President - Robert Hanson
I was born and raised in a small town in Eastern Washington called Garfield. During high school I took photography classes and was on the annual staff. I had the opportunity to have my own darkroom at home.
I wasn’t active in photography for several years until I got into underwater photography. As a scuba instructor I was able to travel and photograph the underwater world. This renewed the enjoyment I got from photography. I enjoy photographing landscapes as well as wildlife. My wife and I enjoy hiking; living in Northwestern Montana has given us many rewarding adventures. I enjoy sharing our time spent in the outdoors with my images.
Stepping out of my comfort zone, I was entrusted to shoot a few weddings, which has broadened my photography skills and gray hair. With my renewed interest in photography, I started learning Photoshop as well as Lightroom. I’m a member of North America Nature Photographers Association (NANPA), and I’ve been published in several scuba diving magazines as well as Nikon Photo
Treasurer - Karen Adams
Board Member - Doug Dye
Mike Cronin - Newsletter Editor and Board Member
Couldn't draw, paint, or sculpt so that left photography as an artistic outlet (can't dance either), and I'm happy it worked out that way. I started with a 100% manual Kodak Retinette that you had to estimate the focal distance. It's a great way to learn. As film became harder to buy and process, my interest waned, but the digital revolution rekindled it so much so that we moved here from Helena upon my retirement to be closer to Glacier Park.
I've had many jobs including editing trade magazines where I was writer, photographer, layout, and paste-up, but I retired from teaching writing and literature at Helena College U of M. Teaching was my true calling, and it was hard to relinquish that identity, but now I can say I am retired to a new calling.
Additionally, I write and play music, research my genealogy, and watch as much football and basketball as I want. The Club has been a significant part of my new life, thanks to great members, and I am happy to serve it as well as I can.