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 June – Open

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 June – Open

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

swansea shallows
Trevor Howard – 1st Place
Digital – Open

Half banded seaperch
Ian Marriner – 2nd Place
Digital – Open

Blotched Hwakfish on guard
Ian Marriner – 3rd Place
Digital – Open

Alien
Kate Tinson – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Wobbegong Shark
Chris Latham – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Goby shrimp house
Ashley Smith – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

by Ashley Smith, July 21, 2020

Snappers meeting 14th July

The AGM will be held at SOUTHS CLUB Tuesday night. I have been advised that all executive positions are now vacant. The club requires a new president, secretary and treasurer in order to continue. Please consider nominating for a position.

by Kate Tinson, July 13, 2020

Results for competitions in May – Monochrome

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 May – Monochrome

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Sitting in Wait Edit
Ian Marriner – 1st Place
Digital – Monochrome

Out of Space Edit
Ian Marriner – 2nd Place
Digital – Monochrome

Barracudas
Hans Staub – 3rd Place
Digital – Monochrome

Batfish
Ian Medcalf – Highly Commended
Digital – Monochrome

Giant Cod at Exmouth Pier
Trevor Cotterill – Highly Commended
Digital – Monochrome

20200425 White eyed eel
Trevor Howard – Highly Commended
Digital – Monochrome

Moray
William Wright – Highly Commended
Digital – Monochrome

by Kate Tinson, June 10, 2020

Snappers June 2020 Meeting via ZOOM invitation

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

Topic: Snappers June 2020 Meeting

Time: Jun 9, 2020 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89587732841?pwd=RDlMZlRXeVZtdUsxYS9SRHovMlN1dz09

Meeting ID: 895 8773 2841

Password: 6ByvU9

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ZOOM has been a great option to connect, if you can 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 :
    1. My Photo Club – subscription fees due?
    2. Other?
  4. May entries presented – monochrome – should be interesting
  5. Judges’ comments and results

General business

  • Next month category, June =  OPEN
  • Start thinking about July Man-Made Structures (An existing structure would seem appropriate.)
  • Close – next meeting 14 July 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, June 8, 2020

Results for competitions in April – 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 April – Open

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Tiger shrimp S
Ashley Smith – 1st Place
Digital

20200411 Flying Gurnard
Trevor Howard – 2nd Place
Digital

Spider
Kate Tinson – 3rd Place
Digital

Seahorse
Hans Staub – Highly Commended
Digital

Standoff
Chris Latham – Highly Commended
Digital

Clowning Around
Ian Medcalf – Highly Commended
Digital

20200423 Red
Trevor Howard – Highly Commended
Digital

Cuttle March
Ian Marriner – Highly Commended
Digital

Brooding
Ian Marriner – Highly Commended
Digital

by Kate Tinson, May 13, 2020

Snappers May Meeting – Zoom option

Topic: Snappers May 2020 – ZOOM option

Time: May 12th, 2020 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting – easy – click on the link below (see resources below for help)

Ian Marriner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: May 18, 2020 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89794907964?pwd=Wmc0dW1xQUhmUG0zTVhiUG12TU4zdz09

Meeting ID: 897 9490 7964

Password: 5s3jhs

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I have been chatting with Kate, Ash, and Ian and we agreed this might be a good option to connect, if you can 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 :
    1. My Photo Club subscription fees due?
    2. Free education – AIPP – visit https://www.aipp.com.au/events
    3. Other?
  4. March entries presented
  5. Judges’ comments and results – Malcolm Nobbs
  6. Our entries for the Aust Cup and details
  7. “Composition’ by Taz Tally Phd.– short summary by Ian Marriner

“In photography, composition isn’t everything…but it’s close. Effective composition can make a photo far more powerful by drawing the viewer’s eye into the scene and guiding it in a way that conveys your intent as a photographer.”

(http://compositionstudy.com/about/)

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/photography-exploring-composition  2.40  hours

Free 1 month)

  • General business
  • April category OPEN, May =  Monochrome (Use in-camera settings or post-production.)
  • Close – next meeting 12 May 2020 – Where – TBA

 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, May 9, 2020

Competitions in April – Open are closing soon!

Competitions in April – Open will close Sunday, 26th April 2020, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, April 24, 2020

Results for competitions in Open

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 Open

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Streeetch
Margo Smith – 1st Place
Open

Clinging
Ian Marriner – 2nd Place
Open

Cuttle on Red
Ian Marriner – 3rd Place
Open

Sitting Up
Kate Tinson – Highly Commended
Open

Orange Anemonefish Batu Luar
Trevor Cotterill – Highly Commended
Open

20200304 Black-Banded Seaperch
Trevor Howard – Highly Commended
Open

feeling blue
Margo Smith – Highly Commended
Open

by Kate Tinson, April 15, 2020

Introducing Everyone at MyPhotoClub

An entry site has been established for all members of all MyPhotoClub clubs to collectively enter a series of friendly competitions to engage with during these challenging times.

The first round is called A Thing at Home – find an inanimate item in your home and see what you can come up with. Two entries per person. Entries close April 19th.

The competitions are themed with two entry slots and run weekly. The judging will be done using online scoring where a score between one and five is given for each entry. Everyone is invited to participate in online scoring.

There is no entry fee or charge for using this.

Each entrant’s privacy is maintained as the club level features of viewing profiles and other images of the entrant are disabled.

You can access the competition at https://everyone.myphotoclub.com.au/. Use the subscribe button to get updates about each competition

Access is also through a link is provided on your Members page and is also accessible from the All Sites icon (top right of page).

by Colin Woods, April 13, 2020

Snappers March 2020 ZOOM option

Topic: Snappers March 2020 ZOOM option

Time: Apr 14, 2020 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting – easy – click on the link below (see resources below for help)

https://zoom.us/j/244969314?pwd=Ky9hOS9aNEpDd0lTWm5pMGJ1d09LZz09

 Meeting ID: 244 969 314 Password: 7624 – (you will go into a waiting room if you join before 6:00pm)

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I have been chatting with Kate, Ash, and Ian and we agreed this might be a good option to connect, if you can 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 :
    1. My Photo Club subscription fees due?
    1. East-West Challenge canceled
    1. Free education – AIPP – visit https://www.aipp.com.au/events
    1. Other?
  4. March entries presented
  5. Judges’ comments and results
  6. Our entries for the Aust Cup and details
  7. “Composition’ by Taz Tally Phd.– short summary by Ian Marriner

“In photography, composition isn’t everything…but it’s close. Effective composition can make a photo far more powerful by drawing the viewer’s eye into the scene and guiding it in a way that conveys your intent as a photographer.”

(http://compositionstudy.com/about/)

( https://www.linkedin.com/learning/photography-exploring-composition  2.40  hours

Free 1 month)

  • General business
  • April category OPEN, May =  Monochrome (Use in-camera settings or post-production.)
  • Close – next meeting 12 May 2020 – Where – TBA

 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, April 12, 2020