Through Your Eyes with Tim Behrens

14 02 2021

I had the pleasure to talk with Tim Behrens about how he got started in music and what Sight, Sound and Song means to him. Tim also shared some of his original music and how journaling give’s him focus and calm.

Tim Behrens is a multi-instrumental singer/songwriter and composer. His music encompasses a broad range of styles and formats, from acoustic contemporary folk to orchestral pieces.

To learn more about Tim and his music check out the following sites.……


Through Your Eyes with Dan Gyves

14 02 2021

I had the opportunity and privilege to have a conversation with Dan Gyves and his award winning photography. Dan talks about Look At The View and capture the Essence Of A Beautiful Location. We also took a journey back in time as to when he first picked up a camera and up to what he enjoys now. Including, drive by photography. To learn more about Dan and his photography, please visit​ Please enjoy!

Through Your Eyes with Hali Sowle

30 01 2021

Hali started taking pictures with the family camera when she was a small child, beginning a love of photography that never faded. In her college and dental school years she took pictures of friends and events using analog cameras, but took a long hiatus from photography as she began her dental practice. After marrying they started traveling, hiking, and rock climbing. Along with her husband Mike she started taking photographs again, although instead of people her new interests gravitated towards nature and wildlife.

Together Hali and Mike have traveled extensively within the US and overseas. No matter where they go, their vacations always include their cameras.

Hali is a Getty Images photographer, she has been featured in the Italian photography magazine Bianco Nero, and has been in several juried shows. Along with selling her photos to international publications she also contributes her photographs for many charity events.

To learn more about Hali and see her work please visit her web sites listed below.

Mike and Hali’s Excellent Adventures:

Hali’s Images:

Hali’s Flickr

Through Your Eyes – Invitation

30 01 2021

Through Your Eyes is a show where we highlight photographers and artists to Entertain, Inform, Motivate and Inspire. If you have a story to tell, reach out to me to be considered for the show.

“Taking It to the Streets” presented by Nancy Carbonaro

8 12 2019

“Taking It to the Streets” presented by Nancy Carbonaro. Capturing evocative images of everyday life takes a special skill that goes well beyond the technical aspects of using a camera. Learn about the skills it takes to master photo documentary image making, as we examine the complexity of everyday life in Cuba. Bio: Nancy has been a professional photographer for over 20 years. Her focus is capturing her subjects in the most authentic, natural and respectful light. Her day to day work consists of creating captivating business portraits. Her passion is traveling to third world countries to document the lives of people living on the fringe. Nancy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience around photographing people in all different kinds of life situations. Nancy’s experience includes 12 years of a portrait business. 2 years as president of the Commercial Industrial Photographers of NE, photo documentary projects in: Cuba, Cambodia, Ecuador & Mexico, and, she’s studied with some really cool national and internationally known photographers. We’re looking forward to her talk.

By Path or Paddle with Peter Baumgarten

8 12 2019

We had the great pleasure of having Peter present at our club meeting. Here’s some information about Peter and his talk. ===== By Path or Paddle – “Photographing the Natural Word” presented by Peter Baumgarten The great outdoors offers some amazing photo opportunities. Paddle and hike along with Peter Baumgarten, Olympus Visionary as he discusses the challenges and joys of outdoor photography, including tips and techniques to improve your landscape, macro, and wildlife photography. Bio – Peter is a professional photographer and educator living on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario. He regularly leads photography courses and workshops for novice and enthusiast photographers and travels across North America as an Olympus Visionary providing lectures and seminars on landscape, wildlife, and astrophotography. His work has been published in a number of magazines in both Canada and the U.S. and has been recognized for excellence on a number of photography websites. Peter is an avid outdoor enthusiast with a passion for wilderness camping, canoeing and kayaking.

Photography On Your Phone

8 12 2019

As photographers sometimes we’re asked, how did you do that? Where was that picture photographed, what camera did you use? Well here’s the secret. Ready? Everything matters. Non of it matters. It’s all about what you want to do. Do you like what you’re seeing now, right in front of you? Do you want to capture that image? That memory? That moment in time? Whats the best camera to use? Whats the best lens to use? What manual camera setting shall one use to capture exactly what your seeing in front of you? Some may not be a photographer or understand all of that photographer stuff. Or, are we all photographers? With todays technology in our pocket all the time, maybe thats the best camera to use. With all the available apps we also have a studio in our pocket. How do you choose to use it? Maybe, your pocket device, your phone is the best camera to use. Sometimes I shoot and process my images on my phone. Do you? There’s no excuse not to capture that moment in time, capture that memory for yourself, or share it with your friends and family, or share it with the world. Yes, sometimes the best camera to use is the one you have with you. I shoot on my phone!

Rad A. Drew, photographer, teacher, and tour leader

8 12 2019

Bio: Rad A. Drew is a photographer, teacher, and tour leader from Indianapolis, Indiana. He makes photographs with mirrorless and infrared cameras, and assorted iPhones, and he loves to teach and inspire others to discover hidden creative talents. His creative images have been recognized in galleries and photo competitions around the world. Rad writes for the online photographer’s resources, Luminous Landscape,, and for the mobile art network, TheAppWhisperer. He is author two fine art books, and is a contributor to today’s most comprehensive volume of iPhone instruction. He is the creator of the popular webinar series, How I Did It!™, and he shares his Topaz Studio workflow in regularly scheduled Topaz webinars. He was recognized in the Photography Society of America’s Who’s Who in Photography 2018 in the Editorial Awards category. A seasoned workshop leader and teacher, Rad guides photographers to beautiful locations around the world including Cuba, The Palouse, Cape Cod, Tuscany, Calabria, and Moloka’i.

Steampunk Jewelry City

8 12 2019

What is Steampunk? It is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk, before it became the full-blown sub-culture it is today, it started out as a science-fiction sub-genre in the 1970s. Its fundamental inspirations go all the way back to 19th century Victorian writers, such as Jules Verne (author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) and H.G. Wells (author of The Time Machine). wiki…

SBCC 50th Anniversary with Joe Kennedy

8 12 2019

As we celebrate our 50th year anniversary of Stony Brook Camera Club please enjoy some memories from one of our clubs members. I’m sure some of you will remember these stories. It was an honor and a privilege to spend time with these members recording these memories. It was great fun! We’re in our 50th year, promoting enjoyment and proficiency in all aspects of photography through education, by mutual exchange of knowledge and experience, and by promoting a broad appreciation of our natural environment.

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