Member Bios

Barbara Hunley

Barbara Hunley

I am retired after working over 30 years and many long hours with the Texas Legislature and have the time now to enjoy one of the things I enjoy most, photography. It is a way of creating artistic images and sharing them with other people.

My interest in photography began in 2005 when I purchased my first DSLR camera. I decided to enter a picture in a local TV station contest and to my surprise it won Picture of the Month so I was hooked. Since that time, I have pursued my interest in photography taking classes, mentors, being in exhibits, and belonging to a local camera club.

Photography encompasses many forms of artistic composition through the lens of a camera whether it be portrait, landscape, nature, people or macro. I enjoy all genres of photography but I find what inspires me the most is macro or closeup photography. The mystery of detail found deep inside a beautiful bloom or the colorful detail on an insect is an awesome experience. Yes, detail is my thing!! Landscape photography is another medium that I enjoy and especially in the fall when trees are at their peak bursting with color.

Barbara Hunley




Neal R. Thompson, M.D.

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.

Although a computer neophyte, I have since childhood followed my father’s hobby of photography. Upon retiring from a busy medical practice last year, I “saw the light” by forsaking 20 years in my wet color darkroom and making my way into digital printing. Using a Nikon Coolscan 4000 ED scanner, Photoshop 6 and an Epson 1280 printer, I have concentrated on print submission to the Southern Oregon Photographic Association and print competition with the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs. I have taught classes focusing on travel photography.




Alane Shoemaker

Alane Shoemaker

Alane has always loved taking pictures and traveling, traits inherited from her father. An English teacher, she has also loved writing as well as editing her photos, a trait inherited from her mother who was a talented artist. One of eight children, Alane has always documented family events with pictures. In 1997 she was fortunate enough to travel around the world with her parents and sister. Alane loves taking pictures of animals, people, landscapes, street scenes, tranquil and stormy nature, architecture, and anything and everything that strikes her fancy! When Alane traveled with her husband, who sadly died in 2013, they always included literary sites for Alane and all things train for Hal, an avid train buff! In addition to photography, traveling, theater, film, and literature, snorkeling and swimming are also major passions. Alane has fully submerged in the frozen Arctic Ocean, whitewater rafted at Iguazu Falls, caught piranha in The Amazon, ridden a helicopter over Victoria Falls, hiked a dirt road to a Namibian village, driven from Cincinnati to Alaska and back, ridden an Asian elephant in India and an African elephant in Africa, and placed a prayer for her husband in the Wailing Wall.

You can see my work on: Alane's flickr and Alane's LinkedIn




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Charles Ginsburgh

Charles Ginsburgh

Who is Charlie Ginsburgh (cginsburgh@gmail.com);, I am a 60 plus part-time artist, living in the San Francisco Bay Area. My full time profession is as a Research Biochemist, involved in the creation and support of Medical Diagnostic tests (the things Doctors and Labs use when they run tests).

However, in my spare time I design and create Stained Glass panels. Since normally I give away most of my works, I needed to generate a catalog to demonstrate my works to others, and this lead me into photography.

In trying to take good Stained Glass pictures I quickly learned four things; (1) taking pictures is easy; (2) taking good pictures is difficult (and more involved than I thought), (3) taking good pictures is really rewarding, and (4) if I really wanted to learn how to do this, a simple point-and-shoot camera was just not going to cut it. Fast forward several years and the bug is still there. I have gone through several digital and DSLR cameras, several sets of lenses, several classes, and have discovered the joys of the digital darkroom.

I find that I am attracted to capturing the normal in nature and especially in the macro world. I can be in a group of people overlooking a truly magnificent panoramic vista, and darn if I am not most-interested in the little weedy flower-thing nearly buried in the dust at my feet. Examples for my images can be found at charlie-g.sumgmug.com.

For those who care (and surprisingly some do) I currently use a Canon EOS d7 Mark II and d5 Mark IV DSLR camera, with either a Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 macro, Canon EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L , or a Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L lens set with the typical filters (UV, ND, and polarizing when I remember to actually use them). Why Canon, you might ask? It was easy to start with the EOS T3, and I just stuck with Canon, no other real reason at this point.




Murphy Hektner, APSA

Murphy Hektner, APSA

About myself: I am a retired construction superintendent. I live with my wife Marilyn in northwest Washington State. We have two grown sons and three grandsons. Along with photography I enjoy nature, gardening, hiking in the Cascade Mountains, traveling, fine restaurants, and spending time with good friends.

About my photography: I am a long time member of both PSA and the Mt. Baker Camera Club. I started out using Pentax cameras and recently acquired some Nikon gear, so use both systems depending on the situation. My primary focus is on nature photography, and macro photography is a special interest. I also enjoy other types of photography. I use Elements 10 for post-processing, and also enjoy the many opportunities for creativity offered in digital photography.




Terry Silverman

I am a retired dentist who wants to learn more about photography. I have been taking photos for years, but now it's time to get serious. I haven't narrowed down my interests yet. I love taking photos of all different subjects under all different conditions.




Priscilla Farrell

Priscilla Farrell

My interest in photography began a number of years ago. When becoming a member of PSA I found it to be a worthwhile resource. Attending the now renamed Photo Festival was always informative, fun and an extra bit of travel.

I am a member of the PSA Wisconsin Chapter and a local camera club. In addition, I belong to a Japanese flower arranging group, Ikebana International-Milwaukee Chapter 22, which gives me another photographic outlet.

My camera gear includes a Canon Rebel T5i. Lenses are 18-270 telephoto, 10-24 wide angle and a 90 mm macro. But.....presently my go to camera is a Canon Power Shot SX70.