Member Bios

Nancy Rich

Nancy Rich

I credit my father with sparking my interest in photography. From as early as I can remember, he had a camera in hand. My mother was his favorite subject followed by me and my three siblings. At age 8, my birthday present was a Brownie camera. That magical, square box propelled my fledgling interest and skills as a photographer.

From late-elementary school through high school, I worked weekends at my father’s pharmacy. I was extremely fortunate to benefit from the photo-processing services offered at the store. On a regular schedule, a Kodak representative would come to the store to pick up a sack containing rolls of film for processing. Two weeks later those envelopes would return to the store with their eagerly awaited contents of square, white-trimmed, black and white "pictures."

Since retiring as a school administrator in 2016, time and my camera offer me infinite opportunities to channel my creativity and passion to make images that bring me joy, beauty, and a sense of wonder. I have always had a voracious appetite to figuratively wrap my arms around most anything I see. The camera helps me do this. I want to understand what makes things tick and the science behind their being.

A particular draw for me has been the captivating and unpredictable movement of water. It inspired three of my major collections: Nor’eastern Dinghies, Sea Sculptures, and Glass, Liquid, and Ice Capades. Portraiture, travel, and macro photography inspire much of my other work. Each type of photography feeds my need to explore, experiment, and learn.

In 2009, "Afloat on the Tide," a 210-page book of my photographs of small wooden boats was published by Sheridan House. It was a ten-year long project that began during a summer photography workshop in Rockport, Maine and continued "full bore" following the purchase of a home along Maine’s Downeast coast.

I am a member of the artists’ cooperative, The Clever Hand Gallery, located in Wellesley, MA. I can be reached at nancyrichphotography@gmail.com. My website is www.nancyrichphotography.com, and my Instagram account is #nancyrichphotography.




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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Jeff Fleisher

Jeff Fleisher

I have had a long interest in photography starting in high school and then formalized with a master’s degree in Photographic Science and Instrumentation from the Rochester Institute of Technology. I worked for 34 years in research and development for the Central Intelligence Agency, dealing with satellite imagery collection and analysis. I retired from the CIA in 2006. My interest continues today, focusing on macro/close-up photography, creative use of panorama photography and exploring the interesting affects of infrared photography.

In addition to my interest in photography, I am a professional woodworker and I love to work on a model railroad layout with my grandkids I recently completed a photography book with a co-author titled "Shooting Iron Horses...Photographing Your Model Railroad". It is for sale on Amazon.com.

I have a photography website at www.shenandoahvalleyphotography.com and a woodworking website at www.jeffswooddesigns.com.




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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.




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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.