Member Bios

Haru Nagasaki

Haru Nagasaki

My interest in photography started at the same timing of moving to Salt Lake City from Japan in 1998. I was so impressed with the colors of rock formations when the sun (sun set/sun rise) hit the object in national parks. Since then, landscapes became my key interest.
I am also influenced by Ansel Adams. My theme is to show lights and shadow and gradation of colors effectively in B&W.
As for my equipment, I recently switched to Nikon D850 from D700. I am using 3 lenses; 1. 14-24mm, 2. 24-70mm, and 3. 70-200mm telescope lens. I have mostly shot with #2 lens, and started wide lens, #1 last month.
I use Photoshop to brush up images.




Howard Davenport

Howard Davenport

My name is Howard Davenport and I am a local Atlanta photographer. While I have had an interest in photography for over 60 years, I really got serious about it over the past 10 years. I have varied interest in several genres of photography. I am currently doing headshots, themed shoots, landscape and macro. My website is www.studiobydesigns.com where I display some of my work. While I have an Instagram account, I rarely post on it. I desire in my affiliation with this group to improve my photographic eye for composition and story telling.

You can see my work on: studio website




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Robert Atkins

Robert Atkins

Bob Atkins is an amateur landscape photographer, living in the Northeast of the United States, and specializing in large format color images. Self-taught, his journey in photography started as a teen, developing B&W film in a basement darkroom "under the stairs". He put aside photography in college, only to reconnect with it later in adulthood as part of a continuing love for exploring the outdoors.

An engineer by training, Bob brings an aptitude for precision and problem solving to his photography. The former is reflected in a choice to photograph with large format 4x5 film, allowing him to convey the full detail and tonality of grand and intimate landscapes alike. It is no surprise he is influenced by past and present color large format photographers, including Charles Cramer, David Muench, Michael Fatali, and Ben Horne.

Bob photographs to bring to others the unique moments in nature where light and land have conspired to touch his heart. He revels in the journey, the opportunity to adventure in nature with hopes of discovering that special place or moment. He also enjoys, strangely enough, the waiting which is often required in the search for great light. He describes it bringing a calm connection with nature, as well as a child-like anticipation. His photographs are witness to the power of exploring, patience, and hope, suggesting that remarkable things are possible if only imagined, sought, and creatively teased out of the world. As J.R.R. Tolkien said well, "Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate." Bob seeks to round those corners, and to bring to all of us the joy of the discoveries which lay beyond.




Rick Hulbert

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Biography, Rick Hulbert

Rick Hulbert’s photography is informed from his background as a
Professional Architect, Urban Designer, and Musician.
He is a "Life Member" of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and a "Fellow" of The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Rick has been a teacher of photography at Simon Fraser University, Langara College, and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Over the past 12 years, he has lead multi-day photo-workshops throughout Europe and North America.

His teachings reflect his knowledge of the History of the
2-Dimensional Arts of Drawing and Painting along with the Sciences of Human Vision.

Rick was one of only 2 photographers from North America invited to attend and display his Fine Art images at the World Art Games held in Bratislava, Slovakia.

He has been a frequent "virtual" guest presenter on a variety of subjects at Camera and Photography Clubs throughout North America.
To learn more about Rick Hulbert and his photography, consider viewing his website: https://www.rickhulbertphotography.com

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Viren Bhatia

Viren Bhatia

My love for photography started when was studying in High School in Mumbai, India. I joined a photography course conducted by my high school. Unfortunately I could not continue with my photography after I started studying to become a professional accountant. My love for photography rekindled after 39 years when I joined Shutter Bugs Creative Forum in Dubai where I have been staying since 1989. My primary interests lie in Cityscapes, landscapes and of late bird photography. I would also love to try food photography and still life photography. I love to travel so my Canon 6d, Canon 24-70mm 2.8 lens and my Gitzo tripod are always with me. I have achieved by AFIAP, LRPS and AICS distinctions.




Gloria Grandolini

Gloria Grandolini

I recently moved to Miami Beach from Washington D.C. I will also spend part of the year in the pacific coast of Mexico. I am originally from Rome but have lived in the US since graduate school. I retired 2 years ago from the World Bank Group after 27 years working on development. Photography has been my passion for many years and finally I now have the time to improve my skills and develop a portfolio.

When I photograph, I feel free to view the world and the people around me beyond set boundaries, with new eyes. After being guided by rules and frameworks for so many years... I am now diving into a new chapter of spontaneity and searching. I am drawn by the explosion of colors of sunsets, by the ocean - from the regularity of tides to the forces of nature, and by the human body immersed in or blending into nature. I am also fascinated by macrophotography - as it allows me to discover the unseen in everyday life. I also love geometric forms. I am just beginning my photographic journey and look forward to learning from PSA colleagues.

I am using a Canon EOS 80D and a variety of lenses.




Bruce Flamenbaum

Bruce Flamenbaum

I have been interested in photography since the 64-65 NY World’s Fair. Originally, I used various Brownies and the like. When the opportunity the arose, I purchased a Minolta SRT-101 and few lenses. But cost of film and the time to develop it was more trouble than I liked.

During an extended trip through Europe of over a month, had shot only about ten rolls of film. So, when digital came along I was at first hesitant to spend the money on new equipment. But I soon discovered that I could take an infinite number of shots for free and edit them quickly and cheaply. My first month long trip thereafter resulted in about 3,000 shots with a usable number worthy of keeping.

In my opinion the equipment used is of little value if you don’t know how to compose a shot. If you don’t know how to use it, $16,000 Hasselblad will give as good an image as my first Brownie. I don’t think I really know how to use my gear, so I constantly attempt to learn.

I shoot a Canon 5D MKIII with an assortment of lenses, but my favorite is my 50 mm 1.4.