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Richard Story

Richard Story

MY NAME IS RICHARD STORY, YES THAT'S MY NAME AND I'M STICKING TO IT!!
I'M 73 YEARS OLD AND SEMI RETIRED (DARN CAMERA GEAR KEEPS ADDING UP)
I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED TAKING PICTURES, BUT ABOUT 7 YEARS AGO I STARTED LEARNING HOW TO CAPTURE IMAGES.
FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS I HAVE BEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE BROWARD CAMERA CLUB IN FT LAUDERDALE FL.
I AM A CANONITE PRESENTLY USING A 5D MK4 AND A 7D MK2, AND I HAVE WAY TO MANY LENSES.
BUT THEN I LIKE TO CAPTURE MANY TYPES OF IMAGES FROM MACRO TO ASTRO AND EVERY THING BETWEEN.




Emmy Denton

Emmy Denton

My first career I started at the age of 19 as a technician and ended it as a product Definer at 62 in the semiconductor industry all without a degree. I’m "retired" now, but church, volunteering, dog walking and photography keep me very busy now.



In my 20s BC (before children) I attended about 3 years of black and white photography night classes at a junior college. My dad’s hobby was photography, so I started as early as I can remember tipping trays in the dark room (our bathroom). My first camera was a Baby Rollei. In my 20s I bought a used Nikon F2 and then moved on to an Nikon FM. I currently own several cameras my favorite being my iPhone đŸ˜‰ - the Nikon D3200 is a close second. I loved manipulating photos in the dark room or spending hours fixing "spots" in a photo, so photoshop is my new best friend. I loved black and white because you could play with it so much in the darkroom.



I take a variety of photos: landscape, architectural, street, nature and macro. Wide angle and macro are my two favorite lenses. A few years ago I joined the Peninsula Camera Club (PCC) a member of N4C (Northern California Council of Camera Clubs) that is a member of the Yerba Buena Chapter of PSA. Thanks to the generosity of several PCC members, I have learned so much to improve my photography. It seems the more I learn about photography the less I realize that I know. I hope to extend my photography knowledge, travel and take many more photos for this stage of my life.




Bernie Groome

Bernie Groome

I am a very enthusiastic amateur photographer. I am a retired aerospace engineer and retired US Naval Officer. I live in Central Florida with the other million or so retirees. I’ve been interested in photography since I was a kid with a Brownie box camera and Polaroid "instant" camera. My first real camera was a Canon EOS film camera in the '70s; but work and family took priority and it got permanently relegated to the closet. Once I got settled into retirement and realized that cameras are DIGITAL; I got my first Nikon camera. I now shoot with a Nikon D5600 and P1000. I enjoy practicing all kinds of photography; but I especially like macro, nature and historic church photography. Florida is full of places to practice and develop my photographic skills.
My personal goal is to take a picture of something or learn something about photography every day. I am a member of the Ocala Camera Club and have completed the PSA Image Analysis Course (which was very interesting).

You can see my work on: B. Groome Photography




Damon Williams

Damon Williams

I’m from San Diego, where I spent most of my youth. I joined the military in the early nineties, and subsequently other parts of the government, and so have lived all over the U.S. (including Hawaii), and a several parts of the globe. I’m married, and currently living in a small town on the opposite side of the Puget Sound from Seattle, Washington. Our outdoors is truly majestic around here, and if you’re willing to do it wet, there’s something to do outside all year long.



I’ve been carrying a camera around with me for 35 years, but had never had any formal training, until I finished the PSA Individual Photography course with David Halgrimson recently. My interest and seriousness have progressed gradually, over the course of the last…12 years or so. I was encouraged to submit to a local, county fair, here in Washington, in 2018, which was encouraging. It inspired me to join a local camera club, which brought me here to PSA, to Digital Dialogues, and to you!






Indraneel Sen

Indraneel Sen

As a child of 8 years, I used to often go with my mother to her office by the name of CMERI in Durgapur, West Bengal, India during my summer holidays. So there was a photography division and I knew the photographer uncle very well. That was a black and white film era and wherever he used to go for clicking,, I used to accompany him.and slowly an interest started growing within me about the camera that how does it works..after clicking how can we see the photographs etc.. I used to stay in the dark room when the film gets developed as well as the print process. Now when I was 11 years old, I was told by my mother to visit her colleague Late S.K.Sinha Mazumdar to learn photography during Sundays.. Specially he told my mother to send me.I started with Kodak Retina Reflex iii camera which my late father brought from then West Germany.OROWO was the first black and white film which I used.. It all started and apart from clicking family photographs, I stressed on capturing the natural moods and it is continuing as on date..When I was 15 years old, I used the 1st Fuji colour film which was received as a gift.. Apart from my studies, my hobby as a photographer continued and then ventured into commercial photography when I was 16 years old.. When I was 18 years old, I started using Zenith. At the age of 22, I started doing my Photography and Film making course. During this period, I started using Minolta X 700 camera. And after that when the digital photography era started actively, I started using the Canon Power Shot camera and stepped into Freelance Photo Journalism. Shifted to Panasonic compact digital camera. Again started using Canon DSLR and finally fixed it to Nikon. Last but not the least, each and every day I learn new things when I shoot and the process goes on.




Jane Pittenger

Jane Pittenger

I am a retired Nurse Midwife and Body Centered Psychotherapist living on the Oregon Coast. When I moved to Oregon in 1979, I felt as if I were coming home. I enjoy hiking the beaches, forests, and mountains enjoying sharing moments of awe with my husband of 56+ years and my golden retriever/ chocolate lab dog, Black Pearl. I got my first DSLR in 2012 and was a Nikon shooter until my shoulder complained. Now I shoot my Sony A7R4 and Sony A 9. My favorite subjects are landscapes, seascapes, nightscapes and birds...especially hummingbirds.




Dianne Arrigoni

Dianne Arrigoni

I have been photographing digitally since it became a "thing". I took pictures before with a variety of small cameras of family, kids etc.and always enjoyed it. The digital age emerged around the same time my kids were leaving the house and I decided I would have time to adventure out into the photographic world. After I bought my first digital SLR I discovered workshops. Each workshop left me hungry for more as it became so clear how much there was to learn. It’s been about 15 years and I’m still a workshop junky and hungry to learn more. While there are definitely subjects I gravitate to I am always striving to experiment with new areas. Landscapes, animals, any kind of nature excites me, but I would like to improve my people capturing skills as well as documentary photography. I love travel photography, hence I love travel workshops. I have an extensive bucket list of locations I would love to visit some day. I enjoy sharing and discussing my and other’s images. I really feel I learn a lot from the exchanges.

I love the whole process of editing and printing images and look forward to the time when those events involving prints return. I have exhibited my images locally and sold a number of prints but I do not currently have a website. I am hoping to set one up in the future. (another workshop)