Photo In Focus

Mike Moynihan

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Mike is a retired teacher and an avid hunter and naturalist who puts his experience in the great outdoors to good use when capturing his beautiful nature shots. Mike excels at Birds In Flight, but also has an eye for all types of photography. Always friendly and helpful, it’s a pleasure to have Mike in The Club.

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Paul Schmoldt

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Emigrating from Denmark in 1971, our Past President is fluent in four languages and is known throughout The CCC for his quick wit and zany sense of humor. As Competition Manager, Paul has taken on the considerable task of organizing the judging of our Club and CAPA photo competition entries. He has also assembled several outstanding slide shows of Camera Club outings and year-end summaries. At the end of his tenure as CCC President, he was named an Honourary Lifetime Member. An accomplished photographer, Paul is always generous with his time and knowledge of photo techniques and software.

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Pat Beaton

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Pat was instrumental in setting up our 2012 Walk-About at Maple Leaf Cemetery. Her ability to find interesting subjects and her keen eye for composition and colour have enabled her to improve greatly as a photographer since joining The Club.

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Andy Stockdill

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Andy is an enthusiastic member of our club who is always willing to share his knowledge and experience. He participates in our photo competitions and walk-abouts and enjoys taking candid shots of other members. Andy also excels in nature and scenic photography.

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Sherrie Strain

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Sherrie is a former professional photographer who specialized in school photos, sports and weddings. Her main interest has been portraits, but she has recently become interested in Nature photography as well. A member of the Chatham Camera Club for the past two seasons, Sherrie has also started to participate in Club Competitions, achieving several high marks.

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Chuck Torrey

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Chuck works in the aviation industry as a course developer and an Industrial Photographer. He is a frequent contributor to the CCC’s photo competitions and has built his own 1200 mm lens. His photographic interests include Nature, Scenic and of course Aviation photos.

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Joyce Reynolds

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As a long-time member of The Club, Joyce is an eager participant in CCC competitions who excels at nature and scenic photography.

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Bill Godfrey

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After re-acquiring his interest in taking pictures after a 30 year hiatus, Bill has quickly learned to apply his earlier knowledge to digital. Specializing in Landscape and Nature, he has become a master of Black and White and has put together an amazing portfolio.

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Diane Schives

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Dividing her time between her family, her dogs and being a substitute school teacher, Diane is also a keen student of photography. She puts her vivid imagination and excellent composition skills to good use when capturing her beautiful nature photos.

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Noel Courtice

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Since joining the CCC, Noel has been an enthusiastic contributor to our competitions, especially CAPA. Now retired from his career as a pharmacist, Noel seized the opportunity to take an African Safari a couple of years ago and returned with many once-in-a-lifetime pictures. The beautiful garden at his home also provides him with excellent photo opportunities.

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Angel Rublik

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Traveling to our meetings from La Salle, Angel is an enthusiastic shooter who enjoys all types of photography. Always anxious to learn, she makes excellent use of her artistic ability and has made great strides in her knowledge in the short time that she has been with The Chatham Camera Club.

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Jim Pollock

Jim Pollock

Taking up digital photography as a hobby in 2000, Jim enjoys photographing birds as well as landscapes and taking portraits of his grandchildren and his lovely wife Jill. Winning first place in the Club’s year long competition in the Advanced Division is among many of his accomplishments. Jim is also a CAPA trained judge (Canadian Association for Photographic Art) and as such, is quite often asked to evaluate entries in our competitions. He is currently our Web Co-ordinator and has been Vice President of the Chatham Camera Club in the past. Jim enjoys going out shooting with “The Viewfinders” (nicknamed “Flash”) and being an avid proponent of “Get Out Of The Green Box”, we can always count on Jim to advise other Camera Club members, be it on photo equipment or camera settings.

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Chris Jorgensen

As an Executive Assistant, Chris is always willing to tackle any assignment in order to help The Club, including organizing our annual elections. Voted as The CCC’s Most Improved Photographer in 2011, he has shown that he is capable of producing much more than just the beautiful rodeo shots that he excels at.

 

Mike Blazek

One of The Club’s most talented photographers, Mike is not only an expert on the subject of portraits, but is accomplished in all types of photography. Always willing to share is wealth of accumulated knowledge, he is often called upon to demonstrate his techniques to our membership and has provided us with several valuable tutorials.

 

Melanie Denis

Her infectious smile and upbeat attitude have made Melanie many friends in The Chatham Camera Club. Since joining us in the Fall of 2011, she has made great strides in her photographic abilities and has shown an exceptional gift for composition. Melanie is a regular participant in Club and CAPA competitions, where she consistently attains high scores.