Nancy Speaker

I spent 38 wonderful years in a career of education as a teacher, reading specialist, principal, new teacher supervisor and university Instructor. In addition, I was my husband's photographer assistant for 30 years. Upon retirement, I found time to return full-time to my passion of art and photography.

I have been involved with Professional Photographers of California (PPC) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA) since 2005. I received PPC judge's training in 2012 and renewal training in 2015. In 2012, I joined PSA and completed the PSA judging program in 2013. In 2012 I became involved with PSA-recognized International Exhibitions and PSA Study Groups.

Currently, I am involved as Group Leader/Secretary and member in three PSA fine art and general photography critique Study Groups. I coordinate the interclub competition for my home club, Pasadena Photochromers, which is in the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C). In 2015 I judged an S4C monthly competition and the S4C International Exhibition. In 2015 I earned the S4C Associate honor. Currently I am working toward ROPA distinction and have been successful in receiving several PSA medals along the way.

I have had extensive professional training in photography and Photoshop through PPA and PPC. I respect the value of capturing a great image in the camera, but feel my photographs are just the first stage in the creative process. I enjoy the creative aspects of the digital darkroom and apply various filters, textures and treatments to transform them into my personal vision, creating fine art photography.

Links to photo galleries from other PSA members of California, below.