Member Bios

Elaine Hoffman

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Lynne Hollingsworth

Lynne Hollingsworth

I've been interested in photography since high school. From landscapes to macro, I enjoy it all. I think of photography as a form of self expression. With each image I try to capture reality one moment at a time.




Peter Newman

Peter Newman

I have been a serious amateur photographer for well over fifty years. For many of those years I have been active in a local camera club. My photography has gone through several phases. ( I will eliminate the family only phase.) In the first I tried to follow CC "rules." In my current phase I seek to present an interpretation of what I see. If the communication has not occurred It is my failure. My personal art philosophy, should be mentioned so that the context of my comments may be understood. To me a photo taken for purposes other than as an aid to recollection of a beautiful spot, or moment in life is art. As such a literal reproduction is a catalog or postcard shot, which usually communicates nothing about the object. My approach is some type of abstract interpretation. I am looking forward to learning together with this group. Please don´┐½™t be shy about making negative constructive comments, I will learn more from a constructive negative comment, them than a basically meaningless "nice image," without further explanation. Hopefully, I will follow my own philosophy. I also like to experiment. As we all know some experiments work, and others don't. Most of the time I just let the image tell me what to do.
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George Marvin

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Charles Ginsburgh

Charles Ginsburgh

Who is Charlie Ginsburgh (cginsburgh@gmail.com), I am a 60 plus part-time artist, living in the San Francisco Bay Area. My full time profession is as a Research Biochemist, involved in the creation and support of Medical Diagnostic tests (the things Doctors and Labs use when they run tests).

However, in my spare time I design and create Stained Glass panels. Since normally I give away most of my works, I needed to generate a catalog to demonstrate my works to others, and this lead me into photography.

In trying to take good Stained Glass pictures I quickly learned four things; (1) taking pictures is easy; (2) taking good pictures is difficult (and more involved than I thought), (3) taking good pictures is really rewarding, and (4) if I really wanted to learn how to do this, a simple point-and-shoot camera was just not going to cut it. Fast forward several years and the bug is still there. I have gone through several digital and DSLR cameras, several sets of lenses, several classes, and have discovered the joys of the digital darkroom.

I find that I am attracted to capturing the normal in nature and especially in the macro world. I can be in a group of people overlooking a truly magnificent panoramic vista, and darn if I am not most-interested in the little weedy flower-thing nearly buried in the dust at my feet. Examples for my images can be found at charlie-g.sumgmug.com.

For those who care (and surprisingly some do) I currently use a Canon EOS d7 Mark II and d5 Mark IV DSLR camera, with either a Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 macro, Canon EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L , or a Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L lens set with the typical filters (UV, ND, and polarizing when I remember to actually use them). Why Canon, you might ask? It was easy to start with the EOS T3, and I just stuck with Canon, no other real reason at this point.




Vinod Kulkarni

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Angela Chan

Angela Chan

I am a health care professional who likes to learn photography. Unfortunately, since I always needed to work on Thursday which is the day our local camera club meet I had been learning online only for a few years. This enabled me to learn more editing skills rather than camera skills.

In September 2015 I had a new schedule so that I can join my local camera club. This is a very very friendly camera club and I had become an active part of it in a very short time. One thing that really struck me is the willingness of everybody to help. It is a truly very positive environment.

In May 2016 I started a FaceBook page as a non-official secret group for our friends inside the club to communicate and share images. This created a network so that everybody can invite a few friends or everybody to go to photographic events. My aim is " Nobody should go shooting alone unless by choice" This FaceBook page was and is a real success. It is still going strong as a "Catch all" site for us to share any image, idea, and event with each other.

During that summer our (Field-Trip Director) resigned. In a mad scramble, I was roped in to do the job. 10 field trips (Including 2 bus trips) were organized within 3 weeks and I think that most of the members enjoyed the activities.

However, since the weekends required for the job of (Field-trip Director) is not easy for me I switched to pick up the job of (Public Relations Director) instead. Working from home is best for me. Making ads for speakers nights are easy for me with my Photoshop skills.
This first year is almost done and I am looking forward to continuing with the post.

Photography is a hobby for me. I have no intention of becoming a professional. To me, a hobby is meant to enjoy. I am really enjoying learning, socializing, helping and being helped by my friends. During a recent illness, I was truly overwhelmed by the visits by lots of unexpected friends, get well wishes and a " Get Well Book with lots of pages of signatures and images that our club friends had taken of me. This is truly a very friendly Photography club and I am very proud to be a member of it.