Member Bios

Jill Attaway

Jill Attaway

I began my photography journey like most people - capturing images of my family, friends, and travel memories. I soon became more passionate to learn and explore the world around me with my camera.

My first DSLR was a crop sensor format - Canon's 60D. I now use a 5D Mark IV which I've owned for 1.5 years and am still learning its functionality.

Photography allows me to be creative, continue to learn, and challenge myself in capturing life - from the everyday to the spectacular.

I've been an adjunct faculty member for the University of Wisconsin Consortium MBA program since January 2016 after retiring from Illinois State University. I'm currently teaching one of the core courses titled, Developing New Products & Services as well as a capstone course, Refining Your Plan for Success. I live in Central Illinois and enjoy traveling, cooking & finding the perfect bottle of wine to serve with dinner.




Marilyn Ross

Marilyn Ross

I retired in 2004 after working as a computer scientist in the federal aviation administration system. I got my first SLR camera in 2010 and am still learning the fine aspects of it. I have been working on my skills for the past three years trying to improve both the camera and post processing. I currently own Photoshop CS5.

I truly enjoy photography, loving the creativity involved. I now see objects in an entirely new way. I find it fascinating but challenging as well. I currently belong to a camera club and joined PSA to improve my photography by learning from such a talented group.




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Richard Stauber

Richard Stauber

I have been interested in photography from a young age when I watched my Dad develop film and create prints with a Beseler enlarger in his basement darkroom. My first SLR was Asahi Pentax Spotmatic (~1973) which served me well for many years until digital. With the evolution digital, I purchased several models as desirable new features were added but none were SLR until 2014 when I got a mirrorless Sony A6000. I upgraded to Sony A7iii in 2020 and I'm quite pleased with it.




Santosh Kumar Balekari

Santosh Kumar Balekari

I love capturing moments and am deeply enthusiastic about photography. My passion began when my parents bought our first camera, a Yashica MF2, in 1994. Since then, I've been captivated by photography, finding joy in every image captured and fueling my curiosity further. I particularly enjoy capturing subjects in their natural environment, embodying the essence of naturalism in photography.

Currently, I am honing my skills through photography as a member of the Shutter Bugs Creative Forum in Dubai. I have a keen interest in landscapes, cityscapes, street photography, and portraiture.




Julia Parrish

Julia Parrish

I grew up in Virginia with a long career in retail management and information systems. The last 10 years were spent designing and developing applications for the Army and DoD. I moved to South Carolina in 2017 and retired in 2018. I live in an over 55 community with a very active and talented photography club. I have taken lots of classes and joined critique groups. I am a novice who is enjoying this hobby so much. I especially enjoy the nature and wildlife of the low country and combine my nature walks with photography. I also enjoy genealogy and still do some web development.




Shirley Ward, FPSA, EPSA

Shirley Ward, FPSA, EPSA

My love of photography really began with my first slide camera (Argus C3, which I still have) in 1952. However, I was forced into the digital world about 5 years ago, “a’kicking and a’screaming” when slide processing became too expensive…. A Nikon D200 was the transition.

With photoshop (Elements) I learned how to correct/improve images and to create entirely new ones. Creativity is my passion… taking the simple and ordinary and making it totally different. Macro is another real challenge, but my Panasonic Lumis camera does a fantastic job. I rarely use my D200 as it has become too heavy to hold, except on a tripod…

I have given a number of workshops at the PSA conferences, including print etching (which was on the cover of the Journal in 2002) and the techniques of Color Key, also an article in the Journal. I have also presented many slide and digital programs at the conferences and PSA Chapter meetings, everything from Travel, Creative, to Street ART 101 in San Francisco. I have traveled to 51 countries getting some very unusual and award winning images… Displayed on a wall are 31 Best of Show ribbons from our District Fair along with 11 PSA Best of Show medals.

I received my APSA in 2001, the FPSA in 2007, and the EPSA in 2012, with 5 stars in Color, Nature, and prints, 4 in Travel, one in Photojournalism. I have chaired the San Joaquin Valley Int. Ex. since 2001. I have held a number of offices and/or directors in the Color Division of PSA, including Secretary, Editor, the Portrait Contest, the Photo Essay Contest (for 10 years) and am currently the Travel Aide Service Director for the Travel Division. I have judged clubs and the Internationals (Color and Travel) for over 30 years. A number of my images have been shown in PSA’s Gallery of Nations, some creative, some travel, some just color…

I really love sharing new ideas and techniques with others and helping them become better photographers. I look forward to the constructive comments on my images…some you will like, and others you may not, but that is the learning process….




Adelet Kegley

Adelet Kegley

I have always been interested in Art, photography and design. In 1980 I took the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Industrial Design in 1984 in Australia while my husband was stationed at the US Embassy for four years and our two children were in middle and high school. Upon returning to Washington DC I worked until 2012. Five years for a NASA Contractor for the Space Station Freedom Program managing photographs and preparing presentations. Later worked for the Department of State Overseas Buildings Operation Office and managed the photo archive of official government properties. Prepared numerous presentations and participated in exhibit projects.

Since 2008 I have been focusing on photography for my personal enjoyment. In September 2012 signed up for the NAPP Photoshop conference in DC. I followed up and attended two more NAPP conferences to keep up with changes in photography and technology.

The past three years I have enjoyed photography and have joined local photo clubs. Currently I am a member of three local clubs and also now the Photographic Society of America. My second passion is tennis. I play doubles three or more times a week. I photograph ATP tennis events.

This year I am focusing on camera skills and getting comfortable with manual shooting, exposure settings and using my tripod. I have a Nikon D600 and edit images in Lightroom/Photoshop. I like travel, street, and sports action photography but here in Florida nature, birds, beaches are lots of fun.

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