Member Bios

Bruce Benson

Bruce Benson

Name: Bruce Benson
<br />Location: Tacoma, Washington
<br />Age: 72
<br />Occupation: Retired, 32 years elementary PE teacher Tacoma School District;
<br />Owner/Director "Benson Soccer USA" international soccer tours and soccer camps. We took over 1000 young soccer players around the world to participate in tournaments and training camps. Countries visited, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, England, Russia, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil.
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<br />My interest in photography began around 2004 photographing my grandkids' soccer games and making posters for them. IN 2005 a visit to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge sparked my interest in wildlife and long lenses. My first entry into a PSA competion ,the NW International Exhibition of Photography resulted in a gold medal Best of Show image and I was hooked. I started studying Photoshop and used the internet to find the best locations for wildlife. My sports photography was providing some income selling posters to soccer players allowing me to purchase a 100-400 lens and a Canon 20D camera. Selling my beloved Mazda Miata sports car
<br />provided the money to by a 400 2.8. My travels around the world provided the opportunity to photograph images for soccer tournaments in Sweden, Denmark Spain Uganda and England for use in their brouchures. In Sweden, I met the editor of Svenskdam Fotboll, a national magazine for female soccer.
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<br />I have been providing images and articles for him including covering the womens world cup in Vancouver.
I was raised near Yellowstone National Park and soon realized how fun it was to photograph wildlife. My favorite subjects are foxes, grizzly bears, and birds, especially owls and eagles.

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Maria Mazo, QPSA

Maria Mazo, QPSA

Maribi Mazo is a Spanish born self- taught photographer based in Sydney, Australia since 2012.
I started my photographic journey when our family moved to Australia.
My greatest passion lies in seeing and capturing the beauty of Nature through my
photography. Flowers and Animals are my favourite subjects.
The curiosity for finding the detail keeps me in a process of constant learning and
exploration of the creative side of the photography.
Active member of two local Camera Clubs, I recently joined the Australia Photography Society (APS) and the Photography Society of America (PSA).




Chris Walsh

Chris Walsh

My name is Christopher Walsh, I'm originally from Maryland but have lived in the Cascades of Washington for the last 15 of my 38 years. I travel as much as possible - it's hard for me to sit still unless it's for long exposures.

I became fascinated with cameras when I was young - I constantly carried a camera around wasting film. I spent 10 years or so with a cropped sensor before saving up and purchasing a Nikon D850 about 5 years ago. I find myself most drawn to the wild outdoors and humanity's interactions with it, and spend as much of my time as possible outside with a camera.

I've recently forayed into videography as well and have been learning my way around a Sony FX6.




Barbara Gore

Barbara Gore

I have been interested in photography for as long as I can remember but was always at the snapshot level. Growing up I had film camera and I photographed what was pleasing to my eye but never really learned the craft or took the time to understand the elements of light, composition, or color, etc.
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<br />When I retired in 2012, I started on a self-taught photo journey using a Canon DSLR. My passion has always been the outdoors so it's no surprise I chose landscapes/nature to be my starting point. I took various workshops and photographed as much as I could. Today my passion is still the outdoors, but now I bring my camera, tripod, and filters.
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<br />Aside from landscape/nature I also have dabbled in various genres such as product, still life, family portraits, night, and street photography all with the intention of learning new skills and having fun along with some freelance work. So which niche is right for me? I love them all. I focus on what captivates me in the moment. Every new skill I acquire is a new beginning for me. I look forward to sharing and discussing images as I see this as a way to improve technically and artistically. I currently shoot with a Canon R5 and 5D Mark IV and post process in Lightroom, Photoshop, Nik, On1, and Topaz.
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Heather Ebey

Heather Ebey

I, Heather Hotes Ebey, have spent 68+ of my 80 years (2024) making images starting with the gift of a Brownie camera in my teens and then a twin lens reflex. I attended a photography and darkroom class with Henry Horenstein as part of my BA in Philosophy and bought a Nikkormat FTN for the class. I set up a darkroom in my apartment. I also used a view camera and my greatest regret is the time I decided to hold off a year on taking a class with Ansel Adams.

Photography became my artistic passion but there was not a lot of time for it between going on to study computer programming, being on call 24/7 as a Unix system administrator at the University of California, San Diego for 20 years, and eventually working through a masters in library and information science.

My photographic journey has been mainly nature, architecture, travel and street photography. After retiring from jobs as a web development and lecturer at SJSU, my partner and I moved to the Seattle area and I have more time to indulge my passion. I mainly do photos of family, intimate landscapes, flowers and birds. I discovered ICM and multiple exposure and took classes with Stephanie Johnson. I had to switch to a new camera system that has in-camera multiple exposure and blend modes. I do a lot of abstracts of nature, but also do many traditional images. As of 2024 I am learning Lightroom and Photoshop and I am studying how to prepare images for printing through a Santa Fe Workshop class.

After getting a People’s Choice 2nd place ribbon in photography at a local art show in June 2024, I started pursuing my passion with vigor and joined PSA and also Puget Sound Camera Club.




Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS

Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS

I am retired (64 as at 2018) and keen to devote more time to photography and traveling. My photography started 40 years ago with a home darkroom and like many, was kickstarted again with digital SLR's becoming affordable. I was a Canon man - 5 and 7 bodies, with many L series lenses, but sold the whole lot in 2015 due to weight issues. I now use an Olympus EM1X with many of their Pro series lenses and I don't regret the move! The quality of the glass is fabulous!

I have travelled to many USA National Parks (Yellowstone a firm favourite, especially in Winter) but now shoot very little landscapes. My wife and I love traveling - Africa, Asia and Costa Rica has been our focus over the last 4 years. We also love going to Zoos and bird reserves, so nature shots don't need to come from far-off locations.

I am Secretary and Committee Member of our Camera Club [Winchester, UK] and enjoy very much helping to run a large club - 200 members. I have learnt a lot from being surrounded by many good photographers (particularly in use of Lightroom and what makes a good competition image), but know I have much more to learn!

I gained LRPS in 2019 (the first Distinction level of UK's Royal Photographic Society) and PPSA in July 2021 through stars in Nature and Travel.




Group Admin

Dr Isaac Vaisman, PPSA

Dr Isaac Vaisman, PPSA

Dr. Isaac Vaisman, PPSA

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 since I acquired my first digital Nikon D300 . I am a "Nikonian" by conviction. Have participated in many competitions and received several awards.

I joined the first Camera Club in Florida in 2008: Broward Camera Club, of which I was President for four years (2013 to 2016). Also was a member of the Pines West Camera Club, and currently I only attend the Coral Springs Camera Club that offers activities of interest.

I joined PSA in 2011. Completed the course of Image Evaluation a few years ago, and most recently (March 2021) the Advanced Photo Travel Course and was an instructor for a while. Appointed as 2nd Vicechair of the PSA Photo Travel Division in 2021 as well as Director of all the Photo Travel Image Discussion Groups. Now I am the First vice-chair pf the PTD.

I am an active member on five of the PID Digital Dialogue groups: 04 (General Photography), 58 (street Scenes), 59 (Sport), 72 (Nature +) and now group 15 (Birds). I am the administrator of groups 15, 58 and 72. I am also a member of the PSA PTD (Travel Photography) group 04 and the PJ (Photojournalism) of Human Interest group 5 of which I am also the Administrator.

Early in 2022 I obtained my ROPA distinction QPSA, and in October 2022 my ROPA distinction PPSA. I hold 3 stars in Nature Exhibitions, 3 stars in Monochrome Class, 3 stars in Color Class, 3 star in Photo Travel Exhibitions and 1 star in Photojournalism.