Calendar of Events

July 16, 2013

NYUPS July Meeting: Kona (Third Tuesday – July 16)

Hawaii is known as the big island – and with good reason. There are truck-sized lava tubes, enormous pods of spinner dolphins, and manta rays with a twenty-foot wingspan. 
 
At the July NYUPS meeting, DivePhotoGuide's Joe Tepper shows why Hawaii's Kona coast is a must destination for underwater shooters. He'll share images of all the underwater subjects to be had as well as his tips for nailing the shot. 
 
Wide-angle lovers will delight in the manta dive, snorkeling with dolphins and close encounters with rare cetaceans. Macro fanatics will fill up their memory cards with images of hawkfish, frogfish, and infinitesimal invertebrates on the famous "pelagic magic" dive. By the end of the meeting you'll be tempted to book a one-way ticket to Hawaii.
Date: July 16, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

June 4, 2013

NYUPS June Meeting: “Macro Night”

 

 
It's Macro Month for NYUPS.  Let's start the summer out big with images of little subjects. We invite you to submit your favorite macro images to share with the group. 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”.) 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 files. If you would like to submit videos, please bring them to the meeting as Quicktime files on a 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: MACRO.” Please email all your images to Matt Weiss at Matt@DivePhotoGuide.com and CC Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com.
 
DATE OF SUBMISSION-
Please submit images before June 3rd. 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 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 dive buddy photography techniques! 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 – 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, April 9th!

 

Date: June 4, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

May 7, 2013

May 7, 2013 Meeting: Image Critique Session

 

Ever taken underwater pictures? Then you know it’s no easy feat. From beginning shooters to full-fledged pros, we all struggle at times improving our underwater imagery. 
 
That’s why at the May NYUPS we will be hosting our first-ever “Image Critique Session.” The goal is to provide an opportunity to learn from your fellow underwater shooters what parts of images people liked and what you could have done differently. 
 
Unlike other meetings, there will be no “theme” for images submitted. Instead, we ask you to submit about 5 images that you feel something could have been improved or changed. We will not be harshly criticizing your images; rather, we will draw on the wonderful cross section of NYUPS members to provide constructive criticism. 
 
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 with the subject line “NYUPS Images—Critique.” 
 
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 May 5. 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 2013 Image Critique Session on Tuesday, May 7. 
Date: May 7, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

April 9, 2013

April 9, 2013 Meeting: Blue Water

April 2013 Meeting: Blue Water (4/9/2013)

Please note that this is the second Tuesday of the month!
 
In honor of our last speakers on Oceanic Whitetip Sharks in Cat Islands, Debra and Vincent Canabal, owners of Epic Diving, and their wonderful deep water diving trips, our topic this for April is "Blue Water". Send in your photos using as loose an interpretation of "Blue Water" as you'd like!
 
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 files. If you would like to submit videos, please bring them to the meeting as Quicktime files on a 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: Dive Buddy.” Please email all your images to Steve Edelstein at josephltepper@gmail.com, and CC Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com.
 
DATE OF SUBMISSION-
Please submit images before April 2nd. 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 at josephltepper@gmail.com, and cc Larry Cohen at Larry@liquidimagesuw.com.
 
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 dive buddy photography techniques! 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 – 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, April 9th!
 

 

Date: April 9, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013 Meeting: Oceanic Whitetip Sharks in Cat Islands

As we have in the past, for our March meeting we are changing the date so that we can accommodate the diving community that is in town for the Beneath the Sea Show. Our meeting will not be the first Tuesday of the month, but rather it will be on March 25th.



We apologize for the delay in sending this email out, but we were searching for a special guest speaker, and we found one (or two, technically!).  This March, our guest speakers will be Debra and Vincent Canabal, owners of Epic Diving.  The duo have developed a great operation for photographers looking to capture images of the beautiful and rare oceanic whitetip shark in the clear blue waters of the Bahamas. They, of course, are photographers themselves.



They will be speaking to us about oceanic whitetips, the other sharks they encounter around Cat Island, and of course, about photographing them.

Date: March 25, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

February 5, 2013

February 2013 Meeting: Photographing Your Dive Buddy (2/5/2013)

We have many subjects to photograph underwater including marine life, reefs, shipwrecks and caves. Using our dive buddy, adds a human element to the image. In an underwater portrait they are the subject. Divers could also be used as props to show scale, or bring attention to the subject.

 
At our February meeting we invite you to share images of your dive buddy that you are proud of, or would like input from fellow members on how to improve. We ask that you bring no more than ten images. We want to spend time not only hearing how you took the photo, but discussing how it could be improved.
 
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 files. If you would like to submit videos, please bring them to the meeting as Quicktime files on a 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: Dive Buddy.” Please email all your images to Steve Edelstein at unclstevie@aol.com, and CC Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com.
 
DATE OF SUBMISSION-
Please submit images before February 1st. 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 at unclstevie@aol.com, and cc Larry Cohen at Larry@liquidimagesuw.com.
 
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 dive buddy photography techniques! 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 – 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, February 5th!
Date: February 5, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States
Cost: Free

January 8, 2013

January 2013 Meeting: Guest Speaker – Dan Croweell

We are excited to announce that for our January 2013 meeting, Dan Crowell will be our guest speaker. Dan  is a legend in the diving community and one of the few Scuba Divers who has taken his passion for diving to levels most can only dream of. He's the former Skipper of the dive boat the "Seeker", a former commercial hardhat diver, a pioneer of technical diving, a TDI IT at the highest level, underwater cameraman and TV producer.

Dan will talk about  how over the past few years there has been a major shift in still camera photography and videography. Today theses two disciplines are merging more, as you only need one camera to shoot both stills and motion images. Learn how this affects shooting underwater and what cameras, formats, lenses, etc. to consider for your underwater project. To learn more about Dan, visit  http://www.dancrowell.com

 

Date: January 8, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States
Cost: Free

September 11, 2012

September Meeting: Joe Tepper’s 40-Day Indo Pacific Journey (9/11/12)

Ever wonder what it’s like to go on an extended underwater photography assignment to some of the ocean’s most diverse locations?

At September’s NYUPS join photojournalist Joe Tepper as he recounts and regales the crowd with the epic adventure of his recent 40-day Indo-Pacific assignment. For more than six weeks Joe traversed the most diverse stretch of ocean: the Pacific’s coral triangle.

From the alienesque creatures of North Sulawesi’s Lembeh, to the mammoth coral of Papua New Guinea’s Kimbe Bay, and the sloping lava shoreline of Bali, Joe had it all. Learn why these locations should be the top of any underwater photographer’s wish list as Joe shares his images and techniques for capturing picturesque and rare subjects: WW2 plane wrecks, crocodiles, car-sized sea fans, silvertip sharks, pygmy seahorses, blue ringed octopus, and so so so much more….

So whether you are a first time underwater photographer or have been a shutterbug for years, you are guaranteed to leave September’s meeting with an urge to book a one-way ticket to the edge of the world.
 
About the Speaker: Joseph Tepper is the Associate Editor for Divephotoguide.com and Scuba Diver-Through the Lens, the world’s first global underwater photo print magazine. Although only 21 years old, Joseph has been exploring and photographing the world’s oceans for nearly a decade. When not contributing to DPG, Joseph attends New York University for journalism and anthropology, and writes for the NY Daily News.

(PLEASE NOTE: September’s meeting is the SECOND Tuesday of the month!)

Where and When:
September 11, 2012 at 7PM
Arctica Bar & Grill 384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)
NYC, NY 212-725-4477

Date: September 11, 2012 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States
Cost: Free

August 7, 2012

August Meeting: Emmy Nominated Videographer Evan Kovacs (08/07/12)

Evan Kovacs is currently working with the Advanced Imaging and Visualization Lab at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, which has had him filming with the deep submersible ALVIN, the ROV Jason and elsewhere around the world. At our August meeting Evan will talk about past and upcoming projects.

Currently he is working with the lab to develop the next generation of 3D and 2D cameras and shooting techniques for topside and underwater imaging. During the past 5 years of collaboration with AIVL, Evan has helped build numerous stereoscopic imaging systems and used them to film for museums, archaeologists and Institutions across the world – both above and below the water.

Evan started his filming career in 2002 on the History Channel's underwater adventure series, Deep Sea Detectives. Evan worked on over 30 episodes of ‘DSD’, starting as assistant cameraman and working up to lead underwater cameraman. His work can be seen on National Geographic, History Channel, Discovery Chanel, NOVA (Emmy nominated for videography in 2009), CBC, NHK and elsewhere.

He has been diving for over 18 years and technical diving for more than 15. During that time, he has had the opportunity to dive and film wrecks, caves and archaeological sites across the US, along the islands of the South Pacific, the English Channel, the jungles of Mexico and the Dominican Republic, the D-Day beaches of Normandy, the Mediterranean, Thailand and others.   Evan was fortunate enough to be one of only several people that have filmed in 3D both the RMS Titanic and her sister ship, HMHS Britannic

Date: August 7, 2012 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States
Cost: Free

July 10, 2012

July Meeting: Shipwreck Workshop (07/10/12)

People go scuba diving for many reasons. Some divers are interested in the natural beauty of coral reefs, and the animals that call this environment home. Wreck divers are interested in man-made objects that have ended up underwater by disaster. Ships sink because of bad maintenance, fire, weather, collisions and war. Once sunk, the wreck becomes a time capsule. When swimming through one of these underwater museums, one can't help but imagine the drama that happened during the sinking. These structures also attract marine growth, becoming an oasis in a desert of sand. Over time they become beautiful habitats attracting many ocean creatures. At our July meeting Larry Cohen will give a brief presentation on shipwreck photography. He will talk about lens choices, lighting and other techniques.

After the brief presentation, we invite you to share shipwreck images that you are proud of, or would like input from fellow members on how to improve. We ask that you bring no more than 6-8 images to go over in detail. We want to spend time not only hearing how you took the photo, but discussing how it could have been improved.

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 files 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: Wrecks.” Please email all your images to Steve Edelstein at unclstevie@aol.com, and CC Larry Cohen at larry@liquidimagesuw.com. 

DATE OF SUBMISSION-

Please submit images before July 8th. 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 at unclstevie@aol.com, and cc Larry Cohen at Larry@liquidimagesuw.com.

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 shipwreck photography techniques! 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 – this is not a competition. The idea is to share photos that you think will help others and yourself learn about lighting. 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, July 10th!

 Where & When: July 10th, 2012 7PM

Arctica Bar & Grill 384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)

NYC, NY 212-725-4477

Start: July 10, 2012 7:00 pm
End: August 20, 2012 10:00 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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