Our 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.

We meet at South Newcastle Leagues Club on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm.

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Welcome to Snappers Underwater Photography Inc

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.

by MyPhotoClub Colin, June 22, 2017

September Competition Category – “Temperate” – clarification

September Competition Category – temperate – clarification

Some members wanted some clarity around what this means. I think originally the intent was to focus on more local rather than tropical subjects. Some discussion with the committee decided the following would apply for this category.

Given the broad definition below we may see some lower GBR tropical within this definition.

https://www.ausmarinescience.com/

The Temperate East Marine Region covers Australian waters from the southern boundary of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Coral Sea marine park, to Bermagui in southern New South Wales.

I am mindful of the intent and as we are not playing for cattle stations it will be great to see some beautiful images of out temperate waters and marine life.

Safe diving, Ian

by Ian Marriner, September 14, 2020

2021 Four Nations Competition to represent Australia

by Ian Marriner, September 9, 2020

Dodge and Burn resources

Hi everyone, I just wanted to pass on a couple of resources is that compliment the Dodge and burn tutorial that Roy Killen for us last night. Plenty for on the Web 🙂

Non-Destructive Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

The Best way to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMi-d9CX41U&ab_channel=RobinWhalley

by Ian Marriner, September 9, 2020

Results for competitions in August – Open

There were 13 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in August – Open

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Tubbataha Reef Harlequin Sweetlips
Trevor Cotterill – 1st Place
Digital – Open

Mooray Eal
Hans Staub – 2nd Place
Digital – Open

Lets Stick Together
Ian Medcalf – 3rd Place
Digital – Open

Georgonia
Hans Staub – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

The Hideout
Ian Medcalf – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Filefish Stealing Sea Slug Eggs
Trevor Cotterill – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Attack
Ian Marriner – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Lippy
Kate Tinson – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Spikey
Kate Tinson – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Kuiters Goby
Trevor Howard – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Striped Angler
Trevor Howard – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Ball of Fire
Ian Marriner – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Wistful
Margo Smith – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

by Ian Marriner, September 9, 2020

URGENT UPDATE Snappers September Meeting – ZOOM only

URGENT UPDATE Snappers September Meeting  – ZOOM only

Hi everyone

I spoke with Souths earlier today and the COVID gathering limit for them is now only 10 people, they were tossing around 2 groups of 10. I thought this is not going to work well for us so I have chosen to go with a ZOOM only option for September meeting, hopefully things will improve for the months ahead. I trust this does not cause too much inconvenience ☹it would be great to catch up f2f2 … but …. ZOOM is a great option. Please see details below, I will be in the ZOOM meeting room by about 1740 if you want to pop in a bit early, just getting files open and making sure it all works OK

Ian

Ian Marriner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Snappers September  –  ZOOM only Meeting

Time: Sep 8, 2020 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82236753097?pwd=U2NYckpsQk1jdTd2eWxCdHhmaXhOQT09

Meeting ID: 822 3675 3097

Passcode: vn7bdY

by Ian Marriner, September 7, 2020

Snapper September – Meeting Invitation

Snapper September – Meeting Invitation

Hi everyone

The September meeting will be a bit of an experiment – a hybrid with us Zooming our judge into the meeting at Souths. A large number of the committee indicate a preference for f2f meeting at Souths. It also means our members who are not comfortable f2f will be able to attend as well by Zoom. Our judge has developed a presentation about the August OPEN competition, which should be interesting and a short education session on dodging and burning.

Hans and I will be at Souths early(5:00sih) to attend to the technical requirements, I will bring 2 pair of speakers and my VG webcam/mic that is designed for meeting use, hoping it all goes well, maybe the start of a new way of presenting our meetings. We may be able to use this to attract new members who may be physically remote and unable to attend f2f, worth a try. Patience will be required 😊

See you at Souths or via ZOOM as per below

Ian

Ian Marriner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Snappers September  –  Hybrid Meeting

Time: Sep 8, 2020 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82236753097?pwd=U2NYckpsQk1jdTd2eWxCdHhmaXhOQT09

Meeting ID: 822 3675 3097

Passcode: vn7bdY

by Ian Marriner, September 3, 2020

APS 2020 Catalogue

AIPC 2020 Catalogue

Thought you may be interested, some great images and inspiration, Ian

The Australian Interstate Photographic Competition (AIPC) 2020 Catalogue is online, and can be downloaded directly by clicking here.

Thank you to all the entrants, and congratulations to the winners!

by Ian Marriner, August 26, 2020

Ocean Art Safe Under The Sea Winners

Hi everyone

Thought in these COVID times you may enjoy these images, LOTS of inspiration and more.

Enjoy

Ocean Art Safe Under The Sea Winners

Winning Images from a special Ocean Art “Safe Under the Sea” Underwater Photo Contest

https://www.uwphotographyguide.com/ocean-art-safe-under-the-sea-winners

Ocean Art 2020

The full, Ocean Art 2020 competition will be accepting entries in September, 2020! You can expect more prizes, more competition, and more great photos as we search for the top underwater photos of the year. Please check back with us for more information in September. https://www.uwphotographyguide.com/ocean-art

by Ian Marriner, August 25, 2020

Results for competitions in July – Man Made Structures

There were 7 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in July – Man Made Structures

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Life on Rudder collar SS Oresles
Edi Payrleitner – 1st Place
Digital – Man made Structures

swansea pipe
Trevor Howard – 2nd Place
Digital – Man made Structures

Fighter Cover
Lyndon Turner – 3rd Place
Digital – Man made Structures

Plane Down
Kate Tinson – Highly Commended
Digital – Man made Structures

Nosedive
Lyndon Turner – Highly Commended
Digital – Man made Structures

swansea bridge
Trevor Howard – Highly Commended
Digital – Man made Structures

Yenbuba Jetty
Ian Medcalf – Highly Commended
Digital – Man made Structures

by Ian Marriner, August 12, 2020

Snappers – August 2020 – ZOOM

Zoom invitation August 2020

Ian Marriner on behalf of Snappers Committee is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Snappers – August 2020

Time: Aug 11, 2020 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88667438457?pwd=TzNibjFxS2F2c0dqNUtJTERUbkozdz09

Meeting ID: 886 6743 8457

Passcode: 9JRZX5 –

NOTE

Participants will be held in a waiting room

 until

the meeting host approves them joining the meeting

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I have spoken with Souths this week and given the current uncertainty with the Covid situation I think it best if our meeting is online for August.

 ZOOM has been a great option to connect, if you can connect online it would be great. Have a beer, glass of wine, enjoy with others.

 A brief outline of the meeting:

  1. Welcome
  2. Social check-in – how are you going?
  3. Updates : various
  4. July entries presented – Man Made Structures – should be interesting
  5. Judges’ comments and results

General business

  • Next month category, August =  OPEN
  • Start thinking about September -Temperate Waters
  • Close – next meeting 08 September 2020 – Where – TBA Souths if allowed/wanted, ZOOM option available

 Resources

 Intro to joining a Zoom meeting – 1-minute overview https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

10 Tips to make it a more positive experience:

Think of a Zoom Meeting as a face-to-face meeting and conduct yourself as you would if you were all present in the same room. In addition there are some additional useful tips below to observe to help ensure the meeting goes smoothly for all involved:

  1. Join early – up to 5 minutes before the meeting start time – test your audio
  2. If you haven’t used Zoom before click the link to download Zoom prior to the day of the meeting and familiarise yourself with any features you may need to use on the day – mute/unmute microphone, stop/start video, screenshare etc.
  3. Have your video on unless you are experiencing connection issues
  4. Find a quiet space without interruptions / background noise
  5. Have a plain background – avoid backlight from bright windows
  6. Have good lighting on your face so you can be seen clearly
  7. Adjust your camera to be at around eye level if possible – especially take note of the angle of your laptop screen if using the built-in camera.
  8. Mute your microphone when not talking
  9. Try to avoid talking over / at the same time as other participants
  10. Be aware you are on camera and try to avoid doing other tasks, checking emails, looking at your phone etc. Be aware of what’s happening in your background to avoid embarrassing moments

by Ian Marriner, August 5, 2020