Hazel is actively involved in photography in the local, regional and national arenas. She is the newest board member of the New England Camea Club Council (NECCC); secretary for the Connecticut Association of Photographers (CAP); Council Services Director for the Photographic Society of America (PSA); monthly columnist for the PSA Journal’s Camera Club & Council News column; treasurer and webmaster of the Greater Bridgeport Camera Club; and a member of the New Haven Camera Club.
Her photos have won many awards and competitions in the past few years in both local club competitions and international salons. She has over 125 acceptances in Photographic Society of America (PSA) salons, and she has also received four bronze stars and one silver star from PSA 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.
Hazel enjoys teaching classes and seminars on Photoshop Elements and HDR. She teaches for the Milford and North Haven Adult Education programs as well as at local camera clubs and regional conferences. She enjoys being active in the photographic community and helping others find the joy and satisfaction in taking and perfecting beautiful images.
Hazel finds all types of photography enjoyable, but tends to focus on nature and the great outdoors. She and her husband, Dave, have made several trips to the American Southwest where she has come to appreciate the stark beauty of the desert.