Member Bios

Ingrid Lockhart

After retiring in 2009, from a career as a Senior Vice President with Morgan Stanley, I have devoted myself to improving my skills as a digital fine art photographer. I am active in my local photography club, exhibit locally, and have had success in many local photography competitions, including a grand prize in the 2020 NANPA Nature Day Photography competition. I consider myself to be an avid amateur photographer and look forward to continuing to improve my skills.

You can see my work on: website and Instagram and Facebook




Karen Davis

Karen Davis

Karen Taylor Davis is a "Banker-Turned-Photographer" in Mechanicsville, Virginia (USA). She started Palladin Photography in 2015 to take her hobby up a notch and encourage her to learn more and take better pictures. Her favorite "objects" to see in front of her camera are family, friends, pets, and exciting travel locations. Since the "exciting travel locations" have been recently curtailed, she is currently working on organizing and editing her pictures and expanding her photography knowledge.




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Darcy Johnson

Darcy Johnson

My path to photography came in a round-about way. I had the good fortune to grow up in and marry into a family of painters, potters and art patrons. From a young age, I had an interest in the arts. I began as a watercolor artist focused primarily on botanicals. I work from botanical material and macro photographs as reference materials. Beyond painting, I have also enjoyed capturing travel experiences, whether landscapes, street photography or architecture. Between supporting needs for painting and traveling, I became drawn to creating the best photograph my equipment can produce. As happens for many, raising a family and building a career, other interests except for the odd workshop or photographing family travels, arts endeavors were, for the most part, sidelined.

I have always supported the arts through volunteering, though. I have held art club leadership positions, judged art shows and coordinated a quarterly club art show for United Way that included photography clubs participation. Most recently, I was honored to Chair the City of Grand Junction’s Arts and Culture Commission and was a member of the Thunder Mountain Camera Club - my first exposure to PSA - although I have only dabbled in club competitions.

One thing has led to another and my interest in photography has grown to become a full-fledged pursuit of its own. When I moved back to Colorado's front-range recently, I joined the St. Vrain Photography Society, the nearest club that holds a PSA membership and became an individual PSA member. I recently switched from a Canon to a Nikon D500 and primarily use Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.

I look forward to participating in and learning through this study group.




Gregory Waldron

Gregory Waldron

I always liked photography since a very young age when my uncle would photograph the family during holidays. My first real camera was a Minolta SLR with a 50mm lens. I shot Black and White film, developed the negatives, and had an enlarger. I graduated to Color film and the 60 minutes developing stores. I finally went digital with a Nikon Coolpix point and shoot which has just been given to my 10 year old grandson. For the most part, I have been an avid snapshot shooter. I traveled a lot during my business days, and always brought my camera along with me. A few years ago, being retired, and have time, I decided to try to take my photography to a new level. Instead of traveling with my camera, I traveled for my camera. I started attending workshops in some pretty nice places. My snapshots have gotten better, but I have learned that my journey has consisted of 3 parts. Part one was learning how to operate my camera. Part two was getting a handle on post processing. Part three has led me to PSA. I want to start thinking more like a photographer, and make picture more often than just taking pictures. When I retired, I gave myself permission to be unstructured but I think by being committed to submit images every month, and receiving and giving feedback, I will start thinking about why I am making an image and what I want the image to say. I know this won’t happen overnight, but I think being part of a study group will be a very positive step.

I currently shoot with a Nikon D800 with an assortment of lenses. I also have a Sony A6000 which has become my travel camera. I use Photoshop CC and an assortment of plug-ins in post processing. I am looking forward to participating and learning in this study group.




Tom Brassil

Tom Brassil

Currently retired, (or preferred to call it being a Gentleman of Leisure) enjoying this stage of life and keeping busy. I have enjoyed Photography at various stages of my life, with more intensity over the last few years. I am an active member of my local camera club, Castle Hill Photography Club. Being an active member the club has proven a benefit from both the activities and learning experiences. I am looking forward to continuing that learning experience with my membership of the PSA. Current camera is the Nikon D850 and various lenses in the Nikon and third party lines, I use Photoshop and Capture One as my choices for processing my images.




Xiao Cai

Xiao Cai

I am a photographer, and my photography name is Alexander Image. I am specializing in environmental portraiture, fashion, and commercial photography.

In my childhood, I had five years of training in drawing and painting, but I never had a chance to pursue Art as my career, and after graduated from high school, I started to pursue Science instead. I got a Bachelor's degree in Mechanics in 1982 and then taught Mechanical Engineering at a university for 13 years. In 1995 I came to the United States of America from China to study Ocean Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, and finally got a Master's Degree in Computer Science in 1999. Since then, I had worked as an Internet developer for 12 years.

In 2006, I accidentally got to know a fitness model Julian Fantechi, which triggered me to learn photography. Started to learn photography in 2007, I had taken some classes in the International Center of Photography, New York, New York.

Since 2012, I mainly do stock photography.

You can see my work on: My Personal Website and My Photography Website and My FaceBook Page




Syed Shakhawat Kamal, QPSA

Syed Shakhawat Kamal, QPSA

Syed Shakhawat Kamal is the President of Phoenix Photographic Society, a renowned photographic society in Bangladesh. He started photography in the early years of his college days. He began with a Yashica MF-2 film camera back in the late eighties. He is now shooting on digital platform. With his camera, vision & passion for photography takes him places, .

He does all sorts of photography, whenever time and opportunity permits. Not only an Individual PSA member, he is also an ILFIAP member. He is now looking after the responsibility as, Country membership Director (CMD) of PSA, Country Liaison Officer (LO) of PSA to Bangladesh. Besides he is also looking after as "Exhibition Standard Director (ESD) for Region 4 of PSA.

With his leadership along with his Team - "Phoenix Photographic Society" is striving to make a significant mark to improve photography in Bangladesh. He is eager to learn and improve his photography skills every day. He sincerely believes, "We can Change our society by Photography" and keeps striving to achieve his belief.