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Joseph Hearst, FPSA, PPSA·


Joe is retired from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he worked as a physicist for 35 years. Towards the end of his career he worked mainly in geophysical well logging. He was a founder and past President of the Minerals and Geotechnical Logging Society. He is senior author of the book Well Logging for Physical Properties.

After retirement Joe took up serious photography and is a member of the Livermore Valley Camera Club and the Contra Costa Camera Club. He is past president of the Northern California Council of Camera Clubs. He administers a study group for the PSA Projected Image Division, is the online mentor for “Detail Photography,” director of the PSA Pictorial Print Division Picture of the Month competition, and was chair of the Yerba Buena Chapter of PSA.

 In 2007 he received his APSA, in 2015 his FPSA, and in 2009 he received the PPSA distinction. Thirteen of his articles have been published in the PSA Journal, and two portfolios have been published in the British magazine Digital Photo Art. In 2009 he received the Charles Keaton Memorial Award in recognition of his PSA publications. He made a presentation, "Rust, Rubbish, and Reflections" at the PSA 2008 Annual Conference.

Joe has studied with, among others, Freeman Patterson and Richard Martin, and has been greatly influenced by the work of Ernst Haas.

High Water in Burano
Metallic Waves
Washing the Dog
San Miguel de Allende
Trinidad de Cuba
Artesa Vineyard in Spring