Member Bios

Peter Cheung

Peter Cheung

I was born in Hong Kong and live in Sammamish, WA right now. I work in Information Technology Industry in Seattle area. Photography is always my favorite hobby. I bought my first SLR camera, Nikon FM2, when I was a graduate student in Arizona State University. I fell in love with this camera. I went back to Hong Kong after I graduated from Arizona but unfortunately I didn't continue my photography hobby after that. Perhaps this is because I was too busy at work. Later I migrated to Seattle in 1998 and purchased my first DSLR camera, Nikon D90, in 2009. Photography became my passion again. It provides me an extra eye to observe the nature, human, and life.

I now use Nikon D810 with five lenes, Nikon 14-24mm, 18-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, and 200-500mm so it covered from super wide angle to super telephoto ranges. I like hiking and travel. Landscape and nature are my favorite subjects but I also like street and people photos. I mainly use Lightroom and Photoshop as my post-processing tools, and still learning how to master them.

I look forward to learning from each other within the group.




Subhash Sapru

Subhash Sapru

Subhash Sapru APSA

A PR man by profession and photographer by choice, I live in Chandigarh in India where I graduated with Hons. in Geography and did post-graduation in the same subject. While doing Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism, I had started my career as a freelance journalist. Later on I joined Public Relations Department of a State Government where photography is not a part of my profession.

I had taken up the hobby of photography in my early teens and over the years my interest in this form of art and expression has grown with my age. I have been actively participating in some of the prominent international exhibitions within India and abroad since 1997 and have held two solo shows in my home town.

Having used conventional film cameras for a long time, I completely shifted to digital photography in 2007. Now I find it more convenient and has joined this study group to learn and improve my skill in electronic imaging. I like to capture the element of human interest and storytelling images.

I was introduced to Photographic Society of America in 1998 and that opened new photographic opportunities for me. In the year 2008, I was awarded the distinction of APSA. I also have got three stars from PJ Division, two stars from PT Division and one star from Nature Division of the PSA. Earlier, in 2003 I was also made an Associate of India International Photographic Council (IIPC), New Delhi.

Apart from being a member of PSA, I am also a Life Member of IIPC and Federation of Indian Photography (FIP), Kolkata. My contributions have been published by some of the leading newspapers and magazines like PSA Journal and View Finder of FIP.

I am indebted to my brother Mr Brij M. Sapru for nursing my interest in photography all these years and equally important is the support of my wife and daughter.




Peter Curcio

Peter Curcio

I have been interested in photography as a hobby since I was a teenager. After a long hiatus, I began to explore digital photography and became associated with the Delaware Photographic Society (DPS) through a digital photography class. I furthered my involvement in DPS by enrolling in a class on Photoshop Elements to learn the basics of post processing.

I am happy to say that I am enjoying my fifth year as a member of the Delaware Photographic Society and I continue to enjoy all the benefits that the group has to offer. I also marvel at the commitment of the DPS membership to the art of photography.

As my photographic journey continues, I enjoy sports photography with a focus on the game of rugby. Other areas of interest include historic buildings landscapes and shooting at the golden hour.




Gunter Haibach

Gunter Haibach

I’m married and live with my wife Avril in Oakville, Ontario, Canada - just outside of Toronto. When I retired about 9 years ago is started an interest in photography. I joined 2 camera clubs in the area, and with plenty of reading on the subject, I believe I now have a reasonable grasp of the subject. Over time my shooting preferences have changed quite a lot, and expect them to continue to change. Presently I’m focusing and evolving towards creating photographic art-like images, as well as images that are impactful in terms of uniqueness and “freshness”. My subjects are varied, however do very little ‘people’ photography. My equipment and tools include a D7000 camera, 4 lenses, Elements & RAW conversion post processing, with a few NIK and TOPAZ plug-ins. Have had quite a bit of experience in image competitions/evaluation and judging, with my views and opinions often running counter to the norm in our camera club world.
Looking forward to working with the group for both enjoyment and growth.




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Howard Frank

Howard Frank

I am a newbie to serious digital photography. I took a trip to Israel last year and decided to upgrade from my point and shoot to a “real” camera.

I purchased the Nikon D 40X with the 2 kit lenses and quickly realized the limitations of this setup. I purchased a Tamron 28 to 300 zoom lens and started to run into limitations of the camera so I sold it and upgraded to a Nikon D90. I have since added a Tamron 17 to 50 mm F2.8 lens and a Nikon F1.8 50 mm lens.

I started to get involved with HDR imaging. I am trying to learn everything at the same time - how to take a great image - Photoshop CS4 - Lightroom and Photomatix. I have joined 2 camera clubs in the area and am having a lot of fun.




Helen Sweet

Helen Sweet

I am originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin. After years of marriage and several moves, we had settled in the East Bay near San Francisco in the late '80s. I asked my husband why we were dragging around the enlarger he had used in high school and while in college as a news photographer for the Wisconsin State Journal. So we built a dark room in the spare room in our garage. I had missed photographing my children's early years but vowed to be proficient by the time I had grandchildren. I took classes at the local community college and San Francisco State and truly enjoyed developing my black and white photos.

After a hiatus during which I returned to teaching and other pursuits, I got my first digital camera prior to a Costa Rican vacation in 2010. Returning, we joined the Contra Costa Camera Club, in part because their website said they had field trips. It turned out they didn't, so I began organizing field trips, then a monthly education night featuring guest presenters. I am past president of the club and have been secretary and vice-president of the Northern California Council of Camera Clubs. My photography has improved immensely as a result of club competitions, education nights, a meetup and conferences. My early classes had focused on dark room developing; now I am learning composition.

I've used Canons and recently bought a Sony a6300 for its light weight and compact size, but then added a heavier lens, 18 to 200mm. I like most genres except, perhaps, wild life; and I now have grandchildren as subjects, who, fortunately for me, also live in the Bay Area. My recent travels have been photo trips shooting the landscapes of the Eastern Sierras, the Oregon Coast and Iceland: wonderful learning experiences. I often play with layers and filters in PS, creating images by happenstance, but I'm hoping to do more composites now that I've joined this group.

Soon after joining the local club, I also joined PSA. But it wasn't until I attended its International Conference in San Francisco in 2012, that I appreciated the many opportunities it presented, so decided to join a study group.




Grace Bryant, QPSA

Grace Bryant, QPSA

Australia has been my home all my life and I now live on the Central Coast of New South Wales just north of Sydney with close proximity to magic beaches and a whole host of new areas to investigate and photograph.

I have used Canon equipment since I re-invented my interest in photography after I retired from behind a desk involved in accounting, before that it was a Kodak Box Brownie and a dark room in my bedroom then raising a family. I have become an avid wildlife photographer, doing several trips overseas on Bird and Wildlife Photography Tours. I have a website, which sadly needs updating, www:gracebryantphotography.com

I am a member of the local bird watching group doing bird surveys and going on outings. I joined The Entrance Camera Club a couple of years ago which has expanded my horizons immensely providing a whole new learning curve into genre I would never have considered before. I am a new member of PSA and joined as an International Member earlier this year. I am learning my way around the myriad of opportunities to help me expand and grow in photography within this site recently signing up for one of the online courses.