Member Bios

Debasish Raha

Debasish Raha

I live in the San Francisco Bay area and a member of the Millbrae Camera Club. I am originally from Calcutta, India and came to Yale University for post-graduate studies about 30 years ago. I am a biologist and currently working in a pharmaceutical company. Photography is the media I use to express what my eyes see, like and appreciate in Nature, in man-made designs and imaginations and especially in human interest. I have been taking photos for many years but seriously for last 10 years. I take photos with my digital SLR as well as with my iPhone. I enjoy running and have run few half marathons and one full marathon. This is my 10th year living in the Bay area and I enjoy living close to the Nature and not far from the city.




Dirk-Olaf Leimann

Dirk-Olaf Leimann

I started photography when I was 18 with small jobs for a local newspaper to finance my studies while writing about the local events and of course, a black and white picture was part of it and I developed those myself. Than the job took a lot of time and my photography was taking family photos. When the digital time started it got my interest and so since 2004 I spend a lot of time to it. Still I struggle with converting color pictures to bw so I am looking forward to develop my skills. I have Canon 6D MK II and other cameras and I use Photoshop and NIK filters to convert to bw.

I am German citizen and live in Belgium.




Titi Hariono

Titi Hariono

My full name is Suparti Hariono, but you can call me Titi.

I've learned Basic Photography since 2017. I am an amateur photographer.

I love Landscape, Nature and Street more than the other genres, but I've shot some genres too, like Portrait, Human Interest and Macro.

I like Traveling: I use DSLR and Mirror-less Camera's. Sometimes I just do some minimal editing post-pro before posting it in Instagram, I'm a new learner in Photo shop.

I love both Color and Monochrome photos.

I think I have to learn a lot to improve my skill in photography.

Well, it's good to learn about photography together. Hope I can learn more knowledge and discuss it in the group. Wish we all can enjoy the photography world and bring a good impact to the world globally.





Dianne Arrigoni

Dianne Arrigoni

I have been photographing digitally since it became a "thing". I took pictures before with a variety of small cameras of family, kids etc.and always enjoyed it. The digital age emerged around the same time my kids were leaving the house and I decided I would have time to adventure out into the photographic world. After I bought my first digital SLR I discovered workshops. Each workshop left me hungry for more as it became so clear how much there was to learn. It’s been about 15 years and I’m still a workshop junky and hungry to learn more. While there are definitely subjects I gravitate to I am always striving to experiment with new areas. Landscapes, animals, any kind of nature excites me, but I would like to improve my people capturing skills as well as documentary photography. I love travel photography, hence I love travel workshops. I have an extensive bucket list of locations I would love to visit some day. I enjoy sharing and discussing my and other’s images. I really feel I learn a lot from the exchanges.

I love the whole process of editing and printing images and look forward to the time when those events involving prints return. I have exhibited my images locally and sold a number of prints but I do not currently have a website. I am hoping to set one up in the future. (another workshop)




Group Admin

Lance Lewin

Lance Lewin

Introducing Fine Art Photographer/Instructor/Writer
Lance A. Lewin

For the most part, my inspiration from behind the viewfinder comes from a richly filled combination of studying the pioneers of photography in the mid to late 19th Century and masters of the 20th century, (e.g., Julia Margret Cameron, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams and Bob Kolbrener, for just four examples) while also studying art history, drawing and design, all in the pursuit of developing my own artistic narratives.

Though a lot of my work cannot be deemed as "Straight Photography", nonetheless, I stay clear of trends that can lead to what some refer to as hyper-reality and composite alternatives, instead, maintaining a photographic canvas that balances between modernist and pictorial aesthetics that evoke a sense of reality and authenticity.

My philosophy on teaching photography embodies photographic techniques developed, learned and expanded in both the 19th and 20th Century, and I feel should serve as the backbone to pedagogic material for students of photography in the 21st century and beyond. As such, my methodology of teaching photography is structured to embrace traditional photography skill sets and their application into the digital photography revolution.

Please, visit my website to learn a lot more about my perspectives from behind the lens and teaching philosophies. My office door is always open to take specific questions or just chat on anything about photography. You can reach out to me via email at: lance.visualizingart@gmail.com Thank you.

Website - http://visualizingart.com/

•On the Board of Directors at Gilmer Arts in Ellijay, Georgia.
•Co-Director and Curator at the Gilmer Arts Gallery
•Contributing Writer at PHOTOPXL.com
•Photographic Society of America (PSA) DD-group-83-Mono & 87-General Administrator
•PSA Black and White Photography Mentor
•PSA Georgia Membership Director
•Retired Telecom business owner

Camera Systems: Canon 5D Mark II & III, and Minolta XD-11 and XD-7 film camera systems




Jose Luis Rodriguez

Jose Luis Rodriguez

I started with photography when I was 15 years old, when the digital era came, I went deeper into it and dedicated myself full-time to it. I have a photo-studio in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and I am Spanish.