Mariposa Photo Club Member Spotlight

Please join us in celebrating the amazing individuals at the heart of Mariposa Photo Club.  Learn more about what inspires us as photographers as you get to know our diverse members.

This month meet Suzette Prue. Suzette has been a steadfast and dedicated member of the Mariposa Photo Club for about 15 years.  Suzette has been our Treasurer for over two years, so in addition to honoring her with our Member Spotlight this month, we’d like to thank her for her hard work and enthusiasm and we offer our gratitude and appreciation for all of her support and leadership to the Mariposa Photo Club.   

Let’s learn more about Suzette.

How long have you been a photographer?

My first memory of being a photographer is when I was in junior high school. A cousin was being baptized and I took along the family camera to capture a few shots. My mother thought I was annoying. The photos taken by the new parents didn’t come out and they were extremely grateful to have mine. This taught me about the power of photography.  

What subjects inspire you?

I guess I would have to say flowers inspire me the most, but landscapes come in a close second.  

What camera(s) do you use?  Besides your camera, what is your favorite photography tool and why?

I just use an old Nikon. A fairly simple one. Probably the tripod is the tool I use the most. I have an iPhone that came out a year ago and it is surprising good.

Who or what has influenced your photography the most?

I guess if you live next to Yosemite you have to say Ansel is your inspiration.  

What’s your favorite part of the process?

The best part of photography is just doing it. The processing can be the most tedious. Spending time behind a camera is infinitely more fun than sitting in front of a computer screen.  

Here’s a selection of Suzette’s photographs:


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