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Allen Tucker

Allen Tucker

I had been a casual photographer since high school, but was motivated to get more serious by a post-retirement trip to Africa in 2001 . The 70-300 mm image-stabilized lens by Canon drew me into their equipment. And fear of the dark possibilities as I waited for 30 rolls of film to be developed upon return motivated an early acceptance of digital. The immediate confirmation of good exposure after the first shot with a 10D sent my film camera bodies to gather dust on a shelf until their donation to a camera store near a university in hopes they could help a fine art student taking a B&W photography course. Currently I am using Adobe Lightroom for most image processing and make my own medium prints with an Epson 2880 13-inch inkjet.

In April 2012 I started a camera club in our 1000-home development in the Sierra foothills of California. PSA Fellow Byron Hindman, a neighbor, introduced me to this organization. I joined hoping not just to improve my photography but also to lean from your work with camera clubs around the world. The technical quality of affordable modern cameras and software is amazingly good, but learning and teaching the techniques for using these tools well are challenging tasks.




Peter Hornbostel

Peter Hornbostel

Born in 1954. Residence Greater Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany. On road with the camera since 1983. Different interests in analogue times nature, night, architecture. Seriously started taking digital photos 2011. Cameras Canon 550 D, 7D Mark II. Actual interests UNESCO world heritage Germany (life work on going), nature (specially birds and insects), night shots, lightpainting, lost places, architecture, reflections, table top (seasonal or workshops), sport (action, movement). Future interests monochrome, street, astronomy, electricity.

I'm on the road with friends (photowalks), in workshops (our photoclub www.fotogruppe-bredenbeck.de) or simply alone with much fun whoever will accompany me. So much beauty outside, let's gonna catch 'em!




Albert Lee

Albert Lee

I am retired business owner and an engineer by profession from the Philippines. My passion for photography started during the late 1970's when I joined a camera club in my university using a Canon rangefinder. When I got married, started raising a family and started 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 EM-5.
Since then , 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 switched 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 director and club president .
In 2016, when my youngest daughter was in her final year at the 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 and we travelled 3 to 4 times in a year . So far, I have visited 43 countries. I also started doing landscape and monochrome in my travel photography.
Coming back into full circle, I reverted back to Canon system and my gears include a 5Dsr, a 1D Mark IV and M5 . I use Photoshop, Nik Collection and RayaPro 5 for my post processing.




Henry Peterman

Henry Peterman

I retired a little over 11 years ago from working with a shopping center developer, here in Houston. I purchased my first digital camera and joined the Houston Camera Club upon retiring. I've learned a lot from participating in the club and from attending some workshops at The Santa Fe Photographic Workshop. However, my progress seems to have plateaued,I look forward to participating in the workshop to hopefully increase my skills.




Jim Hagan

Jim Hagan

I grew up in Chicago and went to school there. After high school, I lived at home and commuted to Northwestern University where I received an MBA in1963. I worked for several years in public accounting and five years with International Harvester. I moved to Ohio in 1969 for a Controllership position. The rest of my business career was mainly in accounting and finance.

When I lived in Chicago I was a PSA member for a few years but dropped my membership in 1969 when I moved to Ohio. After retirement, in 1999, I and my wife moved to Toledo to be near our daughter and her young family. Then in early 2017 I entered several photos in the Detroit International PSA Contest. I had several acceptances and, after almost a 50-year hiatus, I rejoined the PSA.

I especially enjoy the study groups and the fact that we can share our opinions about the art form that we all enjoy.




Jim Bodkin, APSA, PPSA

Jim Bodkin, APSA, PPSA

I am a resident of the Chicago area for the past 33 years with a passion for nature photography. Prior to that we lived in Florida for 8 years after growing-up in Virginia, as various Engineering and Management jobs influenced our location.

I have been a long-time casual photographer, chronicling the kids growing years and travels with 35mm color film. With the advent of good digital cameras, in 1998 I decided to get more involved with digital photography since my background in electronics and computers supplied the new skills required. Wife Diane and I have traveled to all 50 states and 45 foreign countries and we wanted to have a hobby that could easily capture our travels and our love of nature. This has blossomed into our involvement in 2 local photo clubs, the Chicago Regional group CACCA, joining PSA, and me chairing up the PSA Chicago Chapter and the Nature Division of PSA.

We typically shoot all types of nature subjects from macro to landscapes, with our favorite being birds. We still document our travels and family events, especially of the 3 grandchildren. Additionally, we also compete in local, regional, national and international competitions.

We both shoot Canon equipment. The Canon 7D Mk II bodies are our latest with an assortment of lens. My favorite lenses are Canon 100-400mm and Canon 500mm ’/4 with a 2X teleconverter. Whereas I used to be able to pass equipment down to Diane when I got a newer model, I am now purchasing 2 of everything as her skills have increased.

I work exclusively on Mac computers, with archiving and 100% of the improvements performed in Lightroom and an additional 10-20% in Photoshop, Aurora, or other specialized software and plug-ins. I produce my own prints, up to 17" wide, on an Epson 3880 printer.

I am constantly looking for improvement in my work and B&W is an area where I want to improve.




Henry Heerschap

Henry Heerschap


I'm a retired systems administrator living in the Seattle area.

I've been serious about photography for the last 15 years or so. I used
to joke that taking bad photographs was a genetic trait because my
parents' photos, as well as my own, were really awful. I cringe when I
look at the images I took of my kids when they were little. Fortunately,
my photos of my grandkids are considerably better.

In 2003, I bought my first digital camera, a "point and shoot" Olympus
and quickly realized that the instant feedback a rear LCD provided was a
terrific learning tool. I started getting online and finding out how to
improve my skills and found that I really enjoyed photography as a
hobby. It wasn't long before I upgraded to my first DSLR and started
investing in lenses and other gear. Soon afterward my wife expressed an
interest in photography and has become quite accomplished in her own right.

I also started seeking out other photographers to hang out with. I
joined the Puget Sound Camera Club in 2010. It wasn't long after I
joined that I got recruited to become the Print Director for the club. I
currently serve as webmaster and newsletter editor for the club. PSCC is
a member of the Northwest Council of Camera Clubs and I serve on the
board of the NWCCC as well.

I've been a member of PSA since 2010 but haven't really done much to
take advantage of the many resources it has to offer. My wife and I
attended our first PSA Conference this year in Spokane and really got
inspired to do more with our memberships.

My areas of interest include travel, landscapes, nature, flowers,
cityscapes and macro. I also enjoy infrared photography and have shot
with a number of converted cameras over the years. My main camera these
days is a Sony A7R III. I'm fairly proficient in Lightroom and Photoshop.