Pat Bannerman

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Rhody Blossoms

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Pat Bannerman
Competition Committee
2011 –

Member since 2007

My interest in photography started when I was about 10 years old and received my first camera. From there, I progressed to an “instamatic” and then purchased a 35mm Range Finder in 1970. My younger brother “appropriated” that one, as he was also bitten by the bug. I found out about SLR’s and purchased a Minolta SRT101 and then started adding to my camera bag with many different lenses; from 90mm Macro to 100-500 Zoom, shooting mostly on slide film.

I joined the Brockton Color Slide Club at the urging of Jack Alexander, with whom I worked. That club went through many changes, including its name, as it became the Greater Brockton Camera Club. I served as its Treasurer for many years. I enjoyed competing in the various categories at the
club, earning many ribbons in Nature, Photo-Journalism, Photo-Travel, Portraiture, and Open categories. On several occasions I was honored with “Slide of the Year.”

During this time at GBCC, I was asked to join CAMNATS, a nature photography organization, which is by invitation only. My portfolio was reviewed and accepted. My first digital camera was a point and shoot Fuji, but I have now progressed to a Nikon D3000. I still find the technology of the digital camera totally amazing and the instant feedback blows my mind.

My interests include flowers, action, travel and nature.

Here is a sampling of some of my images…

 

Outstanding in the Field

Outstanding in the Field

Forest Hills Cemetery

Forest Hills Cemetery

 

Swan Boat

Swan Boat

 

Sandwich

Sandwich

Lynne Lyons

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Lynne Lyons

Lynne Lyons

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Lynne Lyons

Social Director
2010 –

Member since 2008

I have had a passion for photography since I was a young girl. My father bought me my first camera when I was eight years old. It was a Brownie Camera and I took it everywhere with me.

When I was in junior high my sister joined the Army and gave me her Yashica 35mm camera. I joined a camera club in school and won first place in a “ Black and White” photo contest. I was hooked!

Life goes quickly and changes fast. When I remarried my husband saw how happy I was when I was taking pictures. He purchased a small point and shoot digital camera and again I started my photo journey. I bought a Canon 20D and landed a photography job at Plainridge Racecourse as their Racetrack Photographer.

With my new friends at the HDP I am always learning more.

Here are a few of my favorites.

Meet Connie!

Meet Connie!

Plainridge

"Plainridge" Lynne's workplace and the site of three HDP field trips!

Sweet

Sweet

 

Loving Hands

Loving Hands

 

Haunted House

Haunted House

Nubble Light

Nubble Light

 

Snowy Barn

Snowy Barn

 

Walls of Stone

Walls of Stone

Matt Wood

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Matt Wood

Matt Wood

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    Matt Wood

Member since 2009

My name is Matt Wood and I live in Bridgewater with my beautiful wife, Heather, and our hilarious sons, Gavin and Riley. I have been a BMW mechanic for the last 10 years and now work in Allston at Herb Chambers BMW.

Photography has become a passion of mine since I purchased my first point and shoot camera a year a half ago. I bought it to take pictures at local car shows, something I enjoy doing with my two sons. Now photography has become a full-fledged obsession of mine. I am the type of person that when I get interested in something I am head over heels into it and need to learn and experience everything to do with it.

I thrive on capturing special moments and memories for people. Someday I hope to be lucky enough to make photography my career.

Family

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Matt Rocks!

Phil Holt

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Phil Holt

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Phil Holt

HDP Program Comm.
2010 – 2011

Member since 2009

Phil’s Bio

I have been interested in photography for many years. In the old film days, I had a Minolta X570 and dabbled with black and white film developing.

Over the years, life got very busy and I stopped shooting pictures on a regular basis. After thirty years of teaching and five years as an elementary principal, I retired in June 2009, and received a Nikon D60 camera as a gift from my wife. At first I was overwhelmed with the capabilities of this new camera and its numerous options and settings. I took a course in digital photography from the New England School of Photography and then started to feel more comfortable shooting digital. The ability to shoot freely and not have to consider the expenditures involved with film is one of the greatest benefits of digital photography. I purchased Lightroom as a post-processing program and have also been enjoying the ability to take pictures and digitally process them.

I consider myself an amateur and have become increasing more intrigued with learning how to become a better photographer. I enjoy taking pictures of different subjects but I find taking pictures of people to be the most challenging and rewarding. I have always enjoyed the arts and am envious of those that can draw and illustrate their creative expression. For me, photography is an art form that has the ability to move people and communicate emotion in a profound way.

These are several images that I have taken in the last two years.