Member Bios

Steven Jungerwirth

Steven Jungerwirth

Greetings - I look forward to joining the group and benefiting from diverse feedback that always contributes to better results.

My interest in photography started as an adolescent; watching my uncle process B&W images in his basement darkroom. During high school I took pictures for a local realtor (getting paid!) and was the Photo Editor of our school newspaper. Strictly B&W and I processed all my own images on my bathroom floor.

Then for a couple of decades my serious interest waned (perhaps life got in the way). I kept taking pictures; really snapshots. Around 2010 I re-engaged; buying a Canon Rebel T6s and taking a photography class at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Since then I have taken several classes at other schools and invested in full frame cameras (Canon 6D Mark 2/Canon R5). I have broad interests; including landscapes/flowers, infrared, macro, cityscapes, tabletop, water/sunsets, reflections, and water droplet collisions. My preference is usually inanimate objects; since I'm not good at posing adult humans! Recently I have been taking more pictures with my iPhone; amazed at the capability of that tiny camera. It's so liberating not to carry my "big boy" camera!

I have a science background and studied medicine, specializing in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. I did Clinical Research in the Pharmaceutical Industry until I retired in 2020.

Steve




Wayne Angeloty

Wayne Angeloty

I've been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to join this photography community for education and enrichment.I've shot photos since the 1970's and have deleted images since the 1990's.I was captivated by photography as a senior in high school in order to join a club in the YMCA because camping and cooking were taken!I took photo classes at local community colleges and attended onsite workshops while studying pre Physical Therapy coursework.The workshops were primarily in Fl. and Ca.Ding Darling Nat.Wildlfe Refuge and Corkscrew Swamp really helped to develop my interest in identifying and shooting birds. Trips to Yosemite and Eastern Sierra in the fall provided positive experiences with nature and landscapes.I won a few local and national contests but did not quit my day job as a physical therapist.I managed to join a local camera society in the San Francisco Bay area to get me out of the clinic for several times a month.Found the critiques from judges in the local and state chapters to be extremely insightful and helpful.Made some lifelong friends at meetups and conferences.I retired from private practice 6 years ago with my wife Holly.We have grown kids in the Seattle area.While sheltering in place in Pismo Beach,Ca.during the pandemic,I practiced intentional camera movement with my Google android phone. I know some of the images broke the rules of composition and exposure to some degree.It was difficult to replicate the settings and predict the results because of the nature of long exposures.I hope that some members of the group are familiar with androids so I can learn some pointers. I will welcome feedback from the group regarding future images.My goal is to turn ordinary images into extraordinary photos.I shoot a mirrorless Canon R7 for telephoto shots but pretty much use my google pixel 6 pro daily for abstracts,nature and scenics.I'm looking forward to learning about post processing raw images on phone.I returned recently from an expedition cruise to Norway and Svalbard in June.I'm looking forward to sharing my images and participating with this active group.




Susan Pellegrino

Susan Pellegrino

I was born and raised in NYC and lived in the NYC-metro area until I took early retirement and moved to Central Florida (the Nature Coast). The opportunities for photography are quite different down here!
I got my first instamatic for my 6th birthday and have never not had a camera. Right now, I'm attempting to "master" a travel camera, a Sony RX100M7, in preparation for a trip to Italy. My other camera is a Sony mirrorless A6000. I thought the menu would be similar enough that the transition would be smooth, but it seems like the point-and-shoot has so many different settings. I also take a lot of photographs on my iPhone.




Ruth Holt

Ruth Holt

I’m Ruth Holt. My husband, Mark, and I were married 15 years ago and have lived near Holland, Texas, since that time. We both were born in Texas. I was born Sept. 4.1939; I’m a middle aged 68 year old. I am a retired RN.

My interest in photography started as a young girl, but I had not the means to do much about it until the early 1980?s when I joined a camera club. I got a darkroom and leaned B/W developing and so much other stuff. I now do digital darkroom.

I have a wonderful CANON EOS 10D and use ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
CS-3.

Some other interests are camping, reading, and collecting frogs.




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Jack Florence Jr

Jack Florence Jr

I am a Northern California grape farmer who has taken advantage of semi-retirement to join my local camera club, to my great satisfaction and enrichment. I've always enjoyed a connection to the outdoors, nature, and travel; and though trained as a plant scientist, now am able to explore artistic expression, through photography. I got hold of an old infrared camera, which, along with software such as Nik Silver Fx, has given me an interest in black and white photography, particularly of landscape and travel subjects. Though completely digital, I love black and white prints, and print many of my images. I migrated from Canon to Sony mirrorless a few years ago.




Pat Centeno

Pat Centeno

Pat took her first computer class in 1990 (DOS101), which did nothing to achieve her goal of creating flyers for the branch library in Chicago for which she served as manager. She persisted in educating herself on an old Apple in a local library and took a few computer and graphics classes at Wright College. In 1993, she bought her first computer with Windows 3.1 and managed to get online shortly via the first Prodigy portal, "trudging the Internet Superhighway" with just a 300 baud modem.

Throughout the 90's, Pat sought out both computer and graphics-related classes and was a founding member of both a local PC user group and the Pixel Image Camera Club. She taught free classes to adults on basic computing and a "hands-on Internet" class in the library. She retired after 31 years at the library and immediately purchased a laptop and had it wired for cable internet service.

Her husband, Walter, sparked her interest in photography when he signed them both up for membership in Wright Camera Club and P.S.A. in the early 90's and became active in Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association (C.A.C.C.A.). Both served as competition judges at local clubs.

Both Pat and Walter are members of Photographic Society of America and attend weeklong Conferences in various parts of the country.

Pat started working with digital images in Adobe Photoshop v.5.0--NOT CS5--via a flatbed scanner and subsequently moved on to use Nikon CoolPix (3 MP) and Canon EOS 10D (6MP) cameras with Photoshop v.7.

Pat has been a member of National Association of Photoshop Professionals (N.A.P.P.)from the start. She won her club's competition for "Best Large Color Print of the Year for 2001-2002" and finished in 1st place in its "Large Color Print" category for 2003-2004.

Since moving to the Nashville area of Tennessee in 2011, Pat joined the local Lake Providence Photo Club and Wilson County Photography Guild. She has received many "Best of Show" and first place awards for entries in various recent competitions, including Tennessee State Fair, Wilson County Fair (where, in 2014, she took 5 first prizes and best of show), Wilson Bank & Trust Oktoberfest, and Eye on the Arts.

EQUIPMENT:
Acer All-in-One running Windows 8.1, RAM 1 TB Hard drive, 23" screen, combo DVD ROM/CD-RW
Drobo 2TB external hard drives for backing up images & data
additional CTX 17' pivot monitor
Epson StylusPhoto R1800 inkjet printer,
Xerox Phaser 6100n color laser printer (not for photos!)
HP 6350CSE flatbed scanner
Wacom Bamboo Tablet

SOFTWARE:
MS Windows 8.1
Corel Painter Essentials 4
Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 bit)
Kai's Power Tools & Extensis plug-ins
and too much utility software to mention.




Kieu-Hanh Vu

Kieu-Hanh Vu

(La biographie en français suit.) I am currently a Systems Analyst working in Washington DC. I learned to use Photoshop via a Computer Graphics course in college back in 2002 and was very interested in the power of Photoshop tools before starting to learn about photography. I started in photography by joining Vietnamese Photographic Society (VNPS) in 2006, using point-and-shoot camera, and slowly moved to SLR digital camera - Canon EOS 30D. I currently use Canon EOS 50D to capture my images. Photojournalism and nature photography are my main interests. I have been a member of Northern Virginia Photographic Society (NVPS) since 2008. I learned about PSA via VNPS and I am looking forward to improve my photography skills through this program.

J'ai découvert la photographie d’une manière non-conventionnelle. J'ai pris un cours informatique graphique au collège et été très intéressé par la puissance des outils d’Illustrator et Photoshop que j'ai appris pour appliquer mes compétences. Je me suis jointe au Vietnamese Photographic Society (VNPS) en 2006, et je suis membre de la Northern Virginia Photographic Society (NVPS) depuis 2008.

Mes intérêts sont principalement la photographie de nature et le photojournalisme. Quand je prends une image, je suis intéressée par les gens et leurs histoires, et les thèmes de la vie car ils sont toujours plus importants pour moi que le processus de la photographie elle-même.

Je travaille à Washington, DC, en tant qu’analyste de système. J'utilise la photographie pour me détendre et réduire le stress de mon style de vie très occupée. Comme le français n'est pas ma langue maternelle, j'espère que l'adhésion à ce groupe m'aidera à améliorer mes compétences en photographie ainsi que mon français.