August Meeting: The Art of Abstract

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August Meeting: The Art of Abstract
August 4, 2009 7:00 pm
August 4, 2009 10:00 pm
January 16, 2012
Arctica Bar & Grill
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States


One of the intrinsic benefits of underwater photography is our unique subject matter. We have access to colors, patterns and shapes that exist nowhere else in nature. The abstract images that can be created underwater are only limited by your imagination.
While most abstracts are created using macro lenses, that is not always the case. Sometimes even a mundane dive can become exciting when you shift your creative eye to searching for patterns, shapes and colors that would make up an interesting abstract image.
Our August meeting is dedicated to the "art of abstract". Members will share and learn about how to create cool underwater abstract images.
We encourage you to submit up to 10 of your favorite abstract shots. As always, feel free to include images for which you would like to hear the group's recommendations.
IMAGE SPECS: The ideal size of each landscape orientation image is 10” wide x 7.5” high – no larger. If an image is portrait, the image should be no more than 7.5” high x whatever width (certainly less than 10”.) If you size your images by pixels, the images should be a maximum of 720 pixels wide by 540 pixels high for landscape, and 540 pixels high for portrait. All images should be 72 DPI, or pixels per inch, and .JPG file type.
If you would like to submit videos, please bring them to the meeting as Quicktime files on flash drive, CD or DVD. Videos should be clips less then 5 minutes each.
In your email, on the subject line please type in caps “NYUPS images- Abstract". Please email all your images to Steve Edelstein at
Date of submission: Images will be cheerfully accepted for the upcoming meeting until the Sunday evening before the meeting. Any images submitted after that cannot be included. You will receive a confirmation of the receipt of your images. If you don’t, please contact Steve Edelstein, and cc Larry Cohen at
Please note that you do not need to submit images to attend the meeting – feel free to just come and enjoy the images, share and learn a little about creating abstract underwater images! We want to stress that all of our meetings are for photographers of all levels. It doesn't matter what camera you use or how long you've been shooting, NYUPS wants to share the joys of underwater imaging with everyone interested.
A reminder that this is not a competition. The idea is to share your best or favorite images & video, and let other UW photographers know your techniques and the thought process that went into it, and also learn from the group.
As always, the admission to the event is free, but only by RSVP. Please RSVP to
We look forward to seeing your images and sharing food and drink with you at Artctica Bar & Grill!!
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