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Timothy Morton, APSA

Timothy Morton, APSA

I am standing next to T in my hometown of Hamilton, ON sign as my name is Timothy wearing my golf jacket from my old college of George Brown College of 1980's taken last year when one could walk with a mask etc.

In September 1990, I joined the Latow Photographers' Guild which I remained to August 2009, and heard from a member their about the Photographic Society of America, "PSA," which I joined in October 1991. In September 1994, the PSA Journal featured my first published work, leading me to receive (so far) two Silver Stars for Editorial Awards, as well receiving an Associate of the Photographic Society of America on Sept. 9, 2000. In 2003, I received the "Art Photography Certificate" and the "Applied Photography Certificate with Honours" from Mohawk College in my hometown of Hamilton, ON Canada and PSA classes.

In September 2009, I wanted a change and joined the Hamilton Camera Club and presently an SENIOR in their CLINICS.




Judith Ponti-Sgargi

Judith Ponti-Sgargi


I lived in Toronto for my work life. Then taking early retirement, we moved to Vancouver Island to enjoy sailing. Finally we relocated to London Ontario to be close to family.

My hobbies centered on physical activities: yoga, hiking, swimming, tennis, canoeing, skiing (down-hill and cross country), and sailing. In 2005, 2006, and 2012 we walked the Camino of Santiago, and volunteered at the hostel for pilgrims in Salamanca. We also enjoy traveling especially to Spain and Italy and visiting galleries and museums.

In my mid 30's, I bought a Canon A-1 and used the camera occasionally. However, I put the camera aside to pursue an MBA and launched more intensively into my career with the provincial Ministry of Health.

I have approached my photographic journey as I would an educational or business plan (M.Ed. and M.BA) setting a vision, goals, objectives and strategies. I joined the London Camera Club in 2016 and PSA in Oct. 2017. To learn, I took camera club workshops, and almost all PSA on-line courses including image analysis, a portfolio experience, history of photography and still life light painting. In Dec. 2018, I joined DDG monochrome, and in Sept. 2020, DSG competition and DDG 13 on assigned subjects. I competed in our camera club.

To edit, I use LR, PS, Nik SEP and CEP, and luminosity masking.
My equipment is basic: Nikon d7200, a 1.8 50 mm lens, and an 3.5 to 6.3 18-300mm nikkor lens. This equipment is light, no need to constantly switch lens, and fits my needs until I determine my direction.

Having learned the basics of how to use the camera, edit, and light, my intention is to purse the artistic aspect of photography.






Fat Chen, PPSA

Fat Chen, PPSA

I was born and working in Hong Kong. Sometimes, I will visit Mainland China for business travel or taking photos. Although I have my first digital SLR in end 2005, however, I only take photos agI was born and working in Hong Kong. Sometimes, I will visit Mainland China for business travel or taking photos. Although I have my first digital SRL in end 2005, however, I only take photos aggressively in the second half of 2010.

In order to improve my technical level and exchange more idea with the other professional photographers, I started my PSA membership in October 2010. Regarding to my variety of interests in photography.




Barbara Dunn

Barbara Dunn

My interest in photography started when I received a "Brownie" camera for Christmas as a child. Throughout my life, I have taken many pictures, updating cameras along the way. I shoot with a Canon 7D Mark II and M6 Mark II.

Macro, travel, and nature photography are my main interests.

I am an active participant of two camera clubs and enjoy the meetings and activities.

I have lived in the Chicago area all of my life and love the museums and attractions that the city has to offer. My "other hobbies" include travel and sewing.




Paul Swepston

Paul Swepston

I worked for a Japanese company for about 30 years and the various jobs I held took me all over the world. About 10 years ago I bought my first camera as I realized I had no record of where I had been. For the last 5 years of work I spent a good deal of my time in Japan and Poland and photography helped keep me somewhat out of trouble and became a vehicle to get me out and about. I retired in August 2017, and now would like to improve/expand my photographic skills and I see Study Group 13 as a great opportunity. I'm probably not worthy to be a member of such a talented group, but I look forward to the challenge. Last February I did the touristy thing in Tokyo of being photographed as a samurai




Steven Wharram, LRPS

Steven Wharram, LRPS

The appeal of photography has been with me since my teens (so long ago now!) when I bought for first camera, a Praktica LTL3. I progressed through various Minolta cameras both film and digital. I now use a Sony Alpha 58 DSLR as my 'grown up' camera. I carry either an old Panasonic Lumix TZ10 or a new Canon SX620 for 'snappy' photo trips. The Lumix is being used more lately, as I am not that keen on the Canon.

I was a member of a local club until 5 years ago but decided to stop when I realised that they did not satisfy my view of photography. They were more interested in just the biscuit tin landscapres and portriats, all of which were heavily manipulated. I have been a member of UPP (United Photographic Postfolios - www.uppofgb.com) which was ran an online division similar to a PSA Study Group. However, I am now a member of a creative photography organisation based in Bristol (UK) called Second Look (www.secondlook.org.uk) as well as two Groups in the PSA.

My interest is mainly abstracts/patterns/minimalism but I try to look for things that appeal to me personally. Always look upwards as well as down bcause there's always so much see that is not at eye level. Who wants to only see what other people see? I have taken a picture a day since 1st January 2015. That was my 3rd or 4th attmpt. Previously, I had always been wanting to take 'good' pictures but that's really not possible when you work a 9-5 day and have to commute etc. Then, during Christmas of 2014, my wife said to change the emphasis the next year to 'Capturing 2015'. The idea was that there may not always be a brilliant photo but it would mean that I was always thinking and looking. So, if some days it got to 10pm and I realised I had not done anything then a snap from around the house or a snap of the DVD box for the film I was watching, wold be enough. It was just to stop being too precious about every image. The other change was to do it entirely using my mobile phone. It was the Samsung Note 4 when I started and I'm now on the Samsung S8.

That's the other big thing abouyt me and the proper photographers here may wish to switch off... I'm not into the all the numbers of photography, F5.6, 1/125, ISO 800 etc. My main thing is being able to see and capture the image that I want in the camera with the minimum of cropping required. That's why I get on with the mobile phone so well. I can 'do' the basic numbers stuff with the DSLR if I need to capture something but I won't get bogged down with them.

So, finally, I have my LRPS (Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society) and I hope to try for my ARPS (Associateship) when I retire at the end of the year, and have more time to myself.




Wendy Stanford

Wendy Stanford

I live in Victoria Australia,

I enjoy most facets of photography and have joined PSA as I would like to be challenged to to take my photography

to a higher level.

I belong and actively participate in my local Camera Club, I also enjoy monochrome particularly portraiture involving

my grandchildren, and architecture.