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Matt Moses

Matt Moses

Matthew Moses is a photographer based in Duluth, MN.
I began taking photos as a little kid and currently do photography semi-professionally.

I have always been highly observant of the world around me and fascinated by how it is reflected in photographs. My photography goes across many different genres and is my creative outlet when compared to my other career as a software architect. Night skies, and in particularly Northern Lights, have me spending many late nights and early mornings watching the stars go by. Additionally, I photograph birds, nature, landscapes, portraits, and weddings as time and clients allow.

Currently, I am a member of the Duluth/Superior Camera Club and PSA. I shoot freelance for the Carlton County weekly paper the Pine Knot News. More examples of my work can be found at http://www.matthewmosesphotography.com.




Alec Chester

Alec Chester

I'm a general internal medicine physician with a special interest in chronic fatigue. For the last five years I've been devoting more time to photography with a particular interest in nautical and travel photography. Lightroom 6 has been an invaluable help. I'm still working on getting better Photoshop Elements skills. As a recent member of PSA I've enjoyed exploring all the opportunities and hope to participate more in the future.




Joan Rembacz

Joan Rembacz

I am a very amateur photographer. I have learned on my own and a little with my husband. He was a police officer who did photography for crime scenes etc and then decided he wanted this to be his retirement job. Unfortunately he passed away of cancer almost 8 years ago. He used to tell me I had 'an eye' for images, and that I should not give up learning. So, I have some friends who are a part of PPA, and was going to the PPA meetings (husband was a member so as a part of his 'photo business' I also had a membership). I found neither connection nor what I was looking for at these meetings so I looked around for something that was 'more me'.... that would be PPA. I found PSA, took several online classes with Jon Fishback and found a portfolio group or two. Recently I accidentally let my membership lapse. Once I realized I came back and was given the option of a digital media group, which sounds very different from what I am used to. Decided I would give it a go. I currently belong to three portfolio groups, a black and white, American portfolios and another one that does 'assignments'.

For software I have all Adobe products, but only use Lightroom. I do little editing of my photos. Mostly because I do not know how, but also because I need to learn how to take a good image first, and then manipulate as needed, hoping that editing does not take a long time per image. I have photoshop, but do not know how to use it. It has been a goal to learn, but as of now, that hasn't happened.

I have entered county fair exhibits, and have had multiple awards-1st, 2rd, and 3rd place. Last year almost every picture I entered placed 1st-5th. And I received a best in show for my image 'The Protector'. I am still learning

As for me-- widowed almost 8 years, have two daughters, 19 &21. Am a full time advanced practice nurse that works trauma, emergency and critical care. I co-chair the sexual assault response team for the county and do a bunch of other stuff. I am a decent equestrian, am learning to barrel race. I paddleboard and do a lot of other activities outdoors.

Hoping to improve my skills, set my goals on improving my images, and learning more about the digital development that seems to be so easy for most people I know.




Ron Clegg

Ron Clegg

I live in Oak Park Michigan. I am OSHA General Industry, Specialist, retired. Photography had been my college major some years ago. After some major successes, little money and a growing family. I went back to college to find a career that was more profitable. Over the past thirty years, I watched photography change from light and film to digital from the sidelines. I still took pictures at family gathering and vacations. Never losing my allurement to photography. Two years before I retired I bought a Nikon DSLR and a couple of lenses. joined a camera club in Southfield Michigan AND PSA.




Marianne Shine

Marianne Shine

Photography was originally a way for me to commemorate people, places, and events for my photo albums and scrapbooks, but it is now something I also enjoy in a more creative way, especially by photographing flowers, animals, and nature in general.

Chicago was my home until age 12, when we moved to Anaheim in Southern California. After college, I lived in Washington, D.C. until I married Randy and his job took us to Freeport, G.B.I., Bahamas for the next ten years. Looking for continuing sunshine, in 1983 we moved to South Florida, where we established a full service financial planning firm and joined a local camera club. Now in retirement, I look forward to learning more about photography with the folks in Group 55.




Dale Yates

Dale Yates

I live in the small town of Belleville, Michigan, which is near Ann Arbor and considered a suburb of Detroit. My wife and I have two grown children and three grandchildren. I retired at the beginning of this year after a 36 years career at a major freight railroad. My interest in photography began approximately 10 years ago when my wife bought me my first camera for Christmas. Since then I have enjoyed countless hours taking photos wherever I could and of whatever I could. In order to further my photography interest and skills, I recently completed the individual photography course through PSA (highly recommended). I am excited to be a part of this group and look forward to the interaction with everyone.




Kurtis Sutley

Kurtis Sutley

Born and raised on cattle ranches in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas. I’ve been married to my best friend, Susan, for 43 years, including 21 years as a fighter pilot in the USAF and an Airborne Ranger. Been into photography since 1976. My love is animal photography of all kinds. I find all animals honest and genuine. I tend to plan a shoot and execute when appropriate. I still carry a camera everywhere I go for that moment that pops up. I use a Canon T5i, 6D Mk II and an 80D. My favorite "extra" processing software is Topaz Studio. I use Lightroom as my primary software. I love talking photography as much as air combat and Ranger operations.