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N. Sukumar, APSA

N. Sukumar, APSA

I am a scientist, photographer, conservationist, wilderness enthusiast and educator. I was born in Calcutta, India, obtained my Ph.D. in chemistry from Stony Brook, New York, and have worked in the US, India and Germany, having spent about half my life in the US and half in India. My wife, Sunanda, was also a chemist and educator. After returning from the US to India, I founded the chemistry department at Shiv Nadar University and taught there for a decade before retiring recently. I now live on a mountain in the Himalayas.

I have served as president, webmaster and chair of the Slide and Fine Arts groups at the Schenectady Photographic Society, as well as Editor of its Newsletter, the FOCUS. I am also served as Program Chair and 2nd Vice-Chair of CPID and webmaster of CPID and the Nature Division in PSA. I have exhibited at several galleries in the USA, presented programs at PSA and other international conventions, and been published in art magazines and the PSA Journal. My main photographic subjects are nature, landscape, travel and the human figure. I am fascinated with abstracts and the indirectly perceived. I also paint in pastels and oils, and enjoy both wet and digital darkroom work.

You can see my work on: Flickr album and Quo vadis blog and Blurb books




Dr Aishwarya Mukherjee

Dr Aishwarya Mukherjee

I am Dr. Aishwarya Mukherjee. I am from Kolkata, West Bengal, India. I am passionate about Photography. I am interested in human interest photography, landscape photography and wildlife photography specially birding. I am very much interested in travelling and exploring new places. I am a salon participator. I have a number of national and international awards. My target is to take good photos.




Alastair Cochrane

Alastair Cochrane

A retired architect now living in the north of Scotland with my wife and four Shetland Sheepdogs, my photographic interests are varied. Currently trying to catch up on a large backlog of images taken over the past 20 years and more. Tending to use a compact camera more than an SLR at present but not too fussy about equipment as long as it works. I use Photoshop CS3 for most computer projects and generally prefer prints to digital projected images. Photographic distinctions are ARPS, DPAGB and AFIAP and I have been a member of PSA for 20+ years. I have also been successfully submitting work to exhibitions for that period.




Aaron Burdin

Aaron Burdin

I have been shooting SLR's off and on for 30 years, started with film. Last year I decided to focus on photography and stop taking shots on P. I have a masters in Electric Engineering with focus on Digital Image Processing. I have written algorithms to process and analyze images, but I am new to using editing software.

I like shooting a large range of subjects. Street, portrait, macro, my dog, wildlife, Travel, and landscape. I am terrible at landscape and hope to improve it.

Current camera Sony Full Frame


You can see my work on: Instagram




Ken Fowkes

Ken Fowkes

I've been enthusiastic about photography since I was seven or eight years old. I remember, with much appreciation, participating in PSA-organized youth photography events in high school. So, when a member of my local camera club mentioned that she had joined PSA, I thought, why not?

I've enjoyed many different genre's of photography over the years, and my current focus seems to be plants and small critters.

You can see my work on: Ken Fowkes Photography and Ken Fowkes Photography on Facebook




Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller

I live in the suburban Toronto area and have been a hobbyist photographer for the past 20 year. I'm a member of the local Mississauga Camera Club and I enjoy shooting all types of photographs. I am an active participant in competitions and in the Creative Group. I enjoy seeing what can become of my pictures in post processing.




Pinaki Sarkar

Pinaki Sarkar

I am engineer by profession and an amateur photographer (do not make money out photos). I love traveling around the world and going out in general with my camera and taking pictures. My Insta handle is pinaki.sarkar5. Usually, I post my photos there...