An avid scuba diver since 1986 and an accomplished underwater photographer -
who only recently took up the art in 2004 - Kawika Chetron's photos capture
astonishing whimsical personalities rarely captured in sealife, stunning
clarity of colors, and a three-dimensional depth that combine to envelope
the viewer in the emotion of the moment.
Kawika extensively travels the world to exotic Mecca's, including Papua New
Guinea, Isla del Coco, and British Columbia to hone his art. But it's the
cold waters of the central California coast that he is most fond. "Perhaps
because there's no place like home," Kawika states on his site,
www.coldwaterimages.com . "More likely, it's because the Central California
have reefs that are something special."
This prodigal talent will offer up advice on how to capture the moment in a
millisecond, shooting and lighting techniques, and choosing the right
underwater photography equipment.
PREMEETING SEMINAR: Rob Walsh, diver, underwater photographer, and
chiropracter will be offering a talk on low-back pain causes and treatment,
and neck and shoulder pain causes and treatment. Come to the premeeting
seminar and find out how to relieve your pain in the neck. The premeeting
seminar will begin at 7:15 p.m.
The minicomp subject is Mating Behavior. Slide or digital entries
accepted. There is a separate skill level for Novice entries. You must be an NCUPS member to
participate. See your NCUPS newsletter for more information on how to enter
The prize will be $30 for first place in the Open skill level and $20 for
first place in the Novice skill level. So don't forget your entry!
Digital minicomp images should be scaled to 1024 x 768 pixels (keep in mind
that verticals project only to 768 due to projector specifications), and
saved in JPEG format. Bring your entry to the meeting with you on a CD or
flash drive. Please have your image clearly marked or named, for
ease of download, one image per entrant allowed. Slides should be marked
with your name and a dot in the lower left corner.
More details at http://www.ncups.org
Location: New Vision United Methodist Church, 450 Chadbourne Avenue,
Millbrae, CA 94030, located only ten minutes south of the San Francisco
International Airport. Cost is FREE.
The door will open at 7:00 p.m. for socializing.
The pre-meeting seminar will start at 7:15 p.m.
The meeting will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m.
Edited by kathymm, 06 February 2007 - 02:02 PM.