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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East v’s West Photo Shootout

Just a reminder that next weekend, starting at 5pm Friday 5th April through to sunday 7th April at midnight, we will be having the inaugural Snappers v’s WAUPS shootout. Please see all of the competition rules including the link to upload entries via the attached link below:-

It would be great to see as many members as possible enter photos in this competition and make it an ongoing success.

http://waups.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/snappers-v-waups-2019-comp-rules.pdf

by Ian Medcalf, March 31, 2019

Competitions in March – Temperate Waters are closing soon!

Competitions in March – Temperate Waters will close Monday, 1st April 2019, 12:00 AM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • SetSubject Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, March 29, 2019

Results for competitions in February – Open

There were 8 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Hans Staub – Highly Commended
Open Digital

Hans Staub – Highly Commended
Open Digital

Kate Tinson – Highly Commended
Open Digital

Kate Tinson – 2nd Place
Open Digital

Deon Viljeon – Highly Commended
Open Digital

Di Pacey – 2nd Place
Open Digital

Ashley Smith – Highly Commended
Open Digital

William Wright – 1st Place
Open Digital

by Ashley Smith, March 14, 2019

Results for competitions in January

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

Edi Payrleitner – 3rd place
SetSubject Digital Natural Light – no lights or strobes

Ian Marriner – Highly Commended
SetSubject Digital Natural Light – no lights or strobes

Denise Keavy – Highly Commended
SetSubject Digital Natural Light – no lights or strobes

Denise Keavy – Highly Commended
SetSubject Digital Natural Light – no lights or strobes

Di Pacey – 1st place
SetSubject Digital Natural Light – no lights or strobes

Chris Latham – 2nd place
SetSubject Digital Natural Light – no lights or strobes

by MyPhotoClub Colin, February 14, 2019

Free up disk space in Ligthroom

I follow a photographer and Instructor Matt Kloskowski based in the USA  – I really like his approach and very practical guidance.

“Hi, I’m Matt! I’m a Photoshop and Lightroom Guy that helps people navigate the crazy waters of photography and photo editing” have a squiz @ https://mattk.com/

Solved! How I Recovered Gigabytes of Space from Lightroom 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=NKc4XqE5Pww&ab_channel=MattKloskowski 

This worked a treat for me, I have subscribed to his newsletter and very happy.

 Tips you Probably Didn’t Know in Lightroom – I just posted a video yesterday about tips you probably didn’t know in Lightroom. Wow! It’s already received thousands of views and a ton of comments from people that never knew these tips. Watch the video by clicking here.  or youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_6toxveBIk&ab_channel=MattKloskowski 

Enjoy, Ian Marriner

by Ian Marriner, February 7, 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

F/Stop December 2018

December issue of the FCC F/Stop magazine attached

 

FCC-F-Stop-December-2018-docx

by Ian Medcalf, December 10, 2018

The Maitland Salon is one of the first major Salons in the year and the 2019 Salon is open for entries.

The Maitland Salon is one of the first major Salons in the year and the 2019 Salon is open for entries.

https://maitlandsalon.myphotoclub.com.au/

 

by Trevor Cotterill, November 27, 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