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Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

Isaac Vaisman, M .D.

I am a native of Caracas-Venezuela, born and raised there. I still am a semiretired physician (radiation oncologist) and a self educated photographer since the mid sixties. As a teenager I was the youngest member of the Foto Club Caracas. Winner of the first price in black and white prints in all three camera clubs of Venezuela, the same year. Did my own black and white processing and printing for many years, until I finished medical school and came to the US for postgraduate training in the 70's.

After a very long gap, started with digital photography in the early 2000's and more involved in the last five years. I am a "Nikonian" by conviction. Have participated in many competitions and received several awards.

I am/was a member of 3 local camera clubs in South Florida: Broward Camera Club, of which I was the President for four years, Pines West Camera Club and Coral Springs Camera Club. I am an active member in groups 04,58 and 72. I am the administrator of groups 58 (street Scenes) and 72 (Nature Plus).




Hassan Sadek, QPSA

Hassan Sadek, QPSA

My name is Hassan Thabet. I am a passionate photographer who holds a Diploma in Photography and I won a PSA Honourable Mention Ribbon in August 2017 . I was born, live and work in Qatar. I have a Bachelor Degree in Electronics Engineering from Egypt and hold a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Malaysia. I work as a Proposal Engineer in an engineering consultancy company. I work on photography after my office time and looking to keep developing my skills and knowledge in photography, specially Street Photography.




Les Lincke, PPSA

Les Lincke, PPSA

Les Lincke was born in Chicago in 1933. He spent his early years playing baseball and helping his dad develop photos in their kitchen. He graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with a B.S. in Business and four letters in baseball. Following two years in the U.S. Army he graduated from the University of Chicago with a Masters in Business and attained his CPA. He has been Chairman of International Harvester Credit Corp., Canada and an IH and Sullair Corp. VP. He has lived in the U.S.A., Sweden, France and Canada.

Since retiring he has served in various non-profit organizational capacities and has actively pursued travel, visiting more than 100 countries, golfing, playing chess, reading, bicycling and photography. Photography always has been an interest and is his latest hobby which he turned to when the young guys started hitting the golf ball further than he could.




Bruce Goodman

Bruce Goodman

After working for 40 years as a Human Resources executive in financial services ( 35 of them involving a daily 3 hour round trip to NYC) I retired in June 2018 to enjoy family, travel, cycling, and other hobbies. I bought my first camera in high school and was an active photographer in college for a daily newspaper, the university press , and the yearbook (mostly sports). Several years ago after dabbling with digital point-and-shoot cameras I finally bought an Olympus OMD EM1 (and EM1-Mark II). I mostly shoot with a 12-40mm f 2.8 and a kit lens 14-150.

In retirement I joined a local photo club and have been exposed for the first time to competitions and critique. I am trying to learn new skills, struggling with composition, and with post-processing (mainly with Lightroom and some with Photoshop).

follow me on Instagram @photosfrombrug and @madebybrug




Dan Waters

Dan Waters

A former Marine, sales engineer and business owner and medically retired with a desire to stay active and involved. Photography was a hobby, something I enjoyed as a youth and still enjoy and it is something I wish to become proficient in. We are in our sixth year of following our dreams by traveling the United States via motor coach and having a wife who takes assignments as a travel nurse helps to make it possible. I use a Nikon D5000, a few lenses, some close up filters, a couple of flashes and if you see a bike pulling a child's trailer loaded with camera gear and a dog ... wave! It's me. Introduce yourself and tell me those secret areas where you like to set up and take photos.




Gloria Sprung

Gloria Sprung

Retiring to Florida in 2013 from the corporate world gave me the time to devote to photography and hone my camera skills. I got my first DSLR in 2010, a Canon 60D which remains my primary camera. My husband and I have travelled more extensively since retirement, and my photos reflect my interest in travel and the culture and peoples of the places we have visited. We also spend our summers in beautiful Canada and this also gives me the opportunity to add some variety to my burgeoning collection of images.

Although I am semi-proficient in Photoshop, I have recently started using Lightroom more heavily in my workflow due to its ease. I particularly like Lightroom for its organizational structure which had has been a tremendous aid in finding my images. I occasionally use plug-ins when I want to introduce a "painterly" effect to my photos.

I belong to two camera clubs in Florida, and these groups of avid photographers have greatly helped in upping the ante of the photos I submit at competition. I continue to learn a lot of techniques through the internet and from reading photo magazines. I hope to benefit from the opinions and experience of others of this study group and look forward to enjoying the images of the group.




Daniel De Cort, QPSA

Daniel De Cort, QPSA

Born in Leuven (Louvain, Belgium) in 1949
Board member of Foto Gamma Leuven (B)
Bachelor in art photography
GPU: Hermes, Cr 1
PSA: 2* PIDC

Art statement:

Photography always was part of my life. From my youth I followed the example of my father and elder brother. From my 16th I became member of a photo club: Foto Gamma Leuven. Later I became the president, still now I am a board member.

During 5 years I studied at the Academy of fine arts in Leuven, and graduated in digital photography.

Always looking for structures, shapes and stripes in urban landscape and nature.
Street photography and people in the studio are my principal interest.

To narrate a story is becoming more and more important as well as to implement contents to my photography.

And an other photographic challenge and inspiration I do find in the underwater world with his unique landscapes, fishes and also people.

e-mail: daniel.decort@gmail.com
website: http://danieldc.jalbum.net
Facebook: Daniel De Cort