Member Bios

Group Admin

Steve Estill, EPSA

Steve Estill, EPSA

I was Born in Whitby, North Yorkshire, worked away for most of my life, but now settled into a busy retirement back in Whitby. Married to Viv who's my inspiration and best friend ever!

I've been interested in photography for over 50 years and have progressed from Olympus Trip, through Nikon 35 mm to digital, and from darkroom to Lightroom Photoshop, where I'm happily playing. I joined PSA in 2009 and I've been admin of Group 34 ever since. I gained EPSA in 2020. My other interests are music (I've played the guitar longer than I've used a camera) and our garden.

I don't have any particular speciality, but if I like the look of something I'll take it and use it somewhere. I get frustrated with the technical 'rules' of what a photograph should be made up of - rules are made to be broken (if you know what the rules were there for in the first place), so the 'Creative' route is for me.

I mainly use a Nikon D810 (Also have a D300s, a D200 and a D70 with infrared conversion). My current favourite lenses are a Nikor 28 - 300 f/3.5 - 5.6 for general use, Sigma 24 - 70 f/2.8 and Nikor 50 f/1.8 for portraits.
Software is Photoshop CC, with Lightroom CC, and lots of plugins!

Have a look at https://www.theestills.co.uk/ if you've got a spare minute or three!!




Candy Childrey, PPSA

Candy Childrey, PPSA

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, I am a southerner at heart. My roots are in the south, but I traveled frequently as a child with my family as my Dad was in the U.S. Air Force. Now I live in the sub tropics in Coral Springs, Florida (the Ft. Lauderdale area). My true love is South Florida's beautiful birds-both year round residents and our winter visitors. One can get completely lost from the stresses of life while observing them.

My photography traverses all fields. I'm a very eclectic photographer and take images of almost anything that comes my way. One of my favorites, of course, is nature, but old broken down vehicles and classic cars are also some of my favorite subjects.

I presently use an Olympus micro 4/3 OMD E-M-1 camera.




Gunter Haibach

Gunter Haibach

I am married and live with my wife Avril in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada - a beautiful wine region of Ontario.
After 15 years of striving to produce "WOW" images, the "Beat Goes On" - still striving, learning, and doing. Thanks to local camera clubs, mentors, PSA for helping me on this journey.
Have no favourite subjects, but lean towards the creative and non-traditional aspects of artful images. My favourite photographic outing is in local forests - while not necessarily producing "WOW" pictures, more importantly, it feeds my soul.
My equipment includes an Olympus Mirror-Less camera, 2 Zoom lenses and a Macro lens. I do my post-processing with P.S. Elements and NIK and Topaz plug-in's.
My other hobbies include reading and sports (watching!). Up until recently I was also a bit of a political junkie, however, for sanity reasons I've weaned myself off it. I have already apologized to my grandchildren for the world we're leaving them.
Looking forward to participating in the group.




Frans Gunterus, QPSA

Frans Gunterus, QPSA

Frans Gunterus

I live in Indonesia. Photography is my everlasting interest since my childhood. Before the pandemic, my wife and I visited many countries in tour groups. That was my chance to explore my interest in photography. Unlike most photographers that have time to set tripods, filters and wait for good lighting and good moment. I just don't have that kind of luxury when following non-photography tours. I sometimes have to shoot from the moving bus.

So, I always used bracket exposure. Most likely with auto ISO. I normally provide enough space around my subjects for further cropping to get more suitable composition. The rest, I have to refine my image during post processing. I enjoy my time for post processing. It almost like visiting the place for the second time. Imagining the color, the lighting and the beauty of scene I visited.

I enjoyed being a member of PSA. Learn some of many available courses, Digital Dialogue and keep up with photography updates and engage with other photographers from different countries.




Jan Handman

Jan Handman

I live in San Diego, California with my husband of 50 years. We're both retired now, and since we didn't do much traveling while we were raising our family, we're now making up for lost time in that endeavor. It's such a hoot to see photos of faraway places and be able to point and say "we've been there -- right at that very spot!"

I've always enjoyed fine art photography, but not always from behind the camera. I remember as a child seeing Ansel Adams' images and being mesmerized by them. Many of our family vacations were in places he photographed. When I was in college I tried many times to take a photography class, but they always seemed to be full, so I never got the opportunity. It was only after I was retired that I finally took my first class. This was just at the time digital photography was becoming mainstream. I loved the idea of being able to practice and experiment without having to spend boku bucks on film developing just to find out if what you tried actually worked. I enjoy doing still life, composite, travel and flower photography.

My website: janhandmanphotography.com
My Instagram pages: @handmade_pix and @simple_pix




Brian Menzies

Brian Menzies

Born in New Zealand I came to Sydney Australia in 1980 on a three-year Business posting and I’m still here, a dual citizen of both countries. Lola, my wife, and I celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary this year, 2021, and we are proud parents of our 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.
I’ve always had an interest in taking and having photos printed, and when I retired in 2015, I finally had time to really immerse myself in photography. What an exciting and rewarding journey it’s been.
I belong to two Sydney clubs, one creative the other competition based. My preference is the Creative group, but I've still got my training wheels on in the creative realm. I am happy photographing most Genres with the exception of group portrait shots.
Since the release of the Canon R5 my Pentax 645Z medium format sits idly in the cupboard along with my Canon DSLR bodies. With Covid raging, and leaving and moving around Australia basically prohibited my Olympus collection which I carried for holiday and general travel also sits idle. The R5 has been fabulous. I’m fortunate to have a good range of Lens.
I love printing my images and use an Epson SureColour P800, primarily on Canson papers. Software is PS and LR, Topaz, Nik, and a range of other specialist programs like PTGui.