Our Objective

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

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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 with a Zoom meeting at present on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm.

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by Kate Tinson, February 19, 2021

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

Other Photography Competitions

Other Photography Competitions

You may be interested in some, or, all of these competitions. Please note: some are coordinated through MPC, others use different platforms to upload and manage their competitions. Please ensure you carefully read the rules, image preparation and upload requirements.

The Australian Cup 2021 – Kate, Hans and Ash are coordinating this.

https://apsauscup.myphotoclub.com.au/

MAITLAND INTERNATIONAL SALON OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Opens: 1 April 2021

https://maitlandsalon.myphotoclub.com.au/

VIGEX 3rd International Digital Monochrome, Colour Open, Nature, Creative,5. Photo Travel http://www.vigex.org.au/

Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography (SSNEP) open on 7th June 2021 for accepting entries

www.sutherlandshirenational.com

UN World Oceans Day Photo Competition

https://unworldoceansday.org/photo-competition/

by Ian Marriner, April 14, 2021

Results for competitions in March – Open

There were 9 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Hot Tip
Lyndon Turner – 1st Place
Shoot out

1
William Wright – 2nd Place
Shoot out

Smiling Moray Greeting Halifax
Trevor Cotterill – 3rd Place
Shoot out

Keepng an eye on you
Ian Marriner – Highly Commended
Shoot out

Pancake not Pizza
Trevor Cotterill – Highly Commended
Shoot out

Blue Dragon
Trevor Howard – Highly Commended
Shoot out

Schooling Batfish
Trevor Howard – Highly Commended
Shoot out

2
William Wright – Highly Commended
Shoot out

cephalopod at twilight
Margo Smith – Highly Commended
Shoot out

by Ian Marriner, April 14, 2021

ZOOM simulcast of our face-to-face meeting in Newcastle

Hi everyone

Ian Marriner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Snappers April 2021 to compliment/simulcast our face-to-face meeting in Newcastle

Time: Apr 13, 2021 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting – Meeting ID: 869 2009 1257  Passcode: 482794

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86920091257?pwd=RXNiUzdlbEZDdlk5bGVzZDQxNVlvQT09

This is a trial ZOOM session so be patient with us and the technology, we will try our best to simulcast the meeting so that those who cannot make the f2f meeting can join and participate. New venue and technology so we don’t quite know how it will all come together, fingers crossed, we will do our best on the night but no guarantees 😊

General topics for this meeting session

  1. Our meeting at Souths has been replaced by a new venue at 368 KING STREET NEWCASTLE  and simulcast ZOOM meeting
  2. THANKS to Deon Viljeon to donate the new venue
  3. Judging for March 2021 OPEN -– Welcome Bill Chambers
  4. 2021 meetings – options
    1. New venue and Zoom meeting – Tuesdays
    1. Social outing – various options
  5. Tri-Club shoot out – March 2021 cancelled – nee to reschedule
  6. Other Competitions
    1. Australia Cup – inter-club
    1. Maitland Digital Opens April 01
    1. VIGEX International
  7. Learning and Development
    1. Image Sharpness – Ian Marriner
    1. Lightroom Virtual Summit
  8. General Business
    1. Membership
  9. Think about April – OPEN – MAY – Mono – judges TBA
  10. Next Meeting –– 11 May 2021

by Ian Marriner, April 12, 2021

LIGHTROOM – Virtual Summit May 3 – 7, 2021

Hi everyone

I have participated in several of these virtual summits and they are excellent and FREE !!!!

Lightroom coming up in MAY 2021 – Photoshop apparently planned for later in the year. Sponsored by ADOBE

World class instructors and highly informative – I can recommend them, please see below.

Coipy of my invitation email:

The Lightroom Virtual Summit
May 3 – 7, 2021
20 expert instructors teaching 40 classes – over 30 hours of content! And you can watch it all for free!

I’m thrilled to be teaching alongside a great line-up of instructors including Ben Willmore, Colin Smith, Mark Denney, Matt Kloskowski, Lisa Carney, Sean Bagshaw, Glyn Dewis, Kristina Sherk, Chris Orwig, Aundre Larrow, Anthony Morganti, Tobi Shinobi and many more. The list of classes is equally amazing – I can’t wait for you to see all the great sessions!

All classes are free to watch for a 48 hour period once they go live, and there’s an optional VIP Pass available for purchase that gives you lifetime access to the recordings of all classes, along with audio recordings, instructor-provided class notes and exclusive bonuses.

You can get the details here and sign up for a free pass

https://www.lightroomsummit.com/?r_done=1

There are classes for beginners and veteran users on a wide range of topics, from getting started in Lightroom to workflows to hidden tricks and much much more. It’s going to be an amazing week of education from some of the top Lightroom instructors in the world! I hope you can join us.

Dave Cross

by Ian Marriner, March 31, 2021

Cancelled Tri-Club

Due to the weather conditions for driving and for diving, The Tri-Club and Monthly Shootout competitions have been cancelled. Our monthly category has been changed to Open.

by Kate Tinson, March 19, 2021

Results for competitions in February – Open

There were 10 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Fantastic beastie
Kate Tinson – 1st Place
Open

Looking Out
Ian Marriner – 2nd Place
Open

Peas in a Pod
Kate Tinson – 3rd Place
Open

Bubble on Sponge
Ian Marriner – Highly Commended
Open

Eyes
Trevor Howard – Highly Commended
Open

Cling fish
Hans Staub – Highly Commended
Open

Shrimp teeth cleaning services
Matt Dowse – Highly Commended
Open

Orange Roughy
William Wright – Highly Commended
Open

pretty in pink
Margo Smith – Highly Commended
Open

Blue friend
Ashley Smith – Highly Commended
Open

by Ian Marriner, March 10, 2021

Snappers March 2021

Ian Marriner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Snappers March 2021

Time: Mar 9, 2021 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83450463782?pwd=RlBVc1JxWUI1Rmg4VFdVK0hCNGpyQT09

Meeting ID: 834 5046 3782

Passcode: 2sRjuz

General topics for this ZOOM meeting session

  1. Our meeting by a ZOOM meeting
  2. Judging
  3. February – Open – judged David Hansell – Wangi Club
    1.  
  4. 2021 meetings – options
    1. Zoom meeting – Tuesdays
    1. Social outing – various options – need a Social organiser
  5. Tri-Club shoot out – March 19 – 28 2021
  6. Other Competitions – ??
  7. General Business
  8. Think about March  – SOOC – Straight out of Camera – judged Bill Chambers?? In conjunction with Tri-Club
  9. Next Meeting –– 13 April 2021
  10. Next Social event – April  – Saturday 17 Little Beach- post dive (1130) for 1330ish BBQ

by Ian Marriner, March 5, 2021

Tri-Club Shoot out – save the dates

Tri-Club Shoot out – save the dates

Just a  quick heads up for your calendar.

Dates: Fri 19 March – Sunday 11.59 28 March (your local time) Yup 9 days 😊

Our Snappers local shootout (straight out of Camera) will coincide. I suggest you shoot both raw and JPEG

More details to follow, looking good.

Ian

by Ian Marriner, February 11, 2021

March 2021 Shootout rules

March 2021 Shootout – a little bit different this year.

Snappers Club category is a shootout at one of the dives sites in Nelson Bay.

  • The photos must have been taken between 20th March – 28th March (inclusive)
  • Your two monthly photo entries are still due by midnight Sun March 28th
  • The photos must be straight out of camera (except that you will still need to resize them to My Photo Club requirements.) No cropping, no post production is allowed.

by Kate Tinson, February 10, 2021