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February 18, 2014

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

May 6, 2014

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

June 17, 2014

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

August 5, 2014

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

October 7, 2014

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

February 9, 2015

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

April 20, 2015

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

June 30, 2015

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

September 21, 2015

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

October 12, 2015

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