James R. Lemon – Featured IPA member

I am an amateur photographer who enjoys photography in my free time. I’ve been deeply curious about photography since childhood, when I first witnessed a Polaroid producing a picture. Although I’ve been an infrequent photographer since high school, I have always been intrigued by the fact that one can record something that he/she sees (with a camera). Although I missed out on photography classes in school (as the course filled up so quickly), and I lacked the basic understanding of such things as the exposure triangle, I never lost interest or gave… Read More

Michael Strah – Featured IPA member

I moved from Canada to Mexico to live permanently in 1993, but didn’t discover photography until late 2011. A little odd since Mexico is a fantastically photogenic country with a long and significant history of remarkable photographers. Basically, owing to my being a life long motorcyclist, I began taking pictures of the places I would ride to so I could share them with friends and family. I work as an English language narrator for corporate/industrial/educational videos and documentaries and often do the translation, too. In between jobs, I teach English as a… Read More

Sam Kwok – Featured IPA member

Capturing and working with females in portrait and glamour photography is not new for me but having recently posted my first blog, took me into another realm of life away from my day to day work as an executive in a legal firm.  This has truly inspired and given me a new meaning to my being.  As a person I am passionate for sophisticated instrumentation and fine engineering and this has really fueled my passion for photography.  Enjoying female portrait photography as an amateur, makes me really appreciate elegant work without any… Read More

Margarida (Maggie) Pereira – Featured IPA member

Born in Lisbon, Portugal I discovered photography late in life in 2007. But since then I’ve been avidly interested in photographing landscape, city and architectural, people and lately astro-photography. I like either strong colours or black & white. As a Lisbonner I had to do a book about my city and so I self-published “Lisbon in Black & White” in 2013 that I hope you like. “Lisboa in Black & White” is a bilingual(Portuguese/English) photography book, with seductive images of Lisbon, with most of the iconic places in the city. It’s printed… Read More

Walter Schernstein – Featured IPA member

My name is Walter Schernstein. I am a photographer and I live in Germany, in the Ruhr area. I photograph as a photo-journalist and working on freely chosen projects. One of my projects is photography at dusk. The moment between the day and the night, the time of transition. The special lighting so creates new. Photography is a “door opener”, it allows me to explore my environment, through photography I learn. I learn people and know things that I otherwise would not have met. My free photographic work I exhibit in museums… Read More

Rery Irarto – Featured IPA member

As an entrepreneur in creative industries and also a musician in Indonesia, personally photography is a hobby that can improve creativity and a medium to sharpen our instincts to see the meaning of life aside from always be grateful for the greatness of God that given to the human race. I learned photographing autodidact. I started using DSLR cameras and then along with the development of technology, I used a smaller mirrorless camera and easy to carry, until finally I knew manual lens and particularly liked the results. In the end, my… Read More

Sture Enevoldsen – Featured IPA member

  Never seek for a good picture – you have to learn when it comes to you.  Therefore I try to always carry a camera. I am a married man with three children living in the northern part of Norway. I am not a photographer by living – just a serious amateur.  My favorite activity is walking on the mountains winter and summer. Often I go with my wife and I want to thank her for her patience. You often see her in front of my camera. For the last two years… Read More

Sandra & Willem Jonkers – Featured IPA members

Bio For a long time I’ve (Willem) had love for photography and owned a SLR for as long as I can remember. But I never took classes or did anything with it. Just for my holiday snap shots, so to speak. Late 2011, my wife Sandra wanted to take on a photography class and asked me if I would join her. That got us hooked from the very start. After a while experimenting with all kinds of photography we felt that this wasn’t going to cut it. We love our city (Rotterdam)… Read More

Tom Darling – Featured IPA member

Bio I’ve had two passions in life.  Bikes and photography.  I got involved with motorcycles at an early age because they were cheaper than cars.  I got involved with photography working on the High School newspaper and Year Book.  After High School I joined the US Army and spent the next 20 years riding motorcycles and taking pictures all over the world. My only formal training in Photography was a correspondence course thru New York Institute of Photography.  Back then all military bases had a Photo Craft Shop.  Many had very well… Read More

Ana Franco – Featured IPA member

  Bio I am a Colombian mother of 3 beautiful children that moved to Miami in 1993…then I moved to Canada 7 years ago.  I never before had the opportunity to land my hands on a camera . The first time was when I met my husband when he taught me how to take pictures.  Having a camera in my hands for me is like writing a book… I love to capture the soul of  my images and express myself.  I love the idea of looking though the lens and being able to… Read More