Taft Camera Club Members

  • Arthur  Tamayo – Owner operator of Taft PC Services has been an amateur photographer for over 17 years has only recently started competing at the club level after joining the Taft Camera club in 2009. Primarily interested in macro, nature, pictorial and travel photography, Arthur’s work covers a wide range of subjects including custom cars & other vehicles, landscapes, architecture, wildflowers, insects, livestock and still life.


  • Eshter Livingston – Photography has been a long time hobby of Esther Livingston. Esther’s first camera was a Baby Brownie. Esther hadn’t started competing in photography until she joined the Taft Camera Club in 2010.
    “I also like old pictures and have fun cleaning them up and doing historical work with them.” Esther recieved a degree in History at Taft Community College. Esther is currently working on a program for Oildorado 2015.


  • Maureen Webb

We also honor our former members.

  • Dr. Lyn “Mimi” Collins, a retired educator, has been an avid photographer since childhood, when she saved cereal box tops and nickels for her first Brownie camera. Living in Panama, Micronesia, Australia, American Samoa, and Liberia gave Mimi a special interest in travel photography. She is new to exhibiting and competing, and enjoys expanding into these areas with Taft Camera Club.
  • Dr. Barbara R. Valine Wheeler lives in Bakersfield, CA. She is an elementary school teacher and has been an amateur photographer for over fifteen years. Dr. Wheeler has won numerous awards at the Kern County Fair, and SJVCCC council competitions, has had work published in the Taft Independent, and has had work displayed in Bakersfield and in Russia. The images that Dr. Wheeler has displayed on this website are copyright pending.