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Audrey Waitkus

Audrey Waitkus

I'm a partially retired theater technician, who has discovered photography as a hobby. I take every opportunity to participate in classes, photoshoots, and critique sessions with more experienced photographers. I am also very active in the Sheboygan Camera Club and the Urban Ecology Center Photo Club in Milwaukee. My main photographic interest is in capturing details, often those smaller than the eye can see. By looking down, looking up, and looking closer, the camera can abstract elements we miss on our daily rounds. And thanks to digital photography, the world is truly at our fingertips, with the ability to correct or enhance the work in post-production so that it will tell the story we intend, and allow us to convey our unique vision to the viewer.




Vincent Kranz

Vincent Kranz

I'm a retired environmental engineer who spent 35+ years in consulting, industry and state government. I got interested in photography in graduate school as part of my masters thesis work. I owned a 35mm film camera that I used for microphotography, landscape, auto racing, and general travel photography. I used to develop black & white and slide film. As the kids came along, I got away from still photography for home movies (film and video). I migrated back to still photography in the late 90's with an early Fujifilm digital camera. Once I retired in 2008, I bought myself a Nikon DSLR (D80). I upgraded to a D7000 a couple of years ago after my D80 was stolen. My go-to lens is an 18-200mm Nikkor zoom. I also have Tamron 10-24mm and 200-400mm zooms. I organize my image collection with Photoshop Elements 15 on a Mac and my post processing is with Luminar 3 and Aurora HDR 2017. Most of my photography revolves around travel in an Motorhome. Since 2008, my wife and I have traveled over 100,000 miles around the US visiting all of the lower 48, Alaska (rental RV), and 4 of the Eastern Provinces of Canada. I write a travel blog as an excuse to share my photos. I'm always looking to learn more about photography and get some peer feedback on my images.




Ruth Holt

Ruth Holt

I’m Ruth Holt. My husband, Mark, and I were married 15 years ago and have lived near Holland, Texas, since that time. We both were born in Texas. I was born Sept. 4.1939; I’m a middle aged 68 year old. I am a retired RN.

My interest in photography started as a young girl, but I had not the means to do much about it until the early 1980?s when I joined a camera club. I got a darkroom and leaned B/W developing and so much other stuff. I now do digital darkroom.

I have a wonderful CANON EOS 10D and use ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
CS-3.

Some other interests are camping, reading, and collecting frogs.




Eric Schweitzer

Eric Schweitzer

I retired at the end of 2004 from the Department of Energy where I managed environmental studies for the nation's nuclear weapons program. I set several intertwined goals to pursue in my retirement. First, to become proficient in photography using a digital camera and Photoshop, and to digitize some of the several thousand slides I have taken over the years. Second, to develop a web site where I can present some of my pictures, and third to travel to as many new places both in the US and abroad as time and health permit. My travel in the US is guided by visiting scenic places with a sub goal of visiting all 391 parks, monuments, etc. managed by the National Park Service.

So far I have acquired a point and shoot camera, Nikon Coolpix 4500, and a DSLR, Canon Rebel XT, photo scanner, photo printer, Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom. I have established a web site which you can view at www.eschweitzer.net. I try to make 3-4 trips a year each of 2 to 4 weeks long.

My photographic interest is primarily in travel and landscapes, and developing a digital library of family photos to go in a family history.




Abe Chen

Abe Chen

I am retired and enjoying my photo hobby very much. Short after retired in the late 2000, I joined the Lincoln Camera Club at Lincoln, Nebraska. Here having met some outstanding photographers that have helped me learn and grow in photography. I use a Nikon digital camera and Photoshop to edit images. I am having fun at trying new things in creative images.

Right now, travel and landscapes photography is my main interest and focus. However, I would like to expand toward some other challenging field in photography.




Marla Henry

Marla Henry

I have never had any formal training in photography. I am currently a math instructor at the local community college who has always had an interest in photography. I started taking pictures in the late 70′s when I received my first Kodak Instamatic camera and was hooked. I had other film cameras until 2004 when I bought my first point-and-shoot digital camera. I love taking travel and landscape photographs. My favorites are on my wall. I also take most of the family photographs. I am definitely much more comfortable taking landscape photos; however, I would really like to improve my ability to take candid shots of people.

Recently, I bought my first DSLR, a Canon 70D, which I am still learning how to use. I also use my Sony DSC-HX50V. I started out using Photoshop CS3 which I was able to purchase inexpensively as a student getting my masters in education, but now use Photoshop Elements 13. I knew I was not using Photoshop to anywhere near its full extent and using PSE 13 has actually helped me learn how to use several features that I never used before.




Darin Hlavinka

Darin Hlavinka

I currently own and operate a small business. After having a casual interest in photography for many years I decided to take it more seriously about 5 years ago when I joined the Boise Camera Club. I like to shoot a wide variety of subjects and am not afraid to try new types/areas of photography. Eventually I may try to specialize in one area. For now I try to have fun and keep learning. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark IV and primarily use 3 lenses (17-40, 24-70, and 100-400) for most shots.