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"Promoting Excellence In Underwater Photography"

MONTHLY MEETINGS:

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. For 2024, we are alternating between in-person and Zoom formats.

CLICK HERE FOR 2024 MEETING SCHEDULE

NEXT MEETING:

Tuesday, August 13th, 2024

IN-PERSON MEETING

There is NO Zoom meeting this month

6:00 PM Social, 7:00 PM Meeting
We have moved!  SEE LOCATION
Aloft Hotel
202 SE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach

PROGRAM:

REMUNA BECA

MASTERING WIDE ANGLE IN OUR NEIGHBORING PARADISE
Remuna’s presentation will explore the incredible underwater world of Bimini, highlighting its rich marine biodiversity, including dolphins, sharks, and stingrays, while addressing critical conservation issues. She will provide insights on interacting with these fascinating species to capture perfect moments and create compelling wide-angle images.

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MONTHLY CONTESTS:

Our 2024 contest prizes are phenomenal this year! Win a trip to Roatan or the Bahamas, donated by CoCo View and All Star Liveaboards.

SEE 2024 CONTEST PRIZE DETAILS SUBMIT YOUR CONTEST ENTRIES HERE

July Masters Winners - Mastering Sunlight

1st Place – Josh Schellenberg
2nd Place – Remuna Beca
3rd Place – Jim Garber
4th Place – Remuna Beca
5th Place – Tom Halleran

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July Challengers Winners - Eggs

1st Place – Gabriel Jensen
2nd Place – Gabriel Jensen
3rd Place – George Cathcart
4th Place – Rick Vollaro
5th Place – Michael Schmale

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July Video Winners

1st Place – Karen Edwards
2nd Place – Karen Doby
3rd Place – Karen Doby

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:

NINA COOPER
is Dive Photo Guide’s Photographer of the Week for July 12, 2024.

GARY ROSE
has an article entitled “Invertebrates and Chordates” in the “Transparent & Translucent Contributors’ Picks” section of issue #126 of X-Ray Mag (June 2024).

GABE JENSEN
has an article in the latest Dive Photo Guide’s Dome Report, entitled “Full Frontal: Non-invasive Techniques to Get Your Subject to Look at the Camera.”

RICHARD COLLINS AND LINDA IANNIELLO
were featured in an article in the Miami Herald, about Rich’s work surveying Hydromedusae in our area and a newly-described species, Zancleopsis grandis. Included are images from both Rich and Linda.

RICHARD COLLINS AND ANDREA WHITAKER
are featured in an article in the May 3 edition of the Miami Herald, “Glowing sea creature with 15 tentacles found off Florida coast. It’s a new species.” The new species is the Hydromedusa Melicertum tropicalis featured in Andrea’s images

SUZAN MELDONIAN
was published in National Geographic, China, in Sept 2023 with a flying Mobula ray in “Winged Marine Life.” She was also published in the April 2024 issue of Alert Diver, “Speak of the Spiny Devilfish” p.52-53.

RICHARD COLLINS
is a co-author of an article titled “Additional observations on hydromedusae during night dives in the Gulf Stream” which was published in the Swiss Journal of Zoology and online in BioOne. Between this and a previous study, SFUPS members have helped identify and describe a total of eight new species. Photographing and sampling was mainly done by Rich, with SFUPS members Andrea Whitaker, Deb Devers and Linda Ianniello contributing specimens and images for this massive work.

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