Hazel Meredith is very active in local, regional and national photographic organizations. She is a former officer of the Greater Bridgeport Camera Club; past-president and current secretary of the Connecticut Association of Photographers; and a Vice President on the board of the New England Camera Club Council. She is also a member of the Photographic Society of America, of which she is moderator of the Camera Club Sparkle Yahoo group.
Hazel teaches courses on Photoshop Elements & CC, Lightroom, HDR, Topaz Plug-Ins, Camera Basics and working with Textures. She released her first eBook, “Working with Textures & Overlays: Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art” in October of 2015. She has been a speaker at many conferences, camera clubs and birding festivals throughout New England and beyond. She has been a speaker at the New England Camera Club Council Conference at UMASS Amherst in July 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. She also conducts her own seminars and workshops in the classroom and in the field.
Her photos have won many awards and competitions in the past ten years in both local club competitions and international salons. She has over 150 acceptances in PSA-sanctioned exhibitions, and she also received four bronze stars and two silver stars for her journalistic efforts. In 2008 she received an honors distinction of Master Member of the New England Camera Club Council (MNEC) during its annual conference and in 2012 received the PSA Service Award. In September, 2013, she was awarded the distinction of APSA from the Photographic Society of America at their annual conference.
Hazel enjoys being active in the photographic community and helping others find the joy and satisfaction in taking beautiful images. Hazel likes all types of photography, but tends to focus on nature and the great outdoors. She and her husband, Dave, have made many trips to the American Southwest where she has come to appreciate the stark beauty of the desert. She began using a digital camera in 2003 and has never shot another roll of film! She enjoys both the photography itself as well as the computer editing which blends with her background as a graphic designer.