Member Bios

Ian Cambourne

Ian Cambourne

Born and raised in Sydney Australia, I have enjoyed all forms of photography since the late 1980's. All genres and subject types are of interest. The progression from film to digital has allowed the creative wings to get a stretch and work out. Being a member of a local camera club since 1992, the last five years have seen a diminishing desire to direct my photography towards just collecting points in competitions. My desire now is to produce images that I'm personally pleased with, while hopefully, other viewers may find some pleasing and some others different and unusual.




Stuart Bacon, QPSA

Stuart Bacon, QPSA

A serious interest in photography began in eighth grade when I was given a Kodak Film Developing Kit. From then on photography played a big part in my life. In high school I did some photography at school but in college I did both newspaper and year book pictures. That was followed by the army where I made both training and informational films as well as public relation pictures. Following the army I had a job with Graflex, maker of the famous 4X5 Speed Graphic that was used by many newspaper photographers. When I changed jobs and later was transferred to San Francisco I became immersed in the local very active photographic scene. Not only did my darkroom printing improve but I started, and thoroughly liked, judging at local camera clubs, councils, county fairs and other photographic contests.

Monochrome has always been a favorite aspect of my photography and it was supplemented by adding Kodak's infrared film to my interests. When digital photography arrived, I switched to it and learned Photoshop for processing, often converting color images to monochromatic. Through a friend I learned that a digital camera could be converted to do infrared, so I seized that opportunity and started carrying two cameras on all my photographic outings.

While others may drift in and out of an interest, I have to say that photography, once it started with me, has remained paramount in my life.




Debbie Rubin

Debbie Rubin

I am a retired teacher of English. My husband and I spend our time between Lake Lure, NC and Fort Lauderdale, FL. I have always indulged my creative side-whether through writing, playing the violin as a child, and more recently for the past fifteen years, photography. The latter path was taken as a result of a trip to Africa for a safari. I wanted to return with viable images of the magnificent animals and topography that had always been uppermost on my 'bucket list'. I purchased two Nikon cameras and equipment, and photography took over my life. It was an easy fit as compositions and a love of adventure have always been a priority for me.

I have since indulged my affinity for monochrome images through infrared. I converted my Nikon Z7 camera, and oftentimes only bring that with me so that I can train myself to experiment with different landscapes, waterscapes and weather conditions.

I am in several art groups, enjoy exhibiting, helping to set up shows, and have even begun to paint with acrylics.




Tatu Korhonen

Tatu Korhonen

I am a retired Finnish amateur photographer, born in 1955. I live in Helsinki but spend every year about 5 months in my summer cottage in the middle of Finland next to a large lake. I started my working years as Navy and Merchant Navy sailor, but after a lot of further education was able to leave the sea life and have a decent office job in a large shipping company in my early thirties. I am married with 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren. As I was able to retire at the age of 60, I've got a lot of time for my many hobbies and activities, of which photographing has been the dearist one.
I have quite a collection of good vintage cameras and lenses. I do photograph with both film and digital cameras. One of my hobbies is to adapt all sorts of lenses for my mirrorless digital cameras. I use good old vintage llenses in my DSLR, too. I have one of my cameras converted to full spectrum, which I use for the B&W IR photographing.
I have done almost every sort of photographing but not portraits. I used to live my childhood in the sea fortress Suomenlinna, which is a historical world heritage place nowadays. I have photographed on those islands a lot, in every season and every weather. My summer home at the lakeside with a tiny birdtower and surrounding forests are my dear nature photographing places. As I live in a suburban area next to forests in Helsinki, I often shoot the small wonders of the nature also nearby. I like the seaside and islands a lot. However, the urban street photographing is exiting and challenging.
I am also member of the Royal Photographic Society (UK). I made the LRPS several years ago, and planning to try the ARPS in near future. In the PSA I am a digital new member, and looking forward to widen my photographing skills and view, as well as connecting myself to others likewise addicted.
I am also in Flickr and my numerous albums and photos are easily accessed by typing 'Tatu Korhonen Flickr' in the Google.




Group Admin

Nelson Charette

Nelson Charette

"Embarking on my photographic journey in 1974, I was just 14 when I acquired my first 35 mm camera, marking the beginning of a lifelong passion. My transition into the digital realm commenced in 2004 with the acquisition of a Nikon D70. This marked the start of an evolving journey through several camera upgrades, during which I transformed my D70 into a specialized infrared camera. Additionally, I expanded my toolkit with a Nikon D5100, meticulously converted for full-spectrum photography. While infrared photography isn't my sole focus, it adds a unique flair to the work I proudly display at my camera club.

A significant milestone in my journey was in 2021, when I embraced the world of mirrorless technology with the Olympus EM1 Mark III, a 590 NM converted camera. This shift has been a revelation, allowing me to preview my shots with unprecedented clarity and simplifying focus adjustments. My preference for monochrome imagery often leads me to employ the 850 nm filter for its distinctive effect.

I warmly invite any questions and enjoy sharing insights from my expansive experience in the world of photography."




Lauren Heerschap

Lauren Heerschap

Lauren Heerschap is a Shoreline, Washington native that has let photography take her all over the world. She has taken many award-winning landscape, nature and creative photos. She uses an Olympus OM-D E Mark 2 camera, and formerly used a Canon 6D. She has served as President of the Puget Sound Camera Club for four years and is currently the Vice-President of the Northwest Council of Camera Clubs. She is a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA). She has won many awards from these organizations. Her work is regularly accepted and displayed in local art shows, such as the Mountlake Terrace Art Show, Edmonds Art Show and Kenmore Art Show, the Washington State Fair in Puyallup and the Evergreen State Fair. She has been trained in the PSA Image Analysis Course. She has judged prints in the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, the Clallam County Fair, Seattle Photographic Society, the NW Dahlia Association, and various flower shows. More images can be found at www.laurenheerschap.com. Her prints are for sale, and can also be purchased unframed, or printed in different sizes.




Susan Quinn

Susan Quinn

About the Artist
Susan Quinn is a juried member of The Guild of Creative Arts. Her formal training in photography was attained at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, PA, Berkeley City School and most recently at Foothill College in Santa Clara, CA. Since 2007, Susan has been displaying her work at a variety of locations including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California and Oregon. Currently she is a member of Southern Oregon Photography Association and the Rogue Woman's Photography Association. Many of her images have won recognition in juried shows. These include Flea Market Finds, Hope Valley, DUMBA, and Chairs. She has participated in Photo Central Spring Show from 2015 to 2021. Red Lanterns, Reflections and Smoking Monna were all cited for awards in these juried shows. Susan has also had shown at US Bank in Ashland, OR (2017, 2018. 2019), Rogue Gallery in Medford, Oregon and Art Presence Art Center.in Jacksonville, Oregon. She looks forward to 2022 when international travel will be a reality. Two of her pieces, Brooklyn Bridge at Night and Trees in Mist are on permanent display at the University of Pennsylvania.
Susan Quinn
Quinns1@mac.com
www.susanquinn.myportfolio.com

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