Our Objective

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


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.

Results for competitions in March – Temperate Waters

There were 6 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Di Pacey – Highly Commended
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Edi Payrleitner – Highly Commended
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Edi Payrleitner – 2nd Place
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Trevor Howard – 1st Place
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Ashley Smith – Highly Commended
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William Wright – 3rd Place
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by Kate Tinson, April 10, 2019

2019 Snappers Winners

Congratulations to our 2018/19 photo competition winners. Well deserved.

1st Place – Ian Marriner

2nd Place – Will Wright

Thank you to everyone for the wonderful images over the last 12 months. Looking forward to your new point score year of entries which starts this month (April).

by Kate Tinson, April 10, 2019


Last category for 2018/2019

March 2019 – Temperate Waters



April 2019 – Open (and State of Origin with WAUPS TBA)

May 2019 – Macro / Super Macro

June 2019 – Open

July 2019 – Wide Angle

August 2019 – Open

Sept 2019 – Animal Behaviour

Oct 2019 – Open

Nov 2019 – Patterns

Dec 2019 – Open

Jan 2020 – Natural Light

Feb 2020 – Open

March 2020 – Shootout

by Kate Tinson, February 5, 2019

Merry Christmas 2018

Hi Snappers members,

Thank you for another wonderful year of gorgeous ‘big blue’ photos.

Peace and goodwill to all over the coming season.




by Kate Tinson, December 23, 2018

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

by Kate Tinson, November 7, 2018

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.





by Kate Tinson, September 28, 2018

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.

by Kate Tinson, September 1, 2018