Ed Auger's Dad gave him his first camera when he was six years old. His Dad was a very good amateur photographer. Ed grew up with cameras. Ed retired about the time the digital revolution swung in twelve years ago. In the film days Ed had both a B&W and a color lab to develop his photos. Digital photography along with Photoshop set him up and he never looked back. Ed likes to take all kinds of photos except for weddings and portraits. Ed has three printers all the way from 13" x 19" to a huge 44" printer. Ed thoroughly enjoys making prints out of photographs. Ed leads the review part of the meeting.
Guy Huntley started taking pictures to document his travels as a field engineer in Viet Nam. His interest waned due to the expense and inconvenience of film based photography. However, as with many of us, his interest in photography returned when the digital revolution started. Guy bought a Canon Powershot G1 and Adobe Photoshop in 2001. Guy likes to take landscape, nature, sports and event photographs. His engineering background helps to understand the technical and software issues of photography and post processing.
Carey Pharr: As far back to my early teenage years in Plano, I started taking slide pictures. I have a history collection of Plano High School life in the 1950's and 60's. A favorite FFA (Future Farmers of America) teacher Mr. Cason encouraged me to take more pictures. When digital photography came about I purchased a Sony DSF1. Since them I have seen the need for what software can do with post processing. I also discovered what I can do to re-generate a picture from an old faded slide. Since then, I ventured into the Photoshop culture. I started with Photoshop on eight floppy disk. Now, I have see the value of using Lightroom with it's version upgrades. My problem continues to be a quest for how can I uncover more tools to use in my search for the perfect photo. Now I shoot a Cannon full frame as well as a camera that will do ten frames a second for my love of football photography. I have interest in portraits, landscapes, weddings and photographic art. A favorite instructor helped me a lot when he explained that if you like a picture that speaks to you, then it does not matter what others think! This has helped me share bad photos with others in the club so I can learn how to improve my technique and skill. I have a passion for continuing the journey to do quality shoots. My responsibility to the club is collecting attendance and sharing a marketing view toward what will others enjoy and benefit form as we share in our meetings.
Ron Marabito . . .
Born in Alliance in 1932 and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Ron was determined to relocate to some warmer weather. In 1950, prior to the Korean War, he joined the Air Force, found his way to Texas and eventually married.
By the late 1950s he was studying Architecture at University of Texas at Austin. Ron later settled in Dallas with his family and began his internship. This is where he eventually became an entrepreneur. A licensed Architect since 1964, he also headed the Construction Management & Technology Department at Richland College, was a General Contractor from 1978-85 and a licensed Interior Designer since the ‘90s. Other than an occasional consulting job, Ron is now retired preferring to travel by motor home around North America enjoying his art and photography.
Ron first photographed his travels, starting in the ‘60s to be able to relive the travel experiences. Later his photography became more important, an art form he came to love. Ron also worked with mixed media art. He decided to exhibit his photography in the early ‘80s. After a few shows he surmised there were, many talented photographers and he went in search of something to set him apart from others. In 1986, he combined his talents developing his unique expression of photographic art later known as “Photo Escapes”. What led to this expression was a firm belief that most people cannot see outside the frame of a photo or piece of art. By artistically duplicating portions of the photographic image on the mat, Ron guides the viewer beyond the edges and allows the viewer to complete the picture with their imagination. Thus, “Photo Escapes”.
Other than, his unique mixed media work and computer generated art, he produces digital floral, landscape, nature and architectural photographic images. Ron heads up the Field Trips for the Heard Nature Photographers and has done so for the Plano Photography Club in the past. He has won the “Members Choice Award” at the Heard 3 consecutive years in a row and has won more than 70 photographic awards since 2005.