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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Results for competitions in July – Wide Angle

There were 6 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 – Wide Angle

Filling the Frame
Ian Medcalf – 1st Place
SetSubject Digital

out of the gloom
Di Pacey – 2nd Place
SetSubject Digital

Eddies Garden Rajar Ampat
Trevor Cotterill – 3rd Place
SetSubject Digital

Lunch
Ian Marriner – Highly Commended
SetSubject Digital

Family Affair
Ian Marriner – Highly Commended
SetSubject Digital

Wrecked
William Wright – Highly Commended
SetSubject Digital

by Kate Tinson, August 14, 2019

August meeting

Beau Pilgim reprisal and more this month

You MUST be here for this!

Our awesome guest speaker at Snappers TUESDAY 13TH AUGUST

Beau Pilgrim – local identity who is rocking the photography world. Beau delivered a presentation to us more than a year ago and it was incredible. Being winter most members missed it last time SO you have ONE MORE CHANCE to join us for Beau’s reprisal… and this time….DO NOT MISS IT. Bring a friend for a gold coin donation and you will not be disappointed.

Beau Pilgrim at Lord Howe Island

by Kate Tinson, July 24, 2019

Results for competitions in June – Open

There were 4 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

Edi Payrleitner – 2nd Place
Open Digital

Edi Payrleitner – Highly Commended
Open Digital

William Wright – 3rd Place
Open Digital

Margo Smith – 1st Place
Open Digital

by Kate Tinson, July 10, 2019

Results for competitions in May Macro Super Macro

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

Deon Viljeon – Highly Commended
SetSubject Digital

Deon Viljeon – Highly Commended
SetSubject Digital

Ian Medcalf – 1st Place
SetSubject Digital

Edi Payrleitner – Highly Commended
SetSubject Digital

Kate Tinson – 3rd Place
SetSubject Digital

William Wright – Highly Commended
SetSubject Digital

Di Pacey – 2nd Place
SetSubject Digital

by Kate Tinson, June 12, 2019

Sharpening in Photoshop

  1. OPEN in photoshop (you can do this from Bridge if working in RAW)
  2. Make your adjustments cropping, levels etc
  3. Sharpening (the last thing you do before saving)
  4. Right click on image in the layers panel (right hand side of screen)
  5. Click ‘Convert to Smart Object’
  6. Go to ‘Filter’ on the top
  7. Select ‘Sharpen’ then ‘Smart Sharpen’
  8. Select ‘Lens Blur’
  9. At 100% zoom pick a good area to view
  10. Click ‘More Accurate’
  11. Adjust the ‘Radius’ and ‘Amount’
  12. Click and hold on the image to see before, release for after
  13. Click ‘Advanced’ and you can adjust shadows and highlights using the sliders
  14. When happy, Click ‘OK’
  15. Wait while changes are made. (You can go back into the layer and readjust)
  16. To preserve tones –double click on the icon (looks like a level) 
  17. Wait for the window to load. Scroll down to ‘Luminosity’. Select. Click ‘OK’
  18. You can also brush over areas to further reduce sharpening by using the ‘Opacity’ tab in the window and brushing over them using black colour.
  19. To save as an object that can be edited – Right Click on the layer. Select ‘Export Contents’. Name the file and save it (There is only one option to save as a PBS file which goes into the same folder as the original image so you can at any time, reopen this file and make changes without loss of data.) SAVE IT.
  20. Close the image.
  21. Reopen the image and save it as a TIFF or JPG etc (The pic is no longer a smart object so keep the PBS file in case you want to make other adjustments).

by Kate Tinson, May 15, 2019

Results for competitions in April – Open

There were 4 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Ian Medcalf – 1st Place
Open Digital

Kate Tinson – Highly Commended
Open Digital

Di Pacey – 2nd Place
Open Digital

Ian Marriner – 3rd Place
Open Digital

by Kate Tinson, May 15, 2019

Results for competitions in March – Temperate Waters

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

Di Pacey – Highly Commended
SetSubject Digital

Edi Payrleitner – Highly Commended
SetSubject Digital

Edi Payrleitner – 2nd Place
SetSubject Digital

Trevor Howard – 1st Place
SetSubject Digital

Ashley Smith – Highly Commended
SetSubject Digital

William Wright – 3rd Place
SetSubject Digital

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

NEW CATEGORIES

Last category for 2018/2019

March 2019 – Temperate Waters

 

NEW CATEGORIES 2019/2020

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.

Cheers

Kate

 

by Kate Tinson, December 23, 2018