Member Bios

Group Admin

Chuck Carstensen

Chuck Carstensen

A Kodak Baby Brownie Special with 127 film was my first camera. It did not take long to get passionate about photography. My parents supported building a simple wet darkroom in the the basement. It was truly magic developing the film and making prints. Experience includes intern photographer at the Pueblo, Colorado Chieftain and Star Journal Newspaper. Camera of that period was a 4x5 Speed Graphic. I joined the U. S. Navy and graduated from the Naval Photography School in Pensacola, Florida. I am a private pilot now retired from 35+ years independent aircraft accident adjusting and investigation as a business owner. My career always strongly involved photography.




Lou McLove

Lou McLove

I am currently involved with two local camera clubs. One, TOPICS Camera Club, is a long term member of PSA and competes regularly in PSA interclub competitions. I have had a long time interest in photography having started out with color slides ages ago. I began exploring with digital photography about 8 or 9 years ago with a 3.2 megapixel Panasonic Luminix and progressed from there. I enjoy all types of photography, especially nature and travel. I think photography is a lifelong learning experience and I hope to gain knowledge and insights from fellow PSA members, I also hope that I can provide constructive suggestions as well.




Albert Lee

Albert Lee

I am 62 years old and now a semi-retired business owner from the Philippines. My passion for photography started during the late 1970's when I joined a camera club in my university with a 2nd hand Canon rangefinder. When I got married, started raising a family and starting my own company, photography was send to the back-burner. In 2011, while attending a photography trade show, I bought my first digital camera, an Olympus OMD.
<br /> During the next 4 years, I enjoyed doing Street Photography around the country and also during our travels abroad with my family. When my Olympus camera conked out after more than 2 years , I switch to the Fujifilm system and started doing Portraiture.I also attended several photography workshops and joined 2 camera clubs in the Philippines where I became a past director on the first and past president on the latter.
<br /> In 2016, when my youngest daughter was about to finish her university (I have 4 children and my eldest son is a practicing medical doctor in the US ), I went into full gear with my hobby. With some of my clubmates, I started organizing photo tours around the world. We travelled 3 to 4 times in a year and visited remote places like Nepal, Burma, Cambodia, Tazmania in Australia, Japan, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Tuscany and Cinque Terre in Italy, Lofoten in Norway, Turkey, Greece and other countries in Europe. I also started doing landscape and monochrome in my travel photography.
<br /> Coming back into full circle, I reverted back to Canon system and my gears include a 5DSR (for landscape), a 1D Mark IV (for portraiture) and M5 (for street photography). I use Photoshop, Nik Collection and RayaPro 5 for my post processing.




Brandon Montgomery

Brandon Montgomery

I'm a photographer who focuses on street photography, urban/cityscape, landscapes, night photography, and long exposure. I plan to get into cinematic photography. I see photography as a way to tell stories through images and to tell stories of everyday life. I attend classes and workshops involving photography in my local community. I'm originally from Northeast Ohio and I now live in Sacramento California. My photography focuses on Sacramento, Davis California and I have taken photos in Bodega Bay and I have plans to do photography in new areas.




Jill Edwards

Jill Edwards

I first became interested in photography making black-and-white images in the darkroom set up in our laundry in the 70s. With the introduction of colour processing and slides I lost interest in the technical side and focused on family photography. Then came digital which opened up so many opportunities.

I have had the good fortune to be able to travel fairly extensively. My principal interest is in the documenting of every day life in different countries. I am most particularly interested in people and the opportunity photography has given me, to interact with people in so many walks of life.

I am Australian and Australians love to travel.




Marianne Barnhardt

Marianne Barnhardt

My name is Marianne Barnhardt. I am new to PSA and I decided to join the dialog group to learn more about how a picture tells a story. Mine are usually missing something.
I work two full-time jobs so I am going to be in and out if that is acceptable. I will do my best to send you photos on time.
I appreciate being part of the group. I am a member and the education director for the Camera Club of Richmond.




Geoff Shaw

Geoff Shaw

I’m based in Melbourne Australia where I am a member of our local camera club. In the 1970s I was inspired by the amazing wilderness photography of Olegas Truchanas in Tasmania, where I was living. I took thousands of slides of the wild areas especially in south west Tasmania, and dabbled in B&W, wet chemistry and monochrome printing before moving to digital in the mid-2000s. I have broad interests “ landscape, nature, wildlife, macro, travel, street, people, abstract, creative, architecture and I try always to be ready with a camera to capture the next image.