Calendar of Events

July 12, 2011

July Meeting: UW Photography In Cold Water with Larry Cohen

 

Special Note: This months meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday.

While most divers travel to warm water locations, some of the best diving is in cold water. Join NYUPS founder Larry Cohen as he takes you to some of the best cold water diving destinations in North America. In this seminar Larry will talk about how to produce images and be comfortable even when icicles are forming on your dome port.
Besides talking about the problems and solutions for successful underwater photography in cold water, Larry will show images from our local waters, and the wrecks in the St Lawrence River. We will continue North to the cold waters of Newfoundland to experience wrecks, whalebones and icebergs. On the west coast, we will explore the cool and clear waters of the California Channel Islands and than head north to British Columbia. 
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 you and sharing food and drink at Artctica Bar & Grill!!
Larry’s photos have appeared in such publications as Sport Diver, Scuba Diving, Diver, Immersed Magazine, Sub Aqua Journal, Alert Diver and Northeast Dive News. His photos have also appeared in books such as National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes. Larry is a founding member of the New York Underwater Photo Society. He is a past president of The NYC Sea Gypsies dive club and is on the committee of Oceanblue Divers dive club. At B&H Photo, Larry provides Live Chat and email support for customers looking for underwater gear. At B&H Larry could be reached at uw@bhphoto.com
Check out his website
 
 
Where & When:
July 12, 2011 7PM
 
Arctica Bar & Grill
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)
NYC, NY
212-725-4477
 
Date: July 12, 2011 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

June 7, 2011

June Meeting: “6/7/11″

 

It may be surprising, but some of the coolest things to see underwater are not living creatures. In fact, some haven’t moved in decades or even hundreds of years!
At the June NYUPS meeting, let’s see your favorite pictures of wrecks. Whether it is a shot of an artificial wreck, a WW2 plane, or a 200-year-old wooden hull barely sticking out of the sandy bottom, wrecks always seem to evoke a feeling of reverence and nostalgia. To ensure that everyone gets their moment in the spotlight, there will be a new rule for how many submissions are allowed: ten submissions (or less), presented in no more than five minutes.
Date: June 7, 2011 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

May 3, 2011

May Meeting: Predator Perfection

 

Most people believe that April showers will bring May flowers; but we here at NYUPS prefer to think that April’s “overhead environments” bring May predators. That’s right folks, after photos from overhead environments all over the world and an amazing presentation of photography at 2,000 feet below the waves at our April meeting, the theme for the May edition of NYUPS will be “predators”!
 
At the May meeting, let’s see your favorite predator pics! Whether capturing the sheer power of the gents and ladies in the gray suits (that’s sharks), a Lionfish on the hunt, or an eel munching on its latest catch, photographs of such cunning creatures always seem to pack an extra predatory punch.
 
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. Please email us if you are going to bring a video.
 
In your email, on the subject line please type in caps “NYUPS images – “Predators”
 
Please email all your images to Steve Edelstein at unclstevie@aol.com
 
SUBMISSION DEADLINE-
Images will be cheerfully accepted for the upcoming meeting until 04/24/11 the second Sunday 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 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 Arctica Bar & Grill!!
 
Where & When:
May 3rd, 2011 7PMArctica Bar & Grill384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)NYC, NY212-725-4477
Visit NYUPS at: http://www.nyups.org/
Date: May 3, 2011 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

April 5, 2011

Overhead: Not Just Caverns, Caves, Ice & Wrecks but Swim Throughs & Piers

 

At February’s meeting Matt, and Jason showed their Cenote images. Larry talked about cave diving and cave photography. Overhead environments do take special training and special imaging techniques. That being said many recreational divers capture images of swim throughs, piers, and short safe overhead areas.
 
At the April NYUPS lets see your images of these overhead environments! We want to see your images from under piers, short coral passages or deep long penetrations underground, under ice, or inside wrecks. Send us 10 of your favorite images from areas you just can’t surface from.
 
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. Please email us if you are going to bring a video.
 
In your email, on the subject line please type in caps “NYUPS images – “Overhead”
Please email all your images to Steve Edelstein at unclstevie@aol.com
 
Date of submission-
Since Steve will be away diving Images will be cheerfully accepted for the upcoming meeting until 03/25/11. Please make sure images are submitted before that date. 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 Arctica Bar & Grill!!
 
Where & When:
April 5th, 2011 7PM
 
Arctica Bar & Grill
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)
NYC, NY
212-725-4477
Date: April 5, 2011 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

March 1, 2011

Big Marine Animals

 

We are back to our regular schedule of the first Tuesday of every month. At last month's meeting Mat, Jason and Larry shared their sailfish images captured in Mexico. At the March NYUPS lets see your images of Big Marine Animals! From the Manatees of Florida to the Mola molas of Bali, the world’s waterways are filled with giant wonderful creatures. Show us up to 10 images of these magnificent animals.
 
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. Please email us if you are going to bring a video.
 
In your email, on the subject line please type in caps “NYUPS images – “Big Animals”
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 02/27/11 the Sunday 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 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 Arctica Bar & Grill!!
 
Where & When:
March 1st, 2011 7PM
 
Arctica Bar & Grill
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)
NYC, NY
212-725-4477
Date: March 1, 2011 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

February 3, 2011

February Meeting: Sailfish, and Caverns, and Cave! Oh, My

 

Special Note: This months meeting is on the first Thursday.
It’s a commonly held belief among underwater photographers who travel frequently to the Indo Pacific that the Caribbean doesn’t have much to offer. These people haven’t been to Mexico.
 
Matt Weiss and Jason Heller have just returned from a DivePhotoGuide.com expedition, where they led a small group to Southern Mexico, to photograph cenotes and sailfish, two very different but very exciting subjects.
 
Cenotes are sinkholes, containing fresh or brackish groundwater, found in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. The waters are amazingly clear and the light that penetrates these caverns is breathtaking.  These caverns are the gateways to some of the worlds longest cave systems. Another Mexico highlight,  sailfish, one of the fastest fish in the world, are found all over the tropical Atlantic, but come close to the shores of Isla Mujeres each winter to feed on sardines, offering divers a rare chance to get in the water with them.
 
What the group learned during the expedition was that while cenotes and sailfish are wildly different to photograph, one is an idle freshwater cavern system and the photographs are about the quality of the ambient light,  and the other, a fast predatory fish found in the open ocean that challenges the photographer physically as well as photographically,  they share two important characteristics – they are unique to Southern Mexico and they are world class photography subjects.  Best of all, to get to Mexico, it’s just a 4 hour flight from New York.
 
Join Matt and Jason for a talk with images on photographing Mexico’s cenotes and sailfish. They will recap their exciting expedition, explain the history behind the cenotes and biology behind the sailfish and, of course, offer tips on photographing these amazing subjects which are almost in our backyard!
 
Larry Cohen will talk about taking photographs in the cave zone. Cave diving and photography takes specialized skills. Larry will talk about what training and gear is required to dive in total darkness. He will then explain what is needed to capture the beauty of these amazing environments.
Date: February 3, 2011 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

January 4, 2011

January Meeting: Images that Make Us Laugh

 

So why do we dive? Well for most of us it is to have fun! When diving or getting ready to dive you never know what you will see, and sometime it makes us laugh.
At the January NYUPS meeting lets start the year off with a chuckle. Show us up to 10 images that will make us laugh. Let’s try to keep the images under or at least around the water.
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 – “Images that Make Us Laugh”
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 12/31/10 the Friday 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 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:
January 4th, 2011 7PM
 
Arctica Bar & Grill
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)
NYC, NY
212-725-4477
 
Date: January 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

December 7, 2010

Dec Meeting: Your best work in 2010

 

As 2010 comes to an end it is time to reflect on what happened during the past year. Hopefully you had the opportunity to explore and document the world underwater. At the December NYUPS meeting we would like to see the images you created over the past year. It does not matter if you were diving on a local shipwreck or explored a reef on the other side of the world. It also does not matter if you used a small point & shoot camera or the newest SLR.
 
Send us 10 of your favorite photos or five minutes of your favorite video that you produced in 2010. As usual be prepared to talk about your thought process, techniques, or anything else of interest about the images.
 
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 – “2010”
Please email all your images to Steve Edelstein at unclstevie@aol.com
 
Date of submission-
Please submit images before 12/03/10. 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 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. 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.
 
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 On Tuesday Dec. 7th!
 
Where & When:
Dec. 07, 2010 7PM
 
Arctica Bar & Grill
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th Street)
NYC, NY
212-725-4477
Date: December 7, 2010 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

November 2, 2010

November Meeting: Video Editing on a Budget

 

More and more photographers are trying their hand at video. With both Point & Shoot and DSLR cameras doing a great job capturing video this is a natural transition. Many of you shared your videos at our September meeting. We saw both raw footage as well as edited productions. It seemed that everyone wanted to learn more about video editing.
 
At our November meeting, join us for a presentation on editing by NYUPS members Ron Chau and Michael Rothschild. Covered topics will include transitions, soundtracks, narration, titles, picture-in-picture, the use of "Ken Burns" style still photos and adjustments in color, contrast, exposure and cropping.
 
Ron will go over the Windows side of editing with a discussion on Windows Movie Maker. This is a FREE program that comes with Windows.
 
Michael will cover iMovie for those of us that use Macintosh computers. This popular program is also included FREE with every new Mac. It is easy to use yet extremely powerful.
 
NYUPS wants to share the joys of underwater imaging with everyone interested. So invite all your friends, new photographers, videographers and divers who are thinking about getting into underwater imaging. Everyone can benefit from this evening.
 
As always, the admission to the event is free, but only by RSVP. Please RSVP to rsvp@NYUPS.org. We look forward to seeing everyone and sharing food and drink with you at Artctica Bar & Grill!
 
About Ron Chau:
He is the NYC Asian Underwater Video Guy. You can see his work at www.vimeo.com/ronscuba
 
About Michael Rothschild
He is a member of the New York Underwater Photography Society, and has been involved in underwater still photography for many years. More recently, he has begun to work with video as well, and has produced several short pieces shot both in local waters and in the Caribbean. In addition to his day job as a pediatric ear, nose and throat physician, he has a small Web design and photography company: http://www.rothschilddesign.com
Date: November 2, 2010 7:00 pm
Venue: Arctica Bar & Grill
Phone: 212-725-4477
Address:
384 3rd Ave (27th & 28th st), New York, NY, United States

October 5, 2010

October Meeting: CREATIVITY: The Next Step in Making Photographs, not Taking Snapshots with John Ares

 

At our October meeting join us with NYUPS member John Ares who will be giving a seminar on Creativity. This seminar will examine the many aspects of photographic creativity beyond the mechanical and megapixels. It leans heavily on the work of Ned Hermann, Galen Rowell and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
 
Topics will include:
· The Psychology and Science of Seeing, based on Myers-Briggs and the Hermann Institute Whole Brain Model. Photographers have different mental preferences and shoot accordingly.
 
· Developing a Style, a personal vision or world view through emotional involvement with your subject.
 
· The Decisive Moment and the Art of Seeing. Seeing is both a Science and an Art. This examines the concept articulated by Henri Cartier-Bresson that any event has a leadup and one culminating moment that needs to be recognized.
 
· Choosing subjects that are Mature or are still new to viewers. How you shoot them should be different. This also determines your development of a shot list.
 
· Steps in Creative Process. Knowing that there are several stepwise processes can help you become more creative or unblock a creative slump.
 
· Developing options for your work after the dive. Depending on what your outcome is, you may shoot differently if your intent are high resolution prints for your wall, low res illustrations for a blog or getting published.
 
· A Resource list will be provided for further exploration.
 
· Here is a abridged version of John's program you can print out CREATIVITYAres4xSlides.pdf
 
John Ares Biography
Trained as a Biologist/ Marine Food Scientist, and previously careered as a Corporate Trainer, Documenter, & Project Manager, John is a uniquely versatile photographer. He has a number of specialties including Underwater, Nature, Travel, Lifestyle and Fine Art.
 
He is a member of the Stock Artists Alliance and the New York Underwater Photographer Society He is a 30 year member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and was a trainer of SCUBA Instructors and taught Photoshop, Lightroom and Underwater Photography courses.
 
John is a regular presenter at the Beneath The Sea Expo at the Meadowlands, contributor to DivePhotoGuide.com and a member of the Stock Artists Alliance and National Association of Photoshop Professional.
 
He writes a blog on photography available through his studio home page at www.JohnAres.com John has written White Papers on Workflow and Backup procedures. The latest development is the launch of a line of T-shirts coming at the end of September. Stock photos and prints are also available for sale through the home page.
 
He has traveled with his camera to many underwater destinations around the globe: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Fiji, Palau, Truk Lagoon, Maldives, Cocos Island Costa Rica, La Paz Mexico, Hawaii, Silver Banks, Cayman Islands, Saba / St Kitts, Bonaire, Belize, Roatan, The Bahamas, and other Caribbean destinations as well as North America.
 
A former studio commercial photographer, his client list includes legal photography for F. Lee Bailey Associates and won contests sponsored by the American Photographer Magazine. He was an Associate Editor and Photographer for Seafood America Magazine.
 
As always, the admission to the event is free, but we ask that you please RSVP to rsvp@NYUPS.org.
 
We look forward to seeing you and sharing food and drink at Arctica Bar & Grill!!
Date: October 5, 2010 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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