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Dave Edwards

Dave Edwards

My photographic interest began here in southern Wisconsin at the age of 9 with a $5.00 Kodak Brownie camera. Along the way there were many phases to this life journey. I was a student, an evidence photographer and trainer, and portrait and wedding photographer.

Now I am enjoying writing, judging photo contests, leading workshops, and being the administrator (fancy title, huh?) of DD51, Phoneography. To learn more visit my website at www.daveimages.com




Jerry Hug, APSA

Jerry Hug, APSA

Jerry’s works have appeared in the Chicago Cultural Center, the main Rotunda of the Thompson State of Illinois Building in Chicago, Brickton Gallery in Park Ridge, Bloomingdale Park District Museum, William Koheline Gallery at Oakton Community College, Johnson Galleries in Santa Fe, NM, The Clearing and the Hardy Gallery in Door County, WI, the Des Plaines History Center in Des Plaines, Illinois and the Graue Mill in Oakbrook, IL.? His works have been nationally published and are in included in various private collections on the North Shore.

Jerry has won various awards for his photography through the greater Chicago area.? In 2001 he was commissioned to produce a series of Historical Places in Maine Township, which was funded by a grant from the State of Illinois.? Jerry teaches Digital Photography at The Clearing in Ellison Bay and the Chicago area.

Jerry is from Des Plaines, Illinois and is also the president of CACCA (Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association) for 2008-2009.? To see some of Jerry’s latest work see his Blog as listed.




Richard Sprott, APSA

Richard Sprott, APSA

Dick has a Certificate in Photography from Montgomery College. He served as the President of the NIH Camera Club twice, and holds its Master of Photography rating. He taught four courses in photography for the FAES on the NIH campus for 15 years..

His photographic "philosophy" is based on the fact that he has always been a visual responder. Throughout his career as a 'bench scientist’ he was only able to understand data after he converted it to graphic form. Tables of numbers did nothing for him. As a scientist, he derived his greatest satisfaction from creating order out of complexity. In his next career as a scientific administrator, he found satisfaction by solving complex problems with many of the same skills he used in the laboratory. But how does one 'see’ an elegant administrative result?

The creation of a fine picture requires the same compulsive skills that are required in the lab, and the same organizing vision to create the image as is required when solving other complex problems. It also requires that the maker put some real part of him or herself into the image. As a bonus, the end product is visible to oneself and to others. Success or failure is there for everyone.




Bob Barley

Bob Barley

Taking photographs with my iPhone is much easier than carrying a much larger and heavier DSLR. The many post-processing apps available allow for creative adjustments, too. As mobile device cameras get better and better, so do the results. I enjoy sharing my images with our members, and I also enjoy also seeing their creations.




Lynne Royce

Lynne Royce

I was a journalist for 26 years and spent my career expressing myself through the written word. Now that I’m retired I use my camera to explore the world and express my observations through photographs. My goal in the next couple of years is to blend my writing and photography into books.

I shoot my serious photography with Canon SLR’s, edit with Photoshop and print on my Epson printer.

I’ve recently become intrigued with the growing sophistication of cell phone photography. I use my Samsung Galaxy III S camera and Snapseed software for my cell phone photography. I love the immediacy of taking a photograph with my phone, editing it on my phone and e-mailing or posting it on my Smug Mug gallery in a minute.

While I’ve exhibited in several juried shows my proudest moment came when I won the Very Edgiest Photography top award in a competitive juried Edgy to Avant-Garde Show by the Guild of Creative Art in New Jersey in 2010.

Camera in hand I roam the Jersey Shore sometimes standing ankle deep in waves to shoot surfing competitions to more gentle pursuits of photographing migrating birds. I also wander Manhattan for street photography and climb the High Line Park to capture a bird’s eye view of the city. Also like the challenge of capturing my grandchildren in action at soccer and basketball games. I’m an avid gardener and my garden’s blueberry bushes, roses, cactus and perennials provide constant material for my photographs along with the insects, birds and wildlife that visit, not to mention our two mischievous dogs.

My Smug Mug gallery is: lynneroyce.smugmug.com




Pamela Hoaglund

Pamela Hoaglund

I received my first camera, a Brownie Hawkeye, for Christmas when I was about ten years old. From there of course I went through all the instamatic and point and shoot cameras until 1970. I was in the Army and being assigned to Germany and bought my first 35mm a Yaschia Electro 35. While in Germany I purchased a Canon system and have been shooting Canon ever since. I currently have the Canon 7D and 30D with the following lenses: Canon EFS 18-55, 24-105 and the 100-400. I spent twenty years in the Army Nurse Corps retiring in 1991. I enjoy shooting landscapes and wildlife although I have also dabbled in macro. I have also been enjoying HDR both with my 7D using Photomatix, and recently on my iPhone using ProHDR.




Sol Blechman

Sol Blechman

My lifelong photography journey started with a Kodak Duoflex camera presented to me for my 12th birthday. Some 54 years later I find my Canon 20D (with all kinds of equipment in between) a wonderful replacement. I also use a Canon G6 for “easy” work or when I feel lazy about carrying SLR equipment. It has been a pleasure to replace the dark room, the chemicals and the long hours washing prints with digital imaging.

Many of my pictures are taken while traveling but I also believe in the old saw about finding shots in your back yard. So birds, flowers and landscapes near home about equal the people, foreign places and objects I shoot while away.

I am printing now on an Epson 2200 mostly for our local camera club. When we started with digital work a few years ago there were only a very few of us working in digital. Now the category has grown many times over and is the dominant format in the club.