Calendar of Events

July 18, 2016

NYUPS July Meeting: Big Animal Underwater Photography

Monday, July 18th

For most people, summertime means bar-b-que, camping, and trips to the beach. For underwater photographers and divers, it is all about big animals.

The summer months are a great time to photograph big animals underwater. There are whale sharks and manta rays off the coast of Mexico. In Tonga, humpback whales gather by the dozens. And just a short drive up the road, you can swim with blue and mako sharks in Rhode Island.

In honor of all of these seasonal sights, the July NYUPS meeting (July 18) will be themed “Big Animal Bonanza.” First, there will be a presentation focused on helping improve your big animal photography. We will look at some of the techniques for capturing top-notch shots, as well as the planning and logistics for finding big animals.

Then, we want to see your favorite recent big animal images. We want to see it all: Sharks, whales, manta rays, crocodiles, dolphins, or anything else that you can think of! We know NYUPS members have some sweet shots of the big boys and girls of the ocean.

IMAGE SUBMISSION:
The ideal size of each landscape orientation image is 10” wide x 7.5” high, with individual file sizes being no larger than 1 MB. Please email your ten images to Joe Tepper at Joe@DivePhotoGuide.com and CC Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com, with the subject line “NYUPS Images—Big Animals.”
 
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.
 
As always, NYUPS meetings are free and we highly encourage anyone and everyone to attend and share their images.
 
DEADLINE:
The deadline for your ten best images is July 17th. After that, we cannot accept anymore entries (without free beers for the NYUPS crew). Once you send in images, you will receive confirmation within 48 hours. If you do not, or have any questions, resend the email.
 
We hope to see you and your wonderful images at the NYUPS "Big Animals" Meeting on July 18th.
Date: July 18, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Alpha Fusion
Address:
365 W. 34th Street (East of 9th Ave), United States
Cost: Free

October 12, 2015

NYUPS October Meeting “Macro Workshop”

Monday – October 12, 2015
 
NYUPS was founded a decade ago by underwater photographers, for underwater photographers. In this spirit, we have decided to invite some of our dedicated members to present tips and techniques in the coming year.
 
At the October meeting (Monday, Oct 12th, 2015) award winning photographer PJ will share her advice for improving your macro imagery. PJ just returned from Indonesia.
 
The meeting will kick off with PJ’s 15-minute presentation on macro equipment, lighting, composition, and even a few creative techniques. Then, she well turn the spotlight over to other NYUPS members, as we invite you to share your recent macro images for praise and critique from the talented field of photographers in the room.
 
IMAGE SUBMISSION:
The ideal size of each landscape orientation image is 10” wide x 7.5” high, with individual file sizes being no larger than 1 MB. Please email your ten images to Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com and CC Joe Tepper at Joe@DivePhotoGuide.com, with the subject line “NYUPS Images—Macro.”
 
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.
 
As always, NYUPS meetings are free and we highly encourage anyone and everyone to attend and share their images.
 
DEADLINE:
The deadline for your ten best images is October 11th. After that, we cannot accept anymore entries (without free beers for the NYUPS crew). Once you send in images, you will receive confirmation within 48 hours. If you do not, or have any questions, resend the email.
 
We hope to see you and your wonderful images at the NYUPS 2015 Macro Workshop on October 12th.
Date: October 12, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Alpha Fusion
Address:
365 W. 34th Street (East of 9th Ave), United States

September 21, 2015

NYUPS September Meeting “Wide-Angle Workshop”

Monday, September 21
 
NYUPS was founded a decade ago by underwater photographers, for underwater photographers. In this spirit, we have decided to invite some of our dedicated members to present tips and techniques in the coming year. What better way to improve your photography than to learn from cherished colleagues?
 
At the September meeting (Monday, Sept. 21, 2015) Edwin Leschhorn will share his advice for improving your wide-angle imagery. Edwin has progressed from compact cameras to pro-level gear, so he has tips and techniques for photographers of all levels.
 
The meeting will kick off with Edwin’s 15-minute presentation on wide-angle equipment, lighting, composition, and even a few creative techniques. Then, he’ll turn the spotlight over to other NYUPS members, as we invite you to share your recent wide-angle images for praise and critique from the talented field of photographers in the room.
 
 
IMAGE SUBMISSION:
The ideal size of each landscape orientation image is 10” wide x 7.5” high, with individual file sizes being no larger than 1 MB. Please email your five images to Joe Tepper at Joe@DivePhotoGuide.com, with the subject line “NYUPS Images—Wide Angle.” 
 
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.
 
DEADLINE: 
The deadline for your ten best images is September 20th. After that, we cannot accept anymore entries (without free beers for the NYUPS crew). Once you send in images, you will receive confirmation within 48 hours. If you do not, or have any questions, please call the NYUPS hotline: 847-951-0623.
 
We hope to see you and your wonderful images at the NYUPS 2015 Wide-Angle Workshop on September 21st.
 
Date: September 21, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Alpha Fusion
Address:
365 W. 34th Street (East of 9th Ave), United States

June 30, 2015

NYUPS June Meeting “Your Favorite UW Photos of 2014″

Tuesday, June 30 2015

 

Now that we are half way through 2015 lets remember the good old days back in 2014.  Since we did not have a December meeting lets celebrate last year NOW!

 

We want to see your favorite underwater images from 2014 and hear how you captured them. Since it’s an image sharing session, other NYUPS-ers will give praise and constructive criticism on how we can all improve our underwater photography moving into 2015 and the future.

 

Image Specifications

The ideal size of each landscape orientation image is 10” wide and 7.5” high for portrait images. All images should be 150 DPI, or pixels per inch, and .JPG files. If you would like to submit videos, please bring them to the meeting as Quicktime files on a flash drive. Please number your emails or use Dropbox.

In your email, on the subject line please type in caps “NYUPS IMAGES: 2014.” Please email all your images to Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com and CC Joe Tepper at Joe@DivePhotoGuide.com.

 

Date of Submission

The deadline for images is Sunday, June 28th. You will receive a confirmation of the receipt of your images from Larry. If you don’t, please contact Joe.

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 improving your photography techniques! We want to stress that 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.

This month our meeting is back at Alpha Fusion. Our host Henry Yang is a NYUPS supporter and most of his restaurant will be set-aside for us. So join us for a great time having Asian food, drinks and looking at images.

Date: June 30, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Alpha Fusion
Address:
365 W. 34th Street (East of 9th Ave), United States

April 20, 2015

NYUPS April Meeting “Photographing Wrecks”

Monday, April 20th, 2015
 
At NYUPS’ April meeting we’re going to get wrecked! Oh, and maybe have a drink or too as well.
 
The theme for April’s meeting is photographing wrecks: From purposely-sunk cars at Dutch Springs to WWII ship and plane wrecks in the Pacific, we love ‘em all. The meeting will start off with a brief presentation on tips and techniques for photographing wrecks both in local waters as well as tropical destinations. We’ll cover lighting challenges, compositional tools and creative tips.
 
After that we want to see your favorite wreck images and hear how you captured them! Since it’s an image sharing session, other NYUPS-ers will give praise and constructive criticism on how we can all improve our underwater wreck photography.
 
NOTE: The meeting is MONDAY, April 20th
 
 
Image Specifications
The ideal size of each landscape orientation image is 10” wide and 7.5” high for portrait images. All images should be 150 DPI, or pixels per inch, and .JPG files. If you would like to submit videos, please bring them to the meeting as Quicktime files on a flash drive. Please number your emails or use Dropbox.
 
In your email, on the subject line please type in caps “NYUPS IMAGES: WRECKS.” Please email all your images to Joe Tepper at Joe@DivePhotoGuide.com and CC Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com.
 
 
Date of Submission
The deadline for images is Friday, April 17th. You will receive a confirmation of the receipt of your images from Joe. If you don’t, please contact Larry.
 
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 improving your photography techniques! We want to stress that 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.
 
This month our meeting is back at Alpha Fusion. Our host Henry Yang is a NYUPS supporter and most of his restaurant will be set-aside for us. So join us for a great time having Asian food, drinks and looking at images.
 
Date: April 20, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Alpha Fusion
Address:
365 W. 34th Street (East of 9th Ave), United States

March 25, 2015

NYUPS March Meeting: “Exploring the Whales and Icebergs of Newfoundland”

Wednesday, March 25th
 
Taking dramatic images of humpback whales takes patience, skills, and when it’s in the chilly waters of Newfoundland surrounded by icebergs, a good drysuit. 
 
A special Beneath the Sea edition of NYUPS on March 29th, features two experts in diving with and photographing the gentle giants of Newfoundland, Jill Heinherth and Rick Stanley. As a joint meeting with the Sea Gypsies, we’ll hear from Rick—an expert in the wild waters of Newfoundland, with more than 15 years of experience interacting with the whales.
 
Photographer and explorer extraordinaire, Jill Heinerth, will present her images, videos and stories from being in the water with the massive whales and towering icebergs. She’ll give tips and techniques for photographing these two massive marvels and inspire us for our next imaging adventure. 
 
What: NYUPS March Meeting—the Whales and Icebergs of Newfoundland
When: Wednesday, March 25th at 7PM
Where: Annie Moore’s Pub (50 E. 43rd between Vanderbilt and Madison)
 
About the Speakers: 
 
Jill Heinerth is a world class Technical Diver, explorer, photographer and filmmaker.  Jill’s accolades include induction into the Explorer’s Club and the inaugural class of the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame. She received the Wyland ICON Award, an honor she shares with several of her underwater heroes including Jacques Cousteau, Robert Ballard and Dr. Sylvia Earle. She was named a “Living Legend” by Sport Diver Magazine and selected as Scuba Diving Magazine’s “Sea Hero of the Year 2012.
 
Rick Stanley is the owner of Ocean Quest is a family business, offering SCUBA Tech and Rec Training for more than 15 years in the cold water climates of the North Atlantic and specializing dives to the World Famous “Bell Island Shipwrecks” and in water experiences with Whales, Icebergs and Sea caves.
Date: March 25, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Annie Moore's Bar
Address:
50 E. 43 St. (Btw. Vanderbilt and Madison), NY, United States

February 9, 2015

NYUPS February Meeting “Wrong Lens, Right Time”

Monday, February 9, 2015
 
Ever have your macro setup when a large turtle wanders by? Or a fisheye lens when you discover an ultra-rare nudibranch? One of the most frustrating things about being an underwater photographer is having the wrong lens on, at the right time.
 
At February’s NYUPS we are celebrating the moments when we missed the shot—whether due to having the wrong lens, facing the wrong direction, having your strobes turned off, or just the completely wrong settings. We are sharing our biggest flubbed shots, not only to laugh off the missed opportunity, but learn how we can improve the next time. 
 
New IMAGE SPECS
Please send no more than 12 flubbed images for presentation at the meeting. 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”.)
 
All images should be 150 DPI, or pixels per inch, and .JPG files. If you would like to submit videos, please bring them to the meeting as Quicktime files on a flash drive. You might want to send more than one email since we are asking for larger files. Please number your emails or use Dropbox.
 
In your email, on the subject line please type in caps “NYUPS IMAGES: Fish Portraits.” Please email all your images to Joe Tepper at Joe@DivePhotoGuide.com and CC Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com
 
DATE OF SUBMISSION
The deadline for images is Friday, February 6th. 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 improving your photography techniques! We want to stress that 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.
 
SPECIAL NOTE: Temporarily, NYUPS meetings have been moved to the Monday nights, including February’s gathering, which is set for Monday the 9th. This month our meeting is back at Alpha Fusion. Our host Henry Yang is a NYUPS supporter and most of his restaurant will be set-aside for us. So join us for a great time having Asian fusion food, drinks and looking at images.
Date: February 9, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Alpha Fusion
Address:
365 W. 34th Street (East of 9th Ave), United States

December 6, 2014

Happy Holidays from NYUPS

The last week in November there was a fire at Alpha Fusion. No one was hurt but there was extensive damage. Henry was hoping to have repairs finished in time for NYUPS to have a December meeting. It does not look like repairs will be finished in time. 
 
We want to wish all NYUPS members and the staff at Alpha a happy holiday season.

Watch your email for what we will be doing in 2015.

 

Date: December 6, 2014 8:00 am

October 7, 2014

NYUPS October Meeting: “Topside Showcase”

Tuesday – October 7th, 2014
When we’re not busy under the waves blowing bubbles, diving takes us to some pretty amazing destinations. Pick your head up out of the water for even a minute and there’s often a wealth of local cultures and vistas to be observed.
 
At the October NYUPS we want to see your best topside images from recent dive trips. From exotic terrestrial wildlife, to indigenous cultures and haunting landscape, we want to see your best dive destination images at our “Topside Showcase.”
 
Since we are an underwater photography society, we do ask those who submit images include one underwater image for every two topside images. Please limit total number of images to 15. The topside images should be destination images, NOT souvenir snapshots of your family on the beach. 
 
New 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”.)
 
Tuesday – October 7th, 2014
 
All images should be 150 DPI, or pixels per inch, and .JPG files. If you would like to submit videos, please bring them to the meeting as Quicktime files on a flash drive. You might want to send more than one email since we are asking for larger files. Please number your emails or use Dropbox.
 
In your email, on the subject line please type in caps “NYUPS IMAGES: Macro and Whales” Please email all your images to Joe Tepper at Joe@DivePhotoGuide.com and CC Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com
 
DATE OF SUBMISSION
The deadline for images is Sunday, October 5th. You will receive a confirmation of the receipt of your images from Joe. If you don’t, please contact Larry.
 
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 improving your photography techniques! We want to stress that 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 (and topside) imaging with everyone interested.
 
This month our meeting is back at Alpha Fusion. Our host Henry Yang is a NYUPS supporter and most of his restaurant will be set-aside for us. So join us for a great time having Asian food, drinks and looking at images.
Date: October 7, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Alpha Fusion
Address:
365 W. 34th Street (East of 9th Ave), United States

September 10, 2014

NYUPS September Meeting: “Sharks at Night” with Joe Romeiro

Wednesday – September 10th, 2014
 
Can’t get enough of Sharks even after Discovery’s Shark Week? 
 
Join us for a special September meeting, where renowned shark videographer Joe Romeiro will give a jaw-some talk about filming sharks…at night! Joe will give us a first-hand look at diving with lemons, tigers, oceanic whitetips, and great hammerhead sharks in pitch blackness.  
 
The meeting will be joined with the Sea Gypsies club on Wednesday September 10th, from 7-9PM. So come join us for this special presentation for some good food, drinks and sharks at Annie Moore's Bar!
 
About Joe Romeiro:
 
Growing up in and around the water, Joe Romeiro developed a love for the ocean at a young age. After seeing his first shark when he was just 5 years old, he has been captivated by them ever since. A self-taught filmmaker, he founded 333 Productions in 2007 with fellow producer & shark conservationist Bill Fisher. Since then, 333 Productions has created four award-winning films, "Silent Requiem", "Death of a Deity", "A Lateral Line" and "Shark Culture".
 
Joe’s mission: to protect sharks by educating and dispelling the myths surrounding them through film and through personal interaction. A member of the Explorers Club and Ocean Artists Society, his work has been featured on Discovery Networks, National Geographic, BBC, Shark Week and various other T.V. productions.
Date: September 10, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Annie Moore's Bar
Address:
50 E. 43 St. (Btw. Vanderbilt and Madison), NY, United States
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