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New York UW Photo Society July Meeting: Big Animals
By Joseph Tepper, July 12, 2016 @ 12:27 AM (EST)

For most, summer means camping and beach barbecues. For underwater photographers, it’s all about the big animals.

The summer months provide seasonal photography opportunities for big animal photography, like humpbacks in Tonga, whale sharks in Mexico, mako sharks in Rhode Island, and a massive sardine buffet in South Africa.

The July meeting (July 18th) of the New York Underwater Photographic Society will be all about big animal underwater photography. First, the DPG Editorial Staff and other professional photographers will be giving a presentation on how to take awesome big animal images.

Then, all attendees are encouraged to share their own big animal images for praise and a useful critique. Anyone in the NYC area can attend the meeting, free of charge. Please email your 10 favorite big animal images to Joseph Tepper no later than July 17th.

What: NYUPS July Meeting – Big Animal Underwater Photography

When: Monday, July 18th (7–9 PM)

Where: Alpha Fusion Restaurant (365 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001)

NYUPS June Meeting: Big Animals

For most people, summertime means bar-b-que, camping, and trips to the beach. For underwater photographers and divers, it is all about big animals.

The summer months are a great time to photograph big animals underwater. There are whale sharks and manta rays off the coast of Mexico. In Tonga, humpback whales gather by the dozens. And just a short drive up the road, you can swim with blue and mako sharks in Rhode Island.

In honor of all of these seasonal sights, the July NYUPS meeting (July 8) will be themed “Big Animal Bonanza.” First, there will be a presentation focused on helping improve your big animal photography. We will look at some of the techniques for capturing top-notch shots, as well as the planning and logistics for finding big animals.

Then, we want to see your favorite recent big animal images. We want to see it all: Sharks, whales, manta rays, crocodiles, dolphins, or anything else that you can think of! We know NYUPS members have some sweet shots of the big boys and girls of the ocean.




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