I knew about photography... I purchased a Canon Rebel 4ti, a Tamron 18-270 mm lens and a Marco EF 100 mm lens and I joined a camera club. I enjoy taking pictures of my grandchildren, nature and pictures when we travel. l am learning how to use Lightroom and Photoshop. I am looking forward to being part of this PSA Study Group.




David Yeo, EPSA

David Yeo, EPSA

In 1988, I had received my first achievement when I was awarded the Artiste FIAP(AFIAP) by the Federation International De L'Art Photographique (International Federational of Photographic Art) of Switzerland. The following year (1989) being elected as an Associate member of the Photographic Society of New York (APSNY).My greatest achievement came in 1993 when the Photographic Society of America - Colour Slide Division, bestowed me a PSA Galaxy Three Exhibitor Award for outstanding accomplishment in Colour Slides and also my active participation in the recognized exhibitions all over the world. In January 1991, I had gained the Licentiateship (LBIPP) from the British Institute of Professional Photography and also in 1994, I had also gained the Licentiateship (LMPA) from the Master Photographers Association(UK).My most outstanding achievement in my career is one of my works was selected by the Photographic Society of America (PSA) for the World Exhibition 1992 PSA Convention. This piece of work is now at the PSA - Colour Slides Division Permanent Collection. It is only shown at Special PSA Events. The other achievements include being selected as an Active Exhibitor by the Award Committee of the Photographic Society of Penang (AEPSP), the Active Exhibitor of Photographic Society of Penang (1986) and a Senior Associate member of Wilmington, USA. My active participations in the Photographic of Singapore where I was holding various key appointments as an Honorary Secretary (1989), Assistant Secretary (1988) and the Chairman of the Singapore International of Photography (1990).In the year 1993, I had gained a Fellowship of the Photographic Society of Malaysia which is the highest award. Following the year of 1996, I had gained my Licentiateship in the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers of London.




Lori Azevedo

I'm a mortgage lender by profession and a photographer by passion. I never picked up anything but a point and shoot camera until 2017. After a few lessons, I ventured into the world of the “M” mode. I'm still learning to use Photoshop and Lightroom in my post processing. Baby steps there. I joined our local photography club last year and love the feedback I receive from others. I look forward to your critiques also.