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)


Owen Small

Experience: At it for a long time but always wanting to improve.

Equipment: Hasselblad 907X S.E.

Post Processing: Lightroom, Photoshop and Hasselblad’s Phocus (Need much Improvement with all of it).

Photographic interests: Family, Portraits, Scenic, Flowers and Architecture.


John Eckel

Experience: My journey in photography began when I was about 14 and received a gift of a classic 828 film camera and darkroom equipment  from my uncle. I traded up to a Canon 35 mm SLR when in college. But as I got older, I focused on my job and allowed my photographic skills to deteriorate as I defaulted to “point and shoot”  photography. Now that I have retired I hope that just a little of the expertise of other SCC members rubs off on me. 

Equipment: Although I have had numerous Canon SLR’s through my life, my current “go to” camera is an Olympus OM-D E-M10 mirrorless 4/3 format

Post Processing: I have not been using post processing software

Photographic interests: I am interested in travel, nature and family photography


Terri-Ann Snediker

Experience: Beginner. I’ve taken a few courses over the years but inevitably life gets in the way and I end up putting the camera in the back of a closet. When I pick it back up again, I realize that I have completely forgotten most of what I learned. 

Equipment: My camera is a Sony A7iii (mirrorless) – still learning about it.

Post Processing: Lightroom Classic and Photoshop and Bridge

Photographic interests: Portrait, Real Estate, Street Photography, Nature


Pam Carter

Experience: Forever the family photographer. Amateur. Having just recently completed an online class, I would like to utilize what I’ve learned and improve by learning from others.

Equipment: Canon EOS Rebel

Post Processing: Microsoft photo editor, trial version EasyHDR 3

Photographic interests: Travel, Nature, Family


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.