Witta Priester

Witta Priester

Witta Priester is a fine arts photographer, experienced judge, commentator and lecturer. She has been doing "serious" photography since 2005 and is an active member of 3 camera clubs, including the Olympic Peaks Camera Club and the Coachella Valley Desert CC. Witta earned her photographic honors, an Associateship with the Photographic Society of New Zealand (APSNZ) in 2007. Her work is catholic and eclectic, including wildlife, landscape, tabletop, travel, and whatever else comes her way. She enjoys experimenting, both in-camera and in the digital darkroom, where she often converts her photographs into creative works of art. Her most recent work uses textures and collages. Witta uses Canon equipment, with a range of lenses that span 12-500mm. She uses Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as an assortment of NIK filters.

Before retiring and focusing on photography, Witta had several careers. She has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and has worked as a research scientist, as a long-range planner, and as a registered patent agent. Witta is also a good golfer, with a 14 handicap, and competed in the USGA's Women's Senior Amateur Golf Championship some years ago.

A sample of her photographic work can be found on her Flick'r site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wittap/