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Brad Becker

Brad Becker

I got started photography over 40 years ago when my father lent me his Nikon F. Shortly thereafter my father built a darkroom and I had a lot of fun learning how to make my own black and white prints. I continued to enjoy photography for years but my passion for photography took off when a friend of mine introduced me to photoshop in the early 90s. In those days it was very expensive digitizing my kodachromes. I spent years manipulating the same couple dozen images until digital cameras came on the scene. Life has been very busy with work and kids but I am now feeling the desire to express my creative energies thru photoshop and am looking forward to sharing my passion with likeminded individuals.




Kathy Triolo

Kathy Triolo

I'm excited to seriously return to my first love, taking photos. I was given my first camera, a Brownie, at age 7 and was never seen without a camera afterwards

I'm a Retired Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and was in private practice. My husband, Mark, is a Videographer working in documentary and corporate venues.

I'm currently the President of the Nevada County Camera Club (165 members strong) and have really enjoyed my membership in PSA since I joined in 2015.

I switched to Sony A7Riii mirrorless after years of Nikon and am loving it!
My passion is compositing photos using Lightroom, Photoshop, Nik Collection, Topaz And Luminar.

Since joining PSA and participating in Digital Dialogue groups, my photography and artwork has improved. One of my photos won first place in Photography at the California State Fair in 2018.
I'm looking forward to entering more competitions as I learn and improve my work by receiving critiques from my PSA groups.

I'm currently posting my photos on my website, https://ktriolo.wixsite.com/triolography and my Facebook page Triolography@triolopix

You can see my work on: Triolography




Henry Roberts

Henry Roberts

I am a retired business man and with my wife Terry have lived in Duluth, Minnesota for 49 years, currently a stone's throw from the rocky shore of Lake Superior. By surface area, Lake Superior is the world's largest lake and by water content, 3 quadrillion gallons of water, is exceeded only by Russia's Lake Baikal. I have no concept of 3 quadrillion, but I doubt the city of Duluth will ever drain Lake Superior dry. Terry and I have two sons, Hugh an elementary principal in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Scott, a small business entrepreneur in Pucon, Chile. Together there are four grandchildren, two boys and two girls.

Photography has been my avocation most of my life. Nature and scenic vistas are often my subjects, but I am rather catholic in my tastes and am willing to try photographing just about anything. Currently I am doing battle with the complexity of Photoshop, layers, and other plug-in software. I rarely use studio lighting but need to become proficient using it.

I use Canon equipment, not because I think it is superior to any other brand but because over the years I have assembled a collection of Canon lenses and accessories.

In my postings I welcome, criticism, suggestions, and any advice you care to share.




Susan Ashford

Susan Ashford

I live in beautiful Wales and took up photography some 40 yrs ago capturing our children growing up. I also had my own darkroom in the 1980's.
Approx 12yrs ago i joined my local Camera Club, and some 6 yrs ago joined Cymru Monochrome a club specifically dedicated to Monochrome.Presently i am a keen enthusiastic photographer and proud to have the following distinctions. AWPF. CPAGB. EFIAP and ARPS achieved in 2018.
I am also a WPF Presenter and Judge , and participate in many competitions.
I love all genres of photography , and enjoy experimenting with Digital creativity. I am always eager to improve my skills and share any knowledge that i have.




Tom Kredo

Tom Kredo

I live in Rochester NY with my wife and Abu our cat. I grew up in Detroit and moved to Rochester for a better job. I am retired from the computer industry and photography is now my main hobby. We like to travel to at least one interesting location a year, however COVID has put a hold on traveling for now.

I started shooting Black and White when I was in college and developed my own film and prints in the school darkroom. I couldn't afford color printing and it was more difficult to hand process due to the precise temperature requirements. I always had an enlarger in my basement until digital cameras were affordable. I'm glad to be rid of the chemicals.

I'm basically self taught with a few art and photography classes sprinkled into my learning. Every year, I seem to treat my photos with more abstraction. Post processing in Lightroom, NIK and Photoshop are essential tools into how I create an image. Only in the last six months or so have I tried to create composite fantasy images. I'm loving it, and would like to continue to improve. COVID isolation forced me to look at other aspects of image making.

I belong to the Science Museum Camera Club and like to compete in local photo competitions. I am also responsible for selecting club images for the club PSA contests.

I use Nikon and Fuji cameras in APC, FF, and Medium formats.

You can see my work on: 500px




Lisa Cuchara

Lisa Cuchara

Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Master Craftsman (PPA), HonNEC, is very passionate about photography and she enjoys both being behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. She loves to photograph nature, but finds many subjects equally intriguing. From birds and flowers to babies and UrBex/HDR, she appreciates the world around her and embraces the challenge of interpreting what her eyes see and her heart feel via her photographs. Lisa says that photography allows her to pay attention to the details, to be mindful, to slow down and appreciate all of the beauty, details and nuances of everyday life. Lisa met her husband Tom thru photography, and they are both very active in many local, national, and international photography organizations. Lisa and Tom have been photographing people professionally for over 15 years and have their own Photography Studio in Hamden CT. Their portrait philosophy is based on "We do not remember days, we remember Moments".

They have had many successful gallery exhibitions, their work has been accepted into many juried exhibitions and their images have won awards at the local, state, national, and international levels. Their photographs have appeared in Adirondack Life, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, in calendars and on calendar covers, and on the cover of a fictional paperback novel. Lisa has also had images accepted into the PPA (Professional Photographers Association) loan collection. They have published two books with Amherst Media. The first called "Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things" is about their HDR and light painted images; it can be ordered from Amazon http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-urbex and is also available at brick and mortar bookstores like Barnes and Noble. Their second book, one year later, is called "The Frog Whisperer" http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-frogs. They love to teach, inspire and share. They have presented a wide variety of motivational and instructional programs and workshops (Photoshop, Digital Workflow, HDR, RAW processing, Macro photography, Travel photography) at many photography groups and organizations. Check out their photo and editing classes, their photo tours and workshops, and view their photographs at www.photographybylisaandtom.com

Shooting with Olympus cameras and lenses.