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John Hackett

John Hackett

I live in Coventry, England along with my wife Dawn.

Photography has been a passion of mine for many years, whiling away the hours in a darkened room . I have always been interested in manipulating the images I have taken. As the computer gradually invaded my life I saw the ‘light’ and now play with my images digitally. I have been involved with photographic clubs in my local area since the late 1970s. My membership of PSA began in early 2001.

Photographically my current equipment is a Nikon D80 with 18-135 and 75-300 lenses , and a Fuji Finepix S7000.

As far as photographic subjects are concerned I will point the camera at most things with preferences for landscapes, natural history and sports (as long as it involves wheels).

When it comes to the digital side of things I use Photoshop Elements, and Corel Painter Essentials.




Harriet Ciccone

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Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA

Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA

I have always had an interest in photography since taking a class in 9th grade. That interest only became serious when I became involved with club photography in 2003 and joined PSA in late 2003. I was the founding president of Grand Photos in 2005 which evolved from a special interest group of the Grand Computers club in our community of Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ. Grand Photos was only open to people living in Sun City Grand and there were needs for another photo club in the west valley area of Phoenix. I was the founding president of West Valley Photo club in 2009 to fill that need. At that time, I was also the president of the Arizona Camera Club Council, ACCC.

I started exhibiting in PSA recognized exhibitions in 2009 and was invited to be on the executive team of the Pictorial Print Division, PPD and later became PPD Chairman in 2012. I was drafted to be PSA Conference VP in 2013 serving two years before spending a year as PSA Secretary. I am now off the PSA board, but continue to be a PSA volunteer.

Since 2009 I have accumulated about 1800 acceptances in PSA recognized exhibitions and now have APSA, EPSA after my name. I have stars in every star track in PSA except PJD and 3D and will soon have one in PJD.

I love monochrome photography, printing, and I seem to be considered an architectural photographer by some of my friends although I am also active in landscape, nature and wildlife. I currently am shooting micro 4/3s equipment, use Lightroom, Photoshop, and plugins from Topaz and NIK.

My current email address is snbormann@gmail.com




Norm Solomon

Norm Solomon

I like to take photos when I travel especially landscapes & structures.I also like to take nature photos near where I live. I have also done some event photography as a volunteer. I currently shoot with a Nikon D7200 using a couple of zoom lenses. I'm getting back into photography after a hiatus of several years. My wife & I live in Connecticut.




Marcela Stegemueller

Marcela Stegemueller

Before joining the Sun City Photography Club six years ago, my photography experience consisted of taking average and sometimes-blurry pictures of children, grandchildren and vacations - all on auto. Since then I began learning how to make a good photograph instead of just clicking away. There is so much to learn and it is not only capturing the image, but also knowing how to bring it to life with post processing. I am currently exploring macro and nature photography, but I thrill at creating any good photograph and sharing that moment in time.




Carroll Reynolds

Carroll Reynolds

After looking at bios, I am sure I’m the new kid (experience not age). I did some B&W film photography when I was in college as a chemistry student, even making my own developing agents. I put photography aside to finish education. When I retired I decided on photography again about 4 years ago. Since then I've taken PSA courses and worked at improving my skill level.

For equipment I use a Canon 5D Mark III, and Canon lenses including; 16-35 mm, 24-105mm, 70-200mm, 100-400mm, and a 100 mm Macro. Currently I use a Vanguard Alta Pro tripod. Software includes Lightroom & Photoshop CS6.

Primarily I have photographed landscapes and more recently I've begun photographing birds. Landscapes also have yielded some travel photographs. If you see too many cacti it is because I live in the Arizona Desert in Buckeye Arizona.

As I struggle to improve I've found the most satisfaction when I finally come to realize what I can do to get to a better level.




Ann McDermott

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