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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.




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.




Lorna Shaw

Lorna Shaw

Living in Victoria BC since 1990; married 30 years; one 25 year old son; did high level obedience with my Doberman Dezi until injuries - which is the main reason for getting more involved in photography. I have always loved capturing moments with a camera, be that a beautiful landscape, subtle movements of dogs playing, the small gestures of people, and especially flowers!

Upgrading to a full frame Nikon D-750 in January, 2018, taking a few college courses, and joining the Victoria Camera Club has changed my photography considerably. This spring a used D-850 was added to the fleet - I look forward to experimenting with focus stacking, among other things.

Purist at heart, I finally succumbed to Lightroom and Photoshop a year ago. I enjoy the outdoors and creativity with the camera part; still not super keen to be spending tons of time at my desk for post processing - even though I no doubt see the value.

I tend to be a 'binge' photographer, going gung ho for several months, then taking time off to do other things. The Covid pandemic found me leading my camera club in weekly themes (called The Distraction Project) for the past 19 weeks.

Looking forward to seeing and learning!
Cheers,
Lorna




Lou Karcher

Lou Karcher

Following retirement in 2009, I gradually revisited my photography hobby from the 60s - WOW! Kept my Nikon bias and bought my first DSLR. Rosemary and I love the outdoors where I take 80% of my photos; our 2 sons & their families (5 grandkids) consume most of the other 20%. Have new HW & SW for 2020; expect a steep learning curve. Your help and suggestions will always be appreciated. Will be using a Nikon D500 & D850 with three Nikkor lenses - 105mm F2.8 VR, 24-70mm f2.8 VR, and a 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 VR. Yesterday, 12-05-2019, transitioned from an iMac & Aperture and loaded ON1 Photo RAW 2020 onto a new Windows 10 machine; now have to learn both. After an 18 month absence, it's GREAT to be back with you folks. Thanks!




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.




Barbara Asacker

Barbara Asacker

Greetings,

I live in Massachusetts and am a member of a local camera club. I enjoyed taking photos for many years. My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic. However, I always shot on auto mode. Three years ago after shooting on auto with my dslr I decided to find out what all those letters on the dial meant. So I joined a camera club. It opened up a new world of photography, and my learning journey began. Six months ago I bought a Macro lens and would like to learn more about shooting Macro images.
I shoot with a Nikon D500 and a Tamron 90mm 2.8, VC. Macro 1:1.




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.