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John Roach

John Roach

I live in the Richmond, Virginia area since July 2017. Previously, I retired in 2010 from hospital administration and have never looked back. I am focused on my journey through retirement and my passion for photography and travel. I have a photography website and travel/retirement blog where I share my experiences, travels, and vision of the world and a little bit about photography from time to time. These new experiences come on the tail end of education in business and engineering, a US Navy career, followed by many years in construction & facility management both in commercial real estate and healthcare. I am a member of local camera clubs and Organization, the Photographic Society of America, Nikonians.org, and Coalition of Photographic Arts. I use a Nikon D500, D750, D800, D90 IR 590nm as well as a Fuji X100, X-E1, X-T1 and X-Pro2. I have learned many things about this great art and craft through membership at PSA and the other organizations as well as innumerable photography courses and workshops. My interests include landscape, seascape, architecture, floral, macro, and wildlife images with now a budding interest in street, infrared and black & white photography. My blog includes information about the challenges of retirement, my travels, or even a short story enhanced with images related to my experiences. I exhibit from time to time large prints and occasionally make a sale, but always it is about learning and having fun captures images. Some of those images and a blog can be found at http://www.jdroachphotography.com.




Don York, PPSA

Don York, PPSA

I have been an avid photographer all of my life. I was Past President of St. Louis Camera Club and am currently Nature Chairman. I enjoy the outdoors for shooting landscapes, wildlife and especially MACRO of insects, flowers and other interesting things.




Jerry Funk

Jerry Funk

My retirement has given me time to devote to photography and my large retirement community has afforded me the opportunity to learn from highly qualified friends. The PSA community has become increasingly valuable to me too.

I try to keep up with advancements in technology. This has been increasingly in areas other than products and services from major camera manufacturers and Adobe.

I expect to learn from constructive, even nit-picky critiques. You will not hurt my feelings. I will do my best to seriously evaluate every image I see and provide meaningful, helpful insights based on my knowledge and experience.

I take retirement seriously, have rejected advice to make serious sales efforts (Work!), and try to have fun.. So, I use a Nikon D810 camera, and primarily a Sigma Art 20mm and a Nikon 105 mm lens. I rely increasingly on my Pixel 3 phone and am very pleased with it especially for traveling.

My creative workflow starts and sometimes ends with Lightroom 6, but I also use a wide variety of plug ins for Photoshop and Lightroom. I highly value much of the Topaz Suite. I also use DxO Photolab, the original NIk Siver Efex for monochrome, and occasionally pixel bender, which is only supported by CS5.

I am fortunate to have visited most of the US National Parks and major art museums in the US and Europe. I live in close proximity to the Grand Canyon and near Yellowstone in the summer. My two favorite photographic locations for natural abstracts are Yellowstone and Antelope Canyon. I have visited each 6-8 times. Life has been good to me.




Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA

Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA

I have always had an interest in photography since taking a class in 9th grade. That interest only became serious when I became involved with club photography in 2003 and joined PSA in late 2003. I was the founding president of Grand Photos in 2005 which evolved from a special interest group of the Grand Computers club in our community of Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ. Grand Photos was only open to people living in Sun City Grand and there were needs for another photo club in the west valley area of Phoenix. I was the founding president of West Valley Photo club in 2009 to fill that need. At that time, I was also the president of the Arizona Camera Club Council, ACCC.

I started exhibiting in PSA recognized exhibitions in 2009 and was invited to be on the executive team of the Pictorial Print Division, PPD and later became PPD Chairman in 2012. I was drafted to be PSA Conference VP in 2013 serving two years before spending a year as PSA Secretary. I am now off the PSA board, but continue to be a PSA volunteer.

Since 2009 I have accumulated about 1800 acceptances in PSA recognized exhibitions and now have APSA, EPSA after my name. I have stars in every star track in PSA except PJD and 3D and will soon have one in PJD.

I love monochrome photography, printing, and I seem to be considered an architectural photographer by some of my friends although I am also active in landscape, nature and wildlife. I currently am shooting micro 4/3s equipment, use Lightroom, Photoshop, and plugins from Topaz and NIK.

My current email address is snbormann@gmail.com




Abhijeet Banerjee, QPSA

Abhijeet Banerjee, QPSA

HI! I am Abhijeet K Banerjee from city of Kolkata in India. What began as a pass time hobby a year back is now a full blown passion. Now to excel in this wonderful art of Photography is my life's goal. About myself, I am into General Management leading a team of professionals in implementing systems integration projects mainly in the realm of Education Management. I am a Science Graduate with professional qualification and experience in Information Technology and Project Management. Due to nature of my work, traveled a lot in and around India and that kept me mostly away from my family. And talking of family, I have a small family consisting of my wife and mother.

I use a Nikon D750 Camera along with lenses like Nikkor 24-120mm VR, Nikkor 35mm f1.8, Nikkor 70-300mm VR, Tamron SP 150-600 G2 and a Tokina 11-16mm 2.8. Mainly into Nature and Travel Photography, I also delve into portraitures and Street.

Currently having distinctions of PPSA, AFIAP, EFIP, GPU CR-2 and GPU APHRODITE




Stuart Ord

Stuart Ord

I am a 66-yr-old semi-retired chemical engineer, in which I specialise in technical safety studies of chemical factories. I live in Cheshire in the north west of England. Cheshire is a nice place, but I prefer my native Yorkshire for its variety and scenery.

I have been a photographer of sorts for a long time. I was loaned a camera by my Aunt when I was about 12. It was a little Voigtlander. I was hooked and started reading everything, and saved all my money until I was able to buy a Zenit 3M SLR when I was 14. I got a Saturday job in a camera shop when I was 16 to get a 2x tele converter and a Weston Master V. I took mainly colour slides and monochrome.

At Leeds University aged 20, I became the Chairman of the Photographic Society, and equipped our darkroom with a simple colour enlarger. Results were disappointing though due to the simple equipment. My wife bought me a Krokus enlarger and I had a mono and slide darkroom in our loft.

I went through various SLRs and lenses, the best being a Pentax MX with a motor drive and an early Tamron zoom, but by my 40s I got fed up with carting around a heavy case. Most of that time I was only doing record photography. Interest dwindled and I sold up in my early 40s.

I started to get interested again in my mid-50s as digital cameras became practicable. After a Canon compact I had a couple of bridge cameras, but dissatisfaction with their capability led me to getting my first DSLR, a Lumix G3, micro 4/3 as I was wary of the weight of DSLRs. After a couple of years I had outgrown the G3 and bought an Olympus OM-D EM5ii, which is light and very capable. That has now been relegated to the role of "take it everywhere camera", equipped with an Olympus 14-150mm lens. The new EM1ii became too tempting a year ago and so I bought one. It is a distinct step up from the 5ii in terms of shutter speed and focussing ability. I love its macro stack feature too.

I have a wide selection of Olympus and Panasonic lenses. And a Weston Euro Master! I keep adapting my lenses as Olympus bring out new ones where they seem to fit my aims of light weight, versatility and image quality.

I've joined two local camera clubs, in Wrexham and Whitchurch. I am mainly retired now, but am busier than ever with lots of hobbies. Photography has become the number one in terms of time happily consumed.

I can not specialise in any one branch of photography, they are all so interesting! But macro and monochrome do have a special interest to me. I use Serif Affinity Photo for most photo editing, but I have NIK Silver Efex 2 and Franzis Silver Projects for mono conversions as well. Comparing these on any image is quite interesting. I am a strong believer in a book I read in my teens which said something like, "If colour is important to your image, use colour; otherwise use monochrome". I think it is also true that mono should enhance a mono image, so strong form and/or texture are needed. Due to my darkroom days, I like monos to have all shades of grey from 0 to 255, but that is easier said than done.




Jerry Snyder

Jerry Snyder

I'm an amateur photographer who has been making images for 35 years. I live in Audubon, Pennsylvania. As a civil engineer I took photographs of engineering failures and used them to help tell a story. Gradually, photography became a hobby and more recently grew more serious after I joined two camera clubs, entered competitions and went on regular shootouts with other photographers. I tend to photograph images of shapes, patterns, textures, and colors. It is the graphical elements in a scene that catch my attention, whether landscape, nature, or urban scenes. I'm an avid reader of photography books, most of which focus on the ability to see. In my latest effort to improve my ability to see I am taking drawing lessons.