Joan Field is our judge for February 2019
Joan has been photographing since she was possessor of a Kodak Brownie so many years ago. She joined a camera club in 1984 when she bought her first SLR, a Nikon. Since then she has moved up the digital ladder and currently uses a Nikon D750 which she loves. She has been a member of the West Essex (NJ) Camera Club, Contra Costa Camera Club, Anaheim Camera Enthusiasts, finally rejoining Contra Costa after moving back into the area in 1997. She has been very active in N4C as a former president, 12-year editor of the Foto Fanfare, currently co-chair of FotoClave 2017, and Prints Co-chair. She received her APSA in the Photographic Society of America and served for five years as Director of thePSA Newsletter Contest. She is the administrator for a Prints group, and DD Study groups #21 and #15.. She is also a Board member of the Yerba Buena Chapter of PSA.
PHILOSOPHY: Prefers strong composition and the use of innovation in both Pictorial and Creative Divisions. Looks for the good nature story. Interprets travel and journalism liberally. Encourages, first by noting good points of image, then areas for improvement with suggestions for correction.