Calendar of Events

August 5, 2014

NYUPS August 2014 Meeting: Macro and Whales

Tuesday August 5th, 2014
 
Macro and Whales
Last month Rick Morris showed us the splendor of one of the largest creatures on earth; the sperm whale. The month before PJ shared her Indonesia macro images and explained her creative process. Now it is your turn.
 
We want to see your macro or whale underwater images at the August NYUPS meeting. From gigantic mammals to almost microscopic nudibranchs we want to see what you got. All guest are invited to share up to 10 images with the group and tell what went into capturing the images. As with past events, we'll have an informal discussion on the images.
 
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”.)
 
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 August 3rd, 2014. You will receive a confirmation of the receipt of your images. 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: August 5, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Alpha Fusion
Address:
365 W. 34th Street (East of 9th Ave), United States

July 8, 2014

NYUPS July 2014 Meeting: Searching for Moby Dick

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
 
“Searching for Moby Dick” By Rick Morris  
Sperm whales are the largest and least studied of the toothed whales and spend nearly 90% of their lives in the deep, dark depths of the ocean.   Feeding primarily on squid they hunt by sonar and tend to swallow not chew their food only having teeth on the lower jaw.  Females and juveniles are very unclear in their family behaviors while the mature males tend to roam the seas alone except during mating season.  Hunted for the oil in their heads and the ambergris used in candles and perfume they were driven to near extinction but bans on whaling have given their population a second chance.  So join award winning producer, Rick Morris as he takes us on a rare expedition to the island of Dominica "In Search of Moby Dick", the first cut of his new documentary on these elusive creatures.
 
About Rick Morris
Rick is an Award winning Producer, Cameraman and Editor, Rick Morris has been working in television and documentary films for more than 30 years.  Serving as the Producer Videographer for the Census of Marine life and Encyclopedia of Life projects Rick worked on and contributed to more than 15 programs for National Geographic, BBC, PBS and all the major TV networks.  Rick’s work is also part of the UN Video Archive and the Smithsoian’s Oceans Hall.  Specializing in conservation and environmental topics Morris has also produced films for the New England Aquarium, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Oceana.  In May of 2014 Rick was inducted into The Ocean Artists Society.   His films can be seen on the Census web site, www.coml.org , on his servers, www.vimeo.com/user1319269 and envirodiver13 on YouTube, the Smythsonian’s Oceans Hall portal, ocean.si.edu, the United Nations Video Archives and on numerous other sites.   Rick has been diving for more than 45 years in locations from the Arctic to Asia and taught diving for more than 20 years.
 

 Quinn’s

Second Floor

356 West 44th Street Between 8th and 9th Street

New York City, NY 10036

 

 

Date: July 8, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Quinn's
Address:
356 West 44th Street, Between 8th and 9th, New York, NY, United States

June 17, 2014

NYUPS June 2014 Meeting: Macro Magic

June 17th, 2014
 
Macro Magic
This month we have a guest speaker, Patricia “PJ”  Jordan, who will be showing her amazing images, and she always has a great story to go with them!

Shhhhh!!  It’s a secret!  

For many years, my preference was to shoot wide angle underwater whenever I had the opportunity.  But, things have changed.  As a friend of mine once said, “Nothing is forever”.  And to validate that statement, it seems as though the magic of underwater macro photography has cast its spell over me.  For a few years now, I have become more and more enthralled with shooting macro underwater.  Through a variety of my macro images I would like to demonstrate how and why this has happened. 

And, of course, one of the subjects to be covered will be the subjects themselves – planning in advance how to shoot subjects, where and how to find subjects, how to approach a subject, things to do and not to do while photographing subjects, the characteristics and behaviors a subject might display, karma and macro subjects.  And, finally, how photographing macro subjects underwater has added to my sense of discovery and fulfillment.

P.S.:  Don’t forget to bring your sense of humor.  While this talk will hopefully be informative, please be prepared to laugh sometimes.

Patricia “PJ”  Jordan

Patricia Jordan (also known as PJ) is a retired physical education teacher from New Jersey.  PJ has been diving for forty years, mostly in warm-water locations such as the Caribbean, Central and South America, the South Pacific, the Red Sea, and Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia.  A self-taught, free-lance photographer, she has captured images depicting the extraordinary beauty of our underwater world as well as the diverse cultural rites of indigenous populations world-wide that she presents at symposiums, educational institutions and universities, and dive seminars.  Her images have appeared in publications such as Graphis, Islands, Ocean Realm, Alert Diver and Dive Training.  They have also garnered awards in international and national photography competitions.  PJ has worked as a research diver for the Pacific Whale Foundation in Maui, Hawaii, and she is also a Fellow Member of The Explorers Club.

 
Date: June 17, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Alpha Fusion
Address:
365 W. 34th Street (East of 9th Ave), United States

May 6, 2014

NYUPS May 2014 Meeting: Back in the USA

May 6th, 2014

Back in the USA

You don’t have to leave the USA to enjoy world class diving. Florida has manatees, reefs and caves. California has kelp forest; historical wrecks could be found in the NY/ NJ area, the Great Lakes, and North Carolina just to name a few locations.

 
Join us for the May NYUPS meeting. We want to see your Back in the USA underwater images. All guests will be invited to share 8-10 images with the group and tell what went into capturing the images. As with past events, we'll have an informal discussion on the images and all are welcomed.
 
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”.)
 
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: YOUR LAST DIVE TRIP.” Please email all your images to Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com.
 
DATE OF SUBMISSION
The deadline for images is Sunday May 4th, 2014. You will receive a confirmation of the receipt of your images. 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.
 
Alpha Fusion

365 West 34th Street 

Between 8th and 9th

 

 

Date: May 6, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Alpha Fusion
Address:
365 W. 34th Street (East of 9th Ave), United States

April 1, 2014

NYUPS April 2014 Meeting: Chinchorro Banks and the Yucatan Trail

April 1st, 2014

Chinchorro Banks and the Yucatan Trail

The NYUPS April meeting will feature a region with some of best diving and underwater photography in the world -  Caribbean Mexico.  Our special guest speaker, Javier Salas, is the owner of XTC Dive Center in Xcalak, Mexico. He will be joined by DPG publisher Matt Weiss to talk about the area's special diving.

The talk will cover the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, part of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere program, and go north through the Yucatan as far as Isla Mujeres.  Javier and Matt will be showing photos of whale sharks, sailfish, bull sharks, crocs, manatees, wrecks and more. Javier will talk in depth about the diving in the region and there will be a special focus on diving Banco Chinchorro, the western hemisphere´s largest coral atoll, where he owns and operates XTC Dive Center.

WHERE: PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING IS IN A NEW LOCATION:

Characters NYC – Bar and Grill
243 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019
212 459 8905

WHEN:
7:00PM
APRIL 1ST

MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Javier Salas (Mexico City, 1981) is, above all, a passionate diver, educator and environmentalist. Despite having been born away from the ocean, Javier has been diving avidly from age 10 and has logged close to 5,000 dives in a variety of environments. In 2005 Javier left a career as a tax accountant in Mexico City to pursue his dream of owning and operating a world class diving facility. He is currently the owner/operator of XTC Dive Center in Xcalak, Mexico. XTC is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center offering the full range of SCUBA Diving training and experience programs within the Xcalak Reef Marine Park, and the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve.

REMINDER:

 NYUPS members Larry Cohen and Olga Torrey will be doing a presentation  on diving Cuba on Saturday and British Columbia on Sunday at Beneath the Sea. Larry will also be on a cold water diving panel headed by Bernie Chowdhury, the author of the book "The Last Dive". Please check the schedule for times.

http://www.beneaththesea.org

Date: April 1, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Characters NYC - Bar and Grill
Phone: 212 459 8905
Address:
243 W 54th St, New York, NY, United States

February 18, 2014

NYUPS February 2014 Meeting: Yellow and Blue

February 18th, 2014

The underwater world we photograph is full of bright vibrant colors. The colors yellow and blue compliment each other in this environment.
 
Join us for the February NYUPS meeting. We want to see images where yellow or blue is the primary color. It does not matter if it is the background or the main subject. All guests will be invited to share 8-10 images with the group and tell what went into capturing the images. As with past events, we'll have an informal discussion on the images and all are welcomed.
 
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”.)
 
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.
 
In your email, on the subject line please type in caps “NYUPS IMAGES: YOUR LAST DIVE TRIP.” Please email all your images to Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com.
 
DATE OF SUBMISSION
The deadline for images is Sunday February 16, 2014. You will receive a confirmation of the receipt of your images. 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.
 
Again our meeting will be 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: February 18, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Alpha Fusion
Address:
365 W. 34th Street (East of 9th Ave), United States

January 14, 2014

NYUPS January 2014 Meeting: Your Last Dive Trip

January 14th, 2014 

Where was the last location you traveled to go diving? When was it? Yesterday, last week, last month or a year ago?

Join us for the first NYUPS meeting of 2014. We want to see images from your last dive trip that was at least 200 miles from home. It does not matter how long ago it was. All guests will be invited to share 8-10 images with the group and tell what went into capturing the images. As with past events, we'll have an informal discussion on the images and all are welcomed.
 
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”.)
 
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.
 
In your email, on the subject line please type in caps “NYUPS IMAGES: YOUR LAST DIVE TRIP.” Please email all your images to Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com.
 
DATE OF SUBMISSION
The deadline for images is January 12, 2014. You will receive a confirmation of the receipt of your images. 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 we will be having our meeting 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: January 14, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Alpha Fusion
Address:
365 W. 34th Street (East of 9th Ave), New York, NY, United States

November 19, 2013

NYUPS November 2013 Meeting: Where is Your Favorite Place to Dive?

November 19th, 2013 
 
 

NOTE: This month’s meeting will take place at the Event Space in the B&H Showroom If you arrive after 7PM please use the employ entrance on 33rd Street. 

 
One of the most common questions non-divers ask divers is "Where is your favorite place to dive?" This is not an easy question to answer. Most of us have one dive site for reefs, another for wrecks or some other underwater environment. Animal interaction or just being in a beautiful location might enter into our thought process. 





At the November NYUPS meeting, we ask you: Where is you favorite dive spot? All guests will be invited to share 8-10 images of their favorite dive site and share with the group the stories that went into capturing the images. As with past events, we'll have an informal discussion on the images and all are welcomed.





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”.)





All images should be 72 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.





In your email, on the subject line please type in caps “NYUPS IMAGES: Favorite Dive Spots.” Please email all your images to  Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com and CC Matt Weiss at Matt@DivePhotoGuide.com.
 
DATE OF SUBMISSION



The deadline for images is November 15th. You will receive a confirmation of the receipt of your images. If you don’t, please contact Larry or Matt.
 
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.


 


We look forward to seeing your images at the B&H Event Space on November 19th.

 

 

 

Date: November 19, 2013 6:45 pm
Venue: B&H Event Space
Address:
420 9th Ave, New York, NY, 10001, United States

October 15, 2013

NYUPS Oct 2013 Meeting: Sharks

October 15th, 2013


 

NOTE: This month’s meeting will take place at the Event Space in the B&H Showroom.

Most people shriek or run away from the nearest body of water when they hear the word shark. Not a bad deal for photographers who love getting close to our fin-ey friends—just more room for us.

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Date: October 15, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: B&H Event Space
Address:
420 9th Ave, New York, NY, 10001, United States
Cost: Free

August 13, 2013

NYUPS August Meeting “IMAGE SHARE- Black & White”

 

August 13th, 2013 
 
 

NOTE: Date has been changed to the SECOND Tuesday, August 13!!

The ocean is a-splash with a pallet of colors, but sometimes the delicate shades of black and white can provide the most powerful underwater photographs.

 

At the August NYUPS meeting, we will be celebrating the beauty of black and white images. All guests will be invited to share 8-10 of their favorite black and white shots, and share with the group the stories that went into capturing them. As with past events, we'll have an informal discussion on the images while we have some eats and some drinks at the Arctica Bar and Grill.  All are welcomed.

 
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”.)

All images should be 72 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, CD or DVD.

In your email, on the subject line please type in caps “NYUPS IMAGES: MACRO.” Please email all your images to Joseph Tepper at Joe@DivePhotoGuide.com and CC Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com.
 
DATE OF SUBMISSION
Please submit images before August 10. 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 Larry or Joe.
 
A reminder – this is not a competition. The idea is to share photos that you think will help others and yourself learn. It might even be helpful to try and recall the camera settings, whether you have a compact or big ol’ SLR. We look forward to seeing your images and sharing food and drink with you at Artctica Bar & Grill On Tuesday, August 13th!

 

 

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Date: August 13, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States
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