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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.

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March 2024 – SHAPES IN NATURE – definition

March 2024 –

SHAPES IN NATURE – definition as provided by our judge.

The image should show a naturally occurring subject (not something created by humans).  It should have a clearly defined shape as its main feature. The shape does not have to be a common geometric shape such as a circle; it could be an irregular shape . The shape may define a single object or be part of a pattern.

The supporting elements in the image should help to focus attention on the shape and emphasise its importance in the image composition.

Images will be evaluated on three basic criteria – prominence of the shape, composition, and technical qualities.

There are also interesting websites about SHAPE in photography/design:

https://www.guillenphoto.com/en/why-and-how-using-shapes-in-nature-photography.html

 And

and

https://www.canva.com/learn/science-shapes-learn-psychology-behind-basic-forms-figures-photography/

by Ian Marriner, February 12, 2024

Results for competitions in Open

There were 6 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(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

Sea horse
Hans Staub – 1st Place
Open

Coryphellina Nudi eating hydroids
Lee Emery – 1st Place
Open

Glow in the Dark
Kate Tinson – 1st Place
Open

Night Dive Fly Point Moorish Idol
Trevor Cotterill – 2nd Place
Open

Octopus
Hans Staub – 3rd Place
Open

Moray – out of darkness
Lee Emery – 3rd Place
Open

by Ian Marriner, January 16, 2024

January 2024 Competition – Definition for Environment and Conservation

Must be underwater images. Image story should encourage an understanding of, and, preservation of the marine environment.

Photos that inspire a feeling to protect and care for our oceans, lakes, rivers, or any natural underwater environments.

Images can be of environmental tragedy or heroic scenes of environmental protection.

Good luck everyone, the image story will be critical supported by strong photographic presentation.

by Ian Marriner, January 11, 2024

Results for competitions in Animal Behaviour

There were 4 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

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

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The next generation in my mouth
Matt Dowse – 1st Place
Open

Spindle Cowry Mating Behaviour
Trevor Cotterill – 2nd Place
Open

Crest horn shark predating PJ egg
Lee Emery – 3rd Place
Open

Camouflage
Trevor Howard – 3rd Place
Open

by Ian Marriner, December 17, 2023

Results for competitions in Open

There were 9 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(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

Giant Cuttlefish
Matt Dowse – 1st Place
Open

Red Gilled Nembrotha Little Beach
Trevor Cotterill – 1st Place
Open

Lone Fish at Sunset
Ian Marriner – 2nd Place
Open

Red Cuttlefish
Kate Tinson – 2nd Place
Open

Giant Cuttlefish – Dominance
Lee Emery – 2nd Place
Open

Clown fish – Home sweet home
Lee Emery – 2nd Place
Open

Sweetlip Arborek Pier Raja Ampat
Trevor Cotterill – 3rd Place
Open

Dark side of the moon
Ashley Smith – 3rd Place
Open

Blind shark
Margo Smith – 3rd Place
Open

by Ian Marriner, November 23, 2023

Results for competitions in Open

There were 9 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(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

Giant Cuttlefish
Matt Dowse – 1st Place
Open

Red Gilled Nembrotha Little Beach
Trevor Cotterill – 1st Place
Open

Lone Fish at Sunset
Ian Marriner – 2nd Place
Open

Red Cuttlefish
Kate Tinson – 2nd Place
Open

Giant Cuttlefish – Dominance
Lee Emery – 2nd Place
Open

Clown fish – Home sweet home
Lee Emery – 2nd Place
Open

Sweetlip Arborek Pier Raja Ampat
Trevor Cotterill – 3rd Place
Open

Dark side of the moon
Ashley Smith – 3rd Place
Open

Blind shark
Margo Smith – 3rd Place
Open

by Ian Marriner, November 23, 2023

Results for competitions in Open

There were 9 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(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

Giant Cuttlefish
Matt Dowse – 1st Place
Open

Red Gilled Nembrotha Little Beach
Trevor Cotterill – 1st Place
Open

Lone Fish at Sunset
Ian Marriner – 2nd Place
Open

Red Cuttlefish
Kate Tinson – 2nd Place
Open

Giant Cuttlefish – Dominance
Lee Emery – 2nd Place
Open

Clown fish – Home sweet home
Lee Emery – 2nd Place
Open

Sweetlip Arborek Pier Raja Ampat
Trevor Cotterill – 3rd Place
Open

Dark side of the moon
Ashley Smith – 3rd Place
Open

Blind shark
Margo Smith – 3rd Place
Open

by Ian Marriner, November 23, 2023

Snappers November 2023 meeting

Hi everyone our next monthly meeting is, Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023 06:00 PM

Our normal Club meeting protocol with the judging of the October 2023 OPEN competition by Bob Todd followed by member discussion of each of the images.

Zoom option emailed separately to all members.

Hope you can attend, Ian

by Ian Marriner, November 7, 2023

Results for competitions in Underwater Landscapes

There were 3 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

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

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Our cup runneth over
Deon Viljeon – 1st Place
Open

Morning has broken
Deon Viljeon – 2nd Place
Open

Citrus ridge
Hans Staub – 3rd Place
Open

by Ian Marriner, October 11, 2023

Results for competitions in Underwater Landscapes

There were 3 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Our cup runneth over
Deon Viljeon – 1st Place
Open

Morning has broken
Deon Viljeon – 2nd Place
Open

Citrus ridge
Hans Staub – 3rd Place
Open

by Ian Marriner, October 11, 2023