Calendar of Events

June 5, 2012

June Meeting: Matt Weiss – The D800, YS-D1 & Multi-Lighting the Cenotes

Matt Weiss and Keri Wilk from DivePhotoGuide recently took the Nikon D800, Nauticam housing, and Sea & Sea YS-D1 strobes to Mexico. They gave all this new gear a complete workout in the Cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula. Besides all the new toys, the team brought down 17 strobes! Their plan was to photograph these beautiful decorated cave systems the way architectural photographers would light a room interior.  At our June meeting Matt will talk about all the new equiment and what it was like to use multi-lighting techniques in an underwater cave. After Matt’s talk , we invite you to share your images where you used multi-lighting techniques or off-camera lighting. We ask that you bring no more than 10 images that we will go over in detail. We want to spend time not only hearing how you took the photo, but discussing how they 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: Multi-lighting.” 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 06/01/12. 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 underwater Multi-lighting 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, June 5th !

 Where & When: June 5th, 2012 7PM

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

NYC, NY 212-725-4477

Date: June 5, 2012 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

May 1, 2012

May Meeting: Exploring the Red Sea with Howard Rosenstein

Howard Rosenstein is a photographer and explorer based in the Red Sea. He worked on eight National Geographic features over a span of 30 years with David Doubilet and Dr. Eugenie Clark. At our May NYUPS meeting Howard will talk about exploring and photographing the Red Sea since 1971.

Howard Rosenstein grew up in Southern California, his first SCUBA experience as a teenager was cleaning pools, after which he was hooked and inevitably took his first certification course a few years later. At 19, Howard jumped aboard a freighter ship and traveled to Israel where he dived the Red Sea for the first time. While studying for his BA in Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of California in Northridge, Howard took a year off to study Archaeology at Tel Aviv University (1968) and it was there that he met his wife Sharon. There, he discovered ancient artifacts in the Mediterranean and explored the Red Sea coast.

The Rosensteins started their first dive business in the ancient Roman harbors along Israel's Mediterranean coast in 1970. A year later, they expanded their operations along the Sinai Coast of the Red Sea.

Howard then developed Fantasea Line, a live-aboard taking divers to many locations in the Red Sea, and as far as the Indian Ocean atolls of Aldabra and Astove, in the Seychelles Islands.

Since then, Howard has developed underwater photographic equipment and the ProEar diving mask. In 2002, together with his son Nadav, he created Fantasea Line, a company dedicated to making underwater photography affordable and fun.

Where & When:

May 1st, 2012 7PM

Arctica Bar & Grill

384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)
NYC, NY
212-725-4477

Start: May 1, 2012 8:00 pm
End: May 8, 2012 9:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

April 17, 2012

April Meeting: Lighting Workshop (4/17/12)

Life’s light. Life is light. You can make light do anything you want to. Photography means 'light writing'. - L. Ron Hubbard

At its heart, photography is all about light. How we use and manipulate light as underwater photographers comes from practice, but begins with an understanding of basic techniques.

At April’s NYUPS, we will be taking a look at how light (both natural and artificial) can be used to improve our images. We will start the month’s meeting with a brief presentation on various lighting techniques—wide-angle, macro, close focus wide-angle, ambient-only light, silhouettes, and other creative lighting techniques.

After the lighting brief, we invite you to share your images where you are proud of your lighting technique or would like input from fellow members on how to improve. The goal of the meeting is to improve your understanding of how important lighting is to underwater photography and examine your photos to see how they can be improved upon.

We ask that you bring no more than 5-7 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 –Lighting.” Please email all your images to Steve Edelstein at unclstevie@aol.com.  

DATE OF SUBMISSION-

Please submit images before 04/13/12. 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 underwater lighting 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, April 17th !

 Where & When: April 17th, 2012 7PM

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

NYC, NY 212-725-4477

 

Start: April 17, 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
Cost: Free

March 22, 2012

NYUPS Special Meeting: Joe Romeiro (NEW DATE: 3/22/12)

Without question, one of the most photographic subjects ever to walk swim this earth is the shark, and it is without doubt that Joe Romeiro is one of the world’s best when it comes to filming these amazing animals.  

We are proud to announce that at a special March NYUPS meeting, we will be hearing from Joe Romerio, a shark filmmaker with a knack for creating dramatic shark films with important messages . Joe will talk about his decades of experience of filming sharks and show us some of his favorite award winning short films.  

Most notable awards received include: the prestigious Blue Ocean Film Festival's "Best New Filmmaker" and "Best New Cinematographer" in 2009, ADEX "Underwater Video of the Year Award" in 2010, and the "Ocean Inspiration Award" in 2011, awarded by a panel of esteemed judges and industry professionals in a video competition sponsored by Celine Cousteau, honoring the life of her Grandfather, Jacques Cousteau. More information on Joe can be found on his website.

Please note that this special meeting also has a special time: THURSDAY, MARCH 22ND at Arctica Bar and Grill.  REPEAT: This is NOT our normal time! Because this meeting will likely draw significant interest from those in town to attend the Beneath the Sea show that weekend we will be requiring an RSVP for all those wishing to attend. The event space only holds 40, so make sure to RSVP to Matt@divephotoguide.com as soon as you can type! Matt will respond with a confirmation that he has received your RSVP.  

We look forwarding to seeing you and watching some great shark films on THURSDAY, MARCH 22 (again – not our normal day)!

Date: March 22, 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

January 10, 2012

January Meeting: Macro Night

The underwater world is filled with tiny creatures that range from the beautiful to the down right bizarre. As underwater photographers, we get to record this magnificent world. Since the biggest rule of underwater photography is to get close, many photographers concentrate on the small.

At our January meeting we would like you to share your macro photos. We want to see the small creatures you have documented from around the world, or around the corner. Whether you used an expensive full frame SLR or a small point & shoot camera, we want to see your images and hear about the techniques and the work-flow you used to create them.

To ensure that everyone gets their moment in the spotlight, there will be a new rule for submissions: we suggest around ten submissions or five minutes of video, but no matter how many images you show please present them in no more than 5-10 minutes.

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 –Macro.” Please email all your images to Steve Edelstein at unclstevie@aol.com.

 DATE OF SUBMISSION-

Please submit images before 01/05/12. 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 shooting macro underwater! 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 your best or favorite images or video, your techniques, and the thought processes that went into the creation of your work. In addition, you will also learn from our friendly group of underwater image makers.

We look forward to seeing your images and sharing food and drink with you at Artctica Bar & Grill On Tuesday, January 10th !

 

Where & When:

January 10th, 2012 7PM

 

Arctica Bar & Grill

384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)

NYC, NY

212-725-4477

Date: January 10, 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

December 13, 2011

NYUPS Holiday Bash: Best of 2011 (12/13/11)

Can you believe it’s almost 2012? We may be one year away from the end of the world, but let’s not forget about the amazing underwater photographs we have taken in 2011!

At the December NYUPS meeting, let’s see your favorite/best images from this last year. It doesn’t matter if you spent months diving in Indonesia with a clunky SLR rig or only a few days in Dutch Springs with a slim compact, we can’t wait to see the best of your work from the last year. And what better way to celebrate your images than at the NYUPS Holiday Bash at Arctica Bar and Grill.

To ensure that everyone gets their moment in the spotlight, there will be a new rule for submissions: we suggest around ten submissions or five minutes of video, but no matter how many images you show please present them in no more than 5-10 minutes.


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 –Holiday Bash.” Please email all your images to Steve Edelstein at unclstevie@aol.com.
 
DATE OF SUBMISSION-
Please submit images before 12/10/11. 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 shooting underwater! We want to stress that all of our meetings are for photographers of all levels.

We look forward to seeing your images at Artctica Bar & Grill On Tuesday Dec. 13th!

Where & When:
Dec. 13, 2011 7PM
Arctica Bar & Grill 384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)
NYC, NY 212-725-4477
 

Date: December 13, 2011 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

December 9, 2011

November Meeting: Close Focus Wide-Angle

We’ve heard it a million times- “get close, then get closer.” But with close-focus wide-angle underwater photography, you can get as close as possible and still include an entire scene!

At the November NYUPS, let’s see your favorite “close focus, wide-angle” images. Few pictures are as exciting as those where a subject almost seems to pop out of a dramatic background. To ensure that everyone gets their moment in the spotlight, there will be a new rule for submissions: we suggest around ten submissions, but no matter how many images you show please present them in no more than five minutes.


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 – CFWA!" Please email all your images to Steve Edelstein at unclstevie@aol.com.


Date of submission-

Images will be cheerfully accepted for the upcoming meeting until 10/31/11, or the last night of in October. 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 social! 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. 


We look forward to seeing your images and sharing food and drink with you at Artctica Bar & Grill!!

 

Where & When:

November, 8 2011 7PM

Arctica Bar & Grill

384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)

NYC, NY 212-725-4477

Date: December 9, 2011 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

October 4, 2011

October Meeting: Galapagos Expedition (10/04/11)

 

All underwater photographers have a checklist when they visit a destination. Sometimes, photographers will travel halfway across the world just to cross of one tiny critter from their “wish list.” There aren’t many destinations where the wish list is longer than the list of plane rides required to get there; but the Galapagos is one of them.
 
At the October NYUPS meeting, members of a recent Divephotoguide expedition to the Galapagos will be sharing photos and stories of an amazing two-week adventure. Among the presenters, Divephotoguide editors Matt Weiss and Joseph Tepper will tell us how many underwater photo subjects they crossed off their lists- schooling hammerheads, “friendly” silky sharks, marine iguanas, whale sharks, cormorants and even penguins!
 
Divephotoguide leads a trip to the Galapagos every year- and for good reason. The diversity and quantity of subjects in these remote waters are virtually unmatched anywhere else in the world, or in the words of Divephotoguide’s well-traveled Matt Weiss, “It’s the best diving I’ve ever done.”
And while we all might be stuck in NYC for now, hopefully the October presentation will help us escape even for just a few hours. Divephotoguide will be leading another expedition to the Galapagos in 2012, due to the same high demand that sold out this year’s trip within the same week it was announced.
 
We want to stress that all of our meetings are for photographers (and videographers) 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. 
 
As always, the admission to the event is free, but only by RSVP. Please RSVP to rsvp@NYUPS.org.We look forward to seeing you and sharing food and drink at Artctica Bar & Grill!! 
 
Where & When:October 4th, 2011 7PM
Arctica Bar & Grill 384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)
NYC, NY 212-725-4477
Date: October 4, 2011 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

September 13, 2011

September Meeting: DSLR Video 9/13/11

 

Remember that feeling the first time you took a camera underwater- that unbridled joy and curiosity, almost as if you were seeing the underwater world for the first time all over again? Hopefully this very same passion follows you on every dive; but it you find yourself tired of the same-old still images, there is a way to capture that feeling once again- with video.

 
Like still photography, underwater videography requires practice, technique, and the right equipment; but with by following a few simple rules you too can use your SLR to produce videos just like those on Discovery or Nat Geo. Join NYUPS as award-winning videographer Michael Rothschild introduces us to the fascinating world of “DSLR Underwater Videography.”
 
Michael is a member of Oceanblue Divers, the Dive Chair of the New York Sea Gypsies, and he frequently presents his work to the New York Underwater Photography Society.
In addition to warm water destinations, Mike enjoys diving in and sharing images of colder waters, including the Pacific Northwest and especially our own backyard: the Dutch Springs Quarry and the Atlantic waters off New York and New Jersey.   He was recently published in Northeast Dive News magazine, where his photographs illustrated his article on diving in the New York City area.
 
Michael’s presentation will focus on the use of modern digital still cameras for videography, including several examples of video shot on local dives, a discussion of the advantages of DSLRs in this setting, as well as a review of housings, lighting and post-production editing techniques.
 
We want to stress that all of our meetings are for photographers (and videographers) 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.As always, the admission to the event is free, but only by RSVP.
Please RSVP to rsvp@NYUPS.org.We look forward to seeing you and sharing food and drink at Artctica Bar & Grill!!
 
Where & When:
September 13, 2011 7PM
Arctica Bar & Grill
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)
NYC, NY 212-725-4477
Date: September 13, 2011 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

August 2, 2011

August Meeting: “Behavior” 8/2/11

 

One of the coolest things about being able to explore the world under the waves is seeing how its inhabitants behave. 
 
At the August NYUPS meeting, let’s see your favorite “behavior” images. Few pictures are as exciting as those that give insight into underwater behavior- how fish move, interact, hide, communicate, and even work together to a common goal. To ensure that everyone gets their moment in the spotlight, there will be a new rule for submissions: we suggest around ten submissions, but no matter how many images you show please present them in no more than five minutes.
 
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 – Behavior!"
Please email all your images to Steve Edelstein at unclstevie@aol.com
 
Date of submission-
Images will be cheerfully accepted for the upcoming meeting until 7/29/11, or the last Friday in July. 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 social! 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.
As always, the admission to the event is free, but only by RSVP.Please RSVP to rsvp@NYUPS.org. We look forward to seeing your images and sharing food and drink with you at Artctica Bar & Grill!! 
 
Where & When:
August 2, 2011 7PM
Arctica Bar & Grill
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)
NYC, NY212-725-4477
Date: August 2, 2011 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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