Look Who’s Joined

Welcome to these new and newer members of the Simsbury Camera Club. This page is an attempt to help us get to know these individuals better and to welcome them to the fold. (I apologize for paraphrasing and abbreviating some of this information in the interest brevity)


Karen Young

Experience: New 

Equipment: Sony A6000, Mirrorless digital camera

Post Processing: No Software yet

Photographic interests: Travel, nature, portraits


Edward Goldman

Experience: New 

Equipment: Sony A6000, Mirrorless digital camera

Post Processing: No Software yet

Photographic interests: Travel, nature, portraits


Sebastian Fama

Experience: I am a certified evidence photographer. I have also worked as a sports photographer, event photographer, portrait photographer and I have even done a little videography. Unfortunately, when it comes to creating art or just playing with my camera, I am pretty much clueless. And, now that I am retired, that will be my next challenge. 

Equipment: Canon 5D, Canon 7D 

Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom

Photographic interests: Nature, Macro, Compositing and my Granddaughters.


Quyen Phan

Quyen Phan

Experience: New to the hobby and looking to learn

Equipment: Olympus mirrorless

Post Processing: None at the moment (only Adobe Lightroom – free app version)

Photographic interests: Nature, Landscape, Wildlife, Creative, Travel


Robert (Bob) McCue

Experience: I am an amateur photographer who started to pursue my interest in photography in the late 1980s, and have taken a number of photography classes but would like to improve by learning from others photography and receiving feedback on my photography. 

Equipment: Canon R5 and iPhone

Post Processing: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Photographic interests: Nature, landscapes, wildlife, and interested in learning more about macro photography


Eric Wolfe

Experience: At it for a while but looking to improve

Equipment: Canon EOS R mirrorless

Post Processing: Adobe PS Elements 6.0, Canon DPP4, Microsoft Photos

Photographic interests: Landscape, Wildlife, Portraits, Travel and new interest in learning Nightscape photography


Bert Sirkin

Experience: Bert is an experienced photographer interested in learning more and sharing what he knows.

Equipment: Nikon DSLR

Post Processing: Photoshop and Topaz.

Photographic interests: Landscape, infrared, macro, wildlife, creative

Contact info: [email protected]
Portal: http://www.photobert.com/


Mary Anne Sirkin

Experience: Mary Anne has been photographing for awhile and is interested in advancing her skills.

Equipment: Nikon DSLR

Post Processing: Photoshop and Topaz

Photographic interests: Landscape, creative, wildlife

Contact info: [email protected]


Jeff Levesque

Experience: Jeff is an experienced photographer interested in learning more and sharing what he knows.

Equipment: Former Nikon DSLR user now using Sony Mirrorless exclusively

Post Processing: Adobe Creative Suite (Lightroom/Photoshop), Luminar, Topaz, Capture One, ON1 Photo RAW, Exposure X5, Nik Collection, Photo Mechanic

Photographic interests: Nature/wildlife with a strong affinity for birds, plus other outdoor and scenic subject matter

Contact info: [email protected]
Website: levesquephotos.com


John Clancy

Experience: John has been photographing for some time and in interesting in advancing his skills

Equipment: Panasonic Lumix FZ1000

Post Processing: Photoshop Elements (2019)

Photographic interests: Travel, nature, military, people. Landscapes, architecture, birds, mammals, and macro photo opportunities. Capturing pictures beyond the “typical” subjects

Contact info: [email protected]


Greg Ott

Experience: Greg is a veteran photographer wanting to update his skills and share what he knows. Self described as “very rusty but enthusiastic”.

Equipment: Nikon DSLR

Post processing: Mostly Apple Photos. He wants to learn more about post processing and Adobe tools.

Photographic interests: Nature, Travel and Creative

Contact info: [email protected]


Linda Fickinger

Experience: Linda has been photographing for awhile and is looking to improve. Self described “definite amateur”.

Equipment: Nikon DSLR

Post processing: Photoshop 2021

Photographic interests: mostly nature- flowers, birds, etc.

Contact info: [email protected]


Michael Sperber

Experience: I’ve been at it for quite a while, but I am always looking to improve, and sharing what (little) I may know

Equipment: Nikon DSLR, (but borrows his wife’s Sony mirrorless occasionally)

Post Processing: Lightroom with some Luminar and On One Photo RAW

Photographic interests: Wide-ranging. People (candids and sports), landscapes (or anything nature-based) and architecture.