Tiffanie Heben is a stay-at-home mom with two kids. After leaving her work in policy development to raise her children, Tiffanie had the opportunity to rediscover photography, which she has loved since she was a child. Tiffanie tends to focus on portraits and macro photography. She also enjoys using Photoshop to create composites. Tiffanie recently organized a photo contest celebrating the love of reading in celebration of the Tracy Library. For her next project, she is planning to photograph local artists at work in their studios. Some of her work can be seen at tiffanieheben.smugmug.com and she can be reached at email@example.com.
Lin Gulick is a mother of 4 and grandmother of 9 and wife of 44 years. She currently work at Sutter Tracy Hospital as an RN Case Manager, you know "the one who says you must go home from the hospital." She has worked in Nursing since 1984 mostly in critical care. She has always liked to take pictures but wasn't thrilled with film and early point and shoot cameras. She was constantly frustrated by the screen saying "Processing" following the shot at home plate. She purchased her first Canon Rebel four years ago and was hooked ever since. She currently shoots with a Canon 60D and absolutely loves what they can do together. She has gradually replaced the kit lens and now has all the tools she needs to make great shots. She uses Lightroom and has ventured into Photoshop during the past few months and can see a real difference in creative ability. Her shooting partner is Armando Pedroza, her son in law. They go out frequently and love spending a cold night or warm morning capturing the wonders of the world. Her latest challenge is printing at home on her Epson Stylus printer. She loves the immediate gratification of seeing her creations in print. She looks forward every month to the club competition and seeing how others interpret the subjects of the month. Her biggest dream is a photo trip to the wilds of Alaska, or Australia, meanwhile she will continue to capture her world in Tracy.
Richard teaches the photography program at Tracy's Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. He has worked as a part time professional photographer since 1978. He has worked as a part time instructor off and on since 1980, in Livermore, Tracy, and creating/leading a series of photo walks throughout the 1980s for the Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve.
He has a publishing history going back to the 1980s for Intel Corp's Livermore facility and the Mono Lake Committee newsletter, and has been a contributor to newsletters for a Bay Area photographer/model group and Tracy Camera Club in the 1990s. He is also the primary photographer for the Grand Theatre's Arts Ed class catalogs since 2009 and the Presenting Brochure in 2010 and 2011. His camera experience crosses numerous formats, with 25+ years with 35mm and 6x6 formats, and 10 years with digital imagery. As well as currently, he was also a TCC member throughout the 1990s.
Jeffery Haws lives in Tracy, CA with his wife and children and has been a full time insurance agent, helping his clients get the right kind of policies for whatever they needed. Photography has been a fun experience since age 8 where a photo shows him carrying a brownie camera. Later cameras included using some of his parent’s film cameras who along the years. He purchased his first film camera in 1975 a Chinon CS which he still has. Serious photography started about 10 yrs ago with his first digital camera, a Fujifilm S5000, gradually purchasing a Canon 20D which he still really enjoys. Not one to follow trends he is waiting for the right time to get a new camera. Outdoor and Macro photography occupy a major part of his works, with venturing to still life and portraits ongoing. He joined the Tracy Camera Club in 2006 where he continues to learn from the other members work.
Dave has been working at Lawrence Livermore National Lab as a systems administrator for 23 years. His interest in photography started in the 60's with a camera and light meter given to him by his father who was also into photography. His interest continues today with a deep interest in digital photography. Hey take photographs everyday and post them online in various places such as Flickr, Google+ and his own website. He always
has a camera with him and his legacy is to leave behind a vast digital photographic trail of his life and the lives of his family. He loves blogging and photo blogging, website development and social media. All his work is licensed via Creative Commons Attribute meaning it is free to be used without modification as long as he gets credit for the taking the photo. He likes to see his work get used on the web and in print, it's like the photo takes on a life of it's own as he set it free on the world wide web. And it has been used, he has been published dozens of times in books, magazines and many website and blogs.
Frank and his two brothers own a local business, Tony R. Silva Inc. The business does various services including hauling, construction aggregates, backhoe work, installing septic systems, and pumping septic tanks. Back in the 70’s he got first camera--a 110 Kodak Pocket Instamatic. He has been in the Tracy Camera Club for over 22 years. Frank likes to photograph nature subjects. He also enjoys bike touring and working on his computer with 2D and 3D Animation.
Kathy Krueger is a psychotherapist with two private practices (Tracy [the Opera House] and Mountain View). With her father and grandfather having dark rooms, Kathy grew up in the dark room and has been photographing (on a novice level) all her life as a hobby and for relaxation; her first camera was a Brownie. She enjoys photographing nature, buildings, objects - anything that catches her eye. She joined the Tracy Camera Club fall 2010 and is in Level B. Kathy also enjoys fused glass art and writing.
a little more user friendly for a newbie and she still shoots with the 50D today. She has been into photography for about 4 years. She became interested when she got wedding pictures back from her photographer and felt they could use some touchups. After learning Photoshop she soon wanted to take pictures instead of just editing them. She has taken a couple photo classes at Livermore Community College and likes to photograph many different things. Jirina has been in the camera club for about half a year and is currently at club level B. She enjoys animals, and is a volunteer photo editor for the Kerry Blue Terrier Foundation website. She also enjoys cooking, running and mma.