Member Bios

Sunandan Ghosh

Sunandan Ghosh

Photography: Started in 1977 (when a 3rd year student of Bachelor of Civil Engineering) with a box camera and without any guidance. So achievement was very slow.

After a long time participated in about 100 International Salons and received FIAP & PSA acceptances.

Completed Diploma in Photography.
Now Retired from service.
Associated with Publication of a monthly little magazine originated by my father.
Rendering Honorary service for teaching of Digital photography in a local club (association).
Enjoying trekking in the Himalayas.

Need to improve knowledge of artificial and Natural lighting, portrait, panaroma, wild life etc. gradually through PSA.




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Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA

Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA

My interest in photography began as a child in Italy. At first, I was intrigued by the mechanics of the camera, and sadly, destroyed a few by dismantling them to see how they worked. Gradually I began to understand how I could express myself through my images. Friends made encouraging comments about some of my pictures and they began to rely on me to document events. At that time I began doing some sports photography for our region’s newspapers. Later, I opened a professional studio with a friend in Italy that specialized in commercial photography creating brochures, catalogs and other marketing materials. I used large format studio cameras for that work and began to develop film myself. The more I traveled in midlife the more I began to experiment with various lenses and subjects. I also realized the importance of photography in helping me notice details and the particulars of various places and events. I’m still fascinated by B&W images and sometimes miss the chemistry of the darkroom. Even though I loved the magic of the darkroom, I embraced digital photography in its infancy. I find never-ending gratification from learning more about various software applications, composition and light control. I’m challenged by the potential of photography both as documentation and artistic expression. Photography offers so many possibilities to create and so much new technology to learn that it continually engages my interest. Lately I have been experimenting with printing my own work and am amazed by the quality that can be achieved. I would like to learn more about composition, light and subject control, and effective marketing strategies for some of my work.




Gerhard Geldenhuys

Gerhard Geldenhuys

I have started as a serious hobbyist photographer in 2000 when I acquired my first digital SLR, a Nikon D1…a 2.7 mp camera. I also acquired Adobe PS 5.0. I am self taught with the PS software program and have advanced to PS 4….not that I am completely aufeit with it but it kept me up to date and I am looking forward to learn a lot more.

I am a member of the Photographic Society of South Africa and my preference is wildlife/nature photography. I have also achieved a PSSA Honours in both prints and E photography (digital projection). The above was achieved in wildlife/nature photography.

I am looking forward to artistic creations and other photo categories. Of late I have started manipulating wildlife images and enjoy the creativity of it….I like doing it so that a viewer cannot spot the obvious alteration….the image is entered as “altered reality” for ethical reasons.




Art Jacoby

Art Jacoby

I am retired, I have had many careers all dealing with education as social services. I have been an administrator and teacher. My doctorate is in Urban Education from Fordham University.

I have been interested in photography since my 20's but only have been actively involved for the past ten years since digital cameras and Photoshop came on the scene. I am interested in everything but have been focusing on wildlife, travel and people. I believe that taking the photo is the first and a critical step in the artistic process but the processing allows one to bring a vision into existence. Only in photo journalism should rigid limits apply to post processing. However, the photographer should always identify the degree to which he/she has made modifications to the original image.




Kerstin Köneke

Kerstin Köneke

Hi - I am living in North-Germany, near the the Baltic Sea. In 2000 I started with a pink colored Kodak camera (and 1 mio. Pixel!! ;-)) just because for vacation pictures and because I’ve had a computer. I really didn’t intend to go at photography more earnestly. But with buying a row house and our own garden I’ve good addicted to planting roses and catching their beauty. So I’ve got in 2003 an HP compact camera and was contend at all. 2007 was the end of her lifetime and the and of an old job (at least with a nice pay-off) - and the start into my first DSLR was born with a Canon 400D. 7 years later I’ve added several lenses (right now I am considering a Tamron 24-70 mm), photoshop CS6, lightroom 6, a membership in a regional photography club and since 2015 I’ve got persuaded to join the PSA and I am already starting to compete in some PSA Salons. Luckily I am getting a lot of help in my current photography club for it.

I can't decide , what subjects are my preferred ones. But since my poor Tamron 90 mm just died a second time of rubbed through copper cable, I guess I am taking a lot of macros ;-).

I am really looking forward the photo assignements here. Thank you, that I can join your group Nr. 12 :-).




Marge Barham

Marge Barham

Hi fellow photographers!
I am a snowbird spending winters in Jupiter, FL and summers in White Plains, NY. When I first came to Florida I began photography lessons with a Photo-journalist in West Palm Beach. He taught me to get it right in the camera and I am still trying my best to do just that.

I have "tweaked" photos in Elements for years, but have learned that post processing usually is what makes photos really pop and sometimes "tweaking" just isn’t enough. Now, I need to spend the time to learn more about that part of photography.

I love being outdoors and learning about my favorite subject, which is wildlife, but just having a camera in my hand makes me happy.




Amber Nichols

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