Look Who’s Joined – 2023-2024

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)

Tim Abbuhl

Experience Level: At it for a while but looking to improve

Current Equipment: I use Nikon equipment.  In my teens and twenties I was introduced to photography using a point and shoot film camera.  About 7 years ago I got into photography again using a DSLR, and I have moved over to mirrorless in the last 2 years.

Post Processing Software: Lightroom

Photographic Interests: My interests are primarily wildlife, but also astrophotography, landscapes, and action (motorsports, airplanes, etc.)

Eric Lohse

Experience Level: Veteran photographer – I have been photographing since my teen age years – many decades.

Current Equipment: Olympus Mirrorless

Post Processing software:  For post processing, I primarily use Lightroom with some tools in Photoshop or ON 1 Camera Raw.

Photographic interests: Nature, People, Historic sites and Creative.

Scott W. Thibodeau

Experience Level: B/C 

Current Equipment: Canon equipment – both DSLR and mirrorless cameras in ASPC and full frame formats. I’ve recently made “the move” to full frame. I also do love to shoot with the iPhone. As they say “the best camera is the one you have with you” and the phone is ALWAYS with me!

Post Processing software: I use primarily Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop. I do use Topaz Sharpen AI once in a while. I also do video editing and DaVinci Resolve is the platform I use for that.

Photographic interests: is “everything” a category? LOL for me, I think it’s all about the light more than a particular thing. My interests have changed over time as I think artists go through phases of things that pique their interest and we “go down the rabbit hole” on that particular subject and maybe move onto something else. Nature and landscape have always been favorites of mine. Those are pleasurable pursuits. I shoot professionally as well. My business focuses on the real estate markets so my love of structures and architecture keep me engaged there. So, yeah, I shoot just about anything. 

Chris Wilcox

Experience Level: New to the Hobby

Current Equipment: Sony Mirrorless 

Software: Lightroom & Photoshop

Interests: Wildlife, Macro, Travel

Linda Miller-Gargano

Experience: Intermediate skill level. Lifelong shutterbug.  Studied photo and computer graphics in college, but have never worked in the field of photography.  Looking forward to learning more techniques and further developing my skills.  

Equipment: Olympus Mirrorless

Post Processing: Photoshop, Photoshop Elements

Photographic interests: Animals, nature, family, pets, food

Mandy Rahardjo

 Experience level: New to the hobby   

Current equipment: Cell Phone photography   

 Photographic interests:  Nature, Moon, Clouds, Animals

 Quannah Leonard

Experience level: New to the hobby

Current equipment; Olympus, Mirrorless 

Post processing software: Lightroom and Photoshop

Your photographic interests: Travel, Nature, Animals and Portraits

Amy Keith

Experience level: New to the hobby

Current equipment: Olympus DSLR
I also like IPhone photography

Post processing software: Lightroom and Photoshop

Your photographic interests: Landscape, Nature, Creative

Dave McCary

Experience level: Veteran photographer interested in learning more and in sharing what I know.

Current equipment: Canon 5Dm3
Samsung S23-Ultra (first 10x optical zoom lens on a phone)

Post processing software: LR & PS

Your photographic interests: Nature including landscapes and wildlife