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Charlyne B.



San Diego, CA

Joined group

May 27, 2013


I'm a recently retired teacher. Love taking pictures, and want to learn/experience more. Very recently bought my first DSLR camera to take on a trip this March to Alaska to photograph the aurora.

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Charlyne Barad, recently retired elementary school teacher. Still do some subbing and tutor in reading and writing. Love writing, anything to do with science, especially geology, botany, and astronomy. Interested in photography for a long time, and many years ago took photography classes through adult ed. from Ken Rinker. Recently bought first DSLR for trip THIS March to Alaska with Dennis Mammana and MWT Tours to photograph the aurora. Lots of fun, even though I messed up many of my shots! Especially enjoy walking the zoo and photographing many of the outrageously interesting and unusual plants there.

What aspect of photography do you enjoy?

My 1 year old grandson is a favorite subject to photograph! Love nature photography, plants, animals, land formations, etc. Like doing Georgia O'Keefe-ish close-ups of colorful flowers, fascinating, gnarly tree trunks and roots, layered rocks and cliff faces, anything different and interesting. Have played around a bit with assembling videos with Movie Maker, but need more experience and instruction in that.

What equipment do you use?

Nikon D3200 DSLR w/18 - 55 mm and 55 - 200 mm lenses. Kit from Costco.

What are your expectations for joining PPS?

Opportunities for photo shoots with experienced photo enthusiasts, classes/workshops, and learning from and sharing with others.

What are your favorite places to shoot?

Zoo, La Jolla, Sunset Cliffs, Mission Trails, mountains, night sky, anywhere where there are fascinating, beautiful, or wonderfully strange thing to photograph!