BEYOND JAWS: AN EXPOSE' ON SHARKS, APEX PREDATORS AND LARGE OCEANLIFEWith Teresa GuiseThe presentation will be a wide-angle view of my ocean journey as an underwater photographer wannabe and will feature some of my favorite, large creatures from around the world. How does a person who despised swimming end up in ... Read More
PUTTING THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL REEFS - OCEAN RESCUE ALLIANCE AND YOU!With Shelby ThomasArtistically Crafted Artificial Reefs – The why behind the projects, the design of the modules, the environmental impacts, ways people can get involved, and the underwater photography opportunities within our existing Palm Beach site. ... Read More
SHARK WORLDWith Cristina ZenatoSharks have been present in our cultures for thousands of year and yet we still know so very little about them. Cristina has spent a lifetime diving with these misunderstood and yet necessary creatures. Paired with her imagery, she will share with us a different view on their nature, ... Read More
DIVING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - THE HIDDEN BEAUTYWith Laura TeslerI will be starting in British Columbia and working down towards the California border. I will describe some of my favorite dive sites, and the things we see. I will talk about the way we set up to dive in cold water and ... Read More
PRO TIPS & TRICKS FOR ANY DEVICE(HINTS FOR STILLS AND VIDEO)With Nancy McGeeLearn tips to get great video just like the pros, regardless of the device! Nancy will explain simple techniques and special tips for shooting from any device; GoPro, iPhone, camcorder or DSLR. There is a tip for every level of ... Read More
HOW WE UTILIZE CAMERAS/LIGHTING ON SUBSEA SYSTEMSWith Liz TaylorLiz will share some of the solutions they developed for taking cinema and other specialized cameras to depth. Liz Taylor, is a lifelong ocean explorer, entrepreneur, and businesswoman. She is currently the President of ... Read More
SEEKING CREATIVITYTHINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX TO CREATE UNIQUE IMAGESWith Susannah H. Snowden-Smith Susannah H. Snowden-Smith is an award-winning underwater photographer. Her work has been published in various dive magazines as well as Outside Magazine, Archaeology Magazine and more. Susannah strives to bring her ... Read More
February 12,
STORIES BEHIND THE SHOTWith Becky Kagan SchottThere is always a story behind an image weather it’s a behind the scenes story to an amazing wildlife interaction. Becky specializes in capturing images in extreme environments around the world from underwater caves to ghostly shipwrecks and even under ice in Antarctica! Her passion is ... Read More
January 18,
FROM CUBA TO THE CORAL TRIANGLE: EXPLORATION WITH A PURPOSEWith Ocean Geographic Magazine Science Editor ALEX ROSETraveling is an incredible experience, and one that is made even better when we can come away from it having made a positive impact on the world. As the science editor for Ocean Geographic ... Read More
December 27,
2020 SFUPS AWARDS AND VIRTUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION 2020 Year In Review 2020 Photographer of the Year Award Additional SFUPS Awards Join us Tuesday, December 8th, 7:00 PM for our annual holiday get together. This time it will be virtual from the comfort of your own home. Zoom meeting will open at 6:45pm CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ZOOM ... Read More
December 7,
MOTIVATION PROGRESSION IN UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHYWith Douglas Ebersole, MDThis presentation is his journey of how his motivation and interest in underwater photography has changed over the past two decades and has paralleled his progression in diving. Douglas will discuss how his interest in underwater photography has evolved over the years and how he ... Read More
September 7,
UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY: HOW TO UP YOUR GAMEWith Jack IsraelUsing a multitude of examples, I will synthesize much of the advice I have received over the years from underwater photography experts on how to shoot better pictures, both wide angle and macro. We’ll talk about sage wisdom from nudibranch expert Yury ... Read More
September 7,
"JUST SIT DOWN AND EDIT"With Pro Underwater Videographer MEGAN GRIFFINSit down with pro underwater videographer and editor Meg Griffin, as she edits a video from a dive taken here in Southeast Florida. Watch her process and technique as she works through the interface of Adobe Premiere pro. See what it takes to ... Read More
August Mini Speaker:DIVING IN THE ERA OF COVID-19 With Douglas EbersoleThe world is currently dealing with a generation-defining pandemic in COVID-19 that has affected all aspects of our lives including our ability to enjoy the sport we love. Dr. Douglas Ebersole, a cardiology consultant to Divers Alert Network who contracted ... Read More
PHOTO COMPETITIONS 101With Hannes KlostermannAt some point, most of us will want to see how our photography holds up against the best in the world. That’s when you start entering competitions and ask yourself some questions: Which images do I submit? Which competitions do I enter? What are my chances of winning? Why ... Read More