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Snappers’ Objective

To promote underwater photography, provide opportunities for divers to nurture photography skills, and increase marine environmental appreciation to all through this medium.’ 

Origins

In January 2010, a small group of divers with an avid passion for underwater photography began meeting regularly to share their images, in-camera and photo editing skills. 
Interest grew and Snappers’ Underwater Photography Inc was formed in March 2012. 

We continue to grow – mentoring, learning and sharing, while having fun. 
Who knows what each photographer can achieve with their acquired skills, and the group’s support.

This MyPhotoClub site is being implemented – the main Snappers website is here

Visitors and new members welcome.

 

Reminder re “Creative” entries

When organising your November “Creative” entries (creative includes “Altered Reality”) please adhere to the rules as set out below:

The image may be of any subject matter and must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape or any combination of these three.  All images must be original and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else. Artwork or computer graphics generated by the entrant may be incorporated if the original photographic content predominates. Images may not be constructed entirely within a computer. (PSA)

  • The image may be based on either a single capture or a combination of images. It should present a scene that is not a real or truthful representation of the subject matter or situation depicted as the eye would see it.
  • The image must obviously display a change in natural colour, form, shape, or any combination of these three. The image should demonstrate both photographic skill and creative ideas. The use of filters to enhance or distort images in Photoshop or other software is permitted.
  • Creative montages (a blending or composite of multiple images) are allowed by High Dynamic Range (HDR) images without further changes are not considered creative/altered reality.
  • All photographic components of the image, including textures, must originate as photographs taken by the member entering the image
  • The use of clip or any other images originally created by someone other than the member entering the image is not permitted

Snappers Christmas function – 6pm Sunday Evening, 2nd December 2018-$35pp! Please pay asap – by 20the November at latest to allow for Catering!

 Snappers Christmas function – 6pm Sunday Evening, 2nd December 2018-$35pp!

Snappers Christmas function – 6pm Sunday Evening, 2nd December 2018-$35pp!

Please pay asap – by 20the November at latest to allow for Catering!

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Dixon Park Surf Life Saving Club, 20 Ocean St, Merewether
 NSW 2291
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Seasons Greetings!
 
Our Snappers 2018 Christmas Function will be held at DIXON PARK Surf Life Saving Club on Sunday 2nd December 6pm for 6:30
 
Cost is $35 per person for the Cocktail Menue –
Catering provided by ‘Our Taste of Greece with Authentic Greek cuisine that comes with the 180º views of Dixon Park Beach
 
      Please join us for this special ‘Snappers Christmas’ by   Paying Directly into the Club Bank Account with an e-mail to Treasurer to confirm your payment – as soon as possible so catering can be  arranged
 
 

PAYMENT TO :

650-300 507787500

 Snappers Christmas function – 6pm Sunday Evening, 2nd December 2018-$35pp!

Snappers Christmas function – 6pm Sunday Evening, 2nd December 2018-$35pp!

Please pay asap – by 20the November at latest to allow for Catering!

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Dixon Park Surf Life Saving Club, 20 Ocean St, Merewether
 NSW 2291
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Seasons Greetings!
Our Snappers 2018 Christmas Function will be held at DIXON PARK Surf Life Saving Club on Sunday 2nd December 6pm for 6:30
Cost is $35 per person for the Cocktail Menue –
Catering provided by ‘Our Taste of Greece with Authentic Greek cuisine that comes with the 180º views of Dixon Park Beach
 
      Please join us for this special ‘Snappers Christmas’ by   Paying Directly into the Club Bank Account with an e-mail to Treasurer to confirm your payment – as soon as possible so catering can be  arranged

PAYMENT TO :

650-300 507787500

Snappers Christmas function – 6pm Sunday Evening, 2nd December 2018-$35pp

 Snappers Christmas function – 6pm Sunday Evening, 2nd December 2018-$35pp!

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Dixon Park Surf Life Saving Club, 20 Ocean St, Merewether
 NSW 2291
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Seasons Greetings!
 
Our Snappers 2018 Christmas Function will be held at DIXON PARK Surf Life Saving Club on Sunday 2nd December 6pm for 6:30
 
Cost is $35 per person for the Cocktail Menue –
Catering provided by ‘Our Taste of Greece with Authentic Greek cuisine that comes with the 180º views of Dixon Park Beach
 
      Please join us for this special ‘Snappers Christmas’ by   Paying Directly into the Club Bank Account with an e-mail to Treasurer to confirm your payment – as soon as possible so catering can be  arranged
 
 
PAYMENT TO : 

650-300 507787500

October Meeting

The guru Bill Chambers will be giving his in demand presentation “Colour Perception”. We will start on time at 6pm for this.

Exec are bringing laptops and we will group work resizing images and getting the best quality. Everyone can have a go.

Three platforms:

Photoshop – for the initiated

Photoshop Elements – old copies are available on the web

Lightroom – for the initiated

Faststone – for those who want to use a good quality free domain program without fussing.

Hope to see you all there October 9th.

Kate

 

 

 

Snappers Monthly Meeting – September

Presentation

Thanks once again to Erika Berzins who delivered an absorbing presentation on her experiences diving in Antarctica. Something not for the ill prepared. Also makes me reflect on my whinging when the local water gets down to 16 degrees.

Monthly Competition Results

1st Place “Chevron Barracuda Schooling” – Ian Medcalf

2nd Place “Juvenile Sweetlip” – Emma Turner

3rd Place “Blue Groper” – Ian Marinner

HC “Nudi August” – Kim Ainsworth

HC “Rainbow Crab” – Emma Turner

HC “Sweet” – Chris Latham

In following months, the competition results will be visible via our “MyPhotoClub” web system. Please shout out if you are having any issues in entering your photos on line this month.

Regards

Ian Medcalf

JUDGING COURSE 23rd SEPTEMBER 2018

Snappers is running a photography judging course on

SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2018 with

                   BILL CHAMBERS

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME AND VENUE HAS CHANGED:

Date: Sunday 23rd September

Where: Belmont 16′ Club (Macquarie Room)

Time: 9am – 4.30pm

Cost: $30 (Snappers members) $40 (non-members)

If you haven’t already signed up to the course, please send your payment to our Snappers bank account (the same one you pay your membership fees to).

Kate

 

 

Antartica Diving – Guest Speaker September Meeting

Snappers September 11th Meeting

Special guest speaker –   Erika Berzins  – DIVING ANTARTICA

Erika is an experienced scuba diver whose dream was to one day dive in Antartica. So she organised the trip of a lifetime for her special birthday.

Please come along for this special presentation by Erika who will explain the training and planning she did to make this incredible trip a reality.

She will take us on a photo/video and narrative journey to the cold and spectacular regions where few have dived before.

Nelson Bay Sea Slug Census – Saturday 15th September

Our first post on the new site!

Many Snappers members participate in the quarterly Nelson Bay Sea Slug Census a collaboration between Combined Hunter Underwater Group & Southern Cross University.

View the attached brochure for more information.  Note that the brochure is an image so the links within do not work – normally the PDF file would be uploaded and linked in the same fashion