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Mike Walker

Mike Walker

I now live in Lima, Peru, having retired from my job and made the move from the UK in April 2013. I have used a lot of different equipment from 5 x 4 plate cameras to 16mm Minnox and most sizes in between. I used to process and print black and white, however, now I am fully digital using a Canon M3, EF-M 18-55, EF-M 55-200, various extenders and extension tubes and EX430 and Godox 600EX flash. I always shot RAW and 95% of the processing is done in Lightroom CC with Photoshop CC for resizing and saving for web. I took my first picture when I was 5 years old and now that I have retired I think it is about time I learned how to take a decent picture! I have had a little success in competitions and exhibitions, however I seem to have many more that didn t quite make it. I joined PSA in October 2011 to learn. I ve taken the Image Evaluation and Still Life courses and am looking forward to your comments and help, and taking more courses.




Toni Caldwell

Toni Caldwell

I live in Queenstown, New Zealand, and my life is a chaotic jumble of busyness with my partner, our four teenagers and our dog. My bookkeeping and accounting software business, takes up too much of my time, now that I have discovered the wonderful world of photography!
I™m a beginner. I started taking photo™s in 2016 with my iPhone and completed an online course which introduced me to the basics of photography. I purchased my first "real" camera (Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D) in 2017 and have joined our local Queenstown Photography Club.
I have started learning Lightroom and Photoshop by doing online tutorials, but have a long way to go, and loads to learn. My goal is to soak up as much information as possible about my newly discovered photography obsession! I think I™ve found my passion!




Linda M Medine

Linda M Medine

Linda M. Medine retired from banking after forty years with American and Hancock Banks. Her love of banking has always competed for attention with her love of photography.
Banking has taught Linda that learning requires involvement. This philosophy has served her well in her photography also. Capturing images for forty years, she is active in the Louisiana Photographic Society and has served as the program chairperson, Treasurer, Vice President and is now President designate for 2015. She was also Co-Chairperson for the Gulf States Camera Club Regional Conference held in Baton Rouge, on April 24-27, 2014. She is a member of PSA and completed the program Judging and Analysis with Jon P Fishback FP, ARPS and Individualized Photography. She is now working on PSA's Photography Project Course.
Photography has taken Linda to many parts of the United States. She loves Louisiana landscapes and is passionate for the outdoors and the beauty of nature.
Linda's website is LindaMedine.SmugMug.com and email address is photolm(a)aol.com.




Lane B Lewis

Lane B Lewis

Lane B. Lewis of New Jersey has been photographing for many years. In 2008 was laid off and decided to really learn photography. Since then her work has been accepted at numerous juried shows and won many awards. Most recently, Best Photography at the Visual Art Center, Best of Show at the Ringwood Photography Annual Show. “I am on a journey and constantly learning and trying to improve my craft. I enjoy making images of my beautiful surroundings here in New Jersey.




Mark McKinney

Mark McKinney

I am 66 years old. I joined the camera club in our retirement community in 2011. I have received instruction and advice from many of the members. They have helped me so much! I am now a master photographer in our club and I plan to be more active in PSA. I play golf four days a week so I need more time for photography!




Harley Rubens

Harley Rubens

I am a 68 year old recently retired physician living in Highland Park Illinois. Photography has been one of my hobbies since I was perhaps 10 years old. I started with an Anscoset Camera and at 15 or 16 years old I started taking photos of events, sweet sixteens, large parties and did some photos of plays for the school news paper. I used any money to buy my Pentax and Durst 606 enlarger. During medical school and practicing in my field, I had a number of cameras, film and even the first Nikon Coolpix. I studied for a while in Hampstead in England. I traveled all over Europe and took slide photos. I took family vacation photos including Yellowstone and The Grand Tetons. I photographed, close up, Bears and Moose. I photograph Cars, Insects, Animals, Buildings and love studying people, so would like to do street photography.

Years ago I took a course on Photoshop CS2 at the local art center. I now use Lightroom 4.4 Photoshop CS6 for editing but have elements 13. I went from a Nikon 8800 digital to Canon 3ti, Canon st100, and now my 6D Canon. I have a 50mm 1.8AV prime lens, 28-105 largest AV 4.0 Canon lens, just got a 70-200 mm Canon L lens with larges AV 4.0 and no image stabilization (it is lighter and cheaper than the 2.8 stabilized. I just bought a Tamron 150-600 mm lens with IS that I haven't used yet. I have a new ball head Vanguard Tripod to hold the new monstrous lens.

Starting 1-2 years ago I entered photos of Cars, Chicago Architecture, Violin Makers, large birds etc and won some honorable mentions and Awards. I belong to the Northshore Camera club in Lake Forest Illinois and the Garden Club at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe Illinois. I am a member of CACCA, the Chicago Area Camera Club association (I think) and have had work entered from my clubs into CACCA. I have messed with computers since the first Apple came out, so digital editing is a part of my life. I have taken at least 72 hours of courses on the Internet on Photoshop CS6 through the library and Live Photoshop Elements classes.




Barbara Fletcher

Barbara Fletcher

I have been an avid photographer since the early 1970s. My current passion is fine art, landscape, nature and portraiture