Member Bios

Rosangela Silva

Rosangela Silva

My name is Rosângela Silva, and I started taking pictures (other than my family's and trips') only in 2014 when I got the first camera I could use in Manual Mode.

Since then, I have enjoyed taking pictures, looking at pictures, and editing pictures, so very much! Life got a new dimension to me.

I have always loved art and one of my favorite activities has always been visiting art museums all over the world. During my teens and early 20s I enjoyed oil painting too.

Over the Internet I have learned the basics about Photography and Lightroom and I am planning on learning Photoshop as well.




Neal R. Thompson, M.D.

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.

Although a computer neophyte, I have since childhood followed my father’s hobby of photography. Upon retiring from a busy medical practice last year, I “saw the light” by forsaking 20 years in my wet color darkroom and making my way into digital printing. Using a Nikon Coolscan 4000 ED scanner, Photoshop 6 and an Epson 1280 printer, I have concentrated on print submission to the Southern Oregon Photographic Association and print competition with the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs. I have taught classes focusing on travel photography.




Norman Reid

Norman Reid

I began my photographic career with an Argus A-1, developing photos in a converted coal cellar darkroom. I graduated to a Speed Graphic for high school and college photography and to Nikon gear in 1986. Since then my gear collection has evolved through numerous updates. I currently use a Nikon D850 and Z7 and a collection of Nikon and Zeiss lenses. I have numerous published photos on subjects ranging from rural life to automobile racing. I authored Creative Composition for Landscape Photography and am working on several other photo books. My current interests are rural landscapes and macrophotography, with infrared thrown in for occasional interest. I maintain my photos in an Adobe Lightroom catalog, and have in the past mostly edited my photos in Lightroom, with occasional resort to Nik Silver Efex Pro for B&W and a few other packages. However, lately I've been using On1 Photo Raw for editing, which offers a number of useful presets, in addition to much of the power of Photoshop in a somewhat easier to use format.




Dan Olson

Dan Olson

I grew up in Duluth Mn. and lived there until I graduated from high school. Went into the US. Army at the age of 19. Severed in the Army for one year nine months and ten hours as a medic at Fort Carson Co.. Went to nursing school in Hibbing, Mn.. Worked for Two Years at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester Mn. Graduated from Minneapolis School of Anesthesia as a CRNA. Works for Thirty Four years as a CRNA at North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis Mn.. Retired four years ago and I am now living in Hot Spring Village Ar.. I have been doing photography as a hobby for seven years now. I like nature photography because it get me out of the house. I go out photographing four or five times a week. I have been trying a lot of different photography, so what ever I see that is interesting I give it a go.




Murphy Hektner, APSA

Murphy Hektner, APSA

About myself: I am a retired construction superintendent. I live with my wife Marilyn in northwest Washington State. We have two grown sons and three grandsons. Along with photography I enjoy nature, gardening, hiking in the Cascade Mountains, traveling, fine restaurants, and spending time with good friends.

About my photography: I am a long time member of both PSA and the Mt. Baker Camera Club. I started out using Pentax cameras and recently acquired some Nikon gear, so use both systems depending on the situation. My primary focus is on nature photography, and macro photography is a special interest. I also enjoy other types of photography. I use Elements 10 for post-processing, and also enjoy the many opportunities for creativity offered in digital photography.




Group Admin

Patrick Lynch

Patrick Lynch

My name is a Patrick Lynch but known as Pat. I am a five year IT retiree form a major printing company in the Milwaukee, WI area. I belong to the Menomonee Falls Camera Club, also former president. I have photographed on and off for years using film. In 2006 I bought my first DSLR camera. My favorite thing to photograph are landscapes. However, I can’t always travel so in 2009 I wanted to try something different so I bought a Canon 100 mm macro lens. Most of my macro photos are of flowers. Hopefully being part of this group will help me expand my macro photographing.




Priscilla Farrell

Priscilla Farrell

My interest in photography began a number of years ago. However, I lost interest for quite some time. About four years ago, upon retirement, I rekindled my interest. I purchased a digital point and shoot camera, registered for a variety of photography classes and joined a camera club.

Presently I have a Canon Power Shot SX 200 and a Canon Rebel SXi. Lenses include a Canon 18-55 and a Tamron 18-270. I particularly like architectural, nature/landscape and travel photography. In the past it has been my thought to “get it right” in the camera. Although I still honor that viewpoint my opinion has changed in regard to post production. I am presently enrolled in a Photoshop Elements class. I am looking forward to being part of a PSA Study Group.