Member Bios

Bristow Joseph

Bristow Joseph

I am an Oil and Gas industry professional from India.The interest in photography started in 2012 and since I was doing a "vacation photography" for few years but it became a passion from 2017 and ever since I make sure that I don't miss any possible opportunities to engage in Nature and wildlife photography, and now it's a part of my life. My companions in this journey is Nikon D500 ,D850,200-500,18-35,20,50 mm.

You can see my work on: brisframes/instagram or brisframes/500px




Gary Schafer

Gary Schafer

I started learning about photography when I retired from the field of Education. I needed something at that time to challenge me and to keep my mind engaged in learning. My quest in Digital photography has not been disappointing as the learning never ends and I find myself constantly challenged. My passion within photography is capturing images of birds in flight, a never ending quest in the learning of exposure, focus and light. At times it has been rewarding. At times it has been frustrating. But it has never been mundane.




Margaret Frazer

Margaret Frazer

I am from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I belong to the Toronto Camera Club which is one of the oldest clubs in North America. I love photography especially composite/creative photography. My favourite Artist is Brooke Shaden. I use a Canon 5D Mark 1V. I'm familiar with Lightroom and Photoshop and want to become more proficient in processing my images.




Glenn Rudd

Glenn Rudd

I live in Georgetown, Texas and am a member of the Sun City Texas Photography Club. I retired with 40 years of service from General Motors after a career in engineering and management. I am married to Betty and have 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. We love to travel and frequently combine that with photography workshops and National Geographic's expeditions. My favorite subjects are nature and animals but also enjoy shooting architecture and people with interesting features. My goals are to create technically high quality images that tell a story with emotional impact. My prints are frequently displayed in local competition and public venues.
My primary cameras are a Nikon D4 and a Nikon D810 with a wide range of lenses. I process images in Lightroom and Photoshop CC with various plugs-ins such as Photomatix, OnOne, Topaz, and NIK. My intent is to capture the best image possible in-camera and use minimal processing adjustments.

I recently purchased a Canon Pixma Pro-100 printer and am enjoying the satisfaction of creating my works from start to finish.

My current website is http://www.gwrtexas.smugmug.com/.




Tage Christiansen

Tage Christiansen

My name is Tage Christiansen, I live in Denmark, we live just outside Copenhagen in a small town called Glostrup.
I retired in 2015 after many years in a medicine company where I dealt with technical service.
I like to travel in nature both in Denmark and on foreign trips and here I have my camera with which I use frequently. It is not always that pictures are pure nature, but also pictures where other elements are included in the picture. I also like to take pictures of architecture and like from some skewed angles.
I have almost always used the Olympus camera, from analog time to digital today, where I use Olympus OM-D EM-1 with different lenses. I like to finish so much of the image in the camera, but I treat the images in Photoshop with various plug-ins such as, Photomatix and NIK.
I am a member of Herlev Fotoklub and participate in a number of competitions and therefore have an Epson printer so that I can create the images from start to finish.




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Dhananjay Rao

Dhananjay Rao

Hi all. I hail from India and love photography. Although I carried camera for good 8-9 years, it is only in the last 2-3 years, did I started a constant review of what I shoot and how I shoot.

I personally love being close to natural setup and observing wildlife at close quarters... My love for birdwatching further spooked this interest in nature photography. I would like to bring out the behavior, ecosystem, season or some specific aspects of the wildlife/birds as much as I can.

I carry a Canon 7DM2 and 60D along with few lens. I hire lens when on a wildlife safari or a birding trip. I also use a 100mm lens for a macro setup.




Dave Ficke

Dave Ficke

Dave Ficke joined the Mountain News in September of 2015 as a sports photographer, covering Rim of the World High School sports. In 2017 he was asked to also write the sports articles to accompany his excellent photographs for the Mountain News. This is his first professional job as a sports correspondent; additionally Dave has done other articles on human interest and the environment for The Mountain News.
Dave graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a BS in Biology, earned his California Secondary Teaching Credential and taught high school college prep Biology, Physics and Field Biology in Upland, CA. He led field trips to Yosemite National Park for his Field Biology classes for twenty-seven years. Dave also earned a Masters in Environmental Education and is currently retired from a career that spanned 33 years, teaching high school through college.
During his time in the field of Education Dave has variously been the coordinator for the California Regional Environmental Education Network (CREEC) for all of Riverside, Inyo, Mono and San Bernardino Counties for over 20 years; he was a Teacher Ambassador for Cal Recycle, presenting professional development curriculum the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) to educators throughout California for seven years. Dave was appointed by California’s State Superintendent Tom Torlakson to help develop The California Blueprint for Environmental Education for the State of California.
Dave has retired from rock climbing and rapids riding, but still loves to hike and take backpacking trips. His informal avocation for photography developed into a second career for Dave; he currently shows and sells his landscape and wildlife prints at The Mountain Arts Gallery in Lake Arrowhead. He has won various awards for his photographs from The Orange County Fair, Inland Empire Professional Photographers, and the Redlands Camera Club where he was president for two years.
Dave, his wife Kathleen, also a retired teacher and guidance counselor, and their two dogs, Jordie a golden doodle, and Cedar, a golden retriever, love to travel in their fifth wheel RV for weeks at a time. Dave’s love of the outdoors and his passion for landscape and wildlife photography complement his love for the environment.