MEMBERS IN THE NEWS – 2014
received attention globally for being a finalist in the Underwater category at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition put on by the Natural History Museum and the BBC in London. This is one of the most competitive and prestigious photo competition in the world with 43,000 entries from 90 countries.
was published in UWP magazine
was published in UWP magazine
was awarded a bronze medal at the prestigious international Pano Awards.
won honorable mention in Scuba Diving Magazine with a 2 page spread of the image in the August issue.
had a Goliath Grouper photo published in the Miami Herald on Aug 28, 2014.
had photos included in the 4th edition of the Paul Hu-mann/Ned DeLoach Reef Fish Identification book for the Caribbean.
had work selected by the Atlantic Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale to be on display for approximately 6 months beginning June 1st.
has a new article at Blue Water Photo/Underwater Photography Guide.
organized the 2014 Florida Skin Divers Association photography and video contest for their members in the West coast of Florida. Sam Hodge was a judge for the competition.
won first place in the RSMAS Photography contest category of Fish/Marine animal portrait category
spoke for Shark Savers about shark conservation at Broward College’s April Science Speaker Series
have photos featured in the new SS Copenhagen beach signs, one is just north of the Sea Watch Restaurant; the other is in front of Washingtonia Park in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Also one of the electric boxes with Copenhagen artwork used Jason’s anchor photo on one side. The box is located in front of Assumption Church, across from the Sea Watch Restaurant. Jason and Monica also have several photos featured in a brochure that promotes diving Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
showcased her Underwater photography of the “Marine Life Found in Lake Worth Lagoon” at Lagoon Fest.
had a short film “My Sanctuary” selected for the 2014 San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition.
won a 3rd place at the SEA International Photo/Video Competition in the video classic category.
took 4th place in Underwater Macro Photographers (UWMP) 2014 August Theme “The Eye
(S)” online contest with his photo of “Mono Vision” taken at the Blue Heron Bridge.
won an honorable mention at the SEA International Photo/Video Competition in the snapshot video category.
had a photo published in SCUBA magazine’s online edition
had a photo published on the Ocean Defenders facebook page.
won third place in Facebook UW photo contest.
had a great review published on the OM-D E-M1 camera and Nauticam housing in the latest issue of UWP Magazine
had a Black and White photo published by National Geographic
had a photo recognized in an Ocean Conservancy photo contest.
won an honorable mention at Our World Underwater photo competition in the Macro Unrestricted category.
was invited as a guest speaker at the Blue Wild show on the topic of Underwater Photography and filled the room with 53 guests; He was also Force-E’s speaker giving another “Introduction to Wide Angle Photography.”
was invited by the World of Scuba in Boca Raton to give a presentation titled “Introduction to Underwater Photography” on March 4, 2014.
was published in Underwater Photoguide
won the Force-E Shark Photo Contest with her image titled “Snack Time”
will have his film “Celebrating Life” showcased at the 15th Annual San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition
participated in covering the “Underwater Wedding of Bill and Liz” in 30 feet of water in Fort Lauderdale – at the Bahia Mar EuroJax. It was picked up and my photos were used both online and print in “The London Times” on 8/12/14
won Runner Up/2nd Place at the Cairns Underwater Film Festival for his short film “My Sanctuary”
published an article about Sharks International conference in Durban, South Africa. The article appeared in Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s blog at Http://gillsclub.wordpress.com/
while in Belize, leading a trip for REEF, got a photo of the very rare Glover’s Reef Toadfish. The photo may well be the only picture of the creature in its natural habitat. Also, While in Monterey California doing research for REEF, got photos of a larval Sailfin Sculpin.
Nova Southeastern University hosted their annual 2014 Shutter Shark student underwater photography contest. There were well over 100 entries judged by SFUPS members Chris Gug, Kirk Kilfoyle, and Sam Hodge for this year’s event. Student winners were announced on April 25 at the NSU Oceanographic Center of Excellence Awards ceremony.
won 2nd place at an International Photo Contest hosted by Florida International University.
teamed up with Ed Petuch, a professor of Geosciences at FAU to produce various publications on south FL mollusks.
placed 3rd in February’s Facebook’s UWPhotographers photo competition.
had 2 videos featured at the 2013 San Diego Under Sea Film Exhibition!