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George Sipl- 

A composer/audio engineer by trade, I use my ears all day.  Photography is a chance for me to focus on my sense of sight instead of hearing.  Hope you enjoy what I see.


Janet Sipl - 

I am a relative newbie to photography. I am a soon to be a retired teacher and look forward to doing photography full time. I think of myself in terms of being an “Art-tographer”. I find that as I try different things, new and amazing artistic doors open. I learn by doing, and my learning is an ongoing journey. I hope you enjoy some of the images that I have captured on this journey.




Barb Pennington -

The camera does not discriminate about age, gender, ethnicity, physical condition or neighborhood.  Photography opens the lens and the door, to capture, record, surprise, friend and gift.  It is a new exciting adventure for a golden girl.

Website:  Barbara Pennington Photography    Email:  Barbara Pennington

Blue Heron Bill Rittman -

I have always had an interest in taking photographs, however, since joining the Cleveland Photographic Society, I have improved my skills and understanding in taking images. 

e-mail:  Bill Rittman

2 Swans in Barberton Bill Trent -
Carol Shaley -

I live on a farm in Brecksville, Ohio and have always enjoyed taking picture of our farm animals and pets.  I became an avid amateur photographer after buying a Canon DSLR in the fall of 2005.  I strive to capture the unique personalities of our goats, cats and horses, as well as the dramatic beauty of our dahlia gardens

 Websites:  MapleCrest     Website: Carol Photos.

Cheri Homaee -

 I specialize in Fine Art, Architectural and Product Photography

Website:  Commercial Photography and Fine Art          Email:  Cheri Homaee

Clinton Buhler -


David Busch -

Dave Busch’s rise from total oblivion to obscurity has been described as meteoric: a big flash, followed by a fiery swan dive into the horizon. Although Dave’s first photographs were truly dreadful, he’s been told that his pictures have been improving significantly over the last four years, which infuriates him, because he first became serious about photography in 1958. He remembers when Kodachrome had an ASA of 8; most films came in yellow boxes, except for the good stuff, which came in orange packaging; lenses didn’t zoom; and cameras didn’t have keypads for placing long-distance calls and texting messages.

The magic moment for Dave came in 1965, when he was hired as a photographer by a daily newspaper, the first step in a career notable mostly for poor timing. Dave was at Kent State at noon on May 4, 1970, when his “nose for news” told him to go home. He had his camera with him in San Clemente, California the day Richard Nixon resigned; in Detroit when Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in 1975; in Zaragoza, Spain in 1977 as Bing Crosby died on a golf course there; in Washington D.C. in 1982 when Flight 90 crashed into the 14th Street Bridge; but decided not to go to what was Roy Orbison’s last concert in December, 1988.

After four years in Rochester, New York as a PR/photography consultant/writer (back when a backslash really meant something) for an agency serving an obscure film/camera company there, Dave helped found CCS/PR, Inc. and wandered the country aimlessly for 18 years as a writing guy who also took pictures and as a picture-taking guy who also wrote stuff. If you wanted a photo with a 10-page caption, he was your guy. After finally filling up a wall map with tiny map pins that chronicled his travels, Dave became self-unemployed in 1992. Since then, he’s kept busy by his quest to become the world’s most successful unknown author, achieving exactly half of his goal so far.

Dave describes his photography as “eclectic,” which is a code word for “inconsistent.” He loves photographing sports, landscapes, musicians, infrared subjects, and his grandchildren (as soon as his four uncooperative kids provide some.)

Ed Rynes -

A collection of images by Ed Rynes.  Ed is a recovering photoholic.  For years he would not leave home without a camera strapped to this belt (Olympus XA).  His addiction has subsided in recent years but he still need frequent photographic fixes to keep him on a relatively even keel.  He claims that photography is his therapy and it helps him 'see'.

Isabel Martins -
Jay Patel -

Seeds of Jay Patel's appreciation for beautiful places were planted early in his childhood on numerous trips to some of the most breathtaking locations on the Indian subcontinent. His passion for such magnificent places now manifests itself in a continuous search to capture nature's majestic specularity with his camera. Jay's career in photography began in the summer of 2001 when he purchased his first digital SLR. In subsequent years, he spent much time reading photographic magazines and Internet articles and studying the styles of great landscape photographers. He has had no formal education or training in photography.  

Although Jay produces most of his work in rich vibrant colors, he also enjoys the creativity and latitude offered by B/W photography in digital format. His photographs try to capture both the physical and emotional nature of light. "Light in nature takes on astonishingly diverse shapes, forms and colors that allow us to interact with the world around us. The calm deep blue of twilight, the dynamic fiery red glow of lava, the piercing beams of sun breaking through the clouds and the soft romantic moonlight reflected in a glacial lake all affect our mood, our feelings and our very outlook on life". It is this physical and emotional nature of light that he passionately struggles to capture through his photographs. He is well aware, however, that his photographs can convey only so much of the wonder as it is beyond his abilities to replicate the awe and magnificence of the natural world. He is not sure his efforts will endure the test of time, but he certainly hopes they will provide inspiration for others who may also try to capture the nature of light. 

Website: Jay Patel Photography                Email: Jay Patel

Jeff Burns -
Jill Stanphill -

I have always loved taking pictures of family, friends, nature and places I have traveled.  My photo albums tell the story of my life and are my most precious possession.  In 2002, I bought my first SLR and started learning the technical aspects of photography.  In 2004, I joined CPS and the members have passionately encouraged me to push the limits with my camera and get creative.


Jim Kunkel -

I started taking pictures in 1952 after I joined the Navy. I bought an Argus C4 aboard the USS Princeton, CVS-37, an aircraft carrier. I took a lot of slides on the carrier and in Japan, Okinawa and Hong Kong.

I used the Argus C4 for all of the family pictures until the mid 1970’s.

 In 1976 I bought Olympus SLR’s and lenses. In the mid 80’s I switched to a Canon EOS film SLR’s and in 2004 to a digital EOS 20D. I have lenses ranging from 20m to 500mm. One of my favorites is the 100mm macro.  I had my own darkroom, developed all my own film and did my own printing from both negatives and slides for many years. My favorite is color prints of nature subjects. At the end of 1997 I started to print on an Epson Stylus Photo ink jet printer.  I now have an Epson 7600 printer and have switched to all digital. 

I joined the Cleveland Photographic Society in 1980 and started competing in prints and slides. I found listening to the judge’s comments every Friday night a big learning experience. Later I took an Ian Adams course offered by the Cleveland Metro Parks and a workshop by Robert Glenn Ketchum and John Shaw offered by the Cuyahoga Valley Photo Club. I spent the past ten years studying digital capture, digital scanning, workflow, and printing on inkjet printers. Photoshop CS3 is my choice of software. 

In 1997 I became a charter member of the Ohio Stereo Photography Society. I concentrated on stereo slide shows of flowers for the next five years. I taught at CPS in both the Fundamentals of Good Photography and the Darkroom Techniques courses. I really enjoyed helping the students learn and improve. It is always a big thrill for me when an ex-student wins at the Friday night competitions. 

I shoot 35mm exclusively. The digital files are so good I don’t need larger formats. 20x24 inch prints from 35mm negatives and slides are very good.  The digital files from my Canon 20D are even better and fun to work with and print on the Epson 7600. The prints will last up to 100 years, which is longer than the best wet darkroom color paper at 60 years. Being involved in all phases of photography is a real joy for me. I take all kinds of pictures but I guess my favorite would have to be macro shots of both wild and cultivated flowers. After taking them you have to share them with others for their enjoyment also.



Jodie Beaver -

I most enjoy nature photography.  With nature, I find that I can visit the same spot a multitude of times and it is never exactly the same. I endeavor to capture intriguing details which others may overlook

Joe Polevoi -
Aftermath John Earl Brown -

John Earl studied photography at Ohio University in the mid 70’s and   worked shortly as a photographer in southern Ohio. He has taught in several  places and worked as a darkroom assistant at Boulder Community College. He currently continues to study digital imaging as well as past and contemporary photographic movements. He is also an active exhibitor


Kolman Rosenburg -

The camera serves as a portal for me to view common sites in an uncommon way.  It enables me to see, and point out to others, the beauty, irony, interest, humor and sometimes the ugliness of the world we live in.  I hope my images bring a realization to others that common things in life are often worth more than a glance, they draw a second glance. 

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s.  I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration in its effort to assist poor farmers during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression.  Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail. 

My images will provide you with that second glance of the mundane, humorous, common-place, and sometimes ugly or painful aspects of our world with the intent of helping you also take the time to notice the dignity, beauty and adaptability that is evident in each.

Website:  Kolman Rosenberg

Kris Bosworth -

My first experiences with a camera were taking family vacation pictures with a Kodak brownie at about age twelve.   Some years later I bought my first SLR while serving overseas in the military.  I quickly graduated to medium format and enjoyed shooting portraits and weddings.  After about 100 weddings it became clear that I could not continue in a full time job and weekend weddings.  I chose to end the wedding business and devoted the next 20 or so years to raising my children.  I purchased my first digital camera about five years ago and rediscovered the love of photography.  I am still trying to find my niche, but enjoy bold color and the challenge of photographing the unique.

 Email: Kris Bosworth

Linda Kupstas -

 I have been doing digital photography for about 8 yrs now.   I am a graduate from NY Institute of Photography and I have taken several courses online also. My motto is  "You can never learn to much".  I have had several photographs published in digital magazines.  I have also won a few contests online.  I love to photograph everything, but I think I love flowers the most.  I have met many great people in doing my photography and made lots of good friends. 

Website: Lynne Kupstas Photography

Lynn Keller -

After taking a beginning digital photography class in April ’07, I’ve not been able to put a camera down.  I learn something almost everyday.  Although I enjoy photographing a multitude of subjects, people and pets are my favorites.

 Email: Lynn Keller

Maria Kaiser -

The Cleveland Photographic Society classes attracted my attention in the mid eighties since I was beginning to take many photographs for work related presentations and informational brochures.  I have always been drawn to artistic activities, drawing, painting, costumes for the kids etc.  However, after those classes, the camera became a fascination, and particularly the lenses that could be used to isolate and enhance the magnificence of a butterfly or the inside of a flower.  Trapping a beautiful composition, the depth and color of it all offers tremendous rewards, which can serve the memory as a reminder of how beautiful it was.  I take many images and now use them as a basis for continuing watercolor and printmaking.

 Email: Maria L.  Kaiser

Mary Rynes -

Mary Rynes particularly enjoys nature photography.  Grateful that a digital camera encourages long periods of time outdoors, she is amazed and often rewarded -- by the curiosity that it prompts.  She finds herself able to approach snakes and crocodiles and even children with a new and foolhardy bravery.

Email:Mary Rynes

Nancy Balluck -

As a former art teacher I’ve enjoyed numerous artistic adventures and finally found my passion in photography, particularly portraiture.  It is such a creative joy to photograph my subjects in interesting locations using available light whenever possible.  The one-on-one experience I have with my subjects is very gratifying.  There is nothing quite like the thrill of capturing that split second when you and your subject make a personal connection through the lens.

Neil Evans -

I started taking photography seriously a few years ago upon entering a contest in the American Rose magazine.  Joining the Cleveland Photographic Society increased my interest.  You can see from my photos that I am still mainly into floral photography, but I’m trying other subjects too.

Rick Wetterau -

Still within my first year of photography.  I've taken an extreme interest in macro photography

Rob Erick -

Rob realized a long time ago that he belonged behind the camera rather than in front of it and has used the Photography School of CPS and the fellowship of CPS photographers to continue to learn and grow in his craft.  He considers himself somewhere between ‘Rank Amateur’ and ‘Almost Dangerous’ in his photographic skills, but enjoys the combination of art and science that photography provides and realizes and appreciates that the journey itself is at least as important as achieving the goal. 

Rob may be reached at

Ron Wilson -

Ron Wilson depicting Amish life in Ohio and PA, dance, pets, and people.

Website: Ron Wilson

Sharon Doyle -

Life is WONDERFUL!  The breathtaking beauty of nature is amazing.  I am like a child filled with wonder when I am taking pictures.  I love to look at the pictures over and over again and re-live each moment.  Photography is truly a gift that enables people to share special places and moments with others.

Tim Long -

picked up photography 2 years ago and have been shooting ever since.  I joined CPS to learn more and I have already learned a lot.

Website: Star Shooter Supreme

Todd Liebenauer -

As a way for my wife to get me to go on hikes with her, she encouraged me to buy my first SLR camera.  Little did she know what she had done! After a year of shooting wildlife during our hikes, I was hooked. Photography was another way the artist in me was coming out. Two years latter this hobby became a way for me to start my first business. In 2007, I started Hotrod Signs. I produce photographic signs of classic automobiles and muscle cars using Photoshop. It was a way to marry my long time hobby of cars with new hobby of photography. After reviewing this gallery, please take some time to review more of my work.


Varina Patel -