Member Bios

Group Administrator

David Stout, EPSA

David Stout, EPSA

I was born and raised in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, close to the coast of Northumberland, to Scotland, the Lake District, and the Yorkshire Dales. Following a 45 year career as a printer of banknotes, I am now retired.

Since my first overseas trip - a voyage to Venice, Athens, Istanbul, and Naples in 1964 with a Kodak Brownie 44a camera, I have continued to travel and photograph as much of our world as possible. This interest took a major step forward when I joined a camera club in 1982 and my photography has progressed ever since.

I gained Licentiateship (LRPS) of the Royal Photographic Society in 1987, and Associateship (ARPS) in 1990. Four years on I submitted a successful portfolio to achieve the Distinction of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (DPAGB). A result of having over 390 of my images accepted in salons and exhibitions worldwide - some attaining gold and silver medals, is the Excellence distinction of the Federation Internationale l`Art Photographique (EFIAP).

In January 2007 I enrolled as a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and in June 2015 a further 360 acceptances has earned me PPSA, and in March 2020 with a further 360 I have gained EPSA.

As well as DPSG 27, I am also administrator in PTD IDG 3. And I am currently a member of a camera club here in North East England.

MY EQUIPMENT is as follows:- CANON EOS 5D Mark 3 camera, with Canon lenses from 17mm to 200mm, and an INDURO graphite monopod, all this kit is carried in a LOWEPRO sling bag.

DAVID J STOUT, EPSA, EFIAP, DPAGB.

You can see my work on: David J Stout




Shirley Bormann, APSA, EPSA

Shirley Bormann, APSA, EPSA

Shirley Bormann APSA, EPSA
We retired to Arizona from Minnesota but still live part of the year in northern Minnesota. Both my husband and I love to travel and photography and travel are very compatible interests. We have traveled to about 70 countries and I have been to all the states and most Canadian provinces except Newfoundland. After an interesting trip, my husband and I often create a slideshow of our images to share with the community. Favorite subjects range from architecture, travel photography to nature and wildlife. I enjoy making monochrome images.
I currently use an Olympus 4/3rd camera but really enjoy photographing with my cellphone as well. Active in PSA since I joined in 2009 and our local photo club and statewide photo organization. I have over 2000 international acceptances. We have two children and three granddaughters.




Judy Burr, APSA, MPSA

Judy Burr, APSA, MPSA

Photography has been a passion for many years and was largely the result of my love of travel. I grew up in Wilmington, Delaware where I did my first black and white processing with my father when I was in Junior High School. I didn't really become seriously involved in photography until I graduated from college. I moved to Baltimore and eventually joined the Baltimore Camera Club. Some mentors in the club introduced me to PSA and I have been a member ever since. After my husband I were married, I moved to Kensington, MD. After moving to Kensington, I found the North Bethesda Camera Club where I now serve as the club PSA rep. I used to use Nikon equipment and still have some that is feeling neglected. I switched to a micro 4/3 system several years ago because it is much easier to carry.I use 2 EM-5 mark IIs and had my EM5 and EP2 converted to IR. I enjoy all kinds of photography and try to learn new techniques.

In recent years, I have become more involved in PSA and am in 3 study groups - this one, a monochrome one of which I am the secretary and a DD color one. I also serve as the director of the Travel essay competitions and encourage you to considering entering an essay. All the details are on the PTD webpage.I earned my PPSA in 2014, EPSA in 2016 and MPSA in 2020 and was honored with APSA in 2015.




Rich Krebs

Rich Krebs

I graduated from Grove City College a long time ago with a BS ME degree. I joined the Navy thru OCS and was assigned a ship in Norfolk, VA. After my tour there, I went to a ship homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. After PG school in Monterey, Vietnam and Washington tours, I got off of active duty and stayed in the Naval Reserve for another 20 years, retiring in 1991. After I got out of the Navy, I had positions with defense companies or the government in Annapolis, Md, Fort Meade, Md, Greenville, Tx, St. Louis and finally Colorado, where I retired from IBM in June 2006. I was a Project Manager.

I have been taking pictures since college using a point and shoot film camera. I started taking photos with SLR's in the Navy when I went to Japan. I changed to digital in the 1990's and a DSLR last year. I take landscapes, animals, birds, travel photos. I have thousands of slides and prints from the Navy tours to Japan, Europe, Vietnam and our own travels. Now I am strictly digital and have quite a few pictures saved and online. I recently purchased a Fuji XT-20 mirrorless camera and am trying to learn how to use it.




Esther Steffens

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N. Sukumar, APSA

N. Sukumar, APSA

I am a scientist, photographer, conservationist, wilderness enthusiast and educator. I was born in Calcutta, India, obtained my Ph.D. in chemistry from Stony Brook, New York, and have worked in the US, India and Germany, having spent about half my life in the US and half in India. I now reside in the outskirts of New Delhi with Sunanda, my wife of 30 years, also a chemist and educator.

I have served as president, webmaster and chair of the Slide and Fine Arts groups at the Schenectady Photographic Society, as well as Editor of its Newsletter, the FOCUS. I am also served as Program Chair and 2nd Vice-Chair of CPID and webmaster of CPID and the Nature Division in PSA. I have exhibited at several local and national galleries, presented programs at PSA and other international conventions, and been published in art magazines and the PSA Journal. My main photographic subjects are nature, landscape, travel and figure. I am fascinated with abstracts and the indirectly perceived. I also paint in pastels and oils. I enjoy both wet and digital darkroom work.