Member Bios

Lori Good

Photography has been a fun hobby for me for many years. I've recently retired and my hope is to really improve my skills and create some beautiful images that friends and family would be proud to display in their homes.

My husband & I love to travel and I enjoy the adventure and challenge of finding new landscapes to capture. I shoot with a Nikon Z9 and various lens. When editing I use Lightroom, Photoshop and Topaz Labs. I have a Wacom tablet and I look forward to learning some digital painting techniques in the future.




Marilyn Peake

Marilyn Peake

I’m an amateur photographer and USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of Science Fiction and Fantasy. I worked as a Social Worker and Staff Psychologist before staying at home to raise my children. I’m currently trying to balance my time with photography, writing and travel,"all of which I find fascinating. In addition to PSA, I’m a member of two local photography clubs. My favorite types of photography are landscape, seascape and travel. I’m currently shooting on a Nikon D7200. I have the 18-140 lens, a Tamron 70-300 and a Tamron 150-600. I’ve been using Paint Shop Pro for post-processing and hope to learn Photoshop this year.




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Francois Venter

Francois Venter

In the last 20 years photography has become a lifestyle for me. Although my first love is wildlife and landscape photography I am just as comfortable in the studio. I have also done many weddings and a number of corporate functions. I would say that the only genre of photography that I really dislike is baby photography. I have recently also moved into the art side of photography, studied graphic design, and a number of art techniques such as cubism, surrealism and impressionism, in order to give myself another outlet for my photography.

My engineering background allowed a good understanding of the technical aspects of photography. I have found it natural to teach, give photography talks and assist during workshops. I try to use my comments to assist people to improve their photography. What I found was that through judging, I learnt a lot about my own photography. I have been a Photographic Society of South Africa (PSSA) member since 2005 and have attended numerous PSSA congresses. I served as the Northern Gauteng Regional Director on the PSSA board since 2015.

I received my AFIAP in 2019 and my EFIAP in 2021. I also hold the following Honours from the PSSA: APSSA (Vers), DPSSA(Vers), EPSSA.




Nenette Yu

Nenette Yu

I have always loved photography but never had enough time to truly focus on improving beyond point and shoot. The pandemic changed all that when I started hiking. Through the encouragement of family, I finally picked up a Canon R5 and committed myself to learning.

I love nature photography, but equally fascinated with cityscapes, architecture and people.




Arief Rahardjo

Arief Rahardjo

Arief Rahardjo was born in Jakarta, March 20, 1970. Now he lives in Tangerang Selatan, Banten province, Indonesia.
There was evidences that Arief love photography since junior high school (1983). He Learn photography autodidact by attending some short photography courses, photography seminar and sharing, and others photography knowledge like books, videos, and other tutorial.
His first experience doing photography as hobby was since film era using pocket camera. At that time He dream to have SLR Canon EOS 800.
Arief start using digital pocket camera in 1998, Bridge / Prosumer Digital Camera, then having first DLSR in 2013.
Until today Arief actively practising photography with smartphone, pocket camera, or DSLR.
He join some photography community in Facebook to improve his photography skill and knowledge. Never stop learning in photography.




Carl Johnson

Carl Johnson

As an expression, an excuse to escape, as an creative outlet, I use photography somehow break away from the daily routine. During my early college years, I first used the classic and popular 35mm Canon AE-1 while enrolling in a darkroom class and my interests continued to grow shortly soon after. As a photo enthusiast, I'm currently an ESL instructor with a background in interior architecture.

I basically shoot B&W/monochromatic images, but not limited to it. I also shoot images that involves directly or indirectly with some form of architectural or environmental element. Living in New York City gives me the opportunity to take full advantage of the city environment.

I currently use the Sony fixed-lens (DSC-HX400V) 50x ultrazoom
optical telephoto plus the Sony Cybershot (DCS-HX99) pocket camera with a 28x optical zoom, and also the Olympus Tough-6 for primarily for macro and rough weather situations. Additionally, I use the Canon EOS 90D with 18-55 and 75-300mm lenses.

I belong to two local camera clubs and have had several images published in "Black & White" photography (U.S. edition) magazine, but like all experiences, there's always room for growth by sharing and learning from others, so I'm grateful to be part of this study group and what PSA has to offer.

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Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman

Hello from England. I live in Cheltenham in the Cotswolds.

I spent 35 years in the Printing industry producing many magazines and periodicals and was trained professionally in darkroom techniques. Owing to ill health I had to stop work a while back. I now spend most of my time helping to run Gloucester Camera Club and entering photographic competitions.

I started photography 35/40 years ago but stop for a while to concentrate on my sporting activities. I was a very good cyclist and golfer but specialised at lawn bowls reaching county and national levels. Looking for fresh challenges I took up photography again. Since then I have gained accreditation of CPAGB & BPE3* EFIAP. I think myself lucky as my images have been published and have been awarded many awards in competition.

Having many likes in photographic styles and will attempt to do most, I used to specialize in portrait and sport images but am drifting back to landscape images.

I am a great believer in a good image is an images that makes you stop and look. Here's hoping you like mine.