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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November 2020 Competition – Animal Behaviour

November 2020 Competition – Animal Behaviour – JUDGE – Tim Hochgrebe

Must comply with Snappers Code of Conduct – please see below

Closes Sun, 29th Nov 2020, 11:59 PM

SNAPPERS INC

CODE OF CONDUCT 2019

   Most underwater photographers wish to protect the environment in which they take their photos and avoid stressing marine creatures when they are taking their images. This is good for the

environment and leads to better photographs.

This code sets out good practices for anyone who dives and/or takes photos underwater.

  • Photographers should carefully explore the area in which they are diving and find subjects that are accessible, without threat to themselves or the environment and the organisms.

   No-one should attempt to take photos underwater until they are a competent diver.

  • Novice divers thrashing about with hands & fins while conscious only of the image in their viewfinder can damage fragile systems.
  • Every diver, including photographers, should ensure all equipment is closely secured (gauges, regulators, torches & other equipment) so they do not trail causing damage to the environment.
  • Underwater photographers should possess good buoyancy control skills to avoid damaging the fragile marine environment & its creatures. Even experienced divers & those modelling for photographers should ensure that careless or excessive fin strokes & arm movements do not damage coral or smother it in clouds of sand.
  • Clownfish & many other marine animals are popular subjects but some become highly stressed when a photographer moves in to take a photo. Care should be taken to avoid stressing a subject. Be aware that fish need space and that flash photography may injury a subject.

If a subject exhibits behaviour that indicates there is or will be stress in the subject or their environment, move on.

  • Night diving requires exceptional care because it is more difficult to be aware of your surroundings. Strong torch beams or lights can dazzle fish & cause them to harm themselves or be targeted by a predator. Others are confused & disturbed if torch beams or lights are pointed directly at them. Be prepared to keep bright lights off subjects that exhibit stressed behaviour, use only the edge of the beam to minimise disturbance.
  • The image in the viewfinder can be very compelling. Photographers should remain conscious of their position and of the marine life around them at all times.
  • Divers & photographers should never kill marine life to attract other life or to create a photographic opportunity, such as feeding sea urchins to Blue Groper. Creatures should never be handled or irritated to create a reaction. Queuing to photograph a rare subject, should be avoided.
  • The number of shots taken by an individual subject should be kept to a minimum to ensure the safety of the marine subject.

by Ian Marriner, November 11, 2020

Light Academy resources

Last night Kate mentioned resources at the Light Academy. I did a web search this morning and found this link with some interesting looking material.https://www.youtube.com/c/LightacademyUk_Photography_Training/videos

Enjoy, Ian

by Ian Marriner, November 11, 2020

Light Academy + Dodge and Burn

Last night Kate mentioned resources at the Light Academy. I did a web search this morning and found this link with some interesting looking material.

https://www.youtube.com/c/LightacademyUk_Photography_Training/videos

Also some resources on non-destructive dodge and burn. i everyone, I just wanted to pass on a couple of resources is that compliment the Dodge and burn tutorial that Roy Killen for us last night. Plenty for on the Web 🙂

Non-Destructive Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

The Best way to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMi-d9CX41U&ab_channel=RobinWhalley

by Ian Marriner, November 11, 2020

Results for competitions in October – Open

There were 12 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Halifax Maori Cod
Matt Dowse – 1st Place
Digital – Open

Rock with Eyes
Kate Tinson – 2nd Place
Digital – Open

Terrigal Eastern Blue Devil
Matt Dowse – 3rd Place
Digital – Open

Sea Hare Sowerbyi
Trevor Cotterill – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Petal
Ian Marriner – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Cling Fish on Sea Tulip
Ian Marriner – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Leap Frog
Kate Tinson – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Resting at Halifax
Edi Payrleitner – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

White nomad at Fly
Edi Payrleitner – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Friendly Moray
William Wright – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Lifes a Blur
Lyndon Turner – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

Solitude
Lyndon Turner – Highly Commended
Digital – Open

by Ian Marriner, November 11, 2020

Reminder – Snappers November Meeting – Join Zoom Meeting

Ian Marriner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Snappers November Meeting  – Join Zoom Meeting

Time: Nov 10, 2020 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86527886405?pwd=U1pTNkh3eU5NWjJ4VXNSTEJZWVRWQT09

Meeting ID: 865 2788 6405

Passcode: e67wVi

General topics for this ZOOM session

  1. Our meeting at Souths has been replaced by a ZOOM meeting
  2. Judging October – OPEN– Future Club meeting options – an important discussion
  3. 2021 meetings – options
  4. Mentoring and post-production training – discussion/options
  5. Other Competitions
  6. General Business
    1. My Photo Club
  7. November Competition – Animal Behaviour – judged by Tim Hochgrebe
  8. Think about December – Wide Angle – judged by Beau Pilgrim
  9. Next Meeting – 08 December – Picnic at the Beach – TBA

Hope you can all make it to this meeting,

Ian

On behalf of Snappers Inc

by Ian Marriner, November 10, 2020

Snappers November Meeting – Join Zoom Meeting

Ian Marriner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Snappers November Meeting  – Join Zoom Meeting

Time: Nov 10, 2020 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86527886405?pwd=U1pTNkh3eU5NWjJ4VXNSTEJZWVRWQT09

Meeting ID: 865 2788 6405

Passcode: e67wVi

General topics for this ZOOM session

  1. Our meeting at Souths has been replaced by a ZOOM meeting
  2. Judging October – OPEN– Future Club meeting options – an important discussion
  3. 2021 meetings – options
  4. Mentoring and post-production training – discussion/options
  5. Other Competitions
  6. General Business
    1. My Photo Club
  7. November Competition – Animal Behaviour – judged by Tim Hochgrebe
  8. Think about December – Wide Angle – judged by Beau Pilgrim
  9. Next Meeting – 08 December – Picnic at the Beach – TBA

Hope you can all make it to this meeting,

Ian

On behalf of Snappers Inc

by Ian Marriner, November 2, 2020

Free Photoshop Virtual Summit

Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE https://davecross.kartra.com/page/UBm41 FYI – I participated last time round, some great instructors and sessions, suggest you have a look, Ian 0 Expert-lead Classes Over 5 Days Last April, with the help of an incredible team of instructors, I put together the first-ever Photoshop Virtual Summit. The response to the event was amazing, and one of the most common comments was “I can’t wait for the next one!” So I’m thrilled to announce the Photoshop Virtual Summit II! And I’m very excited to introduce you to the instructor team for this event, made up of lots of your favorites from last time, and great new additions. As with the last Summit, I asked my instructor team to put together not only real-world, practical Photoshop sessions, but also to provide notes and practice files. This is a true educational event! Your instructors for this event include best-selling authors, Adobe MAX Masters, Adobe Certified Instructors, and members of the Photoshop Hall of Fame. You’ll learn from experts such as Matt Kloskowski, Corey Barker, Colin Smith, Ben Willmore, Kristina Sherk, Blake Rudis, Sebastian Michaels, Glyn Dewis, Mark Heaps and many others. Every single training session is designed to take your Photoshop knowledge and skill to the next level – regardless of whether you’re just starting out, or have years of experience. I hope you join us for this amazing learning experience! 40 Expert-lead Classes Over 5 Days Last April, with the help of an incredible team of instructors, I put together the first-ever Photoshop Virtual Summit. The response to the event was amazing, and one of the most common comments was “I can’t wait for the next one!” So I’m thrilled to announce the Photoshop Virtual Summit II! And I’m very excited to introduce you to the instructor team for this event, made up of lots of your favorites from last time, and great new additions. As with the last Summit, I asked my instructor team to put together not only real-world, practical Photoshop sessions, but also to provide notes and practice files. This is a true educational event! Your instructors for this event include best-selling authors, Adobe MAX Masters, Adobe Certified Instructors, and members of the Photoshop Hall of Fame. You’ll learn from experts such as Matt Kloskowski, Corey Barker, Colin Smith, Ben Willmore, Kristina Sherk, Blake Rudis, Sebastian Michaels, Glyn Dewis, Mark Heaps and many others. Every single training session is designed to take your Photoshop knowledge and skill to the next level – regardless of whether you’re just starting out, or have years of experience. I hope you join us for this amazing learning experience! Dave Cross, Founder of the Photoshop Virtual SummitGET YOUR FREE TICKET NOW

by Ian Marriner, October 31, 2020

7TH APS NATIONAL EXHIBITION NATURE 2020

FYI – thought this was very relevant to our members – enjoy, Ian

NOW OPEN

7TH APS NATIONAL EXHIBITION NATURE 2020

CLOSING DATE SUNDAY 29TH NOVEMBER.

aps aproval no. 2020/21

Entry should be made athttps://apsnature.myphotoclub.com.au/
 

SECTIONS

The nature definition applies to all catagories

A. OPEN NATURE

B. WILDLIFE

C. MACRO

Four images allowed per section.

COST

$6 for APS members, $26.00 for non-APS members.

by Ian Marriner, October 26, 2020

Is Your photography authentic?

This 16 min video is interesting and thought-provoking, I thought it was worth sharing. Ian

How can we improve our photography and remain authentic? In today’s video we take a philosophical look at how authenticity is important in both life and photography. We discuss AI software, fake photography and how we should look inward to start creating photography that will resonate with people.

by Ian Marriner, October 26, 2020

Results for competitions in September – Temperate Waters

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 September – Temperate Waters

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Moray Candy Striped Shrimp Halifax
Trevor Cotterill – 1st Place
Digital – Temperate Waters

Dragon Vignette
Lyndon Turner – 2nd Place
Digital – Temperate Waters

Nudibranch
Hans Staub – 3rd Place
Digital – Temperate Waters

Puppy Dog Eyes!
Matt Dowse – Highly Commended
Digital – Temperate Waters

Allied Cowries
Trevor Howard – Highly Commended
Digital – Temperate Waters

Diving the Barge
Kate Tinson – Highly Commended
Digital – Temperate Waters

by Ian Marriner, October 15, 2020