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Bob Benson, FPSA, EPSA

Bob Benson, FPSA, EPSA

Bob Benson lives in Schaumburg, Illinois, where he active in the Chicago council (CACCA) as a current board member and former president. Retirement became a reality in 2014, after being a food scientist, CFS for over 34 years. He co-founded the first all digital camera club in the area over a decade ago. Teaching Photoshop and Lightroom is a passion. He is also the Division Vice President for PSA, and writes an on going article for the PSA Journal.

He started with version 3.5 on Photoshop, and is still learning all its intricacies. He currently is using a Canon 7D MarkII.




Tony Au Yeong

Tony Au Yeong

I remember shooting a film camera in my twenties. Then I came back to shoot digital about 10 years ago. I find huge technological advances in the camera industry these several years and the post processing maneuver is jaw dropping because I did not know much about dark room in the old days. Showing my photos to others is easy nowadays because of the media but is also apprehensive to me, as I find so many good photos in the Flickr or Instagram. About a month ago my friend in Canada suggested me to join the PSA and he is a member for many years. I hope I can learn from you.




Mervyn Hurwitz

Mervyn Hurwitz

I became interested in photography 60 years ago when I received a chemical set for a birthday present. My darkroom graduated from my bathroom to a permanent structure in my parent's garage.

Born in South Africa, I was able to combine my love of nature and wildlife with my love of photography. I have been a member of PSA since moving to Florida, USA, in 1990 and have enjoyed all aspects of photography. My first love is still wildlife and I enjoy photographing birds in flight.

About 5 years ago, I took some classes in fine art photography and gained a better understanding of fine art and black and white images. I belong to 2 camera clubs and a fine art group where I find I have learned the most from discussion with fellow photographers.

I have recently retired from practicing dentistry, and am enjoying more opportunities for travel and early morning nature photography.




Christine Perry

Christine Perry

In early 2000, my photography journey started by enrolling in a course of study, which led to additional workshops and seminars to learn as much as possible over the years. Subsequently, I taught photography, English, and photojournalism in high school, where I garnered more techniques to share with my students, plus I learned some cool techniques from such talented students! There's always more to learn and with the photography industry being so dynamic, one must stay abreast of the latest and greatest technology.

Since 2006, my love for story-telling has led to PrimeStar Photography's passion to share experiences pictorially. Currently, I am a retired high school teacher and operate our photography business. My husband and I are avid travel photographers who shoot multifaceted situations, such as portraits, landscape, real estate, families, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings/engagements, media, and other special events. We value our clients and truly listen to their needs. Capturing the essence of one's expression or seizing a moment in time is truly worth 1,000 words!

My husband and I are members of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and now the Photographic Society of America (PSA), plus the Atlanta Photographic Society (APS). Although I have learned some editing tips and tricks in Photoshop and Lightroom, there is still just so much more to learn.

Thank you for the group invite… I look forward to sharing/learning from each of you!




Jose Cartas

Jose Cartas

A native Argentinean, José came with his family to the United States in June 1990 to work for the Interamerican Development Bank. In 2000, he moved to the International Monetary Fund. Both institutions are located in Washington, D.C.

He became a more serious amateur after joining the North Bethesda Camera Club in 1995. He took also several photo courses at the Smithsonian Institution.

Through his work, José has traveled to many countries, and has used this opportunity to photograph cities, landscapes and people. He switched to digital in early 2007, buying a Sony Alpha 100, which allowed him to use the Minolta lenses he already had. Most of his photography is straightforward, using Photoshop to perform only minor adjustments such as levels, curves, brightness/contrast, dodging/burning and, occasionally, some cloning.




Anges van der Logt

Anges van der Logt

My name is Anges van der Logt (my baptist names will be too long to mention ;)..), and I am a Dutch female photographer living in Jakarta, Indonesia. My interest is mainly in Travel, Human Interest and Landscape photography, as you will be able to see on my IG accounts, if interested (@angesvdl and @angesvdl.world).

Photography has been a hobby for me from teener age, as my father was a dedicated hobbyist photographer. As I got more interested, I even had a dark room for some time in the bathroom, where I printed my own black and white images. When the digital cameras came into the market I was sceptical at first, but after seeing the benefits and possibilities these cameras brought with them, I got more and more interested, and self educated myself in post processing (no need for a bathroom anymore). From 2017 or so I started to upload images to photo exhibitions and got a lot of them accepted (to my surprise), so now I am interested in focusing even more on improving my work (hopefully through participating in this digital dialogue group as well) and will be able to get a distinction some time in future.

Thanks for letting me join your group! I hope I can learn a lot here and also give constructing comments and compliments on the other member's photos in this group.

You can see my work on: Links to my website and others and Photos from Indonesia (IG) and Photos of the World (IG)




Andy Patterson

Bio Coming Soon . . .